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2005 Dodge Ram Trailer Wiring Recommendation

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I am interested in the #13333 class 3 hitch with a wiring harness. My pickup has no towing features at all. Just the plastic cover plate in the left side of rear bumper. Ideally I would like to use the existing hole to route the harness thru the bumper. What do you suggest?

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Since your 2005 Dodge Ram does not have trailer wiring currently you'd need to start with a 4-way like the part # C55504 since your truck does not have factory wiring at all. If the 4-way is all you need then you'd be set as-is. If you need to move on to a 7-way you'll need additional components as well.

Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way.

If you do have trailer brakes you would need the # ETBC7 instead of the # 37185 and a brake controller. This kit comes with everything needed to wire up the 7-way and install a brake controller.

For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup.

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