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Posted: 01/12/20 08:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just curious to see how many of you add a plug in the bed of your truck to plug in the 5th wheel or do you use the one in the bumper? On my old truck they put a plug in the bed of the truck to plug in the trailer and when I lost a rear tire, so went the whole plug and wire harness. It tore it all out. I replaced the cable for about a $100 but may use the plug in the bumper on the new truck. Just looking at both ways to go so if you have a recommendation, please let me know.
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Should we answer here or the other identical post?


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I purchased a tee that went to the bumper connection disconnect that had wires to reach up into the back side of the bed through the rear tail light opening to mount inside near the rear tail lights. For my 98 dodge ram. Probably made for most truck


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I installed a plug inside the bed so the cable wasn't dangling outside of the truck. It was cheap and easy to install.

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I responded to your other post.

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BB_TX wrote:

I responded to your other post.


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Thanks so much for your input. Sorry about the other post.

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I was told it is a bit poor etiquette to drape your plug over the bed to plug in below the bumper. Sort of “Cousin Eddie” like. I’d say put it in the bed. Cleaner and safer I think since there wouldn’t be a chance to hang it up on a corner of the truck when turning.


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"Poor etiquette"? You have got to be kidding.


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94-D2 wrote:

I was told it is a bit poor etiquette to drape your plug over the bed to plug in below the bumper. Sort of “Cousin Eddie” like. I’d say put it in the bed. Cleaner and safer I think since there wouldn’t be a chance to hang it up on a corner of the truck when turning.

Etiquette? What's that have to do with it? I think his question is about functionality or maybe safety, not polite or acceptable behavior.

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