...was wondering which harness connector,4 or 7 point, would be the most suitable to have, should i even have the harness put in before i have a trailer?
wiring harness for most auto manufacturers nowadays is the 4-pin flat connector. If you are looking to get a simple 13' Trailer that does not have brakes
, and you could make do without the "House Battery
Charge Line" this connector would be adaquate. It would activate the Brake Lights
, Turn Signals, and the Running/Side Marker Lights
However, if you want Electric Brakes
to function on your trailer, and be able to connect the trailer's battery
to the tow vehicle's alternator/generator/charging system, then you'd need a bigger harness with more connectors. I am not familiar with the Mitsubishi Delica
. Do they have a comparable vehicle sold in the US under a different name?
I have a 4-pin flat harness "hard-wired" into my tow vehicle's electrical
system. (This was a module provided by Honda
) It plugs into the back of the 7-pin recepticle mounted on the hitch receiver. This recepticle has the Brake Controller Output and the Battery
Charge Line, as well as the Trailer Back-up Lights
hard wired into it. This gives me [b]both possibilities
. If I am towing a small simple trailer, I unplug the 4-pin flat from the back of the 7-pin round recepticle, bypassing it, and plug that directly to the trailer. If I am towing my 16' Fiber Stream
, I go thru the 7-pin round recepticle and have all the circuits activated.