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Old 05-03-2015, 09:57 PM   #41
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I drive around with my exhaust brake on all the time. It doesn't need to be in tow haul mode for it to work but tow haul and the exhaust brake works well together while towing. I believe mine works until it reaches a certain low rpm then it has no effect at all.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:18 PM   #42
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In tow/haul mode with the EB the truck will downshift through the gears as long as you keep your foot off the gas and on the brake. You just have to touch the brake. Without tow/haul and just lifting off the throttle it'll work until it gets down to about 1000 RPM's and then coasts. It'll downshift through the gears in tow/haul without the EB on the same way but without the awesome deceleration provided by the EB. At least that's how it works on my 2012.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #43
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Thanks all. I am sure with all's help i will figure it out.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:39 PM   #44
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Nice.
You will enjoy your new ride.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:06 PM   #45
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Nice.
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That you from forest river?
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Wifey calls mine the "Beast"... I've thoroughly enjoyed it, especially towing with it.
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schrederman hope i enjoy mine as much as you enjoy yours.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:11 PM   #48
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Wifey calls mine the "Beast"... I've thoroughly enjoyed it, especially towing with it.

Haha! Same here. My F150 was "sexy beast" and the Ram is just "beast"


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Old 05-05-2015, 01:47 PM   #49
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The exhaust brake has sensors that read a lot of things. The main thing it reads is deceleration. In TH mode it is the most aggressive but it will very it's power by the deceleration factor. If you are going up a steep enough grade that when you let off the pedal the truck loses speed fairly quickly it will not come on. If you are coasting to a light on level ground it will only come on enough to slow you at the set deceleration rate. This rate is different in TH mode and not in TH mode. My truck will apply the exhaust brake and also gear down with the TH mode off but just not as aggressively. When in the Smart Brake mode it senses the speed you want to go by when you let off and touch you break pedal. If you start over a hill and touch the pedal (hard enough to turn the brake lights on) at 40 , then the exhaust brake will do what it needs to do to keep you at 40 or to the best of it's ability. I have seen 150 HP on my exhaust break gauge but that I believe is max it will put out.

I don't believe there is a minimum speed the brake will work but there is a minimum RPM which is around 1000 RPM. My truck with 3.42 gears will work at 30 or so it just depends on the gear the transmission is in when you let off the go pedal.
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Thanks transamz, that's a good explanation and it makes sense. Either way, its awesome and I now that I have it I wouldn't be without it.
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