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Old 05-28-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Wiring for electric brakes

Hi everyone, been a while since I've asked for help but here goes. I've got a 2007 Fleetwood Excursion and want to tow a 24 foot trailer with electric brakes. I know you need a controller but is there a wiring plug in harness that plugs into the existing freightliner wiring or do I need to hard wire going all the way back to the battery. When I installed this same controller into my 2004 Chevy Silverado the harness just plugged into the controller and then into a spot in the fuse box. Is there such a thing on my coach? Any help would be appreciated . I know someone has don this before. Thanks, Fearlessfritz
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Thanks for asking. I want to do the same.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:28 PM   #3
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It's going to be a plug under the instrument panel. Call Freightliner and they will send you the wiring schematics and be able to lead you to where the plug is.
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:55 PM   #4
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I Have a 2000 American Eagle on a Spartan Chasis and I want to pull a 3500# trailer with electric brakes, There is a 7 pin plug but I have not checked it yet.
I do not see any sign of a controller anywhere upfront.
I don't want to hi'jack this thread but I would like similar help in how to go about doing this properly ?

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I suspect you/we are going to have to buy the separate brake control unit. What one is the best?
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And, yes I found the plug you are speaking about. It has a rubber cover over it.
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I think you need a separate brake controller check out the connection on the back. google : trailer connector and select Images for trailers
My Southwind has a pin for brakes and I don't have a controller but it should be pre wired under the dash
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I suspect you/we are going to have to buy the separate brake control unit. What one is the best?
You're right, I have a Tekonsha P3 on my car for this trailer that I chose after much research and it is a great unit, does it's own diagnostics and actually I could move it from one to other vehicles but then I have to get another installation kit!

I will most likely just buy another one, but it sounds like it that I have to run 40+ ft of wire to the back and forth to the front. Hoping this wasn't so!!!!! :bang head:

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