2016 Ram trailer brake controller
Wondering about folks' experience with the trailer brake controller in the 2016 Ram heavy duty diesel pickups.
We just purchased a 2016 Ram 3500 Laramie diesel to replace our 2011 Laramie 2500 diesel, with which we pull a Columbus 320RS fiver. I'm wondering about the trailer brake controller on the 2016. We had the OEM controller on the 2011 go out, and it was not pretty. In very short order, it resulted in all sorts of damage to both front and back brakes on the truck (mostly covered under warranty and extended warranty). Our Dodge dealer replaced that controller with a new OEM unit, which we have never used. Instead, we bought a Tekonsha with which we have been very happy. (Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice....) The after-market controller is coming home with us when we swap trucks next week. Question is, shall I run right over to the local trailer hitch place and have that Tekonsha installed on the new truck or just keep it in ready reserve? Anybody have experience with the OEM trailer brake controllers on the 2016 Ram heavy duty pickups? Are they reliable and electrically powerful enough to do the stopping required on a trailer that weighs in at somewhere around 12,000 pounds? I don't want to step on the brakes in Albuquerque and come to a stop in San Diego. Nor do I want to fry any more brake pads, rotors and calipers.
Thanks for any background you can supply.
Dennis and Kathy
And Aggie the Gordon setter
2015 Columbus 320RS
2016 Ram 3500 diesel
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