Fast, clean gooseneck wiring solution
Stepping up from pulling a tow-behind trailer to towing an equipment trailer with a gooseneck or 5th wheel makes the driver’s life a lot easier. Trailer control and tongue weight-issues don’t play a factor and hook-ups are a snap.
But one still has to contend with the trailer wiring.
That long pigtail streaming from the trailer and looping over the tailgate to reach the factory 7-way plug-in is a pain in the butt. It looks sloppy and the cable is prone to all sorts of mishaps.
A really easy way to make your setup look and function best is to install a “remote” 7-way in the bed.
Bargman, one of the many companies under the Cequent Towing Product’s umbrella, has one of the best plug-and-play remote wiring kits on the market.
Installation is a simple as it could be and requires but one hole be popped in the side of the bed to insert the remote 7-way trailer plug receptacle. The Bargman remote wiring harness “T”s into the OEM wiring at the 7-way under the rear of the truck.
We watched one of the installers at Truck Supply & Outfitters in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, upgrade a 2007 Chevy 3500 in less than 15 minutes.
Below is a quick look at how easy it is to install a Bargman remote 7-way plug in your pro pickup. — Bruce W. Smith