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Old 06-27-2020, 04:34 PM   #1
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No Brakes

Great start to my camping trip to Cherry Creek State Park in Denver. Noticed on my trip from Colorado Springs that the brakes felt like they were not engaging. Actuated the Prodigy manual control lever, nothing. Parked at the campsite, (Thank God that we made it safe!) and started checking, Found the power (+12) wire to the front axle brake broken off. For some reason, Redwood decided to use a smaller gauge wire to jumper between the brake wire feed from the 7-pin, to the magnet wire feed. I believe the wire, with a smaller diameter, was the cause of the break. I dissected the 3 wire connector and moved the jumper wire back into the connector itself.
Next project, replace the wire connector with a 3M type and replace jumpers with the proper gauge wire.
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Old 06-28-2020, 02:17 PM   #2
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Some owner have said that replacing the small wire from the front axle to the 7 pin has improved the overall brakes . I know the smaller wire limits how much current can get to the magnets in a panic stop , this will increase the stopping distance. LCI/Redwood should have #10 wire to the front axle and #12 to the next axle after the first splice. Glad to hear you made it safe.
Mark & Melissa
2015 Redwood RL38 , Kodiak disk brakes , 17.5" tires , 8K Morryde IS
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