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Old 03-27-2015, 07:54 AM   #31
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It's just the cost of tools are killing me! $20 here, $50 there add up...

Plus now I have to pack everything away for either storage or into the camper for our big trip.
Now you know why oc's trailer is filled to the gills!
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #32
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Ok, so I'm back to going to an autoparts store and asking them to re-crimp this wire or buying a whole new one.
And what happens when the next one pulls out or another wire comes loose when you are out on the road somewhere? I have a small kit with connectors and crimping tool cost 10.00 bucks ( not highest quality but will get you back on the road) and about the size of large hard cover book just in case.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:02 AM   #33
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Now you know why oc's trailer is filled to the gills!
And towed with a weak kneed 5.4L Chevy.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:56 AM   #34
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One thing nobody has mentioned yet.. while you are at it I would check the surrounding wires and connections to see if any of the others are loose as well. Get it all done now to avoid headaches later. IMO
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:10 AM   #35
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One thing nobody has mentioned yet.. while you are at it I would check the surrounding wires and connections to see if any of the others are loose as well. Get it all done now to avoid headaches later. IMO
See post #9
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:39 AM   #36
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:34 AM   #37
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #38
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Well, I took the simple route and my father-in-law just recrimped the wire onto the connector. It looks like it didn't get a great crimp to start and is holding pretty firmly now. I already had an uber cheap crimping tool. Part of it is my laziness - the camper was at storage and I'd have to bring the camper home in order to have 120v to plug in a soldering iron (which also would need purchased).

If it causes me problems again, I'll get a properly sized soldering iron and fix them up right.
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Well, I took the simple route and my father-in-law just recrimped the wire onto the connector. It looks like it didn't get a great crimp to start and is holding pretty firmly now. I already had an uber cheap crimping tool. Part of it is my laziness - the camper was at storage and I'd have to bring the camper home in order to have 120v to plug in a soldering iron (which also would need purchased).

If it causes me problems again, I'll get a properly sized soldering iron and fix them up right.
If you use the proper crimping tool and properly prepare the wire by stripping the right amount of insulation off of it,you should not need to do any soldering.
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I respectfully disagree with the above statement. Soldering in effect "tins" the wire. . Which gives MUCH greater resistance to corrosion. When I use tinned wire on marine electrical I can fix it and forget about it.
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