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Expert Answers about Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty


  • Will the Edge Evo HT Programmer part # EP16030 fit a 2007 F250 with a 5.4 liter Engine and 4WD
  • Yes, the Edge Evo HT Programmer part # EP16030 that you referenced will work on your 2007 F250 with a 5.4 liter engine and 4 wheel drive. This should give you up to 27 horsepower and 33 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F350 LB with Bars on Top of Rails
  • Since you have bars on the bed rails of your 2004 Ford Super Duty with an 8 foot bed you will want a tonneau cover that mounts to the inside of the bed rails like the TruXedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-up Tonneau Cover # TX559601. The TruXedo TruXport # TX259601 that you referenced goes over the bed rails so it wouldn't work for you.
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  • Parts Needed to Upgrade the Dacromet Calipers of # K2HR526D to Stainless Steel Calipers
  • All you would need to replace the dacromet calipers of the Disc Brake kit part # K2HR526D that you have on your trailer would be the Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper # KDBC225S that you referenced. This is an identical caliper as what you currently have except it is made of stainless steel.
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4
  • Trailer hitch # 45014 is designed to fit certain years of cab and chassis models of Ford trucks. Cab and chassis models come without a bed, just a cab and chassis. They are later turned into service vehicles or fitted with flatbeds. If you have a regular 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty this hitch will not fit because the frame spacing is too wide. For a regular 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty you would use # 45297. I have linked a video showing an installation of this hitch for you. I also...
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  • Spacers for Firestone Air Bag Kit on 2011 Ford F-250 Lifted 2 Inches
  • If you are adding a body lift then you would not need any spacers because just the body would be higher. But if it is a suspension lift you will need spacers equal to the amount of lift you are adding. It sounds like 2 inches so spacer # F2366 would be correct.
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  • Comparing Firestone and Air Lift Air Bags for a 2001 Ford F-250 4x4 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 is going to be a higher quality than Air Lift # AL88390 but both are going to get the job done well. The Firestone kit would be better for 5th wheel hitches because its mounting brackets attach on the inboard sides of the frame rails. The Air Lift kit would only work if the 5th wheel installation kit used universal L-brackets. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the Firestone kit for you. To be able to add or remove air from the bags...
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  • Is 1/2 Inch Carriage Bolt # RP-01266-007 a Grad 5 Bolt
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and 1/2 inch carriage bolt # RP-01266-007 is a grade 5 bolt.
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  • Hooking Up a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to a Reese Elite Series Hitch in a 2014 Ford F-250
  • You are correct. The Elite Series 5th wheel hitches like # RP30142 will have a little bit of the jaw sticking out. This is normal. You still back the truck up like normal, straight on. What will happen is the king pin will push against the jaw. That will push the jaw in (towards the driver's side) which will also disengage the handle from the open position. Once the king pin is fully in the hitch the jaw will close around it automatically and you can then insert the keeper pin to keep the...
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  • Air Bag Compatibility With 5th Wheel Bracket Kit Installed on 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit you referenced, their part # F2535 for 2WD trucks, installs on the outsides of your F-250's frame rails. This is the same placement as for the 5th wheel brackets in your Reese hitch set-up, part # RP50073-58. Good news, however! My Contact at Firestone confirmed that this kit will work along with installed 5th wheel brackets as of the 2011 model year, so this kit will work fine for you.
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  • Video Request for Installing a Hitch Into Ford Underbed Hitch Prep Package on a 2014 F250
  • To see how to set an Elite Reese hitch into underbed rails just like what you have in your 2014 Ford F250 with Hitch Prep and how to set it up check out the video I attached to the right. You will want to fast forward to the 5:25 mark of the video to see the hitch being installed into the pucks of the rail system. The hitch in this video is part # RP30143 which is a stationary hitch. Since you have a short bed truck you would need the slider version of this hitch part # RP30144.
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  • Horsepower and Torque Gains on a 2012 Ford F-250 6.2L with Superchips Cortex Tuner
  • I can tell you that a tuner like the Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner, # SU1950, will provide gains of up to 26 HP and 34 ft-lbs of torque over stock performance. A few other tuners that will match these specs are the Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, # EP85250, the CS Programmer, # EP85150, and the Superchips Flashpaq, # SU1842. Having other performance products installed such as a cold air intake or exhaust will also improve performance, but manufacturers do not test these items together...
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  • Is There a Passenger Side Trekstep Available for a 2012 Ford F-250
  • There is only a driver side version of the Bestop TrekStep like part # B75303 available for you 2012 Ford F-250. The reason for this is because the exhaust of your vehicle exits on the passenger side there would be no room for the step to install.
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  • Camper Tie Downs for a 2005 Ford F-250 4x4 Regular Cab 8 Foot Bed Diesel
  • No, the stake pocket mount tie downs, # TDSF, are only good for campers up to 8 feet long. You would need camper tie downs # HSSF instead for your 2005 Ford F-250. I have included a link to a video review and the instructions to the right. I also recommend camper tie down hardware package # TDHP. You may also be able to install frame mount tie downs which would be ideal. I have included a link to the custom fit frame mount tie downs for the 2005 Ford F-250. You will need to use the drop...
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  • Turn Signals Not Working in 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2002 Ford F-350
  • On a trailer, the turn signals are on the same circuits as the brake lights. On a 7-Way trailer connector they would be the pins in the 9 oclock and 3 oclock positions. If you are not getting turn signal functions on those two pins, but you are getting brake lights, then that does indicate a possible blown fuse. But since you said the fuse is fine there could be a relay somewhere. The easiest way to find the locations of fuses/relays is to use the truck owners manual. On many trucks...
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  • Running Boards Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-350 Regular Cab
  • We have several running board options for your 2008 Ford F-350 regular cab, but the DeeZee Elite Running Boards, # DZE29934, will only fit the Ford F-150 Supercrew. For your truck, I recommend looking at the DeeZee FX Extruded Running Boards, # DZFX21950, which is also available in black as part # DZFX21350. I have attached a link to all of the running boards that we offer for your truck for you to check out.
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  • Air Spring System Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F250 4-Wheel Drive
  • For a similar air spring suspension enhancement system as the part # AL88390 that you referenced that will work with fifth wheel hitches installed in your 2001 Ford F250 4WD you would want the Firestone Air System part # F2550. This system has been confirmed to fit with 5th wheel hitches. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out.
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  • What is the Minimum Thickness of the Surface that Rubber Grommet A45GB Can Be Mounted To
  • Rubber grommet # A45GB is 1-1/16 inches deep but the material you are mounting the light in does not have to be that thick. A minimum 3/16 inch should be sufficient. Metal (aluminum or steel) would be the preferred surface. Fiberglass and other similar materials can flex much easier which could result in the light popping out of the hole. But this is not likely if the hole is cut to the proper size (4-1/2 inch diameter).
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  • How to Remove Brake Caliper Pistons to Rebuild Kodiak Disc Trailer Brake Calipers
  • Using compressed air is still the way to go. I have come across many instances of people using this method to push out the piston. And the best part is, it works. If you do not have an air compressor I am sure a local shop would go ahead and do it for you since it takes only a few seconds. If your Kodiak disc brakes are 10k to 12k rated then you can use the rebuild kit # BP18-075. And if the pistons are bad, # BP18-065 is the correct replacement.
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  • Is B&W Gooseneck Hitch Compatible with Rear Airbag Kit on 2012 F-250 Crew Cab Short Box
  • The B&W Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1111-5W that fits your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Box installs on the outside surfaces of your frame rails. Any suspension kit that also installs on the outside of the frame will not work, but one that installs inboard or on the bottom of the frame should be compatible. The Airlift kit that fits your truck will depend on whether you have 2WD or 4WD. The linked page will show you all four AirLift rear-axle air bag kits. My contact...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatible Air Helper Springs for 2010 Ford F350
  • According to my contact at Firestone, it looks like their Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2550 would fit a 2010 F350, 4x2 or 4x4 models as long as it's NOT a SuperCab V10 model with the 8-foot bed. The # F2550 is compatible with an in-bed fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. If you're interested in an onboard compressor system to inflate/deflate the springs as needed, I'd recommend the Firestone Level Command w/ Heavy-Duty Compressor, part # F2097. I've linked you to some install...
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  • Replacement Vinyl for Truxedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-up Tonneau Cover # TX559101
  • The Truxedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-up Tonneau Cover for your 2006 Ford F-250 short bed is their # TX559101. According to my contact at Truxedo the replacement vinyl cover you need is part # 5591coveronly.
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  • Can Backup Camera Be Moved Between Tailgates On 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • I spoke with my contact at Husky Liners about the Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Locking Handle, part # HL15130, for your 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. If you are planning on purchasing another camera from Ford, and they have a wire harness available that will work, you should have no problem swapping tailgates. You will need the Backup Camera Relocation Kit, part # HL15138 If your intent is to move your camera between tailgates it is a pretty involved...
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  • Carrying Vespa Scooter on Front Hitch Installed on 2010 Ford F350
  • Assuming your front hitch has sufficient capacity to handle the weight of the scooter and the approximately 100 lb weight of the carrier, carrying a Vespa scooter on a carrier like the # RHDC1 is theoretically possible. The Curt # C31008 has a 500 lb capacity. So, the 325 lb weight of the scooter plus the 100 lb weight of the carrier would be within the capacity of the hitch. This being said, the carrier and the scooter can interrupt the airflow through the truck's radiator, which could...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2011 Jayco 28U Towed By 2003 Ford F350
  • The Blue Ox Sway Pro you mentioned, part # BXW1000 would be an excellent choice if the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer is between 750-1000 lbs. I have more personal experience with the Reese Dual Cam systems like # RP66084, but judging by our customer comments and reviews, the Sway Pro is a nice system that's simpler to use. The shank that is included with the # BXW1000 has a maximum rise of 10-3/4 inches, and when flipped over and used in the drop position, you'll...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with Curt Gooseneck Trailer Hitch in a 2003 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • If your Curt gooseneck trailer hitch is a Double-Lock, Flip and Store gooseneck hitch (C-60 and C-600 series) with the round hole for the ball then you can use the X5 adapter # C16210 and a slider hitch which you will need for a short bed truck. You can use any slider hitch that fits in industry standard rails with the adapter. For a 16K hitch I recommend the Reese round tube slider hitch # RP30075. For a 20K you can use Curt Q20 hitch # C16536. Both of these hitches offer 12 inches...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller On 2002 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty Truck
  • The red indicator light you have on your brake controller should start out dim and when brakes are applied or if the manual control is used, and increase in brightness as you increase the output. It sounds like your controller is working properly when the trailer is not hooked up but is acting opposite of how it is supposed to work when you hook the trailer to your vehicle. I would use a circuit tester like part # 3808, and make sure all the wiring connections are receiving current...
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  • Maximum Rated Capacity of B&W Companion Slider 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400
  • The B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400 that you referenced has a maximum rated towing capacity of 18,000-lbs and a maximum rated pin weght capacity of 4500-lbs. Since these are the manufacturer's maximums, there is no exceeding them. We generally recommend using a towing rig that exceeds the actual requirements. For a trailer weighing in at 18K I suggest a hitch rated for 20K to provide a margin of safety. I suggest the B&W hitch # BWRVK3500-5W...
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  • Performance Tuner Recommendation For 2008 Ford F-250 With 5.4L Triton Engine
  • I recommend the Edge EvoHT Hand-Held Performance Tuner, part # EP16030, for your 2008 Ford F-250 with the 5.4L Triton Engine. This tuner has multiple power levels which can increase your horsepower by as much as 25 and an increase up to 49 Ft lbs of torque. This is a simple installation, connecting to your OBD-ll port. This tuner is not for use in the state of California, as it does not comply with the laws passed by the California Air Resource Board. The tuner you referenced, part...
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  • Hitch Availability for a 2001 Ford E450 Shuttle Bus
  • I have a Class V hitch that would fit your 2001 E450 Chassis, part # 41945. However, due to the large overhang of your vehicle because of the shuttle bus portion of the vehicle it is kind of hard for me to say for certain. The best recommendation I can make would be for you to check out the install video and instructions and compare them to the rear frame of your vehicle to see if they would be compatible.
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  • Replacement for 7-Way 4-Pole Trailer Connector on 2003 Ford F250
  • The # HM40975 would be a direct fit, in fact it's being used as the OE connector on the newer Ford truck models. You'd just unplug the round US car connector from the rear of your existing trailer connector, install the # HM40975, and plug the US car connector into the back side of the # HM40975. Easy install.
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  • 3065-P Brake Controller Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Tekonsha P3 in 2005 Ford F350
  • To install your P3 brake controller on your 2005 Ford F350, you'd need the # 3065-P brake controller wiring adapter. One end of the connector would plug into the rear of the controller, the other would plug into the connector under the dash. For a 2005 model, the connector is located behind the storage cubby right above the ashtray. Pull the storage pocket out from the dash, and the connector will be clipped to the rear of the pocket, as shown in the photo I've provided for you.
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  • Torque Specs for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit
  • The Reese universal installation kit is # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right which contain the torque specifications you need. The brackets do not have to be bolted on if they are welded. But if you just want the peace of mind then you can certainly bolt them on.
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  • Programmer Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F250 with a 5.4 Liter Gas Engine
  • We have several programmers that would work well on your 2010 Ford F250 with a 5.4 liter gas motor. I attached a link to a page that has all of them. The part # EP15051 that you referenced is not confirmed to fit your vehicle, but for a similar programmer that also has gauges to allow you to monitor additional vehicle parameters you would want the BullyDog programmer part # BY40415FL. You will gain a couple miles per gallon as well as experience a nice boost in horsepower and torque....
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  • Towing a 2700-Lb Boat Trailer Behind a 34-foot 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Towing a trailer behind a trailer is not legal in all areas so I suggest you check with your local highway authorities to confirm that such a set-up is permissible in all of the states/provinces where you intend to travel. You will also want to check your 5th wheel owners manual (or speak to your dealership) to confirm that the trailer's bumper/frame structure has the required strength to safely allow use of a hitch like the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch # 13703 that you referenced....
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F250 Short Bed
  • It's not an easy or necessarily inexpensive option, but I do have a solution that should work for you. You are going to have to remove your gooseneck hitch from the bed of your 2002 Ford F250 and install a fifth wheel hitch with a slider so that you can make tight turns with your 1996 Dreamerno trailer. I wish there was a Sidewinder option, but since the pin box on your trailer is a tube style there are no Sidewinder options. For a fifth wheel rail kit I would recommend a custom...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F250 with Universal 5th Wheel Rails
  • Since you have universal install fifth wheel rails the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 part # AL88390 that you referenced would install in your 2003 Ford F250 and be completely compatible.
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  • Will SuperSprings SuperCoils Fix the Sag at the Front End of a 2001 Ford F-250 2-Wheel Drive Diesel
  • My question is why is the front end of your 2001 Ford F-250 sagging? It could be that there is something in the suspension that needs to be replaced. Suspension enhancement like # SSC-31 is designed to be installed on a vehicle that has suspension that is in good working order. When installed the SuperCoils will increase ride height by 1-5/8 inches so they should definitely take care of the sag. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right for you.
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  • Suspension Enhancement, 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Hitches for a 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel Long Bed 2WD
  • Yes, your 2011 Ford F-250 does certainly have the prep package installed. If the gooseneck ball was not included then you will need ball kit # RP30137 or # C60601. For a 5th wheel hitch you can use any of the following hitches that fit directly into the 4 pucks: Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142 (18K), # RP30143 (25K) B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3300 Or any of these Curt hitches: # C16530-16017, # C16520-16017, # C16515-16017, or # C16545-16017 For suspension enhancement I actually...
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  • Will Hitch Pin Lock Be Strong Enough For Towing A Car Behind Motorhome
  • The Rapid Hitch Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set, part # AM3492, that you referenced, is listed with a 10,000 lb weight capacity. That weight capacity would have plenty of strength when using it to tow your vehicle.
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  • Will Hitch Pin Lock Be Strong Enough For Towing A Car Behind Motorhome
  • The Rapid Hitch Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set, part # AM3492, that you referenced, is listed with a 10,000 lb weight capacity. That weight capacity would have plenty of strength when using it to tow your vehicle.
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  • Pollak 7-Way # PK11893-11932 Wiring Diagram
  • I attached a picture that shows the pin out diagram for the Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole # PK11893-11932 that you referenced.
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  • P3 Brake Controller Shows Output Short on 2005 Ford F-350 Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I would agree it does sound like a short on the truck. The most likely culprit is a dirty or corroded trailer connector. You will want to make sure that the truck side and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. It sounds like you are using harness # 3065-P on your 2005 Ford F-350 so I doubt that it is the harness or where it plugs into the vehicle but you may want to check that connection just to make sure there is do dirt or dust in there causing this issue.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatible Air Helper Spring System for 2001 Ford F 2-350
  • In some instances, the install brackets that connect the fifth wheel bed rails to the truck frame will occupy the same space needed to install the air suspension. Folks with slide-in campers and people that routinely haul lots of weight in their truck beds might need the suspension enhancement even though they don't tow a gooseneck or fifth wheel. This being said, there are options for air springs that are compatible with a fifth wheel hitch. If your truck has a GVWR over 8500 lbs, the...
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  • Installing 7-Way 4-Pole Trailer Connector # HM40975 on 2005 Ford E350 Cutaway Van Chassis
  • A cutaway van chassis is unlikely to have the wiring harness underneath for the # HM40975 you referenced to plug into. You'll need the # PK11998 pigtail, which you'd hardwire directly to the vehicle. The pigtail wire color codes are as follows: Red - Left Turn and Stop White - Ground Blue - Electric Brakes Green - Right Turn and Stop Black - Battery Brown - Running Lamps Yellow - Backup Lamps A circuit tester like part # 40376 would help you determine which circuit is which...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Truck Bed 7-Way Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • The Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole # PK11893-11932 is the universal design that virtually all 7-ways on the road use so yes it should work just fine on your 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty. To be certain though you can check out the connectors on your 7-way and compare them to the ones in the picture I attached to see if they match.
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  • Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for a Crossroads Sunset Trail Reserve SF28BH
  • I have a solution for you, but the Blue Ox SportLift III Motorcycle Carrier that you referenced is only confirmed to work on Class A motorhomes. The only style carrier that is similar to this that is confirmed to fit a fifth wheel trailer using the same 3-reciever hitch part # SC9000 is the Blue Ox Wheeled SportCarrier II # SC2102. This carrier will carry a motorcycle just like the one you referenced. Trailer frame must extend back to rear of trailer; welded-on extensions will not support...
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  • Can B&W Patriot ISR 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used with a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • Since the B&W Patriot 5th wheel trailer hitch # BWRVK3200 mounts to industry standard rails and is secured at the four corners of the hitch you can use a Sidewinder pin box with it. We have recently spoken to B&W about this and they have assured us that this type of set up is compatible with the Sidewinder pin boxes. Only the Companion hitches that mount just to a gooseneck ball are the problem. But the ones that mount at 4 points are fine.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ford SuperDuty w/ Factory Tow/Prep Package
  • If your truck is equipped with the factory tow prep package, you'll have the four pucks inset into your truck bed. With the pucks, you can directly install a fifth wheel hitch like the # RP30142 into the pucks. Another alternative would be to use the # RP30156 adapter. Once in place, the # RP30156 adapter would provide rails that would allow you to install any fifth wheel hitch that uses industry standard fifth wheel rails, such as the # RP30867 you mentioned. If I've misunderstood you,...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-350 with B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWGNRK1108-5W, mounts to the outside of the frame on the 2008 Ford F-350. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550, mount to the inside of the frame so these air bags can be used in conjunction with the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWGNRK1108-5W. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2452, install in the same location as the mounting brackets for the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWGNRK1108-5W. Since...
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  • What Is Needed To Choose the Correct Weight Distribution System
  • In order to find the right weight distribution system for you, there are two important things you will need to know. The tongue weight and the gross trailer weight of the trailer when it is in its fully-loaded-ready-to-tow condition. Choosing the right sized system is important. If you choose bars that are rated too high, you will experience a rigid ride, and if you choose a system that is rated too low, it will not work at all. To determine the tongue weight you need to take the tongue...
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Super Duty with Toolbox In Bed
  • If your toolbox did not stand taller than the bedrails of your 2011 Ford Super Duty 6-3/4 foot bed then the RollBAK G2 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAKR15310 that you referenced could fit over it, but if it's a crossover style that goes above the bed rails this wouldn't be the best cover for you. Instead you would want the Access Toolbox Edition Soft, Roll-Up Tonneau Cover # 834532008453. This toolbox will work with 20-21 inch wide toolboxes.
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  • Will Head for Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit 15k Pro Series Head Support and Slider Base
  • The Reese R16 5th wheel trailer hitch, # RP30866, uses a different head support than the Pro Series 15K hitch with square tube slider, # PS30094, so the 2 are not interchangeable on the same slider base. For the slider version of the Reese R16 you can use # RP30869.
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  • Replacing OEM Brake Controller on 2006 Ford F350 w/ One That's Electric Over Hydraulic Compatible
  • There is indeed a wiring adapter harness available. For a brake controller that's compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes, you can't go wrong with the Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 which you'd use with the # 3065-P harness. You'll need to unplug the connector from the rear of the OEM controller, and plug it into the 3065-P harness which would in turn plug into the P3. An error code will be shown on the dash, as the vehicle computer will continue to look for input from the disconnected...
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  • Will Dee Zee Truck Toolbox # DZ8560 Fit 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed Truck
  • The Dee Zee Truck Toolbox # DZ8560 that you referenced is not a confirmed fit for your 2014 Ford F-250 short bed, but Dee Zee does offer a slightly smaller tool chest for your truck, their part # DZ8556. The Dee Zee # DZ8556 offers 8.9-cubic-foot capacity, locking stainless steel paddle handles, gas shocks for smooth lid operation and rustproof Brite-Tread aluminum construction. It is USA-made and carries a limited lifetime warranty. The written installation instructions are linked...
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  • How Long is the Garnish Included with Ventline Vanair Trailer Roof Vent VP-543SP
  • The included garnish with trailer roof vent # VP-543SP is 2-3/4 inches long so you will likely need another garnish, # BVA0228-01-46.
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  • Recommendations When Flat-Towing 2012 Honda CR-V With All Terrain Tow Bar
  • The base plates I recommend for your 2012 Honda CR-V to use with your Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain tow bar is the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 521567-1. These plates are designed to give you a custom fit for your vehicle. When flat-towing there are a few things that are needed to be able to safely tow. If you have the All Terrain tow bar with the wiring and the safety chains attached, then all you will need is the supplemental brake system. I recommend the Roadmaster Even...
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  • Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Ford Super Duty with 6-3/4 ft Bed
  • If you are looking for a gooseneck hitch that a Curt X-5 adapter could be installed into for your 2002 Ford F250 with a 6-3/4 inch bed you would want the B and W Gooseneck hitch part # BWGNRK1108. This will work with the Curt X5 part # 16310. However, since you have a short bed truck you would need a hitch with a slider to allow you to make 90 degree turns while towing. So you would still want the # BWGNRK1108, but instead of the X5 you would want the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer...
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  • Availability of Quick Install 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for 2014 Ford F-350
  • The 5th wheel bracket kit you referenced, Reese part # RP50073-58, is indeed the correct custom-fit 5th wheel bracket kit for your 2014 Ford F-350. No frame drilling is required and these brackets will work on diesel trucks also. Installation time is estimated at 3 hours. Written instruction and an install video are linked for your reference.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Ford F-250 Diesel Crew Cab Short Bed and Prime Time Crusader
  • The 16K Curt E16 5th wheel slider trailer hitch # 16516 can easily handle the potential 11,472 pounds of your Prime Time Crusader trailer. However, you may want to look at hitches that have a better jaw system. The E16 has a slide bar jaw. It will allow for the most amount of play between the trailer king pin and the hitch jaw so chucking (back and forth movement) of the trailer will be very obvious. Stepping up to the Q16, # C16521, will get you the more secure dual-jaw design for great...
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  • How to Lock Out a Sidewinder, And is A Sidewinder Needed on a 6 ft Bed Ford F350
  • The first step is to remove the wedge that keeps the hitch from rotating at the fifth-wheel hitch in the bed of the truck. You will then need to install two 3/4 inch X 5-1/2 inch grade 5 bolts washers lock washers and nuts in the location at the rear of the turret, see photo. Once these bolts are installed the king pin will rotate in the normal position in the fifth-wheel hitch. Since you have a truck bed shorter than 8 feet I would not recommend you lock out the Sidewinder. I suspect...
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  • Upgrading Weight Distribution System to Prevent Sway with 35-Foot Travel Trailer
  • The Reese Strait-Line system offers the advantage of preventing sway in the first place, rather than merely trying to correct it after it occurs. This system works with trailers that use electric or EOH brakes but does not work with surge couplers. The linked article offers specifics on the various systems. The Reese Straight-Line Trunnion system # RP66074 that you referenced works with tongue weights from 600-1200-lbs. It is important to proper performance that you select a system based...
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  • Can Reese Adjustable Ball Mount 21141 be Used to Tow a 2014 Hyundai Tucson on a Tow Dolly
  • You can use Reese adjustable ball mount # RP21141 to tow a tow dolly as long as the hitch on your RV has a 2 inch receiver and as long as the combined weight of the 2014 Hyundai Tucson and the tow dolly is under 5,000 pounds. If you determine you need a higher capacity, # 80412 is rated for 6,000 pounds. And # MT70197 is rated for 10,000 pounds.
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  • Reese Elite Series # RP30138-26 Underbed Fifth Wheel Rails/Gooseneck Hitch for 2014 Ford F250 Diesel
  • I wanted to make sure the DEF tank on your Diesel wouldn't cause fit issues, and Reese assured me that the Reese Underbed Install Rail Kit, part # RP30138-26 is indeed compatible with your 2014 Ford F250. If your friend's fifth wheel hitch fits the pucks provided by the Ford prep package, it'll fit the pucks provided by the # RP30138-26 you asked about. For wiring, I'd recommend the Hopkins Endurance # 41157. The wiring harness would plug inline with the wiring harness feeding the...
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  • Number and Color of LED Light # P920006
  • I spoke with my contact at Putco and she said the PURE LED Fender Marker Lights # P920006 contain 3 amber LEDs.
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  • Hitch and Extender Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Super Duty with Camper Installed
  • Yes you can use the Curt Hitch part # C15810 to tow your trailer with your setup. You will also need the Reese Titan Hitch Extender part # RP45292 to give you enough extension to tow a trailer with your 2004 Ford F250 that has a camper installed. This will install into the 2-1/2 inch hitch opening and will provide a 2 inch opening for a ball mount for your trailer.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F250 Crew Cab
  • I would personally recommend going with the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C14355, for your 2006 Ford F250 Crew Cab. This hitch is specifically designed for your Ford F-250 and will bolt directly to your frame with no welding required. In order to be fully prepared to tow, you may also need Trailer Wiring, # C56032, and Ball Mount Kit, # EBMK2416.
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  • Recommended Replacement Clearance/Side Marker Lights For 1993 Class C RV
  • I spoke with my contact at Bargman and they told me that they no longer make the replacement lens for your 68 Series lights you have on your 1993 Classic C RV. They told me the closest light assembly they have to your lights are part # 34-17-808 for the red clearance side marker light, and part # 34-17-809 for the amber light. I pulled one of these from the warehouse and took some measurements for you. I have attached a photo that has the dimensions marked. This light measures 3-7/8...
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  • Will Edge Insight Affect Performance When Installed On 2003 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Edge Insight CTS, part # EP83830 can only display data and is not able to adjust or tune your engine itself, so there should be no problem installing this on your 2003 Ford Diesel. This monitor can view up to 8 parameters at one time and has a Mileage coach that helps monitor fuel economy. For a custom dash pod I recommend part # EP18300-98003. This mounts to the dash of your truck and gives it a factory-installed look.
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  • Why Do You Measure In the Truck Bed to Determine Where the Fifth Wheel Rails Will Install
  • The reason you want to measure in the truck bed and drill is so you know where to drill the holes through the truck bed. From the underside of the truck bed there usually isn't room to use the brackets as a template and then drill upwards. So instead you measure and drill in the truck bed and then attach the rails to the brackets on the underside of the bed. I attached the video you referred to.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with a 10 Inch or Greater Rise
  • If your current weight distributing shank has an 8 inch rise and is currently 28 inches from the ground, then the # RP3215 would give you a 10-1/4 inch rise if you're using a round bar system or a 11-1/2 inch rise if you're using a trunnion system. Whether you're using a round bar or a trunnion system, either way you'd have at least the extra two inches of rise you're looking for. I'm curious about what kind of trailer you're pulling that the coupler height needs to be 30 inches above...
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  • Will a B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2006 Ford F-350 with Firestone Air Bags 2400
  • Since the B&W installation kit # BWGNRK1108-5W also uses a 3/4 inch bolt in the center hole that Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2400 uses, and because the hitch brackets mount to the outsides of the frame and the air bag brackets on the insides of the frame, these 2 components will work together. Installation kit # BWGNRK1108-5W is correct for a 2006 Ford F-350 long bed or short bed. Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W is the correct hitch for a long bed. For a short bed use # BWRVK3400-5W. Once the...
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  • Can a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer be Used in the Lowest Height Setting
  • For all slider hitches, including Reese R16 # RP30869 you will not be able to use the lowest height setting. The hitch will not be able to slide properly if you tried to use it in the lowest position. Modifying the hitch will void its warranty and make it potentially unsafe for use. The pin box on the trailer could also be raised which would lower the overall height of the front of the trailer. But you need to make sure you have 4 to 6 inches of space between the tops of the bed sides...
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  • Comparing the Curt Q24 and Reese R20 and 20K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • The lube plate that comes with Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16245 is 10 inch lube plate # 16721. It is a standard plastic lube plate. The Reese 20K hitch # RP30081 has a superior jaw. It is a single jaw that hooks around the king pin. The jaw on the Curt hitch is a double jaw. Still very secure though. And Reese 20K hitch # RP30867 has a double jaw as well but it has gear-like teeth that make a more secure connection than other dual-jaw hitches. For ride quality the Curt hitch...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2013 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • It looks like the B&W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch has brackets that fit the outsides of the frame rails on the 2013 Ford F-250. And Firestone kit # F2535 has brackets that fit the insides. Both brackets can use the same hole. That isn't to say that the parts are made for each other. There could be some modification required if the holes do not match up. Though technically it would work this would void the warranty on the part(s) modified. If you could email me pictures of the problem...
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  • Will BAKFlip Tonneau Cover # BAK26310 Fit Over 5th Wheel in 2009 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6-Ft Bed
  • The BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK26310 is a low-profile cover sits inside your truck bed rails. In order to determine if it will fit over your Reese Elite hitch you will just need to check whether the hitch head or release handle sit above the height of the truck's rails. If not then this cover will fit. It may be necessary to remove the release handle from the hitch and/or lower the height of the hitch head to clear the rails. A video on this cover is linked for you.
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  • Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F350 Long Bed
  • The correct Hide-a-Goose gooseneck hitch for your 2006 Ford F350 long bed would be the part # 9460-48. Check out the install video and installation instructions I attached for this hitch.
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  • Troubleshooting Right Turn Stop Signal Not Functioning on a 2000 Ford F350 7-Way
  • The problem is somewhere between the 7-way connector and the wiring of your truck. You can try cleaning the pin on the inside of your 7-way. Corrosion or dirt on the pin can cause the circuit not to function. Even if it doesn't look that dirty try using some fine grit sandpaper to get the pin down to bare metal. Other places to check is the back of the 7-way. There might be corrosion there that needs to be cleaned. Also, check for exposed wire and fix as necessary. Aside from that you...
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  • Kelsey Brake Controller Not Working with Manual Override on a 1997 Ford F-350
  • It sounds like there is a problem with the manual override lever or the electronics associated with it on your brake controller. If your Kelsey controller is the type that has a load knob on one side and the leveler knob on the other side try making adjustments to the leveler knob. I have seen controllers do strange thing when the leveler was off. If that doesn't work you can try to clean the contacts inside the controller by fully applying the manual override and then letting it snap...
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  • How to Determine if a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Will Fit Unknown Rails in a 2004 Ford F-250
  • It will be easy to determine if an industry standard hitch will fit the rails, even if we can't identify the brand and model. Take a look at the picture I have included that shows the spacing of where a hitch fits in industry standard rails. Then compare these measurements to your rails. If they are the same then you will be able to install a hitch that fits in industry standard rails such as # RP30081.
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  • Do Any of the Tube Steps/Nerf Bars Attach to the Frame of a 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab
  • All of the tube steps we carry for your 2014 Ford F-250 crew cab, see link to the right, attach to the rocker panel. The frame is too far under the truck. The brackets would have to be so long that stepping on the tube step would produce a lot of torque at the attachment points and could damage the frame.
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  • Socket Size that is Between 3/4 inch and 11/16 inch
  • A 3/4 inch socket is right at 19 mm and a 11/16 socket is right at 17.5 mm. An 18 mm socket would be right in the middle between the two and should work well for you.
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  • Will the AFE Throttle Body Spacer fit a 2012 Ford F250 with 6.2 liter Engine
  • Yes it will, the afe Throttle Body Spacer part # AFE46-33011 will fit between the throttle body and intake manifold and would not affect your K and N system beyond pushing it slightly further out. I attached a link to installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Removing Interior Trim Panel from 2000 Ford F250 To Install K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirror
  • Removing the necessary trim pieces usually isn't too difficult. Take your time and don't get too rough, and you should be able to remove them without incident. There are several good videos on YouTube showing how to install the mirrors, including how to remove the needed interior trim pieces. Simply go to YouTube.com, and in the search box, type in 'replacing mirror on 2000 Ford F250' and you'll see several results..
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F350 8 ft Bed
  • The Husky Hitch part # 7054 that you referenced has been discontinued, but there are still install kits available that would allow you to install this hitch in the bed of your 2006 Ford F350. For that you would want the Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # HT31412-686. This is a custom install rail kit that would work great for your vehicle and hitch.
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  • Adapting 2002 Ford F350 w/ Fixed Wallace Forge Gooseneck Ball to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Although we don't offer a fifth wheel hitch that will attach to the ball, there are some adapters that might work for you. The adapters can place strain on the trailer frame and in some cases void the warranty, but if your Fifth Wheel uses a Lippert # 1621, 1621HD or Fabex PB-600 pin box, you can replace the pin box with a Reese Goose Box, part # RP94622. If your fifth wheel has a Lippert 0115, 1116 or 1716, you could use the # RP94622-61301 Goose Box. Lippert, who builds the frames used...
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  • Will a Fisher XV2 Snowplow and the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch Fit on a 2015 Ford F-350
  • I compared the installation instructions for the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65049, and the Fisher XV2 Plow for your 2015 Ford F-350 and it appears that it is the same case as the 2009 F-350. The mounting kit for the plow and the hitch install at the same location on the frame and use the same bolt holes. Stacking the brackets is not recommended and would likely void the manufacturers warranties. If a front mount hitch is more important than a plow, then I would recommend using a...
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  • Availability of Goose Neck Hitches for 2001 Ford F-250 Long-bed and 2013 Ford F-150 Short-bed
  • We do have several options for goose neck hitches for both model years and versions of your Ford F-series pickups, however there is no one model that will fit both trucks. I have provided links for each truck that will show you all compatible goose neck hitches. While adapters do provide a handy way to tow a 5th wheel with a goose neck hitch, most have drawbacks. Some adapters will induce stress in the trailer frame. Others may provide less-than-ideal ride quality. Please refer to the...
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  • Will Yakima BigStack Kayak Carrier Fit Yakima BedRock System in a 2006 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • The bars that are used with the BedRock towers # Y01140 are the same Yakima round bars used on a roof rack. The Yakima BigStack # Y04041 will fit those bars. Since your 2006 Ford F-350 has the long bed there shouldn't be any clearance issues with the front of the kayak(s) and the truck cab that would create too much rear overhang at the back of the truck. So in other words you should be good to go. Just make sure that the center to center distance between the crossbars in the truck bed...
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  • Adapter Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F350 8 ft bed with Hitch Prep and Husky 16k S
  • Yes, you would want the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. This would work great with your Husky 16k S Glider Hitch like part # HT31326-31196. We have had several customers report back to us this combination worked great for them in a similar truck as your 2011 F350 long bed with hitch prep. I attached a link to a review video for this adapter for you to check out.
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  • Air Spring Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F250 with a 6 inch Lift Kit
  • Since you have a 6 inch lift kit on your 2002 Ford F-250 you would need the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs part # F2374 to go along with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550. This kit is confirmed to work on vehicles that have gooseneck hitches installed so it should work well for you, but since your setup is custom I would recommend you check out the installation instructions I attached and compare them to the hitch you have to see if the mounting hardware...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Option for 2014 Ford F350 Dually with 8-foot Bed and Factory 5th Wheel Rail Kit
  • The ideal solution for your 2014 Ford F350 Dually with 8-foot Bed and factory 5th wheel prep package is the B and W Companion # BWRVK3300. This USA-made 5th wheel offers 5000-lb tongue weight and 20K towing capacities, dual jaws to provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact (for reduced rattle and chucking) and can be completely removed from your truck bed when not in use. I have linked the written installation instructions, a video and an article on 5th wheel install tips.
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  • Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Together for a 2006 Ford F-350
  • What you can do is use the Access Adarac, # A70611 for short beds or # A70620 for long bed 2006 Ford F-350s. Then you can use a tonneau cover that installs on the insides of the bed rails such as the ones in the links I have provided (one link for short beds and the other for long beds). Sliding ladder rack # TA21010-03 for a long bed or # TA21510-03 should also work because they mount to the tops of the bed sides.
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  • Can Both Springs In Air Helper Springs System Be Inflated From One Valve
  • I checked the enclosed installation instructions for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, part # AL88397. Near the back of the instructions, they have either separate air spring inflation or equal air spring inflation options listed, and both are acceptable. I would opt for the separate inflation option because you could at some point have a load that is uneven and one side would need more support than the other. But using a single inflation valve would make it...
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  • Troubleshooting Running Light Circuit on 7-way of 2010 Ford F350 Diesel
  • Which fuse box did you check? In addition to the box under the dash, there's also fuses located in the power distribution box under the hood. You'll want to check the fuses or relays in the following locations: 20, 21, 42 and 55. It's not always easy to determine if the fuse is blown by looking at it from the top. It's easier to tell if you can remove the fuse and give it a side view. You'll also want to rule out the connector itself as being the problem. Unplug the wiring harness from...
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  • Can a 2009 Ford F-350 4X4 Dually Pull a Three Car Hauler
  • Your F350 Dually should be able to pull a 3 car hauler with no problem, but as a first step, you'd want to find the max towing capcity of the truck. You can do this by finding the GCWR (gross combined weight rating) on the sticker located on the driver's side door jamb. This figure represents the maximum combined weight of the vehicle and trailer. If you subtract the fully loaded weight of the vehicle from the GCWR, the difference is the maximum trailer weight you can tow. You can use a...
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  • Replacement Pad For OEM Tube Step On 2011 Ford F-350 Truck
  • We do carry replacement pads for Westin and Bully nerf bars, but to be a good fit for your 2011 Ford F-350 truck, you will need to measure the pad you wish to replace. I have attached 2 photos of one of the replacement pads we offer, part # 60-2108. One photo shows the outside dimensions of this pad, which is 19-3/4 inches long x 3-1/8 inches wide. The second photo shows the spacing for the mounting holes. This pad requires 4 barrel clips, part # 60-0244, which are sold separately. If...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 Platinum Diesel
  • The Blue Ox 3-receiver hitch # SC9000 is designed for and only tested on Class A motor homes. It is not a confirmed fit for any other vehicles for the front or the rear. What you could do is install front mount hitch # 65049. It is not a 3-receiver hitch but it does fit your 2014 Ford F-250 4x4. If you needed 3 receivers you could have a front hitch custom fabricated using some of our hitch fabrication parts I have linked to the right for you.
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  • Can Edge Tuner Lower Speed Capability On 2008 Ford F-250 Truck
  • I spoke with my contact at Edge about your 2008 F-250, and the speed-limiter setting on the Edge EvoHT Hand-Held Performance Tuner, part # EP16030. They told me that the tuner is not designed to lower the speed limit of your vehicle. The tuner is designed to raise the speed limit when needed, and if disconnected will have no effect on the speed limit the vehicle can drive.
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  • Towing Gooseneck Trailer Level with King Pin Adapter on a 2001 Ford F-350 4x4
  • The 22 inch long Wallace Forge adapter # 2085205 is the shortest adapter available. Others are over 23 inches long. You should be able to adjust the height of the 5th wheel hitch in the truck if you haven't done so already. You just need to make sure you still have 4 to 6 inches of space between the tops of the bed sides and any overhang on the trailer. Another option is to raise the height of the trailer. If the leaf spring stacks are currently under the axles and you have double-eye...
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  • Availability of Sidewinder Pin Box to Replace Lippert Pin Box on 2011 Durango 295CS 5th Wheel
  • Your B and W Patriot 5th wheel does offer a range of installation adjustments for its pivot arms that you will find on the linked product page for part # BWRVK3200. This hitch is also compatible with Sidewinder pin boxes. Replacement Sidewinder pin boxes are best identified by the part number from the original. The Lippert 1621 is a popular unit and can be replaced by a Sidewinder or Air-Ride Sidewinder but the unit you referenced, part # RP61410, is not a fit to replace a Lippert 1621....
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