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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

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The hose clamp is used to secure this long bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2). 1-800-496-5010 to order Tow Ready accessories and parts part number 18136 or order online at Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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The hose clamp is used to secure this long bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2).


  • 3" Wide x 6-1/2" 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)

Please note: Many wiring adapters, specifically the 4 pole to 7 and 4 pole adapters, include the connector-specific mounting bracket (piece 2 of 2).

118136 No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

Video of No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

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

Video Transcript for Review of Tow Ready No Drill Mount Bracket - 18136

Today, we're going to take a look at the Tow Ready Long, No-Drill Mount Bracket for your vehicle end. Now, this bracket is designed to secure electrical connector on the back of your vehicle by your trailer hitch receiver, instead of just having your electrical connector, hanging down and getting damaged. This will attach to a square cross tube design trailer hitch I happened to pull in here just to demonstrate how this connects.It does come with this bracket, will come with this included hose clamp that holds it to the hitch. There's no drilling required, and it comes with the mounting hardware and install your electrical connector bracket to it. This is a nice powder coated steel construction. And basically what you end up doing is you notice it has a 90 degree bend on it.

So what you would do is just put this onto the top of the square tube and then just take your hose clamp, run it through around the square tube and then back through the clamp and then just tighten it down with a screw and it'll hold it into place.Again no drilling is required. It does give you the mounting brackets to attach your electrical bracket to. Now it will work with most 4-Way, 5-Way, 6-Way and 7-Way mounting brackets will attach to this. Now on the product page for this part number, it will list the part numbers of some of those brackets that'll work with this mount bracket. Now for this review, I've happened to pull a 7-Way bracket.

This is part number 118138 just to show you how this bracket all attached to the no-drill. You can see there's two holes here up at the top, and they have the holes here on the top here. You just line those holes up, use the included screws and attach it just like that. And then you'll install your connector right in here, the 7-Way on this one.Now it can be installed on the top of the hitch, just like this I'm showing you. If it ends up being too tall, he can see that when you do attach this, it is a little bit higher than your trailer hitch.

If that's going to be a little too tall, which you could end up doing, is you could put it on the underside and then the same way, run your hose clamp through there, tighten it down that way, and then that way it would lower it a little bit. So just depends on your application, which would work the best. Few dimensions on the bracket itself. The length of it, it's going to be right at six and a half inches. The width of it is right at three inches.

But that should do it for the review on the Tow Ready Long, No-Drill Mount Bracket for your vehicle end.

Customer Reviews

No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long - 18136

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (450 Customer Reviews)

The hose clamp is used to secure this long bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2).


The only thing about the stuff I purchased from e-trailer that I did not like is the mounting brackets! I had to bend it 90 degrees to make it work. Please fix this issue. Unfortunately, some paint came off when bending it, so 12 months later it is starting to rust (see photo). The bracket that the plug sits in is sloppy so the plug usually falls out when I unplug or plug the trailer in. PLEASE FIX!

By the way, the trailer hitch and harness I purchased from e-trailer is AWESOME.


At 6 1/2 inches, the "long" mounting bracket is too long. The 3 1/2 "short" bracket is too short. I needed 5 1/2 length, so I used a hacksaw to cut the longer bracket and drilled new holes. Easier than I expected, about 15-20 minutes work. I've attached before photos showing the fine previous workmanship, along after photos of my remount.


The universal mounting bracket installed without a problem. My rounded hitch posed a slight problem for this model, though. I ended up placing a zip-tie to the backside of the bumper to try to keep it from falling down. Otherwise, it is still working great one year in even with deeper-than-average snow last winter.

Great idea, Adam! As Plato said, necessity is the mother of invention, and you definitely problem-solved on this one! Since your pictures show a 4-way and 7-way connector, you could also use the Curt Easy Mount Bracket for 2-inch hitches Item C58000. This slips over your Curt 2-inch receiver and does not require drilling, either. Thanks again for sharing!
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 07/10/2017


The bracket assembly was packaged inside a larger box containing the trailer hitch that I ordered. The hitch box was damaged and the bracket was missing on the original delivery. I called etrailer customer service and they sent replacements immediately. I would strongly suggest packing the smaller items in a separate box to eliminate this issue. The bracket met all expectations and was thicker then expected. Customer Service, Ordering, delivery, and communication were outstanding from etrailer.


I needed one more 90 deg bend to make this bracket useful on my Palisade, to where the 5-pin plug was in a good position for repeated insertions/disconnects facing toward the rear of the vehicle just under the bumper.. I added the bend myself and then the bracket worked very well.


Great item - saved me from drilling directly into the hitch. The threaded clamp clicks out of the way to quickly feed the bulk of the wire through, then click it back into position and use a drill with socket attachment to tightly secure it. Rock solid install.


I probably should have brought the short bracket but i just bent it around the hict bar and it works great.


Yep, got the package yesterday, and it's perfect. It's exactly what I should have ordered in the first place.

Even with the long bracket, the space between the back of the plug and the hitch looks like it's gonna be a little tight, but I think I can make it work just fine.

I have everything I need now to get this completed, and to do it so it's a professional grade result. Now I just have to get out there and do it... when it warms up a bit more.

Re: the returned item.... I checked with USPS and it would have cost me more than the RMA label you provided to use UPS.
So I just used the label you sent me. UPS tracking indicates it arrived there last Friday.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help. You made getting this right a very simple and easy breezy deal.

A year out and working like a champ!
Don - 02/27/2021


All of the products we ordered from fit perfectly and were easy to install. We have enjoyed trouble free service from the products for a year now and will purchase from etrailer again should the need arise.


Good product. Installed it on 08 Odyssey Reese class lll trailer hitch. Make sure to get the 6.5" bracket when installing larger connectors such as 7 way in order to fit the wiring harness. I'm also impressed with the customer service.. very knowable, helpful and friendly. Looking forward doing business here again soon. Thanks Etrailer


Works as advertised fit great


Great product. I modified it a little to fit the placement of the plug and the body of the vehicle.


Makes wiring look finished.

Still looks great
Alan - 11/12/2021


I bought the long bracket since I planned on adding a couple of bends to it. The bracket is something like 12 ga. steel so I had a metal shop make the bends. The picture shows how it mounted on the 2-1/2 in. square tube crossmember. I was very pleased with the result. Just make sure you have adequate clearance for the square tube when you make the bends if you mount it this way. Otherwise you'll have to throw it away and start over.


Product is well made. I like that it had the dimensions on your website. I checked my application and knew that the shorter version would be too short so I went with this one knowing it may be a little long. After I received it and checked it was a little too long so I made a bracket to clamp it on the tow bar. Everything worked out well and it very sturdy.


This mounting system did not work with my trailer hitch.


I have used you a few times and I am never disappointed. Your install videos are a blessing!


Worked well enough. I had to bend 90 degrees modifying the part for my hitch application due to the bumper alignment but it still did the job nicely.


Perfect way to finish the wiring install. everything stays neat and tidy.


Worked like a champ easy install one year later still a solid mounting bracket would buy again


Quality products, fast delivery and outstanding customer service.


Product was perfect fit to my wiring harness and with additional bracket I ordered , was able to mount on receiver without altering Explorer bumper...test light shows voltage..thanks again


This bracket was a good fit when clamped to the E98844 trailer hitch to hold the 7 way plug included in the ETBC7 install kit. Car is a 2015 Toyota Highlander.


Worked exactly how I needed and looks g reat.


All went well with the install, thanks.

I failed to tighten the bolts completely and they fell out. Zip ties to the rescue. Very satisfied with the purchase.
Franklin - 07/17/2022

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