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Old 08-05-2016, 08:05 AM   #11
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When my TT brakes are cold, I set the gain to 1 and they grab just enough to feel right. After they warm up, they grab a lot harder and I have to drop the gain setting down to 0. Don't know if this is common, but it's the way my brakes have always worked. Maybe before setting the brake controller adjustment, a prior trip to warm up the brakes should be done.
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I don't use lockup as my guide, I set the gain so that it feels normal when the truck stops, not like I'm getting pushed. Still ends up at 9.0 out of 10 on the OEM Ford brake controller.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:15 AM   #13
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I saw someone mention the factory brake control. I had the same issues with mine when I picked it up until I discovered there are settings in the dodge factory brake control to set the controller up for light or heavy trailers. It comes from the factory set for a light trailer and at max it would barely engage the brakes on the trailer. Set the controls to heavy trailer and it works normally now with me being able to set the gain around 4.5 and can feel the trailer helping me stop.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:11 PM   #14
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I don't use lockup as my guide, I set the gain so that it feels normal when the truck stops, not like I'm getting pushed. Still ends up at 9.0 out of 10 on the OEM Ford brake controller.
Same here. The amount of effort I have to put into the brake pedal is the same whether I have the trailer connected or not. This tells me that both the truck and trailer brakes are stopping their share of the combined weight. My gain with the Ford integrated brake controller is set at 10.
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I have a 31QBDS (approx 9,000 lbs) behind a 2016 Silverado 2500. The gain is set to 10 and the manual lever will slow and stop the truck but it isn't even close to locking up the trailer wheels. The Dexter manual that came with it is a general manual for electronic brakes (both adjustable and self adjusting) and hydraulic brakes. Obviously, I have electronic brakes but how do you know if they are self adjusting or not?
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