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  • Installation Instructions for the Curt Hitch C122593 on a 2007 Kia Amanti
  • The best guide to use for the installation of the Curt Hitch # C122593 on your 2007 Kia Amanti would be the installation instructions I attached to the right. I attached the video for the Hidden Hitch part # 90170 that you referenced, but since this hitch uses different installation points than the Curt does on your vehicle it wouldn't be very relevant.
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2001 Chevy Express Van
  • We don't have any custom fit towing mirrors that are confirmed fit your 2001 Chevy Express Van but I do have an option that would work for you. I recommend the K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror, part # KS3891 for your truck. As long as you have a lip on the edge of your mirrors, these will work great for you. These mirrors are sold individually and will attach to either the driver or the passenger side mirrors. These mirrors measure 7-3/4inches tall by 5-1/8 inches wide. I have...
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  • Wheelchair Carrier Recommendation for a 2012 Cadillac SRX That Won't Require any Heavy Lifting
  • Your 2012 Cadillac SRX could be used to carry a wheelchair carrier like you referenced as long as you install a Class III hitch on it with a 2 inch opening like the part # 87573. This hitch has a 400 lb tongue weight rating which means as long as the weight of your wheelchair plus the ramp weighs less than this you would be good. The Trailer Hitch Mounted Scooter # RHWC2FL would be a great choice for you as it would not require you to lift anything heavy to install it into your hitch,...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes that Surge at Slow Speeds with a Tekonsha Brake Controller
  • Since you said you have a Tekonsha brake controller that would indicate that you have a proportional brake controller. I would verify that you have it set up properly and that the controller is leveled properly and pointing the right direction. The Tekonsha controllers all have different level ranges that they can function on, but basically you want to make sure the controller is totally parallel with the direction of travel, is level from side to side and as close to level from front...
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  • Could a Motor Be Added to the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Manual Stabilizer # UF39-941704
  • Yes, you could add motors to the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Manual Stabilizer # UF39-941704. You would need the # UF39-750009 for motors (a quantity of 2) and then the # 39-841643 for replacement switches. When you add the prices together you are way better of getting the # UF39-941705 that comes with the same motors and wiring and jacks. Prices are all available below.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Cover Availability
  • We have several fifth wheel trailer covers (see link to the right to see them all) They all will be taller than 6 feet though so in order to use one of them and not have the cover on the ground you would need to secure the bottom of the cover to the bottom of your trailer somehow. To pick out the one that would fit the best you will need to select your length from the filters on the left side of the page and the correct size will be listed.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Cover Availability
  • We have several fifth wheel trailer covers (see link to the right to see them all) They all will be taller than 6 feet though so in order to use one of them and not have the cover on the ground you would need to secure the bottom of the cover to the bottom of your trailer somehow. To pick out the one that would fit the best you will need to select your length from the filters on the left side of the page and the correct size will be listed.
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  • Where to Find the Connector on a 2000 Honda Accord to Install Wiring Harness # 118336
  • To find the trailer wiring connection point on your 2000 Honda Accord to install the Trailer Wiring Harness part # 118336 you will need to Unscrew the knob securing the access panel on the driver’s side of the vehicle’s trunk. Remove the access panel to expose the vehicle’s wiring harness and connector.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed without Factory Rail Kit
  • The difference between the Reese R16 hitches # RP30866 and # RP30869 is that the # RP30866 is a stationary hitch normally used in long bed trucks and the # RP30869 is a slider hitch normally used in short bed trucks to give cab clearance for sharp turns. Since you have a 6 foot bed hopefully this is the one you have. If you do happen to have the stationary hitch you can upgrade it to a slider with the part # RP50024 so that you have clearance for sharp turns. The correct kit to install...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation to Replace a Fastway E2 System
  • We do not carry Fastway products currently so we don't have a head and shank that would work with your E2 trunnion bars and brackets. You would have to find a Fastway dealer to track down the correct parts to match what you have. A Curt head wouldn't work. By the time you replace those parts you might be better off just buying an entire new system. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and...
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  • Do the Reese Slider Hitches in Tow Position Have the Same Cab Clearance as the Stationary Hitch
  • The Reese Slider hitches in the tow position would have the same king pin orientation as the stationary hitches. If you were to install the # RP30048 on your Reese 15k hitch head you wouldn't lose any cab clearance while in the tow position.
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  • How to Connect a Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 in a 2008 Toyota Tundra
  • To install the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 on your 2008 Toyota Tundra with a factory 7-way you wouldn't need to do any hardwiring. All you would need to do is plug in the # HA81785-HBC harness to your factory brake controller install port. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. The green wires that you have found on the brake controller port would not be needed to...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Blinkers that Both Blink When Either Turn Signal is Applied
  • It sounds like you have the blinker circuit of your 1998 F150 run to the running lights circuit on your trailer wiring so when the blinker is applied both of your running lights are flashing. Any time you see trailer lighting that illuminates dimly when the wrong circuit is applied is usually indicates that there is a weak ground on the trailer wiring circuit. How that all works is beyond me, but what you will want to do is return the trailer to the previous wiring configuration you...
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  • Blue Ox Tiger Trak Rear Axle Stabilizer for a 2015 Ford F-53 Chassis
  • Yes, I checked with Blue Ox and the Tiger Track part # TT2405 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F53 26k chassis and won't require any drilling to install. I attached a link to the installation instructions to the right that detail how it will install.
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  • Stainlesss Steel Nerf Bars/Tube Steps Recommendation for a 2015 Chevrolet 2500 HD
  • Yes, the DeeZee Tube Steps # DZ372533HD are confirmed to fit your 2015 Chevrolet 2500hd 4x4 truck crew cab long bed and are made of stainless steel so they would be perfect for you. I attached a set of installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the Blue Ox TailGator Utility Vehicle Hauler # SC1200 be Used without a Tailgate
  • Yes, I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and the Blue Ox TailGator Utility Vehicle Hauler # SC1200 that you referenced will require you to have the tailgate of your truck installed. My tech contact said that this product needs the tailgate for support.
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  • Roller Bunk Recommendations for 8 Foot Long Bunks
  • That depends on how much of the bunks your boat is currently using. If when your boat is loaded on the trailer the hull makes contact with all 8 feet of your bunks then I would go with two 4 foot sections like part # DL21740. If the hull doesn't touch all of it a single 5 foot section would do well, for that part # DL21741.
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  • Hitch and Towing Capacity Recommendation for a 2014 Infinity QX70
  • When determining the overall towing capacity of a vehicle you must always go with the lowest rated component as the overall capacity since the setup is only as strong as it's weakest component. The Curt Hitch part # 13554 can handle 4,000 lbs of trailer, but your vehicle can only handle 2,000 so 2,000 lbs would be your overall capacity. For trailer wiring you would want part # 118593. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900....
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  • Where is the Set Screw on a Diversi-Tech Locking Ball Mount to Remove Lock Core
  • To install the Diversi-Tech Replacement Locking Cylinders, # DTLBM02RK, on a locking Diversi-Tech ball mount, the opening to get to the set screw is located under the warning label that is on the top of the hitch. I called the supplier (Diversi-Tech) and they recommended when installing the replacement locks to first put some air tool oil in the hole where the set screw is located and let set for awhile. This will help break up the threadlock that secures the set screw in the ballmount....
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  • Tandem Axle Suspension Kit Recommendation that Uses 6-1/4 inch Long Equalizers
  • We have a kit that uses equalizers that are 6-1/4 inches in length. For that you would want part # APT4. This leaf-spring mounting kit includes 3-1/4" tall front hangers, 5-7/16" tall center hangers, 3-1/4" tall rear hangers and necessary hardware.
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  • Is there a Wheel Caster Available for Husky Brute Jacks
  • There are currently no wheel casters that are confirmed to work on the Husky Brute Jacks like part # HT87247. Husky doesn't offer any most likely because wheel casters don't have very high capacities and the Husky Brute jacks have pretty high capacities so having a wheel for them would greatly reduce the overall capacity of the jack setup. If your tongue weight happened to be under 600 lbs you could use a trailer dolly like part # MT70225 to move your trailer around.
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  • Should Snow Chains be Removed When Driving on Dry Pavement
  • With snow chains and cables you would want to take them off whenever they aren't needed for a couple reasons. First, they would wear out very quickly this way. Especially since they would be used on dry pavement. And secondly because with snow chains you shouldn't drive faster than 30-35 miles per hour. I attached a couple snow chain FAQ articles to the right for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Audi Q7 Quattro
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13220 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Audi Q7 Quattro. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level,...
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  • Atwood Trailer Jack Wheel Caster Recommendations
  • If you have an Atwood trailer jack that has a 1-3/4 inch outer tube you could use the Twist Lock Wheel Caster part # AT80259, or if you have an Atwood jack with a 2 inch outer tube you could use the # 80552. Otherwise there aren't any wheel casters we offer that attach with a pin.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Dodge Journey
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13335 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Dodge Journey. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level,...
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  • How to Get Replacement Keys for Diversi-Tech Ball Mount with Lost Keys and No Key Number
  • It's your lucky day! That ball mount is rather expensive and it's hard to believe someone would scrap it. Without the key or the key number you will need to remove the locks that are on your Diversi-Tech ball mount and replace them with Diversi-Tech 2-Pack Re-Keying Kit, # DTLBM02RK. This kit will have 2 keyed-alike lock cylinders with 4 keys and lock covers. It will also include 2 set screws and an allen wrench. On the Diversi-Tech ball mount there will be a set screw that is located...
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  • Will the Length of Curt Bolt-Together Adjustable Weight Distribution Shank # C17122 Reduce Capacity
  • The longer Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17122 that you referenced will not reduce the capacity of your hitch. Hitch extenders reduce capacity by the increased leverage and the increased movement they create. Also, tongue weight affects weight distribution systems differently than a weight carrying setup, that is why this product has such a large gusset from the top piece and the lower piece and why it still has high capacities while being longer than most.
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  • Does the Parking Brake Handle Have to Be Centered on the Trailer Frame
  • You would want to have the handle as centered as possible on your trailer frame so that it will activate your brakes as evenly as possible, but the cable can slide through the angled tube so if it isn't perfectly centered the overall tension in the cable will provide even tension on both brake assemblies.
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  • Best Tire Pressure to Run in Specialty Trailer Tires
  • Special trailer tires should be inflated to their maximum air pressure. The value for the maximum air pressure should be listed along with the value for the maximum load on the tire's sidewall. These values will usually designate the maximum load at a maximum psi. For example, if the tire is rated at 1,610 lbs maximum at 65 psi, the tire can carry 1,610 lbs of weight if the air pressure is at the maximum of 65 psi. At the maximum air pressure, the tires will perform and wear best, and get...
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  • Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack # CG-902 Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack # CG-902 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2006 Ford F-150 with a short bed. For a ratchet strap setup for this ladder rack you could get the # IMF18810.
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  • Can the Blue Locking Piece of a Trailer 7-Way be Removed from the Connector Once its Locked
  • The blue locking piece you referenced unfortunately is not easily removed. In fact, there's basically no way to get it out without breaking it. The installers here have tried several times to get it out and always end up breaking it. The easiest solution I have for you would be to cut the wires behind the connector leaving enough room to reconnect them so that you can get the outlet and wires on the right side of your truck bed and then reconnect them once you get the 7-way mounted in...
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  • EZ Flex Equalizer Recommendation for a 2003 Jayco Designer w 2 6000 lb axles 33inch Axle Spacing
  • For tandem axles we have kit # K71-652-00 with 5-5/8 inch long equalizers and 6k capacity. It is designed for an axle spacing of 33 inches which is exactly what you have. You should be able to use this kit in the lowest setting you have on your trailer. I attached a picture that shows the dimensions of this kit.
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  • Difference Between the Bulldog Wedge and the Collar Lock Couplers
  • The distance between the center of the ball hole to the center of the circle used for A-frame jacks on the part # BD44125W0317 that you referenced is 12-1/2 inches. I confirmed this with my contact at Bulldog. The advantages between the latching styles of the wedge latch in the # BD44125W0317 and the collar lock like in part # BD028499 is largely personal preference. But the wedge is easier to lock with an anti-theft device. The collar lock style is more rugged and crude design with...
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  • Troubleshooting Truck Blinkers that Only Blink Once when Trailer is Connected
  • If I am understanding you correctly it sounds like when your trailer is connected to your truck and you activate either blinker your truck's blinker only blinks once then stops. This would lead me to believe that your blinker circuit is getting overdrawn by the trailer circuits which is preventing them from working. What I would recommend you do is replace your current trailer blinkers with LED blinkers as they will draw considerably less than incandescent bulbs which should prevent...
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  • Can the Curt Discover Brake Controller # C51120 be Installed in a 2014 Ram 1500
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that you can use the Curt Discovery Brake Controller part # C51120 in your 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie as long as you use the install harness part # C51453. It sounds like someone removed the connector from the end of your brake controller wiring, what you would need to do to wire up your controller to the # C51453 would be to cut off the black connector on the harness and match the wires up color for color.
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  • How to Prevent Condensation in a Cargo Box/Bag/Container
  • The best way to remove condensation from a cargo container like the etrailer.com Cargo Bag # 988501 would be to use dessicant to remove the moisture in the air. A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that creates or maintains a state of dryness. Common desiccants include silica, activated charcoal, calcium sulfate, and calcium chloride. This is what most freight companies will use to prevent, "container sweat," like what you are trying to do.
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  • Is it Possible to Install a Bull Bar and Front Hitch on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Most likely it wouldn't work since it looks like the Westin Bull Bar part # 32-1690 and the Draw Tite Front Hitch part # 65062 that are both confirmed to fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 will use the same point on your frame to install. It could be possible to use longer installation hardware and secure both the hitch and the bull bar through the same mounting holes, but since that hasn't been tested I cannot safely recommend that.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Kia Sorento
  • Most likely the Trailer Wiring harness part # 118269 will work on your 2015 Kia Sorento, but it hasn't been officially released as a confirmed fit for the 2015 models. With that being said, the Curt version of this harness, part # C56151, has been confirmed to fit the 2015 model so I can almost guarantee both harnesses would work for your vehicle. Since the Curt has been confirmed to fit your vehicle it would be the one I would recommend for you.
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  • 13 inch Rim with 4 on 4 in Bolt Pattern and ST175/80D13 Tire Recommendation
  • We don't carry the specific brand rim and tire you are looking for. The closest we have would be the Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13" White Wheel # AM3S120 that you referenced which is a 13 inch wheel with a 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern and has a 175/80D13 trailer tire installed on it. Most likely this rim and tire would work for you, but if you need the specific brand you requested we can't help you unfortunately.
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  • Edge Programmer Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 4x4 4.7 Liter
  • There is an Edge CTS Programmer confirmed to fit your 2011 Dodge Ram with a 4.7 liter V8 Hemi, but the part # EP83830 that you referenced is not it. You would instead need the part # EP85250. Edge claims that you will see up to a 50 horsepower and 55 ft lbs torque boost in power from this programmer alone. You will DEFINETELY feel the difference. Fuel mileage will also improve as well. Edge says that typically 1-2 miles per gallon is gained. There also is a driving coach in this programmer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Lock for a Class I or II 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • Thanks for including a few pictures! The trailer hitch receiver lock # 5200 you referenced works with Class I-II 1-1/4 inch hitches. It is also the most popular. If your receiver hitch on your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is indeed 1-1/4 inches this lock will work great. I have included a video review for you as well. If you have any additional questions let us know!
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  • Trailer Hitch Lock for a Class I or II 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • Thanks for including a few pictures! The trailer hitch receiver lock # 5200 you referenced works with Class I-II 1-1/4 inch hitches. It is also the most popular. If your receiver hitch on your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is indeed 1-1/4 inches this lock will work great. I have included a video review for you as well. If you have any additional questions let us know!
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack Roof Mount Cargo Basket Fit a 2011 Toyota Sequoia
  • It is possible that the Rhino-Rack cargo basket, # RMCB02, will fit your 2011 Toyota Sequoia if it has factory crossbars that run side to side or aftermarket bars. You will have to measure the bars to determine if the basket will fit. This basket will fit on crossbars that are up to 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches tall. And the bar spread (center to center distance between the bars) needs to be 25 to 44 inches. The Thule MOAB # TH690XT will fit the factory bars on a 2011 Toyota...
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  • Will a Sidewinder Fit B&W Companion Hitch for a 2014 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3300 does fit the factory prep package on your 2014 Ford F-350. And it can be used with a Sidewinder since this version of the hitch fits in the 4 pucks in the truck bed. Models of the Companion that just fit in the Gooseneck ball hole are not compatible with Sidewinders. But to determine if there is as Sidewinder that fits the trailer I need to know the manufacturer of the pin box and the model number. This information should be on a sticker or plate on the...
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  • Tips on Removing a Blind Spot Mirror Stuck On with Adhesive
  • Dental floss is not a good idea. Fishing line, which is thinner and much stronger should not break. Boiling water is not a good idea either. That is 212 degrees that can damage whatever the mirror is stuck on. I would use a hair drier to heat up the adhesive while you gently and gradually pull back on the mirror. Using that in combination with fishing line should work great. The hair drier let's you control the heat and where it is pointed which is why it is so effective.
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  • How to Carry Bikes or Cargo on a 2011 BMW 335i with No Trailer Hitches Available
  • At this time there are no trailer hitches confirmed to fit the 2011 BMW 335i. But, if you want a hitch to carry bikes or cargo then there are other options. For bikes you might be able to use a trunk mount bike rack. I have included a link to the options to the right that fit your vehicle. For cargo, a roof rack could work for you. I have included a link to the roof rack main page for your vehicle as well. If you need to tow a trailer then there just are no confirmed fits which...
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  • Roof Mount Cargo Bag for a 2005 Honda Accord
  • The Rightline Ace cargo bag # RL100A20 will most likely fit your 2005 Honda Accord. It is not vehicle specific so you will want to go by the measurements. This bag is 44 inches long, 34 inches wide, and 17 inches tall. I also recommend car clips, # RL100600, which will allow you to mount the bag on a naked roof (if you have a naked roof (no rails or crossbars)) and not have to run straps through the interior of the vehicle. And I recommend the protective pad # RL100650. It will not...
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  • Roof Mount Cargo Bag for a 2005 Honda Accord
  • The Rightline Ace cargo bag # RL100A20 will most likely fit your 2005 Honda Accord. It is not vehicle specific so you will want to go by the measurements. This bag is 44 inches long, 34 inches wide, and 17 inches tall. I also recommend car clips, # RL100600, which will allow you to mount the bag on a naked roof (if you have a naked roof (no rails or crossbars)) and not have to run straps through the interior of the vehicle. And I recommend the protective pad # RL100650. It will not...
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  • What Could Cause Running Boards to Come Loose
  • The hardware may have come loose or possibly corrosion could be causing the running boards to be loose. If the boards are old then it is possible that a combination of use, wear and tear, corrosion, and other factors could have eventually made them loose. If the running boards ever hit anything like a curb it could have damaged something and caused the looseness. If the boards are newer then it is likely that the hardware needs to be tightened. If the hardware does need to be tightened...
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  • Will Thule Tire Chains Fit a 2009 Saturn Outlook
  • The Thule CG-9 tire chains # TH00023103 fits some specific tire sizes: 215/55-18 215/60-17 225/55-17 275/35-18 If the tires on your 2009 Saturn Outlook are any of these sizes then the chains will fit the tires. But you will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included a link to the right to a couple of tire chain help articles as well. If you have a tire size not listed above let me know the tire size and...
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  • Will Extension Be Needed to Install Hopkins Smart Hitch Back Up Camera # on 2011 GMC Sierra
  • A regular cab short bed Sierra is about 17-1/2 feet long, and the cable included with the camera is 19-1/2 feet long. Your crew cab is a bit longer. I'd say you're right on the borderline of needing the extension. The easiest way to find our for sure if you need it would be to take a piece of string and run it from the back bumper at the trailer connector, under the car, into the engine compartment and through the firewall into the passenger cabin to where you're wanting the monitor to...
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  • Compatibility of Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness # 118554 with 2014 Infiniti QX60
  • The Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness you referenced, part # 118554, is a correct plug-and-play fit for various model years of the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro. It is not a confirmed fit for your 2014 Infiniti QX60. We do not yet have any confirmed trailer wiring harness fits for your QX60. Newer vehicles can take time to be evaluated and tested by the harness manufacturers like Tow Ready and Curt. It may be necessary in the short term to obtain a harness from your Infiniti dealership....
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  • Curt Venturer Brake Control Applies Full Power to Trailer Brakes All the Time on 2000 GMC Sierra
  • The first thing to check is the wiring harness # C51342 for your 2000 GMC Sierra. Specifically, check the location of the red wire on the end that plugs into the truck. Make sure it is in the same location as the one in the picture. If not, or if any of the wires are in different locations, move them to the correct locations according to the picture. Make sure the controller is mounted within the range specified in the instructions, linked to the right for reference. If it is outside...
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  • Using Hitch Reducer # HT02 to Use Thule Parkway # TH958 in 2 Inch Receiver
  • To use your existing Thule Parkway bike rack in a 2 inch hitch, rather than replacing the shank assembly of your rack, I'd recommend using a reducer sleeve like part # HT02. The sleeve would be installed into your existing 2 inch receiver, and the bike rack installed into the sleeve. You can secure the bike rack to the sleeve by using the hitch bolt that came with the rack.
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  • Light Bar for a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ
  • For a Jeep Wrangler YJ you would need light bar # CARR210881. The other one, # CARR210221, is designed for JK models (2007 to present). If you need lights you can use Westin light kit # 09-0505.
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  • Snow Ski Carrier Recommendation For 2011 Ford Escape With Factory Crossbars
  • We do offer a rack system that will work for your 2011 Ford Escape with the factory crossbars. Depending on the number of skis you want to carry we have a couple of carriers. If you are planning on 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards, the carrier I recommend is part # 564U. This carrier includes mounting hardware, padding to protect your gear and locks that help deter thieves. The universal mounting brackets allow you to mount the carrier to a wide range of crossbars that measure up to...
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  • Replacement Velcro Strips for TruXedo Truck Side Rails
  • If your Husband needs his bed rail Velcro strips replaced, the TruXedo Velcro brand fasteners # TX1115174 will work fine on his 2007 Chevy Silverado. This will replace the existing Velcro on the bed rail. It also comes with 3 drive rivets although you only need two. If the Velcro is bad on his existing tonneau cover, he will need to replace the cover.
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  • Difference in Installation Process for Curt Class III Hitches # C13171 and # C13172
  • The two Curt 2-inch Class III trailer hitches that fit your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, parts # C13171 and # C13172, share the same 750-lb tongue weight and 5000-lb towing capacities and neither one requires drilling for installation. The differences are that the # C13171 does not require you to lower the exhaust during the installation, or to remove the underbody panels or trim the rear fascia. Just as a note, lowering an exhaust is not a difficult process. All you have to do is spray...
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  • Determining the Wire Functions of a Trailer Tail Light
  • Brown is normally running lights and yellow is normally left turn and brake lights. Check the back of the light assembly where the wires go into it. There should be some indication of the wire functions. If you got the light for us if you can tell me the part number I can determine the wire functions. Since there is no real standard for trailer wire color and function, you would need to go by the back of the light.
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  • Electric Trailer Brakes Stop Working In The Rain and Error Message Appears on 2013 Ford Truck
  • It sounds like the rain is causing a short somewhere and that is causing the error and the brakes to stop functioning. Make sure that the splices from the magnets to the wiring from the connector are water tight. You can use heat shrink tubing such as # DW05745-10 and even liquid electrical tape, # SWC50122. When inspecting the trailer wiring, look for any exposed copper strands or pinched wires and fix as needed. The trailer side and vehicle side connectors could be getting...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner and 3,000 Pound Trailer
  • If 480 pounds is the dry hitch weight then that means the tongue weight (hitch weight) is 21 percent of the gross trailer weight. So for 3,000 pounds gross trailer weight the hitch weight would be 630 pounds. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If...
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  • Recommendations For Towing A 2005 Ford Focus
  • Per the owner's manual for your 2005 Ford Focus, it states that if you have an automatic transmission, the vehicle cannot be towed with the front wheels on the ground. For towing, you will need to use a tow dolly. The tow dolly I recommend is the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, part # RM-2000-1. This dolly will allow you to be able to tow your Focus and keep the front wheels off the ground, and not have to use a transmission lube pump or disconnect the driveshaft. This tow...
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  • Torque Spec for Trailer Suspension Shackle Bolts
  • We recommend that shackle bolts be tightened fully, then backed off slightly to allow free movement. You can certainly use a medium-grip thread sealer like Loctite Blue, if you wish, but the above still applies. The shackle/equalizer bolts can be re-used if absolutely necessary but you'll want to be careful to check them for signs of wear and to confirm the threads are okay. All things considered, if you are going through the effort to dismantle your suspension (to replace your springs,...
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  • Trailer Hydraulic Brake Line Tee Fittings
  • So on the replacement bleed port # KBPBB with a 1/4 inch -28 screw and 1/8 inch adapter. But I am not sure how you would use it as a tee. Adapter port # K22590A has 1/8" NPT and 3/16" FIF threads and might be a better option depending on the brake line size. For an actual tee fitting we have # BH-T-3FIF which has 3/16 inch inverted female flares with 3/8"-24 threads. We also have a brake line tee with a mounting bracket, # T0778500. It also has 3/8"-24 threads. If none of these...
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  • How to Pair the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller # 90250 With 2013 Volkswagen Touareg
  • The Prodigy RF is a great unit, but if the pairing instructions are not followed exactly to the letter, the unit will not pair. The biggest mistake folks typically make is to begin the process with the trailer plugged into the RF unit. Here is a run-down of the pairing procedure: Connect the RF unit to the tow vehicle, but do not plug the trailer into the RF unit. Then, plug the hand held remote into the 12 volt power port (cigarette lighter). Next, turn the gain to minimum by rolling...
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  • Hitch Receiver Mount 4-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on a 2013 Chevy Traverse
  • There are 2-bike platform bike carriers that will fit a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch but the 4-bike carriers only fit 2 inch trailer hitches. A 4-bike platform carrier is going to extend far from the vehicle and will be heavier than a hanging bike rack. That would but too much stress on a 1-1/4 inch hitch. What you could do is replace the 1-1/4 inch hitch with a 2 inch hitch such as # 75528 for your 2013 Chevy Traverse. But if the 1-1/4 inch hitch is welded on, you will not be able to replace...
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  • Will New Blue Ox Spring Bars Fit the Old Manually Adjustable Heads
  • The Sway Pro line has gone through a couple of phases in design. The old bars and heads are gone. But Blue Ox has told me that you can use the new bars with the old head (manual adjustable head). If you want all new parts then you could replace the bars and the head with # BXW4012 for an underslung (bottom mount) coupler or # BXW4011 for the regular head.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket for Curt Trailer Hitch with 3 Inch Square Cross Tube
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and trailer hitch # C15324 has a 3 inch x 3 inch cross tube. Mounting bracket # 18156 would not fit. Bracket # 18159 would be the better option since it does not reach around 3 sides of the tube, just 2. I have linked a video showing installation to the right.
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  • Installing 7-Way Trailer Connector on 1998 Dodge Dakota
  • It looks like you're wanting to install a 7-way on your vehicle, is that correct? If your truck was equipped with the factory 7-way, and you're wanting to replace it, you'd just unplug the harness from the rear of the connector, and replace it with a 7-way like part # HM40975. If your Dakota doesn't have a trailer connector, you'd first install a 4-pole like part # 118329. How you'd proceed from here will depend on how your trailer's equipped. If your trailer doesn't have electric brakes,...
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  • Fuse Location for Brake Controller on a 2005 Chevy Tahoe
  • On your 2005 Chevy Tahoe, if using a Hopkins brake controller you would need connector # HM47795. If it is a Draw-Tite, Reese, or Tekonsha harness you would use # 3015-P. For a Curt controller you would use # C51352. For a Hayes controller you would need # HA81780-HBC. Dexter uses # 20264. None of these harnesses come with a fuse. It is possible that you are referring to the factory brake controller wiring harness that is included with some vehicles. If that is the case then the fuse...
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  • Can a K4 Blazer or Other Vehicle Other Than a Truck Tow a 5th Wheel or Gooseneck Trailer
  • I am glad you asked. There is no way to directly tow a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer with anything other than a truck. The hitch and the weight of the trailer where it connects to the hitch has to be direct above or slightly forward of the center of the rear axle. There is no way to do that on any other vehicle other than a truck. However, there are products out there that will allow other vehicles to tow 5th wheel trailers. It is called an Automated Safety Hitch. Look those up on the...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Tow Package
  • I recommend going with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, # 90195. This part does use a plug and play wiring harness, the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers, # 3016. You will plug the wiring harness connector from the P3 into a port located in a box by your 2014 Chevy Silverado's brake pedal. See the installation video of the P3 on a 2014 Chevy Silverado which I have attached at right. I also attached some FAQ articles on wiring a brake...
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  • Fairing and Replacement Parts for a Rola Roof Rack
  • A fairing might help with the noise when nothing is on the roof rack but it probably will not do much of anything with something loaded on the rack. The Thule fairings are not going to work. The best option is a Rhino-Rack fairing, # RRRF1 for 32 inches, # RRRF2 for 38 inches, # RRRF3 for 44 inches, or # RRRF4 for 50 inches. If your Rola roof rack is a Rola GTX, APX or APE mounting system rack then you can use replacement 50mm bolts # 59702 and GTX wrench # 38371. The rack you have was...
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  • Headache Rack for a Nissan Frontier
  • I would need to know the year and bed length/cab style of your Nissan Frontier to determine if there are any headache racks that will fit. We do have a rack that is a ladder rack and sort of a headache rack that might work for you. It is the Detail K2 Flip Rack Fold Down Ladder Rack # K2TFR150. It will fit: 2000 - 2004 Nissan Frontier 5 Foot Bed 1998 - 2004 Nissan Frontier 6 Foot Bed 2005 - 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, 5 Foot Bed without Utili-Track System 2005 - 2014 Nissan Frontier...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for a 2014 Ford Escape
  • Yes, we do carry 2 inch trailer hitches for the 2014 Ford Escape. The most popular option is # 87627. I have included links to the right to a video installation and the instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If...
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  • Will a Bike Carrier with 1-1/4 Inch Shank Fit Swagman X Mount Bike Carrier Storage Rack # S80940
  • The Kuat NV bike racks are either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch. There isn't a model that fits both (like the Alpha, Beta, and Sherpa that use # D101, but this adapter does not fit the NV). So what you would need for a 1-1/4 inch bike rack is a reduce sleeve, # HT02, to be able to fit the rack in the Swagman X Mount Bike Carrier Storage Rack # S80940.
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  • If Vehicle Headlights are Set to Auto Will It Light Up the Trailer Lights
  • As long as the auto mode for the vehicle headlights energizes the same running light circuit that is used by the tow package wiring running light circuit, then yes, it will work. To check if this is the case you will need to set the vehicle lights to auto, probably at night so the head lights come on, and then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the vehicle side trailer connector to see if the running light pin is energized.
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  • The Best Winch for Hoisting a Dinghy Onto a Larger Boat
  • First, Fulton F2 winch # FW20000301 can free spool. But the handle will spin so you have to be careful. This is not the ideal winch for hoisting. The best winches for hoisting are worm gear winches such as # FKW30000103 for a 3K winch or # DL11002 for a 2K winch. Worm gear winches are slow but strong. And if you let go of the handle it will automatically brake so you do not have to worry about slipping off the handle. The only down side is that there is no free spool mode. You have...
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  • Tailgate Handle Covers for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • We do have tailgate handle covers for your truck but I checked with Putco and they do not have a Harley tailgate handle cover available for your 2003 Chevy Silverado. I wish we had something that would work for you and that had the Harley logo but we do not at this time. I have included a link to the tailgate handle covers that we do have for your truck.
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  • Availability of a Class II Hitch for 2007 Honda Civic Coupe
  • Your 2007 Honda Civic Coupe can only be fitted with a Class I hitch. This is because your Civic's frame cannot support the additional capacity of a higher-rated Class II hitch. As you have noted, a Class II bike rack like the excellent Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Platform Style Rack # Y02445 will only fit into the receiver tube of a compatible Class II hitch, but not your Class I Hidden Hitch. The solution is to select a Class I-compatible rack. The link at right will show you all platform-style...
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  • Wiring Diagrams for Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuators
  • If it is a 1000 psi then it would be the Hydrastar for drum brakes. The newest one is # HBA-10 and it has different wire colors, see picture. So you know that black is 12 volt power in and white is the ground. Blue/white goes to the break away switch. So that leaves red and green. One of those two has to be input to the Hydrastar from an in-cab brake controller. The other, I am not sure of the function since the wiring for HBA-10 only shows 4 wire connections. It might be similar...
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  • Replacement Parts for Yakima Roof Rack Fairings
  • Yakima only offers the snap rivets, pads, and the parts bag as replacement parts for their fairings. The individual brackets are not available at this time. To get the brackets you would need the parts bag # Y8870044. The up side of the parts bag is that if you ever need other replacement parts you will have them.
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  • Suitability of Replacement 5-on-4-3/4-Inch Bolt Pattern Hubs on Boat Trailer with Tapered Spindles
  • We offer four hub assemblies in the 5-on-4-3/4 inch bolt pattern you need and these can be seen on the link at right. They key to determining compatibility with your spindles is the bearing set used. All of these hubs use the same bearing set, # L68149 inner and # L44649 outer. If your hubs use the same bearing set then they will work. If you are referring to a taper in the mid-section of the spindle (the area between the points where the two bearings sit) this will not matter. In...
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  • How to Determine if HitchMate Extendable Receiver Mount TruckStep Will Fit a 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • To determine if the extendable hitch step # HE4045 will fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado you will have to take some measurements. Measure from the bottom of your hitch receiver down 1-5/8 inches. Then from that point measure back up to 22-1/2 inches. If there are no obstructions in that area and you have a 2 inch receiver then you can use the step. I have included a picture that should help. For a hitch step that doesn't extend we have # MT70069 which costs a little less than the other...
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  • How to Determine if HitchMate Extendable Receiver Mount TruckStep Will Fit a 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • To determine if the extendable hitch step # HE4045 will fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado you will have to take some measurements. Measure from the bottom of your hitch receiver down 1-5/8 inches. Then from that point measure back up to 22-1/2 inches. If there are no obstructions in that area and you have a 2 inch receiver then you can use the step. I have included a picture that should help. For a hitch step that doesn't extend we have # MT70069 which costs a little less than the other...
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  • Clearance Issues When Lowering Tailgate On 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 With Trailer Attached
  • The extenders we offer that would work in your hitch and reducer do not have the weight capacity you need for your 11,000 lb trailer, but I may have a solution for you. You may want to check out the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank, part # RP54976. This is a weight distribution shank that may provide you the additional clearance you are looking for. You may want to take some measurements of your WD head and see if it will work with this shank. This shank has a tongue weight capacity of...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kits for a 2014 Ford F-250
  • I checked with Reese and you can install the 4-Bolt universal installation kit # RP30095 on your 2014 Ford F-250. We do not have a video showing installation of this kit but I have linked the instructions to the right. If you use this kit the rails are only held on by 2 bolts per rail and a center bolt just for stability. That is why Reese, and us here at etrailer, shy away from the 4-bolt kit. The 10-bolt kit, # RP30035, is much more secure. Each rail has 5 bolts on the 10 bolt kit. If...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer hitch Cover for Draw-Tite 6032 5th Wheel Hitch
  • 5th wheel hitch cover # RP30055 should just fit your Draw-Tite 5th wheel hitch. The side to side measurement is 28 inches on the cover but since your hitch is 14 inches front to back there will be enough slack to compensate for that 1 inch difference between the cover's width and the hitch's width.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch
  • At this time neither Goose Box, # RP94622 nor # RP94622-61301 are designed to fit the Leland 7900 pin box but we do have other adapters that could work for you. The best option, other than a Goose Box, is to use a 5th wheel hitch that fits in the ball hole cavity. If you have a Hide-A-Goose by Draw-Tite or Reese or Under-Bed by Bulldog, you can use the Hi-Rise adapter, # 9480. It will also work with B&W Turnover ball hitches. I have linked a video to the right for you. If you have...
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  • Will Firestone R4 Tech Suspension Fit a 2012 Ram 3500 4x4 Dually with B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • For your 2012 Ram 3500 Dually 4x4 if it is a regular or quad cab and if it has an 11.5 inch rear axle then you can use R4 Tech system # F0047. If it is a Mega cab and has an 11.5 inch rear axle then you would need # F0048. I have an application guide catalog that shows these fits up to 2012 Ram 3500 series as long as they fit the above parameters and are duallies. But these systems are not tested on trucks that have gooseneck or 5th wheel hitches in the bed. Given the placement of the...
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  • Best Crossbars Factory or Aftermarket to Mount Thule Pulse Alpine Cargo Box on a Ford Explorer
  • The Thule Pulse Alpine cargo box # TH613 is designed to fit round, square, aero, elliptical and most factory crossbars so it does fit well on all of those. There are some exclusions though so I would need to know the year of your Ford Explorer to determine if the box fits the factory or dealer bars. The best fit is going to be on Thule bars since they are testing primarily on their bars so that doesn't mean the box will not fit well on other bars too. I did check on a 2014 Ford Explorer...
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  • Trouble Separating 2 Halves of Fulton Outboard Motor Lock
  • I spoke with my contact at Fulton and if lubrication does not work to separate the two halves of the Fulton outboard motor lock, # FOML0127, then you have a couple of options. If this does not work then there could be something broken in the lock mechanism and a locksmith might be able to get it unlocked. Otherwise the lock would have to be drilled out. It is possible that something inside the lock has broken and will no longer allow the lock to unlock (or lock).
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  • Effects of a Vehicle Wiring Kit and 2008 Dodge Grand Caravans Battery When Idle for 6 Months
  • The ModuLite in the custom fit vehicle wiring kit # 118552 is designed to draw it's power from the battery. As a result, it bypasses the electrical routes that are used by the wiring harness. I spoke with our technical representative at Tow Ready about your vehicle sitting for 6 months. As long as you have a good battery and the wiring is properly sealed everything should be just fine. It may draw a little power from the battery but the ModuLite does a good job protecting your vehicles...
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  • Installation of Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades # RX5079281 and # RX5079277 on 2013 Volvo S80
  • First, thank you for your recent purchase from etrailer of a set of new Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades # RX5079281 and # RX5079277 for your 2013 Volvo S80. I have used these on my car for the last few months and they do perform far better than standard blades. These replacement blades, and just about all others, come with a range of adapters and clips to allow them to fit a very broad range of vehicles. The easiest way to go is to compare your original blades' type of connector to...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2014 Infiniti Q50 with Curt Trailer Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said you will first need to determine which wiring system your 2014 Infiniti QX60 has, a 2-wire, 3-wire, STT or ST system. If the wiring system sends the stop/turn signal along one wire, while the tail signal is separate then you have the two-wire system. You will want to use the Upgraded Heavy Duty Modulite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Install Kit # 119190KIT. If the stop, tail and turn signals are all sent on separate wires...
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  • Electric Tongue Jack Recommendation for A-Frame Trailer with 2-1/4 Inch Mounting Hole
  • To answer your question, no, you do not have to use a jack with an outer tube dimension of 2-1/4 inches. An electric jack like the Ultra-Fab Electric A-Frame Jack, # UF38-944017, with a 2 inch outer tube diameter can be mounted on your travel trailer even though the jack mounting hole is 2-1/4 inches in diameter. When it comes to installing the jack, the mounting flange was designed with slotted bolt holes to allow for installation on an a-frame trailer with a 2 inch or 2-1/4 inch opening....
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  • Will Trailer Hitch from 2000 Toyota Echo Fit 2007 Subaru Impreza
  • Trailer hitch fits are vehicle/year/version-specific. The hitches that fit your friend's 2000 Toyota Echo, including the Curt # C11289, do not fit your 2007 Subaru Impreza. I did check each of the hitches offered for both vehicles and unfortunately none are common. At right you will find two links, one to the trailer hitch page for each of the two vehicles. The only thing in common among them is that they are all light-duty Class I hitches. I cannot recommend trying to install a hitch...
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  • Will Reese Weight Distribution System Clear Rear Bumper Of 1999 Ford E-350 Van
  • I went to the warehouse and measured the distance between the holes on the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, part # RP66088. I have attached a photo of the shank with the head attached that has the dimensions noted. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount at 14 inches will clear your bumper by 6 inches. This weight distribution system is designed for tongue weight between 600 and 1,200 lbs and has a gross towing weight capacity of 12,000...
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  • What is Thread Size on Replacement Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Bike Carriers # P5902
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Replacement Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Bike Carriers, part # P5902, and took some measurements for you. The section of the threaded part measures 1-1/2 inches with 18 threads. See the picture to the right that shows the dimensions of the threaded portions of part # P5902. This part replaces a lost or damaged hitch pin for your Swagman bike carrier that has a 1-1/4" shank with a threaded hitch pin hole. It works on 1-1/4" shanks with the...
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  • Travel Trailer Tongue Weight Compatibility When Used with Weight Distribution
  • I do not know your tow vehicle information to give you specifics about your particular application but I can provide a generalized answer that will help you confirm compatibility of your tow vehicle and trailer. If it is your actual VEHICLE tongue weight rating that is 720-lbs (not the hitch's rating) then nothing will increase that. I suggest you check you owner's manual or with your local dealership to confirm. Unless the owner's manual says its tongue weight rating goes up with weight...
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