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Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End

Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End

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This standard, RV-style, 7-pole connector provides a secure connection between your trailer and tow vehicle. Black plastic construction prevents rusting, enhances appearance and makes plug removal a snap. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Pollak. Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End part number PK12706 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pollak Wiring - PK12706

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

This standard, RV-style, 7-pole connector provides a secure connection between your trailer and tow vehicle. Black plastic construction prevents rusting, enhances appearance and makes plug removal a snap.


Features:

  • Standard, 7-pole plug connects trailer to socket on tow vehicle
  • Black plastic construction
    • Eliminates rusting
    • Enhances appearance
    • Prevents difficulty in plug removal
  • Non-corroding, shock-resistant interior design
    • Terminal reinforcer dams eliminate shorting out
      • Prevent contact from spreading
    • Center pin accepts up to 8-gauge wire
    • Vinyl inserts keep out dirt and moisture
  • Dual grips
    • Promote easy removal of plug from socket
  • Safety latch
    • Ensures connector is plugged into socket
  • Color-coded to RVI standards


Specs:

  • Wire gauges:
    • Red, brown, green, and yellow: 14 gauge
    • Blue: 12 gauge
    • White and black: 10 gauge
  • Wiring configuration:
    • Blue: electric brake
    • Green: tail lights
    • Red: left turn signal and brakes
    • Brown: right turn signal and brakes
    • Yellow: auxiliary and reverse lights
    • Black: battery
    • White: ground wire
  • 1-Year warranty


7-Way Trailer Diagram


12-706 Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Way, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End
Replaces 30305; 118021






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Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End - PK12706

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (358 Customer Reviews)

This standard, RV-style, 7-pole connector provides a secure connection between your trailer and tow vehicle. Black plastic construction prevents rusting, enhances appearance and makes plug removal a snap.

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do not follow the labeling on the back of the plug the colors do not match. had to do a google image search for a pin out of a trailer plug.


Comments
Thank you for your review! You do bring up a good point. While the wiring setup displayed on the connector is the most common wire colors, it is important to note that some instances can vary so you want to connect the wires by function rather than colors. The function diagram is listed in the photos above as well as this attached helpful article for you to check out.
-- Etrailer Expert Jon G - 03/26/2021


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Using this product to replace inputs from a straight-4 hookup plus add'l wires from a supplemental light system for my truck. Works exactly as advertised; saves me a lot of hassle. Installer must have some rudimentary electrical-connection knowledge. You must also know which of the seven contacts does what for your vehicle to install this correctly; should be in your car/truck's manual. Four instead of 5 stars just because the entrance/exit hole for wires needs supplementation to make it water-tight. Product is easily worth the money and functions exactly as one would expect.



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Product is just what we ordered. Service from E trailer not so good. It took 11 days to receive this product from E trailer. New will order from some where else next time.



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Well made plug. Fairly easy to install and fits into the socket well.



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I was having connection issues with a new tow vehicle and our Airstream. The molded connector on the Airstream apparently just wasn’t making a great connection. Cut that one off, put on this Pollak connector, and for the past year haven’t had a single issue. Well worth the effort to replace the original one with this one.



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This product solved a chronic error message displayed on my 2017 Chevy Tahoe when connected with other brand trailer connectors. Positive fit and well made product.


Comments
About 4K towing it continues to function flawlessly
Gary C - 08/30/2020


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Perfect replacement for run over trailer plug at a great price!



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Nice replacements to have on hand as the connectors will be the first item to get ground in half from dragging the road when friends borrow your trailer:)



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This is my third order which speaks for itself. Best Customer Support, order handling, shipping expediency, packaging , price and product quality. Lori B took my order over the phone. She was very courteous, knowledgeable and strongly represents the Companies Customer Service Policy. Looking forward to Order #4...Wentzville, Mo., (The Show Me State) and they sure showed me.



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I have never had a bad experience when dealing with this company! Highly recommended...



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I have this same plug (PK 12706) on the Boat Trailer and it works perfect, and never disconnects or shorts. Now I'm putting this same plug on the Snowmobile Trailer. I'll let you know if I have any problems. Anything to do with trailer issues I always contact eTrailer Company first. Thanks, Ron



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Good replacement plug. Easy to install. Great value.



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Install was pretty easy. Shipping and updates were excellent. Have never had a problem with etrailer.



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I have ordered several items from etrailer over the years, from leaf springs, to tail lights, hitch receiver and connectors. Always happy with quality, price and speed of delivery.



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Right the first time. And fast and good quality.



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Good plugs. Do just what they should. There are two types of 6 way com to 7 way RV adapters. One with the center post to brakes, the other, brakes circuit to a side post. Not sure which way these a wired but one should be aware of this. RV standard is brakes to the side.



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The color printed on the post didn't line up. wired it up like plug showed and didn't work. I went ahead and did it one by one with a meter and know it works can only give this one stars. My truck has been hauling 5th wheels and travel trailers and varies other trailers with NO problems what so ever so I know it wasn't my truck. All in All the product did work maybe I got just got the bad one won't stop me from buying from etrailer


Comments
There are a couple different color codes for trailer wiring, so its recommended that a trailer connector be wired by function, not wire color. Ill link to a help article that shows the two most common color codes.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 05/22/2018


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Replaced a broken connector, exact fit.



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It was a replacement on my RC Trailer. The old one keep given me a code on my truck. replaced with this one and no more trouble.



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Really good product,and people are very nice and knowledge.



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The quality is good with and I am happy with that. Just do not follow the wiring labels on it. Half the listed colors are incorrect. I made the mistake and had to rewire after going to etrailer website instructions and getting the correct wire locations. Works good now though. Other than that very happy with it.


Comments
The colors on this plug are for RV Industry Standard wiring. Traditional Wiring colors are different. That said, the individual terminals are in the same order as far as which terminal goes to tail lights, which terminal goes to right turn signal, etc., regardless of which wiring colors are on your existing harness. Now if only the person who converted the wiring on my sisters horse trailer to 6 blade 7 terminal had followed the color codes of either..... That however, will be corrected this Friday!!!!
-- comment by: Bill J - 08/05/2014

Thanks for the info, and this is exactly why we recommend using a good circuit testers and testing all the wires for the function. Then connect according to the function of the wiring, not by color.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 8/7/2014


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All is good I used to convert 50 year old trailer to brakes and upgrade wiring and lights.



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This connector fit my trailer exactly and was promptly shipped. James A was very professional and polite. He also helped me find the correct rear tie downs for my new super hitch and they also worked great. Thanks James!


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