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Old 04-26-2007, 03:39 AM   #1
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Just finished installing my US gear Brake controller system in my 2003 Scottsdale (towing a 2007 Ford Escape 2WD manual tranny). I found the MH end was rather easy after the "probs" in the "TOAD"

Anyway, if anyone is interested in my experiences, I would be happy to answer questions, and/or post pics.

I used a 6 conductor connector in parallel with the factory installed 7 Pin connector (thus using the "stock" Blue OX coily cord for lights and brakes).

I used Blue OX base plate, light kit (highly recommended ) and towbar.

I took my time (worked on it in spare time for about the last 3 weeks about 18 hours in total and I didn't have to "Re-Do" anything........ That's a switch )

So far, Blue OX

Very good people

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Thanks Lee for all the help and re-assurance!
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Hi:

Just finished installing my US gear Brake controller system in my 2003 Scottsdale (towing a 2007 Ford Escape 2WD manual tranny). I found the MH end was rather easy after the "probs" in the "TOAD"

Anyway, if anyone is interested in my experiences, I would be happy to answer questions, and/or post pics.

I used a 6 conductor connector in parallel with the factory installed 7 Pin connector (thus using the "stock" Blue OX coily cord for lights and brakes).

I used Blue OX base plate, light kit (highly recommended ) and towbar.

I took my time (worked on it in spare time for about the last 3 weeks about 18 hours in total and I didn't have to "Re-Do" anything........ That's a switch )

So far, Blue OX

Very good people

US Gear

Thanks Lee for all the help and re-assurance!
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Ditto on your UTB and Blue Ox findings. I did my UTB install in about the same time over about the same 3 week spare-time period (but I had a couple re-do's!) Congrats on your flawless install!!

I managed to rig up brackets affixed to existing bolts to make my UTB a zero-holes-drilled install. I also added completely separate "trailer lights" on the toad as my tow lights making that install a non-invasive zero-holes-drilled install too.

Curious as to your pin-outs on both the 7pin and the 6pin cords. Could you post a diagram or table? I wonder if I may be cheating myself as I too have a UTB, and a REMCO pump and independent tail lights and I got by using only one 7pin connector to feed them all.

1) left - brown (default)
2) right - red (default)
3) tail - blue (default)
4) ground - black (default - can't have enough grounds)
5) 12v - white (modified to be REMCO 12v feed from REMCO coach controller instead of straight 12v)
6) elect brake - green (used as the UTB brake signal from the UTB coach controller)
7) aux - yellow the center pin (used for the REMCO coach controller)

note - My UTB is powered completely from the toad. As an intermittent 20amp load, it's not a big deal and keeps the UTB powered in a break-away. The REMCO and tow lights are powered completely from the coach and thus power up just by plugging in the connector.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RVDude:
park_ridge
Ditto on your UTB and Blue Ox findings. I did my UTB install in about the same time over about the same 3 week spare-time period (but I had a couple re-do's!) Congrats on your flawless install!!

I managed to rig up brackets affixed to existing bolts to make my UTB a zero-holes-drilled install. I also added completely separate "trailer lights" on the toad as my tow lights making that install a non-invasive zero-holes-drilled install too.

Curious as to your pin-outs on both the 7pin and the 6pin cords. Could you post a diagram or table? I wonder if I may be cheating myself as I too have a UTB, and a REMCO pump and independent tail lights and I got by using only one 7pin connector to feed them all.

1) left - brown (default)
2) right - red (default)
3) tail - blue (default)
4) ground - black (default - can't have enough grounds)
5) 12v - white (modified to be REMCO 12v feed from REMCO coach controller instead of straight 12v)
6) elect brake - green (used as the UTB brake signal from the UTB coach controller)
7) aux - yellow the center pin (used for the REMCO coach controller)

note - My UTB is powered completely from the toad. As an intermittent 20amp load, it's not a big deal and keeps the UTB powered in a break-away. The REMCO and tow lights are powered completely from the coach and thus power up just by plugging in the connector. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK Here it is:


7 conductor 6 conductor description color

1 GD Ground White
2 S Brake Blue (in harness)
3 TM Tail Lights Brown
4 A Aux (+12V) Orange (charging)
5 LT Left Turn Yellow
6 RT Right Turn Green
7 Not Used

The six conductor wiring is standard layout as per manufacture's liturature and web writeups.
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