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  • Axle, Hubs and Suspension Needed for Rebuilding Old Lightweight Magic Tilt Boat Trailer
  • We offer a limited selection of off-the-shelf axle assemblies. We offer a 2000 lb axle, part # 20440I-ST-60 that sounds like it might work for you. The hub face to hub face dimension is 60 inches, and the spring seat to spring seat dimension is 48 inches. The axle includes two idler hubs with a 4 lug on 4 inch bolt circle, that include bearings, races, grease seals, grease caps and lug nuts. We'll even toss in a can of grease for you. For springs, your idea for going with lower rated...
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  • Can a Hitch Be Installed on an All Wheel Drive 2011 Toyota Sienna
  • Yes, you can install a hitch on the Sienna AWD model. None of the hitch manufacturers that supply us, Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite or Curt have any fit exclusions for the AWD model of the 2011 Toyota Sienna. There are Class II and III hitches available for your Sienna. Whenever the alternative is available, I recommend going with the Class III because it uses the more common 2 inch receiver. Because it's more common, there are many more accessories available such as bike racks and cargo...
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  • Which Thule CG9 Self Tensioning Self Centering Snow Chains fit a 2012 Chevy Sonic Hatchback
  • According to my research, the stock tire size for the 2012 Chevy Sonic Hatchback with 195/65-15. If that's the size tires you have, the Thule CG9 chains, part # TH2004205080 would be the correct chains for your tire size. If this isn't your tire size, please let me know the size and I'd be happy to make a recommendation. Before purchasing or installing tire chains, consult your owner's manual for any advice or prohibitions regarding chains.
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  • Placement of Chain Hanger Brackets on Trailer Frame Using Pro Series Round Bar # PS49582 W/D System
  • The bars are right at 31-1/2 inches long. The ball sits about 1 inch closer to the trailer, which would place the chain hanger brackets on the trailer frame about 32 to 32-1/2inches rearward of the trailer ball. If there's propane tanks or other obstructions that would prevent installation of the brackets at this spot, you could use a bolt-on bracket kit, part # RP58305. Because the bolt-on brackets aren't moveable, you'd install and remove the chains a bit differently. You would hitch...
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  • Width of Swagman Trailhead # S63360 Bike Rack Cradles and Suitability for Carbon-Fiber Bikes
  • The Swagman Trailhead is one of the bike racks I recommend most often, because it's reasonably priced yet it offers features like anti-sway cradles and an anti-rattle hitch pin. However, it wouldn't be the best option for you, due to the fact that the cradles are only 1-1/4 inch wide. Plus, a hanging style bike rack isn't the best choice for carbon fiber bikes because they're rather fragile. Being suspended from a cradle while the rest of the bike wasn't supported would very likely cause...
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  • Weight and Capacity of Rola # 59507 Cargo Carrier
  • Although the basket has a 300 lb capacity, you'll be limited by whichever component of your towing system has the lowest capacity, whether it be the carrier or the hitch. Take a look at the sticker on your hitch. If the hitch is a Class I, you'll likely have a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which means the downward force or weight applied to the hitch could not exceed 200 lbs. This would mean that the combined weight of the carrier (about 60 lbs) and the weight of whatever's carried...
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  • Recommended Bug Shield for 2001 Dodge Dakota
  • We do indeed offer a bug deflector for your truck. I'd recommend the Weather Tech Easy-On Bug Deflector Shield, part # WT50056. The bug shield you referenced, part # WT50077 is a fit for a Chevy Trailblazer and wouldn't fit your Dakota.
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  • Best Weight Distribution Option for 3000 lb Travel Trailer Towed by 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander V6
  • As a first step, I'd recommend you confirm the towing capacity of your vehicle. According to my research, V6 models of the Outlander have a 2000 lb towing capacity, while AWD versions have a 3500 lb towing capacity. Please confirm this with your owner's manual or your dealer. If your vehicle proves to have the 2000 lb tow capacity, I wouldn't tow that trailer with your Outlander. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2011 Tiffin Motorhome on 2011 Freightliner Sprinter Chassis
  • Although the Sprinter chassis might have connector for the installation of a brake controller, our brake controller manufacturers don't show a listing for your vehicle. If your MH came with a 7-way at the rear bumper, it might possibly be pre-wired for a brake controller. You'd want to check with Tiffin to see if this is the case, and if so, find out which plug-and-play brake controller wiring harness is needed. If there is no 7-way, you'll need to do a hardwire install. The first step...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2015 BMW X3
  • Of the three hitches available for your X3, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75768. It's identical to the Hidden Hitch # 87632, with the same weight capacities, appearance and installation procedure. It's just a dollar or three more expensive than the compatible Curt Class III, part # 13107, but the Draw-Tite model has a 400 lb tongue weight capacity, versus the 300 lb capacity of the Curt model. The tongue weight capacity of a hitch is the maximum amount of weight that...
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  • Current Torque Specs for Installing Draw-Tite Class III # 75155 for a 2008 Lexus GX470
  • Current torque specs are shown on the instruction sheet below the parts list, near the bottom the first page of instructions. We don't publish them online as the manufacturers occasionally change the specs or the hardware. You can see the installation instructions by clicking the provided link. I've also linked you to some installation tips that I hope you'll find helpful.
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  • 1986 Jayco Econoline Class C Troubleshooting Dash Lights and Running Lights not Working
  • Without knowing more about the problem you are experiencing, like whether it's the vehicle that's experiencing the problems or the trailer wiring, the best recommendation I could give would be to check the fuse box looking for running light and dash light circuits and replace the circuits as needed as this would be the most likely cause of the problem you have. Beyond that you would want to track down wiring diagrams of your vehicle to see if wiring is damaged and needs replacing. At...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Pin Recommendation for a Bargman Breakaway Trailer Kit
  • The replacement pin you would need for your Bargman Breakaway system would be the part # 54-85-002. The only thing you would need to check is the condition of your breakaway battery, make sure it is fully charged before you tow the trailer. I attached an FAQ article on breakaway systems for you to check out.
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  • Does the Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL Power In and Out
  • Yes, the Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL that you referenced has a power in and power out option that is controlled by the switch on the included controller.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Draw Tite Hitch part # 65051
  • Yes we can sell you just the installation hardware for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65051. You will need to go to the product page for the part # RHK, enter the part number of the hitch you have (65051), and then select Draw Tite as the hitch manufacturer and we will send you out the correct hardware kit.
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  • Mini-Fuse Bypass Switch Recommend that Enables a Circuit to Be Turned Off with a Switch at Fuse Box
  • The Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76510 that you referenced would do exactly what you are looking to do and is designed for use in a mini-fuse slot on a fuse box. However, for your situation this would be just a Band-Aid. I would recommend you fix it permanently as it may be a sign that eventually the wipers will just stop working which could be dangerous if you were caught in a storm.
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  • Snow Chains or Cables for a Heavy Duty Truck In Canada
  • You would have to check with your local DOT to determine if tire cables are an acceptable form of tire chains in your area. Most likely you would want a chain and not a cable though, especially for a heavy duty truck since the cables are not as durable as a chain. We have several chains designed for heavy duty trucks that would be a much better option, especially in Canada where the snowfall is very heavy. Follow the link I attached to the right and enter your tire size to see what is...
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  • Air Springs, Front Hitch and Snow Plow Recommendation for a 2000 Jeep TJ
  • Yes, the Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs # AL80702 that you referenced would be the correct kit for your 2000 Jeep TJ. Since your lift kit is above the coils it wouldn't affect the use of this kit. For a compressor kit to let you maintain pressure in these lines you would want the # AL25592. For a front hitch I would recommend the part # C31028 and then for a plow part # A40000HD. We had the Agricover guy out this week to show us how this plow works and it...
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  • Length of Barrel of # UWSLOCKCH502 Replacement Lock Cylinder
  • From the rear of the lock facing to the bottom of the assembly, the # UWSLOCKCH502 Replacement Lock Cylinder measures 13/16 of an inch, as you can see in the photo I've edited for you. I'm sorry to say that we don't carry a replacement lock cylinder whose barrel matches the length you're looking for.
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  • 4 Bike Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for an RV
  • We have EXACTLY what you need. Check out the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style Bike Rack part # PS63138. This is a platform bike rack that can carry up to 4-bikes that has a rise in the shank for additional ground clearance that carries the rear bikes higher than the front and is rated for use behind and RV so it should work perfectly for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. Sorry to hear about the problem you had with your Thule rack, that's why...
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  • 4 Bike Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for an RV
  • We have EXACTLY what you need. Check out the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style Bike Rack part # PS63138. This is a platform bike rack that can carry up to 4-bikes that has a rise in the shank for additional ground clearance that carries the rear bikes higher than the front and is rated for use behind and RV so it should work perfectly for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. Sorry to hear about the problem you had with your Thule rack, that's why...
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  • Can Hub Rotors Be Replaced with Idler Hubs
  • It's definitely possible to replace your hub rotors with idler hubs. In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to...
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  • Cargo Box Recommendation for a 79 inch Long Ladder
  • It would be a tight fit, but the smallest box you could get that would fit your ladder would be the Thule Force XL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH625. The internal dimensions of this box are 80" long x 32-1/2" wide x 15" tall. Only thing is it doesn't have a rear opening. It opens from the side. All of the boxes we carry now only open from the side. To make loading and unloading easier you might also be interested in the Thule Tire Step # TH232.
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  • Westin Tube Step Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy Blazer
  • The Westin Tube Steps # 25-0900 are confirmed to fit your 2003 Chevy Blazer ZR3 2-door so they would work very well for you. These install with the included brackets to the body mounts of your vehicle. For more info on that and to see the install process in it's entirety check out the installation instructions I attached to the right. I also attached a diagram that I took from the instructions for you to check out.
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  • Does the Putco PURE High-Performance 881 Halogen Headlight Bulbs # P230881JY Require HID Conversion
  • The Putco PURE High-Performance 881 Halogen Headlight Bulbs # P230881JY will not require an HID conversion kit to function well in your 2012 Kia Forte Koup. The reason for that is these aren't HID bulbs. It is recommended that you use the # P230880HD harness as it provides thicker wires to help the wires burn brighter and resist heat, but this is not an HID conversion kit.
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  • Deadbolt Coupler Lock vs. Blaylock EZ Lock Coupler Lock
  • Between the Blaylock EZ Lock Trailer Coupler Lock # BLTL-34 and the DeadBolt BLOCKHEAD # TCL2 I would go with the # BLTL-34. For a couple reasons, it is larger and has less areas that could be pried on by a thief to get it off. And because it has a higher rating by more customers than the Blockhead. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. As long as the rolled lip on the coupler isn't wider than 4-1/2 inches either coupler lock would work well for you.
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  • How to Wire Up a Tow Vehicle that has a Separate 6-Way to Tow a Vehicle with a 4-Way Flat
  • The easiest way to do what you need is to convert the signal on your RV's connector to a combined circuit and then install a 4-way on your RV like part # PK11404 in place of the 6-way. For that you would want to start with a signal converter like part # RM-732. You will need to wire up the RV trailer wiring just like the label of the converter recommends. You'll notice that the running lights aren't mentioned on the label, that's because it bypasses the converter and runs straight to...
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  • Best Whispbar Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Mercedes M-Class
  • Since your 2013 Mercedes came with the factory option of crossbars that run from side to side I can assure you that the Whispbar Rail Bar Roof Rack # WB-S56 that you referenced would still allow you to open your sunroof. Either this roof rack or the through bar design Whispbar rack that consists of # WB-S17 and # WB-K328 are going to create additional wind noise, especially with the sunroof open. The lower sitting rack will create less noise though. The top of the # WB-S56 will be...
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  • Why Does a Factory Class V Hitch on a GMC Sierra have Lower Capacities than Aftermarket Hitches
  • Most aftermarket Class V hitches will have higher ratings than factory hitches. Most aftermarket hitches have higher ratings than the vehicles they are designed for. Since your hitch is factory GMC probably just decided to put the rating that the vehicle has instead of just the hitch so as not to confuse people. Going with a hitch with a higher rating than what the vehicle is rated for would not give you additional capacity. You are only as strong as your weakest component. With...
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  • Grease Cap for a Concrete Mixer with Inner Diameter of 2.375
  • The closest grease cap we offer to the dimension you listed that is designed for a trailer hub would be the # F001601, this is designed for a 2.333 inner diameter hub so it might be a little small. It is a press on style that does not have a rubber seal though. Since this is designed for trailer hubs I can't safely guarantee that it would work for you.
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  • Light Kit Recommendation for a Motorcycle Carrier
  • We have a light kit that could possibly be made to work on your motorcycle carrier, part # 98174LED. Without knowing what motorcycle carrier you have it would be hard to say exactly what you would need to do to mount it to your carrier. The lights of this kit are considered submersible meaning they are waterproof. This kit is designed to attach to a 4-way connector, so you would need a 7-way to 4-way adapter to allow you to connect your trailer connector to this light kit. For that you...
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  • Weight and Capacity of Rola 21 x 55 Inch Cargo Carrier # 59507
  • The Rola # 59507 cargo carrier is rated at 300 lbs. If the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is 350 lbs, you'll be limited by whichever component has the LOWEST capacity, which is the cargo carrier in this instance. Because the carrier weighs about 65 lbs, you'd be limited to carrying about 285 lbs of cargo on the carrier. If your cargo loaded on the carrier, you might consider fitting out your carrier with a light kit like part # 59516. You'd also need to install a trailer connector...
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  • How Long is the Fixed End of Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap SLLS28CER
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap # SLLS28CER to measure the fixed end. The overall length is 9-1/2 inches. If measuring from the end of the buckle though it is shorter, measuring about 8-3/4 inches long.
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  • Anti Rattle Device Compatible With Ballmount That Has Solid Shank
  • Because the shank is solid, I don't offer an anti-rattle lock that would work. You could use a hitch lock like part # 40107 and an anti-rattle device like part # RHSB. If you're using a Draw-Tite or Hidden Hitch that has the smaller, extra hole in the receiver tube next to the hitch pin hole, (see photo) you could use the # 63201 locking hitch pin that would also keep the shank of the # D210 moving around in the receiver tube.
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  • Trailer Receiver Bike Carrier to Use in Place of Discontinued Yakima StickUp
  • The Yakima StickUp bike rack has actually been discontinued. For a similar rack take a look at the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT. I have linked a video to the right showing the features of the bike as well as loading a bike on the rack. You could remove the second bar that holds the wheel cradles from the rack if you wanted to. It just bolts on. But removing it is not necessary. The rack is made of steel an automotive grade plastics. It weighs about 45 pounds. It can be used in Class...
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  • Which Replacement Triple Lug Bracket for Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar
  • The Replacement Triple-Lug Bracket you referenced, part # BX88154 would indeed be the correct replacements for your Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. I've confirmed this with my Blue Ox representative.
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  • Install Kit to Use Draw-Tite 5th Wheel Hitch 6033 in a 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the now discontinued Draw-Tite 5th wheel slider hitch 6033 can be used in your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 short bed. You will just need an installation kit for the truck. You have some options for an installation kit. You can use a universal kit, # RP30035. The benefit is the lower cost. But this kit does require drilling into the truck frame and will take longer to install compared to a custom kit. For a custom kit you can use # RP50066-58. The cost is higher but there is no drilling...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 1957 Chevy Pickup Truck
  • The first thing to determine is why the other converters stopped working so soon. Modern converters are designed to work on 12 volt systems with a negative ground. Many older vehicles used a 6 volt system and/or positive ground electrical system. Make sure that the 1957 Chevy Pickup truck is a 12 volt, negative ground system. It is also possible that the trailer has enough lights to overdraw the converters. Converters have amperage ratings and if exceeded that can cause them to blow....
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 1957 Chevy Pickup Truck
  • The first thing to determine is why the other converters stopped working so soon. Modern converters are designed to work on 12 volt systems with a negative ground. Many older vehicles used a 6 volt system and/or positive ground electrical system. Make sure that the 1957 Chevy Pickup truck is a 12 volt, negative ground system. It is also possible that the trailer has enough lights to overdraw the converters. Converters have amperage ratings and if exceeded that can cause them to blow....
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  • Lift Cylinder Recommendation For Truck Toolbox On 2007 GMC
  • The dimensions of the Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS toolboxes, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND sound like they are the same as the lifts on your GM Cargo management system. The problem may be how the lift cylinder attaches. The cargo box you have may be a different style or made by a different manufacturer We may have a solution for you. We do offer the upper and lower brackets that you may be able to use on your tool box. These brackets are designed to be able to use the UWS lift cylinder. For...
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  • Is Shank of Curt # D210 Multi-Purpose Ball Mount Solid or Hollow
  • The shank of the # D210 is solid, not hollow. You can see this by viewing the video I've linked you to. Fast forward to the :20 second mark, and you can clearly see that the shank is indeed solid. Sorry about the confusion, we're in the process of having the incorrect information on the website corrected.
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  • Can New TracRac Ladder Rack Cleats be Added to the Old Version of the TracRac Ladder Racks
  • The cleats, or tie downs, on the new TracRac ladder racks bolt onto two holes on the uprights of the racks. The old racks do not have the appropriate holes for the cleats and drilling them would void the warranty of the rack and could compromise the structural integrity of the up rights. I recommend using the load stops, # TA25110, which you could also use as tie downs. The difference though is that these would be on top of the crossbars and not mounted on the uprights. Or if you...
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  • Are Programmer Mounts Available In Different Colors
  • The different mounts for the different programmers that we carry including the Edge Evolution # EP15051 do not come in alternative colors. However the mount can be painted to match the interior of your 2006 Ford F-150.
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  • Current Capacity of Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56217 in 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56217 that you referenced is indeed a correct fit for your 2015 Toyota Highlander. Please note that the 10-amp ATC fuse included in the kit is not intended for installation in the vehicle's fuse panel; this fuse is to be installed in the included red fuse holder that is wired to the converter box. I don't think you need to worry too much about blowing the fuse. This particular harness has a substantial output current capacity - 3 amps...
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  • Converter To Wire 4-Way Connector On 2009 Jeep Compass To 7-Way European Connector On Trailer
  • We currently do not carry the vehicle-side plug for a European plug like you mentioned is on your motorcycle trailer. You will need to find one locally. You can use the tail light converter like part # 118158, and along with a 4-way harness like part # 18004, you can make an adapter that will work for you. I have attached a photo with all of the wires for input and output noted you can check out. Diodes will not be needed because the trailer will not backfeed through the system.
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  • Adapter Needed to fit Older Thule Fork-Mount Bike Carrier Velo to Thule Aeroblade Bars
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said that you will want the Thule Xadapt1 Rapid Aero Load Bar Adapter # Xadapt1. This adapter allows your bike rack to fit on your Thule AeroBlade roof-rack system. I have included the installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Toyota Highlandeer
  • The three Class III hitches offered for the 2015 Highlander, the Curt # C13169, the Draw-Tite # 75896 and the Hidden Hitch # 87660 all share the same weight capacities, would install in the same manner, and would look just about exactly alike. When installed, the crossbar and receiver tube would be fully visible under the rear bumper fascia, as you can see in the provided photo. Any of the three hitches would work very well for you, but since you'd be using it for hitch mounted accessories,...
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  • Why Do Some Vehicles Need a Converter to Add Trailer Wiring Like a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country
  • Converters are required when a vehicle has what is called a 3-wire or separate lighting system. These systems will have turn signal circuits that are separate from the brake light circuits. Trailers use a 2-wire or combined system meaning the brake lights and turn signals are on the same circuit. A converter is needed to take the separate signals from the vehicle and combine them so that the trailer lights operating on a combined system will work properly. Wires and fuses connected...
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  • Why Do Some Vehicles Need a Converter to Add Trailer Wiring Like a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country
  • Converters are required when a vehicle has what is called a 3-wire or separate lighting system. These systems will have turn signal circuits that are separate from the brake light circuits. Trailers use a 2-wire or combined system meaning the brake lights and turn signals are on the same circuit. A converter is needed to take the separate signals from the vehicle and combine them so that the trailer lights operating on a combined system will work properly. Wires and fuses connected...
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  • Taillights Used in B & W # BWPUCP7540BA Headache Rack
  • According to my contact at B & W, their # BWPUCP7540BA headache rack uses 6-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch grommet mount taillights, which could be referred to as a 'standard' item.
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for 8500-lb 23-ft Komfort Trailer
  • We are happy to help you with your selection of a new weight distribution/sway control system for your 23-foot 8500-lb travel trailer. The key starting point to choose a new system is a measurement of your trailer's fully-loaded and ready-to-tow tongue weight. Dry trailer weight, in your case 8500-lbs, is important too, but the actual measured tongue weight when the trailer is loaded and road-ready is the key factor when to selecting a new system. A system rated too low will not deliver...
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  • Recommended Stabilizer Jacks And Wheel Chocks For 26 Ft Class C Motorhome
  • Ultra-Fab Ultra Scissor Jack, part # UF48-979002, is designed for stabilizing and not for lifting the trailer. These can be mounted to the trailer and after you have used a landing gear to position the trailer at the correct height you can use these jacks to help eliminate tilting and sinking. The footplate measures 4-1/2 inches by 9 inches. The combined support capacity for these jacks is 13,000 lbs or 6,500 each. You can take a look at the product review video for these scissor jacks...
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  • Will a Karrite Scorpio Cargo Box Fit Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack on a 2010 Nissan Sentra
  • The mounting hardware on your Karrite Scorpio cargo box will need to be able to fit on bars that are 3-1/8 inches wide and 1-1/8 inches tall to be able to mount to the Thule AeroBlade bars # THARB53. And the box hardware will need to fit a bar spread (center to center distance between the bars) of 27 inches. If the box fits that description then it will fit he Thule AeroBlade bars. In addition to the bars, to mount them to your 2010 Nissan Sentra you will need foot pack # TH480R, and...
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  • Can I use a Rectangular Axle with Round Axle on Tandem Boat Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Redneck Trailer Parts and he said that yes you can use a rectangular tube axle with a round tube axle on your tandem boat trailer as long as the hub base diameter and spring center diameter are the same. You will also need to add U-Bolts. I have included a link to all of our U-Bolt kits for your to check out.
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  • Is Trailer Brake Magnet # BP01-115 Same as Magnet in 10 Inch Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly
  • Yes, the Dexter Trailer Brake Magnet, # BP01-115, is the same magnet as the one in the 10 Inch Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly, # 23-469. This trailer brake magnet fits Dexter 10 inch x 2-1/4 inch electric brakes for 3,500 pound axles.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Ford Escape Titanium With No Tow Package
  • From the research I did, I found that the towing capacity of your 2014 Ford Escape is 3,500 lbs. That number may be dependent on the engine or drivetrain on your Escape. You will want to check with your dealership to make sure you have that capacity for towing. For your Escape Titanium I recommend part # 87627. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. We also offer a ball mount kit that I recommend. It is part # 989900, and comes with 2 hitch balls, 2...
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  • Instructions for SportRack Roof Rack # SR1002
  • I have included a link to the installation instructions for you at right. The instructions are for both the SR1002 and the SR1003 Sport Rack complete roof rack systems. See page 7 for the information about your specific vehicle.
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  • Spring Height of # SSR-182 SumoSprings
  • According to my SuperSprings representative, the height of the spring unit itself is 5-3/4 inches. I've edited a photo for you showing this dimension.
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  • Will Master Lock Covered Solid Body Padlocks # 141T Work with the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack # S64670
  • I went out to our video studio to take a look at the XTC-2 and found that the padlock hole that can be used to secure the frame hooks of the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack, # S64670, into position measures right at 1/4 inches. With this measurement, I recommend going with the Master Lock Covered Solid Body Padlock with 3/16 Inch Diameter Shackle, # 131D. This lock is sold individually. The Master Lock Covered Solid Body Padlock with 1/4 Inch Diameter Shackle, # 141T, will be too large for the...
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  • How To Prevent Trailer Theft Beyond Hitch and Coupler Locks
  • One easy way to prevent someone from removing the ball would be to use a ball mount that has the ball attached (welded) to the shank. That way you won't have to weld a ball to a shank that isn't meant for that type of modification. Some examples include # 45325 or something adjustable that locks like # DTALBM6600. A Wheel lock such as # RA-25 would also be a good idea. The trailer would not be able to be moved with a wheel lock like this on it. And the ball mount/ball may be enough...
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  • How To Prevent Trailer Theft Beyond Hitch and Coupler Locks
  • One easy way to prevent someone from removing the ball would be to use a ball mount that has the ball attached (welded) to the shank. That way you won't have to weld a ball to a shank that isn't meant for that type of modification. Some examples include # 45325 or something adjustable that locks like # DTALBM6600. A Wheel lock such as # RA-25 would also be a good idea. The trailer would not be able to be moved with a wheel lock like this on it. And the ball mount/ball may be enough...
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  • Performance Programmer for a 2006 Ford F-150 4.6L with Modified Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust
  • Edge Evolution programmer # EP15051 fits the 2006 Ford F-150 with 4.6 liter. They are designed for and tested on stock trucks so the mods you have made could cause an overly lean air/fuel ratio which could damage the motor. Bully Dog GT programmers, # BY40410FL for California approved or # BY40415FL for non-California approved (both can still be used in all other states) is a better option considering the modded intake on your truck.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Connector For 2008 Ford F-250 With Towing Package
  • We do offer replacement connectors that will work with your OEM wiring harness on your 2008 Ford F-250. If you just need the replacement 7-pole connector, I recommend part # PK11893. This is an exact replacement for the OEM connector on your truck. If you find the vehicle side of the harness was damages, I recommend part # C55242. This plugs directly into OEM tow package wiring harness and requires no cutting or splicing of wires. To get a 6-pole connector on the rear of your...
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  • 2-Bike Carrier Recommendations for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with No Trailer Hitch
  • Since your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon has a factory roof rack but no hitch currently, your most cost-effective options will be either a 2-bike trunk-mount carrier or 2 roof-rack-mount bike carriers like the Yakima Viper # Y02000 that you referenced. The better of these two options comes down to how happy you will be lifting your two bikes up to roof level on your Outback Wagon and also the nature of the bikes themselves; for example, if they have delicate carbon fiber frames, front fenders...
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  • Dimension Of Redline Replacement Scissor Jack When Retracted
  • When the Redline Replacement Scissor Jack, part # BAL-24011, is retracted the height is 4 inches, and the length end-to-end is approximately 26 inches. We also offer the handle assembly for this jack. For the handle you can order part # BAL-24033.
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  • Availability of 9.50 x 16.5 Load Range E Bias Ply Trailer Tires
  • We do not carry the particular 9.50 x 16.5 tire size that you need, but these should be readily available at local or online specialty tire retailers. This tire is among the more common sizes used on the Dexstar 16.5 x 6.75 Rim # AM20730 that you referenced, along with tire size 8.75 x 16.5. I have linked for you at right several articles on trailer tires. Please note that trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum psi pressure rating that is noted on the tire sidewall....
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  • Will Dexter EOH Actuator # K71-651 Work with Factory Integrated Brake Controller in 2014 GMC Sierra
  • My research on the GMC truck forum website does indicate that, according to a GM technician, starting with the 2014 model year K2XX trucks the factory ITBC is directly compatible with EOH actuators, although this was not the case for earlier model years. In order for an electronic brake controller like the factory integrated unit in your GMC Sierra, or an aftermarket type like the popular Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885, to properly operate an electric-over-hydraulic trailer brake actuator...
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  • What Is Needed To Flat-Tow 2012 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4WD Truck
  • When flat-towing any vehicle, there are 5 things that are needed. You will need base plates that are attached to the front of the towed vehicle. You also need a tow bar that is compatible with the base plates, safety cables, wiring for the lights on the towed vehicle, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. A quick answer for you is that you will not be able to use the tow hooks at the front of the truck for flat-towing with a tow bar. You may find that the tow bar...
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  • Location of Wire for Third Brake Light on Camper Top of 2010 Sierra 2500HD
  • Look under the dash for the dedicated brake light wire. It will be situated below and left to the steering column. Find the bundle of wires held together with white tape. The tape should have the functions of the wires on it. The wire you need is likely light blue. Test it with a circuit tester, like # 3808, to be sure it is the correct one. It should only show a signal when the brake pedal is pressed. If that wire is used by a brake controller, look at the brake switch located above...
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  • Can the Shovel Rack part # PK-23 be Mounted to the Pack'Em Rack # PK-6-OP1
  • The Shovel Rack part # PK-23 could be mounted on the Pack'Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-6-OP1 as long as you mounted upright masts the correct distance apart for the # PK-23 to attach to them.
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  • What is the Blue Ox Tailgator # SC1200 Made of
  • Aside from the aluminum diamond plate that is on the tracks of the Blue Ox Tailgator # SC1200 the rest of the product is made from steel.
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Porsche Macan
  • The Curt hitch part # C13136 that you referenced once installed on your 2015 Porsce Macan Turbo will look very similar to the picture I attached that shows it installed on an Infiniti Q5. The trunk pan that will need to be removed to install this hitch is basically just an underbody appearance panel. It will not affect anything having it removed to install this hitch. For more information on how this installs check out the install video I attached to the right. This Class III hitch...
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  • Replacement Thule Key for a N170 Lock Core
  • We do not carry the Thule replacement keys for the R series locks, but there is a chance that the R you are seeing is really a letter N. If so, you would want the part # THKEYN170 that you referenced.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2009 Mercedes Benz ML
  • I attached a link to a page that has all of the tire chains and cables we offer that are confirmed to fit the tire size 255/50-19 that you have on your 2009 Mercedes ML Blue Tec. The only time I recommend cables is for if someone is legally required to have a set of them in their vehicle but actually has not plans of ever using them unless it's a one time emergency situation. Chains are that much better. For the absolute best all around chain that would be the easiest to install and...
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  • Smallest Rim and Tire Combo to Use with the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR3500S06
  • As long as I am understanding you correctly I believe I have a solution for you. Sounds like you want to use the smallest overall size wheel and tire you can fit on the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR3500S06. What really matters is overall wheel size and not just rim size so bear with me since there are no 10 inch rim options that would work for you. A 13 inch wheel is the smallest you can go with that will allow everything to work. For that I would recommend the wheel and...
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  • Smallest Rim and Tire Combo to Use with the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR3500S06
  • As long as I am understanding you correctly I believe I have a solution for you. Sounds like you want to use the smallest overall size wheel and tire you can fit on the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR3500S06. What really matters is overall wheel size and not just rim size so bear with me since there are no 10 inch rim options that would work for you. A 13 inch wheel is the smallest you can go with that will allow everything to work. For that I would recommend the wheel and...
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  • Is the CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap # IMF18810 Sold Individually
  • The CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap # IMF18810 that you referenced is sold individually. If you needed a pair of them you would need to order a quantity of 2. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Is the CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap # IMF18810 Sold Individually
  • The CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap # IMF18810 that you referenced is sold individually. If you needed a pair of them you would need to order a quantity of 2. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Cadillac XTS
  • The Curt Hitch part # C12115 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Cadillac XTS so I would recommend it for you. It has a concealed cross tube so it would be mainly out of plain sight. Check out the install video I attached. For trailer wiring you would want part # 56146KIT, ball mount # C45017, 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256, 2 inch ball # 19258.
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  • Where does the Power Wire of the Superwinch C1000 Crane Winch # 03002 Attach To
  • The power wire for the Superwinch C1000 Crane Winch # 03002 will need to be run to the positive post of the battery on your 2001 Sienna. For more info on how it installs check out the installation instructions link I attached to the right.
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  • Grille Guard, Front Mount Hitch and Winch Plate for 2001 Ford Ranger
  • The best solution I could provide for you would be the Westin Grille Guard # 33-2365 as it is a grille guard and a skid plate. However, this guard and all of the other ones confirmed to fit your vehicle do not have winch plates on them. If the winch mount is the priority you could go with a front hitch instead like part # 65024 and then use a winch plate like part # C31010. I also attached a link to the right that has all of the bumpers we carry for your 2001 Ford Ranger.
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  • Would the SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box # SR7018 fit Crossbars of a 1997 Ford Explorer
  • If the crossbars on your 1997 Ford Explorer have a spread of 25-7/8", 27-7/8",or 29-7/8" and are less than 4 inches in diameter the SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box # SR7018 will fit. I attached a review video for this cargo box as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • As long as your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon isn't a Sport model the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 that you referenced would be a great hitch and would fit well. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118467. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch...
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Lincoln MKZ
  • The Curt Hitch part # C12091 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Lincoln MKZ so I would recommend it for you. Check out the install video I attached. For a ball mount you would want part # C45016, 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256, 2 inch ball # 19258.
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  • Tube Step Recommendation for a 1990 Toyota Truck Xtracab
  • The Westin Signature Series Round Nerf Bars # 25-0575 that you referenced are only confirmed to fit the regular cab model 1990 Toyota Trucks. The only style of steps we offer for your vehicle are the much shorter ones like the part # BBS-1103. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • How Does the Replacement Fan Switch for Ventline Ventadome Trailer Roof Vents # BV0199-02 Wire
  • Based on the picture you submitted (which was very helpful), it looks like you are replacing the part # BV0199-02 in your Ventline Ventadome roof vent. Since all that switch does is interrupt current it doesn't matter which wire gets run to each black wire of the switch. Either one can get run to the yellow wire and the other to the black wire.
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  • Hub Rotor Recommendation that has 6 on 5-1/2 Bolt Pattern, for 12 inch Brake Assembly, 15 in Wheel
  • Dexter has determined that hubs like the # 8-201-9UC3-EZ that you referenced that are designed to fit 12x2 inch brake assemblies have too large of a diameter for a 15 inch wheel to fit over. Since you have a grease seal that has an inner diameter of 2-1/4 inches you most likely have a number 42 spindle. Which for a hub and rotor that would fit that spindle, has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern, and is compatible with 15 inch wheels so that it would work with the # AM32680 that you referenced...
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  • Stainless or Aluminum Running Boards Recommendation to Resist Rust 2014 Toyota 4Runner
  • Both stainless steel and aluminum are very corrosion resistant. However, aluminum is considered more corrosion resistant. For your situation where salt is a problem aluminum would be a better choice to resist rust. For aluminum running boards for your 2014 Toyota 4Runner you would want the DeeZee Tube Steps # DZ16201-16261. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Hidden Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Infiniti FX50
  • In order for a hitch to be able to reasonably function it will have to hang somewhat below the rear bumper of the vehicle it is installed on. Hidden Hitch is a brand name that sells a hitch for your 2009 Infiniti FX50. It will be mostly out of sight but you still will be able to see the hitch opening below the bumper. The part number for this hitch is the # HH87639 that you referenced. Most people won't even notice it's there. For trailer wiring you would want the # 118593. If...
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  • Distance Between 235/80R16 Tires with the Triple-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit # APTT6SE
  • You would have about 2-3/4 inches between your tires if you went with the Triple-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit # APTT6SE. I determined the overall diameter of your tires using the FAQ article I attached to the right and then subtracted that from the distance between the axles recommended this kit to get that figure. Your overall tire diameter is 30.8 inches, and distance between the axles with this kit is 33-1/2 inches.
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  • How To Install a Trailer Brake Controller in a 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • To activate the brakes of your trailer while towing your 2004 Land Cruiser you will need two additional components. You will need a brake controller and a brake controller install harness. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. Now to wire this brake controller your vehicle with a factory 7-way you will need the install harness part #...
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  • How to Determine the Tongue/Pin Weight of a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There is not an easy way to verify the tongue weight of a fifth wheel trailer if you do not already have the trailer. The best way to find the tongue weight of your fifth wheel trailer is to use a commercial scale like those at truck stops or at material supply centers. First you should weigh your tow vehicle without the trailer connected. Next, connect your trailer to your tow vehicle and drive it on the scale. The difference between the two weights is the tongue weight. Since you...
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  • 2008 Elantra Sedan Hitch Recommendation for Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Carrier
  • Your Yakima Holdup Bike Rack part # Y02445 is designed only to be used on Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches. The only hitches available for your 2008 Hyundai Elantra are Class I hitches. However, the Curt Class I hitches do not have the stopper in the hitch opening that you referenced that prevents Class II accessories from being used on them. The Curt Hitch part # C11467 would fit your vehicle and would allow your Holdup to be installed in it, but since the rack is only for Class II hitches...
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  • Best Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Mazda 5
  • There is a Thule roof rack that would work very well with the fixed mounting points on the roof of your 2014 Mazda 5 and would be easily removable. For that you would want the following parts: Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack # TH7601-TH7602 and fit kit part # THKIT3080.
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  • Latch Release Picture For the RollBAK G2 Hard Tonneau Cover
  • It's actually a black wire that you will pull down on to get the latch to release. I attached a picture that shows it.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2014 Nissan Frontier Towing a Rockwood Camper
  • Any time you are towing a trailer that weighs more than 50 percent of the weight of the tow vehicle we recommend a weight distribution system. ESPECIALLY if you are experiencing a light feeling in the front suspension and steering. In an emergency situation you may not be able to stop or turn if needed. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight...
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  • What Size Bolts are Used to Install the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24913
  • The fasteners that are used to attach the Hitch part # 24913 that you referenced are M12 x 1.25 35 CL8.8. It looks like you would need four of them. Hitch installation hardware is designed for one time use. It's actually a good thing your current bolts aren't working since they were designed to be torqued only once. You may have to clean your current weldnuts out as they have a tendency to get corrosion in them. Check out the FAQ article I attached to the right for more info on how...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Yes, the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C55124 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring Converter Box that One Taillight Stays on After Brakes are Released
  • Sounds like you have narrowed down the problem to possibly being on the converter you have installed on your 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, part # 118405. When converters go bad they can do all sorts of weird things, what you described sounds like it could be a bad converter. What you will want to do is test the wires going into the box of the converter box for voltage with a circuit tester like the # 3808 to see if there is voltage going into the box when the taillight functions of your...
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy RF Brake Controller that Won't Pair, Reads NC with Gain at Minimum
  • If you are in the pairing process and you have rolled the gain down to the minimum and you can't get the display to read anything but n.c. you proceed past that step as long as the gain is all the way down. At this step the controller won't always read 0.0 like the instructions say. The next step would be to press and hold the boost and manual override down at the same time, the display will begin counting down, once it reaches PA release both the boost and override lever and press the...
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