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Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install

Let's face it, we all work hard through the week and when the weekend rolls around it's no surprise that there's an increase in the number of SUV and pick up trucks on the freeways towing a variety of trailers. If you have ever towed a trailer behind a vehicle - and chances are if you are reading this article you probably own one - you know how important it is to make sure that everything on your rig and trailer are in perfect working order in the interest of safety. Seasoned haulers have a mental checklist of what items to check, including tires, brakes, electrical connections and lights. More often than not, everything checks out fine and you are on your way.

A few hours into your trip a police officer pulls you over and informs you that a tail light is out on your trailer. How could this be? All the lights worked perfectly on the walk around prior to your departure. Unfortunately light bulbs burn out and need to be replaced, and unlike most modern vehicles trailers won't tell you when and where a light has burned out. Most people who haul trailers do a quick walk around at rest stops and gas stations to make sure everything is fine. Wouldn't it be nice to have one less thing to worry about when towing a trailer? Let's face it pulling an extra 3,000-plus pounds is stressful enough! If you can lower your stress level chances are that you'll arrive at your destination safer and more relaxed, which is the whole point of hauling toys or a camper out for the weekend in the first place.

Valley Towing Products is the industry leader in professional towing systems and has introduced a product that adds an additional level of safety when towing a trailer. The Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor keeps a close eye every trailer light while you're driving via a multi-function LED display that can be mounted easily in view of the driver in a permanent or temporary fashion for use in multiple vehicles. The system is easy and quick to install using basic hand tools such as a drill, socket wrench and screwdriver.

One of the most appealing factors of the Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor is that there is no additional wiring to the vehicle or trailer. The transmitter/brain of the system simply installs onto the chassis of the trailer and is then plugged inline with the trailer light harness. In the event of a fault, such as a running light failure, a signal is sent to the receiver that is mounted in the cabin of the vehicle and plugged into the cigarette lighter. The bright LED display will indicate what the problem is so that the operator can fix it.

The system works with a variety of trailer lighting systems ranging from 4-flat to 7-way incandescent and LED, making the Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor a true investment that will adapt to your towing needs.

  • Vehicle: 2007 Ford F-250 Super DutyŽ Diesel
  • Product: Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor
  • Applications: Towing
  • Install Time: 1 Hour
  • Install Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools Required: Drill, socket wrench, screwdriver, provided mounting bracket and screws


Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
Valley's Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor is designed to provide safety and security while towing, yet features the convenience of easy hook-up by eliminating the need for a second person to check the trailer lights prior to departure. The unit monitors all trailer signal lights (tail lights, marker lights, stop and turn lights), relaying information to the driver should there be a trailer lighting malfunction or disconnect. The Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor is sensitive enough to detect a single marker lamp malfunction, no matter how many lights are on the trailer.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The leads for the battery pack in the transmitter are connected. The leads are easily marked so that you don't cross the polarity.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
Once the leads are connected, the battery can be installed into the transmitter.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The weatherproof cover is then installed onto the transmitter.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
A pair of screws that were supplied with the kit are threaded in, partially by hand at the start.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
A small Phillips screwdriver is used to perform the final tightening of the cover.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The antenna is then screwed onto the top of the transmitter.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
You don't need to tighten the antenna too much to prevent stripping the threads of the antenna.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The transmitter is then inserted into the mounting bracket.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
A retaining bar secures the transmitter within the bracket.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The bar simply press fits into the bracket and secures the transmitter.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
A suitable location is sourced for the transmitter on the frame of the trailer, where it is protected from foreign objects.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
A high seed drill bit is used to drill holes that are slightly smaller than the mounting screws.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
As expected the frame of your trailer is somewhat thick so the drilling may take some patience.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The self-tapping screws are now used to secure the bracket to the trailer.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
With only a few steps left to complete our work, the transmitter is nearly done.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The wire harness plug from the trailer is plugged into the transmitter.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
At the vehicle side the harness end from the transmitter is plugged into to the receptacle.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
A suitable location for the monitor is sourced on the dashboard of the vehicle.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The unit is powered up and calibrated.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
We elected to run the wire down the side of the dash bezel for a clean look.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
Small details such as hiding the wires make all the difference in any installation, especially when it's something that is in plain sight.
Smart Trailer Wireless Monitor Install
The vehicle has an extra power port available, which was optimal because the other receptacle was occupied by a mobile phone charger.

Source Information:

Valley Industries
2129 Austin Drive
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
800.344.3112
www.valleyindustries.com


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