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Old 02-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Electrical Cord Damage

I've damaged the electrical cord that runs from the FF to the 7 pin plug on our tow vehicle (2006 Honda Ridgeline).
We are new to RVing and on the second trip out last summer I did not route the wire over the frame and the insulation scraped along the roadway. The rubber insulation is rubbed off for a couple of inches and copper wire is exposed. The white wire is nearly cut in half.
Does anyone think I can splice these wires together, or do I need to replace the entire cord?
We have a 2010 210WHS.
Does anyone have any similar experience?

Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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There is no reason that you could not splice it as long as it still has the length left that you need and will not pull short in tight turns. Personally if I had enough cord length I would cut it at the damaged area and install the plug there.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:16 AM   #3
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Al, Good Morning.
Installing a plug at the damaged spot is an interesting solution.
The trailer is not stored at our home, so when I check in on it later this week or next I'll take a look.
Thanks for your input.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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In case anyone cares.........I decided to use the KISS method. I spliced the wires. The hardest part was cutting the outer cable cover off in order to get enough wire exposed to make the splice in undamaged wire. Once the wire was exposed it was a straight forward fix.
I got lucky and was able to get the work done between rain storms here in Western Washington.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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KISS works for me

Did you shorten it up any (so it won't drag again) or just did the splice and will rely on forethought when you hook up?



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Old 03-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #6
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Webslave et el:
I did the splice, without shortening the cable. The reason that the cable dragged on the ground was that I did not loop the cable across the top of the trailer frame. I know better now and I don't think I'll encounter this problem again.................something else is bound to vex in the future so I can remain challenged.
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