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Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - Vehicle End - Ergonomic Design

Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - Vehicle End - Ergonomic Design

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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. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - Vehicle End - Ergonomic Design part number HM48470 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Hopkins Wiring - HM48470

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 4 Flat
  • 5 Flat
  • 7 Blade
  • Plug Only
  • Hopkins

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.


Features:

  • Reinforced, easy-grip lid
    • Opens 180 degrees for easier connections
    • Internal seals for ultimate weatherproofing
    • Rugged, oversize hinge
  • Mounting bracket, hardware and terminal grease packet included
  • Works with 7-way, 5-way flat, and 4-way flat trailer connectors
  • 3-Year limited warranty


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.



48470 Endurance Connector - 7-Way Blade, 5 and 4-Wire Flat Connector Socket (Vehicle End)



HM48470 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details HM48470 Installation instructions


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Video of Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - Vehicle End - Ergonomic Design


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




Video Transcript for Hopkins Wiring - Trailer Connectors - HM48470 Review

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. .


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - Vehicle End - Ergonomic Design - HM48470

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (158 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.

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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



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Exactly what we had been looking for. Now I can hook up multiple trailers with different connectors and all the electrics on each trailer works. I mounted mine directly to the receiver hitch frame. The biggest challenge for us was routing the backup wire from the taillight housing, through the body of the truck to the connector. the rest went together fairly easily. Seems to be pretty solid and looks much better than the loose pigtail connector it replaced. 446522



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The connector interfaces very well with my XC90 and there is no drilling or advanced skills needed. Everything went together very well. 98025



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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


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Still working Great

Vito L - 08/02/2015

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We've ordered this product before and have never had an issue with it. very reliable. And, as it always has been for me, the service I receive from E-TRAILER is just head and shoulders above the rest. thanks 720243



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Was the right fit for my truck..easy to replace.. works great. I am an amputee....if I can replace it so can you. 671257



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Still working perfectly, with zero issues to date. 670998



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This plug is awesome! Using the bottom 5 pin plug on the bottom plug works great on my utility Trl, the other plug I have wired for my other trailer with brakes, it definitely works great with no adapter's no matter what the trailer on mine I'm pulling, would definitely recommend this if you need a great plug! 634318



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Working as intended 620300



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This receptacle should come standard on all pickups and SUVs!! The seals keep out almost all of the water and grime. The spring-loaded cover acts as somewhat of a keeper for whatever plug is inserted in the large receptacle. The versatility of hooking up to old and new boat trailers, plus any equipment trailer the local rental yard can throw at me, is amazing! I still carry a couple of adapters, but never need them. Installation takes about 15 minutes. Be sure to use the included terminal grease. 606628



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Nice product only wish it could be made of metal. I find your emails very helpful. Thanks. 604596



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Use this one every truck I own. I like it because i can plug in any of my trailers small or large. 601333



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Works great 598552



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Excellent product as described. 583515



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This trailer plug has everything I wanted. I have a 5 way plug on my boat trailer, I can still use it with a 4 way plug and I will be able to use it with the travel trailer I am planning to buy. I have not yet installed it but I unpacked it and it looks very well made. I have purchased other products from eTrailer and I have not been disappointed with anything's price or quality. Bob 582430



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Easy to use and lots of mounting options. Replaced factory plug that was damaged. On a 2011F-250 Super Duty Ford did not have a better idea with the flimsy plug lock. Try and find that part if you break it. So use this, cut the wires and move on. Use the old plug to check your work. Fast economy shipping was a plus. 576659



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Great Product. The earlier F-Series (Ford) did not have a 4 pin or, only had a 7 pin. This marries the two perfectly 574980



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purchased this item to use it with the reese extension , the angle of the electrical mounting on the extension will not let you mount this item to the extension , , Modified the mounting bracket to extend out to the side of the original mount and made it work and look good Thanks Denny 573063



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Nice product and a nice upgrade for me. Install was a snap. Highly recommended. 563843



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Like this plug because it has the fifth connector in line with the 4-way-flat. I usually have reverse wired to the 5th connector - although I made it so I can easily change it to breaks or 12V. Contacts are covered with not in use and connections are easily made with the way the connectors are positioned. 558395



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looks great did not use it yet 545552



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The product was indeed what I ordered and seems to be sturdily built. The shipping process was not what I expected though. It took week to get to me that should have been a 2-3 day mail process. Following the path it went from the St Louis area to Kansas City before being sent on to Chicago and that took 2 extra days. 529398



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Trailer light connector arrived in a reasonable time and is as represented. I will like the convenience of having both the flat and RV style plugs, but it does make the receptacle a bit bulkier than just an RV connector. For me, finding a suitable mounting location that will not put it as the lowest thing in back is often a challenge. I don't like making big holes in the bumper, esp. on my pristine old truck bumper. etrailer used to offer a connector box that secured to the hitch square tube with a hose clamp. I bought one for use on a motorhome and it worked well, but I could not find it offered any more. 524171



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The Trailer plugin was a replacement for a cheaper one, that was mounted below the bumper, next to the tow hitch. This one is mounted in the bumper, between the license plate lamp and the license plate, out of the way of being damaged. Great plugin. ( but drilling the bumper was a pain, but worth every bit of time). This is my third order from E-trailer. Great Service and looking forward to my next order. 522036



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Easy to install worked as promised, I should have done this sooner. 511825



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Easy install,looks great 510997



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Nice universal plug 503505



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George, The 7 pin connector replaced the original. Product quality is good and addition of the 4 and 5 pin hookup is a plus. Splicing wires and ring terminals and getting them to all fit inside the housing is not for a novice, but it all went fine. Trailer lights and brakes are working. The Deka wire was substantial, larger gauge than oem. thanks 501924



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Parts were just what we ordered, and service was even better! Everything arrived even faster than I expected. Thanks! 501787



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Works well but the metal bracket rusted quickly. 501285



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Great product and great support 498323



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Easy to install and works great! 494902



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Just what I needed on my moterhome 494885



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The HM48470 is a good product from a Great Sales Team at etrailer. Description was perfect, price was right on and install went very well, I am a happy camper. Thanks Sal, for your continued support and great recommendations, very much appreciated at my end and that is the primary reason I continue being your return customer... 482813



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shipped fast and works as it should 476977



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Works well. 476089



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Great product and a great price 474271



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This is a great idea. Can tow multiple types of trailers using this, 7 wire RV style, 4 wire flat and 5 wire flat. Replacing the existing 7 wire RV style connector on my vehicle with this will make things a lot more convenient. 3 of the most common trailer types in 1 simple socket. 466055



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Looks good but I have not tried it yet 457256



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Works great! 451278



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Good quality connector. 442686



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It's a connector! We got this connector to wire our small teardrop with an RV 7-blade for underway charging and reverse lights. It's well built, seals well when not in use, and does its job just fine. We did not lube the contacts, but so far no visible corrosion. The 4/5 flat connector is a nice bonus - keeps us from needing to carry along an adapter. If you're installing it in a new location there are two things to remember: make sure you have enough depth at the installation point to allow wiring to run clear, and use a REAL bimetal hole saw if you're installing it in a metal bumper. Would use again. 442304



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Installed easily, works smoothly, Great product 434319



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Product looks good, I have not installed yet. 426583



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The construction, though plastic is robust. The convenience of the 4,5,and RV flat 7 plug was what I was drawn to this item. This will be mounted on a commercial use build up so time will tell how well it will hold up to use. This eliminated a converter, which was an independent piece, so we got easier and simplified use. 420158



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Thank You -Thank You-- Fast & Easy To Order Off Your Web Site -- Will Order More Soon . 424200



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This the second time I have ordered parts from retailer I am very satisfied with the product I Wil keep ordering from etrailer. 418991



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great product fast service 422523



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Great recepticle better than average and great service 418475



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Great product that I hope will last. I used this on a hitch extension to replace one that had a broken spring. The spring on this connector looks to be of higher quality. Etrailer has the best service of anyone that I've ever dealt with! 414403


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  • Most if not all trailer wiring harnesses/connectors use larger wires for the 12 volt and ground circuits compared to the other circuits (lights). The sockets themselves don't have an amperage rating so you will go by the draw of the things drawing power. In order to figure out what the lights are drawing you could connect the trailer to the tow vehicle and turn on a function while testing the trailer side wiring behind the connector with a meter to see what sort of reading you get....
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  • How to Prevent Hitch Pin Hole Deformity
  • It is not extremely uncommon for the hitch pin hole on a trailer hitch receiver to become oblong after frequent usage. This is usually attributed to frequent back and forth movement of the shank inside the receiver tube opening that in time will deform the hitch pin hole. A good way to prevent or reduce this would be to use an anti-rattle device like part # 325-GH-033. Since the hitch pin hole on your existing trailer hitch has become deformed then I do recommend replacement as the problem...
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  • Infamous Black/Blue Wiring Mixup On The 2005-2013 Nissan Xterras
  • Chances are that if the brake controller is reading the trailer while connected, then it is not a blue/black wire mixup. To test this you will need to use a circuit tester like part # 40376 and probe the 5-o'clock position on the rear of the 7-way. If the power is constantly hot, the wires are switched. If the 5-o'clock position is only hot while the manual override is activated, the wires are not switched. If the wires are switched, you have two options. The first option would be to...
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