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Old 06-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Greetings,

This is my first post, so I'm guessing perhaps this has come up. Question is:

> How does one handle wiring an Airstream to a Toyota Tundra? I can see myself picking up my first Airstream at a private residence and having little to no idea how to wire the lights from the trailer to the truck.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 06-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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If your Tundra has a standard 7 pin connector you just plug it in. If your Tundra does not have any trailer wiring, get it wired for a standard connector before you go pick up the trailer. You will also need a brake controller in the truck, if it does not have one. Your Tundra may be prewired, if it does not have one installed. It is an easy DIY but you can have that done by the same place that wires up the connector.
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Unless the trailer is very old it will have a standard 7 pin male plug. Ask who you are buying it from what it has. If it is the older round pin type that is what you will have to put on the truck.

Does your truck have a hitch reverser? If so it may already have a the female receptacle electrical and that will be a 7 pin standard because of the newness of the truck.

As noted above you will need a brake controller installed.

If you are going to do the wiring this is the diagram.
http://www.yankeetoys.org/lee/elec.htm
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Trailer wiring?

Greetings rileydf!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Airstreaming!

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Greetings,

This is my first post, so I'm guessing perhaps this has come up. Question is:

> How does one handle wiring an Airstream to a Toyota Tundra? I can see myself picking up my first Airstream at a private residence and having little to no idea how to wire the lights from the trailer to the truck.

Any help is appreciated.

rileydf
Since you have posted to the Restoration . . . Forum, I am guessing that you are actively seeking a Vintage (pre-1990) Airstream product trailer. Prior to the late 1980s or early 1990s, Airstream utilized its own wiring diagram for the trailer connector; while many will have been changed to the modern industry standard, others will still have the Airstream "unique" pattern. When considering one of these "Vintage" Airstreams you have to be prepared to rewire the trailer to match the tow vehicle's industry standard connector. The attached pdf diagrams should help you understand how the "Vintage" Airstreams and Argosys were wired on the trailer connector.

Good luck with your investigation!

Kevin
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