Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 134
How do you guys route your brake/lights cable?

It occurs to me that I don't really know what that cable is called but it's the one you hook up to your truck to power the lights and brakes on the TT - umbilical???

Anyway, I was just wondering how best to route it from where it emerges from the frame to the connection to the truck so that it 1) doesn't sag too much and 2) has enough slack for turns.

I don't really have a problem with mine but I just kind of snake it around the tongue jack and it lays on top of the hitch latch. In my worst case scenario mind, I can envision it hooking the hitch latch and releasing the trailer somehow (I know, rather unlikely).

Just generally wondering if I'm missing some well-known method.

Same goes for the TT brake trip wire too

Thanks
__________________
2015 268RKS Vibe Xtreme Lite
2012 F-150 EcoSCREW Max Tow
tmhudg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 09:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 186
I just wrap mine around the tongue jack to take up the excess slack. Always use a pin in the hitch latch and you won't have to worry about something flipping it up. I may just be paranoid, but I will not pull a trailer without a pin in the latch on the hitch.
__________________
2015 Cherokee 274DBH
2015 Ram 3500
klrobert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 691
Quote:
I will not pull a trailer without a pin in the latch on the hitch
Not paranoid,it's a DOT safety law.
DaveandSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 09:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Canadiancrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveandSue View Post
Not paranoid,it's a DOT safety law.
Yes law up here in Caanada as well.
__________________
Orval and Yvonne
2016 Flagstaff 27RLWS Emerald Package
2011 F150 SCrew XTR 5.0L 4x4
Canadiancrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 10:16 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
asquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,069
I used to wrap the excess cord (pigtail as I called it) around my tongue jack well. Don't wrap your emergency break away cable though. For that you can coil it up with a zip tie or better target one of the bungee break away cables. You should never haul without a pin of some sort through your hitch latch. I used youse a long skinny padlock to keep kids from messing with it when I stopped at a rest stop. I never had it happen but know it has happened to others. I also use a padlock on my fiver hitch for the same reason. You should also check all connections before pulling out at a rest stop because someone could have messed with it or tripped over it cutting across the hitch (yes I'm guilty of this).
__________________
<a href=https://i62.tinypic.com/28rp645.jpg target=_blank>https://i62.tinypic.com/28rp645.jpg</a>
2014 Crew Cab Chevy Silverado 3500 4wd Duramax/Allison
2014 Sabre 34REQS-6
asquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, brakes

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 PM.