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Old 07-10-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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Best Location of 7 Pin receptacle in F350 bed

I have to mount a 7 pin receptacle in bed of my new F-350 crew cab short bed truck. I plan on a lot of towing when I retire this year & want to know the "best" location. From what I'm told it's usually from behind wheel well back. Please advise. Thanks
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Located mine in bed side between wheel well and tailgate. Makes it easy to pug-in and unplug without the 5th wheel being in the way. Good luck
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What position vertically. Is it near top or bottom of bed? Also is it mounted to the bed or on a bracket?
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I have to mount a 7 pin receptacle in bed of my new F-350 crew cab short bed truck. I plan on a lot of towing when I retire this year & want to know the "best" location. From what I'm told it's usually from behind wheel well back. Please advise. Thanks
Yep, you want it behind the wheel well so you can use the space that's there between the bed and the fender to feed the wiring up to the plug.

Crawl under the truck and look up to the area behind the wheel well and you will see space between the bed and the fender. Feel around in that space to find a good location where the plug box would fit, then notice how far from the tail gate that perfect mounting location is.

So now you know the location front to rear, so you need to determine the height of the plug off the floor. To determine where you want it, stand outside the bed and reach over the top of the bed down to where you think you want the plug. Can you easily plug and unplug the plug without a step stool? If not, you can always crawl up on the tailgate to plug in the 5er, but that's a PITA. So try to get the plug high enough on the side of the bed that you can easily reach it from the ground without having to crawl up on the tailgate.

Or if you're a short guy like me, maybe resign yourself to always haul a step stool or a 2-stepper in the bed of the pickup. Or else always crawl up into the bed to plug in the trailer.
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Thank you very much SomkeyWren for all your help. Will Do.
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Have mine right beside the tail gate on driver side in stake rail about centered between the top and bottom of bed. After you hitch up you can hook up plug with tailgate down and don't have to reach over bed. Easier install since you have more room with stake rail.
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I agree with 2007dura, mine is located about 1/2 way up the left rear stakepocket. I know I have a Chevy, but it will be similar for your Ford. The plug is easy to get to and the cord stays out of the way of the hitch.
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This is a factory plug 15 RAM but same idea. Drivers side rear.

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This is a factory plug 15 RAM but same idea. Drivers side rear.

Thanks for picture.
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