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  • Does Exhaust Have to Be Lowered to Install Gooseneck Trailer Hitch on 2008 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Curt Gooseneck Hitch part # C640-644 that you referenced is a fit for your 2008 Ford F-250 short bed. Yes, you would need to lower the exhaust on your 2008 Ford F-250 to install Curt gooseneck trailer hitch # C640-644. It is required on 2005 and newer models that have a diesel motor. After looking at the installation details for the other hitches that fit your truck, this is something that would have to be done to install any of them. Lowering the exhaust isn't too difficult....
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  • Fit and Compatibility of B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 in Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit # RP30073
  • Great news! I was able to go out to the warehouse and measure the puck mounting points on the B&W Campanion # BWRVK3300. I found that they have the same 13 X 30 inch dimensions that match the puck dimensions on the Reese under-bed rail kit # RP30073 you have on your 2008 Ford F-350. See attached image. This means that yes, the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 will fit into your Reese Elite Series under-bed rail kit # RP30073 great! I have linked all the above mentioned products to this...
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  • Available Curt X5 5th Wheel Hitch Adapters That Allow Use of Industry-Standard 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Curt offers several versions of their X5 5th wheel hitch adapter that lets you install an industry-standard 5th wheel hitch in a truck that does not have standard base rails. Part # 16310 fits into a B&W gooseneck hitch, part # C16210 fits a Curt Double Lock Gooseneck and part # C16220 fits the Curt EZr Double Lock gooseneck hitch. All versions provide the equivalent of industry-standard base rails that accept a hitch like the fixed Pro Series # PS30119 or the sliding hitch # PS30121. If...
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  • Best Setup for Towing a Gooseneck Trailer Or Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2011 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • I have an ideal solution for you, but it involves none of the parts you mentioned. You are going to want the B&W Gooseneck Hitch part # BWGNRK1111 to provide you with a gooseneck hitch in the bed of your 2011 Ford F-350 short bed to start. Now all you need to tow a fifth wheel trailer would be the Companion Slider Hitch part # BWRVK3400. This fits the Turnover ball to provide you with a fifth wheel hitch and is especially useful since it's a slider hitch and you have a short bed truck....
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  • Adapter Recommendation for Installing Demco Hitch for Above Bed Rails to Ford Rail Kit
  • What you would need to install your Demco Slider fifth wheel hitch in the factory rail kit of your 2011 Ford F-250 is the adapter part # RP30156. This will covert the prep package to a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails so that the hitch would fit just like it did in your Chevy truck.
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  • Troubleshooting Fifth Wheel Landing Gear that Stops Working When Load Is Removed
  • That sounds like a gear problem. Sounds like the pressure on the bottom of the leg when it is on the ground is keeping the gears lined up properly but once you remove that pressure the gears come apart too far and the jack stops working. Since you have a Venture that would mean that you would need the part # LG-146060 that you referenced.
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  • Is Larger Transmission Pan Needed if Installing Supplemental Transmission Cooler on 2002 Ford F-350
  • No, you will not have to install a larger transmission pan if you added a supplemental transmission cooler though you may need to add more transmission fluid. This is because the core of the new cooler and the hose to add additional capacity. But a larger pan is not needed.
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  • Can Tonneau Covers Be Used With a Headache Rack
  • Certain combinations of tonneau covers and ladder racks/headache racks will work together but not all. Issues can come about if their installation hardware needs to occupy the same spot on the truck's bed rails. The Husky Liners Sunshade # HL21340 that you referenced, please note, fits only certain model years of Dodge/Ram pickups, but not your 2000 Ford F-250. The linked page displays headache racks for your Ford truck and the Husky Liners Sunshade # HL21160 is a correct fit. This...
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  • USA Made Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-250
  • Both of the gooseneck hitches you mentioned would work well for you, but since you asked about which is made in the USA I would recommend the Curt part # C60720 as it is made in the USA and the Draw Tite is no longer made here. Since your truck is a short bed you will want the offset part # C602 to give you additional clearance. For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck to make connecting your trailer lights easier you would want the part # 41157. Most 7-ways will be at the...
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  • Will Roadmaster Sway Bar part # RM-1139-173-00 Work in Conjunction with Air Bag System
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Sway Bar part # RM-1139-173-00 would work just fine on a vehicle that has Firestone air bags installed.
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  • How to tell if 5th Wheel Rails in Bed of 2008 F250 Short Bed are Compatible with Curt E16 Hitch
  • The Curt E16 fifth wheel hitch # C16115 uses industry standard fifth wheel rails. The slots in the rails that the E16 would use are 21-1/2 inches center to center when measured side to side and 22 inches center to center when measured front to back. I've showed these dimensions on the diagram I've edited for you. For a short bed truck, in order to prevent the rear of the cab from colliding with the front corner of the fifth wheel during turns, you'll need to use a sliding fifth wheel...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Fit a Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch in a 2000 Ford F-350
  • We have just what you would need. The Draw Tite High Rise part # 9480 is a fifth wheel hitch that will fit the Draw Tite Hide a Goose part # 9460-48 that you have installed in the bed of your 2000 Ford F-350. This fifth wheel hitch was specifically designed for your hitch so it would be a great option.
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  • Solution for Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer with Truck with Gooseneck Hitch
  • We may have a solution that would work for you, but you can't install both a gooseneck hitch and fifth wheel rail kit at the same time as the two are going to interfere with each other. What most people in your situation use is an adapter like the # AM3225 which attaches to the gooseneck ball and provides a connection point for a fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Will Derale Transmission Cooler D13105 Fit a 2004 Ford F-250 5.4 Liter with Factory Cooler
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific so you can install cooler # D13105 in your 2004 Ford F-250 with the 5.4 liter motor. To avoid having to cut and flare lines I also recommend adding fitting # D13025. You can use this supplement cooler with the factory cooler already on your truck. The flow of the transmission cooler will go first to the factory cooler, from there to the supplemental cooler, and then back to the transmission.
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  • Which Turnbuckle to use with Brophy Tie Downs HSSF
  • With the Tie Downs part # HSSF the Brophy Turnbuckles part # TDHP would be the correct turnbuckles to use as they were designed for the tie downs you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Front and Rear Suspension Enhancement for 2012 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Diesel
  • Good news, I can help outfit your vehicle with suspension enhancement. If you have a 2WD model, you will want the Firestone # F4101 for the front and # F2535 for the rear. If you have a 4WD model F-350, you will want the Firestone # F4160 for the front and # F2535 for the rear. It's important to note that suspension enhancement products like these Firestone airbags are not designed to lift the truck from stock height, but are designed to reduce the sag of the vehicle when towing....
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  • Will Ford 5th Wheel Brackets 50043 Fit Older Reese Rails on a 2003 Ford F-250
  • Yes! I can tell by the picture you have provided that the rails are industry standard, 10-bolt rails and the brackets, # 50043, will fit them and your 2003 Ford F-250. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • To see all of the slider hitches we offer that will fit the rail kit of your customers 2012 Ford F-350 check out the attached link. I would recommend the # DM8550038 since it will automatically slide as they make tight turns. Having to get out to operate a slider can be a bit of a hassle, especially if the weather is bad, and this solves that problem.
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  • Parts Needed to Wire in a Brake Controller to a 2006 Ford E-350 without any Trailer Wiring
  • Since you have no trailer wiring at all on your 2006 Ford E-350 you will need to start with a 4-way. For that you would want the # C56032 which is a confirmed fit for your van. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well.
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  • Does Edge CTS2 EP5400 Performance Tuner Have the Turbo Temperature Timer Option
  • The Edge Diesel Evolution CTS2 Performance Tuner doesn't have the capability to allow the engine to run until the turbo cools off right out of the box, but with the addition of the # EP98604 EAS Turbo Timer and the # EP98602 EAS expansion cable, the # EP85400 CTS2 would have that capability.
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs Fit a 2008 Ford F-350 with 4 Inch Lift
  • Since your 2008 Ford F-350 has a 4 inch lift you will need spacers # F2370 to install Firestone air bags # F2550. This is assuming you have a suspension lift that moves the truck frame further away from the axle. If you have a body lift then you will not need the spacers.
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  • Measuring to Drill Gooseneck Hole on 2000 Ford F-250/F-350 For Curt Double Lock, Flip and Store
  • On a 2000 Ford F-250 or F-350 you will measure from the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate) forward 48-1/4 inches to drill the hole for the gooseneck ball when installing Curt hitch # C60720. I have included links to the 2 sets of instructions for this hitch for you.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2012 Ford F-350 With Factory Rail Kit Installed
  • If your F-350 has the factory rail kit installed it will either have the four pucks in the bed or the gooseneck ball hole in the bed. Or, it can have both of them. With the factory rail kit you can tow when you need to and when you aren't you have the benefit of an open bed for carrying other cargo. If you have the four pucks in the bed there will probably be rubber or plastic caps over the holes. For a fifth wheel hitch that is designed to work with the puck system I recommend the...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2012 Ford F-350 With Factory Prep Package
  • There are a couple fifth wheel hitches that will work with your factory prep package on your 2012 F-350 with the short bed. For a Curt hitch I recommend the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, part # C16530-16020. This system slips into the four pucks in the bed of your truck and can be removed to give you full access to the bed when you are not towing. This hitch gives you 12-inches front to back travel, and has a gross towing capacity of 20,000-lbs. Another great hitch...
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  • Troubleshooting Older Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller
  • You can check both your Ford truck's trailer socket and the trailer's plug for any signs of corrosion or damage to the contacts that might be causing an intermittent connection. This would explain why sometimes you see the 'trailer connected' symbol (.C.) and at other times see the 'trailer not connected' message (NC). You can also check the wiring adapter that plugs in between the brake controller and the truck's under-dash connection port, part # 3035-P. Inspect those pins too for...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch for a 2000 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • I contacted my tech contact at Reese and as long as your rail holes are 10" by 30" the Reese Elite Series Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30845 will fit on your 2000 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty. The puck system allows easy mounting and removal of the hitch and it is made from a strong steel from to make it sturdy and durable. This is an easy-to-mount system and has a gross towing weight capacity of 25,000 lbs. The hardware needed to install this hitch is included and a 2-5/16"...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch for a 2000 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • I contacted my tech contact at Reese and as long as your rail holes are 10" by 30" the Reese Elite Series Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30845 will fit on your 2000 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty. The puck system allows easy mounting and removal of the hitch and it is made from a strong steel from to make it sturdy and durable. This is an easy-to-mount system and has a gross towing weight capacity of 25,000 lbs. The hardware needed to install this hitch is included and a 2-5/16"...
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  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer Using Lifted 2011 Ford F250
  • Lifted trucks aren't good tow vehicles for fifth wheel trailers for a couple of reasons. Adding the lift kit could have an impact on the towing capacity of the vehicle. I'd recommend contacting the manufacturer of the lift kit to find out what adding the kit has done to the truck's towing capacity. Secondly and probably more importantly, the stock tires on your truck were about 32 inches in diameter. Your 37's have added 5 inches in tire height or a 2-1/2 inch increase in ride height....
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  • Will Reese 22K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit B&W Above the Bed Rails in a 1999 Ford F-350
  • It sounds like you have B&W rails # BWRVR3200 in your 1999 Ford F-350. These are industry standard rails which do have the same mounting slot measurements you have provided. This means that the Reese 22K 5th wheel hitch # RP30033 will fit! I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Can TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension Work With Trailer Hitch Already Installed On 2006 Ford Truck
  • The TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension, part # TLE1548 is designed to work with the SuperHitch original, Magnum, or Hero trailer hitches. using the extension in any other manner or without a second receiver tube would void the warranty and may cause an unsafe condition and I cannot recommend doing that. If you wan to put the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch on your truck you can use part # TLF1002. This is a Class V trailer hitch that has dual 2-inch receivers. You can then...
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  • Solution for Developing Excess Movement in Draw Tite Fifth Wheel Hitch Head
  • Your jaws could be worn out and allowing movement. What you can do is replace them with the # 58056 which will tighten up the connection and get rid of the movement. This kit is specifically designed for your Draw Tite 16k hitch.
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  • Does the Demco HiJacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Auto Slide when Backing Up
  • Yes, the Demco HiJacker # DM8550034 will auto slide going backwards as well as forwards. The way that it is designed as soon as the head starts to turn the hitch will auto slide and it does not matter if you are towing forward or backing up.
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  • How to Install an Electric Over Hydraulic Disk Brake Actuator on a 2010 Ford F-350
  • I contacted my tech contact at Dexter and the Dexter Disc Brake Actuator # K71-651 will not work with the 2010 Ford OEM Brake Controller. The compatibility with Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators with Ford OEM Brake Controllers during this time was sporadic. Knowing this, I do not recommend buying the Dexter Actuator for your vehicle. I recommend buying the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HBA16 and the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter...
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  • How to Install an Electric Over Hydraulic Disk Brake Actuator on a 2010 Ford F-350
  • I contacted my tech contact at Dexter and the Dexter Disc Brake Actuator # K71-651 will not work with the 2010 Ford OEM Brake Controller. The compatibility with Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators with Ford OEM Brake Controllers during this time was sporadic. Knowing this, I do not recommend buying the Dexter Actuator for your vehicle. I recommend buying the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HBA16 and the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter...
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  • Distance from Rear Edge of Truck Bed that Gooseneck Ball of 9460-48 Installs
  • The center of the gooseneck ball of the part # 9460-48 will end up exactly 46-3/16 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed centered between the two wheel wells. The hole in the bed of the truck need to be 3-1/2 inches in diameter. You would need to cut a hole at least this diameter in the bed liner.
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  • Recommended Way to Transport 2 Kayaks on Roof of a 2012 Ford F250 CrewCab Towing a 5th Wheel RV
  • Good news! I can help you outfit your Ford F-250 with the proper roof rack and accessories to get you on the road. First let's start with the roof rack. If you have shorter kayaks it may be possible to carry them on the roof without interference of the 5th wheel. For the standard rack, I recommend the Thule AeroBlade system made up of # THARB60 (qty 2), # TH480R, and # THKIT1508. If you have longer kayaks, like 12 foot+, you will want to instead outfit your vehicle with a front...
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  • Activator 2 Brake Controller Works But Display Only Shows 00 on 2002 Ford F-350
  • For a brake controller to last 14 years is great! But it might be time to put her out to pasture. The display obviously isn't reading out what it should which is going to make adjusting it difficult and begs the questions of what might stop working next. You wouldn't want to be out towing and have the controller fail. I recommend replacing the controller since the display can't be fixed anyway. If you like the time delay controllers like the Act 2 then take a look at the new Act IV,...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Socket Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-250
  • The 7-way connector you have on your 2011 Ford F-250 would plug right into the Replacement 7-way part # PK11893 that you referenced. All of the circuits of the 7-way match what you see in the diagram I attached that you also referenced.
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  • Where Can Scissor Jacks Be Mounted On 2014 Evergreen Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I talked to one of our Experts who does a lot of traveling with a fifth wheel trailer and they said with a 6-point system you may need a little tweaking to eliminate some of the bounce you said you are having. When leveling your system you want to raise the trailer until it just takes a little tension off the trailer suspension. He told me you can usually hear the system change as it hits that point. With that being said you sure can add scissor jacks like the Ultra-Fab, part # UF48-979002...
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  • Where Can Scissor Jacks Be Mounted On 2014 Evergreen Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I talked to one of our Experts who does a lot of traveling with a fifth wheel trailer and they said with a 6-point system you may need a little tweaking to eliminate some of the bounce you said you are having. When leveling your system you want to raise the trailer until it just takes a little tension off the trailer suspension. He told me you can usually hear the system change as it hits that point. With that being said you sure can add scissor jacks like the Ultra-Fab, part # UF48-979002...
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-250 with Backup Camera
  • The only louvered fifth wheel tailgate we offer for your 2013 Ford F-250 that has a camera relocation kit that comes with it is the part # HL15130-38 which comes in a new aluminum finish. If you really wanted to you could paint the tailgate black though.
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  • Does Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera HM50002 Fit 2014 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty
  • Yes, the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera # HM50002 will fit your 2014 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty pickup. The linked installation video shows this item being mounted on a 2008 model year but the process will be the same on your truck. The written instructions are linked for you too. The Hopkins system plugs in to your wiring at the existing 7-way (which remains active) and provides the camera with the reverse light signal it uses to know you're backing up and need the camera to activate.
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  • Install Bracket and Harness Recommendation for a Prodigy Brake Controller in a 1999 Ford F-250
  • To install the Prodigy brake controller part # 90185 in your 1999 Ford F-250 will require the install harness part # 3035-P which is a confirmed fit for the truck and then for the mounting bracket you would want the part # P7685 for the metal bracket or part # 7686 for the pocket style bracket.
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Expedition
  • For a 2011 Ford Expedition you will need to use a universal fit towing mirror since there are no custom fit options for the vehicle. I have included a link to the universal fit towing mirrors. The most popular option is # KS3891 which will fit a factory mirror that has a lip or gap between the mirror and the housing. I have linked a video review of the mirror for you. The mirrors that fit the Ford trucks would not fit the Expedition.
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  • Hitch Extender for Towing Boat w/ 2001 Ford F350 and Slide-In Camper
  • In order to use an extension/reducer like the # C45048 you referenced, you'd need to replace your existing hitch with a Class V that has a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening. The Reese Titan, part # 45012 would be a good choice. The 45012 can be used as it comes in its 34 inch length or trimmed to its 24 inch length. The length needed will depend on how fare beyond the rear of the truck the slide in camper extends. The wiring harness needed will depend on what trailer connector is on the boat....
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  • How to Increase the Weight Capacity of my 2008 Ford F 2-50 Super Duty
  • According to the F-250 Super-Duty owners manual, You can tow up to 12,500 lbs. with the 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty depending on how it is equipped, so you may be over the load capacity for your truck which is dangerous to do. I recommend contacting your local Ford dealer with your vehicle identification number to verify the maximum towing capacity of your tuck before towing. Unfortunately adding suspension enhancement will not increase your truck's load capacity, however, it will aid in...
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  • Recommended Locks For Curt Adjustable 2-Ball Mount For 2-1/2 Inch Receivers
  • We can take care of securing the Curt Adjustable 2-Ball Mount, part # C45902. We have the # C23556 kit that includes a straight locking pin for the ball mount that will work on the # C45902. The additional pin included will only work with a 2-inch receiver and will not work with the 2-1/2 inch shank on the # C45902. I called my contact at Curt and they told me that this will be available in the future but is not available now. We also offer locks that will work with a 2-1/2 inch...
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  • Floor Mat Recommendation for a 2008 Ford E450 Coachmen Class C Motorhome
  • The Huskyliners Floor Mats part # HL33253 that you referenced are a confirmed fit for the interior of your 2008 Ford F-450 Coachmen Class C Motorhome. I attached an install video for these mats for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the Pollak Trailer Connector Adapter PK12-724 Be Used Unmounted
  • If you didn't want to permanently mount the # PK12-724 you could easily leave it hanging. As long as it doesn't drag the ground when traveling you would be fine.
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  • Replacement Firestone Airbag for R4Tech Hybrid Suspension System on 2010 Ford F-350
  • For your existing 760-5295 Firestone airbag, the correct replacement airbag is the Replacement Airbag for Firestone Rear suspension # F5295. I spoke with my contact at Firestone and confirmed this is the correct replacement airbag for you. This is a replacement airbag for the Firestone R4Tech Hybrid Rear Suspension (F0047), which is no longer available as a whole kit. No worries about replacing your airbag, as I confirmed with my Firestone contact that the replacement airbags are still...
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  • Will Curt Adjustable Ball Mount C45902 Fit a 2005 Ford F-350 with Factory 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Ford 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch on your 2005 F-350 does have a different corner radius then what 2-1/2 inch accessories have so there have been some fit issues. But the Curt products such as adjustable ball mount # C45902 didn't seem to be a problem. In the event that it does have a hard time easily fitting you can sand away some of the powder coat on the ball mount shank and it will fit better.
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  • 5th Wheel Rails for Use with Anderson Ultimate Connection for a 2008 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200 is designed to mount to industry standard above the bed 5th wheel rails. It is an adapter that will allow you to tow a 5th wheel trailer without a 5th wheel hitch. But if your truck does not already have 5th wheel rails then it would be better to use a 5th wheel hitch to tow a 5th wheel trailer. The use of any adapter puts additional stress on the trailer. You will get a better ride using a 5th wheel hitch. For a custom installation kit for your...
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  • Can Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Carry 2 Kayaks On 2012 Ford F-350
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944-968-924 is secured to the roof of your F-350 with a strap that runs through the cab of the truck. The crossbar on the cab roof can be adjusted from 45 to 60 inches long which should be enough to accommodate 2 kayaks. The hitch mounted extension has a crossbar that is 48 inches wide. The system has a weight capacity of 350-lbs but you want to make sure you do not exceed the weight capacity of your truck's roof. The system comes with...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation Similar To Thule Roadway that is RV and Trailer Approved
  • We have a similar bike rack to the Thule Roadway part # TH912XTR that is rated for use behind trailers and a longer vehicle like your food truck. But this one is not rated for it. The Swagman Trailhead # S63381 is very similar and is approved for your applications so it would be the rack I would recommend for you. This is a 4 bike rack, but would still work great for carrying only 2 bikes. I attached a review video for the rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying...
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  • Custom Mounting Bracket Kit Needed to Install Husky Universal Base Rails in 2013 Ford F-250
  • You are correct that the custom installation brackets you had on your Chevrolet would not work on your 2013 Ford F-250, but I am happy to point you in the direction of the correct installation brackets. As long as the above-bed rails that you have are the Husky Universal Base Rails for 5th Wheel Hitch # HT30686, the Husky Custom Mounting Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # HT31408 is what you will need to install the rails in your 2013 F-250. The hardware needed to install the brackets...
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  • Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford F-250 with or without the Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • You will need the proper installation kit for your 2011 Ford F-250 to install and use Reese hitch # RP30033. It your truck came with the factory prep package with the 4 pucks in the bed then you will need adapter # RP30156. The adapter has a max capacity of 20,000 pounds so that is what the hitch will be limited to (and that still may exceed the capacity of the truck so always go by the lowest rated component in the system). If the truck did not come with the factory prep package then...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch Spare Tire carrier part # 6715 Include Hardware for Mounting Wheel to Carrier
  • The Draw Tite Hitch Spare Tire carrier part # 6715 does include hardware for securing the wheel to the mounting surface. If you check out the review video I attached you can see the nuts and bolts laid out on the table. You may also want the locking hitch pin part # 63232 which also is an anti-rattle device that will take out all of the movement between the hitch and the rack. I attached a review video for this as well. We won't ever add you to any mailing lists unless you specifically...
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  • Does Hardware to Install Husky Cross Member Come with Base Legs or with Replacement Cross Member
  • The bolts to attach the cross member to the legs are not included with the Replacement Base Legs for Husky Silver Series 5th wheel Trailer Hitch # HT31325, that you referenced. The Replacement Cross Member for Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, 26K # HT31577 does come with these bolts to mount the cross member to the hitch legs. I confirmed with my contact at Husky that this hardware is included with the cross member.
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  • How to Pick Out Fairing For Thule Roof Rack on a 2007 Ford F Series Super Duty
  • When picking out a fairing for a Thule roof rack you want to go with the one that matches the width of the roof of the vehicle. Most likely you would want the part # TH8703 for a 52 inch as this is what Thule recommends. You would want to measure the width of your roof to pick out the one that would fit the best.
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  • Compatibility of TorkLift Camper Tie-Downs
  • Since your F-250's hitch was installed after it left the factory it could potentially be either a factory hitch or an aftermarket hitch. There should be a safety sticker on the hitch that indicates its capacities and also its manufacturer. If there is no such sticker on your hitch, nor any identification for brand (Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch) nor a part number, then chances are its the OEM version. If you have a non-Torklift aftermarket hitch the tie downs you can use are part # TLF2011...
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  • Wiring Functions of Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit Battery Charger 20011
  • Trailer Breakaway Kit Battery Charger # 20011 is indeed a charger. When using it the black wire connects to the 12 volt power circuit coming from the tow vehicle. The Red wire connects to the breakaway battery on the trailer. The blue wire connects to the breakaway switch. I have linked a video that shows installation of this charger to better illustrate how it installs.
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  • Can a Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Install in Truck Bed with Plastic Bedliner
  • You can keep the bed liner in your truck if you want, but you will need to trim out the area where the rails would install to the bed. The rails need to mate to metal and not plastic. If the liner is in any way sandwiched between any part of the hitch system and the truck bed, that portion will eventually disintegrate causing a loose hitch.
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  • Do 5th Airborne Pin Boxes Include Mounting Hardware
  • The 5th Airborne part # 5AB-T7016 that you referenced uses existing mounting holes and hardware. I attached a link to the install instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2011 Ford F-350
  • We do have a custom fifth wheel installation kit that is designed for your 2011 F-350. I recommend part # RP50073-58. This kit minimizes measuring and drilling and installs in half the time it takes to install the universal kit like part # RP30035. If you need a wiring harness for your fifth wheel trailer in the bed of your truck I recommend part # 41157.
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  • 2016 Forest River Ford E350 Brake Controller Port Location
  • On your 2014 Ford E350 Van with the factory towing package the brake controller port should be located behind the center of the dash above the stereo. You will need to remove the center panel above the stereo and to the left. Once it is removed there is a box where the Factory OEM brake controller would normally be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector is behind that box. The connector you found below the steering column is not the brake controller port. I attached...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on 2011 Ford F-250
  • On your 2011 Ford Super Duty the brake controller wiring port is located above your right knee, under the edge of the dash near the OBD-II diagnostic port. Please see the linked video at the 2:20 mark. The grey plug may be taped up to other wiring harnesses. The Tekonsha brake controller wiring adapter for your truck is the part # 3034-P that you referenced and this will allow connection of a Tekonsha controller like their P2 # 90885 or their P3 # 90195, both of which are reliable proportional-type...
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  • Can Portable Power Source Be Used to Power Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch DL25215
  • A winch can be powered with any suitable 12V source so long as that source can deliver steady voltage and the current required by the particular winch for the particular load it is pulling. Current demand from a winch will vary depending on the winch itself and the load. The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL25215 has plenty of capacity for your 4700-lb boat and it will draw at full load about 70-amps. The included 8-gauge wiring harness is 25-feet long and can support the...
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  • How Many Catalytic Converters Does 1999 Ford F-350 Need
  • If your current catalytic converter is fine you wouldn't need to replace it. If yours on your 1999 Ford F-350 V10 does need replacing the part # MF55322 would be the correct fit and since your truck only has one this would be all you need.
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  • Will the SCT LiveWire part # SCT5015P Monitor Transmission Temp of 1999 Ford F-350
  • Yes, the SCT LiveWire part # SCT5015P that you referenced will allow you to monitor the transmission fluid temperatures of your 1999 Ford F-350 with a 6.8 liter V10. This programmer will give you up to an additional 29 horsepower and 32 ft lbs of torque as well.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Fifth Wheel with Air Lift 5000 Load Lifters on a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Depending on which part number your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 is will determine if the RV store is correct or not. AirLift made special kits to work in combination with the 5th wheels. # AL57393 will fit with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch. # AL57298 will fit with a Reese fifth wheel # RP30869 you were looking at and the # RP30035 installation kit. # AL57291 will fit on trucks with a B&W fifth wheel hitch 1105 or 1199R. If you could tell me which kit you have I'd be more than...
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  • Location of 5th Wheel Hitch Rails on a 2001 Ford F-250 Long Bed Diesel Extended Cab
  • Depending on the brackets and rails that were used to install the 5th wheel your rails could be installed in a close range of measurements. If your hitch was installed with the universal mounting brackets # RP30035 then your rear most rail should be 28-5/16 inches from the rear edge of the bed on your 2001 Ford F-250 Long Bed. I have linked a diagram from the instructions for you to better see. The center of rail to center of rail distance should measure 22 inches. If your hitch...
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  • How To Determine If 2011 Ford F-350 Short Bed Has Enough Clearance When Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • You can use a formula to calculate whether you are able to make 90-degree turns with your truck and fifth wheel trailer. Slide the hitch rearward to the towing position. Measures the distance from the center of the fifth wheel hitch jaw to the headache rack you have behind your cab. Then measure the width of your trailer. Divide that by 2. Then subtract the distance between the center of the hitch jaw and headache rack from half the width of your trailer. You need at least 4 additional...
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  • Can the PK-6S Be Expanded to 3 Trimmers
  • The # PK-6S2 is designed to fit the part # PK-6S and make it a 2 trimmer rack. If you wanted to make it a 3 trimmer rack you could install a second # PK-6S2.
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  • Height of the Spacers part # HT32254
  • I went out into our warehouse to grab a part # HT32254 to measure the height of it and found that it measures 1 inch tall.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of 5th Wheel Tailgate from a 2003 Ford F-350 to a 2006 Ford F-350
  • Great news! All the 5th wheel tailgates listed below will fit the 2006 and 2003 Ford F-350's, including the Stromberg Carlson # VG-97-100 you were looking at. Other 5th wheel tailgates compatible between 2006 and 2003 Ford F-350s: Stromberg # VG-97-4000 Husky # HL15130 Husky # HL15130-38 I have linked all the above mentioned products to this page for your convenience.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-250 6.0L Diesel Towing Trailer with OEH Actuator
  • Time-delay type brake controllers can offer advantages in specific applications but in general most people prefer the more predictable performance from a proportional unit that slows the trailer in direct relation to the rate of deceleration in the tow vehicle. These units cause less of that tug-of-war feeling between the truck and trailer. Time-delay controllers do generally cost less since they are simpler in construction and do not need an internal accelerometer, which is the part of...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1999 Ford Super Duty with Lift and 10,000lbs Camper
  • I can help you get set up with all the right equipment for towing a travel trailer with your 1999 Ford Super Duty. A weight distribution system is recommended if the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the trailer is more than 50 percent of the GVW of your vehicle. A weight distribution system will distribute some of the tongue weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This will help with sag and allow your setup to brake and handle better. When picking out a weight distribution you want...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes Where One Wheel Locks Up
  • One wheel locking up on your trailers brakes could be for a few reason. Most likely it's due to a brake assembly that is out of adjustment. You want to adjust the assemblies so there is only a light drag on them when they are turned by hand. Check out the 4:40 mark of the video I attached for more info. It could be that there is a short on the circuit, but that wouldn't be it most likely since that would activate all of the brake assemblies since they all share the same circuit. But...
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  • Recommended Frame Brackets for 5th Wheel on 2005 Ford F-250 with Air Bags and Rails
  • The installation bracket kit you are looking for is the # RP50082 for your 2005 Ford F-250 with air bags. Since you have the rails already then you will also need the hardware kit for them # RP58430 to attach to the frame brackets # RP50082. Without knowing the brand or if your air bags are aftermarket and cover up the access holes needed for these frame brackets, there is also a universal option for you. You would want to get the # RP30439 which requires drilling into the vehicle's...
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  • Replacement Crossmember For Husky Silver Series 26,000-Lb Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The replacement crossmember you need for your 26,000-lb Husky Silver Series fifth wheel trailer hitch is part # HT31577. This kit comes with the hardware to install the crossmember on the legs you said you have.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Wiring Harness for Truck Bed on 2003 Ford F-250 SuperCrew Pickup
  • Sounds like you will need the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck wiring harness # 40167. This harness plugs into existing wiring and retains use of factory 7-pole at the bumper. This harness' plugs use the square gray connectors. If you instead have the single round connector for both the 7-way and 4-way like our # HM40975 on your 2003 Ford F-250 SuperCrew then you will want the # DM8555002, to extend the 7-way into the bed of your truck. Both harnesses will allow you to retain...
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  • Troubleshooting Wrong Trailer Wiring Harness Being Used on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • You are correct, the Plug-N-Tow (TM) Vehicle Wiring Harness, item # 32625, only plugs into a connection point on the driver side on the vehicles it is confirmed as a fit for. This is because Jeep has already run all the necessary wires to that port for you, so you do not have to run the wires across yourself, as you would have to with other models that plug into both the driver and passenger taillights. The issue you are experiencing is due to the fact that this harness is designed...
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  • Pros and Cons of 5th Wheel Hitch With a Slide Bar Jaw Versus a Dual Jaw Hitch
  • The difference between a slide bar jaw and a dual jaw is how tightly the fifth wheel king pin is held. Both do a good job securing the king pin, preventing it from coming loose. The Dual Jaw will hold the king pin much more tightly, preventing the king pin from rattling around in the pin box. Any movement of the king pin in the hitch jaws will be easily felt and heard in the truck cab. Every time the you brake or accelerate, if there's any movement in the hitch jaws-you're gonna feel...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Eagle 30 Foot Boat Trailer w/ Surge Brakes
  • It sounds as if your boat trailer might have a hydraulic brake coupler. A hydraulic brake coupler works by compressing when the tow vehicle applies its brakes. The inertia of the trailer makes the coupler compress, which actuates the brakes. Chain suspended weight distribution systems can prevent the coupler from compressing properly, which reduces the effectiveness of the trailer brakes. Reese offer a system that would work perfectly on your boat trailer. The Reese SC Weight Distribution...
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  • Pairing the Replacement Wireless Remote to the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to shoot a video showing how to sync the Replacement Wireless Remote # AL73002, but can help with the process. I've attached the installation instructions and a clip on pairing the remote from the installation instructions for the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System # AL72000. These instructions outline the pairing process between the manifold and the remote on page 16. You will want to set the manifold to "join" mode by grounding the yellow join...
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  • How Many SuperSprings Bump Stops Come in the SuperSprings SuperSway Anti-Sway System # SSS-2?
  • There will be a quantity of 4 bump stops included in the Super Springs # SSS-2. This will outfit your truck's rear axle with a SuperSway-Stops Anti-Sway System. This product is a confirmed fit for your 2008 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty. I have linked a installation video on a 2008 Ford F-350 to this page for you to check out.
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  • Comparing the Ranch Hitch Gooseneck Adapter and the Draw Tite Hi-Rise Adapter
  • The Ranch Hitch part # AM3139 is a great solution for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a gooseneck hitch. The advantage to this over the Hi Rise part # 9480 is that the gooseneck hitch in the truck does not matter. As long as there is a 2-5/16 inch ball in the bed of the truck this adapter will fit it. The Hi Rise has a more specific fit. It can only fit B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw Tite or Reese, or Under-Bed by Bulldog. If you had one of these hitches this...
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  • Can a Sidewinder Be Used with B&W Companion Hitch in 2013 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep
  • Since you have the factory rail kit in your 2013 Ford F-350 you can use a Sidewinder with a Companion hitch like the part # BWRVK3300. Since this version of the Companion utilizes 4 attachment points it would work great with the Sidewinder. The only ones that can't be used with a Sidewinder are the ones that are designed to fit in a Turnover ball gooseneck hitch. The reason being they only attach to the truck with the center post. So you would want the part # BWRVK3300 to fit your Ford...
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  • Can the Rightline Gear SUV Tent with Rainfly Be Used on Truck with Camper Shell
  • The Rightline Tent part # RL110907 that you referenced is designed to fit trucks like yours that have caps so it would work well for you. You could remove your truck tailgate if you wanted to as well or just leave it down and it would work just fine.. This would basically give you a larger camping area to use with the camper shell on your truck.
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  • Mounting Hayes HA81772 Sway Master to Trailer Frame
  • According to my contact at Hayes, as long as the top of the unit isn't blocked and the unit is pointed in the correct direction so the trailer can be plugged into it, there aren't any mounting restrictions for the unit.
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  • Troubleshooting LF Code on Lippert Ground Control Jacks
  • On the Lippert Ground Control 3.0 # LC358590 the error you are receiving indicates either a problem at the left front jack, a hall signal issue (open ground/short, or other malfunction) or an unexpected high amperage current stall (meaning the battery stopped providing power for some reason). To clear the error you can either fix what is causing the error such as a loose or damaged wiring harness, or follow this method: Extend all jacks at least 6 inches. Then press and hold the...
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  • Would the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 Fit a 2014 Ford F-250 Platinum
  • According to Xtreme Gate the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2014 Ford F-250 so it would work well with the integrated step mechanism. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Would the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 Fit a 2014 Ford F-250 Platinum
  • According to Xtreme Gate the X-Treme Gate Truck Bed Extender # XG-001 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2014 Ford F-250 so it would work well with the integrated step mechanism. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Using Torklift SuperTruss Upside Down
  • I spoke with my Torklift representative, who exlplained that the SuperTruss cannot be used flipped upside down. The lower tube is designed to provide support when used in the right side up orientation, and flipping it upside down would have a negative effect on the SuperTruss weight capacity, to the point where the weight capacity would be unknown. To gain more drop, Husky Liners offers a ball mount with a 16 inch # HL17256 or an 18 inch drop, # HL17258. Bot ball mounts have a 7500 lb...
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  • Should an Air Ride/Air Bag Pin Box Be Used when Towing 5th Wheel with Peterbilt Rig
  • Typically, 5th wheel pin boxes with airbags are used when someone wants to improve the ride quality of the tow vehicle while pulling the trailer. You can certainly use a pin box with an air bag to help reduce the stress on your trailer while towing with your rig, but the stress reduction will likely be minimal. An air ride pin box will not provide a noticeable difference in ride quality with your rig. If you decide to replace your existing pin box with an air ride pin box, you will...
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  • Ladder Rack for Use with Retrax Pro MX Tonneau Cover
  • The Retrax Pro MX tonneau cover mounts on top of your Ford pickup's bed rails. This is the same installation point used by the TracRac sliding rack systems like # TA21510-03 for 6-3/4-foot beds and # TA21010-03 for 8-foot beds. There are certain compatible combinations of tonneau cover and ladder rack but the design of the Pro MX means there is probably not going to be enough room to add any ladder rack. Some tonneau covers install inside the bed rails, rather than on top of them, and...
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  • Thread Length and Count for the Tow Ready Ball TR63051
  • The threaded portion of the shank on the part # TR63051 measures 1-1/8 inches and there is a total of 15 threads.
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  • Installing 5th Wheel Hitch in 2002 Ford F250 So It Wont Interfere w/ Existing Gooseneck Hitch
  • The mounting brackets that join your existing gooseneck hitch to the truck frame are sitting right where the fifth wheel install brackets would need to install, so unfortunately there's no getting around the fact that you wouldn't be able to install both hitches on your truck. There are existing adapters that would allow you to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch, but the majority of them are pretty rough of the frame of the fifth wheel. The few exceptions to that rule are...
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  • Installing 5th Wheel Hitch in 2002 Ford F250 So It Wont Interfere w/ Existing Gooseneck Hitch
  • The mounting brackets that join your existing gooseneck hitch to the truck frame are sitting right where the fifth wheel install brackets would need to install, so unfortunately there's no getting around the fact that you wouldn't be able to install both hitches on your truck. There are existing adapters that would allow you to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch, but the majority of them are pretty rough of the frame of the fifth wheel. The few exceptions to that rule are...
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  • Does Curt 2-inch Class V Hitch C15410 Include Trailer Wiring Mounting Bracket
  • Curt 2-inch Class V hitch # C15410 is not pre-drilled for installation of a trailer connector mounting bracket but we do have an add-on kit. Part # 18136 is a no-drill long mounting bracket that can be used with a 7-way mounting plate like # 18138. The long bracket secures to your hitch tube with the included ring clamp and the connector mounting bracket bolts up to it. This Curt hitch will bolt on to your 2011 F-350 using the supplied hardware and existing holes in the truck's frame....
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