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  • Electric Trailer Brakes not Working
  • There are a number of reasons why the brakes on your trailer may not be working. Lets start with the easiest things to check. First, check the vehicle and trailer connectors for corrosion. This can cause a short inside the connector and the brake feed circuit and ground are at the bottom of the connector so moisture affects these connections first. Next, check the ground wire on the vehicle and trailer connectors, trailer brake magnets and the brake controller itself. If there is...
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  • Working Running Lights, But No Turn Signals or Brake Lights On Trailer
  • You will first want to check the fuses on your tow vehicle. Some vehicles could have fuses for operating the turn signals and brake lights of a towing package. You will want to check if they are installed and working properly. The next thing is to make sure the wires on the trailer plug is wired properly to the trailer. If you have a 4-Way connector on the trailer the white wire is for ground, the green wire for right turn and brake, yellow wire for left turn and brake, and the brown...
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  • Diagnosing, Locating and Repairing Trailer Ground Problem
  • My suspicion is that you have a poor ground connection somewhere on your trailer. The fact that everything works fine until the running lights are turned on is the dead giveaway. When the tail lights are turned on, the trailer lighting is drawing maximum amperage through the system. If there is a ground problem, this is when it will manifest itself. There are several places to look for a poor ground connection. Lets start with the trailer connector on the vehicle. Trace the white wire...
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  • Wiring Diagram Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510
  • Yes we can help. To the right there is a picture that has a diagram of how most brake controllers wire up, if you click it you will be able to see an enlarged version of the picture. Below you will find a link to the installation instructions and to wiring instructions for wiring brake controllers. All brake controllers wire pretty much the same with a white ground wire, a black power wire a red brake switch wire and a blue brake feed wire that goes to the trailer brakes. If you would...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • I spoke with the trailer hitch manufacturer, who informed me that there are no changes on the 2018 Subaru models that should affect the fit of trailer hitches. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III – 2", Item # 75673. The manufacturer confirmed this to fit the 2018 Subaru Outback. This hitch includes computer-aided, fully welded steel construction for maximum strength and durability, easy bolt-on installation, and a black powder...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 referenced in your question will indeed fit your 2018 Honda CR-V Touring. This Class III trailer hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 4,500 pound towing weight capacity and 675 pound tongue weight capacity. It is custom-fit for the vehicle, which means it will use existing holes in the CR-V's frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached a short installation video on the 2017 CR-V that you can use...
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  • How to Eliminate Rattle Between Ball Mount and Receiver While Towing
  • The amount of play or slop you are experiencing between your receiver and ball mount is caused by different manufacturing tolerances between the ball mount and receiver tube that the ball mount slides into. The receiver does not measure exactly 2 inches side to side. A receiver can be a few hundredths of an inch larger or smaller than 2 inches and still be considered within tolerance. The same goes for the shank on the ball mount. The shank is purposely made a bit smaller than 2 inches...
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  • Fuse Location for Trailer Running Lights on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2014 Ram 2500 the trailer running light fuse is in location F29 under the hood. It takes a 20 amp yellow cartridge fuse. There is also a fuse for the Trailer Tow Receptacle in location F30. It takes a 30 amp pink cartridge fuse.
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  • Is a 1-1/4 to 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Recommended for Use with a 2 inch Cargo Carrier
  • I would discourage the use of an adapter for use of 2 inch accessories in 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. The reason is that the adapter places the carrier farther away from the rear of the vehicle and hitch, creating additional torque that 1-1/4 inch hitches, especially Class I hitches, are not designed to handle. For this reason all 1-1/4 to 2 inch hitch adapters decrease the hitch or vehicle tongue weight capacity, whichever is lowest, by 50 percent, making a class one hitch only...
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  • Running Light Fuse Keeps Blowing Even with Trailer Running Lights Disconnected
  • You have a short circuit somewhere that is causing the fuse to blow. To determine where the short is start by disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle. Replace the fuse and then use a circuit tester such as # ALL640595 to test the vehicle side trailer connector while someone sits in the vehicle and turns on the running lights. If it shows power and the fuse does not blow then the issue is on the trailer. If it does blow the fuse then the issue is on the vehicle. Likely causes...
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  • Trailer Fuse Locations on a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If you are looking for the fuses on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that are tied to your trailer wiring then those will be in the fuse department in the engine compartment. You can find this information as well as a list of what all the fuses are tied to in your copy of your owner's manual. 1 - Trailer Brake 2 - Trailer Battery 14 - Trailer Stop/Turn Lamps, Left 15 - Trailer Parking Lamps 16 - Trailer Back-up Lamp 17 - Trailer Stop/Turn Lamps, Right 64 (Relay) - Trailer Parking...
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  • Locating Trailer Running Light Fuse
  • The fuse box location and the actual spot in the fuse box where the running light fuse is located will depend on the year, make and model of your vehicle. You can usually find the main fuse box under the hood. Your owner's manual should tell you where the fuse box is located and where in particular you can find the running lamp fuse. All this being said, you'll want to make sure the wiring on the trailer is in good shape before you start changing fuses. If there's a short circuit...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Mazda CX-5
  • I'd recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 76138 for your 2018 Mazda CX-5 as it is a confirmed fit, has a 2 inch hitch size, and unlike the Curt equivalent does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack.
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  • What Does GTW and TW Mean and What is Weight Distribution, 2008 BMW X5
  • I can certainly help you out. The TW is the tongue weight. This is the weight of the trailer at the coupler that attaches to the ball mount on the trailer hitch. It should be 10 to 15 percent of the GTW or gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the total weight of the trailer. Weight distribution is a system that installs on the trailer frame and the trailer couples to a special shank on the trailer hitch. The spring bars that come with a weight distribution system take some...
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  • Can Ball Mounts Be Turned Upside Down To Increase Height
  • Many of the ball mounts we offer that we offer that fit 2 inch receivers like part # 2753 which has a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, that are designed to be able to use in a rise or drop position by simply turning it upside down, without losing any towing capacity. There are a few ball mounts out there that are designed to only be used in one position, so you will want to make sure any ball mount you use has both the rise and drop listed. I have attached a helpful article that explains...
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  • Choosing Extended Length Ball Mount to Provide Maximum Clearance Between Trailer and Tow Vehicle
  • If the trailer has an A-frame tongue on it, you should be in good shape unless you need to make a very tight 90 degree turn. We offer several different ball mounts in extended lengths. The longest ball mounts typically have a lower weight capacity. You will be best served getting the longest ball mount you can that has a capacity that exceeds the loaded weight of your trailer plus its load. If the trailer weight is not known, you can use a scale at a truck stop and have it weighed for...
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  • Trailer Tow Package Turn Signal Fuse and Relay Locations on a 2010 Ford F-150
  • There is one fuse location and two relay locations you will want to check in the power distribution box in the engine compartment. First, check the 20 amp fuse in location 45. This is the Trailer tow stop turn relay feed. If that checks out fine, then check the left hand stop/turn relay in location 37 and the right hand stop/turn relay in location 38. The best way to test a relay is to replace the existing relays with relays that you know are in good working order. If the fuses and...
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  • How to Troubleshoot a Trailer Blowing the Running/Taillight Fuse Only
  • Since 6 of your trailers are not having problems with the 7-Way connector on your vehicle, the problem must be in the 7th trailers wiring. I would start with making sure all of the ground connections are securely attached to clean, rust and corrosion free surfaces, just to be sure, although it sounds like a short circuit issue. Then, I would check the 7-Way trailer connector. Take it apart and check inside to be sure that the wire connections are not shorted somehow to the taillight...
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  • Trailer Marker Lights are Not Working But All Other Lights Work
  • To determine where the problem is first disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle. Use a circuit tester such as # ALL640595 or a meter if you have one to test the vehicle side trailer connector while the head lights are on. If there is power on the pin in the 11 o'clock position then the issue is on the trailer. If there is no power during this test the issue is on the tow vehicle. Besides fuses some vehicle tow package wiring also use relays. The various fuse panel lids under the hood,...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wont Light Up and Trailer Brakes Do Not Work Even with Manual Override
  • When a brake controller like your Draw-Tite Activator # 5100 does not light up to indicate that is senses a connected trailer, then often the problem is in either the vehicle-side or trailer-side connectors. Since the manual override does not activate the brakes then we know there is a problem with the output signal reaching the trailer. First, check both the vehicle socket and the trailer plug for signs of corrosion (even slight green or white discoloration) on the electrical contact...
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  • Left Turn Signals Not Working When Hooking Up Utility Trailer To Truck
  • Sounds like it is a ground problem. I would start with checking the ground of the left tail light of your utility trailer to make sure it is making a good ground. The tail light assembly is grounded to the trailer by either a separate ground wire to the frame or by the bolts of the tail light assembly being attached to the frame of the trailer. You will want to make sure the tail light assembly is fastened to the metal trailer frame securely and making a good ground. If it has the ground...
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  • Is There a Sleeve For my 2-1/2 inch Ford F350 Super Duty Hitch So I can Use 2 Inch Accesorries
  • 2-1/2 inch hitch opening are used on hitches that are Class V, and are designed to haul large heavy trailers. In order to reduce your hitch down to a 2 inch diameter opening on your new Ford F-350 Super Duty you would need to purchase a Titan Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch, part # 58102. You should take note that Ford OEM hitches have a tighter/different radius on their 2-1/2 inch receiver tubes. To accommodate the OEM Ford 2-1/2 inch hitch, the corners of a ball mount, shank...
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  • Should I Use 2-Wheel Drive or 4-Wheel Drive While Towing in the Mountains
  • You should not tow your trailer on dry pavement with the vehicle in 4-wheel drive. For normal towing you should always use 2-wheel drive. The exceptions to this are extreme conditions such as snow covered or muddy roads that would normally require 4 wheel drive. Just remember that if you would use 4-wheel drive without the trailer then you should use it with the trailer. In the mountains, if you are descending on a 4-wheel drive trail then 4-wheel drive low would be recommended to save...
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  • Does the Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake Controller Turn Off or Stay On All the Time
  • The P3 brake controller, # 90195, will go into a sort of sleep mode after it detects no movement for 15 minutes. While it is on it does not draw very much power. What you can do to make sure it goes to sleep is exit the truck after turning it off, walk away for 15 minutes or so, then come back and peek in through the window to see if it has turned off. Of course you could always unplug the controller if you wanted. If it has not, there may be a wiring issue or something causing the controller...
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  • OEM Electric Brake Controller Not Working when Brake Pedal is Pressed on a 2006 Ford F250
  • From your testing and description of the problem it sounds as if your OEM brake controller is not functioning properly. Many of the 2005 and 2006 Ford OEM brake controllers had internal issues that cause owners to replace them with an aftermarket brake controller. The best way to test this is to sever the output wire that exits the OEM controller and test it for power when the brake pedal is pressed. If no voltage increase is detected on the output wire when the brake pedal is pressed,...
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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller
  • So your controller worked at one point, but is not now. You are getting the red light on the controller that indicates it is getting power, but the trailer brakes are not working. Is this a good assessment of what you have going on? According to the operating instructions for the Draw-Tite Activator, if the red LED on the controller is active and the trailer brakes do not work, a problem on the brake output circuit is likely. For starters, review the set-up instructions mentioned in...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 4 Cylinder 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • I found an online copy of the owners manual for the 2014 Chevy Equinox from Chevy and have the towing information for you. The models with the 2.4 liter motor have a gross trailer weight capacity of 1,000 pounds if the trailer does not have brakes or 1,500 pounds if the trailer does have brakes. The gross combined weight rating, which is the most the vehicle and trailer can weigh when loaded with cargo, fuel, passengers, and any accessories is 5,787 pounds for front wheel drive models...
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  • Recommended Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • As you can see by the photo I have edited for you, the Draw-Tite and Curt hitches available for your Odyssey are all pretty similarly designed. When we installed both hitches on a 2013 Odyssey, we found that the Curt # C13068 had about a 1/2 inch greater ground clearance (12-1/2 inches) versus 12 inches for the Draw-Tite # 75270 models. The receiver of the Draw-Tite hitches are recessed a bit more under the vehicle, but neither of the hitches will extend past the bumper, and therefore...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6L V6 and Brake Controller Installation
  • A vehicle's towing capacity depends on the entire complement of factory equipment installed on it. The best place to confirm this is the owner's manual. I checked an online edition of the manual for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 3.6L engine and page 488 does indeed indicate that this 6200-lb towing capacity applies to both 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 versions. In any towing system, the lowest-rated component will determine the overall capacity. In your case the vehicle can tow 6200-lbs...
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  • Removing Rear Bumper Fascia from a 2012 BMW X5 For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation
  • You are correct, I checked the instructions and the revision currently provided with the hitch, part # 75600, were done in 2008. I spoke with my technical contact at Draw-Tite and he said that his engineering department now has some directions photos that show additional steps that may be required for 2011 and newer BMW X5 vehicles. I will list them out for you and I have added photos that my contact sent for you to see. 1) Remove the first 3 rivets from the rear fender flare, and pop...
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