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Old 09-09-2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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Brake controller wires??

I am installing a break controller in my 17 MA with a Spartan chassis. I am trying to locate the wires that should be stubbed out under the drivers foot well that are for the controller. Anyone done this install and located these? If so where did you find them?

I went through the same thing on my 15 LA. Newmar and Freightliner kept telling me they were above the left foot area. I looked and I looked but found nothing. I ended up finding them tucked into the steering column. Took me forever to find them.

Really hoping someone has done this on the same chassis and can share their discovery...
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:08 PM   #2
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No one has done this??
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On my CS they were tie wracked to the steering column, not sure if that helps.
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You'r olny half way to FOREVER, keep lookig.

Sorry just feel mean today.

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The cables "should" be on the lower left of the column, usually. here is a pic and the label "could" be the same. expand the pic and you'll see. I had the same label on VT and LA. I have the pin assignment somewhere, if you need it, let me know.
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The cables "should" be on the lower left of the column, usually. here is a pic and the label "could" be the same. expand the pic and you'll see. I had the same label on VT and LA. I have the pin assignment somewhere, if you need it, let me know.
Thank you! I spoke with Spartan this am. He said there was a connector on the end which is what has probably thrown me off. In the past they have not had a connector on the end. This should help me locate it. Thanks for the photo!
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Yes, new/higher units have a connector, I think all the wires should be labeled. much nicer and easier to setup.

btw, how much fun is it pulling a 30' stacker? noticeable on hills? and how heavy the tongue weight? I'm looking at 24 to replace a regular 22. with only about 9k, the weight is not an issue, but the length in camps or track some times is a challenge.
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Yes, new/higher units have a connector, I think all the wires should be labeled. much nicer and easier to setup.

btw, how much fun is it pulling a 30' stacker? noticeable on hills? and how heavy the tongue weight? I'm looking at 24 to replace a regular 22. with only about 9k, the weight is not an issue, but the length in camps or track some times is a challenge.
I sold my 30' when I sold my LA. I towed it around for 5 years though. I was 80 ft long so I had to plan what resorts I went to. A lot of time I would unhook it as there was a spot to store it. I now have a 24' aluminum stacker which is about 5k lbs lighter which is nice. It tows great and I really don't feel much of it unless its a steep grade but its not bad. I love having the ability to haul what I do.
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After hours of searching I finally found the wires. They were no where even close to where Newmar and Spartan said they were. I was being told they were at the base of the steering column. I looked and looked and nothing. I just started taking the dash apart and searching everywhere. I finally found them behind the speedo and just to the right. They were zip tied to the main harness all folded up which made it harder to see.

If anyone is trying to find them on a MA you should have luck where I described. Hopefully this will save some time for the next guy.
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