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Old 10-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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Good Morning All,

I have an issue with the braking on my setup. I purchased my 2010 F350 and the 2011 Seville in July and August respectively. When I left the dealer after purchase, my built in brake controller was set at 6.0. I soon had to increase it to 6.5 and by the time I arrive home 160 miles later I was at 7 or maybe 7.5. I attributed it to the brakes seating etc.



On labor day weekend we drove ~300 miles to SC and back. By the time I got home I was at 10 on the controller and could have used more.



I took the camper in for some other warranty work (2+ hours from home)on a slide that wouldn't extend upon arrival in SC and the refrigerator issue I posed previously. I asked that they check/adjust the brakes also. I am now AWP on the slide but they have been unable to find anything wrong with the camper brakes. I took my truck to my local Ford dealer and he said the controller was functioning normally.



Ford nor the camper tech can go further without both TV and camper being in the same place which I hope to accomplish soon.



My question to the forumis has anyone else had the same problem and figured out the solution?



Sorry for being long winded.

Thanks in advanceEdited by: GaPete
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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I have an F-250 and my Kingston is a little lighter than your Seville but I only run the controller at 7 to 8 and could probably go lower but I like strong brakes. Are you running with tow/haul on? I find that really helps with braking power. Either way you should not need to be at 10 on the controller. I wish I had the solutionbut I would stay after Ford and the RV dealer until it's right.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:25 AM   #3
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I have an F-250 and my Kingston is a little lighter than your Seville but I only run the controller at 7 to 8 and could probably go lower but I like strong brakes. Are you running with tow/haul on? I find that really helps with braking power. Either way you should not need to be at 10 on the controller. I wish I had the solutionbut I would stay after Ford and the RV dealer until it's right.


I use the tow/haul when I need it. But like you say, I shouldn't be at the limit of my controller. I would have thought it would lock the brakes at 10.



The brakes hold good when I manually activate the controller after hooking up to test if the hitch is latched. But moving, a manual operation is no better than normal braking.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:13 AM   #4
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It sounds like you only have a few hundred miles on the rig. They could be just not broken in yet. Can you measure the voltage at the brake wires and connector? I know GM uses a pulse brake voltage (in the built in controller) so you have to use an analog meter (digitals are too slow to read pulsing voltage).

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Old 10-07-2010, 02:53 AM   #5
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The Ford place susposedly did that or some other way to verify it is not the controller. Hope this doesn't turn into each blaming it on the other. I have arranged to take the truck in on Tueday so they can put them together at Camping World Tallahassee to see if they can figure it out. Would have thought there would be a tester of some sort to test the brakes/magnets on the rig without the truck being attached.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:54 AM   #6
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I think I read some where that Ford was having a little bit of a problem with some of their controllers. I would think that a Ford forum might have the answer to this one

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Old 10-07-2010, 05:07 AM   #7
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I had a problem very similar with almost the same set-up (see sig). This is a picture of the problem:







I believe I posted the whole story someplace but I don't know where. My Kingston trailer brakes did not work...required my 2010 F-350 brake controller set to 10 and still didn'e feel like they were helping. Took the rig to my dealer....brake system all ok....took the F-350 to the Ford dealer....all ok.Tthen I took my truck and camper to a pick-up truck/utility trailer specialty shop and they had the answer in about 1/2 hour. The picture above shows the thick film of grease found on all four pads. They pulled all four wheels, removed all grease, repacked the bearings with a higher grade/higher temp grease and now my brakes work like they should. The repair shop said the grease got hot and ran out and down to the pads. I had to pay the shop ($245) and submitted the bill to Lippert. I explained the situation and they refunded my money and we lived happily everafter.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:10 AM   #8
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That could well be my problem. Since your camper is a 2011, I assume it happened soon after you bought it as mine did. I will certainly forward this to the dealer for their take on it.

Thanks calliopeguy.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:23 AM   #9
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If Lippert gave up that easily, you can bet your bippy that it was not the first time they heard about the problem.




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Old 10-07-2010, 09:05 AM   #10
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what are you feeling that tells you to increase the controller settings?
when I had my 2000 sunline trail i had my ford brake controller set at 5 and i never could feel the trailer when braking. Now that I have a 2010 sunset trail at setting 5 i feel a bucking when braking , is the controller wset to high or to low? I am new at towing , doing the controller test at any setting the trailer brakes do not lock up

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