Originally Posted by robertel
the trailer plug socket to the tow vehicle needs replacement. where ca find a similar replacement. (aluminum with hinged cover and round pins. also where to find the male end of this receptacle?
On my trailer, the previous owner replaced the 7-way trailer plug, removed the fuse block, and disabled the break away switch. I kept the 7-way fixture but I replaced the fuse block, replaced the break away switch, and re-wired it.
I used a 7-way tester to wire the trailer plug as well as to test both of my tow vehicle plugs. I wired the trailer plug to function without respect to color of wires. I wanted my trailer to agree with any standard correctly wired 7-way plug. I have three other trailers, two tandems with electric brakes, and two tow vehicles, and I so desire a simple, predictable, compatible life.
I added a new fuse panel with appropriate sized fuses to the Airstream according to the Airstream Service Manual. I bought a new molded end umbilical cord and I tested that cord by reversing the cord. Now both of my tow vehicles work with all 4 of my trailers and any correctly wired 7-way tow vehicle will be comparable with any of my trailers.