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Old 12-19-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Red face Ford or Chevy OEM Brake Controllers with Elec-Hyd brake equipped Airstreams?

Looking for any "real-world" experience from my fellow Airstream owners concerning the Ford & GMC/Chevy vehicles OEM brake controllers and Airstreams with Electric-Hydralic brakes.

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ford=works fine

dodge=works fine

ge'em=does not work

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Hey - getting caught up on Post's - did you get a new oil burner?

Really like the F250 btw but the 2500 Denali ain't too bad either, but my aligence is skewed towards Ford....

Looks like the Ford F250 oil burner will be in me very near future....

On the Ford - do you know if you can select via the onboard brake controller Electric or Electric-Hydralic brakes?

And where did your rabbit go?

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yes, new blue oval with 6 wheelz

(and a spare)

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...On the Ford - do you know if you can select via the onboard brake controller Electric or Electric-Hydralic brakes?...
the uprated on board tow command/brake controller/puter screen,

allows for 'selecting' a variety of configurations

((5th wheel, on the ball, trailer with/without brakes, yaw control(on-off) and so on))

i've forgotten if brake TYPE is an option/choice, but vaguely recall that it is.

as they say in the 'mercials, "drive one"

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Hey - getting caught up on Post's - did you get a new oil burner?

Really like the F250 btw but the 2500 Denali ain't too bad either, but my aligence is skewed towards Ford....

Looks like the Ford F250 oil burner will be in me very near future....

On the Ford - do you know if you can select via the onboard brake controller Electric or Electric-Hydralic brakes?

And where did your rabbit go?

YES, CONFIRMED,....because I have one......You can select different choices,.....Electric/Hydralic.

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Awesome - that's what I needed to hear - but with my last two Tow Vehicles requiring me to create a custom brake controller harness - I don't know what I'm to do - built in brake controller, heck ya....

T-Rex will still be in use - but the ability to max out the GVWR on my Airstream and go boon docking - sweet... It is nice to have two vehicles that can safely tow my Airstream, but the ability to fill me storage area on the Airstream (located under my front bed) as well as use that massive fresh water tank and upgraded propane bottles - get me a generator and extra potable water container for the Truck and I just may disappear for days and days and days at a time....

I just hope a F250 diesel will give me the awesome mileage the T-Rex current affords me - up to 16mpg when the terrain is fairly level at 75mph...

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At 75mph,...NO WAY!!! More like 10-11.

At 60mph more like 14-16.

But then again, your "Classic" Weighs A LOT!!!!!

Your gonna struggle anyway.

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Are you sure - the T-Rex averages 10-12mpg through the Sierra's, Rockiees & Appalachians and I've gotten 16mpg when I slow down to 65-75 on the flats of our countries heartland.

Perhaps with a more heavily loaded Airstream and loaded truck - even up and over our countries mountain ranges - I'll still maintain 11-12 mpg?
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I'm talking about the 2011 250. I don't have a clue about the "t-rex". Apples and oranges, if you ask me.

I'm getting 13-15mpg going 70-75mpg on my 2011 SWB CREW Lariat 4x4. Pulling 7500lbs rounded up. I only have 9,000 miles on the Super duty, though.

NOW, I'm averaging 19-20 on the highway unhitched.



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yes, new blue oval with 6 wheelz
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What prompted you to go with 6?

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'm getting 13-15mpg going 70-75mpg on my 2011 SWB CREW Lariat 4x4. Pulling 7500lbs rounded up. I only have 9,000 miles on the Super duty, though.

NOW, I'm averaging 19-20 on the highway unhitched.
And you are not yet broken in - that sounds much better - Looking at a F250 oil burning King Ranch 4x4 - no real rush till spring so I have a few more months to keep on researching - but my affinity to Ford and the Brake Controller knowledge make it the front runner....

So 2Air - why did you go with six wheels?
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So 2Air - why did you go with six wheels?
Yes...we are dying to know!
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cuz the 8 wheel version mightabeen overkill?

nah, it was because the trailer has 6 wheels...

nah, it was because i'm a sucker for hips...

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because i was about 150k$ short of buying one of these...

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next time!

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Off topic - but it's my thread so I'm gonna ask - how comfortable is your six wheeled F350 to your previous F250?
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