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Old 06-23-2017, 10:10 PM   #1
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Trailer brake

I just purchased a 2006 adventurer, I want to pull my Jeep on a trailer behind it. Has anyone put a trailer brake in this motorhome. Is it pre wired or not. From what I have read the ford chassis is but can not find anything on the workhorse
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:35 AM   #2
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I'd start by checking the trailer connector for a brake wire. If it's not wired, it's really not hard to string wire from back to front. Just have lots of zip ties and tuck the wires in the frame channel for protection.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:22 PM   #3
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When we got our Sightseer a few years ago, it only had a flat-4 wire plug.
But I too tow our Jeep on a tandem axle trailer, electric brakes on both axles.
All I did was run a length of 8 gauge (blue and in a 1/4" split loom) wire from the controller to a new 6-round connector to match my trailer.
And yes, lots of zip-ties. It looks a lot cleaner than the factory wiring does.
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When we got our Sightseer a few years ago, it only had a flat-4 wire plug.
But I too tow our Jeep on a tandem axle trailer, electric brakes on both axles.
All I did was run a length of 8 gauge (blue and in a 1/4" split loom) wire from the controller to a new 6-round connector to match my trailer.
And yes, lots of zip-ties. It looks a lot cleaner than the factory wiring does.
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Did you run a ground wire to the battery? I just installed a controller on my DP and I am getting an intermittent SC - short circuit. I grounded the controller to the chassis.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:57 PM   #5
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If I was starting over, I'd buy a wireless toad brake kit. Skip the hassle of adding additional wires.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:45 PM   #6
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still checking it out, but that is probably what I will do. Thanks everybody
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:17 AM   #7
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Did you run a ground wire to the battery? I just installed a controller on my DP and I am getting an intermittent SC - short circuit. I grounded the controller to the chassis.
Yes I did. 10 gauge to the coach battery positive and 10 gauge to the negative side. And the 4th wire to the brake light "on" side of the switch. I mounted my controller on a home fabed bracket which is bolted to the steering column.

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Old 06-26-2017, 12:28 PM   #8
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Looking under my coach I found a Blue wire by the trailer hitch with a connector on it that goes to nothing. Tracing it back to front of the motorhome it comes off of the abs brakes, and is hot when the brake is applied. Does anyone know if this wire can be used for the trailer brakes? Thanks
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