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Old 08-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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2000 Bounder and Tow Dolly

I just purchased a tow dolly with brakes to pull behind my motorhome. I do not know what to buy to connect the two together electrically. Any help would be greatly apprreciated!!
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Welcome to irv2. Each should have a plug. A male end on the MH and probably ( I really don't know ) the same on the dolly. That's the way my MH and tow car are set up. You'll need to get an umbilical cord to match the prongs.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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You're going to need 7 pin connectors on both the dolly and the MH.
Also need a brake controller and probably will Need to run a 12 gauge wire from the controller to the MH plug. Your MH may already have the wire going back but at that age probably doesn't. I know Winnebago didn't start running the wire standard until after 2005, suspect all manufacturers started about the same time.
Check etrailer web site for what you need.

Edit - just retread your post, assume the dolly has electric brakes not surge?
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If you have electric brakes, you'll need a compatible brake controller and install and wire it from front to back. In the back, you will probably find wires to hook up lights. I'm guessing you have a 2 filament combined brake/turn light bulb in both RV and trailer? If not, you'll need a converter to hook up separate brake/turn lights to 2 filament bulbs in trailer. You'll need two 7 pin sockets and an umbilical cord to connect the two.

If you have surge brakes, you won't need the controller.
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