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Old 09-08-2019, 03:59 PM   #43
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Is it a truck camper or a travel trailer? Either way, you need to have a 7 pin connector installed on your truck and, if a trailer, a brake controller if the TT is over 1500 lbs. I'm surprised the guy who rented to you didn't check this or inform you.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:26 PM   #44
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ETrailer has one for 8.95. Unfortunately you have to order it online.
Check out the auto stores or camping stores in the area.
7 way trailer adapter conversion
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:31 PM   #45
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We have a 7 way plug on our class C and the tow dolly is a four way and also have magnetic lights with a four way plug. I have a 7 way plug that goes to a four way. An RV parts should have one but I ordered ours off Amazon with 2 day shipping. I can take a picture of the plug but don't know how to post it on this forum yet . I will try
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:46 PM   #46
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The 4 pin flat connector is only for tail lights brake/turn signals and ground, he needs trailer brakes, a brake controller (brakes are required on anything heavier than 1499 lbs.) and a charging wire for the battery, as was said uhaul or any trailer dealer can do it. Most late model trucks come from the factory with both 4 and 7 wire plugs unless you truck is not rated for towing.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:20 PM   #47
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IF the trailer you are renting is light less than 2K lbs fully loaded ie... it does not need brakes in your state and along your trip states then HOPKINS make a 4 flat to RV adapter like this.



NOTE: If your trailer needs brakes and a brake controller etc, uhaul is the place to get it all set up or an RV dealer.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:54 PM   #48
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I got one at a company that sales trailers. You may try u-haul.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:29 PM   #49
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Gotcha. I'm new to this stuff too. Still learning. Thanks
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:40 PM   #50
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Post # 40 9/3/19 the OP reported back that the trip went well.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:07 PM   #51
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Try U-Haul

Iíd recommend you go to a U-Haul location and
check with them about getting a 4-wire flat extension. They
should have one with a male plug on one end and
female on the other. Of course, check your lights to make
sure they are working correctly after you get it plugged in!
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:17 AM   #52
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They make an adapter, just have to find it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:19 AM   #53
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1 ľĒ is probably correct

I didnít see a reference to what your TV is. The dealer shouldíve installed the hitch that corresponds with the tow capacity of your TV. For instance, my Ď15 FWD GMC Acadia seats 7, not small and is a midsize SUV, but the tow capacity is only 2K lbs, so a class 2, 1 ľĒ hitch would be proper. The AWD version with tow package is good for around 4500lbs, and would be Class 3, 2Ē hitch capable. BTW when I put a hitch on mine, I could only find a class 3 hitch. The only thing Iíll be towing is a light utility trailer or empty tow dolly. For our PT Cruiser, I think only Class 2 was available.

So what Iím saying is, he probably did install the correct hitch.

Itís great to hear you had a great trip and enjoyed it. You might want to try it again! BTW, depending on how often you do this, renting is probability cheaper, and you donít have to worry about maintaining it.

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ďThanks for the tip. If the dealer didn't install the wrong hitch (1 1/4" instead of 2"), I would pick one up today but these 1 and 1/4 inch hitches are difficult to find.

I referenced our state law in an earlier post as well. In my case, my trailer does not exceed 40% of the gross weight of the vehicle. In fact, my earlier estimate of being around 33% is probably lower after passengers are in the car. We'll probably be under 30% at that point or just at 30%. Also, this trailer is not equipped with electric brakes.Ē
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Iíd recommend you go to a U-Haul location and
check with them about getting a 4-wire flat extension. They
should have one with a male plug on one end and
female on the other. Of course, check your lights to make
sure they are working correctly after you get it plugged in!
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I didnít see a reference to what your TV is. The dealer shouldíve installed the hitch that corresponds with the tow capacity of your TV. For instance, my Ď15 FWD GMC Acadia seats 7, not small and is a midsize SUV, but the tow capacity is only 2K lbs, so a class 2, 1 ľĒ hitch would be proper. The AWD version with tow package is good for around 4500lbs, and would be Class 3, 2Ē hitch capable. BTW when I put a hitch on mine, I could only find a class 3 hitch. The only thing Iíll be towing is a light utility trailer or empty tow dolly. For our PT Cruiser, I think only Class 2 was available.

So what Iím saying is, he probably did install the correct hitch.

Itís great to hear you had a great trip and enjoyed it. You might want to try it again! BTW, depending on how often you do this, renting is probability cheaper, and you donít have to worry about maintaining it.

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