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Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard

Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard

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Replace your damaged 7-way, RV-style, trailer-end connector with this molded cable. Durable cable covering resists damage. Wiring codes are RV standard. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard part number H20046 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Hopkins Wiring - H20046

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Trailer End Connector
  • 7 Blade
  • Plug and Lead
  • 6 - 10 Feet Long
  • Hopkins

Replace your damaged 7-way, RV-style, trailer-end connector with this molded cable. Durable cable covering resists damage. Wiring codes are RV standard.


Features:

  • Pre-wired, 7-way, blade-style, trailer-end connector allows you to connect your trailer to your vehicle
  • Easy-to-grip tabs allow for simple plug in and disconnect
  • Flexible cable allows for easy positioning
  • Molded cable sleeving protects wires
    • Durable covering is insulated and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation
    • Hardwire to existing trailer wiring
  • Meets SAE standards


Specs:

  • Cable length: 8'
  • Wire gauges:
    • 14 Gauge - Red, brown, green, and yellow
    • 12 Gauge - Blue
    • 10 Gauge - White and black
  • 90-Day limited warranty



Wiring Code
Molded Connector Function Usual Trailer Wire
White Wire Ground White Wire
Red Wire Left Turn and Brake Yellow Wire
Brown Wire Right Turn and Brake Green Wire
Green Wire Tail Lights Brown Wire
Blue Wire Brake Power Blue Wire
Black Wire 12 volt (hot lead) Black Wire
Yellow Wire Aux. -



20047 Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 8' Long

Replaces 20246

Installation Details H20046 Installation instructions


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Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard - H20046

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (657 Customer Reviews)

Replace your damaged 7-way, RV-style, trailer-end connector with this molded cable. Durable cable covering resists damage. Wiring codes are RV standard.

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I recently ordered this power cord for my travel trailer as my original cord became corroded and difficult to engage into the tow vehicle plug. It is not hard to tell the replacement cord is far superior to the original, fit and finish is great and slides into the receptacle with ease. Installation was a no-brainer, took me about an hour. When I originally ordered the cord, I ordered a cord 1 foot shorter than the original. I gave etrailer (Rebecca) a quick call and she cancelled the original order and got me the cord I needed with no delay -- Thank you Rebecca.


Comments
Still works great.
Grant R - 06/05/2021


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Are use the wiring harness to add brake lights turn signals and back up lights and running lights to my bicycle carrier I’ve added to my recreational vehicle I had also purchased the combo light package from the trailer and it’s really nice to know vehicles behind me know what I’m doing when I’m turning stopping and it’s really great to see the extra light when I back up at night


Comments
The back up tail light system that I purchased from Arkins as been working out well staying waterproof and I enjoy the additional back up lighting when pulling the RV into a dark campsite
Paul A - 06/04/2021


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I ordered this for my husband. He replaced the worn wiring on our fifth wheel. It worked out great.



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I installed this Hopkins connector cable on my 2003 Jayco 12 Sd popup camper because I replaced hydraulic brakes on it with the electric brakes. Needed some extra wires. Four were not enough to operate the lights and electric brakes. Installation was quick. I had to match wires on the trailer with cable wires. Cable looks great and so far it works great. We just checked out on our first camping trip this year.



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When my original 7-way failed, I searched around and decided that the Hopkins 7-way was the best product for me. It is well built, and the cable diameter was larger than my original. In addition, it conforms to the SAE wiring code. Which was great, because I mapped out my original pin/color configuration and compared it to the Hopkins are they were identical. This made connections with my existing wiring a whole lot easier.



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My wire harness was easy to install, looked great and performed great. One year later and it still looks and performs great! I definitely recommend to anyone building their own trailer or are looking to upgrade to better wiring! My homemade trailer was a great success, thanks to etrailer.com!



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Excellent replacement for the original which got pinched in a tight and difficult entry into a campground. The first part received was faulty, was only about 3' instead of 8. Received a replacement quickly and without hassle.



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Good quality cable. It was very easy to connect and the right length. The wires are color coded so it made it quick to connect. All I needed to get was some electrical terminals. Anyone can change the cable.



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Pros: Best wire gauge in a 7 pin connector I could find. Cons: reverse lights (red), left turn (yellow), right turn (green), and running light (brown) and not wired correctly in the plug for their respective wire colors. I bought this for a sealed plug with good gauge wire to help save some time. What I got was a total headache trying to find out the problem of why it was not working correctly. This might not have been so bad had it not been on a new to me truck that I was not so trusting of the wiring in it. So I wound up looking at the truck first not thinking the plug would be wired incorrectly. Be warned.



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easy to install and a perfect fit for my camper



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Wiring harness is great, but BE CAREFUL: All the colors may not match up with what you have on your vehicle and trailer. Fortunately, as an electrician, I like to ohm the pigtails first to verify which wire goes where...glad I did. I would recommend and by this product again. "3 stars" because not everyone has the tools to verify which wire goes where, but they could connect color to color if that was the case.



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I am replacing the trailer connection wiring harness as part of the brake system. My 5th wheel trailer is now 10 years old so this is a preventive maintenance step in the process. Hopefully with new wheel/brake parts my trailer brakes will work better. Thanks ETrailer.com and Rebecca for great support.



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Thanks for your help with parts for my trailer build. My wife and I are still making custom cabinets out of curly maple. We hope to finish this winter. We have taken it out 7 times this season. Thanks again.



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Great quality and long enough for the t railer



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Had some real issues with this one. Should have noticed when purchasing this harness is not wired using standard truck/trailer color format. Other than that it went together fairly nice. If the connector would come apart I was thinking of fixing the wiring my self.



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The only reason I had to order myself a second one of these is that I cut the first one too short...after grumbling "measure twice, cut once" to myself about 50 times, I ordered the new one and will do the job right this time. I would also recommend using a junction box to make your connections; this helped me organize the project, and make neater, more secure electrical connections than simply splicing wires. Measure twice! // Kudos to Etrailer.com for getting this to me quickly.


Comments
This molded plug pigtail has held up perfectly, in all kinds of weather, for the year that Ive had it installed on the trailer. Im still glad I wired it through a junction box like the one in Bob Hs review below. The box is a lot easier than managing 14 loose wires.
Hans V - 04/22/2015

Thanks for your follow up and reply. Also happy to hear that Bob H's review and suggestion of using a junction box was helpful to you.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 5/11/2015


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Used this on my 5th wheel and has worked very well.



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product is great the shipping time was horrendous next time Ill buy the parts local and make my own.



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It was wired incorrectly.



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Part of brake wiring assembly. I followed etrailer's wiring diagram.



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I've used these harnesses on many trailer repairs and they work great. The plug end does not come loose from cable, are adequate length to custom fit.



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This trailer was built from scratch using only the metal frame. I purchased some items from etrailer an was very satisfied with the products.



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Installation on my travel trailer was pretty straight forward. Before I ordered this I did a little research on Hopkins web site, as there are several different products they offer. The differences are the type of pins, flat or round, length of the wires and the wiring colors. There is an SAE standard and an RV standard for wiring colors. This one is the RV standard, and the colors matched mine exactly. I also got the Pollak 10 terminal box to replace the metal house electrical box on the trailer. The terminal strip in the new box is about 6" long, and I left all the wires on the pigtail the same length, so I had to bend them around in the box to get them on the terminals. If I had to do it again, I would cut the wires different lengths reduce the bends I had to make. I went to my local Ace hardware and they had a great selection of crimp connectors. I used the ring terminal connectors for a #8-#10 stud, which fit perfectly.



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Whenever I order from Etrailer.com, I get super fast delivery and great products. They communicate just the right amount.



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Item as described. works as it should.


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