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Old 07-01-2020, 12:43 PM   #1
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Any idea what this connector is for?

So while I was cleaning and lubing my slide seals I noticed this electrical connection. It is under the main slide and seems to run to the taillights of the unit. They are zip tied off to the slide power and seem to have a wax/silicone a sealing material on them.

Any idea what they would be for?

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:05 PM   #2
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Not sure what camper you have, but could it be for a TOAD?
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:16 PM   #3
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Those look like standard 12 volt waterproof connectors. They could go anywhere.
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:40 PM   #4
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X2 ^

They're standard connectors. They could be used on brakes, lights, or almost anything 12 volt. The industry likes them because they're quick and easy to apply.
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:42 PM   #5
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@cboss it’s a 5er

@houstonstroker thanks. Didn’t want to pull the end off to see if it was constant 12v. But thought it would be good for under mount lighting.

I also don’t have an awning on that slide. Thought possibly it was awning power as it was an option.
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No, don't pull on them as that could cause the wires inside to loose connection. If that happens the only way to fix it would be to cut them off and replace.
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No, don't pull on them as that could cause the wires inside to loose connection. If that happens the only way to fix it would be to cut them off and replace.
Thanks. I meant the cap. Iím sure it comes off?
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Thanks. I meant the cap. I’m sure it comes off?
No, that is not a cap. It is made so you push the unstripped wires into it then squeeze with a tool or pliers. Inside there is a piece of metal with slots that cut through the insulation to make contact with the wires. Once it is crimped the cap is pretty much flush with the body. Look close to the first pic you will see the metal tangs gripping the wires.
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No, that is not a cap. It is made so you push the unstripped wires into it then squeeze with a tool or pliers. Inside there is a piece of metal with slots that cut through the insulation to make contact with the wires. Once it is crimped the cap is pretty much flush with the body. Look close to the first pic you will see the metal tangs gripping the wires.
Excellent thank you. Good to know! Much appreciated
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Only bad thing is on a 2104 FR Surveyor SV34RLTS they were not water proof cost me $700.00 to diagnose and repair “no trailer brakes”. Those connectors were at the real axles
And connected the wires for the brakes to the wires from the frame. Actually had sand and moisture in them. Unfortunately for me the RV repair specialist checked them last!!
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Nice pics of the butt connectors

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No, that is not a cap. It is made so you push the unstripped wires into it then squeeze with a tool or pliers. Inside there is a piece of metal with slots that cut through the insulation to make contact with the wires. Once it is crimped the cap is pretty much flush with the body. Look close to the first pic you will see the metal tangs gripping the wires.
Scrapper is exactly right about how you use them. Just to add to that (hope you don't mind) the yellow cap is a 3M Scotchlok UY2 Butt Connector for 2 wires and the red cap is a Scotchlok UR Butt Connector for 3 wires and both are gel filled to keep out moisture. The only problem with these is that they are made for 19 to 26 light gauge wires and more specifically telephone cables. If I'm missing something here I'm all ears.

If you know of any similar type connectors for 12, 14, or 16 gauge typical 12v cables like they use on travel trailers I would sure like to know how to get them if anyone knows. Thanks.
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Scrapper is exactly right about how you use them. Just to add to that (hope you don't mind) the yellow cap is a 3M Scotchlok UY2 Butt Connector for 2 wires and the red cap is a Scotchlok UR Butt Connector for 3 wires and both are gel filled to keep out moisture. The only problem with these is that they are made for 19 to 26 light gauge wires and more specifically telephone cables. If I'm missing something here I'm all ears.

If you know of any similar type connectors for 12, 14, or 16 gauge typical 12v cables like they use on travel trailers I would sure like to know how to get them if anyone knows. Thanks.

Pretty funny, this one has a disclaimer that it is for professional use only.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotchlok-...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==


Here is a different brand, same idea

https://www.amazon.com/Wire-Connecto...hi&sr=1-7&th=1
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Pretty funny, this one has a disclaimer that it is for professional use only.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotchlok-...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==


Here is a different brand, same idea

https://www.amazon.com/Wire-Connecto...hi&sr=1-7&th=1
Man they are proud of those!

I use these. Water proof and reusable. Simple to install and work great. I use them on the truck and trailer.

Be sure to match the wire gauge to get the water tight seal.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CHQ0F1E..._mjBNz5K6MBV8J

If you want to Tap a wire get these.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D0C2RC..._JaruSN7o32sJA
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Scrapper is exactly right about how you use them. Just to add to that (hope you don't mind) the yellow cap is a 3M Scotchlok UY2 Butt Connector for 2 wires and the red cap is a Scotchlok UR Butt Connector for 3 wires and both are gel filled to keep out moisture. The only problem with these is that they are made for 19 to 26 light gauge wires and more specifically telephone cables. If I'm missing something here I'm all ears.

If you know of any similar type connectors for 12, 14, or 16 gauge typical 12v cables like they use on travel trailers I would sure like to know how to get them if anyone knows. Thanks.
Not waterproof but itís easy to waterproof them. 12-24 awg.

https://www.amazon.com/Wago-Lever-Nu...dDbGljaz10cnVl
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Good to know.

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Excellent thank you. Good to know! Much appreciated
Ditto primo20 - Thanks on the various connector info from DougW, dbledan, and emm-dee.
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Sorry, but I wouldnít use any of the FlexSeal junk on anything. The few wagos I needed to waterproof (awning pole lights) had a thick coat of Lexel applied. Guaranteed waterproof and lasts probably longer than the RV will.
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I dip them in liquid electrical tape, it's been around a lot longer and doesn't turn brittle and flake off like that Flex Seal crap.
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It looks like a 12 volt connector used to join two low voltage electrical lines.
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