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Old 04-24-2016, 12:51 AM   #31
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Keep mine at 6.5. Pulling 9500lbs through the mountains of BC so pretty much always up and down 7-10% grade. Use tow haul in the transmission a lot and definitely saves on the brakes. 6.2 Gasser .
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:42 PM   #32
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Keep mine at 6.5. Pulling 9500lbs through the mountains of BC so pretty much always up and down 7-10% grade. Use tow haul in the transmission a lot and definitely saves on the brakes. 6.2 Gasser .
I believe your truck only has 1 setting for effort. My 2016 F250 has the range 1 - 10 in low, medium, and high effort range. You may well be at max. Check the trailer tow section of your manual to see if you have more than 1 range. All are set at low effort at the factory when shipped.

Also, those of us with a diesel rely heavily on the engine brake.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:50 PM   #33
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I checked my 2007 ford after I have been reading this thread, there is no adjustment except 1 through 10, may be why I'm at 8.5 with a 9400 trailer loaded. Also have the tow haul but it helps but not like the newer models
But with 39,000 miles I'm keeping it for awhile

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Old 04-24-2016, 01:31 PM   #34
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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.
X2. I don't know if it's even possible, but I would almost consider disabling the factory controller and install the P3. I had it on my previous truck and it worked much better.
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Mine was set at 10 when I bought the truck new. I've never fiddled with it. I don't use much brake in tow/haul mode. Maybe I should lower the setting. The brakes never lock up set at 10 though.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:48 PM   #36
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I believe your truck only has 1 setting for effort. My 2016 F250 has the range 1 - 10 in low, medium, and high effort range. You may well be at max. Check the trailer tow section of your manual to see if you have more than 1 range. All are set at low effort at the factory when shipped.

Also, those of us with a diesel rely heavily on the engine brake.
No I have an effort range as well. Keep it at medium.
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My last post was for filter man, this phone didn't quote him or it just user error

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Good information everyone. My 5th wheel is heavier than my TV which is why I like to keep the brake setting a bit higher (9). In my 2012 F350 stock controller there are no high or low settings. This is something they added to the newer models. I'm satisfied with the braking power in the flat prairies where I live.

I intend to install electric over hydraulic disk brakes in my 360IBL in the coming weeks. I'll post pictures and info about that project in a new thread.
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