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TBC setup question

Just bought a new TT, about 5800LB towing home from dealer.
Empty with full propane and a little water.
I verified the trailer brakes worked with the squeeze of the TBC.

Okay as I write this I'm getting a personal head slap, so could I just get some
confirmation of thought? I will be going through a full Manual process setup on
our first loaded trip to the coast.

The front brakes where overheating.
Had the gain at 5.5, I'm guessing that is too low and the front where working too hard?
It was stop and go city driving only about 9 miles.

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How do you know they were overheating?

Bump up that gain. Iíd start at 10 and work your way down. Thatís just me though.


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Got a wiff of hot brakes on the way home and they were 121 degrees when I got my laser reader out at home.
Actually not sure if 121 is too hot, but is was a couple of minutes before reading them, it was more the smell.
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Fords tbc is weak. Start high and work your way down until you aren't locking up your trailer brakes.
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To test the trailer brakes and adjust the gain properly, at the beginning of your trip, while you are moving about 7mph, adjust your gain to 5. Slide the brake controller and if your brakes lock up, lower the gain until the trailer brakes bring your truck to a slow gradual stop. If the trailer brakes will not bring you to a gradually stop then adjust the gain higher until it does. My 13000lb trailer is not always at the same gain when I pull. I do this procedure every time I start a trip. The brakes should only assist your stopping ability, not control it. Also, and this is very important, if you are going down a hill and you feel the trailer pushing you or the rear of the trailer starting to swing out, DO NOT hit your foot brake pedal. This will cause a catastrophic towing fail. Just very lightly apply the trailer brake controller and speed up using the accelerator pedal. That will bring the trailer back behind you and you should be able to regain control. If you try to brake using the truck brakes, just wave bye to your trailer as it passes you and you both go for a roll.
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Thanks all!
I will have the wife reinforce this info on each trip::
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As for the weak TBC on Fords. Does that apply to any other controllers on my truck?
I have a Prodigy 2 controller I used on my Taco and Explorer.
I would only try it if I have issues with factory setup.
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As for the weak TBC on Fords. Does that apply to any other controllers on my truck?

I have a Prodigy 2 controller I used on my Taco and Explorer.

I would only try it if I have issues with factory setup.


Iíve never felt my BC was weak. If I press the brake pedal like I need to stop in a hurry, it stops in a hurry. Watch the output meter on the dash, it varies by pedal pressure. Step on that brake like you mean it and your trailer should stop just fine, assuming itís brake system is good to go.


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