The 'fail' mode for electric trailer brakes is like I described earlier in the thread, the trailer has a small battery, typically kept charged up when connected to the towing vehicle (but should be trickle charged if not going to be used for some time, it's typically just a regular lead-acid battery). When the trailer breaks free, the safety cord pulls out a pin, connecting the battey to the brakes, activating them.I wonder if it could be converted to surge brakes. Are those considered to be as safe as electric brakes?
Are electric brakes fail-safe like truck air brakes? In other words, do they use power to release? That would seem safer if the battery died (unless that only matters during breakaway, in which case, it's game over anyways).
Agreed, 1000% and thensome. I have too much (bad) experience here. Mice crawled into the tongue of my last boat trailer and destroyed one set of wires on me. I've had others fray over time as well.Put your new wire harness in plastic loom and you won't have to worry about abrasions. Well worth the effort and minimal cost.
Mike, Wright is the dealer. Here's one almost identical to yours. It doesn't have the dove tail.Ugh, struck out with the trailer vendor, he doesn't have records going that far back.
He did say that it most likely was built by PJ or Load Trail, but branded as a Wright.
He said it's most likely a 7,000 lb GVWR trailer, but offered no other info.
He suggested registering it as homemade, but that they might lower the GVWR rating.
Again, I'm not in a rush here, but was hopeful that he'd have some records...
MC,Mike, your trailer was made here. Kind of neat how they make these.