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  1. #11

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    Well I might just wire in the 7 blade and be done with it. I'm undecided.

    Thanks for the responses though. Now comes the hard part...actually wiring this up correctly. I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a tough task as I doubt all the wiring to the brakes is as it should be.
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  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_HILLMAN View Post
    Why not instead of splicing in a 4 wire into your new wiring just buy a 7pin to 4 pin adapter and keep it with the trailer. That way if someone has 4 pin they just pop the adapter on.
    I agree with this 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_HILLMAN View Post
    Yep, definitely electric

    Why not instead of splicing in a 4 wire into your new wiring just buy a 7pin to 4 pin adapter and keep it with the trailer. That way if someone has 4 pin they just pop the adapter on.
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    This was my thought as well.
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    Because it won't work...

    You're going from trailer to truck, not truck to trailer...he would need to make a custom adapter. All the adapters I have ever seen sold plug into a 7-way receptacle to give you a 4-way receptacle, he needs to go from a 7-way plug to a 4-way plug. You likely won't find a manufactured adapter because it would pose a safety issue by allowing someone to circumvent the need for electric brakes.

  5. #15

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    Even if they don't make them it would be better to make one than to have a 4 wire splice running out of the wiring just dragging along.

    However...

    It appears they do make them
    http://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Tow-Ready/30717.html
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...7+Wire+Adaptor
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  6. #16

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    There's no good reason to put 2 trailer connectors on the trailer. The 6 or 7 way blade connector is the proper connector for that trailer, plain and simple. If something happened that involved the authorities or insurance and they found a 4 way on that trailer with trailer brakes on the axle, you're at fault for not using the brakes.
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  7. #17

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    My truck had OEM wiring harness for brakes in a four pin set up for surge brakes, because my boat trailer has surge brakes, and my utility trailer is electric. I added an electric brake controller and therefore now have both plugs. But your situation is a little more complicated since you started with the 7 pin set up.
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