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Old 05-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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what's it for ??

When we used our accessory outside gas grille this past weekend (the one that hangs on the side of the trailer at the front passenger side corner), I discovered a female electrical plug hanging down about 4 inches from the same hole that the LP gas pipe comes out of. It has four wires, looks like 16 gauge or so, and colors are red, blue, green, and brown. Does anyone out there have an idea what this plug may be for ? Trailer is a 2004 Designer Medallion 29RLTS 5er.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like possibly lights for a trailer or some DC lights? Is it that close to back of the trailer?

Someone must have added it.
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If the trailer has or has had a hitch on it the plug may be for a trailer.
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This plug is near the front of the trailer, under the passenger side front corner. That would be a long reach for a rear trailer (about 30 feet). Yes, there is a factory "hidden hitch" on the back for bike racks and such, but warning tags to never tow a trailer with it. Doesn't look like it has ever been used.

The plug comes out the same hole as the LP gas connection for the outside BBQ grill, but there is no need for any electricity there. Really a mystery to me.

One other thing - there is a generator prep compartment nearby in the front (no gen actually there), but all the connection wiring for the gen seems to be inside that compartment, and the wires in the plug are too small for a gen anyway . . . . . . .
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Any way to ask the previous owner?
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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That is a thought, norty1. If I can find his info, he might be able to shed some light on this. Will certainly give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion.
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post a pic of the plug please
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With the gauge being that small, and colors being what they are, and the fact it is a female plug, here is my guess.

The prior owner may have had a external water tank in his truck, or on the ground. The wires would explain the gauge, the colors, and why it's a female plug. Open up the level monitor and do a continuity test.
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I will try to post a picture this weekend, as my work schedule has me gone before daylight, and home after dark. Kinda hard to get a photo until I can do it in daylight.

Murphie - not sure what gauge you are referring to. There is no gauge - just a bundle of 4 wires terminating in a female plug.
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Tinlizzie23. Sorry for not explaining. I mean " with that size of wire used" you mentioned 16 gauge wire. Hope this makes better sense now.

It was just a guess, but I thought it might plug into a set of wires that monitor tank levels on a holding tank. I thought that the prior owner may have had it at a permanent site. He could measure the fluid levels of a external tank using the set of four wires connecting to probes at the tank.

I've chanced hundreds of ballasts and they also use four 16 gauge wires aside from the hot and neutral. But the colors are usually two yellow and two red. That is why I thought it was used for monitoring tanks because they used those colors you described.
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