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Cgray

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What are you doing to get the lights and brakes to work ?
I grabbed the schematics, multi meter and a few plugs and made an adaptor.
I ran line from cab to rear bumper for the the electric brakes a day wired the controller independently so I can over ride the trailer brakes if needed. Honestly don’t really use them much.
 

reset2

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Has anyone pulled 12 volts off one battery in an 24 volt setup? It has Worked for me but I have heard that the charging system doesn't replenish the battery like it should.

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simp5782

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Has anyone pulled 12 volts off one battery in an 24 volt setup? It has Worked for me but I have heard that the charging system doesn't replenish the battery like it should.

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On a 24v truck it does not do well. It's called an evil wire. Except small voltage items. The FMTV trucks have a dual voltage alternator so it will keep the 12v side up
 

Tow4

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Has anyone pulled 12 volts off one battery in an 24 volt setup? It has Worked for me but I have heard that the charging system doesn't replenish the battery like it should.

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You need an equalizer. You can't pull a lot of current off of the 12 volt batteries without causing problems. If the truck is all 24 volts, a dual voltage alternator won't supply enough current on the 24 volt side if you have AC or other high current accessories.
 

SuperSLo

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What's your hitch setup? You are running oversize tires, right? Everything playing nicely? I just got a 5th wheel toy hauler and am looking for a tow vehicle, and the m1088 is looking awfully interesting, lol. Your setup looks sweet.
 

Cgray

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What's your hitch setup? You are running oversize tires, right? Everything playing nicely? I just got a 5th wheel toy hauler and am looking for a tow vehicle, and the m1088 is looking awfully interesting, lol. Your setup looks sweet.
Yes running 53” run flats.

The hitch is a B&W drop in that I welded together. I have a few more if you need one.

I also welded a gooseneck ball receiver to my 5th wheel plate so that it’s unique setup. It makes it harder to steal too.

Everything rides great and I have put 18,000 miles on the tires and hitch set up.
 

SuperSLo

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Yes running 53” run flats.

The hitch is a B&W drop in that I welded together. I have a few more if you need one.

I also welded a gooseneck ball receiver to my 5th wheel plate so that it’s unique setup. It makes it harder to steal too.

Everything rides great and I have put 18,000 miles on the tires and hitch set up.

I'll keep you in mind - first I need to sell my house and get a truck!
 
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