My 1959 Airflyte has electric trailer brakes and a breakaway switch mounted on the tongue. Did they have a factory 12 volt battery mounted somewhere to power the brakes in an event of a trailer coming unhooked from tow vehicle?
For the breakaway feature to work would require a battery for the trailer itself. The only photo I have seen showed it mounted right on the tongue of the trailer. (I think it was in the Kelsey Hayes manual for my trailer) If you decide to install one, keep in mind that batteries give off flamable gasses in during charging and discharging so venting is important.
Post by Ramona's 59 Airflyte on Jul 23, 2011 21:02:29 GMT -5
I read that trailers built after '55 were required to have trailer brakes and a breakaway switch. How do I know if my '59 has that? I have a battery under the front dinette seat. But the only wiring I have that connects to the car is for the lights. Yes, I'm quite lost here.