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6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, 2-1/2"

Draw-Tite Accessories and Parts

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Code:   18156

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Draw-Tite Accessories and Parts - 18156

  • Designed for 6 and 7-Way Connectors
  • For Use with all Hitches with 2-1/2" Square Cross Tubes
  • Compact and Professional Appearance
  • Corrosion Resistant Materials
  • Easy Installation on New or Prewired Vehicles
  • Includes Screws to Mount the Connector
Display of Mounting Box (18156) on Hitch

118156 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, 2-1/2"










Customer Reviews

6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, 2-1/2" - 18156

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.4 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James04/17/2013


This product was recomended as an additional part for a Honda Pilot wiring kit but it was not useful at all. It did not even fit in the space behind the plug because the spare tire is in the way. This should be taken off the recommended accessory list for the trailer wiring kit. 76543





Comments

This product is meant to be attached on the front side of aftermarket hitches. It should not be used on the back of the hitch. If it is an OEM hitch, there may not even be a way to properly attach it since many OEM hitches are integrated as the bumper structure.

Patrick B - 04/18/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott M03/15/2011


This mounting box was a bit more 'plastic-y' than I was expecting. And the hose-clamp was initially difficult to tighten up... but once I got it installed and tightened down, it was more sturdy than I was initially expecting. For the price, it seems like a good value. 9412






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: no name02/12/2013


This trailer connecting box mount fits well and holds securely My socket cover now sits under the bumper out of the elements. The previous mount I had held the connector at an angle, water built up and rusted the bottom 2 connectors. This one sits nice and level. 65915






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric A..08/19/2011


I ordered about 5 products from you last week, mid week, and they were on my doorstep in perfect condition by Saturday! Nothing on backorder, and packed well into 2 boxes. Also, i appreciate the status emails and follow up. Thanks Etrailer, Great job! 22129






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken s04/02/2014


Very quick delivery. A little TOO Much plastic looking, however it will be just fine. Send your request for review 2-3 weeks after delivery. It will be installed then.I can then send a pic or 2. 123444






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger D01/25/2012


Received it today. It would not install on my trailer as delivered, but with minor adjustments, I was able to set it up so it would work great. 30361






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Deric06/02/2011


Was a very good product. Would buy again. Feels like it will stand up to lots of use. I like that you can mount in many different ways. 15918






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John02/22/2013


i have the same type of plug holder on my motor home and in my opinion there is no other way to attatch the plug . 67324






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William D03/22/2012


Will make my trailer connection look much better than a flat bracket. Neatness & looks are impotant to me. 34828






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason Sahloff06/25/2013


Quality built product, does exactly what it needs to. 86009






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Zach12/10/2013


Perfect fit. Makes for a clean install. 109846






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John W10/21/2014


Good well made 157159






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry Lon Renfroe12/17/2011


Great service 28246






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry03/31/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Great Product! However did have to modify it a little for my application regarding 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. If one mounts the product as the angle is cut out. It will drag from past experience with 4 other Caravans. All you got to do is cut a square opening to fit 2 inch square hitch bar. This allows for the wires to go over hitch bar (on non exhaust side) and not under to be exposed to low clearance. This product is a great solution and mounts real easy. Puts my hook up away from exhaust. Will have picture later. 123032



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John B.05/13/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Contrary to another reviewer, I thought the plastic to be pretty sturdy (it's got pretty thick walls). It mounts securely with the hose clamp, and gives a very clean look when installed. The recessed circular cutting guide on the inside made it easy to round out the notches to fit my round (rather than square) hitch crossbar. The only thing I had to modify was to widen the hose clamp slot on one side so I could feed some of the extra length back inside the box. 79920



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff07/05/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


This product did not work as advertised. Install video shows to use the the bolts (screws are to short) that came with my 7 pin plug adapter by drilling bigger holes in the box. These holes ended up right next to the side walls of the box allowing NO room for the nut to fix. Had to purchase bigger screws & drill bigger holes in by plug adapter to make it work. You need to get rid of the install video. 139350



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jacob H.05/02/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


The pictures available on this site made choosing and ordering the right items so much more satisfying. I didn't have to worry about the wrong items coming to me and then modifying them to fit my purposes. If I ever need more trailer supplies (which is very likely), I will definitely come back to etrailer.com for my needs. 78689



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shawn08/15/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


On my 2009 Ford Flex. Thanks etrailer.com. Great service and fast shipping. I got my order the next day!! Way to go! 95224



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Clive MDP09/25/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Made a very neat and tidy job on my round-tube Reese installation. Plastic, so nothing to rust (although I greased the retaining strap well). The little notch in the back (that you can't see in the main photo) neatly guides the cables out and away in the right direction. 153108



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy01/23/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


All items came in together as expected and worked like a champ! Was super easy to install and fit just like it was supposed to. Haven't hitched up the boat yet, but the 4 pole and 7 pole adapter promises to make things much easier from my previous setup! 30159



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve C03/21/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Very difficult to bolt the 7-connector to it, but once done it fits well and does exactly what I wanted it for. A quick dremel to cut the curve to fit a tubular hitch. Ordering and shipping was painless and fast. 121688



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh D.05/13/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


The mounting box was perfect for what I needed. It installed easily and attached to my square hitch perfectly. It was just what I was looking for. Shipping was fast and etrailer kept me informed on delivery. 130298



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bev S05/18/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


All in all a good product if -- like me -- you'd rather not have to drill through steel. It was a bit longer than I expected, so I had a little difficulty finding a good spot, but eventually did. 14764



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve F.03/06/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Very handy to mount directly to your hitch. I didn't end up using it, because the heat of my tail pipe would have been directed on it. I will definitely keep it for future use. 33179



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JBK05/07/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Received product quickly, product is designed well but on the RV plug I purchased (37185) it overhangs the sides of the product by about 1/8" on two sides, still works well. 39676



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve B03/11/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Item worked great on the Curtis hitch I installed on a 2011 Sienna. Everything is tucked away nice and neat below the bumper, hardly noticeable. My wife was very pleased. 9062



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob07/12/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Predrilled holes did not line up with my seven way connector. Other than 2 minutes to drill new holes, this was installed with no problems and fit was perfect. 89122



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan D.04/16/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


The product page says this unit is a universal fit, which is not true. It will be too big for a class one hitch. I made it work with a minor modification. 125356



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rowly W.11/14/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Works well and saves drilling holes in one precious truck. I thought this could have been a little stronger with two straps and a heavier gauge plastic. 26928



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hman71008/18/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Just what I needed to mount my connector. I wanted to be able to use my hitch cover on my Chevy Traverse and this took care of it. 52171



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Turns07/26/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Good quality. Help from phone rep resolved issue I had with metal strap fastener. 91741



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DJ04/10/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Clever product that easily adapts to a variety of hitches and mounting points. 36801



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt C.03/31/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Product was exactly what was expected. Easy to use. I would buy again. 123074



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: WWall06/11/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


It's plastic. But it seems to work. Time will tell if it holds up. 84096



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shaun10/09/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Easy install, nice build to it and comes with everything you need. 155342



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: rch11/18/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Hard to imagine better service. E-trailer is the best. 27162



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al11/07/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


So simple, even I did not have a problem installing 58956



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: dale s.02/25/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


good looking product fits very well 117683



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe S.03/25/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box


Great product! 122230

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  • How to Mount Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring 118253 on a 2010 Honda Pilot with Factory Knockout
  • To secure the 7-Way connector part of the Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, # 118253, to your 2010 Honda Pilot, you can use the factory knockout and drill 4 holes to match the four mounting holes on the 7-Way. Use the 7-Way as a template to drill the holes. If you do not want to drill into the bumper, you can attach a bracket to the trailer hitch. You can use the Mounting Box, # 18156. This is a simple no-drill, universal application that includes a clamp to attach the bracket to the...
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  • 7-Way RV Trailer Connector Wiring and Mounting on a 2006 Honda Pilot
  • If you will be installing a 7-Way RV style trailer wiring connector on your 2006 Honda Pilot, to tow your camper, you will most likely need all of the wiring and circuit breakers to complete the installation of a brake controller and power wire for the 7-Way. Our Brake Controller Installation Kit, # ETBC7, contains all of the wiring, circuit breakers and the 7-Way RV connector, # 37185, that you mentioned. I have included a link to detailed installation instructions for you to review, and...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • The Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) w/ Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, item # 118253, will plug into the vehicles factory connection under the rear bumper. The harness comes complete with a modulite taillight converter that needs to be installed in the vehicles rear cargo area storage compartment and fuses and relays that will need to be installed in the cargo area fuse panel and the under hood fuse panel. The 7-Way connector will not install in the knockout...
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  • Size of Tubing Used to Construct Curt Class III # C13002
  • The cross tube of the # C13002 Curt Class III Receiver hitch is constructed of rectangular tubing that is 2-1/2 by 1-1/2. Looking at the front face of the cross tube, the tubing would be 1-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches deep, so the # 18156 connector mounting box would be a better fit for you.
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  • 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mount for a 2003 Subaru Forester Hitch
  • I went out into our warehouse and measured the cross tubes of both the Curt # 12038 and the Draw Tite # 36311 and found that they have cross tubes that measure 2-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches. The 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, part # 18156, could be installed onto one of these hitches, but I do not believe it is your best option as you would have to install the mount on the bottom of the cross tube. I would recommend you use a 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box for...
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  • Dimensions of the 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box
  • The 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, part number 18156, is 4-7/8 inches long by 4 inches high and has a 2 inch diameter hole for mounting the 6 or 7-way connector. There is a cutout in the rear of the unit for the wiring to pass through when it is mounted. Includes screws for mounting the connector and a steel hose clamp to secure the mounting box to the hitch.
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  • What Mounts Can I use for 7-Way 118242 with Hitch 87183 On my 2003 Ford F-150
  • We have a couple different mounting brackets you could use, like part # 18138 or part # PK12711U. You can attach these to the bumper or part of the vehicle. You could also mount a box to the hitch # 87183 using part # 18159 or part # 18156. These boxes use a clamp to attach to the hitch so there is no drilling into the hitch or vehicle.
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  • 7-Way Wiring Recommendation for a 2009 Honda Pilot EX
  • You will need Tow Ready wiring harness # 118253 for your 2009 Honda Pilot EX. The # 118265 harness you referenced is a fit for the 2011 and 2012 Pilot models and will not work on the 2009 models. The # 18156 7-Way mounting box will give you an easy mounting option, as it just straps directly to the trailer hitch on the vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions for the # 118253 wiring for you to reference, as well as some general information on wiring for towing...
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  • 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch on 2004 Jeep Liberty
  • I spoke with my contact Draw-Tite and he informed that the cross tube is 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch. Because of this I would recommend you use a 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box # 18156. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for the # 75128 for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: etrailer Ball Mounts # EBMK2EL Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118524 (installation instructions) Brake...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket for Curt Trailer Hitch with 3 Inch Square Cross Tube
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and trailer hitch # C15324 has a 3 inch x 3 inch cross tube. Mounting bracket # 18156 would not fit. Bracket # 18159 would be the better option since it does not reach around 3 sides of the tube, just 2. I have linked a video showing installation to the right.
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