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Old 06-22-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Husky Excursion Brake Control

Hi all I am new to this forum and was given a Husky Excursion brake controller and installed it in my 2008 Yukon. I am pulling a Flagstaff 25lb. I heard this brake controller is really great but I dont know what settings would be best for this trailer. If anyone can help please let me know.



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Old 06-23-2010, 08:10 AM   #2
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I am not aware of any mathematical formula for adjusting brake controllers. The answer lies in setting the controller high enough that the trailer brakes work effectively, but not so high that the trailer brakes lock up.

I have a Prodigy brake controller, and my particular model has 4 braking modes. I find this is very helpful because when I am maneuvering in the campground, I use one mode, and then I use a different mode out on the highway, and I use still a different mode when in the mountains. If I don't switch the modes I either get undesired lock-ups, or not enough braking assistance from the trailer. My point being, I am adjusting the setting of the brake controller all the time, and it is never set at any one setting on any given trip.

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Old 06-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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I agree with red.jimbo. I tweak the settings on my Valley Odyssey during a trip. In the mountains I set that puppy on about 8.5, on the highway about a 7.5, and under 7 during city driving to keep the brakes from "catching".

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Old 06-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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I always set my Tekonsha P3 to have the trailer just slightly lead the truck. As in just set that you can feel the trailer start to brake just before the truck, that way you should not have a situation where the trailer wants to jack knife on you. This is the way the manual suggests setting the P3 controller anyway, your settings should be set that when you use just the brake controller and stop your rig the wheels on the trailer don't lock up. I also have 3 boost modes depending on weight and where I am traveling at the time. Sorry I am not real good at saying this.

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