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Old 05-15-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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flagstaff hw27ks electric brakes

Not sure why but the electric brakes on my camper engage soon as I connect the pigtail to my vehicle. What should or can I do to fix this myself?
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:23 AM   #2
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what brake controller are you using?

are you sure that the emergency brake pin hasn't been pulled out of the box?
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:39 AM   #3
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What's a brake controller? When I hooked up at the dealership I drove home no problem. I've only had my camper for about a month. I just plug the harness into to my truck.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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When I disconnected the harness the brakes unlock. Soon as I connect the harness the bakes engage
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:13 AM   #5
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What's a brake controller? When I hooked up at the dealership I drove home no problem. I've only had my camper for about a month. I just plug the harness into to my truck.

Brake controller - An electrical device installed near the dash of a tow vehicle that sends an electrical signal to the electric brakes of a trailer when the tow vehicle brakes are activated; it activates and regulates a trailer's electric brake system.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:45 AM   #6
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I have a tow button on my truck that activates the pigtail to the camper. Even with the switch off something is causing the camper brakes to engage with the pigtail connected.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:05 AM   #7
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What year and model is your truck? Some newer trucks all ready have factory installed brake controllers in them
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:01 AM   #8
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I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado. Everything is working now. I had my son disconnect and reconnect the pigtail while I was driving. I think setting the emergency brake earlier feed some type of signal through the system. From what I read it doesn't take a large voltage to activate the camper's electric brakes.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:12 PM   #9
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I'm glad you got it figured out and letting us know what the problem was.

Having said that, you really should spend some time learning about your brake controller. There are settings that you need to perform with the RV hooked up.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:42 PM   #10
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Might watch this youtube video it explains pretty much every thing


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Glad you got it working
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