Valley has introduced a 5th wheel and gooseneck T-connector, in response to the market’s growing demand for a convenient way to provide power to these types of trailers.
Designed to extend the existing OEM 7-way connection into the bed of a pickup truck to be used with a 5th wheel- or gooseneck-type hitch, the T-connector also leaves the original trailer wiring connector at the rear of the vehicle fully functional.
"Trailer wiring connections have traditionally been located at the rear bumper of the towing vehicle to accommodate traditional style hitches, which account for the lions share of towing applications," said Mike McCann, vice president of wiring products, Valley. "With the advent of larger trailers, especially within the RV industry, a larger segment of the towing public has moved to 5th wheel-type connections."
According to McCann, traditional wiring requires that a long cable from the front of the trailer, generally located near the pin box, is run to the back of the tow vehicle and draped over the tailgate to make a connection to the wiring connector at the rear bumper. In many cases, this also requires an extension cable, often overly long, which potentially can loop out and drag on the ground when under tow or rub against the vehicle, damaging the finish.
Valley’s T-connector plugs directly between the tow vehicle harness and the factory sealed seven-way connector. The extra long 10-foot harness routes easily to the truck bed from beneath the vehicle.
The 5th wheel and gooseneck T-connector is available in two models to work with most current model Ford, Lincoln, Dodge, Chevrolet, GMC and Nissan trucks. Professional installation is required.
For more information, visit www.valleyindustries.com or contact Valley at (209) 368-8881; fax (209) 369-8678 or write Valley at 1313 S. Stockton St., Lodi, CA 95240.