You guys may have a point and know a bit more than I. No, didn't pay alot for repair. Labor cost per hr. was considerable less than the "big name" rv facility 20 mi. away and this place, a locally owned establishment that sells trailers and SOME camper gear was 5 mil. away. Not having any brakes, the choice seemed clear to me. Can't argue the "solder vs. crimping" point. Seems to make sense, especially in a brake line. However, talked to my neighbor, a fellow TT owner and Master Electrician. Thought I would be fine with the crimping job. As for the lights, you all were correct, a loose ground connection, on the TV. Tighten the ground connection and then squeezed the connections on the pigtail of the trailer so plug was good and snug. All lights worked correctly and we could hear the brake magnets engaging. Will take for a tow this weekend to check for sure. Thanks for all your input. And will thread more lightly when and if dealing with this repair shop.
Jayco Jay Feather x23j
2011 F150 4X4 Screw, 5.0, 3.55 rear axle, 6.5' bed.