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Trailer & RV Wiring
Tow Wiring Harnesses
Fifth Wheel Auto-Connect System
MFG P/N: 2017-000-00
MFG: Auto Connect Systems
UPC #: 2017000000
Weight (lbs): 14
The Fifth Wheel Auto-Connect System is a safer way to make your trailers electrical connection since it is physically impossible for the connection to de-mate as long as the pin and hitch are connected. With the auto connect system your sure that your trailer lights and more importantly your trailer brakes will always be working. Once you connect your fifth wheel trailer to your hitch, the Fifth Wheel Auto-Connect System automatically connects the electrical wiring between your truck and trailer. No more inconvenient cables to connect by hand or worrying about the quality of your connection. The system consists of 6 brackets: three hitch brackets that attach to the hitch and 3 trailer brackets that attach to the pin box of the trailer, an auto-connect connector on the trailer side and female receptacle connector on the hitch side. You will still need a connector & cable from your trucks factory trailer connection to the Auto-Connect System. Three year limited warranty.
Fifth Wheel Auto-Connect System
Additional Product Information
The auto-connect system is designed as an add-on or aftermarket device. This will change the industry standard on how you electrically connect to your fifth wheel.
It is forward/backward compatible, a trailer with our system can be towed with a hitch that does not have our system or a hitch with our system can tow a trailer that does not have it.
The 5th wheel auto connect system takes advantage of the fact that the physics in a fifth wheel application dictates there is only one degree of freedom (yaw) between the trailer pin box and the hitch wear plate - the other two degrees of freedom (roll and pitch) are fixed between the tow vehicle and the trailer.
The system automatically mates the electrical connection during most applications of the normal hooking up process. The connector only has to be oriented to within approximately +/- 20 degrees of the tow vehicle’s angle of approach and it will then self-guide to make the connection as the hitch/trailer completes the normal hooking up process.
It does NOT modify the standard mechanical interface between the king pin and the hitch in anyway.
It eliminates the trailer power cable from dangling down into the bed of the tow vehicle or over the tailgate to the bumper – a safety and convenience issue.
It has increased safety relative to the conventional way of making the electrical connection in that the connector is spring loaded with a stainless steel spring that keeps constant force between the male and female connector. Also, it is virtually impossible for the connection to accidentally de-mate as long as the trailer is mechanically hitched to the tow vehicle.
Eliminates forgetting to mate or de-mate the connection - it is automaticas part of the normal hook-up and unhook process.
It is visual, you can tell at a glance that the connection is made.
The system is perfect for mounting popular roll and pitch level devices to assist in parking and setting up.
Installs in approximately 2 hours, depending on hitch and trailer models
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