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Old 05-17-2018, 03:50 AM
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Brake Controler..... How much pressure?

Ok, I know how to set the Factory installed controller no problem. Just how much or what gain amount should I bee looking for as the "Down the Road" setting? Should the brakes lock up? Grab or how much Grab should I be looking for?
 
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The trailer brakes should never lock up on pavement, and probably not even in most gravel. Unless you use the manual slide that is.
The gain setting varies a lot, but you shouldn't be able to feel the trailer "pulling" the truck when stopping and you also shouldn't feel the trailer "pushing" either. Don't focus on the number Just use whatever gives you that "everything stopping at once" kind of feeling.

Sorry that's so subjective, but I don't know a better way to explain it.
 
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:41 PM
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I don't concern myself too much with the numbers of settings either. I set mine to I don't know the trailer is back there when stopping. Basically the trailer brakes are stopping the trailer ad the truck brakes stop the truck - no push/no pull.
 
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If you aren't sure what we mean, do a little city driving with it set to 10, and then again with it set to 0. The difference should be obvious there, so just dial it into the middle somewhere until you can't feel either of those two extremes.

I often mess around with the settings on a trip.
 
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