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Old 09-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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99 36fds trailer brake controller and 50amp service plug question

Just bought a 36fds 99 model
Going to be pulling a stacker trailer 28ft
My coach has a heave blue wire in rear trailer wiring harness.
Does that mean this coach has integrated electric brake controller??
Also it has 50 amp shore plug but I want to plug my trailer 50amp plug into coach as well
Can I split off factory shore plug or do I need to run another set of words
Tha is for the help
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Your '99 (and ours) came with a 5,000 pound hitch, a loaded 28' stacker will most likely be way over what you can safely tow. I'm over with just my Jeep and car hauler combo which is right at 6200lbs but I've done extensive reinforcement. Pretty sure the frame and rest of the coach is the same as the ones that got the 10K rating a few years later. We've looked at a stacker so we could tow the ATVs and Jay's Cherokee at the same time, there's just no way the numbers penciled out.

The trailer connector may have a blue wire in it but in ours it was only a stub with the loose end tucked away into the bundle. I had to get 50' of blue primary wire and run it through the bays then do the rest of the wiring under the dash. The brake light signal is easy to get to down at the switch and everything else was pretty straight forward. A 25' fish tape was plenty to do the job, just fun crawling around in the bays.

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We are beefing up the hitch considerably
The blue wire at rear has continuity to ground
Wonder if their is a break out under the dash
Looks like pedal assy needs to come out to access wires under dash
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There is no brake controller hookup under the dash from the factory, Alpine didn't pre-wire the early coaches, however all bets are off with previous owners doing all kinds of things to the coaches over the years.

The easiest way to get a brake light signal for the controller is by routing a wire down to the switch assembly under the front of the coach. Switched and always hot chassis connections are found behind the passenger's side kick panel as are grounds.

The carpeted kick panels come out fairly easily, just a few screws in each and everything is right there, no need to do anything to the pedal.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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Can I ask what u paid?? We are selling ours same as what you bought
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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We are asking 40. Got 64,000 miles. Know anyone looking??? New carpet runs great. Husband had stroke have to sell
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