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Old 08-14-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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I have a 2014 Silverado and am buying my first 5th wheel. The connection plug is on the back by the bumper. Can I and should I have that connection moved to the bed sidewall? Thanks.
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Not necessary to have cord plug in the bed but I prefer it.
Less possible issues in my opinion. Cord not 'hanging' outside of the bed, rests in the bed......
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I have a 2014 Silverado and am buying my first 5th wheel. The connection plug is on the back by the bumper. Can I and should I have that connection moved to the bed sidewall? Thanks.
You don't have to move it, just have a second one added to the sidewall in the back corner. Our F350 came with both and it is nice to have the option to tow different set-up's/trailers. We like having the cord in the bed and everything clean, neat and out of the way. My brother's 2013 GMC Dually didn't come with the second 7-way on the bed so he added one. Pretty easy to do. His wiring comes right up underneath in the gap between the bed liner and the outside fender and the outlet is recessed in the side wall as if it came from the factory that way.
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I have a 15 Silverado,,, and I didn't want the cord hanging over the tailgate,,, so when I had the 5th wheel hitch installed, I paid an extra $125 (I think) for a in bed 7 pin plug... Well worth it in my book,,, or you could do it yourself,,,, on my 2500 Silverado its a plug in adapter,, just need to drill the hole in the side of the bed... (I couldn't watch them drill in my new truck....) Monkey
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I sure like the convenience of the plug being inside the bed, and as the others have stated...it is a cleaner look!
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In bed 7 pin connection........plugs into factory harness leaving bumper OEM 7 pin intact
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Trailer Wiring | etrailer.com
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Old-Biscuit beat me to it, the harness from Etrailer is the fix. I got one for my Ford when we went from TT to 5th Wheel. Installed it myself was pretty easy. Etrailer has good instructions and videos to help out.
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In bed 7 pin connection........plugs into factory harness leaving bumper OEM 7 pin intact
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Trailer Wiring | etrailer.com
Yep thats the type they used on mine.
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Thanks

Thanks for all the good input. I'll be installing the "Y" adapter this Saturday after it arrives from etrailer. As always, the forum community has the answer. Take care.

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same here, installed it myself, about 1/2 hour. cover the edges of the hole you drill to insert he plug thru the sidewall with duct tape to prevent any cuts/scrapes to you or the cord. eTrailer is the place to get it!!!!
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My dealer installed the new plug and hitch for free when I bought the trailer.
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