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7-Way Connector & Brake Controller For 2018 Ford F-150 With Factory 4-Flat

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Hi, I need to be able to tow an RV with my 2018 F150. Currently it has only a 4 pin connector and I need a 7. I also need a trailer brake. I am slightly overwhelmed by the number of different potential parts that could make this work, and lack understanding of what I truly need to get rolling. I dont know if I need a whole wire harness, fuses and relays, software to make my vehicle able to tow, etc.

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I completely understand that, and we can make it pretty simple for you to get a 7-way as well as brake controller for your 2018 Ford F-150 that has a factory 4-flat. Let's go ahead and start with the 7-way, and there is a plug-in option for your truck:

- T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118283

To keep the connections from corroding and getting damaged, I do highly recommend using Dielectric Grease # 11755. You will also want a mounting bracket, the Mounting Bracket # PK12711U.

Then all you will need is the brake controller and wiring adapter to plug in. Reaching your F-150's brake controller plug does require you to temporarily remove the panel under your steering wheel, but it is just some screws so it isn't a massive project. That is covered in an installation video I linked for you below, and will allow you to install a brake controller and plug:

- Tekonsha BRAKE-EVN Trailer Brake Controller # TK63VR

- Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 22292

The I-Command will give your F-150 an easy to use brake controller, and I really like it because is a great value due to its unique combination of quality and cost-effectiveness. So besides the parts I mentioned, you'll just need some basic tools for the install and won't need any type of fuses or relays or software. This has really limited wiring and I'm very confident you'll be able to do the install with no problems whatsoever.

Plug-In Location of 7-Way 118283 on 2018 Ford F-150
Plug-In Location of 7-Way 118283 on 2018 Ford F-150
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