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Old 04-12-2019, 01:28 AM   #71
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Interesting post, sorry for your problems. I pulled a friends TT toy hauler a 30 footer around 12,000 lbs according to the owner 3 years ago and noted the brake controller was flashing NO connection. After a long time and 70 miles the owner found the break away was fried. It had a wire shorted out on the frame. Cost for a new 1 was 15 bucks. Sounds like if yours was fried the brakes never locked. I knew his did not lock up as I pulled it up a 6% grade on the I-84 at the cabbage hill at 65 to 50 mph at the top. Than on to another 50 miles before we got stopped in a town and had figured out why no brakes where working.
Yeah its been interesting for sure. Brakes have always worked fine, and still do. I have wiring to re-route now, poor job on their part IMO.

Wife is just happy to have it back and ready for a coast trip in May.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:50 PM   #72
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I’m pretty sure the Alpine 3661 has hydraulic slides, and the clicking noise you are hearing is very likely the solenoid for the hydraulic motor as it tries to engage, but a low voltage is causing it to have issues. I know my Avalanche has had similar issues when I let the battery get too low. The cure? CHARGE YOUR RV BATTERIES and make sure you have a good set of batteries.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:25 PM   #73
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Im pretty sure the Alpine 3661 has hydraulic slides, and the clicking noise you are hearing is very likely the solenoid for the hydraulic motor as it tries to engage, but a low voltage is causing it to have issues. I know my Avalanche has had similar issues when I let the battery get too low. The cure? CHARGE YOUR RV BATTERIES and make sure you have a good set of batteries.
You are correct the 2 middle slides are hydro. Batteries are fully charged, but as brought out earlier, they might not be in the best shape after spending time with no charging at dealer, Ill need to have them tested.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:55 AM   #74
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Here is my story. While making a sharp 180 degree turn at a truck stop fueling station, the breakaway cable got caught on the 5th wheel sliding hitch (Pullrite). As I straitened out the trailer, the safety pin was pulled out causing the tires to lock up. The locked tires would not let the auto sliding feature move which led to the 5th wheel jaws breaking and releasing the pin box. Ouch! I was wondering if your safety release pin might also have been accidentally engaged. If the current flowing to the electric brakes is not corrected after several minutes, the safety switch is likely to overheat and melt. Remember that when the pin is pulled, a full 12 volts is being sent to the brakes. Your breakaway switch issue may only been present in the dealer's lot.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:05 AM   #75
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Here is my story. While making a sharp 180 degree turn at a truck stop fueling station, the breakaway cable got caught on the 5th wheel sliding hitch (Pullrite). As I straitened out the trailer, the safety pin was pulled out causing the tires to lock up. The locked tires would not let the auto sliding feature move which led to the 5th wheel jaws breaking and releasing the pin box. Ouch! I was wondering if your safety release pin might also have been accidentally engaged. If the current flowing to the electric brakes is not corrected after several minutes, the safety switch is likely to overheat and melt. Remember that when the pin is pulled, a full 12 volts is being sent to the brakes. Your breakaway switch issue may only been present in the dealer's lot.
I dont think Ill ever know what happened. Brakes never locked up. They worked great for over 5000 miles. I just need to reroute the wiring they redid.
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