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Old 07-07-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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Toad wiring cable

OK...I purchased a vehicle to tow that already had a base plate installed and was wired as well.
I ordered a Ready Brute tow bar through towbarsunlimited.com and was very impressed with the service. I am now trying to get everything set up and am looking for a 7 pin to 4 pin round, coiled plug to connect the toad to the MH. The only one I have found is online and from Roadmaster and seems very pricey for what it is.
Does anyone know of a place to get such a thing at a reasonable price? It seems to me that it should be about $20 but the best I could find is almost $70 and locally almost $100! That just seems outrageous to me, but maybe there is something I don't know.

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You could make one....
2 plugs = $20+
6' of coiled heavy guage wire = $25 + (if it can be found)
2 hours labor = not cheap
Store bought = guaranteed to work
Homemade = ????
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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You could make one....
2 plugs = $20+
6' of coiled heavy guage wire = $25 + (if it can be found)
2 hours labor = not cheap
Store bought = guaranteed to work
Homemade = ????
Well, when you put it like that, it sounds like a bargain.
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Wally World and other places have a plug-in 7pin to 4pin converter. Don't remember how much, but I think less than $20. Then get the Wally World or other 4-wire kit and you are in business. The converter plugs into the existing 7pin socket on your coach.
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Go to a U-Haul store

Wall mart may have 'em too but U-haul "Hitch World" stores have every adapter you could possibly imagine and a few more besides. In and out often in less than 10 minutes less they are busy. Not (often) the best price, but you can not complain about the service.
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OK...I purchased a vehicle to tow that already had a base plate installed and was wired as well.
I ordered a Ready Brute tow bar through towbarsunlimited.com and was very impressed with the service. I am now trying to get everything set up and am looking for a 7 pin to 4 pin round, coiled plug to connect the toad to the MH. The only one I have found is online and from Roadmaster and seems very pricey for what it is.
Does anyone know of a place to get such a thing at a reasonable price? It seems to me that it should be about $20 but the best I could find is almost $70 and locally almost $100! That just seems outrageous to me, but maybe there is something I don't know.

Thanks
Saw similar adapters at some Wally World and at Rural King (if you have one in your area). Did you check Camping World?
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The adapters are readily available at various locations. CW will probably be more expensive for the same item.

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Thanks all.
I looked around locally and could not find what I needed so I went the online route. I like to use the local economy if they are competitive in price, but if they don't have the inventory it makes it hard. Anyhow, as H. Miller pointed out, once I start getting adapters and cords separately I haven't saved much.
My original thought was that there must be economical ways/places to purchase supplies and such for an RV and being pretty new to this I am trying to figure out what and where I can save a bit.
It's all a learning process for me so far.
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I realize Elf has already solved his issue but if anyone else needs a 7 pin to 4 pin coiled cord, if you have a Tractor Supply in your area I saw them this afternoon at our local Tractor Supply for $34.95.
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