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Old 05-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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electric brake help. '68 tradewind

heres the issue i have, i have a factory installed towing package with electric brake on my f150, when we hook it to the camper, i have no brakes at all, i pulled two wheels off, found broken wires on what looks to be a magnet? snapped clean off at the surface, where can i find complete brake assemblies for this thing, and how can i check to see if i have power comming to each wheel? if i forgot any info needed, please post, its a 68 tradewind twin 26ft, dual axel with 12in brakes it appears

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Call Inland RV with the information above (your VIN might help) and they will send you the full assemblies. I would spring for the "self-adjusting" assemblies (very little extra $$$, lots less maintenance).


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Old 05-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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right on, ya i found out that the wire that runs off the male side of the 7-way plug for the electric brakes wasnt even hooked up :/. got power now, but none of the brakes seem to be working, so im gonna order all new setups for it, thanks mike!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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The brakes can be checked with a small battery charger and a jumper wire. There is no dedicated positive or ground. The two wires work hooked up either way. I'd check the brakes with the jumper, one wheel at a time. The brake parts for mine were available at the first auto parts store on the way to town. My magnets were all good but the horse trailer shop had them too.

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