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Old 09-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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Wiring a 1999 Bounder for towing

I've purchased a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder and want to flat tow with it. It has a hitch, but was only wired for lights, never was wired for brakes. I'm told this upgrade would cost about $850, maybe more.
Has anyone had experience with this?
My goal is to flat tow a honda crv. I know what I need for supplemental braking.
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Linda
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A Honda CRV is right at the line for needing supplemental breaks - about 3500 lbs. Check out the ready break. As for lights, get a 4 wire setup and use the magnetic trailer lights on the back of the vehicle - separate from the car. A bounder for sure is wired for a trailer - maybe it was modified? I assume your vehicle can be towed 4 down.
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Wellll... I took it to a local company that does trailer hitches and the owner told me that the coach was never wired for brakes. He tells me he would need to run the wiring from the front of the coach to the hitch.
There is a 4 prong electrical connection but he tells me it's obsolete and just for lights anyway.
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Wellll... I took it to a local company that does trailer hitches and the owner told me that the coach was never wired for brakes. He tells me he would need to run the wiring from the front of the coach to the hitch.
There is a 4 prong electrical connection but he tells me it's obsolete and just for lights anyway.
Thanks,
Linda
The standard 4 prong trailer connection supports running lights, break lights, left/right turn signals and emergency flasher if wired correctly. If you have the 4 prong, trace the wires back to the front and see what is going on. Also, if you do purchase the mag trailer lights, you can just plug this into your 4-prong and test it out 1st before paying a lot. They look like this:

Stalwart 12V Magnetic Trailer Light Kit: Auto Parts : Walmart.com

Also, will your vehicle need a breaking system?
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