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Old 07-07-2015, 12:54 PM   #11
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I would locate where the vendor did the wire spices and check that they wire nutted everything properly. A loose/stray wire touching something else could cause some issues.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:09 PM   #12
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Bedrck 46 Will post pics in awhile, been at this all morning, need a bite to eat.
Best thing to do is walk away. Take a break and re-group. Sometimes working on a problem for any length of time can cause burn out. But what ever you do stay away from the beer save that for when you solve the problem. I always would tell people to start at point A and work towards point Z

My thoughts are with the area that the dog chewed thru. If everything was working before then that is the area I would pay attention to. If it in the main 7-wire harness then you may want to consider replacing the harness.

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:46 PM   #13
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I'm not familiar with posting pics here,but have figured it out a little. Below is the area where the splicing has taken place. Have been underneath and not noticed any fraying or splitting of wires. Have sprayed harness and pigtail with connect clean. Notice there is considerable oxidization on some of the prongs of the harness. May need to be replaced. Funny thing is, it is newer (installed when I purchased TT) than the pigtail but then again, it is more exposed. Had the pigtail covered in plastic over the brutal winter.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:53 PM   #14
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I hope you didn't pay good money for that wiring I would never had used those type of connectors and in the first pic they used to many of them, same for the second pic. the third pic looks ok in the a mount used but again I wouldn't have used those connectors. Would have been better to use butt connectors.


Is this where the dog chewed the wiring
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One other comment is that the wires are hanging to low they should have some slack in them but should be kept above the axel
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I hope you didn't pay good money for that wiring I would never had used those type of connectors and in the first pic they used to many of them, same for the second pic. the third pic looks ok in the a mount used but again I wouldn't have used those connectors. Would have been better to use butt connectors.


Is this where the dog chewed the wiring
Exactly!

That is a terrible installation. They did not need that many connectors. If the connectors are the silicone grease version they are ok. Personally, i would soder them, silicone grease, then heat shrink, to make a good long lasting connection with no potential corrosion down the road. ,Wire choice, maybe, maybe not. With the wires hanging down, you will snag it at some point on a branch or a block, that flips up, and rip them out.

Does anyone think maybe they crossed the wires to the brakes so, the ground wire actually hot?
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Looking at the pics, I'd ask for a refund on their work and run, do not walk, away from this repair shop and find someone who knows what they are doing.

Looks like the salvaged pieces of wire with that many connectors!

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Exactly!

That is a terrible installation. They did not need that many connectors. If the connectors are the silicone grease version they are ok. Personally, i would soder them, silicone grease, then heat shrink, to make a good long lasting connection with no potential corrosion down the road. ,Wire choice, maybe, maybe not. With the wires hanging down, you will snag it at some point on a branch or a block, that flips up, and rip them out.

Does anyone think maybe they crossed the wires to the brakes so, the ground wire actually hot?

I agree solder, grease and heat shrink, the wires are under the TT and exposed to any moisture or salts on the roads. The wires are brake wires and you don't want to chance no brakes when you really need them. Good thought Jagiven My first thought looking at the pictures was reversed wires on the brakes. That could account for what seems a squirrely ground issue. That's where I would start as the problem started after the "repair".
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Regarding your running lights flashing - I had the same issue and as many have said it was a bad ground connection. My bad ground was at the trailer connection on the truck. The bad ground may also be causing your brake issues.

Regarding that wiring job, I agree too many connectors. If you are a little handy and can get safely under the camper, you should replace all short pieces of wire and connectors and solder the connections as suggested.
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Never use crimped wiring on trailer brakes. The less soldered connections you have the better.
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