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Old 07-30-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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2016 Bounder and 1987 Samurai - Wiring

Hi all, just got done setting up my towbar, surge brake, emergency break-a-way, and running the 4 wire harness from the front to the rear of my toad.

I bought a kit that etrailer (not affiliated) recommended: RoadMaster #154 6 diode kit with the 2-wore to 3-wire solid state adapter.

The Bounder has seperate brake and turn signals, as well as the Samurai.

I have a good idea about how to connect the diodes... but the one twist is the 2-wire to 3-wire... where does that go, and what does it connect to exactly? Any ideas? Also, any diagrams for this situation would be very much appreciated! Thank you!
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The converter box is only needed if the tow vehicle and trailer/toad have different light systems. With both having separate turn and brake lights, send the converter back for a refund or save it for the next toad.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:14 AM   #3
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This MH has separate brake and turn signals on the chassis, but the 7-blade connector combines brake and right signal on one pin, and brake and left on another.

The 2-wire to 3-wire converter was required if I wanted to use my amber separate turn signals on my toad.

My issue was my 6-pole connector up front, I installed the ground on the opposite side of where it should be. I guess troubleshooting at 1am while cursing the trailer wiring gods for my ignorance wasn't a good idea. This morning, simply moved ground on the toad 6-pole to the other side and all was well with the world!

Just wanted to update my post as sort of a conclusion if it helps some one in the future. Thank you for the help though!
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It does get confusing when you have to pay attention to the pin pattern on the RV, the toad, and how they are mirror images of each other.

Since your RV must have a converter to go from 3 wire to 2 wire, I guess you realized the 2 to 3 wire converter must be installed in the toad, between the umbilical plug and the wiring for the tail lights.
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