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Old 07-26-2015, 02:32 PM   #31
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I don't understand why everyone is expecting the trailer brakes to lock up for them. That's the last thing in the world you want to have happen in an emergency stop. The factory controller is smart - it knows how much brake signal to send back based on what you're asking the truck to do. Set it, leave it, and let it do its thing!
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:41 PM   #32
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How do I lockout 6th gear?
As someone indicated, you can use the +/- button to lockout gears one by one from 6 all the way down.

For normal towing though, use the Tow/Haul button rather than locking out 6th.

It will change the shifts for towing both up and down. It will only use 6th when it is needed and will not hunt between 5 and 6 on the highway.

It will also downshift on downgrades well. I was manually locking out on downgrades - 6, 5, 4 to run in 3 and then one time I realized that by braking at first, with Tow/Haul on, the track downshifts on a grade without you locking out the gears. Of course you always have the option to lock out and force a downshift.

I am really pleased with the way it works - just got back from a 5000 mile trip to Newfoundland.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:51 PM   #33
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As someone indicated, you can use the +/- button to lockout gears one by one from 6 all the way down.



For normal towing though, use the Tow/Haul button rather than locking out 6th.



It will change the shifts for towing both up and down. It will only use 6th when it is needed and will not hunt between 5 and 6 on the highway.



It will also downshift on downgrades well. I was manually locking out on downgrades - 6, 5, 4 to run in 3 and then one time I realized that by braking at first, with Tow/Haul on, the track downshifts on a grade without you locking out the gears. Of course you always have the option to lock out and force a downshift.



I am really pleased with the way it works - just got back from a 5000 mile trip to Newfoundland.

Yeah, I've been using the tow mode. It works quite well. Regretting the 3.31 rear-end though. Would've gone with the 3.73, but we were trying to get a 2014 to save money, so selection was limited.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:18 PM   #34
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I have a 2015 Ford F-150 Ecoboost with the Ford controller and a 2015 Jayco Whitehawk 24RDB which is 5900lbs loaded and had the same problem when I tried to set the brakes up as the manual says to do, even at 10 it would not lock up. But what I did notice was that the trailer would pull the truck hard when I braked. So I figured it must be a computer thing so I dialed it down to I think 8.5 and it made it a lot more comfortable when I applied the brakes, not as much pull. Then on our last trip going thru a small town some idiot pulled right out in front of me at 45 MPH making me hit the brakes hard and in a panic, needless to say the trailer brakes locked up. So now I have dialed it back even more. We go out again next week and I think I am going to set it to where I can't feel the trailer pull the truck but I don't want the truck brakes to work any harder than it would without the trailer. This seems like to me that both vehicles would be braking equally. I read somewhere else on here where another owner was having the same problem and that is what he ended up doing and it worked out very well.

By the way, I agree with an earlier post about the pulling power of the Ecoboost. We travel thru the Ozarks and you don't even know a trailer is back there. I have the 3.55 gears and this thing pulls as well as my Dad's diesel. I also will get about 12 MPG on two lane roads driving 55 MPH or less. On the interstate it is a different story.
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