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RT3 Straight 7'6" to V conversion

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 2004chevy2500hd, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Guys - Wondering if you can help explain what it would take to convert my 2500HD Boss RT3 to a V (no particular model at this point- trying to figure out if it's worth it)

    Disclaimer: Non-Commercial use (homeowner) - bought this truck from a landscaper that used this commercially :)

    I'm guessing and hoping that I can use the existing frame mount - In the cab, I have a 4 way joystick mounted to the floor.

    Aside from the plow - what else would I need to change? Can I use any of the existing wiring? Or would I have to swap out the wiring?

    Thanks a million!

    PS - You guys left me scratching my head after reading this.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=121229
     
  2. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    All you need to run a V is the plow and a V controller. The truck side mount and wiring are the same..........thats what makes a Boss so great.
     
  3. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I like that!! Time to go shopping for a used V.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,072

    Are all v plows 11 pin? Or are there differences? Reason is there is a rt3 11 pin locally for pretty cheap. If I decide to buy a new plow in a couple years will I need new wiring?
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Non Smart Hitch 2 is 11 pin, Smart Hitch 2 is 13 pin. Doesn't matter whether it's a vee or straight.
     
  6. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    The non smart hitch 11-pin wire harness on the plow will work on a 13-pin truck harness. If you buy a used plow now with a newer 13-pin harness for the truck you will be good to go if you to upgrade plows at a later date with no truck modifications. Only difference between staight and v would be a plug in controller in the cab.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not in all cases. Depends on whether the vehicle has positive or negative common headlamps. But it's not a major undertaking to convert the plow side to 13 pin to be compatible if needed.
     
  8. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Thanks guys - I really appreciate the help.
     
  9. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,072

    Thanks also.