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Old 10-28-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I had this Tow Brake working well in our previous Safari Trek and the "toad" portion is all installed. I need to connect the "motorhome" end to: Ignition and the Brake Light Switch. Then I need to run a single wire from front to rear to attach to the toad (along with a +12 volt wire which I'll pick up at the Battery Compartment.)

So, the question is this: did WRV leave any "extra" wires up in the dashboard area that run the distance from front to rear so that I don't have to run my own wire?

Thanks for any tips you may have!
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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Hello All,

I had this Tow Brake working well in our previous Safari Trek and the "toad" portion is all installed. I need to connect the "motorhome" end to: Ignition and the Brake Light Switch. Then I need to run a single wire from front to rear to attach to the toad (along with a +12 volt wire which I'll pick up at the Battery Compartment.)

So, the question is this: did WRV leave any "extra" wires up in the dashboard area that run the distance from front to rear so that I don't have to run my own wire?

Thanks for any tips you may have!
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Yes, starts at rear and ends up in the front generator compartment. Marked Spare1 AND Spare2. I belive they were specifically installed for your situation.

WRV can help you locate them precisely, with just a call. Chris, Sam or Terrence have helped me with similar items.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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Mike,

WRV will even tell you what the number of the wire is that you will need to tap into for your brake light switch. I think for our SMI I had to tap into the cold side(hot only when brakes switch is activated).

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Thanks TakePride and Tom,

Those two Spare wires are a great idea and easily found at the front. I phoned and emailed Mark Harrah at WRV and, even looking in the 3 places he suggested, I couldn't find the rear termination of those Spare wires. So, after about 2 hours of crawling around, I decided to find them in the big wiring loom in the storage compartment and tap into them there. That saved running the new wire all the way to the front.

Mark H sent me a drawing of how to wire the brake controller using a diode and relay (since the Vansco system relys on a negative input there is no "plus 12 volts" anywhere when you step on the brake pedal, hence the relay.)

I should be finishing up tomorrow. Again, thanks for your help. Oh, Tom, it's wire "52C"!
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