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Old 04-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Electric brakes on a Redwood 36RE

Does anyone know how to adjust electric brakes on a Redwood 36RE? Mine doesn't seem to be braking as they should, the 36RE almost pushes my truck.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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Does anyone know how to adjust electric brakes on a Redwood 36RE? Mine doesn't seem to be braking as they should, the 36RE almost pushes my truck.

You need an integrated brake controller in your truck. If you don't have one, they are available for after market installations. They adjust the amount of current going to your Redwood brakes.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #3
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What's your tow vehicle Bill ?
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You need an integrated brake controller in your truck. If you don't have one, they are available for after market installations. They adjust the amount of current going to your Redwood brakes.

Thanks. Is the integrated brake controller in my truck with a - and + press lever? That is how I have been applying brakes but doesn't seem to make a difference.
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Then I would take your truck and Redwood in for service. There appears to something wrong. We set ours at 6.5 to 7 and have had no problems.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:24 PM   #6
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From a stop, squeeze your over ride on the brake controller. This should apply brakes on the trailer. Then try to accelerate while holding the brake over ride. If you move you should be dragging the trailer tires.

I believe the electric brakes are self adjusting but not sure as I am running disc.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:11 PM   #7
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Thanks, I will try that.
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again I ask what's your tow vehicle, if a recent ford there is setting in the driver information display that changes the ibc for elec brakes....
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Thanks, I will try that.
Bill, again as Johboytoo has asked, what type and year of truck do you have? If you could tell us, I'm sure someone can tell you how to adjust your integrated brake controller. It sounds to me like you just need to adjust the controller.
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again I ask what's your tow vehicle, if a recent ford there is setting in the driver information display that changes the ibc for elec brakes....
I have an 2014 F350 SRW and the 31SL has disc brakes should the control panel be set for electric brakes or electric hydrolic on the dash display.
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