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Old 03-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #15
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If you have a battery in the trailer. With the meter set to the DC scale connect the black lead of the meter to the white wire in the trailer cord then connect the red meter lead to the heavy black wire and see if you get a reading. If so the black lead is the charge line. If the black wire is larger than the others it is the charge line. Your trailer may have a blue wire for the electric brakes.
You will need a battery in the trailer and a functioning break away switch to be legal on the road.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #16
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Maybe this will help:

Tow Vehicle/ Airstream
black 1:00 = blue/ charge line
green 3:00 = brown / right turn
blue 4:00 = yellow/ brakes
white 7:00 = white/ ground
yellow 9:00 = red/ left
brown 11:00 = green / running
purple center = black / back up

Example/ The charging line on the TV is black and is in one o'clock position. This should connect to the blue line on the Airstream.

You probably will have to move some wiring around. Do one thing at a time so you don't get confused.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #17
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You will need a battery in the trailer and a functioning break away switch to be legal on the road.
To expound on this, the only thing the trailer battery does when towing is to power the break away switch. If you have an older break away switch it probably does not work anyway. Personally speaking, I would not let that stop me, but I would be extra special careful towing and check the break away switch when you can. The way to test the break away switch is to disconnect the 7 way from the TV and pull the pin. The brakes should activate. If you have an old switch you then may not be able to deactivate the brakes without disconnecting the 12v to the switch. The switch should also be fused with a funky fuse in the 7 way access panel and maybe another fuse in the tongue.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #18
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Maybe we should have started by asking what color the wires are coming out of the trailer. Also the relative size of each color.
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It is working. thanks so much to you guys out there that got us back on the road!!!!!
Especially Twinkle and Lunatic. I am not sure where you got the diagram that was different from my manual but it is the correct one for those of you that have a 69.
Again all is well and we are on our way north to our home.
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It is working. thanks so much to you guys out there that got us back on the road!!!!!
Especially Twinkle and Lunatic.
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That's Twinkie and Lumatic

So what was the problem(s) and how did you fix it?
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