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Old 07-16-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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Do I need a 7-pin connector in truck bed with a Revolution/SideWinder ?

Hi,

I've seen that there are kits available for installing a 7-pin connector in the truck bed, that hook into the wiring for the bumper connector.

My question is whether I'll need a truck bed connector when towing a trailer with a Revolution/Sidewinder ?

Since the turning point is effectively right at the back of the truck, and the cable from the 5th wheel comes from close to the king pin box, it seems like the cable should connect to the bumper connector just fine, but just wanted other folks opinions.

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Old 07-16-2015, 10:47 AM   #2
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Many don't, but I put one in before picking up the trailer. I really like it and put it between the rear wheel and tailgate. Instructions say between cab and rear wheel, but you'll never be able to reach it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:01 AM   #3
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You don't "need" one but like randygk says, they are a lot handier. I have both for my gooseneck cattle trailer and prefer to use the truck bed connection.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:33 AM   #4
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Whether I need it or not, my connector mounted in the side of the bed is convient for me.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:43 AM   #5
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Ok, so what I'm hearing is that I shouldn't need one for when I pick up the new 5th, but that I'll probably want to install one relatively soon after

Thanks for the feedback
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:31 PM   #6
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An air tailgate makes it a little easier to see the plug if it's a little out of reach in bed....otherwise, it's up on tire and into bed.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:39 PM   #7
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Ok, so what I'm hearing is that I shouldn't need one for when I pick up the new 5th, but that I'll probably want to install one relatively soon after

Thanks for the feedback
Ditto! 👍
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:43 PM   #8
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Really didn't need to but I had a plug put between rear wheel and tailgate. Just a better option in my opinion and not that expensive. Love my revolution hitch.
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Ok, so what I'm hearing is that I shouldn't need one for when I pick up the new 5th, but that I'll probably want to install one relatively soon after

Thanks for the feedback
You might want to get it before you pick up your fifth wheel,They will help in keeping the finish on your tailgate,With your cable going over the top of your tailgate you will be taking a chance of rubbing the finish off.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:10 PM   #10
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Ok, so what I'm hearing is that I shouldn't need one for when I pick up the new 5th, but that I'll probably want to install one relatively soon after

Thanks for the feedback
As long as your pigtail is long enough to compensate for the swing of the trailer.
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