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Old 12-27-2010, 03:55 PM   #21
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. . We got 14.9 mpg towing, covering 237.4 miles, mostly at speeds below 60 mph on a mix of highway, city and rural roads. With the truck empty, just loafing around town, we averaged 18.1 mpg. These are good numbers, better than prior Super Duty diesels, and for that we have to credit the transmission.


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Old 01-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #22
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Update... The Ford "Super Duty" brochure (available for download as a PDF here) has been updated to reflect that their SD OEM Brake Controller now works with "Electric Hydraulic Brakes"....
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #23
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The fine print says they work with certain electric-over-hydraulic trailer brake systems. See footnote. Call your dealer for details. I tried all the dealers around Austin and then Ford headquarters. They had no clue what controllers were tested. You would think Ford would issue a technical bulletin for their dealers.

Turns out Carlisle did test the 2011 Ford Super Duty and said no problem. Dexter said they worked. I did not follow up with anyone else.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #24
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We already determined the most important factor - the Ford OEM Brake Controller (as well as the Ram OEM Brake Controller) controls the Airstream "electric over hydraulic" brakes - Ford is now feeling confident enough that they are thus stating so in their brochures....

Of course they don't want to legally say they work with them all or someone will sue their A$$...

Unfortunately - it appears Chevy\GMC has yet to rewrite the code (or whatever they need to do) for their OEM brake controllers to be functional with any electric over hydraulic" brakes although some folks from the Chevy\GMC camp appear to have creatively made them work...
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I have an 09 Dodge and an 05 AS with Electric /hydraulic brakes . The older trailer had all electric brakes . Now when I step on the brakes they are very sensitive and I suspect the brake controler is wrong for the setup I have . I cannot turn the sensitivity down any lower and the brakes almost lock up . What controller must I get for the Air Stream with the electric / hydraulic brakes for proper operation ?
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Don, does that '05 (a Classic?) have disc brakes by any chance? If so you might be able to adjust the boost level down on the trailer side.
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Yes it has disc brakes There is an adjustment someplace ? I have no repair manuals for the brakes . I know I cannot turn the sensitivity on the controller any lower . They also seem to hang up a bit before releasing after applying them ? I am planning a long trip and am so concearned about them locking up as I travel along .

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Yes it has electric Hydraulic disc brakes
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Yes it has disc brakes There is an adjustment someplace ? I have no repair manuals for the brakes . I know I cannot turn the sensitivity on the controller any lower . They also seem to hang up a bit before releasing after applying them ? I am planning a long trip and am so concearned about them locking up as I travel along .

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What brand of E/H actuator do you have?

Some of your issues may be explained in the following thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...lem-50562.html
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Side Bar - my 2011 30 foot Classic with Drums has been towing very well, wish I still had Disc but the Drums have been fine, better than I would have imagined...
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Yes it has disc brakes There is an adjustment someplace ? I have no repair manuals for the brakes . I know I cannot turn the sensitivity on the controller any lower . They also seem to hang up a bit before releasing after applying them ? I am planning a long trip and am so concearned about them locking up as I travel along .

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Disc brakes do not have springs to retract the pads. The wheel has to turn to make them release which may be the delay you feel.
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