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  • 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ford Super Duty with OEM Prep Package
  • Yes! Reese has the Elite Series 18K slider, # RP30144, designed to fit the OEM 5th wheel prep package in your 2014 Ford Super Duty. The other option is to use adapter # RP30156 and then a regular slider in it such as the Titan 20, # RP30870. Other hitches that will fit the adapter but not the bed directly include: Titan 16, # RP30869 20K hitch on a square tube slider, # RP30084 20K on a round tube slider, # RP30083 16K on square slider, # RP30051 16K on a round slider, # RP30075 16K...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 2-Bike Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Escape
  • Since you will only be using the trailer hitch to carry 2 bikes I recommend going with a Class II trailer hitch # 36529. I have linked a video showing installation of this trailer hitch for you. For a bike carrier we have numerous options that are compatible with the Class II hitch. The most popular carrier option for owners of the 2014 Ford Escape is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. this is a platform style bike carrier that holds 2 bikes by the wheels and center of the frame. I have linked...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Focus Behind a Motor Home
  • Yes, you can flat tow your 2014 Ford Focus behind your Winnebago. I checked the owners manual online to verify this. There are some specific procedures that you will need to follow in the owners manual to flat tow your Focus (starting on page 201 in the owners manual). You will need base plates, a two bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow the Focus. For base plates you can use Blue Ox model # BX2633. Please note that there are no base plates for ST models....
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  • Can an 8 Foot Wide 5th Wheel Trailer be Towed with a 2005 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • First, regarding the position of the hitch relative to the rear axle, it should NOT be 1 inch behind the rear axle. The centerline of the hitch should be either centered over the rear axle or slightly in front of it. Behind the axle the capacity diminishes and the weight of the trailer can cause the front of the truck angle up slightly affecting steering, braking, and visibility. If the hitch is centered over the rear axle and you have 30 inches now from the center of the axle to the...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2-Foot Bed
  • The entry level Pro Series hitch # PS30094 and custom install kit # RP50081-58 that you referenced are both correct fits for your 2014 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2-foot bed. Even though your 5th wheel trailer is not especially heavy at 4500-lbs dry weight, a 5th wheel hitch rated above 15K will tend to include enhanced features that can make towing easier. Since this is a one-time investment I urge you to consider a little price stretching to get a hitch set up that will give you the most satisfying...
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  • Can Rear Hitch on 2012 Ford F-150 Be Moved to Front of Truck
  • We do offer both rear and front hitches for your 2012 Ford F-150 (links to both product pages are included for you) but no one hitch can be installed on both ends of the truck. The Curt front-mount hitch # C31068 that you referenced does sit approximately 8-1/2-inches behind the front edge of the front fascia, as you noted and as shown in the linked video. We do offer extra-long ball mounts like the Hidden Hitch # 80232, which measures 15-3/4-inches from center of the hitch pin hole...
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  • Recommended Budget-Priced Weight Distribution System for 30 Foot Travel Trailer
  • I'll assume that the 600 lb tongue weight represents the tongue weight of the trailer as it's typically loaded and ready to tow. I'll link you to an FAQ article that shows how to find the tongue weight of your trailer, because the effectiveness of the system will depend on how well it's matched to the weight of the trailer. The Pro Series # PS49902 meets your price point and would be effective on trailers with tongue weights ranging from 550-750 lbs. The system includes one friction...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2001 Ford Excursion
  • Generally speaking, you'll want to choose the largest cooler that will fit in the available space right behind the vehicle grille. For an Excursion, there won't be any problem with available space. The only caution about going with too large of a cooler is that it could lengthen the amount of time it takes for the vehicle to warm up in a cold climate. The Derale # D13504 would be an very good choice. It's 11 x 12 inch size would provide plenty of supplemental cooling to protect your...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Fit for 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
  • To install a roof rack with square crossbars on your 2014 Ford Fiesta, you'll need the Thule Traverse Roof Rack which consists of the following parts: Square crossbars, part # THLB50 Thule Traverse foot pack, part # TH480 Vehicle specific fit kit, part # THKIT1503 The Thule Aero Foot Pack part # TH400XT is an older rack system that wouldn't be compatible with your Fiesta, because there's no fit kit available for that vehicle.
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  • Complete Disk Surge Brake Setup Recommendation for a Rogue Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • We have everything you need, just not in one kit. For a disk brake kit that will bolt up to your 4 bolt brake flanges and will slip over your 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern you would want the part # K2R35D for a dacromet finish. Or if your trailer will see salt water I would recommend the stainless steel kit part # K2R35S. You will need a quantity of two of these kits for both axles. For a brake line kit you will need the part # DM5425. And then for a surge brake actuator you would...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-250
  • First let's start with a fifth wheel hitch rail kit. For that you are going to want a custom install kit like the part # RP50082-58 that will minimize drilling and will cut install time in half when compared to a universal kit. Now if you have a short bed truck you are going to want a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns. For that I would recommend the # RP30083 that has a round tube slider (operates smoother than square tube), and has a premium jaw design to provide a secure,...
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  • 4 inch Clear Recessed Mount Trailer Light Recommendation
  • The closest thing we have to a clear lensed version of the part # ST48RB that you referenced is the part # BUL11CBX which is clear and emits white light. This is commonly used as a backup light.
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  • Hitch and 30 Inch Extension Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-350
  • The Titan Hitch Extender part # RP45292 that you referenced will only fit hitches with a 2-1/2 inch opening. Since your hitch has a 2 inch opening the only way you would be able to use this extender would be to replace your current hitch with one with a 2-1/2 inch opening like the # 45297.
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  • Best Programmer for Increased Horsepower for a 2007 Ford F-150 5.4 Liter
  • I would recommend the Edge CTS Evolution Programmer # EP85250 for your 2007 Ford F-150 with a 5.4 liter V8. This programmer will give you up to 35 horsepower and 45 ft lbs of torque and has a full color touchscreen that will also let you monitor various engine and transmission parameters as your are driving. If you are looking for max power you will need to run premium fuel though.
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  • How Much Lift Does Doing an Over-Under Kit on a Trailer Give
  • When you use an over under kit like the part # K71-385-00 that you referenced you will gain the diameter of your axle, the thickness of your spring seat, and the thickness of your leaf springs as a lift. Also what you should consider is that when determining how much fender clearance will be left after going to a taller wheel/tire. Only half of the added diameter will be taken up in the fender well. So if you go with a 2 inch taller tire you would only lose 1 inch of fender/tire clearance.
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Actually the Curt fifth wheel bracket kit you would need is the part # C16443. The # C16448 that you referenced is not compatible with your truck so I would not recommend it for you. If you needed rails as well you would want the part # C16204 for just the rails or part # C16443-204 to order a kit that includes both.
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  • Camper Tie-Down Recommendation for a 2009 Ford F-150
  • There's no reason the Brophy Camper Tie Downs part # TDSF wouldn't work on your 2009 Ford F-150. As long as your camper is less than 8 feet long this kit would work well for you. The recommended hardware kit to install either tie down kit is Camper Tie Down Hardware Package, # TDHP.
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  • Will the Reese Slider Hitch part # RP30051 Fit the Reese Elite Underbed Adapter part # RP30156
  • Most likely you do have the Reese Slider Hitch part # RP30051, but you can check out the product pictures to compare to yours to make sure. This hitch is compatible with the Reese Elite Underbed Adapter part # RP30156 that you referenced.
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  • When Curt Says a Hitch Will fit With 20 Inch Spare to They Mean Rim or Tire Diameter
  • Yes, I checked with Curt and when they say a hitch like the part # C15410 would fit with a 20 inch spare they are referring to the rim size and not the tire size. Your spare that is sized 235/75R/16 would work just fine.
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  • Can the Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier Mount to a 2 x 6 Board Instead of the Truck Bed
  • The Saris Traps fork-block 3 bike carrier # SATRK34-BLK3 you referenced can be mounted on a 2x6 board instead of the truck bed. I called our representative at Saris to confirm as well. I added a informative article about truck bed bike rack systems for you too.
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  • Dimensions of K-Source # KSCW1009 Custom Blind Spot Mirrors
  • The K-Source Custom Blind Spot is 1/2 inch thick at its thickest point, as you can see in the photo I've provided for you.
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  • Outer Diameter of Deka Jacketed 4 Conductor Cable # DW04923-1
  • I ran out to our warehouse, and measured the outer diameter of the Deka # DW04923-1 Jacketed 4 wire cable. The outer diameter is .410 of an inch, just under 7/16 of an inch.
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  • Replacement U-Bolt and Plate for Trailer with 2 Inch Square Axle
  • For a 2 inch square axle you are going to want u-bolt plate # TRTP200175. The hole spacing on center is 2-5/8 inches by 2-3/8 inches. For matching u-bolts go with # SP01-160. They have a 9/16 inch diameter. I have included a link to a video review for you for the u-bolts.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2000 Ford F-150
  • You will have the port under the dash to plug in the adapter for a brake controller on your 2000 Ford F-150. I recommend the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. This controller features a digital readout that will alert you to any problem with the braking system rather than a single LED that changes colors. The plug-in adapter for the Primus you need is part # 3035-P. One end simply plugs into the back of the controller and the other end plugs into the port located under the dash. I have...
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  • Recommended Safety Cables for Flat Towing with 2015 Ford F-350
  • The flat towing safety cables that I most often recommend are the 68-inch Roadmaster Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643. These are long enough to give you plenty of slack for making connections but their coiled design means they won't drag on the ground. Please click on the linked video for more information. When flat towing cables are preferred over chains as they will tend to interfere with the tow bar less and will be less likely to chip its paint, etc.
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  • Recommendation for Weight Distribution for 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing Horse Trailer
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR350SDF, you referenced is designed to alleviate sag caused by a load in the truck bed, not as a result of towing a horse trailer or camper. For sag caused by towing a trailer the best solution is going to be weight distribution. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to tow. The tongue weight of a trailer...
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  • Hitch and Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-150
  • For your 2002 Ford F-150 SuperCrew the most popular hitch option we carry is the Curt Hitch part # C14355. This would have plenty of capacity for your trailer and would work well. Check out the install video I attached for more info as well. 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...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible GT
  • For a hitch for your 2013 Ford Mustang you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 24863. To install this hitch on your vehicle you would not need to modify the rear fascia/body of your vehicle. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. This hitch would work great with the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670 that you are interested in. My Dad has this bike rack and uses it on his 2005 Mustang GT convertible and he really likes it.
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  • What Causes Trailer Wiring Harnesses to Short Out
  • Most likely your old harness shorted due to a short on the trailer wiring and that is why it got damaged and needed to be replaced. Since you replaced the wiring of your trailer you should be good now. Sorry to hear about the problems you had with your trailer wiring, but the good news is the converter box did it's job. It is supposed to short out and act as a fuse in the event of a short on the trailer wiring to prevent the short from damaging your vehicle wiring. If you have any...
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Hubs and Over Under Kit for a Trailer
  • In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to do that you can either get the inner and outer bearing numbers from a hub...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommend for 2000 Ford Expedition & 2013 Dutchman 275BH
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If your tongue weight is basically...
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  • Can Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect # RM-765 Be Used When Flat Towing 2014 Ford Focus
  • Yes, this will work! Since the owner's manual for the 2014 Ford Focus states that you must disconnect the battery before flat towing, the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect, # RM-765, can be used. In addition you can also use the 12 Volt Outlet Kit, # RM-9332, that you mentioned to supply power to your Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System, # BRK2012.
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  • Will the Timbren Springs # TFR1504D Fit on a 2015 Ford F-150 with Custom 5th Wheel Brackets
  • Yes, the Timbren rear suspension system # TFR1504D you referenced will work with the Reese fifth wheel frame brackets # RP56013-53 or # RP50086-58 on your 2015 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. The reason is the Timbren springs # TFR1504D installs on the bottom and inboard side of the frame and the Reese base rails # RP56013-53 and RP50086-58 mount on the outboard side of the frame. See figure 1 item 1 and 2 in the alternate instructions I linked for you. I also included a video...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier with High Ground Clearance and Bag
  • If you are most concerned about ground clearance, I recommend the Pro Series 24 by 60 Cargo Carrier, part # 63153. This carrier features an angled shank, which would raise the carrier up 2-1/2 inches above the receiver, providing additional ground clearance. A light kit, part # 20174 for incandescent, or part # 98174LED for LED is also offered for the cargo carrier and is highly recommended if the carrier or its cargo obscure your tail lights. The etrailer Cargo Bag, part # 988501,...
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  • What Improvements Can I Expect from Edge Evolution Programmer on 2011 Ford F-150 Eco Boost
  • Using the Edge Evolution, # EP85150, offers 4 power levels for gas motors, Stock, Level 1 which increases HP by 5 and Torque by 5, Level 2 which increases HP by 10 and Torque by 10 and Level 3 which increases HP by 22 and torque by 48 foot lbs. The Evolution also offers the Mileage Coach program, which monitors various factors to show you how your driving style affects your fuel economy. You can look over the owner's manual and look at our Performance Tuner FAQ article by clicking the...
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  • Roof Rack And Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2015 Rockwood Freedom Pop-Up Camper
  • The Swagman Roamer LT Roof Rack, part # S80510 is designed for pop-up campers and truck caps and provides a great way to be able to carry accessories like bikes, kayaks, etc. This roof rack is not designed to be able to work with 1-piece, plastic trailer tops. It is designed to be mounted no further than 1/2 inch from the edge of the trailer top and the crossbars should be spaced at least 30 inches apart. For a Bike Carrier I recommend the RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used on Aluminum Boat Trailer with 2013 Infiniti QX56
  • So there are a couple of things to look at for your situation. First, boat trailer tongue weights are often lower than travel trailers or utility trailers of the same gross weight. This is because the motors at the backs of boats are the heavy and lower the weight at the front. Typically tongue weight is 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. But on a boat trailer it can be less. Also, if you have cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your Infiniti QX56 that can make the tongue...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendations to Fit 2015 Ford Hitch Prep Rail Kits
  • If you plan on towing a fifth wheel trailer I would recommend you go ahead and get the hitch prep package. The underbed rail design of this package is one of the nicest fifth wheel rail systems on the market. If you go with a short bed truck you would want a slider hitch like the part # RP30144 so that you can make tight turns. If you get a long bed you wouldn't need the slider and could instead get a stationary hitch like part # RP30142.
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  • Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2006 Ford Van Freestar
  • For your 2006 Ford Freestar I would recommend a Class III hitch like the part # 75158 as it would have more capacity than a Class II like the # 36318 that you referenced which would be useful for the towing you plan to do. The # 75158 has a 350 lb tongue weight and 3,500 lb total trailer weight rating. As long as the weight of everything you plan to tow plus the weight of the trailer is less than that you should be good to go. Class III hitches also allow more flexibility for future...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F250 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Originally, because the radius at the inside corners of the Ford OEM hitches were more rounded than usual, getting aftermarket hitch accessories that would fit was a problem. Ballmounts could be altered to fit by sanding off the powder coat at the corners. In the meanwhile, Reese has altered the design of the ball mount slightly by rounding the shank edges so that it will be compatible with the Ford OEM 2-1/2 inch receivers. I have confirmed this with Reese. The # RP45322 ballmount...
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  • Brophy Stabilizer Bracket Recommendation for the Alumistinger Ball Mount
  • Yes, the Brophy Stabilizer Bracket # RHSB that you referenced should work well with the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3503. There should be plenty of clearance between the hitch opening of your hitch and the start of the curves of your Alumistinger ball mount part # AM3503. I attached a review video for the # RHSB for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the DeeZee Aluminum Rear Cab Rack # DZ95054W Be Used at the Front of Truck Bed
  • The DeeZee Aluminum Rear Cab Rack # DZ95054W was designed to be used with the part # DZ95050W to complete a ladder rack/headache rack for your 2014 Ford F350. With that being said there is no reason you could install the # DZ95054W at the front of the truck bed instead of at the rear. In the installation instructions, which I have linked, you can see that there is a section on modifying the rack to get it to fit if the stake pocket holes don't line up properly. As long as there is...
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  • Recommended Performance Tuner for a 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.2 Liter Gas Engine
  • I recommend the Edge Evolution CTS # EP85200 because it has a 4-1/3 inch color touch screen that is easy to read and displays up to 8 parameters at a time. I contact my representative at Edge and he confirmed this will fit your 2015 Ford F-250 6.2 Liter gas engine.
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  • Will Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFR250SDG Fit 2011 Ford F-250
  • The rubber springs on the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDG, measure 4-1/2 inches tall and this system has been confirmed to fit your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I have included the installation video for you.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Fusion Titanium Hybrid for Bike Rack
  • 2 inch hitches are reserved for higher capacity vehicles like trucks and large SUVs. I do not foresee a 2 inch hitch being available for your 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium. The only option I can recommend for you would be to go with a 1-1/4 inch hitch like the part # 60322 and then going with a compatible bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a Cab and Chassis Truck
  • The Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck # C65500 is a multi-fit application that can be used on a cab and chassis truck. Typically, the plate would be placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. The Universal Rail Kit, part # C61502 can be used to provide the under bed bracing. Holes would be drilled through the plate, through the bed and into the frame members and the rail kit. At least six 1/2 inch grade 5 bolts need to be used to fasten the plate to the rail kit. At this time there...
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  • 1,200 lb Tongue Weight Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Recommendation
  • By the time you piece together your new spring bars # RP66009 and a dual cam sway control kit # RP26002 you would be better off just replacing the entire system with a Strait-Line System part # RP66074. You will need to use the shank you currently have. This will allow you to sell your current setup to offset the difference instead of leaving you with extra parts that wouldn't do you any good.
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  • What Does the Lippert StrapTek Tensioner Kit Do for a Weight Distribution System
  • When you set up your weight distribution system using the Straptek, or with the standard chain hangers that the WDH came with, the setup would be the exact same as what the install instructions state. The only difference will be that this product allows you to change the spring bar tension with the ratcheting straps instead of forcing you to use different chain link amounts. The angle of the head of the WDH will be the same with this system and the spring bar tension would be the exact...
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  • Will the Torklift Tie Down System for a 2015 Ford F-350 fit with Factory Dual Exhaust
  • As long as the exhaust you have is the stock exhaust configuration on your 2015 Ford F350 the Torklift Tie Downs part # TLF2016 and # TLF3006 would fit and work well with it.
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  • How to Pick Out Correct Ball Mount Rise/Drop When Using Draw Tite Hitch 75038
  • When the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75038 is installed on your 1995 Ford F-150 the top of the hitch tube will be right underneath the rear bumper. To compute about how much rise/drop you would need from a ball mount you will basically need to measure from the bottom of your rear bumper down to the ground and subtract about an inch from this measurement. You will then need to use the jack of your trailer to level it and then measure from the ground to the bottom lip of the coupler. Whatever...
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  • Troubleshooting 3035-P Connector Doesn't Power Brake Controller When Installed in a 1998 Ford F-250
  • It sounds like the pin out for your # 3035-P may be off. You may actually have a different harness that uses the same connector, but has a different pin out on the side that installs on the vehicle. You will want to verify that the pin out of your connector matches what is in the picture I attached. If yours is different you can use a paper clip to release the wires from the connector so that you can move them where they belong.
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  • Can 6 Diversi-Tech Stainless Steel Padlocks Be Keyed Alike
  • We have no way to make sure that ordering 2 of the 3-packs of the Diversi-Tech Stainless Steel Padlocks, part # DT40124KA3PK would all be keyed-alike and use the same key but we do have an option. You would need to order a qty of 6 of the part # DT40124. At the time of ordering you would need to use the drop-down box and choose Keyed Alike. After selecting Keyed Alike you would make sure your qty is 6 and then add to cart.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for an RBW Lil Rocker and 2004 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • Custom fit 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits are much easier to install and require much less drilling compared to universal or semi-custom kits. I do recommend going with Reese kit # RP50082-58 for your 2004 Ford F-250 long bed. I have linked a video showing how this kit installs. The RBW Lil Rocker should fit the industry standard above the bed rails. But we always like to make sure. I have included a picture showing the relevant rail measurements. Just make sure that the feet...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Use on Back of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We have a couple different options in terms of bolt on trailer hitches for 5th wheel trailers. The Curt Hitch, # E-100 is designed to fit on 4 inch square channel bumpers. You will need to check to see if your bumper fits this description and if it is rated for this application. A better option is a frame mount hitch. The most versatile frame mount hitch we offer is Curt Hitch, # 13703. It can be bolted on and fits C-channel, I-beam, and Box frames. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Bolt-On Trailer Hitch for a 5th Wheel Trailer with I-Beam Frame
  • So if I understand correctly, the dealer will not allow welding a hitch on but are they fine with drilling holes in the frame to install a hitch? The great thing about the Curt hitch # 13703 is that it can be welded on or bolted on. Take a look at the instructions I have linked on this hitch. Other options include # 82200 for 31 inch to 46 inch wide frames, # 36010 for 34 to 46 inch wide frames, and # 82201 for 47 inch to 71 inch wide frames. Frame width is measured from the outside...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs Fit a 2014 Ford F-350 with Pullrite ISR Custom Mounting Rails
  • Firestone air bag helper springs # F2535 are designed to work with most 5th wheel and gooseneck trailer hitch installation kits. The top brackets mount to the insides of the frame rails. But there is a hole in the side of the frame in this location that the air bag brackets use. If any part of the Pullrite brackets block that hole then you would need to contact Pullrite to see if you can drill through that bracket to install the air bags. The other option is to install Timbren helper...
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  • Raft Trailer Left Tail Light is Brighter and Turn Signal Does Not Work with Vehicle Lights On
  • Even though you have checked the grounds this does still sound symptomatic of a ground problem. Ground problems normally show up when there is more draw on a system such as when you have the running lights on and then use another function like a turn signal or brake light. Also make sure that the new light wires are connected to the correct wires on the trailer. The back of the light housing should indicate the function of each wire. For example, light # STL9RB uses yellow for left turn...
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  • Can a Lifted 2003 Ford F-250 Short Bed Truck Tow a Gooseneck Trailer
  • First you have to look at what kind of lift you have on the 2003 Ford F-350. If it is a body lift, where the truck bed has been moved further from the frame then you will not be able to install a custom gooseneck hitch and would need to have something fabricated. If it is a suspension lift where the body and truck bed are still the same distance apart as stock then you can install a gooseneck hitch. But please note that often times a lift kit will make the capacity of the truck unknown. The...
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  • Dimensions of Bed Rail Mounting Bolts Included with Reese # RP50081-58 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
  • It sounds like you're wanting to move the bed rails from one truck to another. If that's the case, you will indeed want to use new bolts as the bolts originally included with the # RP50081-58 kit are intended for a one time use only. The recommended rail bolt kit is part # RP58430, which uses 1/2-13 x 2 inch grade 5 carriage bolts. To attach the frame brackets to the truck frame, the # RP50081F hardware kit is recommended. I've linked you to an install video showing the kit being used...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for 2010 Ford Escape
  • Although the Thule T2, # TH917XTR, is a high quality rack which is loaded with features, in my opinion the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack, # RRRBC048, is the true winner. Not only is this rack more economical but it includes the tilt feature that you like as well as other popular features like the ratcheting hooks to secure the bike by the wheel, locks to secure the rack to the vehicle and bikes to the rack, and the flexibility of using the rack with a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2014 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installed
  • If your 2014 Ford F-250 has a diesel motor then you can use Firestone air bag kit # F2535. The top brackets for this kit install on the insides of the frame rails. There is a bolt that goes through the frame and it does appear that the B&W gooseneck hitches for your truck do have the hole on the frame brackets and would be compatible. If you have a gas motor then you can use # F2550 (but will not fit SuperCab V10 models with 8 foot bed). I have linked videos showing installations of...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Focus Behind a Motor Home
  • Depending on whether the 2015 Coachmen Mirada has a trailer connector, type of connector, or no connector at all is going to determine what type of tow bar wiring you can use. If it has a trailer connector already then the turn signals and brake lights are already combined on the same circuit so it would not matter that the RV has amber turn signals. If it did not have any sort of trailer connector and something had to be hardwired in then the amber turn signals would be a factor in...
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  • Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Escape SE
  • Some hitches have confirmed to fit both the 2013 and 2014 Ford Escapes. The Curt hitch part # C13131 that you referenced will only fit the 2013 SE, SEL, and Titanium models so I would not recommend it for you. The Hidden Hitch part # 87627 will fit both the 2013 and 2014 models so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The installation instructions do not recommend lowering the exhaust. You will have to run the power wire from the...
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  • Recommended Safety Chains for 500 lbs Boat Trailer
  • For a 500 lbs boat trailer I recommend a 28 inch long chain rated at 5K, part # 2118-605-04. For a 48 inch chain with the same capacity, use part # 2118-348-04. One way to determine the length you will need is to connect your trailer to your tow vehicle, back your trailer up into a near jack-knife position and then use a rope to go from the safety chain attachment points of your trailer to your tow vehicle. Then measure the length of rope used and that will be the correct length of chain...
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  • How to Prevent Trailer Sway with a Rockaway Travel Trailer
  • Trailer sway is most commonly caused by not having enough tongue weight. You will want to move as much weight to the front of the trailer as possible as this will make the biggest difference. Next you want to make sure your trailer is being towed as level as possible. Check out the help article I attached that covers this topic as well. Lastly, you will want to use a weight distribution system with a sway control unit as your last line of defense. The best way to pick out a weight...
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Voyager that Green Light Wont Illuminate
  • The green light of the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller part # 39510 comes on when the controller detects a secure connection with a trailer. If you can't get the green light to illuminate that would indicate that between the blue wire at the back of the controller and the brake output circuit of the vehicle there is a problem. Most of the time the issue is corrosion on the trailer connector. Try hitting the brake output circuit of the 7-way with some fine grit sandpaper to see if that...
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  • Distance between Mounting Tabs on Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I went out into our showroom and the exact center to center distance of the mounting tabs of the Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30866 is 20-3/4 inches. This hitch will fit your industry standard rails that have the distance from side to side on center of 20-1/2 like you stated. The one we have in our showroom is actually installed in a set of rails.
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  • Is the Thule Glide and Set Kayak Carrier Compatible with the Rhino Rack Euro 2500 Series
  • Yes, if you have the Rhino Rack 2500 roof rack with euro square crossbars like # DS1375B, they will fit the Thule Glide rooftop kayak carrier # TH883. The reason is the mounting clamps will attach easily to existing load bars and roof racks. I would consider getting some Thule Quick Loops # TH530 because they provide mounting points on your Ford Edge for your bow/stern tie downs. When adding a kayak carrier to your roof, it's a good idea to double-check your owners manual and don't...
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  • Best Programmer for 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.7L Diesel
  • When it comes to the Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gauge Tuner, # BY40420F, for your 2014 Ford F-250, this programmer will allow you gains of up to 140 horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of torque. It is capable of calibrating for up to a 34 inch tire and it does allow you to switch through the power functions on the fly, experiencing only about a two second delay. Now for the Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, # EP85200. This programmer will allow you gains of up to 157 horsepower and 180 ft-lbs of torque....
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  • Replacement Air Ride Pin Box for a Lippert 1621HD Pin Box on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I spoke with my contacts over at Lippert and they said that you can replace the 1621HD pin box with an air ride pin box. The correct model to use, which is made by Lippert, is # LC158778. It does indicate 1621 and not HD but I asked if that is still correct for the HD model and they did verify that it is a fit for the 1621HD as well. The Flex Air model, # LC328492, will have the same mounting pattern but if the trailer is rated over 18,000 pounds then it would not work for you.
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  • Will P3 Brake Controller # 90195 Work For Triple Axle Trailer with Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, can be used for trailers with up to 4 axles and is for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes so this brake controller will work for you. As long as your 2005 Ford F-350 is equipped with a 7-way you will just need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3065-P, to get things wired up and ready to go. Super quick and easy installation, one end of the adapter plugs into the built-in port beneath the dash and...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring When Turn Signal Is Not Working
  • One of the most common causes of trailer light failures is the ground. You will want to make sure the ground wire is secured to a clean, bare metal surface and that there are no signs of damage to any of the wires on the trailer. Check the harness connector to make sure it is clean and free of rust and corrosion. If that all checks out on the trailer you will want to check the output from the vehicle with a circuit tester like part # 3808.
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  • Will New Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Hitches Replace Old Kwik Slide Slider
  • I spoke with my contact over at Reese and he verified that you can use the new slider # RP30048 in place of the old square tube slider that you have now. The new slider now works with Reese 15K, 16K, and 20K 5th wheel hitches excluding the Elite, Signature, and Titan series.
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  • Suspension System for a 2008 F150 XLT 4x4 Supercrew with 6-Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
  • Thanks for sending us pictures! It really helps. The Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs # F2350 you referenced fit your 2008 Ford F-150 but you won't be able to mount them on top of your leaf springs. Since you have a 6-inch lift, the axle bracket extension kit # F2510 is all you need. I included a couple informative articles and a diagram for you to look at.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2014 Ford F-250
  • When it comes to a bike rack with sufficient clearance to be used with the Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, like # 65049, on your 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty, I recommend taking a look at the Rola NV2 Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack, # 59508. This carrier holds multiple styles of bike frames and is adjustable to fit both adult and child sized bikes. We had the opportunity to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65049, on a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty and as you will...
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  • Installation Of Tow Bar Wiring To Flat-Tow 2014 Ford Focus
  • We have not had the opportunity to make a video of an installation of the Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring, part # RM-155 on a 2014 Ford Focus. We do have videos of the installation on other vehicles and you can check those out. The vehicle may be a different make and model but the installation would be similar. The installation instructions are attached. The # RM-155 bypasses the vehicle wiring completely which eliminates concerns about the electrical system on the Focus or the manufacturer's...
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  • Can Replacement Mirrors with Heat Function Be Added on 1999 F-350 SuperDuty
  • The correct replacement electric mirrors for your truck are CIPA parts # CM47597 and # CM47598 and are shown on the link provided. Additional mirror functions such as heat cannot be added to a vehicle that was not manufactured with that function already in place. The wiring to support the power for heat must be in place from the factory and cannot be added. All accessories for your 1999 Ford F-350 can be seen on the other included link.
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  • Under-Bed 5th Wheel Kit for a 2013 Ford Super Duty
  • Thank you for sending the pictures. Your truck does not have the under-bed rail kit for the fifth wheel prep package. If you would like to add an under-bed fifth wheel kit to your 2013 Ford Super Duty, you can install the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail Kit, # RP30126. This will provide the 4 pucks in the bed just like the fifth wheel prep package that is offered by Ford. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. For a fifth wheel hitch, you can use the Reese Elite...
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  • Will a 5th Wheel Installation Kit from a 2013 Ford F-150 Fit a 2015 Ford F-150
  • If your 2013 Ford F-150 has a Reese 10-bolt custom installation kit # RP50081-58 or the universal installation kit then you can re-use the rails but you will need new brackets for the 2015 Ford F-150, # RP50086. This kit does include all the hardware you will need as well. Since there are so many 5th wheel installation kit options I really need to know what install kit you have now so that I can make sure everything is compatible. Also are both trucks long beds, short beds, or very,...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rated Higher than 20,000 lbs. for 2014 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • Reese has a 5th wheel hitch that will fit the factory puck system in your 2014 Ford F-350 long bed and it is rated for 25,000 pounds! It is Elite Series hitch # RP30143. All the glorious features of the Elite Series but with a higher capacity! The pin weight capacity on this hitch is 6,250 pounds and the hitch is height adjustable from 14-1/2 inches to 17 inches.
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  • Steering Stabilizer Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-53 V10
  • I have a steering stabilizer I can recommend for your 1999 Ford F53 V10 34 foot class A RV, but the part # RM-RBK4-RSSA is only confirmed to fit the V8 models. Instead you would want the part # TC35160-5804 as it has been confirmed to fit your RV.
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack for Ford Escape 2015
  • Thule does not list the Passage 2, # TH9010XT, as a fit for your 2015 Ford Escape. Instead check out the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack, # Y02624. This rack is a trunk mounted bike rack that installs with hooks and straps to the hatch lid of your vehicle. You will want to place the upper strap hooks at the top edge of trunk, hatch lid, or rear door. Check out the review video for this rack that I attached also. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes you may...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2013 Ford Fusion SEL Hybrid
  • I recommend the Curt trailer hitch # C12091 for your 2013 Ford Fusion SEL because it's a Class-II rated hitch. It will have a 350 pound tongue weight maximum and the custom wiring is # C56178. Note that Curt requires a stabilization strap like # 18050 when adding any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. If you don't secure the bikes it will void your hitch warranty from Curt. Secondly, the hitch bike I would go with is the Kuat Beta # B202-114 because it's aluminum and only weighs...
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  • Best Sway Control System for 2003 Ford Excursion Towing Open Range Roamer Travel Trailer
  • When it comes to towing the Open Range Roamer Travel Trailer with your 2003 Ford Excursion, I agree, the Firestone Ride-Rite airbags that are currently on your vehicle should be able to handle the added weight of trailer and allow the vehicle to ride level. Adding sway control to your towing setup is a great idea. Take a look at the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit, # 83660. This unit provides improved stability by reducing trailer sway which makes for a much more enjoyable towing...
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  • Where is Brake Controller Adapter on 2010 Ford F-150
  • On your Ford 2010 F-150, the harness location should be located under the dash, above the brake pedal and taped to another harness. If you have the shifter in the center console of your F-150 it will be located under the center console. I have attached an installation video which will walk you through the installation process.
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  • How to Use Timbren Rear Suspension Kit # TFRTT350F in 2006 Ford F-250 with 2-Inch Suspension Lift
  • Timbren offers 1-inch spacers # A25723-90AH00 that can be used when their rear axle suspension kits are to be installed in a lifted truck. You'll need 2 spacers per side in your application and to locally source 2-inch longer bolts. Please refer to the linked video that shows a suspension kit being installed in a lifted truck.
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  • Will Curt X-5 Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Rails Adapter Plate Hook into Blue Ox Gooseneck Plate
  • The Curt X-5 Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Rails Adapter Plate # C16210 and Blue Ox Diamond Hitch - Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # DH1204 are not compatible due to the design of the shank on the gooseneck ball. I may have a solution for you however. Take a look at the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection - Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter, # AM3225. It clamps onto the gooseneck ball in the truck and provides an adapter so the king pin on the trailer fits the ball on the adapter. I have...
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  • Experiencing a Lot of Slop in Towing Setup on 2012 Ford F-150 Towing Travel Trailer
  • Before looking into replacing your receiver or any other towing component on your 2012 Ford F-150, I recommend trying our No-Rattle Trailer Hitch Wedge, # 93347. This device will wedge itself between the receiver and your weight distribution shank to help take out the slop/play that you are experiencing.
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  • What is the Purpose of the Blue Plug on the Sherline Tongue Weight Scale
  • I checked with Sherline and on the gauge of tongue weight scale # 5780 there is a hole under that blue plug and the hole is used in the manufacturing process. You do not have to do anything with it but Sherline says it needs to stay in place.
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  • Can Trailer Leaf Springs Be Replaced With Boat On The Trailer
  • To install the Redline 4-Leaf Slipper Spring, part # WIG4 on your trailer, it would be easier to have the boat off the trailer but you could replace the springs with the boat loaded as long as you have a very stable way of supporting the trailer while working on the suspension. I recommend using very solid blocks that would be placed under the trailer in several places while dropping the axle and replacing the springs. It is always recommended to replace both sides at the same time...
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  • Can Peak Performance Wireless Backup Camera Be Wired To Screen On 2014 Ford F-150
  • A backup camera system like the Peak Performance Wireless Backup Camera, part # PKC0RB is designed to be hardwired to the vehicle reverse lights so that it activates when backing up. Modifying the wiring for the # PKC0RB would void the warranty for the system and you may want to check with your dealership but I am pretty sure it would void the camera system warranty you have currently on your truck. You may want to ask them about any options for a second camera system on your F-150.
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  • Helper Springs for a 2004 Ford F-350 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2004 Ford F-350 I recommend the stock shocks and then using suspension enhancement (helper springs) for support and to increase the life of the factory suspension. If you just got different shocks they could still get fatigued over time and you would be back to replacing them. But helper springs are not going to wear out like that. Even if you decide to go with upgraded shocks I still recommend adding helper springs to protect that investment. For example you could use Timbren...
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  • Is a Longer Ramp Available for Ultra-Fab Hitch Motorcycle Carrier # UF48-979033
  • According to my contact at Ultra-Fab, their Hitch Motorcycle Carrier # UF48-979033 which comes standard with a 39-inch ramp and they do not offer a longer one that can be retro-fitted. We do offer the Rage # SMC600 which has a 72-inch ramp but this carrier is NOT approved for use on a motor home, only a car or truck. You may be better off making your own additional ramp or by moving to a motorcycle trailer like the Magneta Low-Profile Motorcycle Transport Trailer # UMCT1XHD-AM31985...
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  • 2014 Ford F-150 Owners Manual Explains Setting Up Weight Distribution Different than Fastway
  • Well, I can't recommend measuring it weights since that is not how Fastway or Ford does it. So it would make it more difficult to figure it all out because then we would have to add in some sort of conversion from weight to height which might not be accurate. We have always sais that once your weight distribution system is set up and connected the wheel well height at the front and rear should be the same or within a fraction of an inch of the unloaded height. You don't want the front...
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  • Replacement Siderails for Access AdaRac Ladder Rack to Install In a 6-1/2 foot Bed 2014 Ford F-150
  • Yes, the side rails are a replacement option on the Adarac ladder rack # A70505. You will need # A70408 (passenger and driver side) as it's the appropriate part to increase to your 6-1/2 foot bed on your 2014 Ford F-150. You will need to order 2 because it's not a set.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Sounds like you are looking for a connector like the part # 118243 which includes the portion of the harness that has the square connectors. The # 20119 does fit your truck, but the round connector of this product plugs into the round connector that plugs directly into the back of your 7-way socket. I attached install videos for both products for you to check out as well.
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  • Weight Distribution for 2015 Ford F-350 Diesel with 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch and 30 Foot Toy Hauler
  • Based on the information you have provided it looks like the tongue weight is a little over 16 percent of the gross trailer weight. So when loaded and at 10,500 pounds, that puts the tongue weight of the trailer at over 1,700 pounds. A System rated for up to 1,500 pounds would not be sufficient but we do have systems rated higher. Blue Ox has a couple of SwayPro systems that are rated for up to 2,000 pounds tongue weight; # BXW2000 for a clamp on or # BXW2001 for a bolt on. For either...
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  • Replacing Existing 7-way Trailer Connector on Motorhome on Ford E450 Chassis
  • Depending on the 7-way connector you presently have, we might have a very easy solution for you. Take a look at your existing 7-way, and see if it's possible to unplug the factory harness from the back of the connector. There will be a gray locking tab that needs to be slid toward the front of the vehicle before the connector can be unplugged. If it's possible to unplug the harness, the Tow Ready # 20119 would be a perfect plug and play replacement. If you cannot unplug the connector...
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  • Replacing Existing 7-way Trailer Connector on Motorhome on Ford E450 Chassis
  • Depending on the 7-way connector you presently have, we might have a very easy solution for you. Take a look at your existing 7-way, and see if it's possible to unplug the factory harness from the back of the connector. There will be a gray locking tab that needs to be slid toward the front of the vehicle before the connector can be unplugged. If it's possible to unplug the harness, the Tow Ready # 20119 would be a perfect plug and play replacement. If you cannot unplug the connector...
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount to Allow Installation of Towtector Debris Guard on F-350
  • It sounds like you are looking for a longer ball mount to use in your hitch to allow installation of the Towtector debris guard. I have linked you to our page for extra long 2-inch 10K ball mounts. For a 2-inch size we offer the Brophy # BH20 which measures 13-1/4-inches from the center of hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole and either 3/4-inch rise or 2-inch drop. There are longer ball mounts but they do not have the 10K rating you need.
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