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Old 02-11-2014, 06:33 AM   #31
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If you have a OEM plug installed on the bumper, why would you want to install another. Seems like a waste of time and money to me, unless of course, you have lots of both. I would think that an inbed connection would be harder to access and connect over a bumper one.
$65 and 15 minutes of time is not a waste considering how much time and money most of us have invested in our rigs. I'm sure everyone one of us has spent more on something less helpful.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:31 AM   #32
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$65 and 15 minutes of time is not a waste considering how much time and money most of us have invested in our rigs. I'm sure everyone one of us has spent more on something less helpful.
Awning lights come to mind

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Old 02-11-2014, 09:37 AM   #33
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Thanks for that link. 'Splains it all!
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Thanks for that link. 'Splains it all!
Most but not all.

Are we gonna need to upgrade to an 8 pin when they start putting ABS brakes on RV trailers?
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:58 AM   #35
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Mine is in the left rear stake post. I believe the had to take the tail light out to install it. This is new to me as of last week. My previous truck was in the left rear side.

The dealers truck Ford F350 was set up this way. My hope is it keeps the cord out of the way better.
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Here it is with a 7 to 6 way adapter plugged in.
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Should give better bed access.
This was the way I did mine on my 06. Remove the tail light allows perfect access to the rear of the plug. Makes for a very simple install.
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Mine's here too, installed by experienced dealer, on a Ford

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Mine is in the column in front of the tailgate on the driver's side. Very convenient. You have to duck under the trailer to hook the emergency brake cable and install the Butch type safety bar plus, the umbilical cord comes out of the back of the pin box which is also convenient.
It's very convenient and poses no problems for me.
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I thought the Dodges came with a plastic tailgate protector...

Something like this.

Nope neither one of mine did............


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Old 02-16-2014, 07:53 PM   #38
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I have mine forward of the wheel well and every time I hook it up I wish it was near the rear. It's a pretty tough reach unless you are well over 6 feet tall to get to it otherwise. When things are dry its not too bad, but in the rain you get wet trying to reach in. Nothing major, but if I was to do it again, I would put it somewhere reachable from the back while the tailgate is still open.
As far as function, my current location has no issues while hooked up. No snagging or catching of any of the cords while driving. I have three cords: Trailer hookup, emergency brake , and backup camera.
And one last thing. Before I put this extra trailer hookup in I did use the bumper location and rubbed some paint off on my tailgate. No matter how I tried bending and pushing the cord a certain way, it would always make its way back to the same spot on my tailgate.
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