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Rene T

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Need extension cord
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:45:32 PM »
I just purchased a truck camper and I need a extension cord to go from the camper 7 pin round plug  to plug into my truck bumper 7 pin flat receptacle. Do they make them? It would need to be around 6' long.
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Lowell

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Rene T

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 02:44:12 PM »
Lowell,
Thanks for trying to help but that's not what I need. My truck bumper does have the 7 conductor blade type, but the slide in camper has the 7 pin conductor but they are round.
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 02:51:22 PM »
Shouldn't be hard to make one.
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Lowell

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 03:32:31 PM »
sorry, I missed that "flat part".  I don't believe I have ever seen a 7-pin flat connector.  But as Garry said, it shouldn't be too hard to make a cable that adapts to your needs.
Lowell

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Rene T

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 04:22:33 PM »
Shouldn't be hard to make one.

Gary,
I was thinking about doing that. Do you know if the color code would be the same for the truck camper as it is for a trailer?
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

boatbuilder

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 04:23:21 PM »
I believe you can buy premade 7 cond. cables with only one end molded on. Then just add the proper other end.
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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 08:22:01 PM »
I believe you can buy premade 7 cond. cables with only one end molded on. Then just add the proper other end.

I got mine from DEMCO when I got the tow bar but Roadmaster, Blue OX and others have them also.
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Rene T

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 06:44:25 PM »
I ended up by buying a 8' extension cable with a molded 7 pin plug and spliced it to the truck camper wiring. I cut off the camper plug. I also used a junction box which I mounted to the bottom of the camper. When I say under the camper I mean in the area that extends over the bed side rails of the truck. I also weather proofed it with silicon although I don't think it should get wet at all.


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arch7

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 09:58:47 AM »
I'm doing this right now too. Camper's got a 6 pole female end and truck bumper a 7 blade female end. Bought the two male adaptors from a local RV shop for about 10 each and then they had a cable which was 7 stranded 12ga wires wrapped in a nice black rubber / plastic conduit....but for $3.5 per L.F.! So I went to a hardware store and bought 14' of 7 stranded wires and taped them all together, saved about $25. Lost the tiny screws to mate the wire to the adapter so today I'm going to buy a new one....lost $10  >:( ;D


Rene T

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Re: Need extension cord
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 10:15:58 AM »
I think it would have been easier to just buy a 8' extension with a molded plug already on it for the truck end, then just cut the camper plug off and splice the wires from the extension to the camper wires in a junction box. My camper is for a 6 1'2' box and the 8' extension works perfectly.
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

 

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