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Old 01-18-2015, 08:22 PM   #57
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That's a good deal. The Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 has a channel for the wiring so it is fixed in place permanently. The two cables have a quick link attachment to the base plates, and the coil cable for the break-away switch are the ones I am most concerned about. Sounds like wrapping them around the tow bar and covering is the preferred route. I will explore that option and maybe add some bungee cords to the mix.

smlranger, I have resolved to take the truck to the dealer and have them install the brake relay. I just don't feel comfortable trying to crawl up under there and splice into the wiring. It was all I wanted just drilling a hole through the firewall for the cable from the break-away switch. I will report back about the process.
Etrailer has a video of install of the AF1 on a 2014 F150 and in the video they install the brake relay (not sure I understand why). However, they make it look pretty easy. Today I looked at my brake light switch near the brake pedal and it doesn't look that easy. The wires are very small and tightly bundled so I'm leaving it alone. I need to attach a wire to my truck brake signal that will illuminate my LED on the coach dash when the AF1 applies brakes. I will tap into a brake light wire in one of the truck taillights to provide that feed (did that with CRV and it works fine).

Ain't this fun?
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Today I looked at my brake light switch near the brake pedal and it doesn't look that easy. The wires are very small and tightly bundled so I'm leaving it alone.
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I thought the same thing when I looked up under there. There doesn't seem to be a lot of exposed wire between the switch and the wiring harness. I am going to make a few calls and see what it will cost. I'm not yet ready to add external lighting, especially now that I have already installed the wiring to the tail lights.
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Update: Lights Done

My solution for toad lighting was to use diodes to wire into the top bulbs in the taillights for running lights only. I also have the oval LED lights you see on the bumper wired as running lights and stop lights that will come on with application of coach brake (truck tail lights will also come on for stopping as the AF1 pulls on the brake pedal so I will have plenty of stop lights ).

The two amber lights mounted below the truck tail lights are wired to coach for turn signals. This way I can tow either this F150 or my CRV (which has separate turn signals) and not change anything.

I had the lights laying around the shop so just had to buy the two diodes and some wire.

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