Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
Winnie-Wise
 
RCtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 367
Need some help identifying 6 pin trailer connection wiring

Hi all

I am about to have my newly purchased Honda CRV set up for towing behind my 2002 Journey.
Looking at the wiring diagram and the 6 pin connection I see that that the top two terminals I can identify as the R & L turn, the center apperars to be neutral. The bottom three my eyesight fails me.
Can anyone straighten me out.
I am going to test the connections with a tester to be sure they are still the same as Winnebago installed it and take the diagram with me when my car is wired.

thanks
__________________
2002 Winnebago Journey DL 34 ' Cat. 330 hp
Great wife and Charlie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel RIP
TTN
RCtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9
Hope this helps. As you schroll down all the info is there.

http://http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx
wyorancher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
BobGed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyorancher View Post
Hope this helps. As you schroll down all the info is there.

http://http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx
Corrected link: http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx
__________________
Bob, Sherron & Kinsey (Goldendoodle)
2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited
BobGed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
Winnie-Wise
 
RCtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 367
Thanks, just what I needed.
Now, if I have them run a wire from the center pole, 12V battery, directly to the CRV battery it will keep the CRV's battery charged and no worries about pulling the fuse, am I correct? Also what size fuse should be installed?

thanks Ron
__________________
2002 Winnebago Journey DL 34 ' Cat. 330 hp
Great wife and Charlie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel RIP
TTN
RCtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
gfs1943's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Whitney, TX
Posts: 54
Itasca Horizon Trailer Light Connections

Here is a pic (if it attaches) of the connector on my Itasca, which is likely the same as your Journey, although mine is a couple of years older. The Itasca Horizon has separate Turn Signal and Brake lights. If your towed vehicle also has separate brake/turn signal lights, this eliminates the need for a converter.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Itasca Trailer Plug Wiring_Ident.JPG
Views:	331
Size:	97.1 KB
ID:	35473  
__________________
USAF, Retired (1962 - 1983)
2000 Itasca Horizon 36LD, 300 Cat
2006 Honda CR-V Toad
gfs1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #6
Winnie-Wise
 
RCtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 367
Thanks GSF, Looks identical. I'll print it out.
__________________
2002 Winnebago Journey DL 34 ' Cat. 330 hp
Great wife and Charlie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel RIP
TTN
RCtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas USA
Posts: 102
Are you sure #2 isn't a ground? The towed vehicle should always be grounded back to the towing vehicle through the connector; otherwise, it has to depend on grounding through the hitch arrangement, and that's not reliable.

Rusty
RustyJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
gfs1943's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Whitney, TX
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustyJC View Post
Are you sure #2 isn't a ground? The towed vehicle should always be grounded back to the towing vehicle through the connector; otherwise, it has to depend on grounding through the hitch arrangement, and that's not reliable.

Rusty
Actually, I intend to connect a ground on that pin on the MH. I've already done it on the car. I couldn't understand why the MH wasn't already wired that way.

I'm also going to disconnect the backup lights from the center pin and run a hot wire through that one to keep the toad battery charged if needed.
__________________
USAF, Retired (1962 - 1983)
2000 Itasca Horizon 36LD, 300 Cat
2006 Honda CR-V Toad
gfs1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #9
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCtime View Post
Thanks, just what I needed.
Now, if I have them run a wire from the center pole, 12V battery, directly to the CRV battery it will keep the CRV's battery charged and no worries about pulling the fuse, am I correct? Also what size fuse should be installed?

thanks Ron
I installed a 10 amp fuse at the toad battery.
wyorancher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #10
Winnebago Camper
 
awwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Biloxi, Ms
Posts: 5
Rusty, I agree Pin 2 should be ground. At least it has been in every one that I have hooked up.
__________________
Wayne and Susan
2012 Georgetown 351 DS | 2012 Ford Focus-Brake Buddy
awwall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
Winnebago Master
 
FIRE UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 1,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by gfs1943 View Post
Here is a pic (if it attaches) of the connector on my Itasca, which is likely the same as your Journey, although mine is a couple of years older. The Itasca Horizon has separate Turn Signal and Brake lights. If your towed vehicle also has separate brake/turn signal lights, this eliminates the need for a converter.

Well gfs1943,
Not exactly. You see, our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the 330 CAT does not have SEPERATE turn signals and brake lights. They are the same filament. So, one has to be careful of advisement here. So many "assume" that things are the same when, they get changed back and forth, from year/model to year/model.

RCtime,
While the pin you choose to use for a "charge wire" from your coach is the middle one in the pic above, you should use no less than 10-12GA wire, on both sides for that purpose. The primary reason is, you're trying to send a full 12V or more, hopefully, for quite a distance and, you want the least amount of voltage drop possible for that long of a run and, going through all the fittings you plan on. You have to do it within reason too. That is, you can't use 4-6GA wires 'cause they're simply way to big but, you'd certainly have no voltage loss.

I did all the wiring on our Itasca to 2011 Honda CRV and, it was a piece of cake. I also used the stock tail light bulbs for signalling back there. I'm not a fan of drilling the housings and adding bulbs. It's a personal thing. You just have to determine how you want the CRV to look when you're sending signals from the coach when towing it. I prefer it to look just like someones driving it. Amber turn signals, third brake light and all. It works flawless. Below is a schematic I drew up on how I did things. Your choice. Take care and good luck.
Scott

__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
gfs1943's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Whitney, TX
Posts: 54
Thanks Scott. I asked and you sent me your diagrams, and they were immensely helpful to me when I was wiring my 2006 CRV. My 2000 Itasca has separate turn signal and brake lights -- turn signals are in a separate fitting with amber lens. I bought a converter, but don't need it.

The OP may or may not have separate turn & brake lights, but I suspect he does. The '02 Journey/Horizon is pretty much the same as my '00. You got the 'upgrade' model.
__________________
USAF, Retired (1962 - 1983)
2000 Itasca Horizon 36LD, 300 Cat
2006 Honda CR-V Toad
gfs1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
Winnie-Wise
 
RCtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 367
Thanks Scott and GFS and everyone

I am going to be using diodes in my installation.. The Tech. that I have been assigned has done many so he should be aware and now I am knowledgable thanks to all of you guys.
I am having the installation done at camping World, La Mirada. They also did the set up on my 2004 Honda CRV that I just sold and it was great.
I have all the gear so its just a baseplate and wiring installation.
I will arrive with my shiny new 2013 crv, all my information and verified wiring of my trailer plug.
They said if it isnt right to bring it back and the motorhome and they will make it right.
They also beat any local rv installers by $200.00
I quit being a do it yourself guy a few years back, just dont bend in the right spots any more, but admire you Scott for all you have done on your rig.
Being a retired Fire guy myself it sure gets to me some times when I pass on projects I know I could do if I was just a bit younger.
Take care
Ron
__________________
2002 Winnebago Journey DL 34 ' Cat. 330 hp
Great wife and Charlie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel RIP
TTN
RCtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #14
Winnebago Master
 
FIRE UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 1,573
Ron,
Don't feel bad about not doing as much of the maintenance/installation etc. stuff as you used to. It's getting to me too. I used to "bend" a lot better than I do now. I just force myself to continue to do what I can. I'll be in the same boat soon enough. I'll probably kick myself when I finally do, saying "why didn't I do this sooner"? Anyway, hope CW gets it all done right. I've not heard too much good about CW for a while.
Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wiring


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help Identifying wires (photo) vegas1 Tech | Toys and Gear 12 03-08-2016 05:18 AM
trailer connection 12v+ pin gnrenfeld Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 8 05-18-2013 04:49 PM
7-pin connector question-turn/stop pin wagonmaster2 Winnebago Travel Trailers 25 12-31-2011 07:27 PM
12 volt pin on 2007 Itasca 7 pin trailer plug byedlin Winnebago Travel Trailers 8 12-19-2011 07:18 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.