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Old 10-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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I have an opportunity to borrow a enclosed trailer to haul my Harley to Fl. this winter. My question is this; The trailer has a plug that fits into my Ford pickup with no problems (it is round and looks like the one I use on my toad). Will this same plug work with my Motor Home? Do I need an adapter? For you who pull trailers, did you have to make any modifications to your plugs? Thanks gang.
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I have an opportunity to borrow a enclosed trailer to haul my Harley to Fl. this winter. My question is this; The trailer has a plug that fits into my Ford pickup with no problems (it is round and looks like the one I use on my toad). Will this same plug work with my Motor Home? Do I need an adapter? For you who pull trailers, did you have to make any modifications to your plugs? Thanks gang.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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The plugs are supposed to be universal function.

Sadly, too many have been installed / repaired by poeple who either didn't know or didn't care - resulting an something that didn't match the template on either end. Then, it's like a cancer - the next guy modifies something to make that work, and so on.

Short answer - if it doesn't work, get a copy of the correct universal diagram and fix it - don't rig it!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:01 PM   #4
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Today I just wired our f-350 for towing a 2006 Saturn Vue, more or less your problem or objective except you are towing a trailer while we will be towing the Vue with the f-350. We normally tow the Saturn Vue with our 2002 Holiday Rambler class A motorhome.

Our Saturn Vue was wired for towing with our 2002 Holiday Rambler by a local RV mechanic about a year ago.

Our f350 has the standard flat 4 wire (factory). I was nearly sure the f-350 flat 4-wire plug would work but I need to make sure otherwise I might have a real mess on my hands; see caution by Norm and Janet above.

To convince myself that the previous mechanic followed the normal conventions, I did the following.

1. Bought a 12-volt test light at Harbor Freight.

2. Bought an 8-foot wire line from another tool company with one end open (with 4 wires: white (ground), yellow (left signal/brake), blue (right signal
brake), brown (parking lights, the other end with the standard round 6 male plug. The color code is the current convention.

3. Inserted no. 2 (the round part) into the motorhome female receiver. Then, using the test light I systematically confirmed that the turning signal and parking lights worked using the test light as a proxy.

4. Then removed no. 2, and inserted the coiled wire system normally used in the towing of the Saturn Vue with the motorhome, and then repeated no. 3 step...this confirmed that the previous person who wired the Saturn Vue for towing followed the color code conventions.

5. Then using no. 2 with a male flat 4 pen at the loose end plugged into the f350, I inserted the other end (round connector) into the Saturn Vue female receiver on the bottom of the grill.

The checked left and right signals, brake, and park lights...they all worked fine, and thus I have piece of mind.

This process took about 30 minutes. HEMI
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Hemi-thanks for the great info. Just what I was looking for. I plan on doing this over the weekend so your timing was perfect. Good luck.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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Fun time, see this site...I refered to it in my earlier post. Scroll to the 6-way tow plug; see the color codes....

http://www.accessconnect.com/trailer_wiring_diagram.htm

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