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Old 05-17-2015, 04:06 PM   #1
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Trailer plug wiring

Is the coach side rv plug typically wired the same for a trailer with electric brakes as it would be for a toad with a blue ox system? The reason I ask is because the coach I have was wired incorrectly compared to how a standard 7 way plug is usually wired. I have the wiring now corrected so that it works with a trailer but I want to make sure it will still be correct if I hook it up to a toad in the future.
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Is the coach side rv plug typically wired the same for a trailer with electric brakes as it would be for a toad with a blue ox system? The reason I ask is because the coach I have was wired incorrectly compared to how a standard 7 way plug is usually wired. I have the wiring now corrected so that it works with a trailer but I want to make sure it will still be correct if I hook it up to a toad in the future.
The toad wiring is a custom install, but usually follows standard trailer wiring. I wired my own and that's what I did. My RV's 7-pole plug had standard trailer wiring already, including the 12V charging pole. I can't say wheteher it was pre-wired to the cockpit for a trailer brake controller since I haven't crossed that bridge yet.
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Seitz372 Toad wiring does following standard 7 pin RV plug layout. Most toads only use marker, left turn/brake, right turn/brake and ground. Some use the +12 VDC to keep the battery charged. Trailers with surge brakes will use the backup light to release the brakes and electric brake trailers with use the brake controller pin.
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Thanks for the help. I bought the coach used and the PO had a toad. When I installed my brake controller I found the blue brake signal hooked up directly to the brake lights so it snt a full 12v as soon as you touch the brakes. Then the 12v was connected to the center back up light connector and nothing attached to the standard 12v terminal. I am not sure what they had going on but I wanted to make sure that wasn't somehow the standard toad wiring method.
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You could be in for a surprise or it could have been an ideosynchrasy. In my case I have a hard ground somewhere in the line between the fuse for the running lights and the connector. I gave up looking and wired the running lights to the 12 V charging line. Whenever I turn on the key I have running lights. Works for me. ;-)
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