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rooster562

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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2007, 01:11:48 am »
this is probibly too late,but i strongly rec. the flat four. everone's using it, the round 7 is factory installed on new trucks but also with the flat four. the olden day round 5 & 6 are out dated! plus if you rent a moving trailer, or help a friend move there trailer it WILL have a flat 4. so change your vehicle's plug to the flat four, you be happy you did.  O0 nice lighting kit on ebay
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2007, 08:04:34 am »
I hate the little flat four plugs, they look like shit just hanging there. I like the round plugs and have always used the ones that competitive trailers use, U-haul also carries the same exact one. I mount one in the trailer too, make up a nice little pig tail and keep it in the car. I can't stand wires hanging from the trailer either. The female end of the plug has always fit very nicely in the same hole that houses one of the license plate lights on the last 3 trucks/suburban that we've had. I don't like drilling un-necessary holes in my boats, or cars.   ;)

 
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2007, 08:15:22 am »
There is a definate advantage to having your tow vehicle equiped with the round 7, you'll always be able to tow any trailer you want to (electrically speaking).   ;)
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2007, 09:35:17 am »
There is a definate advantage to having your tow vehicle equiped with the round 7, you'll always be able to tow any trailer you want to (electrically speaking).   ;)

I definitely have to agree witht hat one!  I have the round 7 on my truck and bought an adapter at Pep Boys that has both the flat 4 and flat 5 on it.   Pretty sure I can tow just about any modern trailer with it now!

Rod - I have a few things I need to get done on the boat!  I had the engine replaced last year, came back without the bilge working, tac no loger works.  I probably need to get it all working once I get the bowl back on it so I can put it on the water.  The boat is stored in Riverside, i can bring it to you if that works better.  Not sure what it will take to get it all done so I am not even gonna ask you a price right now.  I'm heading out of town until May 6th, maybe sometime in May if you want to take a look at it?
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2007, 09:48:50 am »
just for the record....we did end up putting a 7 pin on the trailer. I will eventually pick up a 7to4 adapter just in case someone with a 4pin needs to tow my boat for some reason.

and eventually, I will be putting a 7pin socket on the trailer and just have a jumper between the trailer and the truck....

the socket on the trailer will look something like this:



and the connector between the truck and trailer will look like this, but it will be 7 to 7



I think this will be a cleaner install.
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2007, 10:02:30 am »
Rod - I have a few things I need to get done on the boat!  I had the engine replaced last year, came back without the bilge working, tac no loger works.  I probably need to get it all working once I get the bowl back on it so I can put it on the water.  The boat is stored in Riverside, i can bring it to you if that works better.  Not sure what it will take to get it all done so I am not even gonna ask you a price right now.  I'm heading out of town until May 6th, maybe sometime in May if you want to take a look at it?

No problem, let me know when you're ready. Thanks.   ;D
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2007, 10:18:43 am »
What about running lights mine dont work but everything else does.
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2007, 02:03:11 pm »
Most boat trailers are wired up one of two ways, either a pair of wires running down each side of the trailer or 3 wires running down one side, around the back, and half way back up the other side of the trailer. Typically Brown wire is used for tailights/side marker lights. I have also seen it where there's two wires running down each side, one red and one black wire, in that case black is tailights/side marker lights.
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2007, 07:57:15 pm »
Make sure you're getting power to the trailer before you spend a bunch of time checking lights and wiring
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2007, 08:39:18 pm »
deer, i made this mistake, make sure that each light is grounded well then it will work check the grounding with mounting screws and or loop to trailer at each light. good luck
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Re: Trailer Light Wiring Question
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2007, 12:13:50 pm »
Don't forget to check your underhood fuses too. I didn't realize I had popped one and redid the whole left side of the new trailer... The old trailer I guess had a short in it.
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