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Old 02-29-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! Our family of 6 bought a 1993 1206 Popup this past weekend and we are excited to make lots of family memories. All (4) of our kids are 9 and under, so they are as excited as we are about going out to explore nature.

We were so excited that we decided to spend the first night in our trailer, camping out in our side-yard complete with a campfire in our mobile firepit. I couldn't figure out how to get the heater working until the morning, and I still haven't got the fridge working, but so far we are having tons of fun.

I have lots of questions, but the first one I have is that I can't seem to get the brake lights to work on the trailer. I have the running lights working and both turn signals, and my assumption was that the brake lights are just activated by sending a signal to both turn signal wires. My car doesn't seem to be doing that, so I am going to take it back to U-Haul (who installed the wiring) and see if they might have wired it incorrectly. That seems unlikely to me, since they probably do dozens of these every day... So I thought I would ask here to see if anyone can verify or correct my understanding of how the lights should work. Thanks!

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Old 03-04-2016, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:47 PM   #4
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Welcome and congratulations!

We had a '93 1208. The lights have very poor grounds. I ended up taking off the back cap of ours off and re-wiring the rear lights. I re-ran the grounds to the frame.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:15 PM   #5
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Wondering if your TV (tow vehicle) has separate turn and brake lights? You are correct that the 7 pin harness for electrical shares a wire for stop/turn (5/red for left, 6/brown for right). But if your vehicle has separate brake and turn indicator lights, splicing into the vehicle harness can be a bit more difficult. It's not a one to one wire connection. If your TV has the same configuration as the trailer (one filament for stop or turn) it is a bit easier to splice in.

Hope you have enjoy many years of trailering in your Jayco. I know we'll probably miss our pup from time-to-time now that we have transitioned to a hybrid. It was a great platform for family vacations.
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