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Old 06-06-2012, 03:57 AM   #11
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Seems like the previous owner did not have a clue what they were either?

You theory of a remote tank monitor is a possibility. Tracing them may be the only solution.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:34 AM   #12
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Murphie - I was really tired last night when I read your post. Should have known that you were referring to wire gauge rather than an actual gauge. Sorry. This morning your idea makes sense as a definite possibility. Agree that I really need to get down and dirty and trace the wires to know for sure.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #13
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what is it ?

Here are a couple of photos of the plug in question. Have tried to trace the wires, which disappear into the rear wall beside the generator connection box, but have not been able to find them among the wires on the other side of that wall (inside the basement compartment). They must go up through the floor somewhere out of sight, but have not found them in any of the cabinets yet.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
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That is a sealed auto connection called a Deutsch Connector. I have on idea what it is for but Im gonna keep thinking about this one???????????
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #15
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That`s where you plug in the flux capacitor!




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Old 06-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #16
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If you have been operation your trailer without the flux capacitor you have been living on borrowed time. Plug it in ASAP!
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OK, guys, my flux capacitor is in the shop for an upgrade. It was getting a little age on it, so I decided to risk it and go camping without it. Nice pic of the FC, Crabman - mine looks exactly like it, except some of the lights are green. That's why it's in the shop, as the upgrade will make them all blue.

Barrelslime - what is a Deutsch connector used for, in general ? I never heard the term, but is sounds German. Please educate us all on this type of wiring connection.

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Maybe it's for an intercom? Some states allow riding in a 5th, but you must have communications between the trailer and truck. Perhaps this is the connection for that?
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The connectors are used for electrical connections lights, fans, radios, etc. My guess would be a grill light or a radio. Another thought maybe to charge the TV's battery from the generator?
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You guessed it, A Deustch connection is German and a water proof sealed electrical connection. They are expensive connections. Used in the automotive world for years, and they are widely used on motorcycles and boats, where water is able to get to most parts of the vehicle and of course the electical connections need to be protected from water and moisture. The wires in the picture are certainly 12 volt wires so I still trying to figure this one out.
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