The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (not included). This short bracket is designed for use with 4- and 5-way connectors.

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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short

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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - 18140

The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (not included). This short bracket is designed for use with 4- and 5-way connectors.

Features:

  • 3" Wide x 3-3/4" Long


This bracket can be used 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)

The picture above illustrates a typical application of a no-drill mounting bracket and trailer connector bracket.



118140 No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short







Video of No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short


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Video Demo Tow Ready Accessories and Parts 18140
Tow Ready Accessories and Parts 18140 Review
Video install 4 pole mounting bracket 18144
Tow Ready 4-Pole Mounting Bracket Installation

Video Transcript for Tow Ready Accessories and Parts 18140 Review

Today we're going to review part number 18140. This is the tow-ready no-drill short universal mounting bracket and clamp. This part includes everything shown here, the short bracket, the screw clamp, and the mounting screws and nuts. This bracket is used for mounting your electrical connectors to a trailer hitch cross tube without any drilling. The screw clamp right here is what is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. Basically this bracket, you would go on top of your cross tube on your hitch, tighten this screw clamp down to hold it into place. You'll notice there's holes drilled in that.

Basically what you would do is use a . we do sell the mounting brackets for the connectors separately. Here is an example of a part number 18144. This is for a four-way flat connector, we do sell this part separately on our website, and it is listed as a related product on this product page. Basically what you would do is once this is attached to your cross-tube, and this mounting bracket is just attached to the pre-drilled holes just like that, and it gives you a place for your four-way to attach at the back of your vehicle, so it's not just hanging down. Do you want me to give you a few dimensions on the bracket itself This is the short version, so the width on it is three inches wide, and the length on it is three and three-quarter inches long.

That should do it for the review, on part number 18140, the tow-ready no-drill short universal mounting bracket and screw clamp. .




Customer Reviews

No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short - 18140

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (100 Customer Reviews)

The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (not included). This short bracket is designed for use with 4- and 5-way connectors.



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by: Adam07/23/2012


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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by: Greg07/03/2014


This bracket 11840 worked out perfectly to attach the replacement 7 way trailer connector 118243 to my 2000 Ford F250 7.3 Super Duty. Without this bracket, the 118243 connector would not mount correctly to my truck. It would not clear the bottom of my bumper in the original mounting position on the bumper. I also bought the Pollak7 plus 4 way connector because I have multiple trailers with different connectors. This product is HM40975 and I highly recommend that it be purchased with the other two products. The guys at eTrailer really know their products and are so helpful. They know what exceptional customer service is all about. Also, I love all of their online videos and information on the website that allows you to make informed decisions. Their prices are very competitive too. With free shipping over $99, they can't be beat.. For those reasons, I will not buy trailer gear anywhere else. 138978






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by: Chas.04/23/2013


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





Comments

It is still working well. Good product.

Chas. - 05/16/2014

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by: Gh0st!01/09/2014


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





Comments

Still work great!

Gh0st! - 01/23/2015

8864



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by: David Tosch08/27/2013


looks good 97142





Comments

Working great. No problems at all.

David T - 08/27/2014

6499

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by: Manny K.10/08/2014


The short, no-drill mounting bracket was exactly what I needed to mount my 7-pin trailer connecter. I didn't want it to protrude beyond the bumper, and it mounted level with the 2" box. I also wanted it to sit farther under the truck, so it was generally out of the way. This installation was done on a 2006 Tacoma 2x4 with a Draw-Tite tow hitch, model 75236. I would recommend using some flex pipe to keep all the wires secure and covered. You can buy that at Home Depot in the electrical aisle for $3 or so. 155257






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by: Greg P.10/03/2014


This mount worked great! Installed in minutes. I paired it with the mounting bracket 4 pole flat (18144) that you can also purchase. They both make the 4 pin connector look professional and keep the wires from dangling down from trailer hitch. Excellent product! 154302






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by: dave h02/21/2014


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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by: Andrew M.08/19/2013


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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by: Jim B11/15/2012


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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by: Mike L01/07/2012


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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by: Mike P.07/08/2014


No need to buy this part like I did. It will not mount on a round tube hitch frame that I have. Use zip ties and you will have a spool of extra wire near the center rear of the hitch. When not using the trailer, just tuck the 4-pin wire connector inside the spool of wire to keep last bit of wire with the connector from flopping around in mid-air. 140115






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by: Charles C05/19/2014


First time I have used etrailer.com. They are GREAT! The install video was most helpful. Parts came in the mail fast, and install was very simple thanks to the video. Dealership wanted $150 for the install and I was able to do it for $53 and an hour of my time. Will use these guys again. 131342






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by: BH12/17/2012


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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by: Marcus N09/07/2013


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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by: Reggie M.03/24/2015


Wife wanted the plug not to show and this product works perfect. Super fast shipping 180562






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by: Josh04/01/2012


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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by: Rick L09/22/2014


This item will not work on the draw-tite hitch because the draw-tite has cylindrical tubing. This product is made for rectangular frames. No problem though because item 18144 can be attached to the plastic bumper cover right next to the hitch. 152383






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by: Palmer L12/02/2013


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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by: Kevin B.08/06/2012


Excellent product. 50704






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by: Jm09/26/2014


This was a very easy to use bracket to support before flat trailer wire holder I like the fact that I didn't have to drill anything which is a big selling point here in Massachusetts with our salt filled winter. 153223






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by: OK06/20/2012


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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by: David03/27/2013


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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by: David R.06/02/2013


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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by: Howie W.02/23/2015


Quick and easy install. I wouldn't have known i needed to buy two parts if it hadn't been for the installation video that paused to display the two part numbers required. 175689






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by: Bill H.05/27/2012


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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by: Michael07/18/2013


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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by: Amanda W.12/09/2013


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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by: Bobby07/25/2013


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 customer 91609






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by: Mike D.05/20/2013


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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by: John H10/25/2011


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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by: Ryan09/02/2011


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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by: freezer10/11/2011


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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by: Roger H08/16/2013


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





Comments

No mine is the round ones and no modify needed.

comment by: - 01/23/2015


8865



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by: Victor R.04/01/2011


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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by: Jack B01/09/2014


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






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by: Joe S.05/03/2012


Worked great on after market 2" hitch for 2006 Honda Pilot. This shorter one is perfect for the flat four plug 39319






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by: Joe M06/28/2013


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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by: Rich D04/04/2014


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






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by: Bob M.03/17/2015


Parts ordered were sent in a timely fashion and with good communication. I highly recommend E Trailer. 179235






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by: Tina C.11/17/2013


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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by: Paul J.03/24/2014


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






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by: Pete10/17/2014


Small item but it made mounting the plug for the trailer lights easy and solid! Nice product. 156576






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by: Harvey L.10/07/2013


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






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by: Joe S.08/25/2013


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






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by: Don10/17/2013


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






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by: Gregory03/29/2013


Installed bracket on 2013 Santa Fe Sport w/ 4-pole bracket. Easy install, looks professional 73277






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by: Jacob D08/03/2012


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






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by: Wayne S.02/06/2013


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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by: Brad R.04/07/2014


Excellent reaction time in getting products processed and shipped. Thanks etrailer.com 124085




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  • Converting a 4 Pole Connector on a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser to a 5 Pole Boat Trailer Connector
  • Usually when you have a boat trailer with a 5 pole connector the trailer has hydraulic surge brakes and not electric brakes and you would not use a brake controller. The additional blue wire is for a reverse lockout on your hydraulic surge brakes to deactivate them while the tow vehicle is in reverse. If your boat trailer is the only trailer you plan on towing then you will want to install the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 pole trailer connector, part # 118405, and you will want...
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  • Is a Wiring Harness Mounting Bracket Included with Trailer Wiring for a 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • To secure the wiring at the rear of your vehicle you can use the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat, item # 18144, along with a No-Drill Mount Bracket, item # 18140 short, or # 18136 long. This keeps the connector secure at the rear of the vehicle and is a no drill application with the bracket. You could also use the Mag-Flat (TM) 4-Pole Mounting Magnet, item # 38095. to secure the connector at the rear of the vehicle. The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118496, does not come...
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  • Running Trailer Wiring Connector for the 2010 Honda Element to the Outside of the Vehicle
  • Yes, you can run the vehicle side trailer connector to the outside of the vehicle if there is a grommet available in the back of the spare tire well. Just make a small slit in the grommet and run the smallest end of the harness through the hole. If you decide to do so you may want to install a mounting bracket to keep the 4-Way connector from dangling behind the vehicle. I would recommend the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat, item # 18144, along with the No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short, item...
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  • How to Route the Trailer Wiring Plug Permanently Outside Next to the Hitch on a 2011 Toyota Sienna
  • To route the trailer wiring connector outside on your 2011 Toyota Sienna you will need to find a grommet in the rear of the vehicle. I attached a photo showing a grommet that can be used in the cargo area of the 2011 Sienna under the carpeting. We have a video, see link, detailing this wiring harness installation. The grommet used in the video to route the power wire to the vehicle battery could be used to route the 4-Way connector out of the vehicle and back to the trailer hitch. I...
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