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    Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 7:10pm

I have a 2017 R-Pod 180.  Recently I repacked my wheel bearings and inspected my brakes.  I noticed that the 1 shoe on the drivers side was really worn.  I decided to replace the whole break assembly and hub.  Very easy replacement.  

After I got everything back together, I adjusted my brakes on both sides.  I adjusted them according to every youtube video I could watch.  I can spin the wheel on both sides, but hear a slight drag of the brakes.  

When I road tested it, I decided to set my brake controller (Prodigy IQ).  I quickly realized that my brakes were not doing much of anything.  I readjusted my brake controller.  I ended up cranking it all the way up.  As a result, I can feel the brakes working.  If I'm coasting at 20 MPH and hold my manual override button on the controller, I can just about make the truck and trailer stop.  I feel like they should be more powerful though.  If I crank up my brake controller, shouldn't I be able to just about lock up my trailer tires?  

We are leaving in 12 days for a 4,000 mile mountain vacation.  I really need to get this figured out!  

I've tried different combinations of brake adjustments and controller adjustments and seem to get the same results.  

Any advice?
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What boost setting do you have the controller set to?
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