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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Kit cost about 95 and should be about 15 min job to install. Hopefully I won't drill right thru the outer fender
I have couple of theories and they are usually true:

1. It always takes longer than it takes.
2. It only costs a little bit more to do it yourself.

Good luck...
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #12
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Bought harness from etrailer.com for about $75 and installed myself...very easy and you can't get it wrong, it'll save you a few bucks vs Dealer install
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #13
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Just wondering is there anyone out there that has or had a 7 pin plug installed in the back of there pick up for a 5th wheel and if so would you be able to post a pic ot two thanks .....
Rock, do you already have a 7 way plug installed on your truck? If no, there is more to it then connecting into existing 7 wire system. Your original question made me wonder if your are asking about moving it or installing from scratch.

My first tow vehicle had a 4 way plug and I had to have a seven way plug installed which meant, at least for me, that I had to have wiring added to include the brake controller and DC power...
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #14
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Rock, do you already have a 7 way plug installed on your truck? If no, there is more to it then connecting into existing 7 wire system. Your original question made me wonder if your are asking about moving it or installing from scratch.

My first tow vehicle had a 4 way plug and I had to have a seven way plug installed which meant, at least for me, that I had to have wiring added to include the brake controller and DC power...
Good point. For our Durango and pop-up, we had to go to a trailer shop and buy a brake controller and have them install it AND the seven pin harness. Costed about $300 if I recall correctly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #15
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Rock, do you already have a 7 way plug installed on your truck? If no, there is more to it then connecting into existing 7 wire system. Your original question made me wonder if your are asking about moving it or installing from scratch.

My first tow vehicle had a 4 way plug and I had to have a seven way plug installed which meant, at least for me, that I had to have wiring added to include the brake controller and DC power...
Yes it was factory installed along with a factory installed electric trailer braking system.
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Ouch I'm in the wrong business.............. this stuff mush have really jumped in price. Been a while but the last on I did cost me way under $50 I know it matters type / make of truck as well....

Not saying it can't be done but it would be really hard to drill through the inner & outer bed unless you have a 60s truck...... Use a hole saw......

I look at it as never can have enough I have a flat four a 7 pin on the bumper & another in the bed.........

Everyone needs to know their limitations our dealer has a regular in for repairs he has backed into his trailer 2 times (fifth wheel) & unhooked it forgot to put down the landing gear & drove out from under it recently............ (thats just a couple of the stories on this guy hope he is not on here.......)
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You will need a hole saw to make the hole on the inside wall of the bed, my last truck I put a plug on the end of the in bed plug to connect it into the bumper plug, worked great. When not needed unplug it and tuck it away under the truck.
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