Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 27' Overlander
1989 32' Excella
Bay City , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 46
brake problem

Just purchased 89 excella to go with 70 overlander. when moving it, all trailer lights worked,but no power to brakes. is there a 12v fuse panel I should check, or could someone point me in the right direction on what to look at. appreciate any leads.
__________________

__________________
capt ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
r carl's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,056
Check to see if you have 12v at the connection where the wire goes into the backing plate.
__________________

__________________
The higher your expectations the fewer your options.
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
The brakes are not fused.

On newer Airstreams, there is typically a junction box in the front left corner inside where the umbilical cable is connected to the trailer wiring. That's a good place to check first.
__________________
To learn to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,812
Images: 12
First off do you have a brake controller in the TV? If so have you checked to see if you are getting voltage on the 5 o clock pin in the connector at the rear bumper when the manual lever is applied on the controller? If you are
getting voltage at the connector then it is time to check out the trailer wiring.

Come back after checking these items.
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 09:07 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,812
Images: 12
I misstated above. You should see voltage between the pins at 5 and 7
o clock if the brakes controller is working. Those terminals are brake power and ground.
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 01:22 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
1999 30' Excella 1000
Griffin , Georgia
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by HowieE View Post
I misstated above. You should see voltage between the pins at 5 and 7
o clock if the brakes controller is working. Those terminals are brake power and ground.

We are having an issue with our 99 Airstream. We just replaced all brakes and still having brake problems. We are getting a reading of just over 13 volts on our Prodigy 3 brake controller. Any suggestions of what to do next?
__________________
Bassrats2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 01:43 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,812
Images: 12
are you sure you are not reading 13 amps?

I don't know of any brake controller that gives voltage output.

13 amps would be Full Power for a 4 wheel trailer. If the brakes are not being applied at this point I would suspect brake shoe adjustment. If you know how to adjust the brake shoes check that first.

If you do adjust the brakes do so while spinning the wheel and adjusting the shoe till you can not spin the wheel them back OFF 3 clicks on the star wheel. It helps to hit the wheel from time to time with a 2 pound hammer while doing the adjustment. This recenters the drum and keeps you from getting a false reading.

While you have the wheel off the ground grab the top and bottom of the wheel and shake it. You SHOULD feel a slight clicking movement. No movement the bearings are TOO tight
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake lights, brake controller not functioning adwriter73 Brakes & Brake Controllers 17 01-16-2014 10:37 AM
Brake controller or trailer brake problem? (newbie alert) jornvango Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 11-01-2012 03:17 PM
BRAKE-RITE II SD or BRAKE-RITE EHB Dwight Brakes & Brake Controllers 8 01-30-2012 07:06 PM
Ford or Chevy OEM Brake Controllers with Elec-Hyd brake equipped Airstreams? JFScheck Tow Vehicles 30 11-11-2011 12:29 AM
New F150 '09 brake controller vs. Prodigy brake controller dukester Brakes & Brake Controllers 17 01-20-2009 11:46 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.