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  • Adding External Trailer Brake Lights to a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • It sounds like you want to add additional lights to the 2009 Honda Pilot. The best solution would be to install a 4-Way trailer wiring connector on the back of your Pilot using # 118491. Then you could plug in a simple magnetic light kit such as # C-ATL20A. If the Pilot already has a 4-Way flat then you would not need to install # 118491. If the Pilot has a 7-Way trailer connector then you would also need an adapter, # PK12716, which plugs into the 7-Way and then you would plug the 4-Way...
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  • Replacement Boat Trailer Jack For Seized Up Shelby Model 5784
  • It sounds like the jack was over extended at some point and the threads on the internal screw have become damaged. It could also be corrosion or a foreign object that is prohibiting normal operation. Since the screw cannot be replaced and taking the jack completely apart would be nearly impossible I recommend a repalcement jack. Based on the model jack you have I recommend the 1500 pound Shelby jack # 5876A8. The mounting holes are different though but the jack does come with its own...
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  • Handles Hard to Turn on Bulldog Jacks Installed on a Dock Ramp
  • It sounds like there may be a corrosion issue forming since the Bulldog jacks are in a marine environment. Some jacks have an external grease zerk so you would want to pump some grease in them with a grease gun like # L30132, to push out the old grease. If your jacks do not have grease zerks then you will need to open up the jacks and look inside to determine if the grease is old, if there is corrosion, or if there is something inside that is gumming up the works. If the jacks are ever...
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  • Troubleshooting Bad Brake Magnets that Cause Trailer Brakes to Barely Function
  • Based on what you described it sounds like the brake magnets are bad. Check out the link I attached that details how to test the magnets to see if they are working properly.
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  • P2 vs. P3 Brake Controller for a 2014 Dodge Durango
  • Both the P2 part # 90885 and the P3 part # 90195 brake controllers are top of the line controllers that would work great for your 2014 Dodge Durango with tow package. All you would need for installation is the adapter part # 3045-P. Functionally they both would work exactly the same. The advantage to the P2 is the simpler install and setup. The P3 requires a little more user interaction but it also has more bells and whistles like the ability to save trailer setting presets if you have...
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  • Adjusting Linkage/Cams on Stromberg-Carlson/Lippert Electric RV Steps
  • It would not hurt to disconnect the power source or ground prior to working on the electric step, just to be safe. Yes, it does sound like a simple adjustment issue with the linkage. From the Lippert instructions: It is not recommended that the tightness of the step be adjusted in the field. Some minor movement of the step is considered normal. Excessive movement could be an indication of a more serious prob-lem and the bottom cover should be removed and a thorough visual inspection...
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 4 Wheel Drive
  • The custom fifth wheel hitch install kit recommended to fit your 2014 Ram 2500 that would work with your Husky hitch would be the Curt Install Kit part # C16427-204
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  • How Many Diodes Does Optronics Low Profile RV Combination Tail Light # RVSTL61 Have
  • I spoke with my contact at Optronics and found that the Low Profile RV Combination Tail Light # RVSTL61 tail lights have 9 diodes.
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  • Can a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Tow a 2002 Wildwood Travel Trailer and is a Brake Controller Needed
  • To determine if your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder can pull the 2002 Wildwood travel trailer you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual for the towing capacity of your Pathfinder. If the towing capacity of the Pathfinder is higher than the gross trailer weight when loaded and ready to tow then you can tow it. A brake controller is a good idea if the trailer has electric brakes. Otherwise all the braking will be done by the Pathfinder, wearing out the vehicle brakes quicker, and if you...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Lock # 5200 Fit Pro Series Eclipse Bike Rack # 63124
  • Good question. There is a tech tip at the bottom of the description for bike rack # 63124 about this very issue: This bike carrier comes with an anti-rattle hitch bolt that does not lock. To lock this bike carrier to your trailer hitch, you can use the padlock end from hitch lock # 5200 (sold separately) with the included hitch bolt. The padlock will secure to the end of the hitch bolt to create an anti-rattle hitch lock that fits 2" trailer hitches. So in other words you would use the...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Lock # 5200 Fit Pro Series Eclipse Bike Rack # 63124
  • Good question. There is a tech tip at the bottom of the description for bike rack # 63124 about this very issue: This bike carrier comes with an anti-rattle hitch bolt that does not lock. To lock this bike carrier to your trailer hitch, you can use the padlock end from hitch lock # 5200 (sold separately) with the included hitch bolt. The padlock will secure to the end of the hitch bolt to create an anti-rattle hitch lock that fits 2" trailer hitches. So in other words you would use the...
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  • Pilot Brake Controller Does Not Show Trailer Connected when Connected to a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500
  • There are some tests you can perform to determine where the problem is. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the end of the blue wire coming out of the controller. It should only have power when you apply the manual override (or brake pedal on some controllers). If it shows power at idle then there is something wrong with the controller and it will need to be replaced. If...
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  • Wiring Harness Installation Location Recommendation for a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The warranty in question would be for the Curt Wiring harness part # C56151. You would want to mount the converter box on the interior of your 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendations to Reduce Chucking with a 2006 GMC 2500 Towing a 2015 Flagstaff 27 ft 5th Wheel
  • A 5th Airborne Pin Box with Sidewinder would help quite a bit with the vertical chucking, but for fore and aft your best solution would be to upgrade your fifth wheel trailer to one that has a jaw that makes better contact with the king pin as that is where most of that type of chucking comes from. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have know in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendations for a 2006 Hummer H3
  • If your Hummer H3 has the factory tow package wiring, most do, the Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connectors for Ford, GM Trucks with Factory 7 Way, item # 30955, will connect to a round connector found above the rear spare tire. This connector will supply 4-Way and a 7-Way trailer wiring at the rear of your Hummer. If you do not have the factory tow package wiring on your vehicle, you will need to use the 4-Pole Hardwire Kit Including Circuit Tester, item # 18252, that...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendations for a 2006 Hummer H3
  • If your Hummer H3 has the factory tow package wiring, most do, the Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connectors for Ford, GM Trucks with Factory 7 Way, item # 30955, will connect to a round connector found above the rear spare tire. This connector will supply 4-Way and a 7-Way trailer wiring at the rear of your Hummer. If you do not have the factory tow package wiring on your vehicle, you will need to use the 4-Pole Hardwire Kit Including Circuit Tester, item # 18252, that...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Highlander
  • The Toyota Highlander changed in 2014 so the hitch from the 2012 would not fit and there is no safe way to modify it so that it would. For a hitch for your 2014 I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87660. For trailer wiring I would recommend the part # 118449 if needed. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Nissan Frontier
  • To see if the Curt Hitch part # E-3S would line up with the holes of your 2008 Nissan Frontier you would need to check out the pictures I attached that shows the bolt hole dimensions. For a better hitch setup that would attach to your vehicle frame I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87539. I can guarantee this hitch will work for you. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring on 2009 Kia Optima that Stops Working When Plugged into Trailer
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and after I explained to him your situation he said the problem is either you are overdrawing the converter box of the # C56049 or are overdrawing the taillight circuits of your 2009 Kia Optima. His advice was to convert your incandescent trailer lights to LEDs as they draw considerably less which should fix your problem. I attached a link to the right that has all of the LED trailer lights we offer.
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  • Base Plate Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
  • There is no difference between the two numbers you listed. The part # 1424-1 is an XL style base plate kit from Roadmaster and would work well on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler. For more information on base plate kits check out the link I attached. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643....
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  • Wheel Chock Recommendation
  • By far the most popular wheel chock we offer with our customers is the Wheel Chock part # 34714. This chock has way more positive reviews than the other chocks and is at a great price so I would recommend it for you. Two of these would work great. One in front of a wheel and one behind either the same wheel or a different one. These should work in nearly all conditions just as well as any other chock. I attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • 5 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Subaru Outback
  • Yes, the Thule Vertex bike rack part # TH9030 that you referenced would work well on the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 that you have installed on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your...
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  • Replacement Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 STX Extended Cab Pickup 4-Door
  • Yes, I checked with K-Source and the K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirrors # KS61183-84F that you referenced are confirmed to fit your 2010 Ford F-150 STX Extended cab.
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 6 ft Bed
  • For a fifth wheel rail install kit recommended to fit your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 6 ft bed I would recommend the Reese Install Kit part # RP50140-58. The rails of this kit are confirmed to work with your RBW Lil Rocker Hitch as well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Adapter Needed to Install a Husky 16k Slider Hitch in 2014 RAM 3500 with 5th wheel Hitch Prep
  • You will be able to install your Husky 16k Slider Hitch part # HT31326-31196 in your new 2014 Ram but the rail kit from your old truck would not transfer over because of your hitch prep package. To install your hitch all you would need is the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154.
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  • What are Dimensions of the Motor of the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Electric Stabilizer # UF39-941705
  • I went and pulled a replacement motor # UF17-750007-003 from our warehouse for the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Electric Stabilizer # UF39-941705 and found the dimensions that the motor is 7-1/4 inches tall and the base of the motor measures 4-3/4 inches by 3-1/2 inches.
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  • Replacement Key Recommendation for a Sears Sport 15-CAV Cargo Box with 2826 Lock Core
  • Yes, we have the replacement key you would need. You would want the Replacement Key part # THKEYN2826.
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  • Material Grade and Torque Spec of the U-Bolt Kit part # APUBR-9
  • The U-bolts of the U-Bolt Kit part # APUBR-9 are Grade 5. The torque specs for 9/16 diameter U-bolts like this is 65-95 ft lbs.
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2008 2500 Dodge Sprinter
  • If you had a 7-way connector at the rear of your vehicle you would probably know it. It would be a black connector plastic connector like the picture I attached. If you have one then the # 118381 would work for you. If not, you would instead want the Curt Wiring Kit part # 56146KIT.
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  • Is the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Designed to Go In Water for Kayak Launching
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and he said that it is not recommended to back the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer part # Y08106 into water. The lights and wiring aren't sealed so most likely you would either short something out immediately or over time the wiring would corrode from contact with water. To help you get your kayak from the trailer to the water you could use the Gear Up Mini Kayak Carrier part # GU44110.
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  • How To Convert a 4-way Wiring Setup to a 5-Way to Install the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200
  • Converting your 4-way to a 5-way would actually be easier than you think. All you would need is a Adapter 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter # 20036. Plug the 4-way side of this adapter into the 4-way on your tow vehicle, run the blue lead to the reverse light circuit of your tow vehicle and then plug the 5-way side into the 5-way on your trailer. The electric lockout solenoid would activate now.. For a 5-way for your trailer wiring you would want the part # HM47910. The #...
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  • How Does the Draw-Tite Spring Bar Retainer Package Replacement # 3311 Install
  • I attached a picture to the right that details how the Draw-Tite Spring Bar Retainer Package Replacement # 3311 would install.
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller with Hot Brake Output Circuit Always
  • Either the wiring of your brake controller is bad or the brake controller itself is bad. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, you should get output to the trailer brakes. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly, try the brake pedal. If the brake pedal activates the brake output properly also then the problem is farther back...
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  • Dimensions of the Replacement Side End Cap # 853-5567
  • To see the dimensions of the Replacement Side End Cap # 853-5567 see the pictures I attached.
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  • 14 inch Rime and Tire Recommendation for a 1971 Aristocrat Lo-Liner
  • Ply ratings and weight capacity are basically two different ways to say the same thing nowadays. As long as the weight rating is adequate for your setup you would be fine. For a wheel and tire combo I would go with the Karrier ST205/75R14 Radial with 14 in White Wheel part # over the part # AM3S440 since radials are preferred over bias plys. The main difference between a radial ply and a bias ply tire is how the tire is constructed. The cords inside a bias ply tire run at a 32 degree...
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  • Trailer Turn Signal Not Working with Running Lights on a 1993 Palomino Pop-Up Camper Trailer
  • On trailers, the brake light and turn signals are on the same circuit and use the same bulb or LEDs. When you are braking and have the turn signal on, the turn signal should override the brake light on that side. The running lights should be independent of all of this. It sounds like there is a bad ground somewhere. Ground problems normally show up when there is more draw on a system such as when you have the running lights on and then use another function like a turn signal or brake...
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  • How to Carry Paddleboards with a 2013 Chevy Equinox that has Factory Crossbars
  • I recommend the Yakima WaveHog Roof Mounted Surfboard Carrier System, # Y04051. This system includes a pad for each crossbar to protect the boards finish. It includes straps that hold the boards to the crossbars as well as bow and stern straps that attach to the front and rear of the vehicle. Another option is the Thule SUP Taxi, # TH810. The cradles keep the boards off the crossbars to protect them and prevent back and forth movement. The straps then hold the boards in place. This...
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  • Brake Winch Recommendation to Raise and Lower Two 175 Pound Spare Tires on a Rally Chase Truck
  • The best option for a brake winch and the controlled movement of a load is a worm gear winch # DL11011. This winch has a 1500 pound capacity, will automatically brake when the handle is released, and does not require a minimum amount of weight to operate. Worm gear winches are slow, but this particular one has a unique feature that will allow you to connect a variable speed drill using a 5/8 inch socket to making lowering and raising the load fast and easy. But cranking a winch is good...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon
  • The two trailer hitches we carry for the 1989 Volkswagon Vanagon, # 11656 for no Syncro models or # C11657 for Syncro 4-wheel drive models, have low tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacities (150 pounds and 1,500 pounds, respectively) and no receiver, just a fixed ball mount, so you would not be able to use a hitch mounted carrier. But you could still potentially tow a trailer. You will need to consult the vehicle owners manual for the towing capacity of the vehicle. If lower...
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  • Trailer Hitch MOunt Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2008 Infiniti G35x
  • For the Draw-Tite Class I trailer hitch # 24831 and your 2008 Infiniti G35 I would go with the Pro Series carrier # 6500. This carrier features a shank that can be attached at different points to the underside of the basket part allowing the carrier to be closer to or further away from the back of the vehicle. Curt carrier # C18110 does not have this option. I have included a link to a video review of carrier # 6500 for you. Another benefit of the Pro Series carrier is that you have...
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  • Replacing Bulb on Peterson Square Trailer Tail Light # 432400
  • To change the bulbs in Peterson trailer tail light # 432400 you will first remove the main lens which is held on by 4 screws. The main bulb can be removed by pushing done and rotating the bulb counterclockwise. There is a diagram on the inside of the case that explains this and it says turn it 30 degrees then pull up. I had to turn it more several times that I played with the light so it probably varies slightly. To install a new 1157 bulb # 30-90-157 you will line up the lower nub...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox
  • There are three different bike rack options that you can choose from for your 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. Your options are a trunk mount bike rack, a roof mount bike rack or a hitch mount bike rack. The best option is a hitch mount bike rack because they are much easy to setup and use and they have no contact with the vehicle limiting the potential for paint scratches. These bike racks do require a trailer hitch. The most popular hitch mount bike rack among our Equinox customers is the...
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  • Replacement Tail Light Lens for a 2003 Coleman Niagra Pop-up Camper Trailer
  • It sounds like replacement lens # 30-92-012 is a close match for your 2003 Coleman Niagra trailer. The lens measures 8-9/16 inches by 4-9/16 inches by 2-1/8 inches. The length and height are only 1/16 inches off and the depth only 1/8 from your measurements. THe lens fits Bargman 92 series tail light # 30-92-001 and # 30-92-106.
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  • Split Reel Winch Recommendation to Hoist a Boat Out of the Water
  • The winch you referenced is designed for 7/32 inch cable, none of the split reel winches we carry would use a 5/16 cable. With that being said the cable and winch you referenced have a 2,000 lb capacity on the first layer of rope on the winch so I would recommend a higher capacity winch like the Dutton Lainson Ceiling Mounted Winch part # DL11140 which has a 4,000 lb capacity and is designed for what you are trying to do. This winch can pull from two opposite directions so as long as...
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  • How to Install a Prodigy Brake Controller in a 2007 Chevy Surburban LT
  • The correct harness you would want to use to install your Prodigy Brake Controller part # 90185 is the Pigtail Wiring Harness part # 7894. This will plug into the back of your controller and let you wire it to your 2007 Chevy Suburban. To see how this controller will install check out the install video and FAQ article I attached. There are two mounting brackets available. The part # 7686 and the part # P7685.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Honda Odyssey Behind a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • First, the Pilot is much more likely to be able to tow the Odyssey. The first thing you are going to want to check is the owners manual for the Pilot. You will need to look at its towing capacity ratings and its gross combined weight rating. The latter is the most that the Pilot and whatever it is towing can way including passengers (in the Pilot) fuel, cargo, and anything else. The second thing to look at is if your particular model 2006 Honda Odyssey can be flat towed. There should...
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  • Dimensions of the Thule Brackets part # 753-3584 and # 853-5952
  • I pulled both parts you mentioned from our warehouse and took some measurements to help determine if these would work for you. See the attached pictures.
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  • Does the Cover of the Wiper Blades part # RX5079279 Get Removed Prior to Use
  • Yes, cover of the Wiper Blades part # RX5079279 would get removed prior to use and installation. To see a picture of what they look like installed on a customer's car see the attached pic. I also attached an install video for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 GLK-250 Bluetec
  • For your 2014 Mercedes Benz GLK250 Bluetec you would want the Curt Hitch pat # 75774 as the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75774 that you referenced is only confirmed to fit the GLK350's. The Thule # TH916XTR would be a nice choice for carrying two bikes. For four bikes, I would recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part # TH934XTR. To carry womens bikes or bikes with sharply angled top tubes or step-through frames, using a frame adapter like part # TH982XT is recommended. The adapter...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with Sunroof
  • Roof Rack manufacturers do not typically test their roof racks for sunroof interference, but after doing a little research on the sunroof on the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, I recommend choosing a roof rack that sits above the factory side rails. When the sunroof is retracted, it comes pretty close to the same height as the side rails. The roof rack I recommend is the Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack. This roof rack consists of the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB47, and the...
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  • How to Determine Antenna and Rear Hatch Clearance on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee for a Cargo Box
  • The best way to determine which cargo boxes will fit on your 2014 Jeep Cherokee is to measure. Cargo box manufacturers do not test fit their cargo boxes on specific vehicles to determine rear hatch or antenna clearance. Two of the leading cargo box manufacturers, Thule and Yakima, provide rear hatch clearance requirements for their cargo boxes (see photo), but this does not include rear mounted antennas. What you will want to do is adjust the front crossbar as far forward on the side...
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  • Does Replacement Top Cover for Stromberg-Calrson JET-3500 Trailer Jack Come with Switches and WIres
  • Stromberg-Carlson replacement cover # 7145-225868 for trailer jack # JET-3500 does come with the switches which are integrated into the jack. It does not come with any wiring to go from the plugs to the motor or from the 12 volt power source to the switch. You will need to reuse the old wiring or get new wire to make the wiring connections.
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  • Would the SumoSprings part # SSR-610-4 Interfere with Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2014 Toyota Tundra
  • The SumoSprings part # SSR-610-40 that you referenced SHOULDN'T interfere with the Pullrite 3100 Superglide fifth wheel hitch since this product just replaces the bump stops of your 2014 Toyota Tundra. In general suspension enhancements like this do not interfere with fifth wheel hitches. But check out the installation instructions and picture I attached and compare how this product installs to the install brackets of your fifth wheel hitch to be 100 percent certain.
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Dakota with 5 ft Bed
  • The exact size of the Bestop Tonneau Covers - B1606401 that you referenced isn't available, but I can assure you that if you have a 5 foot bed on your 2006 Dodge Dakota this product will work for you as it was specifically designed to.
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  • Trailer Hitch and WIring Recommendations for a 2014 Chevy Sonic Sedan
  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C11240 will fit your 2014 Chevy Sonic sedan. I have linked a video to the right showing installation of the trailer hitch for you. If you plan on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier please make sure that the accessory is rated for a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with bike racks or cargo carriers Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using those items or any non-trailer load in the hitch. If you want to tow you will want to...
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  • Will TruXedo Lo Pro QT Tonneau Cover Fit a 2014 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Cargo Rails
  • Yes! I checked with TruXedo and the Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-up Tonneau Cover # TX556901 will fit your 2014 Toyota Tacoma with the factory cargo rail system on the bed sides.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback with Factory Spoiler
  • For a trunk rack that would work best on your 2011 Nissan Versa I would recommend the Hollywood Racks part # HRF2 bike rack since this rack is designed specifically for vehicles with spoilers. Due to your vehicle having a soft bumper I would recommend you go with a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack since this route doesn't contact the vehicle at all. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24798. For a bike rack the most popular one we offer is the Swagman XTC-2 bike...
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  • Replacement Lens Recommendation for a Light Stamped SAE P2 93
  • The Replacement Lens part # A68RB that you referenced measures 3-1/2 inches long by 1-1/8 inches tall. If the lens you are looking to replace matches these dimensions then this would work for you. The part number for the light this lens is designed for is # MC68RB.
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  • Does the Entire Back Open Up on Classic Accessories 5th Wheel Covers for Toy Hauler Ramp
  • I spoke with Classic Accessories about the 5th wheel covers such as # 052963750638and they explained that the whole back can open up so you would be able to open it open and lower the ramp on a toy hauler 5th wheel trailer.
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  • Does the Entire Back Open Up on Classic Accessories 5th Wheel Covers for Toy Hauler Ramp
  • I spoke with Classic Accessories about the 5th wheel covers such as # 052963750638and they explained that the whole back can open up so you would be able to open it open and lower the ramp on a toy hauler 5th wheel trailer.
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  • Can a 235/65R15 Tire Replace a 205/75/15 Trailer Tire
  • As long as your rim is between 6 and 7 inches in width a 225/75R15 size tire would fit on the rim. The tire will be about 1-1/2 inches taller so you will need to make sure you have the additional clearance for that. For a tire I would recommend the part # AM10256.
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  • What is the Overall Length and Folding Arm Length of Flip-up Stinger for Scooter Carriers
  • The overall length of replacement scooter carrier arm # RFUB is 36-3/4 inches. The longer arm that folds is approximately 28 inches long. It is designed as a replacement for carrier # MSLF or to turn carrier # MSCR into a folding carrier.
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  • Replacement Mounting Kit for a Karrite Voyager Cargo Box
  • The Karrite Voyager was related to the Thule Sidekick cargo box # TH682. The replacement mounting hardware is # TH04958. You will also get some replacement locks and keys with this kit.
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  • How to Access the License Plate Holder on the Rightline Cargo Hatch Saddlebag # RL100B90
  • To access the compartment for the license plate holder on the Rightline Cargo Hatch Saddlebag # RL100B90 that you referenced you will actually have to open the bag and look for the Velcro flap. This is on the inside to help prevent water from getting into the license plate area. To install this on a hatchback without a roof rack you will need the Car Clips for Rightline Cargo Hatch Saddlebag # RL100605.
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  • How to Access the License Plate Holder on the Rightline Cargo Hatch Saddlebag # RL100B90
  • To access the compartment for the license plate holder on the Rightline Cargo Hatch Saddlebag # RL100B90 that you referenced you will actually have to open the bag and look for the Velcro flap. This is on the inside to help prevent water from getting into the license plate area. To install this on a hatchback without a roof rack you will need the Car Clips for Rightline Cargo Hatch Saddlebag # RL100605.
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  • What is the Wrranty on Karrier ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D
  • The Karrier trailer tire # AM10235 has a limited 2 year warranty but we do not offer an additional warranty beyond that. If something were to go wrong with the tire due to a defect we would definitely take care of you, no problem. The best defense against a tire problem is to follow a few simple rules. Avoid overloading the trailer. Make sure the tires are the correct size and capacity for the trailer. And always inflate trailer tires to the maximum psi indicated on the tire. For # AM10235...
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  • Options for Increasing Ground Clearance of Bike Rack Carried on 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen
  • Your best bet is going to be a bike rack that has an angled shank for greater ground clearance, like the Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360. The angled shank will provide 3 inches of increased ground clearance. We do not have any risers or adapters that would be compatible with the hitch on your vehicle that would raise a bike rack up by 6 inches, nor do we offer a rack that has a shank that's angled to that degree. A trunk mounted bike rack might be a good solution for you. Thule offers...
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  • Hitch And Wiring Recommendation For 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
  • When choosing a trailer hitch for your 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT, you will see that all three available hitches have the same weight and towing capacity. The difference is the looks of the hitch. The Curt Hitch, part # 13581, has the safety chain hooks at the bottom of the receiver and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75555, and Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87444, both have the safety chain attachments at the top of the receiver opening. Since the Curt hitch has a welded...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2003 Dodge Neon With OEM Spoiler
  • The Thule Archway, part # TH9009XT is specifically designed to fit over factory spoilers, including the one on your Neon. The Archway provides an integrated cable lock to keep the bikes secure to the rack. If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes with sharply-angled top tubes, you might also consider a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack....
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  • Installation of Curt Class II # C12280 Hitch on 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx
  • To install the Curt Class II # C12280 hitch on a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx, you would need to drill two holes, one in the underside of each frame rail, as outlined in the instructions I've linked you to. If you'll be doing some light duty towing with your hitch, you might also need the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118439 Ball mount, part # C45520 1-7/8 hitch ball, part # C40001 2 inch hitch ball, part # C40018 Locking hitch pin, part # RH2-XL
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • Yes, we checked with SportRack and the Frontier Roof Rack part # SR1009 that you referenced is confirmed to fit the raised rails of your 2008 Toyota RAV4. This roof rack is also compatible with the Thule Stacker part # that you also referenced. See review video I attached to the right.
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  • Dual Hitch Receiver For Bike Rack And Trailer
  • We do have a product that will accomplish the same thing for you. If you have a 2 inch receiver on your vehicle I recommend the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver, part # RM-077-2. This has dual 2 inch receiver openings which will allow you to be able to tow a trailer with the bottom receiver while using the top receiver to carry a bike rack or cargo carrier. I have attached a photo of this dual receiver you can check out. You will need to make sure the bike rack does not interfere with...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma Towing Trailer with 410 Pounds Dry Tongue Weight
  • If you load the trailer to the 6200 pound capacity then 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight would be 620 to 930 pounds and a 1,000 pound system would work well for you. But you mentioned that you are sure you will be under that. So I recommend a system that maxes out at 750 pounds tongue weight, # PS49902. But keep in mind that when calculating tongue weight you will need to add the weight of anything carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle ot the trailer tongue weight....
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  • SUP Paddleboard Carrier Recommendation for Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Thule and she informed me that the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier # TH810 will mount directly to the crossbars of the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable-Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT. The strap of the carrier will go around the crossbar and it will not use the t-track of the Xsporter.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The # 3021-P is a fit for 2010-2012 Dodge Ram trucks. Your Grand Caravan wasn't equipped with the plug under the dash for installing a brake controller, so you'll need to hardwire your controller. Have no fear, we have the resources to help you complete the installation, including a how-to article and an install video that will walk you through the process. First, you'll want to choose a brake controller. I'd recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is extremely easy to...
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  • Fishing Poles on the RockyMounts LiftOp Small Ski and Snowboard Carrier part # RKY1470
  • People use ski and snowboard carriers as fishing pole carriers all the time so yes, you could use the RockyMounts LiftOp Small Ski and Snowboard Carrier part # RKY1470 for this purpose. I would recommend you face the reel down though as most likely it would work itself into that position anyway. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Fits on 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon With Flush Siderails
  • The Thule roof rack you reference that uses the # TH440 cross bars and # THSR2 adapters is their system intended for the 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon with a factory roof rack. For the 2005 Legacy Wagon with flush side rails the only roof rack fit we show is for a Yakima round bar rack system consisting of parts # Y00408 and # Y00138. Please refer to the included link. We do offer low-profile cargo boxes such as the Thule Sonic Alpine # TH633S in silver and # TH633B in black. These are 10-cubic...
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  • Square Trailer Tail Lights with a Plug Connector for a Shorelander Trailer
  • All of the similar trailer tail lights like # 2423056 wither have blunt cut wires or you just insert the wiring to the backs of the lights. None havea plug. What you could do is use light # 2423056 (and # 2423006 for the left side) and splice the plug from your old lights to them. You would need to make sure the connection is water tight by using some heat shrink tubing such as # DW05744-5.
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  • Bolt Hole Pattern for the Mounting Plate of the Bulldog Rack-and-Gear Jack # BD169201
  • I attached a picture of the mounting plate of the Bulldog Rack-and-Gear Jack # BD169201 that has all of the bolt hole dimensions for you to check out.
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  • Comparing Yankees Trailer Hitch Covers # BHC419 and # BTHO150
  • There are a couple of differences between Yankees hitch covers # BHC419 and # BTHO150. First, # BTHO150, is made of zinc which is corrosion resistant but not completely invulnerable to corrosion. The logo is acrylic and will stand up to the elements well. Cover # BHC419 is aluminum which is naturally corrosions resistant, more so than zinc. The logo is enamel paint. There have been issues in the past with the enamel coming off but the manufacturer has been good about replacing ones...
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  • Electric Brake Assembly for Sundowner Horse Trailer
  • We offer both complete electric brake assemblies and replacement parts for them. Often it is more cost-effective to replace the entire brake assembly than to purchase the various replacement parts to repair one but we can help with either option. Brake assemblies are selected based on axle capacity. For example, if your trailer uses a 10,000-lb-rated axle then appropriate electric brake assemblies for that weight capacity are available in two sizes: 12-1/4 x 3-3/8-inch and 12-1/4 x 4-inch....
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  • Brake Controller And Wiring Recommendation For 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Without Factory Trailer Connector means the vehicle has no 7-way connector at the rear for hookng up a trailer. You may have a 4-way trailer connector on your 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. If you have a 4-way connector on the backof your Grand Caravan, then you would need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller, part # ETBC7. This will give you both a 4-way and a 7-way connector at the back of your vehicle. There is some additional wiring that has to be done. I have...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing 5000 lb Boat With 2005 Ford Explorer
  • First, be aware that using a weight distribution system won't increase the towing capacity of the vehicle. In instances where the vehicle is equipped with a hitch whose capacity is lower than that of the vehicle, the system can increase the capacity of the hitch, but never for the vehicle. The manufacturer's stated towing capacity is written in stone and can't be changed. However, if the fully loaded and ready to tow weight of your boat is indeed below what Ford states the towing capacity...
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  • Replacing the Release Handle Assembly on an Atwood Actuator Coupler
  • To replace the latch on an Atwood actuator coupler you will have to partially disassemble the actuator. You will want to remove the ball coupler from the main housing. This part is held on by two bolts. On older models, the upper bolt was actually a pin that would need to be punched out and replaced the shoulder bolt that is included with the repair kit. I have attached a diagram that shows the components of the Release Handle Repair Kit, # 85844, that you referenced.
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  • Sidewinder Replacement Pin Box for 5th Wheel Trailer with CJ13517 Pin Box
  • The Sidewinder that you will need is # RP61450. It fits the CJ13517 pin boxes along with a few others. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Distance from Pin Hole to Furthest Point Out on the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4025
  • From the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4025 it will be right at 27 inches.
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  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Brake Controller Installation
  • If the round 6-way on your 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is fully functional it has a 12 volt power circuit. You would just need to use the correct adapter to go from a 6-way to a 7-way or you would need to remove the 6-way and install a 7-way in place of it. If you have a 6-way without the circuit run you would need use a circuit breaker like the # PK54540 and 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1. Instead of this the easiest route would be to just get a Universal Brake Controller Install kit...
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  • Will Thule Pulse XL Cargo Box Fit 2006 Jeep Liberty with Factory Raised Bars
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and if you have factory crossbars, bars running from the left to right of the vehicle, the Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, # TH615, will work on your 2006 Jeep Liberty and no additional mounting bars are needed. If your vehicle is equipped with the factory side rails, rails running from front to back, but no crossbars, you will also need the Thule AeroBlades, # THARB53, # TH450R. In order to ensure that the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, # TH615, won't...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller on 2005 Chevy Avalanche
  • Did you use a wiring adapter like the # 3015-P to connect the brake controller to the vehicle? You're not getting power to the trailer brakes, or you're not getting power to the brake controller? If power isn't reaching the controller, and the 30 amp fuse under the hood is in place and not blown, make sure the power stud next to that 30 amp fuse has a red wire connected to it, which supplies power to the brake controller. If power is reaching the controller, and is being output on...
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  • Length of Mounting Hardware Supplied With MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075
  • The 4 carriage bolts (and related hardware) supplied with the MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075 are intended to semi-permanently install this unit on the floor of a trailer. This wheel chock is not intended for routine removal and re-installation although it certainly could be taken off your trailer by removing the mounting hardware. The carriage bolts supplied are 3-inches long overall and include a washer, plastic spacer and nylock hex nut. If your trailer's floor is thicker...
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  • Suspension Setup Recommendation for a Camper Trailer that Will be Taken Offroad
  • Leaf springs aren't any more designed for off-road use than slipper springs. What I would recommend is a Timbren axle-less system as they offer the best ground clearance since they do not have an axle that runs across the trailer. I attached a page that has all of the Timbren systems we offer for you to check out. You will want to pick out the system with enough capacity for the weight of your trailer and the same bolt pattern as your trailer wheels. For even more ground clearance some...
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  • Differences Between Curt 5th Wheel Kit # C16616 and Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 16516
  • The Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Kit # C16616 differs from Curt E16 hitch # 16516 in that it includes a universal base rail kit along with the hitch unit itself. Universal install kits are the most cost-effective option but do take longer to install and they do require drilling into the truck's frame. A simpler option is a custom-fit bracket kit such as the Curt Custom install kit # C16418-204 that will save you considerable installation time. You can use the Curt E16 # 16516 hitch...
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  • Availability of Class 2 Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver for 2007 Volvo XC70
  • The available trailer hitches for a 2007 Volvo XC70 are all class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers. These trailer hitches have a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of either 300 or 350 pounds. You could go with an adapter like the Brophy # HTAD which converts a 1-1/4 inch receiver to a 2 inch receiver. However, I do not recommend it because it will reduce your tongue weight capacity by half. If you decide to go with a Class II hitch,...
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  • Does Curt TriFlex Brake Controller Have to be Reset and Calibrated Every Time Vehicle Is Turned Off
  • No, modern brake controllers such as the Curt TriFlex # C51140 will not have to set up and recalibrated every time the vehicle is turned off. It will keep the settings you use. The connection to the battery is not shut off when the motor is turned off. The controller will still draw power but very, very little so as not to run down the battery.
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  • Availability of Mud Flaps for 2014 Ram Dually
  • Husky Liners does indeed offer rear mudflaps for a 2014 Ram 3500 Dually. For the front wheels, use part # HL58171 if your truck is NOT equipped with the factory plastic fender flares. Use # HL58181 if you DO have the flares. For the rear wheels, use # HL57181 for trucks without the plastic fender flares or # HL57191 if you have the flares.
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  • Removing the Top Cover on Stromberg-Carlson Trailer Jack JET-3500 to Replace Switch
  • There are 4 screws on the bottom of the bottom cover holding it to the top. And if you remove the cap on the very top of jack # JET-3500 you will see 2 more screws. With all the screws removed you should have no problem with the cover.
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  • Will Rola Airfoil LG Rooftop Cargo Box # 59004 Fit RhinoRack Square Euro Crossbars
  • The Rola Airfoil LG Rooftop Cargo Box # 59004 that you referenced will fit a range of crossbar shapes including the square steel Euro crossbars of the RhinoRack 2500 Series roof rack. This cargo box will fit on this aftermarket rack as long as the spread between the centers of the two crossbars is in the range of 26-3/4- and 37-1/4-inches as installed on your Escape. Many customers that use a rooftop cargo solution also choose a tire step to ease the processes of loading and unloading...
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  • Installation Instructions for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Systems
  • I have linked the instrucitons for Reese Strait-Line weight distribution # RP66082 to the right. I have also linked the instructions for the dual-cam sway control portion. The instructions do cover everything including where the brackets need to go on the frame of the trailer. Basically you will measure from the center of the ball cavity on the trailer coupler back along the frame on each side 30 inches. That is where the center of the bracket will be. The bracket is 5-1/2 inches long....
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  • Roof Rack and Light Bar Recommendation for 1996 Isuzu Trooper
  • The SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack # SR1002 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1996 Isuzu Trooper so it would work well. For a light bar that is confirmed to fit your vehicle as well you would want the Carr Deluxe Rota Light Bar # CARR210871.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 Diesel Towing 6,400 Pound Trailer
  • First, since the trailer is aluminum, you will want to check with the trailer manufacture to make sure the use of weight distribution is permitted. Some aluminum trailers are not rated for weight distribution. If your trailer can use weight distribution then for the best in both weight distribution and sway control I recommend a Reese Strait-Line system which comes with dual-cam sway control. The dual-cam sway control stops trailer sway before it starts so it is a proactive system. It...
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