Originally Posted by Scott B.
so now I am hooking up the trailer light
connection cord changing from a 4 pin to a 7 pin style, this got me thinking and wondering, could the same be done for the 7 pin 12v connection ie: have a out let like on the tug on the camper and then a 7 pin male to male cord?, that could be taken off when not in use?
Anybody ever done this? any thoughts good or bad on doing it?
I did something a little different. On the back of my propane
tank cover, in the space between the 2 tanks, I installed a 7-pin receptacle, a marine 12-volt outlet with cover plug, and 3 switches.
I wired it up so that the 12-volt charge line powers the 12-volt receptacle, and feeds power through the switches to:
- the Tail and Side-marker light circuit
- the Brake Light circuit through a flasher
- the Back-up Light circuit
Then I sealed all this wiring in a vulcanized rubber tape covered with electrical
tape covered with 3M electric insulating sealant.
Instead of just leaving the cord loose...
I plug it in, which accomplishes 3 things...
- keeps the plug pins protected and dry
- provides a 12-volt receptacle on the outside of the trailer
- tests the trailer's light circuits before each time I hitch up