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Old 02-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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5th Wheel Towing Question

OK, guys here is kind of a out there question.

We are new to the fourm and have not purchased a rig yet, but are doing our homework, so here is some info first.....we have a F250 already setup to tow just not the hitch installed yet. I have cheched and used the light plugs with my ult. trailer. However we don't have an idea about how the trailer will work with the plug under the bumper, do you guys install a longer cable or install a plug in or around the hitch?? I have talked to some friends and they say a longer cable, but the wife is not sure that will work...
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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The wife is right
With a 5er a 7 pin socket gets installed inside the bed sidewall of the P/U on the driver’s side just inside the tailgate.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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The trailer cable is long enough to reach the bumper plug and lots of people use that setup. When we bought our trailer, I used the bumper plug to pull it home and didn't have any issues. My truck (GMC) came from factory equiped with 2nd set of wiring to put a plug in the bed so now I have 2 plugs on my truck.
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The wife is right
With a 5er a 7 pin socket gets installed inside the bed sidewall of the P/U on the driver’s side just inside the tailgate.
Hey Dave,
Thanks for the information...............
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I used to run use the 7 pin plug down by the bumper before I spliced in a second plug in the truck bed. The only issue I had was that the wiring cable tended to rub on the tailgate while towing and marked the paint.

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My Dodge has 3 sets of plugs a flat 4 under the bumper , a 7 pin next to the class 3 receiver in the bumper, and had a 7 pin put inside the bed on the rear side wall (for the 5th wheel). I have used the bumper plug for the fifth wheel but do need to be a little more careful about it.
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Most people put a second plug in the bed, as Dave mentioned. Just be careful where you put it...I put mine too low and it's very hard to reach. There are other factors (the tailgate extender), but that's for later. There should be a "plug and play" kit available where you just unplug the stock wiring from the bumper plug, plug in the "T", plug back into the bumper, and run the new plug up to the nice round hole you drilled in the bed of your truck. Not really difficult.
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Most people put a second plug in the bed, as Dave mentioned. Just be careful where you put it...I put mine too low and it's very hard to reach. There are other factors (the tailgate extender), but that's for later. There should be a "plug and play" kit available where you just unplug the stock wiring from the bumper plug, plug in the "T", plug back into the bumper, and run the new plug up to the nice round hole you drilled in the bed of your truck. Not really difficult.
X2 - Only took 15 mins to install mine.
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E-trailer carries plug and pre-made cable. Thats were I got mine.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #10
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Hey All,
Thanks for the info. looks like I will be finding a "T" and a 7 pin to install. Just going to make sure "Where" so it will be easy to connect......

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