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Old 10-13-2020, 08:29 PM   #1
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Camelot - Towing a car hauler

Hey fellow Monaco owners, after 5 years of flat towing a Ford Edge AWD, I am now going to be towing a 16ft cargo/car hauler trailer with a Mini Cooper inside. The Edge was equipped with Air Force One braking system and it towed like a dream. My question is the following; the trailer will have electric brakes and although I have experience towing travel trailers that are equipped in this way, I am wondering about where to mount the trailer brake actuator in the coach.
Some guidance and suggestions would be appreciated, thanks in advance for your support.
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What year Camelot?

Monacos 2006 or later should have been prewired with trailer electric brake controller wiring under the dash, extending to the hitch connector. See this link for where to find the under-dash connector:

Brake Controller Location Guide for Monaco Brand Motorhomes

For pre-2006, this link may apply:

Late Model Roadmaster Chassis Installation Instructions

Finally, this service bulletin may apply:

Service Bulletin for Monaco Pre-wired Coaches

Note that this information applies to any trailer electric bake installation, not just the Unified Tow Brake product.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:06 PM   #3
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I mounted the brake controller bracket horizontally on the left side of the dash about 4" below the instruments. The brake controller is then swiveled to a 45 degree angle.
This is in front of the drivers knee.
The idea is the driver can tap the control lever in an emergency.

I used a Tekonsha Prodigy controller and am very happy with it.
Good luck finding the prewire! They are buried with hundreds of other wires, all white.
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I agree, left side just below dash
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Your 07 should have the necessary wires near the OPD plug. It’s not plug and play...splice the appropriate wires to you brake controller.
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I mounted the brake controller bracket horizontally on the left side of the dash about 4" below the instruments. The brake controller is then swiveled to a 45 degree angle.
This is in front of the drivers knee.
The idea is the driver can tap the control lever in an emergency.

I used a Tekonsha Prodigy controller and am very happy with it.
Good luck finding the prewire! They are buried with hundreds of other wires, all white.
We have an 04 Camelot and it did not come prewired. I did however mount our controller the same way as Vinny did and in the same location and also used the same controller.

As far as the wire I had to tap into the front brake light switch for a brake signal to the controller.

To be honest I really do not know why I even put it in because I can't even feel the car hauler trailer brakes when stopping...lol.
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07 model, thank you to all that replied.
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