Best 2019 Jeep Wrangler Trailer Wiring Options

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Best 2019 Jeep Wrangler Trailer Wiring Options


Connor: Hey everyone. How's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be going over and taking a look at the best trailer wiring harness options here for our 2019 Jeep Wrangler.So here we have our two trailer wiring harnesses options laid out in front of us. Over here we have the Curt harness, and over here we have the Tekonsha harness. So both of our options here are basically going to do the same thing, which is to provide us with a four-pole trailer connector at the rear of our Jeep that we can use to activate the lights on some of our smaller trailers.This four-pole connector here is going to provide us with the most basic functions such as the taillight circuit and the left and right stop and turn signal circuits. It's going to provide a great base for that.

However, if you have a larger trailer or you have a boat trailer, for example, with an electric lockout, we can easily adapt either of these harnesses here to a five, six or seven-way trailer connector. And if you need one of those, you're going to need to start with one of these, and then you can adapt it to those which we sell plenty of here at etrailer.So there really aren't going to be a whole lot of differences between our two harnesses here. They both pretty much come with the same items, everything we need to install besides tools. In each of our little packs here, we're going to have some zip ties, which we'll use to secure some of our loose wires. We'll have a fuse and a fuse holder, which gets installed in line next to the battery.

And then we're going to have some wiring connectors, as well as the self-tapping screw. The self-tapping screw can be used to attach our ground wire coming from our harness, and the wiring connectors here are going to allow us to attach our fuse holder. I do want to make a quick note here that with our Tekonsha kit, it's actually going to come with some heat shrink butt connectors, whereas the butt connectors that come with our Curt kit are more standardized or not heat shrink. The heat shrink butt connectors are going to allow us to really seal that wire up so we ensure any water doesn't get in there and cause any lighting issues.So a few other again, just smaller, minimal differences between these two kits. I mean, they both do the same thing.

They're both going to provide the same end all function. But a few of the smaller details that we can get into. Number one is going to be the size of our converter box here. We can see we have the Curt here, the Tekonsha here. The footprint of the Tekonsha converter box is going to be much smaller than that of the Curt.

And basically what this does is it gives us a little bit more freedom in regards to where we're going to mount it.So another difference between our two kits here is in regards to the actual trailer connector. So they both actually come with a dust cap, but the Tekonsha dust cap is going to be integrated into the connector. You can see it's permanently attached there, whereas the Curt one is a separate. I personally prefer the integrated one because it's a little bit nicer of a finish. We don't have to worry about losing this piece and it's not as sloppy. The fit on this connector here for the Curt one is a little sloppy. There's a little bit of movement and I do think it can fall off over time.So one benefit of our Curt harness as opposed to our Tekonsha, if we take a look at the wire leads going straight into our pigtails, we can see this large black box here. Whereas if we take a look at that same spot on our Curt, we do have some. These are actually the diodes, by the way. We do actually have these present, but they're not nearly as bulky as they are on the Tekonsha. Now the majority of applications, this sort of thinner profile here really isn't going to matter, but there are some times where we need to sneak our connectors through a narrow passage. In which case the black box here on our Tekonsha harness could pose some issues for that.So last but not least, our Tekonsha harness here is actually going to have a higher amp rating for both the stop and turn signal circuits, as well as the taillight circuits when compared to our Curt option. Now keep in mind, even the Curt or the Tekonsha, they're both going to have plenty of capabilities for most smaller trailers. But if you are running a larger trailer with a lot of lights or incandescent lights, you may want to consider the Tekonsha harness due to its increased capacity in the taillight lighting circuits.So in summary, you're going to be happy with either of these trailer wiring harnesses in all honesty. There's only some minor subtle differences between them. However, if I had the choice, I would go ahead and go with the Tekonsha due to some of the reasons we mentioned earlier, the integrated dust cap on our trailer connector and a big one is the size of our converter box, along with the heat shrink butt connectors that come in our kit. But again, either option would work perfectly good for you.


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