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Old 10-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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There are additional instructions for reverse, but since it isn't needed.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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For reverse: "When backing a trailer you can cancel 'Boost" and "Hold" for a period of three minutes. This can be accomplished by pressing the boost button continuously for five seconds with the brake pedal depressed."

Also:
"With boost off during a braking event, the power to the brakes starts out at zero and increases with deceleration. With the boost on level 1 during a braking event, the power automatically starts out at approximately 13% of the power setting and increases with deceleration."
Level 2 and 3 power starts at approx. 25%
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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Thanks again Glenn. I think mine is set to b1. Needless to say I will be double checking the setting.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #14
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I find B1 - on our original Prodigy - desirable with our Boler 1700 (Escape 17 length, but a bit heavier) behind our Sienna... but only on the highway. In stop-and-go conditions I turn the boost off.

The backing issue is presumably the hold feature not releasing quickly enough, unrelated to the boost feature (except that they are temporarily disabled together). I wouldn't assume that the boost setting needs to be changed.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:58 PM   #15
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I suspect you are right Brian. We'll check it out and probably just end up disconnecting the brake controller from the trailer when backing up. It's odd that this never happened with the Scamps (2) and we are using the same brake controller and tow vehicle. Oh well.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #16
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Interesting... I have the P2, wasn't aware of this function, and have never encountered it. I guess I don't tend to sit still with my foot on the brake. But now I'll have to play with it next time I'm hooked up.
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