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  • Solution for No Power to the 12v blade on 7-way Connector on 1999 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck
  • Easiest method will be to bypass the factory wiring and go with 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 with the breaker # 9510 to the vehicle's positive terminal. Since this bypasses everything it would not interfere with vehicle wiring at all.
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  • Solution for No Power to the 12v blade on 7-way Connector on 1999 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck
  • Easiest method will be to bypass the factory wiring and go with 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 with the breaker # 9510 to the vehicle's positive terminal. Since this bypasses everything it would not interfere with vehicle wiring at all.
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  • Solution for No Power to the 12v blade on 7-way Connector on 1999 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck
  • Easiest method will be to bypass the factory wiring and go with 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 with the breaker # 9510 to the vehicle's positive terminal. Since this bypasses everything it would not interfere with vehicle wiring at all.
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  • Recommended Jounce Springs For 2013 Ford F-250 SRW 2 Wheel Drive
  • For your 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty, I recommned the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle, # SSR-114-54. These jounce spring replace your factory jounce which is there to basically protect your truck from completely bottoming out. The replacement jounces will engage the jounces when under load and the jounce springs are made to compress progressively for lighter loads and then heavier loads by as much as 80 percent. They engage independently to keep your vehicle level even...
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  • Installation of Power Drive Kit on Bulldog Square Tube Jack
  • On the weld-on Bulldog Square Jack with Drop Leg # BD182701 the Powered-Drive Kit # BD1824200100 can install on either side of the jack. Please refer to the linked video at the 8:38 mark. The trailer shown in the video also has a spare tire that required alternate-side installation of the Power Drive kit.
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  • What is the Difference Between 235/80-16 and 235/85-16 Trailer Tires
  • Do you by any chance mean 235/80-16 and 235/85-16? Because there isn't a 275 trailer tire size that I have seen. If so then the widths are the same between the two 235 sizes. The difference is overall diameter. The 235/80-16 is 30.9 inches in diameter. The 235/85-16 is 31.7 inches in diameter. A difference of 0.8 inches but only half of that, 0.4 inches, applies to above the tire. It is unlikely that 0.4 inches will cause a fit issue but you can check to make sure there is space enough...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2007 Ford F-350 With B&W Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • For your 2007 F-350 I recommend the Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, part # BWRVK3400. This slider fits in the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch ball hole and you then have the convenience of both a fifth wheel or a gooseneck if needed. The # BWRVK3400 hitch offers 12-inches front to back travel and may work well for you. This shoudl give you the clearance you need for your fifth wheel trailer. Unfortunately Sidewinder prohibits the use of any gooseneck...
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  • Replacement Follower Leg Recommendation for 2003 Keystone Challenger with 4,000 lb Capacity
  • The leg you need is the part # LC179014. This is a replacement follower leg that will fit your 2003 Keystone Challenger and has a 4,000 lb capacity.
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  • Parts Needed to Replace Propane Lines in Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • We don't have a trunk hose that will fit a manifold with a 3/4 inch fitting. The standard is 3/8 of an inch. Are you going by the size of the threads or the nut? If it a 3/8 fitting then # 100040-72-MBS is a 6 foot hose that will work for you. I've linked our selection of supply hoses for you so you can choose the correct length you need. We don't carry a 7 foot hose to go between the tanks, we do have two 5 foot hoses if they'll reach, # 100019-60 has POL and # CAM59193 has the...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bars F2535 Fit a 2013 Ford F-250 FX4 with Reese 5th Wheel Install Kit RP50026-58
  • Yes, you can use Firestone air bags # F2535 on your 2013 Ford F-250 with Reese 5th wheel installation kit # RP50026-58 installed. The Reese brackets mount to the outboard sides of the frame whereas the upper brackets from the Firestone kit mount to the inboard sides of the frame. There is also a hole in the Reese brackets to accommodate the hardware for the Firestone upper brackets.
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  • Do the Work-Rite Helper Springs for the 2008 Ford F-350 have a Weight Capacity
  • Firestone does not provide a capacity for their Work-Rite helper springs such as # F8615 for your 2008 Ford F-350. Most are rated for 1,000 pounds if you press Firestone to give a capacity. Considering the various things you use your truck for I would not recommend them. Instead I would go with the Timbren set # TFR250SDF rated for 6,000 pounds.
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  • Extendable Manual Towing Mirrors For 2000 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
  • The K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirrors, part # KS61067-68F are confirmed as a fit for your 2000 Ford F-250. These manual mirrors are a replacement for the side-view mirrors on both the driver and passenger side of yoru truck. The dual mirror face measures 11-inches tall and 7-1/2 inches wide, and when extended the length is 21-1/2 inches. When retracted the length of this mirror is 18-inches.
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  • Is Weigh Safe Hitch Ball w/Built-In Scale A Reliable System For Toy Hauler Trailer And Motorcycle
  • Although there are no reviews posted on our website, the feedback we receive from customers has been favorable. The Weigh Safe 2-inch and 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball w/Built-In Scale, part # WSUN-1 has gone through extensive testing and has been certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE J684), and is compliant with the vehicle Equipment Safety Commision (VESC-5).
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  • Suspension Air Bag Kit Recommendation for 2002 Ford F-250 Instead of Replacement Hardware
  • By the time you piece together a kit you will have spent more than just buying a new kit like the part # F2550 which is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Ford F-250. Plus I do not know which air bag brand you have or if they are the recommended size/capacity for the application of your truck.
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  • Availability of Husky Aluminum Fifth Wheel Tailgate for 2000 Ford F-350
  • Yes, actually the Husky Tailgate part # HL15130 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty and would be a great option. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • What Gooseneck Hitch for 2002 Ford F-250 Can be Used with Companion Hitch
  • A Companion fifth wheel hitch has to be used with a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch and cannot be used with a Curt like the one you referenced. For your 2002 Ford F-Series Super Duty you would want to use the gooseneck hitch part # BWGNRK1108-5W so that you could use a slider Companion like part # BWRVK3500.
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  • Installing The Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller In 2001 Ford F-250
  • For your Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional, # TK90160, there isn't an illumination only wire. The wires are power (black), ground (white), stoplight (Red) and brake (blue). I've attached an article on brake controller installation to help. All 4 wires are essential for proper function of your brake controller. I recommend using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers, # 3035-P to make this connection easy.
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  • Replacement Burner for Camco Olympian 5500 Propane Grill with Stand
  • My contact at Camco said that the replacement burner for your Camco Olympian 5500 that you are looking for is part # CAM58211. We also carry a replacement Cooking Grate # CAM57863, Mounting Bracket # CAM57871, and Sparker # CAM57858. You can also find the whole Camco Olympian 5500 Grill # CAM57305 as well.
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  • Trouble Connecting the 4-Flat Trailer Wiring to the 4-Flat on My 2008 Ford F-250
  • After viewing the photos that you sent me, I have a solution to your problem. It looks like the weather shielding around the 4-flat on the trailer was manufactured different then the standard 4-flat. I recommend cutting the old plug on the trailer of and wiring in Curt Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # C58044. The Curt end is designed to fit the plug that is on your Ford. You could also try to trim back the weather shielding on the trailers plug to fit the one on your...
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  • Trouble Connecting the 4-Flat Trailer Wiring to the 4-Flat on My 2008 Ford F-250
  • After viewing the photos that you sent me, I have a solution to your problem. It looks like the weather shielding around the 4-flat on the trailer was manufactured different then the standard 4-flat. I recommend cutting the old plug on the trailer of and wiring in Curt Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # C58044. The Curt end is designed to fit the plug that is on your Ford. You could also try to trim back the weather shielding on the trailers plug to fit the one on your...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for Lance Camper Shell that Has Raised Roof Rails
  • I reached out to Thule and reached out to Lance to get some measurements and ideas. I have what you need to make this system work. First we need the crossbars. We need the Thule Square Load Bar - Steel - 96" - Qty 1, # THLB96. We will also want the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack, # TH450. With these two components you would have what you need to install a roof rack on your Lance camper shell that has raised roof rails.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch 2 Bike Carrier for 2011 Ford F-350
  • The Hollywood Sport Rider # HR1000 that you referenced in your question is a good option for a front mount bike rack on your 2011 Ford F-350. I have a few other options for you as well. What I recommend using is the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683. It comes with an anti-rattle rack lock and bike locks so that you can secure your bike rack with less rattle to your hitch, and your bikes to the bike rack to help deter theft. The Chinook also has a folding feature which will...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2002 Ford F-250 With 7.3L Engine And 4R100 Transmission
  • The Hyper-Cool Remote Cooler you will want to select depends on the size of the coolant line you have on your 2002 F-250 with the 7.3L engine. If the lines you have on your transmission are 8 AN then the cooler I recommend is part # D15960. This includes the cooler with fan, and all the needed hardware. If you need a cooler with 10 AN fittings then I recommend part # D15875. You may also need the following parts: 10 AN Hose Fittings, part # D98203 Stacked-Plate Cooler Bracket Kit,...
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  • Replacement Pin and Pipe Mount for 3K Pipe Mount Swivel Trailer Jack TJP-5002S-B
  • The replacement pin for trailer jack # TJP-5002S-B is # TJP-PN58. I used digital calipers to measure the pin on the jack as well as the openings on the pipe mounts. The pin on the jack measured 0.61 inches which is between 9/16 and 5/8. The replacement pipe # TJP-IP916 has holes that are 0.58 inches which is also between 9/16 and 5/8. Worse case scenario a little filing may need to be done on the pipe mount.
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  • Can Fifth Wheel Base Rails Installation Be Drilled From Under Truck Bed
  • When installing a fifth wheel in your F-250 truck bed you will need to cut the plastic liner away to make sure it is in the correct location and installed properly. I have attached a link to a video that shows how a bed liner can be trimmed for base rail installation you can check out. This may be a different truck but it does give a good demonstration how the rails can be installed.
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  • Above Bed 4 Bolt Rail Kit for Gooseneck Trailer Hitch in 2000 Ford F-350 with 6-3/4 Foot Truck Bed
  • The 4 bolt fifth wheel bracket and rails installation kit that will work for you is the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30095. This will provide the 4 bolt rails in the bed of your 2000 Ford F-350. Then for a gooseneck adapter to use from the fifth wheel rails you can use the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP58079 or the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 16055 which has a 3 inch offset.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution And Sway Control On Wells Cargo Motorcycle Trailer
  • For your Wells Cargo Motorcycle trailer, you can use either sway control or weight distribution with sway control. If you want only sway control, I recommend the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch, # 83660 can be used with the Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts - Class III and IV, # RP26003. This system uses a friction to stop sway once it starts. This may be enough for your system depending on the cross winds. Two can be...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt X5 Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapters
  • The differences between the Curt X5 adapters is what they will fit. X5 adapter # C16220 fits Curt EZr Double-Lock gooseneck hitches such as # C612-647. And X5 adapter # C16210 fits Curt Double Lock, Flip and Store gooseneck hitches such as # C60720. There is also an X5 adapter, # 16310, that fits B&W gooseneck hitches. So basically if you have any of the above mentioned gooseneck hitches you can use the appropriate X5 adapter.
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  • Can Fulton Fender F008559 be Used on Harbor Freight Trailer
  • The fender part # F008559 that you referenced can be used but you would need to drill matching holes to fit your trailer. The fender is plastic though so drilling will be fairly easy.
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  • Is the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # TASR7KS02 Sold as Pair or Individually
  • The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # TASR7KS02 that you referenced is sold as a set that comes with both sides needed for a trailer axle.
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  • Is the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # TASR7KS02 Sold as Pair or Individually
  • The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # TASR7KS02 that you referenced is sold as a set that comes with both sides needed for a trailer axle.
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  • Recommended Custom Mounting Brackets And 5th Wheel Rail Kit For 2011 Ford F-250 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • For your 2011 Ford F-250 super duty short bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP50026-58 to use with your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Slider # RP30051. This custom rail kit will give you the custom bracket and hardware you need to have a drill-free frame installation. I've attached a review video for you to check out. You may also be interested in the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness...
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  • Recommended Air Suspension Kit To Enhance Stability On 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • For your 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty, the rail kit and the shorter bed will not effect the ability to install air suspension. I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle, # F2550. This kit will increase the stability and improve the ride quality of your vehicle as well as keeping it level when you are hauling a heavy load. It has a load-leveling capacity of 5,000 lbs and is adjustable from 5 to 100 psi. If you are interested in having the...
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  • Leaf Springs, Hanger Kit, U-Bolt Kit and Wheel/Tire Kit that is Compatible with 6k Axle
  • The leaf springs part # SP-053275 are designed for 6k axles so that would work well. The u-bolt kit part # APUBR-9 works with 6k axles too. The hanger kit part # APT5 would work well since it's a tandem axle trailer, and the wheel and tire combo part # ac16r8sm also has more than enough capacity for a 6k axle too.
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  • Compatibility of the Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs for a 2012 Ford F350
  • The Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs # HSAB, are designed to fit most full size, non-dually domestic pickup trucks. For these clamps to work, you need minimum of 2 inches of clearance between the inner truck sidewall and the inner lip of the bed sidewall. Bed rails cannot exceed 5-1/2 inches in width and these tie-downs will not work with drop-in or plastic bed liners. The Brophy Basic Turnbuckles w/ Hardware, # TDHP, are the turnbuckle that will work with Brophy's Clamp On Tie-Downs. If...
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  • How to Use Kat's Heaters Handi-Heat Magnetic Heater
  • The Kat's Heaters Handi-Heat Magnetic Heater # KH1153 is usually installed onto the oil or transmission pan to keep the fluid warm. Nothing will need to be cut for use. It's also intended to heat small engines like that of a snowblower or chainsaw. For a larger heater, that is designed to be used on a vehicle, the # KH1160 is what you're looking for. This is also usually placed on the oil or transmission pan but can be used on the engine block. There still is nothing that needs to...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter Compatible with Reese Elite Series Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Reese Elite Series Gooseneck Hitches, like part # RP30158-52, have a plastic lever on the top of the hitch ball which is used to install and remove the ball. When using the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 with the Reese Elite this plastic lever will be damaged becuase there are bolts inside the adapter that will make contact with the hitch ball. An adapter that will work with the Reese Elite is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck...
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  • Weight Rating Compatibility Of B&W Gooseneck Hitch With 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • The 30,000 lb Gross Towing Weight of the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs, # BWGNRK1108, as well as other gooseneck hitches is rated for the hitch itself and is normally rated higher than your truck's towing capacity. That weight is rated on what weight the hitch itself can tow at maximum capacity without issue. I've linked an installation video of this hitch on a F-250 which will be very similar. I looked up the owner's manual...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for Lance Camper Shell with Roof Rails Installed
  • I reached out to Thule and reached out to Lance to get some measurements and ideas. I have what you need to make this system work. First we need the crossbars. We need the Thule Square Load Bar - Steel - 96" - Qty 1, # THLB96. We will also want the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack, # TH450. We will also want the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4, # TH544. I've attached an installation video for you so you can see how this system works.
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  • How do Lift Spacers for Firestone Air Bag Kits Install on Vehicles
  • I don't have an installation video for the spacers, but the spacers install between the mounting bracket and the underside of the air spring, as shown in the instructions I attached for you. I attached a picture that shows how they install as well.
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  • Rear View Backup Camera Compatible With Ford Rear View Mirror Plugs
  • Unfortunately, there isn't a system compatible with the factory auto dimming mirror from Ford. You can replace the factory mirror, but the wiring will still require running wires and you will unfortunately lose the factory functionality in order to upgrade. The system I recommend is the Rear View Safety G-Series Backup Camera System - Auto Dimming, # RVS-776718-D. Although this doesn't plug into your factory system, you will still have the auto-dimming available to you.
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  • Which BAKFiip G2 Will Fit a 2004 Ford F-350 with an 8 Foot Bed
  • Unfortunately, the BAKFlip G2 for your 2012 Ford will not fit the 2004 Ford F-350. There are four models of the BAKFlip G2 that fits your son's F-350: # BAK26304 # BAK126304 # BAK162304 # BAK72304
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  • Under Bed Brackets Only for Existing 5th Wheel Rails in a 2006 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • You can get just the under bed brackets for a 5th wheel install kit for your 2006 Ford F-250 short bed. I recommend # RP50082 because they will work with 4 or 10 bolt rails. If your rails have mounting holes on the outer flanges at the ends then they are 10 bolt rails. If they have holes only on the tops and not on the flanges then they are 4 bolt rails. The brackets come with the hardware to attach them to the truck frame but not the hardware to attach the rails to the brackets. The...
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  • Floor Mats for a 2009 Ford F-250 Regular Cab with 4x4 Floor Shifter and Vinyl Floor
  • The custom fit Pilot floor mats # FM-312 fit your 2009 Ford F-250 regular cab with the 4x4 floor shifter. However with the vinyl floor they may not stay in place as well as if the floor was carpeted so keep that in mind no matter which mats or liners you are looking at. Liners should theoretically fit better and move around less since they basically nest on the floor of the vehicle. The Pilot # FM-312 are liners so they would be the best option.
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  • Will Curt Q20 Slider Hitch C16536 Fit Rails of Truck Where Reese Hitch was Installed
  • Yes, the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16536 will fit the rails of your truck that is currently being used to install a Reese hitch.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit With Custom Brackets For 2003 Ford F-250
  • The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F250 and F350 - Carbide Finish, # C16443-204, is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Ford F-250. This is a standard rail kit with custom brackets and hardware I recommend for your application. This rail kit is compatible with 5th wheel hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky. I've attached a review video for you.
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  • Torque for Lug Nuts with Aluminum HWT Trailer Rim TTWAL0316865HD
  • A wadding style aluminum polish would work well on the # TTWAL0316865HD that you purchased. If your wheel studs are 1/2 inch diameter you would want to use 90-100 ft lbs or if they are 9/16 inch studs you would want to use 120-140 ft lbs.
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  • Recommended Brand of Special Trailer Tires for 5th Wheel Trailer Weighing 10,000-lbs
  • Since all trailer tires have to adhere to the same DOT standards the key in selecting new tires is to match the size and load range to the trailer weight. It is also important to operate the tires within their speed rating and to keep them fully-inflated to the maximum cold psi pressure noted on the tire sidewall. Overloading a tire or operating it at too high a speed both generate excess heat, and heat is a trailer tire's worst enemy. That said, I do like the Taskmaster tires we offer...
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  • Troubleshooting A 7-Way Vehicle To 6-Way Horse Trailer Connection
  • There is definitely a short circuit somewhere to cause a fuse to blow and batteries to go dead. I strongly recommend checking all your wiring in your vehicle and your trailer. I'd start on the vehicle side and make my way back. Using a circuit tester like # 3808, check each function of your 7-way on your vehicle without the trailer attached. The incandescent light will draw enough power to give you an accurate reading on all the functions. If there is a problem with any of the functions,...
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  • Hardware Kit For B&W Turnover Ball Hitch
  • The hardware you are looking for is the Replacement Installation Hardware for B&W Turnover Ball Hitch, # BW1012-1-1010.
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  • Programmer Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-250 Gas Engine for Fuel Mileage
  • For your 2011 Ford F-250 with a 6.2 liter gas engine you would want the Edge Programmer part # EP85450 which will give you a couple extra miles per gallon but also comes with a driving coach to help you modify your driving habits to maximize fuel mileage that way too.
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  • Wire Color Funtions on Lights of B and W Headache Rack BWPUCP7501BA
  • The wiring of the # BWPUCP7501BA uses standard trailer wire colors. White is ground, brown is taillight, yellow is left turn/stop, and green is right turn stop. Your truck has a trailer wiring harness which will be used to connect to the lighting of the # BWPUCP7501BA. This will be the easiest way. I attached a picture of how the 7-way of your truck is wired to help you find the circuit easier.
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  • Recommended Front Hitch And 2 Bike Platform Rack For 2014 Ford Super Duty 4WD
  • For your 2014 Ford Super Duty 4WD, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 2", # 65049. There really aren't different drop heights for front hitch receivers, but I can recommend a bike carrier with a lower carrying height. The only thing onther than visibility you need to consider when putting a bike rack on the front is making sure nothing blocks your headlights, which shouldn't be an issue for a 2 bike rack. The bike rack I recommend for your application is...
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  • Recommended Motorcycle Carrier For Front Mounted Hitch On 1999 Chieftain Winnebago
  • For the motorcycle carrier, I recommend the Rage PowerSport Motorcycle Carrier with Long Ramp and Aluminum Track for 2" Hitches - 600 lbs, # SMC600. This carrier has a durable, heavy duty steel frame with rust-resistant carrier track. It includes a 72 inch long ramp for easy loading and unloading, and has an integrated wheel chock for added stability. We don't have a confirmed fit front hitch for your Winnebago. I reached out to my contact at Curt and they don't know of any fit, so...
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  • Troubleshooting 0.9 Error Code from Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller 90185
  • When the Tekonsha Prodigy # 90185 brake controller displays the error message 0.9 this indicates that the controller senses a connected trailer but is losing its ground connection to the vehicle battery. The white wire on the brake controller harness is ground so you can check the condition of the electrical contacts for this wire on both the vehicle and controller ends of the wiring adapter. Look for a bent or damaged metal contact. Also, even slight greenish or whitish discoloration can...
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  • Recommended Wiring And Adapters For 2012 Ford F-250 Bumper Connectors
  • If your 2012 Ford F-250 doesn't have any wiring for trailers, we will need to start with the 2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 4-Pole Hardwire Kit with Circuit Tester, # 18252. This will be a hardwiring kit to give you a 4-pole flat connector. To upgrade that 4 way, I recommend the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires, # ETBC7. This kit will utilize the 4-way flat and will connect it to a 7-way and 4-way connector....
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  • Recommended Wiring And Adapters For 2012 Ford F-250 Bumper Connectors
  • If your 2012 Ford F-250 doesn't have any wiring for trailers, we will need to start with the 2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 4-Pole Hardwire Kit with Circuit Tester, # 18252. This will be a hardwiring kit to give you a 4-pole flat connector. To upgrade that 4 way, I recommend the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires, # ETBC7. This kit will utilize the 4-way flat and will connect it to a 7-way and 4-way connector....
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  • Could Curt Clamp On Bike Rack C18013 Work on 2011 Ford F-250 with Front Hitch
  • There's no reason the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack # C18013 that you referenced wouldn't work in a front hitch like what you plan to install on your 2011 Ford F-250 like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65049. You would need to be aware of the bikes blocking headlights, air flow and/or license plate visibility though.
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  • Installation of MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter on 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.8L V10
  • I verified with MagnaFlow that the # MF55300 catalytic converter can be installed in either direction. You're going to want to install it in the same direction as the original one was on your truck .
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  • 3035-P Brake Controller Install Harness Wire Colors
  • On the part # 3035-P the wiring colors are the standard brake controller wiring colors. Red is for stoplight circuit, white is for ground, black is 12 volt power and blue is brake output circuit for carrying the braking power back to the trailer brake assemblies.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit # 50043-6008 Fit For 2002 Ford F-350 Dually
  • The Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04, # 50043-6008, you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Ford F-350 Duelly. The 2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP50082-58 are also a confirmed fit for your vehicle.
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  • Where to Place Axles When Building a Trailer
  • Let me start by saying that the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System # A35RS545E you purchased is not for triple axle trailers. I would just suggest making your trailer a tandem axle and going with either the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension for Tandem Axle Trailers 14,000 pound # TSR14KT01, or 10,000 pound # TSR10KT02. You will still need 3 inch axles to fit your trailer's frame. I've attached a picture that can help you determine where to place your axles. You basically want to locate...
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  • Mounting The Rhino-Rack Steel Mesh Cargo Basket To Round Bar Roof Rack
  • To mount the Rhino-Rack Roof Cargo Basket for Aero-Style Crossbars - Steel Mesh - 59" x 26", # RRRLBH-S280, to your round bars, you can use the Round/Square Crossbar Fit Kit for Rhino-Rack Steel Mesh Baskets, Steel Mesh Trays, and Alloy Trays, # MUBK. Based on the design of this Cargo Basket, I don't see any reason why you can't mount it horizontally. it is welded at all crosspoints so orientation should not be an issue as strength won't be effected.
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  • Recommended Towing Mirrors for 2003 Ford F-350
  • If you have manual mirrors, I recommend the K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirrors - Manual - Driver and Passenger Side, # KS61067-68F. These are custom fit mirrors for your vehicle that extend 21-1/2 inches from the side of your truck when extended and 18 inches when retracted. I've attached a video review of this product for you. The mirror faces are adjustable for you. If you want the power, heated version of these mirrors, I recommend the # KS61095-96F.
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  • Recommended Towing Mirrors for 2003 Ford F-350
  • If you have manual mirrors, I recommend the K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirrors - Manual - Driver and Passenger Side, # KS61067-68F. These are custom fit mirrors for your vehicle that extend 21-1/2 inches from the side of your truck when extended and 18 inches when retracted. I've attached a video review of this product for you. The mirror faces are adjustable for you. If you want the power, heated version of these mirrors, I recommend the # KS61095-96F.
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  • Can HDX Grille Guard Have Winch Mounting Tray Added
  • The regular Westin HDX grille guard for your 2014 Ford F-350, # 57-2370, is designed differently than the model that comes with the winch tray (which is # 57-92370). The regular model has a horizontal support bar right where the tray would have to go so the tray cannot install on the regular model. The best option to have both the winch tray and the HDX grille guard is to switch to # 57-92370.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, Trailer Hitch Receiver, and Wiring Harness on 2005 Ford F-350
  • The Draw-Tite Ultra Frame # 41931 is a trailer hitch to fit your 2005 Ford F-350. This is a Class IV hitch with towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. There is no drilling required to install and the estimated installation tmie is approximately 30 minutes. For an adjustable ball mount I suggest the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS10048C. This will fit the 2 inch hitch receiver, includes 3 hitch balls, and has a 5 inch drop or a 5-1/2 inch rise. It also has a stowable setting to flip the platform on...
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  • How to Carry Kayaks on Roof of 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab While Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I think you have the right idea using a front mount hitch and the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 on the front of your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab. For a front mount hitch I suggest using the Draw-Tite # 65049. The hitch has a vertical load capacity of 500 pounds which will be plenty for your kayaks. I've attached an install video for you too. For a single crossbar roof rack you can use the Rhino-Rack Vortex consisting of: 59 inch Vortex Aero Crossbar # RRVA150B 2500...
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  • How to Carry Kayaks on Roof of 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab While Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I think you have the right idea using a front mount hitch and the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 on the front of your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab. For a front mount hitch I suggest using the Draw-Tite # 65049. The hitch has a vertical load capacity of 500 pounds which will be plenty for your kayaks. I've attached an install video for you too. For a single crossbar roof rack you can use the Rhino-Rack Vortex consisting of: 59 inch Vortex Aero Crossbar # RRVA150B 2500...
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  • Best Way to Add Length to 5th Wheel Trailer 7-Way Wiring Harness in 2012 Ford F-250
  • In the long run you will be glad you have a long bed pickup since 5th wheel towing is much easier with the extra turning clearance you get from a long bed truck like your F-250. I have a suggestion that will not require you to remove the existing wiring harness, nor to have to drill another hole in the bed side. All you need is a 7-way extension cable like the 7-foot Curt # C56080. All you need to do is insert the trailer's male plug into the female socket and then connect the extension's...
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  • Economical Sliding Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2004 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • The least expensive fifth wheel trailer hitch we carry to fit your 2004 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4 foot bed is the Pro Series Sliding Hitch # PS30094. The reason the hitches that are compatible with your truck are more expensive isn't because of the weight capacity, it's because you have a short bed truck, which requires a sliding hitch in order to have enough clearance to make sharp turns. That is unless your fifth wheel trailer has a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box. To install a...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250 w B&W Hitch
  • Yes, the Firestone air bag kits will fit your 2013 Ford F-250 that has a B and W hitch setup installed. If you have a diesel engine you would want the part # F2535. If you have a gasoline engine you would need the part # F2550. I attached install videos for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2007 Ford F-350
  • I did some research and found that on page 153 of the owner's manual for your 2007 F-350 it states you can only use Class S tire chains. This is typically due to clearance between the tire and wheel well or on the inner part of the tire to the truck. The best Class S chains I recommend for your 275/70-18 tires is the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2114V. These are hardened low-carbon steel spring rollers that are wrapped around wire cross cables.
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  • 4-Inch Lift Spacer for Use with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Kit F2400 in Lifted 2005 Ford F-250
  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit # F2400 is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Ford F-250 and it is compatible with your 5th wheel hitch installation. Since your truck has a 4-inch rear lift kit installed you will need 4-inch Spacer Kit # F2370. I confirmed with my contact at Firestone that this is the correct item for your installation.
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-way and 4-Way Connector in 2001 Ford F-350
  • What you can do is install the harness and relays of the part # 118243 and then swap out the 7-way with a 7-way/4-way part # HM40975 to give you both trailer connector styles.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for Use on 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • We offer tire chains for all four of the stock tire sizes available on your 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup. The linked page will let you select your tire size to then see the chains that work with that size. I also linked a helpful article that includes excellent general background information about tire chains. In general, the best traction will come from using chains on all four tires - presuming that Ford says this is okay on your truck with its particular tire size. Chains on...
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  • Gooseneck Adapter to Fit Gooseneck Hitch in 2011 Ford F-250
  • Thanks for the pictures you sent, they helped a lot. The gooseneck hitch you have is a Curt Double Lock Hitch, similar to # C60720. This is confirmed to work with the Curt X5 Fifth Wheel Base Rails Adapter # C16210.
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  • What Is The Frame Tube Dimension The Draw-Tite # 75649 Fits Around?
  • On the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2", # 75649, the inside dimension where that frame tube will fit is 2.81 inches by 4.625 inches.
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  • How to Troubleshoot the Voltage From a Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • If you have the controller set to max gain then you should be getting 12 volts. Instead of a voltage tester I strongly recommend using a circuit tester with an incandescent bulb like part # 40376. The bulb will basically trick your brake controller into thinking that there is a trailer connected to it by placing a load on the circuit where a voltage meter does not. Some brake controllers will not send back full voltage if they don't sense a trailer is connected. If you are using...
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  • How to Troubleshoot the Voltage From a Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • If you have the controller set to max gain then you should be getting 12 volts. Instead of a voltage tester I strongly recommend using a circuit tester with an incandescent bulb like part # 40376. The bulb will basically trick your brake controller into thinking that there is a trailer connected to it by placing a load on the circuit where a voltage meter does not. Some brake controllers will not send back full voltage if they don't sense a trailer is connected. If you are using...
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  • How to Troubleshoot the Voltage From a Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • If you have the controller set to max gain then you should be getting 12 volts. Instead of a voltage tester I strongly recommend using a circuit tester with an incandescent bulb like part # 40376. The bulb will basically trick your brake controller into thinking that there is a trailer connected to it by placing a load on the circuit where a voltage meter does not. Some brake controllers will not send back full voltage if they don't sense a trailer is connected. If you are using...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 35x12.5x20 Sized Tires on 2012 Ford F-250 4-Wheel Drive
  • The Titan Chain Tire Chains w Cams # TC3235CAM are confirmed to fit your 35x12.5x20 sized tires. They do have built in cam tighteners so additional adjusters are not necessarily required although they can make things easier. For a rubber adjsut you can use # TCMA2 and for a link and spring adjuster use # TCSA2. I found an online owner's manual for your 2012 Ford F-250 to see what Ford says about using chains. You should check yours to verify. It states that Class S compatible chains...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring Issues With 6 Wires Coming Out
  • It definitely sounds like someone has done some alternate wiring. I've attached an article on trailer wiring to help, but you will have to go off of the functions listed instead of the colors as the colors may have been changed around. It sounds like your running lights are connected to your trailer brake wire on the trailer. I recommend using a circuit tester with an incandescent light like # 3808 , to work through each function of your connection with your trailer. I've attached a...
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  • Rear Axle Air Bag Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel 4X4 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep
  • According to my contact at Firestone, their rear axle air bag kit # F2535 is not a fit for your 2017 Ford F-250 diesel 4X4 but we do have options. Air Lift offers a confirmed fit in a 5th-wheel-compatible rear air bag kit, part # AL57399, which provides 5000-lbs of load support capacity. They also offer a version with internal jounce bumpers, which help support your suspension in the unlikely event of an air leak, part # AL88399.
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  • 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty with 7-Way Replacement Recommendation with 4-Way Adapter
  • The 7-way harness part # 118243 is a confirmed fit for your 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty so it would be a great option for a new 7-way and then to convert it to a 4-way the part # PK12716 would be a great fit. For just a 7-way bracket the part # PK12711U would work well too.
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  • Dimensions of Redline Step Wet Bolt
  • The Redline Step Wet Bolt # 34007-187-00 has a thread size of 7/16 inches. The rest of the bolt measures 9/16 inches.
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  • Can You Tow A Truck With The Front Hitch Receiver?
  • No. You cannot tow a truck using a front receiver hitch like the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2", # C31018. There are legal requirements to tow a vehicle for your safety and others. I've included an article to assist as this set-up to flat tow includes base plates, bars, safety chains, wiring, and braking. If you'd like help with getting the right components for safely towing a vehicle, I'd be happy to help. I will just need the year/make/and model of the...
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  • Superchips Flashpaq F5 Horsepower And Torque Gains Per Program Setting
  • For your 1999 Ford F-350 with 7.3 liter with your Superchip Flashpaq F5, # SU1845, I reached out to my contact at Superchips to get the ratings. He said there are 4 programs, two performance, one economy, and one towing. He said with the top performance the power gains are up to 111.5 horsepower and up to 205 foot lbs of torque. In the second performance, the gains are about 80 hp and 180 ft/lbs of torque. In the economy mode it is about 40 hp and 100 ft/lbs of torque. With the towing...
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  • Trailer Hitch With Wiring Bracket for 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We offer several sizes and classes of hitch for your 2002 Ford F-250 that can be seen on the linked page. These include Class III and Class IV hitches in the 2-inch size as well as 2-1/2-inch Class V hitches like Draw-Tite # DT45514. The Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch # 41931 you referenced is a 2-inch Class IV type that fits later model years of the F-250 and F-350 but not your 2002. The Draw-Tight 2-1/2-inch hitch # DT45514 includes a welded-on mounting point for a 4-pole trailer...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains to Fit 285/70-17 Sized Tires on 2010 Ford F-250
  • According to an online copy of your 2010 Ford F-250 you should avoid fully loading the truck when using tire chains if possible. That's quite vague but I would take it into consideration. Tire chains are designed to fit certain tires and provide increased traction. They aren't designed to fit one vehicle or another based on weight. There is also the factor of clearance to take into consideration. The manual states to only use Class S compatible chains. This means there is less...
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  • Recommended Rear-Axle Suspension Enhancement for 2002 Ford F-250 Towing Jayco 5th Wheel
  • Generally a 5th wheel hitch will install in the truck bed so that the trailer's pin weight falls slightly forward of the rear axle center. This ensures that there will not be too much front-end lift (or rear end sag) in the tow vehicle. If the hitch/pin weight falls further back then there could be issues with steering and braking performance at the front axle from not having enough weight on it to maintain traction. As an example, the Reese base rail kit # RP30035 in your particular...
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  • Recommended Air Spring System With Compressor For 2012 Ford F-250 With Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • For your 2012 Ford F-250, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle, # F2535, will fit vehicles with a gooseneck hitch or 5th wheel hitch installed, so it is compatible with your # BWGNRK1111-5W. I've attached an installation video as well as the installation details to show you how to install this system an some recommendations on where to run your air lines. I recommend using the tubing cutter # F9009 to ensure you have clean straight cuts...
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  • Will a Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection Work with a Reese 5th Airborn Sidewinder
  • The Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 attaches to the vehicle by using the gooseneck ball installed in the bed of the truck. If you do not have a gooseneck ball installed the Andersen hitch does not attach to the factory rails installed on your 2013 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty. Also, Reese states that the Sidewinder hitch cannot be used with any gooseneck-to-5th-wheel adapter like the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel hitch. Sidewinder hitches can only be hooked to fifth...
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  • Firestone Air Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-350 with 4 inch Lift Kit
  • For a Firestone Air Bag Kit for your 2005 Ford F-350 you would want the part # F2400 which is a confirmed fit. Then since you have a 4-1/2 inch lift kit you would want the 4 inch spacer kit # F2371. Then the compressor kit part # F2168 would fit and work well. The Extreme you referenced is no longer available but this kit is a heavy duty compressor with an air tank.
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  • Can Stationary B and W Companion Hitch be Converted to Slider Hitch
  • If you already have a Companion hitch and want to swap the head on to a slider base all you would need is the part # BWRVB3405. Your head would bolt right up and you would then have a slider Companion hitch.
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  • Compatibility of Deezee Tool Box DZ8560WB with Tonneau Cover
  • The total height of the DeeZee Red Label 5th Wheel Toolbox # DZ8560WB, including clearance for the lid, is 19-1/8-inches. You can check your truck bed height from the top of the bed corrugations up to the bed rails to see if there is enough height. If your rail tops are 20-inches or more from the tops of the corrugations than you're good to use a top-of-rail cover. Tonneau covers can install in two different places on the bed, either on top of the bed rails like covers # TX259601 and...
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  • Recommended Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For 2000 Ford F-350
  • When comparing the difference between these two gooseneck hitches you will find they have a lot of similar features. Both the # 16085 and # RP58079 are designed with a towing capacity up to 25,000-lbs and have a vertical load limit of 6,250-lbs. Both mount to industry-standard fifth wheel rails. The hitch I recommend is the # RP58079. The hitch ball included with this hitch is held in place with a snap-ring and that alows the ball to rotate which helps reduce binding with the gooseneck...
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  • Recommended Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For 2000 Ford F-350
  • When comparing the difference between these two gooseneck hitches you will find they have a lot of similar features. Both the # 16085 and # RP58079 are designed with a towing capacity up to 25,000-lbs and have a vertical load limit of 6,250-lbs. Both mount to industry-standard fifth wheel rails. The hitch I recommend is the # RP58079. The hitch ball included with this hitch is held in place with a snap-ring and that alows the ball to rotate which helps reduce binding with the gooseneck...
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  • Is The Hitch Ball Welded To The Mount Plate On the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch #RP58079?
  • The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs, # RP58079, has a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that is held in place with a snap ring. This design allows the hitch ball to rotate reducing binding with the gooseneck coupler. It has a nice powder coat finish to resist corrosion and the hitch ball is a durable, heat treated ball. If you are looking for a welded option, you may be interested in the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate for Fifth Wheel Rails by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and...
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  • Is The Hitch Ball Welded To The Mount Plate On the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch #RP58079?
  • The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs, # RP58079, has a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that is held in place with a snap ring. This design allows the hitch ball to rotate reducing binding with the gooseneck coupler. It has a nice powder coat finish to resist corrosion and the hitch ball is a durable, heat treated ball. If you are looking for a welded option, you may be interested in the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate for Fifth Wheel Rails by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and...
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