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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trailer connector help

Okay... so I'm going to Daytona bike week in February and thought I would ask early:

We have a trailer that has a 7pin connector. The trailer has interior lights and they draw their power from the truck through the connector.

However, once we're there, and the trailer is parked, it will be disconnected from the truck.

Does anyone know of an adapter that is made that will connect the 7pin from the trailer to a power feed from the trailer park... either the 110 standard outlet or a 208v park plug for RVs?

If you know of such an animal, can you let me know... or have ideas how to wire up my own adapter for this... throw it out there. I'm thinking that it can be done fairly easily with a standard plug... power inverter... and a male 7 pin connector.

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Take a look here for plugs they have all kinds of stuff available http://www.etrailer.com/c-RVELE.htm

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Thanks for the link.. pretty sure I'm going to have to build one.
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Enjoy Bike Week, wish I could go... maybe next year.

We'll expect to see tons of pics when you get back.

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On my enclosed I have two sets of interior lights, one the power comes from the 7 pin, and the other power comes from being plugged in


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That would be easy, but this trailer only has the 7 pin connector. Figure there has to be a way to have a standard plug adapter to power that through the 7 pin connector, when not hooked to the truck.
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does the trailer have a reserve battery?on a old tent trailer i had(before i joined the milleniem)i just used a battery charger hooked up for ac power.


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No, it doesn't have one... but we've also considered wiring something up to hook to a battery that we'll bring along... and have a charger hooked to it. Same page Shelby... thanks.
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What about a converter like this one?


DF 1763 AC TO DC CONVERTER $39.99
This unit converts from AC to 13.8V DC Power. Ideal for household transceiver, automobile/mobile equipment, and portable equipment.
(Note: this model only has one hour continuous working time, but there must be other types)

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We have a portal in the trailer as well... I might just bring my extension cord and run a stand alone light in the trailer. Too many options.
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