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Old 08-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Hauling question for a 10' Tent Trailer

Heading to Watkins Glen NY for the Nascar race next weekend. Driving about 3 hours

5 guys (avg weight of 200lb) in a 2012 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3L V8, towing a 10' Jay Series Sport 10. Standard luggage and gear for a 3 day trip. I should be fine right??

BBQ, pop up gazebo, chairs, coolers, etc.

Also, my truck has a 7 pin connector to attach to the PUP. My question is around break assist. The truck has a Tow/Haul feature on it, but I'm wondering because I have the truck connected via the 7pin, does that run the electric breaks on the trailer? OR do I have to purchase some sort of break assist to install on the truck?

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Old 08-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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That truck won't even know that little pop up is back there. Myself, I wouldn't use tow/haul, it's not a heavy enough load. As to the brakes, you will need to get a brake controller for those, not sure if I would mess with that either, the trucks brakes are strong enough to stop everything. We pulled a Jayco 1207 with our Silverado, it did not have electric brakes. JMO
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snip..... the trucks brakes are strong enough to stop everything......snip
Just food for thought....., a TV's braking system is only designed to stop it's own weight up to it's GVWR. I'm not familiar with the Sport 10 PUP, but it may have it's own stand alone surge style brakes, thus the brake controller isn't required.

If a trailer has electric brakes then an electric brake controller will have to be added.... unless the TV manufacture Incorporated one. The TV's 7-pin connector will operate a trailer with electric brakes (along with a brake controller), but in many cases a fuse has to be installed in the TV's main fuse box to make the 7-pin connector brake system operational (TV dealer can confirm).

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Hauling question for a 10' Tent Trailer

Dude your fine! Enjoy the race, and post some pics of your setup.. I might take mine down to Charlotte for the next race ..
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GVWR of that trailer is over 2000#. In most states you don't legally need brakes. 5 guys at 200# each and gear. So you'll be towing and hauling close to 3500#. I'd get the brake controller. Other than that you'll be good.
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If your 7 pin plug is factory you should be good to go. If it was added later you may want to check and see if the pin that operates the electric brakes is working.
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you need to add a brake controller. good news is they are plug and play with late model silveraldos. There is a plug in on the underdash fuse box you just plug the controller into.
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Heading to Watkins Glen NY for the Nascar race next weekend. Driving about 3 hours

5 guys (avg weight of 200lb) in a 2012 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3L V8, towing a 10' Jay Series Sport 10. Standard luggage and gear for a 3 day trip. I should be fine right??

BBQ, pop up gazebo, chairs, coolers, etc.

Also, my truck has a 7 pin connector to attach to the PUP. My question is around break assist. The truck has a Tow/Haul feature on it, but I'm wondering because I have the truck connected via the 7pin, does that run the electric breaks on the trailer? OR do I have to purchase some sort of break assist to install on the truck?

Thanks,
You will be fine pulling that rig. With a GVWR of 2250 you won't even know it is behind you. The Sport 10 does not list electric brakes as standard equipment, its an option. Therefore the trailer may not even have brakes installed. Even if it does I wouldn't worry about a controller unless you were pulling it with a smaller SUV.
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Aren't electric brakes required in NY on any trailer over 1000#?
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