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Old 02-15-2015, 03:03 PM   #15
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The RoadMaster support site has a bunch of manuals and information, including tail light wiring.

The page : Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

A good document outlining tail light wiring options titled "Universal Wiring Kit (part 154)"
That's what I've used on the two toweds I've wired, no problems at all. Still working after 10 years too.
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What kind of braking system are you using on the truck? I hope you are using one? How is it activated?
Have a '05 Honda Odyssey now and use the RoadMaster Brakemaster unit. Have used it with the '97 Jeep GC too. Works great (as long as you remember to release the parking brakes)!
Getting a new/newer MH this Thursday and got the 2nd MH kit to hook up to the Magna's air disk brake system. Kind of expensive for what little you get though at 129.95 + tax and shipping though but you have to have it unless I want to take everything off the old rig.
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Another newbie question.
If you have a brake system that pushes on the brake pedal, doesn't that light the brake lights and comply with the law?
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That depends on the wiring in your towed. On our Odyssey I have the leave the ignition switch on, so the brake lights do work when the peddle is pressed, but when I wired the Odyssey I allowed for that.
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Another newbie question.
If you have a brake system that pushes on the brake pedal, doesn't that light the brake lights and comply with the law?
F4Gary,
In reality, activation of the brake lights in a toad, by the toads brake pedal, via an auxiliary brake mechanism or, even anyone pushing on the pedal, is dependent on how the toad is wired, from the factory. You see, there are some vehicles that, DO NOT activate the brake lights if the key is off and, you push on the brake pedal. But, on some, even if the key is out of the ignition, and you push on the brake pedal, the brake lights will activate.

Now, again, this can, and often does, open up a whole 'nother can of worms. The reason is, if one is not thinking about this type of situation, and, wires in the toad lights using the stock toad lights, you can end up with two DIFFERENT signals, being sent to the same filament, in the same bulb.

On the other hand, if you're one of those that likes to drill the housing and install a second bulb, you won't run into that kind of problem. However, you most likely will have a situation where, if you put a turn signal on and, apply the brakes, you can have almost conflicting signals, from two bulbs, sitting within an inch of each other, WITH NO PARTITION in between them. Just something to consider. Good luck.
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The RoadMaster support site has a bunch of manuals and information, including tail light wiring.

The page : Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

A good document outlining tail light wiring options titled "Universal Wiring Kit (part 154)"
Thanks ... for the input ... looks like i got the lights done ... now just wondering about a braking system
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