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Old 05-09-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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Where is brake wire to the rear plug on Forest River Charleston?

Trying to help a friend wire Prodogy brake unit to his Forest River Charleston 430 fk. Can anyone tell me where the brake wire to the rear plug (blue) is located at the front of the coach? Also which wire at the front will be used as the brake light wire at the controller coming off the brake pedal??:confused
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The chassis manufacturer installed the trailer brake wiring. If I knew which chassis your friend's coach was on I could send you a file with a photo and description as to where it is located or you can Google it. It will have the 12+ vdc (black), ground(white), brake switch(red) and trailer brake wire (blue) bundled together.
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This article and the RV Guide page say the Charleston 430FK is built on a Freightliner XC chassis.
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Photo of location on Freightlinerhttps://www.bing.com/images/search?q...do0&ajaxhist=0
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I will be out looking to see if I can find that plug and will let you know if I find.
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My MH is on the same chassis and that little plug of wires was buried in side a big bundle of wires right in front of where your left foot is when your driving. Cut the zip ties holding the bundles of wires
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:22 PM   #7
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Cool Trailer Wiring

Well after couple of hours of taking part of dash apart and looking for trailer brake wiring still can not find the darn thing. If anyone has a 430 FK on the Freightliner chassis please let me know.
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Well if it any comfort we never found it on our coach after hours of looking. We just ran a seprate wire back to the back. I have a prodigy also. Some have it and some don't according to freightliner....
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I wasted the two hours taking the dash apart to, only to find nothing and eventually started cutting the zip ties that was holding all the wire bundles under the dash and that's where mine was, with a tag on it that read trailer wiring.
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I wasted the two hours taking the dash apart to, only to find nothing and eventually started cutting the zip ties that was holding all the wire bundles under the dash and that's where mine was, with a tag on it that read trailer wiring.
I'll bet it was in the last one you cut also
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Actually it was the first one right behind the foot rest on the left side of the column. I didn't want to start cutting zip ties thinking the wire would be hanging out some where
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Well after couple hours of looking for a Blue(brake) wire along with a red, black and white wires harness, it was not there. Next step was to remove 7 wire plug at rear of coach and find that Red with a white tracer is the new Blue wire at the plug. Back to the front of the coach. I found a 6 wire plug with that same Red with white wire in that plug. The ground wire (black) constant 12 volt (red) and power with foot pedal applied, small red with white trace made the job complete. Pink wire and brown wires not used. So much for Freightliner and universal wiring. Plug on back of coach said MOPAR. If they are involved that explains everything, I am just saying
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