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No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short

No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short

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This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach your electrical connector mounting bracket (sold separately). Designed for use with 4-way, 5-way, and 6-way connector brackets. Included hose clamp secures bracket to your trailer hitch. 1-800-940-8924 to order Tow Ready accessories and parts part number 18140 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Accessories and Parts - 18140

  • Trailer Wiring
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Brackets
  • 4 Flat
  • 5 Flat
  • 4 Round
  • 5 Round
  • Tow Ready

This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach your electrical connector mounting bracket (sold separately). Designed for use with 4-way, 5-way, and 6-way connector brackets. Included hose clamp secures bracket to your trailer hitch.


Features:

  • Bracket can be used 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 Wesbar 5-Pole Flat (TR20046)
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • Hose clamp and hardware included
  • Bracket dimensions: 3" wide x 3-3/4" long


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

The picture above illustrates a typical application of a no-drill mounting bracket with a trailer connector bracket.



118140 No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short





Video of No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tow Ready 4-Pole Mounting Bracket Installation

Today we are going to be installing the universal 4-Flat connector part number 18144 in conjunction with our universal short bracket part 18140. With our wire already routed outside of the vehicle we'll go ahead and install the 4-flat mounting bracket on the universal mounting bracket. We'll use the supplied hardware to secure it. With our two screws tightened down, take the worm clamp and secure directly to the hitch. Now we've got that tightened down, I'll go ahead and take a pair of tin snips and cut off the excess from the clamp. With the clamp secure we'll go ahead and route the 4 pole through the 4-Flat mounting bracket and input the cap on the end of our 4 pole.

And there you have it with the installation of tow ready 4-flat connector part number 18144 along with our tow ready universal short bracket part number 18140.


Customer Reviews

No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short - 18140

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (853 Customer Reviews)

This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach your electrical connector mounting bracket (sold separately). Designed for use with 4-way, 5-way, and 6-way connector brackets. Included hose clamp secures bracket to your trailer hitch.

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This product is a great idea, but, it cannot be used on the hitch in the application I purchased for. You might think "E Trailer" would know, given the research they put into which hitch is needed and for what vehicle, that the "No Drill Mounting Bracket" will not work unless you want to climb underneath your vehicle to plug in the wiring harness. I guess they don't know, or are hoping you buy the item anyway. ???


Comments
The No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long Part # 18136
No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long
$14.03
would work better for your application, with the longer bracket making it easier to reach.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/26/2022

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Sturdy piece of items here. Had to mount bracket(s) on receiver hitch area due to another flat location being (my opinion) too far from receiver area. It all worked out. Have been a customer on here for years now. They always have durable products to sell and the how to videos are a plus. Thank you all



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When I ordered this No-Drill mount I did not understand that an additional piece was needed. this item is only a horizontal bracket to which a vertical bracket must be attached. Since I did not order the vertical piece and since my Curt hitch is round, I decided not to use it at all. I just attached the plug end of the wiring harness to the hitch as suggested in the video. Bottom line- I did not even unpack this part. The postage cost makes it not worth returning.


Comments
We do have the second bracket that works in conjunction with this one. For a 4 way bracket is part # 18144
Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat
$7.32
and for a seven way bracket is part # 18138
Mounting Bracket for 7-Way
$5.95
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-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/24/2022

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I needed the long bracket for my 2014 Highlander, not sure why sales contact said this was the right one. No problem getting prompt refund.


Comments
It depends on how far you want the wiring harness to extend the hitch or how much clearance that you need. Part # 18140
No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket - Short
$12.43
is 3 inches wide and 3.75 inches long. Part # C57202
Curt No-Drill Bracket for 6-Way or 7-Way Round Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket - Long
$17.09
is three inches wide and 6.5 inches long.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/11/2022

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My experience with etrailer was nothing but phenomenal. The site was easy to use and supplied all of the technical information I required as a first time user. I am not a vehicle savvy person, but the instructional videos made me feel like one. All of the items that I purchased were exactly the quality that I was hoping for. Their customer service is excellent as well. I recommend etrailer to anyone that is in need of such any item they offer and will be using them again!



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Worked perfect, easy to install. I had to mount it in a different orientation, but it fit and tightened perfect.
No issues to date, looks great too.



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This works great and looks great on my 2021 Ford Escape hybrid. The short version of this bracket was the perfect length. It holds strong to the hitch and securely holds the wiring connector. My only complaint is about etrailer. They recommended the long bracket in the video detailing the harness installation and after installing it, it was way too long and looked ridiculous. The short version was the perfect length.



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Great product easy to install. Quick delivery. etrailer installation videos are very helpful


Comments
Working as expected, no issues
Thomas - 04/09/2022

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Product worked well and was as described. Good contact from E-trailer and follow up that everything we bought worked. Nice installation videos were provided to make the over all installation process easy.



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Hardware works well with a round pipe hitch frame construction. Be sure to order a bracket for the intended plug, either 4-pole (flat) or 5+pole (circular).



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The product itself appeared to be good but on my 2018 Mazda CX 5, the trailer hitch is mounted very high and the wide part is on the back side, not the top, so when part #18144 is attached, it does not point out the back of the car. It would have been up behind the bumper with the connector pointing down. I did not need the hidden look and it would have been a pain to connect each time.
I could not use Part #18140 with my vehicle. The pictures I included show how high the trailer hitch bar is up under the car and where I ended up attaching the #18144(118144 on box) to the metal bumper bracket. Image without bracket shows back of car at top of picture.



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I appreciate having the option to mount my car's trailer wiring and this provided me flexibility in location and ease of mounting.



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On vacation, my boat trailer lights quit working (failure of the switching box).I screwed up the shipping address on my order for a replacement.. When I called customer service, the agent (Carol) bent over backwards to correct it. 2 hrs after I had placed the order, it was being packed at the warehouse; Carol escalated the address problem to her supervisor, found a patch and got the order shipping address changed before shipping. I got the package 2 days later! 1)quick shipping, 2)great customer service, 3)great tech assistance!



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Sorry to be so late in sending you photos. To get the plug more forward, we used the brackets we bought from you. At the same time, we rewired the 7-pole receptacle and place a boot from a shock over the wire and receptacle to keep everything more water tight. Works very well.

Thanks again for your prompt service in getting the brackets to us.



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I called in to verify what harness I needed. The agent was knowledgeable and very friendly.



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The No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting bracket worked great! Instructions were easy to follow.



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Exactly what I was seeking to secure my 4-plug device to a tow-bar & tidy-up the excess wiring under my hitch. My wife shook her head in disbelief when I told her the installation would be quick & easy (it never is, right)? Well it was! Had this little baby installed in about 30 minutes. Finally, my self-installed electrical system for towing is complete & looks professionally done.



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This mount worked great! Installed in minutes. I paired it with the mounting bracket 4 pole flat (18144) that you can also purchase. They both make the 4 pin connector look professional and keep the wires from dangling down from trailer hitch. Excellent product!



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I used these brackets for attaching the air connection and break-away switch for the SMI Air Force One braking system to the baseplate of my Jeep Wrangler. The brackets were modified (cut to fit and holes drilled) for my particular installation. They worked perfectly and make the installation look great.



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Installed on a Curt trailer hitch part # 13408 for a 2004 Jeep wrangler. Mounted the 4 pin flat mounting bracket (part # 18144) to it. Makes it so you do not have to drill mounting bracket into hitch or bumper. Holds very tight in hitch! Installation was simple, fast, and clean. Highly recommended.



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Simple to attach to the receiver hitch. The plate that connects to it worked perfectly to hold the 4 prong wiring connector. Much more heavy duty than a lot of other options.



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This piece worked great. I had to do a slight modification since I used a different wiring option, but is works great.



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Very easy product to use and install. Great videos of how to install and the quality of the product is fantastic.



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Easy installation, picked for my 2017 Honda Pilot thinking that it would work with the etrailer hitch, but the hitch square tube is tucked up behind the lower trim and this holds the wiring up behind the trim. Does keep it out of sight, but may be difficult to access. Haven't used it yet, so will see how it works.



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To keep the harness in the right place.


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