Replace 7-way connector

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  1. flying scot

    flying scot New Member

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    Hi - my 7 way connector was failing. Due to lack of time I called out a mobile RV repair guy - this was a mistake - shocking performance - work was not adequate (see photo #2). So I had to make some time and complete the job myself. Purchased a junction box/connector set off Amazon and pulled it together (see photo #1). Actually quite a time-consuming job (making butt connections etc) but in the end a good sturdy remediation. Worth it I think. Can be completed easily enough but as ever I suggest taking photos of original wire arrangement before starting the tear down.

    (The winch circuit breaker hanging low will be secured to the frame today).

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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Actually your second photo is exactly what 99% of the factory wiring in the junction boxes look like..
     
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    Econ Well-Known Member

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    I drug mine about 2+ weeks ago and just now getting to the repair. Took 2 weeks out to bury someone. Dont died because importing a body into the state is not easy in this hysteria craze. Hope things get back to normal next week.

    Which junction box ddid you get and are you happy?
    Estimate the total repair time.
    Giving consideration to putting the junction box on the inner left frame rail "under the battery" with 4' replacement pigtail. Did you replace the pigtail? Which one?

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  4. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    A molded plug/cord with a junction box is about 40 dollars US. Get one with brass connectors in the plug. Time wise less than an hour. Tools ..... wire cutter/stripper ...... screws/drills for mounting box .......eyelet terminals. If you do a neat job of installing the terminals on the old wires, terminals with less insulation could be used and give you a little more room inside the box.
     
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    Does that red wire really have to go through that little hole in the side of the box?
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    That red wire need to be in a hole with a grommet.
     
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    flying scot New Member

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    this is the standard the 'professional' RV repair guy works to......
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Pride is doing a good job when no one is watching. That’s what I was taught
     

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