Question about RVs

Open Question

Have a problem with my brake buddy. when setting up to tow my toad, I press the test button and it should drop one light each time I press it for 5 times then it should turn green, this doesnt happen,this doesnt happen. what is wrong? also I have a problem with the Alert system. I plug it into power receptacle in motorhome , it flashes red once. I went through the test procedure , had someone press the test button on brakebuddy and the receiver does not light up. also pulled the break away but no light on receiver. what is the problem?

Posted by on

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hello could someone help me out with a 350 7.5 liter RV 1985 Econoline wiring schematics diagram it no running lights are rear brakes .

The running lights and brake lights circuits were both designed and installed by Ford. The E-350 chassis was used for a variety of vehicles, from cargo vans to RV and light utility trucks. The rear lighting will be the same schematic for these vehicles.

Schematics for these vehicles can be found in most public libraries, in technical or "shop"/repair manuals for almost every vehicle ever made. If your are not familiar with these manuals, ask a librarian for assistance in find the correct publication for a 1985 FORD E-350.

The RV manufacturer probably spliced into the Ford wiring for the rear lights on you vehicle. The fuses for both circuits should be under the hood.

If your brakes lights don't work, your cruise control should also stop functioning. The cruise control gets it's ground by being wired into the positive side of the brake lights. The ground is actually supplied across the filament of the brake light bulb. When power is supplied to the brake lights the cruise control loose it,s ground and stops working..

Get a manual from the library, and you should fix two problems at the same time.


Bob L.

Dec 25, 2016 | RVs

1 Answer

My fridge is a 3 way dometec caravan fridge for a 2016 challenger sport caravan, how do I put it on battery whilst towing

Speaking from over 15 years of RV experience (including 7 years of professionally delivering them from factories), truthfully, you should avoid the 12 volt function on an RV absorption type fridge. The dirty little secret RV dealers never tell you is the 12 volt function on a 3 way fridge, is not a useful option and more of sales feature. They draw a LOT of power so if you forget to switch to propane or shore power when arriving at the campsite, you will kill the house battery in no time. If you are stopped for any length of time and still hooked to the tow vehicle, you may also kill your tow vehicle battery too. And if your tow vehicle 12 volt power supply wire is not functioning properly, you will kill the house battery, while travelling. A much better solution is to pre-cool the fridge at home before departing, by connecting to the house power overnight. Put some freezer packs in the freezer compartment and they will keep the fridge cold. I know this does not answer your question, but trust me, this is the best route. Happy RVing!

Jun 22, 2016 | RVs

1 Answer

Reset button for slides on 2000 Pace Arrow Vision 35 ft.

Be sure emerg brake or any other item that may be set prior to use is activated/set.

Feb 16, 2015 | RVs

1 Answer

Any tips on what kind of truck to use and how to load the deck for a smooth easy haul?

Choosing the best tow vehicle will be determined a lot by consumer taste. You will need to know the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the trailer. This is the weight of the trailer fully loaded. Next you will need to determine where you will be taking your trailer. If you plan on going into the mountains you will have to calculate tow rate reduction of the vehicle. For every 1000\' of elevation you loose approximately 2-5% of tow capacity (some vehicles it is more). There are new Ford F150 1/2 ton that have a tow capacity of 10,000#. Next, loading the trailer... You want the weight evenly distributed across the vehicle from side to side and front to back. If you load all of the weight at the rear it will pull up on the tongue and cause drive wheel handling issues and trailer walking. If you load too much toward the front it will push the tongue down and cause steer wheel handling issues. I highly recommend the purchase of an EQ2 or EQ4 hitch system which is weight distribution and anti sway.

Jul 23, 2014 | Crossroads 2014 Z-1 ZT252TD

1 Answer

Its was working fine the power went out and now its blinking both lights gas and power how do I reset it, its an older camper like 99-205

With you stating that the lights for gas and electric are flashing I believe you are referring to the refrigerator. Press the Auto button and wait a few minutes and then press the auto button again and it should come back on and go through the start up cycle provided you do have electrical power restored.

Jun 27, 2014 | RVs

1 Answer

Running lights

Brake lights and running lights are on different wires with power being supplied through the 7pin connector between the tow vehicle and the trailer. Under the tongue there is usually a junction box that the "pigtail" is wire through and the lights are wired in at that location.

Apr 05, 2014 | Keystone 2010 Hideout 26B

1 Answer

Battery not charging enough to power igniters on fride while hooked up to truck

The refrigerator requires at least 11.5v to continue operation. If your battery is not fully charged before starting your trip the tow vehicle may not be able to maintain the proper charge. Also, make sure that you do not have any lights or 12v appliances other than the refrigerator on while the vehicle is being towed. And, lastly, verify that the tow vehicle is in fact charging the battery as it should be.

Apr 02, 2014 | Crossroads 2013 Rushmore Jefferson RF39JE

2 Answers

Electrc trailer brake wiring schematic

Not knowing the year or model makes this impossible to answer.

Dec 28, 2013 | RVs

1 Answer

My even brake presses too hard.

I am not sure what you are trying to say here,but ,if your brake pedal is too hard to press with your foot,then the brake booster is at fault.

Aug 30, 2013 | RVs

1 Answer

No trailer lights. No brake lights running lights or turn signals. Plugged into tow vehicle. All lights on tow vehicle working.

check the 7 pin plug for oxidation clean connections and try again if not ok check cable for lights maybe pinched

Aug 30, 2013 | KZ 2013 Sportsmen Classic 200

Not finding what you are looking for?
RVs Logo

Related Topics:

128 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RVs Experts

Ken Strite
Ken Strite

Level 2 Expert

69 Answers


Level 1 Expert

38 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Are you a RVs Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides