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Old 03-18-2018, 11:01 AM   #1
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New trailer, new questions

Hi All,

New forum guy, 2nd post. Wife Sandee and I just picked up our 2016 Cougar 21RBSWE. Had a trailer years ago but been driving a 96 Tioga RV for the past 5 years. So going back to pulling a trailer may take some getting used to. With that said, I already have some issues/questions:

1) No trailer brakes - Without hooking the trailer, I press the brakes and get a red light on the controller. After hookup, no red light when pressing brakes. I played with the control wheel on the controller without luck. Will check the plug from the truck for power soon but wonder if I have a controller that is not compatible for the newer trailer. Ideas?

2) We have a Linear Series RV5090 Multi media radio/player that we cannot seem to get a DVD to play on the Legend TV. There is a cable coming out of the wall behind the player (red, yellow, black) that we thought should be attached to the TV but no (yellow) jack input on the TV. We have a manual but apparently too dumb to find or understand instructions.

3) I’m the guy that bought the trailer from a person that lost all the keys. Thanks to chuckster57 giving me a clue I was able to pull the back cover off the door lock to get the key number. One down, 2 to go. I took the black slam off the storage compartment but only saw the word “champion” and no key number. New ones are $50 so I’ll visit camping world or some place to get help. With the small round silver lock, someone suggested to just drill out the lock for replacement. More ideas?

Thanks, Bill
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:38 PM   #2
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Small round silver locks: try CH751, R001. I have a different key number at work, will post when I go in.

Trailer brakes: as long as the brakes on the trailer are electric (most common) your controller should work. What controller do you have? Most are rated for # of axles, so as long as yours is rated for 2 axles you should be good. Best way to test the trailer brakes is to pull the pin on the break away and see if the brakes actuate. If not then you’ve got some work to do. If they do, then you need to check the truck wiring. Look here:

https://www.etrailer.com/question-363.html

It will show which connector is what. With a CHARGED battery in the trailer you can jumper between the 12V and the BRAKE, listen and you should hear the magnets grab the drums. If not then you need to start looking for cut/broken wires. You can also pull off a wheel and drum, pull the break away and use any metal object to see if it “sticks” to the magnet. To,use the break away the battery in the trailer needs to be fully charged.

DVD: look at the TV inputs, there may be two sets. As a rule Yellow is video and red/white are audio left/right. What colors are the inputs on the TV?
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:28 PM   #3
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Answers to earlier questions. 1(No trailer brakes....I discovered after research that my Reese controller was shot. Put a new one on and all is well. 2) No picture on TV. No yellow jack input on back of TV to connect yellow video cable from the player.... Real simple answer is that the yellow (video) connector from the player needs to be plugged into the "Y" input on the back of the TV. Go figure. 3) No keys for new trailer.....took key number from back of main door lock and the entire slam lock unit to local locksmith. Fixed me up quickly, and cheaply.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:19 AM   #4
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I just purchased a complete set of 5 locks, 2 chrome entry and 3 baggage slam latches all matching keys for $165. Great people to deal with and seem pretty knowledgeable. Pretty quick on getting items sent out also. rvlocksandmore.com
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rvlocksandmore.com is fantastic and quick. Even site admin actions are painless with great people helping. I have re-keyd two trailers and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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