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Old 11-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gsxrken View Post
I just got back from 6hours of towing my 3200lb Mach 1 on a 1000lb open trailer behind my 2011 Hemi Sport. I nailed the tongue weight and had no bounce or sway on the entire trip; basically I didn't know it was even back there.

The brake controller worked flawlessly. With the 7-plug connector hooked up, the display reads 5.0 all the time, unless I am using the brakes. Then proportionate to how hard I am applying the brakes, it reads 10, 20, 30, etc. I had one incident on a busy road where I was probably lucky to have it- I was in traffic and something caught my eye to the right... when I looked back, the car in front of me was stopping (for no reason I will ever be aware of), and I really did have to slam on the brakes. It could have been a different situation without the trailer being braked, and immediately, and proportionally.

I tested the manual lever on the highway and it sure does brake the trailer- you would only use this if you were looking to arrest some trailer sway by braking the trailer without using the Ram's brakes. But it's a good test to see that it all works, and that it won't throw the trailer into a sway on it's own.

I don't see why I would pay even $5 for the EVIC flash. I'm not even clear on what it get you- a row in the message center that I always leave off except to check tire pressure and temps?
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With regard to your last paragraph, the EVIC flash, my '13 RAM manual says the EVIC would be used in conjunction with the brake controller to obtain 4 different options : light electric; heavy electric; light electric over hydraulic; heavy electric over hydraulic. So if the EVIC is not flashed, would the system be in "light electric" by default ?

I see your post is a little dated, but I was wondering the same thing about flashing the EVIC. I'm curious if you ever found the answer ?

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