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Old 10-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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"OMG" moment with lesson learned.

We picked up our new 27DBUD last weekend and absolutely love the trailer. Tows a little squirrely but that was in a little cross wind, on the interstate and unloaded. Working on that. This is our third trailer and I always run a hot wire from the front to the back and install 12 volt outlets for the carry out and the poop cannon. I opened the battery box to make the connections and found the ground wire was not hooked up properly. The connector was not even on the terminal. It was being held on at the edge of the connector by the nut. When I touched it, it fell off. YIKES, I towed the trailer home through 2 high traffic areas and a very busy interstate like that. Had it fallen off, no trailer brakes. I've always tried to check everything during the PDI but really dropped the ball on this on. The bright side is we made it home with no problems.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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Actually, you would have probably been fine. The TV should be providing the juice for the brakes. The battery would only be a concern if the trailer became disconnected and you needed the break-away to activate.

I'd be more worried about those open stretches. If you have a break-away situation in a high traffic area, chances are you're either already going so slow that the trailer won't travel far before stopping under it's own weight, or else you'll just be so crowded that the accident was bound to happen with or without the brakes engaging.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
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Since I see you have a 06 silverado there is already a "hot" line at your trailer plug.
It should be or already have been "energized "

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Old 10-07-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
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Uhhh... "carry out and the poop cannon"... OK, I'll look it up but I really had to stop and try to imagine what those would be and how useful it would be to have a poop cannon at the RV park.
Even when you're next to a Cowboys or Giants fan on Sunday that could be a little too over the top.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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"Poop Canon" = Macerator pump for the Gray and black tanks. Runs on 12 volts.
"Carry out" = Winegard carry out automatic satellite dish antenna. Also runs on 12 volts.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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Uhhh... "carry out and the poop cannon"... OK, I'll look it up but I really had to stop and try to imagine what those would be and how useful it would be to have a poop cannon at the RV park.
Even when you're next to a Cowboys or Giants fan on Sunday that could be a little too over the top.
Glad that you asked so I didn't have to.
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Glad that you asked so I didn't have to.

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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Yup, you were fine. The brakes are powered separately - they don't even require the +12 line on the Bargman (but they do need the ground line).
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Uhhh... "carry out and the poop cannon"... OK, I'll look it up but I really had to stop and try to imagine what those would be and how useful it would be to have a poop cannon at the RV park.
Even when you're next to a Cowboys or Giants fan on Sunday that could be a little too over the top.
Must be an Eagle fan....
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