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Old 05-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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First post, looking for wiring assistance, 2006 JaycoJay Feather 23b

So my puppy chewed some of the wiring and I got it all fixed up for the most part, but I have a question. There is a 12 guage 2 wire (black and white) jacketed cable that runs along inside the frame under the trailer. It is the wires that go to the brakes. So my dog chewed them and pulled them out from where they enter up into the trailer. Now I put new wire on, and I got the wiring schematic from Jayco, but I cant tell what to do with the black wire. it makes no mention of it on the schematic and it didnt have any exposed wire on the original, its like it was just hanging there. Anyway so I ran the white wire up into the wire nut where the other white wires are inside the front storage area, but Im not sure what to do with the black. Is it just a ground and if so, where is it supposed to ground to?

Anyway, can anyone help me with this, or if someone has the same trailer and could take a picture I would more than appreciate it!

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Bump! Any luck? The weather is miserable here otherwise I would crawl under and take a look.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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... There is a 12 guage 2 wire (black and white) jacketed cable that runs along inside the frame under the trailer. It is the wires that go to the brakes. ...Anyway, can anyone help me with this, or if someone has the same trailer and could take a picture I would more than appreciate it!

Thank you in advance
How did you determine that the wire is for the brakes?

Does the wire have a white plastic jacket? Are the conductors solid wire? You said there is a white and black wire, is there also a solid bare ground conductor? Multiple white wires with wire nut?

If yes to the all the above my guess is that the cable in question is for the 120 volt AC system and not the brakes. It would be more typical and standard practice for any electric trailer brake related wiring to be stranded conductor. Stranded is more forgiving for vibration and hanging out underneath the trailer. I would also more expect wire colors to be red and black, not white and black.

Here's pictures of the brake conductors for by 2001 23b. It is red jacketed stranded cable.

I'm new to these trailers in April 2013 so FWIW. vic

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Doh! You said frame rail

I was thinking puppy was inside, he was outside underneath. Sorry for the last post.

The brake wires for my 2001 are white and black in red sheath. Here's some pics of what mine do under the dinette and in the storage locker. Remove the cover over the drawer for access.

There is a picture of the wires at the hub lower down. I had trouble placing it where I wanted.

Sorry for any confusion. vic

P.S. - Our puppy took out all the HVAC controls to the home condenser unit. He even bent the high side line to the compressor. We still love him.

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I was thinking puppy was inside, he was outside underneath. Sorry for the last post.

The brake wires for my 2001 are white and black in red sheath. Here's some pics of what mine do under the dinette and in the storage locker. Remove the cover over the drawer for access.

There is a picture of the wires at the hub lower down. I had trouble placing it where I wanted.

Sorry for any confusion. vic

P.S. - Our puppy took out all the HVAC controls to the home condenser unit. He even bent the high side line to the compressor. We still love him.

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Thank you for this... I still dont totally understand where the black wire from the brake feed is going
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Bump! Any luck? The weather is miserable here otherwise I would crawl under and take a look.

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Good video, but he doesnt address the second wire, just the feed line
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Thank you for this... I still dont totally understand where the black wire from the brake feed is going
I happened to be out working on our trailer (my new career) so I poked around for you.

On my 2001 (so FWIW) the two wires from the trailer brakes which run along the frame rail come up into the dinette drawer area inside. From there they are butt spliced to a white and a blue wire and head into a black coil cover wiring slit tube. They double back and go to a multi-pin trailer like rectangular rubber body connector. From that connector they are inside another black coil cover that heads back down through the floor (where the red wire came up) to outside. I presume the wires then head to the trailer 7 pin connector. (Wet today, so no crawling around underneath.)

It appears that the sheathed cable from the brakes is taken up into the drawer area to avoid needing splices out in the environment and to meet up with that rectangular connector.

The blue wire butt splices show in one of my previous pictures. Sorry I can't offer more. vic

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