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Old 10-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Lights for camper, plug wont hold

Where can I get one of these online (dont knowwhat its called)? I've never needed it till now. Mine was broke when I got the truck and it wont hold my pig tail from camper, keeps falling off. Looks like all I have to do is take two screws out and unplug and repeat process to put a new one on.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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The Hopkins (Hoppy) Endurance line is quite nice. I put one of their 4/5/7 receptacles on my old truck. They're widely available.

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Check Toyota the factory set up is a lot better built and water proof it's also plug and play.
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Yeah, you need the lid. The lid helps hold your trailer plug. You can find a new pretty much anywhere.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:51 AM   #8
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Check Toyota the factory set up is a lot better built and water proof it's also plug and play.
"A lot better built" than what? I've owned the OEM and Hopkins Endurance parts; there's no discernable difference in quality. Both feature a fairly rugged, water resistant receptacle, complete with seals on the self-closing cover. The Hopkins 4/5/7 part offers superior compatibility with different trailer wiring, too.

I agree that it'd be better to have a PnP replacement part, but if it's priced like a lot of OEM parts, I'd skip it. At least on my truck, there's enough wire available to remove the OEM plug and wire the towing harness into an aftermarket plug.
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i only have the 4 pin harness. is there such think as a converter from 4 to 7? i like that hopkins one
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:09 AM   #10
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i only have the 4 pin harness. is there such think as a converter from 4 to 7? i like that hopkins one
I don't think you can buy one, but you could make one yourself. That still may not be a good idea, though.

There wouldn't be any electric brake control wiring (just brake lights) for the trailer, which is the main reason for using more than a flat-4 system. That's also probably the reason that adapter isn't available. No manufacturer wants to be responsible for someone plugging a trailer with electric brakes (round-7) into a tow vehicle with flat-4 and believing they have trailer brakes, when they don't.
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i only have the 4 pin harness. is there such think as a converter from 4 to 7? i like that hopkins one
I've never seen a 4-7 pin harness and probably for the same reasons DoorDing already mentioned.
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I had a 4 to 7 adapter some years ago. But I do not remember where I got it. I think it was probably Walmart or one of the chain parts stores.

In fact I need to look for it, it might still be around somewhere. I used it for a small boat trailer with 4 pins, where my truck and pop-up camper were using the 7 pin.
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I had a 4 to 7 adapter some years ago. But I do not remember where I got it. I think it was probably Walmart or one of the chain parts stores.

In fact I need to look for it, it might still be around somewhere. I used it for a small boat trailer with 4 pins, where my truck and pop-up camper were using the 7 pin.
Sounds like you had a 7 - 4 pin adapter, not a 4 to 7 pin. The 7 to 4 is easy to find and is available at any auto parts store, Uhaul or Walmart. I don't believe the 4 to 7 exists because it would allow the owner to tow a trailer without the proper connections. As DoorDing said, most trailers with 7 pin connectors have them because they require brakes. A connector that has 4 pins on the truck side and 7 on the trailer side would bypass the brakes.
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Thanks guys ! Much appreciated.
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Sounds like you had a 7 - 4 pin adapter, not a 4 to 7 pin. The 7 to 4 is easy to find and is available at any auto parts store, Uhaul or Walmart. I don't believe the 4 to 7 exists because it would allow the owner to tow a trailer without the proper connections. As DoorDing said, most trailers with 7 pin connectors have them because they require brakes. A connector that has 4 pins on the truck side and 7 on the trailer side would bypass the brakes.
Something like these allows for flat-4 truck / round-7 trailer, but it's not really an adapter.

I used this one when I wired a brake controller for my old truck. I had to start from scratch with all the tow wiring. I added a flat-4 PnP kit to the truck, plugged that flat-4 into the back side of the 4/7 receptacle, and wired the brake controller to the individual leads coming from the receptacle. Someone could skip connecting the brake controller wiring and have flat-4 functionality at the round-7 receptacle, but again, that's probably not a good idea. Every trailer I've seen with a round-7 had trailer brakes, and needed them.
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hmm, anyone have the OEM part number by chance ?
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hmm, anyone have the OEM part number by chance ?
I believe this is what you need, but you should check with them to see if it'll fit your year. I think they also sell the short harness between that receptacle and the main harness, if you need that, too.

$26 is much better than I thought it'd be!
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Just went by the dealer, $224.95 OUCH
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Just went by the dealer, $224.95 OUCH
For that price buy an aftermarket and replace it every other year.
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