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I picked up an enclosed trailer REALLLLLY cheap,couldnt pass it up. Its a 95 Featherlite 8'x24' aluminum,great shape but,,It had no plug for lights or brakes. I purchased a plug and the service dept at Ricks RV said I could replace it myself. I can do that. But only 6 wires come out of trailer ,7 wires go into truck. I look at the diagram I swiped off the net and Im missing a blue wire BRAKES. I traced the wires back to the breaks and they are red there. Anybody have any ideas or are willing to give me a hand. I will gladly comp. you for your time.

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Pick up all new lights (led) and wires. Replace everything. Spend a few dollars now, and have years of worry free service.
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The problem is I cant find the blue wire going to the electric brakes, its not in the wire loom at all. The loom is routed through the frame of the trailer. Off come the wheels so I can see better. Damn rain!

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I picked up an enclosed trailer REALLLLLY cheap,couldnt pass it up. Its a 95 Featherlite 8'x24' aluminum,great shape but,,It had no plug for lights or brakes. I purchased a plug and the service dept at Ricks RV said I could replace it myself. I can do that. But only 6 wires come out of trailer ,7 wires go into truck. I look at the diagram I swiped off the net and Im missing a blue wire BRAKES. I traced the wires back to the breaks and they are red there. Anybody have any ideas or are willing to give me a hand. I will gladly comp. you for your time.
Not sure which truck you have but it may have more wires than you need. the center post should be for reverse lights which you wont need, and B+ (Should be Upper right on a 7 pin)wire you may not need unless you have accessory lighting inside.




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What Tony said is right. Also it sounds like you're going by wire colors from a wiring diagram, don't do that with a trailer. When the butchers that build the trailers wire them they don't neccesarily stick to the right colors. Just look at which pin on the trailer plug goes to which pin on the truck and make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

Do you have a trailer brake controller in your truck? If you don't, the trailer brake wire on your plug at the truck side won't work anyways.

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What Tony said is right. Also it sounds like you're going by wire colors from a wiring diagram, don't do that with a trailer. When the butchers that build the trailers wire them they don't neccesarily stick to the right colors. Just look at which pin on the trailer plug goes to which pin on the truck and make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

Do you have a trailer brake controller in your truck? If you don't, the trailer brake wire on your plug at the truck side won't work anyways.

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what kind of truck do you have and is it wired from the factory? many trucks come with a harness in the glove box that you need to install to hook up your brake controller.




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Maybe just plug it in and see what happens
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If the brakes are surge disc (instead of electric drum) you will need the reverse light lead. This locks out the surge master cylinder when backing so you do not engage the brakes.

If you have surge disc brakes & no reverse lead you will not be backing that trailer up!
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If the brakes are surge disc (instead of electric drum) you will need the reverse light lead. This locks out the surge master cylinder when backing so you do not engage the brakes.

If you have surge disc brakes & no reverse lead you will not be backing that trailer up!
Hahahaha we have a generator here at work with those damn surge brakes. I have to stick a screwdriver in the mechanism to back up.




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Thanx for all the suggestions but I decided to have a shop do it for me. New 4 way brakes and wiring. Beaver Creek in Joliet gave me a hella deal.

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Beaver creek is a good shop, I like those guys. I was in the neighborhood around lunch, I was gonna stop by and give you a hand but I didnt see the trailer in the driveway.




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You cant miss the thing, Its huge. I headed out around 11. They said it should be done Mon. Gonna head done to JC Whitneys in the morning to get my Pingle chocks and tie downs. It it wasnt so muddy Id take the dirt bikes down to Buffalo Rock.

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Pussy. Should have done it yourself, taken twice as long, and cost three times as much, like how I fix stuff.
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Same as my brother and his boat trailer sits in his drive with bad bearings.

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