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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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  • How to Use Timbren Rear Suspension Kit # TFRTT350F in 2006 Ford F-250 with 2-Inch Suspension Lift
  • Timbren offers 1-inch spacers # A25723-90AH00 that can be used when their rear axle suspension kits are to be installed in a lifted truck. You'll need 2 spacers per side in your application and to locally source 2-inch longer bolts. Please refer to the linked video that shows a suspension kit being installed in a lifted truck.
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  • What is the Purpose of the Blue Plug on the Sherline Tongue Weight Scale
  • I checked with Sherline and on the gauge of tongue weight scale # 5780 there is a hole under that blue plug and the hole is used in the manufacturing process. You do not have to do anything with it but Sherline says it needs to stay in place.
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  • Helper Springs for a 2004 Ford F-350 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2004 Ford F-350 I recommend the stock shocks and then using suspension enhancement (helper springs) for support and to increase the life of the factory suspension. If you just got different shocks they could still get fatigued over time and you would be back to replacing them. But helper springs are not going to wear out like that. Even if you decide to go with upgraded shocks I still recommend adding helper springs to protect that investment. For example you could use Timbren...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Sounds like you are looking for a connector like the part # 118243 which includes the portion of the harness that has the square connectors. The # 20119 does fit your truck, but the round connector of this product plugs into the round connector that plugs directly into the back of your 7-way socket. I attached install videos for both products for you to check out as well.
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  • Weight Distribution for 2015 Ford F-350 Diesel with 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch and 30 Foot Toy Hauler
  • Based on the information you have provided it looks like the tongue weight is a little over 16 percent of the gross trailer weight. So when loaded and at 10,500 pounds, that puts the tongue weight of the trailer at over 1,700 pounds. A System rated for up to 1,500 pounds would not be sufficient but we do have systems rated higher. Blue Ox has a couple of SwayPro systems that are rated for up to 2,000 pounds tongue weight; # BXW2000 for a clamp on or # BXW2001 for a bolt on. For either...
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount to Allow Installation of Towtector Debris Guard on F-350
  • It sounds like you are looking for a longer ball mount to use in your hitch to allow installation of the Towtector debris guard. I have linked you to our page for extra long 2-inch 10K ball mounts. For a 2-inch size we offer the Brophy # BH20 which measures 13-1/4-inches from the center of hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole and either 3/4-inch rise or 2-inch drop. There are longer ball mounts but they do not have the 10K rating you need.
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  • Firestone Air Spring Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-350 with 8 inch Lift Kit
  • I spoke to my contact at Firestone and he informed me that the Firestone Air Spring Kit you would want is part # F2550. You may have a hard time towing a fifth wheel trailer level with a truck as high as yours, but this kit is designed to work with fifth wheel rail kits. Normally for lifted vehicles we recommend lift spacers for the kits. But the highest spacers we have go up to 6 inches. My contact at Firestone said your only option would be to have a 8 inch continuous metal spacer...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Availability Compatible with the Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel # AM20766
  • The Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel # AM20766 has an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. To see a list of all of the disc brake kits we offer that are confirmed to fit this bolt pattern check out the link I attached. I also attached a help article on adding disc brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • Could a 2014 Ford F-250 Gas Tow a 10,000 lb Trailer
  • You would need to check the owners manual of your 2014 Ford F-250, but realistically you should have no problem towing a 10,000 lb trailer with your vehicle. Diesel engines are usually preferred for towing heavy trailers, but your 6.2 gas engine should also work well. You will want to follow the link I attached where you will need to select your model from the list to see all of the listed fifth wheel rail kits and hitches recommended for your vehicle.
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2013 Ford F-250 Towing 11,500 LB Travel Trailer
  • A key component to choosing the correct weight distribution system is knowing the trailer's exact tongue weight. Tongue weight 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. The ideal situation is to have the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution...
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  • How to Determine Trailer Wheel Bolt Pattern
  • I attached a help article that details exactly how to determine wheel bolt pattern for you to check out. Where you will measure depends on the amount of studs you have. If there is an EVEN number of lugs you will need to measure center-to-center on lugs directly across from each other. If there is an ODD number of lugs measure from the center of one lug to a point halfway between the two lugs directly opposite on the bolt circle. Or if you have a 5 lug wheel you can easily determine...
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  • How to Provide a 25-40 Amp Power Source for the HydraStar Actuator HBA16
  • Here is what you will want to do. Since your 12 volt accessory circuit is only rated for 20 amps you are going to want to run a 10 gauge wire like the part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) from the positive battery post of your vehicle through a 40 amp circuit breaker like part # 9510 to the 12 volt accessory circuit of your truck so that you would have a circuit rated high enough for the # HBA16.
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  • Silver Mod Trailer Rim and ST215/75R14 Taskmaster Tire Recommendation
  • We don't offer the two parts you are looking for pre-mounted, but you could easily get the Taskmaster Rim # TTW460545SM1 and then have the Taskmaster Tire # TTWTRTM2157514D you referenced mounted on it locally.
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  • Air Spring Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-250 with 6 inch Lift
  • If you have a 2 wheel drive model of the 2005 Ford F-250 the air spring kit I would recommend is the part # F2398. If you have the 4 wheel drive model you would instead want the part # F2400. Both of these kits have been confirmed by Firestone as fitting with fifth wheel install rail kits. Since you have a 6 inch lift kit you will also want the spacer kit for lifted trucks # F2375.
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  • Adding Electric Brakes To Custom Built Utility Trailer
  • I have attached a helpful article that explains how to add electric brakes to a trailer you can check out. You will need to know the capacity of the axle you have on the trailer and need to also get the dimensions of the spindle so that you can choose the correct components. If you can get me the measurements as noted in the helpful article, I will be happy to make some recommendations for the components you need to add electric brakes to your trailer. Since you said it was custom...
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  • Will the Truck Tailgate Net # TR-03 Fit a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The Truck Tailgate Net, # TR-03, is a universal fit product so you shouldn't have any issues with it fitting your 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The Truck Tailgate Net, # TR-03, measures 61 inches wide so you can take a quick measurement of your truck bed just to make sure.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Reese makes great fifth wheel hitches and rail install kits so I would highly recommend you go that route. First you will need to start with a rail install kit. For that I would recommend a custom install kit like part # RP50082-58 that will minimize drilling and will cut install time in half. If you are looking for the easiest to install route, this would be it. Check out the install video I attached for more info. Now since you have a short bed truck you will need to use a slider...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • We sell rail kits that are compatible with your vehicle and with your RBW Lil Rocker, but we don't sell bracket kits that will attach your current rails to your truck bed. The only solution I can provide for you would be to use the Curt Custom Install kit part # C16448-204 that comes with new rails. Or you would have to contact an RBW dealer to see if they would sell you just the brackets needed to install the current rails you have. Our understanding is that RBW is no longer around...
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  • Can a Fixed Reese Elite 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head be Used on a Square Tube Slider Base
  • The slider base is not available as a separate part for the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitches. To get a slider you would have to replace the whole hitch. The only major replacement part offered for the slider version is the head and it is only rated up to 18,000 pounds. The Elite Series head and center sections do not fit on the slider based used with hitch # RP30084. To save some money I assume you would sell the Elite hitch but we also have a lower cost 20K slider, #...
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  • Trouble Removing Rusted Gooseneck Hitch Ball in Blue Ox Hitch # DH1201
  • The hitch ball in the Blue Ox Gooseneck Hitch you referenced, part # DH1201, can be stored in the ball hole in an upside down position. I mention this since in this position it could certainly give the appearance of having been cut off flush with the bed. I cannot imagine (any good reason) why the previous owner would have done this, but stuff happens. You can check the ball position by seeing whether there is a roll pin visible - please refer to the linked photo. If so then the ball is...
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  • Availability of Stake Pocket Camper Tie Downs for 2000 Ford F-350
  • For your 2000 Ford F-350 you can use the Brophy Stake Pocket Camper Tie Down Kit # TDSF that you referenced as long as it has straight fenders and single-wall construction. These will install permanently in your truck. You may also want the matching Camper Tie Down Hardware Package # TDHP which consists of 4 each of turnbuckles, S hooks and chains. The linked video illustrates both items. A variety of frame-mount tie downs are also offered for your truck and these can be seen on...
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  • Camper Shell Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-250
  • That depends on what wiring your camper has. But if it has a 7-way connector then yes, the part # 41157 would allow you to install a second 7-way in the bed of your truck that would work for wiring for the camper in your 2008 Ford F-250. If the wiring harness of your camper looks like the part # H20046 then you would be good to go with the # 41157. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Helper Springs/Air Bags for a 2006 Ford F-250 with 5th Wheel Hitch and V-Nose Toy Hauler
  • First, when it comes to a truck that carries the same load frequently, like towing 5th wheel trailer, then going with Timbren springs would be more ideal than air bags. Air bags are better suited for leveling a bed side to side when carrying loads in the bed. But air bags would still work just fine for 5th wheel towing. With that said you can use Firestone kit # F2398 for a 2-wheel drive model or # F2400 for 4-wheel drive (as long as the truck has a gross vehicle weight rating over 8,500...
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  • How Much Horsepower and Torque is Gained Using Superchips Flashpaq on a 2005 Ford F-350 6.0 Diesel
  • At most the Superchips Flashpaq programmer # SU1842 will provide up to 111 horsepower and up to 163 feet pounds of torque on your 2005 Ford F-350 6.0 liter. Individual results may vary so it is hard to say exactly what it would be without having a Dyno to measure the results on a specific vehicle.
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  • Can a TrailAir TriGlide King Pin Plate be Moved Back and Forth by Hand
  • I spoke to my contact at Trailair and he informed me that the Tri-Glide Pin Box like the part # UF35-946229 that you referenced can normally be moved forward and back around 2-1/2 to 3 inches by hand when not connected to a trailer.
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  • Location of Fifth Wheel Rails in the Bed of a 2001 Ford F-250 Shortbed
  • I attached a set of installation instructions for the Reese Universal Rail kit part # RP30035 and in them on page 10 it states that for your 2001 Ford F250 short bed the rear rail will need to be installed 29-1/4 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. This measurement will be from the rear edge of the truck to the rear edge of the rail.
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  • Replacement 7-Way and 4-Way Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-250
  • We have exactly what you would need. The part # 20119 is a 7-Way/4-Way that comes with a mounting bracket that has been confirmed to fit your 2008 Ford F-250. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a Tekonsha Brake Controller Part 5100 work with a 2011 Ford F-250 Towing a Single Axle Trailer
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite brake controller # 5100 will work with your 2001 Ford F-250 super duty. It works with trailers with up to 2 axles. The wiring adapter is # 3035-P and you will plug one end into the built-in port beneath your dash of your truck and the other end into the back of the brake controller. I included a helpful article and video review for you too.
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  • Replacement Lube Plate for a Reese Titan/R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Yes you can replace the top lube plate attached to the Reese Titan (R20) 5th wheel trailer hitch. You will need # 58457. Mounting hardware is included. The pockets are there if you wanted to use some grease though it is not necessary on this hitch. You could use a few packets of UltraLube grease # L10337. You could clean off the old grease and add new grease before every trip if you wanted. Otherwise you will want to inspect the grease before each trip to determine if it is too dirty...
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  • Are You Supposed to Grease a 5th Wheel Trailer King Pin
  • There is no reason to grease the king pin on a 5th wheel trailer since the skid plates should be greased. I hesitate to say that you could grease it up if you wanted to only because if the grease attracts dirt and debris it could cause excessive wear of the king pin or hitch jaws. But just a light coating of grease wouldn't hurt to reduce noise and wear a little.
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  • Factory Tow Package Left Turn Signal/Brake Light Circuit Not Working on 2000 Ford F-250
  • There are separate fuses for the tow package wiring on your 2000 ford F-250. Under the hood in the power distribution box you will need to check the fuse that is in location 1. There should be a 7.5 amp mini fuse in this location. That is the one for the trailer left turn signal and brake lights. You can find the locations of all fuses/relays and their functions in the truck owners manual should you ever run into this problem again!
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  • Where Does the TorkLift HiddenPower Under-Vehicle Battery Mount Install
  • To see where the TorkLift HiddenPower Under-Vehicle Battery Mount with Battery Box # TLA7728 that you referenced will mount check out the picture I attached. It basically will attach to the passenger side frame rail just to the front of the leaf spring hanger. This will only fit the long bed versions of the 2014 Ford F-350. I also attached a link to the install instructions for this product as well.
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  • Can B&W Turnoverball Out of a Dodge Truck be Used w/ Custom Installation Kit for Ford # BWGNRM1111
  • I spoke with my technical contact at B and W and the center piece from the gooseneck hitch on your Dodge is not compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Custom Installation Kit, # BWGNRM111, for your 2012 Ford F-250. You will need to get the complete set-up, B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit, # BWGNRK1111. Each hitch and installation kit are engineered for use in specific vehicles and the ball hole placement as well as the bolt hole locations...
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F350 Short Bed
  • You are on the right track, you will need a slider hitch like the Curt Hitch part # 16516 that you referenced to have enough clearance to make tight turns. To install this hitch in the bed of your truck you will need a rail kit. A custom kit like the Curt Kit part # C16448-204 that you also referenced would be your best option as it will minimize drilling and cut install time in half when compared to a universal install kit. For a 7-way for the bed of your truck you would also want...
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  • Height of Reese Elite Under-Bed Rail Adapter RP30156
  • The Reese Elite Under-Bed Rail Adapter you mentioned, part # RP30156 is just under 3 inches tall, 2-15/16 inches to be exact.
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  • Recommended 7 Way to 5 Way Adapter for 2014 Ford F-250
  • I have just the thing for you. Take a look at the Hopkins 7 way to 5 way adapter # HM47075. The adapter plugs into a 7-Way blade style on the truck and has a 5-Way flat at the back to plug in any trailer that uses a 5-Way flat. I have included a video review of this part for you to check out.
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  • Can Dual Wheels Be Removed On Fulton F2 Swing-Up Trailer Jack
  • The dual wheel s on the Fulton F2 Swing-Up Trailer Jack, part # F1413100334, are not designed to be removed. If you need a jack with similar features but with the footplate I recommend the Fulton F2 W/Footplate, part # F1413210334.
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  • Air Helper Suspension Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Compatible with 5th Wheel Rails
  • I checked with Firestone and the air helper spring kit part # F2535 has been confirmed to fit your 2012 Ford F-250 diesel and they say that it will work with fifth wheel rail kits installed in the truck. The best recommendation I can make though would be for you to check out the picture and install instructions I attached to see how this attaches to the frame and then compare that to your Pullrite rail kit.
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  • Air Suspension Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-250 with B and W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch
  • Personally I like the Firestone kits like the part # F2550 that has been confirmed to fit your 2002 Ford F-250 with a fifth wheel hitch installed in it. The bump stops of the Air Lift kits are redundant in that they don't really do anything beyond what a standard air bag already does. For a compressor kit to make inflating and maintaining pressure in the bags easy I would recommend the part # F2158.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2-1/2 inch Hitch with a Ford F350 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Based on the capacities of your hitch and the weight of your trailer you will have to use a WD system designed for a 2-1/2 inch hitch. There are no Blue Ox options so you would have to use a Reese like the part # RP66075 that you referenced. You would need a shank to go with this as well like part # RP54976. You will like the Reese WD Straitline system much more than you would the Blue Ox. The Straitline features the only sway control on the market designed to prevent sway before it...
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  • How to Determine the Right Replacement Grease Seal for a Trailer
  • The seal needed is going to depend on the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped into the sides of the bearings. Or if you know the part number of the hub I could look it up to determine the correct seal. The grease seal though is meant to hold the grease in the hub and not let it leak out the back of the hub. If the drum is filling with grease then it is leaking out somewhere else. You will need to make sure that the correct bearings and races are being used. There are some measurements...
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  • Recommended Electric Trailer Jack For 6 Inch Trailer Frame
  • I went to our warehouse and pulled one of the Suspension Pro Electric Trailer Jack, part # 81201. I took a measurement of the distance from the bottom of the mounting flange to the bottom of the outer leg on the jack. It measures 6 inches. You are correct that there may be a little flex when using the jack or the inner leg may rub against the bottom plate. I do have another option for you. I recommend the Stromberg Carlson Electric Trailer Jack, part # JET-3555. I measured the distance...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 and Air Suspension
  • We do offer just the part # C16424. This is the bracket kit without the rails. For a Firestone air suspension kit designed to work with fifth wheel rails you would want the part # F2535 if you have a diesel engine or part # F2550 if you have a gas engine.
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  • Bolt Recommendation for the Bulldog Lunette Ring # BD1291010383
  • Bolts are not included with the Lunette ring part # BD1291010383 that you referenced. For that you would want the part # PS024202. For a channel you would also want the # BDAC5000300.
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  • Hitch , Weight Distribution And Towing Accessories to Tow 12,000 lb Boat with 2000 Ford F350
  • Unless you're planning on carrying a truck bed camper again, the Torklift # TLF1002-30 Hitch you referenced would be overkill for you. A Class V hitch like the Curt # C15410 would be a less expensive option. For a ball mount, use the Draw-Tite # 40331 with the # 19286 2-5/16 inch trailer ball. Anytime the weight of what you're towing exceeds half the weight of the tow vehicle, weight distribution is recommended. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine...
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  • Can the Edge A2 Monitor with GPS be used to Only Show Electronic Gauges on my 2006 Ford F250 6.0
  • The monitors I recommend are the Edge Insight CS # EP83730 or CTS # EP83830 because you currently have the stock SCT F3 programmer. The CTS is a color touch screen whereas the CS has a color screen with button controls. The screen on the CTS is 4-1/3 inches and CS is 2-2/5 inches. The Edge A2 with GPS # EP83300 you referenced isn't compatible because you have the stock SCT F3. I included a couple videos and informative article for you too.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-350 Powerstroke Diesel
  • When picking out a transmission cooler for a vehicle you really want to pick out the largest and most efficient style of cooler that will fit the available space in front of your radiator/condenser/intercooler. If you have room for it the Derale Cooler part # D13614 would be a great choice as it is a large plate fin cooler that would do an excellent job cooling your transmission fluid. You will also need the fitting # D13025 to make the install a bit easier.
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  • Troubleshooting a 7-Way on a 2008 Ford F-250 that Has No Trailer Light Signals
  • First place I would check is all of the trailer wiring fuses and relays in the fuse box of your 2008 Ford F-250 as it sounds like you may have blown some fuses/relays. Beyond that you can check for corrosion on both sides of the 7-way connector and clean as necessary. I attached a help article on troubleshooting trailer connectors for you to check out as well.
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  • Difference Between B&W Companion Part Numbers # BWRVK3500 and # BWRVK3500-5W
  • There is no difference between B&W Companion part numbers # BWRVK3500 and # BWRVK3500-5W. We just have slightly different part numbers for the same hitch which allows it to show up in two categories through our fit guide. The 5W just stands for fifth wheel.
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  • Are 66 Inch Bars on Yakima Ladder Rack Long Enough for a 2012 Ford F-250
  • The uprights on the Yakima ladder rack # Y01137-Y00410 do lean in a little towards the center of the truck bed. But if you want to go with longer bars you can use # Y01137-Y00411 which features 78 inch bars; almost the same overall width as your 2012 Ford F-250!
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  • How to Determine the Tow Package Wiring Functions on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • I can tell you how to determine the wire functions but I can't tell you what the color codes are on the Ford F-250. This is because there is no standard and on the assembly line, if they happen to run out of the usual color they use at that particular plant they won't shut down the line to wait for more. They will just go with what is on hand. To find out the functions of the wires you would need a circuit tester such as # 3808 and someone to sit in the truck and go through each function...
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  • Mounting Hardware for a Bargman 7-Way Super Sealed Connector with Cable
  • I recommend the plated steel mounting bracket # PK12711U-26 for the Bargman 7-way super sealed connector # 50-87-002 because it has ports for mounting a 7-way round or 4-flat trailer connector. The mounting holes are 2-1/4 inches eye to eye. See diagram I included. The mounting hole dimensions on the 7-way super sealed connector # 50-87-002 are 1-1/2 vertical eye to eye and 2-1/4 horizontal eye to eye. See picture. Take a look at the video reviews for each product if you would like.
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  • Will Reese Titan # RP30866 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Existing Bed Rails in 2001 Ford F250
  • I'm assuming that you have unknown bed rails in your truck, and you're wanting to know if the Reese Titan # RP30866 5th wheel hitch would fit in them. Reese 5th wheel hitches use rails with slots that are about 22 inches apart front to back, measured center to center and 20-1/2 inches apart side to side, center to center as shown in the photo I've edited for you. If the 5th wheel rails in your truck bed have the same measurements, the Reese Titan will fit your rails.
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  • Will RBW X-16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Reese Elite Series Adapter for Ford Factory Prep Package
  • If the RBW X-16 happens to be the Lil' Rocker then it could possibly fit adapter # RP30156. The adapter has the outer most mounting slots for industry standard rails. The outer set are spaced 29 inches apart on center. The inner set are spaced 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And they are 22 inches front to back. If your hitch will fit these dimensions then it can be used in the adapter.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Connector Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Yes, if you have the square connector at the rear of your 2003 Ford F-250 then you could use the replacement 7-way part # 118243 that uses this style of connector for installation. Check out the installation video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Isn't Showing Connection After Replacement
  • Since your vehicle is using the factory wiring for the installation of the brake controller the first place I would look is for blown brake controller fuses. On the fuse box diagram there should be a listing for the brake controller circuit. I would suspect a short on your trailer wiring blew this fuse and is now in need of being replaced. You will also want to check the brake output circuit on your trailer to see if there are any obvious signs of a short such as cut or exposed wire and...
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  • Availability of Ford Replacement OEM Wiring Harness # 118243 Without Fuses, Relays and 7-Way
  • I checked with my buddy at Tow Ready, who tells me that the pigtail included with the # 118243 isn't available minus the fuses, relays and the 7-way. They sell the full kit only. Actually, even though you don't need them at the moment, having the extra 7-way, fuses and relays could come in handy in the future.
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  • Determining Diameter of Axle on 2007 Jayco Octane Toy Hauler
  • Sounds like you are trying to determine the diameter of your trailer axle. Measuring an axle, especially a round one, can be difficult. I recommend using a set of dial or digital calipers to get an accurate measurement. Typical Axle Diameters Based on Axle Capacity 1,000-lb - 2,000-lb Axles: 1-1/2" - 1-3/4" diameter 3,500-lb Axles: 2-3/8" diameter (can have a 3-1/2" diameter, but rarely) 6,000-lb - 7,200-lb Axles: 3" diameter 8,000-lb Axles: 3-1/2" diameter 9,000-lb Axles: 4"...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ford F-350 Long Bed with Prep Package
  • I have exactly what you need. Since you have the 5th wheel hitch prep package from Ford you will want the Reese Fifth Wheel Dual Jaw Trailer Hitch # RP30047. This hitch is designed to fit the bed rail in your 2013 Ford F-350 Super Duty's 8 foot bed, has a 16,000 lb capacity and can pretty easily be removed and installed. You will also need Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30156. I attached a review video for Reese hitch # RP30047...
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  • Custom-Fit Under-Bed 5th Wheel Hitch Brackets for 2006 Ford F-350 Dually 8-Foot Bed
  • For a custom-fit under-bed 5th wheel installation bracket kit for your 2006 F-350 I suggest Curt kit # C16448-204. I recommend this kit because it requires no frame drilling and because it is lower in cost than other options. Any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch will fit these base rails. The written instructions are linked for you. We do not recommend mixing brands of base rails and under bed brackets so I urge you to use a complete new install kit like this. If your existing rails...
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  • Troubleshooting 12 Volt Accessory Circuit Not Functioning After 6-Way Connector Install
  • It is possible that you shorted out the 12 volt trailer wiring circuit of your truck while you were wiring in the connector. Since this circuit would have voltage all the time it would be pretty easy to short it out while wiring up a new connector. Check the fuse box for the 12 volt accessory trailer circuit relay/fuse and replace as needed.
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  • Does the Edge Evolution CS Defuel When Shifting
  • The Edge Evolution CS part # EP85100 does defuel when shifting to help save the transmission. Even their old race version of this programmer defueled for the shifts. My cousin had that programmer in his truck with a built transmission and was always trying to find a way to turn off the defueling. If you transmission is slamming the gears with this programmer installed I would suspect that the transmission might need to get looked at.
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Rear Axle Air Helper Springs # F2176 Fit 1999 Ford F-350 Diesel Dually
  • The particular Firestone air spring kit you referenced, Ride-Rite Rear Axle Air Helper Spring kit # F2176, is a fit for the cab-and-chassis version but not for the pickup. The rear axle kit that fits your F-350 diesel dually 8-foot pickup is # F2550. This fits both 2WD and 4WD versions. I have linked an installation video and the written instructions. If you want to control the air bags from the comfort of the cab you can add a compressor kit like # F2097 which controls both bags with...
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  • How to Determine Which Weight Distribution System to Eliminate Sway on a 10,020 Pound Toy Hauler
  • If the system is rated too low for the trailer weight, it can allow your trailer to sway. With that said, to choose a properly tuned weight distribution system for your trailer you will need to go by the total effective tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the measured 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. Please refer to the linked article for some great...
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  • Would the aFe Cold Air Kit part # AFE75-81262 Increase or Decrease Boost Level Once Installed
  • Typically when you install a less restrictive intake on a boosted vehicle you will end up seeing a gain of 1-2 psi on a boost gauge. Since it sounds like you may not have a boost gauge and you are gauging the boost loss by other means it would be hard to say exactly what is going on. If you installed the aFe Cold Air Kit part # AFE75-81262 you shouldn't have created any boost leaks, but you may want to check how the intake installs to see if something isn't installed correctly.
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  • How to Choose 6-on-5-1/2 Hub/Drum Assemblies and Brakes for an Axle
  • Replacement hubs are selected based on the bearing set used in the originals. The linked picture shows you the typical location and appearance of bearing, race and seal part numbers, but if you cannot find those you can measure the spindles with a precision caliper to the nearest thousandth of an inch (1.123). The locations to measure are shown also. I included a link to our main page for all 6-on-5-1/2 bolt pattern hub/drum assemblies. These come with the appropriate bearings, races,...
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  • Would the Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake # AR401-278 Cause a Check Engine Light for 2012 Ford F350
  • If the Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake System # AR401-278 were to cause a check engine light to turn on it would have to be installed improperly and it would happen immediately, not 1,200 miles down the road. Without knowing what code your truck popped it would be hard for me to speculate what the real problem is, but as long as you installed the # AR401-278 properly and plugged in all of the sensors it should not cause a vehicle to throw any codes. I would suspect the problem is elsewhere...
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  • Drop Link Tailgate Lowering Kit # CG-FD1 Recommendation to Let Tailgate Sit Level
  • The Drop Link Tailgate Lowering Kit # CG-FD1 would work well on your 2007 Ford F-350 and would not require you to lower your bumper. Based on the picture you sent in this kit should allow your tailgate to sit right at level.
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Install Kit Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-250
  • I have a similar custom fifth wheel rail kit that has been confirmed to fit your 2008 Ford F-250, but the part # RP50073-58 fits newer Ford trucks than yours so it would not be recommended. Instead you would want the part # RP50082-58 as this has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel and Reese Hitch
  • All you will need is the proper installation kit that will accommodate the DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) tank on your 2011 Ford F-250. Installation kit # RP50073-58 does accommodate the DEF tank so it is the perfect option for your truck. I have included a link to a video that shows how this kit installs.
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  • Can Bargman LED Surface Mount Light part # 47-84-610 be Used as Both a Left and Right Turn Signal
  • The Bargman LED Surface Mount Light part # 47-84-610 can be installed on either side of a trailer. It does not have a left or right side designation. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Coupler Lock for a 2 Inch Trailer Coupler
  • Blaylock Total-Encasement Coupler Lock # BLTL-22 is designed for Bulldog Collar-Lok couplers which are more narrow than regular coupler so I do not recommend trying to use it. I recommend using a coupler lock such as # DT25013 or # 379DAT for your 2 inch coupler. I have linked review videos on both locks for you.
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  • Hitch Centerline When Husky # HT31407-686 5th Wheel Brackets are Installed on 2001 Ford F350
  • According to the instructions, the back edge of the rear hitch mounting rail would install 29-7/8 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed (not the rear edge of the tailgate). This will place the hitch jaws at a point between right over the rear axle centerline to about 1 inch forward of the axle centerline. The hitch legs are used to help place the front rail. I'll send you a copy of the installation instructions in a separate email, so you can look over them. If you don't...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250 Towing 2009 Keystone Toy Hauler
  • The biggest advantage to using an air bag system with the internal Jounce Bumpers, like the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, # AL88398, is that you get the best of both worlds. The air bags offer the variable load carrying capability and reduce the strain on the rear suspension of your F-250. The internal jounce springs help to improve ride comfort and also work as a fail-safe if the air springs lose pressure. An on-board compressor system, part # AL25592 is available that would allow...
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  • Can Lippert Ground Control 3.0 Leveling Kit # LC358590 Be Installed on Montana High Country 305 RL
  • Lippert Components' bolt-on 4-jack automatic leveling kit # LC358590 is an advanced general-application system for use on most 5th wheels, including your Keystone Montana High Country 305 RL. Chances are 90-95-percent that the frame of your 5h wheel was made by Lippert, so the compatibility of this system with your trailer is virtually a sure thing. I do not have any confirmed data for how many of these system have been installed on trailers in the Montana series. This system offers...
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  • No Trailer Brake or Turn Signals When Connected to 2012 Ford F-250 With Factory Tow Package
  • Troubleshooting your brake and turn signal problem is easiest when you disconnect the trailer and test the truck and trailer individually. First, at the truck check all fuses and relays related to trailer/towing in the power distribution box. If these are all okay then next apply a tester like # 40376 to your 7-way connector. You will want to test one circuit at a time while a helper activates each function on the vehicle. The linked photo shows you the function assignments on a typical...
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  • Replacement Firestone Air Bag for Ride-Rite System on a 2012 Ford F-250
  • You can get just the air bag for Firestone Ride-Rite system # F2535. The bag you need is # F6401. Be sure that you are within the specified air pressure and weight capacity range for the system to keep everything in good working order. For the ride quality when unloaded you might want to experiment with different amounts of air pressure until you find what works best for you. Using a Timbren system such as # TFR250SDG might help when not under load since it will not constantly be...
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  • How Much Clearance Should be Between Tires and Fenders on Unloaded Trailer
  • It all depends on how much the suspension travels but I would say unloaded you would want at least an inch from the tops of the tires to the bottom of the fenders. Keep in mind though that over time the springs will flatten out some, as much as half an inch, so keep that in mind years down the road. You could also add some suspension enhancement, # TTRA1032, rated for 7,000 pounds, which will help with support and ride quality. And it will prolong the life of the suspension. For a tandem...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement System for a 2012 Ford F-350 4x4 with Max Tow Weight of 15,500 LB
  • I recommend going with the Timbren rear suspension system # TFR350SDF because it will keep your 2012 Ford F-350 4x4 more level and improve driving performance. The Timbren springs won't compress as much and have a higher weight rating. I think you will be very pleased with the Timbren system because they are designed to work with heavy loads. The weight capacity is 8,600 pounds and will be more than enough for your setup. The SumoSprings # SSR-104-54 that you referenced is not a...
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  • Does a Cushioned 5th Wheel Hitch or Cushioned Pin Box Give Better Ride Quality
  • If it were me I would go with a non-cushioned hitch and the upgraded pin box for the trailer. the reason for this is the amount of cushioned and chucking prevention on the pin box is greater than what would be on a cushioned hitch and would provide a superior ride. For a 14,000 pound 5th wheel trailer I recommend the Reese hitch # RP30047. This is the old workhorse for Reese. Its been around a long time because it is a quality design and a reliable hitch. For the proper replacement...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a Freightliner FL-60 Towing Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • The part # 1300-80 is a Warner brake controller so I am not sure how to answer your first question. As long as your Freightliner has a 12 volt electrical system a much easier to use and less expensive option would be a proportional electric brake controller like the part # 90885. This controller uses an accelerometer to sense the amount of braking your vehicle is doing and will apply the brakes proportionately. I attached a review video and a help article on installing brake controllers...
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  • Tire Chains for 245/75R17 Single Tires and Dually Tires
  • The Titan tire chains, # TC2828, are a fit for your 245/75R17 tires on the front of your truck. And Titan chains # TC4831 are a fit for the dually rear tires, 245/75R17 at the back. So these chains you have chosen are correct. And they are both V-bar construction so they will match up. Rubber adjusters are recommended, # TCMA2, sold in pairs, to ensure a secure fit. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on the use of tire chains on your truck....
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  • Brophy Truck Bed Camper Tie Downs for 2009 Ford F-350
  • As long as the underside of the bed rail lip is at least two inches wide (see diagram I've provided for you), the CR Brophy # HSSF camper tie downs are what I'd recommend. You'll also need the tie-down hardware package, part # TDHP which includes the S hooks and turnbuckles. If you click the link, you can see a demonstration video showing how the tie downs work.
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  • Installation of Oil and Transmission Coolers on 2000 Ford F-250 with 5.4L V8 Engine
  • Most oil and transmission coolers like the Derale Atomic-Cool # D15950 are not vehicle specific so you can install as large (and efficient) a cooler as you have the space to install it. An exception is the pan-type of transmission cooler like the Derale # D14208 which is designed specifically for vehicles with an E4OD, 4R100, 5R100, or 5R100W transmission. Coolers are also NOT fluid-specific to either oil or transmission fluid - they can be used in either application. If you intend to...
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  • Can the AFE Air Filter for a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6.4 Liter Turbo Collapse into the Turbo
  • The air filter # AFE11-10107 was designed to work with stock or aFe air boxes. Regarding the air filter never failing, unfortunately I could not guarantee that but the aFe air filter offers a 135 percent increase in airflow, or gains of 439 cubic feet per minute. It's highly unlikely an air filter would collapse and get pulled into the turbo. Also, we haven't had any customers report anything of that nature either. I included a link showing all the air filters for your 2008 Ford...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Behind a Motor Home
  • The first thing you are going to need to flat tow your 1999 ford F-250 Super Duty are base plates. The Roadmaster base plates that fit your truck are # 482-1. this style of base plate is not compatible with vehicle mounted tow bars like the Stowmaster # RM-501. You have to have a motor home mount tow bar such as the Flacon 2, # RM-520. You will also need safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables...
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  • How to Identify if a Truck has Reese Elite or Signature Series Rail Kit Installed
  • Check out the picture I attached that shows the dimensions of what Reese Elite or Signature Series pucks would be in the bed of a truck like yours. If you measure the center to center distance of the pucks, and they come out to be 13 by 30 inches, they are Reese Elite rails that would be compatible with the Reese Elite 18K hitch # RP30142 or the 25K model, part # RP30143. If you wished to use a different hitch that's compatible with industry standard bed rails, an adapter is available,...
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  • What do I need to Install a 7-Way Connector in the Bed of a 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • What you will need for your 2000 Ford F-350 is a 4-pole hardwire kit # 18252, universal installation kit # ETBC7 and universal 5th wheel/gooseneck 7-way extension # C56080. Install the # ETBC7 (provides 7-way connector) and # 18252 (provides 4-way flat) at the rear of your truck. The Curt 5th wheel/gooseneck 7-way extension # C56080 will install in the location of your choice in the truck bed. I have provide a few links to help guide the installation.
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  • 5th Wheel Mounting Brackets for 2012 Ford F250 Diesel
  • We sure do! The install kit, which includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all hardware is part # RP50073-58. The kit requires NO drilling into the truck frame (drilling through the bed is necessary), and the brackets will fit around the DEF tank on Diesel trucks. If you were only needing the frame brackets, use part # RP50073. This includes the frame brackets and install hardware for attaching the brackets to the truck frame, but the bed rails and hardware for attaching the bed rails...
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  • Will the Reese Underbed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for a 2003 Ford F-250 Fit with Firestone Air Bags
  • The Reese Under Bed Bracket kit part # RP30073 that you referenced installs by attaching to the top and outside of the frame rails whereas the Firestone Ride Rite Kit part # F2550 for your 2003 Ford F250 installs on the inside of the frame rail so the two would be compatible together. I attached an install video for the rail kit for you to check out as well. Since you have a short bed truck you will need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. For that you would want the...
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  • Where do Trailer Battery Charge and Back Up Lamp Relays Install on a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • I checked an online copy of the owners manual for a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty to find the locations for the fuses/relays related to the tow package wiring. In the in-cab fuse panel there are fuse locations at 13, 24, and 28. Under the hood in the power distribution box there are fuse locations at 1, 3, 4, 8, 16, and 28. And the trailer backup lamp relay is location 38. That leaves the trailer battery charge relay in location 39.
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  • Replacement Truxedo Tonneau Cover For 2004 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed
  • The Truxedo Tonneau cover we offer for your 2004 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4 ft bed is the TruXedo TruXport Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Cover part # TX259101. We also offer replacement covers for the TruXport. For a replacement cover you would need to order part # TX259101-CVR. This is the replacement cover and does not include the frame. Per Truxedo, the Trax system has been discontinued.
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  • How to Measure for a 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter
  • If your truck is still at the stock ride height, then there is a good chance that the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Adapter, # CAB-C5G, will work. To be absolutely certain, I recommend measuring from the top of your gooseneck ball to the bottom of the king pin plate on your trailer with your truck and trailer on level ground (see photo). This dimension must be between 12 and 16 inches for the Convert-A-Ball adapter to work. You will also want to make sure that you have 5 to 6 inches of clearance...
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  • Will the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16448-204 Work with Reese 16k Hitch
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16448-204 that you referenced includes rails built to the industry standard dimensions so your Reese 16k hitch would work well with them.
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  • Replacement Safety Chain Loops for a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch on 2008 Ford F-350
  • Yes, the B&W Replacement Safety Chain U-Bolt Kit, # BW1900-2-1600, will fit the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch on your 2008 Ford F-350.
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  • Connecting Stowmaster Tow Bar # RM-501 to Steel Bumper on Jeep Wrangler
  • Tow bars from RoadMaster and Blue Ox, such as the RoadMaster StowMaster # RM-501, are designed to mate directly to base plates from the same manufacturer. Base plates usually mount to the vehicle frame. There are adapters available to use a tow bar from one company with base plates from another, but this arrangement costs more and increases the complexity of the set-up. Also, not every possible parts combination is covered by the available adapters. Jeep Wranglers can be more complicated...
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  • How to Choose Correct Bearing Buddies for Trailer Hub
  • You'll want to choose a Bearing Buddy based on the inside diameter of the bore of your hub. You can use a digital caliper to determine this. Also, if you know the outer bearing reference number, we can determine which bearing race is compatible with that bearing, and find the outside diameter of the race, which is equal to the diameter of the hub bore. I've linked you to our selection of Bearing Buddies. The filters on the left side of the page will help you choose the correct Bearing...
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  • Fit of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs with B&W Turnover Ball Hitch on 2008 Ford F250
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 is compatible with fifth wheel or gooseneck hitches, including your B & W Turnover Ball. I've confirmed this with Firestone for you. You might also be interested in an on-board compressor system like part # F2158. A compressor system would allow you to add or remove air pressure from the air bag helper springs from your truck cab with the touch of a button. I've linked you to some install videos and FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch And Installation Kit For 1999 Ford F-350
  • We do have several fifth wheel hitches that will work for your 1999 Ford F-350 Dually. I recommend the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, part # PS30857. This hitch has dual jaws that provide more king pin contact meaning less jarring and chucking. This hitch has a towing capacity of 16,000 lbs, and features a 4 inch height adjustment. The installation kit I recommend is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58. This kit cuts the...
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