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Old 07-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Anybody tried one of these? Kinda neat but pricey.
Fifth Wheel Electrical Auto-Connect System
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Anybody tried one of these? Kinda neat but pricey.
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I'm usually the first one to buy into gimmicks like this but I can honestly say that the trailer plug connection has never been a problem to me. Seems like a waste of money. Plus you still need to make the connection to the bed of the truck.
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Can't say that I have seen it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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I'm usually the first one to buy into gimmicks like this but I can honestly say that the trailer plug connection has never been a problem to me. Seems like a waste of money. Plus you still need to make the connection to the bed of the truck.
You only make the truck connection one time when you install the device. After that, it automatically connects. That's what the device is for, to automatically hook & unhook the pigtail to the truck.
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I have been in a few places that I can say for certain I would not have wanted this type if device. Even though the trailer is scotched(by whatever means), I always want the electrical connection to be on the truck during hook up and unhooking for safety. When unhooking, I want to be able to control the trailer for those moments just after disconnect in case the trailer were to move. Kind of the same for when hooking, use it to make sure it doesn't move. But I know I worry about things like that way too much though, but I still do. For many though, it would save a step, although with that price tag??? Who knows....
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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I usually take my hitch out. Plus I don't always hook up at 0 degrees so that wouldn't work. It would be a nice idea if you had a fifth wheel tailgate and never took the hitch out. It'm not that much extra effort to disconnect/connect while I'm raising/lowering the tailgate.
Plus, if you have to hook up power to the RV to raise and lower the landing gear due to a low battery you don't have to completely hook up (which would defeat the purpose anyway).

Just a thought.
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I usually take my hitch out. Plus I don't always hook up at 0 degrees so that wouldn't work. It would be a nice idea if you had a fifth wheel tailgate and never took the hitch out. It'm not that much extra effort to disconnect/connect while I'm raising/lowering the tailgate.
Plus, if you have to hook up power to the RV to raise and lower the landing gear due to a low battery you don't have to completely hook up (which would defeat the purpose anyway).

Just a thought.
I thought I'd like it, 'til what you said makes sense and at the price, really not worth it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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Anybody tried one of these? Kinda neat but pricey.
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I guess I don't understand the problem this is trying to solve. Like other, I have just wanted to hook up (dead battery) so I could do some work and recharge the battery enough to fire up my on board generator.

It's a tad pricey for something I'm not sure really solves a problem or makes life simpler.

Your mileage may vary
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Anybody tried one of these? Kinda neat but pricey.
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IMO, save your money and buy an autotransformer...
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You only make the truck connection one time when you install the device. After that, it automatically connects. That's what the device is for, to automatically hook & unhook the pigtail to the truck.


Come on Old Coot, get one and try it out for US!
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