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Old 03-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Brake contrroller on airbrake system

I have a 99 Winnebago 34V Diesel pusher, and of course air brakes. A friend has given me a PowerMate controller and I hooked it up. I utilize a flat utility trailer to either tow motorcycles kayaks or a 2011 Fiesta. The system works in part, Brake lights, running lights, and turn signals function as the should and the manual push switch on the controller will activate the electric brakes on the trailer. However the brake pedal itself will not activate the electric brakes, only the coach brake and brake lights function. I've searched the history files on brake controller setups of iRV2 members from past posts but can't find any specific to my rig for finding an attachment point for the controller wire to activate via the brake pedal. The instructions for a PowerMate show hooking to the switch on the back of the brake pedal however thats not an option I have. The only place I've seen anything that might be a possible attachment point is on the underside of the floor below and forward of the brake and accelerator pedals. Is there any member that might be able to help? The Manual stop bar works well from the controller, but happiness would be the ability to use the brake pedal too.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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2 options come to mind.

1)If your coach brake lights operate seperate from your turn signals, you can tap in to that brake light wire or fuse. You may have to run a wire from front to back to do this.

Good luck
2)If you have a third brake light (center high mounted), you may have a fuse or wire that can be tapped.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Rotten Ralph, While probing around I found reminants of what previous owners had done, one being a red wire attached to the brake relay under the floor. All is well with the world .....and my MH now. https://picasaweb.google.com/gcipra/...02065485400018 The attachment point for the brake is shown in the photo for others who may be looking for iti n the future.
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