Originally Posted by mfMcFroggierPod
Solder makes your best connection.
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Sorry, but "Best" and solder and electrical connections can be looked at a number of ways. I look at it differently.
In industry, very, very, few large gage cable terminations are done using solder. Soldering a termination is highly dependent on several variables that need to be controlled with the biggest one being the skill, training and motivation of the human doing the soldering. The may not fully apply to a personal/casual/hobby activity like RV mods done by the owner or a buddy but it is still a significant variable.
Soldering is not always the best and can all to often result in joints that look good but result in damaged insulation from heat, wicked solder that results in a long, mechanically problematic connection, no true mechanical bond between the connector and the cable and personal exposure to toxic fumes.
from my perspective, crimping is the way to go for wire/cable terminations.