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  • New Electric Trailer Brakes Not Working After Installation on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • It is possible that the wire gauge used on the trailer is not large enough to handle the current required by the new brakes. We recommend using 10 gauge wire such as # 10-1-1 in these situations. Also, make sure that the magnets on the brakes are grounded to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces near the magnets. You may also need to have the drums inspected to see if they need to be turned or replaced. If any grease got inside the drum or on the shoe pads then that would negatively...
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  • New Electric Trailer Brakes Not Working After Installation on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • It is possible that the wire gauge used on the trailer is not large enough to handle the current required by the new brakes. We recommend using 10 gauge wire such as # 10-1-1 in these situations. Also, make sure that the magnets on the brakes are grounded to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces near the magnets. You may also need to have the drums inspected to see if they need to be turned or replaced. If any grease got inside the drum or on the shoe pads then that would negatively...
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  • New Electric Trailer Brakes Not Working After Installation on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • It is possible that the wire gauge used on the trailer is not large enough to handle the current required by the new brakes. We recommend using 10 gauge wire such as # 10-1-1 in these situations. Also, make sure that the magnets on the brakes are grounded to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces near the magnets. You may also need to have the drums inspected to see if they need to be turned or replaced. If any grease got inside the drum or on the shoe pads then that would negatively...
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  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Not Working on a 2007 Ford F-250 with Factory Integrated Controller
  • You will need to have the TBC turned off by a Ford technician at a Ford dealer. Using the IDS, the Ford Technician should access the Programmable Parameters and then select the Personality/Dynamics. Select the TBC and turn it off. The fault code will now be removed and you can then install an after market controller. Also, make sure you are plugging the # 3065-P harness into the correct location. There are a couple of connectors that look the same.
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  • Will CTEK D250S DUAL 12-Volt Battery Charger with SmartPass Enhancement Overcharge Truck Battery
  • I spoke with my contact at CTEK and she said the CTEK D250S dual 12-Volt Battery Charger with SmartPass Enhancement, # CTEKD250S-56676, which you referenced, will be going to the alternator and is not going to see truck your batteries so there is no chance of it overcharging. All CTEK battery chargers are set up so they will never overcharge the batteries. I have included a link to the installation instructions for your to check out as well.
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  • Difference in Turnbuckle Mounting Holes on TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs # TLF3006
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs # TLF3006. According to my contact at TorkLift the small notches that can appear on some of these turnbuckle mounting holes are simply "artifacts" of the plasma cutting process and are of no consequence in terms of your installation. It is just likely that these plates were cut at different points in the production run. Each of the turnbuckle mounting plates (four in total when using both front and...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for RBW Xtender X-16 5th Wheel Hitch in 2004 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • As long as your RBW Xtender hitch is designed to fit industry-standard 5th wheel base rails you can use installation kit # RP30035 from Reese that works with 5th wheel hitches from many manufacturers like RBW. This kit requires some drilling for installation and the linked video shows it in an application for a 2002 F-250.
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  • Do Tuners/Programmers Leave any Trace Even After Returning Truck to Stock and Removing Tuner
  • It is possible that the presence of any programmer can be detected on any vehicle if the equipment running diagnostics is sophisticated enough. While unlikely that it would be detected on a vehicle returned to stock it is possible. The Edge CTS Evolution # EP85200 is the most popular programmer/monitor for your 2012 Ford F-350 6.7 liter diesel. It provides up to 157 additional horsepower and has a touch screen display. You are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act...
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  • Mounting Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Slider Hitch in 2003 Ford F-250 8-Foot Bed
  • The rear base rail for your Husky hitch will be positioned in the bed so that its rear edge is 29-7/8-inches from the edge of the bed (not from the tailgate). This is shown in the instructions which I have emailed to you. To install your Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Slider Hitch # HT31313-31314 in your 2003 Ford F-250 8-foot bed I recommend you use custom installation kit # HT31407-686 because this will reduce install time. If you already have the base rails and need only the frame...
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  • Programmer Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Super Duty with 6.2 Liter Engine
  • Yes, the Superchips Programmer part # SU1842 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ford Super Duty with a 6.2 liter engine. It will give you up to 26 horsepower and 34 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Is it Normal for Super Springs Suspension Stabilizers to Be Noisy on Bumpy Uneven Roads
  • A certain amount of noise is normal with the Super Springs suspension stabilizers, especially on rough or uneven pavement. According to Super Springs, the bracket that attaches the Super Springs stabilizer to your truck's leaf springs has two possible sets of holes for the roller to install into. If the roller is installed in the upper holes, try using the lower holes which should quiet things down.
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  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with Ford F-350 That Has a 8 x 9-foot Flatbed and Goose Neck Hitch
  • Since you need to tow your new 5th wheel with a goose neck-equipped truck you may be able to avoid the need for installing a 5th wheel hitch like the Reese Low-Profile # RP30054. Your best option may be to install a replacement pin box called a Goose Box, made by Reese, that allows 5th wheel trailers to be pulled by a goose neck hitch. A Goose Box such as one of the three units shown on the linked page bolts on in place of a standard 5th wheel pin box. There may be a bolt-on replacement...
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  • How to Mount a Friction Sway Control Tab on the Left Side of a Trailer
  • I do have an option that will allow you to use a sway control bar on the left side of a ball mount, however, the Reese Sway Control adapter plate # RP26003 is designed to be used on the right side only. To be used on the left side, this plate would have to be turned upside down and the lip on the bottom of the plate would not allow the hitch ball to be completely tightened to the plate and the lip would interfere with the operation of the sway control bar. To use a sway control...
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  • Will a Bike Loaded on Swagman RV Bumper Mount Bike Carrier Make Contact with Back of Camper
  • The first bike sits 6-1/4 inches from the rear most part of the bumper. Then another couple of inches to the center of the first wheel cradle. And you would have to add the width of the bumper and the distance, if any, from the forward edge of the bumper to the body of the trailer. So let's say that the bumper starts 2 inches from the back of the camper, the bumper is 4 inches, and the center of the bike is 9 inches from the bumper. Add it all up and you get 15 inches. If the bike width...
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  • Which Washer of the Repair Kit # LG-146059 is the Thrust Washer
  • The thicker washer of the repair kit part # LG-146059 that you referenced is the thrust washer and the thinner one is the shim washer. I attached a diagram that shows how all of the pieces go together.
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  • Track and Track Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for the Inside of a Trailer
  • What I would recommend for you would be the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base # SATRK14. This is a 47 inch track that you could mount to the floor of your trailer and then use the Saris Fork Mounted Bike Rack part # SATR1BLK to attach to the tracks. To determine how much space you would need between your bikes would be based on the width of the handlebars of your bikes.
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  • Camper Tie Down Recommendation for a 2009 Ford F-250 with B and W Hitch
  • The Torklift tie-downs you have are designed for vehicles using the factory hitch. If you go with the B and W hitch part # BWHDRH25230 you would need to go with tie-downs that are designed for setups using an aftermarket hitch. What you will need to do is follow the link I attached that will take you to a page that has all of the Torklift camper tie-downs we offer. You will need to select your vehicle setup from the drop down menu and all of the correct tie-downs will be listed. Since...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Doesnt Detect Trailer after Installing Fifth Wheel 7-way Harness
  • All the brake output circuit of your truck should have to see is a load on the circuit (from the trailer brake magnets), for the controller to say that it is connected. The issue has to be that the brake output circuit is not completed when the # 51-97-410 is installed on your truck. I would check for corrosion on the pins of the factory 7-way when the connector is installed as there has to be something that is preventing the circuit from going from the factory 7-way to the fifth wheel...
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  • Why Does Pro Series Adjustable-Channel Coupler Cost Less than Other Couplers
  • The Pro Series brand gives you an incredible value when compared to similar product brands. The price for the Pro Series Adjustable-Channel Coupler w/ Low Latch # PSA256S0303 is accurate. You will notice that most of the more expensive products similar to this have much higher capacities. Check out the review video I attached for this coupler as well.
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  • Best Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • Since the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TA21010-03 that you referenced mounts on top of the side bed rails of your truck you could use a tonneau cover like the part # 834532000135 that you referenced as it mounts to the inside of your bed rails. If you like the roll up style of toneau the part # 834532000135 that you referenced would be a great choice. If you are looking for what I think is the best I would instead go with the part # BAKR15304 as this is a retractable cover...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2006 Ford F-250 and 9,900 Pound Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For a trailer that maxes out at 9.900 pound gross trailer weight the tongue weight would be 990 to 1,485 pounds. If you determine the total tongue weight to be in that range then I recommend a system rated...
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  • Can Blue Ox Sway Pro Sway Control and Built-In Sway Control on 2014 Ford F-250 be Used Together
  • You can use the vehicle's sway control feature with sway control on a weight distribution system without any problems. The 2 systems work differently so they will not interfere with one another. The system on your 2014 Ford F-250 will adjust braking and speed to the wheel individually as needed if sway is detected. The Blue Ox Sway Pro systems work to reduce sway mechanically with spring bar tension at various points in the system and the angle of the bars at the head so there won't...
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  • Capabilities of the Edge Insight CTS # EP83830 on 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty with 7.3L Powerstroke
  • I spoke with my contact at Edge regarding the capabilities of the Edge Insight CTS, # EP83830, when used on your 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty with 7.3L Powerstroke. The Insight CTS reads the transmission temperature on the truck by pulling the information directly from the PCM (power-train control module) making the readings extremely accurate. This monitor also offers the option of setting alerts. These can be set at any value that the user would like and the device will beep and flash when...
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  • Will Trailer Tires be More Durable if a Higher Weight Rating is Used
  • You could go with a higher weight rating tire for more durability, but keep in mind that this will NOT increase the load bearing capability of your trailer, you'll be limited by the capacity of the lowest rated component of your trailer, be it the springs, spindles, axles or tires. Keep in mind that the number one enemy of tires is heat. Be sure your trailer isn't overloaded, that the tires are kept fully inflated to the pressure rating shown on the tire sidewall and that the tire speed...
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  • How to Determine Sidewinder will Fit a Trailer Pin Box When Number Can't be Found
  • If you can't find the pin box model number stamped on it there is a way you can determine what the pin box is by taking a few measurements. If you check out the link I attached you will see exactly where to measure on your pin box to figure out which one you have. The correct pin box will be listed next to the corresponding set of measurements.
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  • Adding Electric Brakes to a Trailer with Inner and Outer Bearing L44649 and 13 Inch Wheels
  • To start, the trailer is going to need hub and drum assemblies. Based on the bearing numbers there are several options available. If your 13 inch wheels have 4 bolt holes then you would need 2 of assembly # 8-173-16UC3. If the wheels have 5 bolt holes then you would need 2 of assembly # 8-257-5UC3. For electric brakes for either of these assemblies you would need # 23-48 for the right side and # 23-47 for the left side. You will also need 8 of nut # 6-17 and 8 of lock washer # 5-8. And...
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  • What Gauge Steel Are the B&W Truck Cab Protectors/Headache Racks Made From
  • I spoke with my contact and B&W and the Custom Headache Rack # BWPUCP7500WA is made of 10 gauge steel except for the flat plates that attach to the bed sides. Those are 7 gauge. This rack is not tested with toolboxes or tonneau covers so it is difficult to determine if it will work in conjunction with those items. It likely will not work if the tonneau cover blocks the lip in the inner part of the bed sides.
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  • Greasing TrailAir Tri-Glide Replacement 5th Wheel Trailer Pin Box
  • The rollers are 3 long pins that span the width of the pin box. Inserting grease until it comes out would indicate that internally the rollers are full and you should be good to go. Since the rollers are so long having grease zerks on each end ensures that grease gets to all parts of the rollers. I am not aware of any additional rollers on the Tri-Glide but if you have some pictures you can send me that might help.
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  • Wire Length of TorkLift Wiring Extension # TLW6524
  • I went to our warehouse to get the TorkLift wiring extension # TLW6524 to provide you the measurements from the Y to the 3 separate 7-way connectors. With the help of a co-worker we straightened it out as tight as possible and the measurement was 8 feet 10-1/2 inches to the base of the 7-way connector. The other two 7-way connectors will measure 6-1/2 inches from the Y to the base of 7-way (shortest of the 3 measurements), and the other is 3 feet 6 inches from the Y to the base of 7-way.
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  • P3 and P2 Brake Controllers Show Overload Error on 2003 Ford Super Duty
  • It could be a short on the blue wire which is the brake output wire. When you replace the magnets make sure that they are grounded to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface near the magnets. Also make sure none of the wiring to the magnets is pinched or frayed and fix as needed. Check the trailer and vehicle side connectors to make sure they are free of corrosion inside and out (including where the wires attach at the back). I have included some links on testing and troubleshooting...
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  • What is the Best Way to Cut an Oval Hole in a Trailer Frame to Install a Backup Light
  • To cut an oval hole in a trailer for a light such as # BUL22CB what works well is a hole saw. You can drill a few holes, one after the other and then trim and shape the hole for the grommet and light to fit in using a cutting tool of your choice such as a powered rotary tool with a cutting wheel. For hole saw drill bits you would want to go with something that has a smaller diameter than the height needed for the light. This is because you can always make a hole larger but if you cut...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis with Utility Bed
  • Since your truck frame is 34 inches from outside to outside that means that it originally was a cab and chassis truck. I have a solution for you, but it will require you drill some holes in the frame. The Curt hitch part # C15400 has a drop of 6-1/4 inches from the mounting surface, but since it was designed to bolt up to a Chevy truck the install holes won't match up. But you can easily drill new ones to match the hitch. The mounting holes are 30-3/8 inches from left to right.
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  • Troubleshooting a Draw-Tite Brake Controller
  • When the brake controller # 5100 flickers it could be several potential issues. I highly recommend using the custom wiring adapter # 3035-P, if you haven't already, to install your brake controller on your 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty. A faulty ground wire connection could be the culprit and I recommend checking the vehicle side and trailer side connectors to ensure they are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. The main connector grounds should be attached to clean and corrosion...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow 5th Wheel with 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • To complete your installation of your 5th wheel you will need Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035 to go along with your Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869. I have included a link to the instructions for this installation kit and a video of the universal kit being installed below.
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  • 4-Way to 5-Way Adapter Recommendation for a Reverse Lock Out Solenoid
  • What you need to convert the 4-way on your 2002 Ford Super Duty is the part # 20036. This will plug in to your 4-way and will then allow you to run a wire to tap into the reverse light circuit of your vehicle so that your reverse lockout solenoid will activate in reverse.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Ford F-250 Crew Cab with an 8 Foot Bed
  • You can use part number 30032 (15K fifth wheel hitch) as long as you have the base rails like the Reese custom base rail kit # RP50082-58. This fifth wheel hitch is now obsolete but if you happened to locate one you can still use it with this setup. You will also want to get a fifth wheel/gooseneck wiring harness with 7-pole plug # 51-97-410 for the back of your truck. The part number 30038 (15K head), and 30072 (18K Signature with slider) you referenced are also obsolete and are not...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs Fit a 2013 Ford F-250 4x4 with Pullrite 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For Firestone kit # F2535 the passenger side uses a special frame nut that is around 1/2 inch thick overall at most and that is counting the nub that fits in the frame hole. I am 99 percent sure that it will all fit with little to no modification required except for 1 issue. The bolts will probably stick out further. And you do want some threads to stick out past the end of the nuts they are threaded into. So if it were just the nuts I don't see an issue, but with the bolt length there...
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  • Performance Tuners for 2002 Ford F-350 with 7.3-Liter Powerstroke V8 Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Yes, the Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU1950 that you referenced is a compatible performance tuner for use with your 2002 Ford F-350 with 7.3-liter Powerstroke V8 turbo diesel engine. This and all other tuners/monitors for your truck are shown on the linked page. In your truck this Superchips Cortex can deliver gains of up to 112 more horsepower and up to 205 more lb-feet of torque. You have several tune options for your diesel truck which are shown in the linked chart. The...
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  • Recommended Camper Tie-Downs for Use in 2008 Ford F-250 with 8-Foot Bed
  • Your best choice in a camper tie down will depend on how your F-250 long bed is equipped. On the linked page you can use the drop-down menu at the top of the page to select how your truck is equipped, specifically whether it has a board or step underneath the bed and the type of hitch that is installed. For example, if you have a factory hitch with an open cross tube and no board or step underneath truck bed Torklift offers their # TLF2011-TLF3004. The linked video shows installation. The...
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  • How Are Putco Running Boards Installed on 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • Installing Putco Running Boards, # P45129, on your 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty is an easy, straightforward process. You will want to insert the nut clips in the truck body as shown in Figure 1 (see images). Using 5/16” fasteners and 8mm nut, install the front and rear brackets on your truck body as shown in figure 1. Leave the hardware loose. Using 1/2” fasteners, install the step bars as shown in Figure 2. Again leave the hardware loose. Then check to make sure the step bars are properly...
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  • 2014 Super Duty 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation Towing Heartland Trailer with 88 Degree Nose
  • The trailer you are purchasing is the reason you wouldn't need a slider hitch. The Heartland with the 88 degree nose is designed so that a shortbed truck like yours 2014 Ford F-250 can make a 88 degree turn without the use of a slider. Your towing capacities are still what the owners manual of your truck states. Suspension enhancement is great as it allow the truck to tow the capacities in a safer manner, but it does not give additional capacity. The B and W setup you are considering...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bag Kit for a 2002 Ford F-350 4-Door Crew Cab with 7.3 Liter Diesel
  • The Ford 7.3 liter Powerstroke Diesel is a V8 and not a V10 so Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 will fit your truck. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of these air bags for you to view.
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  • Availability of Adapter to Allow B&W Companion Hitch to Fit Round Gooseneck Ball Receptacle
  • All of the gooseneck balls for your factory hitch have a round shank. There is no adapter product to convert that round gooseneck ball receptacle to a square one that can accept the B&W Companion 5th wheel # BWRVK3500 or the flatbed version # BWRVK3050. If you truck did NOT have the factory rail kit you could install the B&W Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # BWGNRK1111-5W which would then allow you to use the Companion 5th wheel hitch.
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  • Firestone Rear Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2002 Ford F-350 Lariat Dually
  • For Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550, it will fit a 2002 Ford F-350 with 4-wheel drive, or a 2-wheel drive model as long as the 2-wheel drive model is not a SuperCab with a V10 motor and 8 foot bed. If you have a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer hitch installed, this is the kit you would want. Another option if you do not have a 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch and do not plan to install one is # F2484. Ride-Rite kit # F2223 is for the front axle, not the rear. I also recommend Level...
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  • Hitch Cover Recommendation for a Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Reese hitch cover part # RP30055 that you referenced would work great on your Reese Titan 20 Hitch part # RP30867.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch for Reese Signature/Elite Series Under Bed 5th Wheel Rail System
  • For a gooseneck hitch that fits into the under-bed pucks used by the your Signature or Elite Series 5th wheel hitch, I'd recommend the Reese Elite Series Gooseneck hitch, part # RP30845. Another option would be to use the Reese Under-Bed Rail Adapter, part # RP30156 along with a gooseneck plate like part # 49080. The adapter would pin into the pucks in your truck bed, and would provide rails for the # 49080 to clip into. I've linked you to some product demonstration videos showing...
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  • Higher Capacity Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Replace Husky 16k Slider
  • Your Husky 16k Roller Hitch part # HT31313-32220-59 has a total trailer weight rating of 16k and a pin weight limit of 4,000 lbs. If when your trailer is loaded and ready to tow it weighs less than those two figures this hitch would work well for you. Just because your trailer is rated for up to a total weight of 16.5k doesn't mean you have to load up to that limit. If you do go with a higher rated hitch I would go with the Reese Select Plus Slider Hitch part # RP30083. This hitch has...
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  • Camper Tie Down Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-350 Dually
  • The # HSSF should work well as a tie down system for your 2006 Ford F-350. But you may want to check out # TDSF to see which would work better for your application. I contacted our representative at Brophy about the differences between the Tie Down Anchor, part # TDSF, and the Camper Tie Down, part # HSSF. Part # TDSF can be used on campers that have a total length of up to 8 feet in length. Part # HSSF can be used on any size campers. Part # TDSF mounts into the stake pocket,...
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  • Will Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 Fit into Factory Hitch on 2013 Ford F250 Superduty
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 fits all standard 2-1/2-inch hitch receivers and provides a smaller 2-inch receiver opening. Some Ford OEM hitches in the 2010 - 2013 model year range did have hitch tubes with slightly radiused inside corners that could bind with some standard aftermarket accessories. The solution in such cases is to carefully sand off the powder coat on such items at the corners, being careful not to remove any metal or cause high heat build-up that could...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch or Sidewinder Pin Box on 5th Wheel Pulled by 2011 Ford F250 Short Bed
  • You're correct about the slider. We recommend using a sliding hitch on truck beds greater than 6 foot but less than 8 foot long. The hitch would be slid rearward for low speed maneuvering, such as backing in to a tricky to access campsite or making very tight turns. At higher speeds, you'll move the hitch forward so the pin weight is concentrated at or slightly in front of the rear axle. Having the king pin sitting so its centered behind the truck axle can be dangerous. A couple of...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch to Use with a Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Pin Box
  • If you are looking for the quietest possible ride I would recommend you go with a Reese Select Fifth Wheel hitch like part # RP30081. I recently spoke to my contact at Reese and asked which would be quieter the Titan or the Select and he said the Select would be much quieter due to it's superior jaw design. This would be a great hitch to use that I would highly recommend. The correct wedge you would need would be the part # SWW-03. The Curt Q Series hitches aren't compatible with the...
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  • Mounting Kit Only for Westin Sportsman Grille Guard for 2003 Ford F-250
  • Yes, for Westin grille guard # 45-0220 you will need replacement hardware kit # 40-022PK.
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  • How to Correct Frozen Locks on Diversi-Tech Ball Mount # DTALBM6600
  • If you have not already tried a penetrating lubricant like WD-40 or PB Blaster on the frozen lock on your Diversi-Tech Ball Mount # DTALBM6600 this would be a good first step. If you can remove the ball mount from the truck, that will help to allow the lubricant to do its job. Try applying the spray-in lubricant with the ball mount in one position and allow it to soak in overnight. Then reposition the ball mount and re-apply the lubricant. Again let it soak it. Repeat this process a...
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  • Would a Pro Series 15k Fifth Wheel Hitch be Compatible with a Leland 7910 Pin Box
  • You should be good to go as-is. Your Pro Series 15k Fifth Wheel hitch # PS30093 is compatible with your Leland 7910 pin box and wouldn't need any other components for the two to work together.
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  • Replacement Hitch Plug for a B and W Turnover Gooseneck Hitch
  • Sounds like you are looking for the Hitch Plug for B and W Hitches part # BWGNXA1700. This is the replacement plug for the B and W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitches like what you have installed in your truck that your # BWRVK3500 fits into.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-350
  • We have replacement 7-ways that would fit your 2008 Ford F-350, but none that would plug into the square connector you have found. At the very back of your 7-way connector there will be a round harness that will disconnect from the back of the connector. The round connector of the # 20119 would plug right into that instead of the square connector you have. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Need OEM Rectangular Socket to 7 Way Adapter for 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • For your 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty you will need the Ford OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118243. This harness plugs directly into the standard OEM connector shown in your picture and fuses and relays are included. I have attached an installation video for you.
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  • Air Suspension System Recommendation For 2008 Ford F-350 With Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed
  • The Curt fifth wheel installation kit you have, part # C16448-204, has a hole in the bracket that will allow you to install the suspension kit I recommend, part # F2550. The # F2550 reduce the strain on your rear axles when you are carrying heavy loads, and helps improve steering and braking. I have attached a link to an installation video for this system you can check out. To make it easier to control the amount of air you have in your suspension system form the comfort of your...
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  • Availability of Control Panel for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • Sounds like you are looking for the control panel for your Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2398, which you referenced. We offer several control panels depending on whether you need the electric or pneumatic version and whether you need the single function or dual function panel. The dual path lets you control both sides of your airbags individually. Take a look at the provided link which lists all of the control panels we offer.
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  • Brackets and Hardware Needed to Install Reese Trail Boss 15K 5th Wheel Hitch in 2013 Ford F250
  • The Reese Trail Boss 5th wheel hitch you mentioned would work just fine in your 2013 F250. You'll need the Reese Quick-Install custom brackets, part # RP50073 as well as the 10-bolt rail replacement hardware kit, part # RP58430, both of which will provide you with all new install hardware. If you have any of the old mounting hardware, please don't reuse it, it's designed for a one time use only. To see a video of the brackets/rails being installed in a 2013 F350, click the provided link. If...
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  • Can Husky Aluminum 5th Wheel Tailgate be Painted or is it Available in Other Colors
  • The aluminum 5th wheel tailgate # HL15250-58 is not available in any other colors. The tailgate is coated so painting it would be difficult. If you have a 2013 Ford Super Duty then I recommend steel tailgate # VG-97-100. It can be painted if you wanted.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer 3,500k Rated Axle
  • If you have 10 inch by 2-1/4 inch drums on your tandem axle trailer and the current brake assemblies use a 4 bolt mounting pattern the part # 23-468 would work well as a replacement assembly. The correct assembly for the other side of the trailer (right hand side), would be # 23-469.
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  • Do the 10" x 1-1/2" Electric Brake Shoe/Lining # bp04-065 Fit Both Sides of Trailer
  • The 10" x 1-1/2" Electric Brake Shoe/Lining # bp04-065 that you referenced can be used on both the right and the left had side brake assemblies normally seen on Dexter 2.8K axle.
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  • What Style of Connectors Does the Bargman 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector # 50-67-210 Fit
  • The Bargman 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector # 50-67-210 that you referenced uses a standard RV style 7-way flat connector on both ends. The socket it would fit would look like the part # PK11893. This style of 7-way is the kind that is very commonly seen at the rear of vehicles and RVs.
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  • Taillight Converter to Separate Combined Taillight Circuits
  • The taillight signal converter part # 118158 that you referenced would be the correct product you would need to convert a combined taillight circuit to a separate circuit. The turn signals would only be illuminated when the blinkers are applied on the tow vehicle. They would not stay on all the time. Check out the review video I attached as well.
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-350
  • The rails you have in the bed of your 2003 Ford F-350 that you used with your RBW Lil Rocker fifth wheel hitch would have to be industry standard rails. So any of the hitches you referenced would work well. I would go with the Titan 16 part # RP30866 though as it has a cushioned head and a 360 degree contact jaw design. It would work great with the weight of your trailer as well as it has more than enough capacity. Check out the review video I attached as well.
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  • Recommended Kit to Inflate/Deflate Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs on a 2005 Ford F-250
  • The controller I recommend is the Firestone control kit # F2158 because you can mount the control in the cab of your 2005 Ford F-250. It will inflate or deflate your Firestone Ride-Rite springs like # F2398 with one simple switch. If you want to be able to add/remove air from each bag individually you would need to step up to a Firestone dual electric air command # F2178. You can also control the air pressure from the cab of your F-250. I included a couple installation videos and...
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  • Reese Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches on a 2004
  • The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter you mentioned, part # RP30156 is compatible with the Elite Series # RP30073 Underbed Rail Kit you have installed on your truck. It would certainly allow you to install the Reese # RP30051 sliding 5th wheel hitch you referenced. If you click the link I provided, you can see exactly how the # RP30156 adapter works.
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  • No Power on Reese Brake Controller Installed on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • If the harness you connected to is the factory brake controller harness on your 2004 Ford F-250 then the colors on it will not match up with the colors on the brake controller wires. On the brake controller, black is 12 volt power, white is ground, blue is output to the trailer brakes and red is input from the brake switch. For your truck you could just use plug-in harness # 3035-P is your controller has a plug-in on the back of it or # 20260 if it just has blunt cut wires. I have linked...
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  • Brake Controller and 7-Way Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250
  • The connector you found at the rear of your 2001 Ford F-250 is the correct one to use to install a 7-Way at the rear of your truck. The # 118243 that you referenced comes with the needed fuses and relays to activate that connector. Check out the install video I attached for more info as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is...
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  • Can B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W Install in F-350 with Bed Liner Installed
  • If your 2005 Ford F-350 has a sprayed-on bed liner then you're all set to install your B&W Companion. If it has a drop-in plastic liner then the liner will have to be trimmed out to allow the hitch base's "feet" to reach down to the actual truck bed itself. You may also need to trim around the gooseneck ball. The B&W Companion is among the most versatile hitch systems available and I have linked for you an installation video showing its use in a 2004 F-350.
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  • Reese Underbed 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2001 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • Reese does make an underbed 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your 2001 Ford F-350 long bed but # RP30126 is not one that will fit. You would need to use # RP30073. The major difference is that this kit does not allow the installation of the underbed gooseneck hitch portion. But there is a gooseneck plate that will fit it should you need to tow both a gooseneck and 5th wheel trailer. It is # RP30845. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Trailer Running Lights Come on Even When Vehicle Lights Are Off After Re-Wiring Trailer Connector
  • It sounds like you may still have a mis-wired trailer connector or that there could be a corrosion problem in the vehicle's trailer socket or on the trailer's plug. If your trailer's running lights are coming on as soon as you plug in the trailer connector (even when the truck lights are off) this tells us that power from another circuit is reaching the wiring for the running light circuit on the trailer. If you look at the photo I linked for you you'll see that the adjacent socket...
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  • Front Axle Suspension Kit to Reduce Impact on Factory Jounce Spring on 2014 Ford F-250
  • The Super Springs SumoSprings front axle helper springs # CSS-1094F will help stiffen your front suspension so that speed bumps do not cause so much impact on the factory jounce springs. These install easily without tools and require no maintenance. These springs will not give you a softer ride but they will prevent the front axle bottoming out against the bump stops. Please note that products like these helper springs do not increase your truck's weight carrying capacity.
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  • 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ford Super Duty with OEM Prep Package
  • Yes! Reese has the Elite Series 18K slider, # RP30144, designed to fit the OEM 5th wheel prep package in your 2014 Ford Super Duty. The other option is to use adapter # RP30156 and then a regular slider in it such as the Titan 20, # RP30870. Other hitches that will fit the adapter but not the bed directly include: Titan 16, # RP30869 20K hitch on a square tube slider, # RP30084 20K on a round tube slider, # RP30083 16K on square slider, # RP30051 16K on a round slider, # RP30075 16K...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-250
  • First let's start with a fifth wheel hitch rail kit. For that you are going to want a custom install kit like the part # RP50082-58 that will minimize drilling and will cut install time in half when compared to a universal kit. Now if you have a short bed truck you are going to want a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns. For that I would recommend the # RP30083 that has a round tube slider (operates smoother than square tube), and has a premium jaw design to provide a secure,...
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  • 4 inch Clear Recessed Mount Trailer Light Recommendation
  • The closest thing we have to a clear lensed version of the part # ST48RB that you referenced is the part # BUL11CBX which is clear and emits white light. This is commonly used as a backup light.
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  • Hitch and 30 Inch Extension Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-350
  • The Titan Hitch Extender part # RP45292 that you referenced will only fit hitches with a 2-1/2 inch opening. Since your hitch has a 2 inch opening the only way you would be able to use this extender would be to replace your current hitch with one with a 2-1/2 inch opening like the # 45297.
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Actually the Curt fifth wheel bracket kit you would need is the part # C16443. The # C16448 that you referenced is not compatible with your truck so I would not recommend it for you. If you needed rails as well you would want the part # C16204 for just the rails or part # C16443-204 to order a kit that includes both.
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  • When Curt Says a Hitch Will fit With 20 Inch Spare to They Mean Rim or Tire Diameter
  • Yes, I checked with Curt and when they say a hitch like the part # C15410 would fit with a 20 inch spare they are referring to the rim size and not the tire size. Your spare that is sized 235/75R/16 would work just fine.
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  • Recommendation for Weight Distribution for 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing Horse Trailer
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR350SDF, you referenced is designed to alleviate sag caused by a load in the truck bed, not as a result of towing a horse trailer or camper. For sag caused by towing a trailer the best solution is going to be weight distribution. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to tow. The tongue weight of a trailer...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F250 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Originally, because the radius at the inside corners of the Ford OEM hitches were more rounded than usual, getting aftermarket hitch accessories that would fit was a problem. Ballmounts could be altered to fit by sanding off the powder coat at the corners. In the meanwhile, Reese has altered the design of the ball mount slightly by rounding the shank edges so that it will be compatible with the Ford OEM 2-1/2 inch receivers. I have confirmed this with Reese. The # RP45322 ballmount...
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  • Can the DeeZee Aluminum Rear Cab Rack # DZ95054W Be Used at the Front of Truck Bed
  • The DeeZee Aluminum Rear Cab Rack # DZ95054W was designed to be used with the part # DZ95050W to complete a ladder rack/headache rack for your 2014 Ford F350. With that being said there is no reason you could install the # DZ95054W at the front of the truck bed instead of at the rear. In the installation instructions, which I have linked, you can see that there is a section on modifying the rack to get it to fit if the stake pocket holes don't line up properly. As long as there is...
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  • Will Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFR250SDG Fit 2011 Ford F-250
  • The rubber springs on the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDG, measure 4-1/2 inches tall and this system has been confirmed to fit your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I have included the installation video for you.
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  • What Does the Lippert StrapTek Tensioner Kit Do for a Weight Distribution System
  • When you set up your weight distribution system using the Straptek, or with the standard chain hangers that the WDH came with, the setup would be the exact same as what the install instructions state. The only difference will be that this product allows you to change the spring bar tension with the ratcheting straps instead of forcing you to use different chain link amounts. The angle of the head of the WDH will be the same with this system and the spring bar tension would be the exact...
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  • Can 6 Diversi-Tech Stainless Steel Padlocks Be Keyed Alike
  • We have no way to make sure that ordering 2 of the 3-packs of the Diversi-Tech Stainless Steel Padlocks, part # DT40124KA3PK would all be keyed-alike and use the same key but we do have an option. You would need to order a qty of 6 of the part # DT40124. At the time of ordering you would need to use the drop-down box and choose Keyed Alike. After selecting Keyed Alike you would make sure your qty is 6 and then add to cart.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for an RBW Lil Rocker and 2004 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • Custom fit 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits are much easier to install and require much less drilling compared to universal or semi-custom kits. I do recommend going with Reese kit # RP50082-58 for your 2004 Ford F-250 long bed. I have linked a video showing how this kit installs. The RBW Lil Rocker should fit the industry standard above the bed rails. But we always like to make sure. I have included a picture showing the relevant rail measurements. Just make sure that the feet...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Use on Back of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We have a couple different options in terms of bolt on trailer hitches for 5th wheel trailers. The Curt Hitch, # E-100 is designed to fit on 4 inch square channel bumpers. You will need to check to see if your bumper fits this description and if it is rated for this application. A better option is a frame mount hitch. The most versatile frame mount hitch we offer is Curt Hitch, # 13703. It can be bolted on and fits C-channel, I-beam, and Box frames. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Bolt-On Trailer Hitch for a 5th Wheel Trailer with I-Beam Frame
  • So if I understand correctly, the dealer will not allow welding a hitch on but are they fine with drilling holes in the frame to install a hitch? The great thing about the Curt hitch # 13703 is that it can be welded on or bolted on. Take a look at the instructions I have linked on this hitch. Other options include # 82200 for 31 inch to 46 inch wide frames, # 36010 for 34 to 46 inch wide frames, and # 82201 for 47 inch to 71 inch wide frames. Frame width is measured from the outside...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs Fit a 2014 Ford F-350 with Pullrite ISR Custom Mounting Rails
  • Firestone air bag helper springs # F2535 are designed to work with most 5th wheel and gooseneck trailer hitch installation kits. The top brackets mount to the insides of the frame rails. But there is a hole in the side of the frame in this location that the air bag brackets use. If any part of the Pullrite brackets block that hole then you would need to contact Pullrite to see if you can drill through that bracket to install the air bags. The other option is to install Timbren helper...
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  • Can a Lifted 2003 Ford F-250 Short Bed Truck Tow a Gooseneck Trailer
  • First you have to look at what kind of lift you have on the 2003 Ford F-350. If it is a body lift, where the truck bed has been moved further from the frame then you will not be able to install a custom gooseneck hitch and would need to have something fabricated. If it is a suspension lift where the body and truck bed are still the same distance apart as stock then you can install a gooseneck hitch. But please note that often times a lift kit will make the capacity of the truck unknown. The...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2014 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installed
  • If your 2014 Ford F-250 has a diesel motor then you can use Firestone air bag kit # F2535. The top brackets for this kit install on the insides of the frame rails. There is a bolt that goes through the frame and it does appear that the B&W gooseneck hitches for your truck do have the hole on the frame brackets and would be compatible. If you have a gas motor then you can use # F2550 (but will not fit SuperCab V10 models with 8 foot bed). I have linked videos showing installations of...
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  • Distance between Mounting Tabs on Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I went out into our showroom and the exact center to center distance of the mounting tabs of the Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30866 is 20-3/4 inches. This hitch will fit your industry standard rails that have the distance from side to side on center of 20-1/2 like you stated. The one we have in our showroom is actually installed in a set of rails.
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  • Best Programmer for 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.7L Diesel
  • When it comes to the Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gauge Tuner, # BY40420F, for your 2014 Ford F-250, this programmer will allow you gains of up to 140 horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of torque. It is capable of calibrating for up to a 34 inch tire and it does allow you to switch through the power functions on the fly, experiencing only about a two second delay. Now for the Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, # EP85200. This programmer will allow you gains of up to 157 horsepower and 180 ft-lbs of torque....
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  • Replacement Air Ride Pin Box for a Lippert 1621HD Pin Box on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I spoke with my contacts over at Lippert and they said that you can replace the 1621HD pin box with an air ride pin box. The correct model to use, which is made by Lippert, is # LC158778. It does indicate 1621 and not HD but I asked if that is still correct for the HD model and they did verify that it is a fit for the 1621HD as well. The Flex Air model, # LC328492, will have the same mounting pattern but if the trailer is rated over 18,000 pounds then it would not work for you.
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  • Will New Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Hitches Replace Old Kwik Slide Slider
  • I spoke with my contact over at Reese and he verified that you can use the new slider # RP30048 in place of the old square tube slider that you have now. The new slider now works with Reese 15K, 16K, and 20K 5th wheel hitches excluding the Elite, Signature, and Titan series.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2014 Ford F-250
  • When it comes to a bike rack with sufficient clearance to be used with the Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, like # 65049, on your 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty, I recommend taking a look at the Rola NV2 Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack, # 59508. This carrier holds multiple styles of bike frames and is adjustable to fit both adult and child sized bikes. We had the opportunity to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65049, on a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty and as you will...
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  • Can Replacement Mirrors with Heat Function Be Added on 1999 F-350 SuperDuty
  • The correct replacement electric mirrors for your truck are CIPA parts # CM47597 and # CM47598 and are shown on the link provided. Additional mirror functions such as heat cannot be added to a vehicle that was not manufactured with that function already in place. The wiring to support the power for heat must be in place from the factory and cannot be added. All accessories for your 1999 Ford F-350 can be seen on the other included link.
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  • Under-Bed 5th Wheel Kit for a 2013 Ford Super Duty
  • Thank you for sending the pictures. Your truck does not have the under-bed rail kit for the fifth wheel prep package. If you would like to add an under-bed fifth wheel kit to your 2013 Ford Super Duty, you can install the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail Kit, # RP30126. This will provide the 4 pucks in the bed just like the fifth wheel prep package that is offered by Ford. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. For a fifth wheel hitch, you can use the Reese Elite...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rated Higher than 20,000 lbs. for 2014 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • Reese has a 5th wheel hitch that will fit the factory puck system in your 2014 Ford F-350 long bed and it is rated for 25,000 pounds! It is Elite Series hitch # RP30143. All the glorious features of the Elite Series but with a higher capacity! The pin weight capacity on this hitch is 6,250 pounds and the hitch is height adjustable from 14-1/2 inches to 17 inches.
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