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  • Upgrading a Thule Atlantis 1800 to AcuTight Mounting Hardware
  • Yes, the AcuTight system is basically just an upgraded QuickGrip system so you could upgrade your Quickgrips out of your Atlantis 1800 to the Acutight system by installing the part # TH7521484001. Both systems use the same cradles part # TH8523387001.
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  • Hitch and Extender Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Super Duty with Camper Installed
  • Yes you can use the Curt Hitch part # C15810 to tow your trailer with your setup. You will also need the Reese Titan Hitch Extender part # RP45292 to give you enough extension to tow a trailer with your 2004 Ford F250 that has a camper installed. This will install into the 2-1/2 inch hitch opening and will provide a 2 inch opening for a ball mount for your trailer.
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  • Parts Recommendation to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2005 Ford F150 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Yes you can tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2005 Ford F150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. You will need 3 things. A rail install kit, a stationary hitch and a Sidewinder. For a rail kit you will want the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Install kit part # RP50081-58. This is a custom install kit that would install in about half the time as a universal kit and would minimize drilling. For a hitch you would want a stationary hitch since you have to use a Sidewinder. For that the Reese fifth wheel...
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  • Will Thule Sonic XL Cargo Box Fit without Hatch Interference on a 2014 Ford Escape
  • To determine if the Thule Sonic XL cargo box # TH635B will interfere with the rear hatch on your 2014 Ford Escape you will need to take one measurement. First, if the crossbars on your Escape are adjustable you will need to move the front bar as far forward as it will go. Then measure from the center of the front bar straight back to the seam between the top of the hatch and the roof. If that measurement is greater than 50-7/8 inches the box will fit without hatch interference. I...
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  • Can Door be Easily Removed on Ventline RV Refrigerator Wall Vent and Access Door
  • When not installed you might be able to manipulate the door on wall vent # D3004-3PW out of the frame. But once the frame and door are screwed in it would be more rigid and you would likely bend the door trying to remove it.
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  • Will Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Universal Install Kit Fit a 1990 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • The installation kit included with Curt hitch and install kit # C16131 is a universal kit and according to the instructions, page 11, linked to the right, the kit will fit your 1990 Ford F-250 long bed.
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  • Troubleshooting a Weight Distribution System that Doesn't See Effective
  • It sounds like the real issue you are having is that your weight distributions system is not properly rated for your trailer. You probably need a higher 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 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. Once...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew That Has Factory 4-Pole
  • To install a trailer brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 in your 2006 F-150 that has a 4-pole trailer connector you can use quick-connect adapter # 3035-P to connect the controller to the under-dash port on the truck. This connection will provide power and brake signals to the controller and route its output to the trailer. You will also need part # 37185 to provide the 7-way socket. The linked photo shows how to wire # 37185. I have also included both a video and article...
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  • Max Speed Rating for the Kenda Tire and Wheel # AM30710
  • Unless otherwise stated, all trailer tires (including the Kenda Tire and Wheel # AM30710) that you referenced are only rated to go 65 miles per hour. Exceeding this figure will cause heat build up and premature failure. I attached an FAQ on trailer tires for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Older Tekonsha 2030 Mark 12 Brake Controller Compatible with 2014 Ford Escape
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and he said your Tekonsha 2030 Mark 12 will work with the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller part # ETBC7, since the wiring is the same as the current models. The functions for each wire are as follows: black wire carries 12V power from the vehicle to the brake controller (via a circuit breaker); red wire carries brake light signal to the brake controller; white wire is ground; blue wire carries the controller output signal for...
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  • Will Universal Installation Kit ETBC7 Work with 2014 Ford Escape with Tow Package
  • Yes, part # ETBC7 will work with your Ford Escape. If your vehicle does not have a 4-Way trailer connector you will first want to use Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Harness, # 118566. With a 4-Way installed, you would then add the 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. This kit provides a 7-Way and 4-Way at the rear of the vehicle along with the wiring and circuit breakers needed to install a brake controller. I have included links to 2 FAQ articles on installing a brake controller from...
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  • What Does Tow Mode On a 2014 Ford Explorer Do
  • The Curt Class III hitch, part # C13100 would be an excellent choice for your new Explorer. If you look at page 208 in your owner's manual, you'll see the explanation of the Tow Mode. According to the manual, when activated by pressing the button, the feature improves transmission operation by changing the shift points so that upshifts are delayed so the engine operating higher in its power band when the transmission shifts. When the transmission is on OD (overdrive) having the Tow/Haul...
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  • Will Edge Insight Affect Performance When Installed On 2003 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • The Edge Insight CTS, part # EP83830 can only display data and is not able to adjust or tune your engine itself, so there should be no problem installing this on your 2003 Ford Diesel. This monitor can view up to 8 parameters at one time and has a Mileage coach that helps monitor fuel economy. For a custom dash pod I recommend part # EP18300-98003. This mounts to the dash of your truck and gives it a factory-installed look.
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  • Why Do You Measure In the Truck Bed to Determine Where the Fifth Wheel Rails Will Install
  • The reason you want to measure in the truck bed and drill is so you know where to drill the holes through the truck bed. From the underside of the truck bed there usually isn't room to use the brackets as a template and then drill upwards. So instead you measure and drill in the truck bed and then attach the rails to the brackets on the underside of the bed. I attached the video you referred to.
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  • Does the Blue Ox SportCarrier II # SC2102 Have Any Kind of Suspension or is it Rigid
  • The Blue Ox SportCarruer II # SC2102 doesn't have suspension but at the wheel on the back it can move up and down to relieve the tension off of the receivers. It is sort of like a torsion axle. The arm that holds the landing gear wheels can move independently of the wheels. So inclines and uneven terrain would not be a problem.
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  • How Do You Choose The Correct Trailer Coupler
  • An actuator weight capacity should be used to match the weight capacity of the trailer it is going to be used on, and the type tongue it is to be attached to. I have attached a helpful article that explains trailer couplers and how they are typically sized. The Titan Zinc-Plated, Leverlock Brake Actuator w/ Lockout Shield, part # T47154107K, you referenced is used for a straight tongue trailer up to 7,000 lb capacity. This is a bolt-on installation and will mount on trailer tongues...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier For 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • You will want to make sure you have the clearance at the rear of your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I have attached a helpful article that shows how to measure to make certain your bike carrier clears the rear bumper. You can use a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. You will hold the straight edge vertically against the rear bumper so that it extends below the hitch. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the straight edge. This gives you the...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with a 10 Inch or Greater Rise
  • If your current weight distributing shank has an 8 inch rise and is currently 28 inches from the ground, then the # RP3215 would give you a 10-1/4 inch rise if you're using a round bar system or a 11-1/2 inch rise if you're using a trunnion system. Whether you're using a round bar or a trunnion system, either way you'd have at least the extra two inches of rise you're looking for. I'm curious about what kind of trailer you're pulling that the coupler height needs to be 30 inches above...
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  • Will a B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2006 Ford F-350 with Firestone Air Bags 2400
  • Since the B&W installation kit # BWGNRK1108-5W also uses a 3/4 inch bolt in the center hole that Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2400 uses, and because the hitch brackets mount to the outsides of the frame and the air bag brackets on the insides of the frame, these 2 components will work together. Installation kit # BWGNRK1108-5W is correct for a 2006 Ford F-350 long bed or short bed. Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W is the correct hitch for a long bed. For a short bed use # BWRVK3400-5W. Once the...
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  • Can a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer be Used in the Lowest Height Setting
  • For all slider hitches, including Reese R16 # RP30869 you will not be able to use the lowest height setting. The hitch will not be able to slide properly if you tried to use it in the lowest position. Modifying the hitch will void its warranty and make it potentially unsafe for use. The pin box on the trailer could also be raised which would lower the overall height of the front of the trailer. But you need to make sure you have 4 to 6 inches of space between the tops of the bed sides...
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  • How to Get Replacement End Links and/or Hardware for the Roadmaster Sway Bar # RM-1139-115
  • If you need just the end links replaced you would want the Replacement End Link Kit for Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar for Motor Homes # RM-1139-115 you would want the # RM-590233-00. This comes with all of the rods, nuts, washers, and bushings of the kit. If you need to replace all of the installation hardware you would instead need part # RM-4139-115. If you need to replace just the bushings you would want the part # RM-205219-10.
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  • Westin Ultimate Bull Bar Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Expedition
  • The Replacement Installation Bracket Kit # 32-169PK is designed to fit the following vehicles: 2005 - 2012 Nissan Frontier All Models 2005 - 2007 Nissan Pathfinder All Models 2005 - 2012 Nissan Xterra All Models It would not fit your 2004 Ford Expedition nor would it adapt a different Westin Bull Bar to fit your vehicle as the Bull Bars themselves are also custom fit for the vehicles they are designed to fit. You would need the part # 32-2400 for a Bull Bar to fit your vehicle.
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  • Comparing the Curt Q24 and Reese R20 and 20K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • The lube plate that comes with Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16245 is 10 inch lube plate # 16721. It is a standard plastic lube plate. The Reese 20K hitch # RP30081 has a superior jaw. It is a single jaw that hooks around the king pin. The jaw on the Curt hitch is a double jaw. Still very secure though. And Reese 20K hitch # RP30867 has a double jaw as well but it has gear-like teeth that make a more secure connection than other dual-jaw hitches. For ride quality the Curt hitch...
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  • Does Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack RRRS323 Come with Everything Needed for 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback
  • Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack # RRRS323 includes everything needed to install a roof rack on your 2012 Ford Focus 5-door hatch back with a naked roof. You will not need to purchase any additional parts. It comes with everything.
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  • 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for 2014 Ford F-150 for Use With Pro Eagle 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Universal 5th wheel base rail install kits will fit a wide range of vehicles but since yours were torch cut I would not attempt to re-use them. You also do not want to re-use any installation hardware. I did not find specifics about your 2001 Pro Eagle 5th wheel hitch but if this unit uses industry-standard base rails you should be able to install it on a new set of rails. We do not recommend mixing brands of base rails and installation brackest; we have seen some fit/compatibility issues...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Fit a 2013 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • It looks like the B&W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch has brackets that fit the outsides of the frame rails on the 2013 Ford F-250. And Firestone kit # F2535 has brackets that fit the insides. Both brackets can use the same hole. That isn't to say that the parts are made for each other. There could be some modification required if the holes do not match up. Though technically it would work this would void the warranty on the part(s) modified. If you could email me pictures of the problem...
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  • Plug-In Adapter Needed for 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with Curt Venturer Brake Controller
  • The correct brake controller wiring adapter for your 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and the Curt Venturer Brake Controller, # C51110, is the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, # C51322. On the Sport Trac, the factory brake controller plug is behind the dash just above the left knee near the brake release. If your Sport Trac came with a tow package, then the plug should be active and all you will have to do is plug in and mount the brake controller and run through the setup as it is outlined...
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  • Fit of Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer # BX88224 on Factory Hitch on 2013 Ford F-150
  • The 1-1/2-to-2-inches of clearance required to install the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer # BX88224 as quoted in another response you saw refers to the front-to-back distance from the near edge of the weight distribution system's head assembly to the actual receiver tube opening. This is the space where the immobilizer will install. The written instructions are linked for your reference.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches
  • We do have a replacement hardware kit for your hitch. You will need the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK. Make sure that in the pull down menus (below the Shipping Special box) you insert your hitch number, and the manufacturer of the hitch so that you get the correct hardware kit. Pricing is available once you input all the necessary information.
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  • Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring System Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F150 FX4
  • Yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2350 that you referenced would fit your 2007 Ford F-150 FX4 Supercrew 4x4. If you have the Heavy Duty Payload Package you would also need the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2366.
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  • Will BAKFlip Tonneau Cover # BAK26310 Fit Over 5th Wheel in 2009 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6-Ft Bed
  • The BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK26310 is a low-profile cover sits inside your truck bed rails. In order to determine if it will fit over your Reese Elite hitch you will just need to check whether the hitch head or release handle sit above the height of the truck's rails. If not then this cover will fit. It may be necessary to remove the release handle from the hitch and/or lower the height of the hitch head to clear the rails. A video on this cover is linked for you.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation For 2014 Ford F-150 With Gooseneck Installed
  • The installation of air springs like Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2525, on your 2014 Ford F-150, requires mounting the bracket assembly on the outside of the fame. For that reason, I cannot recommend installing air springs that require a bracket installation like the Firestone system, but I may have a resolution for you. I recommend the Timbren Vehicle Suspension, part # TFR1504D. This system does not interfere with the gooseneck system and uses a bracket that installs...
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  • Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F350 Long Bed
  • The correct Hide-a-Goose gooseneck hitch for your 2006 Ford F350 long bed would be the part # 9460-48. Check out the install video and installation instructions I attached for this hitch.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
  • Since the 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback has a different taillight setup than the Sedan model you would need to order a wiring harness with a converter built into it like the part # C56191 that you referenced. The # 56047 that you referenced would not be the correct kit for you.
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  • Do Motorcycle Carriers Apply Too Much Leverage on Hitches
  • While the logic of what you are saying IS 100 percent correct it's not exactly how hitches were designed and rated. They were tested and given tongue weight ratings based on how the hitches are normally used. So trailer applications and cargo carrier applications where the weight is carried further away from the hitch opening fall within the tongue weight range of a given hitch. As long as the weight of the motorcycle carrier and motorcycle is less than the tongue weight rating of the...
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  • Fit of TrailerMate Flat Towing Wiring Harness # TM782065 on 2013 Ford C-Max
  • The TrailerMate wiring kit for flat towing, # TM782065 is a fit for a 2006-2012 Ford Fusion only, and wouldn't work for your 2013 Ford C-Max. At this time, there aren't any plug and play type taillight wiring systems available for the C-Max, but there is a wireless magnetic mount lamp available, part # NV-5164. The lamp is easy to use and easy to set up, with no cutting or splicing necessary.
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  • Troubleshooting Right Turn Stop Signal Not Functioning on a 2000 Ford F350 7-Way
  • The problem is somewhere between the 7-way connector and the wiring of your truck. You can try cleaning the pin on the inside of your 7-way. Corrosion or dirt on the pin can cause the circuit not to function. Even if it doesn't look that dirty try using some fine grit sandpaper to get the pin down to bare metal. Other places to check is the back of the 7-way. There might be corrosion there that needs to be cleaned. Also, check for exposed wire and fix as necessary. Aside from that you...
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  • Class IV Trailer Hitch for a 1999 Ford E450 Van with Utility Body
  • The most popular Class IV trailer hitch for 1999 full size Ford vans is Draw-Tite hitch # 41906. Since you will be adding a custom bumper around the hitch and assuming the frame is the same on the E-450 utility van compared to the other E-series models, this hitch should fit. I have linked a video showing installation and the instructions so you can compare them to your fan to ensure fit. I also reocmmend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2216 which comes with a ball mount, 2 balls, a hitch...
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  • Length of the Buffalo Tools Electric Car Jack part # BTEJ212 When Lowered all the Way
  • I went out into our warehouse and measured the length of the Buffalo Tools Electric Car Jack part # BTEJ212 when it was in its lowest position and it measures 15-1/2 inches.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Will Not Interfere with Spare Tire for a 1990 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4
  • Numerous customers with Ford Rangers have found that Curt trailer hitch # 13019 does fit without having to remove the spare tire or with tire interference. More customers actually commented on this for hitch # 13138 with several of the reviews stating that that the hitch fits with the spare without any problems. Based on the customer information I would go with # 13138 for your 1990 Ford Ranger. I have linked a video showing installation for you. I also recommend etrailer ball mount...
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  • Kelsey Brake Controller Not Working with Manual Override on a 1997 Ford F-350
  • It sounds like there is a problem with the manual override lever or the electronics associated with it on your brake controller. If your Kelsey controller is the type that has a load knob on one side and the leveler knob on the other side try making adjustments to the leveler knob. I have seen controllers do strange thing when the leveler was off. If that doesn't work you can try to clean the contacts inside the controller by fully applying the manual override and then letting it snap...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT with 6-Way Trailer Connector
  • Brake controllers are not a vehicle or trailer specific item, so you can use any brake controller on the market. The brake controller I use in my truck is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885, but I'll tell you I am thinking about upgrading to the Prodigy P3, # 90195. The P2 is a great controller and I have had zero problems. It is also one of the most popular controllers on the market. The P3 comes with a few more features and a customizable display that makes setup and troubleshooting much...
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  • Is Replacement Hardware Available for the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24872
  • You can purchase a mounting kit for your Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24872, and I can confirm that it will fit the 2014 Ford Focus. To order replacement hardware, you will want to use part # RHK. On the product page you will simply enter the Hitch Item Number - 24872 and the Manufacturer - Draw-Tite. We will send you the correct hardware kit for your hitch.
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  • How Does the Chrome Cover # A45CGB Install Over Rubber Grommets
  • I spoke with my contact at Optronics and she said you will need the 4" grommet, part # A45GB, to flush mount your 4" lights. The grommet gives shock mount protection that will extend the life of your lamp. The chrome cover, part # A45CGB, is designed to be screwed into the grommet part by the two screws which are included. The 4" grommet requires a 4-1/2 inch diameter mounting hole. You may also need a wiring harness like # A47PB.
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  • Trailer Lights Not Working when Headlights are Turned On On a 2013 Ford Edge
  • There is one sure way to determine if the factory trailer wiring harness on your 2013 Ford Edge is pushing back enough power. You will need a multimeter such as # BTMT15. Have someone sit in the vehicle and go through the light functions while testing for amperage. You would also need to determine how many amps each light draws. Then with some simple math you can figure out if the trailer is drawing too much power to power the lights when the running lights are on. An easier way to...
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  • How to Determine if a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Will Fit Unknown Rails in a 2004 Ford F-250
  • It will be easy to determine if an industry standard hitch will fit the rails, even if we can't identify the brand and model. Take a look at the picture I have included that shows the spacing of where a hitch fits in industry standard rails. Then compare these measurements to your rails. If they are the same then you will be able to install a hitch that fits in industry standard rails such as # RP30081.
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  • Location of Brake Controller Connection in 2006 Ford Explorer
  • The Ford Explorer has a 6-pin connector behind the glove box on the passenger's side. The port behind the glove box is shown in the video of the Trailer Brake Controller Installation on 2004 Ford Explorer that I have included. You can see it at the 4 minute 5 second mark. You don't 't mention what your old vehicle is so you may not have the correct wiring adapter, which is # 3035P. This adapter requires no hardwiring and is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Light Malfunction When the Truck Brakes Are Applied
  • I suggest you actually test the trailer socket on the truck (with no trailer connected) using a circuit tester like # 40376 to confirm that each circuit on the truck's wiring harness is sending out the correct signals. Sometimes the action of plugging in a trailer connector can help or harm a marginal connection; just because the other trailer works that does not mean the problem could not be in the truck. Apply your grounded tester probe one at a time to each of the circuits on the truck's...
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  • Would the SportRack Aero XL Cargo Box, # A90275 fit a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • The SportRack Aero XL Cargo Box, # A90275, requires a minimum crossbar spread of 24 inches and will fit on crossbars with a diameter up to 4 inches. If the factory rack of your 2003 Ford Expedition fits those dimensions then yes, this box would work well for you. If you do not have a roof rack with crossbars you would need that first. If you have raised rails you would want the Rhino Rack Roof rack part # RRVA118B-2 and part # RRSX001. If you have flush mounted rails you would...
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  • How Do You Remove Husky Shield Vehicle Paint Protection Kit if It Gets Damaged
  • I spoke with my contact at Husky and he stated that the Husky Shield Vehicle Paint Protection Kit # HL06949 can just peel right off of the vehicle should you need to remove it for any reason.
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  • Is Bug Shield Available With Chrome Finish For 2014 Ford Escape
  • All of the weather tech Easy-On Stone and Bug Shield Protectors we offer like part # WT50212 for your 2014 Ford Escape, are a smoke colored aerospace-grade acrylic. We do not offer any that are chrome plated.
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  • Do Any of the Tube Steps/Nerf Bars Attach to the Frame of a 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab
  • All of the tube steps we carry for your 2014 Ford F-250 crew cab, see link to the right, attach to the rocker panel. The frame is too far under the truck. The brackets would have to be so long that stepping on the tube step would produce a lot of torque at the attachment points and could damage the frame.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with the Most Drop for a 2015 Ford F-250 with 6 Inch Lift
  • Curt shank # C17124 offers the most drop at 8-3/4 inches. That would mean that the trailer will still be short by 1-1/4 inches. The tongue weight of the trailer will pull down the back of the vehicle a little to make up some of that difference. This will get you as close as possible to level.
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  • Socket Size that is Between 3/4 inch and 11/16 inch
  • A 3/4 inch socket is right at 19 mm and a 11/16 socket is right at 17.5 mm. An 18 mm socket would be right in the middle between the two and should work well for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier for a 2004 Ford Explorer with a 1-1/4 Inch Factory Trailer Hitch
  • All of the cargo carriers for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches are fixed carriers, non-folding, and slightly smaller than models that fit 2 inch hitches. Pro Series carrier # PS1040300 is close to the same size at 20 inches by 60 inches. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. One of the great things about this carrier is that you can add a light kit, # 6504, if the cargo happens to block the lights on your 2004 Ford Explorer. You just need to have a functioning 4-Way trailer...
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  • Brake Controller And Plug-In Adapter Recommendation For 2007 Ford F-150
  • Thanks for the information about your father-in-laws 2007 Ford F-150. The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This is our most popular brake controller because it is easy to install and use. The adapter you need to hook up the controller under the dash is part # 3035-P. One end plugs into the harness under the dash and the other simply connects to the brake controller. I have attached an installation video for a brake controller and harness...
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  • Will the AFE Throttle Body Spacer fit a 2012 Ford F250 with 6.2 liter Engine
  • Yes it will, the afe Throttle Body Spacer part # AFE46-33011 will fit between the throttle body and intake manifold and would not affect your K and N system beyond pushing it slightly further out. I attached a link to installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Yakima Outdoorsman Ladder Rack Fit a 2008 Ford Ranger with 6-Foot Bed
  • Yes. The Yakima ladder rack # Y01136-Y00409 will fit your 2008 Ford Ranger with the 6-foot bed. The rack has a 300 pound capacity.
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  • Tow Package Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Explorer
  • There are a few items I would recommend so that you can tow safely with your 2011 Ford Explorer. First let's start with a hitch. For that the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75710 would be an excellent choice. I attached an install video for you to check out. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring you will want the Curt Wiring Harness part # C56093. Your Explorer...
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  • Carrying 5 Bikes On 2012 Ford Fusion
  • I checked the owner's manual and found that towing a small trailer with your 2012 Ford Fusion is not an option so we will need to come up with a different plan. I recommend using a trunk mounted bike carrier for 3 bikes and then installing a roof rack and carry 2 bikes on the roof, if the roof weight capacity will allow it. I recommend the Yakima KingJoe 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack, part # Y02620. This carrier uses 6 straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle and features folding...
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  • Difference Between the Blue Ox Attachment Tabs part # BX62-3468 and part # BX62-3469
  • The difference between the Blue Ox Attachment tabs part # BX62-3468 and part # BX62-3469 is the length of the portion that slides into the base plate. The # BX62-3468 is much shorter. The two are not interchangeable. Check out the picture I attached for more clarification.
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  • Should Air Suspension Enhancement Be Used With Weight Distribution On 2004 Ford F-150
  • The use of rear suspension enhancement along with a weight distribution kit is not recommended. They tend to work against one another. You said you have the weight distribution hitch on your trailer and it is set just about right. I might recommend making sure everything is set properly including the tongue weight, and the spring bars you have on your weight distribution system are capable of handling the weight you are towing. I have included a link to a helpful article that explains...
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  • Picture Request for a Hitch Installed on a 2012 Ford Escape
  • Yes we do, I attached a couple pictures of the Hidden Hitch part # 87626 installed on a 2012 Ford Escape just like yours. I also attached an install video for this hitch. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118551. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Removing Interior Trim Panel from 2000 Ford F250 To Install K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirror
  • Removing the necessary trim pieces usually isn't too difficult. Take your time and don't get too rough, and you should be able to remove them without incident. There are several good videos on YouTube showing how to install the mirrors, including how to remove the needed interior trim pieces. Simply go to YouTube.com, and in the search box, type in 'replacing mirror on 2000 Ford F250' and you'll see several results..
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  • Replacement Air Ride Pin Box Recommendation for a 2008 Eagle Super Lite 30.5 RLS
  • What I suspect you actually have on your trailer is a Leland 7920 pin box. But since I can't confirm you will need to check out the FAQ article I attached on determining what pin box you have based on the dimensions. If it turns out you have a Leland you would want the Air Ride Sidewinder part # ST400-5AS16K since you said you are looking for a replacement pin box for better turning clearance. Sidewinders move the pivot point back 22 inches and allow for great turning flexibility. If...
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  • Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2013 Ford E-250 Van
  • I checked with Tow Ready about 7-Way connector # 118261 and it is not a confirmed fit for the 2013 Ford E-250 van. Since there are no other options and since you have some factory wiring already, I recommend using 4 and 7-Way connector # HM40975 with harness # PK11998. You will need to test the wiring on the vehicle end with a circuit tester such as # 3808 to determine the functions. Then you can install the harness accordingly: Red - Left Turn and Stop White - Ground Blue - Electric...
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Hitch # 36313 on 2005 Ford Taurus
  • The Draw-Tite hitch we offer for the 2005 Ford Taurus is part # 36313. You can order replacement installation hardware for it by entering the part # RHK in our search box, entering the hitch number 36313 and selecting the manufacturer Draw-Tite from the drop-down menu. I have linked two articles concerning hitch installation that may be helpful to you.
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  • Distance from Center of Hitch Pin Hole to the Tray of the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18100 Folded Down
  • The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18100 when folded down is 8 inches. When folded up that distance is 5 inches. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F350 8 ft Bed
  • The Husky Hitch part # 7054 that you referenced has been discontinued, but there are still install kits available that would allow you to install this hitch in the bed of your 2006 Ford F350. For that you would want the Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # HT31412-686. This is a custom install rail kit that would work great for your vehicle and hitch.
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  • Will the 50 Inch Thule Square Crossbars Work on a 2012 Ford Explorer
  • It may be possible to use the 50 inch Thule Square Crossbars, # THLB50, on your 2012 Ford Explorer with the Thule Crossroads Feet, # TH450, but we have not tested them on this vehicle. After looking at the test fit videos that we have done on a 2011 and a 2014 Explorer, it appears that there is enough room to go down to a 50 inch bar, but you may not be able to fit the end caps on the bars. To verify this, you can measure from the outside of one of the roof side rails to the outside of...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a Flatbed 1990 Ford F-250
  • Flatbeds are unique in that the bed is further from the frame than on a regular truck bed. The installation kits are not designed for flatbed trucks. You would need a special hitch, # RP30054, which requires a custom installation performed by a qualified fabricator/welder. You can take a look at the installation instructions I have linked to the right to see what is required for this installation.
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  • Troubleshooting a Thule Apex Bike Rack part # TH9027 that Doesn't want to Remove From Hitch
  • It sounds like the anti-rattle device needs to be loosened further as it could still be making contact with your hitch and preventing it from sliding out.
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  • Adapting 2002 Ford F350 w/ Fixed Wallace Forge Gooseneck Ball to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Although we don't offer a fifth wheel hitch that will attach to the ball, there are some adapters that might work for you. The adapters can place strain on the trailer frame and in some cases void the warranty, but if your Fifth Wheel uses a Lippert # 1621, 1621HD or Fabex PB-600 pin box, you can replace the pin box with a Reese Goose Box, part # RP94622. If your fifth wheel has a Lippert 0115, 1116 or 1716, you could use the # RP94622-61301 Goose Box. Lippert, who builds the frames used...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Ford Ranger with a 1989 Lazy Days Motorhome
  • You will need a custom base plate kit designed specifically to work on your 2011 Ford Ranger. If you have 4WD model or a Sport 2WD model you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 477-1. If you have an XL or XLT 2WD model you would want the part # 477-5. 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...
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  • Will a Fisher XV2 Snowplow and the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch Fit on a 2015 Ford F-350
  • I compared the installation instructions for the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65049, and the Fisher XV2 Plow for your 2015 Ford F-350 and it appears that it is the same case as the 2009 F-350. The mounting kit for the plow and the hitch install at the same location on the frame and use the same bolt holes. Stacking the brackets is not recommended and would likely void the manufacturers warranties. If a front mount hitch is more important than a plow, then I would recommend using a...
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  • When are 2 of the Pro Series Sway Control Bar, # 83660 Needed
  • Typically we recommend that if the trailer is longer than 26 feet or weighs more than 6,000 lbs that two of the Pro Series sway control bar, # 83660 get used. The best way to prevent sway is proper trailer loading though. Having as much weight in your trailer as far forward as possible would be your best option. I attached an install video for the # 83660 for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Goose Neck Hitches for 2001 Ford F-250 Long-bed and 2013 Ford F-150 Short-bed
  • We do have several options for goose neck hitches for both model years and versions of your Ford F-series pickups, however there is no one model that will fit both trucks. I have provided links for each truck that will show you all compatible goose neck hitches. While adapters do provide a handy way to tow a 5th wheel with a goose neck hitch, most have drawbacks. Some adapters will induce stress in the trailer frame. Others may provide less-than-ideal ride quality. Please refer to the...
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  • Will Yakima BigStack Kayak Carrier Fit Yakima BedRock System in a 2006 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • The bars that are used with the BedRock towers # Y01140 are the same Yakima round bars used on a roof rack. The Yakima BigStack # Y04041 will fit those bars. Since your 2006 Ford F-350 has the long bed there shouldn't be any clearance issues with the front of the kayak(s) and the truck cab that would create too much rear overhang at the back of the truck. So in other words you should be good to go. Just make sure that the center to center distance between the crossbars in the truck bed...
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  • Are Draw Bars of Blue Ox Base Plate # BX2638 For a 2014 Ford Taurus Removable
  • I have confirmed with Blue Ox that their # BX3628 base plate kit for the 2014 Ford Taurus does indeed feature removable drawbars. This is shown in the installation instructions, I've provided a diagram from them showing the removable drawbars. Sorry about any confusion. To complete your flat-towing setup, you'll need a tow bar like the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365 which also includes safety cables. To wire your vehicle for flat towing, you can use a diode system like part # 154-792-118158,...
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  • Is Superchips Redline Performance Tuner Compatible with 2014 Ford Focus SE
  • The Superchips Redline (SCR) Performance Tuner # SU8040 was designed specifically for the sport compact and muscle car enthusiast. It will fit with the 2014 Ford Focus ST, but not the 2014 Ford Focus SE. I have included a link to our gauge displays that are compatible with your Focus. None of the options will allow you to tune your SE's engine. If you want to tune the engine you will need to go to a local performance shop. If you decide to go with a gauge display, I recommend The...
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  • 7-Way Wiring Harness for 2001 Ford Expedition
  • If your 2001 Ford Expedition has a rectangular plug like the one shown in the linked photo then it is likely that the vehicle was factory wired for a 4-pole connector. In order to convert to a 7-way you'll first need to have a 4-pole on the vehicle. You can use Curt part # C55250. To this you can then add adapter part # 37185 from Hopkins, which is a 7-way that plugs into the 4-pole. It includes a mounting bracket. Once installed the Hopkins adapter will carry lighting signals for your...
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  • Roof Rack And Kayak Carrier Recommendation For 2014 For Transit Connect
  • We offer one roof rack for a 2014 Ford Transit Connect. It is designed to be used on the factory side rails that run front to back. If you have the side rails, The roof rack we carry is the Yakima RailGrab. This includes 58 inch round crossbars and the RailGrab Towers that attach to side rails. You would need to order part # Y00409, and part # Y00138 for this system. For carrying kayaks I recommend the Yakima BigStack Kayak carrier System, part # Y04041. This is a universal carrier...
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  • Orientation of Brake Assemblies on a Trailer Axle
  • The recommended way to orientate brake assemblies on a trailer axle is by having the pivot point on the top and the magnet on the bottom. There's no logical reason I can think of for a trailer manufacturer to install the assembly the way they were on your trailer, besides maybe that they just didn't know any better.
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  • Adapter Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F350 8 ft bed with Hitch Prep and Husky 16k S
  • Yes, you would want the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. This would work great with your Husky 16k S Glider Hitch like part # HT31326-31196. We have had several customers report back to us this combination worked great for them in a similar truck as your 2011 F350 long bed with hitch prep. I attached a link to a review video for this adapter for you to check out.
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for a Harbor Freight Trailer
  • I actually called Harbor Freight about your trailer to determine what size dust cap is used on that trailer. I reached a tech and he stated that the dust cap is 52mm or 2.0488 inches. It looks like the best option is # BB2047 or # BB2047SS . However, you normally want them to be slightly larger than the hub bore to fit snugly.
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  • Recommended Hitch For 2000 Ford Explorer With 16 Inch Spare Tire
  • For your 2000 Ford Explorer, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class lll Max frame Hitch, part # 75096. Per the attached installation instructions, there is no drilling required for installation, and it will work with the full-size spare tire. The towing weight capacity of this hitch is 5,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 500 lbs. Another Class lll hitch that works with the full size spare is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13540. This hitch has a 4,000 lb towing capacity and a tongue...
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  • Reese Weight Distribution System That Doesn't Require Drilling Holes in Trailer Frame
  • Because of the amount of pressure it will be under, the Dual Cam Arm assembly must be bolted to the frame as outlined in the instructions. I can certainly understand your reluctance to drill holes in the frame of your brand new trailer. Have you considered going with a Reese SC system like part # RP66153? The frame brackets would fit around a trailer frame up to 6 inches tall. The weight distribution component would be almost as effective as the standard chain suspended model. The sway...
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  • Will the 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier Work on my 2004 Ford Explorer Without Blocking my Taillights
  • As long as the Curt 24x60 Cargo Carrier, # C18153, is in the folded down position, you will have no problem with the carrier obstructing the taillights or the ability to access the cargo area on your 2004 Ford Explorer. Although the carrier will not affect these, the size and amount of cargo that is added to the carrier will. You will want to make sure that any taller cargo is placed in the middle of the rack to avoid blocking the taillights. Taller cargo could also limit access to the...
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  • Identifying Replacement Wheel Bearings For 2006 Venture VW-1100 Trailer
  • I don't have a cross-reference showing bearing numbers that various makes and models of trailers use. You should be able to find the bearing reference numbers on the bearings themselves. If you cannot locate the reference numbers on the bearing cages, use a digital caliper to measure the journal surfaces of the spindle. You'll need the diameter of the spindle where the inner and outer bearing and where the grease seal rides. I'd also need the diameter of the hub bore on the inside of...
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  • Plug In Brake Controller Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F150
  • Yes, your 2007 Ford F-150 will have an under dash port that will allow you to install a brake controller. It should be located beneath the center of the dash just to the left of the OBDII port. Check out the install video I attached. The Plug-In Wiring Adapter part # 3035-P would be the correct harness to get as it would plug into this port on your truck. However, you will need to cut off the end that would normally would plug into a brake controller and then wire it color by color...
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  • Ordering Replacement Mounting Hardware For Hidden Hitch
  • You sure can order just the hardware kit. You can go to our website and in the search box at the upper right hand side of the page enter RHK. Then you can enter the hitch number and manufacturer name and the quantity.
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  • Using Exhaust Tips to Redirect Exhaust Away From Cargo Carrier
  • An exhaust tip that re-directs the exhaust gasses downward can indeed help protect items carried on a cargo carrier from excess heat. Using a carrier like # 63153 that has an angled shank to raise the carrier further away from the exhaust pipes also helps. If you click the provided link, you can see the various tips we have available. To choose the correct tip, you'll need to measure the outside diameter of your exhaust pipe.
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  • What Size Thule Fairing Will Fit Square Crossbars on 2014 Ford Escape
  • The recommended Thule fairing for use with their 58-inch square cross bar rack on your 2014 Ford Escape is the 44-inch unit that you referenced, part # TH872XT. This item is shown in the linked video. The installation hardware is included.
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  • Yakima Q Tower and Q Clip Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Edge with Panoramic Sunroof
  • For your 2010 Ford Edge you will want the Q102 Q Clips, part # Y00702 (QTY 2), and the Q Tower Feet, part # Y00124. These clips mount outside of the rain gutters, so they should not interfere with your panoramic sunroof. Yakima recommends using their 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409, on your vehicle, so I recommend checking the length of your current crossbars to make sure they will be long enough. I have attached an installation video of this roof rack on a 2013 Ford Edge to give you an...
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2004 Ford F150 with Factory 7-way Trailer Connector
  • If your F150 already has a functional 7-way, all you'll need to install a brake controller would be the Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 and the wiring adapter, 3035-P. If your truck only had the 4-pole trailer connector instead, you could then use the # 118247 to install a functioning 7-way. The connector under the dash is located above and a bit to the right of the OBD port, just above where the driver's right knee would be. I've linked you to an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • Receiver Hitch Recommendation for 1993 Ford F150
  • The Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 14001, is just one of the hitch receivers that has been specially designed to fit a 1993 Ford F150 with a standard or step bumper. This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto the F150's frame with no welding required. The Reese Premium Series Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 36025, that you mentioned has been designed to fit the 1973 - 1991 Ford F150. I am including a link to all of the hitches that we have available for a 1993 Ford F-150....
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F150 Towing a Boat Trailer
  • Actually for bumper towing situations suspension enhancement is not recommended as it will act as a fulcrum point and unload the front suspension of your tow vehicle. These types of systems are better geared for gooseneck/fifth wheel towing or just hauling a heavy load in the bed of the truck. Instead you would want a weight distribution system. These systems will distribute the weight from tongue weight of your tow vehicle to the front axle. The best way to pick out a weight distribution...
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  • Air Spring Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F250 with a 6 inch Lift Kit
  • Since you have a 6 inch lift kit on your 2002 Ford F-250 you would need the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs part # F2374 to go along with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550. This kit is confirmed to work on vehicles that have gooseneck hitches installed so it should work well for you, but since your setup is custom I would recommend you check out the installation instructions I attached and compare them to the hitch you have to see if the mounting hardware...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter for 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty With Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • Since your 2015 F-350 Super Duty has the factory 5th wheel prep package you'll want to use the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 which is shown in the linked video. This adapter accommodates standard 5th-wheel trailer hitches with weight ratings of 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs, or 20,000 lbs. You can still use your 25K-rated hitch but the system capacity will be 20,000-lbs overall. I've linked for your reference an article on 5th wheel installation tips.
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Gooseneck Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • The instructions for Curt gooseneck trailer hitch # C630-641 for your 2011 Ford F-150 short bed are linked on the right hand side of the product page and I have also linked them on the right hand side of this page.
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