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Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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u s gear unified tow brake

this product is way too complex for me to install. i cant find anyone near Omaha, NE that is familiar with this product. i want to find someone to install and wire my 2012 thor outlaw for brake and tow my 2009 jeep wrangler. i have jeep blue ox baseplate installed and blue ox towbar on rv. nothing else, receptacles, wiring, and tow brake hardware. where do i go?
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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need prof help to install unified tow brake

i am currently in omaha NE and desperately need to find qualified help to install u s gear unified tow brake. i ordered it, thinking i could do it myself, but it is way too complex. I have a 2012 thor outlaw mh and 2009 jeep wrangler. i have installed a blue ox baseplate on jeep (way more work than i was prepared for) and have a blue ox towbar for mh. there are no receptacles on either vehicle for tow lights. i dont know if mh is prewired for electric brakes cant find anyone in area familiar with u s gear product to install and wire brake/ tow package. Anyone know of a place??
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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All the hardware you need should be in the box, though some wire may be needed.

Instructions are simple and straight foreward,

On the towing vehicle (motor home) hook up is easier if you have the wiring diagram for the beast, wires you need may already be in place, but you need basically 4 hookups under the dash.

POWER (Switched if possible) my rig has a connection specifically for the tow brakes, alas, the installer did not know that so tapped an Accessory wire elsewhere.

Brake Lights (The lamp side of the brake light switch

Ground

And the wire to the back of the bus (Should be blue by the way).

On the car end,, The vacuum pump may be a bit of a problem but you need power, ground, breakway the assorted wires to the 3 modules and the connector up front to the motor home.

The power lead takes two circuit breakers, (included) you will find a power tap point on your main fuse block, or on your aux fuse block if you have one, On the car, you have a power tap point or three scattered about, Just where I do not know but I know chrysler has a battery lead tap under the fuse block, MAY BE FUSED however.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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this product is way too complex for me to install. i cant find anyone near Omaha, NE that is familiar with this product. i want to find someone to install and wire my 2012 thor outlaw for brake and tow my 2009 jeep wrangler. i have jeep blue ox baseplate installed and blue ox towbar on rv. nothing else, receptacles, wiring, and tow brake hardware. where do i go?

Just a thought, have you asked U.S.Gear for help in finding an installer. FWIW ours is great and well worth every penny.
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of course i have asked u s gear. they dont have anyone in the state of NE.

and many thanks to the person who said it is all in my box of stuff. i'm sure it is but i am looking for PROFESSIONAL help. this is way beyond my ability.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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Many of us have installed these units ourselves and yes it is a fair bit of work but totally doable. My point is I don't think you neccesarily need a US Gear specialist to get the job done. My suggestion would be to find a decent hitch/trailer shop and get them to do the lights and pre-wire for the brake system, at least that way you're good to go and just need to be aware you have no toad braking. Many people tow without one and have no problems. If you find a shop you like to do the lights show them the brake system and you may find they are willing to do that as well. Good luck.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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I installed mine but I must say, it was a lot of work. About any good private auto shop should be able to install it.
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When you find someone to install the US Gear for you, I would recommend you ask him to install the brake solenoid on the passenger side, on the firewall and route the cable to the brake from that location. The instructions would like it installed under the driver seat, but when I did mine I did not like that location.....cause I like to put "stuff" under my seat. Good luck and you will like this brake controller.
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where do i find the parts that go into the towed 08 jeep wrangler? i have the hookup in my moho and it's wired to back of moho. thank you. tombob
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This is a hi-jack of the post but as the op has not posted for a few days I'll give a quick answer. Not sure if you are looking for the base plate for your jeep or a brake system but here are a couple of suggestions. There is a whole forum on this website devoted to toads and towing issues so suggest you do some browsing there, you could also check out the blue ox web site that also contains lots of good info about towing and the products they sell. Blue Ox Towing Products good luck
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ljhumble, if you're still looking for professional installation of your Unified Tow Brake, try calling a local hitch shop. Even though they may not be a factory authorized U.S. Gear service center, many will be familiar with the system.

We too considered installing ours ourselves but DH decided that he didn't want to hassle with it so we did use a factory authorized shop for the initial installation but we had a problem with it later while we were out on the road and we were not near an authorized shop so we just stopped at a hitch shop and they were able to diagnose the problem quickly. They told us that even though they are not on the factory authorized list of dealers, they have installed the system before and others like it.

Many or most hitch shops are familiar with wiring and towing so I'm sure any of them can install it for you. I'd call and ask them.

Here are a couple in Omaha to get you started:

Cape Truck Accessories

Council Hitch
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tombob here thanks everyone need to have towed vehicle kit # tv-1000k lots of dollars. thanks again.
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tombob here thanks everyone need to have towed vehicle kit # tv-1000k lots of dollars. thanks again.
If you shop around, you should be able to get that kit for around $950 or under. Remember, it constitutes the majority of the system. The full package adds the wiring for the motorhome but you evidently have that already.

I know many believe the Unified Tow Brake isn't the best system but it has served us well and we wouldn't hesitate to use it again.
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