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Old 03-15-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Trailer question

I have a DS3891 Freightliner 2001,300hp cat
It has a towing package that has 7-pole, 4-pole and single pole electrical connections. The 7-pole I understand, but not the others. (4-pole for temporary lights? and one-pole for brake?)
My question is should I pull a trailer with vehicle on it or the vehicle directly.
What am I towing you ask? well at this time I have an F250 diesel with 8ft bed and I would like to put an Electric golf cart on it.
GVWR 7000lbs.
The towing package is good for this weight.
If I get a trailer then it will be 2 axles, 4 wheels probably 15" with brake, but will add another 1200lbs to trailing.
Opinions please,

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Old 03-15-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
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Here's a link to typical wiring for most all trailer wiring setups:
Trailer Wiring Diagrams | etrailer.com

You'll have to check Newmar documents for your wiring if it's different from typical. Or you could test your outlets and figure it out.

While your RV might say it's rated to handle the weight, it would be best to weigh the loaded RV and make sure you really have 7,000 lbs. reserve.

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