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Old 06-20-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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2010 Roo 23SS Truck to Trailer Wiring Replacement

Coming home from a trip to the mountains this weekend, a fellow traveler pointed to the back of my truck and made a motion that something was wrong. I pulled over and saw that the lights and brake connector from my truck to my trailer had become disconnected and had been dragged on the ground.

The sheathe was worn to the bare wires. So, I need to replace it.

Anyone know where I can get a new one? Is it a difficult job to replace it?

Any help, direction, and instruction would be much appreciated.

Dan
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:55 PM   #4
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You either neglected to hook it up or you didn't push it into the socket far enough.

If you already know this, consider it as help for other newbies who may not: This is hard to describe in words, but the 7 pin plug has a larger section that slides into a "cutout" in the socket (this is what ensures the plug is not rotated and the proper pins are connected together). When the plug is in the socket all the way, the cover of the socket has a piece coming down that drops down behind this larger section and keeps the plug from backing out of the socket. Make sure this piece is in place behind the larger section.

You can see the larger section of the plug here (this one actually has a part at the end that sticks up):

http://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Optronics/A7WCB.html

In the pic on the left here, you can see the piece on the socket cover that needs to drop down behind the larger part of the plug and holds the plug:

Compare Twist-in, 7-Pole, vs Pollak 7- and 4-Pole | etrailer.com
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:56 PM   #5
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Any RV parts house including Camping World has them. They are available on different lengths so measure before you buy. I bought a replacement online, not sure, but possibly PPL Moterhome. Do searches on EBay and Amazon.
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A few years back we were getting our TT in the right spot on our property up North back in the forest,,, some how the cable got caught under the ball,,, and the wife was hollering WERE ON FIRE !!! Well it really wasn't,,, but it did almost burn the cable in half !!! So the next day I sat for an hour or 2 and spliced each wire back together !!! Damm glad I had a fresh roll of ele tape,,, Hooked the truck back to the trailer,,, and things were still not right,,,
after checking with my volt meter I found there was a blown fuse under the hood,,,
Went to town where there was a Ford dealer and had the fuse changed !!!
This splicing job was suppose to be a temporary fix,,, but it was still that way a year or 2 later when we traded it in !!!
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the feedback. @PaulGA - looks like I am going with that option. Amazon reviews said that the colors on the wires don't match up with the plug, but I'll be able to figure that out.
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