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Old 06-29-2016, 04:33 PM   #1
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Trailer Brakes Disconnecting Intermittently

I have a 2014 Ram 2500 pulling a 31' travel trailer. After about 3 weeks on the road, I get the message to check the wiring & trailer is disconnected. The strange thing is that it only happens after coming to a complete stop (exiting highway for gas). Once I pull back on the highway the brakes reconnect and I can drive (with brakes) until the next step. I've checked the plug, ground at the end of trailer plug along with checking for loose connections at each brake. Any thoughts?


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Old 07-02-2016, 10:03 PM   #2
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My 2016 Chevy 2500 does that. Seems my TT umbilical is a bit lose in the socket. I tied a length of 550 cord to it and tie it off on the truck. I am trying to figure out a less redneck way of dealing with this issue.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #3
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I have a 2016 GMC 2500 that does the same. I just wrapped black electrical tape around the plug until it fit snug and haven't had an issue since.


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Old 07-02-2016, 11:37 PM   #4
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My trailer has done this on two different trucks. Turns out it is due to corrosion in the trailer cord. I spray a little Deoxit cleaner in it and let it work it's magic. Good as new.

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Old 07-03-2016, 08:18 AM   #5
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Replacement cords can be had on Amazon, etc . They come in different lengths also, would take about 15 minutes to change . There are also plug holders that attach to the tongue jack that will keep it dry when not in use
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:21 AM   #6
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Its likely a loose plug, what i found years ago, was the wire running thru the axle had worn and would ground out , causing intermit braking. I havent heard of that happening lately Good luck
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:50 PM   #7
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I had a Trailblazer a while back that did that. In my case, the INSIDE of the seven pin connector was corroded. I mean I cleaned everything I could see with vinegar, then a store bought product with no success. After taking the connector apart, seeing and cleaning the green gunk, I never had a problem again.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:19 PM   #8
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I don't think it's the plug. I can wiggle and pull it partially out and can't make it fail. If it's a short somewhere, can anyone explain why it only happens when coming to a complete stop?


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Old 07-04-2016, 08:12 PM   #9
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Ground connection to cord on trailer? Maybe grounding thru ball instead of cord
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:22 PM   #10
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Check the electrical box where the camper plug runs to and ensure that there aren't any loose wire twist connectors.
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