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  • Will Putco Push-Up Tie-Downs Fit a 1994 Ford Ranger
  • The stake pocket mount tie downs # P99901 do not have a specific vehicle fit list so you have to go by the measurements of the part that fits inside the stake pocket versus the stake pocket openings on your 1994 Ford Ranger. I have included a picture showing the dimensions for you to view.
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  • Recommended Replacement Trailer Roof Vents for 1965 Streamline Trailer
  • The trailer vent cover you referenced, Ventline's Old Style Rounded Dome Trailer Roof Vent Cover # BV0554-01, is a continuous-hinge type cover that fits many Elixir roof vents made between 1996 and 2007. However, many trailer vents, even those that are 50 years old like those on your 1965 Streamline trailer, share a common size. Most trailer roof vents are intended for a rough roof opening of 14-1/4 x 14/1/4-inches and this is why the Ventine cover # BV0554-01 measures 14- x 14-inches....
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  • Replacement Tire/Wheel Combo For RoadMaster Tow Dolly With Electric Brakes
  • If the tow dolly you have is the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, part # RM-2000-1 then the RoadMaster Spare Tire and Wheel, part # RM-2000-9 is what you need. This tire/wheel combo features a ST215-75 R14 radial tire, and the wheel has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch For 2008 Ford F-350 With 2012 8 Ft Bed Installed
  • The gooseneck hitch like part # RP30138-26 you mentioned is designed to fit the frame of the truck, so you will want to choose hitch that is compatible for a 2008 Ford F-350 8 ft bed. Unfortunately, the Reese Elite Series Gooseneck Hitch will not work with your truck. I recommend the Draw-Tite Gooseneck, part # 9460-48. Only the safety chain loops and ball are visible in the truck bed when this is installed, which gives you full access to the bed of your truck. For the fifth wheel...
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  • Hub and Drum Recommendation for a 3,500 Dexter Axle
  • First off thank you for all of the information you listed, that makes picking out a replacement hub much easier. Most likely you have the number 84 spindle as the dimensions you gave are pretty close to what that spindle has. You will need to double check your measurements though for the inner bearing as that should be 1.38 inches and not 1.475. If that all checks out the correct hub and drum you would need is the part # 84656UC3-EZ. It has the bolt pattern you need, the capacity...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1998 Ford F-150
  • As long as you have a factory 7-way at the rear of your 1998 Ford F250 the correct brake controller install harness would be the part # 3035-P that you referenced. I attached an install video for you to check out as well as an FAQ article that details how to install a brake controller in your generation Ford truck.
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  • Brake Controller and Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-150
  • 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. With that information you can determine what would be the correct system to use. I attached a link to a page that has all of the systems we have to the right. You will want...
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  • Front End Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 1996 Ford F350 4WD with 4 in Lift
  • On lifted vehicles Timbren kits like the # TFF3504A would not be effective, we have spoken with Timbren several times about this and that is what they have told us. If the lift kit you have on your truck is just a spacer between the leaf springs and the frame what you could use is the Air Lift Helper Spring part # AL59511. If it's a suspension lift the # AL59511 could potentially work but it would require you to fabricate a 4 inch spacer. My contact at Air Lift said this kit would...
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  • 2-Bike Trunk-Mount Carrier Recommendation for 2009 Ford Mustang Convertible Without Spoiler
  • Convertibles like your 2009 Ford Mustang can pose a challenge to fitting a trunk-mount bike carrier due to the absence of a rear hatch or roof to serve as a connection point for the rack's installation straps or cables. This makes a trailer-hitch-mounted bike rack a better choice for your Mustang. I double-checked with my technical contacts at Thule and Yakima, premier makers of excellent-quality bike racks, and I was advised that neither Thule nor Yakima recommends ANY trunk-mount racks...
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  • Which Hitch Fits 2011 GT500 and is Nearly Invisible
  • I recommend going with Hidden Hitch trailer hitch part # 60280. When this hitch is installed on a 2011 Ford Mustang GT500, the rear fascia will conceal everything with the exception of the receiver. I am including a link to the installation instructions of this hitch and it will show a picture of where the hitch will be located on the car in relation to the rear fascia If you plan on doing some towing the hitch comes with the correct ball mount, pin, and clip. For a 1-7/8 inch ball you...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow 2001 Ford Ranger
  • In order to safely flat-tow your 2001 Ford Ranger you will need 5 items. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lights for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental braking system. If your Ranger is an Edge with the tow hook, I recommend part # 477-1. These base plates have drawbars that can be removed when not towing making the remaining hardware almost invisible. If your Ranger is an XL or XLT, then the base plates I recommend is part # 483-1....
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  • How to Determine the Wire Functions of LED Car Trailer Lights
  • Without knowing the specific lights you have, I do not want to speculate. Instead, if you look at the backs of the lights where the wires enter the housing, it may say what the function of each wire is. On the lights that we sell white is usually ground, yellow is left turn signal and brake lights. Red can sometimes be a brake light only on lights so-equipped, or it could be running lights, and sometimes it is turn signal and brake lights. Brown is almost always running lights.
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  • Components Needed To Install Brake Controller On 2008 Ford F-150 With 4-Way Harness
  • Installing a brake controller like part # 90195 on your 2008 Ford F-150 that has a 4-way connector installed requires a couple of things. Along with the controller you can use the brake controller harness, part # 3035-P. Simply plug one end into the back of the brake controller and the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash. The # 118247 harness is not designed to work with you 2008 Ford F-150. This is designed to fit 2004 F-150 only. What you will need in...
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  • Using Ford Factory Wiring Harness to Install Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford F-150
  • For your 2006 Ford F-150 I recommend the P2 brake controller # 90885. It is our most popular controller because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. If using the factory supplied brake controller wiring harness you will hardwire the controller to it. There are 2 possible ways that the Ford harness could appear. If the harness has a pink wire: Pink goes to controller black for 12 volt power Red goes to controller red for input from brake switch White goes to controller...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Transmission Cooler Recommendations for 2009 Ford Escape V6 Towing Boat Trailer
  • All of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2009 Ford Escape V6, whether a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III type, share a 3500-lb towing capacity. All can be seen on the link at right, including the 2-inch Class III type Curt # 13650. The linked article explains the various hitch classes and their capacities, for your reference. My online research on the Ford Towing Guide website does indicate that the non-hybrid V6 Escape can have up to a 3500-lb towing capacity. You can check...
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  • Recommendation for Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for 2012 Ford F-150 and 7000-lb Trailer
  • The ideal way to select a properly-rated weight distribution system is to measure the trailer's fully-loaded road-ready tongue weight, with all gear, supplies and equipment in place. To this measured tongue weight you need to add the weight of anything in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle, such as a loaded cooler or generator. Once you know your total tongue weight (TTW) you can choose a system with enough tension to properly shift some of this weight forward to the tow vehicle's...
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  • Ladder Rack Recommendation for a 2008 F250 Super Duty to Carry Kayak
  • The Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable-Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a ladder rack on your 2008 Ford F-250 and because it is height adjustable it would allow you to carry your boat above the roof of your 2008 Ford F250. I also confirmed that this rack is compatible with your 2008 Ford F250. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. For a kayak carrier I would recommend the Thule Glide and Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier...
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  • How to Install Air Springs on a 2011 Ford F250 with an 8 inch Lift
  • If your truck has an 8 inch lift you would know it. Your truck would sit up much higher than a stock truck. However, If the lift block on your truck is 8 inches tall then yes you would have an 8 inch lift. If you have a body lift where only the body is raised up above the trailer frame then you would not need a spacer kit. If you have a suspension lift then you would need a spacer. The highest spacers we have go up to 6 inches, my contact at Air Lift said your only option would be to...
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  • Yakima Ladder Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-150
  • Yes, I checked with Yakima and the Yakima Outdoorsman 300 Ladder Rack with 66" CrossBars # Y01137-Y00410 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit all bed lengths of the 2012 Ford F-150 so it should work very well for you. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • 2012 Ford Edge Roof Rack Recommendation
  • The Sportrack Roof Rack part # SR1009 that you referenced would be perfect for what you are looking for on your 2012 Ford Edge. This rack is an economical option that will do a great job as a roof rack on your 2012 Ford Edge that has raised side rails. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver for a 2006 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
  • Curt trailer hitch # C15845 is designed to fit 2006 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 cab and chassis models that have a frame width of 34 inches measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other. According to my Curt representative, the drop of the # C15845 hitch is right at 6 inches between the top of the receiver tube and the bottom of the truck frame. This hitch would be an excellent option for you and is what I recommend. If you plan on doing some towing you might...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Pulling Car Hauler Trailer with Varying Weight Loads
  • The key for a weight distribution system to properly move trailer tongue weight forward to the tow vehicle's front axle is to match the system to the trailer's fully-loaded tongue weight. Systems rated too low will not have enough tension to redistribute the trailer weight forward and systems rated too high for the actual tongue weight can result in jumpy or erratic handling. In addition to your trailer's measured tongue weight you need to include in the equation the weight of anything...
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  • Fit of Stromberg Carlson # VG-100 Fifth Wheel Tailgate on 1993 Ford F250
  • According to Stromberg-Carlson , their # VG-100 5th Wheel Tailgate is indeed a fit for your 1993 Ford F250.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Cover Fit for a Factory Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • I recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Cover part # RP30055, which you referenced. This Fifth Wheel Hitch Cover will fit any Reese, Draw-Tite or Hidden Hitch Classic style fifth wheels like part # RP30047. We tested this cover on some of the newer fifth wheels and it will also fit the Signature Series style. Un-stretched and laid flat, it measures 28 inches by 18 inches. See the picture which shows the dimensions of the cover at right.
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  • Does a 5th Airborne Replacement Pin Box Increase Clearance Between Truck and Trailer
  • The 5th Airborne replacement couplers such as # 5AB-E510-710 have roughly the same dimensions as the stock pin boxes they are meant to replace so you would not get additional clearance with it unless it was a 5th Airborne and Sidewinder combo. A slider hitch or a Sidewinder will provide more clearance. For a Sidewinder I would need to know the manufacturer and model of the pin box. This information should be on a sticker or plate on the pin box. For a slider hitch, there are many...
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  • Brake Controller And Plug-In Adapter For 2002 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake Controller, part # 90885, is a nice brake controller and is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. For your 2002 Ford F-150, the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part # 3035-P will make installation that much easier. You simply plug one end of the adapter into the built-in port under the dash and the other end into the back of the brake controller. I have attached a link to a brake controller installation video you can check out.
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  • Need 4-Pole Flat Male to 4-Pole Flat Male Wiring Harness Adapter
  • We do have exactly what you need to join two female (vehicle-side) 4-pole flat trailer connectors. Roadmaster offers their # RM-300150-00 extension wiring loop which has male (trailer side) connectors on both ends of a 6-foot harness. This will allow you to join the two female 4-pole connectors on the truck and trailer.
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  • Backup Alarm for a 2012 Ford F-350
  • Backup alarm and light # HM20101VA will not fit your 2012 Ford F-350. It fits in place of a 3156 bulb. Your truck uses a different bulb style. To add a back up alarm you can use # BK97DB. It mounts to the underside of the vehicle and will tap into a reverse light wire. I have linked a video showing how it installs.
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  • B and W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty
  • Yes, the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W and the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1111-5W that you referenced are both confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford-F450. I attached an install video for these parts on a similar truck for you to check out.
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  • Westin Fey Diamondstep Bumper Recommendation for a 2005 Ford Van
  • I spoke to my contact at Westin and he informed me that while they do not have the dimension you are looking for he assured me that the Westin Fey Diamondstep Rear Bumper # 20105 that you referenced will fit your 2005 Ford Van.
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  • Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Ford F-350
  • The Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose that will fit your 2005 Ford F-350 is # 9460-48. It fits short and long bed models. I have included some links to the right to a video showing installation and the instructions for you.
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  • Using Adapter for Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2011 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • First, adapter # RP30156, does come with everything you will need for installation in your 2011 Ford F-350 with the factory prep package. The EZ Roller is a Husky slider and it is compatible with the adapter. The hitch will be higher by about 2 inches above the bed measured up from the top of the corrugations so if needed you will need to lower the head height of the hitch.
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a 2001 Ford Expedition
  • 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. Typically tongue weight is 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight, if you were planning on maxing out your trailer while towing it would be between 750 lbs and 1,100 lbs. For...
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  • Primus Brake Controller Display Shows 17 with Brake Pedal or Manual Override on 2004 Ford Expedition
  • It sounds like there are a couple of issues going on with your brake controller. It actually sounds like you have the OL error (maybe) and that would indicate an overload condition. I could not find any error for the Primus controller that was even close to the 17 that you are seeing. This makes me think that there is also something wrong with the display. To determine the issue there are some tests you can do. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from...
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  • Can the Blue Ox TailGator Hauler Hitches # SC1200 be Used with a Hitch Extender
  • The Blue Ox TailGator Utility Vehicle Hauler for Pickup Trucks w/ 2" Hitches # SC1200 should work well for what you are trying to do on your 2013 Ford F150. You would not need to use a hitch extender to make this work either, or if are saying that you have a dual hitch like the Torklift hitches this product would still work as long as one of the hitch openings is 2 inches in diameter. If you are saying that you are wanting to use a dual hitch adapter so that you could tow a trailer while...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Mustang With Naked Roof
  • The Yakima Universal Foam Block Rooftop Kayak Carrier # Y04053 that you referenced is designed to fit naked roofs so it would work well on your 2010 Ford Mustang with a naked roof as long as the kayak you plan on carrying weighs less than the roof capacity for the vehicle. This comes with several straps that you can use for securing your kayak as well. So you would not need any additional straps. I would recommend you clean the roof of your vehicle before you use this rack to prevent...
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  • Swing Away Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Flex
  • As long as you have a hitch on your 2013 Ford Flex that has a 2 inch opening like the Hidden Hitch part # 87571 then yes, the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack # TH9027 would work well on your vehicle. As far as your bikes are concerned, as long as they weigh under the capacity for the bike rack which is 140 lbs you would be good to go in that regard as well. The rack you referenced is great because it can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded to give you complete...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • Curt does not have a listing for a brake controller wiring harness for a 2015 Ford F-150 at this time. You will need the appropriate wiring harness to plug a controller directly into the truck. I recommend the Tekonsha P2 controller, # 90885, because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. You would need wiring harness # 22292, also known as 3036-P.
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  • Install Video for a Yakima Roof Rack on a 2011 Ford Fusion
  • Yes, the video you referenced that shows the Yakima Roof Rack that consists of the following parts: # Y00409, # Y00699, # Y00731, and # Y00124 being installed on a 2007 Ford Fusion details the same process for your 2011 Fusion. Both the 2007 and the 2011 Fusions have the same roof rack components listed so the installs will be virtually identical. I attached the video you referenced to the right.
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  • Superchips Programmer Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 with 5.4 liter Engine
  • Both the SuperChips Programmers part # SU1842 and # SU118650 are confirmed to fit your 2010 Ford F150 with a 5.4 liter gas engine. The difference is the interface, the # SU1842 uses the display of the handheld unit to surf the menus and make adjustments. Whereas the # SU118650 actually will link up to your Android powered mobile device so that you can make adjustments and monitor engine parameters from your phone/device. Personally I would go with the # SU1842 unless you are someone...
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Hyundai Elantra
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C11303 has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Hyundai Elantra so it would work well for you. For trailer wiring you would want the part #118532, ball mount # C45521, 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256, 2 inch ball # 19258.
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  • Remote Mount Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F150 5.4 Liter
  • The great thing about the Derale 16-Pass Electra-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan # D15900 is that you can almost mount it anywhere you want as long as you can route the transmission lines to the location easily. For maximum cooling I would still recommend you pick a location with some airflow. Another added benefit is that you can mount the cooler away from the radiator if you want so that it doesn't affect the cooling ability of your radiator. We haven't had the chance to...
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  • How to Tow a 2000 Ford F-250 4x4 Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow a vehicle you will need at least 5 items: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For the specific procedures once you are ready to go, consult the vehicle owners manual in the recreational towing section. For base plates you can use # BX2163. They will install basically where the tow hooks are (if equipped) on the truck. For a compatible tow bar, if your 2000 Ford F-250 weighs less than 6,500 pounds you can use the Alpha, # BX7365. This...
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  • Breakaway Kit for a Triple Axle Trailer with 7,000 Pound Axles
  • We have a few breakaway kits that will fit your needs starting with the Hopkins Engager system # 20099. It comes with a charger and LED indicators. Pro Series system # 50-85-315 will also work. It also includes a charger and LED indicators. We also have Tekonsha system # 50-85-313 which is nearly identical to the Pro Series system. These are the top three. I have linked some videos to the right and a link to all the systems that would work for you (with a couple of exceptions that...
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  • Can Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness Be Used With Pollak 7 and 4-Pole Connector Mounting Bracket
  • Yes, the Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness, # 118242, for your 2001 Ford F-150 can be plugged into the back of the Pollak 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket, # HM40975.
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  • Compatibility of Air Lift LoadLifter # AL88398 Air Suspension with 2006 Ford F250 with 6 Inch Lift
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter # AL88398 will fit your 2006 Ford F250. If the lift is a body lift, you would simply install the kit according to the linked instructions. If your truck has a suspension lift, you'd need to use a spacer kit like part # AL52150, which installs between the air bag and the mounting bracket. For extra convenience, you might consider a compressor kit like part # AL25592, which will allow you to add or remove air from the springs without exiting the truck or having...
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  • Will Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator Work for 4 Breaking Wheels on Tandem Axle Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Demco and he said the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 will work for four breaking wheels on your tandem axle trailer. Please not that because this actuator does not include a reverse lockout, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with free-backing brakes so that you can drive in reverse without the actuator triggering your trailer's brakes. I have included a video review of this surge-type actuator for you to check out.
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights and Dash on 1986 Ford Econoline Jayco Motorhome
  • You said you checked the fuses. Some motorhomes have fuse boxes in multiple locations, inside the engine compartment, inside the cab under the dash, and even in the camper sewer/electrical compartment. Sometimes a fuse may appear to be in good condition, but really needs replacing. To rule that out, take a new fuse that has the same rating and insert it into the proper location. If the problem is a short, and the next fuse that you insert shorts out as well, you will need to use the...
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-150 Super Crew with 5-1/2 Ft Bed
  • Yes, the TruXedo TruXport Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Cover, # TX297601, is a great choice for your 2014 Ford F-150 Super Crew with a 5-1/2 ft bed. Not only does this cover look great but it is also economically priced and designed to improve gas mileage for your F-150. Since your truck is equipped with a factory bed liner, if the liner extends up under the bed rails of your F-150, you may need to cut a small hole in the liner in order to mount each of the clamps for the cover. Another...
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  • Replacement Fog Light Bulbs for a 2001 Ford Explorer XLTS
  • The fog light bulbs on your 2001 Ford Explorer are either an H10, 893, or 880 so # P243156R-360 would not work since they are 3156 bulbs. I have included a link to the right to all of the fog light bulbs that fit your Explorer. Any color other than Ion Spark White and Double White will NOT be DOT compliant. All other colors are for off-road use only.
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  • Troubleshooting E-4E3 Error Code on Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU1950 for Ford
  • I reviewed the owner's manual for your Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU1950 to see the cause for the error code you saw, E-4E3. The manual does not list this code so I contacted the technical team at Superchips for assistance. My contact thinks the code you saw may have actually been "E-43". This indicates that the vehicle has already been set with a modified tune. Since it is not possible to "stack" multiple engine tunes you will first need to return the vehicle to its stock...
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2000 Ford F-350 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed
  • We have a couple of custom fifth wheel installation kits designed to fit your 2000 Ford F-350. Part # 50043-6008 requires enlarging one hole in the truck frame. We also have part # RP50082-58, which does not require drilling into the truck frame for installation. This kit will work with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches, but is not compatible with Reese Elite Series or Valley UBS hitches. Both of these installation kits will work on your...
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  • What Is The Wiring Configuration For 4-Way Round Connector
  • On a flat 4-way connector, the standard function is Green is the right turn signal and brake, Yellow is left turn signal and brake, White is ground, and Brown is the running lights, used when the headlights are on. You may want to test the wires for function just to be sure. You can use a circuit tester like part # 3808 for that. I have attached a photo that shows typical wiring for a 4-way round connector.
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  • Weight and Capacity of Rola # 59507 Cargo Carrier
  • Although the basket has a 300 lb capacity, you'll be limited by whichever component of your towing system has the lowest capacity, whether it be the carrier or the hitch. Take a look at the sticker on your hitch. If the hitch is a Class I, you'll likely have a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which means the downward force or weight applied to the hitch could not exceed 200 lbs. This would mean that the combined weight of the carrier (about 60 lbs) and the weight of whatever's carried...
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  • Weight and Capacity of Rola 21 x 55 Inch Cargo Carrier # 59507
  • The Rola # 59507 cargo carrier is rated at 300 lbs. If the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is 350 lbs, you'll be limited by whichever component has the LOWEST capacity, which is the cargo carrier in this instance. Because the carrier weighs about 65 lbs, you'd be limited to carrying about 285 lbs of cargo on the carrier. If your cargo loaded on the carrier, you might consider fitting out your carrier with a light kit like part # 59516. You'd also need to install a trailer connector...
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  • Are Programmer Mounts Available In Different Colors
  • The different mounts for the different programmers that we carry including the Edge Evolution # EP15051 do not come in alternative colors. However the mount can be painted to match the interior of your 2006 Ford F-150.
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  • Spring Height of # SSR-182 SumoSprings
  • According to my SuperSprings representative, the height of the spring unit itself is 5-3/4 inches. I've edited a photo for you showing this dimension.
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  • Performance Programmer for a 2006 Ford F-150 4.6L with Modified Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust
  • Edge Evolution programmer # EP15051 fits the 2006 Ford F-150 with 4.6 liter. They are designed for and tested on stock trucks so the mods you have made could cause an overly lean air/fuel ratio which could damage the motor. Bully Dog GT programmers, # BY40410FL for California approved or # BY40415FL for non-California approved (both can still be used in all other states) is a better option considering the modded intake on your truck.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Connector For 2008 Ford F-250 With Towing Package
  • We do offer replacement connectors that will work with your OEM wiring harness on your 2008 Ford F-250. If you just need the replacement 7-pole connector, I recommend part # PK11893. This is an exact replacement for the OEM connector on your truck. If you find the vehicle side of the harness was damages, I recommend part # C55242. This plugs directly into OEM tow package wiring harness and requires no cutting or splicing of wires. To get a 6-pole connector on the rear of your...
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  • Grille Guard, Front Mount Hitch and Winch Plate for 2001 Ford Ranger
  • The best solution I could provide for you would be the Westin Grille Guard # 33-2365 as it is a grille guard and a skid plate. However, this guard and all of the other ones confirmed to fit your vehicle do not have winch plates on them. If the winch mount is the priority you could go with a front hitch instead like part # 65024 and then use a winch plate like part # C31010. I also attached a link to the right that has all of the bumpers we carry for your 2001 Ford Ranger.
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  • Would the SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box # SR7018 fit Crossbars of a 1997 Ford Explorer
  • If the crossbars on your 1997 Ford Explorer have a spread of 25-7/8", 27-7/8",or 29-7/8" and are less than 4 inches in diameter the SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box # SR7018 will fit. I attached a review video for this cargo box as well.
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  • Will Adding Cold Air Intake Increase Gas Mileage on a Ford F-250 XLT V10
  • Adding cold air intake will help an engine to run more efficiently. But if that was the only thing you changed you probably wouldn't notice a difference in gas mileage on a single tank. It might take several months to see an improvement in mileage. Driving habits will have more of an effect on mileage. Other factors such as the condition of the vehicle, terrain, altitude will also have an effect on the mileage.
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  • How to Install the Best Brake Controller in a 2007 Ford Expedition with 7-Way
  • Sounds like you have both a factory 4-way and 7-way at the rear of your 2007 Ford Expedition. Because of that all you would need to install the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 that you referenced is the correct wiring harness, part # 3035-P. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash. I attached an install video to the right that details how this will install.
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  • Blue Ox Tiger Trak Rear Axle Stabilizer for a 2015 Ford F-53 Chassis
  • Yes, I checked with Blue Ox and the Tiger Track part # TT2405 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F53 26k chassis and won't require any drilling to install. I attached a link to the installation instructions to the right that detail how it will install.
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  • Will the Length of Curt Bolt-Together Adjustable Weight Distribution Shank # C17122 Reduce Capacity
  • The longer Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17122 that you referenced will not reduce the capacity of your hitch. Hitch extenders reduce capacity by the increased leverage and the increased movement they create. Also, tongue weight affects weight distribution systems differently than a weight carrying setup, that is why this product has such a large gusset from the top piece and the lower piece and why it still has high capacities while being longer than most.
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  • Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack # CG-902 Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack # CG-902 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2006 Ford F-150 with a short bed. For a ratchet strap setup for this ladder rack you could get the # IMF18810.
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  • Trailer Hitch Lock for a Class I or II 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • Thanks for including a few pictures! The trailer hitch receiver lock # 5200 you referenced works with Class I-II 1-1/4 inch hitches. It is also the most popular. If your receiver hitch on your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is indeed 1-1/4 inches this lock will work great. I have included a video review for you as well. If you have any additional questions let us know!
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  • Trailer Hitch Lock for a Class I or II 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • Thanks for including a few pictures! The trailer hitch receiver lock # 5200 you referenced works with Class I-II 1-1/4 inch hitches. It is also the most popular. If your receiver hitch on your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is indeed 1-1/4 inches this lock will work great. I have included a video review for you as well. If you have any additional questions let us know!
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  • Will a Sidewinder Fit B&W Companion Hitch for a 2014 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3300 does fit the factory prep package on your 2014 Ford F-350. And it can be used with a Sidewinder since this version of the hitch fits in the 4 pucks in the truck bed. Models of the Companion that just fit in the Gooseneck ball hole are not compatible with Sidewinders. But to determine if there is as Sidewinder that fits the trailer I need to know the manufacturer of the pin box and the model number. This information should be on a sticker or plate on the...
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  • Snow Ski Carrier Recommendation For 2011 Ford Escape With Factory Crossbars
  • We do offer a rack system that will work for your 2011 Ford Escape with the factory crossbars. Depending on the number of skis you want to carry we have a couple of carriers. If you are planning on 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards, the carrier I recommend is part # 564U. This carrier includes mounting hardware, padding to protect your gear and locks that help deter thieves. The universal mounting brackets allow you to mount the carrier to a wide range of crossbars that measure up to...
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  • Recommendations For Towing A 2005 Ford Focus
  • Per the owner's manual for your 2005 Ford Focus, it states that if you have an automatic transmission, the vehicle cannot be towed with the front wheels on the ground. For towing, you will need to use a tow dolly. The tow dolly I recommend is the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, part # RM-2000-1. This dolly will allow you to be able to tow your Focus and keep the front wheels off the ground, and not have to use a transmission lube pump or disconnect the driveshaft. This tow...
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  • Torque Spec for Trailer Suspension Shackle Bolts
  • We recommend that shackle bolts be tightened fully, then backed off slightly to allow free movement. You can certainly use a medium-grip thread sealer like Loctite Blue, if you wish, but the above still applies. The shackle/equalizer bolts can be re-used if absolutely necessary but you'll want to be careful to check them for signs of wear and to confirm the threads are okay. All things considered, if you are going through the effort to dismantle your suspension (to replace your springs,...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for a 2014 Ford Escape
  • Yes, we do carry 2 inch trailer hitches for the 2014 Ford Escape. The most popular option is # 87627. I have included links to the right to a video installation and the instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kits for a 2014 Ford F-250
  • I checked with Reese and you can install the 4-Bolt universal installation kit # RP30095 on your 2014 Ford F-250. We do not have a video showing installation of this kit but I have linked the instructions to the right. If you use this kit the rails are only held on by 2 bolts per rail and a center bolt just for stability. That is why Reese, and us here at etrailer, shy away from the 4-bolt kit. The 10-bolt kit, # RP30035, is much more secure. Each rail has 5 bolts on the 10 bolt kit. If...
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  • Will Reese Weight Distribution System Clear Rear Bumper Of 1999 Ford E-350 Van
  • I went to the warehouse and measured the distance between the holes on the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, part # RP66088. I have attached a photo of the shank with the head attached that has the dimensions noted. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount at 14 inches will clear your bumper by 6 inches. This weight distribution system is designed for tongue weight between 600 and 1,200 lbs and has a gross towing weight capacity of 12,000...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2012 Ford F-450
  • When choosing a transmission cooler, the most important thing you want to know is where it will fit so that it will provide the maximum cooling possible. I have attached a drawing that shows the locations typically used for a transmission cooler and where the best location is if possible. As the drawing shows, if you can mount the cooler between your vehicle's grille and the AC condenser core you will gain the greatest efficiency. If your 2012 Ford F-450 is not a diesel, I recommend...
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  • Will Installation of Curt Class IV Hitch # 14001 on 1996 Ford Bronco Require Drilling
  • Yes, the Curt Class IV hitch # 14001 that you referenced will require drilling for installation on your full size 1996 Ford Bronco. It will fit your truck as long as it does not have a roll pan bumper. In addition the installation may require you to reposition the bumper slightly upward and also possibly reposition the spare tire. At right I have linked for you the written installation instructions as well as a video.
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  • Can Blue Ox Baseplates be Used on 2013 Ford Focus SE when Towing with Roadmaster Blackhawk Towbar
  • With the addition of the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter, # RM-031, you can use the Blue Ox Base Plates, # BX2633, with your Roadmaster Blackhawk towbar. These base plates are specifically designed for use with your 2013 Ford Focus SE but are not compatible with the ST model or any vehicle equipped with the adaptive cruise control feature. In addition to the base plates, you may also still need safety cables, a lighting solution and in most states, a supplemental braking...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Carrier Options for 2013 Ford Focus 5-Door Hatchback
  • We certainly can help you select a trunk-mount bike carrier for your 2013 Ford Focus 5-door hatchback. The link at right will take you to our main page that shows all 2-bike hanging-style racks that are confirmed to fit your Focus hatchback. Do note that all trunk-mount racks prevent use of a rear wiper and do not allow for opening the trunk with the rack in place. The hinges on your trunk lid are designed to handle the weight of the trunk itself, but not the additional weight of a loaded...
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  • Overall Length of the Westin E-Series Bars # 23-2340
  • I spoke to my contact at Westin and he informed me that the overall length of the Westin E-Series Bars # 23-2340 is 66 inches.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rails for a 2006 Ford F350 with a 6 3/4 bed?
  • Since you have a short bed 2006 Ford F 350 you will need a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns. The one I like the most and would recommend for you is the Reese R20 with Slider part # RP30870. This hitch has a round tube slider which by design operates smoother than a square tube slider, has a cushioned head to provide a smooth ride, and uses a 2 piece jaw that provides 360 degrees of contact with the king pin to eliminate chucking. This hitch also has a 20k capacity. Check...
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  • 4-Way Recommendation for a 1997 Dutchmen Popup with a 6-Way Square
  • The pinout of the # 30104 that you referenced will only work on Jayco trailers. Although the connector is the same the wires are run to different pins on the 6-way side of the connector. Your best option would be to cut off the 6-way on your trailer and then wire up a 4-way to the trailer wires. For that I would recommend the # HM48110. You will need to wire the 4-way up by function to your trailer and not wire color as they most likely are different. The yellow wire of the 4-way...
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  • Will the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack Fit A Class I Hitch for a 2011 Ford Fiesta
  • The Curt Hitch part # C11055 that you referenced is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening. The Thule Apex 4 bike rack part # TH9025 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit Class I hitches so it would fit, but you should note that you can only load 2 bikes on the rack when it is being used on a Class I hitch. Any more than that and you will potentially damage the hitch/vehicle. For more info on hitch classifications check out the link I attached to the right. We haven't tested...
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  • Hitch Availability for a 2001 Ford Harley Davidson F150 with a Roll Pan Bumper
  • All of the hitches we offer for the 2001 Ford F150s like the part # 87183 will have the hitch opening come out right under the stock rear bumper. The only way one of our hitch would do what you are looking to do is if the roll pan you are looking at extends lower than the factory bumper. Most likely you would need to have a custom roll pan built around a hitch like the # 87183, or have a custom hitch built around the roll pan you are looking at. The second option would probably make...
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  • Mud Flap Availability for a 2002 Ford F-350
  • We do not carry the Ultra Guard Mud Flaps that you referenced that go all the way across the rear of the vehicle, but we do carry several other mudflaps confirmed to fit your 2002 Ford F350. Check out the link I attached to the right. We have fits for Dually and non-Dually models. You would need to select your vehicle style from the drop down menu at the top of the page.
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  • Breakaway Kit Recommendation for the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators
  • You can use a Tekonsha breakaway kit with the HydraStar brake actuators, but it must have a 12 volt 5 amp-hour battery. For the HydraStar brake actuators, we recommend part # 50-85-313. The HydraStar actuators do not come with a breakaway kit and they do not have an integrated battery charger. The Tekonsha breakaway kit that I referenced comes with a Premium Integrated Charger, so you will not need to worry about picking up a separate charger. If you already have a breakaway kit with...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The biggest differences between Husky 16K hitch # HT31326-31196 and Curt hitch # C16521 are the slider base, jaws, and head. The Husky slider base has a lot of moving parts. It is unlike anything else I have seen. I have used it and find it to be a bit complicated which is not a benefit if you find yourself stranded on the side of the road. The Husky slider base also can only travel 10 inches compared to the simpler Curt design with 12 inches of travel. More travel means more clearance...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2010 Ford Escape
  • It sounds like you have a pretty good handle on what you need. I'd recommend you begin by choosing a brake controller. I'd recommend a proportional controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. A proportional controller has internal sensors that can determine how quickly the tow vehicle is braking, and then send the proper amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so that the vehicle and the trailer brake at the same rate. This leads to safer, more predictable braking. To install...
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  • Bore Sealant for Trailer Oil Seals
  • RTV high temperature silicone is what you are looking for. So something such as # LT37464, # LT37467, or # LT37466 would work for you. This is for oil seals that have metal on the outsides like # 91030. No sealant can get on the rubber parts. Just a little bit all the way around should be all you need.
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  • Will Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Work with LED Trailer Lights
  • Trailer wiring harness # 118496 is compatible with LED lights as well as incandescent lights on a trailer. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right for you.
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  • Added Running Lights to Trailer But they Will Not Light Up
  • There could be a couple of issues here. The more lights you add, the more power they draw. If the combined amperage draw of the lights exceeds the amperage rating of the vehicle side wiring system then either some lights will not light up or you could blow a fuse on the vehicle side. The solution is to switch everything over to LED lights which draw only a fraction of the power of incandescent lights. The other possible issue is a bad ground. You mentioned the lights you want to add...
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  • Ball Mount Rattles Around A Lot in Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • There isn't a specific ball mount that you have to use with Curt hitch # C13100 for your 2014 Ford Explorer. You will just need one that is designed for a 2 inch hitch receiver and that allows you to tow the trailer level. The issue that you are experiencing is common. It is because the shank of the ball mount has to be smaller than the 2 inch receiver opening. Otherwise it would be difficult to install and remove the ball mount. To eliminate as much of the movement as possible you...
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  • Hardware and Brackets Included with Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer # RM-RBK9-RSSA
  • According to my Roadmaster Representative, their Reflex Steering Stabilizer does indeed include all the brackets and hardware necessary for installation. You won't need anything else to complete the install.
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  • Snow Tire Chains For 2010 Ford Expedition
  • Tire chains are designed to fit certain size tires. I can make some recommendations for tires that are typically found on a 2010 Ford Expedition. These tire sizes are 255/70-18, and 265/70-17. I will make some recommendations based on those sizes. If the tires you have on your Expedition are a different size you can let me know and I will be happy to make a recommendation based on that size. If your tires are either of those sizes I recommend the Titan Chain Tire Chains, part # TC2326....
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  • Compatibility of Draw-Tite Activator IV Brake Controller with 2000 Ford F350
  • Brake controllers aren't vehicle specific, any controller can be used on virtually any vehicle. The Brake Controller Wiring Adapter, part # 3035-P is the vehicle specific part. The # 3035-P is compatible with your truck. One end of the adapter would plug into the rear of the controller, the other into the grey connector under the dash. In your vehicle, the connector should be located above and to the right of where your right knee would be while driving. If you click the provided link,...
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  • Lighting to Tow a 2015 Ford Fiesta ST Behind a Motor Home
  • Trailer wiring harness # 56047 is for a 2015 Ford Fiesta sedan. But the ST is a hatchback so the harness will not fit. There is currently no trailer wiring harness for the4 2015 ST models or other hatchback models. Another issue is that you would not use this type of harness to tow the Fiesta behind the motor home. This harness is for a Fiesta to tow a trailer behind it. It does not work in reverse so you need a different lighting solution. Since there aren't any plug in tow bar...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2003 Ford Explorer and 3,800 Pound Trailer
  • The 6K rated system would be the better choice. If you go with a system rated too high it will not be effective and you will end up with a very stiff, unpleasant ride. In extreme cases, a system that is too heavy can damage the trailer frame. The only way to adjust the heavier system would be to replace the spring bars with lighter ones. On some of the Equal-I-zer stuff it used to be that you couldn't do that but I am not sure how it is now. To choose a weight distribution system you...
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  • Recommended Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ford F250 With Ford Factory Fifth Wheel Prep Package
  • If you have the short bed, you'll want to use a sliding hitch, like the Reese Elite Series Slider, part # RP30144 which will drop right into the pucks. The hitch has an 18K capacity. For a long bed truck, use the stationary model, available in an 18K capacity, part # RP30142 or a 25K, part # RP30143. Or, if you use the # RP30156 adapter, you can use any Reese hitch. The # RP30156 would also allow you to use any hitch that is compatible with industry standard fifth wheel rails. I believe...
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  • Helper Springs for a Tiffin Motor Home on a 2014 Ford F-53 Chassis
  • The Sumo Springs for the 2014 Ford F-53 chassis only fit the 16K to 22K chassis models but I do have an excellent option for you. Since your chassis is rated for 24K you can use Firestone air bags, # F2474, for the rear and # F2476 for the front. The benefit of air bags over fixed rubber springs is that you can adjust the air bags by adding or removing air for the best ride quality for you. With these air bags installed you can use a compressor at home if you have one or a compressor...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2011 Ford Ranger and Flagstaff 19QBHW Pop-Up
  • The Reese Mini-Lite systems have been discontinued but there are other options that could work for you. The Reese SC system, # RP66151, would be a good choice. This system has narrow frame mount brackets that can be mounted from 18 inches to 27 inches back from the ball coupler, see instructions linked to the right. If the frame is clear 18 inches to 27 inches back on your trailer frame, this would be the best option since it also includes sway control built in. If this will not work...
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