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Old 12-31-2019, 06:20 PM   #1
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7 way to 7 way cord

Hi Everyone. Just picked up a 72 Safari and need to know where I can get a 7 pin to 7 blade cord so I can hook up to my 2017 Ram. Hoping to find one pre-wired. I did find a 7 blade cord with wires on other end so I suppose I could rewire the original trailer side AS plug. (trailer side is 7 pin) Idea's?
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:47 PM   #2
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Id go simple and cheap and put a std 7 way plug on the trailer cable and make it current wiring matching your TV. Less connections via adaptors is a good thing.

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Old 12-31-2019, 08:27 PM   #3
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Hi Jeff: Welcome to the vintage Airstream hobby and these Airstream Forums. You will find a wealth of knowledge here concerning your 72 Safari.

My 75 Overlander has the same type of double plug cord. I purchased a new cord with the wires open on one end. I removed the socket on the front of the trailer. I ran the new cord down the A frame and under the belly pan to the center front of the trailer. Then I hard wired it to the exterior lighting "circuit breakers" and tested it to make sure everything works.

It takes some work to complete this project, but I think it is worth it.

I never understood the advantage of a seperate cord plugged into the front of the trailer. I like it hard wired to the trailer eliminating potential problems, like a misplaced cord.

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eTrailer sells a cross over cable that has a Bargman end for the tow vehicle and a Pollack end that plugs into the trailer. (if your trailer still has the receptacle)

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Old 01-01-2020, 07:21 PM   #6
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Hardwired Power Cord

Hi David,
Caught your idea for running a new cable directly to the junction box as opposed to a connector.

Was wondering....

Why did you go under the trailer and up as opposed to through the old hole from the connector?

What did you do with the old hole, an external patch?

As a side note, does anyone ever "catch" the umbilical cord between the hitch and the frame and sever it? I have done it twice (over 30+ years of towing my 1970), both times cut the "brake" circuit and was able to fix it with wire nuts and tape. Now I try to "remember" to snake it through the hitch lock pin. Anyone have any other ideas on how to corral the beast??

Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread....

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I ran the new 7 pin cable on the lower inside of the A-frame with clamps and then into the "spare tire" storage area and up through the subfloor. I didn't use the original hole as a guy would need a very good grommet to seal that area from road spray on a rainy day towing. I used a "Colorado state" shaped patch on the exterior skin; very rectangular. I drew a few mountains on the patch.

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I never understood the advantage of a separate cord plugged into the front of the trailer.

David
The advantage is that nobody can cut the cord and steel it. How much of an advantage depends where you park.
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