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Old 04-23-2016, 04:46 PM   #21
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #22
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I have a 2014 f350. I set my gain to 9-10. The 2015 and newer trucks have the ability to adjust to low, medium or high setting through the dash menus with a 1 to 10 level for each setting but not trucks in prior years. Bummer, because I feel like I want a little more trailer brake.
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:51 PM   #23
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WOW, settings all over the place, all personal preference. I tow my Windjammer with the brake controller set at 9. Feels just fine. When I set it at 7-7.5 felt like the trailer was pushing when coming to a stop even with the exhaust brake. This 250 6.7 handles much different than my prior f250 gasser, but it feels like it requires more trailer brake. As long as it stops. The tow/ haul mode makes a big difference, did not have it on the other 250.
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Don't know how I arrived at 7? Sounds like I should experiment, just don't know what to look for
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:24 PM   #25
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Don't know how I arrived at 7? Sounds like I should experiment, just don't know what to look for
The best area to figure that out is on a gravel road start at 10 going 25 MPH then hit the brakes if it locks up your tires adjust it down until you stop without locking them up, after you find that gain do it again but press it together manually and they should still lock up because your applying 10 volts. If your trailer has a higher GW then your TV you want the trailer brakes to help you stop so you don't warp your front rotors. That's the way I do it before someone say's I'm wrong let them buy me new rotors. Try it but it works best on gravel roads which I have plenty here.... PS: on my IBC I do not have an adjustment to go from aggressive to normal as the new trucks do with the info panel. Just do it the same way as you would with a prodigy or other add on controller.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:06 PM   #26
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Mine is set at 10. This makes me wonder if something is wrong, looking at these other responses. I tow a 2011 35' Flagstaff V-Lite weighing around 9,000 lbs loaded, TV is 2012 F-150 EB with heavy tow pkg. I'm interested in these responses; how did you folks get to your respective settings?
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:39 PM   #27
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I'm set at 2.5. I am surprised at all the high numbers! My trailer tires grab very hard at this setting (5er is under 10000 lbs.)
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:01 PM   #28
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This is our first trip out. I had it set at 6 and it seemed good. Pulling about 8k#. Didn't make any adjustments to the timing or aggressiveness yet. Might try that on the way home tomorrow.
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When we had a Ford F-150 towing a 27' 2000 Rockwood Ultralight, I had my Tekonsha brake controller set at about 7. Now, pulling our 2015 SolAire 20RBS with our 2014 Tahoe, I started at a setting of 7-7.5 on the integral brake control module but once the brake pads seated to the drums, I use a setting of 4.5 to 5. Anything higher and the TT brakes will lock at low speeds on smooth pavement.
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Mine is set at 10. This makes me wonder if something is wrong, looking at these other responses. I tow a 2011 35' Flagstaff V-Lite weighing around 9,000 lbs loaded, TV is 2012 F-150 EB with heavy tow pkg. I'm interested in these responses; how did you folks get to your respective settings?
I'm at 10, too. My TT is 8,400 loaded. Trailer brakes don't lock up on dry pavement, and braking feels well balanced between TT and TV. I may back off to 9 on wet pavement, but I'd like to test it first. When I was towing the lighter Rockwood, gain was set at 8.5, so the higher setting doesn't surprise me when towing the heavier V-lite.
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