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Old 03-19-2012, 01:41 PM   #85
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Just thought I'd report that we did go to have the coach weighed last Friday, and the ReadyBrute Elite setup along with the Cooltech wiring harness performed flawlessly. We didn't have any hilly terrain on the trip, but as far as highway travel and ease of braking in town, all went well. Easy hookup/unhook, too. We still have not installed the ReadyBrake indicator light, though.
Good news and thanks for the update.
By the way, have you calculated the GCWR as yet with your coach fully loaded? I'm thinking I'm going to be a little over with the JKU's curb weight around 4200lbs alone, but not by a whole lot and do wonder how many out there are within specs.
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Good news and thanks for the update.
By the way, have you calculated the GCWR as yet with your coach fully loaded? I'm thinking I'm going to be a little over with the JKU's curb weight around 4200lbs alone, but not by a whole lot and do wonder how many out there are within specs.
Yep, we have done our homework...which is the main reason we had the moho 4-corner weighed. We are well within our weight limits, even with the toad.

I believe that there are many RVs on the road that have not considered the GCWR or any other weight limits (axles, tires, etc). Here's some info we received from the Escapees SmartWeigh... http://www.escapees.com/SmartWeigh/SWMHHR.wmv

I'm glad we had the weighing done because we found that our weight distribution on the back axle needed some tweaking, so we moved some stuff around in the storage bays. I highly recommend having the coach properly weighed and a calculation of GCWR determined.
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Yep, we have done our homework...which is the main reason we had the moho 4-corner weighed. We are well within our weight limits, even with the toad.

I believe that there are many RVs on the road that have not considered the GCWR or any other weight limits (axles, tires, etc). Here's some info we received from the Escapees SmartWeigh... http://www.escapees.com/SmartWeigh/SWMHHR.wmv

I'm glad we had the weighing done because we found that our weight distribution on the back axle needed some tweaking, so we moved some stuff around in the storage bays. I highly recommend having the coach properly weighed and a calculation of GCWR determined.
I agree and we do have our axle weights and total. Also know what the toad weighs. I've never done each corner and should, but do always air up with a 15psi cushion to compensate for any individual discrepancies, slow leaks, ambient temp. changes, etc....

Too bad you didn't surprise your Hubby, by installing the toad brake monitor in his absence..

Thanks for the link and will hold on to it.
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psw757--What year is your Jeep?

Can anyone else chime in with any "gotchas" associated with the CoolTech harness? If anyone has installed it on a 2012 Wrangler, please post your experience. Thanks!
I just put on the cooltech tow harness on my 2018 jl. Everything works great but the running lights. Blinkers and brake lights work fine.
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I just put on the cooltech tow harness on my 2018 jl. Everything works great but the running lights. Blinkers and brake lights work fine.
Mine installed without issue and has been working great for years now.
The only other way I would go, would be for making up a light bar of sorts for the hitch receiver on a non JK model and so there would be no cutting into the harness. Hitch hauls are good candidates for this as well and do use one on the toad for bikes and such, anyway.
Again, the COOTECH harness is mainly for JK's, but imagine they're now for the JL, also.
As for your issue with the running lights, read the instructions again and it seems to me there was a slight mod for some reason or the other and involved the use of having, a hitch electrical connector.
Not saying that's the problem, but do take another look.
How about the connector on the rear of the coach and is there tail light voltage present there? Is it going to the right pin on the toad connector?
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I just put on the cooltech tow harness on my 2018 jl. Everything works great but the running lights. Blinkers and brake lights work fine.
Thanks, but this thread is now 6 years old. We have had excellent service from our Cooltech.
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I just put on the cooltech tow harness on my 2018 jl. Everything works great but the running lights. Blinkers and brake lights work fine.
Almost certainly this is because the running light "signal" is not being received from the MH. Very easy to diagnose and fix.

With the Jeep disconnected from the motorhome, turn on the Jeep's parking lights and use a test light probe to find which pin at the connector of the front of the Jeep is "hot" (12v). If all connected correctly, there is one and only one pin that is hot. Now, plug in the umbilical cord to the Jeep and use the same 12v test probe to test the end of the umbilical cord that you will plug in to the MH. You should find one and only one pin that is "hot". If you don't, something is wrong within the umbilical cord. If you find one and only one pin in the umbilical cord that is hot, then note its location. Turn on the lights in the MH, and see if the pin on the MH that corresponds to the pin on the umbilical cord is hot.

99% probability that problem is NOT with Cool Tech harness itself but suspects are; 1) Connector at front of Jeep; 2) Umbilical Cord; 3) MH. Let us know what you find.
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