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Old 06-07-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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Question Trailer towing question

I have a question that is probably a dumb one. HA!

I have a trip coming up with our Hurricane 30q and I am going to be towing a Stealth 14ft trailer. The trailer has trailer brakes and a round 7 pin connecter to hook it up. The MH has the same round connector but inside, I see no trailer brake control. Is there a reason the MH would have the round 7 connector (which is to control the electric trailer brakes, right?) but no trailer brake controller inside? Would the electric brakes even work without a trailer brake controller inside the coach?

Here is a similar trailer to what I am towing:
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No the trailer brakes will not operate without the dash control.

The chassis may have been pre-wired from the connector at the rear to a location under dash.

What year and chassis is your coach ?
Other members with the same rig may be able to supply info on finding and hooking up the wiring and controller ideas.
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No the trailer brakes will not operate without the dash control.

The chassis may have been pre-wired from the connector at the rear to a location under dash.

What year and chassis is your coach ?
Other members with the same rig may be able to supply info on finding and hooking up the wiring and controller ideas.
Well, I was by a CW so I ended up going by there just to see what it would cost. Good thing was the coach was already prewired so they just charged me a 1/2 hour in labor plus the price of the brake controller and wire harness and the total was a little less than $200. I feel better about having it now and knowing it was installed right. Because rest assured, if I had installed it, I would have screwed something up.
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Thanks for posting that you're set up and ready to go.
Remember that there will be some fine tuning required for smooth operation once your on the road, check the controller manual for the final set up.
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Thank You for updating your situation ...


200 is a good price.. and trailer now has working brakes. (Piece of mind)


read and follow the controller manual .. for fine tuning.. (easy).


Have a Safe and Fun trip.


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Thanks for posting that you're set up and ready to go.
Remember that there will be some fine tuning required for smooth operation once your on the road, check the controller manual for the final set up.
I missed this reply somehow. Thanks for the help!

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Thank You for updating your situation ...


200 is a good price.. and trailer now has working brakes. (Piece of mind)


read and follow the controller manual .. for fine tuning.. (easy).


Have a Safe and Fun trip.


the only DUMB.. is a question NOT being Asked. knowledge is Power.
Thanks! Looking forward to towing my trailer!

I also just bought an ACME EZ Tow Dolly used (2014 model) so I am looking forward to towing our car on some trips too.
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