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Old 01-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Factory Trailer Brake Wire Location?

Anyone know if the coachmen RV's shipped with factory trailer brake controllers? Or at least had the wires under the dash?

My coach is in my sig, and the new trailer I built has brakes so I will need a brake controller.

I have installed one in my truck for it so no biggie but was just wondering if wires are labeled by any chance?
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I assume u are talking about your motor home having a brake controller. No on the controller but you should have a blue wire under the dash on the driver side. That is if you already have a 6 pin or 7 pin connector in the rear by your trailer receiver.
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I assume u are talking about your motor home having a brake controller. No on the controller but you should have a blue wire under the dash on the driver side. That is if you already have a 6 pin or 7 pin connector in the rear by your trailer receiver.
Yes i have the 7 way on the back of the RV. Would there already be a tap in the brake pedal sensor? or would I need to splice one myself?
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Good question. On my 2000 I just had to find the blue wire and take it from there. The blue wire was from the seven pin so I just needed to add the power to the controller. Not sure if it is done different on the newer ones.
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Good question. On my 2000 I just had to find the blue wire and take it from there. The blue wire was from the seven pin so I just needed to add the power to the controller. Not sure if it is done different on the newer ones.
? You have to have some kinda brake sensor connected to the controller or else it never knows when to engage the trailer brakes...? The blue wire is only for power TO the brakes on the trailer. Still need 3 other inputs to the controller, usually 12V, gnd, blue brake wire, and brake sensor wire
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If you have a Freightliner chassis you should have a plug under the dash that looks like this.

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Some even have a pigtail attached (such as mine). These are the hook ups in the pigtail.

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Ford motorhome chassis have the wires taped together and taped to the bottom of the steering column (just like the Ford pickups without factory brake controllers). Start there and those wires will connect directly to just about any brake controller you want to use.
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Magoogle, what chassis do you have?
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Freightliner

RV is in for repairs at the moment, so I cant go look at it yet. Getting a new jack system installed. among other things ha
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