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Posted: 01/12/20 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Hi All, My 2016 Dodge truck came with a plug in the bed and one on the bumper. I use the in bed one for the 5th wheel because it keep the electrical cord from coming loose. Jim2007


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On a 2012 Ford I found a slick way to get an in bed plug without drilling a hole. Buy a whip, plug it into the bumper outlet, remove the drivers side taillight and route it neatly up through an existing hole in the bed. Then install the plug on the end of the whip. Mount it snugly, with just enough room to open the plug cover, with an "L" bracket under the bed rail. Then test, and put the taillight back.

Works well, you don't bash up the plug, keeps everything dry and is easy to reach flat footed from the ground. Hand finds hand when you plug it in.

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I have an old 2012 F250. On that model the rear bumper harness used a plug to connect to the harness coming from up front. As i recall, Bargman mane an in bed harness that got its connection by acting as a sandwich between the rear two plugs. Then you cold get different lengths with 7 pin RV plug molded at a 90 degree angle for install where ever you wanted to drill in the bed. I moved mine up toward the front of the bed and it is not hard to reach on my 2 wheel drive puller.

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