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  • Recommended Tire Chains to Fit 285/70-17 Sized Tires on 2010 Ford F-250
  • According to an online copy of your 2010 Ford F-250 you should avoid fully loading the truck when using tire chains if possible. That's quite vague but I would take it into consideration. Tire chains are designed to fit certain tires and provide increased traction. They aren't designed to fit one vehicle or another based on weight. There is also the factor of clearance to take into consideration. The manual states to only use Class S compatible chains. This means there is less...
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  • Recommended Rear-Axle Suspension Enhancement for 2002 Ford F-250 Towing Jayco 5th Wheel
  • Generally a 5th wheel hitch will install in the truck bed so that the trailer's pin weight falls slightly forward of the rear axle center. This ensures that there will not be too much front-end lift (or rear end sag) in the tow vehicle. If the hitch/pin weight falls further back then there could be issues with steering and braking performance at the front axle from not having enough weight on it to maintain traction. As an example, the Reese base rail kit # RP30035 in your particular...
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  • Recommended Air Spring System With Compressor For 2012 Ford F-250 With Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • For your 2012 Ford F-250, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle, # F2535, will fit vehicles with a gooseneck hitch or 5th wheel hitch installed, so it is compatible with your # BWGNRK1111-5W. I've attached an installation video as well as the installation details to show you how to install this system an some recommendations on where to run your air lines. I recommend using the tubing cutter # F9009 to ensure you have clean straight cuts...
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  • Will a Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection Work with a Reese 5th Airborn Sidewinder
  • The Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 attaches to the vehicle by using the gooseneck ball installed in the bed of the truck. If you do not have a gooseneck ball installed the Andersen hitch does not attach to the factory rails installed on your 2013 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty. Also, the Reese states that the Sidewinder hitch cannot be used with any gooseneck-to-5th-wheel adapter like the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel hitch. Sidewinder hitches can only be hooked to fifth...
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  • Firestone Air Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-350 with 4 inch Lift Kit
  • For a Firestone Air Bag Kit for your 2005 Ford F-350 you would want the part # F2400 which is a confirmed fit. Then since you have a 4-1/2 inch lift kit you would want the 4 inch spacer kit # F2371. Then the compressor kit part # F2168 would fit and work well. The Extreme you referenced is no longer available but this kit is a heavy duty compressor with an air tank.
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  • Can Stationary B and W Companion Hitch be Converted to Slider Hitch
  • If you already have a Companion hitch and want to swap the head on to a slider base all you would need is the part # BWRVB3405. Your head would bolt right up and you would then have a slider Companion hitch.
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  • Compatibility of Deezee Tool Box DZ8560WB with Tonneau Cover
  • The total height of the DeeZee Red Label 5th Wheel Toolbox # DZ8560WB, including clearance for the lid, is 19-1/8-inches. You can check your truck bed height from the top of the bed corrugations up to the bed rails to see if there is enough height. If your rail tops are 20-inches or more from the tops of the corrugations than you're good to use a top-of-rail cover. Tonneau covers can install in two different places on the bed, either on top of the bed rails like covers # TX259601 and...
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  • Recommended Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For 2000 Ford F-350
  • When comparing the difference between these two gooseneck hitches you will find they have a lot of similar features. Both the # 16085 and # RP58079 are designed with a towing capacity up to 25,000-lbs and have a vertical load limit of 6,250-lbs. Both mount to industry-standard fifth wheel rails. The hitch I recommend is the # RP58079. The hitch ball included with this hitch is held in place with a snap-ring and that alows the ball to rotate which helps reduce binding with the gooseneck...
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  • Recommended Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For 2000 Ford F-350
  • When comparing the difference between these two gooseneck hitches you will find they have a lot of similar features. Both the # 16085 and # RP58079 are designed with a towing capacity up to 25,000-lbs and have a vertical load limit of 6,250-lbs. Both mount to industry-standard fifth wheel rails. The hitch I recommend is the # RP58079. The hitch ball included with this hitch is held in place with a snap-ring and that alows the ball to rotate which helps reduce binding with the gooseneck...
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  • Is The Hitch Ball Welded To The Mount Plate On the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch #RP58079?
  • The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs, # RP58079, has a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that is held in place with a snap ring. This design allows the hitch ball to rotate reducing binding with the gooseneck coupler. It has a nice powder coat finish to resist corrosion and the hitch ball is a durable, heat treated ball. If you are looking for a welded option, you may be interested in the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate for Fifth Wheel Rails by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and...
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  • Is The Hitch Ball Welded To The Mount Plate On the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch #RP58079?
  • The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs, # RP58079, has a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that is held in place with a snap ring. This design allows the hitch ball to rotate reducing binding with the gooseneck coupler. It has a nice powder coat finish to resist corrosion and the hitch ball is a durable, heat treated ball. If you are looking for a welded option, you may be interested in the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate for Fifth Wheel Rails by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and...
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  • Which Husky Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Fits a 2004 Ford F-250
  • I have a similar fit, but the # HT31412 is a fit for newer Ford trucks but not for your 2004. Instead you would want the part # HT31406 which is the bracket kit that fits a 2004 Ford F-Super Duty.
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  • Tan Custom Fit Floor Mat Recommendation for 2006 Ford F-350 Crew Cab
  • At this time there are no Aries floor mats that are a fit for your 2006 Ford F-350. Best option I have is the Husky Liners floor mats part # HL33853 which are tan and very similar in construction. These are a confirmed fit for your truck as well.
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  • Availability of Dual Ball Mount that Fits 3 inch Hitch on Ford Truck
  • Sounds like you do have a 3 inch trailer hitch on your Ford truck. The one dual-ball mount we offer for a 3 inch hitch is the part # RP38180. This has a 2-5/16 and 2 inch hitch ball on either side.
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  • Is there a Ball Mount Larger than a Class V 2-1/2 Inch
  • If your hitch receiver opening is larger than 2-1/2 inches then the next step up is a 3 inch if you are talking about physical size and not capacity. We have 1 ball mount for 3 inch hitch receiver openings; # RP38180. It has a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball. This is not a common size though so I do recommend verifying the size of the receiver opening on the hitch. I have also included a link to our ball mount main page. If you mean capacity then the highest capacity 2-1/2 inch ball mount...
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  • Replacement Spring Bar U-Bolt for Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • The Blue Ox replacement U-bolt for spring bars is the part # BX201-0758 which is 1/4 inch in diameter, is 2 inches long and is 1-3/8 inches wide. That's pretty close to what you listed but is 1/16 inch thinner in diameter than what you have.
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  • Emergency Jack Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-250
  • Sounds like you are looking for an emergency jack to use on your 2005 Ford F-250. For that we have the bottle jack part # ALL640407. This jack has a 6 ton capacity.
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  • Does Flex a Lite Transmission Cooler FLX4126V Fit a 2010 Ford Super Duty with Powerstroke
  • I did some checking and your 2010 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a 6.4 liter diesel is compatible with the Flex a Lite Transmission cooler part # FLX4126V.
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  • Intermittent Connection Message Showing on Prodigy Brake Controller
  • It sounds like you have already done the hard work of checking and updating the vehicle and trailer wiring to narrow the source of the problem to your controller. Corroded connectors, damaged wiring or a shorted brake magnet are the typical causes for this issue of the controller losing connection to the trailer brake circuit. Since you have eliminated those concerns, given the age of the brake controller I would suspect it as having an internal fault. If you have a circuit tester like...
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  • Recommended Reese Custom-Fit 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit for 2013 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • For a no-frame-drilling 5th wheel rail installation kit from Cequent for your 2013 Ford F-250 long bed I suggest the Reese kit # RP50026-58. This custom-fit kit includes no-drill brackets that use existing holes in the frame and it will install in about half the time as a universal-fit kit. The included hardware and rails bolt to these brackets to provide a mounting point for any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch. You will need to drill through the bed, of course, to install the rails but...
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  • Replacement Cover For Truxedo LoPro QT Tonneau For 2011 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • A cover is available for your Truxedo LoPro QT, it is Replacement Cover for TruXedo Lo Pro QT Soft, Roll-up Tonneau Cover - Black, # TX569101-CVR. This replaces the tarp on your TruXedo Lo Pro QT soft, roll-up tonneau cover # TX569101. It does require original Lo Pro QT hardware and rails for installation.
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  • Performance Tuner to Improve Fuel Economy in 2012 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • We offer performance tuner/monitors for your 2012 Ford F-250 diesel that are shown on the linked page. All of these can re-tune your diesel engine for substantially greater horsepower and torque. Some of these tuners, such as the Bully Dog # BY40420F, include a Driving Coach Program to help you improve your fuel economy. This program does NOT re-tune your engine to save fuel; it works by calling out the driving habits that cause poor fuel economy, such as jackrabbit starts. The tuner...
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  • Firestone Air Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2011 Ford Super Duty
  • For a Firestone air suspension kit confirmed as a fit for your 2011 Ford Super Duty you would want the part # F2535 which is a confirmed fit and will provide you with additional rear suspension support when towing the heavier car hauler. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Gooseneck Ball of Curt Hitch # C61332-52 Install Forward or Behind Rear Axle
  • The dimension would be from the axle center forward of the rear axle towards the cab. You would not want to move the ball behind the axle as that would unload the front suspension.
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  • Demco Hijacker Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch/Rail Kit Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • We have just what you need to install a Demco Hijacker AutoSlide fifth wheel hitch in your 2008 Ford F-250 short bed. The hitch you would need is actually the part # DM8550035 as it is the above bed rail kit. The rail kit you then would want is the part # DM8552002-71 which is custom fit for your truck which will minimize drilling and install time.
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  • Will Reese Sidewinder for Fifth Wheel Trailers Work With AirSafe Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I verified with Air Safe that if your fifth wheel hitch has the Valley head it is compatible with the Reese Sidewinder # RP61411 using the Custom Wedge # SWW-04. If you have the Holland or Binkley head Air Safe could not confirm that it would be a fit since they haven't tested it. However, they did say that the universal wedge that comes with the Sidewinder will work.
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  • Will Bulldog Hide-A-Goose Hitch Fit 2006 Ford F-350 Dually With Air Bags Installed
  • The Under-Bed Gooseneck Hitch, part # 9474-38 is not designed to fit your 2006 F-350, but we do offer other hitches that will fit. One gooseneck hitch I recommend is part # 9460-48. I have attached the installation instructions and there is no mention of issues installing the hitch with air bags installed. I also checked out some of the suspension air bags we offer and there were several that said they can be installed with a gooseneck hitch. I encourage you to check out the installation...
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  • Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Shows Green Light without a Trailer Connected
  • Since the green light is coming on with no trailer connected that indicates a short that is making the brake controller think that a trailer is connected. The most likely cause of this is a corroded trailer connector. Make sure the trailer connector is clean and free of corrosion inside, where the wires attach, and outside on the pins. Check the wires and fix any pinched or damaged wires as needed. I have also included a couple of links on testing and troubleshooting brake controllers...
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  • Installing A Dexter Axle Brake Controller In a 2012 Ford F-250
  • If you have a factory 7-way trailer connector on your 2012 Ford F-250, the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3034-P will plug directly into your vehicle. You will have to splice the wires on the other end and use butt connectors like # DW05744-5 to connect them to your brake controller. You will not need an inline fuse as you wire this because your vehicle already has a fuse for a brake controller in location 31 according to your owners manual.
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  • Is Replacement 7-WayTrailer Connector on 2008 Ford F-250 the Same as 2008 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like you're looking for a replacement 7-way trailer connector on a 2008 Ford F-250. Yes, it is the same as the F-150 if they both have the factory 7-way connector. The replacement part is # 20119.
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  • Will King Pin Location Change After Installing a TrailAir Pin Box in Place of Atwood AB-72 Pin Box
  • On replacement pin box # UF35-946220 the distance from the center of the back row of bolt holes to the center of the king pin is 6-7/8 inches. The height won't really change. You can measure the distance on your existing Atwood pin box to determine if its back row to king pin measurement is the same as the 6-7/8 inches mentioned above.
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  • Are the WeatherTech and HuskyLiners Mudflaps for 2011 Ford Super Duty Black
  • For your 2011 Ford Super Duty non-dually with factory fender flares the WeatherTech mud flaps part # WT110031-120031 are just as black as the Husky Liners kit part # HL56691 and # HL57691 which are also a fit. The lighting was just a bit different when the pictures of the two were taken.
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2002 Ford F-250 for Keeping Truck Bed of 2002 Ford F-250 Dry
  • The RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover # RT80323 is designed to direct all water and rain through it's drain system so that the truck bed is kept as dry as possible and is a fit for your 2002 Ford F-250 long bed. Would it keep the truck bed totally dry if left out in a very hard rain though? Realistically not. If the rain is light the truck bed contents will remain dry but if the rain is hard there will be some moisture let in. A lot of the reviews online for this cover state that they...
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  • Can Head of Reese 15k Slider Hitch be Replaced with 16k Head
  • When Reese up-rated their hitches from 15k to 16k they didn't change the design enough to prevent you from installing a 16k head on the slider. The part # RP30047A would install on your slider and work well for you.
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  • B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter on 2003 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3500 does just install into the Turnoverball gooseneck hitch in your 2003 Ford F-250. However, the problem is going to be clearance with your short bed truck. So the better option is the B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400 which installs the same way but is a sliding hitch to give you more turning clearance. The slider provides up to 12 inches of travel to help keep your fifth wheel trailer from coming into contact with...
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  • What would I Need to Upgrade from 3,500 lbs Tandem Axles to 5,000 lbs Tandem Axles
  • We carry the Timbren Axle-Less System rated at 5,200 lbs part # ASR5200S01. The axle-less system mounts to your trailer frame and takes the place of your old axle and springs.# ASR5200S01 is a straight spindle design. Timbren also offers these axles with a 4 inch drop spindle part # ASR5200S04. The Timbren Axle-Less can be mount tandem to repalce your tandem axles. There is no need to install leaf springs, because the Timbren axles have built-in spring system on each axle. However,...
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  • What would I Need to Upgrade from 3,500 lbs Tandem Axles to 5,000 lbs Tandem Axles
  • We carry the Timbren Axle-Less System rated at 5,200 lbs part # ASR5200S01. The axle-less system mounts to your trailer frame and takes the place of your old axle and springs.# ASR5200S01 is a straight spindle design. Timbren also offers these axles with a 4 inch drop spindle part # ASR5200S04. The Timbren Axle-Less can be mount tandem to repalce your tandem axles. There is no need to install leaf springs, because the Timbren axles have built-in spring system on each axle. However,...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Conversion Setup for 2005 F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • For your 2005 F-250 with the Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Hitch, # 6300-4448, you can add an adapter for a 5th wheel connection but there are limited options. The best option that will work with your gooseneck hitch is the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection - Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter, # AM3225. This uniquely designed frame and coupler system lets you use your gooseneck ball to haul a 5th wheel trailer. It weighs less than a typical 5th wheel hitch so it is easy to install...
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  • Do Kats Block Heaters Come with Install Instructions
  • Yes they do. They are not super detailed but the Kat's heaters do come with install instructions. It does not come with specific installation instructions for your vehicle, but it does come with a set of universal instructions that would still apply to your vehicle. Basically you will need to locate the cartridge hole on your block of your vehicle and then the rest of the install instructions that come with this kit would need to be followed.
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  • What Is The Difference Between Weight Distribution And Underslung Weight Distribution Systems?
  • Great Question. Underslung couplers on trailers look like the trailer frame is sitting on top of the coupler. For an example of what one looks like check out the Atwood Coupler part # 82680. I attached a picture of one for you to check out as well. I reached out to Blue Ox to get the specific differences and there is only one difference. In the design of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Bolt On - Underslung, # BXW2004, they accounted for this type of coupler...
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  • Can Peak Performance Digital Wireless Backup Camera Be Installed on the Front of Vehicle
  • Yes, you can install the Peak Performance Digital Wireless Backup Camera # PKC0RB anywhere you want. Since you're using while driving forward you won't be able to wire it into the reverse lights so you'll have to use something else. Possibly with a toggle switch, like # PK34513, or if your truck has auxiliary switches.
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  • Will the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Hitch #BWGNRK1067 Fit My 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty?
  • The B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs, # BWGNRK1108, is the right fit for the 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty with either an 8 foot or 6-3/4 foot bed. The B&W Turnoverball, # BWGNRK1067, unfortunately is not a fit for your vehicle. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news since you've already purchased this one, but I do want to make sure you get the right fit for your vehicle.
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  • Will The Trailair Flex Air 5th Wheel 18000 lb Capacity Pin Box Fit My 2017 Dutchmen Voltage 3990?
  • I can confirm that the Trailair Flex Air 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1621 - 18,000 lbs, # LC328492, is a fit for your trailer's pin box. I highly recommend this pin box because of the Flex Air System. The air bag absorbs road shock and the scissor-like motion allows the pin box to compress, compensating for bounce and chucking. The shock absorber ensures that the pin box rebounds and keeps the air bag from breaking down. There is a rubber compound built intot he head that helps absorb...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • For your 2012 Ford F-250 the B and W fifth wheel setup would be what we recommend. This is the nicest hitch on the market as most would say so we recommend it very highly. Since you have a short bed truck you do have to go with a slider hitch so that you have turning clearance. That means that for a hitch you would need the part # BWRVK3400-5W and then for the rail kit you would need the part # BWGNRK1111-5W. This hitch has a 20k towing capacity so it would be great in that regard as well.
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  • Programmer and Cold Air Intake Recommendation 2012 F250 with 6.2 L Gas Engine
  • The programmer for your 2012 Ford F-250 with a 6.2 liter V8 that will give you the best performance is the Edge part # EP85450. This will give you up to 26 horsepower and 34 ft lbs of torque which you will certainly notice. This also has a monitor built into it to help you keep an eye on engine and transmission parameters. Nothing else really comes close to this. A cold air intake will also help increase power as well. For that the AirAid part # AR403-239-1 advertises a gain of up to...
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  • Correct Installation Position for Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit C16424-204 in 2014 Ford F-350 Longbed
  • The Curt custom 5th wheel installation kit # C16424-204 is a confirmed fit in your 2014 Ford F-350 with 8-foot bed and without the factory rail kit. The installation instructions, which are linked for you, indicate the correct position of the front base rail. The REAR edge of the FRONT rail should be positioned 54-3/16-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate, but the bed itself). You can check your installation to ensure this is where your front rail is installed. In...
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  • Which Hitch is Better for Use with a Sidewinder a Reese Select Series 16K or Curt E16
  • It is not really a fair comparison between Reese hitch # RP30047 and Curt hitch # C16115. The Reese hitch is absolutely better. That hitch in particular has been around a long time. If chucking is a concern you definitely want to avoid hitches that have a slide bar jaw like the Curt E16. They allow for too much play between the king pin and the jaw. The Reese hitch has the more secure dual jaw design so you would experience less chucking with it. I have linked a video review of this...
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  • Bearing Kit Recommendation for 6k Lippert Trailer Axles
  • We have two bearing kits that would possible work for a Lippert 6k axle. The part # BK3-100 has bearings 15123 and 25580 plus seal 10-36. This would be the kit for if your spindle has a bearing surface that is 2.250 inches. If instead your seal surface is 2.125 inches you would need the part # BK3-110. We don't carry Timken bearings which aren't commonly seen on trailer hubs.
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  • Installation Of Firestone Ride-Rite LS Rear Shock Absorbers On 2011 Ford F-250
  • I have attached the installation instructions for the Firestone Ride-Rite LS Rear Shock Absorbers, part # F4351. As the instructions show, you need to remove the shocks you have on your truck and install these shocks in their place. You then need to cut the air line on your Air Suspension system and use the included tees in the line and then route the included air line to the fitting on the shock. The instructions include a drawing that shows how the air line is routed.
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  • Replacement Landing Gear for 2007 Montana 3500RL
  • I spoke with Lippert and according to them they have a custom set of replacement legs made specifically for the Keystone Montana RV Line. The specific OEM replacement legs for the Keystone Montana's are Follow Leg # LC178652 and the Lead Leg # LC178653. Because of their unique designs they will be the only ones that fit the Montana. The replacement motor for the Keystone Montana is # LG-142178.
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  • Replacement Spring Bar Recommendation for Reese Strait Line System Towing 6,000 lb Trailer
  • You would need to go with lower rated spring bars on your Reese Strait Line WD system since you are going to a much lighter trailer. If you have too high rated bars you will have a very rough ride quality. Since your total trailer weight is 6,000 lbs you would have a tongue weight between 600 and 900 lbs. For spring bars in that range you would want the part # RP66009 which have a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs.
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  • Can 2000 Ford F-250 V10 Tow 8,500 lb Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • From the research I did on your 2001 Ford F-250 that has a V10 engine it looks like you have a 14,500 lb towing capacity. That would be more than enough for a 8,500 lb fifth wheel trailer. You should still confirm this with your owners manual though. The Reese Select Hitch part # RP30081 would be a great hitch too as it is one of the nicest ones available. It has a jaw design that provides excellent king pin contact for a smooth, quiet ride. For a rail kit you would want to go with...
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  • Do Timbren Axle-Less Suspension Systems have to be Professionally Installed
  • As far as professional installation goes it depends on how you install the Timbren axle-less system # ASR5200S01. There are three ways to install the Axle-Less suspension and the second method may require professional assistance. The easiest method, which is recommended if you are replacing axles on your trailer, is to install a piece of 2-inch x 3-inch rectangular tubing (sold separately - available at most weld shops) through the integrated hole in the Axle-Less suspension. Then all...
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  • Recommended Aluminum Cargo Carrier For 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • For an aluminum cargo carrier, I recommend the 19x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, # C18100. It has a 500 lb capacity and yet only weighs 29 lbs, so it is easy to install and remove when not in use. It has pre-drilled holes along the sidewalls to offer tie-down points. It has a mesh floor, so it is easy to clean. I contacted Curt manufacturing and they suggested that you check your clearance as people will often scrape their cargo carrier on hills or inclines because people don't...
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  • 7-Way Wiring for 2003 Ford F-350 Longbed for Lance Slide-In Truck Camper
  • We do have 7-way wiring harnesses intended for use in the bed of a pickup for either a slide-in camper or a 5th wheel trailer. Harness # 54701-003 that you referenced is a suitable option. This kit plugs right in at your bumper-mounted factory 7-way (which will remain fully active, by the way) and provides 7-feet of additional slack to let you plug in your Lance camper. This harness uses a round U.S. Car connector, as shown in the linked photo. If you need a longer harness use Curt # C56000...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Replace Older RBW Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Are the rails 22 inches apart on center? If so, you have standard fifth wheel rails and we have several hitches that would fit as a replacement. The Reese Select Plus hitch part # RP30081 that you referenced would be an excellent choice confirmed as a fit. This is one of the nicest hitches around due to is jaw system that provides 360 degrees of contact with the king pin. I attached a review video for more info as well.
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  • Compatibility of B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs
  • The B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1108 uses frame brackets that install on the outside of the frame of your 2006 F-250 and the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2400 install on the inside of the frame. Therefore you will be able to install both the springs and gooseneck hitch together. I've attached installation videos of both they may be helpful for you. You also may be interested in the Firestone Air Command I Compressor System # F2097 so you...
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  • Will The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails Fit With The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 16K?
  • Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP50082-58, is a confirmed fit with the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs, # RP30047. These rails are a universal fit for many hitches, but the mounting brackets are custom for each vehicle.
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  • Controlling Sway on A-Frame Trailer with 20-1/2 Inch Straight Tongue
  • We may have a solution for you, however it doesn't sound like we'll have a weight distribution system that will work on your trailer. The next best option to using a weight distribution is getting a suspension enhancement system for your 2002 Ford Super Duty. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 are confirmed to fit your truck. Air springs will help take some of the strain off your truck's rear axle while towing and help keep your towing setup level and improve the stability...
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  • Recommended 7-Way RV Plug for 2005 Ford F-250 Truck Bed And 6 Way Plug Availability For Gooseneck
  • To put a 7-way connector in the bed of your 2005 Ford F-250, I'd recommend the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 10' Long, # C56000. This will allow you to simply connect to your current 7-way plug at the rear of your truck without any splicing and will allow you access to use either connector at all times. If you want to connect a 7-way and a 6-way round at the bed, I'd recommend the Pollak 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Connector Wiring Harness...
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  • Recommened Weight Distribution System For A 2012 Ford F-150
  • When selecting a weight distribution system the primary issue that you first need to figure out is what the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight is of your rig. This would include any weight in the tow vehicle that is located behind the rear axle. I have attached an article that shows how to determine tongue weight. Looking at the information that you provided, I can give you a general recommendation on a system for your tow vehicle and trailer. I recommend the Reese Reese...
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  • What Is the Weight Capacity for Camco Chair Rack For RV Ladders?
  • I reached out to my contact at Camco to get the weight capacity for their Chair Rack for RV Ladders, # CAM51490. They said they don't have a published rating, but this chair rack has been tested to 60 lbs.
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  • Amperage Rating for the Deka 2 Gauge Professional Service Booster Cables # DW00161
  • The Deka 2 Gauge Professional Service Booster Cables # DW00161 is 2 gauge copper wire that is 24 feet in length so the amperage rating is 200 amps.
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  • Amperage Rating for the Deka 2 Gauge Professional Service Booster Cables # DW00161
  • The Deka 2 Gauge Professional Service Booster Cables # DW00161 is 2 gauge copper wire that is 24 feet in length so the amperage rating is 200 amps.
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  • Why Would Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Get Difficult to Latch and Release
  • Difficulty hooking/unhooking a 5th wheel trailer when using a Sidewinder pin box is usually related to the positioning of the wedge. Basically what happens is when the wedge is installed some people install it too tight to the hitch funnel. When you install the wedge it just needs to touch the funnel sides and not be forced in beyond that. Also, if you are using the universal wedge you might want to consider the custom wedge for your hitch. You have the standard Reese 16K hitch so the...
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  • Can the Rightline Truck Bed Tent RL110710 Install in Truck Bed with Rails
  • The Rightline Truck Bed Tent # RL110710 would work fine if you happen to have a set of fifth wheel rails or any other type of rail in the bed of the truck. The tent attaches to the top of the bed rail but can also work around products installed on the rail due to it's universal nature. If you check out the video I attached you can see how it installs in a similar truck.
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  • Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rail Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Won't Pin to Truck
  • I reached out to my contact at Curt Manufacturing to see what could cause your issue with the Curt X5 # 16310. He said that sometimes there is a very small amount of difference needed to get that pin to lock and that even a thick bedliner could cause the issue. I would recommend getting under your truck and seeing how close you are to aligning those pin holes. It may require a little play up or down, but most likely it is needing to fit further into the hitch and that bedliner may be...
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  • Rear Air Bag Helper Spring Recommendations for a 2005 Ford F-250 with Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • It looks like the gooseneck hitches for your 2005 Ford F-250 long bed have brackets that mount on the outside of the frame rails. That means you can use Firestone Ride-Rite air bag helper springs # F2400 if you have a 4x4 or # F2398 for a 2-wheel drive model (with gross vehicle weight rating over 8,500 pounds). If the truck is not rated for over 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight then you can use # AL57397 from AirLift. If you want to add an onboard compressor to add or remove air from...
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  • How to Determine Towing Capacity for 2010 Ford F-250
  • When in doubt you can always contact your local Ford dealer and they will be able to tell you exactly what your fifth wheel towing capacity is. It's not always evident what a truck's max capacity is, even by reading the owner's manual, but if you look at the ratings sticker on the driver's side door jamb, you can get an accurate statement of the truck's towing abilities. On the sticker, look for the Gross Combined Weight Rating, GWCR which is the maximum amount the truck plus the fully...
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  • B and W Companion Hitch Recommendation for Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
  • Sounds like you have a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch installed in your truck and are looking for the B and W Companion hitch to tow a fifth wheel trailer. If you have a short bed truck you would need the slider hitch part # BWRVK3400 or if you have a long bed truck you would need the fixed hitch part # BWRVK3500.
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  • Replacement Pin Box to Reduce Chucking on 5th Wheel Trailer with Lippert 1621 Pin Box
  • For the Lippert 1621 pin box the most inexpensive option that will improve the chucking and overall ride quality when towing your 5th wheel trailer is the Rota-Flex, # LC328330. It uses a pivoting mechanism and rubber compound to dampen chucking. This version is rated for 18,000 pounds. there is also a 21,000 pound version, # LC328329. The next step up is the 5th Airborne # 5AB-E1621-16K which uses both a shock and an air bag to reduce chucking and vertical movement. It will be more...
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  • Would Camco UltraGuard 5th Wheel Cover part # CAM45754 Fit a 32 Foot Long 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Camco UltraGuard 5th Wheel Cover part # CAM45754 is for 32 feet long trailers. The height of the cover is 110 inches. This is the tallest size we offer so you would need to measure from the bottom of your trailer to the top to see if it would be totally covered or exposed. We don't have the height of your trailer.
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  • Does Stromberg Carlson Tailgate VG-97-2000 Fit a 2010 Ford F-250 Single Rear Wheel
  • I believe you meant to type # VG-97-4000 as that is the correct fitting Stromberg Carlson fifth wheel tailgate for your 2010 Ford F-350 and it is the product you referenced. It will fit your single axle truck with a long bed as well. Check out the install video I attached that shows it installing on a single rear wheel truck like yours.
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  • Replacement Legs to Convert Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Slider to be a Stationary Hitch
  • Technically, you can still use the slider and just keep it locked in the forward position since you'll have a long bed. If you prefer to convert the slider of your Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16521 use # C16920 for the legs. If the old Ford F-250 and new Ford F-350 are both model year 2006 then you can use the same rail kit # C16448-204. If they're different let me know the year of the new truck and I'll be happy to suggest the correct custom install kit.
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  • Can a 5th Airborne Air Ride 5th Wheel Trailer Pin Box Be Used with a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • No, the Air Ride couplers such as a 5th Airborne or TrailAir are not compatible with 5th wheel to goose neck adapters that attach to the trailer. What I recommend is a Reese Goose Box. There are 3 Goose Boxes and they fit in place of different pin boxes. # RP94623 fits Lippert 1621, and 1621HD pin boxes and has a 20,000 pound capacity # RP94622-61301 fits Lippert 0115, 1116 and 1716 pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds # RP94622 fits Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD pin boxes...
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  • Products to Help Prevent Clogs in RV/Trailer Black Water Tanks
  • It depends on the nature of the clog. If it is the paper you use then I recommend switching to a paper that breaks down easier such as # CAM40274 for 2-ply or # CAM40276 for single ply. If the clog is organic then regular treatments with a enzyme product such as # CAM40264 will help to prevent it from happening again. I assume they are fixing the clog and will clean the tank. But if they do not then it is essential to periodically clean the tank. Instead of just using a hose I recommend...
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  • Increasing Towing Capacity on a 2003 F250 Crew Cab
  • The manufacturer ratings are based on the engine, transmission, suspension, and all other systems working together. You can ease the load on your suspension by adding a suspension enhancement, and you can tune your engine for more efficiency when towing, but we do not have a way to increase the towing capacity for a vehicle, so you may want to look at a bigger vehicle or a smaller trailer. If you choose keep the 2003 Ford F-250 and want to make it most usable to tow a more suitable...
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  • Which B and W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch Fits a 2000 Ford F-350
  • The B and W Turnoverball kit part # BWGNRK1394 will not work for your Ford truck since it is designed to fit Dodge trucks. You will need the part # BWGNRK1108 that you referenced as it comes with a totally different bracket design.
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  • How to Install Curt E16 Hitch in Bed of 2008 Ford F-350 with Reese Elite Rails
  • The 4 puck fifth wheel rail system you would have on your 2008 Ford F-350 would be the Elite rail kit part # RP30073. To install and use the Curt E16 hitch part # 16516 that you referenced would require the adapter part # RP30156. This will adapt the puck system to a standard fifth wheel rail design which will allow the # 16516 to fit and work well.
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  • Which Reese Goose Box For Forest River Cardinal with Lippert 1621 Pin Box
  • For your Forest River Cardinal that currently has a Trailair Pin box for the Lippert 1621 the correct Reese Goose Box is the # RP94623 or part # RP94622. Technically you are below the 16k capacity for the RP94622 so it would work for you but you would need to be absolutely sure you wouldn't end up exceeding that figure.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch on 2012 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 will fit into the factory rails of your 2012 Ford F-350. However, you may have turning clearance issues with a 6-3/4 foot bed unless you have a sliding hitch. Without a sliding hitch you will need a Sidewinder kingpin. If you already have a Sidewinder or Reese Revolution pin box on your fifth wheel trailer then it will work just fine. If you're interested in changing your pin box to a Sidewinder you can match up your trailer's pin box part number on the...
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  • Gaining Clearance Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer with 1116 Lippert Kingpin and 2013 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The Lippert 1621 Fifth Wheel Pin Box # LC1191151 is considered a long pin box however the bolt holes are not going to line up the same as your Lippert 1116. The 1621 that we carry is a direct replacement to be used on trailers that were originally manufactured with a 1621. It's not intended to be used to add length on a trailer that has a shorter pin box. One option to gain clearance is to use a sliding hitch, like the Reese Titan # RP30870 with rail adapter # RP30156. Or if you already...
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  • Can TracRac Sliding Ladder Rack Carry a 24 Foot Aluminum Walking Plank
  • If the 24 foot aluminum walking plank is within the 1,250 pound capacity of the TracRac ladder rack # TA21010-03 and it is properly secured to the ladder rack and truck then yes. The included load stops will stop side to side movement but the load will have to be secured for front to back movement as well. What I recommend is to use bow and stern tie downs for kayaks, such as # Y04031, to tie off the front and rear of the plank to the front and rear of the vehicle.
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  • Dimensions of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • From the center of the shank to each end of the base of the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W is 18 inches. The entire length of the base is 36 inches.
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for Reese Fifth Wheel Rails in 2003 Ford F-250
  • If you have the inboard style of Reese fifth wheel rail the custom bracket kit you would need is the part # RP50082. This is the most common rail style, but if you have the larger outboard rails the kit you would need is the part # RP56005. Custom bracket kits will allow for a much quicker install than a universal bracket kit. If you also need the hardware to attach your rails to the brackets you would need the Replacement Hardware Kit # RP58430.
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  • Safe Stopping Power when Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2006 Ford Super Duty
  • Trailers like the 5th wheel you are looking at have their own brakes. You just have to see if they are electric (more than likely they will be) or electric over hydraulic. Then all you need is a brake controller that works with electric brakes or electric over hydraulic brakes. I recommend the P3 # 90195 because it has useful features and easy to understand diagnostics and it works with either type of braking system. To plug this controller directly into your 2006 Ford Super Duty you...
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  • Will Valley Power Pull Extreme 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Husky Base Rail Kit HT31408-686 in 2008 F-250
  • Husky 5th Wheel base rail installation kit # HT31408-686 is indeed a confirmed fit in your 2008 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-foot bed. This custom-fit bracket and base rail kit will take less time and requires less drilling for installation in your F-250 than a comparable universal-fit rail kit like # RP30035. This base rail kit will work with any 5th wheel hitch designed for installation in industry-standard rails (ISRs). The (discontinued) Valley Power Pull Extreme 25K hitch is designed for...
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  • Firestone Suspension Enhancement Recommend for 1999 Ford F-250 Service Body
  • Measure the outside to outside dimension on the frame rails of your truck. If that distance is 34 inches you have a cab and chassis truck and would need the part # F2176 as that is what most service body trucks are built on. If you have 37 inch instead you would want the part # F2550 you referenced.
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  • Troubleshooting Fifth Wheel Trailer Brakes Not Working Around Tight Corner
  • Did the error message happen to pop up when you were making a tighter than usual turn? If so that would mean the connector probably got slightly pulled out around the corner and stopped making contact with the plug of your truck. You really will want to install a 7-way in the bed of your truck with a kit like the part # 41157 as that will prevent this from happening again. The 7-way cable of your trailer just won't be long enough to reach the 7-way at the bumper.
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  • What is the Inner Measurement of the Replacement Safety Chain U-Bolt Kit for B&W Gooseneck Hitches?
  • The inner measurement of the U-bolt is 1-5/8 inches. It is also 2 inches from center to center of the U-Bolt's threaded studs.
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  • Trailer Hitch to Carry Mobility Scooter on the Back of a 2014 Keystone Cougar
  • Curt trailer hitch # C13701 is one option. It will fit frame widths from 18 inches to 51 inches. Frame width is measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other. This hitch is rated for 500 pounds tongue weight so it can handle the combined 400 pounds of the scooter and carrier. I recommend first checking the underside of your Keystone Cougar to determine if this hitch will fit or if any modification will need to be done in order for this or any hitch to fit. If...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Triple Axle Trailer from Electric Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes
  • We can help you with the planned conversion of your triple axle trailer from electric drum brakes to disc brake operation. A great place to start are the articles I linked for you, which cover all of the considerations and components needed to make the switch to either hydraulic disc brakes or electric-over-hydraulic disc brakes. In the EOH set-up you will still need a trailer brake controller like the P3 # 90195 to activate the EOH actuator. For a purely hydraulic set-up you will need...
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  • Ground Error and Weak Trailer Brakes Using P2 Brake controller on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • The P2 brake controller # 90885 will initially hold the trailer brakes when stopped at a traffic signal but will then start to release them. That is normal for that particular controller and many proportional controllers because they have to sense movement to send power back to the brakes. There could be a weak ground and attaching the ground wire to the battery is the best ground location there is for a brake controller. Using 12 gauge wire will be fine for the brake controller ground...
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  • Can Firestone Air Bags be Installed on a 1999 Ford F-350 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, you can use Firestone air bag helper springs # F2550 on your 1999 Ford F-350 diesel with the B&W gooseneck hitch installed. The upper brackets for the air bags mount on the inboard side of the frame rails opposite the brackets for the gooseneck hitch so they will not interfere with each other. The gooseneck brackets also have a hole in them that will allow the mounting bolt for the spring upper brackets to fit through. I have linked a video showing an example installation of F2550...
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  • Rear Axle Air Bag Kit and 5th Wheel Base Rails for 2000 Ford F-350 Dually Short Bed
  • Pull-Rite Super-Glide hitches come in a version that fits only their own rails and also in a version intended for industry-standard rails (ISRs) like those in the Curt Custom-Fit Base Rail Kit # C16443-204. This rail kit, which includes both custom under-bed brackets and industry-standard base rails, will accept any 5th wheel hitch made for ISRs. For an AirLift rear-axle air bag kit that works with a 5th wheel installation you can use kit # AL88298. This fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Socket for 5th Wheel Truck Bed Wiring Set-Up
  • It sounds like you have a 5th wheel wiring harness such as Pollak # PK11893-11932 which consists of a 7-way socket along with a harness with U.S. Car Connectors on it. For a replacement 7-way with the mounting flange you can use part # PK11893. For the harness portion only we offer part # PK11932.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Socket for 5th Wheel Truck Bed Wiring Set-Up
  • It sounds like you have a 5th wheel wiring harness such as Pollak # PK11893-11932 which consists of a 7-way socket along with a harness with U.S. Car Connectors on it. For a replacement 7-way with the mounting flange you can use part # PK11893. For the harness portion only we offer part # PK11932.
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  • Will Bestop Motorized Running Boards Fit a 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Truck
  • The Bestop PowerBoard NX Motorized Running Boards with Wireless Door Sensors and LED Lights # B7560415 will fit your 2004 Ford F350 Super Duty. These running boards can be extended between 6 and 9 inches below the frame of the truck and have an excellent 600 pound weight capacity per side. These steps also conveniently retract independently when each door closes. For lifted trucks, an Extension Arm Kit # B7513015 can be bolted on during the running board installation. This kit is...
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  • Rear TorkLift Camper Tie Downs for a 1999 Ford F-350 with Factory Trailer Hitch
  • For rear camper tie downs that will fit your 1999 Ford F-350 with factory trailer hitch use # TLF3001. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you also need turnbuckles to go from the tie downs to the camper I have included a link to the TorkLift options for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Ford F-250 with Air Lift 57212 Kit Installed
  • I have a solution for you, but the only fifth wheel rail kit we offer that will fit a 2006 Ford F-250 with the Air Lift Kit part # AL57212 installed is the Reese Universal Rail Kit part # RP30035. Since you have a short bed truck you then would need to use a slider hitch to allow you turning clearance. For that you would want the Reese Titan 16 part # RP30870 which has an excellent jaw design to provide great king pin contact and a round tube slider that will operate smoother than a...
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