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Old 09-26-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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brake or electrical question

I traveled to the CG tonight and upon arriving at the CG the SC code came on the brake controller. When we were setting up the stabilizer jacks wouldn't work. I was checking around and found that I failed to hook up one of the two hot wires to the battery prior to traveling. I hooked up the other hot wire and the stabilizer worked. Is there a chance the two are related or any suggestions if the SC code returns on my controller when heading home?

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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sc code is for a short. I wouldn't think they would be related.

Look at the truck and trailer connections and make sure they are clean

what are these "hot wires" you are disconnecting and why?

one is likely for your break away switch but I wouldn't think that would cause a BC problem

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Old 09-27-2014, 10:11 PM   #3
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I did not purposely disconnect wires. I failed to hook it up on initial hookup.

I found the problem. Jayco clamps the brake wires to the bottom of the frame above the leaf spring. When the trailer bottoms out the leaf spring shackle is pinching and subsequently crushed the wires, causing them to short. I fixed them and called my dealer and told them the Jayco design is terrible, the wires should have been mounted on the inside of the frame and then down to the hub. I am taking it to the dealership on Monday to have the wire length replaced as it is crushed in multiple places and have them mount the wires a different way.

I cannot believe Jayco mounted these wires this way.
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:27 PM   #4
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Appreciate you posting the root cause of your brake/electrical problem, your feedback may help others in the future.

Just a thought...., you may want to consider sending Jayco a pic of the poor brake wire routing, and what you had to do to correct "their" problem.


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