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  • Picture of a Tipper Latch Installed on a Tilt Trailer
  • It's not the greatest quality picture, but I did attach a picture that shows how a tipper latch like the part # DL13353 will install on a tilt trailer.
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  • Roof Rack and Roof Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Focus
  • I really like the Thule Aeroblade roof racks. They are arguably the quietest roof racks on the market and will give you the best possible gas mileage. For that you would want the following parts: Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53 Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480R Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit # THKIT1627 This roof rack would work great on your 2012 Ford Focus and would work great with the Thule Big Mouth part # TH599XTR.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow 2 Seadoos with a 2012 Ford Focus
  • My advice would be to bring sunscreen and have a good time! Based on the weight of your trailer and Seadoos you should be fine to use the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24872 on your 2012 Ford Focus to make the trip. You will need a few other components if you don't have them already. You will need trailer wiring for your vehicle, for that I would recommend the part # C56140 if you have a hatchback or part # C56138 if you have a sedan. For a ball mount you would want the part # 3593, for...
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  • Toolbox Recommendation for a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT
  • The recommended tool box from Deezee for your 1999 Ford Ranger would be the DeeZee Red Label Truck Tool Box part # DZ8546B. The dimensions of this box are 46-1/2" Long x 19" wide x 15-9/10" tall which should work well with what you said you need.
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  • Which Base Plates are Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid
  • According to Blue Ox, you will need Base Plate Kit, # BX2642, for a 2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid without the adaptive cruise control and Base Plate Kit, # BX2646, for a 2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid with the adaptive cruise control. In order to use these base plates with your Roadmaster Sterling tow bar, you will need a Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter. For Roadmaster Sterling tow bars with a serial number up to 14,500, you will need part # RM-031. If the serial number is greater...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Rack For 2011 Ford Mustang
  • The trunk mount bike rack I recommend for your 2011 Ford Mustang is the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9001XT. This bike rack weighs under 20 lbs and has 4 retractable cables that secure the bike rack to your trunk. It also features the patented FitDial system which makes installing the bike rack a breeze by using the vehicle-specific number settings. This bike rack is secured in place on your trunk using the One Key System, helping deter theft. The bike rack has a weight capacity...
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  • Adding 7-Way to Install Brake Controller on a 2014 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • You will need to follow the 4-Way harness forward underneath your 2014 Ford F-150. It should plug into another harness that continues to the front of the vehicle. If you can find the harness the 4-Way plugs into then test the wiring in it using a circuit tester, such as # 3808. There should be a wire that has 12 volts of power all the time and another wire, likely blue, that is for output to the trailer brakes. You would use # 37185 to add a 7-Way. The black wire on it is for the...
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  • Does Computer have to be Flashed After Replacing Factory Brake Controller On 2008 Ford F-350
  • The factory integrated brake controllers, especially the first generations of them, performed poorly as you have described. They are just not designed well and thus not effective. On newer trucks they have gotten better but I would still say an aftermarket controller is superior. When you install an aftermarket controller in your 2008 Ford F-350 the factory controller will have to be disconnected. This will cause a fault code to appear. That fault code will have to be cleared by your...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Ford Edge Limited with EcoBoost
  • Curt trailer hitch # C12036 will fit all models except the Sport models of the 2012 Ford Edge including your Limited with the EcoBoost motor. If you plan on doing any towing the correct ball mount is # C45518 and you can use pin and clip # F-4. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for a trailer wiring harness you can use # 118515. I have included some links to the right showing installations of the hitch and wiring for you.
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  • Installing WeatherTech Front and Rear Mud Flaps # WT110001-120001 on 2006 Ford F-250
  • The box labeled 110001 contains the front mud flaps. The box labeled 120001 contains the rear flaps. These are a correct fit for your 2006 F-250 as long as it is a single rear wheel truck without add-on fender flares. The written installation instructions are linked for your reference.
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  • Does External Antenna Have to be Used for Swift Hitch Back Up Camera System SH03
  • The camera with the short antenna for camera system # SH03 has a transmission distance of 200 feet if the path from the camera to the monitor is unobstructed. A 40 foot trailer should not be a problem. The second camera and the antenna would allow you to put the camera where it would otherwise have the signal obstructed but you do not have to use it. It does come with a shorter antenna as well that mounts directly to the back of the second camera.
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  • Will Husky 5th Wheel Hitch # HT31326-31196 Fit Reese Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156
  • The Reese Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 provides the equivalent of industry-standard 5th wheel mounting rails to accept Reese, Husky, Curt and many other brands of 5th wheel hitch. The Husky # HT31326-31196 uses this industry-standard mounting and will work fine with the adapter.
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  • Availability of Base Plates for Flat Towing 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • According to our flat towing authority, Remco Industries, the base plate fits for your 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid will depend on the version of the vehicle that you have. If you have the SE model (with no adaptive cruise control) you can use Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2642. If you have the Titanium version (with adaptive cruise) you can use # BX2646. If you have the S version, no base plates are available at this time. The linked article on flat towing will give you information on all...
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  • Blue Ox Patriot Battery Keeps Draining when Flat Towing 2013 Ford C-Max Behind Motor Home
  • You could install a 12 volt outlet kit, # RM-9332, wired directly to the battery of your 2013 Ford C-Max. Since there is a charge wire now installed in your flat towing set up, it would not drain the vehicle battery.
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  • Recommendations For Flat-Towing A 2014 Ford Focus With Manual Transmission
  • I did some research and according to the owner's manual for your 2014 Ford Focus, it appears you do not have to disconnect the battery when towing if it has a manual transmission. The only reference I was able to find said to release the parking brake, and place the vehicle in neutral. It also states not to tow above 70 mph. There are 5 items you need when considering flat-towing your Focus. You need base plates, a tow bar, safety chains, wiring to provide lights for your towed vehicle,...
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  • 2008 Ford F-350 Has Underbed 5th Wheel Installation Kit But Holes Do Not Line Up
  • The OEM prep package for 5th wheel trailers did not start until the 2011 model year for the F-series Super Duty trucks. It sounds like your 2008 Ford F-350 has an aftermarket underbed installation kit like # RP30073. But it is either not this exact installation kit, or something happened to it and it is no longer square, because the 4 pucks should be lined up. Since they are not adapter # RP30156 will not fit. If you can email me some pictures of the 4 holes I might be able to figure...
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  • What Taillight Functions will the Putco PURE Tailgate LED Light Bar part # P940315 Do
  • Yes, the Putco PURE Tailgate LED Light Bar part # P940315 that you referenced will do all trailer taillight functions. Stop, turn and running lights.
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  • Exhaust Makes Contact with Trailer Hitch and Makes A Lot of Noise
  • It is very possible that some part of the exhaust is making contact with your newly installed trailer hitch. I have included a link to the right to a help article that explains several different ways that you could fix this problem. Most of them you can do at home. And if all else fails a muffler shop could take care of the issue.
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  • Does Swift Hitch Portable Water Resistant Wireless 2 Camera System Come with Storage Case
  • The storage case # PC02 is available separately for Swift Hitch camera systems such as # SH03. It is not included with the camera system. But it does come with similar system # SH02. The difference between this one and # SH03 is that the SH03 comes with 2 cameras and SH02 only has 1 camera.
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  • Would a 2014 Ford Ecoboost F150 Work Well to Tow a 15k Horse Trailer
  • From the research I did an Ecoboost 2014 Ford F150 would only have about 1/3 of the capacity needed to tow your horse trailer. So I would not recommend you use that as your tow vehicle. You should stick with your F-350.
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  • What Is The Width Of Westin Rear Bumper For 1972 Ford F-100
  • I went to our warehouse and measured one the Westin Bumper, part # 20002-92230, for you. It measures 74 inches end-to-end. This bumper has a silver powder coated finish and comes with the custom brackets an hardware. I have attached a photo of the bumper with the dimension noted you can check out.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2013 Ford F-150 that Came with Factory 4-Way Flat
  • Your 2013 Ford F-150 must have come with the factory 4-Way connector. Since the harness for that connector uses a square plug and not the round plug, a simple plug and play 7-Way is not available. You will have to partially hardwire in a 7-Way using # 37185. I have included a link to a video that shows how this is done on a 2013 Ford F-150.
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  • Torklift Rear Camper Tie-Downs for 2003 Ford F350
  • According to my Torklift contact, the # TLR3503 rear tire downs you mentioned are indeed the correct tie downs for your 2003 Ford F350 with 8 foot bed.
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  • Hitch, Wiring, and Ball Mount Recommendations for a 2009 Ford Escape
  • For your 2009 Ford Escape the Curt Hitch part # 13650 would be an excellent choice for a hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118551. Install video attached as well. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for Pop-Up Camper with Support Mounts on Tongue
  • I spoke with my contact at Pro Series and since the Friction Sway Control Kit, # 83660, has not been tested on a Rockwood Freedom Pop-Up Camper trailer, we can not guarantee that the support mount on your trailer would not interfere with the operation of the sway control system. If by chance the support is only on the right side of the trailer tongue, the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit, # 83660, can be flipped and mounted on the left hand side. The only sway control option that...
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  • Recommended Thule Fairing for the 2014 Ford Escape is Too Long
  • What's also interesting is that Yakima recommends a shorter fairing than Thule for your 2014 Ford Escape. They recommend a 38 inch fairing. Would going with a shorter fairing allow it to clear the raised rails on your vehicle? The next shortest fairing would be the Thule Fairing 38 inch part # TH871XT.
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  • 2-1/2 Class V Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-250 Keeps Spare Tire
  • The Draw Tite Titan Hitch part # 45297 would be exactly what you would need. This hitch will give you the 2-1/2 inch opening you need and will allow you to keep your spare. You will need to remove your factory hitch though. This product was specifically designed to work with the Titan Extender that came with your slide in camper like part # RP45292.
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  • Can the EZ Bike Stand be Used to Secure a Bike in a Toy Hauler without the Bike Falling Over
  • There isn't really a way to safely and easily attach the EZ bike stand # EZBIKE so that it wouldn't move around while towing the trailer. Based on that I would not recommend it for use in a travel trailer/toy hauler. I recommend attaching a hanger to the wall of the toy hauler, # S80955. It will be stable and the bike will not fall off (barring any severe bump in the road). I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Having Trouble Fishing Carriage Bolt and Block Through Frame with Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60887
  • Sometimes it is necessary to enlarge the access holes to fish the block and carriage bolt through the frame, which may be the case for your Mustang. We usually use a file or a rotary tool to enlarge the opening. Keep in mind the block goes on the fishwire before the carriage bolt is threaded on. Also, be sure you are using the smaller block with the square hole, not the larger block with the round hole. Our installers are very experienced with the fishwire technique, so it will seem easier...
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  • Can a 2015 Ford Super Duty Truck with 6.2 liter Tow a 15k Trailer
  • From the research I did it looks like you wouldn't be able to. The towing capacity I found said 14k was the max. I would recommend you consult your owners manual to verify this though. You also have to consider whether or not that is the dry weight for the trailer. If it is, then most likely the trailer will weigh even more when loaded and ready to tow.
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  • Brake Controller Install Port on 2003 Windsport 35D F53 Chassis
  • Since your motor home is on the Ford F-53 chassis then you are in luck because there is a harness that you can use and I can tell you where you will need to connect it. On a 2003 Ford F-53 or 59 chassis the port to plug in a brake controller is up under the dash behind the instrument cluster. It is not easy to get to but it is there. Ford has a document Q-206 with pictures that should help. The correct harness is # 3034-P.
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  • Availability of a 2-Inch Hitch for 2014 Ford Fusion S Hybrid for Transporting a Wheelchair
  • You are correct that all of the hitches we currently have available for the 2014 Ford Fusion have a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening, although we do have both Class I and Class II options. Class II hitch # C12091 from Curt offers a 350-lb tongue weight; this is the highest capacity hitch we offer for your car. A hitch with a 350-lb tongue weight may not be up to the task of handling the weight of a wheel chair and the weight of the carrier that holds it. (You should also check the vehicle's...
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  • Solutions for Leveling a Fifth Wheel Trailer When the Hitch is Adjusted as Tall as It will go
  • The only real solution I can provide for you would be to have the Reese Hitch adjusted to the highest possible position and then raise your pin box up into your trailer frame so that your trailer will sit level. Your hitch has a height range of 14-1/2 inches to 18 inches. That's about as tall as you are going to get, so your best option would be to raise the pin box. Another option you have would be to lift the trailer. You can do this by moving the axles from being above the leaf...
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  • Can Front Anti-Sway Bar Be Installed on 2015 Georgetown/2014 Ford F53 Chassis w/Steering Stabilizer
  • You can install the front anti-sway bar # RM-1139-140 on your 2015 Georgetown built on the 2014 Ford F-53 chassis. It is meant to replace the factory bar with upgraded parts including the bushings. Since it fits in place the factory bar it will not interfere with the steering stabilizer. The only thing left would be to install suspension enhancement # SSR-180-54-1 which will fit models with a 16k to 22k gross vehicle weight rating. These springs will further reduce sway, rear end sag,...
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  • Installation Video for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G
  • I do have an installation video for a similar product, the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G. This fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck adapter allows you tow your fifth-wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch and has a 20,000 pound towing capacity. I have attached the video for you. The Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter, # 39062, is no longer available and I do not have an installation video for this product.
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  • Where to Find the 12 Volt Power Wire for 7-Way Wiring on a 2012 Ford Expedition
  • Actually the color wire you are looking for to power the 12 volt power circuit of the 7-way adapter part # 37185 is orange in color and will be right near where you found the blue wire for the brake controller. See the picture I attached plus the FAQ link to the right that details how to install a brake controller in an Expedition like yours. The other solution you have would be to run a 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) through a 40 amp breaker like part # PK54540...
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  • Trailer Disconnect Light Comes On, Chimes, on 2005 Ford F-250 without a Trailer Connected
  • It sounds like there is a short. It is probably happening due to corrosion or dirt in the trailer connector on your 2005 Ford F-250. Make sure the connector is clean and free of corrosion on the pins and inside the connector where the wires attach.
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  • Oil and Transmission Coolers for a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • You do not have to add an oil cooler or supplemental transmission cooler if you do not want to. but Ford might require it to reach the maximum tow rating for your 2014 Ford Explorer. You will want to check the owners manual to determine if those items are required. It would not be a bad idea to add them even if you do not have to. They will help protect and prolong the life of the vehicle motor and transmission. I recommend a combination cooler # D15902 which is both a transmission...
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  • Does Bargman Clearance Light #178 Come with a Foam Gasket
  • Clearance light # 30-17-814 does not include a foam gasket. You would either need to reuse the old gaskets or use some silicone, # 0160297, around the light once it is installed.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2013 Ford F-350 With Factory Tow Package And Wiring
  • With the pucks in the bed of your 2013 Ford F-350, and with the 5th wheel wiring, you have the factory under bed rails installed. When you have a short bed on your truck, it is recommended to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch. This helps avoid contact with the cab of the truck when making turns. For your truck I recommend a 5th wheel system like the Pro Series Fifth Wheel, part # PS30121. This is a sliding 5th wheel that will move the hitch and the king pin 10 inches closer to the tail gate,...
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  • Powering Third Brake Light on a 1985 Scamper Truck Bed Pop-Up Camper
  • The wire that attaches to the red wire on a brake controller is a dedicated brake light only wire so it could work. But I would not use it for a light and a brake controller at the same time since it is not meant to have the extra draw on it. Another option is to take a combined circuit with brake light and turn signal and use a converter such as # 118158. The output side would provide a red, brake light only wire. I have had customers tell me that you would need both the green and...
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  • 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter Recommendations for 2012 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • Thank you for your purchase and business with us. The B&W Companion Slider, # BWRVK3400, can be quite a handful for one person, so I understand why you want to make the switch. Since you have a standard size bed, you could just use the fixed Companion, # BWRVK3500. This hitch is still pretty heavy, but it is lighter than the slider version by about 75 lbs. Sliding hitches are typically only necessary on trucks with beds shorter than 8 feet. If you still want to go with a fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck...
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  • Rear Chrome Bumper for a 1997 Ford F-350 XLT Diesel
  • For your 1997 Ford F-350 XLT you would need # 21007-92230 for a rear chrome bumper. We do not carry front bumpers at this time.
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  • How Does Superchips VIVID LINQ Performance Tuner # SU118550 Gather Exhaust Gas Temperature Data
  • The Superchips VIVID LINQ Performance Tuner # SU118550 that you referenced can display EGT (exhaust gas temperature) on those vehicles whose computers gather this data and send it through its OBD-II port. My contact at Superchips advised that in the case of your truck's computer this data is NOT supported, though it is in other vehicles that can use this tuner. Although this tuner works with your truck it cannot deliver EGT data since there is, as you note correctly, no way to introduce...
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  • Breakaway Switch Pin is Stuck in the Switch
  • I think you mean breakaway system. A brake controller would be in the cab of the vehicle and not on the trailer. You might need a new switch if you can't get the pin out. It would not be a bad idea to replace it anyway. They are not expensive and you will have the peace of mind of having a new switch. A switch, such as # HM20010, # 2005-P, or # HM20060, basically just completes a circuit once the pin is pulled allowing power to go from the breakaway battery to the trailer brakes....
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  • Will the Edge Evo HT Programmer part # EP16030 fit a 2007 F250 with a 5.4 liter Engine and 4WD
  • Yes, the Edge Evo HT Programmer part # EP16030 that you referenced will work on your 2007 F250 with a 5.4 liter engine and 4 wheel drive. This should give you up to 27 horsepower and 33 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F350 LB with Bars on Top of Rails
  • Since you have bars on the bed rails of your 2004 Ford Super Duty with an 8 foot bed you will want a tonneau cover that mounts to the inside of the bed rails like the TruXedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-up Tonneau Cover # TX559601. The TruXedo TruXport # TX259601 that you referenced goes over the bed rails so it wouldn't work for you.
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  • Parts Needed to Upgrade the Dacromet Calipers of # K2HR526D to Stainless Steel Calipers
  • All you would need to replace the dacromet calipers of the Disc Brake kit part # K2HR526D that you have on your trailer would be the Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper # KDBC225S that you referenced. This is an identical caliper as what you currently have except it is made of stainless steel.
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  • Draw-Tite and Curt Class I Hitch Comparison for 2014 Ford Focus SE Hatchback
  • All three Class I hitches offered for your 2014 Ford Focus SE Hatchback are a light-duty type that offer the same 200-lb tongue weight capacity, but as you note there are some differences between them that may help guide your choice for your cargo basket application. The link provided will let you see all three. The variations in construction do not result in different weight ratings so I would not be too concerned about the presence or absence of the collar. The Curt hitch # C11158...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4
  • Trailer hitch # 45014 is designed to fit certain years of cab and chassis models of Ford trucks. Cab and chassis models come without a bed, just a cab and chassis. They are later turned into service vehicles or fitted with flatbeds. If you have a regular 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty this hitch will not fit because the frame spacing is too wide. For a regular 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty you would use # 45297. I have linked a video showing an installation of this hitch for you. I also...
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  • Is Front-Mount Hitch # 31310 Compatible with Western Uni-Mount Snowplow on 1995 Ford F250 4WD
  • I was able to find images of the Western Uni-Mount Snowplow and based on how its mounting brackets appear, I suspect there would be interference with installation of a front-mount hitch such as the Curt # 31310 you referenced. You can use the linked installation instructions for this hitch and compare them to what you see under your truck's front grille to see if the hitch mounting points are still accessible.
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  • Spacers for Firestone Air Bag Kit on 2011 Ford F-250 Lifted 2 Inches
  • If you are adding a body lift then you would not need any spacers because just the body would be higher. But if it is a suspension lift you will need spacers equal to the amount of lift you are adding. It sounds like 2 inches so spacer # F2366 would be correct.
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  • Comparing Firestone and Air Lift Air Bags for a 2001 Ford F-250 4x4 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2550 is going to be a higher quality than Air Lift # AL88390 but both are going to get the job done well. Both kits would work for 5th wheel hitches because they mount on the inboard sides of the frame rails. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the Firestone kit for you. To be able to add or remove air from the bags from the comfort of the truck cab I recommend Level Command kit # F2158.
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  • Mounting Hardware For Westin Grille Guard 40-0225
  • The mounting hardware kit for the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard, part # 40-0225, for your Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty, is part # 40-022PK. This includes the brackets and hardware needed to install the grille guard on those vehicles from 1999 through 2004 only.
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  • Is 1/2 Inch Carriage Bolt # RP-01266-007 a Grad 5 Bolt
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and 1/2 inch carriage bolt # RP-01266-007 is a grade 5 bolt.
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  • Hooking Up a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to a Reese Elite Series Hitch in a 2014 Ford F-250
  • You are correct. The Elite Series 5th wheel hitches like # RP30142 will have a little bit of the jaw sticking out. This is normal. You still back the truck up like normal, straight on. What will happen is the king pin will push against the jaw. That will push the jaw in (towards the driver's side) which will also disengage the handle from the open position. Once the king pin is fully in the hitch the jaw will close around it automatically and you can then insert the keeper pin to keep the...
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  • How To Pick Out a Transmission Cooler for a 2008 Ford F-150
  • If you can fit a bigger transmission cooler than the part # D13502 then I would recommend you do that. Realistically, you can't go too big when it comes to transmission coolers. The biggest one you can fit will be your best option. The part # D13502 measures 11" Wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep. If that's the biggest you can fit then I'd go with this one. Otherwise I'd look into a bigger one like the part # D13504 that measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. I attached an install video...
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  • Air Helper Springs for Lowered 2013 Ford F150
  • Air Lift does have a Air Helper Spring system that's compatible with your Ford F150, as long as it's not an SVT Raptor model. Their SlamAir kit, part # AL59210 is designed for vehicles that have been lowered between 2 and 6 inches. The Load Lifter 5000 kit you referred to, part # AL88200 isn't compatible with a vehicle that's been lowered. A compressor system is also available, part # AL25655. The system would allow you to adjust the air pressure in your air springs without leaving the...
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  • Air Bag Compatibility With 5th Wheel Bracket Kit Installed on 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kit you referenced, their part # F2535 for 2WD trucks, installs on the outsides of your F-250's frame rails. This is the same placement as for the 5th wheel brackets in your Reese hitch set-up, part # RP50073-58. Good news, however! My Contact at Firestone confirmed that this kit will work along with installed 5th wheel brackets as of the 2011 model year, so this kit will work fine for you.
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  • Window Air Deflectors For 2002 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Truck
  • The WeatherTech Air Deflectors, part # WT84032, are confirmed to be a fit for your 2002 Ford F-150 SuperCrew truck. These deflectors will help cut down on wind noise and helps to allow heat to escape. These are heavily tinted and 3-mm thick acrylic, and will fit both the front and rear driver's side and passenger side windows.
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  • Cold Air Intake for a 2010 Ford F-150 with 4.6 Liter, 2 Valve Motor
  • I spoke with my contact over at Air Raid about intake system # AR400-226. He said that it fits both the 2 valve and 3 valve versions of the 4.6 liter engine in the 2010 Ford F-150. So you will be good to go! To keep the filter oiled and clean you can use kit # AR790-551. And if you ever need to replace the filter use # AR721-473.
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  • Replacement Wiring Harness for 1999 Ford F-250 Light Duty Truck
  • If your 1999 Ford F-250 Light Duty truck came equipped with a factory 4-way, you will need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, # C55256, to replace your wiring harness. To upgrade a factory 4-way to a 7-way connector, you can use the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118242. Finally, if your truck is equipped with a factory 7-way you will want to go with the Tow Ready Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4 Pole Trailer Connector, # 20119. The wiring harnesses for the Super...
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  • Video Request for Installing a Hitch Into Ford Underbed Hitch Prep Package on a 2014 F250
  • To see how to set an Elite Reese hitch into underbed rails just like what you have in your 2014 Ford F250 with Hitch Prep and how to set it up check out the video I attached to the right. You will want to fast forward to the 5:25 mark of the video to see the hitch being installed into the pucks of the rail system. The hitch in this video is part # RP30143 which is a stationary hitch. Since you have a short bed truck you would need the slider version of this hitch part # RP30144.
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  • Can 2014 Or 2015 Ford Fusion Be Flat-Towed
  • I checked the owner's manual for the 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and it states that the vehicle is not to be flat-towed. For front wheel drive versions it states a tow dolly can be used provided the front wheels are off the ground. For all wheel drive vehicles, the vehicle cannot be flat-towed, and a tow dolly cannot be used. In an extreme emergency, the owner's manual says that the vehicle can be flat-towed for a distance up to 50 miles and at a speed of 35 mph maximum. I cannot...
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  • Can 2014 Ford Fusion or Fusion Hybrid Be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • I checked with my contact at our primary flat-towing authority, Remco, and I was advised that neither the 2014 Fusion nor Fusion Hybrid can be flat towed. According to Remco there is no suitable transmission lube pump to allow flat towing the Fusion. Both versions of this vehicle will be towable only using a tow dolly such as # RoadMaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1. Your local Ford dealership should be able to confirm absolutely which Ford vehicles can be safely flat towed.
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  • Front Sway Bar Recommendation for a 2011 Ford E450 Motorhome Chassis
  • You said you have a 2011 E450 motorhome that is a Class B. That we are aware of there are only Class C and Class EV Type 3 E450 chassis's. Which either way you can upgrade just the front sway bar and it would help you with the sway from the wind a great deal. Either model of 2011 Ford E450 requires the Roadmaster Front Sway Bar part # RM-1139-176 that you referenced. If you decide you want to go with a rear bar as well in the future you would want part # RM-1139-147.
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  • Could the Curt Hitch part # C13352 Tow a Camper that Weighs 6500 lbs
  • If you use a weight distribution system yes the Curt Hitch part # C13352 would work for you since it has a 10k capacity with a WD system and only 6k without. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow, this figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Typically...
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  • Horsepower and Torque Gains on a 2012 Ford F-250 6.2L with Superchips Cortex Tuner
  • I can tell you that a tuner like the Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner, # SU1950, will provide gains of up to 26 HP and 34 ft-lbs of torque over stock performance. A few other tuners that will match these specs are the Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, # EP85250, the CS Programmer, # EP85150, and the Superchips Flashpaq, # SU1842. Having other performance products installed such as a cold air intake or exhaust will also improve performance, but manufacturers do not test these items together...
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  • Is There a Passenger Side Trekstep Available for a 2012 Ford F-250
  • There is only a driver side version of the Bestop TrekStep like part # B75303 available for you 2012 Ford F-250. The reason for this is because the exhaust of your vehicle exits on the passenger side there would be no room for the step to install.
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  • Camper Tie Downs for a 2005 Ford F-250 4x4 Regular Cab 8 Foot Bed Diesel
  • No, the stake pocket mount tie downs, # TDSF, are only good for campers up to 8 feet long. You would need camper tie downs # HSSF instead for your 2005 Ford F-250. I have included a link to a video review and the instructions to the right. I also recommend camper tie down hardware package # TDHP. You may also be able to install frame mount tie downs which would be ideal. I have included a link to the custom fit frame mount tie downs for the 2005 Ford F-250. You will need to use the drop...
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  • Turn Signals Not Working in 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2002 Ford F-350
  • On a trailer, the turn signals are on the same circuits as the brake lights. On a 7-Way trailer connector they would be the pins in the 9 oclock and 3 oclock positions. If you are not getting turn signal functions on those two pins, but you are getting brake lights, then that does indicate a possible blown fuse. But since you said the fuse is fine there could be a relay somewhere. The easiest way to find the locations of fuses/relays is to use the truck owners manual. On many trucks...
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  • Running Boards Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-350 Regular Cab
  • We have several running board options for your 2008 Ford F-350 regular cab, but the DeeZee Elite Running Boards, # DZE29934, will only fit the Ford F-150 Supercrew. For your truck, I recommend looking at the DeeZee FX Extruded Running Boards, # DZFX21950, which is also available in black as part # DZFX21350. I have attached a link to all of the running boards that we offer for your truck for you to check out.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver of a 2011 Ford Expedition EL
  • I checked with Curt and front mount trailer hitch # C31068 is listed as a fit for all models of the 2011 Ford Expedition. They do not have a separate listed for EL models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Problem With Using Hitch on 2011 Ford Mustang Due to Its Unibody Contruction
  • As long as the # 24863 Draw-Tite Class I hitch you referred to is properly installed and its 2000 lb towing capacity and 200 lb tongue weight capacity is not exceeded, the fact that your Mustang has a unibody won't cause any issues. I'm not aware of any jurisdiction or locality that would have a problem with you installing a hitch on that vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch would be an excellent choice as an attachment point for a cargo carrier like the Pro Series # 6500 or for a two bike rack...
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  • Size of the Nut on the Lunette Ring # 63022
  • Your guess is correct! I spoke to my contact at Hidden Hitch and the Lunette Ring part # 63022 that you referenced would require the use of a 2-1/4 inch socket or wrench.
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  • Adapting 4-Pole on 2005 Ford Explorer to a 7-Way for Towing a Boat
  • Since boat trailers don't typically have electric brakes, I'm assuming you mainly need the 7-way for the lighting circuits and perhaps for an electric reverse lock-out solenoid on a hydraulic brake actuating trailer coupler. The Hopkins # 37185 adapter will plug directly into the4-pole that's already installed on your Explorer and provide a functioning 7-way, as well as retaining an operational 4-pole. The adapter will have four remaining wires. The blue wire would usually be used to...
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  • Installing 7-Way Trailer Connector on 1999 Explorer w/ 12-Volt Power Circuit for Trailer Battery
  • To install a 7-way trailer connector on your Explorer, you'd first need a functioning 4-pole. If you don't have a 4-pole, you can install one using part # 118345. At this point, you'll need to decide if you need the 7-way to provide the lighting and battery circuits only to the trailer, or if you need to install a brake controller on the Explorer as well. If you just need the lighting and battery feed circuit, you can use an adapter like part # 37185. The adapter would plug into your...
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  • Air Spring System Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F250 4-Wheel Drive
  • For a similar air spring suspension enhancement system as the part # AL88390 that you referenced that will work with fifth wheel hitches installed in your 2001 Ford F250 4WD you would want the Firestone Air System part # F2550. This system has been confirmed to fit with 5th wheel hitches. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out.
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  • Wheel Bearings and Bearing Buddies for 2004 Trail-Lite Model 8211
  • Trailer wheel bearings are specific to the spindle that is installed on your 2004 Trail-Lite Model 8211. The easiest way to determine the correct replacement bearings for your trailer is to remove the hub and find the part numbers that will be stamped on the inner and outer bearings. I have attached an article that goes over, from start to finish, the step by step instructions for replacing the bearings, races, and seals on a trailer hub. If your bearings are damaged or you are not able...
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  • Is there a Trailer Hitch that Will Fit a 2004 Ford Focus SVT
  • On the 2004 Ford Focus SVT there will be interference between the hitch and the diffuser under the vehicle. You would need to relocate the diffuser in order to install a hitch such as # 60870. At least one customer has done this but it may be necessary to take the car to a shop to have the hitch installed. Otherwise there are no hitches designed to fit the SVT models. Trailer hitch # 60870 comes with the proper ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. If you need a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256...
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  • Compatibility of Softride Alumina Paralellogram 3 Bike Rack # SR26428
  • You can quickly and easily determine if the Softride Alumina Parallelogram rack will work with your Explorer by taking one measurement. Measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver to the furthest rearward point of the back bumper. If this distance is less than 7-1/4 inches, the rack will work just find on your Explorer. If you're unsure how to take the measurement, take a look at the help article I've linked you to. If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes...
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  • Will a Cargo Box Fit a Thule Roof Rack with a Thule Fairing Installed
  • The Thule fairing # TH872XT will sit a little lower than the tops of the crossbars of your Thule roof rack on your 2014 Ford Escape so the box will not interfere with it at all.
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  • Can I Use the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 in my 2011 Ford Expedition
  • Yes, the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, # C51110, will work on your 2011 Ford Expedition. In addition to the controller, you will need the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, # C51322. This plug-in wiring adapter allows for quick and easy installation. As long as your Expedition is equipped with a factory 7-way, just mount the brake controller up under the dash, plug one end of the harness into the controller and the other end into the port up under the dash, and you are ready to go. If...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for 2010 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Custom No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for your 2010 Ford F-150 is part # C16441. This bracket provides a custom fit by mounting to existing holes in your vehicle's frame with no drilling required. If you also need the base rails for your truck, Curt offers the Carbide Black Finish, # C16204, and the Gloss Black Finish, # C16104. The Bracket Kit, # C16424, that you mentioned is designed for the 2011-2013 Ford F-450.
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  • Boat Winch Recommendation for a 1973 Sea Ray SRV 190
  • I did a little digging and was able to determine that the approximate weight of your 1973 Sea Ray SRV190 will be right at 2,600 lbs. Boat-size-to-winch capacity is generally 2 to 1. With good rollers and short winching distances, increase the ratio to 3 to 1. With wooden bunks and long winching distances, reduce the ratio to 1 to 1. So basically the Fulton XLT Winch # XLT26ZB301 that you referenced would be a great winch that would work well for you regardless of your setup.
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  • Leg Kit Recommendation for the Curt Replacement Head Unit # C16545
  • Yes, you can take the Replacement Head Unit # C16545 and pair it with the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs # C16017 and you would have a fifth wheel hitch compatible with a Ford Underbed Hitch prep package. Those two parts could be ordered individually or they could be ordered together as part # C16545-16017.
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  • What is Required Roll Bar Configuration to Fit Bestop Soft Top for Ford Bronco # B5153301
  • Bestop products, including their Supertop Soft Top for Ford Bronco # B5153301, are intended for use on vehicles with standard OEM equipment. If your Bronco has a modified or aftermarket roll bar then I cannot predict the fit of this item.
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  • Hopkins Reliance E1 Error Code Appears After Display Ramps Up Power to Trailer Brakes
  • The E1 error code on the Reliance brake controller indicates that a trailer is not connected. If the trailer IS connected and you get the E1 code, a probable cause is a dirty trailer connector. Check the trailer connector on the trailer and on the vehicle. Clean out any dirt or corrosion. Corrosion can build up behind the connectors where the wires attach as well. The numbers counting up is normal on a time-delay brake controller. It is counting up to full power. It can be adjusted how...
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  • Towing Mirrors for a 2006 Ford F-150 STX
  • If the side mirrors on your 2006 Ford F-150 STX are in fact the exact same as the one in the picture on the product page and in the video I have linked to the right then you can use them. We have also had customers say that K Source mirrors # KS81800 will fit STX models.
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  • Wiring in a Curt Trailer Brake Controller to a 1999 Ford F-150
  • Actually you have a couple of options. First, you could use harness # C51322 in place of the harness for your 1999 Ford F-150. It will plug into the Curt brake controller and the truck. This is the easiest option. The other option is to cut off the plug on the Curt brake controller # C51120 and hardwire it to the Ford harness. You would have to know the functions of the wires on the Ford harness. It may be labeled or printed on the harness. If your Ford harness has Red, Light Green,...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes that Lock Up all the Time
  • If you aren't sure where the factory brake controller is on your 2008 Ford F450 you may not even have one. It should be just to the right of the steering wheel on the dashboard. Your trailer brakes being locked up all the time could be due to a short on the trailer wiring circuit. What it sounds like is happening is the 12 volt accessory circuit of your wiring harness is shorted out to the brake output circuit. I would inspect the inside and outside of both the connector on your truck...
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  • Roof Top Cargo Bag Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Mustang
  • Yes, the Rightline Sport Jr. Rooftop Cargo Bag # RL100S50 that you referenced is confirmed to fit naked roof of compact cars, wagons, sedans, coupes etc. so it should work well on your 2012 Ford Mustang. You will want to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine the roof capacity of the vehicle and be sure not to exceed this figure with the weight of your cargo. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well. I also recommend a protective pad,...
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  • Roof Top Cargo Bag Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Mustang
  • Yes, the Rightline Sport Jr. Rooftop Cargo Bag # RL100S50 that you referenced is confirmed to fit naked roof of compact cars, wagons, sedans, coupes etc. so it should work well on your 2012 Ford Mustang. You will want to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine the roof capacity of the vehicle and be sure not to exceed this figure with the weight of your cargo. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well. I also recommend a protective pad,...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-Way on 2011 Ford F150 with 4-Way Flat
  • In order to install a 7-way connector on your 2011 Ford F150 Crew Cab, you will need our Universal Installation Kit, # ETBC7, and No-Drill Long Mounting Bracket, # 18136. I have attached a video showing the installation of all the parts in the # ETBC7 kit. In addition to the wiring kit, you will need a brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Proportional Controller, # 90885, with Plug-In Adapter, # 22292, to operate the brakes on your trailer. This brake controller activates trailer...
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  • Floormats for a 2003 Minnie Winnebago Built on a Ford E-450 Chassis
  • If the interior of the 2003 Winnebago is the same as the 2003 Ford E-450 then we do have mats that you could use. I have included a link to the options to the right. The Winnebago was more than likely built on just the chassis of the E450. That would mean the interior could be vastly different than the regular van. It is also possible that it was built using the cab and the chassis and the interior could be the same. Either way if it is the same then the mats linked to the right...
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  • What is the Minimum Thickness of the Surface that Rubber Grommet A45GB Can Be Mounted To
  • Rubber grommet # A45GB is 1-1/16 inches deep but the material you are mounting the light in does not have to be that thick. A minimum 3/16 inch should be sufficient. Metal (aluminum or steel) would be the preferred surface. Fiberglass and other similar materials can flex much easier which could result in the light popping out of the hole. But this is not likely if the hole is cut to the proper size (4-1/2 inch diameter).
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller Installation on 2003 Ford F150
  • To install a 7-way on your F150, use the Tow Ready # 118242 wiring harness. To plug in the harness, you'd simply trace the wiring from your factory 4-pole back to where it plugs in on the frame rail. Separate that connection, and plug the # 118242 inline. Ground the white wire with the ring terminal to the trailer frame, and install the fuses and relays per the instructions. The connector that the # 3035-P plugs into would be located under the dash, usually near the diagnostic port....
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  • How to Remove Brake Caliper Pistons to Rebuild Kodiak Disc Trailer Brake Calipers
  • Using compressed air is still the way to go. I have come across many instances of people using this method to push out the piston. And the best part is, it works. If you do not have an air compressor I am sure a local shop would go ahead and do it for you since it takes only a few seconds. If your Kodiak disc brakes are 10k to 12k rated then you can use the rebuild kit # BP18-075. And if the pistons are bad, # BP18-065 is the correct replacement.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • We have gooseneck hitches that will fit your 2014 Ford F-150, but none of them are B and W hitches. The Curt Hitch part # C630-641 would fit your truck whether you have a 6-1/2 foot bed or an 8 foot bed.
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  • Is B&W Gooseneck Hitch Compatible with Rear Airbag Kit on 2012 F-250 Crew Cab Short Box
  • The B&W Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1111-5W that fits your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Box installs on the outside surfaces of your frame rails. Any suspension kit that also installs on the outside of the frame will not work, but one that installs inboard or on the bottom of the frame should be compatible. The Airlift kit that fits your truck will depend on whether you have 2WD or 4WD. The linked page will show you all four AirLift rear-axle air bag kits. My contact...
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