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Old 03-20-2017, 04:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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little jona - '91 Dodge D 250 first gen cummins LE
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Run your wiring inside conduit. Is how I've seen a lot of cattle trailers setup , to armor the wiring for brushy pastures.. my preference is for Tekonsha brake controllers based on info circa 2000. They have a confirmation of connection to the brakes and ground. It has a pendulum to ramp up the brake power based on g force. . Had my 7way plug get striped by a stick . Saw the led went out so know there was a problem before it was a surprise. 4'x8' +? tung are you planning an A frame or pole?
Glad you see fit for brakes most states require them at 1500lbs and the average shoper is unaware that they have to modify a 2000lbs Harbor Freight fold up to be leagal.
. Looking forward to pictures.

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Always test the application strength for the current load before taking off . I learned that the hard way . Me my wife my kid some one played with the knobs between tows. City 25 mph first brake application above 2.5mphI had to hit the brakes hard . Some jack head pulled out in front of me @21k lbs. I had the up to 6 axel controller on a 2 axel 8000lbs ea turned all the way up and off level. It tryed to lock the tires 1 axel did as told 1 axel crushed the spring hangers , twisted the U bolts and spun 3 revolutions winding up the slack in the wiring disconnecting the brakes. Made me glad for 4wheel disk brakes on my 79K-20 . Fortunately the other driver realized the way was suddenly cloudy and raining 5thwheels and stoped clear. I was able to lemp to the new spot and had to call in a warranty claim as the traler had about 2000mi all asphalt in the previous 6 months . The trailer was bought new so no abuse from previous.
1st gen cummins 91.5 dodge d250 ,HX35W/12/6 QSV
ehxsost manafulld wrap, Aero Tonto
best tank: distance 649gps mi 24.04 mpg 27.011usg
Best mpg : 31.32mpg 100mi 3.193 USG 5/2/20

'83 GMC S-15 Jimmy 2door 2wd O/D auto 3.73R&P
'79 Chevy K20 4X4 350ci 400hp msd custom th400 /np205. 7.5-new 14mpg modded befor modding was a thing
87' Hyundai Excel
83 ranger w/87 2.9 L FI2wd auto 18mpg on the floor
04 Mitsubishi Gallant 2.4L auto 26mpg
06 Subaru Forrester XT(WRX PACKAGE) MT AWD Turbocharged 18 plying dirty best of 26mpg@70mph
95Chevy Blazer 4x4 auto 14-18mpg
04 Chevy Blazer 4x4 auto 16-22mpg

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