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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

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Secures to the cross tube of your vehicle's hitch to provide a mounting point for your vehicle's wiring harness bracket. Installs with the included hose clamp. 1-800-940-8924 to order Tow Ready accessories and parts part number 18136 or order online at Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Secures to the cross tube of your vehicle's hitch to provide a mounting point for your vehicle's wiring harness bracket. Installs with the included hose clamp.


  • Provides a sturdy place to attach the vehicle-side wiring bracket to your vehicle
  • Installs to the cross tube of your vehicle's hitch with the included hose clamp


  • Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat (#18144)
  • Mounting Bracket for 4-, 5- and 6-Way Connectors (#118137)
  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way Standard Connectors (#18138)
  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way OEM Connectors (#PK12711U)
  • Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat (#tr20046)

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

Note: Many wiring adapters, specifically the 4-pole to 7-and 4-pole adapters, include the connector-specific mounting bracket (piece 2 of 2).

118136 No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long - 18136

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (486 Customer Reviews)

Secures to the cross tube of your vehicle's hitch to provide a mounting point for your vehicle's wiring harness bracket. Installs with the included hose clamp.


The bracket assembly was packaged inside a larger box containing the trailer hitch that I ordered. The hitch box was damaged and the bracket was missing on the original delivery. I called etrailer customer service and they sent replacements immediately. I would strongly suggest packing the smaller items in a separate box to eliminate this issue. The bracket met all expectations and was thicker then expected. Customer Service, Ordering, delivery, and communication were outstanding from etrailer.

No concerns, bracket is holding fine.
Rob L - 04/27/2023


The only thing about the stuff I purchased from e-trailer that I did not like is the mounting brackets! I had to bend it 90 degrees to make it work. Please fix this issue. Unfortunately, some paint came off when bending it, so 12 months later it is starting to rust (see photo). The bracket that the plug sits in is sloppy so the plug usually falls out when I unplug or plug the trailer in. PLEASE FIX!

By the way, the trailer hitch and harness I purchased from e-trailer is AWESOME.


This heavy duty bracket was just what I needed to be able to attach my customer's 7-way trailer plug to the round tube hitch. I did need to put a 90 degree bend in this for proper placement. Came out looking great and very secure with the heavy duty clamp provided.


At 6 1/2 inches, the "long" mounting bracket is too long. The 3 1/2 "short" bracket is too short. I needed 5 1/2 length, so I used a hacksaw to cut the longer bracket and drilled new holes. Easier than I expected, about 15-20 minutes work. I've attached before photos showing the fine previous workmanship, along after photos of my remount.


Great products! Ordered the Curt trailer hitch receiver, T-One Wiring Harness, and accessores on Wednesday; they arrved Friday, and I installed them on Saturday. Everything fit perfectly. I plan to use the hitch mostly for bikes, but decided to add the wirng harness just incase I need to pull a small trailer.


The universal mounting bracket installed without a problem. My rounded hitch posed a slight problem for this model, though. I ended up placing a zip-tie to the backside of the bumper to try to keep it from falling down. Otherwise, it is still working great one year in even with deeper-than-average snow last winter.

Great idea, Adam! As Plato said, necessity is the mother of invention, and you definitely problem-solved on this one! Since your pictures show a 4-way and 7-way connector, you could also use the Curt Easy Mount Bracket for 2-inch hitches Item C58000. This slips over your Curt 2-inch receiver and does not require drilling, either. Thanks again for sharing!
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 07/10/2017


I was worried that it would not work on my Curt round tube hitch - it seemed to be made for a square tube hitch, and none of the questions/answered seemed to address it. In the end, I had nothing to worry about. The bracket mounted squarely and securely on my round bar hitch. It was on and done in minutes. Very pleased with the results!


Good product. Installed it on 08 Odyssey Reese class lll trailer hitch. Make sure to get the 6.5" bracket when installing larger connectors such as 7 way in order to fit the wiring harness. I'm also impressed with the customer service.. very knowable, helpful and friendly. Looking forward doing business here again soon. Thanks Etrailer


Purchased this to support the receptacle in the 7-way ETBC7 kit for a 2010 Honda Odyssey. I was initially skeptical that it would grab securely onto a round hitch pipe (Hidden Hitch) but it does. In the picture, readers can see that I intentionally installed this 18136 bracket "upside down". There are two reasons: (1) Aftermarket hitch receivers ride fairly low on Odysseys and occasionally mine will scrape the road if there is a steep grade change. Not a big deal, but I did not want the ETBC7 receptacle to scrape the ground and be damaged. This way, the 18136 bracket might scrape, but the receptacle will be protected. (2) Mounting upside down also raises the ETBC7 about an inch, so that it is not hanging lower than the hitch receiver.

I also mounted the ETBC7's bracket "backwards". This sets the receptacle a tad inside the profile of the bumper, so that if a shopping cart or something hits the bumper it will be less likely to impact the receptacle.

Very pleased with this part, it's sturdier than it looks and gives the ETBC7 a solid platform when you can't or don't want to mount directly into the bumper of your vehicle.


Great and quick response to my questions and products are as described and top quality.


Really good tow bar. It has pulled my Jeep Cherokee for over 7,000 miles this year with no issues. Only problem was when I had to do a u-turn with minimal turning room and one of the storage pins on top of the tow bar got bent.


Works great. I had to cut it down to fit my Honda CRV with a grinder. After cutting it down, I recommend getting some black paint to keep it from rusting.

This mounting bracket is also available in a short length, part 18140.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 08/10/2020


I would have given five stars except the clamp that came was too big. I actually purchased two clamps. There is enough room for two clamps and I like the comfort of the extra support. Item was delivered on time and did exactly what it was supposed to do. Thank you.


I bought the long bracket since I planned on adding a couple of bends to it. The bracket is something like 12 ga. steel so I had a metal shop make the bends. The picture shows how it mounted on the 2-1/2 in. square tube crossmember. I was very pleased with the result. Just make sure you have adequate clearance for the square tube when you make the bends if you mount it this way. Otherwise you'll have to throw it away and start over.


Product is well made. I like that it had the dimensions on your website. I checked my application and knew that the shorter version would be too short so I went with this one knowing it may be a little long. After I received it and checked it was a little too long so I made a bracket to clamp it on the tow bar. Everything worked out well and it very sturdy.


This is definitely not a bracket that fits a 2020 ford fusion

I do have another option for you. If you have a 2 inch receiver then I recommend part # C58000
Curt Easy Mount Bracket for 4- or 5-Way Flat and 6- or 7-Way Trailer Connectors - 2" Hitch
. It attaches around the receiver and gives you several bracket options.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/27/2023


Great item - saved me from drilling directly into the hitch. The threaded clamp clicks out of the way to quickly feed the bulk of the wire through, then click it back into position and use a drill with socket attachment to tightly secure it. Rock solid install.


Awesome support from your staff.


Product was perfect fit to my wiring harness and with additional bracket I ordered , was able to mount on receiver without altering Explorer bumper...test light shows voltage..thanks again


Bracket clamps well and is solid.


I installed on my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee within 5 minutes.I've searched many websites, and this one offers the best price, with cheap shipping and handling. I received the product in perfect condition, in what seems like 3 days after placing the order. The mounting bracket is very sturdy, and doesn't seem like it will bend or break, unless you purposely try to. I will highly recommend this to anyone.


Mounts solidly to hitch and leaves enough space for wires off 7 pole connecter to have slack, easy to install. Noticed bracket sticks out further then bumper, but does the job.


This bracket is a great way to mount your 7-way plug to the factory installed hitch on a 2011 Ford Ranger.
It's really easy to do and is very solid once secured in place with the clamp.
Would recommend it to anyone.


I really love this bracket. I put a wrap of rubber around the hitch bar to keep it in place


Easy to install, relatively good quality, and does the job.

Worked perfectly. We towed a 3,000 lb trailed from Boston to Florida and back then all over New England. Zero complaints.
Jeff - 02/20/2023

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