Need Help Bad : Trailers  -- Trucks/Trailers Discussion Forum and Review Need Help Bad : Trailers -- Trucks/Trailers Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Trailers Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 09-08-2004, 19:52 Post: 95959
jonesiera



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Bedford,In 47421
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 187
 Need Help Bad

I purchased a used Tandem Trailer with brakes on both axles(Electric)Problem: I have a 1996 2 wheel drive Chev. pickup and I would like some advice on what kind of Brake Control and wiring harness I need to operate the trailer brakes. My truck doesn't have a towing package and I assume no provision for brake control wiring connection. It now has a 4 prong flat connector for trailer lights only, and I need advice!! Thanks in advance
Bob Jones






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 09-08-2004, 20:03 Post: 95961
AV8R



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: North Central Wisconsin
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 882
 Need Help Bad

I used the round 6-pin style. This is the "old" style. All the modern set-ups use a larger round seven pin style. This type of harness would be available from your chevy dealer, auto parts store or any camper shop.

You can also get an electric brake controller from a parts store or camper shop too. I made the mistake of buying a cheap Harbor Freight style controller for $60. A little more $ would get a nice control from a camper or trailer place too.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 09-09-2004, 07:23 Post: 96002
n88wrl

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Clover, SC
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 48
 Need Help Bad

I'm sure you can get info on the wiring, perhaps from your dealer, but I've found one of the best brake controllers to be made by 'Prodigy'. (We tow horse trailers.) It is really nice in that it is not a timing-based controller - it is inertial. That is, it applies brake energy based on how hard it detects the vehicle stopping. Tap the brakes and you'll get very little braking energy. Stomp on them and it'll load 'em up. Very nice. Got mine at an RV shop online - shouldn't be hard to find. About $120.

-Brian






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 09-09-2004, 07:57 Post: 96012
shortmagnum

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wisconsin
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 848
 Need Help Bad

Uhaul is another option for finding brake controllers. They'll even install them for you. I have the cheaper timing type on my 2WD Ford and they work fine. You have adjustments for maximum braking force and the time it takes to apply the max force. You do find yourself pumping the brakes a bit more because the trailer will tend to get to the set maximum even if you are just applying the pedal lightly. If you adjust the controls for the weight you're pulling they work well.
Dave






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 09-09-2004, 08:19 Post: 96016
yooperpete



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1413
 Need Help Bad

Most truck accessory stores will sell and mount the brake controller for about $125.00 to $150.00. I usually go with whatever brand of contoller the store sells since they usually migrate to the one that gives them the least after the sale problems since they have to handle warranty issues. They can do this while you wait after you set your appointment.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Trailers Forum

Thread 95959 Filter by Poster:
AV8R 1 | jonesiera 1 | n88wrl 1 | shortmagnum 1 | yooperpete 1 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
Chaos921

Other Chinese Tractors - Anyone have any info on this tractor
Anyone have any info on this tractor


Unanswered Questions

Shibaura SD2203 rear axle oil
Mitsubishi MX55
Gator HPX ignition module
SL 1643
Removing LHS rear wheel beari
Gear Grinding 1200A - primary
Replacing a friction diskwashe
Bolens k1502 mitsubishi K3 ove


Active Subjects

Where Murf
Big country 4x2 utility vehicl
Operation
lift cylinder for 3pt hitch wo
Still have jerk in hydro
Flatulent gifts human and dog
front mount snowblower
Hydraulics Won t Work


Hot Topics

NorTrac Tractor Quality Review
Case 446 hydraulic pump
Long 460 hydraulic problem
Jinma Tractor w transmission p
Flatulent gifts human and dog
Generator set up ideas wanted
6X4 Gator Sometimes Shudders
Roof VP75 Brush Mower Manual


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ Trailer comes off at 75mph
+ illegal trailer -wheels axles
+ Adding hydraulics to dump trailer
+ Load Trail Trailers Experience
+ 5 hole pattern 16 inch wheels for trailer
+ Looking for off-road dump trailer
+ Bouncy Trailer
+ U-Haul Auto Transport Trailer for CUT
+ Pulling tractor on car hauler
+ Need advice for a trailer for hauling a car

Most Discussion

+ Trailer comes off at 75mph
+ Adding hydraulics to dump trai
+ Bouncy Trailer
+ Truck VS Trailer
+ Looking for off-road dump trai
+ Question on axles
+ Need advice for a trailer for
+ U-Haul Auto Transport Trailer
+ Auto trailer hoist combo idea
+ What CHP told me on transporti

Newest Topics

+ Load Tractor On Flat Bed Truck
+ WILL MY TRUCK PULL THIS
+ Trailer tail light protectors
+ illegal trailer -wheels axles
+ 5 hole pattern 16 inch wheels for trailer
+ Auto trailer hoist combo idea Nuts
+ Need advice for a trailer for hauling a car
+ Trailer wiring help
+ Long battery cables with soldered ends
+ Trailer comes off at 75mph
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines