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So anxiously awaiting our new TH from the factory but we went out and test drove a TH with tow package but it only had the four pin-connector. That works for my little quad trailer but it states in the pamphlet that it has both four and seven pin connector. Can anyone enlighten me where the seven-pin connector is going to be? Will it be like the RAM's ? Is it actually not being installed? This is from the factory of course. I was looking forward to having both as planning on picking up a little [email protected] trailer to camp in.

http://blog.ramtrucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/RAM-Makes-Trailer-Wiring-Easy-550x340.jpg

https://www.google.ca/search?q=RAM+...zTA4Y&biw=1366&bih=657#tbm=isch&[email protected]+trailer
 

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So anxiously awaiting our new TH from the factory but we went out and test drove a TH with tow package but it only had the four pin-connector. That works for my little quad trailer but it states in the pamphlet that it has both four and seven pin connector. Can anyone enlighten me where the seven-pin connector is going to be? Will it be like the RAM's ? Is it actually not being installed? This is from the factory of course. I was looking forward to having both as planning on picking up a little [email protected] trailer to camp in.

http://blog.ramtrucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/RAM-Makes-Trailer-Wiring-Easy-550x340.jpg

https://www.google.ca/search?q=RAM+...zTA4Y&biw=1366&bih=657#tbm=isch&[email protected]+trailer
The 7-pin connector is the standard required for trailers with electric brakes. The Renegade is not intended for a big, heavy trailer, but lots of small to medium size trailers can be equipped with electric brakes (which makes towing safer). Electric brakes on the trailer means the vehicle's brakes don't have to do all of the work to stop the car and trailer in tandem.

You are better off getting the 7-pin connector, if you have a choice. You can always use and inexpensive adapter to go from a 7-pin on the vehicle to a 4-pin on the trailer, but you CANNOT go the other way - from 4-pin on the car to to 7-pin on the trailer. In other words, if you get a 4-pin on the vehicle, and the trailer you want to tow has a 7-pin, you will be re-wiring the vehicle's connector to connect to the 7-pin trailer.
 

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Yes thank you for the information. I understand the whole seven pin connector, electric breaks just wondering as it is listed as part of the tow package hence my questioning of it.
 

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Must have been tired this morning as I mean brakes unless electronic breaks are like surfing the internet on work time. The main reason I am asking is if you view the literature on the website it states four and seven pin connector. Scroll to Class Exclusive Tow Package (http://www.jeep.ca/en/2015/renegade/capability) as if the Renegade now only comes with a four pin then I am not going to be impressed.
 

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Did a little more research and found that Jeep.com states only four pin connector while Jeep.ca states four and seven pin connector... Now what should us Canadians be expecting.
 

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Did a little more research and found that Jeep.com states only four pin connector while Jeep.ca states four and seven pin connector... Now what should us Canadians be expecting.
If you have the Diesel engine that can tow 3500 pounds, you should expect the 7 pin connector. Otherwise you get a 4 pin.
 
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