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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 800-298-8924 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





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

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




Video Transcript for Pollak Wiring - Trailer Connectors - PK12706 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number PK12706. This is the Pollack Black Plastic 7-Pole RV Style Trailer Connector. This is a standard 7-pole plug. It's going to connect your trailer to your socket on your tow vehicle. Made from a black plastic construction, so it's going to eliminate rusting. It's also going to enhance the appearance.

The interior design is made from a non-corroding, shock resistant system. The terminals are reinforced, so it's going to eliminate shorting out. The center pin will accept up to 8-gauge wiring. Here on the rear we have the vinyl insert. That's just going to help keep out dirt and moisture. It's also going to feature that dual grip system, so it's going to be very easy to remove the plug from the socket.

It's also going to ensure that the connector is plugged into the socket using the safety latch system which is just this little raised portion here on top. This is going to be color coded, so you have RVI Standards. To gain access to the connectors, you just loosen up this set screw here on top. It's going to bring this interior piece out, run your wires through here, all the way through the casing, connect them with this portion pulled out, reinsert this, and then reset or tighten back up the set screw here on top. That's going to do it for part number PK12706. This is the Pollack Black Plastic 7-Pole RV Style Trailer Connector.

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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (276 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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This product was recommended by my GMC dealership for a better connection between vehicle and trailer. I was having many trailer wiring disconnected alarms, which led to my Truck being serviced to find the fault. The Pollak product is very different from the original trailer connection. This appears to be a problem with the newer GMC trucks. 504498



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Got my new/used trailer rewired and my '16 Silverado started throwing "check trailer wiring" code ! Trough much research and googling the code I found the factory used the POLLAK 7 pin receptacles . And some 7 pin plug makers were not up to OEM standards . They fit sloppy . So until my new end came I wrapped the sloppy end with electric tape for a snug fit bent tabs out slightly and greased with dielectric grease . That stopped code . When the new end arrived I changed it and seams the problem is solved . 312561



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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. 449544



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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. 137963


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

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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.

-- Rachael H - 8/7/2014


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This plug I am keeping as a spare. With luck, I will not need to install it. I did inspect it and, believe it to be good quality. 575855



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Wires matched my 5th wheel . I did cut into my molded plug and exposed all the old terminals to verify location and color just to be sure. Works very well in bed mounted. 7 way plug that I also got fro etrailer. 634836



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The product can on time and was easy to install. 527972



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GREAT PRODUCT 751365



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As advertised 747283



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Absolutely no problem installing. 745105



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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. 727872



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Easy to wire. Works great. 724646



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Used the trailer plug to change a flat style plug to mate the truck receptacle that supplies the trailer lighting and surge brake backup control. 722446



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I was happy with the transaction with etrailer. The website was very helpful in finding what I needed. The product was received ahead of the committed date. The only problem was with the packaging. Some of the boxes were pretty beat-up and the parts were scratched with the finish damaged. That was a little disappointing. 721448



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Works great 699528



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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. 695315



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Works perfectly after one year. 694443



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Prompt delivery, excellent product. Replaced old worn connector. 690755



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As always, a great pleasure to do business with you, Thank you. 682855



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Always order here for our needs and never had a problem service and speed is excellent along with follow up from the time we place an order for delivery. 682770



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Will have to see how well the compression ring at the rear stays tight but , overall this seems to be an excellent connector. Etrailer is a first class group . 678498



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Good product at a reasonable price. Delivery was on time as promised. 677409



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Excellent product. Better quality than the one it replaced and easy to wire. 670510



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Fast delivery Worked well Easy inst all 656403



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I have not installed the product and tested the quality, but, I must write that I found the etrailer web site and products very easy to search/find the product I needed, and the fast delivery service after easily placing the order was Superb. Thanks, etrailer.com! 656098


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