2014 Ford Edge 7-Pin Connection

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by jdkmrc, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. jdkmrc

    jdkmrc New Member

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    I've got a 2014 Ford Edge with factory installed tow package. It includes a class-2 hitch with 2" receiver.

    Due to the hitch and bumper design there's no convenient mounting location for a bracket. I think I'm going to settle for Curt's Easy Mount Mounting Bracket

    www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B8177EC

    Has anyone mounted a 7-pin connection to their Ford Edge?
     
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    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    If it's a 2" receiver than it's at least a Class III, a Class II would be 1.25". That bracket you linked to seems like a good solution.
     
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    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    I have the Class II with the 1.25" receiver. I didn't use a nice bracket when I added the extra wiring to the 4-pin. I just strapped the plug in in the general vicinity of the 4-pin by one of its ears. If yours is like mine (an '08 model), the 4-pin is sort of stuck up in an almost invisible location already.

    I did install a 6-pin, not a 7, and 7s are a bit bulkier.

    ETA: there's no place to stick a bracket like that on my Edge.
     
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    Your Fleetwood Arcadia is wired with a de facto standard 7-pin Bargman as is pretty well any recreational trailer is these days so if you truly used a different style 6-pin how did you convert it to plug into the trailer's 7-pin? [?:~{]
     
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    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    O no no...I wouldn't try towing that thing with an Edge! The 6-pin was for a vintage popup that I should have kept.
     
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    Got it! ;) That said, anyone wanting to tow any recreational trailer built in the last 20 yrs should upgrade to what is now the standard 7-pin Bargman.
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    They make 2" class 2 hitches.. Since many accessories come only in 2 inch size..
     
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    That would be news to me, have never once seen a 2" Class II hitch receiver.

    https://www.etrailer.com/faq-hitch-size.aspx
     
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    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    It would no doubt blow etrailer's mind as well. ;) Towing with a Prius would also blow anyone's mind. [LOL]
     
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    Torklift does make some pretty specialized receivers and receiver accessories...[EEK]

    I'd guess that is mostly used for bike racks.
     

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