poor quality plastic trailer plugs

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Hi happy campers, anyone noticed how its now hard to buy the older style METAL 6 or 7 pin trailer( Male and Fem) plugs in Perth? recently have managed to go thru about 3 PLASTIC ones in 6/12's- (doing a lot of trailer usage. ). have been to several car parts shops and can only get plastic- don't last! I assume its a cost thing? eventually managed to get a proper utilix. did advise cashier people- not always interested. I wonder if writing to makers is worth it? ? warranty issue as well. I also note the 7 pin to 12 pin ( ES style) converters are also plastic
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 08:57

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 08:57
Gday
Next time try truck repair spare parts places ...

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:09

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:09
What Muz said, Mike.

The larger truck style plugs/sockets might suit you better. Both Utilux & Narva make metal units, but not sure if Hella do? Pins are bigger as well, so probably can be call heavy duty.

Think I paid about $13 for a big plug, some months back

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Follow Up By: Member - mike g2 - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 15:13

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 15:13
Thanks all, tried auto one, supercheap auto and repco , eventually found one. good point on truck parts depot/shop. utilix and narva also make plastic, maybe short of stock of metal ones here?
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:08

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:08
There is an upside Mike, I'm getting pretty good at replacing them and knowing which colour wire does what!

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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:33

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:33
Never had a problem buying metal plugs here in Victoria at reputable suppliers, I don't expect you buy anything other than plastic at cheap discount centres.
I have also never had a problem with plastic plugs either, except after dragging them along the road after forgetting to plug it in, don't think a metal one would have made much difference.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 10:45

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 10:45
Back again Mike
Part numbers are Narva 82161BL plug and 82062BL is the socket .

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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 11:14

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 11:14
Hi MG

We stock the small 7 pin in metal here: [u
rl=http://www.sidewinder.com.au/page26.html]Narva-ABR[/url]

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Derek from ABR
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Reply By: Peter T9 - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 12:55

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 12:55
I had a tow bar and wiring installed on a vehicle a couple of years ago by ARB Tamworth and was told by them they are only allowed to install the flat style sockets.

Makes me wonder if there are different rules between states because most Qld vehicles have the round metal style.

I have an old Landcruiser that originated from Qld and it has both.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 13:15

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 13:15
That restriction may be an ARB in house one. VSB-01 shows that all styles are still permitted. If ARB will not fit what you desire then vote with your feet.


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Follow Up By: Dion - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 00:48

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 00:48
Yeah had similar in WA, these are WA plugs and sockets, nothing else is permitted.

Likewise I prefer the metal socket bases, I did have a couple of NARVA ones where one of the pins was actually pushed back when the plug was inserted, to the point of their being no contact at all. I can't recall if it was the same pin on both bases or not. Have changed over to Hella metal socket bases and have not had same problem. Also the socket bases on back of trailers also metal ones.

Utilux are best, if you can find them.

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