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2010 Duramax electric brake voltage??

I pull with a 2016 Ram and thanks to this form last fall I learned that my truck had a “light/heavy” towing setting for the electric brake circuit. Increasing the voltage for heavy. I also had not known that at slower speeds the voltage is reduced. Question. Friends are heading out tomorrow from Saskatchewan heading for Southern California. They are driving a 2010 Duramax pulling a fifth wheel. Would his truck have a similar setting other than the normal “gain” adjustment?
ivbinconned 01/30/23 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I 15 weather/road conditions “App

Thank you
ivbinconned 01/30/23 04:47pm General RVing Issues
I 15 weather/road conditions “App

I had a couple apps that I found useful for avoiding storms and bad road conditions when traveling down I -15. I could click on a point n the route and get info. The weather app would show weather events approaching… Lost my phone and can’t remember what they were. Help
ivbinconned 01/28/23 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: ARE THERE ANY SNOWBIRDS ANYMORE?

“Birds” fly north too. Escaping from something during June July and August. Catching Kanadian fish. Making their way to Alaska. Banff, Jasper we see lots of American plates.
ivbinconned 01/20/23 09:00pm Snowbirds
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

My Ram is a 16. Have been pulling for 45 years. I think I know what I’m doing and not interested in debate. We carry 100 imperial gallons which is bigger than the US gal. Many times we have pulled 1400 plus miles before filling. I pull between 60 and 70 mph.
ivbinconned 12/30/22 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

I just now read this whole thread and enjoyed it. I built a deflector out of aluminum for a previous truck. It looked good and for me to cut the bug issues in half it was worth it. If I was to build another for our current truck I would use electric actuators to raise and lower it on the fly. You sure could get an instant account of mileage impact with this a feature. So as to not start a big discussion here I will not tell you the brand or modifications I’ve done to my one ton long box but I feel good about the fact I average 14+ US mpg pulling our 13,000 lb trailer.
ivbinconned 12/27/22 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Different issue but I have another question. Testing voltage at the truck battery while at idle I get a reading of over 14 volts. At the trailer plug the “battery” test at about 12.3! Normal?? Is this why after a day of driving the house batteries have gained nothing much at all ?
ivbinconned 10/16/22 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

That will be my first step. Replacing all the wires.
ivbinconned 10/09/22 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Where did you mount it. Can you reach it comfortably. I like to use it manually if ever on ice.
ivbinconned 10/09/22 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Thanks. I had hoped that by soldering all connections at both ends of both axels I would get better results but if any it was only slight. I did hook up to my much lighter goose neck flat deck and by pulling the brake lever the tires stand. So. Would you recommend an aftermarket controller because of the weight of the trailer. Where good response trailer brakes becomes very necessary is when descending a long grade in icy and snowy conditions.
ivbinconned 09/26/22 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Ok Here’s what I now know and can report. I have learned that my Ram will not provide full brake voltage standing still. It’s smart. There is also a setting on the Ram to adjust that voltage response on the touch screen. Two options “ “light towing” or “heavy”. My has always been on light. Learned this on a Cummins forum.
ivbinconned 09/25/22 10:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Single screw on dump valve won’t…

I have forgotten how to post a picture! I think I had an app in my old iPad??
ivbinconned 09/25/22 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Single screw on dump valve won’t…

No such clamp is on my valve and never was as I replaced it all two years ago. What I did now was fasten a small hose clamp to the cable and tightened a tarp strap to the cable to help hold with tension to counter the force that wants to push the cable out of its holder when shutting the valve. I’ll try to post a picture.
ivbinconned 09/25/22 07:36am General RVing Issues
Single screw on dump valve won’t…

The single screw that is suppose to grip the outer cover of the cable and hold it tears away and then the valve won’t shut. What can a guy to to ensure it holds it?
ivbinconned 09/24/22 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Ok. Just Cut the power wires to the first axle there I had 12 1/2 V. As soon as I hook up the brakes to the front axle only it dropped to 10 1/2 when I hook up the rear axle to the furthest away wheel I’m still at 9 V. I’ll do a road test next and see if all new brake assembly’s has improved my breaking. So glad I have an engine brake on the ram.
ivbinconned 09/22/22 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

The trailer is a 34 footer and around 12,500 pound. Couldn’t get at it today but tomorrow I will start by testing my battery voltage under the load of full braking. If it is good I will then cut the wires where they first appear under the belly at the first axel and test the voltage there. The brakes two wires are encased inside there own grey coating and appear to be in a loom right to where they emerge under the belly. We will report tomorrow. Thanks for all your comments
ivbinconned 09/21/22 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

I pulled the breakaway pin to test off house batteries and gained a volt. 10 volts.
ivbinconned 09/21/22 10:31am General RVing Issues
Power voltage to brakes??

Never been happy with braking on our C Creek. Just installing all new brake assemblies and checked voltage at right rear and it shows only 9.5 volts!! This is not via the truck. I have it connected directly to a tested 12.6 volt battery . Should I see that kind of a drop from the battery?
ivbinconned 09/21/22 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

When did the testing for viruses in the sewer start? Id bet that had they been using the same testing technology 4 years ago on the sewer they would have produced alarming results. More chicken littleism.
ivbinconned 09/19/22 10:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: New awning issue

I realize backing it in a 1/2 turn does the trick. That too reduces the pitch considerably.
ivbinconned 08/11/22 06:26pm General RVing Issues
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