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Pollak Metal 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End

Pollak Metal 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End

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Establish a secure connection between your towing vehicle and trailer with this 7-pole, RV-style socket. Metal socket has non-corroding, shock-resistant interior design that eliminates shorting out and is color coded to RVI standards. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Pollak. Pollak Metal 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End part number PK12703 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pollak Wiring - PK12703

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 7 Blade
  • Plug Only
  • Pollak

Establish a secure connection between your towing vehicle and trailer with this 7-pole, RV-style socket. Metal socket has non-corroding, shock-resistant interior design that eliminates shorting out and is color coded to RVI standards.


Features:

  • Standard, 7-pole, RV-style socket connects tow vehicle to trailer
  • Heavily plated metal construction
    • Resistant to weather and corrosion
  • Non-corroding, shock-resistant interior design
    • Terminal reinforcer dams eliminate shorting out
      • Prevent contact from spreading
    • Center pins accepts up to 8-gauge wire
    • Vinyl inserts keep out dirt and moisture
  • Spring-loaded cover with stainless steel spring
  • Safety latch
    • Ensures connector is plugged into socket
  • Color-coded to RVI standards


Specs:

  • Wiring configuration:
    • Color - circuit - recommended wire gauge:
      • White - Ground - 10 gauge
      • Blue - Electric Brake - 12 gauge
      • Green - Tail, License and Running Lights - 14 gauge
      • Black - Battery Charge - 10 gauge
      • Red - Stop and Left-Hand Turn Signal - 14 gauge
      • Brown - Stop and Right-Hand Turn Signal - 14 gauge
      • Yellow - Auxiliary Circuit - 14 gauge
  • At its widest point, the diameter of the round portion 1-7/8"
  • Mounting holes are 1-1/2" from center to center vertically and 2-3/16" from center to center horizontally
  • 1-Year limited warranty


12-703 Pollak Metal 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End
Replaces 30310






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Pollak Metal 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End - PK12703

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (55 Customer Reviews)

Establish a secure connection between your towing vehicle and trailer with this 7-pole, RV-style socket. Metal socket has non-corroding, shock-resistant interior design that eliminates shorting out and is color coded to RVI standards.

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Bought this after the cover on my plastic one broke in half so it would not hold the plug in. (It was -20° though). Solids well made piece, nothing here will break at -20°. Etrailer was the only place I could find one that is all metal. Placed the order and had it in hand in 3 days. Never let down by Etrailer.


Comments
After 1 year its holding up great. No signs of rust either, Minnesota loves salting the h*ll out of the roads in the winter. I did give the inside contacts a good coat of dielectric grease And they are looking god too. Great product.
Steven - 02/07/2020



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This looks pretty good, again I haven't had a chance to install it yet, but I'm sure it'll work fine. Maybe I'll report back once I have it installed and working.


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Worked perfectly! The one on our 23 year old rig was looking a bit worn so it made sense to replace it as this was our first attempt at towing. Again, good quality and so far its still working!
Paul M - 05/31/2020


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good product made of steel not plastic,made in tiawan ,better than china,would like one made in USA. maybe etrailer can find more parts made in USA i would be willing to pay more.its time to take back our country,the USA.


Comments
good so far i need to find a steel plug for the trailer now.
bruce - 07/23/2014

Thanks for the feedback, happy to hear you are pleased with your vehicle connection. If you need the trailer plug, that is available as Part # PK12702
Pollak Metal 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End
$12.46
. It is linked above as a related part.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 7/24/2014


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Product is much better than the plastic version. The receptacle has a very strong spring on the lid and a hook to lock the trailer plug into it. The plug is galvanized and not stainless how ever, so it will corrode and rust in the Wisconsin rust belt eventually. After 1 year how ever it is fine. I bought the metal version for out custom work trucks that I build for our company. The protective lids on the plastic ones were getting broken. The metal plug is more durable and has solved that issue.



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Everything arrived as expected and all fit perfectly!! This is not my first purchase from etrailer, and as before, shipping was timely and all components were as they advertised them to be. I will not hesitate to order again when I need something they offer.



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Good Strong Product at a good price



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I am very grateful to etrailer for always providing excellent service. Orders are received in a timely and accurate fashion. The quality of their products is superb. All items ordered function as described with no malfunctions. The trailer and vehicle wiring connectors I have ordered were a great replacement for old existing equipment that was constantly failing. Very professional company. Very high quality products. I look forward to continued business with them.



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Still very happy with this unit I sold that truck But remove the trailer plug from It & reinstalled it on my replacement truck & still use it, this was worth the effort.



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Heavy duty metal not plastic



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After having to replace numerous plastic sockets over the years I have finally found a robust alternative. Sturdy and well made. Not the cheap articles found in most places. Installed and used already they are not as bulky looking as the cheaper models so they don't protrude out but hug to the bumper. The salesman was very helpful and professional. Answering questions I posed to him. Will purchase from them again.



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Much stronger for our trucks than the plastic ones



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Works great, Very easy to install. The rubber plug in the back is the only difficult part to deal with. I Place a dab of silicone around it to make a better water proof fit.



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Easy to install and works great. Can always rely on etrailer for great parts, fast shipping, and the best price around.


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Everything seems to be working well.
Patrick - 04/01/2019



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Used in mixed fleet applications. Reliable quality with easy installation. Metal construction seems to provide more service life.



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Great RV receptacle. I prefer metal housings like this as opposed to plastics that can break at low temps. They shipped promptly as promised. Thanks eTrailer!



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Good quality, excellent product. The only thing they missed IMHO is to put a rubber gasket to the cap.



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Extremely easy ordering process. Great product, we have re-ordered many times. Received follow up email making sure we received product. Have not had any issues but I feel if we needed anything they would help right away.



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Great product that is still in great shape despite riding underneath my off road vehicle on some seriously tough trails throughout the 4 Corners.



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great product heavy construction should a chunk of wood hit it you are covered



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Came real quick and worked out really w ell



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JENA D i've used these plug ins for my shear that attaches to my skid loader. Were in the iron and steel business, my wife irons and i steel. I've used these plug ins for about 19 years now and have had real good luck with them.YOU got the order right and they arrived on time who do i talk to about getting YOU a raise. Thanks again Donnie



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After being unhappy with plastic connectors I picked one of these up and it seems to fix all my problems with covers breaking off.



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great product super durable can't go by the colors on the back of the connector though



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Great plug, lasts much longer than the plastic ones for about the same price.



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Right product fast shipping.


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