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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long

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The hose clamp is used to secure this long bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2). 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. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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The hose clamp is used to secure this long bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2).


  • 3" Wide x 6-1/2" Long

Note: Use this piece with any of the following mounting brackets to make a no-drill mount for your trailer connector:

  • 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)

Please 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

Item # 18136

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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long - 18136

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (425 Customer Reviews)

The hose clamp is used to secure this long bracket to the trailer hitch. The bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (Piece 2 of 2).


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.


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.


I needed one more 90 deg bend to make this bracket useful on my Palisade, to where the 5-pin plug was in a good position for repeated insertions/disconnects facing toward the rear of the vehicle just under the bumper.. I added the bend myself and then the bracket worked very well.


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 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.


All of the products we ordered from fit perfectly and were easy to install. We have enjoyed trouble free service from the products for a year now and will purchase from etrailer again should the need arise.


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.


Works as advertised fit great


Worked well enough. I had to bend 90 degrees modifying the part for my hitch application due to the bumper alignment but it still did the job nicely.


Yep, got the package yesterday, and it's perfect. It's exactly what I should have ordered in the first place.

Even with the long bracket, the space between the back of the plug and the hitch looks like it's gonna be a little tight, but I think I can make it work just fine.

I have everything I need now to get this completed, and to do it so it's a professional grade result. Now I just have to get out there and do it... when it warms up a bit more.

Re: the returned item.... I checked with USPS and it would have cost me more than the RMA label you provided to use UPS.
So I just used the label you sent me. UPS tracking indicates it arrived there last Friday.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help. You made getting this right a very simple and easy breezy deal.

A year out and working like a champ!
Don - 02/27/2021


This mounting system did not work with my trailer hitch.


Makes wiring look finished.

Still looks great
Alan - 11/12/2021


I have used you a few times and I am never disappointed. Your install videos are a blessing!


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.


Worked like a champ easy install one year later still a solid mounting bracket would buy again


This bracket was a good fit when clamped to the E98844 trailer hitch to hold the 7 way plug included in the ETBC7 install kit. Car is a 2015 Toyota Highlander.


Quality products, fast delivery and outstanding customer service.


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


This item fits perfectly & saves the time & cause for fabrication to finish an otherwise,lengthy project.i strongly recommend it's purchase for mounting electrical plugs.


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.


Hose clamp is a little funky.


This is the third one I have installed and all have fit perfectly. I would highly recommend this company.


It worked great. This bracket was used for a light system in the front grill of my truck.

This bracket is still working great. Did not bend and keeps light bar right on target. THANKS etrailer
Rich S - 09/07/2021


The no drill mount bracket needs to be cut and bent to size which etrailer tells the buyer. This requires finding a fabrication shop with a metal break to obtain the correct size and shape. These shops are not easy to find even in a big city. The bracket is too heavy duty to use a vise and hack saw to shape.


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

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Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Accessories and Parts

  • Will the No-Drill Bracket part # 18136 Work on a Round Hitch
    Yes the Tow Ready No-Drill Mount Bracket part # 18136 work great with round tube hitches. It is designed to flex around any shape solid object you want to mount it to.
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  • Is It OK To Bend No-Drill Mounting Bracket 18136 To Clear Rear Bumper?
    Absolutely! It is not uncommon to have to bend the Long No-Drill Mounting Bracket # 18136 to make it where you can mounting a 7-way connector. There is no issue with mounting the bracket vertically and bending it a bit to allow your 7-way connector mounting bracket to fit. I included a video of the # 18136 for you to take a look at.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket On A Hitch Receiver
    I have the perfect option that will allow you to mount a 7-way trailer connector to your hitch receiver. For this, you will want to use both the No-Drill Mount Bracket part # 18136 and the Mounting Bracket for 7-Way part # 18138. For an ST175R80-13, you will need a spare tire cover designed to work with 24" tire and wheel combos. Unfortunately, we do not have a 24" tire cover with American flag logo. However, I have attached a list of our 24" spare tire covers for you.
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  • How to Attach the Reese Multi-Plug Wiring Harness to the Trailer Hitch Without Drilling
    The two self tapping screws included with the Reese Multi-Plug Wiring Harness part # 74682 will allow you to attach the trailer connector directly to your trailer hitch if needed but I don't really recommend this as you can weaked it and increase the chance of rust occurring. If there is a body panel or bumper that you can drill into nearby then that would be a better option than drilling into the hitch but the best option is a no-drill bracket like the No-Drill Mount Bracket part # 18136...
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  • Recommendation For Bracket To Hold 4-Way Flat Connector For 2014 Volvo XC90
    I have some great bracket options for you and your 2014 Volvo XC90. If you you prefer a no-drill option, I recommend using the Short Bracket, Item # 18140, or the Long Bracket, Item # 18136. If you have no problem drilling, I recommend combining either the short bracket or the long bracket with the Mounting Bracket for 4-Pole Flat, Item # 18144, to create a solid mounting. I have attached some videos for you to checkout.
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  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way Trailer Connector on Toyota Highlander
    To prevent the need for any drilling or modification to your Highlander, I recommend using our No-Drill Long Mounting Bracket, # 18136. This bracket comes with a steel clamp that will secure the bracket to the crosstube of the hitch. The bracket that came with your install kit will bolt directly to the long bracket with the included screws. I attached a brief review video that shows how to install the bracket
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  • How to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on a 2000 Ford E-250
    In order to install a 7-way trailer connector on your 2000 Ford E-250 you are first going to need a 4-way wiring harness and for this I recommend using the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118344. This is a custom fit, plug and play harness that will not require any cutting or splicing of wires. Once the 4-way is installed you will then need a 4 to 7-way adapter like the Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole and 4-Pole part # 37185. You can then transfer the Tekonsha...
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  • Recommended Bracket For Installing Hopkins HM40978 7-way/4-Pole Trailer Connector to Hitch Crossbar
    The bracket you're wanting to use is the # 18136 from Tow Ready. This bracket uses a pipe clamp to attach to the hitch crossbar, as you don't want to put any holes in the hitch crossbar and weaken it. I've linked to a demonstration video showing how the bracket works.
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  • Recommended 7-Way Trailer Connector and Mounting Bracket for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
    Correct, the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center part # 41944 which is a fit for your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 doesn't have a bracket to mount the trailer connector. However, you can use the No-Drill Mount Bracket part # 18136 in order to do so. For a trailer wiring harness, I recommend the Reese Multi-Plug Wiring Harness part # 74682 which will provide you with both 4 and 7-way trailer connection points. I have attached a photo that shows the no-drill bracket...
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  • Options for Storing 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Connector
    Draw-Tite hitch # 76225 is an excellent choice for a clean installed appearance on your 2018 Dodge Journey. As for the 4-pole connector mount you have two ways to go. Some towers prefer to keep the 4-pole wiring tucked inside the vehicle except when they are actually pulling their trailer. The wisdom to this is that the 4-pole is then protected from corrosion from moisture and salt, and also from a potential hit from road debris. If you are towing all the time then stowing the 4-pole...
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  • Adapter Needed for 4-Way on 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan to 7-Way on Trailer Side
    We have exactly what you are needing! For your application I recommend installing the Hopkins Adapter # 37185 because it simply plugs into your current 4-Way connector and calls for the ground wire to be installed with the self-tapping screw, plus it gives you both 7-Way and 4-Way connectors. This means that this adapter can remain at the back of your vehicle and you never have to remember where you put it. The adapter comes with a mounting bracket that when paired with the mounting...
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  • Which No-Drill Mounting Bracket For Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C12068 On 1996 Cadillac Eldorado
    Since the Curt trailer Hitch Receiver # C12068 has the crosstube hidden behind the rear bumper, you will want to use the No-Drill Mounting Bracket Long # 18136 to mount your trailer connector to. I included a video of the # 18136 for you to take a look at.
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  • Where to Connect Tee Connection for 4-Way Wiring on 2021 Chevy Express Van
    I'd be happy to help! The connectors for the T-One # 118392 will tee in behind the tail lights on your 2021 Chevy Express Van. It can be a little intimidating to start pulling at the wiring on your van but if you hop to the 3:00 minute mark of the attached install video of this wiring kit on a 2020 Express Van you can see how we went about this. In some models you have to remove the tail light to plug in the tees but it looks like for this application the connector is easily accessible...
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  • Is Tow Ready No-Drill Bracket 18136 Interchangeable with Curt C57202 Bracket
    Yes, the Tow Ready trailer wiring bracket # 18136 and the # C57202 are close enough to each other that they would be interchangeable.
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  • Mounting Brackets For Securing Trailer Connectors On Round Cross Tube Receiver
    The Mounting Bracket # 18136 can be used with a round hitch cross bar as well as square. I have included an image below showing the bracket on a round cross tube. You will then be able to secure your 4-Way Mounting Bracket # 18144 or 7-Way Mounting Bracket # 18138.
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  • Will Curt No-Drill Mount Bracket Mount On Round Tube Hitch
    The Curt No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long, # C57202, will not tighten down around a round tube hitch. The bracket has a lip on it that will snug up against a square hitch and allow the hose clamp to tighten and hold the bracket in place. The lip on the bracket will keep the hose clamp from being tightened enough around a round tube hitch to keep the bracket secure. The bracket for the round tube hitch would be the Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box for Round Tube Hitches,...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller and 7-Way Socket on 2005 Ford Escape with 4-Pole Wiring
    We have a kit that will both allow you to install a trailer brake controller and upgrade your factory 4-pole wiring to the 7-way format that includes 12V power and other functions. Since you already have 4-pole wiring in place all you need is kit # ETBC7. This includes a 7-way socket, wiring and all connectors and parts needed to completely install a trailer brake controller such as the easy-to-use and reliable Prodigy P2 # 90885. An installation video for the P2 is linked for you to show...
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  • Will Tow Ready No-Drill Mount Bracket Work on Draw-Tite Class III Hitch for 2007 Volvo XC90
    The Tow Ready No-Drill Bracket - Short # 18140 referenced in your question will provide an excellent solution for attaching a connector bracket and connector to the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75152 you have installed on your Volvo XC90. This will give you a really nice connector bracket that doesn't require any drilling into the hitch. It is indeed compatible with this hitch and your vehicle. If you do happen to have a 7-Way, you may want to go with the Long version of the bracket,...
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    We have everything you will need to install a 7-way trailer connector for trailer brakes and battery charging on your 2009 Toyota Highlander all in one kit, but unfortunately a simple plug and play option does not exist for your vehicle. Instead, you will want to install our 7-Way Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. This kit comes with everything you will need to install the 7-way you are looking for and have complete functionality. I've attached an installation video on a 2010 Highlander...
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  • Recommended No Drill Bracket Compatible with Hopkins 4-Way to 7-Way Trailer Wiring Adapter # 37185
    The bracket that comes with the Hopkins Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole and 4-Pole # 37185 has the standard bracket hole locations to use with any of our no drill brackets. The 2-1/4 inches on center are standard on the no drill brackets, so you can use Curt # C57202 or # 18136 for a long no drill bracket. I've attached a photo of the Curt measurements to assist. Either of these will work well with a trailer hitch receiver whether it is a square crossbar or a round one like you mentioned.
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  • How to Mount 4-Pole Trailer Connector from Tekonsha T-One 4-Pole Wiring Harness 118677
    Tekonsha T-One 4-Pole Wiring Harness # 118677 is a confirmed fit on the 2016 Ford Edge, both Sport and Titanium versions. If desired a ring clamp bracket like # 18140 or # 18136 can be installed on the hitch cross tube and used along with 4-pole bracket # 18144 to give you a mounting point for the connector. A zip tie can be used to secure any excess 4-pole wire.
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  • Will T-One Connector Fit 2018 Mazda CX-9 With or Without OEM Hitch
    According to my research, and my contact at Tekonsha, the 2016 and 2017 CX-9 models both came with the connector for the T-One # 118278 as a standard. Since your 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the same generation it would be surprising if you didn't have that connector. I did check the online version of your owner's manual and it states on page 6-58 that the #8 "Trailer Hitch" fuse is only included on some models. You may want to check the left side of your fuse block compartment to make sure that...
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  • Hitch and Wiring For 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
    To install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # C13382 on the 2020 Suburu Crosstrek it will require the hole to be enlarged. This is so the hardware will fit inside the frame rail. That doesn't necessarily mean the whole thing needs to be enlarged. I like to take a grinding bit in a drill and just hold it against one edge until you can fit the head of the carriage bolt into the hole. Typically if you can fit the bolt in then the spacer block will fit. Once...
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  • Trailer Connector for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee With Factory Tow Package
    If your 2017 Grand Cherokee has the factory tow package with the 7-way trailer connector also known as the US CAR connector located behind the drivers side of the rear bumper as shown in the provided photo, the Hopkins # 41155 will work. This being said, I'd recommend going another route. If you used the # HM40975, you'd have both the 4-pole and the 7-way trailer connector. If the hitch you're using already has the trailer connector mount on it, the # HM40975 would attach right to it, otherwise...
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