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Old 09-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #71
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EEEEk.

Either I did not see that or no one mentioned it.
Certainly no one at Pep boys or Tractor Supply did.....

And a big thank you to all of you who have been helping me, especially 69AmbassFl.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:00 PM   #72
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Your welcome, glad to be of assistance. Let us know how it turns out and if there are any more questions.

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:10 PM   #73
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Your pictures are a little confusing. It looks like the silver bullet female connector is on the tow vehicle and the male connector is on the trailer. Maybe that is not the case but if it is - it is backwards from the norm but shouldn't matter as far as your problem.



Ideally the plugs should be wired like this diagram. Notice that the electric brake controller (blue wire) is separate from the turn signals (yellow and green,) The yellow and green wire will also provide your brake light function after installing the converter. After wiring the converter to the tow vehicle lamps (behind the connector) cut off the 4 way plug and wire the yellow, green, brown, and white wires into the 7 way plug as per the diagram. Then make sure that your trailer side plug is wired to match the tow vehicle side plug.

If your husband is going to the trailer place tomorrow have him take the trailer and the tow vehicle. If the trailer is wired properly they could have it fixed as fast as they could explain it. Maybe you or someone could follow him since he'll not have lights.

When I was a kid an old Italilan guy on my street was rear ended while pulling into his drive way. He had an old car and hand signals were still common. The policeman asked if he had signaled before stopping and the old gentleman replied, "He no seeuh my car, he notta gonna seeuh my arm."

I hope your husbands "headache" gets better so you all can take it camping. Roger
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:24 PM   #74
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I missed all the fun. My internet went down. darn thing. Good luck tommorrow Wannaroam
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:03 PM   #75
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RBolton

I had the audacity to tell my husband he had the things on backwards and then I decided (belatedly) that discretion was the better part of valor and turned tail and ran. LOL

In his defense this is the way it was when we bought it with the male end on the trailer.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:25 PM   #76
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It will work that way but I'd eventually change it. If you ever need to tow the trailer with another TV it is unlikely that you'll find one with the connectors like you have them. It will also make it impossible to trouble shoot a problem by hooking to another TV. Good night.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:27 PM   #77
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Did anyone mention that the 7 way plug in the front of the trailer goes to a fuse panel inside on the nose of the trailer under the front window and every line in that pigtail is fused I think.?Check em!
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:35 PM   #78
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Yes, we know about the fuse panel; we put a new one in. But thanks!

RBolton - it is actually someone else that had the TV issue, not me. We just had similar (original) wiring problems. I don't got no stinkin' TV - all I got is an uninspected and to date unused AS!
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You don't have a Tow Vehicle?
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DUH.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:07 AM   #81
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It looked liek things where getting tense. IT was probably a good thing you took a break. I hope the trailer place helps you today.
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We installed the converter today and everything is working. I have an appointment for inspection on Friday, and God willing we can try it out this weekend.

A big thank you to everyone who helped us!!
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I want to congradulate you on over comeing a seemingly unsermountable task. You must have one hell of a feeling of accomplishment, and IT (Airstream) is almost behind you! litterally. I am so glad for both, and hope to see you down the road.
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Congratulations, I'm glad to see we all got this resolved for you. Hope the inspection goes well and you get to use it this weekend, I hear you been waiting for quite some to do so.

Happy camping,

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