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  • How to Have Hitch Installed on a Travel Trailer with a 78 inch Wide Frame
  • The widest frame width the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch part # 13703 will fit is 72 inches. This is measured from outside to outside of the frame members. For a hitch on your RV you will have to have something fabricated up by a qualified welder. I attached a link to all of the hitch fabrication parts we offer that you might be able to use.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2013 Hyundai Sonata
  • The SportRack SkyLine XL Cargo Box part # SR7095 that you referenced will require you have a roof rack with crossbars installed. However, it would not be compatible with the crossbar spreads that are available on the roof racks that are confirmed to fit your vehicle. You would need to use a different box. First, let's start with a roof rack. For that I think you would like the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack part # SR1002. For a similar cargo box that would fit this rack I would recommend...
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  • What Gear Should a Front Wheel Drive Car Be In When Towing On a Tow Dolly
  • When towing a front wheel drive car like your 2008 Honda Accord on a tow dolly like the RoadMaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1 you want to put the car in park and be sure to have the emergency brake OFF.
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  • Would the SportRack Roof 2 Bike Rack # SR4882RP fit Factory Bars of a 2014 Subaru Outback
  • The SportRack Roof 2 Bike Rack # SR4882RP will fit on crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches wide and on crossbar spreads measuring 24 to 34 inches apart on center. If you measure the factory rack of your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon and it's dimensions fall in that range then this rack should work fine for you. I attached installation instructions for this bike rack for you to check out also.
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  • Electric Winch Recommendation for a Boat Lift
  • Honestly, I would recommend you stick with the winch that came with the Neumann Boat Lift that you have. It was designed and tested for being used with your application and the only better alternative I would recommend would be to go with an electric winch. Hand winches do require quite a bit of cranking so yes, your winch will require a great deal of cranking to lift your boat out of the water. Something like the Dutton Lainson StrongArm Winch with Remote part # DL25032 would work great. I...
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  • Outside Diameter of the Bump on Top of the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Head # BDGN240200
  • I spoke to my contact at Bulldog and he informed me that the outer diameter of the "bump" on the outside of the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Head # BDGN240200 is 3 inches.
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Trunk rack Recommendation for a 2005 Toyota RAV4
  • The most economically priced spare tire mounted bike rack we offer that would work well on your 2005 Toyota RAV4 would be the Surco Bike rack part # BT300. For an adapter for your bike frame I would recommend the Swagman Adapter bar part # 64005. This is also the most economically priced adapter bar we offer that actually is easier to use than the other brand adapters.
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  • Will an Enclosed Cargo Carrier Interfere with Backup Camera and Sensors on 2011 Infiniti QX56
  • Due to the location of the backup camera and sensors, the Rola Swinging Enclosed Cargo Carrier, # 59109, and all other enclosed cargo carriers will interfere when backing up. Like your QX56, most vehicles with backup cameras and sensors are located in the bumper and around the lift gate handle. Because enclosed carriers install in the trailer hitch, they block most of that area. The only way to use an enclosed cargo carrier and have full use of your backup camera and sensors is to use...
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  • Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • Our most popular folding cargo carrier among our 2011 Honda CR-V customers is the Curt Aluminum Folding Cargo Carrier, # C18100. This is an excellent lightweight carrier that fits 2 inch trailer hitches. When choosing a folding cargo carrier, you will want to take one important measurement to make sure the carrier will not hit your bumper when folded up. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the rear edge of your bumper (see photo)....
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  • Troubleshooting Voltage Drop on Electric Brake Wire on Trailer with New Wiring
  • The first step I would take is to replace the 14 gauge wire for the electric brakes with either 10 or 12 gauge wire. It is not recommended to use wire smaller than 12 gauge on electric brake and battery charge circuits on trailers. The smaller gauge wire should not cause a significant voltage drop by itself, but it could easily overheat and cause problems in the future. The next step would be to inspect your ground connections. Be sure everything is grounded to a clean, bare metal surface....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Ford Ranger with a 1989 Lazy Days Motorhome
  • You will need a custom base plate kit designed specifically to work on your 2011 Ford Ranger. If you have 4WD model or a Sport 2WD model you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 477-1. If you have an XL or XLT 2WD model you would want the part # 477-1. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Impala LTZ with Dual Exhaust
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch part # 90225 will fit your 2014 Chevy Impala LTZ with dual exhaust. The exhaust will need to be temporarily dropped for the install but it will work just fine. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 118590. For a hitch ball you would want the # 19256 for 1-7/8 inch, or # 19258 for 2 inch ball.
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch part # 87595 Have Enough Ground Clearance on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • When we installed the Hidden Hitch part # 87595 on a similar 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee as yours we found that it measured 15 inches from the top of the hitch opening to the ground. This should be plenty of ground clearance. Especially since most bike racks and cargo carriers have rises built into the shanks for added ground clearance.
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  • When are 2 of the Pro Series Sway Control Bar, # 83660 Needed
  • Typically we recommend that if the trailer is longer than 26 feet or weighs more than 6,000 lbs that two of the Pro Series sway control bar, # 83660 get used. The best way to prevent sway is proper trailer loading though. Having as much weight in your trailer as far forward as possible would be your best option. I attached an install video for the # 83660 for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Computer Reprogramming Required to Install Curt Trailer Wiring on a 2013 Audi Q5
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that you would not need to reprogram or reflash the vehicle computer to install the Curt Wiring Harness part # 56200.
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  • Is Computer Reprogramming Required to Install Curt Trailer Wiring on a 2013 Audi Q5
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that you would not need to reprogram or reflash the vehicle computer to install the Curt Wiring Harness part # 56200.
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  • Should the Brake Output Circuit have 12 Volts without Brake Pedal Pressed
  • No, the brake output circuit of the 7-way on your truck should not be showing 12-volts when the brakes aren't applied. This circuit should have no voltage unless the brake controller is activating either with the manual override lever or by pressing the brake pedal. Either the controller is broke and is sending voltage when it shouldn't or the 12 volt circuit of the 7-way is shorted out to the brake output circuit. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Charger
  • I have everything you will need, but the Draw Tite hitch # 24815 that you referenced is not a confirmed fit for your 2007 Dodge Charger so I would not recommend it for you. It's for a Scion. You would want the Curt Hitch part # 13465. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Wiring harness part # C55534. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin...
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  • How to Get that Last Bolt to Line Up When Installing a Trailer Hitch
  • It's best to only loosely install the mounting hardware at first, and once you get all of the hardware started go through and torque everything to spec. So I would recommend you loosen the bolts you've already tightened to give you a bit of room to move the hitch around and get that last bolt started. I also attached an install video for this hitch plus an FAQ on hitch install tips for you to check out.
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  • Platform-Style Bike Rack Recommendation for an Electric Bike and a Mountain Bike
  • I have a few bike racks that will work for you, but the Kuat Sherpa only has a maximum weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike. Instead, I recommend looking at the either the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack, # N101, which is also available in black and chrome as part # N105, or the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack, # Y02443. These bike racks are for 2 inch trailer hitches only. If you have a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, then you will want the Kuat NV, # N102 (# N106 for black and chrome) or the Yakima...
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  • Will Yakima Hi-Lift Jack Carrier Fit a Curt Roof Mount Cargo Basket
  • The Yakima Hi-Lift Jack Carrier, # Y07077, is designed to attach to the larger 1-inch steel tubing on the side of the Yakima LoadWarrior and MegaWarrior roof baskets. It has brackets that attach around the 1-inch diameter tubing. On the Curt basket # C18115 the top tube is 3/4 inch diameter and the bottom tube is 1 inch diameter. You could attach the jack carrier to the bottom tube but the top tube is too small.
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  • Fender Trim for a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The fender trim kit # WF-2203L only fits up to 1998 GMC trucks. For a 2001 GMC Sierra use # WF-2220L. I have included a link to all side trim for your truck to the right.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a Jeep
  • What you need is a base plate kit to allow you to flat tow your Jeep. What you will want to do is follow the link to the right that I provided where you will enter the year/make/model of your Jeep and the correct base plate kit will be listed. 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 #...
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  • Factory Preset PSI Rating for the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he informed me that the factory preset PSI rating that the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 is about 60 psi. Which is also the same rating they used when they used this product with a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited like what you have.
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Chevy Suburban
  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro # Y02624 does fit your 2004 Chevy Suburban. It does require the use of Yakima's Glass Hatch Hook accessory in place of the upper strap hooks. One set of the Glass Hatch Hooks is included with each Yakima Trunk Carrier. But I would not say it is the best rack for your Suburban. If you want the best then go with the Thule Raceway # TH9001XT. No special adapters are needed for this rack to mount to the vehicle. And it uses 4 superior cables rather than 6 straps to...
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  • How to Install Hopkins Hardwire Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • There are no vehicle specific instructions for wiring harness # HM48895 because it is a universal hardwire type of harness that fits many vehicles. Basically you will use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the vehicle tail light wiring. Once you know what the wires do on the vehicle you can splice them into the harness. On this harness, the white wire is ground and attaches to a clean bare metal surface. Brown is for running lights, yellow is left turn signal, red is brake lights....
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  • How to Install Hopkins Hardwire Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • There are no vehicle specific instructions for wiring harness # HM48895 because it is a universal hardwire type of harness that fits many vehicles. Basically you will use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the vehicle tail light wiring. Once you know what the wires do on the vehicle you can splice them into the harness. On this harness, the white wire is ground and attaches to a clean bare metal surface. Brown is for running lights, yellow is left turn signal, red is brake lights....
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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a Hyundai Electra GT 2014
  • First thing you will need on your 2014 Hyundai Elantra is a hitch. For that I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 60336. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening. For a lightweight cargo carrier compatible with your vehicle you would want the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18145. This carrier weighs in at only 29 lbs and should do well for you. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • SportRack Semi Custom Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Magnum
  • Yes, I checked with SportRack and they confirmed that the SportRack Roof Rack part # SR1002 that you referenced would fit your 2006 Dodge Magnum with a naked roof.
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  • How to Test a Brake Controller
  • 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 either in the vehicle wiring or on the trailer. If either the brake pedal or the manual...
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  • Axle Replacement Recommendation for a Trailer with Destroyed Spindles
  • You weren't kidding about your bearings being shot. Looks like your spindle hasn't seen any grease for a while which is why the bearings went out. Judging by the amount of rust on the spindle I think your best option would be to replace the axle. To pick out an axle you will need the following information: Bolt pattern of the wheel (see link to determine this) Axle rating, should be listed on the plate near the coupler Hub face to hub face dimension Spring seat to spring seat dimension...
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  • How to Get a Replacement Key for a Dead Bolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock
  • Not all of the DeadBolt locks will have a key number stamped on them. If your lock does have a key number, it would be stamped into the metal on the face of the lock adjacent to the key slot, as shown in the photo I edited for you. We do carry the recplacement key, part # CTJKEY. Simply enter the key number for the first key, and the number of keys you want and click add to cart. Unfortunately, we cannot obtain replacement keys without knowing the key number. If you do not have the...
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  • How to Get a Replacement Key for a Dead Bolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock
  • Not all of the DeadBolt locks will have a key number stamped on them. If your lock does have a key number, it would be stamped into the metal on the face of the lock adjacent to the key slot, as shown in the photo I edited for you. We do carry the recplacement key, part # CTJKEY. Simply enter the key number for the first key, and the number of keys you want and click add to cart. Unfortunately, we cannot obtain replacement keys without knowing the key number. If you do not have the...
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  • Replacing a 7-Way with a 7 and 4-Way on a 2014 Toyota Tundra
  • Trailer wiring harness # HM11141835 is designed as a replacement for a 2014 Toyota Tundra that came with a factory 4-Way. There isn't an additional connector if your truck already has the 7-Way. A simple solution would be to replace the factory 7-Way with # HM11143395 which is both a 7-Way and a 4-Way so you would have access to both types of connectors.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad
  • I checked with Hidden Hitch and the part # 87487 that you referenced will fit your Dodge Journey Crossroads. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 118567. 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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  • Roof Rack and Yakima Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • The Whispbar Roof Rack # WB-S47 that you referenced will work on your 2014 Honda Pilot and yes, this rack would work with all Yakima Skybox Pro cargo boxes. Yakima SkyBox 18 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07336 Yakima SkyBox Pro 16s # Y07180 Yakima SkyBox Pro 12 # Y07195 Yakima SkyBox Pro 21 # Y07198
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  • Replacement Key Recommendation for a Karrite Cargo Box
  • Is it possible you have the numbers mixed up on the key number of your Karrite Cargo box? We do not carry a replacement key for the lock core number 2028, but we do if it happened to be 2820. For that you would need the key part # THKEYN2820.
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  • Differences Between the Thule Hitching Post and the Thule Parkway
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is the better deal. It also has more features so I would pick it hands-down over the Thule Parkway # TH956 that you also referenced. The Hitching Post has anti-sway cradles to prevent movement between the bikes and has the flexibility to be used on a 2 inch hitch or a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Whereas the Parkway doesn't have the anti-sway cradles and can only be used on a 2 inch hitch. I attached a review video for both racks. If you plan on...
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  • Orientation of Brake Assemblies on a Trailer Axle
  • The recommended way to orientate brake assemblies on a trailer axle is by having the pivot point on the top and the magnet on the bottom. There's no logical reason I can think of for a trailer manufacturer to install the assembly the way they were on your trailer, besides maybe that they just didn't know any better.
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  • Do Inner Trailer Hub Bearings fit Tight To Spindles
  • The inner bearings on a hub can fit pretty tight. Light tapping is within reason, but if you really had to hit on them to get them to move then you might have the wrong bearing or the spindle is damaged. It sounds like you didn't have to hit them too hard though so you should be fine. I attached a bearing removal and inspection video for you to check out as well.
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  • Why Are Boat Trailer Taillights Not Functioning With 4-Way to 7-Way Adapter on an RV
  • One of two things are happening. Either the 7-way on your RV isn't wired right and needs to be addressed or the grounds of the light assemblies on your trailer aren't sufficient. This is the most common problem that causes the issues you are describing. I would check the ground for each light assembly and the main ground strap that runs from the trailer connector to the trailer frame. Make sure they are securely attached to a clean metal surface. If that doesn't fix the problem you...
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  • Adapter Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F350 8 ft bed with Hitch Prep and Husky 16k S
  • Yes, you would want the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. This would work great with your Husky 16k S Glider Hitch like part # HT31326-31196. We have had several customers report back to us this combination worked great for them in a similar truck as your 2011 F350 long bed with hitch prep. I attached a link to a review video for this adapter for you to check out.
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for a Harbor Freight Trailer
  • I actually called Harbor Freight about your trailer to determine what size dust cap is used on that trailer. I reached a tech and he stated that the dust cap is 52mm or 2.0488 inches. It looks like the best option is # BB2047 or # BB2047SS . However, you normally want them to be slightly larger than the hub bore to fit snugly.
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  • Replacement Key Recommendation for a Sears Sport 20 Cargo Box
  • You will want the Replacement Thule Key part # THKEYN2854.
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  • Looking for Hub to Replace Dico # 45263
  • You are going to need to track down a dial caliper or micrometer. I did some online research and wasn't able to find any results for a Dico 45263 hub, but I might be able to get you an equivalent. I'll need some more information to find you a replacement, including the number of lugs and bolt circle of the existing hub, the inner and outer bearing reference numbers, the grease seal reference number and whether it's a idler hub or a hub/drum. Since the numbers are unavailable, I'll need...
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  • Trailer Tire Wear on the Outsides of the Tire Tread
  • Wear on the outside of a trailer tire is an indication that the weight on the trailer is not significant enough to straighten out the axle when under load. Most trailer axles have a bow in them that points up in the middle. When enough weight is placed on the axle it will straighten out. Otherwise the tires will tilt in at the bottoms. This is likely what is going on. The other possibility is that there is something wrong or worn out with the suspension. Check the suspension for worn...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Honda Fit
  • The hitches compatible with the Honda Fit are all Class I hitches. For a hitch I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 60218 that you referenced. For a bike rack that would work on your vehicle and would give you the best possible rear cargo access I would recommend the Swagman Semi 2.0 bike rack part # S64685. This rack can tilt away with bikes loaded to give rear cargo access. This rack locks to the hitch it installs into and with the included cable lock will lock your bikes to the...
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  • Quick Disconnect Recommendation
  • All of the quick disconnects we sell are pairs of one male and one female. I wish I had a way for you to order two females and just one male, but that's not how we carry them. The # SW2236 is a male and a female. You could order two sets of these and then have an extra male in case the one needed breaks.
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  • No Power to Trailer Brake Controller on a 2008 Chevy Tahoe
  • Since you have a 2008 Chevy Tahoe the likely problem is that the fuse for a brake controller is not present or you need to make some connections under the hood to make everything fully functional. I do not believe that you have blown a fuse. I have included a link to an article that explains the under the hood connections and fuse locations associated with a brake controller on your SUV.
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  • How to Pick Out Spring Seats for an Axle that is Getting Moved Flipped
  • To determine the correct spring seat will depend on the axle diameter and capacity. For example the Spring Seat part # TRSS300 that you referenced is designed for 3 inch axles with 5,200-7,000 lb capacities. If you need a different spring seat check out the link I attached that will show you all of the spring seats we offer.
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  • Troubleshooting 12 Volt Power Circuit not Functioning on 7-Way After Re-Wire
  • There could be corrosion or dirt inside your 7-way that needs to be cleaned out before all of the circuits of the 7-way will activate. That's the most common reason circuits on a 7-way won't function properly. You can test this easily by using a circuit tester like our part # 3808 to test the wires that feed into the 7-way on the circuits that aren't functioning. If the wires have voltage but not the pins the problem is corrosion or dirt on the inside or outside of the connector. Also,...
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  • Troubleshooting Left and Right Blinkers that Blink Together
  • What's happening is that your left/stop turn circuit is shorting out to your right stop/turn circuit and when one circuit is getting activated the other is as well due to the short. The best way to fix this would be go over all of the connections you made looking for any exposed wire and fix as necessary. I attached an FAQ on troubleshooting 4-way installs for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Left and Right Blinkers that Blink Together
  • What's happening is that your left/stop turn circuit is shorting out to your right stop/turn circuit and when one circuit is getting activated the other is as well due to the short. The best way to fix this would be go over all of the connections you made looking for any exposed wire and fix as necessary. I attached an FAQ on troubleshooting 4-way installs for you to check out as well.
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  • Would the Pro Series Bike rack part # 63124 be Safe on a Long Distance Road Trip
  • The Pro Series Bike rack part # 63124 is a solid bike rack that would do very well for your long distance traveling. Only recommendation I would make would be to check the bike rack on fill-ups just to make sure everything is secured properly just to be on the safe side. Have a safe trip!
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  • Would the Pro Series Bike rack part # 63124 be Safe on a Long Distance Road Trip
  • The Pro Series Bike rack part # 63124 is a solid bike rack that would do very well for your long distance traveling. Only recommendation I would make would be to check the bike rack on fill-ups just to make sure everything is secured properly just to be on the safe side. Have a safe trip!
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  • Brakemaster 9000 Seat Adapter Recommendation for a 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • The correct seat adapter to use your Roadmaster Brakemaster System 9000 in your 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle is the part # RM-88261. The floor plate you would need is the part # 450650-01.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Honda Civic and 1994 Honda Del Sol
  • I just answered your question about the bike rack for your 1994 Honda Del Sol where I recommend the Thule Raceway Trunk Mounted bike rack part # TH9001XT. This rack will fit your 2006 Honda Civic as well. Like I said in my previous answer the softer bumper of your Del Sol would limit you to only carrying 2 bikes. Since you like the Hollywood Rack Baja 3 Bike Carrier part # HRB3 (also fits both vehicles) what you could do is use this rack on both vehicles but only carry 2 bikes with...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar
  • The base plate kit that you will want for your 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is part # BX2000. This kit is compatible with your Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, # BX7445. If you also need a tail light kit and a supplemental braking system, then I recommend looking at the magnetic tow lights part # C-ATL20A and the Blue Ox Patriot Braking System, # BRK2012. These items are easy to install, use and remove to make your trip hassle free. I have attached links to our flat towing help articles...
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  • Which Trunnion Bars are Needed for a Chevy 2500HD Pulling a 32ft Camper and Golf Cart
  • When choosing spring bars for a weight distribution system, it is important to keep in mind that spring bars are rated for a specific tongue weight range. This range will include the total tongue weight of your towing setup. The total tongue weight is the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer and the weight of any cargo loaded in the truck bed behind the rear axle. For example, the Reese Trunnion Spring Bar, # RP58358, has an effective tongue weight range of 600 lbs to...
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  • Will the Pro Series Gooseneck Plate # 49080 Fit Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit and Base Rails, # C16420-204, for the Ram trucks will work with the Pro Series Gooseneck Plate, # 49080. The Curt kit comes with the standard above-bed base rails that the Pro Series gooseneck plate was designed to fit.
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  • Are all Relays Needed to Install Trailer Wiring # 118266 on a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder
  • Since the wiring is already run to your fuse block you would not need the jumper wires. What I would recommend you do is install everything you can and then use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test the functionality of the 7-way. Or you could connect it to a trailer and see if all of the functions work. Usually all of the relays are only needed on the Armada and Titan, and the Pathfinder does not need them all (or any sometimes).
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  • Are Locks Necessary to Use the Thule Passage 2 Bike Rack on a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The Thule Passage 2 Bike Rack, # TH910XT, will fit your 2013 Chrysler Town and Country and you do not need locks to be able to use the rack. Some bike racks come with locks and some bike racks do not. A lock will not prevent the use of the rack. If you would like to be able to lock your bikes to the bike rack, then you could pick up the Thule Cable Lock, # TH538XT. I have attached a demonstration video of this bike rack on a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country without a lock for you to check out.
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  • Older Sears X-Cargo Car Top Carrier Latch Replacement
  • We have other customers who have used the # 03347 latch as a replacement on their X Cargo boxes (see photo), and it has worked just fine. Since your box is a little older, and appears to have used the metal latches, you might need to relocate the mounting holes for the latch, but other than that, the latch should work just fine for you.
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  • How to Find Replacement Hubs and Bearings for an Old Trailer
  • The best way to measure the bearings is to use a precise measuring tool such as a dial caliper and measure the inner diameter of both bearings. You can also measure the bearing and seal journals on the spindle (see photo). Measuring the grease seal journal is important because some spindles will use the same bearings but different grease seals. The last piece of information that we will need is the type of hub. If your trailer does not have brakes, then you can use an idler hub. If...
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  • Best Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 1994 Honda Del Sol
  • Due to the softer bumper on your 1994 Honda Del Sol I would recommend only carrying 2 bikes as a max. For that I would recommend the Thule Raceway Trunk Rack part # TH9001XT as it would fit the best. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the...
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  • Interior Dimensions and Height of Replacement Dome for Ventline Northern Breeze RV Roof Vent
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled replacement vent # BVB0568-04 to measure it. The inner most width is 12 inches square. But this is the inner most part where it tapers in, it would be 12-1/4 at the top of the inner most lip. The interior width of the widest lip is 14-3/8 inches square, so those measurements do match up. The overall height not counting the hinge is approximately 2-13/16 inches. Some key features of the vent lip are the bracket for the actuating arm is location off...
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  • Are Highland All Weather Floor Mats Available in Black for a 2004 Hyundai XG350
  • Yes, the Highland All Weather Floor Mats are available in black for your 2004 Hyundai XG350. You will need part # 46025.
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2007 Buick Terraza with 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • Your best option would be to go with a fixed carrier designed specifically for your 1-1/4 inch hitch. When you use a hitch adapter you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half due to the increased leverage that would get put on the hitch. Since most 1-1/4 inch hitches already have a pretty low capacity this would not be an ideal route for you. For a fixed carrier that would fit your hitch I would go with the Pro Series 20x47 inch Cargo Carrier part # 63155. You might also be...
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  • Replacement Bearings and Grease Seals for a Boat Trailer
  • For the 4 bearings you will need part # L44649 - Qty 4, and for 2 grease seals you will need part # RG06-010 - Qty 1.
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  • Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar Compatibility Between a 1998 Chevy Blazer and a Jeep Wrangler
  • As long as the Jeep Wrangler has Roadmaster base plates installed, the Falcon tow bar will work. The Falcon tow bar is compatible with all Roadmaster base plates. If the Jeep has base plates from a different manufacturer, then an adapter will be needed. If you can tell me what brand the base plates are, then I would be happy to recommend the correct adapter. If the Jeep does not have base plates yet, then I would just need to know the exact year and I will be happy to recommend a set...
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  • Can the 4 Inch Bumper Adapter of the Swagman Platform Bike Rack part # S64663 be Removed
  • The bolt-on adapter that allows the Swagman Platform Bike Rack part # S64663 to install onto a 4 inch bumper is removable. You could pretty easily remove it and have exactly the rack you are looking for. The rack is not offered without that adapter though so you would just need to order the part # S64663 and then remove it. I attached a picture of the rack with the adapter removed for you to check out.
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  • Can the 4 Inch Bumper Adapter of the Swagman Platform Bike Rack part # S64663 be Removed
  • The bolt-on adapter that allows the Swagman Platform Bike Rack part # S64663 to install onto a 4 inch bumper is removable. You could pretty easily remove it and have exactly the rack you are looking for. The rack is not offered without that adapter though so you would just need to order the part # S64663 and then remove it. I attached a picture of the rack with the adapter removed for you to check out.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Honda did not offer a towing package with a 7-way trailer connector for the CR-V, so using a 4-way to 7-way adapter is the best option. You will first want to install a wiring harness with a 4-way connector like part # C56158. This will provide all of the trailer light functions. I have attached the installation video and instructions for you to check out. Next you will want to install a 7-way adapter. If you do not need all of the additional functions that a 7-way trailer connector...
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  • Compatibility of Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver with 2003 Toyota 4Runner
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III trailer hitch, part # 70779 is indeed compatible with your 2003 4Runner. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you might also need the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 119178KIT or # 20137 for vehicles w/ Tow Package Ball mount, # 2923 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19260 2 inch trailer ball, part # 63845 2-5/16 inch trailer ball, part # 63847
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  • Replacement Lenses for Wesbar Wraparound Tail Lights
  • Having a directory that lists the individual part numbers of lamps and lenses used on a given camper would be very helpful, but unfortunately, there isn't such a thing. However, if you can locate a part number on the lamp itself, or provide a photo with dimensions, I would be happy to help find a replacement. Usually, the numbers stamped on the lenses indicate DOT certification, and aren't the part number for a replacement lens. You could send the photo as an attachment to a reply to...
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  • Replacement Trailer Tires for Utility Trailer with 700R15LT Tires
  • You have a light truck tire on your trailer which is not uncommon. The correct replacement is # AM10414. This is a bias ply tire rated for 2,403 pounds at 70 psi. It is 7.8 inches wide and 29.4 inches tall. It will fit on 15" x 5", 15" x 5-1/2", 15" x 6" wheels.
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  • Will a Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Scratch a Vehicle
  • If you keep the bumper/trunk lid of your 2011 Hyundai Genesis clean and also keep the contact points of the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910XT clean you shouldn't experience any scratching on your vehicle. The best solution I could provide would be for you to install a hitch and a hitch mounted bike rack as this wouldn't contact any painted surface on your vehicle. For a hitch I would recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 36486. The most popular bike rack we offer right now is...
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  • Recommended Hitch For 2000 Ford Explorer With 16 Inch Spare Tire
  • For your 2000 Ford Explorer, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class lll Max frame Hitch, part # 75096. Per the attached installation instructions, there is no drilling required for installation, and it will work with the full-size spare tire. The towing weight capacity of this hitch is 5,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 500 lbs. Another Class lll hitch that works with the full size spare is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13540. This hitch has a 4,000 lb towing capacity and a tongue...
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  • What is the Depth of Trailer Hub Assembly # 34822BX
  • Hub # 34822BX and the bearings that are with it and that are used on your old hub all fit the BT8 spindles so the depth of the hub will not matter since the spindle and bearings are industry standard sizes. But just for good measure the distance from the back of the inner race to the back of the outer race is 2-3/8 inches on trailer hub # 34822BX. The races are already pressed into the hub and the bearings ride inside of them. If the order hasn't shipped yet we can go ahead and make...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack Option for Carrying Surfboards with 2011 Chevy Express
  • Although the Thule system you referenced would work well, in my opinion the clamp system used by the Rhino Rack Roof Rack is a bit more substantial, and would get a better grip on the rain rain gutter. You can install a Rhino Rack Roof Rack by using the following parts: Heavy Duty Crossbars, part # RB1650B-2 for Black or # RB1650 for Silver Gutter Mount Legs, part # RRRL150GMC Rhino Rack also offers a padded board carrier, part # RRRWP03.
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  • Troubleshooting no Running Lights on a Trailer Towed by 1996 Ford Ranger
  • The first thing I would check is the running light circuit on the truck side trailer connector to make sure a signal is getting through. Using a circuit tester like # 3808, and test the pin next to the covered ground pin. If the signal is getting through for the running lights then you know the problem is on the trailer side. if it is not, then you know the problem is on the truck side. You can also check for any broken or loose connection along the wiring to the trailer connector. Finally,...
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  • Installing Reese Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # RP30035 in 1999 GMC K3500 7.4l Gas Pickup
  • The Reese Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # RP30035 is the correct install kit for both long and short bed versions of your truck. Since this is a universal-fit kit intended to work with a broad range of vehicles there will be some variances in how the L-brackets fit. My contact at Reese confirmed that this kit is a correct fit for your truck. If your truck has a body lift of any amount this will affect the effective length of the brackets where they attach to the frame and truck...
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  • Reese Weight Distribution System That Doesn't Require Drilling Holes in Trailer Frame
  • Because of the amount of pressure it will be under, the Dual Cam Arm assembly must be bolted to the frame as outlined in the instructions. I can certainly understand your reluctance to drill holes in the frame of your brand new trailer. Have you considered going with a Reese SC system like part # RP66153? The frame brackets would fit around a trailer frame up to 6 inches tall. The weight distribution component would be almost as effective as the standard chain suspended model. The sway...
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  • Will a Fulton Winch Handle Fit a Winch from Harbor Freight
  • If you are sure it is a half inch bolt and that bolt will accept the squared off hole on handle # F6312P01 then it is possible that you could use this handle. The included nut is a 1/2" - 13 thread. Otherwise we do not offer any replacement parts for Harbor Freight products.
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  • 49 inch Rhino Rack Crossbar Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Hyundai Accent
  • Yes, instead of the 44 inch crossbars part # RRVA118B-2 you would get the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar # RRVA126B-2. To complete the roof rack for your 2013 Hyundai Accent you would need the following components: Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Leg Kit # RRRLKVA Custom DK Pads for Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack System # DK289
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  • How to Mount a Bike to the Curt Cargo Basket # C18115
  • If you want to mount a bike on top of a cargo basket, then I recommend looking into a roof basket like the Thule M.O.A.B., part # TH690XT. This basket comes with crossbars that can be used to attach a roof mounted bike rack. There are no bike rack attachments that were designed to fit the Curt Cargo Basket, # C18115, but if you really wanted to add a bike rack, you could pick up two of the Thule Replacement Crossroads Feet, # 753-3399, two of the Thule Replacement Handle Assemblies,...
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  • No Power to Battery Feed on Trailer from 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
  • If your Silverado's +12V trailer power feed did work properly at some point but then blew a fuse, I suggest you carefully inspect the trailer connector and wiring for any condition that could cause a short. If the power feed has not functioned at all then you may still need to make some wiring connections within the engine compartment to activate the trailer power circuit. The linked photo and article detail this process of the connecting the subject wiring and stud by the power distribution...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Carrier For 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
  • Although the SportRack 2 Bike Carrier, part # SR3161, is not designed as a fit for your 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, we do have other carriers that will work. If your Ciera is a sedan I recommend the Hollywood Racks Trunk Bike Rack, part # HRF6-2. This carrier can carry 2 bikes using 6 straps to make sure it is a secure fit. This carrier also fold flat for easy storage. Another rack you may want to consider is the Hollywood Racks Baja 2 Bike Carrier, part # HRB2. this carrier can...
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  • Installing a Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in a 2012 Chevy 1500 Silverado
  • I attached an FAQ on installing a brake controller in a vehicle like your 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500. Based on the description you gave I think the light blue wire with a white stripe would not be the correct wire to use. The wire you are looking for to connect to the red wire of you Tekonsha P3 Controller part # 90195 can be light blue or orange. So for you it sounds like you should use the orange wire if the blue wire is connected to something already.
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  • Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Sequoia that Will Not Sag
  • I have a few cargo carriers that I think you will be interested in. First, check out the Curt Aluminum Folding Cargo Carrier, # C18100. This is a lightweight carrier that will not sag and it falls within your budget. I have attached a demonstration video of this carrier that also shows a test drive with a load on the carrier. Another option is the Curt Steel Folding Cargo Carrier, # C18153. This carrier is right around your price range and it has a longer shank with a 2 inch rise....
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  • Higher Capacity ST175/80-13 Trailer Tires for a Boat Trailer that Keeps Blowing Tires
  • Actually, 13 inch tires are becoming less common. So you may want to think about going to a 14 inch in the future. But for now you can get 13 inch tires. Going up to a 185 from a 175 should not be necessary unless you are overloading the tires you have. That is possible given the weight of the trailer. I recommend stepping up to a load range D tire in size ST175/80-13 such as # AM1ST77 for a bias ply, or # AM10210 for a radial. These tires are rated for 1,610 pounds at 65 psi. So 4 of...
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  • Will 4-Pole Connector from Curt Harness # C55486 Fit Tow Ready Mounting Bracket # 18144
  • The 4-pole mounting bracket you referenced, part # 18144 from TowReady, will accept the 4-pole trailer connector used on the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness # C55486. I have requested that this fit information be added to the bracket's product description.
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  • Connecting Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller to Factory Harness on a 2004 Toyota Tundra
  • Your 2004 Toyota Tundra brake controller wiring harness could be configured two different ways. First possible version: Toyota Black with Red Tracer to controller Black Toyota Green with White Tracer to controller Red Toyota Brown to controller White Toyota Red to controller Blue Toyota Green wire is not used Second possible version: Toyota Black to controller Black Toyota Green with Yellow Tracer to controller Red Toyota White with Black Tracer to controller White Toyota...
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  • Replacement Latch and Keys for a Sears X-Cargo Box
  • The correct replacement key for your Sears X-Cargo box is part # THKEYN2862. For a replacement latch, we know the Replacement Latch, # 03347, will fit the newer models of the X-Cargo boxes that used the plastic latches, but we do not have exact replacements for the older boxes that used the metal latches. The Replacement Latch, # 03347, may work on the older models, but you may have to relocate the latch and drill new mounting holes for it to fit properly.
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  • Using Supplemental Brake System On 2012 Ford Focus With Battery Disconnected
  • When flat-towing your 2012 Ford Focus, you can still use the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, part # RM-9400. I recommend using the Roadmaster 12 Volt Outlet Kit, part # RM-9332. This attaches to your battery and will provide the power needed for the # RM-9400. Because of the hassle of disconnecting the battery by unhooking the cables, you can use the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect for Towed Vehicles, part # RM-765. This automatically cuts the...
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  • Can a New Hole be Drilled for the Derale Universal Drain Plug Kit # D13010
  • Yes, you can drill your own hole in the side of your transmission pan to install the Derale Universal Drain Plug Kit, # D13010. You would want to use a 1/2 inch drill bit and make sure you are drilling in a location that would not damage anything inside the pan.
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  • Do Tail Lights Operate Normally After Installing Curt T-Connector # 56073 in 2004 Mercury Monterey
  • The part you referenced, Curt T-Connector # 56073 for the 2004 Mercury Monterey, is a correct fit for vehicles that came equipped with the factory tow package. It plugs in under the vehicle's rear at the center. If your Monterey does not have the factory tow package you will instead use TowReady harness # 118385 that install by plugging in at both tail light assemblies and via a single +12V power wire that needs to be run up to the engine compartment. The linked video and article will...
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  • How to Remove Old Thule T3 Cradle Strap And Install a New One
  • If the cap at the end of the bike rack arm has a rivet instead of a screw to hold it on (check on the bottom of the arm) then you will not be able to remove it. But what you can do to get strap # 753-3535 installed is essentially stretch it out enough to go over everything, including the cradle. I have actually done this myself and made a video of it. You basically have to work it on there by stretching and moving it as you go.
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  • Will the 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier Work on my 2004 Ford Explorer Without Blocking my Taillights
  • As long as the Curt 24x60 Cargo Carrier, # C18153, is in the folded down position, you will have no problem with the carrier obstructing the taillights or the ability to access the cargo area on your 2004 Ford Explorer. Although the carrier will not affect these, the size and amount of cargo that is added to the carrier will. You will want to make sure that any taller cargo is placed in the middle of the rack to avoid blocking the taillights. Taller cargo could also limit access to the...
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  • Identifying Replacement Wheel Bearings For 2006 Venture VW-1100 Trailer
  • I don't have a cross-reference showing bearing numbers that various makes and models of trailers use. You should be able to find the bearing reference numbers on the bearings themselves. If you cannot locate the reference numbers on the bearing cages, use a digital caliper to measure the journal surfaces of the spindle. You'll need the diameter of the spindle where the inner and outer bearing and where the grease seal rides. I'd also need the diameter of the hub bore on the inside of...
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