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Old 07-02-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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Every 4 seconds (when not braking) the TBC module sends a voltage pulse to pin 3 of the 7-pin trailer tow connector to determine whether or not a trailer is connected.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:12 PM   #12
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Based on your description, my 2012 F-250 has a similar integrated brake controller and I notice the same issue with our current trailer.

Our old trailer (28' Keystone Cougar X-Lite) used to grab really hard around 6 on the gain. The current (32' Jayco Octane) behaves at 10 like the old one behaved at 5.

Based on what I recall reading in the owners manual when I set it, ...snip
That's the truck owner's manual, correct? Have you also checked the Jayco manual regarding the trailer brakes? They are self adjusting and need time to wear in. How many miles have you towed the new trailer? It may be they have not yet adjusted themselves fully outward yet. Several of us on this site have noted the apparent lack of trailer braking with the new units.

BTW, just trailer miles probably not enough. More than likely it's really braking cycles. Lots of trailers rack up highway miles between the factory and 'home' but with very few braking cycles per mile.
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:24 PM   #13
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I don't believe I have anything wrong with the wiring at all. When connected it shows connected on the dash. It seems the only thing I have to do is check any setting proceedure I may have missed in the manual and just get used to an intelligent(?) braking system.

As far as the trailer goes, it is unlikely there are any adjustment issues as it performed just fine with the previous tow vehicle.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:39 AM   #14
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... How many miles have you towed the new trailer? It may be they have not yet adjusted themselves fully outward yet. Several of us on this site have noted the apparent lack of trailer braking with the new units. ...

We've put about 500 miles over 3 trips since picking it up a month+ ago. A good bit of that was interstate, but the start is a tow through town and DC area stop/go traffic, and then the end is back through town again. I'm pretty sure there have been more than enough braking cycles by now to get them to adjust. I really haven't experienced any change yet, which suggests to me this is just the way this trailer is or there's something mostly but not quite right, hence my plan to pull the wheels and visually inspect to confirm everything's mechanically ok.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:56 AM   #15
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Have the integrated controller in my F150. In my opinion it works very well, if you turn to the right screen on the dash, you can see the output as you lightly press the brakes or if you hit the brakes a bit harder. Was in a panic stop once and the controller sent a strong voltage to the trailer and we all came to a quick stop. Although I liked my P3 on my previous TV, I think I like the integrated controller bit a wee bit better.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:22 PM   #16
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My 12 f150 won't lock the trailer wheels either. SAme as others, slows me down to a stop but won't lock the wheels I have it set at 10 gain. I have read this to be quite common. Especially on heavier trailers
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Run mine at 10 and it will not lock up.
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This may be a bit off-topic, but remember that locked-up brakes is generally considered a bad thing.


Anybody recall why ABS is standard in any car/SUV/truck you buy now?


If you can feel the trailer's brakes handling the mass of the trailer (and possibly a bit of the tow vehicle's) you are doing fine.


If the trailer's wheels lock in a panic stop, things will get very messy fast.


We are much better off with straight, controlled, though slightly longer stops.


Or would you like to find your trailer perpendicular to your tow with a bent frame and blocking oncoming traffic?


I know where I stand on the compromise.


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Old 07-10-2015, 09:06 AM   #19
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I have my integrated brake controller set to 6.5 on my '13 EcoBoost F-150. Seems to be the right setting for my 6500lb trailer.
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I have my integrated brake controller set to 6.5 on my '13 EcoBoost F-150. Seems to be the right setting for my 6500lb trailer.

Similar for me. Find the highest setting that doesn't "tug" back on the truck is my approach.
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