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Old 04-26-2016, 10:35 AM   #41
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Pulling a 2016 320bhds Liberty edition with a 2008 f250 gas mine is set at 4.5-5.0 and it more than enough to slow/stop us.



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Old 04-26-2016, 12:09 PM   #42
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9 with 15,000lb I have actually used just the truck but it was accidental when the plug broke free.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:58 PM   #43
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Will it still work with the new brakes, I thought my Manuel said no, but mine is a 2007

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:02 PM   #44
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Will it still work with the new brakes, I thought my Manuel said no, but mine is a 2007

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Yes, according to my research, my 2012 F350 will work with Electric over Hydraulic actuators. I did read that Fords before 2011 did NOT work. There is a setting you have to change in the stock brake controller, but its pretty simple. I'm debating the Dexter or Hydrastar actuator.

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:06 PM   #45
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Good reviews, let us know how it works out

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:26 PM   #46
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:29 PM   #47
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:10 AM   #48
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My F150 EB was set at 6.5 with my 8,000# Shasta. It was set at 5.5 towing my Roo at 5600#'s.

With my F350 PS towing the Roo I am at 4.5 just before full lockup but I now also have the exhaust brake in the F350


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Old 05-04-2016, 08:03 PM   #49
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2014 F150 4x4 with factory brake controller. Dealer recommended 3.5 to 5.5 and we set it at 4.5 towing 6000 lbs FR Cherokee Grey Wolf 26DBH. Seems to do the trick well.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:15 PM   #50
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I keep my on 10 with truck and trailer in my sig.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:52 PM   #51
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Interesting range of responses.

I have a 14,000 5er and have it on 10. Never locked up the trailer brakes and it doesn't feel like the trailer is over braking. My controller has stayed on 10 for nearly every trailer I've pulled in the 6 years I've had this truck. 2 of the trailers I towed were for our sportscar race team. We had an enclosed 48ft gooseneck that carried 2 Mustangs and all our tools, spares, tires and fuel. It went about 20,000 lbs. We also had a 44ft toy hauler that had a Miata in the back. With the Miata, it went about 15,000. Always just left it on 10 and it seemed to do fine. My teammate had an identical truck and did the same.

My old 5er camper was about 8500 lbs, but the brakes on it never felt like they worked well. I replaced all the brake assemblies, checked the grounds and voltage through the system and it just never stopped well, so I just left the controller on 10.

The only time I lowered the setting was when I was pulling our 24 ft single car trailer running empty. I could lock up the tires on it pretty easy on 10.

For those running less than 9 or 10 with big trailers (over 10,000), how did you decide on a lower number? Did you feel that much difference as you went lower?

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Old 05-05-2016, 07:14 PM   #52
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Interesting range of responses.

I have a 14,000 5er and have it on 10. Never locked up the trailer brakes and it doesn't feel like the trailer is over braking. My controller has stayed on 10 for nearly every trailer I've pulled in the 6 years I've had this truck. 2 of the trailers I towed were for our sportscar race team. We had an enclosed 48ft gooseneck that carried 2 Mustangs and all our tools, spares, tires and fuel. It went about 20,000 lbs. We also had a 44ft toy hauler that had a Miata in the back. With the Miata, it went about 15,000. Always just left it on 10 and it seemed to do fine. My teammate had an identical truck and did the same.

My old 5er camper was about 8500 lbs, but the brakes on it never felt like they worked well. I replaced all the brake assemblies, checked the grounds and voltage through the system and it just never stopped well, so I just left the controller on 10.

The only time I lowered the setting was when I was pulling our 24 ft single car trailer running empty. I could lock up the tires on it pretty easy on 10.

For those running less than 9 or 10 with big trailers (over 10,000), how did you decide on a lower number? Did you feel that much difference as you went lower?

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If I put my truck on 10 with my 11,000+lbs. 5er in tow, it would put me into the steering wheel. It would be downright harsh.
To get to 7.5 I start @ setting 5 doing 30 mph and slide the manual lever. If I don't feel a tug then I increase. A slight tug and drag is all I'm looking for when applied.
There are so many variables. If I was on 10 that would leave no room for further adjustment. I wouldn't be comfortable with that and would go through and check wiring, plugs, magnets, grease seals, drums, shoes, ect...
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