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Old 03-22-2019, 05:39 PM   #15
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I recently had a similar issue with 'loose' connector between trailer and TV. I ended up replacing the Airstream side connector with a Pollak 12-706. Previously, my TV was a 14 Tundra and did not appear to be 'too' loose. After upgrading TV to a 18 2500 Ram, it appeared the connectors were not fulling engaging. Search revealed the Airstream connector was the issue. see following for full explanation and images: http://www.rambodybuilder.com/2016/d...ConnCompat.pdf

I replaced the Airstream side connector with a Pollak 12-706 and the connecters now to appear to be fully seated. Apparently, the issue was related to the 'molded' trailer side connector, as explained and illustrated at the above link.
Martyw You nailed it, I believe the PDF photos look just like mine! Thank you for the help Mike
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:51 PM   #16
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It is a lot easier to hook up, and gives me just enough extra cable length to keep the umbilical well connected on sharp turns.


How difficult was it to replace the umbilical on the AS side? TV side looks simple enough in their videos.

Your going to have me spending more money....
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:15 PM   #17
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I to am having the same problem. I can not get my trailer plug to seat all the way into the truck connector. it will not go far enough in to get the door nub over the plug catch. Guess i get to change a plug.
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:11 AM   #18
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I didnít replace the umbilical yet. Just used two adapters from 7-pin to magnet type connector and back.
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:42 AM   #19
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I to am having the same problem. I can not get my trailer plug to seat all the way into the truck connector. it will not go far enough in to get the door nub over the plug catch. Guess i get to change a plug.
Ed I got a new umbilical last night, plug it in at the store and it fit like a glove, I am going to Chang it today. Why does Airstream do this? Does anyone know. Mike
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They sell adapters as well as total replacement setups. Iím using adapters for now.

Could you share the links to what your using when you get a chance? I canít seem to find this or m just not groking what your saying. Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:15 AM   #21
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Go to the EZConnector website at www.EZConnector,com and look for the two adapters from 7-pin plug to EZConnector and the adapter for 7-pin socket to EZConnector. This is what Iím using. One of each type adapter. Not a wiring harness or new umbilical (yet).

The one adapter plugs more or less permanently into the receptacle on the vehicle, and the other one gets more or less permanently connected to the end of the trailer umbilical.

This gets you an EZConnector on both sides that will mate up easily without the pain of rewiring the TV and the AS. It also lets you pull the adapter off and use it on another tow vehicle or trailer easily.

Iím on my cell phone, and itís not letting me cut and paste anything today....sorry. All else fails, send me a PM and Iíll try to respond from my computer later today or tonight with exact part number links.
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Here are my old and new plugs, at first I bought the plug attached to the cable, but it was going to be very involved switch the whole cable, so now I am going to just splice in the plug. I hope this is helpful to someone MikeClick image for larger version

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Go to the EZConnector website at www.EZConnector,com and look for the two adapters from 7-pin plug to EZConnector and the adapter for 7-pin socket to EZConnector. This is what Iím using. One of each type adapter. Not a wiring harness or new umbilical (yet).

Just to confirm - are these correct?

https://bradschauf.com/blog/7-way-ad...nector-system/
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:50 AM   #24
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Yup. Those are exactly what I use. The reason I like them is no modification to the tow vehicle, but I can clean the original 7-way connector contacts, Jam the adapter in tight very easily, and the adapters give me just a little more length to my umbilical that I need because of my ProPride hitch system.
The one for the umbilical also fits on solid. A thin film of dielectric grease on the thoroughly clean 7-pin contacts on both ends (never on the EZConnector pins) will keep any stray moisture out.

You will enjoy hooking up with this systemóno bending and jamming stuff together, just aim, align, and they jump in place and make solid contact. At worse I wipe the rain or dust off the contacts with a paper towel or clean cloth before I hook up.
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Had same problem, also switched to the Pollak connector from the original Airstream one. Problem solved.
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Had the same isssue with my 2018 22FB and an 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500.
See my thread below:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f295...or-192601.html
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I have an 2018 F-250 PSD and 2016 FC FBT, The 7 Pin plug does not seem to go all the way into the socket, It just seems like the tab on the door, is the only thing holding it in and the pins do not actually engage each other, BUT When it is plugged in and the door tab is holding the plugin, the lights do not flicker, they do stay on. that is a good thing but is it right? Mike
I had a similar problem with my 2018 F250. The 7-way plug would come loose and disconnect giving me a warning on the dash. In practice the 7-way connector on the F-250 is upside down allowing the weight of the cord to loosen the connection because the tab is a the bottom of the F-250's connector. When I complained to the Ford dealer, they said there was a service bulletin on this problem and replaced the plug under warranty. After replacing the plug on the truck everything works fine now.
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I had a similar problem with my 2018 F250. The 7-way plug would come loose and disconnect giving me a warning on the dash. In practice the 7-way connector on the F-250 is upside down allowing the weight of the cord to loosen the connection because the tab is a the bottom of the F-250's connector. When I complained to the Ford dealer, they said there was a service bulletin on this problem and replaced the plug under warranty. After replacing the plug on the truck everything works fine now.
So you pull your door down? Not up is that what you are saying, I ended up NOT changing my plug out I didn't want to cut my cord, so I took a screwdriver and made the Gap wider, in each hole now the plug will go all the way in Mike
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