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  • Will Hands-Free Liftgate of 2016 Ford Explorer Still Function after Curt Trailer Hitch Install
  • With the installation of a trailer hitch on your 2016 Ford Explorer like the part # C13100 that you referenced you will still be able to use the hands free liftgate option, but you will need to kick your foot to the sides of the trailer hitch between the exhaust and the hitch opening. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one...
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  • What Mounting Slot Spacing on 5th Wheel Rails Fit the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16245 fits in industry standard above the bed rails. Industry standard rails have mounting slots that measure 22 inches on center front to back (it is actually closer to 21-13/16 inches). Side to side there are 3 sets of mounting slots per rail. The outside set is spaced 29 inches apart on center, the middle set, which is where the hitch will mount, is spaced 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And the inner set is spaced 10 inches apart on center....
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  • Would Turning Clearance be Affected with the Stromberg Carlson Bunk Bike Adapter and Truck Camper
  • Whether or not the # CC-275 would cause turning interference with your trailer and the camper shell will be determined by several dimensions that you would need to consider. I wish I could tell you with certainty that it would fit or not but I can't without knowing more info. You would need to consider how many bikes you plan to carry and the length of the bike rack, the widths of the bikes, how much clearance you have in front of the trailer to the center of the ball hole on the coupler....
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  • Would Turning Clearance be Affected with the Stromberg Carlson Bunk Bike Adapter and Truck Camper
  • Whether or not the # CC-275 would cause turning interference with your trailer and the camper shell will be determined by several dimensions that you would need to consider. I wish I could tell you with certainty that it would fit or not but I can't without knowing more info. You would need to consider how many bikes you plan to carry and the length of the bike rack, the widths of the bikes, how much clearance you have in front of the trailer to the center of the ball hole on the coupler....
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  • Roof Rack and Installed Picture Recommendation for a 2009 Ford Ranger
  • For your 2007 (or 2009) Ford Ranger the Yakima Roof Rack part numbers # Y00409, # Y00124, and # Y00625 is a confirmed fit. This rack will mount to the roof of your Ranger and can be as permanent as you want it to be, but since it clamps to the roof of the vehicle it does not require any permanent modifications. I attached a picture of this rack installed on a similar Ranger. It also has the Fairing part # TH8702 installed on it as well. This would cut down on wind noise. I wasn't...
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  • Does Slide-In Bedliner have to be Trimmed to Install and Use a B&W Companion Hitch
  • I checked with B&W and with the Companion hitch # BWRVK3500-5W you would either need to remove the bedliner or trim it in the footprint of the entire base so it will have direct contact with the bed. The reason for this is because a slide-in bedliner can move around some and you do not want that happening when towing a 5th wheel trailer! I linked a video review of the Companion for you. The B&W Turnover Ball for the 2012 Ford Super Duty trucks is # BWGNRK1111.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Adapter for a 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition
  • I can help you pick out the right brake controller for you and your 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition. I recommend the Tekonsha P3 # 90195, because of its easy user interface. The P3 is a proportional brake controller which means it senses how the tow vehicle is slowing or stopping and applies the trailer's brakes with the same intensity. It also has a full display screen instead of codes that need deciphering. The Tekonsha P2 # 90885 is like the P3's little brother, it has...
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  • Wire Gauge Sizes in Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box
  • The wire gauges in the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box # 277-000141 are as follows: White = 10 Black = 10 Yellow = 14 Green = 14 Red = 14 Brown = 14 Blue = 12 This trailer connector has RV standard wiring. The functions are labeled at the posts in the junction box.
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  • Will the Detail K2 Filp Rack Fold Down Ladder Rack Carry Hobie 12 Pro Angler Kayak
  • I think the Detail K2 Flip Rack Fold Down Ladder Rack # K2TFR150 that you referenced will work well to carry your Hobie 12 Pro Angler kayak while towing your camper trailer. The Flip Rack is confirmed to fit all bed lengths of your F-150 and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. I've attached a review video of the rack for you. You can see an example of a ladder being loaded on the Flip Rack at the end of the attached video. This is a similar way to which you would load your kayak. Placing...
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  • Does a Brake Controller Interact or Interfere with Factory Sway Control on a 2010 Ford Expedition
  • A brake controller and the integrated sway control on your 2010 Ford Expedition will not have any interaction with each other. The brake controller is only going to operate the trailer brakes while the integrated sway control on the Expedition is only associated with the vehicle side of things. You could also install the Hayes Sway Master system # HA81775 which is an electronic sway control system which will operate similarly to the way the system works on your SUV. It senses sway and...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Focus Behind Different RVs
  • Most state laws require supplemental braking on a vehicle that is being flat towed and they do check. The fines are steep so you are better off getting one not to mention it really is the safest approach. We can save you money in other areas of a flat towing set up to offset the cost of a braking system. First you will need base plates for the 2014 Ford Focus. Blue Ox base plates # BX2633 fit non-ST models that do not have adaptive cruise control. For ST models use # BX2640. For a...
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  • Left Turn Signal Makes Lights Flash and One tail Light Works when Connected to 2007 Ford Freestar
  • It sounds like there is a ground and/or connection issue on the trailer or an issue inside the converter box on the vehicle but there are ways to determine if that is the case or if the harness for your 2007 Ford Freestar is the problem. First, disconnect the trailer from the vehicle. Then use a circuit tester, such as # 40376, to test the 4-Way connector while someone sits in the vehicle and operates the lighting functions. If the 4-Way end does not have the right signals when testing...
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  • Does Computer have to be Flashed to Install Aftermarket Brake Controller on a 2016 Ford F-150
  • We have installed brake controllers on 2016 Ford F-150s, see video link, and have not had any problems regarding having to flash the computer for it to work. For a brake controller I recommend the P3, # 90195 with wiring harness # 22292. The P3 offers easy to understand diagnostics, presets you can program if you tow different trailers, and a host of other options making it the most versatile brake controller available.
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  • Comparing Speed Ratings of Kenda and Taskmaster Radial Trailer Tires
  • Unless we indicate a higher speed rating for a tire it will generally carry a nominal 65-mph speed rating. This is the case for the Kenda Karrier ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15-inch Modular White Wheel # AM32673. The Taskmaster # TTWA225R6WS does indeed offer a substantially higher M-speed rating of 81-mph. For interstate highway travel, with speed limits potentially above 65-mph, I do recommend the Taskmaster. Operating a trailer tire at or above its maximum speed for long...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Ford Edge
  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford Edge. Yakima does note that the upper straps are required to be replaced with the included Glass Hatch Hooks. Since the Glass Hatch Hooks are required, a maximum of 2 bikes can be carried on the rack, even if using a KingJoe Pro 3. I've attached an installation video of this bike carrier on a similar vehicle, an Escape, for you. If you plan on carrying any women's, children's, or alternative frame...
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  • Will 27.5 Bike Tires Fit the Saris Thelma Bike Rack
  • I did some checking and it looks like the Saris Thelma # SA4239B is only going to work with 700c, 26 inch, and 29 inch tires so it is not a match for your 27.5 inch tires. I recommend using the Kuat Transfer, # TS03G, which works with bike tires from 20 to 29 inches. It also does not touch the bike frames at all. I have linked a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Will a 12k Rated Weight Distribution System Work with Loaded Tongue weight of 620 lbs
  • The 12k rated Reese weight distribution systems like the part # RP66542 are intended for a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs so you would be at the very bottom of the range which could potentially give you a rougher ride quality, but it would still work. Plus, you need to consider the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your Expedition as tongue weight. This could put you more into the sweet spot for the system. I would recommend a brake controller as your trailer is pretty...
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  • Will Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock PAL2300 Fit a 1998 Ford Ranger with a Metal Tailgate Handle
  • Yes, we confirmed with Pop and Lock that the part # PAL2300 will fit your 1998 Ford Ranger with a metal handle so this would fit and work well. The stepside bed would not be an issue either.
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  • Will Curt Front Hitch part # 31038 Fit a 1999 Ford F-150 with Front Tow Hooks
  • For your 1999 Ford F-150 the Curt front hitch part # 31038 has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. The fit info we have for this hitch is that it is for trucks with front tow hooks like yours so it will fit.
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  • Front and Rear SumoSpring Suspension Enhancement for a 2016 Tiffin Allegro 31SA
  • I looked up your 2016 Tiffin Allegro 31SA on a Ford F-53 chassis and it weighs in at 24k so the correct Sumo Springs would be part # SSF-182-54 for the front and part # SSR-187-54-1 for the rear.
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  • Will Using Snap-On Towing Mirrors Scratch the Factory Side Mirrors on a 2015 Ford F-150
  • The parts of the K-Source towing mirrors # KS81850 that touch the stock side mirrors on your 2015 Ford F-150 are made to limit the potential for scratching the factory mirror housings. However, you will want to make sure that the factory side mirrors and the inside of the towing mirrors are all clean because dirt/debris could cause abrasions. They don't have to be so clean you could eat off of them but if you see some dirt give the mirrors a wipe down first!
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  • Why are RV Trailers Built For Fifth Wheel Hitches and Not Gooseneck Hitches
  • Since the RV industry came out of the trucking industry they ended up using what they knew which was fifth wheel hitches like semi-trucks. Since horse trailers came from agricultural origins that is why they always use gooseneck hitches. The big advantage that fifth wheel hitches have over gooseneck is that for short bed trucks you can get a sliding hitch that will allow for tight turning clearance. For gooseneck setups there's no similar option. Since most goosenecks are agricultural...
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  • Availability of 5-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness for 2006 Ford Escape
  • I'm assuming your trailer has surge, not electric brakes. When the tow vehicle brakes, the coupler compresses, which actuates the hydraulic brakes on the trailer. Some of these surge couplers have an electric lock-out, which releases the brakes when the vehicle backs up. Otherwise, if you were backing up an incline the trailer brakes would apply as you were trying to back up because the weight of the trailer would be compressing the surge coupler. There are two different ways of providing...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller On 1996 Ford F150 w/ 4-Pole Trailer Conenctor
  • I'm not able to access your shopping cart, but I am able to see the various products you checked out before you submitted your question, and I'd be happy to run through everything with you. For a brake controller, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885 would be an excellent choice. The P2 provides safe and predictable braking in a unit that's easy to set up and easy to use. You'll need the # 3035-P brake control wiring adapter which will allow you to plug the controller in under the dash. At...
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  • Does Wear Disc On Reese Sidewinder Need To Be Lubricated
  • I checked out the installation instructions for a Reese Sidewinder and per the instructions the only time the wear plate is lubricated is during the initial installation. Per the instructions, the only items lubed for maintenance is to frequently lubricate the wedge surfaces, back side of the king pin, and the skid plate surface. If resistance is present in the Sidewinder arm, then apply a lithium grease to the bearing surfaces.
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  • Best Way to Provide 7-Way Trailer Connector Socket on 2000 Ford E-250 Van
  • The best way to provide a 7-Way blade-style trailer connector socket at the rear of your 2000 Ford E-250 is to use a 4-Way harness, # 118344, and install the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controllers # ETBC7. There is no custom wiring harness like the one you referenced for your 2000 Van. The Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118344 is designed to fit the Ford Van without factory tow pack and will plug into the Van's factory wiring between the rear left and right...
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  • Tire Chains for 1996 Ford F-250 with 285/75R16 Tires
  • All V-bar type tires chains that fit your 285/75R16 tire size are shown on the linked page. For a set without cams you can consider the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains # TC2828. These are suitable for both on- and off-road use. A 285/75R16 tire is substantially larger than either of the stock sizes offered on your 1996 Ford Super-Duty pickup. Overall diameter will be approximately 32-3/4-inches. We show those stock tire sizes to have been 215/85-16 and 235/85-16. These are about 30-1/4...
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  • Fit of TracRac TracONE TA27000-01 Ladder Rack for 1995 Ford F150
  • The TracRack TracONE fixed mount ladder rack you referenced, part # TA27000-01 is indeed a fit for your 1995 Ford F150. I've confirmed this for you with TracRac. If you click the provided link, you can see a product demonstration video of the ladder rack.
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  • Fit of Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack on a 2015 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Edition
  • The Yakima 58 inch crossbars, part # Y00409 and RailGrab Towers, part # Y00138 are indeed a fit for iyour 2015 Transit Connect Titanium. I've confirmed this with my Yakima representative. The capacity of the rack is 165 lbs, unless the capacity of your roof is less than that. If the roof capacity is lower than that of the rack, then you'd be limited to the capacity of the roof. If you click the provided links, you can see some FAQ articles about roof racks and available accessories.
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  • Needing Longer Weight Distribution Shank for Truck Tailgate to Clear Trailer Jack
  • The Reese # RP54970 weight distribution shank would be 4-1/2 inches longer than the 7-3/4 inch long shank that was included with your Husky Centerline weight distribution kit. If that won't give enough clearance, use the # EQ90-02-4500 from Equal-I-zer that is 18 inches long. Both the shanks I recommended have hole spacing of 1-1/4 inch, measured center to center which should be the same as your old shank.
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  • Hard Tonneau Cover that Works when Towing a Gooseneck Trailer with Cover Retracted 2016 Ford F-350
  • You would most likely have to fold Tonneau cover # BAK72310 all the way up in order to have enough clearance to couple to the gooseneck hitch and/or have enough clearance to safely tow the trailer without damaging the cover. But when folded up all the way it will work, it would just block the view from the rear window. Other options that would work are the BAK Revolver X2 hard roll-up cover, # BAK39310, and the RollBAK G2 retractable cover, # BAKR15310. The RollBAK will allow for the...
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  • Universal Towing Mirrors for a 2010 Ford Expedition
  • I do have a solution for you but I did some comparisons and it looks like the stock side mirrors on a 2010 Ford F-150 are slightly larger than those on a 2010 Expedition. That is probably why manufacturers do not list the F-150 towing mirrors as a fit for the Expedition. But you can use universal towing mirrors such as # KS3990 for a pair. These mirrors fit factory side mirrors that have a lip or gap between the glass and mirror housing. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • How to Add Second 4-Pole Trailer Connector to 2015 Ford F-150
  • If you want to add a separate 4-pole connector to your F-150 to power the lights in your tool box you can use part # 118384. This will simply plug in behind your existing trailer connector, going inline with it. Your existing 4-pole/7-way will remain active but you'll then have a second separate 4-pole for connection to the tool box lighting. If your tool box uses different wiring/connectors than a standard 4-pole, please let me know. You'll want to ensure the total load from all...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Expedition and 2015 Airstream Trailer
  • The shank that is included with Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution systems such as # BXW0550 offer 0 inches of drop. You could add a different shank but the extra expense is not worth it in my opinion. What I do recommend is a system that either comes with a shank with adequate drop to tow your Airstream level or one that does not come with a shank so we can select the right one for your needs. Since ground clearance is an issue I recommend a trunnion bar system that does not use chains...
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  • Are the Rhino Rack Crossbars JA7950 Curved or Straight for a 2014 Ford Escape
  • The Rhino Rack roof rack part # JA7950 that you referenced has crossbars that are totally straight across. There is no arc to them at all. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that they are straight. These are a confirmed fit for your 2014 Ford Escape as well.
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  • Adding a Brake Controller to a 2011 Ford F-150
  • If your 2011 Ford F-150 came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector or even a factory 4-Way trailer connector then you can plug in a brake controller using the proper wiring harness. For a controller I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it's easy to set up and use and it is reliable. The wiring harness needed to plug this controller into your truck is # 22292. I have linked a video showing how and where this harness plugs into on your truck. If your truck came with just a...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for an RV Built on a 2012 Ford F-53 Chassis
  • You are in luck because if your RV was built on a 2012 Ford F-53 chassis then the brake controller plug is a lot easier to access than it is on 2011 and older models. It will be located under the dash, to the left of the brake pedal near the emergency brake pedal. I have linked a video showing this harness being installed on a different vehicle. The plug is not in the same location but it will show you what you are looking for. I have also included a picture that shows it clearly. For...
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  • Will Pro Series Friction Sway Control fit With Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution
  • The Friction Sway Control part # 83660 that you referenced would fit and work well with the Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution # PS49583. The head of this system has the tabs needed for the friction sway control to attach to.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Ford Edge
  • We have just what you need. For a base plate kit for your 2016 Ford Edge you would want the part # RM-524448-4 for if you have Active Cruise Control and a SE, SEL, Titanium, or Sport without EcoBoost. You would want part # RM-524444-4 for if you do not have Active Cruise Control but the vehicle is an SE, SEL, Sport or if you have a Titanium without the Cruise Control and without Ecoboost. Hopefully that's not too confusing, but if you like you can email me back with your specific model...
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  • Toolbox Compatible Ladder Rack for 2014 Ford F250/350 Pickup
  • The answer to your question will depend on what kind of toolbox you have. If you have a chest style that sits completely between the bed sides without resting on the top of the bed sides, the Thule # TH500XT Xsporter would work fine. If you're speaking of a crossover style toolbox that rests on the bed sides, the Xsporter would not work for you. The T-Rac Pro 2 # TA37003 from TracRac would allow you to mount your toolbox, using the integrated mounts shown in the photo I've provided...
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  • Installing Brake Controller And Wiring Harness On 2015 Ford Flex Without Factory Tow Package
  • I have attached a drawing that shows how the wires are run for the # ETBC7 and brake controller wiring. There is no plug-in adapter available for a brake controller for your Flex with no factory towing package so it will be a hardwire installation. I called my contact at Tekonsha and they said the plug you sent the photo of is not the connector used for a brake controller. You will need to use the circuit tester that came with the # ETBC7 to test the wires on your Flex. The red wire...
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  • Recommendation for Rack Over Truck Bed with Tonneau Cover to Carry Kayak on 2012 Ford F-150
  • Based on my research, the rails for the Undercover Flex tonneau cover mounts inside the truck bed rails. Since the tonneau mounts inside the truck bed rails and leaves the stake pockets open, the TracRack SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack will work well for your 2013 Ford F-150. If your F-150 has a 5-1/2 foot bed, you will want TracRac SR # TA21508-02, or # TA21508-02-02 with over-the-cab extension. If your F-150 has a 6-1/2 foot bed, you will want part # TA21501-02, or # TA21501-02-02...
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  • Thule Passage 2 Trunk-Mount Bike Rack TH910XT Fit for 2014 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
  • The Thule Passage 2-bike trunk-mount rack # TH910XT is a confirmed fit on both the 2014 Ford Focus sedan and hatchback ST models with factory spoiler. My contact at Thule confirmed that there are no fit issues on your car, but it is true that there will be some strap-to-spoiler contact when the Passage 2 is installed on your car. The linked video shows how the rack fits on the hatchback version. If you want to avoid concerns about the vehicle being damaged by the rack then I suggest...
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  • Parts Needed for 5th Wheel Hitch Installation in 1996 Ford F-250
  • 5th wheel base rail installation kits include base rails, frame brackets and all required installation hardware. The Reese 5th wheel base rail installation kit # RP30035 and 15K 5th wheel hitch # PS30093 are fully compatible with each other and with your truck. The base rail kit is the universal-fit type; these cost less but take longer to install due to the need for frame drilling. If you want to have the easiest base rail install use a custom kit # DM8552005-71. For a wiring harness...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Hitch in 2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty
  • Your 2016 Ford F-450 Super-Duty has the under-bed puck system to allow 5th wheel towing but still let the entire bed be clear for your cargo when you need it. This puck system takes a purpose-built 5th wheel hitch like the outstanding 20K-rated B&W Companion # BWRVK3300, which drops right in for towing and comes right out when you need full bed access. If you prefer to use your existing hitch that fits into industry-standard rails (ISRs) then all you need is the Reese Elite Series Underbed...
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum, Bearings, and Brakes for a 2007 Nomad Trailer
  • Based on the brake number you have provided you will need 10 x 2-1/4 inch brakes # AKEBRK-35L for the left side. Brakes should be replaced in pairs so they wear evenly so the matching right side is # AKEBRK-35R. For the hubs it appears that you have a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. I believe that the hubs for this size axle use inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649. You can check the bearings in one of the other hubs to verify this. Based on this information hub and drum assembly #...
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  • Replacement Class III Hitch for 2016 Ford Escape with Class II Factory Hitch
  • My contact at Draw-Tite has not yet seen a 2016 Ford Escape with factory-installed Class II hitch so he could not provide much detail about the process of removing it. In some cases a factory hitch can be welded on but this is unlikely on your 2016 Escape. Odds are that the 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch on the car now is a bolt-on aftermarket product like the 2-inch Class III hitch we offer, part # 75782 from Draw-Tite. This hitch will not interfere with rear lift gate sensor operation. Since...
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  • Recommended Trailer Harness Wiring For 1996 Ford F-250 To Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There are a few scenarios here. If you have a factory-installed 4-way connector then that makes a difference down the road when installing a brake controller. There may be a brake controller port under the dash on your F-250 and an adapter can be used with a brake controller. The first thing you want to do is find out if your 4-way connector is operational. If it is working, that may save you some money. You can use a circuit tester like part # 3808 for that. Have someone sit in the...
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  • Will TorkLift Lock and Load SideKick Cargo Tray Work With Coleman Powermate Pulse 1850 Generator
  • The TorkLift Lock and Load SideKick Cargo Tray, part # TLA7901 will work with your Coleman Pulse 1850 generator based on the dimensions you gave me. The minimum height for the # TLA7901 is 16-1/2 inches which you said your generator is. The tray measures 21-1/4 inches x 16-1/8 inches and with the offset handle on your generator will still work with the crossbar that secures the generator on the tray. This is designed to fit 2 inch receiver openings. The distance from the hitch pin hole...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • Since you have a long bed truck you would not need a slider hitch. Those are designed for short bed trucks to give turning clearance. The Reese Titan Hitch part # RP30867 is very easy to use and has a handle/jaw design that allows you to easily know when the hitch is connected and ready to tow. Check out the review video I attached for more info. For fifth wheel rails you would want to go with a custom rail kit that allows for an easier install as they install in about half the time...
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  • Size of the Glass on the Longview Towing Mirrors for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • The glass of the Longview Towing Mirror part # LVT-2300-C measures 5-1/2 inches long by 4-1/2 inches tall. These mirrors are not going to scratch up your truck's mirrors either. Where the Longview Towing Mirrors part # LVT-2300-C will contact the painted surface of your 2016 Ford F-150 there are soft pads to prevent scratching.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2-Bikes on a 2016 Ford Fusion with Spoiler
  • The only 2-bike trunk mounted rack that will fit your 2016 Ford Fusion with spoiler is the Hollywood Racks # HRF2. We typically recommend a fresh wash and wax before installing any trunk rack. It is important that the rack be installed securely to reduce bouncing or movement, which causes scratches. But honestly it is the nature of the location of the rack and the elements it encounters while on the road. Dirt and debris will get caught by the rack and then rub against your paint. You...
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  • Difference Between Hopkins 4 Pole to 6 Way Trailer Connector Adapter 37175 and 47175
  • There is no difference between the # 37175 and the 47175, it's the same exact part. Our part number for the Hopkins 4 pole to 6 way trailer connector adapter is # 37175, and Hopkins uses 47175 as the part number.
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  • Does Gas Tank of 1996 Ford Bronco Have to Drop to Install Trailer Hitch
  • We don't have any fit notes for having to drop the fuel tank of your 1996 Ford Bronco to install a Class III hitch like the # 75038. I did some googling and found that one guy had to fishwire his hardware through the frame to get around the fuel tank but that's really not that difficult. For a bolt leader to do this you would need the part # 80101-1. I attached a help video on fishwiring for you to check out as well.
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  • Lid Replacement and Install for Ventline VentadomeV3092-603 Trailer Roof Vent
  • If the lid on your Ventline roof vent looks like the Ventadome part # V3092-603-00 the correct replacement lid would be the part # BVD0449-A03 that you mentioned. To remove the damaged vent cover, remove the connection to the actuating strut, so the cover can tilt all the way upwards. To do this, you will need to remove the interior screen, the knob and the interior trim piece. Then, remove the two screws that hold the actuating arm in place, which will allow the actuating arm to be...
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  • Lid Replacement and Install for Ventline VentadomeV3092-603 Trailer Roof Vent
  • If the lid on your Ventline roof vent looks like the Ventadome part # V3092-603-00 the correct replacement lid would be the part # BVD0449-A03 that you mentioned. To remove the damaged vent cover, remove the connection to the actuating strut, so the cover can tilt all the way upwards. To do this, you will need to remove the interior screen, the knob and the interior trim piece. Then, remove the two screws that hold the actuating arm in place, which will allow the actuating arm to be...
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • Yes we do. The Longview tow mirrors part # LVT-2300-C are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-150 that would fit and work well. These are a custom fit mirror designed to fit your exact vehicle that will give you a great view behind you when you are towing. I attached an install video that shows these mirrors installed on a 2016 Ford F-150 just like yours. I also attached a picture of what they will look like when installed.
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  • Left Turn Signal Circuit Causes Power to Bleed Over to Brake Circuit on 2006 Ford F-350
  • First, the center high mount stop lamp or CHMSL powers a third brake light. There is one under the truck for a camper shell that has a third brake light on it. To me it sounds like there is a short somewhere, wires exposed and touching other wires, which is causing the back feeding. It is likely a problem somewhere that is difficult to access or I imagine you would have found it by now since you have done so much already. What I recommend is to bypass the trouble circuits since they...
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  • Will the Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack part # CG-902 Fit a 2008 Ford Ranger
  • The Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack part # CG-902 has been confirmed as a fit for your 6 foot bed 2008 Ford Ranger that has 58 inch wide bed rails. It can be adjusted to your 58 inch wide bed rails easily.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Bike Rack for a 2013 Ford Focus
  • For your 2013 Ford Focus there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches available. 2 inch hitches are reserved for higher capacity vehicles like trucks and SUVs. For a hitch for your vehicle you would want the Draw Tite # 24872 as it is a confirmed fit and doesn't require the stabilizer strap like the Curt does. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • The most cost-effective option we offer for an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch for your 2005 Ford F-350 short bed would be to use the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 for the hitch and then universal rails part # DM8552001-71 although for the price I would highly recommend you go with a custom install rail kit like part # DM8552002-71 since the install will be much easier. The install time will be cut in half and frame drilling will be minimized.
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  • Does the Replacement Lid for Camco RV Polyethylene Propane Tank Covers Come In Black
  • Yes, the black version of the lid you referenced is the part # CAM40549 which fits the # CAM40521.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Ford Edge Have Capacity for 3,200 lb Trailer
  • The towing capacities of the Curt Class III hitch part # C13067 that you referenced are 4,000 lbs total trailer weight and 400 lb tongue weight. Your 3,200 lb trailer would fall under the capacity of the hitch so it would work just fine. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well You should note that this hitch is not rated for use with a weight distribution system. If you are unsure what a weight distribution system I attached a help article that covers...
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  • Pole Tongue Adapter and Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 5,500 lb Boat Trailer
  • You would want to use a weight distribution system but I would recommend disconnecting the spring bars while you are backing the trailer down the ramp. You would be fine without the system connected for just this short distance. Especially since the boat is going to come off the trailer at the bottom of the ramp and it's not really a great idea to back up a trailer with a WD system connected. Since you have a pole tongue style of trailer you would need to use the adapter part # RP3280...
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendations for a 2012 Ford Explorer
  • While we do have tow bar lighting options for your 2012 Ford Explorer none of them are custom fit options like the Hopkins you mentioned that is designed to fit the Ford Edge. 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...
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  • Hitch Mount Winch Mounting Plate Recommendation For Bulldog Standard Series Winch
  • The hitch mounted winch mounting plate we offer that will work with the Bulldog Winch Standard Series Winch, part # BDW10043 is part # BDW20011. This mounting plate will work with 2 inch trailer hitch receiver openings. This mounting plate has handles that makes it easier to insert and remove from the hitch.
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  • Troubleshooting Wiring On 2014 Ford F-150 When Backup Camera Is Not Working
  • It sounds like you have a wiring issue on your truck somewhere. Since you said you are getting very little current when you test the reverse pin on your 7-way connector that would be where you want to start. Use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to check the power going into the 7-way connector on the truck side. If it still reads very little as you said then it is further upstream in the wiring. It could also be a ground that is loose. Look for signs of corrosion or a pinched or broken...
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  • Troubleshooting Wiring On 2014 Ford F-150 When Backup Camera Is Not Working
  • It sounds like you have a wiring issue on your truck somewhere. Since you said you are getting very little current when you test the reverse pin on your 7-way connector that would be where you want to start. Use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to check the power going into the 7-way connector on the truck side. If it still reads very little as you said then it is further upstream in the wiring. It could also be a ground that is loose. Look for signs of corrosion or a pinched or broken...
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  • Troubleshooting Wiring On 2014 Ford F-150 When Backup Camera Is Not Working
  • It sounds like you have a wiring issue on your truck somewhere. Since you said you are getting very little current when you test the reverse pin on your 7-way connector that would be where you want to start. Use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to check the power going into the 7-way connector on the truck side. If it still reads very little as you said then it is further upstream in the wiring. It could also be a ground that is loose. Look for signs of corrosion or a pinched or broken...
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  • Does Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch C65500 have a Capacity Rating if Bolted Directly to Truck Frame
  • I checked with Curt and they have the following note for gooseneck hitch # C65500: When exceeding 20,000 gross trailer weight, a bed floor support should be fabricated and installed to prevent the bed floor from collapsing. Beyond that there isn't a specific limit. But if it were me I would not install this hitch without adequate support considering the weight of a gooseneck trailer. What I recommend is a gooseneck hitch that is designed to fit your 2002 Ford Super Duty. The most...
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  • Options for Carrying 2 Bikes on Travel Trailer
  • I do have a solution that would allow you to carry your bikes without using the front receiver. Stromberg Carlson manufactures the Bike Bunk, part # CC-275 that would attach to the A-frame of your trailer. The bike bunk provides a 2 inch receiver with a 100 lb weight capacity, which means that the weight of the bikes and the rack needs to come in at 100 lbs or less. The Kuat Beta, part # B202-114 would be an excellent choice. The rack only weighs about 15 lbs, and has a maximum capacity...
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  • Options For Carrying Bike While Towing Small Trailer With 2016 Ford Focus
  • We do not have an option for carrying a bike rack and towing with the 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch you have on your 2016 Focus. The only options I can think of are to place the bike in the trailer. If you let me know what kind of trailer you are towing I can see if we have any products that will work with it. The other option is to use a bike carrier on the roof of your car. For that you will need a roof rack like the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series roof rack. For this roof rack you will need...
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  • B&W 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2012 Ford F-250 That Does Not Require Frame Drilling
  • The B&W 5th wheel base rail install kit that works with your 2012 Ford F-250 (with 6-3/4-foot bed and without the factory rail kit) is B&W part # BWRVK2401. This semi-custom kit's frame brackets will use existing holes on the truck frame and will not require drilling into the frame for installation. With this install kit in place you can use the B&W Patriot 18K-rated 5th wheel slider hitch # BWRVK3270 which will drop right into the base rails. For a wiring harness for your Ford truck...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller Wiring Adapter for Prodigy P2 in 2016 Ford F-150
  • The correct Tekonsha brake controller wiring adapter for your 2016 Ford F-150 is part # 22292. The linked video shows where it plugs in on your truck to allow installation of your Prodigy P2 brake controller # 90885. The wiring adapter you referenced, part # 3020-P, is for Dodge trucks.
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  • Troubleshooting Chucking When Towing 2016 Highland Ridge Fitted with Trailair Air Ride Pin Box
  • Since you are using a suitable tow vehicle and your 5th wheel trailer is new I suggest you check the air pressure in your Trailair pin box to ensure it is inflated correctly. Air Ride pin boxes like # LC155933 are designed to absorb shock through their scissoring action and their internal air bag. It sounds like you are not getting those benefits so air pressure adjustment would be the simplest potential fix. The internal air bag should be inflated (with the loaded trailer hitched) until...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria
  • The only option we have for trailer wiring for your 2004 Ford Crown Victoria is a hardwire option like part # 46255. Or if you didn't want to splice any wires into your vehicle taillights you could use the zero contact kit part # 119250KIT that uses sensors to detect the vehicle taillight wiring instead of having to splice into them. You will still need to run a power wire up to the vehicle battery though.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria
  • The only option we have for trailer wiring for your 2004 Ford Crown Victoria is a hardwire option like part # 46255. Or if you didn't want to splice any wires into your vehicle taillights you could use the zero contact kit part # 119250KIT that uses sensors to detect the vehicle taillight wiring instead of having to splice into them. You will still need to run a power wire up to the vehicle battery though.
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  • Length of the Drop Link Tailgate Lowering Kit CG-FD1
  • I spoke with my contact at CargoGlide and he informed me that the part # CG-FD1 will provide you with 3 additional inches of tailgate drop.
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  • Dimensions of the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-107-54
  • I spoke with my contact at Super Springs and she told me that the overall height of the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-107-54 is 5 inches. Also, she said that the diameter of the spring is 4 inches and the nylon washer is 1/2 inch thick.
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  • Wiring Harness for a Superwinch LP10000 Electric Winch at the Back of a 2009 Ford F-350
  • There are some different ways that you could power your Superwinch electric winch on your 2009 Ford F-350. Tow package wiring won't have the proper rating for the winch under load so what I recommend winch wiring kit # SW2008 for up to 16.5K winches. I have linked a video showing an example installation using this wiring kit.
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  • Yakima Roof Rack Parts Needed for a 1999 Ford Econoline Van
  • The components needed to install a Yakima roof rack on your 1999 Ford Van that has rain gutters are the part # Y00410 for the crossbars and then the part # Y00101 for the raingutter towers. Feel free to send me pictures of your van if you like and I will check them out if you like.
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  • Will the Rhino Rack Roof Rack # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX024 Fit a 2015 Ford Edge with Raised Rails
  • The Rhino Rack roof rack part # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX024 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ford Edge with raised rails and would work well for your vehicle. Rhino Rack test fit this rack on your 2015 Ford Edge and they determined that it fits and works well. We haven't had any customers come back with your exact vehicle and say that it fit yet, but Rhino Rack thoroughly tests the fits of their racks so we can guarantee it will fit.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Mustang
  • There are several trunk mounted bike racks that are confirmed to fit your 2013 Ford Mustang GT (see link to the right). But the one I like the most is the Thule Raceway Bike Rack part # TH9001PRO. The spoiler that is on your Mustang wouldn't be an issue at all either. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and...
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  • CIPA or Longview Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • Either one of the CIPA # CM11550 or Longview # LVT-2300-C towing mirrors will work well for you. As you pointed out, the CIPA mirror will allow more of the mirror's turn signal to be visible. CIPA makes very high quality mirrors and even though we don't have any feedback yet on them since they are very new I would still recommend them for you since they have such a great reputation and all of their other custom fit mirrors fit very well. The attachment method for either mirror would...
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  • How to Lower Nose of Trailer to Allow it to Tow Level When Pin Box is Already as High As Possible
  • The easiest and best solution I can provide for you would be to lower the head of the fifth wheel hitch you have to allow the trailer to sit as level as possible. If your hitch is already adjusted as low as possible I would recommend going with a lower height hitch over trying to replace the pin box to allow for the needed clearance. This will be a more reliable and better priced solution since cushioned pin box heights are generally about the same height relative to each other. The Mor/Ryde...
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  • Fit of K-Source KS81810 Snap On Towing Mirror on 2010 Ford F150 XLT
  • The K-Source # KS81810 Snap On Towing Mirror you referenced is a fit for the 2010 Ford F150 unless its an STX model and as long as your existing mirrors look like the ones shown in the provided photo. We do indeed ship to Canada.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • If you are looking for the complete fifth wheel rail kit for your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed you would want the part # RP50073-58 which is a custom fit kit that would install much quicker and easier than universal rails. If you only needed the brackets and not the rails you would instead want the part # RP50073 and # 58164 for new hardware for the rails to the brackets. This hardware is designed to be torqued down one time so you would need the new hardware kit to replace what you have.
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  • Options To Eliminate Excessive Gap Between Truck Bed Rails And Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There are a couple things you can do to eliminate the gap you have between your F-250 and the fifth wheel trailer. If you have a lift kit on the truck you can remove it. The second option would be to remove your fifth wheel hitch and rails and replace it with a fifth wheel hitch like the Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM6076SL-FLAT. The hitch height when installed is 9 inches. Since you cannot use a slider with the Sidewinder you will need to lock...
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  • Will Superchips Tuner Increase Fuel Economy And Power On 2005 Ford F-250 Triton V-10
  • The SCT X4 Power Flash Handheld Performance Tuner and Monitor, part # SCT7015 is not designed for your V-10 engine but we do have a tuner that will work great for you. I recommend the Superchips Flashpaq F5 Performance Tuner, part # SU1845. This tuner has settings for economy, towing, daily driving, and extreme performance and will monitor your engine data for you. Per Superchips you can see up to 50 additional horsepower and up to 80 additional ft-lbs of torque. As far as better fuel...
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  • Replacement Trim Rings for Ford OEM 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Replacement Trim Rings for the Ford trucks with factory rail kit can be ordered as part # RP58458. Part # 58199 that you referenced is a set of 2 rubber puck plug covers. We also offer a Puck Service Kit # 58253 that includes one each: puck, trim ring, lock washer and bolt.
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  • Recommendations For Trailer Hitch On A 1998 Ford E-450 RV Cutaway
  • To find a trailer hitch that will work well on your Cutaway I recommend a weld-on trailer hitch. You will need to take a measurement to make sure you have clearance. You will need to measure the distance between the frames to make sure it is less than 44-inches. You then need to measure from the top of the frame downward to the bottom of the bumper or step bumper if that is what you have, to make sure the receiver opening clears it. If that distance is 5-9/16 inches or less, then...
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  • 7-way Wiring Harness for 2014 Ford Explorer to Allow Use of Powered Wheelchair Lift
  • The 4-pole harnesses for your 2014 Ford Explorer that has the 12-pin OEM connector, such as Tow Ready # 118540 and Curt # C56172, do not carry a 12V power feed for a trailer, only the basic stop/turn/tail lighting functions. However, the 7-way kit # 118272 for vehicles with the factory towing package does include a 12V power feed. This too plugs in behind the passenger side rear tire. Please refer to the linked installation video showing a 2013 Explorer. You might care to add the brackets...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Towing 2014 Razorback 2650 Toy Hauler with 2011 Ford F-150 XLT
  • We're glad to help you choose a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system for your 2011 F-150 XLT and Razorback Toy Hauler. The key to choosing the correct WD/SC system is knowing your trailer's fully-loaded road-ready tongue weight (TW) with all gear and supplies loaded. This consists of the sum of the actual measured trailer TW (which can be measured with a scale like # 5780) plus the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, such as a generator or loaded...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2001 Ford F250
  • Since you're needing everything from the rectangular connector back, we have exactly what you're looking for. You'll need the Tow Ready # 118243. Once you unplug the existing gray plug, this connector assembly will take its place. I've also linked you to an install video. You'd then use an adapter like # PK12716 if you needed to tow a trailer that had a 4 pole trailer connector.
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  • Wiring Harness & Brake Controller Kit Recommendation for 2008 Ford Escape
  • We do offer an all inclusive kit for wiring in a trailer brake controller like the popular Prodigy P2 # 90885. Kit # ETBC7 contains a 7-way vehicle socket, and all of the wiring, connectors and other parts needed to install the P2 in your 2008 Ford Escape that does not have a factory trailer connector. All you need to add is a 4-pole harness, which is the starting point for the install. If you have the factory tow package use part # 118251 along with three of relay part # TR38665. If...
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  • Bike Carrying Options for Rear of 2015 Ford Mustang
  • Although none of our bike rack manufactures offer anything that would be compatible with your 2015 Mustang, you could install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mounted rack. Going this route has a huge advantage, unlike a trunk mount or roof mount rack, nothing will be touching and possibly scratching the painted finish of your vehicle. I'd recommend using the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24928. Swagman offers a reasonably priced 2 bike rack, the Trailhead part # S63360. The rack features...
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  • Carrying a Canoe on a Ladder Rack in a 1989 Ford Ranger
  • I have a great solution for you but the TracRac ladder rack crossbars are too large for the Thule Portage canoe carrier # TH819. The bars are 4 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall and canoe carriers can't fit bars that size. It looks like you have been looking at ladder racks. What I recommend is instead of using the TracOne is to use the Yakima Outdoorsman, # Y01136-Y00409. This ladder rack uses Yakima round crossbars that are 1-7/8 inches in diameter making them compatible with many...
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  • Determining Loaded Tongue Weight to Pick Out a Weight Distribution for a 2001 Jayco Kiwi 23-B Camper
  • I was able to find the weight of your trailer dry but you will want to contact Jayco to determine how much capacity your trailer has, because this will make a difference if your Jayco can support the weight that's been loaded into the camper. The dry weight listed for the camper is 3665lbs. Tongue weight usually is about 10-15 percent of that weight but for the best ride quality and the best weight distribution hitch that will provide this, we will want to know what your loaded tongue...
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  • Can GloLight LED Dome/Utility Light UCL160CB be Used on the Outside of a Trailer
  • GloLight LED Dome/Utility Light # UCL160CB has a sealed, waterproof design so you can use them on the exterior of a trailer if you wanted to. Since the lights will keep out water they will stand up to the elements well. I have included a link to a video review of this light for you.
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  • Install Harness for Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in a 2015 Forest River Georgetown
  • The wiring adapter you will need to install your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on 2015 Ford F-550 Forest River Georgetown is the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3034-P that you referenced.
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