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Old 03-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #15
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Is that what the unused wire in post 1?

Is it hot with a battery connected?

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:50 AM   #16
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I am curious what people do with the wires that run out to the break away switch to keep them safe from the weather and UV exposure. Anyone have a good idea for this?

I think for my plan, I will have my 7 pin enter the trailer through the a-frame channel, and into a 12v distribution box that I found on etrailer. From there I can hopefully make all the connections without splicing too many wires.

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Old 03-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #17
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The unused wire when made hot, lit up the running light curcuit. I'll just leave it dead. Otherwise everything on my trailer is just as Andy predicted, curcuit breaker and all. My umbilical and the wires for the breakaway run inside the frame from the tongue and back out a hole in the frame at the connection point. Not a lot of fun to get the new cord /wires back through the hole. The new cord is a slightly larger diameter than the old one. With a little filing and lots of effort everything is now in place and ready to hook up. If this winter ever ends I'll be ready to go!
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:24 PM   #18
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Winter ends!!!!!! It ended last week. We are in spring, man!

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you are now free to move about the country.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:15 AM   #19
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The breakaway switch, must be wire between the 12 volt charge line, and the hot brake line. That charge line, thru a 12 volt circuit breaker, about 50 amps, goes directly to the battery. Never a fuse


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I have questioned , as others have , about a fuse in this line . In my '76 the battery power goes to the converter fuse panel and from there is distributed . Both the hot and ground have a 50a fuse , this is from the factory , therefore everything from that point on , including the brakes are fuse protected . It would seem to me that if it were not fuse protected and there was a dead short in the brake wire it would burn up the wire all the way back to the converter which is inside the trailer. If in the brakeaway situation the brakes tried to draw more than 50a it would be because something had shorted because that size wire couldn't support more than that , at that point the brakes wouldn't be working anymore so it doesn't matter.

Were there any years that Airstream didn't have these lines fused ?
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