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Old 01-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Help please regarding brakes - 1969 23' Safari

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i plan on picking up my new to me 23' airstream safari tomorrow with my 1994 isuzu trooper - i have a basic trailer light plug in (that i use for my boat trailer)set up with no connection for brakes - will this be an issue moving the trailer??

i was just told that the trailer brakes will remain locked if i don't have the proper brake wiring set up -i can't imagine this being the case but is it correct??

thanks in advance.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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all,

i plan on picking up my new to me 23' airstream safari tomorrow with my 1994 isuzu trooper - i have a basic trailer light plug in (that i use for my boat trailer)set up with no connection for brakes - will this be an issue moving the trailer??

i was just told that the trailer brakes will remain locked if i don't have the proper brake wiring set up -i can't imagine this being the case but is it correct??

thanks in advance.
Might or might not happen.

Knowing what colors each wire represents on the trailer, will help you avoid that.

Andy
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You need to get a 7 pin connector for your vehicle. Any rv dealer can wire it up for you. I recommend getting this done before you pick up your new Airstream. You need to get it done anyway, so why not get it done now.

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You need a 7 pin connector for the trailer, and you need a brake controller to make the trailer brakes work. The only "optional" part should be if you wire up a 12 volt charge line now, or later. You also need WD and sway control, but you have to be able to stop the trailer, especially going down any hill or if an ID10T pulls out in front of you.
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