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Old 11-03-2015, 08:32 AM   #29
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If the trailer will fit and you can't do it, ask your neighbor who drive trucks for a living, you might be amazed what he can do.....
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:33 PM   #30
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We hooked up, zilch. Seller said the lights were fine at last tow and questioned our already-marginal TV, a Honda Ridgeline. Rodney said he was almost sure the problem was excess crud/rust on the ball preventing a good "ground" (The trailer is grounded through the ball? News to me.) Alternatively, he suggested our 7-blade connector, having never been used previously, might be a bit rusty or cruddy, too. He said squirt a little WD40 in there and plug-unplug several times. As for the ball, he said to unhook, squirt a bit of WD40 on top of the ball (any sort of lubricant would do), re-hook, then rock back and forth a few times to establish a solid metal-to-metal contact between the ball and the hitch. We did both and voila! On they came, fully functional.
I love starting with the basic, simple and common sense solution! That approach saves a ton of money in the long run. Good luck in getting your AS in its parking place.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:15 AM   #31
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There is a GROUND wire in your 7way. The "ball connection" is not reliable... Especially when you need the electric brakes. And it is larger than the other wires in the umbilical for a good reason!!!

On our 1999 I just repaired our ground circuit.. I will attempt posting a pic of the repaired "grounding lugs"..
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