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Old 03-05-2020, 03:54 AM   #1
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Plug connection in truck bed

This question is for those towing the 5.0.

Have there been any issues with the plug connection at the bumper? Wire
clearance in turns?

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Old 03-05-2020, 06:13 AM   #2
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This question is for those towing the 5.0.

Have there been any issues with the plug connection at the bumper? Wire
clearance in turns?

Thanks,
Nomad54
No. The cord on the 5.0TA hangs down from a point just above the bumper. Many people install the in-bed harness for aesthetic reasons and because it won’t flop around. The harness (many companies) is around $75, and if you are handy can be installed in about an hour. It is “plug and play” so no wire splicing is necessary. If you want to go that route and you want to discuss it, send me a PM with your phone number and a good time to call.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:46 AM   #3
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Our first 200 nights we just used the plug underneath the bumper. It wore the paint off and was in the way when I wanted to get into the front storage compartments. Plus, I didn't like crouching to plug/unplug the camper.

When we purchased our new 2019 F150 last fall I had a hole drilled over the wheel well in the bed so now the cord is out of the way. I now put my step stool next to the drivers side tire and connect the brakeaway cable, insert the plug, and push/twist/clamp the ball on the Andersen hitch. I always count to three.

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Old 03-05-2020, 09:25 AM   #4
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..... connect the brakeaway cable, insert the plug, and push/twist/clamp the ball on the Andersen hitch. I always count to three.

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Perry, do you not use chains on your 5.0?
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:20 AM   #5
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Perry, do you not use chains on your 5.0?
Some states require chains, some don't. We always use chains.
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:16 PM   #6
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YES! Managed to rip my cord from the trailer while on a long trip. Turned out there was a camping world 2 miles away. Now have a plug receptacle in the truck bed.
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Perry, do you not use chains on your 5.0?
I don't think I can count to fore.

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I don't think I can count to fore.

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