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Old 04-22-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Ford TV owners - whats your brake gain? (stock controller)

I'm curious what other Ford tow vehicles stock brake controller gain setting is on their respective coachman trailers. Here's my data:

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2014 360IBL
Gain 9.0
I'm happy with the braking force, but I don't have much room to increase.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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Hello,

I am running 6.5 with my Rockwood at 10,000 lbs. Seems to have enough range left. I rely so much on Exhaust Brake and Tow/Haul to slow that the trailer brakes are seldom used soley to stop.

I have my other braking menu set to the middle effort position, what do you have yours set for? Also Electric Brakes or Electric/ Hydraulic
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:29 PM   #3
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My gain setting is 7 and I have plenty of breaking power. Most IBC folks that I know run about the same 7 to 7.5. I remember that the Ford IBC break controller has at least two settings high and low. The unit comes from the factory set to low as this works for most folks. I do not remember how to change this setting. You may need to do a little searching and let us all know.
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In the case of the Ram, I have two options for electric. Electric and heavy electric. If I use electric, I have to have the gain set too high. Heavy electric allows me to set it right in the middle. Not sure how it is on the Ford.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:28 PM   #6
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2015 6.2 Gasser towing 9000 lbs set at effort Medium/Gain 10. I can stop the TV and the trailer at 45 mph in an acceptable amount of time with the brake controller alone. Never tried at a higher speed, don't really want to. It stops just fine as is and temps are good on the TV and 5er when I laser them. However brakes don't lock up even if I pinch the controller hard at 25, won't even lock up on effort High/Gain 10. I think the Ford controller, or even the trailer brakes themselves are somehow preventing trailer wheel lockup.

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I have mine set at 9. In case of emergency, the wife opens her door and drags her foot.

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2016 6.2 Gasser towing 8000 lbs set at effort Medium/Gain 6.
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I have mine set at 9. In case of emergency, the wife opens her door and drags her foot.

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Like that statement. I"m up to 8.5 and can lock them up if I do it manually. Being I"m at max weight of the trailer loaded it's 2000 lbs more then my truck gvw. Just hit the scales this week. I would rather have the trailer slow me down then using my rotors up. Did that once and warped them on a long 6% to 7% grade, I use tow haul coming down but in 2007 they didn't have the same braking system as now.... I have read right or wrong if your trailer weight is higher then the your TV GVW then increase the trailer brakes, and let it help keep them puppy's cool.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:17 PM   #11
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I've got a 2014 f250 towing 12k. Run at 7 on my gain. There is a way to go thru and change the ibc settings from low to high or low med high. Done thru in dash menu setups. Forgot exactly how.
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IBC set @ 7 with 21,000 LBS combined tandem axle 5er. The only time I had to turn it up to 9 was because of a failed grease seal on one of the wheels. If the brakes are adjusted and not contaminated with grease then 7 is plenty.
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I have mine set at 7.5 at about 13k. Haven't had any concerns with braking.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:16 AM   #14
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Ford TV owners - whats your brake gain? (stock controller)

F150, probably 8500-9000 6.5 or 7.0 usually. I do a stop test when leaving my property so It will be the same test every time I leave and weight variances change my gain.


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7.0 on dry pavement and I back it up to 6.0 when it's wet.
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2016 F250 with 6.7 towing 11,500 5er. Medium effort set at 7.5
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:50 PM   #17
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Wfd Controller Gain

2012 F-350 with 31 foot, 14k lb trailer. Gain set to 6.5-7.0.
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Old 04-23-2016, 02:05 PM   #18
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I had a 2010 Ford SCREW towing 5.5k. Used 7.5 gain with that. My new 2015 F150 SCrew I set it to 9 and still did not have the stopping power I had with the 2010. Might be something wrong with the IBC, it decided to lock up the trailer brakes constantly. Had to pull fuse in truck to drive the remainder 750 miles home
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2014 1/2 ton pulling an evo trailer dry weight is 4500 max trailer cap is 9700. I set my brakes at 7
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Old 04-23-2016, 03:36 PM   #20
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wow am I the outlyer. 2011 Powerstroke on my 11k 5r I run 4-5. Never higher.
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