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  • Will Bracket on Performance Driving Light Kit # PL-2055C Allow Above or Below Mounting
  • Yes, the brackets included in the Performance Lighting Rectangular Driving Light Kit, # PL-2055C, allow for above or below mounting of the light.
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  • Pilot Bully Replacement Grille Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F350
  • The Pilot Bully Replacement Grille part # PFG-2104 does not require any modification of your 2001 Ford F-350 to install. It simply replaces the factory grille and uses factory mounting locations. This is true for all of their replacement grilles that fit your vehicle. # PFG-2504 # PFG-2605 # MG-25235
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  • Can a Pullrite Slider Hitch be Used with a Trailair Flexair
  • PullRite Slider Hitches can be used with the Trailair Flex Air 5th Wheel Pin Box # LC328492 that you referenced. All you need is the correct capture plate but you can get that from Pullrite. It should be part number PR_331756.
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  • What Vehicles Does the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard part # 45-2370 Fit
  • Most likely a grille guard designed to fit a 2011 Ford F250 will fit 2011-2014 Ford F-250s and F-350s. For example the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard part # 45-2370 will fit 2011-2014 F-250s and F-350s.
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  • Which Performance Tuners Work with 2008 Ford F-350 with 5.4L Triton Engine
  • Your 2008 Ford F-350 with 5.4L Triton engine can be fitted with any of the programmers or programmer/monitors shown on the page I have linked for you. All of these will deliver up to 25 or 35 additional horsepower and torque gains up to 40 or 49 lb-ft. Your exact results will depend on many factors including overall engine condition and the presence of other performance products like a cold air intake (CAI). I linked for you a page showing the CAIs offered for your truck in case one of...
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  • Weather Tech Mudflap Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F350 Non-Dually
  • The WeatherTech Mud Flaps # WT120001 that you referenced are designed to fit the non-dually models of the 1999 Ford F-250 or F-350 without fender flares. If that is what you have these would work well for you. If you did have a dually you would want # WT110001 instead.
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  • Length Of Time Needed To Install B & W Gooseneck Hitch On 2007 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The B & W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part # BWGNRK1108 is a good fit for your 2007 Ford F-250 Diesel with the 8 ft bed. When we do an installation in our shop it typically takes one of our professional installers about 2 to 4 hours. Please keep in mind this is in a shop with lifts and all of the tools available. Also, these folks have been installing hitches for a while. The estimate I was given by the shop was that depending on the tools and how easy the access...
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  • 7-Way and 4-Way Combo Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250 with 4-Way
  • It sounds like your 1999 Ford F-250 has a factory 4-way and you are looking to upgrade it to a 7-way plus a 4-way and you want to do this as simply as possible. The easiest way to do this would be to get the # 118243 as well as the # HM40975, use the harness and fuses relays from the # 118243, and then use the connector of the # HM40975.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • First, the main appeal of the underbed installation kits for 5th wheel hitches is the fact that you won't have rails sticking up in the bed so it is essentially completely open when the hitch isn't in place. The rails do not stick up that much so for the most part people are fine with above the bed rails. It all just depends how often you place on carrying something in the bed. There are some pretty big differences between Reese hitch # RP30870 and # RP30083. First, the head on the Titan...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F250 with Fifth Wheel Rails
  • Yes, the SumoSprings # SSR-102-47 that you referenced are compatible with fifth wheel hitch rail kits since all they do is replace the bump stop. For more information on how they install check out the instructions link I attached.
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  • Recommended Compressor-Compatbile Air Helper Springs for 2013 Ford F350 Dually
  • If your F350 Dually is a Diesel model, I'd recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2535. If your truck has gasoline engine (but not a SuperCab V10 model with the 8 foot bed), use the # F2550. Both system are compatible with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch, so if you have one now or plan on installing one in the future, either kit would be compatible. If your compressor kit was manufactured by Firestone or AirLift, either kit mentioned above would work. The Work-Rite kit you mentioned,...
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  • Minimum Required Clearance Dimensions for 5th Wheel Trailer and Short Box Ford F-250
  • The diagram I have linked for you shows the recommended minimum clearance distances for trucks towing 5th wheel trailers. The diagram includes vertical clearance at the bed rails as well as lateral clearance at the tailgate and bumper. When adjusting your hitch and pin box heights you want to find the sweet spot where you get the maximum clearance between truck bed rails and trailer overhang that still keeps your trailer dead level or close to it. It may be necessary to also adjust the...
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  • Sidewinder Pinbox Troubleshooting
  • There should be no play in the arm so you want to take care of the problem. There could be a couple reasons your Sidewinder has some play in it. First you would want to check the turret bolts on the top of the turret. If you have a 3 bolt setup they should all be tightened to 80 ft lbs of torque. 4 bolt systems would need to be torqued to 45 ft lbs. I have attached a drawing that shows where these bolts are located. The drawing is of a Sidewinder with 4 bolts. The location is the same on...
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  • Will SPG Bone Collector Universal Fit Bench Seat Cover # SPGASC5001 Fit 1999 Ford F-250 SD
  • The SPG Bone Collector Universal Fit Bench Seat Cover # SPGASC5001 is designed as a universal-fit item to allow it to satisfactorily fit a broad range of vehicle bench seating. It is not designed to fit any specific truck so its measurements will help you determine it's fit will be suitable for your F-250 front or rear bench seat. The Realtree AP Camo cover measures 54-inches long x 45-inches tall. It will fit seats with or without headrests (the included headrest covers are not attached...
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  • Compatibility of Valley 5th Wheel Hitch with Curt # C16448-104 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
  • The Curt 5th Wheel Install kit you referred to, part # C16448-104 is compatible with a 2005 Ford F250 Long Bed. The Curt Install Kit uses industry standard bed rails, which are compatible with Reese, Curt, Husky and Valley fifth wheel hitches, among others. The rails provided by the install kit would indeed be compatible with your Valley 16K hitch, as long as the hitch uses the above-bed rails. To see the installation instructions, click the provided link. If your truck doesn't already...
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  • Installing Above-Bed Rail Mounted 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2015 F350 W/ Ford Tow Prep Package
  • You'll just need a simple adapter, part # RP30156. The adapter will attach into the pucks in the truck bed, and the hitch will mount to the adapter just like it would to bed mounted rails. The adapter is compatible with the Reese Elite underbed rail system or the OEM 5th wheel prep package offered by Ford. If you'd care to see a product demonstration video showing the adapter in use, click the provided link.
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  • Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2014 Ford F-250/F-350 Short Bed with OEM Prep Package
  • If you want a 5th wheel hitch that fits directly in the 5th wheel prep package on your 2014 Ford F-250 short bed you can use Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30144. It is rated for 18,000 pounds and has a travel distance of 10 inches. The other option would be to use adapter # RP30156 and a hitch that fits above the bed rails in the adapter such as # RP30083 for a 20K or # RP30075 for a 16K. I have linked some videos for you to review as well.
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  • Helper Springs for a 2000 Ford F-250 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2000 Ford F-250 towing a 5th wheel trailer I recommend the Timbren helper springs but the ones you will need are # TFR150SDE because the other ones you mentioned are for Severe Service vehicles only. Since you need support from towing a 5th wheel trailer the Timbrens are a better option than air bags. This is because the load weight and position will basically be exactly the same every time which is what Timbrens are good for. Air bags are better if you carry uneven load frequently...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Options for a 2014 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • Starting with 5th wheel installation kits for your 2014 Ford F-350 short bed there are universal and custom kits. The difference is that a custom kit will require no drilling into the truck frame to install the brackets. A universal kit will require drilling. For a universal kit we have # RP30035. For custom above the bed install kits there are more options. You could use # RP50073-58, # C16424-204, or # HT31408-686. For custom below the bed kits you could use Reese kit # RP30126...
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  • Having Trouble Lining Up 2014 Ford F-350 and Gooseneck Trailer
  • For a gooseneck hitch and trailer I think the best solution would be to use the Swift Hitch camera # 04928. You can mount this camera pretty much anywhere and turn it on when needed (it doesn't tap into the vehicle wiring). The base is magnetic so you could attach the camera to the gooseneck coupler to line up the truck and trailer perfectly.
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  • Having Trouble Lining Up 2014 Ford F-350 and Gooseneck Trailer
  • For a gooseneck hitch and trailer I think the best solution would be to use the Swift Hitch camera # 04928. You can mount this camera pretty much anywhere and turn it on when needed (it doesn't tap into the vehicle wiring). The base is magnetic so you could attach the camera to the gooseneck coupler to line up the truck and trailer perfectly.
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  • Tube Step Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F250 Crew Cab for Fifth Wheel Access
  • I have a better solution for you, but the Pilot Automotive Truck Bed Swing Out Step # AS-550 will install much closer to the cab of your truck than it will the rear wheel. Instead you would want a set of tube steps that go from one wheel well to the other. For that you would want the # RA26090-14410. This would give you the best possible step option for accessing your fifth wheel from the side of your truck.
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  • Tube Step Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F250 Crew Cab for Fifth Wheel Access
  • I have a better solution for you, but the Pilot Automotive Truck Bed Swing Out Step # AS-550 will install much closer to the cab of your truck than it will the rear wheel. Instead you would want a set of tube steps that go from one wheel well to the other. For that you would want the # RA26090-14410. This would give you the best possible step option for accessing your fifth wheel from the side of your truck.
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  • Recommendations to Reduce Chucking with a 5th Wheel Towing Setup that Uses Husky 5th Wheel
  • What you are describing is called, "chucking." This is a pretty common problem with fifth wheel hitches. The sound and feeling you are experiencing is actually from the play that is between the jaws of the hitch and the king pin of your trailer. Some hitches just happen to have more play, which causes the chucking, than others that fit tighter. The only real solutions are to upgrade to a hitch that is cushioned and has a jaw system that provides better king pin contact to reduce movement...
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  • What is Included with the Reese 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Ford F-350 8 Foot Bed 6.0 Turbo Diesel
  • Only the 5th wheel hitch # RP30866 and universal installation kit # RP30035 is currently offered as a complete kit. The custom fit wiring harness # PK11893-11932 isn't included when you purchase Reese Titan 5th wheel trail hitch # RP30866. I linked a couple helpful articles and videos for you too.
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  • Camper Tie-Down Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-250 with 8 Ft Bed
  • In order to determine which camper tie downs will fit your F-250, I will need to know what type of hitch is installed on your truck and whether or not there is a board or step underneath the truck bed. I have included the link to all of the camper tie-downs that are available for the 1999 F-250. From there you can choose your vehicle style and your options will be displayed. If your 1999 Ford F-250 is equipped with a factory installed hitch and does not have a board or step underneath...
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  • Camper Tie-Down Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-250 with 8 Ft Bed
  • In order to determine which camper tie downs will fit your F-250, I will need to know what type of hitch is installed on your truck and whether or not there is a board or step underneath the truck bed. I have included the link to all of the camper tie-downs that are available for the 1999 F-250. From there you can choose your vehicle style and your options will be displayed. If your 1999 Ford F-250 is equipped with a factory installed hitch and does not have a board or step underneath...
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  • Sidewinder on my 2006 Montana Travel Trailer is Longer than My Factory Pin Box
  • No worries! The axle weight capacity will stay the same even though the Sidewinder # ST400-SW16K sits a little further back. The rotating turret will still allow turning and pivoting to take place an additional 22-inches behind the king pin. Backing up will still be quite easy because of the pivot point is moved back. I have included a helpful article for you too.
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  • Tire Chains for 2014 Ford F250 Diesel Pickup with 275/65R20 Size Tires
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars, and some trucks, are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. Generally speaking, properly sized chains that are installed correctly on a compatible...
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  • Is the Head on Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Hitch Easily Removable
  • Yes, the head on the Reese Titan 20 # RP30867 is easily removable. I recently was working with one and all you have to do is pull out two large pins under the head and then lift the head off. You could also unbolt the crossbeam support the head sets on but it wouldn't be much lighter that way compared to the whole hitch. This hitch does fit the adapter # RP30154 for Rams with the OEM prep package.
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  • Locking the Thule Spare Me and Tram Ski Adapter to a Spare Tire
  • That is a pickle. But a simple cable lock such as # CAB-10 should be all you need. Use the Spare Me's cable lock as well and loop the other cable lock through it and attach to the vehicle somewhere. This set up would be more secure than the Thule locking knob anyway.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for 2.5 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The highest rated adjustable ballmount for a 2-1/2" hitch receiver is rated for 10,000 lbs. So I would recommend going with the Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45900. This adjustable ball mount is rated for 14,000 lbs, and has a rise of 5-1/4" and a drop of 6" and fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. You will then want to use a reducer like # 58102, which adapts a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening into a 2" x 2. I spoke with my contact at Curt about adjustable ball mount...
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  • What is the Trailer Weight Capacity of Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480
  • The Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480 that you referenced is rated for trailers with a gross weight of up to 18,000-lbs, but its actual capacity will be limited to that of the tow vehicle or gooseneck rail kit into which it mounts. This hitch is intended for use with 8-foot truck beds; it is not compatible with Sidewinder pin boxes.
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  • Recommended Under Bed Rail and Installation Kit for a Ford F-250 without Factory Rail Kit
  • The Reese Elite I recommend is part # RP30126, as it's a fit for Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's. The capacity on these rails is 25,000 pounds. It will work with the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3300. Reese Elite part # RP30868 you referenced is specifically for 2011-2014 Chevy and GMC various bed lengths. I included a couple video demos and FAQ for you too.
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  • 7-Way Recommendation for Rear and Truck Bed of 2002 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • First thing you'll want to do is get a 7-way plug and lead to replace the 7-way at the rear of your 2002 Ford F-250. For that I would recommend the # HM40975-11998. This comes with a separate 4-way on the side of the 7-way for if you were to ever have to tow a trailer with a 4-way. This will get hardwired to the wiring that you have currently run to the 7-way at the rear of your truck by function. This comes with a round connector that plugs into the back of the 7-way that makes it compatible...
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  • TrailAir Rota-Flex Pin Box Recommendation to Replace a Lippert 1621HD Pin Box
  • The difference between the Lippert pin boxes 1621 and 1621HD is only the capacity of the pin boxes. If you have a 1621HD the # UF35-946202 will fit it but it might have a lower weight capacity than what your trailer requires. The # UF35-946202 has an 18k capacity so you will need to compare that to how much your trailer weighs to determine if it would be adequate. Since you have an 18k Pullrite Hitch most likely your trailer doesn't weigh more than the # UF35-946202 can handle so you...
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  • Will Reese Revolution Pin Box Work with B&W Companion Hitch for a 2000 Ford F-250
  • The Companion hitches that fit only in the gooseneck ball hole cannot be used with Revolution/Sidewinder pin boxes because the pivot point is locked out at the hitch head. And when using a Sidewinder and the lateral force exerted on the hitch, like the one your referenced # BWGNRK1108-5W, would cause it to rotate in the bed damaging the hitch and install kit. The option that will work for you is the Reese Elite 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30142 and Under-Bed installation kit # RP30073...
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  • Will Installed Air Bags Interfere With Installation Of Fifth Wheel On 2001 Ford F-250 Or F-350
  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone about your 2001 Ford F-250 or F-350. Since we have a couple of air bag systems manufactured by Firestone I asked if there would be any interference when installing a fifth-wheel hitch and using the custom brackets like part # RP50082-58. My contact at Firestone said that if you have an air bag system like the # F2550 installed on your truck, they would not interfere with a fifth wheel installation because the brackets for the air bag system are installed...
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  • Difference Between Firestone F4187 vs F4160 for 2008 Ford F250
  • The difference between the two front axle Firestone Coil Rite kits part # F4187 and # F4160 is that the # F4187 is designed for use on vehicles that plan to use snow plows, whereas the # F4160 is for all other applications. I checked with Firestone to confirm this.
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  • Recommended Air Helper Spring Suspension for Carrying Slide In Camper w/ 2000 Ford F250
  • I'd recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite, part # F2550. You will need to remove the jounce bumper you described, but the collar shown in diagram I provided will be reused. Grinding off the head of the rivet would be the easiest way to remove it. The # F2550 Ride-Rite kit uses existing holes in your truck's frame, so drilling won't be necessary. If you click the provided link, you can see an install video showing the kit being installed on a 2002 F250. You might also be interested in...
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  • How to Eliminate Aftermarket Brake Controller TBC Error Code on 2007 Ford F-350
  • Ford trucks like yours that came from the factory with a brake controller will display an error code on the instrument cluster if an aftermarket controller, such as a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 and its harness # 3034-P, are installed. To have the TBC error message turned off your local Ford dealer will have to access the Programmable Parameters through an IDS software download and then select the Personality/Dynamics. He can then select the TBC and turn it off. The fault code will now...
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  • Footplate Install in the Fulton F2 Adjustable A-Frame Trailer Jack
  • I spoke with my Fulton representative, who tells me that the Fulton # F1413250334 is set up to accept a wheel or a footplate, which will be held in by a snapper pin. If the jack doesn't have the collar with the pin hole, you must have a different jack that has the foot or caster permanently fixed in place.
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  • Best Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter Recommend for 2011 F250 Super Duty Short Bed w Turnover Hitch
  • I know it's heavier than you want it to be, but the best solution you have would be to go with the B and W Slider Hitch part # BWRVK3400-5W. This is the only option you have that is going to give you the needed clearance so that you can make tight turns. Some people will take the head off first then remove the base of the hitch to lighten the lifting that gets done. The Andersen Ultimate part # AM3225 would technically fit your gooseneck hitch, but since you have a short bed truck it...
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  • Availability of Yoke Style Coupler Repair Kit
  • I do not know your brand or model of coupler but I can get you in the right general place with the attached link. This link will take you to all 2-inch coupler repair kits. We offer kits for Curt, Shelby, Atwood and Husky brands. If you can find a brand name and part number stamped into your coupler housing you can check that against the listed items to see which one is the correct choice. If you cannot find a part number please advise the coupler's brand and include a photo to help...
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  • Will the Reese Goose Box 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Fit a Fabex 663 Pin Box
  • Yes, the Reese Goose Box # RP94622 fits the Fabex PB-6-series 5th wheel trailer pin boxes. Since you have a Fabex 663 that is a 600 series so you can use the Goose Box. I have linked a video review of the Goose Box for you.
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  • Slider Hitch, Rail Kit, and Wiring Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Super Duty Short Bed
  • For both of the hitch rail combos you are considering the wiring kit is sold separately. The wiring kit I would recommend for either combination is the Bargman Wiring Kit part # 54701-003. The Pro Series Hitch part # PS30094 is a great economical option for a fifth wheel hitch. The difference between the two custom rail kits you referenced is that one is a 4 bolt install kit, part # RP50082-58 and the other is a 10 bolt kit part # 50043-6008. The 4 bolt kit will be a bit easier to...
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  • Will the Cargo Glide Drop Link Tailgate Lowering Kit for Sliding Trays Fit a 2015 Ford F250
  • I contacted our representative at Cargo Glide and the lowering kit # CG-FD1 for Cargo Glide sliding trays will work with your 2015 Ford F-250. The links attach to your existing tailgate support cables, allowing your tailgate to sit lower so your tray slides freely.
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  • Can 5th Wheel Hitch be Installed on 2012 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • The 2012 Ford Super Duty trucks with the Ford factory tow prep package use the Reese Elite Series rails. These rails can only be used with the Reese Elite Series hitches and not the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, # BWRVK3400, which you referenced. We have several options for your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with Factory Rail Kit Fifth Wheel Hitch. Take a look at the link I have included which lists all of the sliding 5th wheel hitches...
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  • What is the Lumen Output Rating of Optronics Aero Style Double RV Interior Light # RVIF32
  • The bulb type employed in the Optronics Aero Style Double RV Interior Light # RVIF32 is a 921. According to my research this bulb has a rating of 264 raw lumens. Since two bulbs are used in the Optronics fixture you referenced total raw light output from the bulbs will be 528 lumens. The transmission of this light through the lens assembly will slightly diminish its total effective lumen output, as with all light fixtures.
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  • Recommended Underbed Gooseneck Hitch and Air Bags for a 2001 F-350 Dually Crew Cab Diesel 4x4
  • I recommend the Blue Ox gooseneck hitch # DH1201 for your 2001 F350 Crew Cab. This underbed gooseneck hitch has a 30,000 pound GTW and 7,500 pound tongue weight. I recommend Firestone rear air helper springs # F2550 as they will increase safety and reduce the strain on your Ford F-350 Crew Cab when you are hauling heavy loads or towing a heavy trailer. Furthermore, the gooseneck hitch # DH1201 and air helper springs # F2550 will co-exist fine together. I included a couple FAQ's and...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2014 Ford F-350 with 275/65-20 Tires and Aluminum Wheels
  • We do have chains for a 2014 Ford F-350 with 275/65-20 tires. I have included a link to the option for you. I recommend the Pewag square link chains # PWE3231SC for maximum grip in snow and ice and for longevity. These are great chains if you will be needed them frequently. For something more for infrequent use go with Titan chains # TC2536. They have a diameter pattern to cover more of the tread. Please consult the truck owners manual for specific information on the use of chains....
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  • Reese Signature Series Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Not Fitting in 2013 Ford F-350 with OEM Prep Package
  • You may need to adjust the anchor tee pins up or down to get them to properly lock into the puck system in your 2013 Ford F-350. The adjustments are basically the same as the Elite series slider # RP30144. I have linked the instructions to the right. If adjusting the tee pins does not do the trick then you would need to use the adapter # RP58419.
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  • Troubleshooting Air Helper Spring Compressor that Runs Frequently
  • I think your question got cut off, but it sounds like your air suspension kit has an onboard compressor that is seemingly turning off and on. This most likely due to a leak in the system. You can check the fittings for air leaks with an applied solution of soap and water. If a leak is detected, deflate the air spring by depressing the valve core. The tubing can easily be removed from the fittings by pushing the collar on the fitting towards the body of the fitting while pulling out the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford Super Duty F250 or F350
  • If you plan on towing a fifth wheel trailer I would not recommend you get a truck with a lift kit. Lift kits tend do make it difficult to tow fifth wheel trailers level. Hitches are height adjustable to a certain extent but if you adjust the head of the hitch too low the overhang of the trailer can hit the bed rails of the truck around corners on uneven terrain. Your best option would be to go with a truck with stock ride height and stock size tires. The Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel...
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  • Troubleshooting a 2 Inch Ball with a Lot of Play in an Atwood Coupler part # 88555
  • If there is enough play in your Atwood Coupler part # 88555 that your ball is sliding around enough to make noise while towing it sounds like it is in need of the repair kit part # CP02-030. The other possibility is that you are using too small of a hitch ball, or that the slop you are feeling is from the play between the hitch and the ball mount. If your ball mount has a hollow shank the part # SHP2061 would be a great choice for an anti-rattle device to stop the movement. If you have...
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  • Will the Rightline Truck Bed Tents Fit Trucks with Tonneau Covers
  • I spoke to my contact at Rightline and she said that their truck bed tents like the part # RL110730 typically only will fit trucks that have soft roll-up tonneau covers. She did say that if your tonneau cover makes the bed rails any wider than they currently are then the tent won't work.
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  • Availability of Fifth Wheel Tailgate for a 1996 Ford F250
  • For the 1996 Ford F250, we offer a tailgate by Stromberg Carlson, part # VG-100 that's a fit. The Husky Liners tailgate you referenced fits F250 trucks back through 1999, but not a 1996 model.
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  • Availability of Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel Wiring T-Harness for 2002 Ford F350
  • You have the 7-way at the back bumper, as well as one installed in the bed, but you don't have the wiring connecting the two, is that correct? We don't offer the wiring harness only, you'll need to use the # 40167 you referred to. You can simply use the wiring harness, one end will T into the vehicle wiring behind the connector on the rear bumper as shown in the video I've linked you to, and the other would plug into the existing connector in the bed. You can either replace the existing...
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  • Best Performance Tuner for 2008 Ford F250 6.4L Diesel
  • The best tuner for your truck will depend on what you want out of your truck. If you're looking for the biggest potential gain in HP and Torque, the BullyDog Triple Dog GT, part # BY40420F is hands down the best choice, offering HP gains of up to 140 and torque increases up to 250 foot lbs. However, this model isn't CARB approved, so it wouldn't be a good choice if you live in California. The gains you experience would be contingent upon the condition of your trucks drivetrain and upon...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Install on a 2012 Ford F350 with Factory Brake Controller
  • Sounds like your 2012 Ford F350 has an integrated brake controller and that is why you are seeing an error code. The only way to remove this code, is to have the TBC turned off by your local Ford dealer. Using the IDS, the Ford Technician should access the Programmable Parameters and then select the Personality/Dynamics. Select the TBC and turn it off. The fault code will now be removed.
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  • Hopkins Back Up Camera Comparison and Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F250
  • The biggest differences between the Hopkins # HM50002 and the Hopkins # HM60195VA cameras is how they install and how big the monitors are. The # HM50002 would be a better choice for you since your vehicle has a 7-way trailer connector and this camera will easily install on your vehicle by plugging inline with the 7-way. This camera also has a monitor that is 1 inch bigger than the # HM60195VA. Since your 2000 Ford F250 is probably pretty long you will also want the extension cable...
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  • Hopkins Back Up Camera Comparison and Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F250
  • The biggest differences between the Hopkins # HM50002 and the Hopkins # HM60195VA cameras is how they install and how big the monitors are. The # HM50002 would be a better choice for you since your vehicle has a 7-way trailer connector and this camera will easily install on your vehicle by plugging inline with the 7-way. This camera also has a monitor that is 1 inch bigger than the # HM60195VA. Since your 2000 Ford F250 is probably pretty long you will also want the extension cable...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Fiat 500
  • Yes, as long as your 2013 Fiat 500 isn't an Abarth model the Hidden Hitch part # 60289 would be the correct hitch for your vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you are looking for a hitch to carry a bike rack I would recommend the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670 as this is one of our best selling racks and highest reviewed by our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info on it.
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  • Brake Controller Installation Information on a 2015 Audi Q7 and BMW X5
  • To install a brake controller in either a 2015 Audi Q7 or BMW X5 there isn't a custom install harness for either. I spoke to my contact at Tekonsha and he said that for the Audi you will need to check out the FAQ article I attached to the right for what is required to install a brake controller in the vehicle. The BMW X5 would be a difficult vehicle to install your brake controller into. At this time there is no fit information for installing brake controllers in this vehicle and...
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  • Tire Chains for Dually 245/75-17 Tires on a 2011 Ford Super Duty
  • We currently have several options for dually tires, size 245/75-17: # TC4831CAM # TC4231CAM # TC4831 # TC4231 For any of these chains I also recommend rubber adjusters, # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included a link to our help article on tire chains for you.
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  • Length of Plug on Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness # HM40157
  • The Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness, # HM40157, measures 3 inches from the back of the mounting plate to the end of the 90 degree connector. I have attached a picture to illustrate this measurement.
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  • Compatibility of Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Suspension with Reese Gooseneck Hitch
  • It'll depend on which Firestone Air Spring kit you have. If you have the # F2400, the Reese # 9460-48 would fit just fine for you. However, if you have the # F2452, it won't be compatible. If you'd care to reply with the part number of the Firestone Air Bag kit you have, I'd be happy to provide you with some specifics.
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  • How Many Under-Vehicle Battery Mounts Will Fit 2013 Ford Super Duty Truck
  • I spoke with my contact at Torklift about your 2013 Ford Super Duty truck. Since the TorkLift HiddenPower Under-Vehicle Battery Mount, part # TLA7728 will only mount in one location, you would be limited to 1 on your truck. This comes with the battery box included and all the necessary hardware needed to attach the box to your truck frame.
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  • How Many Under-Vehicle Battery Mounts Will Fit 2013 Ford Super Duty Truck
  • I spoke with my contact at Torklift about your 2013 Ford Super Duty truck. Since the TorkLift HiddenPower Under-Vehicle Battery Mount, part # TLA7728 will only mount in one location, you would be limited to 1 on your truck. This comes with the battery box included and all the necessary hardware needed to attach the box to your truck frame.
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  • How Do the Rear Camper Tie Downs for a 2004 F-250 Super Duty Install in the Trailer Hitch
  • The 2-1/2 inch opening is not going to be a problem. The rear tie downs, # TLF3001, come with a sleeve that fits around the outer tube and inside of the open ends of the hitch on the truck. With the sleeve on the width of the outer tube becomes 2-1/2 inches. I pulled # TLF3001 to confirm this. There would be minimal space between the outer tube sleeve and the inner part of the hitch tube. On the bracket from the center of that bolt that faces rearward to the end of the tube is 6 inches....
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  • How Do the Rear Camper Tie Downs for a 2004 F-250 Super Duty Install in the Trailer Hitch
  • The 2-1/2 inch opening is not going to be a problem. The rear tie downs, # TLF3001, come with a sleeve that fits around the outer tube and inside of the open ends of the hitch on the truck. With the sleeve on the width of the outer tube becomes 2-1/2 inches. I pulled # TLF3001 to confirm this. There would be minimal space between the outer tube sleeve and the inner part of the hitch tube. On the bracket from the center of that bolt that faces rearward to the end of the tube is 6 inches....
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  • What Size are the Inner and Outer Tubes and Wall Thickness of TorkLift Camper Tie Downs
  • The TorkLift camper tie downs you referenced, # TLF2011 and # TLF3001 will have an outer assembly and an inner assembly. Tie down # TLF3001A will too but it has aluminum components. The measurements will be the same for all of these. I pulled # TLF2011 to take the measurements. The inner tube is smaller, 1-1/2 inches square with a wall thickness of 3/16 of an inch. The part of the inner tube that you tie the camper off to is 1/4 inch thick. The outer tube is larger at 2 inches square...
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  • What Size are the Inner and Outer Tubes and Wall Thickness of TorkLift Camper Tie Downs
  • The TorkLift camper tie downs you referenced, # TLF2011 and # TLF3001 will have an outer assembly and an inner assembly. Tie down # TLF3001A will too but it has aluminum components. The measurements will be the same for all of these. I pulled # TLF2011 to take the measurements. The inner tube is smaller, 1-1/2 inches square with a wall thickness of 3/16 of an inch. The part of the inner tube that you tie the camper off to is 1/4 inch thick. The outer tube is larger at 2 inches square...
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  • How to the Westin PRO TRAXX Oval Nerf Bars # 21-21330 Attach to the Mounting Brackets
  • The Westin PRO TRAXX Oval Nerf Bars # 21-21330 are what is called a cradle-mount design. The bars attach to the brackets on the underside of the bars. The mounting brackets attach to the rocker panels on the truck.
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  • B and W Fifth Wheel and Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F250
  • The two part numbers you referenced are the same thing. We have slightly different part numbers for the two to designate how each is found through our fitguides. The part numbers # BWRVK3500 and # BWRVK3500-5W both give you the same hitch designed to fit the B and W turnover rail kits. For your 2008 Ford F250 you would also need the part # BWGNRK1108-5W.
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2014 Ford F-250 with 3-1/2 Inch Lift and 5th Wheel Hitch
  • It is possible to install Firestone Ride-Rite helper springs # F2535 on your 2014 Ford F-250 diesel with the 3-1/2 inch lift. You would have to use a spacer kit. The problem is that there is a 3 inch spacer kit, # F2368, and a 4-inch, # F2370, but not a 3-1/2 inch. I would go with the 3 inch. The other issue is the location that the air bag brackets needed versus where the brackets for your 5th wheel hitch are installed. The air bag kit has brackets that mount on the insides and bottoms...
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  • 5th Wheel Frame Brackets only to Install PullRite Hitch in 2005 Ford F250
  • The frame brackets of the # RP50082-58 can be purchased separately from the bed rails as part # RP50082. The frame brackets will probably be compatible with your bed rails if they are Industry Standard bed rails. However, I strongly recommend you choose frame brackets and bed rails from the same manufacturer. That way, you know without a doubt that the parts will all be compatible and that the weight capacity will be known. When you use a frame bracket from one manufacturer and bed rails...
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  • Can DeadBolt Trailer Coupler Lock # 28012 Be Used to Lock 5th Wheel Hitch to Bed Rails
  • The DeadBolt Trailer Coupler Lock # 28012 that you referenced is intended for locking the top latch on a hydraulic actuator such as Titan # T4715420. We do offer locks like the Tow Ready # TR63254 that are intended specifically for 5th wheel applications. However, the center span of the DeadBolt # 28012 is 3-3/8-inches, which is long enough for a 5th wheel application as long as you have enough clearance for both ends of the lock. Note that the 1/4-inch pin diameter is smaller than the...
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  • Does Westin HDX Grille Guard # 57-2375 Install Inside or Outside Frame Members of 2014 F250
  • I spoke with my representative from Westin Automotive, who tells me that their # 57-2375 HDX Grille Guard mounts with brackets that attach to the outside of the truck frame members.
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  • Tire Chains for a 2011 Ford F-350 4x4 with 275/65R20 Tires
  • On your 2011 Ford F-350, the rear tires are going to have a harder time gripping because there is less weight in the back of the truck. I would put chains on the rear wheels or on all 4 wheels. Square links offer the best traction. For a good set of square link chains that will last you a good long while you can use Pewag chains # PWE3231SC. I have linked a video showing installation for you. For something a little more economical you can use the Titan Chain set, # TC3831. I also...
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  • Availability of Fifth Wheel Tailgate With Back Up Camera Mount for 2014 Ford F250
  • There certainly is! Husky Liners offers a fifth wheel hitch with a rear-view camera relocation kit, part # HL15130-38.
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  • How Much Additional Horsepower And Torque Will Programmer Add To 2006 Ford F-250 6.0L Diesel
  • Installing the Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, part # EP85200 on your 2006 Ford F-250 With the 6.0 L Powerstroke Diesel will increase the horsepower and the torque on your engine. You will see increases up to 100 hp and up to 200 torque. This product is not for use in the state of California.
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  • Removal of Tailgate with DeeZee # DZ43203 Tailgate Assist Installed
  • You'll be able to remove the Tailgate Assist very easily. The DeeZee Tailgate Assist attaches to the side of the tailgate and the side of the tailgate opening using a ball and socket. You'll be able to simply pull the assist off both mounts by reversing the procedure seen in the video I've linked you to. Simply fast forward the video to the 2:20 mark, and you can see how the assist simply pushes onto the mounts attached to the truck.
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  • Will a Programmer Hurt a 1999 Powerstroke and/or a 2008 Powerstroke Ford Truck
  • That really depends on the current condition of both of your trucks and how you plan on using the additional power that the # EP16030 would give either of your trucks. If both trucks are in good mechanical condition and you don't abuse either truck too hard with the programmer turned all the way up you should be fine. If your transmissions are hurt and you go and enter into a truck pull contest with the programmer turned all the way up you would be asking for trouble. Also, you should...
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  • What Do the Power Levels of the Edge EvoHT Give a 1999 Ford Super Duty Powerstroke
  • I spoke to my contact at Edge and he informed me that the first power level (economy) will give you 60 horsepower and 100 ft. lbs of torque, the second level (tow) will give you 90 horse power and 150 ft lbs of torque and finally the third level (extreme) will give you 112 horsepower and 205 ft lbs of torque.
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  • How Much Power Does the Edge EvoHT give a 1999 Ford Super Duty Powerstroke
  • For your 1999 Ford Super Duty with a 7.3 liter powerstroke the Edge EvoHT # EP16030 that you referenced will give you up to 112 horsepower and 205 ft. lbs. of torque. This programmer has 4 power levels. Stock This level maintains the factory settings. It will most often be used when you take your vehicle in for maintenance or emissions testing. This tune does not alter your engine's computer or settings in any way. Tow This tune is designed for towing applications. Select this...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-250 Crew Cab
  • Yes we do; we actually have several and if you check out the link to the right you will see a link that will take you to a page that has them all. For a Yakima rack that uses the 58 inch crossbars # Y00409 like what you referenced you would want that part number as well as the following: Q58 Q Clips for Yakima Q Towers # Y00658 (you'll need to order a quantity of 2 of these) Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack Feet # Y00124
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  • How to Determine the Right Replacement Pin Box Needed for a 2004 Montana Mountaineer 318 BHM
  • There should be a plate or sticker on the pin box of your trailer that lists what pin box manufacturer and model number is on the trailer. With that information you can pick out the correct Trailair pin box. If you don't have the plate or sticker, you will need to measure the bolt holes of the pin box to determine which one you have. I have included a link to the pin boxes we offer and an FAQ that shows how to measure a pin box for you to view.
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  • Fifth Wheel Adapter Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-250 with Hide-a-Goose Hitch
  • Sounds like you have the Hide-a-Gooseneck Hitch # 9460-48 in the bed of your 2005 Ford F-250. The only fifth wheel adapter you can use that will allow you to retain your gooseneck hitch is the Hi-Rise part # 9480. This will install in the gooseneck hitch and will provide you with a fifth wheel hitch. There's no way to use your Husky hitch with your gooseneck hitch.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Heavy Boat Trailer with C-Channel Frame
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Based on the weight of your trailer you will need a higher rated system, something like the # RP66130 could work as long as your tongue weight fell within it's range, 800...
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  • What is a Sidewinder and Why Won't the Curt Q-Series Hitches Work with Them
  • A Sidewinder or Reese Revolution pin box is a very specific style of pin box replacement that allows short bed trucks to make tight turns without having to use a slider hitch. You would know if your trailer had one most likely. For more information on them check out the FAQ article I attached to the right. The jaws of the Q-Series Curt hitches are too wide for them to work with the Sidewinders.
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  • Are the Mounting Brackets Fixed or Adjustable on the Blue Ox 3-Receiver Trailer Hitch
  • The mounting brackets that come with the Blue Ox 3-receiver hitch # SC9000 are not fixed meaning you can adjust them before permanently installing the hitch. This particular hitch is designed only for Class A motor homes that have frame rails that extend all the way back to the end of the vehicle. Welded on extensions will not work. I have linked the installation instructions for you.
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  • Are the Mounting Brackets Fixed or Adjustable on the Blue Ox 3-Receiver Trailer Hitch
  • The mounting brackets that come with the Blue Ox 3-receiver hitch # SC9000 are not fixed meaning you can adjust them before permanently installing the hitch. This particular hitch is designed only for Class A motor homes that have frame rails that extend all the way back to the end of the vehicle. Welded on extensions will not work. I have linked the installation instructions for you.
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  • Will B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Fit Factory Towing Prep Package On 2015 Ford F-450
  • I do have a couple of options that will work for you and a 2015 Ford F-450. My recommendation is to reduce the dealer cost and install a B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit, part # BWGNRK1111. This would give you the gooseneck hitch in the bed of your truck and allow you to use the B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3400-5W you already have. Since the B&W Companion will not fit another manufacturer's system the other option would be to have the OEM...
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement Recommendation For 2012 Ford F-250 4 X 4 Crew Cab
  • We do offer a great air suspension system that will work for your 2012 Ford F-250 4 X 4. I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2535. This system will help stabilize your suspension and improve the ride quality when carrying heavy loads. These air bags adjust individually to help compensate for uneven loads. Everything is included with this system for installation on your truck. To enhance the system even more I recommend the Firestone Dual Electric Air Command,...
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  • Difference Between Bulldog Powder Coated and Zinc Finish 5,000 Pound A-Frame Trailer Jacks
  • The difference is just as you have said. Bulldog jack # BD1700100317 is powder coated while # BD1700100301 has a zinc finish which makes it better for marine applications. Both are rated for 5,000 pounds, have 15 inches of lift, and install the same way with the same 3-hole mounting flange. I have linked video reviews for each jack for you.
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  • Instructions to Wire Dump Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • I would use the RV-Style Trailer Connector, # PK12706, which you reference, and install the wires in the proper locations in the 7-Way connector. Our wiring page, see link, has photos that detail the wiring configuration of the 7-Way RV trailer connector for you to check out. You will need to test the functions of each wire using a 12 volt battery to determine their function. Once you know the function, you can use our trailer connector wiring diagram to make the proper connections.
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags from a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Fit a 2012 Ford F-250
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite air springs for the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, # F2299, use a completely different bracket systems than the ones for the 2012 Ford F-250 (# F2535 for a diesel or # F2550 for a gas motor). The kits are not interchangeable between the two trucks. All 3 kits do use the same air bags but everything else is different. By the time you piece together all of the brackets and hardware for the new truck it would end up costing about the same (in some cases more) than a complete...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 30-Ft. 6K Trailer Towed by 2010 F-250 V8
  • The key to selecting the correct weight distribution/sway control system is to know your trailer's actual fully-loaded ready-to-tow tongue weight just as it will be when you head out - meaning full water and propane tanks, supplies, gear, toys (and beer!) all loaded. Sherline makes a handy scale for measuring tongue weight, part # 5780, but there are other ways to measure that are outlined in the linked article. Total tongue weight must also include the weight of anything in the truck...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit Recommendation for a Diesel 2012 Ford F-250 4x4
  • We get this question occasionally and what our contacts at Firestone always advise is to just go ahead and get a new kit designed specifically for your vehicle like the # F2535 since you have a diesel engine in your 2012 Ford F-250. The # F2550 would be the correct kit if you had a gas engine. By the time you pieced together all the brackets and hardware it would cost more than just buying the new kit, plus you will be saving yourself the headache of picking out all of the components.
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