Winch quick disconnect Harness and plug

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Clubbs, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Clubbs

    Clubbs Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a wiz bang electric jack for the front of the boat trailer since the Fulton took a dump. Thinking about running one of those winch quick connect harnesses to the rear truck bumper. Always thought those where ridiculous for winches considering the voltage drop and all, but for a dinky little jack motor it might be alright. But they sure seem way more expensive than they used to be. Anyone got a lead on a cheaper one under $150? Otherwise I'll make my own
     
  2. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    There's some Anderson power pole knock off.. uchlin is the brand. I ran 0 or 2/0 (.5" wire diameter, was like $2.50/ft) front to rear on my xj that @336wheeler has now, with the 175a connectors f/r. Winch and jumper cables worked fine in either position. If I remember right, a pair of connectors was like $15.. and you have to have a hell of a crimper.. or use a ball joint press with a solid piece in the open end to crush it.
     
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  3. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    If you know what you need for gauge and length, try someplace like BestBoatWire, who will make custom cables for cheap. They'll do the crimping and heat shrink. They carry Anderson connectors as well. You'll probably need to get a custom quote for what you want. I've got some battery and trolling motor cables for the boat from them in the past and they were awesome.
     
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  4. NCJeeplover

    NCJeeplover Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, don't most electric jacks work off the 12v accessory wire in the factory trailer wiring harness?
     
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  5. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    I think most are power off the trailer vs. the towrig, but don't appear to be the high amp draw of a winch, so it you have a 7pin, just tap the 12V (+ & -) there and have at it.
    @Tater added an electric tongue jack to his enclosed hauler a couple(?) years back... with likely 12awg (don't thin it was 10) from the trailers 12V and works just fine.
     
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  6. Clubbs

    Clubbs Well-Known Member

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    Your both right. Jack came in yesterday and the motor is so small I plan to run it off the 7 pin. Hope it's got enough gear ratio to lift the boat trailer tongue...
     
  7. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    It should be, our powered jack worked fine on the front of our 35’ BP toy hauler we used to have.
     
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  8. Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo professionally useless Moderator

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    keep the screw inside the jack lubed as well as the thrust bearing at the top and you shouldn't have any issues
     
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