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Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit

Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit

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1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit

Diode kit allows you to use your Dodge Ram Pickup's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. Wires 2-wire and 3-wire systems to operate as a combined lighting systems. Includes 7-wire to 4-wire Flexo-Coil electrical cord.


Features:

  • Lets you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing
  • Wires towed car as combined system so that brake and turn signals travel along same wire
  • Prevents electrical feedback and the damage it can cause to your vehicle's electrical components
  • Diodes powder coated aluminum case is corrosion resistant and provides protection from the elements
  • Brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately) may be required if used with supplemental braking system
  • Flexo-Coil cord is resitant to water, oil, chemicals, and has silicone-injected plugs to prevent corrosion
  • Includes: 4 Hy-Power diodes; 30' long, 4-wire harness; wire connectors; cable ties; 1 ring terminal; 3' long plastic loom, 8 ft coiled cord, vehicle mounting bracket, and socket
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Diode Max amperage: 85 amps
  • Diode Max voltage: 24 volts
  • Coiled cord max length: 8'
  • Coiled cord retracted length: 15"


Note: For applications that have separate lighting, this kit will cause your brake lights to function as both brake and turn signal lights. A wiring converter (118158 - sold separately) and 2 additional diodes (RM-792) will be needed if you want to retain separate turn and brake signals.


Separate vs. Combined Lighting Systems

Some automobiles operate on a 3-wire system, wherein the brake signal and the turn signals travel along different wires to illuminate different lights. (Typically, these vehicles have amber turn signals.) This is referred to as a "separate lighting system". When you hook up for flat towing using this kit, your towed car's lighting system will operate in a combined fashion regardless of whether it typically has combined or separate lighting. This means that the brake and turn signals sent by your RV to your towed car will be carried on a single wire. As a result, your car's brake lights will do the flashing for the turn signals. Your vehicle will still function as designed when not hooked up to your RV.


Diode Wiring Diagram


Diode Wiring Diagram


Diode Wiring Diagram


Diode Wiring Diagram

Do You Need a Brake Light Relay?

Because this kit wires your vehicle as a combined system, a brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately) may be required if you use a supplemental braking system with your towing setup. A supplemental braking system depresses the brake pedal in your towed car every time you apply the brakes in your RV. So, if your towed car's brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed and the engine is off - as is the case when towing - then you need to install a relay to ensure that the lights on your towed car always act in accordance with the signals sent by your RV via the wiring harness. Without a relay, the brake signal from your towed car will override the turn signal sent by your RV when you slow down to make turns, creating a potential hazard.



15247 Road Master Towed Car 4 Diodes RV Plug to 4-Wire Socket Flexo Coil Wiring Kit





Video of Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring - Splices into Vehicle Wiring - RM-15247 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit. This kit will let you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing. This will wire the towed car as a combined system so that your brake and turn signals will travel along the same wire. This will also prevent any electrical feedback and the damage it can cause to your vehicle's electrical components. They use these diodes here, which use a nice powder coated, aluminum case, which is corrosion resistant, provides protection from the elements. If this kit is used with a supplemental braking system, it may require a brake light relay which we sell separately on our website. It's part number RM-88400.

The flexo-coil cord right here, this is resistant to water, oil, chemicals, has a nice silicone injected plug to prevent corrosion. This kit includes everything shown here on the table. It includes the four high-powered diodes, the 30' long 4-wire harness, wire connectors, cable ties, even has this nice 3' long plastic loom to go around the wiring. It has the 8' flexo-coil cord right here. Comes with a four pin socket and the mounting bracket for attaching that socket to the vehicle. A few specs on this kit, the diode's max amperage is 85 amps, max voltage is 24 volts.

This flexo-coil cord, it's 8' long and when it's fully stretched out, maximum length is about 15' long. One last note on this kit, I do want to mention this for applications that have separate lighting, this kit will cause your brake lights to function as both brake and turn signal lights. What you do need if you want to retain your separate turn and brake signals, you do need a wiring converter, which we sell separately, part number 118158, and two more additional diodes, which they are part number RM-792. That should do it for the review on the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit.


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Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit - RM-15247

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

Diode kit allows you to use your vehicle's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. Wires 2-wire and 3-wire systems to operate as a combined lighting systems. Includes 7-wire to 4-wire Flexo-Coil electrical cord.

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I have not had the time to install the wiring yet ,but from what I see in the package it looks to a quality product. Will send you update when I get it installed. Ric Adams 694357



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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

As you can see, I ordered the components necessary to allow me to flat tow my Jeep Grand Cherokee behind my motorhome. I followed the recommendations made by one of your employees as far which components would be necessary to meet my objective. Now that I have utilized this equipment to tow our vehicle over two separate trips to Seattle, Washington and also to Tucson, Arizona, I can report that we have been very satisfied with every aspect of our purchase. Thank you, again, for the expert assistance! 408974



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Works great and was easy to install even for a guy who considers electricity as magic. 680046



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2005 Jeep TJ

Never flat towed before, enlisted etrailers help on what to get. Just returned from a 4000 mi trip to the northwest ! Had no problems towing a 2005 Jeep lj behind my motor home. Thank you etrailer for your assistance and great videos! Installed the system myself! Very happy! 670385



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2015 Ford C-Max

I used this kit on a 2015 Ford C-Max Energi. All in all the installation kit was complete except it was missing the self tapping screw. This was not a problem since I was able to attach the ground wire to an existing ground connection without having to use the screw. It also did not have any screws (2) to attach the socket bracket to the baseplate (I used a Blue Ox BX2639 baseplate). Luckily I had a couple laying around. The hardest part was routing the wire harness throughout the undercarriage of the vehicle. I used almost all the wire ties for this part of the installation. I also had to purchase additional wire to run across the rear of the vehicle ( I needed additional green wire for the right side brake and directional and brown to jump to the other side for the parking lights. The directions provided in the kit were helpful but I relied quite a bit on the installation videos you provided. I found the videos provided much more detail and guidance. 584062



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2016 Ford F-150

flex coil kit performed as expected , would purchase again . 576163



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2009 GMC Sierra

etrailer has been fantastic to work with...email traffic after the sale was timely and informative as to when my items would ship, when they would arrive and then follow up if I was satisfied...this wiring kit assembly was easy to install...I utilized the provided directions and videos provided on this site and others...happy with the service, happy with the product, will order again 544969



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2010 Ram 3500

Exactly what I needed and a breeze to i nstall. 509453



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2016 Honda HR-V

Quick and fast service. Thank you. 493984



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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Easy install. This is my second wiring kit I have installed and with both, I only wish that an additional four or five feet of wire was supplied. Both times, I had to butt connect a couple of wires to get across from one tail light to the other. 493542



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Exactly as described. 480564



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Outstanding service and products! 474700



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Everything I needed to hook up my car that I will be towing Thanks 473290



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2002 Jeep TJ

Put it on a 02 jeep tj to tow 4 down workers great 444008



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2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Great web site, easy shopping, on time and get what you need! 442005



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Jeep

Works well, easy enough to install, when I attach Jeep to bus and do a light check they always work. Decent price, fast shipping. 409090



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Great product and easy install. Would definitely recommend! 378617



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One major draw back that is see is that none of the wire connector spades you crimp on the end of the wires were of the Heat Shrink type. This leaves the wire exposed to water and possible corrosion. Need to spend the extra $$$'s and upgrade the spade connectors to the Heat Shrink type. 369378



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Great product from a great company, and sold by a company with great costumer service 338491



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The product ordered was shipped and received on time! 294523


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