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Old 02-24-2016, 03:58 PM   #1
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Setting Tow Settings in DIC

My Ford F350 in the DIC "Driver Information Center" if you scroll down to "Settings" then to "Driver Assist" there two settings for towing. The first one sets up "Trailer Braking" has three settings Light - Medium - High that affects trailer brakes and should be set to what you are towing. Mine was set to light and wouldn't lockup the trailer tires till I moved highest setting. Second one is "Trailer Sway Control" mine defaulted to off and set this the way you want it. Some people like on and other off so what floats your boat.

I'm not sure if all trucks have those settings but if does they need to be set.
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I never knew those settings existed. I just checked mine and it was set on light. I bumped it up to medium to see what happens next time I tow.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:29 PM   #3
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I never knew those settings existed. I just checked mine and it was set on light. I bumped it up to medium to see what happens next time I tow.
I think a lot of people don't know they exist, not even the dealer I bought my truck from. Did you check trailer sway was on of off? Mine was off but mine sat on the lot and who knows what settings were changed. If you bumped it be sure to check your trailer brakes on the next outing.
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Hey CW. Based on all the responses on the other thread, there are a lot of guys that aren't aware of these settings. I was one of them. Your description is accurate.
Thanks for the info. You've probably helped several guys...plus whoever they help.

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Hey CW. Based on all the responses on the other thread, there are a lot of guys that aren't aware of these settings. I was one of them. Your description is accurate.
Thanks for the info. You've probably helped several guys...plus whoever they help.

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Did you have a setting for "Trailer Sway" and was it on or off? Mine was off when I brought mine home. From what I understand that Trailer Sway and Traction Control are two different settings.
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Yes I did have sway control, and it was turned on.
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My Ford F350 in the DIC "Driver Information Center" if you scroll down to "Settings" then to "Driver Assist" there two settings for towing. The first one sets up "Trailer Braking" has three settings Light - Medium - High that affects trailer brakes and should be set to what you are towing. Mine was set to light and wouldn't lockup the trailer tires till I moved highest setting. Second one is "Trailer Sway Control" mine defaulted to off and set this the way you want it. Some people like on and other off so what floats your boat.

I'm not sure if all trucks have those settings but if does they need to be set.
On 'high' but what number in the range did you find the sweet spot?
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That was a nice post CWSWINE. Good information, does anybody know if Chevy HD trucks have those settings?
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On 'high' but what number in the range did you find the sweet spot?
My impression is that depends on the weight of you 5er but mine falls between 7 and 8 most of the time. My new 5er weights in at 14,100 with gross combined weight of 22,320.
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My trailer sway was turned on.
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