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Old 09-18-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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Ram 2500 diesel, trailer brake settings

Does anyone have a 2014 / 2015 ram 2500, if so what is the weight of your trailer and what do you have your trailer brake settings at? Are you using light electric or heavy electric settings?

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Old 09-18-2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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I've got a 2015 Ram pulling a 32BHDS around 9000 lbs. I have the setting on heavy. Not sure if that's correct as I haven't found any info in the owners manual.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #3
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I've got a 2015 Ram pulling a 32BHDS around 9000 lbs. I have the setting on heavy. Not sure if that's correct as I haven't found any info in the owners manual.
What setting is the brake on? I have mine at 6.0, brake run very hot.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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Honestly I can't say I've even looked at the gain number. I just set it by feel. If your brakes are running hot then I'd say you need to turn it down some.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:58 PM   #5
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I have an 8500 lbs trailer. Set on Heavy Electric and gain is about 8. I tend to use the exhaust brake though... try not to use mechanical brakes if I can avoid it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:30 PM   #6
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I love the exhaust break. Set on heavy and on level 8, wow. I think my trailer brakes would catch on fire. I have backed the brakes down to 6 (from 7) and it seems to be breaking better. They were very hot before. Wonder if I should try 5. I am loaded at about 9400 lbs.
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:57 AM   #7
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the exhaust brake is fantastic! I'm setup as Heavy Electric and the gain at 4.5. Weight is about 8000 lbs
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:22 AM   #8
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I'm learning something new all the time. I have the 2015 Ram 2500 pulling an 11,000 pound 5th wheeler. My gain is set on 6 and does very well. Brakes do not run hot but then I'm using exhaust brake also, which is wonderful. My questions is where are you setting the "heavy" part. I have not seen that setting. I need to be looking harder I guess. Thanks for your input.
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I (think) it's in the radio settings for all models. Mine is a Tradesman and that's where it is. Look for 'settings' in the on screen menu on your radio.
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I too have the Tradesman and the setting is in the Setup Menu of the in-dash display, not the radio. IIRC there are three different trailer menus:
1. Selecting which trailer your pulling (T1 - T4)
2. Brake settings for each trailer
3. Ability to name the trailer (Travel, Fifth Wheel, Boat, etc.)
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