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I'll be picking up my 5th wheel this weekend and it has the Kodiac Disk brake system installed. Can anyone tell me if our trucks, with the 5th wheel prep package, needs any kind of adapter for that setup? Or with the package, is it plug and play for any brake system?
 

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I'll be picking up my 5th wheel this weekend and it has the Kodiac Disk brake system installed. Can anyone tell me if our trucks, with the 5th wheel prep package, needs any kind of adapter for that setup? Or with the package, is it plug and play for any brake system?

I put those brakes on my trailer, and needed no adapters for my 2015 truck. The brakes are by far the best thing out there, will never have electric brake again.
 

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Thanks, DRK. I was reading an article on the Kodiacs and it mentioned and 'adapter cam' was needed on some applications. With me driving 500 mile to pick this up, I don't want any issue when I arrive.

A little off topic, but just noticed my 'colored Lifetime' logo. This is my first post after becoming a l/time member. I've been using the services of this forum for 15 years, and felt that I should be a little more supportive.
 

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What brake pump is used? Kodiak makes the wheel brakes but trailer makers use Carlisle, Dexter, or one of at least a couple of other pumps.
Usually 12's are not picky but that is not universal.

If there is a compatibility problem it is cured by splicing into brake pump feed with two of the cheapest brake magnets in some hidden place on neck or in a compartment on trailer. The truck's controller wants to see load and the pump can have too little load in its circuitry to make factory controller happy. A magnet or two gives the brake controller something to sense as connected.
 

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Jimmy, I have no clue about the pump. I'm hoping to 'plug and play' when I get there.
 

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NO Problem at all. I have 2012 450 and my fifth wheel has Kodiak disc brakes . All I did was make a selection on my menu from electric to the other choice. I forgot the name. My brakes on my fifth wheel are just great.
 

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What kind of trailer are you getting that comes with the kodiak brakes on it?
 

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It's a DRV Mobile Suites. Kodiacs are standard equipment, and I also opted for the MorRyde independent wheel suspension; no axle.
 

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Thanks, bhoss.
 

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It's a DRV Mobile Suites. Kodiacs are standard equipment, and I also opted for the MorRyde independent wheel suspension; no axle.

Looking to replace mine in the future was interested to see what you were getting that came with the Kodiaks as standard equipment. Report back on how that tows with the independent suspension.


Thanks
 
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