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Mounting Bracket for 7-Way

Mounting Bracket for 7-Way

Item # 18138
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Draw-Tite Accessories and Parts - 18138

  • Trailer Wiring
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Brackets
  • 7 Round
  • Draw-Tite

Mounting bracket for 7-way standard connectors. Includes screws and nuts.


  • Use this mounting bracket to attach your 7-way plug to your vehicle
  • Black powder coat resists corrosion
  • Includes all screws and nuts required for mounting


  • Mounting hole diameter: 2-1/16"
  • Overall width of bracket: 2-3/4"
  • Distance between vehicle mounting bolt holes: 2-1/4" on center
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Dimensions of the mounting hole

Note: Does not work with Curt 7-way plugs, use C67UR instead.

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.

118138 Mounting Bracket for 7-Way

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Mounting Bracket for 7-Way - 18138

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (448 Customer Reviews)

Mounting bracket for 7-way standard connectors. Includes screws and nuts.


I read several reviews beforehand that stated the bracket is a little thin and would flex when connecting the trailer lights, so I ordered two of these and coupled them together to make it a stronger bracket. (Just have to open up the corresponding holes in one of the brackets so the screws will still feed through. Now it's much stronger and won't bend at all when making a connection. I decided to mount the bracket sitting on top of the bracket weld of my Draw-tite hitch so that it didn't hang so low below the hitch and risk getting damaged coming off a curb or hitting a low spot in the road. I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander and used an Exacto knife to cut out some of the plastic body panel so the harnessed wiring would fit through. Looks almost factory style to me. And it works great!

Works great!
Charles - 03/23/2020


Could not use. This is not the correct part for the T-One vehicle wiring harness (118266). The website stated this one fit my Frontier and the part number called out in the wiring harness did not, so I ordered this one. etrailer order checker did not catch it either. I was able to find the correct bracket locally.

I have seen that part # PK12711U
Mounting Bracket and Installation Hardware - Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End
is a better alternative to this bracket. The oval shaped holes make it more compatible with more harnesses. I am glad to know that found something that worked for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 06/27/2022


Does not fit my 2022 Frontier. Absolutely a waste of money, had to drive around town to find one that worked. etrailer was no help at all.

Because of situations such as you experienced, we provide the dimensions and hole spacing of the mounting bracket. This information is shown above in the product description.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/25/2022


I modified the bracket to facilitate installation of 7 prong adapter on 2006 Expedition. Had to use some heat to change the angle to 45 degrees, and cut a couple slots for the clamps, but works when nothing else did. Clamped directly onto the tow bar, and still sturdy after 800 miles.

One year out still solid.
Chris - 06/20/2019


Easy to install, and fits great!


Great fit for my new 2001 Ford F250 wiring harness.


Worked perfectly for my 2015 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor!


Disappointed! The suggested bracket does not allow mounting of my 7 pin plug. Holes do not line up and overall the bracket is too small to even drill me holes. This has stopped my install completion. I am being sent another bracket, but who knows when it will arrive. I was told it could not be expedited.


Purchased this to use it with product #118275 7-way harness and the holes did not line up perfectly. With a little dremel help, enlarged the holes and installed it beautifully.


simple way to attach your hitch wiring harness


Sturdy and fit well.


Does not fit Tekonsha 7 way adapter.

The mounting bracket that we recommend for part # 118290
Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector
which is the harness for a 2019 - 2022 Subaru Ascent would be part # PK12711U
Mounting Bracket and Installation Hardware - Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/15/2022


Does not fit the Tekonsha T-One 7-Way that it is recommended for. You get one screw at best.

The holes for this bracket are two and a quarter inches apart. The 7-way wiring harness part # 118290
Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector
for the Subaru ascent holes measure two and nine sixteenths apart on center. I recommend bracket part # PK12711U
Mounting Bracket and Installation Hardware - Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End
for a better fit.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/08/2022


A simple part… however, I have ordered hitches, wiring harnesses and other odds and ends. I buy from etrailer because they always have the right part, great installation instructions and videos. The quality is always spot on and the service is fast and helpful.
Why go elsewhere and hope things are right when buying from etrailer you know it’s going to be.


Used with Volvo OEM 7-pin/4-pin wiring harness. Mounting holes aligned perfectly, but could not use included screws (too short).


This mounting bracket was suggested on your website, but it really doesn't work with the harness I purchased (Item 118275). Only one mounting hole on the bracket lines up with the face plug of harness. I would have thought it would have been a better fit. It's just a universal bracket that still needs quite a bit of work,

Most of our brackets are universal so that they fit a variety of wiring harnesses. You can try this item, #C58000, as it is known to work with item 118275.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/11/2021


This part is good in itself but there is another bracket that was not included that I needed. Pointed out on the packaging but not very plain on the website. I cut this one, drilled some new holes and got it to work.

If you are not wanting to deal with the drilling, we do have some additional brackets that do not require drilling. These brackets part # 18140
No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short
and part # C57202
Curt No-Drill Bracket for 6-Way or 7-Way Round Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket - Long
would be installed on along with the bracket part # 18138.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/16/2022


Products exactly like it describe very good quality but does not exact work with out modification

1 Curt 7-way T-connector For Factory Tow Package need to modify it to make it fit


Did not fit the 7 pin connector I order ed

I have gotten some measurements of this bracket and some of the harness that you had purchased [part # 118287
T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector
]. The brackets mounting holes are just slightly off from the mounting holes for the harness. I suggest purchasing part # PK12711U
Mounting Bracket and Installation Hardware - Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End
instead. This bracket has room for adjustment when mounting the harness. I have also sent your information over to our customer service department for them to better assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/12/2022


This bracket does not have a matching hole pattern for the Curt connector. Had to drill four new holes in bracket to make it work. Not sure witch connector it is compatible with because there is no info in description.

This is a Draw-tite connector. Please take a look at this expert answer that has the dimensions so you can tell which wiring will work and which will not:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/15/2021


Great service thanks Kathy. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Quoted upwards to $1k for installation of hitch and brake controller. Video from etrailer made it easy and saved a ton of $.


This fit the existing bracket on my Curt hitch perfectly. Holds 7 pin trailer connector snugly.


Worked as expected, I needed a 2nd part to install on my hitch but was part of the recommended parts


Great fit and hardware would highly rec ommend

Great no prob
William - 04/05/2021


The bracket works as described.

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