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This heavy-duty trailer connector socket has an outlet for 7-way, 5-way and 4-way flat plugs. A weatherproof, insulated lid covers the terminals. The cover is also easy to open and extra-durable.
A heavy-duty bracket holds the vehicle-side connector. The lid of the outer casing opens 180 degrees for direct connections. The lid features internal seals to protect the inner outlet's 7-way blade, 5-wire and 4-wire flat terminals from the elements.
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Today were going to review part number HM48470. This is the Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow seven, five and four-way flat trailer connector for the vehicle end. This heavy duty trailer connector socket right here has an outlet for the seven way right here, has an outlet for a five way flat and a four-way flat that can be plugged in right down there. Both of these outlets have the weather-proofed insulated lids to help cover the terminals. You can see this one has a very strong reinforced lid. On the inside has the internal seals for alternate weatherproofing.
This lid also has the seals in there. They do open 180 degrees on both of them for easier connections of your terminals. It also has this nice large rugged oversized hinge which will hold up very well. Now, this part number does include everything shown here, the connector, the mounting bracket, the rear cover that covers your connections on the back, a couple packets of terminal grease and the mounting hardware to mount it to the mounting bracket. So basically when you install this you just mount your mounting bracket to wherever you need to on your vehicle and then you would just line this up.
The four holes right here will line up with the four on the back and then you will use the mounting hardware. Put the screws through here and the nuts back here to tighten it down. Once you get it installed then you can run your wire through here thats on your vehicle and out here, make your connections and then basically this cover will just snap on. You just push it in and it will lock right into place, just like that and then youre ready to go. Now, I do also want to mention that sometimes it gets confusing on the very bottom.
We show a total of five terminals, so when you have five-way flat, like this one pictured here, the trailer will have the four open terminals and then the one ground terminal thats in rubber, all you would have to do is on this one, the ground would be the exposed terminal right here, so you just line the ground up with the housing and you just it in like that and thats how you make your connection, very simple. What gets confusing is sometimes people say, Well, if I have a four-way flat and theres five holes, what happens Its pretty much just the same way. What you would do is, I have an example here of a Hopkins heres a four-way. It has three terminals and then the ground thats coated in rubber. Same way, you just line the ground up, push this in and then three of the holes will line up.
The other hole on the very end would stay open. That causes no problem at all. So you can hook up a five-way flat or a four-way flat in that bottom terminal.That should do it for the review on part number HM48470, the Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow seven, five and four-way flat trailer connector for the vehicle end. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (88 Customer Reviews)This heavy-duty trailer connector socket has an outlet for 7-way, 5-way and 4-way flat plugs. A weatherproof, insulated lid covers the terminals. The cover is also easy to open and extra-durable.
by: Vito Lotta - San Diego08/02/2014
I could not find a 7 round with a 5 flat connector anywhere in San Diego. Most of the people I spoke with at trailer shops or RV stores said no one makes it only with a 4 flat connector. I just kept looking because I needed one with a 5 flat for my boat and didn't want to keep using my adaptor. I found etrailer and the rep I spoke with was very knowledgeable and said he had exactly what I was looking for and it was a great price. I will be always using etrailer for my trailer parts for now on. Thank you, Vito Lotta - San Diego 144089
by: John L05/19/2011
I received the product quickly and in perfect condition the packing was excellant. I installed the connector easily and quickly. I consulted the Gm wiring diagram and als found the wires for all the 7 connections. I had a tight spot within the bumper edge, but managed to find short bolts to attach the bracket in old exsisting holes. The rest was easy attaching the connectors and making sure all wires were through the rear enclosure and tightening them down. I tested the 4 wire connector with my boat trailer lights and it worked like it was designed to do. I LOVE the versatility of this connector. Thanks etrailer.com!! Great product at a great price. 14869
by: Bill D06/03/2014
Installed the Hopkins muti-tow 7, 5, and 4 way flat connector this morning. I ripped the original connector that was attached to the bottom of the hitch receiver off when I was 4-wheeling into the Doll House campgrounds in the Maze District of Canyonlands a month ago. So, I cut a hole in the bumper and mounted the new Hopkins connector, cut off the old broken connector mounting bracket, and connected the factory wiring to the new Hopkins device. Hopkins product installed easily, looks great, is now out of the way, and has the flexibility of multiple trailer connectors when required. I am pleased with the product. Attached is a photo. 133981
by: Marc Allyn02/13/2014
Had everything you need. Be careful tightening the terminals, they bend easily so you may short one to another. Otherwise good bang for the buck. I would buy again. 116423
by: Darryl F02/11/2014
I had broken my factor connector on my 06 Tacoma, frankly due to a poor design placement by Toyota in my opinion, however I was not going to pay a premium $200+ price for a new OEM part and I wasn't planning to place it back in the original spot to only get broken again. This is a great replacement plus I no longer need a wire adapter. The unit fit perfectly in pre-cut hole that held my left tag light. Only had to drill 4 small holes for the bolts to secure to the bumper. Only pain was cutting the old wire and attaching it to the new connector, but that only took 10 minutes top. 116271
Installed: 9/12/2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Installation of the plug was a quick and easy. The existing Warrior hitch has a tab on the side for a trailer wiring socket. Drill a new hole on the installation bracket (comes with the trailer connector) so the bracket on the hitch matches bracket on the trailer connector. Done deal. This is the only trailer connector I found which has the 7, 5 and 4 connector options. Flexibility is always a good idea when you are borrowing someone else trailer or renting. 99853
Plug installed on my Jeep Turned out pretty cool, if I say so myself. 4716
the perfect plug for mt Wrangler tj 151123
I am the purchasing manager for a company that fabricates and installs custom truck equipment. Usually our customers don't want the 7 way RV style plug. When they do want this plug, we always install the Hopkins model. It is a great unit, and also gives the customer 4 way and 5 way flat options as well. This is the one I use on my personal truck. Great product, and E trailer always ships fast and has everything in stock. Much better than our local trailer supply company. 179954
by: Brian N.09/06/2014
Part arrived quickly and was exactly as pictured. Installation on my 2008 Dodge Durango was a little tricky, as there is no easy place to install it. Luckily my buddy was able to drill holes in bumper next to the hitch and then tap them so we could attach the connector with screws. There is not much room for the connector to fit, but by bending the metal mounting plate slightly it worked perfectly. The chart included with the product made it easy to wire correctly. 150280
Great product - the overall depth is a bit deep and for my specific application I had some challenges finding a good mounting point (partially due to the depth of the adapter and partly due to the lack of solid mounting surface. The product itself is sold with a flexible five/four way plug (single plug accommodates both the four and five pin) that will not easily break. The seven pin plug has a fairly stiff cover that is spring loaded. Wiring was simple too! 30756
by: Todd R11/05/2013
I bought this to replace a factory Jeep 7 point connector. I didn't figure out till I was done that the brackets were the same shape and I could have left the original on. It was very easy to install, even for someone as mechanically challenged as I am. The bracket that was included is a bit flimsy and there were no self tapping screws with it. Otherwise it was exactly what I needed. Less than 30 minutes to install 106389
Very well made, nicely designed. Note, if you mount this vertically, as suggested, a plastic cover is provided for the rear, and the unit may extend beyond your old bracket. My old bracket was a part of the original Hidden Hitch, and this extended beyond the old bracket. Because the rear plastic cover is NOT waterproof, it can be sealed with a small bead of RTV or similar sealant under the edge of the cover. 54217
by: Norm B04/06/2012
Actually I had two (2) seperate order because i could not make up my mind as to how i wanted to wire the trailer and other accessories that I have. Anyway, both orders were packaged extremely well. Shipment/receipt was great; took a short timeframe from the time items were ordered. Only one problem. No one showed up to help install all the parts I ordered. Thanks for the products and the support! 36330
Looks good, seems sturdy enough. I had a little trouble getting the back cover on after squeezing all my wires through. The rubber seal for the wires kept getting stuck on my wires when I tried to slide it down, probably be a good idea to make sure they're all in a nice and tight bundle to make it easier. Haven't been able to try it yet, though everything seemed to work when I used a test light. 88699
by: John S01/12/2014
This seems to be a pretty nice plug. Makes it nice with the 4 way and 7 all in one. The lid has a pretty stout spring on it so it should keep the weather out. Fast shipping excellent service. 112601
by: Greg C03/12/2014
This is a nicely built durable connector , the install was easy but took some time ...I pre wired it with a four blade male which plugged into the factory four blade female on my 2013 f150 ... just make sure your connection screws are tight , I added silicone to them so they dont back out ... Looks great and it is defiantly a nice piece of hardware , spring shuts tight and seals nice ... 120457
by: Patrick W.09/15/2015
Build quality seems better than the base Hopkins product I had used before. Installed it in a mounting box (18159) on my Curt round tube hitch. 225635
by: Calvin P.01/02/2015
I used this to complete the factory 5th wheel wiring in my 2015 Silverado 3500HD. Gives me a professional installation for my 5th wheel RV. 167564
by: David Messenger05/14/2011
I like this trailer connection. It seems to be well made and it is reasonably priced. I received my order in a reasonable time as well. The installation was not difficult and the wiring diagram was clear and understandable. I really like the idea that I can now tow a trailer with just about any type of connection and it will work. 14028
The connector interfaces very well with my XC90 and there is no drilling or advanced skills needed. Everything went together very well. 98025
Its exactly what I needed to rewire my truck (2002 F150). My only complaint is that once you snap all the parts together in the rear, its very difficult to take apart. I ended up breaking off one of the clasps while trying to adjust the wiring. It still seals in the wires and has a tight fit. I really like my setup now!!! 30096
A quality product from a quality supplier. This was a simple task to purchase and delivery was prompt. Information supplied by vendor was EXEMPLARY ! Without prompting I was informed of each step in the purchase, shipping, delivery process. I would recommend this company and will gladly purchase from them again. 74629
by: Leonard Moore04/05/2011
Great plug. The rear cover has two clips to hold the wire cover on the back. If you attach the wire cover, don't try to remove it, brand new the clips break off. Very fragile. Other than that the plug is easy to install and wire and hold the trailer plug firmly. 11114
by: Mike A.12/27/2013
wow!!! what a surprise, we expected to receive our order after Christmas but got it on Christmas eve. Merry Christmas to me woohoo!!! looks sturdy and ready to install as soon as the new year comes i will have my trailer back on the road. Thanks etrailer Mike 111319
I occasionally need to tow trailers with both the seven and 4 way flat connection. This connector gives all connections in one unit which was easy to install and cosmetically appealing. A solid unit that works as advertised. I strongly recommend this product. 131104
by: Victor Lagomasino01/24/2014
This website has a huge selection of products. Shipping was very fast and the regular updates were appreciated. The item is very robust and appears to be well built. Installation was straight forward. Was a great replacement for the stock F-250 connector. 114683
The product is well constructed. I did not realize until after starting the project that my car (volkswagon) had a the type of electrical system thtat required an electrical converter. I look forward to many years of use once I get the system hooked up. 64436
by: Frank Folkmann09/11/2012
Great Product. I can not give enough praise to etrailer for the ease of ordering and promt shipping also the followup of my order. There should be more companies like etrailer. The Multi-Tow Connector will enable me to use trailers with different wiring 54242
by: Lynn E07/10/2015
I needed to replace my previous plug because the hinge had broken, allowing the now unsecured plug to fall out. I hoped to find a metal replacement but this much improved plastic design should be just fine. Price was good and delivery was fast. 210754
by: Steve A.02/28/2013
Wanted a socket that I could plug "all" my toys into without separate adapters for each trailer. This looked like it would fit the bill, and it did. Installation was very straightforward following the trailer diagram offered on the website. 67954
by: Jim S08/06/2012
This item is very nice. I was replacing the Ford original on my F150 pickup and the existing wires fit without any modification. I like the dual connectors. Now I can use either the 7 way or 4 way without any additional adapters. 50742
by: Bob K08/13/2015
I wish they'd spend a few extra cents and include stainless bolts with this. I've installed several and the bolts always rust badly. I now always have to make a separate trip to obtain stainless bolts. Otherwise works great. 218899
by: Kevin L09/12/2013
Overall , great plug and decent design . The rear cable entry could be a bit better to make it more weatherproof but works ok as is . I would highly suggest using a dielectric grease and tinning the wires to prevent corrosion . 99570
by: Deon D03/06/2013
Great product. After losing two 4-pin adaptors I decided to purchase this product. 15 minute installation. Mounted in factory location on 2004 Chevy 1500, just had to drill four holes in OEM bracket. Too easy. 69295
by: Art K09/12/2014
The product installed very easy and works great I,m good with electric connections but I had to look up the wiring schematic to find what wires went where other then that no problems. Great service as well 150871
by: Tow Man06/18/2013
Order was delivered fast and correct. Pretty easy to install. After installation, it worked as intended. Looks like this cover and hinge is a lot more substantial than the one it replaced. 85130
Great product. Used it many times in the short time i've had it and love it so far. Very heavy duty, even I can't break it. Not too bad to install either if you use hand tools occasionally. 129515
Good quality, easy to install. Would be top marks if it wasn't made of such light plastic; Everytime I use it I think I might break it. So far so good, will see how it holds up in the snow. 46179
Easy install. Excellent product! Would have been nice to come with a couple bumper mounting screws and nuts. I did break one of the tabs on the backshell but that was my fault. 125157
by: dean h05/30/2012
great product will make it easy to hook up camper, boat. and cattle trailer, all three with different connectors and also trailer brakes. being very sturdy and water tight helps also 42074
by: David S.10/01/2015
Good solid product. I would definitely order from eTrailer again if I ever need any more trailer parts that they handle. Parts arrived sooner than expected an in solid condition. 228768
by: Don F04/24/2014
This connector is really solid, the hinge for the top connector looks almost indestructable and I no longer have to look for my flat adapter having both in one connector 127061
I like having the 2 most common connectors on my truck. The great thing about this is the 5 way flat works with 4 ways and the cover for it is hinged like the 7 blade. 130033
Very rugged device, good design. This alleviates having a 4 or 5 wire connection hanging from your vehicle. Great for replacement of old connector. Great for DIY 212372
HARDWARE IS NOT STAINLESS OR GALVANIZED! Within a few days the painted hardware started rusting pretty bad. Swapped it out for galvanized hardware to salve this. 167652
by: B Adamache01/04/2014
This is my second unit. Its the best plug I've found for allowing both a 7 pin and a 4 pin trailer plug with both having good covers to keep things clean. 111907
by: Ray M.12/13/2013
The part was shipped fast. The directions were easy to follow and the quality of the material is excellent. I'll be doing business with them again. 110075
by: Troy C04/25/2013
I am very pleased with product and will come back for my next purchase. Also very friendly people to work with. I could not ask for better service. 77770
by: Steve K.09/02/2011
Very well built the only problem i had was I used connectors and they were a little hard to fit them in to the back cap but is did and it works good. 23481
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