Originally Posted by Aaron Cohen
Hi, I'm picking up a new to me '96 Scamp 16 layout 6, and wonder if anyone has wired an Autowbrake controller in a Scamp. Wondering where the best place is to splice it into the Scamp's wiring. I'm a wiring novice, and know nothing about electrical
systems, other than connecting blue to blue, etc. Does the Scamp have a junction box in addition to the converter panel?? Thanks.
No junction box.. the umbilical goes into the trailer and is connected to the wiring inside, in my case using wire nuts. If I were putting in a AuTWObrake I would also install a junction box. Might put it outside, but maybe inside is better if there is room. I understand that the AuTOWbrake can be installed inside also (if there is room). The junction box should make for better connections and make it easier to replace the umbilical cord when it becomes necessary (and it will sooner or later).
Here is a generic Scamp wiring diagram
but I caution you to verify things since a trailer of that age could have all sorts of changes made. You might need on site help with that.
I'm not sold
on the AuTOWbrake yet. I have a few concerns, one of which is based on my assumption that it uses the trailer battery
to power the brakes
. If that is right, and you don't have a charge line or for some other reason the battery
gets depleted, then the brakes
might fail. I'm sticking with my Tekonsha P3 Electronic Brake Control.