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  • How to Hardwire a Brake Controller in a 2004 Ford F-350
  • The correct quick splice harness needed to install a brake controller in a 20014 Ford F-350 is the part # 3035-P. I attached a picture that shows how the connector of it would match what you have in your truck. This could be used as a guide or you can test the wires of the connector to determine their function with a circuit tester like part # 3808. The pin that has voltage all the time will be the 12 volt power circuit (goes to red wire), the pin with 12 volts of power only when...
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  • Will the MagnaFlow Filter-Back Exhaust System Fit a 2014 F-350 Crew Cab Diesel Long Bed
  • According to MagnaFlow, there is no modification required to install the Filter-Back Exhaust System, # MF15351, on your 2014 Ford F-350 Crew Cab long bed. I have attached a link to the installation instructions for you to check out. Since you have the long bed model, you will be required to use the included 19 inch extension pipe between the inlet pipe and the muffler assembly, but that will not require any modification to the truck.
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  • What is the Maximum Amperage Rating for Bulldog Winch Wireless Controller BDW20099
  • Bulldog Winch Wirelesss Controller # BDW20099 is designed for 2,000 and 3,000 pound ATV winches with off-center drums. These winches draw up to 120 to 130 amps at full load. So you would not want to go over 130 amp draw for this unit.
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  • Magnaflow Exhaust Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Long Bed
  • The Magnaflow exhaust system part # MF15349 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford F-350 crew cab, long bed with a 6.7 liter V8 engine. The exhaust tip is a single tip like what you see in the attached picture. If you are looking for a setup that has a dual tip setup instead you would want the part # MF18948.
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  • Tow Package Trailer Wiring Fuse and Relay Locations for a 2008 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • There is a relay for the 12 volt circuit on the 7-Way in your 2008 Ford F-350. There are 2 fuses and 1 relay related to this circuit. The relay is in location 56 in the power distribution box under the hood. As you said there is one fuse in the cab in location 33 and one in the power distribution box in location 44. The following are the other relay/fuse locations for the tow packaging wiring on your truck: Under the hood Location 5 - fuse for brake controller Locations 20 and 21...
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  • Tow Package Trailer Wiring Fuse and Relay Locations for a 2008 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • There is a relay for the 12 volt circuit on the 7-Way in your 2008 Ford F-350. There are 2 fuses and 1 relay related to this circuit. The relay is in location 56 in the power distribution box under the hood. As you said there is one fuse in the cab in location 33 and one in the power distribution box in location 44. The following are the other relay/fuse locations for the tow packaging wiring on your truck: Under the hood Location 5 - fuse for brake controller Locations 20 and 21...
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  • Tow Package Trailer Wiring Fuse and Relay Locations for a 2008 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • There is a relay for the 12 volt circuit on the 7-Way in your 2008 Ford F-350. There are 2 fuses and 1 relay related to this circuit. The relay is in location 56 in the power distribution box under the hood. As you said there is one fuse in the cab in location 33 and one in the power distribution box in location 44. The following are the other relay/fuse locations for the tow packaging wiring on your truck: Under the hood Location 5 - fuse for brake controller Locations 20 and 21...
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  • Titan Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Suddenly Started Running Continuously and Applying Brakes
  • First, the internal parts of the Titan electric over hydraulic actuators are not available. If the unit needs to be repaired it would have to be done by Titan. It could be a wiring issue. Inspect the wiring and fix any broken or pinched wires. Also check for and corrosion at wiring connections including the grounds. Make sure that the trailer connector is clean and free of corrosion and moisture inside where the wires attach and outside on the pins. Check the breakaway switch to...
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  • Programmer Recommendation for a 2002 Ford Diesel To Help Prevent Downshifting on Hills
  • The Superchips Flashpaq part # SU1845 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2002 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a 7.3 liter Powerstroke diesel engine. It can give you up to 111 horsepower and 205 ft lbs of torque as well. This increased power will give you truck the ability to not need to downshift as much. Instead of losing RPMs on hills the added torque will allow the truck to stay in the same gear and keep going. With this programmer you will notice considerable less downshifting...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2013 Ford F-350
  • To install the brake controller, you'll need the # 3034-P brake controller wiring harness, regardless of whether the truck has the 4-pole or 7-way trailer connector. The wiring harness would connect the brake controller to the plug under the dash. If your truck has the factory 7-way connector on the rear bumper, it would look like part # HM40975. If that's the case, you'd plug in the brake controller, and the installation would be complete. If your truck only has the 4-pole or 4-pin...
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  • Options to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with Flatbed Pickup with Tool Boxes
  • You will want to install your 5th wheel base rails according to the manufacturer's instructions because any deviation from the specified installation method will result in an unknown actual capacity. Unless mounted as intended by the maker the rails cannot deliver their maximum rated performance. There are adapter products that will let you tow a 5th wheel trailer with your goose neck hitch. These are shown on the linked page. For example, if you have a B&W goose neck with a square shank...
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  • 2006 Ford F-350 Integrated Brake Controller Troubleshooting: No Trailer Connect Message
  • What you described sounds like a short on the brake output circuit. What you will need to do is go over the trailer's brake output circuit looking for anything obvious that would cause a short like exposed wire or corrosion and fix as necessary. I also attached a help article on brake controller troubleshooting for you to check out as well.
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  • 2006 Ford F-350 Integrated Brake Controller Troubleshooting: No Trailer Connect Message
  • What you described sounds like a short on the brake output circuit. What you will need to do is go over the trailer's brake output circuit looking for anything obvious that would cause a short like exposed wire or corrosion and fix as necessary. I also attached a help article on brake controller troubleshooting for you to check out as well.
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  • 2006 Ford F-350 Integrated Brake Controller Troubleshooting: No Trailer Connect Message
  • What you described sounds like a short on the brake output circuit. What you will need to do is go over the trailer's brake output circuit looking for anything obvious that would cause a short like exposed wire or corrosion and fix as necessary. I also attached a help article on brake controller troubleshooting for you to check out as well.
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  • California Legal Exhaust System Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-350 Diesel Long Bed Reg Cab
  • Yes, I checked with Magnaflow and the Downpipe-Back Exhaust System part # MF15900 that you referenced is legal for use in the state of California.
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  • Solution for 2006 Ford F-250 w Integrated Brake Controller that Doesnt Work Well with Brake Rite
  • Integrated brake controllers are pretty notorious for not wanting to work well with electric over hydraulic actuators like the Brake Rite # T4813100. Even with the use of the adapter part # T4846000 they can still be difficult. Your best solution is going to be to replace the integrated controller with one that is designed to work with an EOH actuator like our best selling Prodigy P2 # 90885. You will also need the adapter part # 3065-P to install it in your truck. This will eliminate...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250 V10 Supercab 8 ft Bed
  • The Firestone Air Spring kit part # F2550 will not fit the Supercab V10 models with an 8 foot bed due to interference from the frame design of the truck. Your best option would be a jounce style spring enhancement like the Timbren part # TFRTT350E which has been confirmed as a fit for your truck. The great thing about these kits is that they do not require any air line running or maintaining of air pressure. You install them and they are there when you need them and not when you don't.
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  • D-Ring Recommendation for 48 Foot Cargo Trailer
  • The Brophy Recessed D-Rings part # RR5K would be a great choice for D-Ring anchors on your trailer. Depending on what you plan to secure these can be installed basically wherever you would need them. Typically you see them installed around the outsides of the trailer floor every few feet as needed. Some even get installed in the walls of the trailer as well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • How Much Horsepower Will Edge EvoHT2 Programmer Give a 2005 Ford F-350 with a 5.4 liter Triton V8
  • The Edge EvoHT2 Hand-Held Performance Tuner # EP16040 is the correct programmer for your 2005 Ford F-350 with a 5.4 liter Triton V8 and can give you an additional 25 horsepower and 49 ft lbs of torque. Normally programmers will give a decent amount of power, but this is a noticeable increase that you will definitely feel.
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  • Can a Used Edge Programmer from One Truck be Used on a Different 2004 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • You can use the used Edge programmer you bought from a friend. You will need to re-register the device with Edge for a fee so you can use it on your 2004 Ford F-250 diesel. It is designed to be married to one vehicle at a time. This is so 1 programmer can't be passed around which would allow people to tune their vehicles for free.
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  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer w/2004 Ford F-350 with Gooseneck Hitch and 4 Wide-Spaced Holes Around Ball
  • It sounds like there used to be a Pull Rite hitch or some other brand hitch used in your 2004 Ford F-350. Even the Reese under bed mount is not that wide. But, I have a solution for you that will NOT require installing a different hitch or install kit or removing the gooseneck ball. In fact, the gooseneck ball will have to stay. That is because I recommend the Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225. This is a 2-part adapter with both parts included. The pyramid part clamps...
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  • Can a 2005 Ford F-350 Use a 41 Inch Long Reese Titan Extension
  • Does your 2005 Ford F-350 have a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch sized opening? If so the 41-48 inch adapter part # RP45018 would fit it and work well. This adapter has the capacity for your 2,700 lb boat pretty easily. If instead you have a 2 inch hitch you would need to replace it with the part # 45297 that is a custom fit hitch for your truck and will work well with the Titan extension.
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  • Difference Between the Two Torklift StableLoad Suspension Enhancements for 2009 Ford F-250
  • As far as the reduction of body roll and sway the # TLA7200 and # TLA7311 will both provide about the same amount of improvement. The difference is that the # TLA7311 allows you to easily unhook the system so that you can go back to the stock ride quality if needed. So you can activate it when you are carrying your camper and then deactivate if and when you remove it and don't need the stiffer ride. If you would plan on leaving the system installed at all times the # TLA7200 would then...
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  • Which is Quieter the MaxxAir Trailer Roof Vent or the Fan-Tastic Vent Roof Vent
  • The MaxxAir vent # MA00-06401K and the Fan-Tastic Vent roof vent # FV801250 will be close to the same decibel level when running but I give a slight edge to the MaxxAir because it moves a little less air (900 cubic feet per minute versus 920 on the Fan-Tastic) and because it has a sealed ball bearing 12 volt motor which would theoretically be quieter. Honestly you may not be able to tell the difference. As far as wind noise on the exterior I would go with the MaxxAir vent again since...
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  • Fifth Wheel Pin Box Upgrade Recommendations for a Trailer with a Lippert 1621 Pin Box
  • If your 2014 345 Open Range Fifth Wheel Trailer has a Lippert 1621 pin box the Trailair Flex Air 5th Wheel Pin Box # LC328492 that you referenced would be an excellent option. The only option I would recommend over this would be for if you have a short bed truck. Then I would recommend the cushioned Sidewinder part # RP61422 that will give you the turning clearance your trailer would need to make tight turns without having to use a slider hitch. To determine what pin box you have...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2009 Ford F-350 King Ranch Diesel
  • There are different adapters that will allow you to tow a 5th wheel trailer using a gooseneck hitch. Probably the easiest is going to be the Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225. This adapter is 2 parts, both included. The first part is the pyramid part that clamps to a standard 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball. The second part is a block that attaches to a 5th wheel trailer king pin allowing a 5th wheel trailer to couple to the first part of the adapter. I have included some links...
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  • Are Center Bolts Required for 5th Wheel Rails in Curt Installation Kit in a 2001 Ford F-350
  • We do recommend installing the 2 center bolts in Curt 5th wheel installation kit # C16443-204 for your 2001 Ford F-350 though it is not required. The center bolts add additional stability and considering the weights involved with 5th wheel towing it is a good idea to have them especially if towing above 16,000 pounds.
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  • Recommended Spacers Needed For 2011 Ford F-250 With Ride-Rite Suspension And 3-Inch Lift Kit
  • The lift spacers you need for your F-250 with the Firestone # F2535 suspension system is part # F2367. This kit comes with the 3 inch spacers and the screws and washers needed to install them.
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  • Firestone Work Rite or Air Lift AirCell Suspension Enhancement Comparison for 2009 Ford F-250
  • As far as jounce style suspension enhancement is concerned I like the Firestone WorkRite kits like the part # F8616 over all of the other brands. We have a guy here who has had nearly all of the brands installed on his truck and his favorite was the Firestone. He said that it was the only one that supported the suspension and was truly unnoticeable when the truck was unloaded. The rest were a bit harsher when unloaded. The longer warranty of the Firestone is just an added benefit. The...
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  • Recommended Performance Tuner For 2004 Ford F-250 With Triton 5.4L Engine
  • The Edge Evolution Programmer, part # EP15051 is not designed to work with the F-250, but we do have a solution that will work for you. If you do not live in California I recommend the Edge EvoHT Hand-Held Performance Tuner, part # EP16030. You can change the settings to maximize efficiency and get gains up to 27 horsepower and 33 ft-lbs of torque. For a California approved tuner I recommend the Edge EvoHT2 Hand-Held Performance Tuner, part # EP86040. With this tuner you can gain...
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  • Can 5th Wheel Towed By short Bed Ford F250 Have Clearance for Turns with Reese Revolution Locked Out
  • You will not have enough room to complete turns unless you're using a sliding hitch. Even then, with the hitch slid fully rearward, you'll have very little clearance between the front of the trailer and the rear of the truck cab. If you don't have a sliding hitch, you'll barely be able to make any kind of a turn without damaging the truck and the trailer. You can determine this for yourself by measuring the distance between the outside front of the truck bed and the center of the hitch...
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  • What Are Dimensions Of Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2114V
  • The fitguide for the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2114V, do not list the tire size you referenced in your question. It may have been a typo and the tires you have on your truck are 275/65-20. If that is the case, then the # PW2114V is a confirmed fit for your tires. I have attached a photo of the cables laid out with the measurement you can use to determine if you have the correct cables. The cable cross chain length with hooks is noted and is 18.80 inches. The cable...
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  • Where Should the Ground Wire for a Brake Controller Install Go
  • Yes, when hardwiring the install of the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller part # 90885 you would want to run the ground of the controller up to the negative side of the battery. The power wire of the controller should be run to the positive post of the battery as well. I attached a help article on wiring up a brake controller for you to check out as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • A short bed truck such as your 2006 Ford F-250 will require either a slider hitch or a Sidewinder replacement pin box on the trailer to be able to tow a 5th wheel trailer and have enough cab clearance when making tight turns. Or it would have to be a specially designed 5th wheel trailer for short bed trucks. We do have a slider that travels 22-1/2 inches and slides automatically, # DM8550040. No slider offers as much travel and clearance. This hitch is rated for up to 13,000 pounds gross...
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  • Will Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Fit a 1999 Ford F-350 with Utility Bed
  • The Curt flat plate gooseneck trailer hitch can be installed in your truck. In order to mount the Curt gooseneck hitch # C65500 in your 1999 Ford F-350 I recommend a qualified professional installer to perform this installation since your truck has a utility bed. The hitch needs to be bolted to the truck frame using six 5/8 inch grade 5 bolts. And shims should be used to close the gap between the bottom of the hitch and any corrugations in the bed.
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  • Do Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brakes Automatically Adjust Going Forward or in Reverse
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust trailer brake assembly # 23-459 and matching left hand side # 23-458 adjust automatically when traveling. It does not matter if it is forward or reverse. When traveling and using the brakes they will automatically rotate an adjuster to adjust the lining out. There is an initial adjustment you will want to do though, otherwise it can take awhile for the brakes to adjust out when new. I have linked a video that explains this for you.
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  • No Trailer Brakes But Lights Work on Trailer Towed by 2011 F-250
  • If your trailer's lights are working but your trailer brakes are not working then there are several things you can check. First, inspect the socket on the truck and the plug on the trailer for any signs of even slight discoloration or corrosion. Even a little green or white film on the contacts can indicate a corrosion problem. Apply a spray on contact cleaner like Caig De-Oxit and use a small brush like # 814113 to remove any corrosion. Check both sides of each connector if possible. If...
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  • Installation Of Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector On 2006 Ford F-250 Or F-350
  • I have attached a drawing of the rear view of the socket included with the Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole, part # PK11893-11932. This is a confirmed fir for your 2006 Ford truck. As the drawing shows the numbers at the back of the socket are mated with the appropriate wire on the harness. These are installed after the hole in the bed has been cut and the harness has been fed through the hole. I have also attached a link to an installation video for this harness...
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  • Installation Of Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector On 2006 Ford F-250 Or F-350
  • I have attached a drawing of the rear view of the socket included with the Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole, part # PK11893-11932. This is a confirmed fir for your 2006 Ford truck. As the drawing shows the numbers at the back of the socket are mated with the appropriate wire on the harness. These are installed after the hole in the bed has been cut and the harness has been fed through the hole. I have also attached a link to an installation video for this harness...
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  • Curt Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • To install a gooseneck hitch in the bed of your 2003 Ford F-250 all you would need is the Curt Hitch part # C60720 that you referenced. This comes with everything needed to complete the install.
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  • Coupler Recommendation for Trailer with 4 Inch Trailer Tongue To Fit 2 Inch Hitch Ball
  • I have a solution for you, but we don't have a traditional-style coupler that will fit over your 4 inch trailer tongue. The straight tongue trailer couplers we offer fit up to 3 inch trailer tongues. I recommend using an adjustable channel coupler that will weld to the front of your trailer tongue. For a coupler that fits a 2 inch hitch ball, a great option is the Pro Series Adjustable Channel Coupler with Low Latch # PSA200S0303. This coupler offers an 8,000 pound weight capacity....
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  • What is the Height Adjustment Range for the Curt Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt # C16521 5th wheel hitch you mentioned is indeed height adjustable from 17-1/2 to 21-1/2 inches in height. Some of the bed sides on todays trucks are pretty tall (like the Ford F Series), so the hitch heights needed to increase as well. To determine the necessary hitch height so your 5th wheel tows level, jack the 5th wheel so it's level. Measure from the bottom of the skid plate to the ground (not the king pin). Take the bed height above the ground and add the hitch height...
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  • Recommended Replacement Trailer Connector For 2001 Ford F-250 With Factory Connector
  • If the square plug you are asking about on your 2001 F-250 is on the driver side frame rail, then that is an OEM part and you would need to get that from your dealership. If you are asking about the trailer connector at the rear of your truck, and you want to replace the connector you have, then the replacement connector we offer is the Multi-Tow 7-Way & 4 Pole Trailer Connector, part # 20119. This connector plugs into the connector that is currently attached to the back of your trailer...
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  • Mounting the Edge CTS2 Into a Dash Pod on a 2007 F-350 Super Duty 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Turbo Diesel
  • Good news, the Edge Insight # EP84030 CS2 monitor will fit into the dashpod # EP18502 with no problem. Since the dashpod # EP18502 includes an adapter for the CTS2 monitors, there is nothing extra to purchase to mount your monitor to the vehicle, and you will not have to use any of the mounting hardware included with the # EP84030 unit.
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  • Will Husky Replacement 16K Head Assembly Fit Base Of Older Husky 15K Ez Roller Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • I called my contact at Husky about the 15K Husky EZ Roller hitch you have on your F-250. They told me that the 15K and 16K Ez Roller fifth wheel hitches used the same base. The Replacement Head Assembly, part # HT31326 will work on your 15K hitch. They also told me that is the highest capacity head you can put on the 15K base.
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  • Recommended Thule Tire Chains for 2005 Ford F-250 with LT245/75R-17 Tires
  • The LT245/75R-17 tires on your 2005 Ford F-250 are one of the four stock sizes offered by Ford. On this tire size the Thule Self-Tensioning XG12 Pro Snow Tire Chains # TH01594267 are a confirmed fit. These chains include important safety and convenience features such as automatic tensioning and alignment, scratch protection for your rims, a quick-release feature and quality manganese/nickel alloy steel construction. You made a good choice. These Thule chains will be much easier to use...
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  • How Thick is Trailer Double Eye Leaf Spring # PR4B
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled trailer leaf spring # PR4B to measure it for you. The stack at its thickest (in the center) is 1.31 inches. If measuring at the bolt and nut right in the middle the overall thickness is 1.98 inches. I have included a picture showing these measurements for you.
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  • Would Elite Fifth Wheel Pucks Be As Far Apart as Standard Fifth Wheel Rails
  • The pucks of the Reese Under Bed rail kit part # RP30126 that would be recommended for you r2012 Ford F-350 with a short bed will be right at 13 inches apart from front to back and the current rails you have will be 22 inches apart so the holes would not end up overlapping. The 18k Slider hitch you would need would be part # RP30144 though. A bed liner would not be an issue either.
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  • Best Replacement Head for a Pro Series 15k Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation
  • For a trailer that weighs 12.6k lbs there really wouldn't be an advantage to going with the 20k fifth wheel head part # 30118 over the 16k part # PS30854. For an actual upgrade I would recommend the part # RP30047A. We have spoken with Cequent who is the manufacturer of Reese and Pro Series and they state that the Reese hitch is built with sturdier parts although the design of the two heads are basically the same.
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  • Primus Brake Controller Display Just Shows 2 Dots at the Bottom
  • On the Primus brake controller # TK90160 it would read nc if no trailer was connected. If the 2 dots are actually 2 dashes and they are at the bottom of the display then that indicates that the controller is mounted at too low of an angle. If adjusting the angle does not help then there are some tests you can perform to determine if the brake controller is the problem. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then use a circuit...
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  • Will TracRac Ladder Rack Interfere With Truck Bed Toolbox On 2011 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • In my research I found that the inside width of the bed of your 2011 F-350 measures 64.75 inches at the cab and 63.5 inches at the tailgate. The TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack, part # TA21010-03 mounts in the stake pockets of your truck bed. Since they sit on top of the bed rails they are designed to be centered over the top of the bed rails and do not protrude over the inside of the rails. This ladder rack system should not interfere with your toolbox if the toolbox does...
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  • How to Determine if the Lippert 3 inch Axle Kit can Be Installed on a Trailer
  • I have spoken to the techs at Lippert and what they are informing me is that these shock kits are aftermarket installs that can be equipped to MOST units. However, not all units may be able to accommodate these shock kits. The measurements we will need if you are looking to install a shock kit is the measurement from the center of the spring by the spring seat to where the shock mount would be bolted/welded on the diagonal side. The shock for the 3in axle tube mount kit has a compressed...
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  • Wiring Lights in a Headache Rack to a 2009 Ford F-350
  • The cleanest way to install lights on your headache rack is to tap into the wiring harness under the truck instead of plugging something into the connector at the back on your 2009 Ford F-350. Since there is no standard for wire color and function the only way to know the functions is to test them using a circuit tester such as # 3808. Or, if your truck has the factory 7-Way connector at the back you could Tee into it using wiring harness # PK11932. One end plugs in line with the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2014 Ford F250 Short Bed With Existing B & W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch
  • There are available solutions for installing a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2014 Ford F250. Since you already have the B & W Turnover Ball installed, you can simply use the B & W Companion, part # BWRVK3400-5W. The Companion is specifically designed to install into the Turnover Ball hitch, providing a sliding fifth wheel hitch with 12 inches of travel for low speed maneuvering. A less expensive option would be to install an adapter like the Curt X5, part # 16310. The adapter...
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  • Can Lippert Trailer Shock Kits Get Installed on Axles Above and Below Leaf Springs
  • Yes, you can install the shock kit part # LC281281 on either orientation of axle. With them above or below the leaf springs. You will just need to orientate the shock so that it does not end up interfering with the axle as the suspension compresses.
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  • Do Trailer Leaf Springs have to be Compressed or Unloaded to Install Lippert Shock Kit
  • As long as the axle has a 3 inch diameter you can use the Lippert shock kit # LC281281. There is no weight capacity range for this system. When installing the shocks the trailer will need to be raised and the axle jacked up to relieve tension on the springs. So you do not want the springs compressed nor stretched by allowing the axle to just hang. This will allow the shocks to travel an appropriate distance as you tow the trailer. If your trailer axle has a 2-3/8 inch diameter round...
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  • Initial Adjustment Of Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brakes
  • When you install Nev-R-Adjust drum brakes like Dexter part # 23-458 and part # 23-459 the initial setup will be different. The Nev-R-Adjust has a small lever that prevents the brake star wheel from backing off as you do when you adjust standard brakes. With the Nev-R-Adjust brakes, you simply turn the wheel backwards after everything is installed, until you get a slight drag. If you continue turning the wheel it would keep adjusting the brakes until it locks the wheel. You would...
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  • Compatibility of Super Springs Vehicle Suspension Enhancer for 2012 Ford F-250
  • I can help you find the right Super Springs Vehicle Suspension Enhancer for your 2012 Ford F-250. The SSA15 is custom fit for the 2008-2010 Ford F-250 so it will not fit your 2012. The correct custom fit Super Springs Vehicle Suspension Enhancer for your 2012 Ford F-250 is the # SSA13. I have also linked all the other custom fit suspensions for your F-250 for your convenience.
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  • Does Spindle Portion of Redline Spindle SP20484 Go Into Inside of Square Bar Stock
  • The round spindle portion of Redline part # SP20484 is welded to the end of the square bar stock. It does not go inside the bar stock at all; they butt up against one another. You can cut the bar stock to reach a shorter overall length but it is very important that that cut be perfectly square and very clean. Otherwise you can have problems achieving a solid weld to the axle beam. All spindles we offer are shown on the linked page. It is often easier, and sometimes less costly, to...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Options for Rear of Camper Trailer
  • You are correct that any accessory item to be installed on the rear of a trailer (or a motor home) must be built specifically to handle the vertical and lateral forces that are found there. Standard bike racks that are made for use on a passenger car with a hitch receiver cannot withstand these forces. The greater the distance from the rear axle to the rear of the camper (where the rack will be) the greater the stresses placed on the rack. We do offer RV-rated bike carriers in various...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Options for Rear of Camper Trailer
  • You are correct that any accessory item to be installed on the rear of a trailer (or a motor home) must be built specifically to handle the vertical and lateral forces that are found there. Standard bike racks that are made for use on a passenger car with a hitch receiver cannot withstand these forces. The greater the distance from the rear axle to the rear of the camper (where the rack will be) the greater the stresses placed on the rack. We do offer RV-rated bike carriers in various...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Use on the Back of a Pop-Up Camper
  • According to Ultra-Fab, trailer hitch # UF35-946403 measures approximately 7-1/2 inches from the L-shaped mounting brackets to the face of the receiver. The receiver is welded to the bottom of the cross tube which is 2 inch hollow steel for the adjustment of the inner arms. So from the bottom of the receiver to the top of the cross tube is approximately 5 inches. It sounds like this hitch will potentially interfere with the lift mechanism you have mentioned. A hitch that attaches to...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Use on the Back of a Pop-Up Camper
  • According to Ultra-Fab, trailer hitch # UF35-946403 measures approximately 7-1/2 inches from the L-shaped mounting brackets to the face of the receiver. The receiver is welded to the bottom of the cross tube which is 2 inch hollow steel for the adjustment of the inner arms. So from the bottom of the receiver to the top of the cross tube is approximately 5 inches. It sounds like this hitch will potentially interfere with the lift mechanism you have mentioned. A hitch that attaches to...
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  • To Center Rail Bolts have to be Installed to Reach Max Capacity for Curt Gooseneck Hitch Plate
  • The rating of the Curt gooseneck hitch plate # 16055 doesn't change if the center bolts are not installed on the 5th wheel rails. However since the Curt gooseneck plate mounts to the inner-most set of slots on the rails the center bolts would help with stability, especially if and when the trailer coupler pulls up on the ball while traveling. Many 5th wheel rail kits use the center bolts already but if yours does not then I do recommend it. Another option is to use a gooseneck plate...
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  • To Center Rail Bolts have to be Installed to Reach Max Capacity for Curt Gooseneck Hitch Plate
  • The rating of the Curt gooseneck hitch plate # 16055 doesn't change if the center bolts are not installed on the 5th wheel rails. However since the Curt gooseneck plate mounts to the inner-most set of slots on the rails the center bolts would help with stability, especially if and when the trailer coupler pulls up on the ball while traveling. Many 5th wheel rail kits use the center bolts already but if yours does not then I do recommend it. Another option is to use a gooseneck plate...
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  • Automatic Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • For a short bed truck like your 2012 Ford F-350 you would actually need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. Positioning the head back on the part # BWRVK3300 would not end up giving you enough clearance to make tight turns. What I would recommend is the Auto Slider Demco Hijacker part # DM8550024 which will fit the underbed rail kit you have installed in your truck and will automatically slide back when you are making tight turns.
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  • Could the Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch part # 9460-48 Fit 2001 Ford Super Duty with Flat Bed
  • The Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch part # 9460-48 has been confirmed as a fit for a 2001 Ford Super Duty truck like yours as long as it does not have a cab and chassis frame. It would end up setting recessed below the bed since flat beds sit higher than standard beds so you would need to cut a hole like you mentioned. The other issue you may run into would be interference with the hitch and where the flat bed attaches to the truck. I attached and install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Compatibility of Husky Universal 5th Wheel Hitch Brackets on a 2008 Ford F-250
  • If you have the 4 bolt Husky base rails then the hardware kit # HT31563 will work for you. Since we can not confirm which set of rails you have, it's important to note that Husky has not confirmed that these universal brackets will work with the 10 bolt rails. If you have the 10 bolt rails, I have an option for you, but I do not recommend using the Husky Universal Mounting Bracket Kit, # HT31563, on your 2008 Ford F-250. I recommend using the Husky Install Kit, # HT31412 or # HT31408....
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  • Repairing Cut-Off Trailer Connector on 2011 Ford F350
  • I'm assuming you're speaking of the factory tow package harness located behind the rear bumper. Ford might offer a harness that would allow you to plug in further up the truck bed, but the best bet we offer would be # PK11998 pigtail or if you're also missing the trailer connector, part # HM40975-11998. The pigtail would need to be connected to the cut wiring, so I'd recommend using a circuit tester like part # 40376 to determine which wire carries which circuit. Have a helper activate...
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  • Repairing Cut-Off Trailer Connector on 2011 Ford F350
  • I'm assuming you're speaking of the factory tow package harness located behind the rear bumper. Ford might offer a harness that would allow you to plug in further up the truck bed, but the best bet we offer would be # PK11998 pigtail or if you're also missing the trailer connector, part # HM40975-11998. The pigtail would need to be connected to the cut wiring, so I'd recommend using a circuit tester like part # 40376 to determine which wire carries which circuit. Have a helper activate...
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  • Can Front-Mount Hitch Be Installed On 2011 Ford F-150 4x4 With Grille Guard Installed
  • I did some research and found instructions for installing the RanchHand Legend Grille Guard on your 2011 F-250 4x4. You can check out the attached photo that shows where a front hitch is mounted on a Ford F-250. You may find that the bottom bar on your grille guard interferes with being able to install a front mount trailer hitch like part # 65049. I have attached the installation instructions for the 65049 you can take a look at. The instructions do note which frame holes are to be...
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2007 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • For a custom-fit Husky 5th wheel hitch install kit for your 2007 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-foot bed you can use part # HT31407-686. This custom bracket kit will take less time to install than a universal kit and it includes the industry-standard base rails needed to mount your 16K Husky hitch. If you prefer a lower-cost universal kit you can use part # HT31412-686. This will require more drilling and take more time than the custom kit noted above.
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  • Performance Tuner Recommendation For 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Diesel 6.0L 4x4
  • You are correct. The Superchips Flashpaq F4 Performance Tuner, part # SU1842 has many of the same features as the more expensive models and will work great for your 2004 F-250 Diesel. This tuner just plugs into the OBD-ll port on your truck and is a nice compact hand-held tuner. This tuner lets you monitor and tune your truck for fuel economy, and has tunes to help when towing and overall performance. The tuner is not for use in California. With the options this tuner has and also...
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  • Troubleshooting 4-Way Flat Factory Connector Only Testing for Power on Turn Signals
  • Since you have a factory tow package wiring, I recommend checking the tow package fuses to be sure none of the fuses are blown. If the fuses are fine, next you will want to check the wiring behind the bumper for any damage. There may be a short from a cut or pinched wire that is causing problems with the 4-Way connector. Next you can test the functions of the 4-Way with the tester grounded on the ground pin of the connector. Using the 4-Way connector's ground will ensure that the...
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  • Compatibility of Airlift LoadLifter Ultimate Air Springs with Zone Body Lift Kit in 2012 Ford F-250
  • Thank you for the photo of your 2012 F-250 with aftermarket body lift kit installed. For your 2012 Ford F-250 use Air Lift kit # AL88395 if you have 2WD; or kit # AL88396 if the truck is 4WD. Both of these kits install without drilling and both are compatible with a 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch IF these are installed with universal (not custom) brackets. An install video is linked for you. A Zone body lift kit will not affect the installation of a rear-axle air bag suspension system...
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  • Weight Capacity of SuperCoils Custom Front-End Suspension Coils
  • The weight rating for the SuperCoils Custom Front-End Suspension Coils # SSC-31 is for the pair. Together they both have a capacity of 5,000 lbs. It is important to note that the SuperCoils will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. It is not recommended to exceed the manufacturer's weight limit for your vehicle.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2001 Ford F-350 With Gooseneck Hitch In Bed
  • The # CAB-C5G adapter can be used to allow you to tow your fifth wheel with the gooseneck hitch in your 2001 F-350, and is typically used for occasional towing. These adapters are a good solution, but do not provide as nice a ride when towing a fifth wheel trailer with a fifth wheel hitch. If your gooseneck is a B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw-Tite or Reese, or Under-Bed by Bulldog, I recommend the Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, part # 9480. This hitch...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Going with a higher rated fifth wheel hitch than needed would have no drawbacks aside from the fact that the higher rated hitches tend to cost a bit more. The Curt Q24 Slider hitch part # C16546 that you referenced would be a great hitch to use and even with it's higher capacity it doesn't break the bank like some of them do. For fifth wheel rails you would want to go with a custom install kit like the part # C16424-204 which has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. Custom install...
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  • Buffalo Tools # BTGEM7500DF Generator Warranty
  • It it's used in a household environment, the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Portable Generator, part # BTGEN7500DEF has a 1 year warranty. If the generator is used commercially or as a rental, the generator has a 30 day warranty. Buffalo doesn't offer an extended warranty.
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  • Torque Specs when Installing a Trailair Pin Box on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I checked with Lippert, who makes the Trailair pin boxes, and I have the following information for you: "For torque specifications on pin box bolts refer to manufacture’s specifications. If no torque requirements exist, torque 1/2” bolts a minimum of 110 ft/lb and torque 5/8” bolts a minimum of 160 ft/lb and torque 3/4” bolts a minimum of 210 ft/lb." So basically see if there are torque specs specified by the manufacturer in the literature that accompanied the trailer. If not, follow...
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  • Recommended Rear Air Spring & Compressor Kit for 2011 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • The rear axle air spring kit I recommend for your 2011 Ford F-350 diesel with 8-foot box is the Firestone # F2535. This kit fits both 2WD and 4WD versions, offers a 5000-lb maximum load-leveling capacity, is compatible with 5th wheel and gooseneck hitches and it comes complete with all fittings and hardware required for installation. An install video is linked. To add the convenience and flexibility of a powered air compressor you can use Firestone's Air Command II Heavy Duty Compressor...
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  • Would a Reese Goosebox Clear the Bed Rails of a Truck that are 20 inches Tall with B and W Turnover
  • I think you mean to say that you have a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch and not a Turnaround as that's not something B and W carries. The Goosebox should have no problem clearing the bed rails and tailgate of your truck as long as your truck isn't lifted. 20 inch tall bed rails would work just fine with the Goosebox. It basically would simulate the same height as a fifth wheel hitch relative to where the pin box would attach on the trailer. The Gooseboxes are pin box specific...
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  • Tan Seat Cover Recommendation for a 2006 Ford Super Duty with Bucket Seats
  • I have a solution for you, but the part # SS2396PCTN is actually for a bench front seat and would not work for you. The main product picture is for showing what the cover would look like but not the exact style. If you have a bucket seat that has the shoulder strap built into the seat you would want the part # SS3347PCTN for a tan cover set. If instead you have bucket seats with a high back and contoured head and shoulder area you would want the part # SS2299PCTN.
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  • Compatibility of CoverCraft Seat Covers On a 2006 Ford F-350
  • Good news, I can help you find the right seat covers for your 2006 Ford F-350. I was able to look up the CoverCraft Seat Covers for your 2006 F-350, if they do identically match the photo and have the built in shoulder seatbelt in the seat then the correct Tan covers are # SS3347PCTN. If the shoulder seatbelt isn't connected to the seat then the correct tan covers for your vehicle are the # SS2299PCTN. I'm glad you looked at the diagram below to ensure that you were purchasing the...
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  • Voyager Brake Controller Shows Green Light Without Trailer Connected to a 2000 Ford F-350
  • The green light on the Voyager brake controller # 39510 means that it is sensing a trailer; specifically that the circuit to the brake magnets on the trailer is completed. When you see that green light without a trailer connected then the controller is sensing power draw from somewhere else. The most likely culprit is a dirty or corroded vehicle side trailer connector. Corrosion can cause a short and make the controller think that a trailer is connected. Make sure that the connector...
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  • Should a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle have Tire Chains on all 4 Wheels
  • Ideally you want to put snow chains on all 4 wheels of a vehicle. Especially a 4 x 4 since all 4 wheel will be turning. However, you can run one set of tire chains but you would need to run them on the main drive wheels of the vehicle. So for your truck you would put them on the rear axle since that is primarily where the power will be. You didn't mention the size of your tires otherwise I would recommend a set, but the # TC2536 that you mentioned are a great set of chains that will...
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  • Adding a 4- and 7-Way Connector to a 2003 Ford F-250 with Missing Factory Connector
  • I have a solution to add a 4- and 7-Way connector to the back of your 2003 Ford F-250 with the missing factory connector. It will require 2 parts. First, I recommend harness # 40167. You will just use the wiring harness part of this kit and not the 7-Way. Then, instead of using the included 7-Way, I recommend # HM40975 to add a 4- and 7-Way to the back of the truck. I have included links to review videos for these parts for you.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Connector Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250 with Factory 4-Way
  • To wire in the # HM40975-11998 would require a couple fuses and relays. Your best option is going to be to get the # 118243 instead as it comes with the fuses and relays needed. It also has a square connector that will mate right up to the trailer wiring connector you have on your truck already. Trying to install the harness you have would be quite a headache. I would strongly recommend you get the part # 118243. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum for Dexter 10K Axles with 008-214-05 Hubs
  • The hub you need is # 8-214-5UC1. Since it is separate from the drum you would not need to replace both unless it is time to replace the drum as well if it is worn or damage. If it is then the drum part is # 9-27-1. We also have the mounting bolt for this hub assembly, # 7-103.
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  • Off Road Light Bar Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-350 King Ranch with Took Hooks
  • Yes, the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar with Installation Kit # 37-02370 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit all models of the 2012 Ford F-350 so it will fit and work well on your King Ranch model that has tow hooks. I attached a picture that shows this light bar installed with the tow hooks still present as well. For lights the Westin kit part # 09-0505 would be a great set to use. Each of these 55 watt lights will produce a great deal of light. If you check out the...
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  • Off Road Light Bar Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-350 King Ranch with Took Hooks
  • Yes, the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar with Installation Kit # 37-02370 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit all models of the 2012 Ford F-350 so it will fit and work well on your King Ranch model that has tow hooks. I attached a picture that shows this light bar installed with the tow hooks still present as well. For lights the Westin kit part # 09-0505 would be a great set to use. Each of these 55 watt lights will produce a great deal of light. If you check out the...
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  • Is Offset Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter Needed for 2012 Dutchmen Voltage and 2010 Ford F-250
  • There are 5th wheel trailers that are designed with a narrower front end or cutouts at the front corners that allow turning without the trailer and truck making contact with each other. With these trailers it is possible that you will not need an offset adapter or a slider 5th wheel trailer hitch. Ford trucks can be a little tricky though. Do you know the width of the trailer at the front not counting the cutout designs? I could figure out if an offset is needed or not with that information. I...
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  • Adapter to Use a Reese 5th Wheel Slider Hitch with Under Bed Mount Kit on a 2010 Ford F-350
  • The factory 5th wheel prep package was not available until the 2011 model year of Ford trucks. In a 2010 model it would be aftermarket or possibly dealer installed. There are several companies that make under bed mount kits. If the 4 pucks form a rectangle then it is likely a Reese kit but if the rear two are more towards the inside of the bed then the front two then it is a Pullrite kit and we won't have anything for it. It could also be a Demco under bed kit which would be in a rectangle...
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  • Can the Pro Series 16K Hitch Head Replace Head on 15K Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • You can upgrade the head of your Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider # PS30094 to the 16K head with part # PS30854. The Pro Series Replacement Head Assembly, 16,000 Pounds # PS30854 will provide you with a dual-jaw system which will provide you with more kind pin contact than your existing slide-bar head. Replacing your 15K head with this 16K head will also increase your hitch's weight capacity to 16,000 pounds.
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  • Differences Between SCT Programmers/Monitors for 2013 Ford F-250 with 6.2L Boss V8
  • All three of the SCT performance tuners that fit your 2013 Ford F-250 with 6.2L V8 engine can be seen on the linked page. All offer the same potential performance gains in horsepower and torque (up to 18 more horsepower and up to 17-ft-lbs of torque) and all connect to your OBD-II port in the same way. The main difference between the # SCT4015 programmer and the other two products is that this item does not include the display function. This programmer-only has tune settings for 87-,...
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  • Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2006 Ford F-250/F-350
  • Yes, you can use gooseneck installation kit # 4448 with Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball gooseneck hitch # 6300. Both parts are a fit for your 2006 Ford Super Duty. I have linked a video review of the hitch and a video showing an example installation of the install kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-350
  • Your best solution is going to be to replace the gooseneck hitch in your 2000 Ford F-350 with a set of fifth wheel rails if your plan is to tow a fifth wheel trailer. There are some adapter available that would work, but the ideal solution will be a fifth wheel hitch. The Reese hitch part # RP30081 that you referenced will be an excellent choice. This 20k hitch has an excellent jaw design that will provide excellent king pin contact. For a rail kit I would recommend a custom install...
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  • 7-way/4-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-250 with Factory 4-Way
  • For what you are trying to do the only option is to use the part # HM40975 for the 7-way/4-way and bracket and then use the part # 118243 for the relays, fuses and harness. Most of what you are paying for with the part # 118243 is everything but the 7-way connector. Just the harnesses and relays/fuses are available separately. But even if they were the price wouldn't be that much different.
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  • Brush Guard Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-250
  • No it would not. There was a generation change between 2008 and 2011 so the brush guard fits aren't the same. For your 2008 Ford F-250 you would want the part # 40-2365 for a grille guard similar to the one you referenced. I attached a link to a page that has all of the fits for your truck as well.
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  • 7-Way Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250 that has a Factory 4-Way
  • For your 1999 Ford F-250 that has a factory 4-way you would want the part # 118243 to allow you to easily install a fully functional 7-way. I attached install video that shows it being installed on a similar 1999 Ford F-250 just like yours.
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