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Old 11-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #15
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We like to use the BX8869 bulb and socket wiring so that you donít have to tap into the electrical wiring of the toad. The BX8862 is a 6 pin plug so if you have a 6-pin plug on the electrical plug of the coach that will work great.

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #16
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We like to use the BX8869 bulb and socket wiring so that you don’t have to tap into the electrical wiring of the toad. The BX8862 is a 6 pin plug so if you have a 6-pin plug on the electrical plug of the coach that will work great. If you have further questions feel free to contact our Customer Care Team at 800-228-9289, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your convenience. Katie W. Blue Ox
So, just be 100% clear, if I add a BX8862, that should be all I need. Right?

Thanks, Katie!
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #17
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Chances are the 7 pin connector is ready to go. Simple way to go is buy a magnetic light kit from Harbor Freight, Walmart, or Amazon. Buy an adaptor plug for the 7 pin plug to a flat 4 wire, plug in the lights and you are done. And you did not modify the car.
This by far is the cheapest and easiest way to go if you are not concerned about the toad coming loose. Use seriously good safety chains or cables and your wallet will be relieved.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #18
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(Referring to magnetic lights) This by far is the cheapest and easiest way to go if you are not concerned about the toad coming loose. Use seriously good safety chains or cables and your wallet will be relieved.
I agree with this 100%. There is a big difference between $30 and done and $130 and then install. I'm definitely looking at both options. I am leaning toward the magnetic light option for more than one reason.

And...because my Toad is under 2200 lbs., I think that any safety chains will hold it. Heck! I think I'll just use two long bungee cords. HAHAHAHAHA! No...not really...
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I agree with this 100%. There is a big difference between $30 and done and $130 and then install. I'm definitely looking at both options. I am leaning toward the magnetic light option for more than one reason.

And...because my Toad is under 2200 lbs., I think that any safety chains will hold it. Heck! I think I'll just use two long bungee cords. HAHAHAHAHA! No...not really...

Your bungee cord comment rang a bell with me. I see you have a Tracker, research that on this forum. I have seen a couple of posts referring to the wheels not wanting to return and bungees were added to the steering wheel to help out. Just happened to remember that, lot of people tow them so I guess it's not a big deal.

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Your bungee cord comment rang a bell with me. I see you have a Tracker, research that on this forum. I have seen a couple of posts referring to the wheels not wanting to return and bungees were added to the steering wheel to help out. Just happened to remember that, lot of people tow them so I guess it's not a big deal.

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Wow! Thanks for the link to the other thread. I'll be on the lookout for it and make sure I have some bungee cords for the steering wheel to start!
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What No Breaks ????

You need Breaks on the toad period.
! Stopping is important.
2 How are you going to do break away without breaks.

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #22
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You need Breaks on the toad period.
! Stopping is important.
2 How are you going to do break away without breaks.

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Yup! Figured that out after reading more threads. Looking at the Brake Buddy Vantage Select.
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I used the Tow Daddy wiring kit on my jeep toad, very easy. 7 pin to 4 pin round. Just make sure the wiring coming off the adaptor is right, I had to switch two wires.
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air breaks

if that's an air coach there are In my opinion better options like3 the MG Inc. or Airforce one or the Roadmaster 9000. They use your coach air and give you great breaking without using the toads DC power. You can find them used at times on Ebay or on these forums.
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if that's an air coach there are In my opinion better options like3 the MG Inc. or Airforce one or the Roadmaster 9000. They use your coach air and give you great breaking without using the toads DC power. You can find them used at times on Ebay or on these forums.
Kinda misleading. You cant use the toads dc power without soon having a dead toad battery. A simple hookup with the already supplied 12v power from the coach keeps the battery charged. Freightliner has prewired their chassis since 2002.
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Kinda misleading. You cant use the toads dc power without soon having a dead toad battery. A simple hookup with the already supplied 12v power from the coach keeps the battery charged. Freightliner has prewired their chassis since 2002.
My brake system works off my coach's air brake line. No DC involved. And I have a lighting kit so I just plug in and use the Jeep's lights. No battery issues there, either. When I turn the key it only unlocks the steering wheel, as there is a first position that doesn't engage the Jeep's electrical system. So again, zero battery issues.
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My brake system works off my coach's air brake line. No DC involved. And I have a lighting kit so I just plug in and use the Jeep's lights. No battery issues there, either. When I turn the key it only unlocks the steering wheel, as there is a first position that doesn't engage the Jeep's electrical system. So again, zero battery issues.
you just contradicted your first post. You are using dc ; from your coach , which is exactly what I said. This eliminates dead toad battery. 6 of one half dozen of the other. dc is dc you are still getting it from the coach.
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you just contradicted your first post. You are using dc ; from your coach , which is exactly what I said. This eliminates dead toad battery. 6 of one half dozen of the other. dc is dc you are still getting it from the coach.
Well sure?!? I thought the issue was a dead battery in the toad caused by using its battery to power the brake system.
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