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Old 03-08-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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Trailer Brake Controler

I have the trailer brake controler that comes standard on Dodge Ram Trucks. I had it set on 5 with my travel trailer that I traded in, about 7000 lbs., and never seemed to have any problems when stopping. I wonder what I need to set in on with the New 3000RK Montana. I probably weigh arount 12000 lbs. When stopping on the way home I could tell I need to make some changes in the settings. Any suggestions? I know you don't want it too high.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:49 AM   #2
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Wayne, I set mine at 7.5 or so unless I'm coming off a mountain like I did the other day(see Duramax post)! Have had no problems with ours and I have a 2500 Chevy with a 2980 Monte that weighs in at about the same as yours. Have had to make a couple quick stops or slow downs and nt problems at all!
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:55 AM   #3
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Thanks I will give that a try.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:03 AM   #4
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we set at 8 and seems to be about right
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:41 AM   #5
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What you want to shoot for is the maximum setting you can get without locking up your trailer brakes. That will give you maximum braking capability.
However, on wet roads you may need to reduce that setting to prevent locking up the brakes on the slicker surface. Again, the maximum setting you can get without locking up will give the best braking capability.
Mine is set at 9.0 and does not lock the brakes on dry pavement. I always test them after I hook up by starting rolling about 5 mph and manually actuate the controller. Truck/trailer come to an abrupt stop without skidding the tires.
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We run ours at 7.5. Tried 8 but after one trip moved it back down to 7.5.
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Also 7.5 with no problems.
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I just set mine at 7.5 and will use that as a starting point.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #9
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Ok now y'all got me wondering what is wrong with my Prodigy. Mine will not adjust over 6, is there a problem? I have thought time and again that I needed more braking power. And yes the brakes have been adjusted just recently which did help, but still only reads out 6 and I am maxed on adjustment.

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