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Old 02-12-2018, 08:55 PM   #57
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If I put it behind the sofa, I'd need to pull the sofa out to install and again if I need to bleed the system. It could get messy if there's a spill and the smell of brake fluid would probably always be present.

Do you see any issues if I put the actuator behind the fridge? The brake lines would probably be shorter (a good thing). I'd need to run 10 AWG wires from the batteries to actuator.

Any other issues that I'm not seeing?
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:40 AM   #58
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We put the hydraulic brake pump in the battery box behind the propane tanks as the 600 amp-hour lithium battery is under the sofa of our 31' Classic along with the Magnum MS-2812 inverter/converter..
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:08 AM   #59
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If I put it behind the sofa, I'd need to pull the sofa out to install and again if I need to bleed the system. It could get messy if there's a spill and the smell of brake fluid would probably always be present.

Do you see any issues if I put the actuator behind the fridge? The brake lines would probably be shorter (a good thing). I'd need to run 10 AWG wires from the batteries to actuator.

Any other issues that I'm not seeing?
The only thing I would be concerned about is the drop in the wire. I used the Hydrastar actuator and they apparently are used mostly on big boat trailers, not RVs, without a main power source on the trailer. They said the power from the actuator comes from the tow vehicle. So if it is OK to run 10 ga from the TV, 10 ga from near the fridge should be fine. After thinking about it, I agree you don't want it behind the sofa. Although I don't have any leakage/seepage from mine and no brake fluid smell in/around the box, adding fluid would be a pain.

You will also have to pull a blue wire from the TV brake controller and a wire from the breakaway switch to that location, as you probably have already figured out.

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