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Old 05-07-2015, 11:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ShapeShifter View Post
Very interesting. Look at this listing, and it very clearly shows the correct gender of plug, which is the opposite of what you have. It looks like they manufactured yours with the wrong plug?

Might be they had their own version of the product, or it might be the "not invented here" mentality. Or, given the apparent manufacturing error in yours, they may have discontinued it in favor of their own product with better quality control?
That 4 flat plug is the same as mine. It has 3 female and a male. I found they sell this to solve the problem. That's exactly what I made up myself splicing two 4 flat connectors together. I guess I am smarter than a 5 grader. I think what I will do later is install a 4 or 6 round connector that I can attach directly to the mounting screws on my Blue Ox baseplate so I can purchase a nice 6' coiled wire between the coach and the toad. Roadmaster Extension Loop for Towed Vehicles - Dual 4-Way Flat Trailer Ends - 6' Long Roadmaster Accessories and Parts RM-300150-00

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Old 05-08-2015, 07:05 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by noserider View Post
That 4 flat plug is the same as mine.
D'oh! So it is! We've gone around in circles talking about various genders that I lost track of what we're talking about.

So, it looks like the plug on your system is designed to be mounted on the front of your toad, and an umbilical just like you posted is used to go between the two vehicles. I still don't understand why they didn't just go with the proper trailer end on that harness, and then the umbilical would be an extension cord with male prongs on the MH end, and female sockets on the toad end. As it is, with the double male "suicide cord" it defeats the purpose of the female powered sockets: if the cord is plugged in at the MH end, then the male prongs are live, and it could accidentally short against the tow bar or other metal while hooking up the toad. It's still a curious choice of genders.

I think you have a good idea going with the 6 pin round connector. It's cleaner, and I think they mate a bit better. Plus you will have some extra wires, so you can easily run a toad battery charge line, and still have a wire left over for a brake system or other purpose.

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