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Old 06-23-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Choosing IBC Settings on '16 RAM

This is my first fiver setup ever. I have a 2016 Ram Megacab 2500 with the Cummins, pulling a 2016 Coachmen Chaparral 360IBL. Trailer is 14k max wet

I have no data (that I could locate in any manual) to help me select the brake controller settings. Light Electric? Heavy Electric? Light Electric over Hydraulic? Heavy Electric over Hyrdaulic? Leave default gain values? What setting should I start with, considering my rig, and why?
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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IMHO you should use Heavy Electric, unless your 5er came with disc brakes. At 14K you are not Light electric.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:31 PM   #3
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Lots of trailer for that 2500. Considering you are way overweight, I would select Heavy Electric with the gain maxed out.

I assumed your trailer does not have hydraulic brakes.


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Old 06-23-2016, 02:07 PM   #4
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Heavy electric, I run gain around 6.5-7 on my dually. Use the exhaust brake too! Lotta weight for a 3/4 ton... our 360IBL is why I sold the 2500 and got this dually.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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Definety heavy electric setting and start the gain around 5 ish and play with it form there.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:32 PM   #6
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Thanks, folks, for your response to my question.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:41 AM   #7
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Keep in mind, the voltage is reduced, under 30mph


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Old 06-24-2016, 11:43 AM   #8
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Lots of trailer for that 2500. Considering you are way overweight...
What data are you basing that upon? I tried to buy more truck than I needed.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:27 PM   #9
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I have a '16 2500 Big Horn and have it set to heavy electric. The gain is set to 5.5 and I have no problems, but then again I have a lighter FW around 10000lbs.

You want to set the gain so that when you apply brakes that the trailer starts to break before the truck does. You want the trailer to assist in braking by holding back a little and not rely in the truck holding the trailer back. Something I learned from 12yrs of OTR trucking.
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I run my 2015 3500 at heavy electric and 6 or 6.5 gain and use the exhaust brake and tow mode. Works well for mine at 12K.
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