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Old 04-16-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Dodge 3500 (DRW) Integrated Brake Controller vs Tekonsha P3

Folks,

The new Dodge 3500 has an integrated brake controller which means that I may not need to use my Tekonsha P3 controller. I have used my P3 and older P2 controllers for many years and am a bit apprehensive about the integrated controller in the Dodge.

Has anyone else recently gone from their Tekonsha controller to an IBC? And what were your thoughts and experiences?

I greatly appreciated your sharing your collective knowledge on how I can best make this transition as well as how you have set up your Dodge IBC.

My current setup is copied here from my signature for the benefit of those using the android app...

2014 Dodge 3500 MC SB DRW 6.7 CTD
2013 Chevrolet 2500HD RC LB 6.0L / Reese 16k (3,620 frt / 3,000 rr Empty /5,540 rr Loaded)
2014 Shasta Phoenix 32RE / Reese Revolution (8,960 wt on axles - Loaded) (11,500 Loaded Total Wt)

Thanks much.

Happy and Safe Travels,

B n D
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:20 PM   #2
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Thoughts???

Folks,

Closest I come to a discussion on this topic is the thread attached below:

Dodge Factory Brake Controller

While this might help some I was hoping to get more thoughts on this topic.

Thanks.

B n D
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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In either '11 or '12 Ram upgraded the IBC, and now it works pretty darn good. Not sure what settings they give you on the '14, but I'm currently configured for "Heavy Electric" with gain set on 4.0 and things feel pretty balanced. I certainly wouldn't spend money to change anything with as well as it works.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #4
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I bought a used 2012 Ram Laramie 2500 Mega Cab 4x4, 6.7 Cummins with 34,000 miles. Pulling a 2014 Rockwood 8289ws with it. Integrated brake controller works great. I set mine on 5-5.5 and it stops with no problem, also love the built in exhaust brake. When pulling I put truck in the tow haul mode and turn the exhaust brake on. Right after I got it I got on a long down ramp of the interstate and let off the pedal. Buy the time I got near the bottom I was down to about 15 mph and had to use the brakes. I can see a big advantage when I take my first trip in it to the Rockies. Love the truck.
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