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Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

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Sturdy polypropylene bracket lets you mount your Hopkins 4-pole flat trailer connector to your vehicle. The bracket folds over your connector to quickly and easily secure it in place and provide a permanent fixed connection point. Call 800-298-1624 to order Hopkins accessories and parts part number HM48595 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Hopkins Accessories and Parts - HM48595

  • Wiring
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Sturdy polypropylene bracket lets you mount your Hopkins 4-pole flat trailer connector to your vehicle. The bracket folds over your connector to quickly and easily secure it in place and provide a permanent fixed connection point.


Features:

  • Lets you mount your 4-way flat trailer connector to your vehicle quickly and easily
    • Only compatible with Hopkins branded 4-way flat trailer connectors
  • Folds around your 4-flat to secure it in place
    • Allows the use of your 4-way flat's attached dust cover
  • Constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant polypropylene
  • Installs easily with included mounting hardware
    • Attaches to your vehicle's bumper near the hitch
  • Made in the USA
  • 90-Day warranty


48595 Hopkins 4-Pole Folding Mounting Bracket

Installation Details HM48595 Installation instructions


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Video of Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Hopkins 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector Fold-Over Mounting Bracket Review

Hi there neighbors. Today we're going to be taking a look at Hopkins 4-flat mounting bracket. This bracket's going to be a great addition whenever you're installing Hopkins wiring onto your vehicle. It's designed to work specifically with Hopkins 4-pole flat connectors, to hold them nice and tight and give you a sturdy mounting point for you to place your 4-flat on the outside of your vehicle. What's nice about this is typically your 4-pole flat, you just hook onto your safety chain loop and it just hangs there. There are other bracket designs, but this one here is going to clamp nice and tight and hold your Hopkins in place, and it is easy to install because it comes with two self tapping screws so you can either run it into your bumper, you can run it into your hitch, or to any other types of bracket that you install on there.The bracket's constructed of a lightweight polypropylene.

It's going to be durable and resistant to UV rays and road grime. So this is going to be a great addition to any wiring install. It's going to keep your 4-pole flat in an easy to use location, and it's going to make it look nicer as well. This'll also keep your wiring up off the ground to ensure you have a long lasting 4-pole flat connection. This 4-pole flat bracket is quick and easy to install.

Your 4-pole flat will simply clamp in between the two sections. There is a small cutout on each side for your dust cap, if it does have a pre-attached dust cap like this one does. You just clamp it over and squeeze it shut.To get it mounted on the vehicle, you can either use the self tapping screws that come in the kit to mount it to the bottom of your hitch, or your bumper, or you could use a short bracket like the one we're using here. The short bracket's going to bring it further towards the rear to make it more accessible. And it's also going to keep us from having to modify anything so we don't have to drill holes in our hitch.

We don't have to drill any holes in the bumper. We can just mount it directly to this.Now the self tapping screws that come with it won't work, so you are going to have to provide your own hardware to get it mounted to the short bracket. There's also long brackets available if you need a further distance to extend it and bring it closer to the back. I'm going to take our hardware, we're going to slide it through our connector. We're going to be going from the bottom, which you can put it either way, it's really up to you which side you want to make the bottom.We're just sliding our screws through the slotted holes, and then these will line up with the holes in our bracket.

On the other side, we're just going to place some nuts on there and then we'll tighten it down. Once you've got all of your hardware started, we can just tighten it down. And that completes our look at Hopkins 4-flat mounting bracket.


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - HM48595

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (113 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy polypropylene bracket lets you mount your Hopkins 4-pole flat trailer connector to your vehicle. The bracket folds over your connector to quickly and easily secure it in place and provide a permanent fixed connection point.

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Fits Hopkins 4-ways perfectly, with a channel for the rubber end cover that comes with the 4-way cable. As other buyers noted, the screws don't make the most sense. I figure they're a fine universal solution. I bought bolts, nylon washers, and locking nuts to mount the mount onto my car, had to drill two small holes for mounting. No problem.



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The Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket worked great for my Hopkins 4-way Flat Trailer Connecter. It was very east to install and looks great. Christian at etrailer was very heplful in finding the correct bracket for my wiring harness.



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For the pricing on this product, it was a great solution to create a permanent mounting solution to secure the trailer wiring connector on my truck. I wasn't able to mount it to my bumper due to the way it was designed, but I was able to get it mounted to the trailer hitch frame itself on the truck. The bracket fits the connector plug like a glove, and combined with the connector cover, it looks very nice, almost like a factory job. My only complaint (and thus my justification for 4 stars instead of 5) with this is the Phillips head screws. I do not know why manufacturers continue to provide these with products that need securing, especially where driving them into a metal surface is highly probable. Please, please, please - update this package to include hex head screws where they can be driven with a nut driver socket on a drill. Phillips screws are very prone to stripping and a pain in the posterior to work with. I have mine secured now with the supplied screws, but I will be replacing them with hex head screws ASAP.


Comments
They have worked out well. I liked being able to mount the trailer connector to the bottom of the bumper and the connector cover was a nice + to protect the pins. From what I remember, I seem to recall using hex head metal screws in place of the provided Phillips head screws as they are much easier to work with without the risk of rounding out the head of the screws.
James - 11/27/2018



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Better than a dangling connector.



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I have not received bracket yet but, I installed one on my 2013 ford escape and it worked great no problems trailer hitch had a plate to install to. I'll have to install this one onto plastic bumper


Comments
With a little tweaking works great not hard to do
stan j - 06/17/2015



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After a year, hasn't let go of the dang plug. Must need when installing you're own four pin setup.



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The Hopkins 12" 4-flat connector extension and the Hopkins mounting bracket are top quality and will allow me to extend my truck's factory trailer wiring connector to the mounting bracket for a professional looking install. The mounting bracket will allow a much easier disconnect of trailer from truck. The quick response from the etrailer Team is remarkable and I look forward to additional business with them.



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easy to install and it did the job



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Wasn't able to use.not strong enough Wanted to come apart. Not using it. Sorry for a negative review.



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The inside is shaped to match the shape/ridges of the plug so that once it is clamped down the plug won't back out when plugging in the trailer plug. The standard metal brackets, when mounted on the bottom of the hitch, hang down too low and get damaged when the rear of the vehicle encounters a slope (driveway, etc). This mount is low profile and barely noticeable.



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Well, the product is probably a good product, but would be better if it listed what 4-way plugs it would be compatible with; however, the Curt 4-w plug connector that I ordered did not fit into this mounting bracket, it would not close completely, as the tabs on the Curt 4-way connector stick out too far, even if they would have been lower, like if I filed them off, it wouldn't fit properly unless I used some silicone RTV or something to fill the gaps so it wouldn't bee loose. So basically I will have this mounting bracket laying around in a drawer until I have need of it, if I remember where it is if that day ever comes.



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This is a great device, but it didn't fit the 4 pole connector on the Subaru-specific wiring kit I bought from etrailer. I did buy another for "contingency" sake.


Comments
Thanks for the review on the Hopkins Mounting Bracket, LWT!! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 06/05/2017



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This is a simple and very good 'container' for a 4-way plug on a vehicle. The wiring loom I used had a cap for the 4-way plug that was attached with a very thick molded length of rubber strap. That strap prevented the 4-way plug from easily fitting into this 'container'. Once I got past that issue, mounting was very easy. This 'container' will hold the 4-way plug in an easy to reach location next to the receiver hitch.



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this fit just like oem



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The only bad thing about this experience is that I didn't go to you guys sooner! Tried 4 different sources (big name sources!) ...Oh my goodness...I just gotta say they didn't have a clue. I need a male and female wire connector that would handle 2 - 14 gage wires and 2 - 18 gage wires for a twelve volt system and a mounting bracket. You would have thought I was asking them to design a part for the next Mars Mission! Anyway enough rant...Your videos were great, your service person was great, your delivery was right on the money and it was exactly the part(s) I needed. On to the next project. Now I getting ready to order the next parts I need...from you.



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Ok the biggest problem I had was in the delivery it took twice as long because it went from the original shipping point in Missouri to another place in Missouri then it went all the way to Ohio back to Indianapolis back to Ohio then back to Indianapolis and then to Lafayette and deliver to my house which took approximately 10 days and it should have only taken 3 cuz It went from UPS to when it got the Indianapolis the UPS bounce it around all over Ohio and Missouri and Illinois and wherever else they went and it finally came to Indianapolis to get put in with the United States Postal System and when they got it and sent the Lafayette then I got delivered to my house. I can see why it takes so long to deliver it and why it cost to deliver it for small package it was $7 approximately and I had to pay shipping I'm surprised they didn't charge more for all the running around different states and everything it should have came from Missouri straight to Indianapolis UPS delivers that way all the time



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All items shipped and delivered a day sooner than the expected delivery date. The videos on the web site were a big help during my installation. I would order from etrailer.com again!!!


Comments
Thanks Pete G for another great review!! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 06/23/2017


Comments
All still working without issue. Just towed my boat 2 weeks ago.
Pete G - 06/21/2018



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It fit my wiring plug and dust cap perfectly. Had some trouble deciding where to mount it, but that's not the product's fault.


Comments
The plastic strap that holds car cap on broke within weeks. I figured this would happen. Didn’t take long.
Jay G - 05/28/2020


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Really cleans up the installation. I couldn't have a dangling plug tied to the hitch on a new car!



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Didn't know they made such a thing. I was ready to install a regular kit that would have involved splicing, soldering, heat shrink, etc etc. I'm glad I decided to check out you tube for tips. There I found this item. SOLD!! Installed great and works great! Huge time saver!



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This will replace the factory bracket on a 2015 Highlander as the Hopkins plug it is designed for is an exact match to the factory plug. The sheet metal screws it comes with won't work, but you want stainless steel anyways. A couple of 10-32 screws will just fit through and aircraft nuts will make sure it does not rattle loose.



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Product does a great job of mounting your 4 wire flat trailer connector to the hitch. Keeps it from dangling or having to rap it around the hitch.



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Ordered trailer hitch wiring connections, wires, mounts, etc. All arrived just as ordered, and within 5 days. The quality was top-shelf, which is why I continue to reorder from etrailer.....NO JUNK & NO MISTAKES, sounds simple but so many companies get it wrong


Comments
Thanks again Jim for the great review and rating! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 05/30/2017



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Hopkins HM48595 bracket will not fit 4-way flat connector on tekonsha 118534 T-one wire harness



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Easy install and it looks awesome to boot. Highly recommended to anyone installing a trailer wiring harness looking for a clean install.


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