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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short

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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - 18140

Attachment Bracket for 4 and 5 Way Vehicle End Trailer Connectors

The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket then provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2). This short bracket is designed for use with smaller connectors (4 and 5 way connectors).

  • 3" Wide x 3-3/4" Long

Note: Use this piece with any of the following mounting brackets to make a no-drill mount for your trailer connector:

  • Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat (#18144)
  • Mounting Bracket for 4-, 5- and 6-Way Connectors (#118137)
  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way Standard Connectors (#18138)
  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way OEM Connectors (#PK12711U)
  • Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat (#tr20046)
Mounting Bracket Display: Long Bracket (18136) with 4,5 and 6-Way Bracket (18137)

Tow Ready # 118140





Video of No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short


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Video Transcript for Tow Ready 4-Pole Mounting Bracket Installation

Today we are going to be installing the universal 4-Flack connector part number 18144 in conjunction with our universal short bracket part 18140. With our wire already rounded outside of the vehicle well go ahead and install the 4-flat mounting bracket on the universal mounting bracket. Well use the supplied hardware to secure it. with our two screws tightened down, take the warm clamp and secure directly to the hitch. Now weve got that tightened down, Ill go ahead and take a pair of tin snips and cut off the access from the clamp. With the clamp secure well go ahead and rout the floor pole through the 4-Flat mounting bracket and input the cap on the end of our floor pole.

And there you have it with the installation of tow ready 4-flat connector part number 18144 along with our tow ready universal short bracket part number 18140.


Customer Reviews

No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short - 18140

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (75 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin B.08/06/2012

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Excellent product. 50704



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike L01/07/2012

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Attached to the hitch tube. You need an additional bracket for your type of connector (18144 for 4-way flat). It's so nice I am getting another for my other car. 29280



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: dave h02/21/2014

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Product installed in a few minutes. Metal clamp is very strong/tight and the 4-pole bracket hole fits very tight with my plug. I wished I would have watched the 2011 Outback install video before installing my wiring. It took me a long time to get the wiring to the hitch, but after watching your video, I see there was a much easier way to go (under the spare tire)! No pics to post, but my install looks exactly like that shown in the video. 117130



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Palmer L12/02/2013

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Great product, easy to install, works well with my Wrangler Unlimited. I have no complaints at all. The design is flexible enough so that the bracket can be installed in several different locations. I would definitely by from etrailer again.108879



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marcus N09/07/2013

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The product was exactly as described and shown in the video. Worked very well with the 4-pole flat mounting bracket. On my last installation I kept the wiring in the vehicle until needed. That would not have been convenient this time - this bracket made for a neat and clean installation.98768



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew M.08/19/2013

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This was the easiest purchase by far. Prior to purchase, I viewed the informative installation videos of the wiring package and bracket mount. The product came in just a few days, and as ordered. Installation was easy and I took a few tips for other reviews regarding placing the electronics in the body and away for the environmental elements. I would highly recommend Etrailer for all your towing or hitch needs.95790



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BH12/17/2012

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Easy to install in a 2012 Highlander Limited with Curt Hitch 13534 Buy the universal brackets (18140/18144) to make a professional look. Easy to install, but the bracket is angled on the Curt hitch due to the assumption that it is on a square hitch facing straight back. Still looks great.61644



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim B11/15/2012

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The instructions for attaching the wiring harness and mounting bracket are woefully inadequate. No mention is made of where to attach the mounting bracket and, once you figure out where to put it, you are left with the surprise that more of the facia needs to be cut out and there is no guidance as to how to enlarge the cut-out. If the instructions had been better, this product would have rated an "excellent".59461



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adam07/23/2012

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After reading other reviews and watching the simple how-to video on e-trailer this product (118449) was extremely easy to install and works as expected. I would recommend this to anyone looking to install their own harness on the 2012 Highlander. The only thing that I would like to see added is another thin plug/receptacle that can fit through a splice in the rubber grommets at the rear of the vehicle (so the 4-pole connector can be mounted permanently outside the vehicle). The existing 4 pin connectors on both ends are too large to feed through the vehicle body grommets. Instead I spliced the wires, ran them through the grommet, and re-soldered and heat shrank the wires for a solid connection. I intentionally spliced the wires closer to the plug internal to the vehicle to avoid problems with dust, grime, and corrosion. To mount the 4-pole connector outside the vehicle I paired this product with 18144 and 18140, at the suggestion of customer service at e-trailer. (Customer service was wonderful!) This worked splendidly. I'm very happy with the end result, and considering my total cost was about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a factory installed version I don't think there's a better option. Incidentally, I have a Curt hitch which has round bars underneath. This posed no problems for the no-drill mount. It seems to secure tight enough to remove all play from the mounting bracket (18140). All in all I'm very happy with customer service and all three products I used for this project.48966



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh04/01/2012

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it did what it said but I didn't have a vice grip to bend so I had to wing it. If I would have had a vice grip it would be perfect but my fault on that. Etrailer.com had directions but I didn't follow and had to improvise. Once all done it did it's job.35857



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad R.04/07/2014

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Excellent reaction time in getting products processed and shipped. Thanks etrailer.com124085



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich D04/04/2014

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Clamped right on and looks great. Very convenient for keeping the plug secure and provides easy access.123755



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul J.03/24/2014

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Product, as ordered, arrived within two days of order and was complete. Very satisfying experience.121941



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: noah s03/21/2014

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easy and looks great 121631



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Merv G02/28/2014

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Simple to install. 117967



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Norris02/11/2014

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Installed as per the instructions. 116289



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack B01/09/2014

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Great web site, great prices, great service and quick delivery. An on top of that, great products. Thanks trailer!!112374



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gh0st!01/09/2014

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Good bracket to hold your 4 pin wire harness, no more dangle wire and looks clean. 112372



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Amanda W.12/09/2013

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Ordered this as a christmas present and I was extremely impressed with how fast it was shipped and delivered. Will definitely use them again for anything I need!109687



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thomas T.11/27/2013

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Solid bracket 108667



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tina C.11/17/2013

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Item was as described. It fit on the Curt hitch as a no drill option for the 4 pole wiring harness. 107617



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don10/17/2013

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This is a great product to install trailer connector without drilling any holes on the hitch.104081



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: walter10/07/2013

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Fits as claimed. 102982



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harvey L.10/07/2013

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Nice, heavy duty bracket for my trailer lights. Great price, real sturdy and easy to install.102898



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thom Funderburk09/30/2013

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Product was as desrcibed and installation was simple and direct.101991



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David Tosch08/27/2013

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looks good 97142



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe S.08/25/2013

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Excellent product. Easy to install on the round itch tube and holds the wiring plug perfectly.96843



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob S08/21/2013

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Works as advertised, exactly what I was looking for96239



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave B.08/18/2013

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Works great,easy to install 95662



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger H08/16/2013

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This is made for a square hitch. had to adapt it to work on a round hitch frame.95488



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bobby07/25/2013

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Fast delivery and worked exactly as advertised. Will order from etrailer again. Installed on a round hitch and part grabs well and stays put. Happy customer91609



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Darrell C.07/19/2013

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As shown 90479



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael07/18/2013

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Combining this no drill mount with the 4 pin trailer light provides a simple and clean (not to mention professional) installation for the wiring. Excellant product.90148



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Keith07/12/2013

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Good product--works as advertised 89328



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: frank usa.07/08/2013

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It was veary to install thank yuo . 88123



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerryw07/04/2013

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Works perfect, Fast and reasonable delivery! What more can you ask for.87551



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe M06/28/2013

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It went on easy and it's holds the car's connection in place so it won't just drag near the trailer hitch.86658



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thom K.06/13/2013

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This bracket worked well with the round Curt trailer hitch.84391



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David R.06/02/2013

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Used with the Mounting Bracket (part number 18144) this made the 4 flat plug in very accessible and very sturdy while looking like a professional installation. Thank you.82927



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike D.05/20/2013

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Secure connection for mounting the 4 pole flat mounting connector. Much better and easier than fabricating your own or drilling into the hitch.81168



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Johng05/02/2013

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Very good quality. Works nicely. 78710



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John T.05/02/2013

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Easy installation, great product. 78705



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kyle R.04/28/2013

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Easy to install and holds the 4 flat plug in place nicely.78179



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chas.04/23/2013

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Sturdy, easy to install. Also shipped very quickly and arrived in great shape.77430



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry Sr04/11/2013

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Neat little irem 75421



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gregory03/29/2013

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Installed bracket on 2013 Santa Fe Sport w/ 4-pole bracket. Easy install, looks professional73277



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David03/27/2013

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This was a great experience for me. My son and I worked on this together, installed and completed with clean-up in less than 30 minutes. Your installation video is awesome!72723



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David03/06/2013

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worked grate simple installation thank you69224



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: roberto03/05/2013

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Went right on the square tube. easy to install68957



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wayne S.02/06/2013

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Very good but I forgot to get the 4-pole bracket that I need so that'll be ordered today!65157



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David01/31/2013

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As advertised. Great price. 64742



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kelvin M.12/26/2012

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Simple, secure, and fits well as expect ed.61913



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John E09/27/2012

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Very easy to install and is solid. I would recommend this piece to anyone.55922



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B09/20/2012

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Good product. Worked well in applicati on55300



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg B.08/11/2012

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Easiest multi-fit product I have ever installed. Went on just like they said it would.51365



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John G. Scibelli08/08/2012

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Also a great product. Will make instlation very easy. Thanks50938



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jacob D08/03/2012

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Very satisfied. Hose clamp was a little difficult to tighten but in the end it worked well.50392



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Albert W,06/29/2012

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Nice and easy to install. Looks very c lean.46148



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: D.R06/25/2012

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Excellent product and service 45530



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: OK06/20/2012

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I would rate this product as excellent but the hose clamp that was supplied was a piece of junk and would not work and I had to buy another from the auto store. The finish results are very good.44915



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert K06/18/2012

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Worked as advertised. 44575



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill H.05/27/2012

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Good product ... does its job. I used three plastic wire ties to secure the bracket to the hitch tube instead of the included steel strap. All appears snug and tight.41789



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe S.05/03/2012

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Worked great on after market 2" hitch for 2006 Honda Pilot. This shorter one is perfect for the flat four plug39319



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob K04/21/2012

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Nice quality and adapts to the hitch really well.37961



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randall H03/16/2012

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worked great , easy to install. 34096



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick M11/20/2011

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good product works great 27203



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H10/25/2011

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I ordered wiring for a trailer and a mounting bracket. Everything came as ordered in one package very promptly. Great service Thank you.26094



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: freezer10/11/2011

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simple to use. This worked perfectly with the 4 pole harness mount. The whole setup looks professionally done now. Simple to install.25434



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan09/02/2011

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The clamp kind of sucks, but it does work. You might want to just get a stainless steel hose clamp to use instead of the included clamp.23430



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S06/13/2011

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Really REALLY fast shipping! 16869



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: C. Richard Helm06/07/2011

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This part worked great, I liked that I did not have to drill holes in the tow bar tube.16399



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S04/26/2011

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Nice and easy to install onto the class III - no drilling etc.12395



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Luis sarutte04/20/2011

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Easy to install, didnt need to drill my suv or the hitch tubing.....12058



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Victor R.04/01/2011

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Good quick and easy bracket to work with. This bracket as a base and your existing or a secondary bracket does the job nicely.10898



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Geoff S02/12/2011

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Delivery was quick, and installation was quicker.7066



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