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post #1 of 11 Old 07-16-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Relocating Trailer Wiring for 5th Wheel with IBC

Hey guys:

I have a 2011 F250 with the integrated brake controller. I just purchased a 5th wheel camper and would like to relocate the trailer wiring harness into the bed. The only issue I have is that I still need a harness at the bumper as I pull a boat and ATV trailers as well.

So is it possible to have one connection at the bed and one at the bumper? If so, how would that affect the integrated brake controller? I'm curious if another harness could be "spliced" into the existing wires, where the integrated brake controller functions on either one. Or am I stuck with one or the other? I asked the dealership today but nobody there had any idea at all - imagine that.

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Someone with a 2011/2012 should chime in on this...

But I'm pretty sure that Ford offers as an option an additional 7 pin plug in the bed with the factory 5th wheel hitch. It should plug into the existing wire harness and will keep the factory trailer plug below the bumper.

As far as the brake control, having 2 parallel trailer plugs won't have any effect on it since you would only be using one or the other, never both at the same time.

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In looking around, I "think" this may be what I need: 5th Wheel-Gooseneck Wiring | Hitches Online

That way I can plug in to the bumper when I need the 5th wheel, or unplug when I need the bumper. Of course I could still be way off.
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That would work, or further down the page on the link you posted there is a harness that plugs in between the factory wire harness and the back of the trailer plug.

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There is a Ford OEM harness that's a direct plug and play install from two existing plugs up above the spare tire. It works great and gives you exactly what you're looking for. I'm very happy with mine. A search here or one of the other ford truck forums will get you the part #, I'm on my phone or I'd do it for you.

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Thanx Waxy. I can't seem to find that part number so if you come across it I would appreciate it. FWIW, the RV dealership said they have done many of these so it should not be an issue. Apparently they just splice right into the existing wires and run a new connection in the bed. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

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part# for the ford harness is BC3Z-13A576-A

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part# for the ford harness is BC3Z-13A576-A
What is the mounting location for the factory box? Behind the wheel or is the wiring long enough to reach in front of the wheel?

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I have a 2011 and pul a fifth wheele thay make a t harness that is direct pug and play it plugs into the harness that puged into your 7 pin in the rear 1/2 hour job its about 80 bucks check with your local r v dealer............
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