Thursday, August 8, 2019

Brakes Work :-)

 When we bought the Ford F150 it came with a Tow Package but not a Trailer Break Controller. So, I bought a controller(pictured below under the Trailer Backup knob) off eBay and an OBD2 Adapter(also pictured below) which allows me to connect my computer to the truck's computer. 
See the source image
After installing the Brake Controller I had to activate it using the FORScan program
on my computer. There are other changes I can make to the truck using FORScan.
 Above is the Breakaway Switch that was not previously installed on the trailer.
In the event the camper somehow becomes loose from the truck, the cable will pull a
pin out and the trailer brakes will engage. I mounted it and tested it and it works. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Out with the old, in with the new

 On a campout to Kelly Park over the July 4th weekend, the a/c tripped a 
breaker in the power converter. There was also a burning smell in the air.
After closer inspection, I saw what is pictured above.
This new converter will also charge the 12v battery on the camper. 
I have two extra 12v lines available. I can use one for the ground effect lights.
Maybe use the other for a car stereo with Bluetooth.