I have a 2011 F-250 that tells you info about the brakes and trailer. I noticed yesterday while towing tractor and 2 full pallets of mulch it kept jumping around from saying trailer connected to trailer not connected. That basically means that it quit detecting the brakes for that moment of time. And kept jumping back and forth (not safe because the trailer brakes stop working at that point). When I got home I notice that my trailer plug was really HOT and I mean hot! This a gooseneck by the way so it plugs into the bed. Wondering which way the heat went I felt up the lead going to the trailer and after about 24 inches it wasn't hot any more. The female plug in the truck bed was extremely hot as well.
Any ideas what could be causing the problem and excessive heat build up? Not sure where to start looking first.