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  • 2016 Forest River Ford E350 Brake Controller Port Location
  • On your 2014 Ford E350 Van with the factory towing package the brake controller port should be located behind the center of the dash above the stereo. You will need to remove the center panel above the stereo and to the left. Once it is removed there is a box where the Factory OEM brake controller would normally be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector is behind that box. The connector you found below the steering column is not the brake controller port. I attached...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on 2011 Ford F-250
  • On your 2011 Ford Super Duty the brake controller wiring port is located above your right knee, under the edge of the dash near the OBD-II diagnostic port. Please see the linked video at the 2:20 mark. The grey plug may be taped up to other wiring harnesses. The Tekonsha brake controller wiring adapter for your truck is the part # 3034-P that you referenced and this will allow connection of a Tekonsha controller like their P2 # 90885 or their P3 # 90195, both of which are reliable proportional-type...
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  • Can Portable Power Source Be Used to Power Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch DL25215
  • A winch can be powered with any suitable 12V source so long as that source can deliver steady voltage and the current required by the particular winch for the particular load it is pulling. Current demand from a winch will vary depending on the winch itself and the load. The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL25215 has plenty of capacity for your 4700-lb boat and it will draw at full load about 70-amps. The included 8-gauge wiring harness is 25-feet long and can support the...
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  • How Many Catalytic Converters Does 1999 Ford F-350 Need
  • If your current catalytic converter is fine you wouldn't need to replace it. If yours on your 1999 Ford F-350 V10 does not need replacing the part # MF55322 would be the correct fit and since your truck only has one this would be all you need.
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  • Will the SCT LiveWire part # SCT5015P Monitor Transmission Temp of 1999 Ford F-350
  • Yes, the SCT LiveWire part # SCT5015P that you referenced will allow you to monitor the transmission fluid temperatures of your 1999 Ford F-350 with a 6.8 liter V10. This programmer will give you an additional 29 horsepower and 32 ft lbs of torque as well.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Fifth Wheel with Air Lift 5000 Load Lifters on a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Depending on which part number your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 is will determine if the RV store is correct or not. AirLift made special kits to work in combination with the 5th wheels. # AL57393 will fit with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch. # AL57298 will fit with a Reese fifth wheel # RP30869 you were looking at and the # RP30035 installation kit. # AL57291 will fit on trucks with a B&W fifth wheel hitch 1105 or 1199R. If you could tell me which kit you have I'd be more than...
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  • Location of 5th Wheel Hitch Rails on a 2001 Ford F-250 Long Bed Diesel Extended Cab
  • Depending on the brackets and rails that were used to install the 5th wheel your rails could be installed in a close range of measurements. If your hitch was installed with the universal mounting brackets # RP30035 then your rear most rail should be 28-5/16 inches from the rear edge of the bed on your 2001 Ford F-250 Long Bed. I have linked a diagram from the instructions for you to better see. The center of rail to center of rail distance should measure 22 inches. If your hitch...
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  • How To Determine If 2011 Ford F-350 Short Bed Has Enough Clearance When Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • You can use a formula to calculate whether you are able to make 90-degree turns with your truck and fifth wheel trailer. Slide the hitch rearward to the towing position. Measures the distance from the center of the fifth wheel hitch jaw to the headache rack you have behind your cab. Then measure the width of your trailer. Divide that by 2. Then subtract the distance between the center of the hitch jaw and headache rack from half the width of your trailer. You need at least 4 additional...
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  • Can the PK-6S Be Expanded to 3 Trimmers
  • The # PK-6S2 is designed to fit the part # PK-6S and make it a 2 trimmer rack. If you wanted to make it a 3 trimmer rack you could install a second # PK-6S2.
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  • Height of the Spacers part # HT32254
  • I went out into our warehouse to grab a part # HT32254 to measure the height of it and found that it measures 1 inch tall.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of 5th Wheel Tailgate from a 2003 Ford F-350 to a 2006 Ford F-350
  • Great news! All the 5th wheel tailgates listed below will fit the 2006 and 2003 Ford F-350's, including the Stromberg Carlson # VG-97-100 you were looking at. Other 5th wheel tailgates compatible between 2006 and 2003 Ford F-350s: Stromberg # VG-97-4000 Husky # HL15130 Husky # HL15130-38 I have linked all the above mentioned products to this page for your convenience.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-250 6.0L Diesel Towing Trailer with OEH Actuator
  • Time-delay type brake controllers can offer advantages in specific applications but in general most people prefer the more predictable performance from a proportional unit that slows the trailer in direct relation to the rate of deceleration in the tow vehicle. These units cause less of that tug-of-war feeling between the truck and trailer. Time-delay controllers do generally cost less since they are simpler in construction and do not need an internal accelerometer, which is the part of...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1999 Ford Super Duty with Lift and 10,000lbs Camper
  • I can help you get set up with all the right equipment for towing a travel trailer with your 1999 Ford Super Duty. A weight distribution system is recommended if the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the trailer is more than 50 percent of the GVW of your vehicle. A weight distribution system will distribute some of the tongue weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This will help with sag and allow your setup to brake and handle better. When picking out a weight distribution you want...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes Where One Wheel Locks Up
  • One wheel locking up on your trailers brakes could be for a few reason. Most likely it's due to a brake assembly that is out of adjustment. You want to adjust the assemblies so there is only a light drag on them when they are turned by hand. Check out the 4:40 mark of the video I attached for more info. It could be that there is a short on the circuit, but that wouldn't be it most likely since that would activate all of the brake assemblies since they all share the same circuit. But...
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  • Recommended Frame Brackets for 5th Wheel on 2005 Ford F-250 with Air Bags and Rails
  • The installation bracket kit you are looking for is the # RP50082 for your 2005 Ford F-250 with air bags. Since you have the rails already then you will also need the hardware kit for them # RP58430 to attach to the frame brackets # RP50082. Without knowing the brand or if your air bags are aftermarket and cover up the access holes needed for these frame brackets, there is also a universal option for you. You would want to get the # RP30439 which requires drilling into the vehicle's...
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  • Replacement Crossmember For Husky Silver Series 26,000-Lb Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The replacement crossmember you need for your 26,000-lb Husky Silver Series fifth wheel trailer hitch is part # HT31577. This kit comes with the hardware to install the crossmember on the legs you said you have.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Wiring Harness for Truck Bed on 2003 Ford F-250 SuperCrew Pickup
  • Sounds like you will need the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck wiring harness # 40167. This harness plugs into existing wiring and retains use of factory 7-pole at the bumper. This harness' plugs use the square gray connectors. If you instead have the single round connector for both the 7-way and 4-way like our # HM40975 on your 2003 Ford F-250 SuperCrew then you will want the # DM8555002, to extend the 7-way into the bed of your truck. Both harnesses will allow you to retain...
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  • Troubleshooting Wrong Trailer Wiring Harness Being Used on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • You are correct, the Plug-N-Tow (TM) Vehicle Wiring Harness, item # 32625, only plugs into a connection point on the driver side on the vehicles it is confirmed as a fit for. This is because Jeep has already run all the necessary wires to that port for you, so you do not have to run the wires across yourself, as you would have to with other models that plug into both the driver and passenger taillights. The issue you are experiencing is due to the fact that this harness is designed...
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  • Pros and Cons of 5th Wheel Hitch With a Slide Bar Jaw Versus a Dual Jaw Hitch
  • The difference between a slide bar jaw and a dual jaw is how tightly the fifth wheel king pin is held. Both do a good job securing the king pin, preventing it from coming loose. The Dual Jaw will hold the king pin much more tightly, preventing the king pin from rattling around in the pin box. Any movement of the king pin in the hitch jaws will be easily felt and heard in the truck cab. Every time the you brake or accelerate, if there's any movement in the hitch jaws-you're gonna feel...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Eagle 30 Foot Boat Trailer w/ Surge Brakes
  • It sounds as if your boat trailer might have a hydraulic brake coupler. A hydraulic brake coupler works by compressing when the tow vehicle applies its brakes. The inertia of the trailer makes the coupler compress, which actuates the brakes. Chain suspended weight distribution systems can prevent the coupler from compressing properly, which reduces the effectiveness of the trailer brakes. Reese offer a system that would work perfectly on your boat trailer. The Reese SC Weight Distribution...
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  • Pairing the Replacement Wireless Remote to the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to shoot a video showing how to sync the Replacement Wireless Remote # AL73002, but can help with the process. I've attached the installation instructions and a clip on pairing the remote from the installation instructions for the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System # AL72000. These instructions outline the pairing process between the manifold and the remote on page 16. You will want to set the manifold to "join" mode by grounding the yellow join...
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  • How Many SuperSprings Bump Stops Come in the SuperSprings SuperSway Anti-Sway System # SSS-2?
  • There will be a quantity of 4 bump stops included in the Super Springs # SSS-2. This will outfit your truck's rear axle with a SuperSway-Stops Anti-Sway System. This product is a confirmed fit for your 2008 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty. I have linked a installation video on a 2008 Ford F-350 to this page for you to check out.
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  • Comparing the Ranch Hitch Gooseneck Adapter and the Draw Tite Hi-Rise Adapter
  • The Ranch Hitch part # AM3139 is a great solution for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a gooseneck hitch. The advantage to this over the Hi Rise part # 9480 is that the gooseneck hitch in the truck does not matter. As long as there is a 2-5/16 inch ball in the bed of the truck this adapter will fit it. The Hi Rise has a more specific fit. It can only fit B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw Tite or Reese, or Under-Bed by Bulldog. If you had one of these hitches this...
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  • Can a Sidewinder Be Used with B&W Companion Hitch in 2013 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep
  • Since you have the factory rail kit in your 2013 Ford F-350 you can use a Sidewinder with a Companion hitch like the part # BWRVK3300. Since this version of the Companion utilizes 4 attachment points it would work great with the Sidewinder. The only ones that can't be used with a Sidewinder are the ones that are designed to fit in a Turnover ball gooseneck hitch. The reason being they only attach to the truck with the center post. So you would want the part # BWRVK3300 to fit your Ford...
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  • Can the Rightline Gear SUV Tent with Rainfly Be Used on Truck with Camper Shell
  • The Rightline Tent part # RL110907 that you referenced is designed to fit trucks like yours that have caps so it would work well for you. You could remove your truck tailgate if you wanted to as well or just leave it down and it would work just fine.. This would basically give you a larger camping area to use with the camper shell on your truck.
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  • Mounting Hayes HA81772 Sway Master to Trailer Frame
  • According to my contact at Hayes, as long as the top of the unit isn't blocked and the unit is pointed in the correct direction so the trailer can be plugged into it, there aren't any mounting restrictions for the unit.
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  • Troubleshooting LF Code on Lippert Ground Control Jacks
  • On the Lippert Ground Control 3.0 # LC358590 the error you are receiving indicates either a problem at the left front jack, a hall signal issue (open ground/short, or other malfunction) or an unexpected high amperage current stall (meaning the battery stopped providing power for some reason). To clear the error you can either fix what is causing the error such as a loose or damaged wiring harness, or follow this method: Extend all jacks at least 6 inches. Then press and hold the...
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  • Would the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 Fit a 2014 Ford F-250 Platinum
  • According to Xtreme Gate the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2014 Ford F-250 so it would work well with the integrated step mechanism. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Would the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 Fit a 2014 Ford F-250 Platinum
  • According to Xtreme Gate the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2014 Ford F-250 so it would work well with the integrated step mechanism. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Using Torklift SuperTruss Upside Down
  • I spoke with my Torklift representative, who exlplained that the SuperTruss cannot be used flipped upside down. The lower tube is designed to provide support when used in the right side up orientation, and flipping it upside down would have a negative effect on the SuperTruss weight capacity, to the point where the weight capacity would be unknown. To gain more drop, Husky Liners offers a ball mount with a 16 inch # HL17256 or an 18 inch drop, # HL17258. Bot ball mounts have a 7500 lb...
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  • Should an Air Ride/Air Bag Pin Box Be Used when Towing 5th Wheel with Peterbilt Rig
  • Typically, 5th wheel pin boxes with airbags are used when someone wants to improve the ride quality of the tow vehicle while pulling the trailer. You can certainly use a pin box with an air bag to help reduce the stress on your trailer while towing with your rig, but the stress reduction will likely be minimal. An air ride pin box will not provide a noticeable difference in ride quality with your rig. If you decide to replace your existing pin box with an air ride pin box, you will...
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  • Ladder Rack for Use with Retrax Pro MX Tonneau Cover
  • The Retrax Pro MX tonneau cover mounts on top of your Ford pickup's bed rails. This is the same installation point used by the TracRac sliding rack systems like # TA21510-03 for 6-3/4-foot beds and # TA21010-03 for 8-foot beds. There are certain compatible combinations of tonneau cover and ladder rack but the design of the Pro MX means there is probably not going to be enough room to add any ladder rack. Some tonneau covers install inside the bed rails, rather than on top of them, and...
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  • Thread Length and Count for the Tow Ready Ball TR63051
  • The threaded portion of the shank on the part # TR63051 measures 1-1/8 inches and there is a total of 15 threads.
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  • Does Curt 2-inch Class V Hitch C15410 Include Trailer Wiring Mounting Bracket
  • Curt 2-inch Class V hitch # C15410 is not pre-drilled for installation of a trailer connector mounting bracket but we do have an add-on kit. Part # 18136 is a no-drill long mounting bracket that can be used with a 7-way mounting plate like # 18138. The long bracket secures to your hitch tube with the included ring clamp and the connector mounting bracket bolts up to it. This Curt hitch will bolt on to your 2011 F-350 using the supplied hardware and existing holes in the truck's frame....
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  • Cushioned Sidewinder Pin Box Recommendation for 2016 Keystone Impact 361 with Reese R16 TItan Hitch
  • For your Keystone Impact 361 by Fusion that has a Lippert 1116 pin box the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder # RP61412 is the correct cushioned Sidewinder. This will give you the ability to make tight turns without needing a slider hitch and will offer you a smoother, cushioned ride quality. This comes with everything needed to install. The only other thing you will want is a custom fit wedge to allow your Titan R16 Reese Hitch part # RP30866 to easily attach...
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  • One-Key System Lock cylinders For Thule Roof Rack On 2014 Ford F-350
  • The Thule Square Bar roof rack will work great on your 2014 F-350. The Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders is what you will need to add locks to the roof rack on your truck. I have attached a photo of the roof rack foot and have noted the location where the lock cylinder is installed. If you want 4 locks for the roof rack you will need part # TH544. If you are planning on using other Thule products on the roof rack and they are able to use the One-Key lock system then you may want to...
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  • Recommended Camper Tie-Downs For 2003 Ford Super-Duty Pickup Truck
  • We have camper tie-downs but nothing that will attach to your Reese Titan hitch. We have tie-downs that attach to the bed rail of the truck. These are part # HSSF. A minimum of 2 inches underneath lip is required for installation. We also offer stake pocket tie-downs, part # TDSF that may work for you. I have attached links to product reviews for these tie-downs you can check out.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 12,000 lb Trailer with Smoker Built on It
  • Typically tongue weight is 10-15% of the total weight of the trailer. Your trailer is most likely a special case but that would put your 12k trailer at having a tongue weight of 1,200 - 1,800 lbs. There is only one weight distribution system we offer that would have a tongue weight range high enough. That would be the Torklift Superhitch part # TLWD1000. Which is going to require the shank part # TLM9010 and hitch ball # TLM9008. To use this system you would have to have the Torklift...
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  • Is MagnaFlow Pro Series Turbo-Back Exhaust System MF18926 Compliant with New York Emission Laws
  • MagnaFlow Pro Series Turbo-Back Exhaust System # MF18926 fits from the turbo back and uses a muffler delete pipe. Emissions will not be a problem but this system can get loud so there may be some noise ordinances that this system may challenge. You could look into that in your area to determine if there are any such regulations for vehicle noise.
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  • Will Reese Gooseneck Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails Fit Elite Series Adapter for Ford OEM Prep Package
  • It sounds like you have Reese gooseneck hitch for above the bed rails # RP58079. This hitch uses the inner most set of mounting slots on the rails. The adapter # RP30156 does not have the inner most set of holes so it will not work. There is a special gooseneck hitch that fits directly into the puck system on the 2011 and newer Ford trucks with the factory 5th wheel prep package. It is # RP30845. With it you would not need the adapter. The other option is to use the Reese adapter...
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  • Gooseneck Safety Chain Loop Options and Sizes for 2011 and Newer Ford Trucks with OEM Prep Package
  • You actually have a couple of options to add safety chain loops to the factory 5th wheel prep package on the 2011 and newer Ford trucks. First, # RP58468 does fit but you could also use # C60608. The Reese ones # RP58468 measure 2 inches by 1-3/8 inches on the inside where the hook for a safety chain would go. The widest part on the top of the loop is approximately 1-1/2 inches wide. The Curt option, # C60608, has an opening that measures 3/4 x 1 inch.
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  • Is Lube Plate for Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Available
  • I believe you are referring to a lube plate. For a lube plate you would want the part # RP83002 which is 10 inches in diameter.
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  • Replacement Velcro Recommendation for Truxedo Edge Tonneau Cover
  • Truxedo offers the replacement Velcro strips part # TX1115174 that will fit the original Edge tonneaus they offer.
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  • Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2009 Ford F-250
  • Yes, the Reese Elite (also called Signature Series) 5th wheel hitches are compatible with the Ford under-bed rail installation kit # RP30073. This kit is a correct fit for your 2009 Ford Super Duty long-bed pickup. An installation video is linked for you. If you also need a 5th wheel wiring harness for the truck bed you can use part # PK11893-11932 from Pollak, which simply plugs in at your bumper-mounted trailer socket to give you a second 7-way in the bed. Both connectors remain active.
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  • What Is Weight Capacity for Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch For 2004 Ford F-350
  • The cargo capacity of the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, part # 65022 is 500-lbs. In the installation instructions it states that the capacity is 500-lbs of cargo OR the vehicle front axle gross rating. I recommend you check your owner's manual or with your dealership to make sure you do not exceed the cargo carrying capacity of your truck. Keep in mind also that carrying a motorcycle on the front of your truck will reduce the air flow to your radiator and the motorcycle may block your...
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  • Dimensions Used for Placing Fifth Wheel Hitch in Bed of 2002 Ford Super Duty Long Bed
  • When you install a fifth wheel rail kit like the custom kit part # RP50082-58 in the bed of your 2002 Ford Super Duty long bed the king pin center will be approximately 52-5/16 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. The rear edge of the rear rail will be placed 32-1/4 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed as well. Check out the picture I attached that shows these two dimensions.
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  • Is there a Difference Between B and W Companion Hitch BWRVK3500 and BWRVK35
  • The two part numbers you mentioned would be representative of the same thing. The bwrvk35 isn't a standard B and W part number so the part # BWRVK3500-5W would be what you are looking for which is a 20k B and W Companion Slider hitch. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Rim Clamps and Wheel Bolts for 5 Spoke Utility Hub
  • By 'blocks', I'm assuming you're speaking of rim clamps, which we sell individually as part # 15-2. The 5 spoke utility rims we offer, part # 8-174-5UC3 use wheel studs, not bolts. To determine if we carry a wheel bolt that would work for you, I'd need to know the diameter, whether the existing bolts use a fine or a coarse thread and the length of the wheel bolts currently used with your hubs. I've linked you to our selection of wheel bolts, you can compare your bolts to these or simply...
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  • What Mounting Slot Spacing on 5th Wheel Rails Fit the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16245 fits in industry standard above the bed rails. Industry standard rails have mounting slots that measure 22 inches on center front to back (it is actually closer to 21-13/16 inches). Side to side there are 3 sets of mounting slots per rail. The outside set is spaced 29 inches apart on center, the middle set, which is where the hitch will mount, is spaced 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And the inner set is spaced 10 inches apart on center....
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  • Does Slide-In Bedliner have to be Trimmed to Install and Use a B&W Companion Hitch
  • I checked with B&W and with the Companion hitch # BWRVK3500-5W you would either need to remove the bedliner or trim it in the footprint of the entire base so it will have direct contact with the bed. The reason for this is because a slide-in bedliner can move around some and you do not want that happening when towing a 5th wheel trailer! I linked a video review of the Companion for you. The B&W Turnover Ball for the 2012 Ford Super Duty trucks is # BWGNRK1111.
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  • Wire Gauge Sizes in Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box
  • The wire gauges in the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box # 277-000141 are as follows: White = 10 Black = 10 Yellow = 14 Green = 14 Red = 14 Brown = 14 Blue = 12 The wire gauge in the Epicord # 277-000141 changes with different functions of the wires. Signal wires, like yellow, green, red, and brown, draw less amperage so they use a lighter gauge wire. Heavier gauge wire is used for functions like the brake signal, ground, and 12V power because they carry...
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  • Comparing Speed Ratings of Kenda and Taskmaster Radial Trailer Tires
  • Unless we indicate a higher speed rating for a tire it will generally carry a nominal 65-mph speed rating. This is the case for the Kenda Karrier ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15-inch Modular White Wheel # AM32673. The Taskmaster # TTWA225R6WS does indeed offer a substantially higher M-speed rating of 81-mph. For interstate highway travel, with speed limits potentially above 65-mph, I do recommend the Taskmaster. Operating a trailer tire at or above its maximum speed for long...
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  • Why are RV Trailers Built For Fifth Wheel Hitches and Not Gooseneck Hitches
  • Since the RV industry came out of the trucking industry they ended up using what they knew which was fifth wheel hitches like semi-trucks. Since horse trailers came from agricultural origins that is why they always use gooseneck hitches. The big advantage that fifth wheel hitches have over gooseneck is that for short bed trucks you can get a sliding hitch that will allow for tight turning clearance. For gooseneck setups there's no similar option. Since most goosenecks are agricultural...
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  • Needing Longer Weight Distribution Shank for Truck Tailgate to Clear Trailer Jack
  • The Reese # RP54970 weight distribution shank would be 4-1/2 inches longer than the 7-3/4 inch long shank that was included with your Husky Centerline weight distribution kit. If that won't give enough clearance, use the # EQ90-02-4500 from Equal-I-zer that is 18 inches long. Both the shanks I recommended have hole spacing of 1-1/4 inch, measured center to center which should be the same as your old shank.
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  • Toolbox Compatible Ladder Rack for 2014 Ford F250/350 Pickup
  • The answer to your question will depend on what kind of toolbox you have. If you have a chest style that sits completely between the bed sides without resting on the top of the bed sides, the Thule # TH500XT Xsporter would work fine. If you're speaking of a crossover style toolbox that rests on the bed sides, the Xsporter would not work for you. The T-Rac Pro 2 # TA37003 from TracRac would allow you to mount your toolbox, using the integrated mounts shown in the photo I've provided...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • Since you have a long bed truck you would not need a slider hitch. Those are designed for short bed trucks to give turning clearance. The Reese Titan Hitch part # RP30867 is very easy to use and has a handle/jaw design that allows you to easily know when the hitch is connected and ready to tow. Check out the review video I attached for more info. For fifth wheel rails you would want to go with a custom rail kit that allows for an easier install as they install in about half the time...
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  • Lid Replacement and Install for Ventline VentadomeV3092-603 Trailer Roof Vent
  • If the lid on your Ventline roof vent looks like the Ventadome part # V3092-603-00 the correct replacement lid would be the part # BVD0449-A03 that you mentioned. To remove the damaged vent cover, remove the connection to the actuating strut, so the cover can tilt all the way upwards. To do this, you will need to remove the interior screen, the knob and the interior trim piece. Then, remove the two screws that hold the actuating arm in place, which will allow the actuating arm to be...
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  • Lid Replacement and Install for Ventline VentadomeV3092-603 Trailer Roof Vent
  • If the lid on your Ventline roof vent looks like the Ventadome part # V3092-603-00 the correct replacement lid would be the part # BVD0449-A03 that you mentioned. To remove the damaged vent cover, remove the connection to the actuating strut, so the cover can tilt all the way upwards. To do this, you will need to remove the interior screen, the knob and the interior trim piece. Then, remove the two screws that hold the actuating arm in place, which will allow the actuating arm to be...
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  • Left Turn Signal Circuit Causes Power to Bleed Over to Brake Circuit on 2006 Ford F-350
  • First, the center high mount stop lamp or CHMSL powers a third brake light. There is one under the truck for a camper shell that has a third brake light on it. To me it sounds like there is a short somewhere, wires exposed and touching other wires, which is causing the back feeding. It is likely a problem somewhere that is difficult to access or I imagine you would have found it by now since you have done so much already. What I recommend is to bypass the trouble circuits since they...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • The most cost-effective option we offer for an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch for your 2005 Ford F-350 short bed would be to use the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 for the hitch and then universal rails part # DM8552001-71 although for the price I would highly recommend you go with a custom install rail kit like part # DM8552002-71 since the install will be much easier. The install time will be cut in half and frame drilling will be minimized.
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  • Does Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch C65500 have a Capacity Rating if Bolted Directly to Truck Frame
  • I checked with Curt and they have the following note for gooseneck hitch # C65500: When exceeding 20,000 gross trailer weight, a bed floor support should be fabricated and installed to prevent the bed floor from collapsing. Beyond that there isn't a specific limit. But if it were me I would not install this hitch without adequate support considering the weight of a gooseneck trailer. What I recommend is a gooseneck hitch that is designed to fit your 2002 Ford Super Duty. The most...
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  • B&W 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2012 Ford F-250 That Does Not Require Frame Drilling
  • The B&W 5th wheel base rail install kit that works with your 2012 Ford F-250 (with 6-3/4-foot bed and without the factory rail kit) is B&W part # BWRVK2401. This semi-custom kit's frame brackets will use existing holes on the truck frame and will not require drilling into the frame for installation. With this install kit in place you can use the B&W Patriot 18K-rated 5th wheel slider hitch # BWRVK3270 which will drop right into the base rails. For a wiring harness for your Ford truck...
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  • Troubleshooting Chucking When Towing 2016 Highland Ridge Fitted with Trailair Air Ride Pin Box
  • Since you are using a suitable tow vehicle and your 5th wheel trailer is new I suggest you check the air pressure in your Trailair pin box to ensure it is inflated correctly. Air Ride pin boxes like # LC155933 are designed to absorb shock through their scissoring action and their internal air bag. It sounds like you are not getting those benefits so air pressure adjustment would be the simplest potential fix. The internal air bag should be inflated (with the loaded trailer hitched) until...
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  • Wiring Harness for a Superwinch LP10000 Electric Winch at the Back of a 2009 Ford F-350
  • There are some different ways that you could power your Superwinch electric winch on your 2009 Ford F-350. Tow package wiring won't have the proper rating for the winch under load so what I recommend winch wiring kit # SW2008 for up to 16.5K winches. I have linked a video showing an example installation using this wiring kit.
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  • Options To Eliminate Excessive Gap Between Truck Bed Rails And Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There are a couple things you can do to eliminate the gap you have between your F-250 and the fifth wheel trailer. If you have a lift kit on the truck you can remove it. The second option would be to remove your fifth wheel hitch and rails and replace it with a fifth wheel hitch like the Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM6076SL-FLAT. The hitch height when installed is 9 inches. Since you cannot use a slider with the Sidewinder you will need to lock...
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  • Will Superchips Tuner Increase Fuel Economy And Power On 2005 Ford F-250 Triton V-10
  • The SCT X4 Power Flash Handheld Performance Tuner and Monitor, part # SCT7015 is not designed for your V-10 engine but we do have a tuner that will work great for you. I recommend the Superchips Flashpaq F5 Performance Tuner, part # SU1845. This tuner has settings for economy, towing, daily driving, and extreme performance and will monitor your engine data for you. Per Superchips you can see up to 50 additional horsepower and up to 80 additional ft-lbs of torque. As far as better fuel...
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  • Replacement Trim Rings for Ford OEM 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Replacement Trim Rings for the Ford trucks with factory rail kit can be ordered as part # RP58458. Part # 58199 that you referenced is a set of 2 rubber puck plug covers. We also offer a Puck Service Kit # 58253 that includes one each: puck, trim ring, lock washer and bolt.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2001 Ford F250
  • Since you're needing everything from the rectangular connector back, we have exactly what you're looking for. You'll need the Tow Ready # 118243. Once you unplug the existing gray plug, this connector assembly will take its place. I've also linked you to an install video. You'd then use an adapter like # PK12716 if you needed to tow a trailer that had a 4 pole trailer connector.
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  • Can GloLight LED Dome/Utility Light UCL160CB be Used on the Outside of a Trailer
  • GloLight LED Dome/Utility Light # UCL160CB has a sealed, waterproof design so you can use them on the exterior of a trailer if you wanted to. Since the lights will keep out water they will stand up to the elements well. I have included a link to a video review of this light for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 Short Bed for RBW X16 Hitch
  • The RBW X16 hitch is designed to fit industry standard rails so we have a solution that I can provide. You would want to go with a custom fifth wheel rail kit like part # RP50082-58 that has been confirmed as a fit. This will minimize drilling and install time as well when compared to a universal install kit. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a 15k Pro Series Slider Hitch Be Upgraded to a 20k Slider by Replacing the Head
  • Yes, you can just purchase the Pro Series 20K Fifth Wheel Head Assembly, Head Support and Handle Kit, item # 30118, to go on the slider assembly, item # RP30092, that your 15k head assembly is attached to now. The same Slider assembly is used on the Pro Series 15k, 16k and 20k head units.
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  • After Repairing Damaged 4-Way Trailer Brake Lights/Turn Signals Not Working with 2004 Ford F-250
  • What probably happened was when the 4-Way connector was damaged on your 2004 Ford F-250 it could have caused a short in the tow package wiring for the brake light/trunk signal circuits or it is damaged further forward somewhere on the truck. If none of the tow package fuses are blown and you can't see any other damage then the easiest solution would be to hardwire in a new 4-Way using # 18252. This is a basic hardwire 4-Way that comes with a circuit tester and quick splice connectors. The...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 4WD
  • For your 2006 Ford F-250 the Air Lift kit you would want is the part # AL57212 since you do not have a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. This has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and would provide you with additional rear suspension support. The part # AL57398 would be the kit that is compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitches, but since you do not have either this would not be the required kit to use. For the record, either kit would fit your truck and work well. It's just...
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The BAKFlip G2 part # BAK26303 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2005 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. What kind of boat rack are you referring to? Is it like a ladder rack that attaches to the bed rails? If so, as long as the boat loader attaches through the stake pockets and does not wrap around the bed rails this tonneau would fit and work well for you. If you wanted to email me back with a picture or more info on the boat loader I will do my best to find...
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  • Recommendations for Both a Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Ford F-250
  • By far, the most popular 5th wheel and gooseneck hitch set up is a B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch with a Companion 5th wheel hitch. For your 2006 Ford F-250 you would start with the gooseneck hitch, # BWGNRK1108. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. Then you could add a Companion hitch. If you have a short bed you would want the slider version, # BWRVK3400-5W. If you have a long bed you would use the fixed version, # BWRVK3500-5W. You can take the heads off...
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  • Can Curt RV Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch be Installed Upside Down for More Ground Clearance for Bikes
  • Curt has stated that there is no reason you couldn't install trailer hitch # E-100 with the hitch opening above the bumper. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he confirmed that this would be just fine. This should provide the additional height you need to get the bikes further from the ground.
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  • Will the Reese Titan Hitch part # 45297 Interfere with a Full Size Spare on a 2013 Ford Super Duty
  • Reese states that their Titan hitch part # 45297 that you referenced will fit with full-sized spares like the 275/65R20 sized spare you have on your 2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Adapter to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with 2006 Ford F-350 with Goose Neck Hitch and Tool Box
  • 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 does offer some offset but it does not change the trailer's pivot point. A better option for you is the Anderson Ultimate # AM3225 which will move the actual pivot point rearward by 5-1/4-inches. You can refer to the linked diagram that shows the recommended minimum clearances for trailers. Since I do not know the size/type of tool box or where its placed in the truck you can measure to see if you'll have enough turning clearance with the...
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  • Will Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2006 Ford F-250 Work With RBW Lil Rocker Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • We do have a fifth wheel installation kit for your 2006 F-250. The kit I recommend is part # RP50082-58. This will work with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches. This is a custom installation kit that cuts installation time in half when compared to universal kits. It has also been verified to work with the RBW Lil Rocker fifth wheel hitch. We cannot verify it will fit any other RBW models since RBW is no longer in business and has not been test...
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  • Recommended Way to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with 2012 Ford F-250 That Has B&W Turnover Ball
  • It sounds like your 2012 Ford F-250 long bed pickup has the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1111. This gives you a great way to convert for 5th wheel towing. You can add the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3500 which drops right into the gooseneck ball hole in the bed. This 20K 5th wheel offers beefy 1-inch-thick dual jaws for excellent king pin contact and a fully-articulating head for easier hitching. Unlike adapters that can introduce extra stress into...
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  • How Does the Curt Forged Tow Hook # C45500 Capacity Work
  • The capacity of the Curt Forged Tow Hook # C45500 is basically going to be whatever the hitch it is installed in is. What that means is that if you were in a recovery situation where you were putting an extreme amount of strain on this hook the hitch would fail long before the hook. Even if the hitch is a Class IV or V.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-250 Short Bed with B and W Turnoverball Hitch
  • For your 2013 Ford F-250 short bed that has a B and W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch installed in it already the Slider Companion part # BWRVK3400-5W would be perfect for you. The Companion hitches are considered to be the nicest fifth wheel hitches on the market so this would be a great option that I would highly recommend for you. Since this is a slider hitch and you have a short bed truck you would just need to slide it back when you need to make tight turns and then slide it back...
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-250 with B and W Gooseneck Installed
  • The Firestone Ride Rite part # F2535 is a confirmed fit your 2014 Ford F-250 with a diesel and will be compatible with the B and W Gooseneck hitch part # BWGNRK1111 you have installed. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Installation Hole Measurements on Ventline RV Refrigerator Roof Vent
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure the holes for the installation hardware on the Ventline RV Refrigerator Roof Vent # V0504-00. This is the vent that matches up with the vent cap # V0203-03 that you referenced. Length wise, the bolt holes are 19-7/8 inches apart center to center. Width wise, the holes are 6-7/8 inches apart center to center. The holes are 2 inches apart along the outside of the vent. I have attached a photo showing these measurements for you. This vent fits...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Accessories for Towing a 25,000 Pound Trailer with a 2002 Ford F-350 Dually
  • First, you will need a trailer hitch that is capable of the weight of your trailer with the dozer on it. The only hitch that will fit your 2002 Ford F-350 and has the capacity is TorkLift hitch # TLF1002-30. In order to get it to its maximum capacity (30K) you would have to use the Everest weight distribution # TLWD1000. Then you would need a shank, # TLM9010 or # TLM9011, and a ball, # TLM9008. Then the only problem is the coupler on the trailer. If it is a lunette ring or pintle...
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  • Sidewinder or Slider 5th Wheel Hitch to Tow a 2012 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel with 2005 Ford Super Duty
  • There should be a part or model number on the pin box itself. I would need that number to determine if any of the Sidewinders will fit. If there isn't a Sidewinder that will fit then you will need a slider hitch that offers the most travel to be able to make tight turns without hitting the truck cab and trailer together. I recommend the Demco 13K HiJacker, # DM8550040, that fits in industry standard above the bed rails. It offers 22-1/2 inches of travel (more than a Sidewinder) and...
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  • What Size Trailer Wheel Fits a 225/75-15 Load Range E Trailer Tire
  • A 225/75-15 load range E trailer tire will go on a 15x6 inch wheel with a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern. We have several wheels in this size, see link. For a basic white spoke wheel I recommend # AM20532. I have included a link to a video review of this wheel for you.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2013 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • There are adapters that you can use to tow a 5th wheel trailer using a gooseneck hitch. Since you have a short bed 2013 Ford F-350 you will need an adapter that has true offset. True offset moves the pivot point of the trailer back. the only adapter that has true offset is the Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 which moves the pivot point back 5-1/4 inches. I have linked a video showing this adapter for you. Depending on where the ball is located relative to the back of...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2000 Ford F-250 Hauling a 1995 Kountry Star 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We recommend slider 5th wheel hitches for short beds like the one your son has on his Ford F-250. The most economical 5th wheel sliding hitch and installation kit designed for his 2000 F-250 is the Pro Series # PS30094 with the # RP30035 kit. This kit will require drilling because of its universal fit. For a little more you can get a custom no drill mounting hardware application for his truck # RP50082-58. This kit will be much easier to install than the # RP30035. This Pro Series...
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  • Will Draw Tite Front Hitch 65022 Fit a 2006 Ford F-350 with Diesel Engine
  • Yes, the Draw Tite Front Hitch part # 65022 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Ford F-350 with a diesel engine. If you check out the install video I attached you can see it being installed on a diesel truck similar to yours.
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  • Will 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Trucks w/Factory Prep Package Fit Install Kit RP30073 in 2002 F-250
  • The Reese under-bed rail and installation kit # RP30073 is going to be the same as what you had in the 2015 Ford F-350. So you will be able to reuse your trailer hitch with the 2002 Ford F-250! I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this kit for you.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for V-Nose Cargo Trailer
  • The spring bar lift brackets for the Equal-i-zer 4-Point Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET need to mount on the trailer's frame between 27- and 32-inches behind the hitch ball. The brackets fit trailer frames up to 6-inches tall. If your trailer's design makes this installing these difficult, then a better option is the Reese SC system # RP66157. This system's brackets can mount closer to the hitch ball, from 20- to 27-inches rear of it. This may make enough difference in your application...
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  • Should Trailair Flex Air Pin Box Lose Air When Sitting For A Month
  • Since it is recommended to check the pressure in the bag before towing the trailer, there may need to be some adjusting of the air pressure. When enough air is in the bag the outer sleeve of the shock should be flush with the arrow tip/line on inner shock sleeve. If you notice the loss of air when in use or in a short period of time then it is likely the Schrader valve and not the bag itself. If your Flex Air is part # LC328492 or # LC328484, the replacement valve that would work...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 Stake Pocket Truck
  • If there is no trailer wiring at all at the rear of your 2001 Ford F-350 with a stake bed you are going to have to hardwire in a 4-way and then a 7-way adapter after. If there is a 4-way connector currently or you find the square connector that the part # 20031 attaches to you could go that route as well. For a hardwire 4-way you would need the part # 18252. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 Stake Pocket Truck
  • If there is no trailer wiring at all at the rear of your 2001 Ford F-350 with a stake bed you are going to have to hardwire in a 4-way and then a 7-way adapter after. If there is a 4-way connector currently or you find the square connector that the part # 20031 attaches to you could go that route as well. For a hardwire 4-way you would need the part # 18252. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way....
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  • RV 7-Way to Round 7-Way Adapter Recommendation
  • The part # F77R will plug into the RV style 7-way you have installed on your 2013 Ford F-250 and then will provide you with a 7-way round socket for your trailer to attach to. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement For 2001 Ford F-250 Towing A Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I have attached a photo of the # RP50082-58 bracket installed on a truck like yours. As you can see, there is no interference with the bump stop you have installed on the truck. I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TFR250SDE for your 2001 F-250. These do not require any monitoring to make sure you have the system set correctly. When installed they will have about an inch clearance from the bottom of the spring to the axle, so the ride of your truck is not...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller to Replace Factory Brake Controller on a 2012 Ford F-350 Lariet
  • I can help you find a better brake controller than the factory installed one on your 2012 F-350. I really like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it is a proportional brake controller which means it senses how the tow vehicle is slowing or stopping and applies the trailer's brakes with the same intensity. It also has a full display screen instead of codes that need deciphering. The P2 # 90885 is like the P3's little brother, it has all the great qualities but the display of the...
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier Fit 2014 heritage Glen Trailer
  • The Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier, part # CC-275 is designed for A-frame trailers. It will fit A-frames from 14 inches to 55 inches wide, and the distance form the A-frame to the top of the cross tube is 33-1/2 inches. This has a weight capacity of 100-lbs and will work with any bike racks designed to fit 2-inch receiver openings. We can ship this carrier to Canada.
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier Fit 2014 heritage Glen Trailer
  • The Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier, part # CC-275 is designed for A-frame trailers. It will fit A-frames from 14 inches to 55 inches wide, and the distance form the A-frame to the top of the cross tube is 33-1/2 inches. This has a weight capacity of 100-lbs and will work with any bike racks designed to fit 2-inch receiver openings. We can ship this carrier to Canada.
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