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Old 07-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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Brake Controller Adjustment

What circumstances will require an adjustment to your brake controller?
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Accounting for wear of the brake pads as most systems on campers aren't self-adjusting and require a higher setting on the brake controller until they're re-adjusted.

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Old 07-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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Adverse road condition. Wet / icy / loose, etc. Whatever happens, you don't want the trailer brakes to lock when you have to shut it down. Slow down, back the gain off, and play with it a little until you like it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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I usually turn mine up a bit while first pulling the camper as the brakes don't some to grab as well cold. After a few miles I put back where it was before. Pretty easy to do on the P3.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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Boost settings on the Tekonsha's is wonderful for this, I don't think I have had to adjust the gain on mine once I found the happy spot. I just change the boost accordingly (usually B2 on the highway, B1 in town, off in poor weather)
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the input. I will check out all of your suggestions and ideas.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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You trailer weight plays a big part as well. I have 3 trailers, 2 place horse trailer, 18ft flat deck and the 34 ft V-Lite. On the Ford I have each trailer saved as a different unit and select the one I am hooking to, each has it's own baseline brake setting. The heavier the trailer the more brake voltage required.
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