Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat

Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat

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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - TR20046


Mounting Bracket for 5 Way Flat Vehicle End Trailer Connectors, Includes Screws and Nuts


  • Designed for use with Wesbar 5-pole flat vehicle end trailer connector
    • Works with #20036 (4-pole to 5-pole adapter) and #20016 (vehicle end 5 pole flat connector)

Self tapping screws are included to attach the bracket directly to the bottom of the bumper.


Note: For a no-drill option, use this part with the Short Bracket (#18140) or Long Bracket (#18136). Clamp the short or long bracket to the hitch and attach the trailer connector mount to the no-drill bracket. A few Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class III, IV and V trailer hitches have the no-drill brackets already installed on them.

Mounting Bracket Display: Long Bracket (18136) with 4,5 and 6-Way Bracket (18137)



20046 Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat







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




Video Transcript for Tow Ready Wiring TR20046 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number TR20046. This is the mounting bracket for a Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector. It's a nice right-angle mounting bracket. It's a metal construction with a protective finish to protect it from rust and corrosion. It works with part number 20036, which is 4-pole to 5-pole adapter and part number 20016, which is a vehicle end 5-pole flat connector. You can see here that the hardware is included to get the bracket mounted to the vehicle. Two mount holes here on the top portion of the bracket. If we take a measurement center-on-center, the distance between the 2 holes, that's going to measure about 1-3/4". For a no-drill option, you can use this part with the short bracket, part number 18140, or a long bracket, part number 18136. Those brackets are designed to clamp to the hitch, and then you can attach the trailer connector mount to the no-drill bracket with the included hardware right here.

You've got some self-tapping screws, and then you're going to have 2 screws with 2 nuts for the no-drill option. That is to be used in conjunction with the short bracket or long bracket that I mentioned earlier. Really simple way to get the plug installed at the back of your vehicle. All you got to do is bring the plug through. It's got 2 little holes here as well as some teeth on the side that's going to hold the connector in place in the opening of that bracket. The overall width of the bracket is going to give us a measurement of 2-1/4" and the depth or the length, it looks like it's going to measure about 1-3/4". The mounting surface, 2-1/4 by 1-1/4. That's going to do it for our review of part number TR20046.

This is the tow ready mounting bracket for the Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector. .


Customer Reviews

Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat - TR20046

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)


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This bracket worked great with the Wesbar 5 wire flat harness , item # 20016. 210077



- tr20046
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Swapped this from a 4 prong bracket and it fit the same holes and was installed in minutes. 50204



- tr20046
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this holder is a solid piece bolt or screw it to bumper and it stays put wont bend and holds the 5 prong plug like it came from a factory I have used it every weekend since march 1 and its solid as a rock great product shipping was fast and great prices on all their items I bought Tow Ready 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter also and you thing my truck came with it installed the Tow Ready 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter was so easy to install instructions were great... i recommend this pair to all 652804



- tr20046
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Must have with conversion kit. Well made and help keeps things clean looking. 539424



- tr20046
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Exactly what I wanted .Will do great jo b. 493378



- tr20046
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Works as intended. Good part; good pri ce. 485381



- tr20046
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Bracket works well. Would recommend. 460413



- tr20046
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fit perfect. 457609



- tr20046
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The part I ordered was to wide for the 5 flat I purchased. I was able to make it work for my application. I will keep looking for the proper bracket. Called customer service but what was suggested wouldn't work either. 445215



- tr20046
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Products were shipped same day I ordered, received parts whitin 3 days of ordering. Parts were exactly what I had been looking for. 340438



- tr20046
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Receives the 5pin flat perfectly 327649



- tr20046
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Useful item. Product as described. 317733



- tr20046
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Fit like it should. 264749



- tr20046
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Works as advertised 261211



- tr20046
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Perfect piece. Easy ordering. Great Customer Service. Fast delivery. Seamless transaction! 258741



- tr20046
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The products I purchased to wire my Wrangler for towing my boat trailer with surge brakes worked perfectly. The product quality is good. Ordering was made easy by staff. Products were delivered promptly. 233450



- tr20046
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Works great! 181279



- tr20046
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This is a great product, it went well with my new curt hitch. I recommend this product! 179394



- tr20046
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Just what I ordered good product and quick shipping. 176569



- tr20046
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I usually don't write reviews but I am going to on this one. I basically challenged myself to saving some money by purchasing a custom trailer wiring harness for my 2009 Murano. I had a little trouble ordering online since I needed a five pole setup for my trailer brakes. I decided to call etrailer for help. The woman that answered helped me down to every detail including the 4-pole to 5-pole adaptor and wiring. She was great. Now the best part was yet to come. Installing and wiring these is pretty easy accept for the painful task of disassembling panels in the rear of the vehicle. Etrailer had an "exceptional" youtube video specifically for my 2009 Murano that walked me though absolutely every little detail of the install including panel removals. It was particularly cool because I could watch the step by step video on my iPhone and stop and start it as I went along. Now how cool is that!!! 124701



- tr20046
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Came in as described. Although the self tapping screws broke. Had drill holes and use strong screws. But mount is secure and holds 5flat end securely. 122401



- tr20046
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Exactly what I needed! Well, almost what I needed. I checked the order,read the instructions and went out to make short work of the installation. Of course the backup lights (and wiring) were on the hatchback without any access! So I took it to my mechanic who graciously outsmarted Lexus and got it all installed without a hitch (pun intended). Bottom line - great products (5 pole flat plug and mounting bracket).. 119989



- tr20046
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Great service, part shipped same day as ordered and worked perfectly. Keep up the great customer service! Have a great day. God bless Mike 118540



- tr20046
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Easy to install and it looks pretty dur able. 84559



- tr20046
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This is a good bracket but the opening is too big for the 5-flat connector (Hopkins) that eTrailer is selling. 74765



- tr20046
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very fast and product was as stated. 65177



- tr20046
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exactly what I wanted to keep the wires neat and out of the way. I would highly recommend that you also by the 5-pole dust cap for additional protection 31737



- tr20046
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Fit great 19891



- tr20046
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This gives the installation of the 5 prong plug a nice finished look. My only problem was that I had to drill holes to make it fit, but that wasn't a big deal. 18184


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