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Old 07-08-2023, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hello from Texas, question on double towing

My recently purchased Cruiser Aire 5th Wheel has a receiver hitch with a rating label that states 300 lb tongue and 3000 lb overall weight.

Is my fifth wheel pre-wire for lights to the trailer I would be pulling? Nothing is obvious when I crawl under the rear of trailer . A friend said thre prewiring may be under the belly panel by the hitch.

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Old 07-08-2023, 02:59 PM   #2
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Hello from Texas, question on double towing

Do you know if the hitch is a factory one? My new 5th, but different brand, has the plug attached to a bracket and it came with a factory hitch of the same rating.
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Old 07-08-2023, 03:01 PM   #3
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It appears to be factory. But I can’t see any wiring for the trailer
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Old 07-08-2023, 03:13 PM   #4
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The belly panel is pretty easy to take down.. typically, it's held in place by some large screws w/ body washers.

If you were to take out 5 or 6, I bet you'd have enough room to stick your hand in there and feel if there is wiring.

If not, it isn't that difficult to run wiring from front to back.
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Old 07-08-2023, 06:10 PM   #5
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As said already, pull the belly pan. I do find it hard to believe itís a factory hitch and no easy spot for wiring. I also donít see it as standard equipment or as an option to have one, at least on Crossroads website.
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Old 07-08-2023, 07:16 PM   #6
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My Cruiser came from the factory with a hitch on the back. Same weight ratings. Also had a wire hanging there for trailer lights.
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Old 07-08-2023, 07:50 PM   #7
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Mine also has a hitch but never really looked for wires since I never planned to tow anything behind it. Have me curious now, I will have to check it on my next trip to the coast.
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Old 07-09-2023, 08:11 AM   #8
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I had a professional welder check the welds on the unit and he said it appears to be a factory install especially with the capacity label attached to the hitch.

Does anyone know where at Crossroads I could contact to confirm.

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Old 07-09-2023, 08:29 AM   #9
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There is a contract number on the website. I just called them and they redirected me to the appropriate group.
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Old 07-10-2023, 12:16 PM   #11
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Does the hitch have attachments for safety chains? If so, then it should be wired for a 4-pin connection. If not, then it is probably not wired for lights.
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Old 07-13-2023, 06:39 PM   #12
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Best to check with a hitch installer to see if it is in fact factory or the previous owner installed. Some owners put these on just for attaching a bicycle carrier but they should not be used for towing anything. These may come with rating labels but are not installed properly.

If it is in fact a factory install then the rating numbers on the hitch are accurate and the hitch is installed properly. The issue with the wiring could be that they missed putting them on at the factory as someone went for coffee and forgot. Lots of that happens.
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Old 07-23-2023, 04:14 PM   #13
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welcome clhall55 from Hurst/DFW
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