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02super250

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Posted: 03/04/12 06:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the hitch in and want to put my plug in the box again on this new truck and don't remember what size hole to make.Anyone know?
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Posted: 03/04/12 06:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Bargman 7 ways are either a 2" or 2 1/4" hole... I believe it is the later...


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Posted: 03/04/12 07:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Drill a hole into a piece of wood before you do your truck. This way you can check to see if it fits.


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Posted: 03/04/12 07:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's 2".


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Posted: 03/04/12 08:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Post for plug in bed:

You can use the plug at the bumper with an extension cord. No need to drill large holes in the truck bed. Ford truck bed is a double wall and the cord runs inside the walls. You may need to undo one end connector to pass thru the hole in the truck bed wall and the bracket. Cable is color-coded to match the marked connectors. Easy to reassemble.

1 male connector
1 female connector
1 8' 7 conductor cable
1 mounting plate
About $30.00 total

You can buy an extension for about $25.00 terminated with the right connector on each end. You may need to remove one end for lacing the wire.

Extension cable:
http://www.amazon.com/CAMPER-TRAILER-CABLE-CONNECTORS-LENGTH/dp/B003R2SMW6

Bracket here:
http://www.kaffenbarger.com/index.php?productID=192

If you tow any kind of utility trailer with brakes, the connector is still at the bumper for use.






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Posted: 03/06/12 06:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

02Super250

Check MY PICTURES below. I ran my plug from under the truck and up through the driver side rear taillight and into the bed.
Take a look. It worked out real well.

Be safe. Bigdon68


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I have the path on how I want to run it just making sure what size hole saw to get from work.

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As Luke noted 2" is the size. But Forwardho has a good idea of pre-drilling in a scrap of wood.


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