Originally Posted by jondsw
hi forum members,
i am thinking about adding brakes
to my scamp
13. i have already set the car up and routed the necessary wiring within the car. my question is;
if someone out there has had experience with this, where should the brake control wires be routed within the scamp??????
i know where the wires start and where they need to end, but how do i get them to their destination???
There is really only one supply wire to run the way it is done OEM. ( Scamp usually uses Blue)
You can run it inside the body of the trailer back along the left side, then drop it through the floor to the left side brake, continuing across the floor underneath behind the axle
to the right side brake. This one supply wire supplies both brakes
as one. Each of the other two wires is grounded with a lug to the frame on each side of the trailer. With this approach the ground wire in the trailer harness RV plug must also be securely grounded to the frame as well.
An alternative would be to run two wires all the way back and return your ground hardwired through the harness. In either case the brakes are to be wired in parallel to a single source.
If you choose to run a Breakaway switch, it will need to share the ground with the brakes as well as being spliced into the supply line to the brakes
As per instructions it will need to be wired to the trailer battery
, both ground and switch.