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Old 05-11-2015, 09:46 AM   #11
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Thanks, OC. I understand you to be saying the 12V system can be tested out using the connection to the tow vehicle. Time for a stupid question, though. What you mean by "manually engaging" the brakes is just by using the TV brake pedal, right?
Most brake controllers, at least mine does, have a manual lever or knob you can move without using your foot on the brake pedal.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:59 AM   #12
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I'd charge the battery up and see if it will hold a charge. I know on my old TT if the battery was dead then the fridg, A/C wouldn't work. A lot of items run off the 12v battery including the brake away switch incase the TT comes loose from the towing truck. A cheap 12v battery can be had at Wally World to get them by.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:00 AM   #13
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Gotcha, OC. I don't think the ability to do that was really explained to me correctly when my Prodigy (P2) was installed. You caused me to go to Tekonsha's site and watch a video which explained it better than my PDI. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:02 AM   #14
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Points well-taken, mud yapster. I doubt it will hold a charge and will check. If not, then we'll get that battery replaced for sure.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:25 PM   #15
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Vern, you need the battery to in order to have the emergency brake switch activate the brakes if the trailer separates from the TV.
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I'm not an odds maker but being able to make it 10 miles or less without a tire failure with those old tires is a ballpark figure, (IMO).

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Old 05-11-2015, 08:27 PM   #17
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tires

Get rid of the tires. I had 5 yr. old Firestones on my CC. They looked perfect. That is until Discount Tire took them off the
rims. They were cracked inside. They probably have about 12 thousand miles on them and were covered and stored in the trailer barn. Same, same for the bearings. After being parked in the sand for seven years I would not trust that they do not have sand imbedded in the grease. A couple of hundred dollars for a bearing pack is cheap insurance. You might want to try a mobile repair service. Good luck
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:22 AM   #18
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Thanks RPAspey, I imagine we will need a battery, given the age of the present house battery.

Airdale & dwebster - I do think I we will likely replace the tires for piece of mind. However, I don't think they are necessarily going to be bad just from the passage of 7 years. The place it is parked is in the yard (sandy soils with grass), in a location high and dry, and they've been reasonably inflated the whole time (although the inflated tires on have have settled into the soil about two inches over time on one side of the trailer). The wheels, hubs and bearings are up out of the sand and likely not bad, but we will likely pull them and inspect.

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You're welcome. Please report back to tell us how the trip went.
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