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Old 05-12-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
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Braking issues on 2018 Bambi 22FB Sport

For over a year, we suffered through “brake disconnect” signals on our 2019 Toyota Tundra. At first our Airstream techs blamed Toyota. Toyota claimed it was because of Airstream’s LED systems was incompatible with my Toyota’s Incandescent system.

Toyota recommended Airstream put on resistors to control electrical current. We had that done. Twice!
We were frustrated, Toyota was frustrated, and our Airstream techs were really frustrated.

Airstream corporate then sent a guaranteed fix, a “dog bone” type adapter to control electronics. Didn’t work!

Thankfully, our techs were persistent. They decided to replace the brakes and all brake wiring system. Success, Finally we have brakes!

Airstream corporate has never seen this problem and their engineers examining the old braking so locate the problems.

Kudos to Camper Clinic Two, in Buda, Texas. They were committed to finding the solution to our problems. Also, kudos to Airstream corporate for allowing the service under warranty
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For over a year, we suffered through “brake disconnect” signals on our 2019 Toyota Tundra. At first our Airstream techs blamed Toyota. Toyota claimed it was because of Airstream’s LED systems was incompatible with my Toyota’s Incandescent system.
Your 2019 Tundra has incandescent lights? I thought all car makers had switched to LEDs. I'm assuming this was a problem with the OEM brake controller, not an aftermarket one.

Interesting situation, glad the problem was finally resolved.
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Ok long distance long shot armchair diagnosis.

The wiring from the 7 way to the brakes had a poor/bad connection.

Did I mention armchair diagnosis?

The interesting test for my noggin would have been an accurate resistance test of your trailer 7 way brake terminal to trailer ground BEFORE and AFTER retiring and new brakes. Granted this will not simulate bouncing while driving the rig to wiggle things in the wiring. But yeah never know.

Glad you got brakes.

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