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Old 07-01-2006, 12:51 PM   #15
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I logged in again and it will only let me look at the 04 manuals. If you had to enter the VIN did you sub a zero for an "O" or the other way around?
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:22 PM   #16
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I logged in again and it will only let me look at the 04 manuals. If you had to enter the VIN did you sub a zero for an "O" or the other way around?
Good question...but no O or 0 in my VIN It goes to the page but says I am not authorized to view this document. I am going to shoot an email to Ford support and whine about it. I do have the paper manual, just prefer the pdf versions.

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Old 07-01-2006, 01:28 PM   #17
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Here in where the bumper bolts to the frame.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:34 PM   #18
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here is a back end shot and a couple of my Sovereign's interior, we have ripped out and cleaned the flooring, getting ready to fix a rot spot and paint the trim with primer. I am doing the front lower walls in aluminum.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:34 PM   #19
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Alan,
Does the bumper have a sticker/stamping on it giving a rating? Mine has bigger brackets than that. I would seriously consider a receiver. Also how does the AS hitch height line up with bumper height? You want it as level as possible for towing.

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I will check those things. Bigger brackets huh? Mut be a true monster metal work. I can go with a receiver, and I have not tried to mount the hitch from the AS yet as I still am looking for the light connector to go to the trailer, one did not come with it.
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I will check those things. Bigger brackets huh? Mut be a true monster metal work. I can go with a receiver, and I have not tried to mount the hitch from the AS yet as I still am looking for the light connector to go to the trailer, one did not come with it.
You will have to build your own cable. The AS end should be 7 pin round with round pins, you can get them at a good agri supply or big truck supply, the truck end when you hook it up should be the 7 pin blade RV style. Cable will be availble at the same places. You can buy the truck end stuff from Ford and it will be a plug and play. Mine has taps into the factory wiring harness at the rear of the truck. I have a terminal block on mine because I have a total of 4 different plug ports. One for a 5'ver RV, one for a Gooseneck, one for a conventional RV and a 4 pin flat...I be WIRED

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Old 07-01-2006, 04:55 PM   #22
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I got the owners manual from Ford -- downloaded it. Thanks the link worked.
You say the truck end of the cable should be the blade-pin kind?The truck has the round connector but I have a converter from my moho. I can't wire a round connector to the end?
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:32 PM   #23
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I got the owners manual from Ford -- downloaded it. Thanks the link worked.
You say the truck end of the cable should be the blade-pin kind?The truck has the round connector but I have a converter from my moho. I can't wire a round connector to the end?
Glad the link worked...you could use the round pin if that is what you already have. My trailer came with the RV blade plug as do most if not all TT's these days, so I figured go ahead and configure the truck for that. I have the round pin in the bed, because that is what all our goosenecks have. All fifth wheels I have ever seen have the RV style plug, so I put one of those in there while I was at it. I probably could make an adaptor ( I have yet to find one ready made) but it was about as easy to add the extra outlet. I have not found a standard name for the round pin plug, some people call them aircraft plugs, others round 7 pin. I do know they are used on the heavier trucks and trailers. Personally I think they are a better plug than the bladed plug. But are hard to find.

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is this the connector...Northern Tool has it
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That is the RV 7 pin flat blade connector. The round pin that fits the front of the AS looks like this one. It came from Champion Trailers

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Alan, both my '97 and '98 F150's have the 7-pin flat. The function of each pin is imprinted on the connector cover. I bought a cable at NAPA here in McDonough that was 7-pin flat on one end, and had a pig-tail on the other. A 7-pin round hood came with it for the other end that you wire youself for your particular trailer pin out.

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Old 07-06-2006, 12:36 PM   #26
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I found both plugs the large aircraft and smaller blade for the truck end. Now a question on the weight distributing bars....the AS has the chains and those weight distribution stirrup things, and I have the receiver end with the two balls on it. I guess all I need is the bars.
How do I go about figuring out what bars to get? I might find a name on the hitch but haven't yet. Need a photo to help? I can post if so.

I also see that my steel truck bumper does not have a hole big enough for the 2 5/16 ball to thread thru, so I may have to get a receiver installed or someone with a torch to cut that hole. Still trying to see if this bumper will suffice to tow without the receiver mount added.
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here is photo of what I now have....tell me what I need...two bars? What kind and weight...saw some at Northern Tool will they work...." duh"
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I put my umbilical together and plugged it in, no lights on the trailer.....is a 12v battery needed in the trailer ro the signal and brake lights to work???...if not I will be chasing wires to see what is up. I'm 99.9% sure I wired the umbilical right.
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