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Posted: 01/12/20 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I towed for a year with the bumper plug, it was fine. I installed one in the bed and I prefer it. The bed plug fits better with my hook-up routine of checking my hitch jaws and hooking up the brake cable.

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Posted: 01/12/20 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both my trucks came with plugs in the bed (both had the full factory towing package) although the Chevy was a "cleaner" installation than the RAM.

I wouldn't choose o tow a fiver without it.

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Posted: 01/12/20 02:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.
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We have done both, but prefer using the bed, like another posted... safety cable, and check the hitch all at once !!


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Posted: 01/12/20 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After ripping out the bumper plug twice, after hanging up the cord over bed corner, I put one in my bed.

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Posted: 01/12/20 10:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one in the bed, but probably use the one in the bumper just as much.


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Posted: 01/13/20 04:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use my bumper plug always. I have one in the bed. It's easier to plug into the bumper. Etiquette......wow. Where the h*ll did that come from????


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Posted: 01/13/20 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been plugging into the bumper plug since 2008. Never had any problem.


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Bionic Man wrote:

I have one in the bed, but probably use the one in the bumper just as much.


And there is probably the best answer. Both work and the main argument for the in bed plug is a few folks have managed to pull out their plug while many others of us have never had a problem using the bumper plug.


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Added in bed sockets on my two previous trucks and my current one came with one. I find it makes for better cord management. Your results may vary.


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