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Old 09-25-2016, 01:14 PM   #15
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thx to all - does anyone have the 7 pin airstream wiring diagram showing various colored wires de-coded
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:16 PM   #16
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I think I would go the other direction and add a seven wire connection to your TV. That way you do not mess with your original seven wire rev connector, You could still not connect a brake wire if you did not want too,

Remember those famous last words " I did not think I needed brakes"
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:23 PM   #17
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Gee whiz! They are easy to find. Buy it right here: https://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Hopkins/37185.html
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:42 PM   #18
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Or you could try these
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...kit-63100.html
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:45 PM   #19
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This is an actual 7pin adaptor https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001G...vkL&ref=plSrch
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i did a little rigging experiment using a male 4 way adapter with long wire leads on my land rover's 4 way flat female plug - here is a photo of the tow wires i currently have working on the trailer - wires are marked and working on trailer. turn signals, tail lights work well and i'm amazing considering they haven't been used in years.

the clearance lights should be working(same wire as tail lights which work) but they all must be badly corroded so i'll take them apart tomorrow and clean them out. hopefully get them working.

so the 3 holes on the trailer connector which have no wire leads into their sockets are: brakes, charging line & reverse lights.

**does the charging line allow current into the trailer so the interior 12v lights will operate while hooked up to car??
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:15 PM   #21
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Gee whiz! They are easy to find. Buy it right here: https://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Hopkins/37185.html
gee whiz your wrong - those are flat 7 blade connectors not pin connectors
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:17 PM   #22
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thank you very much - earlier i found the correct male adapter to be wired/mounted on my land rover tow vehicle made by pollak - their webpage photo shows the 7 pin trailer "female" and on the right the connector for the tow vehicle:
http://www.etrailer.com/comparison.a...00&pc2=PK11720
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Tried the lights again after dark and found 2 clearance lights working - yeah
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You're going to want to switch to the modern plug for both your tow vehicle and trailer. Sometime, somewhere you may need a buddy to pull your trailer over to that fishing hole for you, or you may need to pull your buddies fishing boat over there too. Easy if you both have the modern plug arrangement, instead of needing to figure out some wires in the mud in the middle of the nite
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #25
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Good evening Airstreamers...
I certainly would not attempt to tow your trailer any distance without brakes. FYI, pop-up trailers weighing more than 2,000 lbs. are required by law to have electric brakes, and of course a seven pin trailer plug connection.

The correct action, which is also the safes,t is to have a seven pin plug installed on your tow vehicle, and have a new female plug installed on the AS. Pulling the trailer without brakes is opening yourself for some unforeseen liability should a mishap occur on the road.

"The safe Way is the Best Way" IMHO

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I am not being rude but you said you do not need brakes since you are only towing a short distance. Can you explain what conditions you do not encounter in a short drive that you would encounter in a longer drive? Everything you find in a long drive can also be found in a short drive. We have been camp ground hosts for many years and I have seen numerous accidents within the state park with people towing without brakes, using too small of a tow vehicle or some other short cut to safety. You are not only putting yourself at risk but all the other people around you who are depending on you to be sensible and safe. Your Range Rover will not stop the trailer in an emergency. Most traffic accidents occur within 10 miles of your home. Maybe the fact that there is not an adapter for your use is telling you something; listen to what is being said and get your truck properly wired to operate the trailer brakes.
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There should be no adapter that goes from stop/tail/turn 4-pin on a vehicle to 7 blade RV plug or horse trailer plug with stop/tail/turn, brakes, and charge.
The Rover needs to be equipped with a trailer brake controller and a 7 blade RV receptacle.
The horse trailer style plug should be removed from the trailer and a modern 7 blade plug installed.
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thx all, perhaps my post was not clear.

i do intend on having my land rover properly wired for brakes and lights.

for now, i wanted a quick wiring of the lights so i could tow the trailer about 1 mile on flat level ground with no hills or traffic.

again thanks to everyone who posted.
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