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A small trailer power connection mod

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I know a few people here and there use JetConnex already but I've just never seen many pictures. We all know how pictures satisfy :D and - it certainly gives a cleaner look. I always wanted to finish this off on my 07 230 but I just never got around to it. I got as far as a purple 6 foot connector :rolleyes:

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I drilled through the trailer for the bottom two bolts. The XRX bracket was designed for a 4 inch tongue.
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Here's what I purchased;
- 1 Yellow 6 foot connector - 7 blade round, 5 wire round - Model 67 for $34.99. Purple was out of stock :(but the yellow was on sale, $10 off :winkingthumbsup"
- 1 5 pin receptacle - Model 5RR $7.99
- 1 XRX Bracket kit $14.99
- $13.70 shipping
Total cost $71.67!
Got it all here ---> https://jetconnex.com/product/#jet
 

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@Rigger , is that the 3 or 6 foot connector? Did you cut the stock cable and splice in the new trailer side female plug? Nice looking install!
 

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Also, which model is it?
 

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Great job. Looks great.
 

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@Rigger , is that the 3 or 6 foot connector? Did you cut the stock cable and splice in the new trailer side female plug? Nice looking install!
Alright Mel @txav8r you must be sitting in the cockpit with a rum and coke on aircraft WIFI using your phone :p. It's the 6 footer, model number is 67. I spliced right into the stock wiring via the folded trailer tongue. The 5 pin receptacle has about a foot or so of wire , most of it is rubber shielded. It was long enough so that I was able to run it in through the new 3/8ths inch hole (with grommet) and out the front of the trailer to make all connections. Butt connectors and heat shrink were the order of the day for all connections.
 

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Nice...I've been meaning to swap my 5 pin for a 7 round as I think it will make an overall better connection, plus remove my 7 round to 5 pin adapter out of my current equation. I wonder if they make the reverse adapter in case I have someone else tow my boat with only a 5 pin on their truck (like have have on my other SUV)?
 

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@Julian Interesting thought! I haven't seen that adapter yet but I'd venture to say someone has made one.
 

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@Julian I would stay with the flat 5 pin on the trailer and use the 5 flat to 7 round connector. That way you have 2 options and don't have to worry about adapting to a 5 pin.
 

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@Julian I would stay with the flat 5 pin on the trailer and use the 5 flat to 7 round connector. That way you have 2 options and don't have to worry about adapting to a 5 pin.
X2:winkingthumbsup"
 

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@Rigger , no...sitting at the 27" iMac...but I have old eyes! I totally missed the explanation at the end of the post if you didn't add that later! Thanks for the info!
 

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@Rigger , no...sitting at the 27" iMac...but I have old eyes! I totally missed the explanation at the end of the post if you didn't add that later! Thanks for the info!
LOL... no it was there on the original post.
 

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Now that I look at the components knowing which ones, I have another question... @Rigger , the tongue folds back on top of the 5RR, right? I have to fold it all the way to fit in the barn. Might have to mount differently. How about cutting off the end of the 5 round and making connections inside the trailer?
 

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Now that I look at the components knowing which ones, I have another question... @Rigger , the tongue folds back on top of the 5RR, right? I have to fold it all the way to fit in the barn. Might have to mount differently. How about cutting off the end of the 5 round and making connections inside the trailer?
Yes @txav8r, the tongue does touch the 5RR if folded all the way back but it only sits off a few inches because of the way it pivots when folded, if that makes sense. Fortunately I don't have to do that. If I had to put a measurement on how far the 5RR sticks out without actually measuring I'd say 3 inches. I contemplated making the hole big enough to mount the 5RR into the trailer - which would work just fine - but all that really held me back was not having a bit big enough. I understand what your saying about "cutting of the end of the 5 round" but I don't think you'd be able to cut enough off enough to make a smaller hole in the trailer. It would have been at least a 1 inch hole to get the whole works into and flush with the side of the trailer tongue. I will measure and take a picture of what it looks like with the tongue completely folded back and try also to get a better idea of the actual size of the bit it would take to flush mount.
 

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I wasn't thinking about a flush mount, that is an idea! But what I thought was y0u could just cut the 5 blade round head off the cord and wire it in direct to the trailer, sealing it up good, and just have a hole and grommet it passed through and into the frame...if it is possible to pull the wiring out to make the connection with the tongue open.
 

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I cut the 5 pin connector off and replaced it with a 7 pin connector. The cost was less than $10 but your method is prettier.
 

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With the tongue completely folded! @txav8r your idea would probably work as I understand it.

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Looks great @Rigger ! The folding tongue is a great feature on these boats.
 

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I agree it looks nice :winkingthumbsup"
But I don't understand the advantages of JetConnex. o_O
Why not just use something like this...
 
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