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Old 03-16-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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Ordered my fifth wheel hitch today, will have it installed beginning of April, salesman asked me if I wanted a 7 pin connector installed inside my truck box. How practical is it and is worth the money?

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:58 AM   #2
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Yes it is practical and yes it is worth it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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I would agree it's worth it. Some trucks already have wiring just for it. My GMC 2500 has a bundle of wires taped up under the front of the bed just for that...
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Yes it is practical and yes it is worth it.
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I would agree it's worth it. Some trucks already have wiring just for it. My GMC 2500 has a bundle of wires taped up under the front of the bed just for that...
My Ram did too.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:18 AM   #5
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medicbob,

The only other choice is to have a long cord or an extension and drape the cord over your tailgate.
My 2015 2500HD had the wiring harness tied up right behind the rear license plate. The end of the harness is just the wires wrapped in shrink tubing. The only part you have to purchase is the connector. I did this job myself in 45 minutes. It's pretty easy if you have the right size hole saw and 4 self tapping screws along with some electrical knowledge.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:24 AM   #6
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Yup! It is worth it!! Especially if, you have stiff worn out old joints like mine! And, 2 fake hips.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:04 PM   #7
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My brother in law learned the hard way about the pitfalls of not having a connector inside the box. Driving down the road, he got a message from his truck that the trailer breaks were not functioning. He stopped to check and saw that the cable had been dragging on the the highway and had worn through several of the wires.

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Old 03-16-2016, 02:51 PM   #8
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Yes, you want that! Make sure that they also hook up the battery charge pin in the connector as well. I was told sometime they don't.

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Ordered my fifth wheel hitch today, will have it installed beginning of April, salesman asked me if I wanted a 7 pin connector installed inside my truck box. How practical is it and is worth the money?

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Truthfully, I ordered it in my last truck and really don't care for it. i carry other items in the area that the cord lays in. I have the power cord length limited so that it can't get caught on the road. it works better for me hanging down over the tail gate. Different strokes for different folks!!!!
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:13 PM   #10
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I installed my own inside the bed, between the wheel well and tailgate. Plug n play with original harness so you can still use the one under the bumper too. Just mount it far enough back so you can still unhook and pull slightly ahead without unplugging. You can use TV power for leveling
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