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  • Availability of Firestone Air Bag Kit for 2013 Ford F-150 FX2 2-Wheel Drive Super Crew
  • The rear-axle air bag kits offered for your 2013 Ford F-150 FX2 2-wheel drive Super Crew cab are shown on the page I linked for you. Of the three 2WD Firestone kits offered, # F2565, # F2525 and # F2542, kit # F2565 is a confirmed fit for the SVT Raptor version. Kit # F2525 does not fit the FX2 version and kit # F2542 is designed to work only on trucks with a B&W fifth wheel hitch and universal installation brackets. Firestone also offers compressor kits to automate your inflation, such...
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  • 7-Way Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Explorer to Replace 5-Way
  • A 5-way round connector like the part # PK11501 is a fairly uncommon trailer connector. I would recommend you remove that connector and replace it with a 7-way to match your trailer since that is a very popular trailer connector. For that I would recommend the part # 50-87-002. You will want to use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test the wires to determine their function and then wire them accordingly to the 7-way.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-150
  • To install a Prodigy P2 brake controller in your 2004 Ford F-150 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. Check out the install video I attached that shows these products being installed in a 2004 Ford F-150 just like yours. No relay or extra fuses would be needed. You may be thinking of the GM trucks that require a few underhood connections be made near the fuse box.
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  • Roof Rack, Kayak Carrier, and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Fusion
  • The best bang-for-you-buck aero roof rack that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ford Fusion is the Rhino Rack that consists of part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK358. For a kayak carrier the Hull-a-Port # TH834 would be a great choice. I attached a review video for this rack being demoed on a 2015 Ford Fusion just like yours. For a trailer hitch I would recommend the Draw Tite part # 24897. This is a great hitch confirmed to fit your vehicle with a ridiculous amount...
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  • How to Pick Out Weight Distribution for a Trailer with Varying Loads
  • Based on the maximum weight of the trailer, I assume you mainly need weight distribution when the trailer is loaded enough to cause sagging. When choosing a weight distribution system, the key figure is your total tongue weight. The total tongue weight is the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded in the tow vehicle behind the rear axle. Weight distribution systems have effective tongue weight ranges, so I recommend looking for a weight...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-350 without Drilling
  • The Curt fifth wheel bracket kit you would need to install a set of Curt rails in the bed of your 2001 Ford F-350 would be the part # C16443. This will require drilling though. For a rail and bracket kit for your truck that won't require drilling you would want the part number # RP50082-58. I attached an install video for you to check out. Since we don't recommend mixing rail and bracket manufacturers this would be your best option.
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  • Best Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2007 Ford Focus 4 Door
  • Thank you for the details you gave on your vehicle. That made picking out the correct roof rack easy for me. The best roof rack style we offer is the Thule Aeroblade racks as they provide the least amount of wind noise and best fuel mileage. For your vehicle you would want the part numbers # THARB47, # TH480R, and # THKIT1565 to complete the rack. For a kayak carrier to carry each of your kayaks the Hull-a-Port part # TH834 would be a great option as well. Check out the review video...
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  • Fifth Wheel Truck Bed 7-Way Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like you are looking for fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer wiring for the bed of your 2014 Ford F-150. The part # PK11893-11932 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your truck so it would work well. Or, for an option that comes already pinned out you would want the part # 41157. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Severe Trailer Sway over 55 Miles per Hour
  • Friction sway control can help stop some minor swaying due to wind or a semi truck passing you, but for major sway issues like you have they will not fix them. The biggest issue that causes trailer sway is improper trailer loading. You will want to have the tongue weight of your trailer between 10 and 15 percent of the total weight of your trailer. It is also important to have the trailer being towed as level as possible. I attached a help article that details how to pick out the...
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  • Does Install of Westin # 40-2375 Grill Guard Require Removal of Front Tow Hooks on 2013 Ford F350
  • Installation of the Westin # 40-2375 Sportsman Grille Guard will not require removal of the tow loops. The installation brackets attach to the vehicle using the bumper bolts, as you can see in the photo I've edited for you. This grille guard would be a great fit for your 2013 Ford F350. The grille guard provides mounts for driving lights like part # 09-0205.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories for 1995 Ford E150 Econoline Van
  • The best hitch for you will depend on what you're planning on using it for and what kind of weight you'll be towing. For a basic Class III hitch with a 5000 Gross Trailer Weight/Gross Tongue Weight, the Curt # 13053 would be recommended. For a higher capacity of 10,000 GTW/1000 TW, the Curt Class IV hitch, part # 14053 would be an excellent choice. There are other hitch alternatives like the Draw-Tite # 75703 you mentioned that are a bit more expensive, but Curt manufactures an excellent...
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution System With Chain Hangers That Clamp to Trailer Frame
  • If you can confirm that your fully loaded and ready to tow trailer tongue weight is below 1000 lbs, Curt offers their TruTrack Weight Distribution system, part # C17500. We no longer carry Equal-I-zer weight distribution systems, but the TruTrack is very similar. This being said, I have a solution that would allow you to continue using your Strait-Line Weight Distribution System. You can simply replace the chain hangers for part # RP58306 which is a clamp-on hanger. When using the clamp...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2015 Ford Focus ST Estate
  • Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # C11350 is a fit for all ST models including the Estate version. If you want to do a little light towing you will wan ball mount # C45520 and pin and clip # F-4. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # C40001 and for a 2 inch ball use # C40018. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. The strap you need is sold separately, part # 18050. I attached an install video that shows how it is used. For...
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  • Replacing Grease Trailer Hubs with Oil Bath Hubs
  • You can convert some hubs from grease to oil bath using a kit such as # XLPROLUBE1980KIT but for others it would not be possible without changing the hubs. This is because oil bath hubs use an oil cap that threads onto the end of the hub. Most regular hubs are not threaded so you would not be able to screw on an oil cap. If you can tell me the inner and outer bearing numbers on your existing hubs I can determine if there is a way to replace them with an oil bath system.
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  • Compatible Trailer Connectors for Use with Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 20119
  • The Tow Ready Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way & 4 Pole Trailer Connector # 20119 that you referenced has two types of trailer connector built in for extra convenience when towing different trailers. The two types of trailer connectors that are compatible are a 4-pole flat type and a 7-way RV-style blade connector. An example of the 4-pole trailer-side connector that fits is part # A35W42B and 7-way type of trailer connector that fits is a part like # H20046. The linked article on trailer...
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  • Recommended Steering Stabilizers for 2014 Ford F-53-Based Motor Home
  • The stabilizer products available for your 2014 Ford F-53-based motor home can be seen on the linked page. At the top of the page you can use the drop-down Select Vehicle Style menu to select your version, either V8 or V10. Filters on the page will allow you to choose front- or rear-axle applications to see the suitable products. If you have a V10 version you can use Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer # RM-RBK9-RSSA that mounts between the steering mechanism and the chassis to reduce...
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  • Will Camco RV Polyethylene Propane Tank Cover Fit Over Threaded Propane Tank Holder On Trailer
  • The Camco RV Polyethylene Propane Tank Cover, part # CAM40521 will fit over the threaded rod and holder for your propane tanks on the trailer tongue. This cover is black. If you prefer white, the number to order is part # CAM40523. I have attached a product review video that shows a tank holder like part # 1801 installed and the tank cover being installed. It has an open bottom and slips over the tanks and will snap in place but also has two clips with holes that a bungee cord can be...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2003 Ford Explorer Sport 2-Door
  • For your 2-door 2003 Ford Explorer Sport we offer both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches, but I recommend the higher-rated Class III type since it gives you more weight-carrying capacity and will be more compatible with most hitch-mount accessory items like cargo carriers and bike racks. All Class III hitches for your Explorer are shown on the linked page. Curt round-tube hitch # 13540 that you referenced is a great choice since it installs without any drilling, let's...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a 2010 Ford F-150 and P3 Brake Controller
  • For a 2010 Ford F-150 and Tekonsha brake controller you should be using harness # 22292. The harness that comes with the brake controller is a generic one that is used for hardwiring applications. The end of harness # 22292 that plugs into the truck should look like the picture I have included. If all of the wires on the harness you are using are on the same row then that is the harness for the Super Duty models and not the F-150. The wires can be moved by releasing the locking tabs...
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  • Will Sheet Of Plywood Fit Between The Wheel Well With Access Storage Pockets On 2002 Ford F-250
  • The material the Access G2 Galvanized Truck Bed Storage Pockets, part # A60070 is made of is galvanized metal. I called my contact at Access and they said the material is approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. The pockets run parallel to the wheel well and do not taper in. The photo can at times be deceiving based on the angle the photo was taken. From my research I found that the distance between the wheel wells is 50.9 inches on F-250 and F-350 trucks. Adding the # A60070 pockets should...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Spring Fell Off 2008 Ford F-250
  • This is extremely rare and I can only imagine this happening if the springs were incorrectly installed, or were in the wrong location, under an extremely heavy load, or possibly having the wrong system installed. Per the instructions, there should only be a gap between 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches when the vehicle is empty. That gap is eliminated when the vehicle has a load added. The Timbren system is designed to work with a suspension system that is in good working order.
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  • How to Use a Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch in the Bed of a 2011 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep
  • The only way you would be able to use your Pro Series fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2011 Ford F-350 that came with a hitch prep package would be to use the Reese Adapter part # RP30156. It is the only adapter we offer that would allow your hitch to fit your truck.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • The 2014 Ford F-150 5.0 V8 will work for you to pull that trailer. Based on my research, the maximum towing capacity for the F-150 varies depending on the cab and bed styles. However, I found that even the cab and bed with the lowest maximum towing capacity for the 5.0L V8 with 3.55 rear axle will still pull up to 12,900 pounds, approximately 2,000 pounds more than your trailer's weight. Since the truck has a 6.5 foot bed, we strongly recommend using a sliding fifth wheel hitch because...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The harness you should have used for installing the Prodigy P3 # 90195 that you referenced would be the # 22292. If for some reason the pin out of this connector didn't match what your has the only solution we have would be to hard wire the controller to harness you have by cutting the needed wires from the factory connector and the running them to the controller wires. We don't have info on how to repin the connector so this would be your best option. You can check that you have the...
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  • Hitch and Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for a 2007 Ford Edge
  • For a hitch for your 2007 Ford Edge you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75992. This hitch has a tongue weight of 400 lbs. Then for a motorcycle carrier you would want the Rage Carrier part # AMC400. This carrier has a capacity of 400 lbs and only weighs 37 lbs so you would have plenty of capacity left over for the weight of your motorcycle.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Truck Bed of a 2013 Ford F-150 with Tonneau
  • If you are looking for a bike rack that will allow you to transport your 4 bikes in the bed of your 2013 Ford F-150 you would want the Swagman Tailgate Pad Bike Rack part # S64760. This will allow you to secure your bikes to the tailgate of your truck. A bed rail mounted system like the # UG2500-4 that you referenced wouldn't work well for you since you have a tonneau cover.
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug In on a 2014 Coachman Leprechaun Class C on Ford E-450 Chassis
  • The port to plug in a brake controller on a Ford E-450 van chassis using harness # 3034-P is located to the left of the brake pedal and forward towards the lower left corner of the floorboards. I have linked a video that should help. For a brake controller I recommend a proportional model for the best and safest braking. You can use the Primus # TK90160 which has the same internal parts as the original Prodigy. I have linked a video review of the Primus for you.
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  • Step Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-250 Supercab for Access to Toolbox in Truck Bed
  • The extended cab Ford trucks are typically referred to as Supercab. For your 2008 Ford Super Duty with an 8 foot bed and a Supercab you would want the part # AS-550 as this product is designed for exactly what you are looking for. It will install behind the cab of the truck to make accessing cargo in the truck bed easier. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • What Does the Switch Look Like for Blue Ox TruCenter Steering Stabilizer
  • It sounds like you are talking about the switch for the TruCenter steering stabilizer # TC35270-5301. I have included a picture showing the switch and some of the other components.
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  • Will the DeeZee Bed Mat # DZ86881 fit Truck with Slide In Bed Liner
  • That will depend on how tight your spray in bed liner fits the bed of your truck. The bed mat part # DZ86881 that you referenced is designed to fit pretty tight to the wheel wells of the truck that it is installed on. If you check out the picture I attached you will see how tight. At worst the mat may end up angling slightly up as it fits the contour of your truck bed.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation with a 1,400 lb Tongue Weight Capacity
  • We used to carry Equalizer brand WD systems but we stopped a couple years ago so we do not have the part you are looking for. For a similar rated system that we do carry we offer the part # RP66131. This system has a 800 lbs - 1,500 lbs tongue weight range and a 15k total trailer weight capacity. Check out the review video I attached as well. Price is available at the product links.
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  • 7-Way and Brake Controller Install Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-350
  • A 7-way for trailer wiring will have the blinker and stoplights on the same circuit. I attached a picture that has a diagram that shows all of the circuits that a 7-way has. To install a brake controller like the part # 90885 in the truck you will need the correct install harness, part # 3034-P. If the vehicle had a 7-way from the factory that is all you would need to install the controller. If instead the vehicle had a factory 4-way you would need to then make a few connections under...
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  • Should Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Show Output Voltage with Manual Override and No Trailer
  • The manual override on a brake controller will send power back along the blue wire with or without a trailer connected. When it does so the display will act accordingly and show the output.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit for 2004 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • The Husky Universal Base Rail Kit # HT30686 installs using an installation kit that fits your particular truck. Universal install kits are available for these rails but none is offered for your particular truck. The easiest base rail installation for your 2004 F-250 is with a custom-install kit. The Husky part is # HT31407-686, which includes the rails, under-bed brackets and hardware. This custom kit will save you a lot of drilling and reduce your overall install time by several hours....
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  • Can Yakima Roof Rack Crossbars be Trimmed Shorter on a 2015 Ford Fusion
  • The 48 inch long Yakima crossbars would be just slightly too short to fit properly on a 2015 Ford Fusion. But what you can do is use the 58 inch bars, # Y00409, and shorten them using a saw with a blade that can cut steel. What I would do is go ahead and install the roof rack and then mark the bars where I would cut them. You will need some of the bar sticking out each end to fit the end caps on. The cuts will need to be straight otherwise the end caps will not fit and water could...
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  • Recommended Hitch for Carrying Bike Rack on Rear of Keystone Outback 210RS Travel Trailer
  • If the outside to outside dimension of the frame members of your RV is between 22-72 inches, the Curt # 13703 would work for your RV. The brackets would need to remain in the orientation shown in the product description photos. Because of the nature of your frame, I'd recommend a hitch that attaches to the underside of the frame member, part # 82201 from Hidden Hitch. This hitch is a fit for frame members that measure between 47-71 inches apart, outside to outside. The Curt # 13703 warranty...
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  • Trailer Brakes Lights Not Working, All Other Lights Work with 2008 Ford F-150
  • On your 2008 Ford F-150 there are fuses for the tow package turn signal/brake light circuits in locations F36 and 42 in the fuse panel. The truck brake light /CHMSL fuse is in location F02. If all the other trailer lights are working though then it could be 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. Make sure that the vehicle side...
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  • What Are Dimensions of Thule Replacement Spacer for Thule Tracker II Half Foot Pack # 853-5127
  • The dimensions of Thule replacement part # 853-5127 are shown on the linked photo I prepared for you after pulling one of these from our warehouse and measuring it. This item is a flexible plastic material whose mounting holes are spaced at 3-inches on center. This item fits inside the track of factory roof rack railings and mounts to the bottom of the rack foot with bolt # 924-0617-15, washer # 951-0613-12 and track nut # 853-2106. For reference, all Thule roof racks for the 2008...
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  • Hard Tonneau Covers that Fit Both a 2005 Ford F-150 and 2014 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Beds
  • There are some models of hard tonneau covers that will fit both the 2005 Ford F-150 and 2014 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 foot beds. The one cover that fits both if the 2014 has the factory Trac system is # EX62780. The covers that fit both if the 2014 does NOT have the factory Trac system are: # BAK126309 # BAK26309 # BAK36309 # BAK39309 # BAK72309 # BAKR15309 # EX62780
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  • Wiring Adapter Needed for Tekonsha Prodigy P3 and 2015 Ford F150
  • You are correct, the Tekonsha Plug-In Adapter # 22292 is what you need to install your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 in your 2015 Ford F-150. In your 2015 F-150, the plug in for your adapter may be under your dash near the top of your brake pedal. The plug will have a cap that needs to be removed so that it can be connected with the adapter. If it is not under your dash, you will need to locate the instrument cluster finish panel, located in the center of the dash on the driver's side....
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  • Differences Between Air Springs and Jounce Style Springs
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 for your 2011 Ford F-350 maintain an even load distribution using air pressure. The Firestone air bags' air pressure is adjusted for the weight of each individual load. This system includes air lines that run from the air bag to an easily accessible point on your vehicle's bumper. These air bags can be adjusted independently of each other for off-center loads. This system is dependent on an air tank of some kind, such as those found at...
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  • Will 3D Universal Fit Bucket Seat and Headrest Protector # UA314209 Fit 1989 Ford Bronco II
  • The 3D Universal Fit Bucket Seat and Headrest Protector, # UA314209, measures 58-1/4 inches x 23-1/2 inches wide. Since this is a universal fit item, 3D does not have a specific fit list so you will want to take a quick measurement to see if it will work for your 1989 Ford Bronco II. Please keep in mind that # UA314209 is an individual seat cover. If you would like to cover both the driver's and passenger seat, you would need a quantity of 2. Unfortunately 3D does not offer a cover for...
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  • Will 3D Universal Fit Bucket Seat and Headrest Protector # UA314209 Fit 1989 Ford Bronco II
  • The 3D Universal Fit Bucket Seat and Headrest Protector, # UA314209, measures 58-1/4 inches x 23-1/2 inches wide. Since this is a universal fit item, 3D does not have a specific fit list so you will want to take a quick measurement to see if it will work for your 1989 Ford Bronco II. Please keep in mind that # UA314209 is an individual seat cover. If you would like to cover both the driver's and passenger seat, you would need a quantity of 2. Unfortunately 3D does not offer a cover for...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack for 2015 Ford Explorer with Rear Spoiler
  • We do not recommend putting any weight on the spoiler on your 2015 Ford Explorer. However there is a trunk mount rack you can use that will not be a problem for the spoiler. Take a look at the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top rack # HRF2-3. This rack has an additional upper arm piece that moves the top straps up and over the spoiler so no weight is put on it. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes...
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  • Is Adapter Available to Carry Children's 16 Inch Bike with Kuat Sherpa # S101
  • Even with Wheel Adapter, # PN2024, the smallest bike that can be carried on the Kuat Sherpa, # S101 or the Kuat NV, # N105, is a 20 inch bike so this rack would not work for the 16 inch kid's bike. Good news is I do have a solution. Take a look at the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2, # HR1000. You would just need to use the Kids Bike Wheel Hoop Adapters, # HRSW-ADP-2, and you will be ready to go. Another option would be to go with a hanging rack like the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack, # TH9028XT...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford E-450 Van
  • For a front mounted hitch confirmed to fit your 2001 Ford Van you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65001 that you referenced as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle.
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  • Hitch and Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Flex
  • As long as you have a Class III 2 inch hitch on your 2014 Ford Flex like the part # 87571 a folding hitch mounted cargo carrier like the Surco Cargo Carrier part # 52018F that you referenced would fit and fold up just fine. I attached review videos for the hitch and the cargo carrier you referenced. The Curt carrier part # C18151 would also fit and fold up, this carrier would just have about 4 inches less of depth.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty
  • I have some recommendations for you, depending on some of the specifications of your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. If you have a short bed truck, I recommend a sliding hitch to gain the necessary clearance while turning. Starting in 2011, Ford began offering a factory fifth wheel tow package. If your pickup has a factory fifth wheel tow package, you can use a fifth wheel hitch designed for the package, or an adapter for a standard hitch. If you have a short bed pickup and do not have...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-150
  • For your 2013 Ford F-150 6.5 foot bed I recommend the Reese Titan 16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30869. The premium serrated dual jaw on the Titan provides an even, secure closure, ensuring the king pin has 360 degrees of contact in the trailer hitch. This secure connection means the trailer will have minimal jarring and chucking. The # RP30075 has dual jaws as well, but the Titan is Reese's step up from their traditional fifth wheel hitch. The lube plate Reese recommends for use...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Focus with Naked Roof
  • Thule stopped offering fit kits for the older style foot pack you have. I have a solution for you that will allow you to use the crossbars you have, but not the feet. For feet you will need part # TH480 and then for a fit kit part # THKIT1620.
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Flex
  • The part # 524435-5 is an EZ5 base plate kit that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ford Flex. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the plug and play kit, Trailermate Harness part...
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  • Is there an Offset Gooseneck Ball for Factory Gooseneck Hitch in a 2015 Ford Truck
  • Reese, who makes the factory gooseneck hitch for the 2015 Ford trucks, does not have an offset gooseneck ball that fits that particular mount. but another possible option is an offset gooseneck coupler such as # BWTEXA4200. It features a 10 inch offset, which is going to be much more than any ball would have. It fits a 2-5/16 inch ball and has an outer diameter of 4 inches.
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  • Replacement Handle for Reese Titan 16000 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I have a solution for you, however Reese does not offer a replacement part for only the handle for the Reese Titan 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30866. In order to replace the handle on your Titan 16K, you will want the Replacement Head # RP58446. This replacement part gives you a new head and handle together.
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  • How Many Friction Sway Control Bars are Needed for an 8,75- Pound Trailer and 2014 Ford F-150
  • One friction-style sway control unit, such as # 83660, can be used for trailers weighing up to 6,000 pounds. But since your trailer weighs 8,750 pounds you will need two sway-control units, one on each side of the trailer. You will also want to use two units if your trailer is 26 feet or longer. Since you have the Pro Series weight distribution system, you will not need to add anything else other than # 83660 since the Pro Series head unit comes with holes to mount 2 friction sway control...
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  • Electric A-Frame Trailer Jack with the Most Lift for a 7.5K Trailer and 2013 Ford F-250
  • Basically, the higher the capacity of the jack used the easier it will be for the jack to operate and the longer it will last. The highest capacity A-frame jack that we have is # HT87247 rated for 4,500 pounds. There is also a model with a wireless remote, # HT87641. Both jacks offer 18 inches of lift. If more height is needed you could add the Super Foot, # HT31610, for 7 more inches. The jack with the most lift is going to be the Bulldog jack # BD500186 rated for 4,000 pounds. It has...
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Rear View Camera System # HM60195VA in 2012 Ford F-150
  • Thank you for your purchases from etrailer. I do not see the Hopkins Rear View Camera # HM60195VA among them but we're glad to help you troubleshoot. The two parts of this rear-view camera system each need to have a power connection in order for the system to operate. The in-car monitor portion will plug in to the included extension cable which is routed to the rear of the vehicle where it will connect to the camera wiring. The rear-mounted camera unit taps into your truck's reverse...
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  • Comparing Curt and Reese 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitches for a 2003 Ford F-250
  • The biggest difference between Curt 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch # C15810 and Reese Titan hitch # 45297 is the capacity. The Curt hitch is rated a little higher at 2,700 pounds tongue weight and 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight. The titan hitch is rated for 2,500 pounds tongue weight and 18,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Of course in either case the hitches will be limited to the capacity of the truck as stated in the owners manual of your 2003 F-250. Considering that the trailer weighs...
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  • Installation Instructions for Putco Running Boards on 2005 Ford F-350
  • When it comes to the Putco Tube Steps - Running Boards for your 2005 Ford F-350, it is going to depend on your cab length as to what part you will need. For a SuperCab you will need part # P45129 and for a Crew Cab, part # P45135. I have attached installation instructions for both.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Jayco 28BHS with 2011 Ford F250
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Also if the weight of the trailer is largely on the rear of the trailer a weight distribution system will not prevent sway. The trailer will need to be loaded with as much weight...
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  • Troubleshooting Rolla Roof Rack System That Does Not Fit with Inno Kayak Carrier
  • Inno Watersport Carriers # INA450 is a universal mounting system that fits square, round, most factory crossbars and some aero-style crossbars like your Rola roof rack system # 59898. If your screws are too short you will require the Inno Long Bolt Kit # INISF716.
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-150 King Ranch
  • Thanks for sending us a picture of your mirrors. The K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors # KS81810 has been confirmed as a fit for the mirrors you sent us a picture of that are on your 2012 Ford F-150.
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  • Dimensions of the Bully Clamp Truck Bed Movable Tie Down WTD-823
  • I attached a picture of the part # WTD-823 that shows it's dimensions. I also attached an install video.
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  • Air Lift 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jouce Bumpers for the rear axle of our truck
  • The best product we offer for reducing sway and minimizing suspension sag when towing is what you currently have, a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement wouldn't make a noticeable difference for you since you already have a WD system. If you are still experiencing sag and/or sway you will want to verify you have a properly rated system. 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...
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  • Replacement Hardware Recommendation for a Curt Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution System
  • The only way to get the replacement Curt WD head assembly bolts would be to get the Curt Bolt kit part # C17350 that also includes several other bolts and hardware.
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  • Raising the Height of a 2015 Shasta Airflyte 16 Reissue Trailer
  • This is the first time I have heard of this issue but if a 5-leaf spring is the fix then we may have something that will work depending on the measurements you will need. When measuring springs you will need to have the weight off of them by either removing a spring or jacking up one side of the trailer so no weight is on that one side. Spring # PR5 is the only 5-leaf double-eye spring that we carry. It measures 25-1/4 inches from spring eye center to spring eye center and 3 inches from...
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  • Should the Light of my Brake Controller Stay On After Vehicle is Turned Off
  • Brake controllers like the Hopkins InSIGHT part # HM47297 that you have installed will stay active for several minutes after the vehicle is turned off, but then will go into sleep mode and the LED light will turn off. Also, the amperage draw of the LED is so small that it would take a ridiculously long time for the vehicle battery to be drained enough to prevent the vehicle starting.
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  • Are the Set Bolts of the Ranch Hitch Adapter Reliable
  • As long as you tighten the set bolts to the recommended torque spec for the Ranch Hitch part # AM3139 you would not have to worry about them not holding. We have not had any issues with them at all.
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  • 7-Way to 4-Way Adapter Recommendation
  • I have a better solution for you, but technically the part # HM47065 that you referenced would work go from a 7-way to a 4-way connector. What would be a better solution would be the part # PK12716. This will plug right into your 7-way and will allow you to connect your 4-way to it.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front-Mount Hitch # 65049 Fit 2014 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis Motorhome
  • The Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65049 is a correct fit for the 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty including cab-on-chassis motor home models. It installs without drilling (but minor fascia trimming is required only on the 4WD models) and it includes all required installation hardware. A helpful video and article are linked for your reference.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1994 Ford Escort Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow a vehicle you will need at least 5 items: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend # 427-3 because they fit both GT and non-GT models of the 1994 Ford Escort. For a compatible tow bar you can use the Falcon 2 # RM-520. Or for a more economical option you can use the Tracker # RM-020. If you go with the Tracker tow bar you will also need quick disconnects # RM-201 to make it easily removable. For either tow bar...
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  • Is Replacement Upper Wheel Scoop # SA20089 For Saris Thelma Bike Rack Adjustable for 29 Inch Wheels
  • It certainly does. The # SA20089 upper scoop is adjustable to fit 26 inch or 29 inch wheels. If you also need the lower scoop, it's available as part # SA20084. I've provided a diagram from the instructions showing the adjustment feature on the wheel scoop.
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  • Will Extang EnCore Folding Hard Tonneau Cover # EX62475 Fit on F-150 with a Bed Liner
  • The Extang EnCore Folding Hard Tonneau Cover # EX62475 for your 2015 Ford F-150 installs using frame rails that clamp on the inside of your truck bed side rails. If you have a drop-in plastic liner or a spray-in liner, both of which are compatible according to my contact at Extang, you'll just need to adjust the position of the side rail as noted in Step 1 of the linked instructions.
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  • Does Installation of Westin # 32-2310 Ultimate Bull Bar on 2014 Ford F350 Require Removing Tow Hooks
  • They do not. The Westin # 32-2310 brackets attach to the vehicle using the existing bumper bolts located outboard of the tow hooks as shown in the diagram I've provided for you. The Bull Bar will obscure your front license plate, if one is required in your area. You might be interested in a license plate relocation bracket, part # 32-0055.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1997 Ford Explorer XLT
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III, part # 70647 would be an excellent choice. It is a confirmed fit for your 1997 Ford Explorer. The hitch will have plenty of capacity for towing or carrying a cargo carrier, and would be compatible with your spare tire on a 15 inch wheel. Most people prefer the looks of the round tube hitch versus the hitches manufactured with square tubing. The hitch bolts into place using existing holes in the frame, so no drilling or welding would be required. My favorite...
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  • Flat Towing Wiring Connections for 2014 Ford Focus with Automatic Transmission
  • The white ground wire on a flat-towing harness like # HM56007 or # HM56008 will attach to the towed vehicle's frame or battery negative terminal. This will not have any effect on your Focus' transmission nor will it cause any issues with battery drain. When connected in this manner the ground will still eventually route back to the RV but you do not have to wire it as you describe. Do be sure to follow all of the steps outlined in your Focus owner's manuals for making the car ready for...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Brackets for 2015 Ford F-350
  • In order to install industry standard rails in your 2001 Ford F-150, I recommend going with our Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit, # RP50042. The custom brackets mount to existing holes in the frame which minimizes drilling and measuring. This cuts installation time in half compared to the Universal Installation Kit, # RP30439. I have included a short installation video for you.
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  • Correct Turret Needed for 2016 ForestRiver Wildcat 312 BHX Using 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • In order to install the 5th Airborne Sidewinder, that you obtained from a friend, to determine the correct turret for your 2016 ForestRiver Wildcat 312 BHX, we will need to know what pin box is currently on your trailer. Your trailer pinbox number should be located on a sticker or stamping on the OEM pinbox. If you can't locate the number, a quick call to ForestRiver with your VIN should do the trick. Rotating Turret, # RP61300-01, is going to fit the following pin boxes: Fabex...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2015 Ford Edge
  • Your 2015 Ford Edge with factory tow package 4-pole wiring does NOT have an integrated trailer brake controller. If it had a controller it would already have a 7-way trailer socket rather than the 4-pole. And you are correct that the 2015 Edge is the first year of the second generation of this vehicle so it is indeed different from earlier years. Brake controller installation on your 2015 Edge will be a hard-wired type requiring installation kit # ETBC7 along with the controller, such...
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  • Will Reese Universal Base Rails and Install Kit Work With Reese 5th Wheel with Square Tube Slider
  • Yes, the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035 will work with your Reese 5th Wheel # RP30084. I have attached a review video of these rails for you, as well as a video on trimming a truck bed liner for 5th wheel rails.
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  • Would Installing a Hitch on a 2014 Ford C-Max Interfere with Foot Sensor Tailgate Operation
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 24896 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford C-Max and would still allow you to use your foot sensor for opening the tailgate. We had a customer install this hitch and come back and tell us that the sensor was not affected in any way.
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  • 1969 Ford F250 Brake Controller Recommendation
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 18252. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. With these parts the Voyager Brake Controller part # 39510 would install and work well.
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  • Parts Needed for Installing Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 in 2016 Explorer
  • The 2011 through 2016 model years of the Ford Explorer are part of the same 5th generation of this popular vehicle, but at this time the technical team at Tekonsha, maker of the excellent Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller # 90195, have not yet formally listed the 2016 Explorer as a carry-over fit for wiring adapter # 3035-P. However, I spoke to my technical contact at Tekonsha and he was able to confirm that they HAVE just confirmed the fit of brake controller wiring adapter # 3035-P...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350
  • In order to install industry standard rails in your 2015 Ford F-350, I recommend going with our Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit, # RP50073. The custom brackets mount to existing holes in the frame which minimizes drilling and measuring. This cuts installation time in half compared to the Universal Installation Kit, # RP30439. I have included a short installation video for you.
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  • Recommended Replacement Trailer Connector for 2002 Ford Van
  • For a 2002 Ford van with the factory-installed 7-way connector the correct replacement wiring kit is Tow Ready # 20119. This harness uses a round U.S. Car connector (please see photo) to plug in to the truck's wiring at the back bumper and provide both a 4-pole flat and 7-way blade-style trailer connector. Hardware and a mounting bracket are included. Please see the linked video for installation details.
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  • How to Install Trailer Wiring Harness in 2015 Ford Escape
  • You will want to use a pull wire to help get the harness up through the bottom of the vehicle. If you check out the install video I attached you can see how our installer did it.
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  • High Capacity Hitch Recommendation for a Motorhome Built on Ford F-54 Chassis
  • Since your vehicle is built on an RV chassis there is a solution for installing a hitch, but a custom fit is not available. I spoke to my contacts at Curt and Reese and the only styles of hitches that can be made to fit a service body truck like yours are multi-fit RV hitches like the # 41990 that has a 16k capacity. This is a weld on hitch that would require either the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets part # 4916.
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  • Is the Jeep Style Trailer Light part # ST60RB Sold Individually or in Pairs
  • The Jeep Style Trailer Light part # ST60RB that you referenced is sold individually.
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  • Comparing Diversi-Tech Ball Mounts # DTALBM6800 and # DTALBM6600
  • The two ball mounts that you referenced are basically the exact same ball mount with the exception that the # DTALBM6800 can do an 8 inch drop and a 9 inch rise and the # DTALBM6600 can do a 6 inch drop and a 7 inch rise. I would think you would be just fine with the 6 inch drop version, but that really depends on the height of the trailers you plan on towing. I attached a help article that details how to determine how much rise/drop you would need to tow a trailer level.
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  • What Size Hitch Pin Fits Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2 Inch Hitch
  • For a traditional pin and clip, I would recommend Curt's hitch pin and clip # C21510. This hitch pin and clip is designed to work with Class III, Class IV, and Class V trailer hitches. If you are looking for a locking hitch pin, I recommend this stainless steel lock # 40107. This locking hitch pin is designed to fit Class III and Class IV hitches.
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  • Rhino Rack Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Escape with Naked Roof
  • The crossbars of the Rhino Rack roof rack that is confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford Escape are 54 inches in width. The maximum board width that the SUP Taxi # TH810XT can fit is 34 inches so that would at least leave you with 20 inches for a J-style kayak carrier like the Hull a Port # TH834 so you should be good. The part numbers you would need for the Rhino Rack roof rack for your vehicle would be: # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK375
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  • Fit of TracRac SR Sliding Tonneau Cover With Tonneau Cover on 2014 Ford F150 SuperCrew
  • The # TA42000-01 you referenced doesn't include the base rails that would install on the top of the bed side rails. The # TA21508-02 would be the complete set, including the rails. The rails will sit flat against the top of the bed side. Because the rails sit atop the bed sides, only tonneau covers that mount to the inside of the bed would be compatible. I spoke with Undercover, and was told that the seals of their tonneau covers extend over onto the tops of the bed side rails by...
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  • Will Curt Hitch Receiver # C13100 Fit Police Interceptor Version of 2014/2015 Ford Explorer
  • The 2014 and 2015 Police Interceptor versions of the Ford Explorer use the same frame structure as consumer models so hitch fits for standard versions also apply to the law enforcement vehicles. I confirmed this with my technical contact at Hidden Hitch. The Curt brand hitch you referenced, part # C13100, is a confirmed fit for both 2014 and 2015 model years of the Explorer. The hitch installs without drilling and includes the required mounting hardware. I have linked for you installation...
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  • Back Up Camera Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Yes, the round connector that comes with the Hopkins Backup Camera part # HM50002 will fit the round 7-way connector you have on your 2002 Ford F-250. I attached an install video that shows this camera being installed on a similar 2003 Ford F-250 as yours as well.
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  • Fit of Ultra-Fab # UF17-943010 Landing Gear on 2010 Coachman Rookstone 341RE 5th Wheel
  • The Ultra-Fab Electric Landing Gear you referenced, part # UF17-943010 aren't coach specific, they should fit your 5th wheel if their capacity is sufficient and there's a place to mount them. Both legs combined offer a 12,000 lb capacity. The landing gear is designed to be mounted to the vertical parts of the trailer chassis on a 5th wheel trailer under the overhang. If you have sufficient space, you can attach the brackets to the chassis under the overhang then you can install landing...
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  • Tekonsha Plug In Wiring Adapter for 1994 Ford F350
  • To plug your Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 into your 1994 Ford F350 you will need Tekonsha Adapter # 3035-P. I have attached a link to our brake controller fit guide for your 1994 F350. I have also attached installation instructions for this wiring adapter.
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  • Will Truxedo TruXport Tonneau Cover # TX250601 Fit Ford Ranger with 7 Foot Bed
  • Yes, the Truxedo TruXport soft roll-up tonneau cover part # TX250601 is a confirmed fit for your 1994 Ford Ranger with a 7 foot bed. The cover attaches on top of your truck bed side rails with clamps and rolls up to store conveniently behind the cab. According to my contact at Truxedo, the cover will hold up well during the worst Wisconsin winter. For install details and some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Availability of Replacement Handle Bushing for Fulton Sidewind Jack
  • Fulton crank handle bushings are offered as part of a kit that includes the handle, pin and bushing. The bushings are not offered on their own. The linked page will show you the three Fulton handle kits we offer, such as Sidewind Handle Kit # F0933305S00 that fits many different jack models. Please feel free to let me know your jack model number and I will be glad to verify correct fit.
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  • Recommended Method To Charge Trailer Battery
  • There are a couple things needed to be able to charge the battery on your trailer. First you will need to make sure the alternator on your vehicle can handle charging the trailer battery. Second, you will need a heavy-duty wire that can handle the amperage for the distance needed. I recommend using the 7-way connector to provide the maintenance charge for the trailer battery. The wire gauge on the wire that is used to maintain a charge on your trailer battery would be 10 gauge, like...
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  • Orientation Of Grease Seal On Hub
  • I have attached a photo of the inside of a hub you can check out. In the photo the arrow indicates how the seal is installed on the hub. As you can see the flat side of the seal is flush with the edge on the inside of the hub.
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  • Chrome Window Visor Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • For a chrome set of window visors for your 2014 Ford F-150 Supercab you would want the part number # P480154. We don't have a WeatherTech brand version, but the # P480154 would work very well.
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