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Old 03-11-2016, 09:19 AM   #61
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Subaru, as far as I know the 2015 controller has an extra setting in the menu for light, med and heavy or something like that? And then your gain settings 1-10?
Which I don't have in 2012. If I did it would be like I am set at "light" and I need to set to "heavy".
My other 2 f350's I used to tow at 7 and it was perfect.

Maybe a Mod will take these last bunch of posts that I hijacked Rock's thread with and make a new thread about Ford brake controller trouble.
I don't want to start a new one now cause there are so many good points brought up here
Yes I have seen that. I am on heavy and 10 gain. I can't lockup the wheels on gravel with the slider. Just a gentle slowing and a little gas will accelerate. I want to try the emergency tether and see how that works. This did come out on us once turning a sharp corner and we stopped pretty quickly. Need to test it again.

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Old 03-11-2016, 10:34 AM   #62
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You described exactly what mine does
"Gentle slowing"

No imagine if you had a diesel how easy it would be to accelerate with the slider pulled.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:53 AM   #63
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Thats a tough one. Ford controllers work off of inertia and braking power on the pedal. Thats why they do not work as good as an aftermarket inertia controller. Its hard to trouble shoot them at a stand still. What size brakes do you have on your trailer? I am thinking a 12x2. Have you checked your ground on your truck? I have a dodge in the shop that stopped working after 4 months (2015). We checked the ohms on the ground post on truck plugs. Needs to be below .5. We were at 1.4. Added ground to plug and fixed it. Have you contacted Tekonsha? They made the controller and maybe help some. Still think.....
Checked my ground... .4
I had hope for 12 hours.
Back to the drawing board.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:15 PM   #64
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Checked my ground... .4
I had hope for 12 hours.
Back to the drawing board.
Maybe you have a metric brake controller and English brakes?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

If you were closer, I'd offer to come try to drag your trailer. When I pulled the manual lever on my new 29.5BHDS, the brakes locked right up.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:06 PM   #65
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Maybe you have a metric brake controller and English brakes?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

If you were closer, I'd offer to come try to drag your trailer. When I pulled the manual lever on my new 29.5BHDS, the brakes locked right up.
Ha!!!
Ford Canada screwed me. No wonder the trucks cost so much more up here.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:18 PM   #66
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on my 2011 f250 the brakes are proportional as I found when I was watching the gain during braking... I had it set on 3 and when I hit brakes hard the gain went all the way. when I slowed down normal the gain was low
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I'm giving up on the truck being the issue.
13.5v max without the trailer hooked up and driving.
12.5 v max hooked up and driving.
12.5 v is a good number.

1 ohm at the brake terminal in the trailer cord.
That equals 10.4 amps. I read it should be 15-16amps
Then the magnets math out to be about 4ohms each. I read they should be 3.2 to 3.5 ohms each.

If I had 5amps more, the brakes would sure grab better.

Please point out if my math, or numbers are wrong.

I give up, the brakes are good enough
Looks like the truck is putting out enough voltage.
Maybe the trailer is the trouble. How I got two brand new trailers in a row with the same issue is sure high odds. I don't know why I didn't win the 1.6 billion!

Thanks for the help campers.
I'll wait until I find someone with a hitch and a Ford controller and let them pull it.

Again, sorry for stealing your thread Rock.

Now back to Rock's problem.
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Are your brakes fixed yet Rock?
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Well at least you got it figured out! Best of luck!
Not that you want to hear this, but the previous TT was set at light electric 6 and the new North Point is set to Heavy Electric 7...all is good! This is with a Ram 2500. And...NO...I'm not a Ram guy. Actually, I was more of a Ford guy until I drove the big 3 back to back.
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No worries on stealing the thread. Like I said u need to have someone dealer or who ever tow ur FW and see what happens. That will give u the answer to what is screwed up. Truck or trailer than go from there. If truck than go after market. If trailer we can all figure that out by chasing wires for resistance
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