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Old 04-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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Have any of you had a normal trailer brake module installed on a workhorse chassis yet? I have a 35' Allegro Bay with a W22 and the local dealer is quoting a pretty high fee because it does not have a normal trailer harness like a pickup does.

What did you pay for your installation?

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Have any of you had a normal trailer brake module installed on a workhorse chassis yet? I have a 35' Allegro Bay with a W22 and the local dealer is quoting a pretty high fee because it does not have a normal trailer harness like a pickup does.

What did you pay for your installation?

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Old 04-30-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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Go to a regular hitch shop - wiring a brake controller is pretty trivial on any vehicle and should *not* need more than an hour extra labor. Remember that you are paying for shop time, not just a mechanic, so an hour of labor will be $60-$100 depending on rates in your area.

Or do it yourself. You need to run a power wire (with circuit breaker) to the chassis battery or fuse block, hook a wire to the brake pedal switch and run a line underneath the MH to the rear. None of this is hard if you don't mind crawling around.

Note: I left the *not* out of my original post. Hope I didn't steer anyone wrong because of that.
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The Allegro Bus has a wire run from under the dash to the rear socket. This is probably a Freightliner thing, not Tiffin. However, my 2003 Suncruiser was on a Workhorse chassis and it too had a wire run for the trailer brakes.

I'm thinking that you probably do have a wire. Once you find where it is, it should be easy (just like a pickup ) for any dealer (or yourself) to install a trailer brake controller.
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Hi Don,

I noticed this post was your first since joining iRV2 last month and would like to welcome you to iRV2, we're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. As you're already seeing, there's a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them and they're very eager to help and share their knowledge and experiences with others.

I'll stick a 'shortcut' to this thread over in the Workhorse Chassis Motorhome Club Forum, which is a forum sponsored by Workhorse Custom Chassis and contains discussions related to P, W and R-Series Workhorse chassis products. Perhaps others will see it and contribute some additional helpful comments.

Again, welcome to iRV2, we're glad you joined.
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