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BradW

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Posted: 03/10/06 06:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Lance plug and pigtail I salvaged from our old truck.

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Three more holes in our new truck bed.

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Lance plug.

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Ford 7-pin plug wires and Lance plug pigtail.

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Final wire splice.

The downside of wiring the bed plug this way is the +12V wire that Ford runs to the 7-pin RV plug is on the small side.

Ford Wires at 7-Pin Plug:
Orange = +12V (positive)
White = -12V (negative)
Yellow = Left Turn/Stop
Green = Right Turn/Stop
Brown W/White Stripe = Running Lights
Brown W/Green Stripe = Back-Up Lights (Note: May be Black W/Green Stripe on some trucks. Thanks F350OilBurner)
Blue = Electric Trailer Brakes

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Posted: 03/10/06 06:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why wouldn't you use a No 8 or larger wire from the truck battery. Your charging would be much more effective. Actually you should use a No 4.
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Posted: 03/10/06 07:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wsdepa wrote:

Why wouldn't you use a No 8 or larger wire from the truck battery. Your charging would be much more effective. Actually you should use a No 4.
Regards.

I agree. A larger +12V and -12V wire would be better. Especially if the camper has a 3-way frig.

Brad

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Posted: 03/11/06 05:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did a 10 gauge charge wire to match what was coming from my camper pigtail. I put it from the left truck battery, through the isolator, and then directly into the pigtail contact (eliminates the run to the back of the bed and up again. Don't forget to do the same to the ground wire (I also left the original 10 gauge ground wire there; can't be too grounded!)


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I also took the Lance plug off my old truck and want to install on our new one.. The problem I'm having is identifing what color wire goes to what post on the lance plug.... This plug doesn't come apart so I can see whats what... Is this wiring standard and if so what color wire on the lance plug corresponds to the ford colors??


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Posted: 10/26/06 06:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BradW wrote:

wsdepa wrote:

Why wouldn't you use a No 8 or larger wire from the truck battery. Your charging would be much more effective. Actually you should use a No 4.
Regards.

I agree. A larger +12V and -12V wire would be better. Especially if the camper has a 3-way frig.

Brad

Can the plug and receptacle on your camper handle anything larger than 10 gauge wire?
Rich


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