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Old 11-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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I just purchased a ram 3500 hd deisel with a built in trailer brake. It allows me four options- light towing, heavy towing, light electric over hydraulic, heavy electric over hydraulic- I am guessing heavy electric when towing my 38' 5ver? Any one have one or an opinion?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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I just purchased a ram 3500 hd deisel with a built in trailer brake. It allows me four options- light towing, heavy towing, light electric over hydraulic, heavy electric over hydraulic- I am guessing heavy electric when towing my 38' 5ver? Any one have one or an opinion?
Look down the threads to Dodge OEM Brake. They had several respond using heavy elec and then setting the gain to 8. Your 5er my require more or less gain, but that seemed close to your question. Good luck.
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Match the brake type to what your 5th wheel is equipped with. I'd select the heavy option to start with a 38' 5th wheel, whether it's electric or electric over hydraulic. A gain setting of 8 as suggested above is as good a place as any to start, then lower the gain in small steps if the trailer brakes are too aggressive; raise the gain if you need more trailer braking.

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I am pulling a 15.5K class Alpine 3600RS with my 2012 dodge ram 3500 DRW truck and I have found a perfect setting of 6 to 6.5 on the controller with it set to heavy electric on the EVIC CONTROLLER. The electric controller works well with the exhaust brake engaged in tow haul mode.
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Thanks for the input, I'll give it a try...
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