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#1 OFFLINE   digitaldiver

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:58 AM

Hi All, how does the camper hookup electrically to the truck? does the truck just need a tow package? Does the camper have an electrical cord you then connect to the truck where the electrical socket on the toes hitch is?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Mr Firewood

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

Normally a 2nd electrical outlet is wired into the side of the trucks bed near the left front.  Note that Lance campers use a special plug.  Yes the camper will have a 4-5 cord with plug that corresponds to the outlet you wire into the trucks bed.  

 

I have 3 outlets at the left front of my trucks bed.   One for the camper, one for the back up camera on the camper and one for my 5th wheel trailer.  Since like I said above Lance uses a different electrical connector thus I have to have two types in my bed plus the outlet for the camera to the cab. 

 

I don't know if Lance still builds with the wonky plug system as my truck and camper are from back in 2006.  


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:33 PM

Still Wonkey



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

​What's Wonkey Roy?  Oh, the Lance plugs.  Just dawned on me from what I wrote.  Since I see you also own a Lance.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:45 PM

Both my Arctic Fox and Host use the standard 7-blade trailer connector. My cords run to the rear plug next to the truck receiver and neither of my trucks needed in-bed outlets.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 11:02 PM

My antique Pilgrim TC used a 6-pin round connector at the front driver side that would have connected to an in-bed plug. I chopped it off, added some wire, and now it plugs into the 7-way RV plug next to my trailer hitch.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:24 AM

I had a bed connector. It was a pain to remember to plug it in before lowering the camper and remembering to remove it before pulling out.  I got a longer chord to run from the camper to the trailer hitch plug.  Now I plug in after putting the camper on the truck and I have time to remember to unplug while pulling out from under it.


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