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Old 09-16-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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Trailer gain

Curious to know what trailer gain some of you run? My first trailer , 2017 Shasta Oasis 21ck, I set the gain set at 5.5 and they pulled really good but did not lock up. My new Sunset Trail I have the gain set at 10.0 and I knew they needed adjusting. I did that today and they still don't pull as good as my other TT. I did all four tires so that there was just a slight drag, so I think they are well adjust. I have Dexter axles. Also, I only have 600 miles on my TT.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:29 PM   #2
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Run mine between 5.0 and 6.0 depending if I’m on the interstate or stop and go traffic.
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I have mine set at 6.5 and no issues with the stock Ford controller.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:37 AM   #4
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Mine is around 6 or 6.5. I've adjusted between the two while driving.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:26 PM   #6
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6.5 here on my f150. Trailer weighs in just under 7,000lbs loaded out. I did upgrade the truck brakes to some power stop Z36 pads with drilled/slotted rotors all the way around. Truck can stop on a dime if you really need to with those pads/rotors!
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:32 PM   #7
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I've got my 2012 F150 set at 6.5 gain and am pulling a 9500lb Rezerve. I did upgrade to the power stop brakes for towing and hauling on the truck. No problems with braking.
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:18 PM   #8
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With our 2103 CR STR 32 RL, I set the gain at 5.5 and had no issues stopping with my trailer in tow.

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Old 09-23-2018, 05:29 PM   #9
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Mine feels good at 7.5. That number may change when I pack the bearings and check/adjust the brakes.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:47 PM   #10
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What's gain

I don't know what gain is. It sounds from the conversation like what the brake controller is set on in the truck. However, if that's right, then mine is way low. I have a 10,000 lbs 5th wheel and a 2003 dodge ram diesel and mine is set for 3.5 to 4.5. I use 4.5 going down the mountain.
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