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Old 10-05-2016, 11:53 PM   #41
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You can sometimes get away without it, but I added a custom battery charging circuit so the Jeep battery stays topped off while towing, so the aux braking system doesn't suck the battery dry. Just custom power wiring with circuit protection, large enough wire.
Did you use a diode in series with the fuse to protect the coach circuits if one should start the Jeep without disconnecting the 6 pin plug? I was thinking probably #12 wire and a 20 amp fuse would be sufficient?
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Did you use a diode in series with the fuse to protect the coach circuits if one should start the Jeep without disconnecting the 6 pin plug? I was thinking probably #12 wire and a 20 amp fuse would be sufficient?
I did not. I only included a fuse and a circuit breaker.
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I do not have a charge lead, my question is does the 7 pin connector on the back of a precept have aux power already wired?

I've been told with my brake system I don't need a charge line because it only draws power when my brakes are used. Lights are powered from Motorcoach, but I do like the idea of adding it.

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7 pin provides 12v from your tow vehicle

Etrailer.com has wiring diagrams for all different plugs. The 7 pin provides 12v direct from your tow vehicle.

Tested my RVi Brake 2 today using the RV remote as an actuator. Happy to report it works well, no problems, no key in the ignition. Getting closer every day.
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Etrailer.com has wiring diagrams for all different plugs. The 7 pin provides 12v direct from your tow vehicle.
I know there is a pin/blade for aux power, I'm not sure if Jayco has wired it. Guess I'll get out the multimeter.

Congrats on your testing today! And thanks for the reply.


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I know there is a pin/blade for aux power, I'm not sure if Jayco has wired it. Guess I'll get out the multimeter.

Congrats on your testing today! And thanks for the reply.


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The chassis manufacturer often does not power the pin. Ford and Chevrolet deliberately leave out the fuse/breaker/relay for the power pin. Don't know about the other chassis manufacturers.
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Oh, and be careful with the pin out on the 7 pin connector. It can vary a bit from one MFG to another.
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Looking forward for my Blue Ox toad towing gear. I'm going to do some more research on brake controllers but by next spring will be toading.
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Update on Wrangler toad

Received the Hopkins wiring kit #56200 and Roadmaster brake light relay last week while on our shakedown cruise. My Blue Ox came with a 7 pin to 6 pin coiled cord so looks like I may need to cut off the 4 pin Hopkins socket and add a 6 pin socket. Looks like a vehicle mounted socket will be cheaper than a 7 pin to 4 pin cable.

Tested the RVi2 brake using the RV controller, that seems to be working OK.

Everything is in hand now, wiring, breakaway switch and Blue Ox base plate so time to get to work. Hope to have it ready for our next trip on Nov. 11 to Bowling Green, KY.
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Received the Hopkins wiring kit #56200 and Roadmaster brake light relay last week while on our shakedown cruise. My Blue Ox came with a 7 pin to 6 pin coiled cord so looks like I may need to cut off the 4 pin Hopkins socket and add a 6 pin socket. Looks like a vehicle mounted socket will be cheaper than a 7 pin to 4 pin cable.

Tested the RVi2 brake using the RV controller, that seems to be working OK.

Everything is in hand now, wiring, breakaway switch and Blue Ox base plate so time to get to work. Hope to have it ready for our next trip on Nov. 11 to Bowling Green, KY.
If you don't have this ready by Nov 11, we're taking away your man card.
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