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Old 02-02-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Cool Trailer-plug wire Color Code

Just bought 74 26' Argosy, trouble is it is iced in at the top of a very long(1/2mi) steep driveway with a switchback half way up. Seller is going to call me when the drive thaws.



I will have to travel on short notice and want to be as prepared as possible. It is a 4 1/2 hr drive one way and I might have to re-wire old plug or install new plug. As long as I get the brakes and their lights to work I stand a chance of doing a round trip in a single day. Does anyone know if 1974 used a round pin plug or a 7 pin modern day plug? Also looking for trailer color code for connector(female) end. Thanks

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Old 02-02-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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Sorry I can't help to answer your wiring question but I do read that some people bring temporary lighting with them to pick up trailers. Might be something to look into in case you are not able to get your questions answered.
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The original plug would be a 7-pin (6 flat connectors arrayed around a center round pin), the common one you find now. If it's set up as original, it won't match the pin-out of a modern TV. Has it been sitting since the 70s, or towed recently with a modern vehicle? One of mine needed to be rewired when I got it, the other two (incl. a parts trailer) had already been updated.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:44 AM   #4
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I also had a problem with another Agosy I had years ago. Sadly did not keep my records or pic's. My main question is the large blue wire the brake wire?
I guess I could test at brake-a-way switch till I got a reading as long as the AS battery is not connected.
I already bought a new 7 pin and a 7 pin to 6 round pin converter, plus 6' piece of 7 strand wire in hopes I can put together onsite.
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Just bought 74 26' Argosy, trouble is it is iced in at the top of a very long(1/2mi) steep driveway with a switchback half way up. Seller is going to call me when the drive thaws.



I will have to travel on short notice and want to be as prepared as possible. It is a 4 1/2 hr drive one way and I might have to re-wire old plug or install new plug. As long as I get the brakes and their lights to work I stand a chance of doing a round trip in a single day. Does anyone know if 1974 used a round pin plug or a 7 pin modern day plug? Also looking for trailer color code for connector(female) end. Thanks

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The factory original connect had 7 round pins.

The name on the connector was "Signal Stat".

The colors and each circuit is as follows.

White = ground
Black = Back up
Red = Left turn/ brake light
Brown = right turn/ brake lights
Yellow = Brakes
Blue = Charge line
Green = Clearance lights/ tail lights

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My 1979 Safari was not originally wired the same as the current standard. But it was rewired to the current standard before our purchase

This may be of help: http://vintageairstream.com/wp-conte...nConnector.gif
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Thanks so much Andy, I think I'll just plan on putting modern 7 pin on right away.
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