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Old 10-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Pulling a cargo trailer sometimes and a toad sometimes.

I am just about to wire a brake controller, newer Class A dp coach prewired with 7 way plug and appropriate pigtail at steering wheel. Next year we are going to buy a car to be a toad, 4 down. Do I need separate electrical systems? We used to tow a Jeep Liberty and a dual axle cargo trailer with our gasser Class A and a 7 way plug at the hitch.


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Old 10-02-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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no, I have a '07 Jeep Laredo and also tow a 18' enclosed trailer that hauls our toys. Use the same 7-way plug for both. No problem
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:50 AM   #3
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You will need a separate Aux braking system for your towed. the brake controller for a trailer with electric brakes will not work with a towed. I use the Air Force One brake system, however there are several other systems. Do a search here and you will find threads discussing the different systems.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #4
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Depends on whether he has his toad on a tow dolly or using a Remco brake system like mine which runs off the air brake system. Usually a Hyd brake system uses the electric version and has a second 4-pin cable to connect to the toad for brake control system. Either way your 7-way RV socket will be used in both cases with our having to have a second one to separate them like his original question.
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We are going to use a Brake buddy in the toad. That's how we did it with the Jeep. And, I'll fix a hot and ground wire from the coach to power the BB to save the toad battery. Got the Brake controller today. Tekonsha P3. Waiting for the male plug end so I can build the pigtail. Got the pins Sat. I'll need to get the soldering iron out.


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no, I have a '07 Jeep Laredo and also tow a 18' enclosed trailer that hauls our toys. Use the same 7-way plug for both. No problem

Thanks all,

That is what we used to do, 4 yrs ago. I was just wondering if anything had changed. This dp, is probably our last mh. But, we will probably change toads every few years. So Brake Buddy is probably the best for us.


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I had a similar setup, pulling a toad sometimes and other times trailers and boats. The dealership wired in a 3 way switch so I could direct the power to the tekonsha brake controller of the unified controller for the toad, or no power when towing the boat which has its own hydraulic braking system. This approached worked out perfect.


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