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Old 02-17-2015, 08:35 PM   #11
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Driver's side close to the tailgate.

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:40 PM   #12
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Drivers side close to tailgate.


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Old 02-17-2015, 08:44 PM   #13
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Mine was installed by the Ford dealer on the driver's side about halfway between the wheelwell and the tailgate.

I also read somewhere that for safety purposes it should be forward of the wheel well so that you aren't tempted to get between the trailer and the tow vehicle to connect it...but for convenience I think the back location wins hands down.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:10 PM   #14
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Well ain't I just the odd ball? Cuz mines infront of the wheel well ,if it were behind I would have to plug before I lift the gate up and I'm a big guy so fitting between the trailer and truck is let's just say a little too tight and I'm short enough that I can't reach with bed between the the duals.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:42 PM   #15
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Driver's side about 8" from the another connector next to the license plate on the bumper. (nice to have when you forget to disconnect the cable and damage the one in the bed...)
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:50 PM   #16
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I have it beside the tailgate, if required my cable is long enough to plug in to get 12 v if the battery is dead.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:48 AM   #17
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Right next to stake pocket/drivers side rear in front of the tailgate.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:10 AM   #18
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I leave mine loose and drape over the tailgate. I have never had a problem.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:06 AM   #19
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Mine's next to the stake pocket, drivers side in front of the gate. My story and I'm sticking to it...
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:09 AM   #20
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OK - thanks all. I heard forward of the wheel well for safety also, but it sounds like much more convenient closer to the tailgate. I guess that's the way to go.

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