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Old 05-04-2021, 07:34 AM   #1
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How to tell if a used Scamp has electronic brakes?

Hey all,

I recently bought a used Scamp. How do I tell if it has electronic brakes on it?

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Stick your head underneath and look directly behind the wheel. If you see brake drums, it has brakes. If there are no drums but you see an angled steel square with bolt holes, it is brake-ready.
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Stick your head underneath and look directly behind the wheel. If you see brake drums, it has brakes. If there are no drums but you see an angled steel square with bolt holes, it is brake-ready.
Thank you! Looks like I have them
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Looks like you figured it out, but just to show a Scamp without, there are some photos here that show how it looks.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...ide-82063.html
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Hey all,

I recently bought a used Scamp. How do I tell if it has electronic brakes on it?Thanks
The RV should also have a 7 pin connection, not just the 4 pin flat. I would define electronic brakes as the controller built into the RV as part of the brake system and the usual brakes that most of us have as electric. I know, another fine line, (like inverter / converter) but they are different.
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By 2011, all Scamp 13s came with a brake-ready axle and 7-pin connector, regardless of whether brakes were installed. My 2008 was brake-ready with a 7-pin connector, but no brakes. First owner towed with a full-size truck and didn’t order the brakes.
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Looks like you figured it out, but just to show a Scamp without, there are some photos here that show how it looks.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...ide-82063.html
That's very helpful for confirmation, thank you
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Pull the wheel. Even a drum does not mean FUNCTIONING electric brakes are present. Pull the drums - you'll want to clean and lubricate the bearings anyway. The magnetic brake actuators and wiring should be present on the backing plate and the magnet should show wear IF they were used. Check the inside of the drums for signs of wear on the braking surface and als0 to side of the drums for wear from the magnetic actuators. More tests of the magnetic actuators are available from the wiring harness to assure the wires are working. Mine allegedly had electric brakes, but a previous owner had removed the hardware. Just seeing the wires was misleading.
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Very good advice. Electric trailer brakes require regular maintenance, and it’s definitely something to service before using a new-to-you trailer. Time to do it is when you’re installing and testing your brake controller.
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