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Old 06-09-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Installing a brake controller in a 2005 Bounder 32W

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Tekonsha electric brake controller for my Bounder (we tow with a dolly), and I'm wondering just how involved the installation will be since I'll be doing it myself. Here are my questions:

1. Do you know if my '05 Bounder is likely to have a wiring harness just waiting to plug into a controller?

2. If it does not, how many connections will I have to make, and to what? Tekonsha's online material, including the installation guide, are quiet about the actual connections -- no wiring diagram. It looks like the unit has four wires coming out of it, maybe ground, 12v (amps?), brake pedal switch, trailer brake?

3. If the Bounder has the harness already, would it also be likely to include the wiring back to the trailer connection?

That's all for now. I'd love to hear from someone who as installed one of these without the benefit of a factory-wired harness, if that's what I'll have to do.


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Old 06-11-2016, 10:37 AM   #2
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If your MH is on a Freightliner chassis it is probably prewired. Give them a call.
My 04 was wired, the plug under the dash was a bare to find.
Does your dolly have electric brakes?

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Old 06-11-2016, 04:17 PM   #3
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Mine's on a workhorse chassis. The trailer connector includes the blue wire, I confirmed, but I haven't been able to find anything under the dash that looks like a controller plug in. The brake pedal switch has two connectors, one with a blue wire, but no empty receptacles (see photo).

Yes my dolly has electric brakes.
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A couple of prior iRV2 posts may help you:

Where is my BRAKE WIRE??
2005 Gulf Stream Sun V brake control
2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30PDD (Ford F-53 chassis)
2009 Honda Fit Sport
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:05 PM   #5
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These were helpful, thanks. I have now located the "blue wire" under the dash, so I guess there is no available plug that has all the connections I will need.

In addition I assume I'll need ground, 12v and brake switch lines. Any advice from where to pull these connections? Is there usually a cluster that has them in one place?
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