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Old 04-03-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hookup for 94 Scamp

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has a 94 Scamp who could help me get my vehicle ready to pick up my new toy?
I need to know what type of trailer plug I need to add to my hitch. I just installed the brake controller and now need to find the right type of hookup.
When I contacted Scamp, I couldn't get through to the Service guys and all they could tell me was that they changed to a new hookup type last year.
I have to travel 15hrs to get the Scamp, so would like to have the right set up before I go. I know that there are 5 or 7 pin plugs, but is Scamp different in any way?

Thanks and happy travels,

Adrian (soon to be owner of a 16' Scamp deluxe)
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Old 04-03-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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I can't tell you what normal is, but i do remember someone getting a *normal* plug and found the owner had changed the one on the trailer. so I would suggest you ask the seller, what is there, or go with time to hunt out an adapter just in case. course asking doesn't always work. I was told I needed a 1 7/8 ball for my trailer, and they were wrong. had to find a 2".
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Old 04-03-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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Electrical Connectors

Go to my web site, and read the Scamp owners manual I've poosted there.

I would buy a pair of 7 pin electrical connectors, and install one on my tow vehicle. I would also be prepared to install one on the trailer.

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Old 04-03-2003, 11:11 PM   #4
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Ask the owner

A couple of weeks ago, we went through this same thing. We asked on here, called Scamp and made a couple of trips into town to get the correct plug. Then when we got to Colorado, we found out that the plug wasn't the right one! The owner (two owners ago) had switched the plug on the trailer to a different type of plug.

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Old 04-04-2003, 08:22 AM   #5
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That's right!! it was you, Nancy. That's when we had the adapter discussion, too.
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Old 04-04-2003, 10:13 AM   #6
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I think there are only about 4 different styles of plugs so why not buy one of each. You can then return the unopened ones you didn't need.

If you write down which wires do what on your vehicle then it would be very easy to wire in the required plug when you are there.
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Old 04-04-2003, 11:10 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the help

Thanks for all the replies, I think I will go with buying both ends of the plug and replacing the one on the Scamp when I get there. I got the color codes from Scamp so it should be a quick fix.
Thanks again.
Adrian Lee
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Old 04-04-2003, 03:50 PM   #8
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Flat Four

Round Four (I think)

Round Six

Round Seven (most common on Eggs because it covers lights, brakes and charging) Wiring may differ as to which lead on which pin, but all wires and pins will be there...)

Round Nine - used on LandBarges, BulgeMobiles, etc.

Those are the ones I know about
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Round Four

Hi Pete

Yes, there is a round four trailer electrical connector. :wine As far as I can tell, there are no standards for how to hook this one up. :shg Does anyone out there know differently? :chin

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Old 04-05-2003, 10:50 AM   #10
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4way plugs

Here's a diagram for 4way round. There is also a 5 wire flat which is the same shape as 4 wire but adds a brake lead. A 4 wire plug will fit on, but not activate the brakes, as it does not have the pin.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e8f04660100d4waydiagram_2.jpg/>
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Old 04-05-2003, 01:59 PM   #11
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Live Wire

Do you not need a 12V live wire to charge the batteries on the Scamp? I have installed a 7 pin round hookup on my tow vehicle and bought a male end to hook up on the Scamp when I pick it up. I ran a 12V wire from my battery to the plug as the diagram that came with the 7 pin indicated. I hope this is right.
Does anyone know how to test if the brake controller I installed is working without hooking to a trailer? It is supposed to have a green light when a trailer is connected....how does it know if one is connected? I presume a circuit is completed somewhere???
I have tested the wire from the brake controller with a multimeter and it has a very small current at all times and then a large current if I apply the brakes...does this mean I am good to go?
I appreciate everyones help here.
Thanks again,
Adrian
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