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Old 10-28-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Travelling South and REALLY need help!

We are snow birding for the first time towing our brand new 2014 Edge for the first time having parted with our Suzuki Sidekick. We are travelling from BC to Palm Spring CA. It seems that anything that could go wrong has gone wrong. We are in Pendelton OR the toad battery is flat the rear running lights on the toad aren't working it's storming like the devil and I need to get my problems fixed! PLEASE can anyone suggest a repair shop for my problem between here and Twin Falls Idaho on or around I84.
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Hello Hitchin Sorry to hear about your difficulties. I think the problem with running lights is a bad fuse or a loose connection on the embilical cord or the toad was not wired correctly to the coach. You may also need a charge line for the toad.

Sorry I do not know of any repair facilities in the area you in. You might ask local parts houses in the area and they should be able to recommend a reliable repair shop in the area.
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Try Tom Denchel Ford in Hermiston right up the road. Have found them to be fairly good and fair. 541-567-3291.
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What about www.rvservicereviews.com ? Covers all states and offers opinions as to level of service given.
Good luck, good health and safe travels!
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Was the Edge started and ran every 6 hours for 5 minutes while towing and every morning?
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As always you guys really helped thanks to all. In The daylight I was able to jump start the Edge in order to put charge into the battery. I checked the wiring that the hitch shop had done to find that the toad was wired as a trailer and not a toad! I traced the wiring through and correctly connected the charge line In the six pin socket on the toad now I just have to sort out the running lights on the rear. 7 hours driving today and the Edge is in great shape battery wise. While talking to my buddy today, seems he used the same shop and had the same problem! Let's hope my luck has changed!
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As always you guys really helped thanks to all. In The daylight I was able to jump start the Edge in order to put charge into the battery. I checked the wiring that the hitch shop had done to find that the toad was wired as a trailer and not a toad! I traced the wiring through and correctly connected the charge line In the six pin socket on the toad now I just have to sort out the running lights on the rear. 7 hours driving today and the Edge is in great shape battery wise. While talking to my buddy today, seems he used the same shop and had the same problem! Let's hope my luck has changed!
Other than the charge wire the rest of the wiring is exactly the same unless your towed has different taillight wiring due to needing a converter to go from 2 to 3 for the brake/taillights.
Here's a list that RoadMaster has: http://roadmasterinc.com/pdf/vehicle...components.pdf
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Hitchin', good for you! Great job.


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