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Old 07-23-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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I have bought a 1970 31' Sovreign in Gold Beach Oregon.
I live in Medford (140miles aprox).

I first attempted to rent a uhaul to pull us home.
Uhaul never showed up.

I then paid a private party to haul it back.
When we hooked the Airstream to to the Dodge Rame Hemi 2500 we had a problem.....

Every time the brakes were touched the airstream brakes on the left side would lock up.

Signalling to turn left caused right turn signal to blink.
Running lights permanently on.

Private party refused to tow me any further than 5 miles down the road.

I am now stuck in Gold Beach with a 31' trailer.

I bought the receiver and the ball hitch all I need now is a vehicle to pull me.

Help me, please! Anyone!
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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So you have 2 problems with the trailer, it seems.

1) The trailer's umbilical connector isn't wired to the modern 7-pin layout, that's causing the wrong signals to blink, running lights to be powered off the 12V hot line from the truck, etc. E-Trailer has a page that has all the standard pin layouts here.

2) It sounds like the brakes need to be adjusted, or perhaps there's a more serious issue with them. It could also be that the "private party" with the Dodge had the brake controller voltage set too high, but the wheels on both sides of the trailer should lock at the same time if they're adjusted right.

Sorry I can't be more helpful, I'd rather be in cool Oregon (and yes, even though you're seeing 90s, the 50s at night makes it "cool" to this Texan.)

Hopefully someone in OR will be able to help with the in-person stuff.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Tow vehicle and trailer need to be set to common standards. Google what they are.
About 1995, I borrowed a trailer. When I hit the Right Turn signal, the brakes locked up to the pulse of the turn signal.
A review of the wiring, showed we had a trailer problem.
In newer trailers, this shouldn't be a problem as the standard is the norm.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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My brother brought a Ford Econoline van (which is for sale btw!) over and we towed our airstream from gold beach to Medford with no brakes and NO problems!

WOOT WOOT!
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:51 PM   #5
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My brother brought a Ford Econoline van (which is for sale btw!) over and we towed our airstream from gold beach to Medford with no brakes and NO problems!

WOOT WOOT!
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Your very lucky.

That is not a good thing to practice, as far as police are concerned, as well as your own safety.

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