Columbus 320rs brakes/vehicle gain setting
We have had our 2013 Columbus 320rs for approximately six months. We have made two very short trips and one of approximately 800 miles since taking delivery. Our TV is a 2013 F-350 dually diesel with a 5300 pound payload. During the 800 mile trip I figured out that I really did not have very little if any trailer brakes. The Ford dually really made it hard for me to determine that the brakes were not working. We have had three other travel trailers which were larger bumper pulls and I could easily skid the tires on them while adjusting.
After dropping the trailer off at our dealer, the drums were removed and everything was covered in grease with the seals blown. Someone between Lippert and Columbus filled them with grease. Yes, I did see all of this myself. Lpppert sent my dealer all new brake assemblies and they put new seals in along with inspecting and repacking my wheel bearings. I am now a much happier camper. I have brakes and before unhitching, I pulled my breakaway pin and the trailer will not move.
My question after all this rambling is that this is the first fifth wheel I have owned that is this heavy. I would like to know from anyone on here that has a later model Ford 250/350 with the factory trailer brake system what do you have your gain setting on? Also, any comments comparing smaller trailers (28 feet or smaller) to the 320 as to braking would be appreciated.
I guess I'm having a little difficulty in transitioning to the much larger fifth wheel. Thanks to all for any replies and to all the information I have gained from this site.