Flat 7 Trailer Socket

Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 17:36
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Can anyone tell me if it's possible to buy a FLUSH MOUNT flat 7 trailer socket?

I want to move it from under the towbar.

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Reply By: RMD - Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 19:51

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 19:51
Why not fit the base to a flat bracket which is clamped around the towbar frame on it's rear surface. That way the trailer plug can push toward the outside of the vehicle and originate from the coupling area. No special base or plug is required.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 20:07

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 20:07
They are all pretty low profile, but google turned up nothing flush mount. You can play around a bit with where you bolt it or maybe add a new mounting point bolted to the bar or the body.

I've never understood why they all seem to weld the mounting tab to the underside of the tow bar so that the plug is the thing first thing to get ripped off on a rock step.

Mine has a 12 pin with a bracket welded to the centre line of the towbar, but they had still managed to mount it so that the plug and loom were below the towbar.

10 minutes and armed with some zip ties, I flipped the loom to on top of the bar and plug to the top of the mounting bracket so it has significantly more protection.

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Reply By: Member - johnat - Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 21:05

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 21:05
All of my vehicles have come with the socket mounted under the towbar ... No idea which genius thought that was a good idea, but ... I have changed the mount position to be above the towbar on every vehicle i have ever owned!
Not a great change, but mounted direct to the bar rather than welding another plate on the top.
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Reply By: marie j - Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 19:30

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 19:30
Found Dear???
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