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Old 06-08-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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Thought I'd share a response from WRV following my inquiry re: wiring for a brake controller:

" 2004 units are not pre-wired for a brake controller, the spare wires can be
found located forward to rear. The wired loom near the generator, slide
through the firewall. Both wires are marked spare 1 and spare 2. The
wires are located in the rear of the coach in the battery compartment near
to the right of the VMM. The wire loom comes through the wall and plugs
into the VMM. "
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:58 AM   #2
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Thought I'd share a response from WRV following my inquiry re: wiring for a brake controller:

" 2004 units are not pre-wired for a brake controller, the spare wires can be
found located forward to rear. The wired loom near the generator, slide
through the firewall. Both wires are marked spare 1 and spare 2. The
wires are located in the rear of the coach in the battery compartment near
to the right of the VMM. The wire loom comes through the wall and plugs
into the VMM. "
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:55 PM   #3
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Just got finished wiring my 2001 using the Spare 1 and 2 for my brake controller. I paralleled the two wires and added pig-tails at each end. The wires are nicely marked and easy to find. On my coach the two were in the generator compartment as stated and just after the wire loom comes through the area behind the slide area with the rest of the wire loom.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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Depending on what you are towing you might have to add relays for the running lights. I tow a 10,000 race trailer that has a lot of running lights. The load tripped the auto resetting breakers for the tail/running lights. The lights went off and on every few seconds. I found the tail light wire in the battery compartment and cut it, installed a relay and added a wire directly from one of the batteries (with an inline fuse) thru the relay and sent that "new" power on down the original wire heading back to the rear of the coach.
Also, had to locate the wire marked "Brake light" in the generator compartment to trigger the brake controller.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:02 AM   #5
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For my brake controller I spliced into the "cold" side of the brake switch. The "cold" side is the wire that does not have power until you hit the brake. The other is "hot" and has 12v.

Good idea on the running lights. I have two other trailers I pull without a lighting problem, but am getting a new enclosed car hauler. If I have an issue, I will do what you suggested.
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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 Rich and Cork:
... getting a new enclosed car hauler. If I have an issue, I will do what you suggested. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>You might want to consider equipping the trailer with LED lights (from the factory, if possible). They consume less power so that a fully lit trailer using LEDs might not have the power problem mentioned.
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