OK, back at work on the Tril this weekend. I got the brakes
wires hooked up. It's too simple to require pictures under the cramped space. Simply run one wire from one brake to the other, then "y" off that wire to the front. I ran the wire all the way up front nice and neat with zip ties. Don't forget to ground the other wire to the frame and give both wires a little travel room for the bounces in the road.
Then, stripped off ALL the old homemade harness to discover A BLUE WIRE!!! (That's the original brake wire). I follow the main harness back to where it comes up into the cabin (to the right and under the front bench) and low and behold, there's the blue wire. So, I take all of my great, neat wire job off back to the hole under the cabin and run it in and connect it to "lonesome blue".
Now, back up front , I start undoing the old and putting on the new wires. I am going to only have a 7-plug connector. If the trailer needs to be pulled by another TV, I'll have some magnetic lights
with a flat 4 connector available. It looks a lot cleaner with only one plug. I also T'd off the black and white wires so I can hook into them with and auxiliary battery
. I have to go back a connect the red wire.
The pictures also show the wires for the back lights
. They are not color-coded and size-spec'd -but they will be. Someone, in the past, hooked up the lights
with speaker wire, I can't have that!
Sorry for the "cheap camera blues".
First (blurry) pic shows new wires and the vinyl or plastic paint
paint I used. After that dried I heated up the shrink wrap for a good seal. I stripped the wires and inch back and twisted them together "in line" so the wouldn't make a big bump of wires. It's a lot cleaner looking that way.
Next, shows the pretty new bright colors. Did I ever mention, I work with color every day, I've painted just about everything there is to paint
. I love color!
Now, the speaker wire that will be removed soon. It's raining today so it won't happen today.
BTW- I did connect the brakes
to a battery
and ground to the frame. What a great "clunk" when the brakes