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  • Solutions for Carrying 4 Bikes on 2016 Freedom Express Travel Trailer
  • The Stromberg Carlson # CC-275 Bike Bunk has a 100 lb capacity, including the weight of the bike rack itself, so you'd likely be limited to carrying two bikes. The # VME-V2 bike rack is very lightweight, at about 15 lbs so it'd work very well for you. As for the other two bikes, if the rear bumper on your TT is 4 inch square steel tube that's continuously welded (not spot welded), the Swagman # S80605 would be an excellent choice. Using a 2 bike rack will greatly increase the clearance...
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  • Solutions for Carrying 4 Bikes on 2016 Freedom Express Travel Trailer
  • The Stromberg Carlson # CC-275 Bike Bunk has a 100 lb capacity, including the weight of the bike rack itself, so you'd likely be limited to carrying two bikes. The # VME-V2 bike rack is very lightweight, at about 15 lbs so it'd work very well for you. As for the other two bikes, if the rear bumper on your TT is 4 inch square steel tube that's continuously welded (not spot welded), the Swagman # S80605 would be an excellent choice. Using a 2 bike rack will greatly increase the clearance...
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  • Ladder Rack Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-150 with Bak Revolver X2 Tonneau
  • Thanks for sending us a picture of your BAK tonneau cover! That makes it easy for me to say that the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TA21508-02 that you referenced would be a confirmed fit. Since your tonneau allows access to the tops of the bed rails and the stake pockets the ladder rack would fit it and work well.
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights Not Working on Trailer Wiring of 1999 Ford Ranger
  • For your 1999 Ford Ranger the # 118241 is a confirmed fit. If that is what you have installed on yours and the running lights aren't working the first thing you will want to do is test the pin with the brown wire behind it on the 4-way for voltage when the headlights or running lights are on. I attached a video that details how to do this. If there is voltage there then the problem is on the trailer. Make sure that the trailer side connector are clean and free of corrosion inside...
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  • Industry Standard Fifth Wheel Rail Adapter Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 with Rail Kit
  • I have a solution for you, but the part # C16210 would not fit the factory rail kit of your 2016 Ford F-250 6-3/4 foot bed. You would need to go with a # RP30156 instead. This will fit the factory pucks in the bed of your truck to provide you with a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails like what the adapter you mentioned is designed to do. I attached an install video that shows how this would install in a similar Ford truck as yours. Since you have a short bed truck you would...
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  • Can You Reverse a Trailer with Fastway Weight Distribution System Installed
  • With weight distribution systems you can back up and turn slightly, but you really don't want to get into too tight of a turn as that puts quite a bit of strain on the system. If you were to need to really jackknife the trailer you would want to remove the bars. I attached a help article on weight distribution systems for you to check out as well for more info.
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  • Recommended Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2011 Ford F-350
  • We do have a custom fifth wheel installation kit that is designed for your 2011 F-350. I recommend part # RP50073-58. This kit minimizes measuring and drilling and installs in half the time it takes to install the universal kit like part # RP30035. If you need a wiring harness for your fifth wheel trailer in the bed of your truck I recommend part # 41157.
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  • Where Do Relays Install on a 2008 Ford Escape for Trailer Wiring
  • The 4-Terminal Relays, # TR38665, will install with the flat part of the terminals facing the larger relays in spots # 30B and # 30D. Check out the video that I have attached showing where and how to install these relays. You will notice that the vehicle in the video is a 2008 Mercury Mariner, but the installation will be the exact same with your 2008 Ford Escape. You can see the relay installation starting at the 1 minute and 15 second mark. You will need three of these relays. They...
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  • Can a Gooseneck Hitch Be Installed on a 2009 F-450 Cab and Chassis
  • 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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  • What is Best Class III hitch for 2017 Ford Escape
  • Draw Tite makes the best Class III hitches for your 2017 Ford Escape as they have the best capacities and the best prices. The two they offer are the part # 75758 which has a round cross tube which some think is slightly less visible and has the best price and the part # 75782 which has a square cross tube. Both of these hitches fit all models of the 2017 Escape. If it were me I would easily pick the # 75758 for just the two reasons I mentioned. I attached an install video for you to...
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  • Sidewinder Recommendation for a 2012 Heartland Greystone
  • I did some searching and it looks like there is either a Lippert 1621 or 1716 pin box on the 2012 Heartland Greystone which means we have a Sidewinder that would work. Most likely you have the 1620 and would want the part # RP61420 for a Sidewinder as this is the most popular pin box. If you have a 1716 instead you would want the part # RP61411. Up on the pin box there should be a sticker near the top of it that has information listed like brand and model etc. Look for a 4 digit...
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  • Westin GENX Tube Step Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCab
  • You have a SuperCab 2014 Ford F-150 so for the correct Westin GenX tube steps you would want the part # 20-3515 as they are a confirmed fit. The ones you referenced are for crewcab trucks.
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  • Recommended 7-Way and Brake Controller for a 2012 Ford Escape XLT V6 with Factory Tow Package
  • I have a solution for you but you will not want to unplug your factory 4-way from that 10 prong plug connection on your 2012 Ford Escape XLT V6. Instead if you get the # ETBC7 kit, it will adapt your 4-way into a 7-way and still have the ability to use the 4-way connection at the back of the vehicle. I wish there was a 7-way for your factory plug but the # ETBC7 is the best route to go for you. The # ETBC7 will include all the items you need to adapt your 4-way to 7-way. I have linked...
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  • 2016 Forest River Ford E350 Brake Controller Port Location
  • On your 2014 Ford E350 Van with the factory towing package the brake controller port should be located behind the center of the dash above the stereo. You will need to remove the center panel above the stereo and to the left. Once it is removed there is a box where the Factory OEM brake controller would normally be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector is behind that box. The connector you found below the steering column is not the brake controller port. I attached...
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  • Can I Use My Weight Distribution System Tongue Weight 800 lbs with a Trailer Tongue Weight 400 lbs
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, it is key to know your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. To get this tongue weight you will need to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle in the bed of your 2013 Ford F-150. Once you know the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, it will be easier to determine a properly rated weight distribution system. Most people may carry anywhere between 0-200 lbs. behind their rear axle. This means if you were...
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  • Replacement Q-Tower Pads for Q65 and Q34 Towers for 2004 Ford Taurus
  • The front towers use the Q65 towers, the rear uses the Q34, both towers use the 'A' pad, which is part # Y8810084 which are sold individually.
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  • Availability of Platform Style 2 Bike Rack That Can Be Converted to a 4-Bike Rack
  • For a bike rack that's easily convertible between a 2 and a 3 bike rack, I'd recommend the # HR1400 from Hollywood Racks. The rack includes a hitch lock and a cable lock to secure the rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the bike rack. If you click the provided link, you can see a product demonstration video featuring he Hollywood Racks # HR1400. Pro Series offers the Q-Slot, part # PS63138 that's also convertible between a 2 and a 4 bike rack. The Q-Slot is at a less expensive price...
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  • What Secures Rampage Safari Island Topper to 1976 Ford Bronco
  • The Rampage Safari Island Topper # RA98235 requires a windshield channel for installation. If you need a replacement channel, Rampage offers one as part # RA98499. This windshield channel will secure the Safari Island Topper to your Bronco. The Safari topper # RA98235 will cover the front and rear driver's and passenger's seats. There are not sides or rear cover included with this soft top.
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  • Correct Replacement Part for Thule Tracker II Rails on 2015 Ford F-150 Super CrewCab with Leer Cap
  • Yes, you are correct that the # 753-2149 is the correct part for your Tracker II rails on your truck. A set of 4 of these will work great for your Tracker feet. To complete the TK1 kit you will need: qty 4 of the base # 753-2149 qty 4 of the cover # 853-7084 qty 8 of the bolts # 924-0617-15 qty 8 of the thin washer # 951061254 qty 8 of the thick washer # 951-0613-12 qty 4 of the spacers # 853-5127 and qty 8 of the track nuts # 853-2106 I have linked all of these products...
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  • Availability of Locking Gooseneck Coupler With Extended Length Greater Than 30 Inches
  • We do indeed have a longer locking gooseneck coupler. I'd recommend the Bulldog # BD0289250300 which has a fully extended length of 35-3/4 inches and a fully retracted height of 29-1/3 inches.
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  • Hitch and Brake Controller for 2002 Jayco E-450-Based Class C RV
  • We offer frame-mount hitches for RVs like your Jayco that offer tongue weight (TW) ratings up to 750-lbs. The Hidden Hitch Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch # 82200 has a 500-lb TW rating which increases to 750-lbs when you use your existing weight distribution (WD) set-up. This hitch fits RV frame widths from 31- to 46-inches, measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other. If your frame is wider than 46-inches then instead use Curt hitch # C13701 which offers...
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  • FIt and Compatibility of Inno Roof Rack on a 2014 Ford Fusion
  • The front feet should sit flush just like the back feet do on your 2014 Fusion. The first thing to check is that you received the correct pad kit for your vehicle. After that you will want to check the orientation of the rubber pad into the foot of the carrier, I have linked an image of how to tell if this is installed properly for you to better see. Finally you will want to consult the mounting position measurements that were included with the mounting hooks. I have also linked...
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  • Replacement Dual Latch Kit for TruXport Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Cover TX277601 on 2006 Ford F-150
  • The TruXedo Replacement Dual Latch Kit for TruXport Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers, part # TX1117755, is a correct replacement part for the TruXport tonneau cover # TX277601 that fits your 2006 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2-foot bed as long as your cover was produced after April 2011.
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  • Recommended Foam Block Kayak Carriers For 2007 Ford Expedition
  • The Thule Hull-A-Port, part # TH835PRO you asked about is not confirmed as a fit for the crossbars on your Expedition but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Thule Top Deck, part # TH881. This system features custom-designed saddles that attach to the crossbars you have. The system includes the straps to secure the kayak and the bow/stern tie-downs. You may want to also consider foam block kayak carriers like part # SR5525. These slip over the crossbars on your Expedition...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on 2011 Ford F-250
  • On your 2011 Ford Super Duty the brake controller wiring port is located above your right knee, under the edge of the dash near the OBD-II diagnostic port. Please see the linked video at the 2:20 mark. The grey plug may be taped up to other wiring harnesses. The Tekonsha brake controller wiring adapter for your truck is the part # 3034-P that you referenced and this will allow connection of a Tekonsha controller like their P2 # 90885 or their P3 # 90195, both of which are reliable proportional-type...
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  • Single Bar Roof Rack Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor for Use w Thule Goalpost for Canoe
  • For a roof rack for your 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor you would want the part # THKIT1521 for the fit kit, for the crossbar # 853-0182-14 and the feet # TH4802. This would work well with the Goal Post part # TH997. You would need to check the owners manual to determine what the roof capacity is and be sure not to exceed that.
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  • Single Bar Roof Rack Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor for Use w Thule Goalpost for Canoe
  • For a roof rack for your 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor you would want the part # THKIT1521 for the fit kit, for the crossbar # 853-0182-14 and the feet # TH4802. This would work well with the Goal Post part # TH997. You would need to check the owners manual to determine what the roof capacity is and be sure not to exceed that.
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  • U Ace or WeatherTech Floor Mats for a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • The Weathertech and Kagu 3D floor mats are both great quality brands that work great. The advantage to the WT brand is they typically have higher sides for better "containment" when it comes time to pull them out and clean them. Basically it's easier to keep the gunk in the mats as you remove them. The advantage do the Kagu is that most prefer the texture of them when wet as they offer better traction. Also, these are typically priced better. You should note that these are also created...
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  • Tow Mirror Recommendation for a 2002 Ford Explorer
  • For your 2002 Ford Explorer the Towing Mirrors part # KS3891 would work well. These are a universal fit that would easily clamp to your mirror housing and would provide you with a stable tow mirror. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Pilot Tailgate Fire Strip to 2009 Ford Escape
  • I was able to go out to the warehouse and measure the Bully Fire Strip LED Light # BLS-1103. The thickness of the LED and bracket is .179 of an inch or 11/64. The overall height of the LED and bracket is .786 of an inch or 25/32 and the height of just the LED portion is .476 of an inch or 15/32. The light strip should not be removed from the housing of which it is incased, this will damage the function of the light and void the warranty. If the above measurements do not suit your...
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  • 2015 Ford Explorer 4x4 Flat Towing Parts Recommendations
  • I did some checking and the 4WD versions of the 2015 Ford Explorer can be flat towed. There are a few recommended procedures you will need to follow in the owners manual though. The easiest braking system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2012, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles. For a base plate kit you would want the # 4424-1A that you referenced....
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  • Factory Installed Connector Location on a 1998 Ford F 150 and F 250 Light Duty
  • Some 1998 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Trucks have a factory installed connector and some do not. This depends on if you have a factory tow package or not. To figure out if your vehicle has a tow package, you can contact your local Ford Dealer and give them your Vehicle Identification Number, and they will be able to tell you if you have a factory tow package. If you do have a factory installed brake controller wiring harness it will be near the diagnostic port on the underside of the...
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  • Demco or Pull Rite Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker Hitch part # DM8550024 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford F2350 with hitch package and short bed and would be what I would recommend for you. It would not require any rail kit adapters either. It is very similar to the Pullrite Superglide in operation. I have read many online reviews on other sites and forums where people compare the two saying that the Demco costs less and tends to be more reliable so I would highly recommend it for...
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  • Replacement Pin Box Recommendation for StarCraft Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The best pin box for you will depend on what you want to accomplish. In a 'good, better, best' scenario, the Lippert Rota Flex # LC328330 would be the good option. The king pin sits on a rubber dampener that allows the king pin some fore and aft movement which helps to absorb some of the chucking and jarring by helping to isolate the trailer's movement from the truck. The Trailair Air Ride, part # LC155930 would be the better option. The inflatable air bag and shock absorber work together...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 Towing 6K Trailer
  • Thank you for the details about your towing set-up; your typing is also darn good for having been done on a smartphone. The Reese Strait-Line dual cam trunnion weight distribution system # RP66084 works with tongue weight (TW) ranging from 600- to 1200-lbs. This makes it ideally suited to your anticipated loaded tongue weight of about 1000-lbs. Note that you also need to factor in the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, say a loaded cooler or generator....
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  • Replacement Hardware for Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit RP30035-426
  • We can help you with the specific replacement parts you need for your 5th wheel hitch installation. For the base rail kit you referenced, part # RP30035-426, the replacement installation hardware kit is part # 58164. This replaces the hardware only. If you also need the four black under-bed brackets then instead you can use kit # RP30439. If you need a pin kit to secure your hitch to your base rails you can use # 6014. If you need a 5th wheel wiring harness for the truck bed you can...
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  • Can Portable Power Source Be Used to Power Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch DL25215
  • A winch can be powered with any suitable 12V source so long as that source can deliver steady voltage and the current required by the particular winch for the particular load it is pulling. Current demand from a winch will vary depending on the winch itself and the load. The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL25215 has plenty of capacity for your 4700-lb boat and it will draw at full load about 70-amps. The included 8-gauge wiring harness is 25-feet long and can support the...
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  • Recommended Universal Mount Trailer Hitch for 1982 Ford E-350 Bus
  • I called my contact at Hidden Hitch and they told me that their engineers recommend using a universal trailer hitch on your 1982 Ford Bus. The trailer hitch that will work with the frame dimensions you said you have is part # 82200. This trailer hitch has adjustable brackets that can be adjusted from 31 to 46 inches and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. The trailer hitch you came from, part # 41991-16, is designed for service body trucks and utility body trucks and is not a fit for...
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  • Does Hole Have to Be Drilled to Run Brake Controller Wire with ETBC7 Kit
  • If you can find a way to run the brake output wire of the # ETBC7 to the interior of your vehicle without having to drill a hole that would be fine. If you want to see how we installed this kit on a 2014 Explorer just like yours check out the install video I attached.
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  • How Many Catalytic Converters Does 1999 Ford F-350 Need
  • If your current catalytic converter is fine you wouldn't need to replace it. If yours on your 1999 Ford F-350 V10 does need replacing the part # MF55322 would be the correct fit and since your truck only has one this would be all you need.
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  • Will the SCT LiveWire part # SCT5015P Monitor Transmission Temp of 1999 Ford F-350
  • Yes, the SCT LiveWire part # SCT5015P that you referenced will allow you to monitor the transmission fluid temperatures of your 1999 Ford F-350 with a 6.8 liter V10. This programmer will give you an additional 29 horsepower and 32 ft lbs of torque as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-150 For Install of Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • There is a Husky fifth wheel rail kit available for your 2000 Ford F-150 short bed, part # HT31409-686. But since this is a universal fit kit I wouldn't recommend it as your best choice. Instead I would recommend a custom fit rail kit that will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit. For that you would want the # C16437-204 which is a confirmed fit for your truck and can work with Husky fifth wheel hitches.
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  • Will Thule Force Medium Roof Cargo Box Fit a 2016 Ford Escape with Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, I checked with Thule just now and they have confirmed that the Thule Force Medium part # TH624 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford Escape's factory crossbars. I attached a review video that shows this box being demoed on a similar 2014 Ford Escape as yours as well.
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  • Where to Find 7-Way Circuits for Installing 7-Way on a 2011 Ford F-350
  • The wires you mentioned could potentially be the correct wires needed, but you would have to test to be sure. You would need to test each for voltage when the correct circuit is applied. If one of the wires has voltage all the time it would be the 12 volt accessory circuit, if one has voltage when the vehicle is in reverse it would be the reverse light circuit and finally the last circuit would be for the brake output. Most likely these are not the correct wires, but I know where...
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  • Where to Find 7-Way Circuits for Installing 7-Way on a 2011 Ford F-350
  • The wires you mentioned could potentially be the correct wires needed, but you would have to test to be sure. You would need to test each for voltage when the correct circuit is applied. If one of the wires has voltage all the time it would be the 12 volt accessory circuit, if one has voltage when the vehicle is in reverse it would be the reverse light circuit and finally the last circuit would be for the brake output. Most likely these are not the correct wires, but I know where...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Fifth Wheel with Air Lift 5000 Load Lifters on a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Depending on which part number your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 is will determine if the RV store is correct or not. AirLift made special kits to work in combination with the 5th wheels. # AL57393 will fit with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch. # AL57298 will fit with a Reese fifth wheel # RP30869 you were looking at and the # RP30035 installation kit. # AL57291 will fit on trucks with a B&W fifth wheel hitch 1105 or 1199R. If you could tell me which kit you have I'd be more than...
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  • Location of 5th Wheel Hitch Rails on a 2001 Ford F-250 Long Bed Diesel Extended Cab
  • Depending on the brackets and rails that were used to install the 5th wheel your rails could be installed in a close range of measurements. If your hitch was installed with the universal mounting brackets # RP30035 then your rear most rail should be 28-5/16 inches from the rear edge of the bed on your 2001 Ford F-250 Long Bed. I have linked a diagram from the instructions for you to better see. The center of rail to center of rail distance should measure 22 inches. If your hitch...
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  • How To Determine If 2011 Ford F-350 Short Bed Has Enough Clearance When Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • You can use a formula to calculate whether you are able to make 90-degree turns with your truck and fifth wheel trailer. Slide the hitch rearward to the towing position. Measures the distance from the center of the fifth wheel hitch jaw to the headache rack you have behind your cab. Then measure the width of your trailer. Divide that by 2. Then subtract the distance between the center of the hitch jaw and headache rack from half the width of your trailer. You need at least 4 additional...
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  • What is the Weight Distribution Bars Rating for my Weight Distribution System
  • If your weight distribution bars say the max load is 500 lbs, then the max load of both bars together is 500 lbs. not 1,000 lbs. When choosing a weight distribution system, it is key to know your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. To find this weight you will need to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle in the back of your 2005 Ford Expedition and the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. Once you know the total tongue weight, it will be easier...
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  • Can the PK-6S Be Expanded to 3 Trimmers
  • The # PK-6S2 is designed to fit the part # PK-6S and make it a 2 trimmer rack. If you wanted to make it a 3 trimmer rack you could install a second # PK-6S2.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 for Use with Reese Titan 16 Hitch
  • You are correct. All you need to install your current fifth wheel hitch # RP30866 is the custom install fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56016-53. This fifth wheel rail kit has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford F-250 and would work well.
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  • Depth of the Vent Cover part # 61634
  • I went and pulled a Vent Cover # 61634 from our warehouse to measure the depth of it and if you include the domed center section the total depth is 3 inches, but if you only measure the square edge lip around the outside the depth is 1 inch.
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  • Depth of the Vent Cover part # 61634
  • I went and pulled a Vent Cover # 61634 from our warehouse to measure the depth of it and if you include the domed center section the total depth is 3 inches, but if you only measure the square edge lip around the outside the depth is 1 inch.
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  • Why Does the Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP54970 Have Two Pin Holes
  • You are absolutely right. The pin hole used on the shank determines whether or not the # RP54970 has a 1,000 or 1,500 lb tongue weight capacity. I attached a picture that shows which one has either capacity.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System to Fit Two Trailers on a 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • I have a weight distribution system that will work with both of your trailers and a 2-1/2 inch shank, but we will need to add a few parts. When choosing a weight distribution system, it is key to know your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. To find this weight you will need to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle in the back of your 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty and the total tongue weight of the trailer. If you have anything loading the back of the truck, then this...
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  • Height of the Spacers part # HT32254
  • I went out into our warehouse to grab a part # HT32254 to measure the height of it and found that it measures 1 inch tall.
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  • Ladder Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150 with Tonneau Cover Installed between Bed Rails
  • We have just what you are looking for. For your 2016 Ford F-150 6-1/2 foot bed we have the TracRac ladder rack part # TA21501-02 which will allow your tonneau cover to also be installed. This installs through the top of the stake pockets like you mentioned so it leaves the insides of the bedrails open for the install of a tonneau.
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  • Would the B and W Hitch part # BWHDRH25122 Fit Truck with 34 inch Wide Trailer Frame
  • 34 inch frame widths are pretty common cab and chassis trucks. The B and W Hitch part # BWHDRH25122 that you referenced is designed to fit cab and chassis trucks with a 34 inch width measured from outside to outside on trailer frames. If you measured your truck frame and it measures 34 inches from outside to outside the mounting brackets of the part # BWHDRH25122 would be positioned correctly. You most likely would need to drill holes in the frame to get the hitch to bolt up.
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV. This will work well on your 2016 Ford F-150 that you are installing the part # BX2635 on. I attached...
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  • How to Pick Out a Ball Mount for 2003 Ford Windstar with Hitch Installed
  • The most popular option for a trailer hitch for your 2003 Ford Windstar is the Curt hitch part # 13085 which is a Class III, 2 inch opening trailer hitch. Now to pick out a ball mount you need to also know the height of the coupler on your trailer from the ground when it is level. Measure from the bottom of the coupler to the ground when level and then compare that to height of the hitch when installed. When we install the Curt on a 2003 Windstar just like yours we found the height to...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2016 Ford F150 King Ranch
  • Since your truck bed is shorter than 6 feet in length there is a solution available for it to allow it to tow a fifth wheel trailer but it requires you to install a Sidewinder pin box on your trailer in place of the pin box that is there currently. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be...
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  • Does Battery have to be Disconnected to Flat Tow a 2015 Ford Fiesta Manual Transmission Behind an RV
  • The owner's manual for your 2015 Ford Fiesta says that for automatic models, not manual models, of the vehicle the battery needs to be disconnected to flat tow it. I cannot recommend going against the manual so the battery should be disconnected on automatic models. This is because some things in the vehicle will be powered on when you have the vehicle set up for flat towing according to the steps in the manual. You can provide power to the vehicle battery via the running light circuit...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 1994 Ford F-150 Lightning with Deep Drop Bumper
  • I recommend the B&W 2 Inch Trailer Hitch # BWHDRH25198 for your 1994 Ford F-150 Lightning with Deep Drop Bumper, because of the increased weight capacity and low cost compared to the other hitches offered for your vehicle. This hitch is also the most popular among our customers with your similar vehicle. If you need wiring for your vehicle I recommend the T-One wiring harness # 118316 for a 4-way connector. If you would like to adapt this connector to a 7-way I recommend the # ETBC7. I...
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  • Footplate Recommendation to Replace Wheel Caster on Trailer Tongue Jack
  • The Atwood Footplate with Pin # AT82651 is a great choice for a replacement footplate on your trailer jack. The footplate features a snapper pin so no additional clip is needed to secure the foot. This foot is made from heavy-duty steel construction and also features black e-coat to help the foot resist corrosion. The weight capacity of the foot matches well with your jack's 6,000 pound capacity. There are a couple of things you can verify on your existing jack to be sure the Atwood...
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  • Roof Rack Crossbar Recommendation for 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB w/ Factory Roof Rails
  • Yakima and RockyMounts both offer a roof rack crossbar solution for your Transit Connect, both offer the same 165 lb capacity (which could be limited by the capacity of your roof, if it's less than 165lbs). The Yakima crossbars would be the less expensive option, but the round crossbars can be noisy at highway speed. The RockyMounts option is a bit more expensive, but the crossbars it uses are more aerodynamic, therefore they're more quiet. The Yakima crossbars consist of the following...
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  • Can the Swagman Patrol Truck Bed Bike Rack be Used in a 2015 Ford F-150 XLT with Factory Bed Liner
  • Yes, I am happy to report you can use the Swagman Patrol bike rack # S64701 in your 2015 Ford F-150 with the factory bed liner without having to modify the bed liner or do anything differently. I have linked a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Do Bearing Buddies Include Bras
  • The dust covers or bras are included with the # BB2047 Bearing Buddies. All the Bearing Buddies we sell include the bras.
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  • Weight Distribution for 2015 Ford Expedition XLT Towing 7000-lb Glacier Bay Boat/Trailer
  • To tow your 7000-lb Glacier Bay boat/trailer with your 2015 Ford Expedition XLT and a weight distribution (WD) set-up you will first want to confirm that the specific version of the Expedition you have, and your installed hitch, both have the required towing capacity. Towing capacity varies depending on engine and transmission. Your hitch must also be rated for use with WD; it's safety sticker will indicate this along with its specific capacities. Use of a WD system that is properly...
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  • Will the WeatherTech Mudflaps # WT110050-120050 Fit a 2016 Ford F-150 without Fender Flares
  • Yes, the Weathertech Mudflaps part # WT110050-120050 that you referenced are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-150 without factory fender-flares. The box just has outdated fit info. We confirmed with Weathertech that these carry over to the 2016 models too.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Control on 2014 Ford E-350 with or without Factory Trailer Connector
  • If your 2014 Ford E-350 van came with a factory installed 7-Way or 4-Way trailer connector then it will have a port to plug in a brake controller. The harness you will need is # 3034-P for Tekonsha brake controllers. I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. If you do have the factory 4-Way then you will also need to add a 7-Way using # 37185 to complete your wiring. The brake (blue) wire will need to be manually run from the brake controller...
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  • Recommended Hitch for Motorhome with 2004 Ford E-450 Van Chassis
  • I have a solution for you, but the two hitches you were looking at will not fit your Motorhome. While there is no custom fit hitch for your chassis, we do offer a few universal options. One type of motorhome hitch is the Reese # 36010, which can accommodate the mounting hole spread of 38-5/8 inches. If you instead have an I-beam or C-channel frame the Curt # 13703 would be what you want for your 38-5/8 hole spread. The one I recommend for the receiver being in the placement that...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of 5th Wheel Tailgate from a 2003 Ford F-350 to a 2006 Ford F-350
  • Great news! All the 5th wheel tailgates listed below will fit the 2006 and 2003 Ford F-350's, including the Stromberg Carlson # VG-97-100 you were looking at. Other 5th wheel tailgates compatible between 2006 and 2003 Ford F-350s: Stromberg # VG-97-4000 Husky # HL15130 Husky # HL15130-38 I have linked all the above mentioned products to this page for your convenience.
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  • Can Actuators with Electric Lockout be Locked Out Manually and Should Rusty Torsion Axle be Replaced
  • The important part of a torsion axle is the inside where the axle gets its suspension capabilities. Rust on the outside is not a big deal unless it is rusting through the axle beam. It would be a good idea to remove the rust and paint the axles to help prevent corrosion. Actuators with electric reverse lockouts cannot be locked out manually. However, since you are backing the boat trailer down a boat ramp you would not need a lock out because gravity is pulling the boat away from the...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Explorer
  • For the factory crossbars of your 2004 Ford Explorer the Thule Hull-a-Port Pro part # TH835PRO has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. This j-style rack can fit nearly all kayaks and has pads to protect the finish. It also can fold down when not in use. I attached a review video for the rack for more info as well.
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  • TracRac Ladder Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 with BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Installed
  • Your BAKFlip F1 tonneau cover would install between the bedrails of your 2010 Ford F-150 so there is a TracRac ladder rack that would fit and work well. If you have a 5-1/2 foot bed the part # TA21508-02 would be the rack to use. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you would want the part # TA21501-02, or 8 foot bed part # TA21000-02. All of these racks attach directly to the stake pockets of your truck and do not wrap around the bed rail at al so they would work with your tonneau. These...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Kits for Motorhome Built on 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway
  • It is possible for a 2016 model year motorhome to be built on either a 2016 or 2015 base chassis so to confirm the fit of any suspension kit like Timbren # TFERSD you'll want to verify the model year of the base Ford chassis. The Timbren kit you referenced fits Ford E-450 vans up to model year 2014; it does not fit your E-Series Cutaway. We do not have Timbren kits for your motorhome but we do offer suspension enhancements including front and rear stabilizers that you can view using...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2008 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
  • Saris does have some trunk mount bike racks that will fit your 2008 Ford Mustang GT convertible but # SA102 is not one of the models listed as a fit. I recommend the Bones, # SA805BL, which will also allow you to carry the bike(s) more level compared to the Solo which does not have independently adjustable arms. For something that will fit and that is closer in price to the Solo I recommend the Sentinel # SA1051. I have linked videos on both of these bike racks for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2016 Ford F-250
  • The Grand Design 5th wheel trailer that you plan to buy is designed to be towed with a short bed truck. You will not need to have a Sidewinder and may not need to have a slider. However a slider may still be a good idea because like I say you never know what you might tow! If your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed has the factory 5th wheel prep package then I recommend the Demco HiJacker # DM8550024 because it offers 14 inches of travel and will slide automatically. I have linked a video review...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1999 Ford Ranger Flareside
  • Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # 13138 will fit your 1999 Ford Ranger flareside. The video I have linked shows installation on a regular bed but it will be the same on your model. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-250 6.0L Diesel Towing Trailer with OEH Actuator
  • Time-delay type brake controllers can offer advantages in specific applications but in general most people prefer the more predictable performance from a proportional unit that slows the trailer in direct relation to the rate of deceleration in the tow vehicle. These units cause less of that tug-of-war feeling between the truck and trailer. Time-delay controllers do generally cost less since they are simpler in construction and do not need an internal accelerometer, which is the part of...
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  • Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack for 2015 Ford Transit Connect Van
  • On the Rhino-Rack system made for your 2015 Ford Transit Connect van, parts # RB1375, # RRRLKHD and # DK417, you will be able to place the 2500-series leg assemblies where you need them so long as they can grip properly on the curved edges of your naked roof. This rack system's heavy-duty crossbars feature a built-in C-channel on top of each bar designed for convenient mounting of Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty accessories and carriers.
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  • Supplemental Braking System to Flat Tow a 2011 Ford Edge with or without Active Power Assist Brakes
  • The easiest way to determine how your 2011 Ford Edge is equipped is to have a Ford dealer run the VIN number. If your Edge does have active power assist brakes then instead of using the Even Brake # RM-9400 you can use the Patriot # BRK2012. This braking system is compatible with active power assist brakes. I have linked a video featuring the Patriot for you.
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  • Ladder Rack and Roof Rack with Matching Height Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • For a ladder rack that would be height adjustable to allow you to match the height of a roof rack on your 2016 Ford F-150 you would want the Thule Xsporter Pro part # TH500XT which can adjust in height all the way up to 27 inches above the bed rails. The Thule Roof Rack part numbers # THARB60, # TH480R, and # THKIT1787 would then be a confirmed fit as well for your truck. I attached an install video for the roof rack and ladder rack on a 2016 Ford F-150 for you to check out as well.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 Newmar Canyon Star on the Ford F53 26k Chassis
  • For a set of SumoSprings confirmed to fit the 2016 Ford F-53 Chassis you would want the part # SSF-182-54 which is for GVWR of up to 26k like you are looking for. You would not want the part # SSF-183-40-1 as they did not carry over to 2016. If you wanted a setup for the rear suspension you would want the part # SSR-187-54-1 as well.
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  • Powered Jack Recommendation for a 5,000 lb Travel Trailer
  • Going with a powered a-frame jack that has more than enough capacity like the Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack # HT87641 will benefit you in that the jack will raise and lower quickly without any strain. The Husky Brute is a great jack that I would highly recommend. We have a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried. What separates it from the other jacks is the fact it uses bearings in the internal screw which allows the jack to operate smoothly. It also can't over-extend...
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  • Powered Jack Recommendation for a 5,000 lb Travel Trailer
  • Going with a powered a-frame jack that has more than enough capacity like the Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack # HT87641 will benefit you in that the jack will raise and lower quickly without any strain. The Husky Brute is a great jack that I would highly recommend. We have a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried. What separates it from the other jacks is the fact it uses bearings in the internal screw which allows the jack to operate smoothly. It also can't over-extend...
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  • Mudflap Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-150 with Running Boards
  • The Husky Liners Front Mudflaps part # HL56591 are intended for trucks that have factory running boards so this would be what you would need for the front and then for the back part # HL57591 for if you have fender flares or part # HL57601 without add-on flares.
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  • Adding a Functional 7-Way with Reverse Light Circuit to a 2004 Ford F-150
  • If your 2004 Ford F-150 has a factory installed 4-Way trailer connector and you install 7-Way # 118247 and its relay (and all of the other tow package fuses/relays are in place) then you will have a fully functional 7-Way connector and the reverse light circuit will be active. This will then activate the reverse lockout solenoid that is on the boat trailer so the brakes won't engage when in reverse.
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  • Adapter Needed to Install CargoGlide 1000XL Sliding Tray in Long Bed Truck with Aluminum Bed
  • I spoke with our contact at Cargo Glide as well and he informed me that to install the # CG1000XL-6548 in the aluminum bed of your 2015 Ford F-150 you would also need the part # CGIK-ALUM6 as it is not included with the # CG1000XL-6548. The part # CGIK-ALUM4 would be for a short bed truck instead.
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  • Availability of 3000-3500lb Leaf Spring With 26-3/4 Inch Length
  • The best way to measure an existing leaf spring is to put the trailer up on jack stands and let the axle hang, then measure the center to center distance between the spring eyes. The closest leaf spring we offer to the 26-3/4 inch measurement you mentioned is the # PR427 which has a length of 27 inches. Using two of these springs would provide a capacity of 3000 lbs. Keep in mind that the capacity of the trailer will be limited by the capacity of its lowest rated component, be it the axle...
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  • What's the Difference Between Towing Capacity and Weight Distribution Towing Capacity?
  • I can help explain the difference between the listing for towing weight and weight distribution towing capacity for you. Let's use the Reese Class III Trailer Hitch # 36025, which is a confirmed fit for you 1992 Ford, that you were looking at. This hitch has a towing capacity of 750lbs tongue weight and 7,500lbs towing weight. This would be the limits of the hitch when used with only the hitch, ball mount, and ball setup. See first attached picture. You will always be limited to...
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  • Recommended Method to Transport 3 Bikes on 2015 Ford Edge SEL
  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack # Y02625 is a fit for your 2015 Ford Edge SEL but on that particular vehicle the rack is limited to carrying only 2 bikes due to overall weight concerns and the required use of their (included) glass hatch hooks. A better Yakima trunk-mount option for your Edge is their HalfBack 3 # Y02635. On your car you can still carry 3 bikes on this rack. Please see the linked video. If you need to transport 3 or more bikes on your Edge then your safest and best...
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes On B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1996 Ford F-150
  • I have attached a photo of the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # BWHDRH25198 you asked about. I have noted the mounting holes on the photo you can check out. The distance center-to-center from the front mounting hole to the second is 5-7/16 inches and the distance form the second mounting hole to the third mounting hole center-to-center is 11-1/2 inches.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 1997 Ford F-350 with 10-Inch Deep Drop Bumper
  • My contact at Draw-Tite advised that for your 1997 Ford F-350 with 10-Inch deep drop bumper the correct hitch fit is part # 41504. Along with it you will need Fastener Kit # 01685. My contact at Draw-Tite confirmed this hitch will fit your F-350's frame. For a 4-pole wiring harness you can use part # 118316. You'll also need a ball mount like # C45341, hitch ball and a pin/clip or lock. The linked article and product page will help you select the correct ball mount to keep your hitched...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2005 Ford F-150 XLT
  • A level trailer tows much better so I understand your interest in a hitch that will allow your trailer to remain level when it is hitched to your truck. For your 2005 Ford F-150 we do offer hitch receivers that will provide a hitch tube that sits below your bumper. These hitches mount to the truck's frame and the receiver tubes will sit below your bumper. There is no bumper-mounted hitch for your truck. Since your truck does not have a factory hitch you can use either round-tube Curt...
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  • What Truck Bed Bike Rack is Recommended for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • I recommend the Thule Bed-Rider 2 Bike Rack # TH822XTR, it is confirmed to fit on your 2015 Ford F-150 by Thule. This way if you are needing to carry an extra bike, you can carry it using the Thule 1 Bike Add-On # THBRLB2. The Swagman can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time, so this is why I recommend the Thule Bed-Rider. The Bed-Rider requires the bikes you are carrying to have 9-mm quick-release front-wheel-skewers. The Bed-Rider has a one-key system lock to secure your bikes to the...
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  • Is the Install of the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter MF23975 Difficult
  • The difficulty of exhaust component installs is typically getting enough leverage to loosen the bolts of the system. If you have access to a lift and have a cheater bar that can get you a decent amount of leverage on the bolts you could pretty easily install the # MF23975 by yourself, but a second set of hands would help quite a bit.
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  • Plugging in Brake Controller Causes Check Engine Light to Appear on 2010 Ford F-150
  • You may be using the wrong brake controller wiring harness or plugging it into the wrong place. This is the first time I have heard of this issue. If the truck had the factory brake controller and you unplugged it then that would cause an error light to appear on the dash. But that is different than the check engine light. If you are using a Tekonsha brake controller such as the P2 # 90885 then the correct wiring harness for it and your 2010 Ford F-150 is # 22292. It plugs into a connector...
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  • Should Rear Liftgate of a 2013 Ford Explorer Open with Trunk Rack Installed
  • You are not supposed to open rear hatches or lift gates with trunk mounted bike racks installed. The additional weight makes the hatch unpredictable and could cause it to slam down and hurt someone. Plus it can damage the door frame of the vehicle it is installed on. You would need to remove the rack before opening it.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1999 Ford Super Duty with Lift and 10,000lbs Camper
  • I can help you get set up with all the right equipment for towing a travel trailer with your 1999 Ford Super Duty. A weight distribution system is recommended if the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the trailer is more than 50 percent of the GVW of your vehicle. A weight distribution system will distribute some of the tongue weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This will help with sag and allow your setup to brake and handle better. When picking out a weight distribution you want...
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