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No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short

No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short

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This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach your electrical connector mounting bracket (sold separately). Designed for use with 4-way, 5-way, and 6-way connector brackets. Included hose clamp secures bracket to your trailer hitch. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tow Ready accessories and parts part number 18140 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - 18140

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This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach your electrical connector mounting bracket (sold separately). Designed for use with 4-way, 5-way, and 6-way connector brackets. Included hose clamp secures bracket to your trailer hitch.


Features:

  • 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 Wesbar 5-Pole Flat (TR20046)
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • Hose clamp and hardware included
  • Bracket dimensions: 3" wide x 3-3/4" long


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 with a trailer connector bracket.



118140 No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short





Video of No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short

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




Video Transcript for Tow Ready 4-Pole Mounting Bracket Installation

Today we are going to be installing the universal 4-Flat connector part number 18144 in conjunction with our universal short bracket part 18140. With our wire already routed outside of the vehicle we'll go ahead and install the 4-flat mounting bracket on the universal mounting bracket. We'll use the supplied hardware to secure it. With our two screws tightened down, take the worm clamp and secure directly to the hitch. Now we've got that tightened down, I'll go ahead and take a pair of tin snips and cut off the excess from the clamp. With the clamp secure we'll go ahead and route the 4 pole through the 4-Flat mounting bracket and input the cap on the end of our 4 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 for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short - 18140

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (543 Customer Reviews)

This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach your electrical connector mounting bracket (sold separately). Designed for use with 4-way, 5-way, and 6-way connector brackets. Included hose clamp secures bracket to your trailer hitch.

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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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This a very useful product. It would've been to have about another 1/2 inch in length but it was able to handle the job. 204129



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This was installed on a round tube hitch for a 2015 Honda Odyssey. Everything installed easily and the clamp was simple to use. I would think this bracket would sit nicer on a square tube simply due to the flatter surface, so if you install with a round tube, just be sure to keep it level as you tighten up on the clamp. 358782



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Exactly what I was seeking to secure my 4-plug device to a tow-bar & tidy-up the excess wiring under my hitch. My wife shook her head in disbelief when I told her the installation would be quick & easy (it never is, right)? Well it was! Had this little baby installed in about 30 minutes. Finally, my self-installed electrical system for towing is complete & looks professionally done. 290925



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did just what I needed 792064



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Great solution to avoid having to drill into the frame or body components in order to install the 4 pole mounting bracket. One year after installation the powder coat is still intact and there is no rust. 561105


Comments
The clamp and bracket have been installed on my Jeep for about a year. It was easy to install and the bracket is functional, but unfortunately, the powder coat only lasted a few months and the bracket is now rusted.
Todd P - 09/03/2019

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You can definitely replace the Tow Ready Bracket # 18140
No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short
$12.47
and if you do I also recommend covering any kicked places (from road debris) with some black paint to help keep this product from rusting.

-- Jon G - 9/27/2019


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Installed on a Curt trailer hitch part # 13408 for a 2004 Jeep wrangler. Mounted the 4 pin flat mounting bracket (part # 18144) to it. Makes it so you do not have to drill mounting bracket into hitch or bumper. Holds very tight in hitch! Installation was simple, fast, and clean. Highly recommended. 241864



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Bought this along with the hitch C13143, wiring harness 56083 and bracket 18144. While the hitch and wiring harness went on as described, and I have nothing but praise for the product and service (and YouTube videos), these two brackets were not made for my Lexus. The hitch is too far back and up for these to work as advertised. However, I figured out if I cut the cover a bit more, I could mount these right behind the side hole in the hitch, and they are accessible but also out of the way, and out of sight. Needed a bigger clamp, but lucky I had one in my workbench. Check out the picture for how it looks. Make sure your trailer wires are long enough to reach to it. Don't cover the hole for your locking mechanism! 415087



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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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Sorry to be so late in sending you photos. To get the plug more forward, we used the brackets we bought from you. At the same time, we rewired the 7-pole receptacle and place a boot from a shock over the wire and receptacle to keep everything more water tight. Works very well. Thanks again for your prompt service in getting the brackets to us. 246889



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Easy to install and makes the install look professional. No dangling wires. Everything looks like it was installed from the factory. I definitely recommend this. 489209



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I used these brackets for attaching the air connection and break-away switch for the SMI Air Force One braking system to the baseplate of my Jeep Wrangler. The brackets were modified (cut to fit and holes drilled) for my particular installation. They worked perfectly and make the installation look great. 705472



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This mounting bracket works great! I used it on my Draw-Tite hitch which already had a plate welded onto it for a mounting bracket. The holes lined up perfectly and I used the two locking screws to hold it in place. The 4-pole harness fits into the slot perfectly and it holds the harness securely in place. Great product! 499855



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Worked great and looks perfect..mounted very conveniently right next to hitch..lot better than letting the plug just dangle 901088



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great service 895171



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Worth the extra money 892732



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This system was easy to install and works great a year later. 898474



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Great! 887384



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Works as advertised. A cinch to install! Nice to have my flat four plug mounted instead of dangling! Looks like a factory install. Thanks etrailer!! 887342



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Doesn't really work on the tubular hitch I also bought from etrailer. 884168



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Easy to install as videos show. Nice, neat installation 881069



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2 orders payed for quick shipping. Weekend order and arrived fast. 876455


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Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Accessories and Parts

  • How To Mount a Trailer Connector To The Draw-Tite Hitch 76138 On a 2018 Mazda CX-5
    I would try to install the No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket part # 18140 on the underside of your Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76138, similar to what you see in the attached photo. The bracket may also need to be bent down some towards the ground. This is a universal bracket so there may need to be some slight modifications in order to make this work for you. That said, you could drill the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat part # 18144 directly to the underside...
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  • Can 4-Way Mounting Bracket # 18140 be Used with 4-Way Harness # 118269
    Yes, you can use the 4-way mounting bracket part # 18140 with the 4-way part # 118629 that you referenced but you'll also need the additional bracket part # 18144 and you'll be set.
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  • Recommeded Mounting Bracket For 4-Way Trailer Connector On 2015 Jeep Wrangler
    The mounting bracket I recommend for your 4-way trailer connector is part # 18140.
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  • Will the No-Drill Trailer Wiring Harness Mounting Bracket Fit a Round Tube Trailer Hitch
    The no-drill mounting bracket # 18140 has that hose clamp type of device that will hold it tight to a round or square tube trailer hitch. If the clamp is properly tightened down it will not slip. There are different additional mounts you can use depending on the type of connector you have. For a 4-Way flat use # 18144 5-Way flat use # tr20046 7-Way Blade Style use # 18138 with long bracket # C57202 4, 5, or 6-Way round use # RM-910030-5
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  • Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Connector
    The Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket # HM48595 is a stand-alone bracket and would not be compatible with other brackets such as Mount Bracket # 18140. What you would want to use is bracket # 18140 along bracket # 18144. You can see how they work together in the video I've linked for you.
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  • Trailer Wiring No Drill Bracket Recommendation for Ecohitch on 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
    Yes, the No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket # 18140 that you referenced would fit well on the EcoHitch part # 306-X7203 that you referenced. The strap would easily fit around the crosstube of the hitch and give you a secure mounting point for trailer wiring. You'll also want the 4-way bracket part # 18144.
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  • Parts Needed to Attach 4-Way Trailer Wiring Bracket to Hitch Tube
    What you can do is use the part # 18140 for the base of a 4-way mounting bracket since it will attach to your hitch without drilling and then use the bracket # 18144 for the portion that holds the 4-way. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Will No Drill 7-Way Mount # 18140 Fit Curt Hitch of 2016 Lexus RX350 F-Sport
    Yes, the No-Drill mount # 18140 will fit the Curt # C13272 that you referenced. Basically you wrap the band clamp around the main hitch tube and then feed it into the opening of the clamp and then start screwing the head of clamp and it will start to tighten.
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  • Bracket To Attach 7-Way To 2017 Mazda Cx-5 Curt Hitch
    We have quite a selection of mounting brackets. My favorite that will fit your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13315 is the Mounting Bracket for 7-Way # 18138. The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. I have attached a link with some available brackets to this answer page.
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  • Which Brackets are Needed to Mount a 5-Way Flat Trailer Connector on a Vehicle
    It looks like you have purchased the mounting bracket for a 5-Way flat, # tr20046, when you got the wiring harness. The no-drill brackets, # C57202 or # 18140, will attach to the bracket that you recently purchased. You will not need any additional brackets. I have included a link to a video that, in part, shows the tr20046 bracket being installed.
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  • Adapter to Connect Trailer 7-Way to 2019 Honda CR-V With 4-Way
    Since you don't plan on using other functions of the 7-way and only want to use the 4-way functions of the trailer wiring on your 2019 Honda CR-V all you have to do is add an adapter, the Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole # 37185. You can simply plug this into your 4-way and tie off the remaining wires as you will not be using those functions. The only thing I'm not certain about is where you will mount it as we aren't familiar with the factory hitches and I was unable to find an image of where...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Bracket Compatibility on 2008 Honda Pilot
    Yes, the No-Drill Bracket # 18140 will work just fine on your round tube hitch as you install our # ETBC7 trailer brake controller installation kit. Just invert the 7-way so it is upside down. The kit includes everything you need to convert your factory 4-pole flat trailer connector to a 7-way type that includes 12V power and trailer brake signals. I linked an install video for a 2007 Pilot, which is in the same vehicle generation as your 2008, and also an article on trailer wiring that...
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  • Wiring Harness Routing Option For 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
    For your 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon I recommend the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118467. This plugs easily and quickly into the existing wiring on your vehicle and requires no splicing into the car wiring. I have also attached an install video for this harness that shows how they run the wires through the spare tire compartment so that the harness can be attached to the trailer hitch at the rear of the Outback. To attach the harness to the hitch I recommend part # 18144,...
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  • Recommended Air Helper Springs For 2003 Ford F-350
    The Tow Ready No-Drill Mount Bracket, part # 18140 is designed to install on a trailer hitch and provide a mounting base for a trailer connector. This is not included in the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2550. If you are looking for a trailer connector for the back of your F-350 I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Harness, part # 18252. The # F2550 is a confirmed fit for your F-350 truck. This system is designed to reduce the strain on your suspension when you are...
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Install on 2019 Mazda CX-5 Which Rattles Against Exhaust
    Exhaust rattle is fairly common problem with hitch installs that can easily be fixed. Since exhaust systems are designed for slight movements they don't always sit in the same spot on every vehicle, so when a hitch is designed for a vehicle the hitch might sit close and not rattle on one vehicle, but on another vehicle the clearances might be different and the exhaust might hit the hitch like what you are experiencing with your 2019 Mazda CX-5 with the # 76138. The solution is basically...
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  • Do you Carry Hidden Hitch Mounting Bracket for a Round Tube Hitch
    We carry the same part, but the part number is a bit different. The 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box for Round Tube Hitches is listed on our website as part # 18159.
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  • Will Tow Ready No-Drill Mount Bracket Work on Draw-Tite Class III Hitch for 2007 Volvo XC90
    The Tow Ready No-Drill Bracket - Short # 18140 referenced in your question will provide an excellent solution for attaching a connector bracket and connector to the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75152 you have installed on your Volvo XC90. This will give you a really nice connector bracket that doesn't require any drilling into the hitch. It is indeed compatible with this hitch and your vehicle. If you do happen to have a 7-Way, you may want to go with the Long version of the bracket,...
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  • Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket for a 2017 Nissan Rogue
    Yes, in order to mount the trailer connector on the outside of the vehicle you will want to use part # 18140 along with part # 18144 for 4-way or part # 18136 along with part # 18138 for 7-way trailer connector. This is a completely drill free option that will give you an easy to access trailer connector attached to the rear hitch. I have attached an install video of this bracket for you as well.
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  • Recommendation For Bracket To Hold 4-Way Flat Connector For 2014 Volvo XC90
    I have some great bracket options for you and your 2014 Volvo XC90. If you you prefer a no-drill option, I recommend using the Short Bracket, Item # 18140, or the Long Bracket, Item # 18136. If you have no problem drilling, I recommend combining either the short bracket or the long bracket with the Mounting Bracket for 4-Pole Flat, Item # 18144, to create a solid mounting. I have attached some videos for you to checkout.
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  • How to Mount a Trailer Connector to a Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Yes, we sure do! In order to mount your trailer connector on the rear of your vehicle, you will want to use part # 18140 along with part # 18144 for 4-way or part # 18136 along with part # 18138 for 7-way trailer connectors. I have attached a review video of the no-drill mounting bracket for you as well.
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  • Compatibility Of The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness Part # C56040
    The installation process for installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # C56040 will be the same on a Subaru Outback from 2010-2017. Therefore, yes, the installation video we have of this harness installed on a 2011 will be the same as the installation you will need to perform on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. Yes, the No-Drill Mount Bracket part # 18140 will work well with the Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole part # C57674 as...
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  • Recommended No-Drill Mounting Brackets For 4-Way Connector On Round Trailer Hitch
    We have just what you are looking for. The mounting bracket I recommend is part # 18140. This uses a hose clamp that is placed around your trailer hitch so you do not have to do any drilling.
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    You are correct, the Curt Class III receiver you mentioned, part # 13368 does not feature a mounting bracket welded to it. Over the years, we have found that the long bracket, part # C57202 works better with the thicker tubing used on a Class III hitch, while the short bracket you referred to works better on a Class I or II hitch. The long bracket will allow more clearance at the rear for the wiring to clear. The # 37185 includes the bracket that will allow the 7-way adapter to attach...
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    For your 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited edition you will need a wiring kit to transfer the light signals to your trailer, the pre-wiring provides a plug for the trailer wiring to hook up. I recommend T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package # 118784. It provides a 4 way flat trailer connector and hooks directly into the tow package plug on the underside of your Palisade. It is a 1 piece, or 1 end connector, however there are adapters that will allow you to have both a 7 and 4...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Without Tow Package
    Yes, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118784 is a fit for all models of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe which includes the Sport and those with or without the towing package. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness offers plug and play installation as you can see in the attached video. In regards to mounting, you can use the safety chain loops as shown in the attached photo or you can use a more permanent solution with the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat part # 18144 and the No-Drill Mount for Electrical...
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    For your 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118727. It's custom made for your Jeep and it gives you a 4 way flat trailer connector so you have all the lights to tow a trailer safely and legally. It gives you your tail light functions, turn signals, and brake lights. The wiring installs behind your tail lights and plugs inline between the factory connector and the light assembly. There is no cutting or splicing of the factory wires, however...
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    Yes, all of the aftermarket trailer hitches have receivers that sit just below the rear fascia on your 2016 Ford Explorer. For your application I recommend going with the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98867 because it features a matte black finish that helps to hide any knicks you may get due to road debris when compared to the glossy finishes. All of the trailer hitches for your Explorer are rated as Class III. For wiring to activate the lights on your boat trailer I recommend...
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    The trailer hitch that I recommend using to tow a small trailer with your 2019 Ford Flex is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75679 because it has a second, smaller, hitch pin hole that allows you to use the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset # 63201 to help keep a ball mount or accessory steady and locked. The J-Pin is useful for those accessories that don't have a locking or anti-rattle hitch pin so the ability to use this option is definitely a benefit. Then for wiring I...
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