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Old 07-17-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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7 Pin Wire from TV to Trailer

Ok, we have had our trailer for about 4 months and finally did something stupid. Did a u-turn and somehow caught the trailer wire between the tongue and the hitch head. Cut half the wires in half. I have managed to get them all back together hope good enough to get to us Disney and back.

Question is when I get home should I just solder them and heat shrink them or should I get a new cable.

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Since you got them together OK, it is your call. Solder and heat shrink tubing on each wire; then splicing tape (not electrician's tape) around the whole shebang will certainly be safe and adequate. Might not look "new" but that cable is pretty expensive.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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Would have to look better than it does now. Didn't have anything with me but electrical tape. So twisted them together and taped them. Then taped the entire thing from where I opened it all up.

Figured it wouldn't be a cheap item. I usually mess up the expensive stuff.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #4
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Splicing tape will vulcanize after it is applied and will be waterproof and look a lot better when you "spiral" it.

I actually use splicing tape on our grab bar going into the front door. Looks good and hides an ugly tear in the original foam.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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Will have to remember to pick some up.

The price of a replacement cable doesn't look too bad. 25 bucks from etrailer.

7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 8' Long Hopkins Wiring H20046
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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For that price already with the connector; I would replace it as well.

Remember to use their wire cross reference chart and not match color to color when you wire it up.
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