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  • License Plate Bracket Recccommendation For Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
  • The legality of an obscured rear license plate varies from state to state. If you want to heed the letter of the law, the plate can be relocated to the rear of the cargo carrier. We sell quite a few cargo carriers, and to be honest, it is really not that much of an issue. You could zip tie the plate to your carrier, or use a bracket with a light like part # LPL55CB (In most states, the rear license plate is required to be lit after dark). If your vehicle has a trailer connector,...
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  • Complete Wiring for Lights, Electric Brakes and Controller for a 94 GMC 1/2 Ton Truck and Trailer
  • Lets start with your 1994 GMC 1/2 Ton Truck. You will need to start with the # 118315 4-Way connector. Once the 4-Way is installed, see instructions link, you will need the Brake Controller Installation Kit, # ETBC7, and a brake controller. I recommend the P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, which is one of the best controllers we carry. We have detailed instructions for installation of the controller and the wiring kit, see links, and we have installtion videos of a brake controller and wiring...
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  • How Much of Each Gauge of Wire Fit Inside a Wire Loom Comfortably
  • I would certainly recommend the 1/2-inch wire loom # 459075-1. It will hold two jacketed 2 wire 10-gauge wire and three jacketed 2 wire 12-gauge wire. See pictures to the right. In addition, I was able to fit comfortably eleven individual 16-gauge wire # DW02359-1 into the 1/2-inch wire loom. I also took a digital caliper to measure the exact radius of each type of wire: 10-gauge is .17 of an inch, 12-gauge is .14 of an inch and 16-gauge is .09 of an inch. The 10, 12 and 16-gauge...
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  • Testing Trailer Lights and Electric Brakes without Connecting Trailer to a Vehicle
  • If you have a separate car/truck battery you could apply power to each of the pins on the trailer connector (or the wires directly some point behind the connector) and that should power on whatever is associated with a given pin.
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  • Adding a Battery on an Enclosed Trailer to Power Interior Lights
  • The best way to power the interior lights in your trailer is with its own independent battery. You will not want to use the breakaway battery. The breakaway battery is only designed to operate the breakaway and will drain extremely quickly, they're only required by law to operate your brakes for 15 minutes. There's a few ways you can install a battery onto the trailer. One is to connect it to the 12 volt pin on the trailer's 7-way in place of the breakaway battery that is currently...
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  • What Size Ring Terminal Will Fit the Hidden Hitch Wiring Junction Box # 38656
  • I pulled the Trailer Wiring Junction Box # 38656, and Ring Terminal # 44-5310A, from our warehouse. The correct ring terminal size that will fit is part # 44-5310A, which is a 3/16 ID terminal for 12-10 gauge wire. I produced a short video showing that the # 44-5310A ring terminal fits on the post of the Junction Box. Also linked is an FAQ on trailer wiring.
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  • Recommended 7-Wire For Rewiring Lights On Semi Truck
  • The smallest gauge wire for running any lights is 16 gauge, like part # 16-1-1. This wire measures .089 inches so using a 1/2 inch loom like part # 459075 would be able to handle several strands of 16 gauge wire. This could run into quite a cumbersome task but we may have just the thing you are looking for. I recommend using the Deka Jacketed 7-Wire, part # DW04914-1. This jacketed wire has (6) 12 gauge multicolored wires and (1) 10 gauge white wire enclosed in a black vinyl jacket to protect...
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  • Does a Trailer Junction Box Have to be Used when Switching from 4-Way to 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Junction boxes are great for keeping things organized and for making changing out trailer side connectors and troubleshooting easier. They are not a necessity so you can keep it if you want, it is entirely up to you. If you want to use the junction box, I have linked some videos that might help. The wire colors and the sides of the trailer they are on are actually a little different then what I would expect. Normally the green wire is the right side right turn and brake light wire and...
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  • What is the Best Size Wire Loom for Bonded 4 Wire and One 12 Gauge Wire
  • I would go with a 3/8 inch diameter, like # 39035. That should provide enough space for the wires and still give good coverage. This loom comes in a 10 foot length. If you needed less of expect that you might have other wiring to run with the existing wires, you can go to a 1/2 inch loom, sold in 1 foot increments, # 459075-1.
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  • RV has 7 Way and Need to Connect 4 Way for Dolly and 4 Way for Tow Lights to Use at the Same Time
  • I have a solution for you. We do not have any type of Y adapter but I do have the parts available to allow you to connect both 4 wire flat plugs at the same time. I do recommend that you first check to ensure that you will not be drawing too many amps on the circuit by using both the dolly wiring and the tow lights together. You will need the following products: Car and Trailer End Loop, # 9653P Qty 2 Pollack 7-Pole Trailer Connector, # PK12706 Qty 1 First you will start by cutting...
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  • Recommended Location to Attach a License Plate to a Tilt Easy Hauler
  • I would recommended checking with your local law enforcement or state highway patrol because laws and regulations vary from state to state. On the other hand, I have seen a couple license plates mounted to the wheel fender. I would recommend a license plate frame such as # CR62032. It will show more plate in all 50 states. A LED license plate light mounting bracket such as # LPL55CB could also be a great addition especially since you are towing a easy hauler. I have included a...
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  • Could Quick Disconnects Be Used for Wiring of Snow Plow Motor
  • Snowplows are typically powered by winches which is what the quick disconnects we offer are designed for so the ones we carry could potentially work for you. You would need to solder the terminals of the # SWC60015-8 when installing to ensure they don't come apart. You could certainly solder smaller gauge wire to the terminals if you needed. Or another option would be the 6 gauge quick disconnects part # SWC60010-1. Depending on the gauge wire you have these might be a better fit....
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  • Are Car and Trailer End Loops # 9653P and # 18044 Each One Piece of Wire of Two Pieces
  • The Car and Trailer End Loop, # 9653P, is one l2 inch long piece, just as it appears in the picture. The Car and Trailer End Loop 4-Pole, # 18044, is also one 48 inch long piece. It comes with quick splices in case one of the 4-Way connectors needs to be clipped off to splice bare wires. You can see this harness in use at about the 2 minute, 58 second mark of the video linked below.
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  • Can Spectro Trailer Wiring Junction Box Part # 38656 Be Used on Tow Vehicle for Splicing Wiring
  • Yes, the Spectro junction box can be used in your tow vehicle for making wiring connections. This part has a heavy-duty weatherproof plastic housing and includes grommets and cable clamps. You will need to supply two nuts, washers and 1/4-inch bolts of the appropriate length to install the box on your vehicle. I have linked a video showing installation of this part on a trailer frame. The housing measures 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 x 7 inches. In case you need connectors or wire for your splicing...
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  • 2010 Ford F-150 Brake Controller Says No Trailer Connected with a Trailer Connected
  • When a brake controller says that there is no trailer attached even if there is a trailer attached that means that it is not sensing the brake magnets. This could be because of a problem on the brake output wire such as a severed wire. It could also mean there is dirt or corrosion on/inside the vehicle or trailer side connectors. There are some tests you can do to determine where the problem is. In the truck cab you will need to sever the brake output wire several inches from the back...
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  • Parts Needed to Re-Wire 18 Foot Car Hauler Trailer with 7-Way Connector
  • To re-wire your 18 foot car hauler with electric brakes on one axle, I recommend using a wiring junction box like # 38656 in order to make the connections from the lights and brakes. Then for a 7-way trailer plug, you can use the Hopkins # H20046. This connector has an 8 foot lead. The shorter 6 foot # H20044 or 4 foot # H20043 trailer connectors are also available. I recommend using a circuit tester like # 40376 to determine the functions for any wires that are not known, as just using...
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  • What Size Fuse Does the Spectro 16-Gauge Mini Fuse Holder # SWC9544 Take
  • The type of fuse that the Spectro 16-Gauge Mini Fuse Holder # SWC9544 takes is a "mini fuse". I attached a diagram that shows the size and shapes of all the standard automotive fuses.
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  • Can a 7-Way Junction Box Be Used for a 4-Way
  • There's no reason you couldn't use a 7-way junction box like the part # 38656 to install a 4-way. It would be just a matter of wiring up only 4 posts of the junction box on the input and output side of the box instead of 4. With only 4-wires going into and out of the box the rubber grommet would be too big to provide a seal for the wires. You would need to use a sealant like Loctite Urethane Sealant # L0150811 to seal the grommet. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is the Quick Disconnect SWC60010-1 A Male or Female Connector
  • The part # SWC60010-1. These do not have a male and female designation. If you ordered a quantity of two of these they would be able to connect to each other.
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  • Availability of 40 inch Long 14,000 Lb Capacity Safety Cables
  • Although we don't carry a safety cable that's rated that high, we do have a Fulton safety chain, # FCHA0050324 that's 42 inches long that has more than enough capacity for your needs. The chains are sold individually, so you'd need to order two of them. To find cables of the right length and capacity, you might try doing a Google search.
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  • Recommended Wiring And Waterproof Lights For 2000 Ranger 620 VDS Boat Trailer
  • To completely rewire the trailer you will need to start with a 7-way trailer side wiring harness like part # H20044. You will then need a junction box like part # 38656 to attach to the trailer. You will run the # H20044 harness into the junction box and run the wiring for the brakes and lights off of the posts in the junction box. You will need the appropriate size wire for the lights and for brakes if you have them on the trailer. You will want to run 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1...
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  • How Do the Wires Connect to the Pollak 11609-EP / Junction Box and Is It Water Proof
  • The connections on this Trailer Wiring Junction Box, part # 38656, are made on the inside of this junction box with ring terminals. The wires will travel through the rubber grommets to enter and exit the box. This box is weather proof, but not water proof, and what that means is that it will keep rain out under normal circumstances, but if it were to be submerged the box would not be dry on the inside. My contact at Pollak said that you could probably apply a rubber sealant to the lid...
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  • How to Wire a Pollak 11-609EP Trailer Connector # PK11609
  • The connection labeling is written in raised lettering just to the outside of the poles where the wires actually connect to the connector. The connectors are actually labeled with letter abbreviations that designate what wire goes where for connector 11-609EP (our part # PK11609). Brown goes to T or Trailer Marker Blue goes to S or Electric Brakes White (or Black) goes to GD or Ground Yellow goes to L or Left Turn ...
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  • Junction Box and Trailer Lighting Recommendation for 26 Trailer
  • Often times, people will run the wires from a 7-way such as yours to a junction box like part # 38656. From there, they will run the standard wire colors to the trailer lights, brakes and battery. I have attached a photo that shows how this setup works in the junction box. Most molded 7-way pigtails will come wired with the RV style color code. If you ever need to replace your 7-way connector in the future, you could simply open the junction box, remove the connector and wire loom and install...
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  • What Gauge Wire is Used on the Spectro 2 Wire Loop # 9651P
  • I spoke with my contact at Spectro and she informed me that this 2 Wire Loop # 9651P uses wire that is 16 gauge.
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  • What Are The Dimensions Of The Trailer Wiring Junction Box
  • The dimensions of the trailer wiring junction box, product # 38656 are, length 7 inches, width 3-1/2 inches, height 2-1/4 inches and the mounting flange distance is 7-3/8 inches on center and is 8 inches overall. Mounting flanges are 1/4 inch thick plastic.
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  • Replacement Trailer Wiring Junction Box For 1994 Featherlite Horse Trailer
  • I did some research and was unable to find the white plastic you were referring to that holds a box for trailer wiring but may have a solution for you. We offer a trailer wiring junction box like part # 38656. This junction box has the junctions included and makes wiring a 6 or 7 way trailer connector easy. This box measures 7 x 3-1/2 x 2-1/4. For a 10 terminal junction box I recommend the Pollak Junction Box, part # PK52248. This box measures 7-1/2 x long x 3-3/4 wide x 2.5 tall....
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  • Voltage Rating On Spectro Stackable Electrical Quick-Connect # SWC60015-8
  • The Spectro Stackable Electrical Quick-Connect - 2 Gauge - 175 Amps - Gray - Qty 1 # SWC60015-8 has a voltage rating of 600 volts maximum. This is a very nice genderless quick connect/disconnect for power distribution systems that mates to itself.
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  • Is the Spectro 1/4 Inch Diameter Wire Loom Split
  • The Spectro 1/4 Inch Wire Loom, # 7509-10, is split wire loom. All of the wire loom we sell is split.
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  • Wiring for Lights Using Junction Box # 38656
  • If you take a look at the photos I've attached you can see how the wires from a 7-way connector can be run to junction box # 38656. You would also need ring terminals # 44-5310A. I've added a link to a video review, as well as an install of this junction box for you to take a look at.
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