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Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:11 am
by crow (deleted)
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If you need to buy the cable to do this conversion make sure
the two earth cables are 2.5mm the rest are 1.5mm

This is the only dealer that sells the correct cable.



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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:00 am
by Randa france | 13.018 Posts
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That's interesting Rod and here's something that will send Pete off into a tizz.

Our Eriba has 2 x 7 pin electrics, so we've foolishly had our cars electrics wired to suit the van. In hindsight we should have re-wired the caravan.

Anyway, when we started going on long trips to Europe we realised that car or caravan breakdown cover meant that in the event of the car letting us down, we could possibly be given a rented car to carry on with our travels. Therefore we have bought one of these :-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/13-pin-to-7-pin-adapter

Yes, I'm aware that it won't run the fridge etc but it will at least give us caravan driving lights.

However, if the caravan lets us down should we be thinking of one of these also :-

http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/p/15365...CFZDKtAodRTUAlw

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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:43 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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we use the one with the wire in between for the 13pin from 7 x 7 pin the advantage is can run fridge without the road lights, or everything all together. or just the road lights, also extends the caravan wire if socket a bit far away.

I prefer the 7 x 7 pin layout less chance of disturbing other wires and causing a fault, ease of fridge and battery charge isolation, but everyone has their own preferences and reasons

forgot to say ben said hi when click on link Randa,


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:58 pm
by Randa france | 13.018 Posts

Zitat
forgot to say ben said hi when click on link Randa



Who's Ben ?

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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:59 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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at leisure lakes bikes the box for help appeared and ben was in it


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:33 pm
by Randa france | 13.018 Posts


A thought has suddenly struck me !!!

About ten years ago when camping in France, our towing trailer gave up the ghost and we had to buy a brand new "Franc" Trailer from a dealer near Orleans to continue our holiday.

That trailer had 7 pin electrics so does that mean that Mainland Europe car owners who wish to tow a trailer or a caravan always have to use a 7 pin adaptor?

Randa


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:37 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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hope it wasn't a knock out


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:05 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Randa france wrote in post #6
A thought has suddenly struck me !!!


Careful now - that's the second time this year. Don't go overdoing things for goodness sake.

Regarding the trailer question. Yes, here in Europe - well certainly where I am anyway - most if not all trailers have 7-pin sockets. The thinking being that most people don't transport their grass cuttings to the tip whilst at the same time cooling a beer in the onboard trailer fridge so why go thirteen pin.


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:09 pm
by Randa france | 13.018 Posts

Zitat
most if not all trailers have 7-pin sockets.



So by the same token, UK cars towing modern caravans have the same problem. Hmmm. A bit silly really. How long has 13 pin been the norm on the continent and why not supply all modern trailers with 13 pin suitably wired with towing electrics only?

So an adaptor is a useful bit of kit for any car owner with a tow bar and 13 pin electrics.


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:34 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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our eribas 2003 it has a 13 pin so perhaps about 2001 as a guess?


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:23 pm
by Skipper (deleted)
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the cables are also available from Eriba dealers


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:59 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.792 Posts

Quote: Skipper wrote in post #11
the cables are also available from Eriba dealers
But if the dealer price for a replacement Hella high-level brake light is anything to go by, it will be at a 300-400% mark up.

I'm with Rod on this, it always pays to shop around.


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RE: Convert two 7 pin caravan sockets to 13 pin

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:37 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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I agree you can usually find the generic bits at a much better price, but Eriba dealers are usually the only source for special Eriba only parts.


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