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Old 04-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Rockwood 8281SS 7 Pin Help

Hi everyone, new to the forum and need some help. Have a 2012 Forest River Rockwood (8281SS) and while moving my 5th wheel, the 7pin wire caught up under my hitch attached to the frame of the truck. Well the wires where pulled out of the wiring box in the 5th wheel hitch area. Anyone have a wiring diagram or know where to get one. Attempt to correct my self by writing down the color coding of the wires left in the box from the 7pin wirer but having problems. Any suggestions.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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If you can wait about an hour, I will take pictures of mine and post.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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that would be great. Thank You
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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For future reference I have a bunji cord attached to the pin box
That I hold up 7 rv connector after un hooking that way I don't have
The same issue your experiencing.
I've also just stuffed my cord up in the pin box so my dear friends kids
Doesn't think its a swinging rope!
Along with the breakaway cable!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion will be giving this a try.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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CORD Brown IN BOX Small black
CORD Blue IN BOX Green with white stripe
CORD White IN BOX White
CORD Black IN BOX 2 big Red
CORD Yellow IN BOX Capped with connector
CORD Orange IN BOX Small Red

Best I can do with the rain coming down. The box is crammed full and extremely hard to separate wires and take a picture at the same time.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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the 7pin wire caught up under my hitch attached to the frame of the truck. Well the wires where pulled out of the wiring box in the 5th wheel hitch area.
A good reason to wire up an additional 7 pin receptacle in the bed of the truck.

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When we picked up our new 5ver at the dealer and they put in the hitch, they also wired a new 7 pin receptacle in the rear of the bed. Sure makes it a lot handier. Didn't like the way they used the Scotch connectors, so I took them all off and soldered the connections at different places in the original harness and made a nice tight water resistant bundle.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #10
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7 Pin wiring problem

Problem solved: My friend came over and fixed the wiring problem. He found that the wiring in the 7pin casing was incorrect from the manufacturer.

For example, the Red wirer in the casing was for the brake control and should be blue wirer. The Blue wirer was for the Backup lights when it should be a yellow wirer.

They chagned the color coding to make it work in the electrical box. At least my problem is solved and I can go camping next weekend. Thanks again for everyone's suggestions.
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