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Old 12-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #589
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If I understand correctly, from there you connect a male 7-way plug wire running to the camper.
The trailer end (pigtail) of the typical 7-wire is female; the male connection is on the tow vehicle.

I for one have never taken any special precautions to prevent contact with the hot wire in/on the trailer end plug when it's disconnected from the tug.
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You can always store your plug in a safe environment as this Amazon.com: Plug Guard - 7 Way: Automotive
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I pulled a latex glove over mine, and used an elastic band to secure it.
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Interesting question. I don't remember but will look in the morning
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I believe I did not use the auxiliary center pin but instead wired it to the plus battery terminal of the trailer's 7 pin connector. Hence the two batteries are virtually in parallel, neglecting the tow vehicle's battery switch and the in line fuse.
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The trailer end (pigtail) of the typical 7-wire is female; the male connection is on the tow vehicle.

I for one have never taken any special precautions to prevent contact with the hot wire in/on the trailer end plug when it's disconnected from the tug.

You have that backwards Francesca, the female end is always on the TV no matter what type / style or number of pins a connector has. That is unless someone decided they thought it would be better backwards than industry standard.
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You better go out and look at your trailer harness.
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You better go out and look at your trailer harness.

Hi Glenn, the picture you sent is indeed the trailer end and is a male fitting.
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You never had that talk with your dad?
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You never had that talk with your dad?
OMG, my eyes are leaking and here... all along.. I thought most folks on the forums were ADULTS!
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Hi Glenn, the picture you sent is indeed the trailer end and is a male fitting.


But...this car-end one has WAY more sticky-outies. Isn't that a sign of "maleness" in the plug world?''

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But...this car-end one has WAY more sticky-outies. Isn't that a sign of "maleness" in the plug world?''

Ahhh, no, the pins or tabs make no difference to the male / female nomenclature. It is each end of connection and how they work together that give its name. It is the same way plumbing fittings get their names for use of applications.
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I thought ( think ) it is the contacts that are male and female, thus the trailer side would be female - a harem in fact.
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Further to my argument, the vehicle side has a plug that is inside a shroud, and thus must be male. The shroud isn't necessary to the plug.
From Wiki, the U.S. military definition:
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Connectors usually consist of (i) a mating pair (plug and receptacle) each equipped with male (pin) or female (socket) contacts; note that at least one of the connector halves, or its contacts, should be floating to minimize mechanical stresses.[2]

So, it's the contacts that determine if the plug is male or female.
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