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Wire kit fir tow

David0725
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I have a 2011 chevy Silverado can anyone recommend a wiring kit to install to tow 4 down?
1994 Holiday Rambler Imperial DP
1999 Honda Accord V6 Toad
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Gjac
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I used the Roadmaster wiring kit with inline diodes, it just installs using your own car lights and has worked well for the last 15 years until I gave the car away.

Tom_Barb
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ArchHoagland wrote:
Davis0725 said:

How do you power the auxiliary brakes?


run a separate wire.
2000 Newmar mountain aire 4081 DP, ISC/350 Allison 6 speed, Wrangler JL toad.

Ponderosa
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I recommend one of these Curt wiring harnesses. They have the diodes built in. For my application it was plug and play, but it looks like you would splice in the kit for your truck. Still much easier and fool proof than anything else on the market. This looks like the one you need, but verify make, model, etc.

https://www.curtmfg.com/part/58923
2015 Thor Windsport 32N

Grit_dog
Explorer III
Explorer III
Tom/Barb wrote:
I simply use the standard trailer wire harness from NAPA and just clamp the extra lights to the bumper/tailgate.



next question, is the truck an automatic or stick? some auto transmissions can't be spun for a long time with out lubrication.


^ That's the easy button right there for lights. KISS principle.
Regarding transmissions, we can only wish GM still offered trucks with a stick shift in 2011...
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ArchHoagland
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Davis0725 said:
"The steering wheel does lock so I put a quick disconnect on the battery."

How do you power the auxiliary brakes?
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD
Workhorse W22 8.1 Gas Allison 1000, 7.1 mpg

2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
US Gear Brakes

MountainAir05
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Here is the manual, best to read your self.

https://my.gm.ca/chevrolet/en/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/GMCC/dynamic/2011/chevrolet/silverado/en/2011_Chevrolet_Silverado_Manual_en_CA.pdf

manual

Blaster_Man
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If an auto trans, it must be a 4 x 4 to tow four down.
2014 American Eagle

David0725
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The steering wheel does lock so I put a quick disconnect on the battery. It's a 4x4 truck so I put the transfer case in Neutral
1994 Holiday Rambler Imperial DP
1999 Honda Accord V6 Toad

Tom_Barb
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I simply use the standard trailer wire harness from NAPA and just clamp the extra lights to the bumper/tailgate.

no electrical modification needed. It's a 4 pole harness.
things to consider, does the steering wheel lock ? if not no worries If it does, unlock it and disconnect the battery.

next question, is the truck an automatic or stick? some auto transmissions can't be spun for a long time with out lubrication.
2000 Newmar mountain aire 4081 DP, ISC/350 Allison 6 speed, Wrangler JL toad.