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Old 06-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #15
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Got an '05 30' Classis and a '06 F250 HD Diesel Lariat (4 dr, SWB) and so far, have had no problems with the brake controller... stops just fine, accelerates like a bat outta hell... gotta love that Ford!

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Old 06-13-2007, 10:39 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by takeachance
If I am on a hill at a full stop with no trailer brake, doesn't that put the stress on the truck brakes or is it not an issue since typically you aren't in that situation very often?


hi scott

yea i wondered about this exact issue 2 years ago...

after sorting out the speed/voltage/brake equation in the tsb.

we aren't in that situation often.

i've been at up hill rail/track crossings and prolonged stoplights on grades,

where the trailer brakes would release as described.

the ford holds my 34 just fine.

and fully engages at 10mph or so...

so yes the truck is more than capable of hold/stopping an airstream,

and the trailer brakes are back online at full power at very slow speeds.

some 5th wheel owners DO like to 'lock up the trailer brakes manually,

and then pivot the trailer with the truck at 'near zero' speeds...

when parking.

but nearly no one does this with an a/s...

again the system has been ideal for me,

and i cannot imagine a better/more reliable brake controller with the trailer disc brakes...


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Old 06-13-2007, 10:51 PM   #17
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please elaborate. what do you mean by being on a hill with no trailer brakes?
Let me clarify...If I am climbing a relatively step hill and come to say a stop sign and have to stop, I am not going to be yanked down the hill or put excess stress on the transmission or truck brakes because there is no brakes being applied to the trailer as a result of the Towcommand not sending anyting to the trailer brakes since the vehicle is stopped. Hope that clears it up, but if no one has had any issues doesn't sound like it will be a problem.


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Old 06-14-2007, 09:27 PM   #18
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The tow command will send a brake signal if you are stepping on the Pedal hard enough.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:34 PM   #19
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Thanks again for everyones help, I am taking it out this weekend, so can't wait to hit the road.

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Old 06-15-2007, 11:33 PM   #20
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Tried the new truck with my trailer today, the TowCommand brake controller worked flawlessly! I appreciate everyone's feedback! Heading out Monday, to the beautiful California Coast, can't wait

Thanks again!


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