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Parts Needed To Swap A 7-way To 6-Way Setup To A Magnetic 7-way Setup

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I have a Nighthawk Towing hitch and I’d like to convert the plugs to magnetic connectors. I have a 7-way connector on my RV and a 6-pin connector on my Jeep. What would be a setup that would work for my install?

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To use a magnetic connector you would need to replace the 7-way on the rear of your motorhome with the EZ Connector Magnetic 7-Way Trailer Connector # 319-S7-05. You would also install a second # 319-S7-05 on the front of your Jeep and use the EZ Connector Magnetic Extension Cord # 319-S7-26 to go between the vehicle and motorhome.

You'll need to make sure that you wire both sockets the same so that each signal properly transfers through. I recommend using some heat shrink butt connectors # DW05744-10 for your wiring to ensure a waterproof connection.

You'll want to remove the cable included with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 since it will no longer be needed. The cable for the # 319-S7-26 is coiled so you most likely won't be able to get it to pass back through the loops that hold the cable on the NIghthawk.

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Thanks! I think my mount on the RV will work with the magnetic connector but I’ll need a new one for my Jeep. What mounting bracket is recommended?

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To mount both 7-way sockets # 319-S7-05 to you vehicle and motorhome I recommend the EZ Connector Mounting Bracket # 319-S7-61. These brackets have pre-drilled holes to allow you to mount the bracket up. These brackets are typically mounted to either the baseplate or directly onto the fascia of the vehicle. A lot of times you can also hide it in the grill of your vehicle by trimming out some of the plastic.

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