Can a 1982 Chevy S-10 Be Equipped with a Multitow Trailer Connector at the Front for Flat Towing

Question:

I need to tow my 82 S10 pickup behind various rental trucks. I dont know in advance what type of system the rental truck will have, so I would like to use this adapter on the front of my truck instead of at the back in order to plug into whatever system I encounter. I already understand diodes are required as well. Are there some components inside this adapter, such as diodes, that would work against me, or could I use this adapter?

Expert Reply:

Technically, you could install any type of connector you wanted to at the front of your 1982 Chevy S-10. The problem would then be you would need a bunch of different extensions, like # HM47055 as an example, to go from the rental truck to the S-10.

You would first need to wire the vehicle for lights. You can do this with diodes which would be a good idea since it is a more permanent solution and it sounds like you will be towing the truck often. You can use the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, # RM-154. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation.

You would then take the end with the 4-Way at the front of the vehicle and cut it off to hardwire the wires to a 7-Way first, like # HM48480, and then plug in the adapter when needed. Otherwise, you will not have a 7-Way. I have also included a link to an FAQ on wiring that will show you where to attach the wires.

There is no real easy way to do this. You will need to either have several adapters handy or several extension cables, or even both.

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