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Old 06-21-2015, 10:52 AM   #1
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7 pole plug/cord

Ok. My current setup is that the cord and 7 pole plug goes over the tailgate and into the plug at the bumper when pulling my 5th wheel. At about a 75 degree turn the cord gets tight and pulls out of the plug at the bumper. My question is do I go with a longer cord or do I put the plug in the bed of the truck and use what I already have. I have considered both. The Rugged bedliner doesn't set flush against the inside bed. It is about a half to one inch away. So that might be an issue when attaching it in the truck bed. Any thoughts anyone?
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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My cord plug in is in the bed.


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Old 06-21-2015, 11:01 AM   #3
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Ok. My current setup is that the cord and 7 pole plug goes over the tailgate and into the plug at the bumper when pulling my 5th wheel. At about a 75 degree turn the cord gets tight and pulls out of the plug at the bumper. My question is do I go with a longer cord or do I put the plug in the bed of the truck and use what I already have. I have considered both. The Rugged bedliner doesn't set flush against the inside bed. It is about a half to one inch away. So that might be an issue when attaching it in the truck bed. Any thoughts anyone?
They do make a "jumper" (extension cord) to use bumper Bargman sockets with 5th wheel campers. It is an inexpensive option if your truck is not pre-wired from the factory for both (a 25 dollar option if you order your truck). You can check to see if you have this option (in a Silverado/Sierra) by looking for the wire bundle under the truck bed tucked next to the frame right behind the driver.

Bargman 50-67-901 7-Way Connector Molded Double Ended Trailer Cord w/6 ft. Cable
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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So where in the bed of the truck is yours mounted?
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:09 AM   #5
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Before I trashed the Dodge bed-liner the plug was attached to the liner & not the sidewall of the bed with the liner gone I moved the plug to the bed wall. Having used both the bumper & the bed wall setups I prefer the bed wall as you mentioned the plug would get in a bind & come out on the bumper. Also was forewarned if you left a stinger in the receiver it too could hook the plug.


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Old 06-21-2015, 11:11 AM   #6
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I put mine in the sidewall above the wheel well.

There was enough wire to go farther back, but there was no need.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:36 AM   #7
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Mine is just to the rear of the driver side wheel well.... but I did not put it there the previous owner did. I would have put it higher.

Be sure before you drill holes check behind the side wall to see where the boxes bracing is........ if you go that route.

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I have a gooseneck setup in the bed of the truck and not the traditional fifth wheel hitch.
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Should work the same.

I'm opposite I have two trailers with fifth wheel hitches the camper, and my flat tilt bed trailer (car/ equip. hauler).......


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Old 06-21-2015, 03:55 PM   #10
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Here's where mine is located.
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Looks great. That looks like the area I wad thinking but just a little more forward so that it is recessed in a little deeper on the side. Thanks for the picture. Have you had any issues having it inside the bed
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Looks great. That looks like the area I wad thinking but just a little more forward so that it is recessed in a little deeper on the side. Thanks for the picture. Have you had any issues having it inside the bed
It has been there almost 1 year and I've had no issues. I picked that spot to ensure I could reach it over the lowered tailgate.
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Here's where mine is located.
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Mine is in the same location.
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Mine in same location, got it from E-Trailer, plugged right into back of factory 7 pin
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Thanks for all of the input. Just ordered the plug and wiring harness to put plug inside the truck bed.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:06 AM   #16
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I remove the tailgate then use two bungee cords to hold the cord in the center of the bed.

Cord is long enough and is held out of harms way.
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