You guys are great. I've been scouring the forum and soaking it all in.
I just bought a 1965
Safari. I towed it to Campers Barn in Kingston in a tense but ultimately uneventful move. Campers Barn wants about $1800 for repairs to pass NYS inspection. I'm planning to have Horizon Transport tow it about 200 miles to Shelter Island in Long Island. Once I get it home, I'm planning to do a very extensive renovation so, I'd like to minimize what I pay Campers Barn to do now, and do it myself later. In NY, when I register it, I'll get a 10 day temporary registration sticker - so I don't have to worry about passing inspection, just about being safe for the road.
I'm having them put on new tires (Carlisle $380 installed for the pair) and repack the bearings ($148 labor total).
They'll also rewire a new 7 pin connector and breakaway, install a 20 amp breaker and reconnect the electric tongue jack ($477 parts and labor). I could do this stuff myself, but it should be done before the 200 miles trip rather than after, I think.
They want $300 to repair the outside lights. I already have a set of magnetics that I used to get the trailer there. I'd like to know if there's a way for the tow vehicle to connect to both the brakes (through the 7 pin) and the temporary magnetic lights (through a flat 4 pin).
I'm wondering if there's some adapter that I could plug the trailer side of both the 4 pin and the 7 pin into, that would go to the tow vehicle's seven pin?