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Posted: 01/12/20 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

Isn’t the factory installed 110 plug in the cab and bed limited to 400 total watts?


He's talking about the plug to connect the trailer to the truck for the trailer lights, brakes, etc.


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When I had a 5th wheel I used the in bed plug

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Thanks so much. I think I will put one in the bed of the new truck for the brakes. Sorry about the confusion on the other post and the 110 volt plug. Just should have ask about the 12volt/brake plug.
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Curly2001 wrote:

Thanks so much. I think I will put one in the bed of the new truck for the brakes. Sorry about the confusion on the other post and the 110 volt plug. Just should have ask about the 12volt/brake plug.
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Used to use bumper plug on my 98. Draped cable over tailgate. All was well until in hot weather and cord draped farther down behind tailgate. Took a turn and ripped the cord out of the pin box junction box.

Fixed damage then added bed plug


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Hi All, My 2016 Dodge truck came with a plug in the bed and one on the bumper. I use the in bed one for the 5th wheel because it keep the electrical cord from coming loose. Jim2007


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I use the one on the bumper simply because it's easier to get to. I couldn't easily reach a plug in the bed without lowering the gate, and the less work I can get by with the better. Never had any issues with the plug over the 5th wheel tailgate.


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fj12ryder wrote:

I use the one on the bumper simply because it's easier to get to. I couldn't easily reach a plug in the bed without lowering the gate, and the less work I can get by with the better. Never had any issues with the plug over the 5th wheel tailgate.


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Jim2007 wrote:

Hi All, My 2016 Dodge truck came with a plug in the bed and one on the bumper. I use the in bed one for the 5th wheel because it keep the electrical cord from coming loose. Jim2007


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Same here plug is in the bed.


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