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Old 05-27-2015, 09:02 AM   #11
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Fufys my trailer weighs in at 9200 lbs loaded. Going down hills, I use cruise control which uses the engine to slow me down.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:41 AM   #12
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All great info and thanks everyone. Now I feel that I have enough initial info to set my trailer brakes!
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:25 PM   #13
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Has anyone found the specs of the difference in the light and heavy settings? I can't find any documentation of what heavy and light mean in lbs. anyone find that?
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Has anyone found the specs of the difference in the light and heavy settings? I can't find any documentation of what heavy and light mean in lbs. anyone find that?
From what I understand there is no corresponding pound number to light or heavy. I was told that the light and heavy setting are boost powers, light in is little boost heavy is more boost. This essentialy just gives you more options and a wider range for setting the proper braking.

For mine I have to max out the light number to get proper braking from the controller and then when I switch to heavy I have it set at 4-6.

Once you figure out your set up by playing with the settings between light and heavy you could think of it as a number in pounds, like if I tow more than 5k pounds I switch to heavy so I do not have to dial up the light setting so much, vice versa, on an empty car trailer instead of having it set to heavy and lock up every time I switch to light for very slight braking.

I hope this makes sense and this is how it was explained to me because I asked the exact same question.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:22 AM   #15
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My last one was set at 9 and the current one is at 8.

My dealer taught me to always do a brake check whenever I first start out. When on a flat stretch with no traffic, slow to about 5 mph and only use the lever on the brake control...the trailer shouldn't lock up but you should feel them working.


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From what I understand there is no corresponding pound number to light or heavy. I was told that the light and heavy setting are boost powers, light in is little boost heavy is more boost. This essentialy just gives you more options and a wider range for setting the proper braking.

For mine I have to max out the light number to get proper braking from the controller and then when I switch to heavy I have it set at 4-6.

Once you figure out your set up by playing with the settings between light and heavy you could think of it as a number in pounds, like if I tow more than 5k pounds I switch to heavy so I do not have to dial up the light setting so much, vice versa, on an empty car trailer instead of having it set to heavy and lock up every time I switch to light for very slight braking.

I hope this makes sense and this is how it was explained to me because I asked the exact same question.
That does help actually. just knowing that it doesn't correspond to a lbs limit helps. Thanks for the response.
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That does help actually. just knowing that it doesn't correspond to a lbs limit helps. Thanks for the response.
No problem at all!
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Interestingly, my new 2500 does not have "light" and "heavy" settings, just a gain control. Through a little trial and error I got it set at 3.5 and can feel it working. It is A LOT better than my old truck and no brakes.
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Interestingly, my new 2500 does not have "light" and "heavy" settings, just a gain control. Through a little trial and error I got it set at 3.5 and can feel it working. It is A LOT better than my old truck and no brakes.
That is interesting. You have the factory unit? The gain control is on the unit itself? My light and heavy settings are imbedded in the EVIC, this is in the dashboard menu, you have to go into menu and then scroll down. The setting is not located on the unit itself. have you tried looking in the Menu (EVIC)?

My user manual is generic for all dodge and it states that it is in the EVIC, I just assumed all of them have it. Mine is a cummins diesel, I wonder if that makes a difference.
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That is interesting. You have the factory unit? The gain control is on the unit itself? My light and heavy settings are imbedded in the EVIC, this is in the dashboard menu, you have to go into menu and then scroll down. The setting is not located on the unit itself. have you tried looking in the Menu (EVIC)?

My user manual is generic for all dodge and it states that it is in the EVIC, I just assumed all of them have it. Mine is a cummins diesel, I wonder if that makes a difference.
Ahhhh, that is why I could not find it. I will try the EVIC settings, I know it is in there. Thanks buddy....
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