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Old 08-10-2007, 09:36 AM   #1
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Hey

Just got a new Truck...Ram...

It has a 7 pin set up...the burro is a 6 pin...

Is there an adapter to convert, or do I need to re wire the trailer?

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Old 08-10-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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There are adapters; for instance, page 55 of the Go-RV / Coast catalog has a couple (item 15176).

If I couldn't find the right one, or just wanted a more permanent solution with fewer connection points to corrode, I would convert. As you said, Jim - convert the trailer, not the tug! The conversion can be a simple as attaching a new plug to the existing cord, so it would be even cheaper than an adapter.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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our Friendly MoPar company has warned us about adding ANYTHING to the electrical system of our new Dakota R/T for warranty (on board computer) reasons. I just thought I'd pass that on and I don't know IF their warning holds any water or not.
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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They still have to prove that the addition could mess up the computer, which is unlikely (not impossible, but unlikely) in the case of trailer lights and charging (presuming the charge lead is connected to the battery and not elsewhere). Brakes might be a different story because in some vehicles (I believe Ford, for example) there are ABS wires not to be messed with.

However, if one was truly concerned, one would get the appropriate connector and wires from the vehicle manufacturer, not from Wally or auto parts store.

In this case, the connection has already been made to the truck, so an adapter would be the easiest way to go. Personally, I would replace the connector on the trailer with a 7-way.
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Is there an adapter to convert, or do I need to re wire the trailer?

Thanks,
Jim
Re-wire would be better but U=Haul has just about every adapter you could imagine.
John
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Just to be clear, I don't think you'd have to rewire the whole trailer, just take off the old connector and wire on the new. All the functions are the same except for the auxiliary wire in the 7-way, which you can ignore.
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