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  • Recommended 5thWheel to Gooseneck Wiring Adapter on 1999 Ford F-250&F-350 Super Duty w/Factory Plug
  • Good news, I can help. Your year and model of Ford truck was made with two styles of connectors when they were being wired in at the factory. This means you will need to look at your factory 7-way under you vehicle and see if the back of the 7-way connector has the round adapter or if it has a molded cable that leads back to a rectangular connector on the drivers frame rail. I've attached an image of the two for you to better see. If you have the factory round connector on the back...
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  • Availability of Bestop Steps for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We do carry Bestop truck bed steps for your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Part # B7540315 mounts on the driver's side and fits all three cab styles. For the passenger side you can use part # B7540415. These steps do not fit the 5-1/2-foot bed, please note. All Bestop steps for your truck are shown on the linked page. I checked on the Bestop website and the part numbers you referenced are not shown there.
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  • Availability of Bestop Steps for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We do carry Bestop truck bed steps for your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Part # B7540315 mounts on the driver's side and fits all three cab styles. For the passenger side you can use part # B7540415. These steps do not fit the 5-1/2-foot bed, please note. All Bestop steps for your truck are shown on the linked page. I checked on the Bestop website and the part numbers you referenced are not shown there.
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  • Aero Crossbars and Roof Rack Parts Needed to Mount a Roof Rack on a Truck Topper or Bed Sides
  • I do have a way that you can install aero bars on a truck bed topper or to the side rails of a truck bed but the Whispbar crossbars cannot be mounted this way. Tracks can technically be mounted to just about anything that you are willing to drill into including the bed sides. You could use Rhino-Rack tracks such as # RTC14 which are 55 inches long with legs # RLTF (sold in pairs), and aero crossbars. The crossbars come in various lengths and I have included a link to them for you. The...
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  • Mounting Hole Measurements for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Rails
  • On the rails that come with universal installation kit # RP30035 there are 4 holes at either end of each rail and on either the forward or rearward flange for a total of 8 holes per end per rail. From the center of the outer most hole to the center of the next hole is 1-3/4 inches. It is the same between the second and third holes. But from the third to the fourth it is 1-3/16 inches. The center to center distance between the 2 inner most holes is 31-1/2 inches. I have included a picture...
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  • Replacement Strut & Tarp for Extang FullTilt Tonneau Cover EX38780
  • The hatch-style Extang FullTilt tonneau cover that fits your 2006 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2-foot bed is their part # EX38780. For a replacement strut for this cover you can use part # EX8007. For a replacement tarp you can use # EX37780.
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  • Is Drilling Of Frame Or Exhaust Removal Required When Installing Demco Hijacker On 2016 Ford F-350
  • When installing the Demco Underbed Rail and Installation Kit, part # DM8551000 on your 2016 F-350, no drilling is done to the frame and the exhaust does not have to be moved or removed to complete the installation. The Demco Hijacker, part # DM8550032 will work great with your truck. This fifth wheel hitch has a wraparound single-jaw that gives you 360-degree jaw to king pin contact. This hitch hasa 21,000-lb gross towing weight. If you need a 7-way connector for your fifth wheel...
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  • Programmer Compatible with 2000 Ford F-150, 2003 Ford F-150, and 1999 Ford Mustang
  • The SCT iTSX/TSX Programmer for Android - Ford # SCT4015 will work on both your 2000 and 2003 Ford F-150s as long as neither of them has the 5.4 L Supercharged Triton V8. It will work on the 5.4 L that is not supercharged. And yes, it will also work on our 1999 Ford Mustang as well.
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  • Should Goose Box Be Used For 2016 Ford F-350 With 8-Ft Bed And Factory Tow Prep Package
  • A Goose Box is designed to replace the pin box on a fifth wheel trailer and let you tow your trailer with the gooseneck hitch in the bed of your truck. We have a few options you can choose from depending on what you want to accomplish. If you tow multiple style trailers I recommend getting a fifth wheel hitch. You can remove the hitch if you need to tow a gooseneck trailer with your factory tow prep package. The best way to tow a fifth wheel trailer is with a fifth wheel hitch. They are...
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  • Will Curt Class lll Trailer Hitch Fit 2015 Ford Transit T350 Passenger Van
  • Per Curt trailer hitch part # C14012 will fit all models of the 2015 Ford Transit T350. That would include your wagon/ passenger model. For a ball mount I recommend part # C45341. This ball mount has a 3-inch rise or a 4-inch drop. If the rise or drop are not right for you, check out the attached link for choosing the correct ball mount. If you need a 2-inch hitch ball I recommend part # A-90 and if you need a 2-5/16 inch ball part # 63840. If you do not have a trailer connector...
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  • Powered Trailer Jack Recommendation for Best Ground Clearance Under Trailer Frame
  • I wouldn't let the higher capacity of the Lippert Jack part # JET-3555 deter you from using it. Having more capacity than needed for a trailer jack is actually a good thing as it will allow the jack to last longer and operate quicker. It's retracted bracket height is 6-3/4 inches so it would work well for you in that regard plus it's priced great so it really would be your best option.
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  • Powered Trailer Jack Recommendation for Best Ground Clearance Under Trailer Frame
  • I wouldn't let the higher capacity of the Lippert Jack part # JET-3555 deter you from using it. Having more capacity than needed for a trailer jack is actually a good thing as it will allow the jack to last longer and operate quicker. It's retracted bracket height is 6-3/4 inches so it would work well for you in that regard plus it's priced great so it really would be your best option.
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  • Which Draw Tite Hitch is a Fit for the 2007 Ford Escape
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 75118 would not fit your 2007 Escape. It is a fit for older models but in 2005 they redesigned the Escape so a new hitch had to be made to fit it. Instead you would want the # 75751 which is a fit for your 2007 Escape. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you look at the pictures of the two hitch you will see that the # 75751 uses totally different bracket designs and sticks out further to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Rubber Isolator on Passenger Side Muffler Clearance for Curt Hitch C13100 on a 2015 Ford Explorer
  • Exhaust systems can sometimes come pretty close to trailer hitches once installed as they occupy most of the same areas. Exhaust systems don't hang in the exact same on every vehicle so we have found that in most cases the exhaust contact is not common. When our hitch manufacturers design the hitches they do so with avoiding the exhaust in mind so in most cases the two exist perfectly fine together.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F-250 with 265/70R17
  • I would recommend the Titan Chains part # TC2326 for your 2007 Ford F-250 with 265/70R17 tires. These chains are perfect for your situation. They are pretty easy to install, are priced great and will give you great traction. Plus the are Class S compatible which means they provide great clearance.
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  • Do Edge Programmers Help Vehicles That Constantly Up and Down Shift
  • Programmers like our part # EP15051 can help firm up shifts and the added power allows most vehicles to not need to be constantly downshifting on hilly roads. But if your truck is hunting for the right gear without a load on it or on flat roads at that speed that's most likely a sensor problem in the transmission. The programmers we carry don't have the ability to correct that type of problem.
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  • Does Reese Elite Hitch and Rail Kit plus Sidewinder Weigh Less than Demco Hijacker Setup
  • You are on the right track with your math but you have to also consider that if you are replacing your pin box with a Sidewinder 5th Airborne you would have to subtract the weight of the stock pin box on the trailer as that would get removed. The weight of most 5th airborne Sidewinders is right at 166 lbs and then the weight of a standard pin box is a little under 100 lbs. So you would be gaining only around 60-70 lbs in that regard and not the full weight of the Sidewinder. So by...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ford Edge has the Best Ground Clearance
  • Curt trailer hitch # C13234 and Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75214, which is the comparable hitch, have the receiver and cross tube in basically the same place so they will have nearly identical ground clearances once installed. If anything the Draw-Tite hitch is a bit tighter to the bottom fascia. The bottoms of the hitches will be approximately 1-1/2 inches or so lower than the bottoms of the exhaust tips. If you are looking at Draw-Tite hitch # 75234 only the receiver will be visible....
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  • Providing Pin Box Clearance and Turning Clearance for 2014 Ford F-150
  • I have a couple of different solutions for you to improve the clearance between your 2014 Ford F-150 and 5th wheel trailer. To extend the pin box as you mentioned, you would need to replace your existing pin box with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are typically used when towing with a truck that has a bed shorter than 6 feet and are designed to move the pivot point of the trailer back 22 inches from the center of the king pin. The manufacturer and model number of your existing pin...
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  • Roof Rack to Carry 2 Kayaks on a 2009 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile Van
  • To add a roof rack to your 2009 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile Van that is tall enough to clear the solar panels you are going to need some gutter feet that are relatively tall. You didn't specify how high it will need to be however, the Thule 8 inch Gutter Feet # TH387 are compatible with the E-350 and will stand 8 inches off the roof. Combine them with the Thule 65 inch Square Load Bars # THLB65 and that will make up your roof rack. If the 8 inch gutter feet are not enough, let me know and...
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist for 1996 Ford F-150
  • The DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43203 fits 1997 and later model years of the Ford F-150 but not your 1996. However, Hopkins offers a tailgate lift assist product # 74211 that does fit your 1996 Ford F-150's tailgate. The Hopkins system uses a torsion bar instead of a shock to take some of the weight off the tailgate for easier closing. You can see it in the linked video. You need to drill two holes during the installation.
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2016 Ford Fusion SE and Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations
  • The towing capacity of the 2016 Ford Fusion is going to depend on the powertrain in the vehicle: 1.5L GTDI models have a 1,000 pound towing capacity 2.0L GTDI models have a 2,000 pound towing capacity 2.5L TiVCT models have a 1,000 pound towing capacity 2.7L GTDI models have a 1,000 pound towing capacity None of the models can tow 2,800 pounds. If yours has the 2.0 liter motor then that would have the highest capacity at 2,000 pounds. You are limited to the capacity of the vehicle...
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  • What Gooseneck Hitch Needs to Be Installed in 2014 Ford F-350 to Install Companion Fifth Wheel
  • Is the gooseneck hitch you have installed in your 2014 Ford F-350 a B and W Turnoverball hitch like part # BWGNRK1111 which is the correct hitch for your truck? If so, then yes the # BWRVK3500 hitch would be a confirmed fit as this hitch is designed to fit the B and W gooseneck hitches and provide a fifth wheel hitch. This would be all you need if that is the case. If you have a different brand gooseneck hitch email me back with what you have and we can come up with the best solution...
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-250 With Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • I would go with a retractable tonneau cover for your 2015 Ford F-250 like the part # BAKR15310 which is a confirmed fit for your 6-3/4 foot bed. When you want to tow your fifth wheel you would just need to retract the cover and your fifth wheel hitch would be uncovered.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Edge
  • I have a much easier solution for installing trailer wiring on your 2010 Ford Edge that would not require you to convert your taillights to a 2011 Edge. Instead you would want the Tow Ready Kit part # 118551 which is a custom fit harness for you vehicle. It would just plug right in line with your vehicle taillights for an easy install that would give you a 4-way. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Erickson Ladder Rack EM07705 Fit a 2002 Ford F-350
  • The Erickson ladder rack part # EM07705 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Ford F-350 and would work well without any extra modifications or install steps. I attached an install video that shows the rack being installed a similar truck as yours.
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  • Installation of 5th Wheel Adapters & Compatibility w/Trailer Warranty on a 2016 Ford F-350 w/Prep
  • The best solution for towing a 5th wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch is to replace the pin box on the trailer with a Reese Goose Box like the # RP94622-61301. These are replacement pin boxes that bolt on to your trailer just like your pin box and they offer the best handling and safest operation. A Goose Box is the only type of adapter that does not add stress to your trailer's frame. All other adapters, including the Andersen and the Ranch, do increase the stress on your trailer's frame...
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  • Does Increasing Tire Weight Capacity Increase Overall Trailer Weight Capacity
  • Going with a tire that has more weight capacity will give you more tire capacity but the tires are only one factor in determining the overall capacity of a trailer. You also have to factor in axle rating, brake rating, frame rating, bed rating, coupler rating etc. If your tires happened to be the weakest link in the combination then yes going with a higher rated tire will give you additional capacity. The highest rated tire we offer similar to your LT145/R12 is the part # AM10140...
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  • Steering Stabilizer to Stop Motor Home Wandering on a 2007 Ford F-53 V10 Chassis
  • In general, upgrading the factory anti-sway bars or adding them if the vehicle didn't have any to begin with, is the single best thing you can do to improve ride quality in an RV. But there are specific solutions for specific problems. If the tires are the problem then that would mean that you didn't have a problem before the tires were changed. So presumably switching back to the brand and size tire you had before will solve the problem. But what you are describing is a common issue...
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  • What Size Staples are Recommended for Installing Bunk Board Carpet on Boat Trailer
  • We typically try to use 1/2 inch stainless steel staples when we install the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting, # CE11330, but 3/8 inch staples will work too. I would not go much shorter than the 3/8 inch staples because you don't want them to work their way out over time. I strongly recommend using stainless steel staples if possible. They will last much longer because they provide the best rust resistance. I would also recommend uses a hammer to drive the staples all the way...
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  • Choosing the Correct Aluminum Hitch Ball For 2004 Ford Ranger
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13138 is certainly the hitch I recommend for your 2004 Ford Ranger so that the spare tire can remain stored under the vehicle. To choose the correct ball mount for your truck and trailer, it is best to measure from the top inside of the hitch receiver to the ground and from the bottom of the coupler lip to the ground. The difference in these measurements will tell us what rise or drop we need in a ball mount. Since you don't have the hitch...
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  • Front Anti-Sway Bar for a 2016 Tiffin Allegro Class A RV on a Ford F-550 Chassis
  • For your Class A motor home built on the 2016 Ford F-550 chassis you can use Roadmaster front anti-sway bar # RM-1139-140. This unit will replace the factory sway bar. You could also use # RM-1139-148 if the gross weight rating of your RV is 24,000 pounds or more.
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  • Replacement Hardware For Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit On 2011 Ford F-250
  • The RP50073-58 has been discontinued but is still verified as a fit for your 2011 F-250. Since hardware is designed for a one-time use only, you will want to replace the hardware with part # RP50073F. The base rails you have will work just fine. If you decide to replace the entire installation kit I recommend part # RP50026-58. The difference in this kit and the kit you said you are looking at is a little difference in the brackets, but my contact at Reese said the brackets from the...
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  • What Is Included With Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gauge Tuner For 2015 Ford F-250 6.7L Diesel
  • The Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gauge Tuner, part # BY40420F includes the GT Head Unit, OBDll Adapter Plug, HDMI Cable, Power Wire, Mini USB, Fuse Tap, Fuse Spade, Micro SD Card, Micro SD Card Reader, and Windshield Mount. The pillar mount designed for your 2015 F-250 is part # BY31304-30420. This would be all you need to complete the installation of the tuner in your truck. This performance module is not legal for sale or use on pollution-controlled vehicles in the state of California.
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  • Recommended Custom-Fit Towing Mirror Set for 2013 Ford F-150 STX 4X4
  • We have many towing mirror options for your 2013 Ford F-150 STX 4X4 that you can see on the linked page. Just select your mirror type from the drop-down menu at the top of the page to then see compatible aftermarket products. If you have manual, or heated or un-heated power mirrors use # KS81810 from K-Source for a set of both driver- and passenger-side mirrors. Many of our customers have reviewed this set and have consistently rated them highly. You can see these on a 2013 F-150 by...
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  • Compatibility of 4-Pole and 7-Way Trailer Connectors on 2003 Ford F-150
  • If your existing 4-pole harness is a factory part that plugs in to an OEM connector like those on Tow Ready harness kit # 118242, you can have both harnesses active at the same time by daisy-chaining then together. If you have an aftermarket 4-pole harness that connects to the truck's taillight wiring then again both will still remain active since they connect to the truck independently of one another.
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  • Will a 12 Foot Aluminum Boat Fit on Erickson Ladder Rack # EM07706
  • It is likely that your 12 foot aluminum boat will fit between the load stops on the Erickson ladder rack # EM07706. The crossbars on this rack are 78 inches long and you could mount the load stops on the outside of the ladder rack uprights for even more adjustability. Take a look at the video I have linked showing the rack on a 2013 F-150. Technically you could put anything on the Erickson truck bed ladder rack # EM07706 as long as it is within the 800 pound weight capacity and the...
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  • SumoSprings Recommendation for a 2016 Thor Axis Motorhome on E-450 Chassis
  • We have front SumoSprings that are confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Thor Axis Motorhome, part # SSF-106-40 but at this time we do not have any suspension enhancement setups for the rear. The kit I referenced is the lighter duty kit that would give you a softer ride than the heavy duty.
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  • Sway Bar Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-53 Chassis Forest River FR3
  • If you already have a Roadmaster TruTrac installed on your 2015 Ford F-53 Forest River 30DS FR3 then what you would next want to install is a rear sway bar. An additional steering stabilizer wouldn't help nor would it fit. It looks like your 2015 Forest River FR3 30DS was built on the Ford F-53 chassis with the V-10 motor. The single best upgrade that you can make to improve the ride quality of the RV is an upgraded rear anti-sway bar. I have spoken several times with Roadmaster about...
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  • 7-Way Recommendation for Bed of 2016 Ford F-350 for Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Trailer Towing
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 all you would need to add an additional 7-way in the bed of your truck for fifth wheel towing is the part # 50-97-410 that you referenced. No additional relays or fuses would be required. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 that Fits Full Sized 20 inch Spare
  • The Curt Hitch part # C15810 and the Reese part # 45297 both are a fit for your 2015 Ford F-350 and appear to be very similar but the Reese does say that it will fit with your full sized spare unlike the Curt. Although the hitches seem to have similar dimensions the Reese has a crosstube that is located further towards the rear of the truck which allows more room plus it hangs a bit lower too which gives more room for a spare to fit. When used with a weight distribution system this hitch...
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  • Which Blue Ox Weight Distribution System is Recommended for 600 lbs Tongue Weight
  • The tongue weight range of the weight distribution system is very important for picking out the correct system that will work the best. If you go with a system rated too high the ride quality will be very rough. If you go too low the system won't be effective. For a tongue weight that is right at 600 lbs you would want the Blue Ox System part # BXW0751 as it would be perfectly rated for your trailer. A system rated for 1,000 lbs tongue weight would be too harsh. If you need a 2 inch...
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  • Fitment of Craftec Tonneau Cover on a 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew with 5.5 ft Bed
  • It sounds like you have the 2016 Ford F-150 5.5ft bed without the Trac System. The correct Craftec Tonneau Cover you will need is the # 151745. I have linked it to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Can Curt Trailer Wiring be Used with a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Ford Explorer
  • You can use a Curt trailer wiring harness # C56172 with Draw-Tite hitch # 76034 for your 2015 Ford Explorer. The hitch and wiring do not have to be the same brand. I also recommend 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 the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow...
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  • Clearance Dimensions From Demco Autoslide To Front Of Truckbed And To Tailgate On 2016 Ford F-350
  • There are a couple measurements you can take to determine how much clearance you will have for the tank and tool box you want to use in your truck bed. I have attached a photo of the # DM8550024 and have some dimensions noted from the center of the mounting bracket on the hitch. It measures approximately 10-inches from the centerline of the bracket to the front of the hitch nearest the cab of the truck and 25-inches from the centerline to the back of the hitch nearest the tailgate....
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  • Recommended Ball Mount Kit For 2015 Ford Explorer
  • If your Explorer has a Class lll trailer hitch already installed I recommend the 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 the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure...
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  • Diameter of Crossbars of the Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack for Vans with Rain Gutters # CG-903
  • The Bully Adjustable Ladder Rack for Vans with Rain Gutters, # CG-903, uses 2" diameter round crossbars. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Draw Tite Trailer Hitch part # 75234 Fit a 2016 Ford Edge Sport
  • For your 2016 Ford Edge the Draw Tite hitch part # 75234 is a confirmed fit that would work well for you. Draw Tite test this hitch on your exact vehicle and determined it to be a fit. This is a 2 inch hitch as well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118377. If you wanted to do 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...
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  • Why Does Light of Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Stay On
  • The indicator of a brake controller will stay on for several minutes after the vehicle has been turned off and exited. If you leave the vehicle undisturbed the controller will go into sleep mode and the light should go off. However, even if it did the amperage draw of the LED light is so miniscule that it would take months to drain a vehicle battery. Which by then the battery would be dead from inactivity.
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  • Replacement Tarp Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with Truxedo Lo Pro QT
  • The Truxedo Lo Pro QT tonneau you would have on your truck would be the part # TX592601 and the replacement tarp would be the part # TX5926-CVR.
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  • Best Programmer Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 with 5.4 liter
  • The best programmer you would want for your 2010 Ford F-150 is the Edge part # EP85450. This will give you up to 22 horsepower and 48 ft lbs of torque. This also has a monitor built into it that will allow you to monitor various engine parameters in real-time.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 Ford Edge with Flush Mounted Roof Rails
  • You have the flush rails installed on your 2016 Ford Edge and we have roof racks that are designed to fit them. I would recommend the Thule Aeroblade Edge Rack part numbers # TH7602B-TH7603B and # THKIT4047 which is a confirmed that that will fit the factory fixed mounting points your rails have. This is the nicest rack on the market that will give you an OEM look that will provide least amount of wind noise.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Escape
  • For trailer wiring for your 2015 Ford Escape you would want the Tow Ready Harness part # 118566 which is a confirmed fit. This would work well with the Draw Tite hitch part # 75758 that you mentioned as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one 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,...
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  • Distance from Center of Mounting Hole to Top of Flat Surface on Yates Flat Bow Stop # YRJONBLOCK
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure the Yates Flat Bow Stop # YRJONBLOCK for you. From the center of the mounting hole up to the flat surface it measures 2 inches. And down to the bottom it is 1 inch. I have included a picture showing these measurements for you.
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  • Can a 2016 Riverside Whitewater Retro 155XL Be Raised for More Ground Clearance
  • If you have the clearance to go with larger wheels/tires that would be one way to raise the suspension. Or if your axles are above your leaf springs you can move to being below the springs and you can gain ground clearance that way as well. This is the way most raise trailer suspension and is by far the most effective way. The diameter of your trailer axle will determine the size of the parts that you will need to order. If your axle is 3 inches diameter, the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of 2017 Ford F-150 Super Crew with Bucket Seats Front and Rear Floor Mats
  • Good question. We've confirmed that the 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab has not had a model change from the 2016. This means that the 2017 is within the same generation as the 2016, therefore their floor mats will be identical. Since we know this we are able to confirm that the WeatherTech Front # WT466971 and Rear # WT466972 will fit your 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab with bucket seats great! WeatherTech has most likely not been able to get their hands on a 2017 model yet to test...
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  • Fitment and Compatibility of Edge Evo Programmer on a 2006 Ford F-150 5.7L from a 2006 F-150 4.7L
  • If by Evo you mean the Evolution by Edge # EP15051 you were looking at, then yes! This programmer will work on both the 2006 Ford F-150 4.6L and 5.7L V8 Engine. I just wanted to let you know that you did the right thing to reset the programmer to stock before removing it. This allows you to have no extra hassle while installing it into your 5.7L F-150.
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  • One Inch Spacer for Timbren Rear Helper Springs on a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The spring bars should be rated appropriately for the trailer tongue weight so I do not recommend going to different bars unless the capacity is required. The better option is to go with the Timbren spacer # A25723-90AH00 like you said. The spacer is 1 inch tall and they are sold in quantities of 1. There is also a 1/2 inch spacer # TA25722-90P00.
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  • Recommended Wiring Extension to Connect 2012 Ford Focus Wiring Harness to Motor Home 7-Way
  • To provide a permanent lighting connector on the front of your 2012 Ford Focus and a coiled wiring extension for flat towing I recommend the Blue Ox 7-Wire to 6-Wire, Coiled Electrical Cord # BX88206. This extension includes a 6-Pin socket connector that will mount to the Blue Ox # BX2633 base plate that you referenced, and the connector is black to help remain inconspicuous on the front of your Focus. This connector will require the 4-Way Flat connector that comes with the # HM56008...
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  • Will Brake Controller Plug-In Adapter C51322 Fit 2004 Ford Expedition And 2004 Ford E-350
  • The Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51322 is designed to work with the # C51110 brake controller and will fit both of your vehicles if there is a factory trailer connector installed on the vehicle. If you have a 4-way connector on either vehicle then you will also need part # 37185. If your E-350 does not have a trailer connector you will first need to install a 4-way connector like part # 18252. You will then need part # ETBC7 to get a 7-way at the back of your vehicle. If...
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  • Does Using Weight Distribution Increase the Tongue Weight of a Trailer
  • Weight distribution spring bars simultaneously pull down on the trailer ferame, which increase the weight on the hitch ball, and lift up the weight distribution head that the ball is on, which basically cancels out any additional weight that was put on the ball. When the system is set up properly the tongue weight of the trailer should stay roughly the same though it will likely be a little higher. Provided that the tongue weight is within the capacity of the hitch to start with you...
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  • Adding a Brake Controller to a 2017 Ford Explorer XLT with factory Tow Package
  • If your trailer has electric brakes then I highly recommend using a brake controller to decrease stopping distances when towing and to reduce wear and tear on the 2017 Ford Explorer's brakes. Your Explorer with tow package should include a 7-Way trailer connector which is needed for electric brakes. But also check the glove box for a Ford brake controller harness which they may or may not have included. If you do have the factory brake controller harness then the amount of installation...
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  • Floor Mats for Class C Motorhome Built on 2016 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
  • For the 2016 Ford F-450 cab and chassis on which your motorhome is built you can select floor mats using the linked page. Please note that Husky Liners makes no mats for your Class C but other brands do. Start by selecting your cab and shifter configuration from the Select Vehicle Style drop-down menu tool at the top of the page. Then click on your preferred color and seating row. For example, for a single-piece front row tan mat for the SuperCab without floor shifter WeatherTech...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2011 Ford Escape
  • For a trailer hitch for towing with your 2011 Ford Escape you would want the 2 inch Curt hitch part # 13650 which is a confirmed fit and has the same capacities as your Escape. The 2 inch hitch size means it will have more hitch accessories made for it and it will have higher capacities. Since you wanted to do 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...
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  • How Long to Install Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX2633 On a 2012 Ford Focus
  • The install time for the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2633 will depend largely on your mechanical skills. Our installers normally set aside 4 hours or so for the install of a base plate kit but they are also videotaping the install. Which speaking of that I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well that shows the entire process. If it were me trying to install a base plate kit I would set aside an entire day just to be cautious. The most popular tow bar...
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  • Fit Measurement Recommendations for Sportrack SR1010 Roof Rack on a 2015 Ford Focus Hatchback
  • I spoke with my contact at SportRack and got the measurements that you will need. First on the front bar the side to side setting is 26. For the back bar it is 24. The front to back measurements for the front bar measured from the center of the B-pillar forward is 10 inches. And from the center of the front bar back for the placement of the rear bar is 24 inches.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Ford F-250
  • The most popular tow bar we have that would have enough capacity for your 8,500 lb truck is the Blue Ox Aventa LX part # BX7445. Then for a base plate kit the Blue Ox part # BX2163 is confirmed as a fit for your truck and would work great. This was designed with the weight of your truck in mind so it would be rated for the weight as well. 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...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 2005 Ford F-150 with Factory 7-Way Installed
  • Don't worry, I can help you understand brake controllers a little more and help you pick one out. I recommend a proportional brake controller like the # TK90160 instead of a time delayed controller every time. A proportional brake controller senses when and how your tow vehicle brakes with an internal inertia-based sensor. This sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they...
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  • Fitment of Proportional Brake Controller & Adapter for 2015 Newmar Bay Star Built on F-53 Chassis
  • Good news, I can help! Since your 2015 Newmar Bay Star 3124 is built on a Ford F-53 motorhome chassis the adapter needed is # 3035-P, which will work for either Tekonsha brake controller mentioned above. The connector is located on the left hand side of the steering column support. The Tekonsha IQ # TK90160 is a popular proportional brake controller for trailers with 1 to 3 axles (2-6 brakes). This brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 90-degree vertical range....
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  • Availability of Reese Elite Under-Bed Gooseneck Rail Kit for a 2013 Ford F-350 Short Box
  • Good news! The under-bed kit for your 2013 Ford F-350 short bed is the # RP30126. If you did not also snag the gooseneck assembly top plate then you will need to purchase the # RP30138 to complete the setup. Together they are part # RP30138-26, which you had referenced. I have linked all the above mentioned products and their individual costs to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2011 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • With a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a short bed you are going to want a sliding hitch to give you clearance around tight turns. Which hitch you get is going to depend on the weight of your trailer. Two great sliding hitches for you are the Reese Titan Hitches # RP30869 for 16,000 lbs. or # RP30870 for 20,000 lbs. They both have dual-jaws to maintain a secure connection with your kingpin and reduce jarring and chucking and will travel up to 11 inches to help you make sharp turns. Both...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation For 2015 ford F-250 Towing 2014 Keystone Passport Trailer
  • The most important thing you want to know when choosing a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight. That is the tongue weight of the fully loaded ready to tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. You want to choose a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range of the system. The Curt Weight Distribution System, part # C17500 you mentioned has a tongue weight range between...
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  • Which Yakima Roof Rack Will Fit a 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCrew?
  • The Q Towers that are compatible with your 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCrew are # Y00124. The corresponding Q Clips you're looking for are # Y00750. To finish off the rack with crossbars, the Yakima 58 inch Crossbars # Y00409 would be compatible.
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  • Flat Towing Base Plates and Wiring for 2015 Ford Edge Sport with Active Cruise Control
  • We do offer base plates for your 2015 Ford Edge Sport with Active Cruise Control that can be seen on the linked page. Of the three options I suggest the Blue Ox kit # BX2661 because it will be easier to install the two smaller separate units than the single-piece (and heavier) units like # RM-524448-4 from Roadmaster and # BX2657 from Blue Ox. The installation instructions are linked for your reference. You can click on the other link to see flat towing wiring kits for the Edge. The...
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  • Will an Aluminum Boat Fit Between the Load Stops on Erickson Ladder Rack on a 2012 Ford F-150
  • It is likely that your 12 foot aluminum boat will fit between the load stops on the Erickson ladder rack # EM07706. The crossbars on this rack are 78 inches long and you could mount the load stops on the outside of the ladder rack uprights for even more adjustability. Take a look at the video I have linked showing the rack on a 2013 F-150. It will be similar on your 2012.
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  • Magnetic Tow Bar Lighting Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150
  • I have a much better solution for you, but the tow bar lighting kit part # EZT20B that you referenced is a universal kit that can basically fit any vehicle with a little bit of creativity. That being said a magnetic kit would be a much better solution for a truck like yours. Instead I would recommend the part # TL21RK which is also a universal kit that could easily attach to the bumper or bed rails or any magnetic surface.
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  • Where Does Brake Controller Plug Into a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • The harness for the 2013 Ford Explorer is located above and behind the hood release lever. On a 2013 Ford Explorer, the connection point could also be behind the driver's side kick panel. There will be a 6-pin connector that mates with the one on the adapter at the end of the harness # 3035-P. For a brake controller i recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885, because it is one of our best selling controllers for its ease of use. I have included a link to the installation details for you...
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  • Can BedRug Be Installed in Ford Truck With Factory Rail Kit
  • You would have to cut out slots in the Bedrug part # BRQ08LBSGK to give access to the factory rail kit of your truck. We spoke with our contact at Bedrug to confirm that this is the recommended method for this.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2006 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Since your 2006 Ford F-250 has a 6-3/4 foot bed, you will want to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch to provide additional turning clearance between the truck and trailer. My favorite sliding hitch is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034. This trailer hitch features an automatic sliding feature that makes it my favorite, and it is made here in the USA. Traditional sliding hitches require you to pull over and get in and out of the vehicle several times in order...
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  • Recommended Black Floor Mats for 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway Motorhome
  • For a black set of thermoplastic floor mats that have been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford E-450 motorhome you would want the Husky Liners Floor Mats part # HL33251. For a semi-fit rubber option you will want Highland's # 46042. I have linked both floor mats to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Availability of Additional Air Tube for Use with Firestone or Air Lift Air Suspension Kits
  • We do have replacement air line tubing for the Air Lift kits like the part # AL22022 that you referenced. For that you would want the part # F9153 for 30 feet of tubing. The length of the hose in the part # AL22022 is 8 feet.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Above Bed Base Rails for 2016 Ford F-150
  • The Quick-Install Custom Base Rails # RP50087-58 are what will make installation easier and faster on your 2016 Ford F-150. The Semi-Custom Install Kit # RP30035-31 is also compatible however will take more time and require drilling into the frame of your truck.
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  • Recommended Strait-Line Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 2016 Ford F-150
  • There are a couple things that are most important when choosing a weight distribution system. First you want to make sure the system is big enough to handle the trailer you are towing for obvious reasons. Second, you want to know your total tongue weight which is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you are carrying behind the rear axle of your truck. Ideally you want the total tongue weight to fall in the middle of the tongue weight...
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  • Will the PowerTrac Brake Controller Fit a 2016 Ford F-250
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so you can use the PowerTrac # 39523 on your 2016 Ford F-250 to activate the electric brakes on your 5th wheel trailer. To plug the controller into the truck you will also need wiring harness # 3034-P. The PowerTrac is a time delay brake controller which means it will deliver the same amount of braking no matter how hard the tow vehicle is braking. It can be difficult to set time delay controllers just right and they can lead to more wear and...
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • The brake controller plug will only be present on a 2016 Ford Explorer if the vehicle came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector. If it came with a 4-Way flat connector then the brake controller has to be hardwired in using # ETBC7. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation. If your Explorer does have the factory 7-Way then the plug will be there to plug in # 3035-P. It should be near the steering column. Or, to put it another way, it is up above...
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  • Does the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Factory Gooseneck Hitch in a 2016 Ford F-350
  • I have a solution for you but the Hi-Rise 5th wheel hitch/adapter # 9480 does not fit the factory gooseneck hitch on the 2016 Ford F-350 and there isn't an adapter that will allow it to fit. What I recommend is the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel connection # AM3225. It will clamp around any 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball. This adapter offers 5-1/4 inches of offset which may not be enough on a short bed truck to be able to make tight turns without the trailer hitting the truck. It depends on...
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  • OEM Replacement Mirror for 2004 Minnie Winnie Built on Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
  • If your Minnie Winnie is built on a 2004 Ford F-450 cab and chassis, then you can refer to the linked page to see available driver-side replacement mirrors. For a direct replacement for the OEM powered mirror you can use K-Source # KS61124F. Note that you cannot add an additional mirror function just by changing mirrors; the vehicle must already have the wiring in place to support all mirror functions. For example, if you had a totally manual mirror with no wiring at all then you cannot...
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  • Will Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch And Installation kit Work With Spray-In Bed-Liner On 2016 Ford F-150
  • The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit, part # RP56034-53 will work with the spray-in bed liner on your 2016 F-150. The only restriction listed are the plastic bed-liners as they can move so they have to be notched for the rails to fit properly. The installation time is cut in half with this kit versus using a universal installation kit. The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30075 will work great with your pickup. It has a2-jaw system that has more...
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  • Patriot Shows Low Battery Error After Flat Towing 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid for 30 Minutes
  • the Patriot braking system # BRK2012 doesn't have a battery indicator but if you are getting the low battery error and the vehicle battery is not low then you will need to charge the Patriot per the instructions. Also, it could depend on the lighting system you are using. If it is somehow drawing power from the vehicle battery then that could be the problem. It is recommended to just use magnetic lights such as # C-ATL20A on the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid. And finally, make sure that...
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  • How to Get Blue Brake Output Wire to 7-Way on a 2015 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Connector
  • On a 2015 Ford F-150 that has the factory 4-Way flat connector you can either cut the blue wire back from the brake controller and run a wire from it to the blue wire on the # 37185 adapter like you said or access the wire were it terminates further back under the truck. I recommend the second method because it is less work and you can still just plug in the brake controller using harness # 22292 (for Tekonsha controllers) or the specific harness to match the brake controller you have. Both...
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  • Is the 12 Volt Hot Lead Required when Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Trailers that use 12 volt power for accessories or that have a battery will use the 12 volt circuit in a 7-Way trailer connector. If the trailer does not have those items then you would not have to make that circuit active. That means that you would not have to run any wire or install a fuse or relay associated with the 12 volt circuit.
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  • How to Install Pilot Truck Bed Tailgate Gap Cover TR-201 on 2016 Ford F-150 with Spray-On Bed Liner
  • The adhesive used in the Pilot Truck Bed Tailgate Gap Cover # TR-201 is designed for application on a smooth, clean painted truck bed surface. A spray-in bed liner does not have as smooth a surface so the adhesive will not be able to stick to it as well. It will likely be necessary to use a stronger adhesive like a silicone rubber caulk product, # LT37467 for example, for better grip on the liner's textured surface.
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  • How to Install Pilot Truck Bed Tailgate Gap Cover TR-201 on 2016 Ford F-150 with Spray-On Bed Liner
  • The adhesive used in the Pilot Truck Bed Tailgate Gap Cover # TR-201 is designed for application on a smooth, clean painted truck bed surface. A spray-in bed liner does not have as smooth a surface so the adhesive will not be able to stick to it as well. It will likely be necessary to use a stronger adhesive like a silicone rubber caulk product, # LT37467 for example, for better grip on the liner's textured surface.
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  • Recommended Front & Rear Firestone Air Bags for 2002 Ford F-250 4X4 with Front Snowplow
  • If you install an 800-lb snowplow on the front of your 2002 Ford F-250 you will surely benefit from front-end load support in the form of an air bag kit like the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2223. This kit is a confirmed fit on your truck. For a rear axle kit you can use Ride-Rite # F2550 and an install video is linked to illustrate. I recommend using a dual path compressor kit # F2168. This allows you to control the front and rear air bags independently. If you were to carry, for example,...
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  • Which Way Does Teeth of AirAid Throttle Body Booster Face When Installed
  • When installed facing the correct direction the teeth of the part # AR1002 that you referenced angle back towards the engine/manifold. Towards the manifold and the engine would be the same direction.
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  • Install Harness Recommendation to Install Prodigy P2 Brake Controller in a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • The picture you mentioned didn't make it through, but the correct harness to install the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 in your 2016 Ford Explorer is the part # 3035-P that you mentioned. Most likely you haven't found the correct harness for the controller. On a 2016 Ford Explorer the brake controller port is located by the steering column near the steering wheel.
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  • Will Firestone Airbag Suspension Kit Fit With a Blue Ox Under-Bed Gooseneck System?
  • This kit was designed as such that it will work with most installed 5th wheel or gooseneck kits, including the Blue Ox. There should be a large frame hole just along the frame rail of your truck that is just above the axle where the Firestone kit will mount. You will want about 2 inches on either side and hole to be exposed and clear of interference for the # F2550 Firestone kit to fit. This # F2550 kit is confirmed to fit your 2008 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Diesel Long Bed. It's important...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed without Rail Kit
  • You would have to go with a new fifth wheel rail kit for your 2016 Ford F-250 as the fits for you new truck were not carried over from the 2010 Ford trucks. For that you would want the part # RP50026-58 which is a confirmed fit and would minimize drilling and install time over universal kits as this is a custom install kit.
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  • Recommended Route for Power Wire on a 2015 Ford Escape with Fuse Panel at the Rear
  • Great question, I asked my contact at Curt and he informed me that to protect the vehicle as well as the wiring harness converter the power wire needs to be run to the battery. I have linked the Curt wiring harness to this page for your purchasing convenience.
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  • Replacement Tarp Only for Extang Tuff Tonneau on a 2002 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Yes, for the replacement tarp only for Extang Tuff Tonneau # EX14720 for your 2002 Ford F-250 short bed you will need # EX13720.
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