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Old 03-22-2016, 11:56 AM   #1
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Trailer connector

When installing a fifth wheel hitch should the 7pin connector be relocated to the pickup box. Or be left where it is under the back bumper?
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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This is a nice thing to have but not required to tow a 5er with. All three of my 5er's have had the cord plugged into the bumper and I have pulled for over 40,000 miles this way.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:33 PM   #3
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It'll work just fine in the bumper. That said it's pretty easy to install in the bed too. You don't have to move it, you can buy kits with a Y connector. So long as you have a hole saw, it's a pretty simple install. Something like this https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-...rt/C56070.html
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:11 PM   #4
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While I've never tried hooking ours to the bumper connection, I'm near positive the cable would bind when turning tightly. We've a long bed though, so maybe it'll work for you.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:18 PM   #5
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Only issue with the bumper placement is trailer umbilical cord can hang down and rub against tailgate...which can easily be resolved with a bungee cord to hold cord up
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Mine works perfect in the bumper, no dragging, no rubbing.
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