RV Towing Information
RV 7 Pin Connector between Tow Vehicle and Towable RV
While looking at the hitch of the fifth wheel, you might notice a really thick rubbery connector that goes between your tow vehicle and the fifth wheel.
Most of the time these modern days, this connector is a 7 pin connector ( there can be others, but I don’t think I’ll discuss them here ) that connects controls on your tow vehicle to your RV.
You cannot tow an RV safely ( unless you are only going 10 feet on perfectly level ground across your yard or something ) without this connector connected and working. At a minimum, when you are just connected you should do the following things :
- Check the running lights
- Check the left and right signals
- Check the brake lights
- Do a mini-brake test ( using your controller ) to make sure brakes are working
- Do a backup light test.
By doing these small things, you are being much safer. Don’t just connect and go. OK?
These signals on the connector are ( not in any order ) :
- Left ( stop & turn ) signal
- Right ( stop & turn ) signal
- back up lights
- running lights
- brake signals
I’ve found a GREAT wiring diagram here.