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Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard

Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard

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Replace your damaged 7-way, RV-style, trailer-end connector with this molded cable. Durable cable covering resists damage. Wiring codes are RV standard. Lowest Prices for the best trailer wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard part number H20046 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Hopkins Trailer Wiring - H20046

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Trailer End Connector
  • 7 Round - Blade
  • Plug and Lead
  • 6 - 10 Feet Long
  • Hopkins

Replace your damaged 7-way, RV-style, trailer-end connector with this molded cable. Durable cable covering resists damage. Wiring codes are RV standard.


Features:

  • Pre-wired, 7-way, blade-style, trailer-end connector allows you to connect your trailer to your vehicle
  • Easy-to-grip tabs allow for simple plug in and disconnect
  • Flexible cable allows for easy positioning
  • Molded cable sleeving protects wires
    • Durable covering is insulated and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation
    • Hardwire to existing trailer wiring
  • Meets SAE standards


Specs:

  • Cable length: 8'
  • Wire gauges:
    • 14 Gauge - Red, brown, green, and yellow
    • 12 Gauge - Blue
    • 10 Gauge - White and black
  • 90-Day limited warranty



Wiring Code
Molded Connector Function Usual Trailer Wire
White Wire Ground White Wire
Red Wire Left Turn and Brake Yellow Wire
Brown Wire Right Turn and Brake Green Wire
Green Wire Tail Lights Brown Wire
Blue Wire Brake Power Blue Wire
Black Wire Aux. Black Wire
Yellow Wire Reverse Lights Purple Wire



20047 Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 8' Long

Replaces 20246

Installation Details H20046 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Connector with Molded Cable - Trailer End - 8' Long - RV Standard - H20046

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (710 Customer Reviews)

Replace your damaged 7-way, RV-style, trailer-end connector with this molded cable. Durable cable covering resists damage. Wiring codes are RV standard.

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Been very happy with the 90 degree wiring harness over the past year. It saved running the 7 pin connector over the tailgate. Replacing the 7 pin connector with new Junction box helped in cleaning up the mess in the old box. The new 7 pin wiring harness is lighter & more flexible. All 3 products are still working well and have saved me time & functionality.




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I installed this Hopkins connector cable on my 2003 Jayco 12 Sd popup camper because I replaced hydraulic brakes on it with the electric brakes. Needed some extra wires. Four were not enough to operate the lights and electric brakes. Installation was quick. I had to match wires on the trailer with cable wires. Cable looks great and so far it works great. We just checked out on our first camping trip this year.




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Bulletproof. I will order this again for future projects.




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Order took a long time to arrive but was exactly what we ordered when it did get here. I understand the challenge is a shortage of labor at the distribution center.




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My wire harness was easy to install, looked great and performed great. One year later and it still looks and performs great! I definitely recommend to anyone building their own trailer or are looking to upgrade to better wiring! My homemade trailer was a great success, thanks to etrailer.com!




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Needed a new pigtail due to a short in my cable from wear. Spliced it in with the 7pin junction box and back on the road.




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I was a little worried about this 7 wire cable because the price was quite a bit lower that the other products. But I was totally wrong about it. This is a very high quality and heavy duty product.I will buy another one for my Dad's cargo trailer.




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Exact replacement for my 2018 Keystone Springdale. Good purchase- I carry a spare, seems like these cords only get damaged after dark!




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Nice heavy duty. The cable jacket does shrink back from the plug a bit over time. I wish they were available with the other 7-way color scheme.




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only negative is nothing to say what wire goes to what function. basically no diagram sheet but that is easily found Info




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Could not get any easier to install, the wires were color coded as the wires on my enclosed car trailer




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Are use the wiring harness to add brake lights turn signals and back up lights and running lights to my bicycle carrier I’ve added to my recreational vehicle

I had also purchased the combo light package from the trailer and it’s really nice to know vehicles behind me know what I’m doing when I’m turning stopping and it’s really great to see the extra light when I back up at night


Comments
The back up tail light system that I purchased from Arkins as been working out well staying waterproof and I enjoy the additional back up lighting when pulling the RV into a dark campsite
Paul A - 06/04/2021


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I recently ordered this power cord for my travel trailer as my original cord became corroded and difficult to engage into the tow vehicle plug. It is not hard to tell the replacement cord is far superior to the original, fit and finish is great and slides into the receptacle with ease. Installation was a no-brainer, took me about an hour. When I originally ordered the cord, I ordered a cord 1 foot shorter than the original. I gave etrailer (Rebecca) a quick call and she cancelled the original order and got me the cord I needed with no delay -- Thank you Rebecca.


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Still works great.
Grant R - 06/05/2021


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Received the connector and attached wiring harness in a timely manner. Product was just as described and of very good quality. Will be an easy replacement for my old weathered car trailer connector.




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I am replacing the trailer connection wiring harness as part of the brake system. My 5th wheel trailer is now 10 years old so this is a preventive maintenance step in the process. Hopefully with new wheel/brake parts my trailer brakes will work better.
Thanks ETrailer.com and Rebecca for great support.




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Great quality on this overmolded harness. Various/appropriate AWG wires for each pin. Looks like it w/last a long time.




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Had some real issues with this one. Should have noticed when purchasing this harness is not wired using standard truck/trailer color format. Other than that it went together fairly nice. If the connector would come apart I was thinking of fixing the wiring my self.




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Pros: Best wire gauge in a 7 pin connector I could find.

Cons: reverse lights (red), left turn (yellow), right turn (green), and running light (brown) and not wired correctly in the plug for their respective wire colors.

I bought this for a sealed plug with good gauge wire to help save some time. What I got was a total headache trying to find out the problem of why it was not working correctly. This might not have been so bad had it not been on a new to me truck that I was not so trusting of the wiring in it. So I wound up looking at the truck first not thinking the plug would be wired incorrectly.

Be warned.




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Received it today and I have it installed. Easy to install and very satisfied with your product. Thank you




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Etrailer was Johnny on the spot , got what I ordered in 3 days , great service . I’ll sure buy from them in the future . Thank you etrailer




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Just like a Factory harness




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Thanks for your help with parts for my trailer build. My wife and I are still making custom cabinets out of curly maple. We hope to finish this winter. We have taken it out 7 times this season. Thanks again.




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The only reason I had to order myself a second one of these is that I cut the first one too short...after grumbling "measure twice, cut once" to myself about 50 times, I ordered the new one and will do the job right this time. I would also recommend using a junction box to make your connections; this helped me organize the project, and make neater, more secure electrical connections than simply splicing wires. Measure twice! // Kudos to Etrailer.com for getting this to me quickly.


Comments
This molded plug pigtail has held up perfectly, in all kinds of weather, for the year that Ive had it installed on the trailer. Im still glad I wired it through a junction box like the one in Bob Hs review below. The box is a lot easier than managing 14 loose wires.
Hans V - 04/22/2015



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Part of brake wiring assembly. I followed etrailer's wiring diagram.




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proper sized wires



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