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Old 11-18-2015, 08:56 PM   #15
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You need to contact the seller and find out what connector the trailer currently has and have a matching connector installed on your Jeep. If it has a 7 blade connector you can have a 7 blade connector installed that has a pigtail that your current 4 pin will connect into.
If you have a working 4 pin you usually don't need a converter but, if it has brakes, you will need to look into brakes and a controller in the near future as well as a charging line.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:17 PM   #16
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Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole Vehicle End Trailer Connector Tow Ready Wiring 30717

This version is a bit simplier (no bracket, etc) but you get the idea. On this page are a couple of videos showing how to install. It's flat out plug 'N play. 30 seconds.

But again, you can see those unused wires. Those are intended for your brake controller and charging system leads. But for a quick and easy 4 way to 7 way, these get the job done. If you decide to drag the 16 home from the Grand Rapids area back to the BlueGrass, take it really, really cool as you'll be braking the entire rig off your TV brakes.
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I had to replace my wiring kit as my old one had a corroded pin. It adapts from a 7 blade to a 4 pin. All of the lights work except for the back-up lights on the trailer. The wire comes out of the back of the unit but where do I connect it on the tow vehicle? This is the unit on the tow vehicle, not the trailer. The unit I bought was a Hopkins model #47185 vehicle wiring kit. Ant help would be appreciated. Our tow vehicle is a 2008 Ford Ranger 4 cylinder.
4 pin connection to the tow vehicle and back up lights no work. 4 pins don't allow enough connections. 1 pin is for negative power or miscall ground. 1 pin for tail lights. 1 pin for left turn signal and brake. 1 pin for right turn signal and brake. None left that's all four.
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Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole Vehicle End Trailer Connector Tow Ready Wiring 30717

This version is a bit simplier (no bracket, etc) but you get the idea. On this page are a couple of videos showing how to install. It's flat out plug 'N play. 30 seconds.

But again, you can see those unused wires. Those are intended for your brake controller and charging system leads. But for a quick and easy 4 way to 7 way, these get the job done. If you decide to drag the 16 home from the Grand Rapids area back to the BlueGrass, take it really, really cool as you'll be braking the entire rig off your TV brakes.
bpfick: Actually, I towed our horse trailer for several years without brakes and have lots of practice being extra careful reading traffic patterns and adjusting stopping distances. I never wanted to dump my horses on the floor like I've seen some drivers do. It's my plan to be very careful allowing lots of room for me at lights and signs.

Of course, I will expect surprises but I feel good about this trip and am pleased to say that if I have to stop, I already have a place to rest; hahaha. This is so cool.

Thanks to everyone for the excellent advice. Hope to be back late Saturday evening or mid-day Sunday with our new Scamp.
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I've contacted the seller to find out that the wiring from the trailer is 4-pin on this 1993 Scamp posted on Craigslist. The ad doesn't mention brakes and I have to wonder if it has only four wires is this early model came without brakes, hence the four wire plug. 1993 Scamp RV-16 ft
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:15 PM   #20
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Over the years, all kinds of hacks happen to these old trailers. If you've solid, working lights to bring it on home, with great care and mature driving, that's about all you can do.

Once home, all things are possible. I wouldn't personally tow stuff over 1500 lbs without brakes. I've had even a loaded utility trailer, 4x8, just about push me through an intersection during a quicker than expected stop. Just saying. Trailer brakers when a loaded 16 is likely 2500 pounds is just plain wise. You'll get it all taken care of once you're home, I'm sure.
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