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Old 06-12-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Wiring a Toad

Got my Honda 2013 Fit (manual) all set to be towed. Yesterday I installed the Blue Ox base plate (not an easy task) and car is ready for my Roadmaster Brake Pro and wiring. I searched the forum and didn't find much on doing this yourself. I have a 6 pin 06 winnebago View. Any links or directions on how to do this and get power to my battery would be most appreciated. Chris
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This link shows RV & trailer wiring- Wiring Guides

You could use one of the brake connections for your battery line.
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Roadmaster has wiring info on their web site
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:04 AM   #4
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12v charging

Thanks, most helpful. Do you just find a 12v line and connect to battery with fuse and that keeps the battery charged? Chris


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Do you just find a 12v line and connect to battery with fuse and that keeps the battery charged? Chris

That works in theory. However, if the car battery is low when you hook up, it will draw a lot of charging current and blow the fuse. The other problem is that the car and MH circuits will be directly connected. Anticipating every possible outcome in this scenario gets complicated.

If you want to charge the car battery on the road, you will need a 12vdc-to-12vdc charger, usually mounted next to the car battery. These limit the amount of charging current drawn from the MH connection and are available from most vendors that sell trailer/RV wiring kits (e.g. Etrailer.com). Wire runs from the 12VDC source on the car's six pin connector to the charger, to the battery post. The six pin ground will also have to be connected to the car's ground.
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Simple solution... RVibrake Towed Battery Charger
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Another product option.

http://www.brakebuddy.com/pic/instru...structions.pdf
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Thanks!

That is most helpful. $21 on Amazon. Thanks, Chris

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Got charging figured out how about lights, turn signals?

Is it easiest to run a new bulb and install in existing tail lights or to go wire to existing lights? Blue Ox has a light system that is an add on, but you have to drill a hole in your present tail lights. Chris


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That works in theory. However, if the car battery is low when you hook up, it will draw a lot of charging current and blow the fuse. The other problem is that the car and MH circuits will be directly connected. Anticipating every possible outcome in this scenario gets complicated.

If you want to charge the car battery on the road, you will need a 12vdc-to-12vdc charger, usually mounted next to the car battery. These limit the amount of charging current drawn from the MH connection and are available from most vendors that sell trailer/RV wiring kits (e.g. Etrailer.com). Wire runs from the 12VDC source on the car's six pin connector to the charger, to the battery post. The six pin ground will also have to be connected to the car's ground.
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This might work

wire the black to the battery maintainer and 4 way to lights, but have to figure out wiring to the Roadmaster Pro

Amazon.com: Tow Ready 20320 4-Flat to 6-Way Round Pin Connector Adapter: Automotive

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Is it easiest to run a new bulb and install in existing tail lights or to go wire to existing lights? Blue Ox has a light system that is an add on, but you have to drill a hole in your present tail lights. Chris

Check out the other discussion going on right now on this subject.

Toad Brake, turn and tail lights

Or search for "Toad Brake" if you are using an app.
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