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Old 11-28-2013, 10:18 PM
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5th wheel tow plug in

Hey guys,

I just bought my 2013 f250, and am looking to build a headache rack for it. I plan to put brake and reverse lights on it. I was wondering is there a plug in for the fifth wheel hidden away on under the bed I can use to run my lights off of, instead of splicing into the plug in off my trailer hitch?
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:17 AM
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I've never stuck my head under there to actually see it... but I've been told there is.

On my Workshop Manual CD-ROM, I found this statement & picture in the section about the removal of the Pickup Bed, which seems to confirm it:

Fifth Wheel Equipped Vehicles
3. Disconnect the fifth wheel trailer lighting electrical connector and pushpin retainer.



It's not a very good picture, but at least it shows what you're looking for. I'm guessing it's going to be near the left wheel quarter panel, not far behind the rear wheel... as that's where the in-bed plug is on my truck.
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I've got a factory style plug in style adapter that plugs into the ford wiring at the rear hitch and allows you to put a 5th wheel female plug way forward in the bed. Maybe this could help you? It came with the Reese 5th wheel hitch package and I already had the prep package from the factory and don't need it.
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I've got a factory style plug in style adapter that plugs into the ford wiring at the rear hitch and allows you to put a 5th wheel female plug way forward in the bed. Maybe this could help you? It came with the Reese 5th wheel hitch package and I already had the prep package from the factory and don't need it.
Are you looking to sell it? If so, I'd be interested.

Brett
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Anybody need the actual Ford/Reese 25k 5th Wheel itself? If so, I have one that came with my truck for sale. Fits right into the Ford prep kit puck-holes.

I already had a B&W hitch from my previous truck... so I didn't need it. I took the pictures below right before I removed it... and then the last one is where it sits now in my garage:









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Old 11-29-2013, 03:30 PM
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Yes, I'd like to sell this wiring kit. Made by Bargman for Ford and Reese. Brand new in a factory sealed bag. See the link. $70.00 + shipping.

Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for 2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Bargman 51-97-410
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:05 PM
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There is a plug clipped onto the left side of the trailer hitch that is made for the factory fifth wheel harness to plug into that you would have to order from ford its not the one linked above
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There is a plug clipped onto the left side of the trailer hitch that is made for the factory fifth wheel harness to plug into that you would have to order from ford its not the one linked above
I don't think your correct. As long as you have a trailer tow package equipped Super Duty this is a plug-and-play operation. If you disagree, whats the part # you feel is lacking?
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I don't think your correct. As long as you have a trailer tow package equipped Super Duty this is a plug-and-play operation. If you disagree, whats the part # you feel is lacking?
I don't have the part # for the harness I bought from ford but if you look at the trailer hitch on the left side there's the plug clipped to the hitch mount in between the hitch mount and the spare tire
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I'm pretty sure the OP doesn't need any harnesses. He's just looking for the connector to tap into for the lights on his headache rack, w/o having to go all the way back to the bumper.
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