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  • Will Tire Size of 235/85-16 Fit on Trailer Wheel that is 7 inches Wide
  • Your tire size of 235/85-16 is compatible with 16 inch diameter wheels that are 7 inches wide. That size is actually good for up to 7-1/2 inches wide. The trailer wheel part # AM22657 would work well with your current tire size.
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  • Will Tire Size of 235/85-16 Fit on Trailer Wheel that is 7 inches Wide
  • Your tire size of 235/85-16 is compatible with 16 inch diameter wheels that are 7 inches wide. That size is actually good for up to 7-1/2 inches wide. The trailer wheel part # AM22657 would work well with your current tire size.
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  • Toughest 15 foot Section of RV Sewer Hose
  • For what you described the RhinoFLEX part # CAM39681 would be your best option. It's 15 feet long and is made of 23 mil of heavy-duty polyolefin and a steel wire core which make it one of the toughest options you can find.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2001 E-350 Ford Van RV
  • I may have a solution for you but we do not have anything custom fit for your vehicle. I spoke to my contacts at Curt and Reese and the only styles of hitches that can be made to fit a RV E-35 frame like yours are multi-fit RV hitches like the # 41990 that has a 16k capacity. This is a weld on hitch that would require either the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets part # 4916.
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum Recommendation for Dexter 8-247
  • I figured out what you have. The Dexter hub you have is actually an 8-247 hub like the part # 8-247-50UC3-EZ which would be the correct hub drum, but if you wanted just a hub you would want the part # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness For 2008 Ford F-350
  • The 7-way plug for the bed of your truck I recommend is the 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Plug # 41157. I've attached a review video as well as an installation video for you.
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  • Recommended Base Plates And Flat Towing System For A 2016 Ford Explorer
  • Yes, your 2016 Ford Explorer can be flat towed. I recommend starting your system with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2660. I recommend using Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420 for this installation. For a tow bar, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs # BX7365 witch comes with the safety cables you need. For your vehicle wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This will...
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  • Recommendation for Underbed 5th Wheel Hitch on 2015 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • I do have a couple options for you, however the 18 K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 referenced in your question is not compatible with below-bed rail kits. For this 5th-Wheel Hitch, you will use the above bed rail kit # DM8552000-71. If you would like to use a below-bed rail kit, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide - Underbed # DM8550022 along with the rail kit # DM8551000. This hitch is also rated at 18,000 pounds and has a premium single-piece jaw...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller When Manual Override Does Not Work
  • it sounds like the brake controller is possibly going out and would need to be replaced. You can do some troubleshooting to make sure. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to troubleshoot a brake controller you can check out. First inspect the trailer connectors on the vehicle and the trailer for any signs of corrosion or rust and clean as needed . Make sure there are no damaged wires for the connector and the trailer wiring is good as well. Then, you will...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller When Manual Override Does Not Work
  • it sounds like the brake controller is possibly going out and would need to be replaced. You can do some troubleshooting to make sure. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to troubleshoot a brake controller you can check out. First inspect the trailer connectors on the vehicle and the trailer for any signs of corrosion or rust and clean as needed . Make sure there are no damaged wires for the connector and the trailer wiring is good as well. Then, you will...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller When Manual Override Does Not Work
  • it sounds like the brake controller is possibly going out and would need to be replaced. You can do some troubleshooting to make sure. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to troubleshoot a brake controller you can check out. First inspect the trailer connectors on the vehicle and the trailer for any signs of corrosion or rust and clean as needed . Make sure there are no damaged wires for the connector and the trailer wiring is good as well. Then, you will...
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  • Ford OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness Compatibility With Hopkins Pollack Trailer Connector Socket
  • Yes. The Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way # 118242 will give you a connection that is compatible with the Pollak 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket - Vehicle End # HM40975.
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  • Is There A Class V Trailer Hitch Available For 1998 Ford Ranger
  • We have two Draw-Tite trailer hitches that are confirmed as a fit for your 1998 Ford Ranger. They are part # 75082 and # 37136. Both of these hitches are Class lll and ha specific installation requirements. The # 75082 will work with vehicles that have factory installed step-bumpers only and a full size spare tire may not fit under the truck after the hitch is installed. The # 37136 hitch will NOT fit trucks with a Stepside or Flareside and will not work with trucks that have a...
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  • Adapter Needed to Install Curt Discovery Electric Brake Controller in 1999 Ford F-350
  • To connect the Curt Discovery Electric Brake Controller # C51120 directly to the factory plug under the dash of your 1999 Ford F-350 you need # C51322. Without the harness the controller can be installed but it would need to be hardwired into the truck.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For Towing Capacities Of 2017 Ford F-350
  • Yes, your 2017 Ford F-350 Diesel has a GVWR of 9,900-11,500 lbs and a GAWR at the rear of 6340 lbs and 5250 lbs at the front. The GCWR is 28700 lbs, so with your 5th wheel trailer tow capacity between 20,600 and 21,500 lbs, you are well within your ratings to tow a Montana High Country 5th Wheel. For a 5th wheel hitch if you have the factory prep package, I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs # C16545-16017. If you don't have...
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  • Needing a Replacement Mounting Bracket for a Pollak 7-Way Connector
  • The replacement mounting bracket for a Pollak 7-Way connector is # PK12711U. the bracket is the replacement bracket for Pollak products # PK11893, # PK12703, and # PK12907.
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  • Front Hitch Receiver for 2015 Ford Transit
  • We do not have any custom-fit front hitches for your 2015 Ford Transit T350 but we do offer universal-fit RV-type frame-mount hitches that could potentially work for you. These will require drilling into the frame for bolt-on installation. You can see all such hitches on the linked page. It will be necessary to check along the vehicle frame to determine if there is enough space for the hitch mounting flanges. All of these options can be welded on and several also offer bolt-on installation...
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  • Troubleshooting Having No 12 Volt Power At 7-Way Trailer Connection On 1995 Ford F-350
  • Yes. Check Fuse # 90 in your fuse block. It is a 25 Amp cartridge fuse for trailer tow battery charge located in the engine compartment. You can find the location in your owners manual if you need further location help. I've also attached a help article on wiring to help with further troubleshooting if needed. If the fuse isn't blown, you will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to check for a short in the wire and replace the wire as needed with # 10-1-1 sold by the foot.
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  • Troubleshooting Having No 12 Volt Power At 7-Way Trailer Connection On 1995 Ford F-350
  • Yes. Check Fuse # 90 in your fuse block. It is a 25 Amp cartridge fuse for trailer tow battery charge located in the engine compartment. You can find the location in your owners manual if you need further location help. I've also attached a help article on wiring to help with further troubleshooting if needed. If the fuse isn't blown, you will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to check for a short in the wire and replace the wire as needed with # 10-1-1 sold by the foot.
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  • Troubleshooting Having No 12 Volt Power At 7-Way Trailer Connection On 1995 Ford F-350
  • Yes. Check Fuse # 90 in your fuse block. It is a 25 Amp cartridge fuse for trailer tow battery charge located in the engine compartment. You can find the location in your owners manual if you need further location help. I've also attached a help article on wiring to help with further troubleshooting if needed. If the fuse isn't blown, you will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to check for a short in the wire and replace the wire as needed with # 10-1-1 sold by the foot.
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  • Snow Sock Compatibility With P255/50R20 Tires On 2011 and 2017 Ford Explorers
  • Yes. The ISSE Hybrid Snow Socks - Size 72 - 1 Pair # TCH72 is a confirmed fit for the P255/50R20 Tires on your 2011 and 2017 Ford Explorers.
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  • Are Super Grip Chock Wheel Stabilizers Enough To Keep Trailer From Rolling
  • The Super Grip Chock Wheel Stabilizers, part # UF21-001091 are designed to prevent the rocking of the trailer when you are parked. They are not intended to be used as brakes or wedges for the wheels. It is never a bad thing to add additional wheel chocks like part # MT70072 to keep the trailer form rolling, especially on an incline.
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  • Are Super Grip Chock Wheel Stabilizers Enough To Keep Trailer From Rolling
  • The Super Grip Chock Wheel Stabilizers, part # UF21-001091 are designed to prevent the rocking of the trailer when you are parked. They are not intended to be used as brakes or wedges for the wheels. It is never a bad thing to add additional wheel chocks like part # MT70072 to keep the trailer form rolling, especially on an incline.
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  • Recommended Ventline Ventadome Roof Vent to Allow Most Light to Shine Through into RV
  • Both the Ventline Ventadome Roof Vents you mentioned in your question, the White # V2092SP-25 and the Smoke # V2119-603-00 have translucent covers, which will allow for some light to shine through into your RV. The smoke color Roof Vent will act more as a heavily tinted window, so probably won't be quite as bright as the White Roof Vent when the sun is shinning. I recommend going with the White # V2092SP-25 if you are wanting the brightest possible solution, although keep in mind that...
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  • Recommended Ventline Ventadome Roof Vent to Allow Most Light to Shine Through into RV
  • Both the Ventline Ventadome Roof Vents you mentioned in your question, the White # V2092SP-25 and the Smoke # V2119-603-00 have translucent covers, which will allow for some light to shine through into your RV. The smoke color Roof Vent will act more as a heavily tinted window, so probably won't be quite as bright as the White Roof Vent when the sun is shinning. I recommend going with the White # V2092SP-25 if you are wanting the brightest possible solution, although keep in mind that...
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  • Gooseneck Wiring Harness Options for 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • All the wiring harnesses we offer for your 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty are shown on the linked page. These include 4-pole and 7-way kits. All use a round U.S. Car type connector such as that found on parts # C56070 (7-foot harness) and # C56000 (10-foot harness).
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  • Is Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatible With Rota-Flex Pin Box On Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, part # DM8550024 will work great with your 2015 F-250 with the factory rail kit. And it will also work well with the Rota-Flex pin box on your new trailer. The Autoslide give you 14-inches front to back travel so you can execute those short turns. And the great thing is you do not have to exit the truck cab to set the manual slider. This will automatically slide and then go back when you straighten out. If you need a 7-way wiring...
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  • Will Yakima FrontLoader Fit Crossbars Of Thule Xsporter Pro
  • Icalled my contact at Yakima and they said they cannot confirm a fit for the Frontloader, part # Y02103 on the Thule Crossbars. They said they do not test fit them so they cannot say if they fit for sure. The crossbars for the Thule Xporter Pro, part # TH500XT-XK3 measure 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-1/2-inches tall. The Raptor, part # Y02093, and the ForkLift, part # Y02098 will both work with the crossbars. You may want to consider a Thule rack like the Sidearm, part # TH594XT that...
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  • Hitch and Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-150
  • For your 2008 Ford F-150 the Curt hitch part # C14360 is a confirmed fit and would be a great option. To install a brake controller in your 2008 Ford F-150 you would be able to use the brake controller port under the dash and you will need to complete the wiring at the rear of your vehicle to the 7-way (# 37185) at the rear of the truck. The install harness you would want is the part # 3035-P and then also the part # 37185 to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. I attached a help article that...
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  • Tekonsha Trailer Wiring Harness for 2005 Ford Escape
  • The correct Tekonsha trailer wiring kit for your 2005 Ford Escape is the part # 118426 which is a confirmed fit. This would be most likely exactly what you have in your vehicle. You should go over your trailer wiring and try to fix any obvious shorts. These boxes don't normally go out without being shorted out.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Manual Transmission
  • Yes, your 1999 Ford Ranger XLT with a manual transmission can be flat towed. The steering wheel would need to be unlocked so that the vehicle can track behind the RV around corners. For a base plate kit you would need the part # 483-1. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643....
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  • Difference Between Reese Elite and B&W Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Ford F-450
  • The B and W Hitch part # BWRVK3300 that fits the factory rail kit of your 2012 Ford F-450 actually has a 20k capacity vs. the Reese # RP30143 which is also a fit but does have a 25k capacity. These are both two of the nicest hitches on the market and either would work great. If you need the higher capacity though the winner is the Reese.
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  • Overall Height of Swagman XP Fixed Bike Rack
  • The overall height of the Swagman Bike Rakc part # S64910-2 that you referenced is 32 inches from the bottom of the shank to the top of the rack. You would need to take that measurement on your truck to see where it would be in terms of visibility.
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  • Overall Height of Swagman XP Fixed Bike Rack
  • The overall height of the Swagman Bike Rakc part # S64910-2 that you referenced is 32 inches from the bottom of the shank to the top of the rack. You would need to take that measurement on your truck to see where it would be in terms of visibility.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2005 Ford E-450 RV
  • For your 2005 Ford E-450 RV the Draw Tite front hitch part # 65001 is a confirmed fit and would work well.
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fit 2015 Ford Hitch Prep Package with Spray In Bed Liner
  • A spray in bed liner would not interfere with Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550024 from fitting the factory rail kit of your 2015 Ford F-250.
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  • Is Converter Box of Trailer Wiring for 2008 Ford Van Waterproof
  • The converter boxes we offer like in the trailer wiring harness part # 118551 are totally sealed so when they are mounted on the outside of a vehicle they are protected from the weather.
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  • Tonneau Cover that Will Fully Retract and Not Interfere with 2015 Ford F-350 with Tracrac SR
  • The BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK72310 will work with the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TA21510-03 because the F1 installs inside of the bed rails rather than on top of the rails. The SR Sliding Rack installs on top of the bed rails, in the stake pockets. The tonneau will not interfere with the ladder rack. It is possible that the upright arms of the ladder rack may interfere when trying to fold up the tonneau. Using a quad fold tonneau cover like the F1 will increase...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for 1999 Ford Van
  • In our fitguide your 1999 Ford E-350 is listed under "1999 Ford Van" since there are so many variations of the vans in that year. The install harness you need for a brake controller is the part # 3035-P for installing a Tekonsha brake controller like our best selling P2 part # 90885. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Edge Titanium
  • The base plate kit you need for your 2016 Ford Edge Titanium without active cruise control is the part # RM-524444-4. This will work well with your Roadmaster Sterling # RM-576. For lighting we have the custom fit Hopkins Kit part # HM56011 which would work well for you. And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2012, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how...
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  • How to Tell if a Trailer Hub and Drum can Be Used with Electric Brake Assemblies
  • If you look at the inside of the drums you will need to look to see if the the magnet of the electric brake assemblies has a smooth surface to slide along. Typically it's the wheel studs of a hydraulic only drum that prevent the drum from being able to be used with electric assemblies. If the studs are recessed like in the picture I attached the assembly should work just fine.
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch to Fit a 2006 Ford E-350 Van
  • For your 2006 Ford E-350 van, I recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch, # 13055. The hitch has a 600 lbs tongue weight capacity and a 6,000 lbs towing capacity. What I like about this Curt hitch over the other brands we carry is the ease of installation. The Curt hitch will install to the frame of your Ford using already existing bolt holes. There will be no drilling required making installation less labor intensive. If you are going to use the hitch to tow trailer, then you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Will Not Slide All the Way in Receiver on 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback
  • You have a Class I trailer hitch and what you are describing is a stop that was intentionally punched in the receiver of the hitch. It is there to prevent the use of Class II accessories that could lead to the hitch being overloaded. Your bike rack must be a Class II only 1-1/4 inch rack. If you want to use a bike rack then you have to make sure it is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. People do remove...
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  • Steering Stabilizer Recommendation for 2016 Jayco Precept 35S Motorhome with Ford F-53 Chassis
  • The Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer with Mounting Brackets # RM-RBK9-RSSA referenced in your question is a great product and is confirmed to fit the Ford F-53 chassis of your Jayco Precept 35S Motorhome. This Steering Stabilizer works with any F-53 Class A with V10 between 2000-2017. It will be mounted between the steering mechanism and the chassis to minimize wander and correct oversteering. Because this is custom fit for the Ford F-53 chassis, there is no drilling or welding required...
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  • Will the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 Work With a Rotating Pin Box
  • Yes, the Replacement Base for B&W Companion Hitch for Ford Super Duty, part # BWRVB3300, will work with your B&W Companion Head Assembly, part # BWRVC3006. Even though a rotating pin box is typically used for a truck bed that is shorter than 6 feet, it will work well with the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch. You can install the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30126, on your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty to use with the Companion if you do not already have the factory prep package. If...
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  • Comparing Curt Weight Distribution Hitch Systems C17002 and C17052
  • The two Curt weight distribution (WD) hitches you referenced, parts # C17002 and # C17052, are both round bar type WD systems that are intended for trailer tongue weights between 800 and 1000-lbs. Both include the same component parts (and both do NOT include a hitch ball or friction anti-sway mechanism). The main difference between them is that the MV # C17052 has grease zerks at the head to make it easier to lubricate that friction point. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2014 Ford Edge with Panoramic Vista Roof
  • We do have quite a few roof rack options available that will fit your 2014 Ford Edge that has a panoramic Vista Roof. As long as your Ford Edge has a naked roof (no raised side rails or crossbars), I recommend the Rhino-Rack 2500, which consists of parts # DS1375B and # DK228. This system includes 54 inch crossbars and has a weight capacity of 165 pounds, although you will want to check your vehicle's roof capacity as listed in the owner's manual as the panoramic roofs tend to be a bit...
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  • Installing a 4-Way and 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2000 Ford Shuttle Bus
  • The 3-wire system to 2-wire system converter we carry is the Roadmaster Brite-Lite # RM-732. Your 2000 Ford Shuttle Bus is likely built using a Ford E-Series van. In which case it's possible the harness # 118344 will plug into the wiring. However, I doubt the connectors are there. In which case I suggest hardwiring the # 119190KIT which is one of the most universal wiring harnesses we carry. This will provide you your 4-way trailer connector. To then install a 7-way use # ETBC7...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Ball Cover On 2013 Ford F-350
  • The gooseneck ball hole covers we have are bigger than the 1-1/2 inch hole you said you have in the bed of your 2013 F-350, but I have a solution that will work for you. I recommend the Draw-Tite magnetic cover, part # 58389. This cover measures 3-1/2 inches diameter and will cover the 1-1/2 inch hole for you.
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  • Weight Distribution System That Will Work With a 1,400 Lbs Tongue Weight
  • When deciding on a weight distribution system you will need to know the total tongue weight of your towing rig. This includes the loaded ready to tow trailer plus any cargo you might be carrying behind the rear axle of the toing vehicle. I can give you a general recommendation on a system based on the information that you provided. Lets say your trailer's tongue weight is 1,400 lbs loaded and you plan to carry 100 lbs of cargo, then your total tongue weight would be 1,500 lbs. When choosing...
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  • Edge Tuners & Mileage Performance for 2012 Ford F-250 6.7L V8 Diesel
  • The Edge Insight CTS2 # EP84130 that works with your 2012 Ford F-250 6.7L V8 does not provide tuning functions; it is only a monitoring device that displays data from the truck's OBD-II port. The Edge products for your truck that actually do provide tuning options include the Diesel Evolution CS2 Performance Tuner # EP85300 and the EvoHT2 Hand-Held Performance Tuner # EP16040, both of which are displayed on the linked page. When you tow you will want to use the tow setting typically....
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  • Parts to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Fiesta Behind Class C Motorhome & for Kayak Transport
  • We can help you equip your soon-to-be Ford Fiesta for flat towing behind your Class C motorhome. According to the online edition of the owner's manual (page 152) the car can safely be flat towed. Please refer to the linked articles on flat towing for more information on the items needed and do check the manual for your own car. Let's start with base plates. The linked page displays all base plates for the various versions of the car. You can choose your version using the drop-down menu...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Kits for 2008 Ford E-150 Van
  • None of the steering stabilizer products we offer are intended for the E-150, only for the E-250, E-350 and E-450 van models that used often used for construction of RVs. But we do offer suspension enhancement products for both the front and rear axle that you can see on the linked page. These suspension kits include air springs, leaf helper springs and also jounce springs. You can select 2WD or 4WD and front or rear axle applications using the filters on the page. For instance, for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2004 Ford E-450 Converted to Bus
  • The problem is that your E-450 is converted to a bus which means the rear frame has been extended and our custom fit hitches are not going to work since they require the non-extended frame. I spoke to my contacts at Curt and Reese and the only styles of hitches that can be made to fit a service body truck like yours are multi-fit hitches like the # 41990 that has a 16k capacity. This is a weld on hitch that would require either the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets...
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  • Large Roof Basket Recommendation for 2002 Ford Excursion
  • For your 2002 Ford Excursion with factory crossbars the Thule Trail XT part # TH865XT is a confirmed fit and would work well for you as it measures 63 inches long by 39-1/2 inches wide. The front of the basket is wedge shaped to act as a wind fairing.
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  • Availability of Tallest Hitch Mounted Crossbar Load Extender
  • I wish we had a load extender that was tall enough for you but the tallest we have is 72 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole of the hitch to the top. This carrier is the Yakima # Y02449-3. It is possible you measured from ground to the top of your vehicle so in case you need a lower measurement from the hitch pin hole to the roof this would work. This comes with a cross bar that is 58 inches long.
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  • Availability of Tallest Hitch Mounted Crossbar Load Extender
  • I wish we had a load extender that was tall enough for you but the tallest we have is 72 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole of the hitch to the top. This carrier is the Yakima # Y02449-3. It is possible you measured from ground to the top of your vehicle so in case you need a lower measurement from the hitch pin hole to the roof this would work. This comes with a cross bar that is 58 inches long.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2016 Ford Fusion
  • First you would need to start with a roof rack to allow you to mount a ski carrier for that the Rhino Rack part # RRRS547B is a confirmed fit and what I would recommend. This rack an excellent rack that matches the more expensive brands in terms of quality but is less expensive. With that installed you would be able to install the Rhino Rack part # RR573 which can carry 3 skis or 2 boards.
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  • Offset and Backspacing of Taskmaster Wheel part # TTW660865SM3
  • The Taskmaster Wheel part # TTW660865SM3 that you referenced has a zero offset like most trailer wheels do which allows the trailer weight to be evenly distributed to either side of the wheel. This is a 6 inch wide wheel so that means the backspacing is 3-1/2 inches.
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  • Thickness of DeeZee Bed Mat and Other Bed Mats for a 2017 Ford F-250 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Not only is it true but there are some that are even thicker than 3/8 inches that will fit your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed. So DeeZee mat # DZ87011 is 3/8, Access mat # A25010399 is 1/2 inch thick, and BedTred Ultra Custom Full Truck Bed Liner # UTQ17SBK is 3/4 inches thick.
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Focus
  • For your 2016 Ford Focus the correct base plate kit is the part # BX2663 which is a confirmed fit for yours that is built in 2015. You didn't say what tow bar you have but this will work with Blue Ox tow bars. 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...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for V-Nose Trailer with 500 lbs Tongue Weight
  • We may something that will allow you to install a weight distribution system on your V-nosed trailer. The bolt-on chain hangers, part # RP58305, provide an attachment point for your weight-distribution spring bars without interfering with trailer-frame-mounted items. Since your tongue weight is 500 lbs the weight distribution system we recommend is the Strait Line part # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and the only sway control on the market designed to prevent...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2000 Ford F-250 Short Bed for Use with RBW Hitch
  • We have rail kits that will fit your 2000 Ford F-250 short bed that are compatible with your RBW fifth wheel hitch. For that you would want the Reese Custom Rail kit part # RP50082-58 which is a custom fit rail kit for your truck that will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit. RBW hitches like yours are designed to fit industry standard rails like what this kit comes with.
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2013 Ford F-150 Come with Install Hardware
  • The Curt hitch part # C14002 that you referenced comes with all of the needed hardware to install it. That includes nuts, bolts, washer etc. You would not need to provide them. (4) 1/2-13 x 2" HEX BOLT (4) FW12 FW, 12, ZP (4) 9_16 WASHER USS FLAT FLAT WASHER (2) CM-SP16 .250 x 1.50 x 2.00" RND HOLE SPCR (4) HFN 1213 HEX FLANGE NUT If you happened to be looking for replacement hardware we have the part # RHK which comes with all of the mentioned hardware. You would just need to...
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  • Does 5th Airborne part # 5AB-E1621-610 Replace Lippert 1621 Pin Box
  • The 5th Airborne # 5AB-E1621-610 that you referenced is an exact replacement for your Lippert 1621 and would have the same amount of extension. The 1621 is considered a "long" or extended pin box. As long as the air bag of this pin box is inflated properly there would be no clunking as you pull away from stops. This will help smooth the ride out quite a bit actually.
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  • Can I Drill Holes to Install a Hitch on my 2016 Ford C-Max Easily at Home
  • Drilling holes into your vehicle frame to install a trailer hitch is not uncommon at all. As long as you have the proper tools installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12092, on your 2016 Ford C-Max is a fairly easy install that is estimated at about an hour to complete. You can install it on your own, but it is much easier to have an extra set of hands to help out. I have attached a video of this hitch being installed on a 2015 Ford C-Max for you to view, plus a link to our ball mount...
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  • Brake Line Kit Compatible With Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator And Disc Brakes
  • The HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi, # HBA16 is compatible with the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 13" Hub/Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - E-Coat - 7,000 lbs # K2HR79E. The Kodiak Hydraulic brake line kit for tandem axle you asked about # 18TA-BLKIT will absolutely work with these two components, but you may want a longer kit for your application. These kits will also work: HydraStar Hydraulic Brake Line Kit - Tandem Axle - 30' Long, 1/4" Main Line # HS496-252 Demco...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250
  • Reese, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch are all the same manufacturer so if you wanted to stick with that brand you could use # 41922 which will fit a 2001 Ford F-250 with a standard/step bumper. It is rated for 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight (12,000 when used with weight distribution). The B&W hitch # BWHDRH25230 will also fit models with the standard/step bumper. Since your truck has 16 inch tires and assuming the spare is the same or at least an 18 or smaller then you will not have...
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  • Does Swift Hitch Wireless Hitch Alignment Replacement Camera Come with a Monitor
  • Swift Hitch Wireless Hitch Alignment Camera # SH01-C is just a replacement camera. The whole system that comes with a monitor and power cables is # 04928. I have linked a video review of this camera system for you.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Factory Prep Package
  • We have both sliding 5th wheel hitches for your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with factory prep package if it is a short bed, and also fixed 5th wheel hitches if it is a long bed. I have included links to the pages for both hitch types. The best options in an American-made 5th wheel hitch come from B&W. The slider version # BWRVK3370 offers 12-inches of travel and is rated for 20K. The fixed hitch version for a long bed, part # BWRVK3300, shares the same 20K rating and double jaw system....
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  • Do Torklift Camper Tie Downs Interfere with Fifth Wheel Rail Kits
  • Torklift Camper Tie Downs like the part # TLF2016 would not interfere with the fifth wheel rail kit you have installed in your 2012 Ford F-350.
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  • Which Reese Elite Rail Kit Fits 2015 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • For your 2015 Ford F-250 short bed the Reese Elite rail kit part # RP30126 is the correct kit to use. Depending on the shape of the nose of the trailer you can use a stationary hitch in a short bed truck. For that you would want the part # RP30142. If it's the same trailer you plan to tow you would probably get away with this. If instead you do need a slider hitch you would want the part # RP30144.
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  • Availability of Just Brackets of Reese Rail Kit # RP50082-58
  • Yes, for just the brackets you would want part # RP50082 which is just the brackets of the kit part # RP50082-58. Use hardware kit # RP58430 for the rest of the hardware you will need. This is the hardware you need to attach the brackets to the rails. These bolts are one time use so you would not be able to use your old hardware with your new rail kit.
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  • Which Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer Fits 2016 Forest River Forester
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Stabilizer part # RM-RBK24-RSSC that you referenced is the correct fit for your 2016 Forest River Forester class C motorhome on a 2017 Ford E-450 chassis and a V10 engine.
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  • How Long is the Tekonsha Plug In Adapter part # 3035-P
  • The overall length of the Tekonsha Plug In Adapter part # 3035-P that you referenced is 31 inches. More wire can easily be added to this if needed.
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  • Does Firestone Air Spring Kit part # F2703 Fit 2015 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • Yes, the Firestone kit part # F2703 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory hitch prep package.
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-350
  • For your 2012 Ford F-250 the Air Lift Kit part # AL57596 would be the correct kit to use as it is a heavier duty air bag kit which you would need. That being said, weighing the rear axle of your truck with the trailer connected and then comparing that to the capacity of the spring kit would not necessarily be the way to pick it out. What these kits do is provide the additional suspension support up to the capacity of the spring kit. They do not however give you additional suspension...
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  • Best Way to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2014 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • For towing fifth wheel trailers with a truck that has a bed length of 5-1/2 feet the best option is the Sidewinder pin box. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer. Once...
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  • Is There a Difference Between 3D Maxpider Floor Mats and Aries Floor Mats
  • They are different brands but their construction is very similar actually. They both use a thermoplastic rubber top section with a layered XPE middle section and a Maxpider lower portion to allow for traction. Once could argue they are basically the same mat with a different brand.
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  • Towing Mirrors that Fit 2002 Ford F-150 with Turn Signals Built into the Mirrors
  • Yes, the K-Source Towing Mirrors part # KS81600 is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Ford F-150 that has turn signals built into the mirrors. We have had several customers come back and say they fit just fine with their turn signals.
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  • Will Kodiak Brake Line Kit part # 18TA-BLKIT Work with Hydrastar Actuator HBA-16
  • Yes, the brake line kit part # 18TA-BLKIT that you referenced would work great with the Hydrastar # HBA16 and Kodiak disc brake kit part # K2HR712E.
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  • Does Timbren Kit TFR250SDG Fit 2WD and 4WD 2016 Ford F-250
  • Yes, the correct Timbren kit for your 2016 Ford F-250 4 wheel drive is the part # TFR250SDG that you referenced. We have some of the fits separated by 4WD or 2WD since some of them only fit one or the other, but the Timbren kit fits both styles.
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  • Will Curt Universal Gooseneck Hitch and Install Kit Fit a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit # C61502 only fits much older domestic trucks so the combination of it and hitch # C65500 will not work on your 2015 Ford F-250. But we do have many custom fit gooseneck options that will fit your truck such as Curt hitch # C61332-52 which includes both the hitch and the installation kit. Going with the above mentioned hitch and install kit will also save you some money compared to the universal kit and hitch you originally asked about. And...
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  • Choosing a Weight Distribution System for 2017 Jayco Jayflight Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you need to find the trailer's loaded and ready to go tongue weight. The best way to do this is to use a tongue weight scale, like # 5780, and weigh it when it is loaded and ready to tow. Then you'll need to add in the amount of weight you have stored behind the rear axle of your 2013 Ford F-150. This total is what you'll use to determine the correct system. You'll want your total tongue weight that you figured to fall somewhere in the mid range...
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  • Recommended Firestone Air Springs For 2007 Ford F-150 & Trailer Axle Compatibility w/ 12 Inch Wheel
  • For your 2007 Ford F-150, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted - Rear Axle # F2350 which are a confirmed fit. The fact that it is not heavy duty suspension and without 5th wheel hitch doesn't come into play. These air springs will mount to your frame and current suspension system. It will allow you to adjust air as needed between 5 psi and 100 psi. If you want to bypass the manual adding and subtracting of air, you can add the Firestone Air...
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  • New Brackets for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Rails on 2013 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Truck Bed
  • The Curt # C16441 brackets are for 6-1/2 and 8 foot bed trucks. Since your 2013 Ford F-150 has the 5-1/2 foot bed you'll want the Reese Quick-Install Kit # RP50081. This will fit your truck and give it includes all new hardware.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch For 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4
  • On your 2015 Ford F-250, I recommend the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs # BWGNRK1111. This underbed mount will bolt into place using existing holes in your truck's frame. You will need to cut the hole for the gooseneck ball and drill the holes for the safety chain hookups. I also recommend the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness 7-Pole # 20110 that will allow you access to a 7-way in the bed of your truck as well...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 4-way Trailer Connector on 2004 Ford F-150 with Bad Factory Connector
  • To install a 4-pole flat trailer connector on your 2004 Ford F-150 that has a bad factory connector, I recommend using the Curt T-Connector # C55551. You can use this to install the 4-way trailer connector by plugging into existing wiring behind the rear bumper of your F-150, replacing the factory connector harness on your vehicle. I have included the installation details for your review. If you also need a ball mount, I have attached a link to our selection as well as a helpful...
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  • Will Highland Floor Mats 46042 Fit a 2013 Ford E-350 Passenger Van
  • Yes. The Highland floor mats # 46042 will fit a 2013 Ford E-350 passenger van. I have also included a link to all of the floor mats, custom, semi-custom, and universal, that will fit your van.
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  • Recommended Vehicle Wiring Harness With 4-Way Trailer Connector For 2006 Ford Ranger
  • For your 2006 Ford Ranger, I recommend the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # HM40655 you mentioned. This harness is all you need. This harness will connect to your factory wiring with the clips. The connections are located behind the tail light on each side of your truck. It is a simple plug and play application.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 2014 Ford Flex SEL with Factory 7-Way Trailer Socket
  • You are right...there ARE a lot of brake controllers on the market, but we can give you a solid recommendation based on proven performance and the positive experiences of many, many etrailer customers. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 proportional-type brake controller # 90885 and the matching quick-connect wiring adapter # 22292 are all you need to tow a trailer with either electric drum brakes or electric-over-hydraulic brakes. Over 1000 of our customers have purchased and highly-rated this...
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  • Recommended Towing Mirrors For 2012 Ford F-150
  • Depending on the features you have on the 2012 F-150 mirrors I recommend the K-Source towing mirrors, part # KS81810. These mirrors will work with your mirrors whether it is manual, power non-heated, or heated, and if they are similar to the mirrors in the attached photos. No tools are needed to install these mirrors as they just slip on the factory mirrors and snap in place.
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  • Additional Gains from SCT Livewire TS Plus on 2004 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8
  • The SCT Livewire TS Plus # SCT5015P can provide up to 37 more horsepower and 85 additional ft-lbs of torque on your 2004 Ford Explorer.
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  • Firestone Rear-Axle Air Bag Kit for 2007 Ford F150 Lariat
  • The Firestone rear-axle air bag kit that fits your 2007 Ford F150 Lariat (without heavy-duty suspension) is kit # F2350. This item fits both 2WD and 4WD versions but it does NOT fit the FX2. The linked installation video will illustrate an application in an F-150. We recommend an air line cutter # F9009 since clean square cuts tend to reduce air leaks and hassles. If you wish to you can add an on-board compressor kit to allow automated pressure adjustments from the comfort of the cab....
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  • Recommended Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch For 2013 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed & Factory Prep Package
  • We have two Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitches that are compatible with the factory rail kit. This means you don't need an adapter like the Reese # RP30156 to use it. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide is an excellent choice for your 2013 Ford F-250 Platinum with crew cab and 6-3/4 foot bed. This autoslide makes it easy for you to navigate turns as it automatically moves the pivot point of the trailer as you turn to provide the clearance needed. There are two different sizes available...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector on 1997 Ford F-150
  • To replace the damaged factory 7-way trailer connector on your 1997 Ford F-150 use # 20119. This will plug into the truck's factory wiring and provide you with both a 7-way and a 4-way.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat
  • For your stock 1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2", # 75038. This will fit your stock truck without any interference. I've attached an installation video to help. This hitch receiver is a square-tube design and has a black powder coat finish over an e-coat base for superior rust protection. It is a bolt-on installation. I know you didn't want a wiring recommendation, but if you do at a later date, let me know. Also...
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  • 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness for 2006 Ford Ranger
  • The Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle 4-Pole Wiring Harness # HM40655 is intended for vehicles without any factory tow package wiring, although it could still be installed in a truck that does have this feature. This item installs by plugging in to the vehicle at its taillight wiring connectors rather than at the round U.S. Car connector that would be found tucked up under the rear bumper on a tow-package-equipped vehicle. For a vehicle with that round connector (see photo please) you could...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I confirmed that the Curt Universal Rail Kit # C16100 will work with your 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew. This will give you industry standard rails in your truck bed to install a fifth wheel hitch. With a 5-1/2 foot bed you're going to have clearance issues between the truck's cab and the trailer when making turns. Usually a sliding hitch will fix this. The problem with such a short bed is many sliding hitches will make contact with the truck's tail gate. Because of this the best solution...
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  • How to Measure Total Tongue Weight When Deciding on a Weight Distribution System
  • When trying to decide on a weight distribution system you need the total tongue weight of your towing rig. This includes a fully loaded ready to tow trailer and any cargo that will be located behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. When you are weighing the total tongue weight will do this without a weight distribution system installed. You will need to know the total tongue weight before you can choose your weight distribution system. I have attached an article that will show you...
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