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Old 08-13-2015, 01:37 PM   #1
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7 pin ground wire

Just noticed that my wiring hook up from my camper to my suv has a slice in it. Not sure how it happened but it looked like it got pinched some how... Maybe on a sharp turn or backing up. Upon examination, i cut through about half of the 10 awg ground wire.

I've thought of a few ways to fix it but was wondering how important the ground wire is. I understand the principal of it but I guess what I am asking is if the wire is still good? Can I splice the wire back together or even just use electrical tape to keep it from splitting any further?

I know ideally I should replace the whole thing but as I have one trip left this year, I was wondering if I could temporarily fix it.

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Old 08-13-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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You should be able to splice that wire with no problems. I would use a simple butt splice if I was to do it. Wrap it back up with tape and you should be good to go. I'm sure that you've already checked the rest of the wires ---
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:43 PM   #3
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looks like it got pinched between the coupler and the ball mount...rout it differently to prevent this.
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