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Old 06-09-2024, 05:08 PM   #1
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Hello, Everyone!!
Great to find a forum where I can get to know other campers!
I'm going to purchase a 1986 Shasta Sunline Solaris (posted as Solara) t1550 15 footer. But before I do, I have a question for anyone out there....my tow vehicle is a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Std sgl cab P/U auto with the mfg tow package 6 ft bed...Will I, should I get Electric brakes, and how are the hooked/installed? Having my hitch installed with an anti-sway bar. Other question, should I get a transmission cooler??
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Old 06-10-2024, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hi I'll take a stab at your questions.
#1 Shasta & Sunline are two different companies. Check the Files section for your trailer.
#2 If your tow vehicle has a tow package it should have a transmission cooler.
#3 Electric brakes should already be installed and they would work through the electrical connection to your truck.
#4 I think anti-sway bars are a good decision for these size trailers. I didn't need them for my 999 pound pop up Cox camper - so many years ago. But now I do for my 2753.
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Old 06-10-2024, 11:34 AM   #3
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Thank You!

Ohh you're a God sent and eased my mind!! I'm surprised a 1986 Shasta has mfgr electric brakes. So, connecting the 7-plug would simply do all the work?? Yea!!!
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Old 06-10-2024, 12:53 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard You can get a lot of info here
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Old 06-11-2024, 08:33 AM   #5
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Hi and a little more info for you. The tow package on your truck does not include a brake controller. You will have to buy and install one. They are pretty much diy. I am retired for 6 years so not up to date on what is available now. Also you need to check and see if the 12 volt charge line is connected.
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Old 06-11-2024, 01:38 PM   #6
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Hi RadRosie I'm confused and maybe you are too. I just looked up 1986 Shasta and their models all start with M-####. All Sunline trailers start with a T- ####.
You state you have a T-1550. I have a T-2753. Both are Sunlines.
See Files for information.
I'll back track on my original #3. I don't know if a 1986 came with electric brakes or not. Could be mechanical brakes but I just don't know. Someone else will have to chime in.
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Old 06-11-2024, 03:19 PM   #7
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According to the files an 86 T1550 has electronic brakes as standard equipment.
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