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Old 08-22-2016, 10:20 AM   #11
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A good place to research all things TRAILER is ETRAILER.com - Nice folks there and very helpful...

ETRAILER also has very nice library of video's on how to install their products...

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Old 08-22-2016, 10:55 AM   #12
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No need to be snarky either Jake. I don't give motherly advice. I try and help people not do something irresponsible like break the law. And most responsible people here don't like to advise someone on how to do something dangerous or illegal.
Well Charles Please only reply to my inquiries if you have an answer or if you know the laws that apply outside your state. I was not the one who started the name calling and request that you maintain some decorum .

In meanwhile I want to thank those that were helpful (eg Roy Braddy)
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:43 AM   #13
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It used to be quite legal in Ontario if your kit does not exceed 75 feet.

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:45 PM   #14
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It used to be quite legal in Ontario if your kit does not exceed 75 feet.

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And in 38 of the lower 48 states, but length varies and some do require a FW, but not all.
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So someone from one of the 30 or more states where it is legal and that frequents this site must have done some wiring that worked well....that is all I am asking. Or my next step is to befriend a tourist or local that I see parked at gas station and ask them.
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Its actually legal in a few canadian provinces too just not in Ontario. Unless you have a commercial plate for your tow vehicle.

As for wiring help. That is fairly straight forward.


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So someone from one of the 30 or more states where it is legal and that frequents this site must have done some wiring that worked well....that is all I am asking. Or my next step is to befriend a tourist or local that I see parked at gas station and ask them.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:14 PM   #18
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If you have a modicum of understanding of how towables are wired, it is an afternoon's work to add a 4-pin connector to the taillight feeds. Probably only a matter of matching colors.


If you don't have a clue on how the tow and trailer's electrical systems interact. You'll spend 2 days not understanding someone who does.




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You've got 3 hots and a ground on a 4 pin setup.
A) Running Lights, usually brown
B) Left Stop/Turn (Yellow, IIRC)
C) Right Stop/Turn (Green, IIRC)


Although I may have yellow and green reversed.


You'll have to unbolt the tail lamps from your TT. Find the 3 feeds and fish wires down to your new 4-pin connector. Find a local ground and you are all set.


Then the problems start. Blown fuses, flasher too fast or slow. If the line is not fused, a damaged flasher or letting the smoke out of the wires.


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Read up on trailer wiring, turn signal wiring and understand how to use a VOM, DVM and a test light.


Also read about how adding a relay will reduce the amount of current one circuit has to carry.


Once you understand all that, you'll have no trouble with your endeavor.
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Thanks Mike, I have completely rewired a couple of trailers (the boat and a old utility trailer) so basics I know, but impact of all this in series had me worried on impact of fuses or lack thereof in the camper. Looks like I need to jump in and try with TV hooked up and a trial bulb setup wired in , and extra fuses on hand. Quite frankly the boat trailer is so small and narrow you could easily see the camper lights, but just want to do things best I can even if just used on back roads up her. thanks
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Thanks Mike, I have completely rewired a couple of trailers (the boat and a old utility trailer) so basics I know, but impact of all this in series had me worried on impact of fuses or lack thereof in the camper. Looks like I need to jump in and try with TV hooked up and a trial bulb setup wired in , and extra fuses on hand. Quite frankly the boat trailer is so small and narrow you could easily see the camper lights, but just want to do things best I can even if just used on back roads up her. thanks
Once you bring the TV into the equation, leave an automatic battery charger hooked onto it. You'll thank me when you go to start it up after an afternoon of lamp testing.

Easier would be leaving the TT plugged in to shore power for the initial work. BATT+ is available at the 7-pin connector. A simple 14ga jumper can send +12V to any lighting circuit. And the converter will keep the battery charged. Keep the 7-pin pinout VERY handy and KNOW which side your are on.
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