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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring for 7-Way with Only 5 Wires
  • I've attached a diagram for you with function locations. Your left turn and stop are what will need to be connected for the flashers to work. These are found on the left and right side blades of your 7-way connectors. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check your wiring functions on your lights. It sounds like you have a running/parking light, turn signal/stop, and ground but the colors are not typical. My recommendation because your wiring colors are not standard...
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  • Recommended 30-Amp Components For Trailer
  • We do not offer a kit for a 30 amp circuit as you requested but we do have the items you mentioned as separate items I have attached a link to our product page for the 30 amp items we offer. For a power inlet I recommend part # 277-000138. For a power cord I recommend part # A10-3025E.
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  • Operation of AC Unit and Other Outlet From 2000 Watt Portable Generator
  • We don't carry any 20 amp power inlets. I recommend you upgrade to the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet - White # 277-000137 or black # 277-000138. This will work well with a 2000 watt generator like the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit - Senci Motor - Portable - Gas - 120V # 289-SUA2000I. This combination will allow you to run the interior plugs but not at their max simultaneously. You would need to consider adding the second generator in parallel # 289-SUA2000I-2...
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  • Recommended 7-Way Wiring Harness For 2000 Sundowner Horse Trailer And 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 Dually
  • For your application, I can absolutely give you the wiring function locations. I've attached a picture to assist. Based on what you mentioned, I think I have a better option for you. I recommend the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long # 277-000141. This will allow you to connect your wiring at a junction box using the ring terminals like # 44-5310A, and then uses a molded plug so you won't have the disconnection issues as you plug and unplug your 2000 Sundowner...
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  • What Type of Power Cord Attaches to the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet # 277-000137
  • Based on what you described it sounds like your trailer has a 30 amp power cord like what the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet # 277-000137 is designed to attach to. I attached a picture of the what is designed to attach to the # 277-000137 for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Determine the Right Replacement Power Cord to Plug a Trailer/RV into Shore Power
  • To replace the power cord that goes from the shore power receptacle at a camp site to the RV you will need to know the amperage rating for both. Most shore power receptacles are 30 amp, some are 50. Rarely you will see a 15 amp. The different amperage ratings require different connector types so even if you are not sure what the RV has you can look at the outlet. Cord # 277-000149 is a 30 amp to 30 amp so the end that plugs into an outlet has two slanted flat pins and one round ground...
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  • What is Needed to Tow a M105A2 Military Trailer with a 2013 Dodge Durango?
  • To convert your M105A2 military trailer to a 7-blade, I would recommend using the Epicord 7-Way with Junction Box # 277-000141. This makes the conversion simple and you don't have to worry about wiring the connector itself. You'll also need some ring terminals like # 44-5310A and some loom clamps like # A0500. The wires in the junction box are color coded as indicated below. Military wiring is typically not color-coded, so you may need to use a circuit tester like # ALL640595 and a 12V...
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  • 50-Foot RV Power Cord with 50-Amp Female Twist Lock
  • In the 50-amp current rating and connector configuration you need the longest RV power cord we offer is the item you referenced, Epicord RV Power Cord # 277-000151. We do have a 50-foot cord without the right-angle female, part # 277-000157.
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  • Recommended Battery Disconnect Switch for Deep Cell Battery on Horse Trailer for Accessories
  • Yes, the Epicord Battery Disconnect # 277-000096 would be a great switch choice for you to install on the horse trailer to ensure that all the power is on and off to your accessories with one switch to the deep cell battery. I have linked it to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Can 7-Way Junction Box 277-000141 Be Used to Charge Trailer Battery
  • If there happened to be a 12 volt keyed power source in the circuits of the # 277-000141 you could use it for the isolation solenoid # TR118665. Essentially you would need to have the 12 volt circuit of the vehicle already be only active when the key is on. Which if that were the case you wouldn't need the solenoid realistically. If the 12 volt circuit of your truck's 7-way is active all the time you would need to install the solenoid on that circuit and that would get the circuit active...
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  • 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet Compatibility with RV Extension Cords and Adapters
  • The Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet - White # 277-000137 is a great way to have a clean connection from your RV to your shore power or generator. This power inlet will work with any 30 amp 3 prong twist lock female connector. I've linked options for you but recommend the Epicord RV Power Cord with Handle - 30 Amp Male to Twist Lock Female Connector - 36' Long # 277-000149 to ensure you get enough cable length and also give you the nice angled connector that is easy to use. I've...
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  • Replacement 50 Amp RV Power Cord
  • It's hard to say whether the issue is with your cord or power source. The source could be tested but I recommend having a professional do this. On the other hand buying a new cord to test is likely less expensive and easier. If I had to guess I'd lean towards the cord being the issue since it works with the 30 amp adapter on it. As for which cord you really can't go wrong with either. Both the Epicord, part # 277-000151, and Mighty Cord, part # A10-5025ED90, are good products and...
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  • Wiring Diagram for Home Made Trailer
  • I've linked an article on trailer wiring that includes a diagram you might find helpful. One solution to help wire everything together is to use a junction box with your trailer's 7-way connector, like # 277-000141. This way you can run all of your trailer's wires to the box instead of to the back of the connector. To wire you brakes you'll want to use 10 gauge wiring # 10-1-1. For the lights you can use 16 gauge, # 16-1-1. Both are sold by the foot. When looking into the back...
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  • Recommended 30-Amp Receptacle To Hardwire To RV
  • I recommend the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet # 277-000137. The center to center distance for the mounting holes is 2-7/16 inches. If you need a power cord I recommend the Epicord RV Power Cord # 277-000148. This cord has the RV power cord with a handle. When hardwiring the cord to your RV the Black wire is the hot power lead, the White is neutral, and the green wire is used for the ground.
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  • What Is Diameter Of Epicord RV Power Cord with Handle Cable
  • I went to our warehouse and measured the 50-amp cable for the Epicord RV Power Cord with Handle # 277-000157. The cable itself measures .65 inches diameter. The round coupler on the end of the cable measures approximately 1-1/2 inches.
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  • Will Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug # 277-000143 Work with the 7-Way on Chevy Trucks
  • You should not have any issues using Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug # 277-000143 with the 7-Way on your Chevy truck. It is a standard 7-Way just a slightly different design for the pins like you said. This design allows for more contact between the pins on the truck's 7-Way and trailer 7-Way. We have not heard any complaints from our customers on this part either. I have included a link to a video review of this wiring harness for you.
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  • What is the Diameter of the Cord for the Epicord RV Power Cord # 277-000149
  • I went out to the warehouse with the Feedback Sports Digital Caliper # 301-17068 and found the diameter of the cord for the Epicord RV Power Cord # 277-000149 to be 0.6350".
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  • Is there A Back Up Light Function on the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug?
  • Yes, this Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug # 277-000143 has all the functions of a 7-way. Including the back up circuit of vehicle's wiring harness to the Back up lights of the trailer. I have also attached a help article on the functions of a 7-way.
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  • Female 30 Amp Replacement Cord Connector with Twist Lock
  • The Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet - White # 277-000137 is a great option for the male end that attaches to your camper. For the female connector for your cord, I recommend the Mighty Cord Replacement Twist Lock Connector for RVs - Female - 30 Amps # A10-30FDT. You may want to consider the Weatherproof Cover w/ Threaded Ring for Mighty Cord Twist Lock Female Connector - 30 Amps # A10-30CV as well.
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  • Recommended Battery Disconnect for Trailer Application To Prevent Power Drain
  • You have a couple of options for a battery disconnect I recommend. You can use Superwinch Quick Connect # SW2236 or # SW1551 depending on wire gauge to give you quick connect/disconnect. If you prefer a keyed disconnection switch you can use the Epicord Battery Disconnect Switch with Key - 50 Amp # 277-000096. This will isolate your battery to prevent power drain with the turn of a key.
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  • Dimension Of Epicord 30 Amp Power Inlet
  • I went out into our warehouse to measure the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet - White # 277-000137 for you. The hole needed is a 3 inch diameter and it is 2-1/4 inches recessed into the wall. I've attached a photo to help.
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  • Socket Recommendation for Outside of Cargo Trailer to Run 30 AMP Power to Trailer
  • If the campgrounds you plan to visit will have 30 amp power sources the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet # 277-000138 that you mentioned would be the correct product to install on your trailer.
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  • Can Non-Epicord Cords be Used with the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet # 277-000137
  • No, the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet # 277-000137 uses a standard twist lock power inlet so you can use other power cords. We do have adapters that go from a 15-amp male power plug from your RV to a 30-amp receptacle. I recommend using the Camco Power Grip RV Power Cord Adapter # CAM55155 because it has a nice, bright-yellow color for easy visibility at night and a built-in handle on the male end which makes unplugging very easy. If instead you are looking for the 30-amp...
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  • Ring Terminal Sizes Needed for Installing Epicord 7-Way Plug with Junction Box 277-000141
  • The terminal posts in the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box # 277-000141 are indeed a 3/16-inch diameter. You can use ring terminal # 44-5310A for connecting 10- and 12-gauge wires. For the lighter 14-gauge wiring use part # DW05702-1. You'll need a crimping tool like the one included in our Deluxe Trailer Wiring Kit # HM51020. I also recommend using dielectric grease # 11755 on those connections to protect them from moisture and corrosion.
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Trailer Wiring with Colors That Don't Match Functions
  • Wiring by function is the route to go for your situation. This is done by testing each wire of your trailer individually. The easiest way is to use a 12V battery and connect the negative terminal to the trailer's ground on the frame and then use the positive terminal with a jump wire to connect to each individual wire. One wire in your 7-way will be the ground wire. You will want to find this one first because it will cause a spark if you connect the battery to it. You can trace...
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  • Are the Epicord RV Power Cords # 277-000147 and # 277-000149 Like Extension Cords
  • The Epicord RV Power Cords, like part # 277-000147 and part # 277-000149, are 30' and 36' feet long cords respectively. Depending on what connections you have they can be used as an extension cord. One end is a 30 Amp male and the other end is a 30 Amp female twist lock connector like what connects to an inlet like part # 277-000138 which would be on your RV or trailer. I have attached some review videos for you to check out.
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  • How Elastic is the Epicord RV Power Cord in Cold Weather
  • I called my contact at Patrick Industries about the Epicord RV Power Cord with Handle part # 277-000155. Unfortunately, they do not conduct any flexibility tests in cold weather so I do not have any figures to give you at this time. However, the exterior of the cord is rubber and as the temperature decreases, rubber will actually become more elastic due to its chemical properties. Therefore, it is fair to say that the Epicord RV Power Cord will become more flexible in colder weather.
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  • Converting Hydraulic Surge Brakes to Electric Trailer Brakes on Boat Trailer
  • If you want to convert from hydraulic to electric brakes, you will need to replace the entire brake assembly including the backing plate. The assemblies will come with the shoes, magnets, and backing plate. Then you will need brake wiring # 10-1-1 to run up to a 7-way. The easy connection is to use a molded cord like # 277-000143 and some heat shrink connectors like # DW05745-10. I recommend disconnecting your wiring prior to launching or loading your boat at the ramp. Water and...
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  • Adding a Battery to a Trailer with a 4-Way Connector
  • To run a charge line to your battery you will first need to install a 7-Way on your trailer. This can be done using the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box # 277-000141. The Black wire in the junction box is the one that will carry the 12V power. Just simply use a ring terminal like part # 44-5310A and run 10 Gauge Wire # 10-1-1 to the positive terminal on your battery. The 4 wires that are currently on your trailer and tow vehicle are only for the lights and are not...
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  • Wire Gauge Sizes in Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box
  • The wire gauges in the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box # 277-000141 are as follows: White = 10 Black = 10 Yellow = 14 Green = 14 Red = 14 Brown = 14 Blue = 12 The wire gauge in the Epicord # 277-000141 changes with different functions of the wires. Signal wires, like yellow, green, red, and brown, draw less amperage so they use a lighter gauge wire. Heavier gauge wire is used for functions like the brake signal, ground, and 12V power because they carry...
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