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  • 7-Way Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150
  • That's interesting that Ford installed a brake controller in your 2016 Ford F-150 but did not give you a 7-way to go with it as well. What you would need is the part # C56307. This will plug in line with the 4-way harness you have at the rear of your vehicle and will give you a fully functional 7-way.
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  • Which Firestone Ride Rite Kit Fits a 2015 Ford F-150
  • The brackets and bag sizes would be different so you would be better off just buying a complete kit for your 2015 Ford F-150 for adding the air bag kit to your truck. For that you would want the part # F2582 which I attached an install video for as well.
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  • Do Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Setups Require Safety Chains
  • No, 5th wheel trailer connections do not require safety chains. Consumer 5th wheel applications connect to the truck the same way that big rigs connect to trailers and this is considered a secure enough connection to not require safety chains. Items that connect to a ball do require safety chains.
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  • Side Rail Spacer Size for the Demco Hijacker 21
  • The spacer that is included with the Demco 21k Hijacker part # DM8550038 that goes between the attachment bracket of the hitch and the main body of the hitch is 3/8 of an inch thick. If you check out the install instructions link I attached it's item number 14.
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  • Does 7-Way part # 118242 Allow Factory 4-Way to Be Kept on 2000 Ford F-150
  • When you install the 7-way part # 118242 on your 2000 Ford F-150 you will still be able to retain your current 4-way. The 7-way tees into the 4-way harness so that you can keep both. Check out the install video I attached for more info.
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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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  • Roof Mounted Paddleboard Carrier for 2 Boards and a 2017 Ford Explorer with Factory Roof Rack
  • I have a couple of paddleboard carrier recommendations that will fit the factory crossbars on your 2017 Ford Explorer. First you can use the Thule SUP Taxi, # TH810XT. This carrier holds 2 paddleboards up to 34 inches wide. It has a 165 pound weight capacity (limited by the roof rack capacity) and it comes with locks to lock the carrier to the crossbars and the boards to the carrier. I have linked a video of it for you. The second option is the Thule SUP Shuttle, # TH811XT. It also holds...
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  • Will the Thule Alpine Cargo Box Fit on my 2012 Ford Expedition
  • Yes, both the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box # TH613 and the Thule Force Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box # TH623 will fit on your 2012 Ford Expedition. Thule has confirmed that the mounting feet for these boxes will fit well on the Expedition's crossbars. You will not need any additional mounting hooks or brackets to install these boxes on your vehicle. You mentioned that you already have factory bars. If they are the crossbars, then you are ready to go. If they are just the rails...
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  • Will the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs Fit on a 2015 Ford F250 With the B&W Turnover Ball
  • If your 2015 Ford F250 is a diesel, then yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2535 will fit. If, however, your F250 runs on gasoline, you will want to use the Rid-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 instead. Either one of these is compatible with a goose-neck hitch installed on the truck. I also recommend using an air compression system for your truck as well. The Firestone Air Command I # F2158 installs on your truck and allows you to control the air pressure levels of the...
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  • Comparing The Convert-A-Ball Goosneck Adapter To The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs, # CAB-C5G, is a good adapter, but every adapter has it's weak points. They add unnecessary stress to your hitch and trailer frame and some manufacturers recommend adapters like this not be used with their pin boxes, but they do work well for the weekend getaway from time to time as long as the manufacturer approves its use. The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs, #...
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  • Recommended Wiring To Add Trailer Harness And Brake Controller To 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway
  • We do not offer any wiring harnesses that are designed for your 2016 E-450. I am afraid any trailer wiring you want to do is going to be a hardwire effort. We do offer universal wiring harnesses that will work for you but you will need to identify the wires for each of the functions by using a circuit tester like part # 3808. You will need to first install a 4-way harness like part # HM48030. You will also need a 7-way connector for the RV so I recommend part # ETBC7. This plugs...
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  • Recommended Wiring To Add Trailer Harness And Brake Controller To 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway
  • We do not offer any wiring harnesses that are designed for your 2016 E-450. I am afraid any trailer wiring you want to do is going to be a hardwire effort. We do offer universal wiring harnesses that will work for you but you will need to identify the wires for each of the functions by using a circuit tester like part # 3808. You will need to first install a 4-way harness like part # HM48030. You will also need a 7-way connector for the RV so I recommend part # ETBC7. This plugs...
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  • Recommended Invis-A-Rack Folding Ladder Rack And Tonneau Cover For 2016 Ford F-150 5.5-Ft Bed
  • For your 2016 F-150 with the 5.5-ft bed I first recommend the Invis-A-Rack Folding Ladder Rack, part # DZ951550. This is a black powder coated aliuminum rack that can be stored in the bed rail cases when it is not being used. The ladder rack has a weight capacity of 500-lbs. The tonneau cover that is designed to work with the Invis-A-Rack system is the TruXedo Lo Pro QT Soft Tonneau Cover, part # TX597797. This cover is designed to attach to the rails of the Invis-A-Rack system on your...
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  • What Is The WiFi Range Of The Rear View Safety WiFi Hitch Backup Camera System?
  • The installation details for the Rear View Safety WiFi Hitch Backup Camera System - Wireless, # RVS-83112-WiFi, I've attached for you. It states there is an uninterrupted distance of up to 50 feet.
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  • Are Nut And Washer Included With Brophy Hitch Ball SC30-C Stainless Steel
  • The washer and nut included with the Brophy Hitch Ball, part # SC30-C are not stainless steel as the hitch ball is. We do not offer a stainless hitch ball nut or washer. You may be able to find them at a local hardware store. The shank on this hitch ball is 1-inch diameter and the shank has fine threads(14 threads per inch).
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Fiesta Titanium Behind a Motorhome
  • We can help you with the process of researching your options in flat towing equipment for when you're ready to tow your 2016 Ford Fiesta Titanium behind a yet-to-be-acquired motorhome. We have a comprehensive article on flat towing (plus a few others concerning specific towing items) that you can review for background and to show you the options. There are indeed many options when it comes to braking systems and wiring/lighting kits and these vary considerably in price and in how invasive...
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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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  • Tow Bar Wiring Options for a 2016 Ford Edge
  • All of the tow bar wiring harnesses we have for the 2016 Ford Edge are indeed magnetic light kits. There are no other alternatives recommended for this vehicle. I have included a link to the options for you. Among them is # EZT20B which isn't a magnetic kit but instead is meant to be closed in the rear hatch to hold them in place. It also looks like the battery has to be disconnected to flat tow the vehicle. To do this automatically when you connect the RV to the Edge you can use quick...
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  • Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Compatibility With Lifted 2015 Ford F-150
  • I didn't see any photos attached, but based on what you stated with blocks under the leaf springs, I agree there is not any reason why the Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle, # AL59570, will not work since your factory measurements have not changed between the leaf spring and the truck frame itself. That is great news. Let me know if I can help you with anything further.
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  • Will Detail K2 Storm II Snowplow Fit 1997 Ford F-350
  • I verified with K2 that the Detail K2 Storm II Snowplow # K2STOR8422 and custom brackets # K281517 are a fit on your 1997 Ford F-350.
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  • Will Pewag Servo RS Tire Chains Fit on 2013 Ford Explorer with P245/60R18 Sized Tires
  • The Pewag Servo RS Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # PWRS80 will fit the P245/60R18 sized tires on your 2013 Ford Explorer. I can't recommend you go against what your owner's manual states about cables, however if you decide to use chains these are a good choice because they're Class S compatible. This means there is a minimum of 1.46 inches of clearance on the top of the tire and 0.59 inches between the sidewall and the vehicle. If you would like to go with a set of cables I would...
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  • Can Shank of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System be Used in Rise and Drop Position
  • Yes, the shank of the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System # FA94-00-1061 can be used either direction for rise or drop. The replacement shank is part # FA92-02-4100.
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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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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2015 Ford Explorer
  • I looked up your owners manual online and unfortunately see the conflict. The law requires them and the manufacturer won't warranty the use of them. I'll give you my recommendation for the best chains with the least amount of clearance required, as I believe that is the issue here. I recommend the 2015 Ford Explorer Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - Easy Fit SUV - Size 265, # TH04115265. These chains are a confirmed fit for your tire size,...
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  • Recommended Headache Rack For 2017 Ford F-350 With Rear Camera In Center Brake Light
  • I see the prediciment, so I reached out to B&W to see about that center louver. My contact said that the center brake light is completely exposed with the placement of this louver, so you shouldn't have any direct issues with your camera. The louver may restrict some of the viewing angle based on the angle of your camera's functionality, so I can't say that you won't have any issue, but I can confirm that you won't have a bar blocking the camera itself. I personally still recommend this...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailers Hitch that Fits Directly in 2011 Ford F-450 Factory Prep Package
  • There isn't a way to adapt the Hi-Rise # 9480 to the Ford factory prep package on your 2011 Ford F-450. There are a couple of options for you. First, if you want to use an adapter you can use the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel connection, # AM3225. This adapter has 2 parts; one that clamps to a 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball and the other attaches to the king pin on a 5th wheel trailer. I have linked a video review of this adapter for you. The other option is if your F-450 has the 4 pucks and...
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  • Installation Of Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs
  • Unfortunately we don't have an installation video of that exact model, # AL59570, of Air Spring on a 2015 Ford F-150 like yours, but I have attached a couple videos of other installations to give you an idea. The installation instructions are also attached. There is a way to see how much lift was added to your vehicle. It only requires taking a simple measurement. You will want to look at where the frame meets your suspension and look for spacers or blocks. To also want to look for...
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  • 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation
  • The fifth wheel hitch I would recommend for your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed with the factory rail kit is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550024 because it automatically slides as you make tight turns which means you wouldn't have to get out and operate a manual slider all the time. The hitch height can be set at 15-1/2", 16-3/4", and 18-1/4". You want to maintain at least 4 to 6 inches between the trailer overhang and the bed rails of the truck. You may have to raise your trailer. You...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Reese Rails Installed in 2017 Ford F-350
  • Since your fifth wheel rails are Reese you would actually want the Reese Bracket kit part # RP50074 to install the rails you have already. This is a custom bracket kit confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed. We don't recommend mixing the rail manufacturers so we wouldn't recommend trying to use Curt brackets. This kit does come with isolators.
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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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  • Wireless Camera Recommendation for Back of Travel Trailer
  • For a backup camera you can use at the back of your trailer I recommend the digital version of the Swift Hitch camera # SH02Digital. The digital signal will not suffer from the same possible interference issues that can affect other wireless systems. The camera has a 300 foot range but you will to put as few obstructions between the antenna on the camera and the monitor. Mounting the camera up high on your trailer will help with that. You will also be able to see more of what is around...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150 Carrying Sand in Truck Bed
  • To reduce the sag you are experiencing with your 2016 Ford F-150 when you have the truck bed loaded you would want to use the Timbren kit part # TFR1504E that you referenced. This will provide you with the suspension support you are looking for and won't affect your unloaded ride quality.
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  • Can Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs, part # AL59570 Fit 2015 Ford F-150 with 6 inch Lift
  • The Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs, part # AL59570, for the rear axle on your 2015 Ford F-150 will work on a vehicle that is lifted 6 inches by using the Air Lift Lock-N-Lift Spacers for Lifted Vehicles, part # AL52150. These spacers will allow you to install the Air Lift system on a vehicle that has been raised 6 inches. This spacer kit will fit between the air springs and the mounting brackets. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Air Lift helper springs.
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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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  • Is There An Air Suspension Kit For A 2015 Ford F-150 With A 6 Inch Lift?
  • I reached out to my contact at Air Lift and there is a way to make an air suspension work on your 6 inch lift, but they can't confirm it's safety and it would require buying a kit, a spacer kit, and replacement air bags to make functional. They do not have a confirmed and tested fit for raised trucks nor do their competitors, so they can't give a recommendation so neither can I. For a confirmed method to add suspension relief to your Truck and remove any sag, I recommend the Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Use B&W Companion Hitch Head in 2017 Ford F-350 SRW with 8-ft Box
  • In order to use your existing B&W Companion hitch's head assembly in your new truck you will just need the Replacement Base # BWRVB3300 which fits into your new Ford's prep package. I confirmed this with B&W. You will then mount the old head assembly onto the new base and you're all done. Please refer to the linked videos for more.
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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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  • Availability of Front-Mount Hitch for 2005 Ford E-450 RV Cutaway
  • For a 2005 Ford E-450 RV cutaway chassis we do offer a front-mount hitch from Draw-Tite, their 2-inch hitch # 65001. This custom-fit bolt-on hitch includes all required hardware. An installation video and the written instructions are linked for you. We also offer a range of hitch-mount accessory items such as Universal Spare Tire Carrier # 6715 and Service Step # 6758.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2004 Ford F-150 New Body Style
  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C14357 will fit the 2004 Ford F-150 new body style. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # C45341. It takes a ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. And if your truck did not come with a trailer connector you can use # C55551 to add a 4-Way flat to the rear of the vehicle.
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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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  • How to Tow Both Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Trailers with 2015 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • There are several ways to go about using your 2015 Ford F-350 short bed with factory rail kit to tow both gooseneck and 5th wheel trailers, but there is only one best way. The best option is to avoid use of hitch adapters that can cause extra trailer frame stress by installing on your 5th wheel a Goose Box replacement pin box that couples directly to a gooseneck hitch ball like the one in kit # RP30137. Goose Box 5th wheel pin boxes are made in several models that are direct bolt-on...
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  • Highest Capacity 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Factory Prep Package in 2011 Ford F-450
  • The 5th wheel hitch with the highest capacity that will also fit the factory prep package in your 2011 Ford F-450 is the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30871 which is rated for 26,500 pounds gross trailer weight. The only hitch that is rated for 30,000 pounds is # RP30054 and it is designed for flat bed trucks and is not compatible with the prep package.
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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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  • Custom Sidewinder Wedge for a Reese Select Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 30047
  • The correct custom wedge for Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 is # SWW-03. I have included a link to the instructions for you.
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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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  • Is Access Hole Available for Install of Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit on 2007 Ford F-150
  • The access hole used for installing the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16441-204 is only present on 2009 and newer Ford trucks. Instead you would need to remove the axle bumper bolt, axle bumper, and multi-thread u-nut from the under side of the frame on driver per the install instructions which I have linked. This is step 2.
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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 Frame Hole Filing Required to Install Draw Tite Hitch on a 2014 Ford Escape
  • Most likely yes but since we have found that some frames just happen to be large enough to fit the carriage bolt and spacer without the filing it's hard to say for certain. We can say that filing will make fitting the two easier so it won't hurt. I attached an install video for this hitch on a very similar 2014 Escape as yours where we did do the filing.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2007 Ford E-350 Van
  • The chain link thickness is the difference between tire chains # TC2319 and # TC2519. The smaller TC2319 has 3.7mm links whereas the TC2519 has 5.5mm links. I checked the owner's manual for the 2007 Ford E-350 and it does require the use of Class S chains. The TC2319 chains are Class S but the TC2519 chains are not. So between the two I would go with # TC2319 if your van has 225/75-16 tires. If you have a different tire size let me know.
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  • Mount for Using K2 Plow on 2006 Ford F-150
  • To use the K2 Plow part # K2RAMP8219 that you referenced you would need the correct mounting bracket kit for your 2006 Ford F-150. For that all you need is the part # K281521. With those two parts you would have everything you would need.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring that Stops Working When Headlights Are On
  • Try improving the connection of the main ground wire of the trailer wiring harness. Make sure it is attached to a clean metal surface. Or you can run all of the trailer wires back to the main ground. This is actually the ideal solution. But you can also check the current grounds for the lights to make sure they are making a solid connection to a clean metal surface. What you described is the classic insufficient ground scenario so finding a way to improve the grounds will fix the problem.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring that Stops Working When Headlights Are On
  • Try improving the connection of the main ground wire of the trailer wiring harness. Make sure it is attached to a clean metal surface. Or you can run all of the trailer wires back to the main ground. This is actually the ideal solution. But you can also check the current grounds for the lights to make sure they are making a solid connection to a clean metal surface. What you described is the classic insufficient ground scenario so finding a way to improve the grounds will fix the problem.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring that Stops Working When Headlights Are On
  • Try improving the connection of the main ground wire of the trailer wiring harness. Make sure it is attached to a clean metal surface. Or you can run all of the trailer wires back to the main ground. This is actually the ideal solution. But you can also check the current grounds for the lights to make sure they are making a solid connection to a clean metal surface. What you described is the classic insufficient ground scenario so finding a way to improve the grounds will fix the problem.
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  • Would Capture Plate of Pin Box Need to Be Removed to Use B&W Companion Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350
  • If they welded the capture plate of your Pullrite hitch to the pin box you would either have to remove the capture plate or replace the pin box. Typically these plates aren't welded on. If you can find me the pin box model name and number I can help you pick out a new pin box if needed as well. I attached a page that has all of the pin boxes we carry. The Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3300 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford F-350 with factory rail kit though and would be a great option....
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  • Engine Block Heater Compatible with 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L
  • The Kat's Engine Block Heater # KH11409 is designed for the 2.0L and 2.5L models of the 2013 Ford Escape. For your 1.6L the correct block heater is part # KH11488 as long as you do not have the EcoBoost engine.
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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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  • Availability of Pole Tongue Adapter to Install Weight Distribution on Boat Trailer
  • Pole tongue-style trailers can use a pole tongue adapter like # RP3280, # RP58393 or # EQ95-01-5950 to allow installation of a weight distribution/sway control system. These adapters bolt on to the straight frame member to provide a substitute mounting point for the WD system's lift brackets. These adapters mount 29 to 30-inches back from the hitch ball. Note these carry different tongue weight ratings so be sure to select one based on your trailer's weight (TW). Selection of a WD system...
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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On All Four Tires Of 2013 Ford F-150 4X4 Pickup Truck
  • I did some research of the owner's manual on your 2013 F-150. In the manual it says to only use Class S tire chains. The manual does state tire chains can not be used on the following tires: P265/60R18, P275/65R18, LT275/65R18, LT315/70R17, P275/55R20, and P275/45R22. You will want to make sure you have enough clearance when you turn the front wheels to allow the use of chains. The tire chains I recommend for your 265/70R17 tires are the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part...
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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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  • Steering Stabilizer for a 2016 Ford E-350 Cutaway Van Chassis
  • For the 2016 Ford van chassis you will need to look at steering stabilizers for that particular model and not the ones for the F-series trucks. But steering stabilizer # RM-RBK11-RSSC does fit the E-350 cutaway models with V8 motors and that came with a factory dampener. And # RM-RBK2-RSSC fits models with a V8 and without a factory dampener.
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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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  • Improving Ride Quality and Drivability of an ACE by Thor Class A RV
  • The ACE by Thor was built on a Ford F-53 chassis, which is common for Class A RVs, and not the F-550. So we will want to look at what is available for the 2016 Ford F-53 chassis. For a rear anti-sway bar upgrade I recommend # RM-1139-143 which fits RVs that are less than 34 feet long like yours. Check to ensure there is enough factory u-bolt available to accommodate the factory nut, washer and 1/2" plate. If the u-bolts are not long enough, the # RM-590050-00 u-bolt replacement kit is...
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  • Will K-Source Towing Mirrors Fit a 2012 Ford F-150 with Power Folding Mirrors
  • K-Source towing mirrors # KS81810 are designed to fit a specific Ford side mirror. I have included a picture showing the mirror designs that these towing mirrors will fit. If your 2012 Ford F-150 side mirrors look like any of them then the K-Source mirrors will fit.
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  • 7-Way, Brake Controller and Install Harness for 2013 Ford Explorer
  • The 7-Way Harness part # 118272 is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Ford Explorer. This comes with the 7-way connector and harness that runs up to vehicle wiring but does not come with brake controller wiring. For that you would need the part # 3035-P for an install harness and then a brake controller. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup....
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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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  • Automatic Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 ft Bed
  • Typically any truck bed that is shorter than 8 feet in length is going to require the use a slider. We do offer the Demco Hijacker fifth wheel hitches that slide automatically as you make a sharp turn to give you the needed clearance. For your 2017 Ford F-250 you would want the Hijacker part # DM8550034 which fits the rail kit part # DM8552031-71 that is confirmed as a fit for your truck. If you happen to already have a set of fifth wheel rails in your truck the hitch I mentioned would...
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  • Installing DeZee Nerf Bars on a 2016 Ford F-150 Regular Cab
  • DeZee stated that their 3 inch Polished Stainless Steel Nerf Bars # DZ373333 are attached to brackets that are mounted on the backside of the rocker panel. The brackets bolt in to existing holes on the vehicle and include all the hardware needed for installation. I also recommend using Loctite Anti-Seize Stick # LT37616 when installing these Nerf bars. Use the anti-seize stick on the treads of the bolts when installing these Nerf bars. This anti-seize stick keeps threaded parts from...
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  • Comparison of Hanging Hitch Mount Bike Racks that Fold Up for Storage on 2015 Ford Transit Connect
  • There are a number of options that will work great on your 2015 Ford Transit Connect. The Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 is an example however the Kuat Alpha is no longer available. Here is are a few options for you to consider that meet your criteria (Except they're not aluminum, unfortunately all of our 4-bike hanging racks are made of steel): The RidgeBack carries up to 4 bikes and fits on a Class II or Class III trailer hitch receiver. It folds down flat with arms and shank folding...
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  • Do The Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars Come As A Pair Or Individually For The 2003 Ford F-150?
  • The Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars - 3" - Black Powder Coated Steel, # 23-1885, come in a set of 2. These bars will be a nice addition to your 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew.
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  • Which Circuit Breaker to Install with Prodigy Brake Controller for Use with 3-Axle Trailer
  • You will want to use the 30-amp breaker when you install your # ETBC7 Brake controller kit. This will pass enough current for the Prodigy controller # 90195 to power up to 6 brake assemblies on three axles. The 40-amp breaker should be installed on the 12V trailer power circuit.
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  • How to Wire Battery of Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • In most trailer wiring installations, whether on the vehicle side or the trailer side, the ground runs through a WHITE wire. You can see how to wire your Replacement Breakaway Box # HM20121 by referring to the linked article on breakaway systems. We also now carry special breakaway kits that include a great feature: built-in GPS to help protect your trailer from theft. WHRZT offers, as one example, their Trailer Wiring Junction Box with WHRZT! GPS Trailer Tracking Device # WJB-100-38656....
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  • Correct Torque to Install Brophy 2-Inch Hitch Ball SC23-C on Alumistinger Ball Mount AM3505
  • To install the Brophy 2-Inch Hitch Ball # SC23-C on Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3505 you will use a suitable torque wrench (one like # ALL944001) to apply 250-ft-lbs of torque on the nut. I confirmed this with my contact at Brophy Machine Works.
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  • Recommended Ladder Rack For 2016 Ford F-150 With Tonneau Cover Installed
  • If your tonneau cover fits over the the top of the truck bed rail, we do not have any ladder racks that will work for your 2016 F-150, but if your coveris installed on the inside of the bed rails we have a ladder rack that will work for you. I recommend a ladder rack like the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack, part # TA21508-02. This attaches to the stake pockets on your truck. This ladder rack features a sliding option so you can adjust the distance between the crossbars as needed.
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  • Does 2017 Ford F-350 Need Rail Kit to Install Curt Q24 Hitch C16545-16017
  • The Curt Q24 part # C16545-16017 that you referenced would be a direct fit for the factory rail kit of a 2017 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit. You would need to have the factory rail kit installed in order for it to fit.
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  • Floor Mat Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150 Regular Cab with Vinyl Floor
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 regular cab with a vinyl floor the WeatherTech mats part # WT449521V is a custom fit option that would work well. They also were specifically designed for the vinyl floor version of your truck.
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  • Solution for Dash Error Code Message on 2015 Ford F-150 with LED Hitch Cover
  • On vehicles that have a hard time working properly with LED trailer taillights or hitch covers the solution is to install load resistors on the circuits of the hitch cover to increase the load on the circuit which will allow the truck to work properly. For that we have the # P230004C. You would need to install one of these on each of the circuits of the cover.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 35x12.5r18 Tires On Ford Truck
  • For your 35x12.5r18 tires, I recommend the Pewag All Square Mud Service Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWE2441S. These are designed for on or off road use in mud or snow. These chains are made from a durable and rust resistant nickel manganese alloy steel. The links are 8.2mm thick and a square link that will give you superior strength and grip. You will also want some rubber adjusters like # PW99 to keep the chains tight. For a slightly more economical option, I recommend the Pewag...
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  • Recommended Way to Carry a Kayak for a Ford F-150
  • As long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your 2016 Ford F-150, I recommend the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Support Bar # RTL002. This is one of our better options for kayak carriers and installs directly into your hitch. In addition to this carrier I recommend using a roof rack to secure your kayak to the roof of your truck instead of the foam blocks. If you have the SuperCrew Cab, the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack kit is a great option. This include the Crossbars # RRVA150S-2, the...
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  • Replacement Bump Stops For Putco Element Bug Shield Hood Protector For 2012 Ford F-150
  • The bump Stops that came with your Putco Element Bug Shield Hood Protector - Tinted, # P570300, for your 2012 Ford F-150 are available in the Replacement Installation Hardware, # P300B. This kit has all the hardware needed to install the bug shield on another vehicle or replace missing pieces.
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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 Ladder Rack With Over Cab Extension For 2004 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Ft Bed
  • We have just the ladder rack you are looking for. I recommend the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack, part # TA21508-02-02. This is designed to fit the 5-1/2 ft bed on your 2004 F-150. This sliding rack includes the over-the-cab extension and it has a weight carrying capacity of 1,250-lbs. The extension has a capacity of 1,000-lbs.
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  • Bike Rack for a Trike Recumbent and Trailer Hitch for a 2001 Ford Ranger
  • I looked up both of the bikes and it looks like they are both trikes. There is a bike rack that will hold 1 trike, # HR1000R-TRKADP, but not one that will hold 2 trikes. So you could put one trike in the bed of your 2001 Ford Ranger and the other on this rack. For reference this rack has a 100 pound capacity. Bike rack # HR1450R is designed for regular bikes so neither of yours would fit. For a trailer hitch for your Ranger I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 75082. This is a 2 inch hitch...
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  • Disc Brake Kit for Single Axle on a Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • The more brakes you have the less work each has to do. But in terms of weight you would want the braking system to be rated at least as high as the weight of the trailer. Given that your boat weighs under 3,500 pounds the total weight of it and the trailer would not be too much more than that so you should be good to go with a braking system on one axle rated at 3,500 pounds. In order to determine what will fit your trailer I will need to know the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped...
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  • Bike Carrier Options for 2008 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
  • The one hitch we offer for your 2008 Ford Mustang V8 convertible, Draw-Tite # 24747, does not fit on the specialty GT models including your convertible. But we can still help you with a bike carrier option that will work fine on the GT. The linked page displays all trunk-mount 2- and 3-bike carriers confirmed to fit on your convertible Mustang GT. Many come from Saris, maker of the highly-rated Bones 2 rack # SA805, which uniquely, is offered in a nice range of color options. This...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • For your 2017 Ford F-350 long bed without the factory rail kit I would recommend the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel hitch part # BWRVK3500. Most people refer to this hitch as the nicest one on the market because of how well it works. I know it would work well for you so we recommend it quite a bit. The rail kit you would then need is the part # BWGNRK1117-5W which also doubles as a gooseneck hitch which is very convenient.
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  • Where to Access Port for Brake Controller Install on a 2015 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis
  • To reach the connector, first locate the notch in the access panel in the center of the dash, near the passenger side. Using a trim panel puller, carefully pry the panel out and undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. You will find the mating connector behind this portion of your dashboard. See picture for more info. For a trim panel tool we have the part # ALL648544. A small slot screwdriver will work too. If you fast forward to the 4:45 mark of the attached linked video you can...
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  • Replacement 4-Way for 2007 Ford F-150 with Functioning 7-Way
  • If the 7-way still works one easy solution is to use the part # 118384 which will plug inline with your 7-way and give you a functioning 4-way. Or you can plug in the adapter part # HM47570 to the 7-way which will then allow you a 4-way.
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  • How Do I Measure To Find The Center of the Hole For My B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck On 2014 F-150?
  • It sounds like you are asking about the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs, # BWGNRK1104. The 45-1/8 inch measurement for the ball location is from the tailgate end edge of the bed, not including the tail gate itself, and make a mark at that measurement. Then with that mark, you will center the location between the wheel wells and make the mark. Where these marks intersect will be the center point for your 4 inch hole. I've attached...
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  • Amount of Clearance Over Cab When Using Thule Xsporter on 2016 Ford F-150
  • The Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT is adjustable. I don't have the exact measurement from the top of a 2016 Ford F-150's cab however I can tell you at its highest setting it will be 31-1/2 inches above the bed rails. So if you measure from the top of your bed rails to the top of your cab and subtract the difference this will give you the measurement you're looking for.
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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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  • How to Use an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System on a 2017 Ford F-250 with a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • There isn't an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system that directly fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. You can use a reducer, like part # 58102, as you said. Another option is to purchase a shank that will fit a 2-1/2 inch receiver. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4900, for example, provides 10 inches of rise or 6 inches of drop. I've linked the selection for you so you can choose the correct rise or drop you need.
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  • Does Accele Electronics 4-Sensor Vehicle Backup Sensor System BU500L Include a Visual Display
  • The Accele Electronics 4-Sensor Vehicle Backup Sensor System # BU500L does not include a camera/display that shows distance. This cost-effective system provides an audible warning and an LED indicator light to warn you of objects behind the vehicle. The linked page displays all of our backup sensor and camera kits. An good example of a product that includes a visual image indicator is the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera and Hitch Aligner # HM50002. This system's display reflects distance...
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  • Will The Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate Work With Custom Reese Base Rails On My 2017 Ford F-250?
  • For your 2017 Ford F-250 4WD, the Super Duty Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP50074-58, is a confirmed fit. This will allow you to install 5th wheel hitch rails without needing to drill into your frame. I've attached an installation video for you. The Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate for Fifth Wheel Rails by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese, # 49080, will fit perfectly into those base rails. This combination will give you...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Option For 2014 Ford F-350 Cab & Chassis With Flat Bed
  • We do not offer any custom gooseneck hitches for your F-350 Cab And Chassis, but we do have the Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit, part # 8339. This hitch has a 25,000-lb gross towing capacity and includes a 2-5/16 inch ball. The ball folds down so you have full use of the truck bed when not towing. This kit would require custom brackets and hardware to mount on your flat bed. The hitch must be attached to the frame of the truck and cannot be mounted with just...
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  • Can Air Gauge and Switch For Firestone Air Command I Be Installed In Vehicle Dash
  • The air gauge and switch that is included with the Firestone Air Command 1 # F2158 can be removed from the plastic mounting bracket and mounted in your vehicle's dash. Keep in mind that the hose that is included between the switch and gauge may have to be changed if you do not want to mount the switch and gauge close together in your dash. Firestone suggest that when changing and installing a new hose, be sure to check to make sure you do not have any air leaks.
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  • Is The Tow Vehicle Drivable With The Blue Ox Patriot In Place?
  • The Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional, # BRK2012, is not designed to be connected while driving that towed vehicle. The Patriot connects to the brake pedal and will not allow the room to operate or the functionality to operate the brake pedal without removing it to drive. The Patriot clamps to the brake pedal itself, so the pedal will be covered and the actuating arm will also be in the way of driving. It does not take long to install or remove the...
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