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Old 07-20-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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RE: BUS WITH AIR BRAKES AND TRAILER WITH ELECTRIC BRAKES?

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How do you guys hook up your electric trailer brakes to a bus with air brakes?

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Re: RE: BUS WITH AIR BRAKES AND TRAILER WITH ELECTRIC BRAKES?

I have seen air over hydraulic in old military trailers before. maybe something like that could be converted to electric?

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Re: RE: BUS WITH AIR BRAKES AND TRAILER WITH ELECTRIC BRAKES?

An electric trailer brake controller simply taps into the brake light switch at the pedal. A heavy wire is then run from the controller to the trailer wire receptacle that the trailer plugs into. You may need to change the plug, i.e a flat 4 wire trailer plug does not have a brake wire. I don't think it should matter what kind of brakes the tow vehicle has. Talk to the folks at your local trailer shop.
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An electric trailer brake controller simply taps into the brake light switch at the pedal. A heavy wire is then run from the controller to the trailer wire receptacle that the trailer plugs into. You may need to change the plug, i.e a flat 4 wire trailer plug does not have a brake wire. I don't think it should matter what kind of brakes the tow vehicle has.
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