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Old 06-18-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Just bought a used T19FDL

Hi guys,
I just bought a wildwood T19FDL.
I am trying to figure out what type of brakes it has on it.
It has 4 wheels and they each have brakes.
there is a breakaway cable that I connect to the vehicle so if the trailer brakes away, the brakes come on automatically.
The reason I am asking is, that I would like to add the electronic brake controller to my 1999 jeep grand Cherokee for this trailer..but I do not know if the brakes are electric ..

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Old 06-19-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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There electric

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Old 06-19-2014, 05:10 AM   #3
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Agreed--electric. Had a car hauler once that had surge brakes. You'll find a small round or square tank on the tongue with brake fluid in it if it has surge brakes. I've never seen an RV with surge brakes by the way!
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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electric brakes for wildwood t19fdl

so, would I just get the controller and wire it in, and then leave the mechanical cable from the emergency brakes on the trailer still connected so if the trailer breaks loose, they will come on ???
or, do I not use that mechanical break cable/wire ?

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Old 06-19-2014, 07:34 PM   #5
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Yes, you need to attach the cable. If the trailer comes loose from the tow vehicle, the cable is pulled, closing a switch that sends full battery power to the brakes.

(Also, if you look behind the wheels, you should see a wire going into each one - that'll confirm you've got electric brakes.)
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #6
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cool..thanks rockfordroo

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