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Converting a 2010 Jayco 1206 Pop Up Camper to Electric Brakes


I would like to purchase electric brakes for a 2010 Jayco 1206 pop up camper. It has surge brakes that do not work fluid is full of trash. What parts do I need to convert this? I have 13 inch wheels. I put bearing buddies on the hub at 1.980. Can you help?


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Sorry to hear you're having issues. Yes, we have all the parts you will need to convert your 2010 Jayco 1206 pop up camper from surge brakes to electric brakes. You're going to need brake assemblies, hub and drum assemblies, brake wire, connectors, and a 7-Way trailer connector. You will also need a 7-way connector and brake controller for your vehicle. If you email me back with your year, make, and model I can see if there is a plug and play adapter for you.

I recommend the etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left Hand item # AKEBRK-35L-SA and the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand item # 23-27. These brake assemblies will fit your 13 inch wheels.

You will need to order two hub and drum assemblies. The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 10" Diameter - 5 on 4-1/2 item # 84546UC3-EZ is a confirmed fit for your camper and will be compatible so long as it has the original axle from the factory.

You will also need 12 Gauge Black Primary Wire - per foot item # 12-1-1, Deka Ring Terminal - Heat Shrink - 12-10 Gauge - 1/4" Ring ID - Yellow - Qty 1 item # DW05740-1, and Deka Butt Connector - 12-10 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Yellow - Qty 1 item # DW05745-1.

The Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long item # 277-000141 is the way to go for a 7-way connector. It comes with a junction box to securely and safely manage and protect all of your wiring connections.

For your brake controller I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller item # 90195. This is a proportional brake controller that will work great with your Camper. The brake controller activates your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It automatically adjusts the trailer's braking based on deceleration of your vehicle. The brakes activate immediately, there is no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers. The Prodigy P3 has 5 Storable settings that allow you to customize the controller for multiple trailers, varying loads or different drivers. The 3 boost levels setting lets you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness.

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