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  • Trailer Tail Lights and Turn Signals Not Working Properly when Connected to 2014 Ford Taurus
  • When some trailer lights are not working and others are not working like they are supposed to it can be an indication of a ground problem. But before looking at the wiring on the trailer you can test the vehicle side to see if it is providing the proper electrical signals to the 4-Way. Using a circuit tester such as # 3808 test the wires going into the converter box from your 2014 Ford Taurus (with the trailer not connected). If you are not getting the correct signals coming into the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1970 Ford F-100 Styleside with Standard Bumper
  • Modification and/or relocation of the spare tire mounting bracket is going to be a possibility for any of the trailer hitches for your 1970 Ford F-100 styleside with standard bumper. The spare would have to be positioned further forward on the vehicle if it has to be moved at all. The only way to know for sure is to begin the installation process. There are no specific instructions if the spare does have to move. The most popular hitch option for your truck is # BWHDRH25122. I have included...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed with the factory 5th wheel prep package I recommend Demco HiJacker hitch # DM8550038. This hitch fits directly into the puck system with no adapter needed. The hitch features 14 inches of travel and is slides automatically so you won't have to get in an out of the truck to slide it back. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. To add an in-bed 7-Way trailer connector you can use # 20110. It plugs in-line with a factory 7-Way....
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  • Under Bed Fifth Wheel Installation Kit and Hitch for 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30868 fits 2011 and later model years of various GMC and Chevrolet trucks to allow them to accept a Reese Elite Series hitch like # RP30143. The install kit is rated for 25,000-lbs but the vehicle and choice of hitch determine actual towing capacity. For your 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty DRW the correct under-bed install kit for a Reese Elite Series hitch is part # RP30126. This is rated for 25,000-lbs. With this install kit in place you...
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  • Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Fusion
  • The only real difference between the Draw Tite hitch part # 24775 and the Hidden Hitch part 3 60846 is that the Hidden Hitch comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip. These hitches are made by the same parent company and are identical. In case you don't have a ball mount yet you would also want the part # 3592, and then for a 2 inch ball # 19258 and for a 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118422.
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  • Will Curt C13234 Trailer Hitch Fit 2015 Ford Edge Sport
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13234 is confirmed to fit the 2015 Edge Sport. I spoke with my contact at Curt to double check, and he told me they designed the # C13234 specifically to accommodate the 2015 Ford Edge Sport in addition to Titanium, SE, and SEL models.
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  • Differences Between Curt Trailer Hitch C13234 and C13224 for 2015 Ford Edge
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt to confirm the differences between the Curt trailer hitches # C13224 and # C13234. The difference between these two hitches is that the # C13234 is confirmed to fit Titanium, SE, SEL, and Sport models of the 2015 Edge, but the # C13224 hitch is a fit for the Titanium, SE, and SEL models. Curt designed the # C13234 to have a hitch to fit the Sport model, as well as all other models of the 2015 Edge.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer-Not-Connected Message on Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 2013 Ford F-150
  • The harness to use to connect a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 to your 2013 Ford F-150 with the factory 7-way towing package is part # 22292 or the TrailerMate equivalent # TM76292 that you referenced. The harness connects between the controller and the port underneath the dash as shown in the linked video. The most likely reason for the controller to display N.C. (meaning it does not detect a connected trailer) is a dirty or corroded vehicle or trailer connector. Check...
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  • What are the Measurements of Hitch Plug for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch BWGNRK1257
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Hitch Plug for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNXA1705. It doesn't have an inner diameter since the bracket in the back is flat, triangle-shaped with a hole in it. But the outer diameter is 4-1/4 inches and the width of that bracket at the base is 3-3/16 inches. I have included a picture showing the measurements. The hole that is in the bracket is 15/16 inches by 11/16 inches.
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  • Do 1996 and 1998 Ford Rangers Share Common Class II and Class III Trailer Hitch Fits
  • Hitch fits for the 1996 and 1998 Ford Ranger are the same as long as the 1996 Ranger is NOT the GT version. For the GT version of the 1996 Ranger we have no hitch fits. I have linked two pages for you that show all available Class II and Class III hitches for both model years. Please note that you cannot re-use the hitch installation hardware when you re-install the hitch. The hardware for hitches is intended for a single use only and it must be replaced with a new hardware kit in...
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  • Recommended Powered Running Boards for 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab
  • We do have two options in a set of powered running boards for your 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab. Bestop offers two versions of their motorized PowerBoards system, both wired and wireless versions, that feature black cab length boards with built-in LED lighting that extend and retract automatically. The PowerBoard NX system # B7560415 is a wireless system that uses WiFi technology in its sensors to detect when you open your door; it then automatically extends the high-strength...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 BMW X5
  • The Curt hitch part # 13077 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 BMW X5 so I would recommend it for you. 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, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with...
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  • Wireless Camera Recommendation for Watching Horses in a Horse Trailer
  • I would recommend you go with the # SH03. This system comes with two cameras, a 10 hour battery and night vision that would allow you to easily keep an eye on the two horses you plan on transporting. I attached a review video for this system for you to check out as well.
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  • Roof Rack for Ford 2015 Edge Titanium with Flush Rails
  • For your 2015 Ford Edge with flush rails you would want the following parts to complete a roof rack so that you can install and use your Thule SUP Taxi part # TH810XT: # TH7602-TH7603 # THKIT4047 This will give you a Thule Aeroblade crossbar roof rack that will install flush on the side rails of your vehicle. These crossbars would not overhang the feet of the rack at all.
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2015 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • Welcome back! The Reese custom installation kit # RP50073-58 fits the short and long bed versions of the 2015 Ford F-350. But just like with the short bed version you will need to replace the hardware because the hardware from the 2012 Ford truck cannot be reused on the 2015 model. For replacement hardware you will need kit # RP50073F to attach the underbed brackets to the truck frame and hardware kit # RP58430 to attach the above the bed rails to the underbed brackets. I have linked...
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  • Will Reese Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit from a 2012 Ford F-250 Fit a 2015 Ford F-350
  • Reese custom 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # RP50073-58 does indeed also fit the 2015 Ford F-350 short bed. But, you will not be able to reuse the hardware. It is meant for one-time installation only. For replacement hardware you will need kit # RP50073F to attach the underbed brackets to the truck frame and hardware kit # RP58430 to attach the above the bed rails to the underbed brackets. I have linked a video showing installation of this kit on a similar 2015 Ford F-350.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford F-250 Long Bed and RBW Lil Rocker Hitch
  • There are custom installation kits that bolt onto your 2011 Ford F-250 long bed. And the RBW Lil Rocker is the one RBW hitch that will fit the industry standard above the bed rails. For a custom install kit you can use Reese kit # RP50073-58. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this kit for you.
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  • Suspension Enhancement System Recommendation For 2015 Ford F-250 With SuperGlide Fifth Wheel
  • The suspension enhancement kit I recommend for your 2015 Ford F-250 is the Firestone Work-Rite Custom Helper Springs Kit, part # F8615. This attaches to the bottom of the truck frame over the axle and helps stabilize and support your truck when carrying heavier loads. This helps reduce the suspension sag and does not affect the ride of your truck when there is no load. You can check out the installation instructions on the product page to make sure there are no obstructions with...
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  • Recommended Running Boards for 2005 Ford F-350 with Crew Cab
  • We offer running boards from several manufacturers that will fit your 2005 Ford F-350 with Crew Cab. Products from Bestop, Dee Zee, Rampage and Westin can be seen by clicking on the link provided for you. The available running boards are offered in various finishes including black, black with silver trim, chrome and matte finish aluminum, among others. You also have a choice of widths, ranging from 4-inches up to 7-inches. You can even choose lighted steps such as the Westin's # 27-0025-1215...
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  • Curt X5 Adapter Recommendation for 1997 Ford F-250 with B and W Turnover Ball Hitch Installed
  • As long as your fifth wheel hitch was designed to fit the industry standard fifth wheel rails that are 22 inches apart then yes, the Curt X5 part # 16310 that you referenced would fit your B and W hitch and work well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Escape
  • You would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. There isn't a plug-in harness available...
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  • 1995 Ford F-450 Superduty Cab and Chassis Hitch Recommendation
  • The best option we are going to have for a hitch for your 1995 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis is the Curt hitch part # C14082 that is designed to fit 34 inch wide frames. This hitch requires some drilling so it would also require a bit of modification to get it to fit your vehicle. You will need to first verify that your hitch frame rails are 34 inches apart measured from the outside. The measurement from the top of the mounting bracket down to the top of the receiver tube measures 5 inches....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Dodge Journey
  • The Curt Hitch part # C13201 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Dodge Journey so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one 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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  • Mud Flap and Wheel Well Guard Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • The Husky Liners mudflaps part # HL57681 that you referenced have been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ford F-350 SRW without rear fender flares. They would also work with the wheel well covers part # HL79111 that you also referenced.
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  • Install Time Recommendation for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX2622 2013 Ford Fiesta
  • Blue Ox states that a professional could install the part # BX2622 in about 3 hours. If this is the first time someone installed this by themselves I could see it taking about double that. For more install info check out the install video and instructions link I attached.
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  • How to Pick Out a Sidewinder Pin Box for a Trailer with a Mor Ryde Pin Box
  • Mor Ryde makes aftermarket pin boxes that replace standard ones that would be found on a trailer. You will need to find out the model number pin box that the Mor Ryde on the trailer is designed to replace and then go with the correct Sidewinder relative to that. Once you figure out which pin box you have you can check the FAQ I attached that has a chart that shows the correct Sidewinder to get based on which pin box you have. This would be your best setup to use your Titan # RP30866.
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  • Firestone Air Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2010 Ford F-150 and 2015 Ford F-250
  • We get this question occasionally and we have found that if you were to try and piece together a new kit using existing Firestone airbag suspension components it ends up costing more than just buying the right kit for the second vehicle. For the 2010 Ford F-150 you would want the part # F2525 and then for a 2015 F-250 you would want the part # F2550.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Adapter for B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • Since you already have a B & W gooseneck hitch installed on your 2008 Ford F-450, I think a 5th wheel adapter will work well for you. I recommend the B & W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. This 5th Wheel adapter will fit into the existing B & W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch on your truck, and is able to be taken out when you are done towing your 5th wheel. Using a 5th wheel adapter like the Companion is the safest, and smoothest, way to tow a 5th wheel camper with a gooseneck...
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  • Correct Curt Manufacturing 5th Wheel Install Frame Brackets for 2000 Ford F350 w/ 8 Foot Bed
  • For your 2000 Ford F350, the correct frame mounting bracket kit would be part # C16443. For the frame bracket/ bed rail kit, use part # C16443-204. If you already have Curt bed rails, you can certainly use the # C16443 by itself, but we don't recommend using frame brackets and bed rails from different manufacturers. They WILL fit, but since they haven't been tested together, using brackets from one manufacturer and rails from another could yield an unknown weight capacity, which would...
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  • Recommended Towing Mirrors For 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • We do have custom towing mirrors for a 2014 Ford F-150, but the right mirror depends on the style truck you have. If you have a manual mirror I recommend part # CM11800. The mirror face measures 6-1/2 inches tall and 4 inches wide. If you have electric mirrors, the towing mirrors I recommend are part # KS81810. The KS81810 mirror face measures 6 inches tall and 4-5/8 inches wide. You can check out product pages and there are several photos that show the style mirror the towing...
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  • Replacement 4-Way Trailer Connector for a 2001 Ford Escape with Factory 4-Way
  • The replacement 4-Way trailer connectors for the 2001 Ford Escape with Factory tow package that we carry have square connectors, # C55255 and # 30445. If you follow your 4-Way wiring forward on the vehicle and it does have a square connector then you can use either of these replacements. If it does not then the only option would be to either splice in a new 4-Way using # 18252 or replace the whole harness using # 118343
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  • Cold Side Brake Switch Wire Location and Tow Bar Wiring for a 2013 Ford Explorer V6 with LED Lights
  • I will be happy to help you out. First, for the brake switch wire, it should be a purple and white wire at the brake switch. Use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to confirm. The 6-diode kit # 154-792-118158 can be used on vehicles that have LED lights. The diodes in the kit act as a gate only letting power from 2 separate sources only go one way along the wire to prevent back feeding. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. I checked the owners manual for the...
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  • How to Install a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 in 2008 Ford E350 Van
  • If your 2008 Ford E350 van did not come with a factory 7-way, but only had a factory flat 4-pole connector, you will need 7-way adapter # 37185 to complete your wiring for Prodigy brake controller # 90885. Your 4-pole will plug into the mating connector on the adapter and the remaining three wires will need to be connected to activate those additional functions - trailer brakes on the blue wire, 12V power on the black wire and reverse light signal on the purple wire (if you need this function)...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendations for 2002 Ford F250 Short Bed
  • If your truck has the factory tow/prep package, there are hitches available that would drop right into the 4 pucks installed in your truck bed. Due to the short bed, you'd need a sliding hitch like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 21K, part # DM8550038. The Autoslide differs from regular sliding hitches in that you won't need to exit the vehicle to actuate the sliding mechanism. The hitch does that automatically. If you do not have the factory tow/prep package, you can still use a different...
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  • Options for Converting Factory 4-Way to 7-Way on 2014 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Adapter, # C57674, is exactly what you will need to add a 7-way to your 2014 Ford F-150. Installation will be fairly simple, just connect the 4-way on the adapter to the 4-way on your truck and then connect the remaining wires to the corresponding wires on the back of the factory plug. Unfortunately a 7-way connector that will plug directly into the vehicle wiring is not available.
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  • Installation Kit and Rails for Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and 1990 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • We do have 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for your 1990 Ford F-250 long bed. But they are going to require drilling into the truck frame for installation. You can use Demco kit # DM8552005-71. The Pro Series hitch # PS30093 will fit these rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Recommended Tekonsha Plug-in Brake Controller Adapter On 2014 Ford F-350
  • Since you are replacing the Ford brake controller, the installation will be a snap. You will just need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part # 3034-P. This simply plugs into the port that is located beneath the dash of your F-350. I have attached a photo that shows the location of the port and how you get to it. To reach the connector, first locate the notch in the access panel in the center of the dash, near the passenger side. Using a trim panel puller, carefully pry the panel...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Gooseneck Hitch and Timbren Springs for 2008 Ford F-250
  • The correct rear axle Timbren Jounce Spring kit for your 2008 Ford F-250 4X4 is part # TFR250SDF. The kit # TFR350SDF you referenced fits the F-350. Any suspension kit can potentially have interference with either a 5th wheel or goose neck hitch if the two items require the same mounting points on the truck's frame. You can use the Timbren installation instructions I have linked to see where these jounce springs attach (in place of the factory bump stops) and compare that to your hitch...
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  • Rear Helper Springs for a 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I checked with Firestone and they do not have a Ride-Rite shock kit for your 2015 Ford F-150 but we do have numerous rear suspension enhancement products you could use on your truck. I have included a link to the options for you. If you want something that you can install and then not have to worry about ever again I recommend Timbren helper springs # TFR1502D for 2-wheel drive or # TFR1504D for 4-wheel drive. I have included some helpful links on Timbren systems for you.
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  • Sliding Cargo Tray for 2015 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2-Foot Bed
  • We offer the CargoGlide 1000 Sliding Tray for Trucks, part # CG1000-7548, that fits your 2015 F-150 with 6-1/2-foot bed. This tray extends out up to 70-percent of its length and can handle up to 1000-lbs of cargo. Model # CG1500HD-7548 offers the same extension but a 1500-lb capacity and taller rear and side walls to contain your cargo.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape
  • Sounds like you are looking for trailer wiring for your 2011 Ford Escape that has a converter box built into it. For that you would want the Tow Ready harness part # 118551 which has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity Range of Reese SC Weight Distribution System 66151
  • I am not seeing where is lists 400 to 600 pounds capacity for system # RP66151. Could you send me a link? I spoke with my technical contact over at Reese who verified that technically there is no minimum that they list but they have a chart in their catalogs that list it as 200 to 600 pounds. I would agree that the Reese SC system # RP66151 is a better value than # 66557 since it has a wider range and does have a more user friendly design as you pointed out. This system is ideal for...
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  • Hitch Prep Package Adapter Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250 with Hitch Prep
  • Yes, the Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch Prep Package Adapter part # RP30156 that you referenced will fit the factory hitch prep package of your 2016 Ford F-250 and will give you a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails for a fifth wheel hitch. I attached an install video that shows it being used for you to check out as well.
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  • Camper Tie Down Recommendation for Short Bed Ford F-250 with Factory Hitch
  • As long as your 1999 Ford F-250 has a 6-1/2 foot bed, doesn't have a board or step under the truck bed, and has a factory installed trailer hitch the Torklift Tie Downs part # TLF2002 would fit and work well for front tie-downs. For a matching set of rear tie-downs you would want the part # TLF3001.
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  • Gooseneck Ball Kit for a 2015 Ford F-250 with Factory Prep Package
  • You are correct, on the Reese Elite system you would need to remove the ball in order to have a clear bed for cargo. The Elite Series ball system, # RP30137, comes with a storage bag so grease would not be an issue. It also includes a magnetic cap to cover the hole so debris cannot get in. The amount of debris that could get in with the ball installed would be minimal since there just isn't a lot of free space. There is a taller ball available, # RP19315, which has a 1 inch rise....
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  • Gooseneck Ball Kit for a 2015 Ford F-250 with Factory Prep Package
  • You are correct, on the Reese Elite system you would need to remove the ball in order to have a clear bed for cargo. The Elite Series ball system, # RP30137, comes with a storage bag so grease would not be an issue. It also includes a magnetic cap to cover the hole so debris cannot get in. The amount of debris that could get in with the ball installed would be minimal since there just isn't a lot of free space. There is a taller ball available, # RP19315, which has a 1 inch rise....
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring that is Dim on One Side of Trailer
  • Sounds like the problem is actually on the trailer side of the equation. Most likely the grounds on the driver side of the trailer wiring are insufficient and causing the lights to illuminate dimly. Make sure that the trailer side connector are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. The main connector grounds should be attached to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces. The light grounds should also be attached to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces. If there is anything...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller in a 2000 Ford F-150 with Wiring Harness 3035-P
  • The warning you are referring to is only a concern if you were hardwiring in the brake controller and not using the wiring harness. Since you are using wiring harness # 3035-P you will not have to change anything to complete the installation on your 2000 Ford F-150. I have linked a video showing installation of a brake controller on a 200 Ford F-150 using the 3035-P harness for you.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Toyota Camry Sedan
  • The Rhino Rack roof rack that consists of part numbers # DS118B and # DK321 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Toyota Camry so I would recommend it for you.
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  • Suspension Enhancement and Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • I have a solution for you but since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed a slider hitch wouldn't give you enough clearance to make tight turns. Instead you would have to go with Sidewinder pin box replacement. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer. Once you figure out which...
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2
  • The Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 427-8 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 so it should work well for yours that has fog lights. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Ford Ranger
  • The hitch part # E-3S that you referenced would not bolt up the bottom of the Westin Bumper part # 66000-97200 without a lot of modification that I can't recommend. Instead I have a much better option for you for a hitch for your 1996 Ford Ranger. You would want the Curt hitch part # C12012 that will attach directly to the frame of your truck and would be a much better hitch setup. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Will Using a Reese Goose Box Provide Enough Height Clearance Between Truck and Trailer
  • First, you should not have to have a taller ball to use a Reese Goose Box. It couples to a standard 2-5/16 inch ball. The Goose Box measures 19.2 inches from the center of the lowest front bolt hole down to the bottom of the coupler that couples to the ball. Compare this to your current set up. You need 5 or 6 inches between the tops of the bed sides and the bottom of the 5th wheel trailer overhang. If you determine a taller ball is needed you could use one. Regarding the horizontal...
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  • Will TorkLift Camper Tie-Downs Work With TorkLift Trailer Hitch On 2012 Ford F-350
  • For your 2012 Ford F-350, the TorkLift Hitch I recommend is part # TLF1002. This is a Class V hitch and has dual 2 inch receiver openings. The hitch also has pre-drilled holes that can accept TorkLift camper tie-downs. I have attached a link to our product page for the TorkLift tie-downs. You can use the drop down box to select the tie-downs that are designed to fit your truck depending on the bed, running boards, and hitch. If you want to let me know what the length bed is, what...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Bike Carrier Fit 2015 Ford Edge SEL
  • The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is designed to fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitches and will fit the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75214 and your 2015 Ford Edge. The XTC-2 offers 8 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop. The XTC-2 comes with an anti-rattle treaded hitch pin to secure the rack, but if you are interested in a locking anti-rattle pin, you can use # S64029. I have attached a video of the XTC-2 on a 2013 Ford...
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  • Choosing Between Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch, Reese Goose Box and Sidewinder Fifth Wheel Setups
  • The Reese Goose Box is the preferred method for towing a 5th wheel trailer with a goose neck hitch vehicle like your 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty. Unlike all other adapters the Goose Box places no additional stresses on the trailer frame and Lippert endorses use of the product. A Demco 18K sliding hitch # DM8550024 will give you 14-inches of front-to-back travel as compared to the 22-inches of clearance from a Sidewinder pin box like # RP61422 which is an Air Ride cushioned type. On the...
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  • 7-Way Wiring Configuration for Slide-In Truck Camper
  • Your slide-in truck camper does not have electric brakes so the blue brake circuit wire from its 7-way connector is not used. All other lighting functions as well as 12V auxiliary power will be maintained on the other circuits. Please refer to the linked photo for the standard wiring/function configuration for RV-style 7-way connectors.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2014 Ford Flex without Factory Tow Package
  • Tow Ready trailer wiring harness # 118472 is just one option for the 2014 Ford Flex. Its the only option that does not have a powered converter like you are describing (for models without factory tow package). There could potentially be too much power draw if you were to use this harness. Since that is a major concern for you I recommend using Curt harness # C56063 instead. It does require a direct connection to the vehicle battery. I have included a link to our help article with tips...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for 2015 Rockwood Windjammer 3025W
  • Tongue weight is the important factor when choosing a weight distribution system. Based on my research, the 2015 Rockwood Windjammer 3025W has a gross weight of 9,050 pounds and a tongue weight of 971 pounds. I recommend double checking to make sure this is correct for your trailer's tongue weight. I have attached a help article on finding tongue weight for you. For your trailer, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # RP66084. Reese's # RP66084...
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  • Should there be a Gap Between a Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter and Truck Bed
  • You can determine if the Convert-A-Ball adapter # CAB-C5G is properly secured to the ball before towing. There isn't really a safe way if the adapter is already installed. If you were to uninstall the adapter then you could place it on the ball manually and pull up on it to make sure it is coupling correctly but it does sound like it is. There should be some space between the bottom of the coupler and the truck bed. Otherwise the adapter would damage the truck bed.
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  • Will Titan Disc Brake Actuator Kit # T4843600 Fit Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR3500S05
  • You can use the Titan Disc Brake Actuator Kit # T4843600 along with two of the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR3500S05 since both use the same bearings and seals. The Timbrens use a 4-bolt brake mounting flange, the same as the Titan kit, and both use inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649 which ensure the hub/rotor assemblies will fit on the Timbren spindles.
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  • What Color Are Lights On Battery Charger During Charging Process
  • The battery chargers we offer are from CTEK and we do have a couple that have a 7-step process for the complete cycle. I am not familiar with the brand charger you have but assume most manufacturers have similar features. For part # CTEK56864, there are 8 indicator lights on the unit that show the status and where it is in the charging process. The first 6 lights are amber colored and the 7th light will light up when the charging cycle is complete and the battery is charged. It is green....
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub With 5-Bolt Wheel Lug Pattern
  • If both the inner and outer bearings on your trailer spindle are part # L44643, the # 8-258BTUC1 would work well for you. This is a hub assembly that works with 13 to 15 inch wheels and has a 5 on 4-1/2 wheel bolt pattern. This assembly includes bearings, races, seal, grease cap, wheel bolts and lug nuts.
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  • Trailer Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • Draw Tite and Hidden Hitch are made by the same company so the part # 75710 and # 87720 that you referenced are basically the exact same hitch with different stickers. Curt is it's own company so the # C13100 would be made by the same company but due to it's very similar design and exact same capacities it's not really that different at all. It has only a powder coat finish whereas the other two hitches have an e-coat base covered by powder coat. For the price I would recommend the...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Install Harness and Bracket for 2014 Ford Flex
  • To install your Prodigy P3 part # 90195 in your 2014 Ford Flex that has a factory 7-way all you would need is the install harness part # 3034-P and the install bracket # TK5906.
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  • Does Fascia Bracket of 2010 Ford Edge Get Reused After Hitch Install
  • The fascia bracket of your 2010 Ford Edge will get bent back and not reused once you install the Hitch part # 75992 that you referenced. Check out the install video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Suspension Enhancement and Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • I have a suspension enhancement system I can recommend for your 2015 Ford F-150 with the Reese Outboard Rail Kit part # RP56013-53 installed, but the Firestone and Air Lift kits would interfere with the brackets of the rails. Instead you would want the Timbren system part # TFR1504D as it would provide you with suspension support, would not interfere with the rail kit, and would not require you to maintain air pressure.
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  • 2012 Ford Edge 3.5 Liter Programmer Recommendation
  • I checked with SCT and the SCT X4 programmer part # SCT7015 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2012 Ford Edge with a 3.5 liter engine so it would work well for you. You can adjust the shift firmness and points as well as boost power and throttle response with this programmer.
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  • Carrying Bikes and Cargo at the Same Time on a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • Like you said, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and cargo carrier combo, # HR1450-85 as an example, has a 15-1/2 inch by 55 inch cargo carrier. This is because a wider carrier would put too much way too far away from the hitch receiver and put a lot of stress and leverage on the hitch and vehicle. A dual hitch receiver would not work because doing so would reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent and the bikes would block the cargo carrier so you couldn't put...
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  • Carrying Bikes and Cargo at the Same Time on a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • Like you said, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and cargo carrier combo, # HR1450-85 as an example, has a 15-1/2 inch by 55 inch cargo carrier. This is because a wider carrier would put too much way too far away from the hitch receiver and put a lot of stress and leverage on the hitch and vehicle. A dual hitch receiver would not work because doing so would reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent and the bikes would block the cargo carrier so you couldn't put...
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  • Recommended Universal Towing Mirrors for 2014 Ford Escape
  • The K-Source # KS3990 clip on mirrors would be a good choice, as long as the glass for your mirrors is inset into the housing, leaving a lip running around the edge of the mirror glass. The towing mirror attaches to the factory mirror using clips that grab onto the lip on the mirror housing and ratcheting rubber straps. The straps ensure a secure and virtually vibration free fit. The K Sours Universal towing mirrors are highly rated by our customers, as you can see by looking over the...
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  • Will the Thule Sonic XL Cargo Box Fit a 2015 Ford Explorer Sport with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Thule Sonic XL cargo box # TH635B is indeed a fit for the factory crossbars on your 2015 Ford Explorer Sport. To determine if there will be any interference with the rear hatch there is one measurement you will need to take. First, if the crossbars can be moved, move the front bar as far forward as it will go. Then measure from the center of the front bar back to the seam between the top of the hatch and the roof. If that distance is greater than 50-7/8 inches the box will fit without...
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  • Helper Springs for a 2011 Ford F-350 4x4 Dually and Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The AirLift LoadLifters for your 2011 Ford F-350 4x4 are # AL88396. The upper brackets will attach on the inboard sides of the frame rails. Provided the frame brackets from the 5th wheel hitch mount to the outsides of the frame rails AND have a hole that matches the factory hole on the frame, centered above the axle, then you can install this kit. I have included a picture pointing out the hole. If that hole is not present on the brackets then you will need to use a different type of...
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  • Compatibility of SCT X4 Power Flash Programmer # SCT7015 with 2013 Ford Explorer Non-Ecoboost V6
  • The SCT X4 Power Flash Programmer # SCT7015 that you referenced is indeed compatible with your 2013 Ford Explorer with non-Ecoboost V6 engine. I confirmed this with my contact at SCT. This tuner can help you gain up to 37 more horsepower and up to 85 additional foot-pounds of torque from your Explorer's 3.5L V6. It features a full-color display, built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to programming updates and stores up to 10 custom tunes. It also allows you to clear diagnostic trouble codes....
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  • Brake Controller and Installation for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • To install a Tekonsha Brake Controller like the very popular P2 # 90885 in your 2014 Ford F-150 will require you to use the # 22292 that you referenced. The port for the harness is right underneath the dash near the brake pedal. Check out the install video I attached to see exactly where it is at and how to install a brake controller using it.
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Backup Camera that Does not Turn On When Put in Reverse
  • First thing you need to check is the reverse light circuit on the 7-way of your truck. On most vehicles this circuit is active, but not always. Using a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test the center pin of the 7-way for voltage when the vehicle is in reverse. Most likely this is the problem. You would need to run a wire from the center pin to the reverse light circuit of your taillight wiring to activate this circuit.
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  • Troubleshooting Weak Trailer Brakes on Trailer Towed by 2006 Ford F-250
  • How many axles does your trailer have? It could be that your trailer has more axles on it than the integrated brake controller of your truck is equipped to operate. Most controllers are good for two brake axles, but only the more expensive ones can operate triple brake axles. Have you tried towing the trailer with a different vehicle to see if the problem shows up for that vehicle as well? You can also try running the ground of each assembly back up to the main ground of the trailer...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Adapter Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep
  • For your 2015 Ford F-350 that has the hitch prep package all you would need to install your RBW Hitch is the rail kit adapter part # RP30156. This will install into the pucks of your truck's bed and will provide you with industry standard rails for your hitch to install into.
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  • 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Tube Step Installation Instructions
  • I attached a picture that shows how the Westin Tube Steps part # 25-2075 will install on your 2002 Ford Explorer. Without seeing what you are referring to it's hard to say if the tube steps would utilize the same installation points as the previous steps you removed.
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  • Where to Connect the Stoplight Wire on Brake Controller Pigtail
  • To install the Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller # 39523 in your 2006 Ford Escape, the red wire on your brake controller harness # 20127 needs to be connected to the stoplight switch under the dash in your vehicle. There should be a wire for the stoplight switch on the back of the brake pedal. You will want to use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to find the wire that has signal only when the brake pedal is depressed. Testing the wires is the best way to be sure which wire is the one...
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  • Recommended Air Conditioner Cover For Dometic Brisk Air RV Air Conditioner
  • The Camco RV Vinyl Air Conditioner Cover for Dometic and Brisk Air Models, part # CAM45392 may be just what you are looking for. This cover is designed for the Dometic Brisk Air as you mentioned you have but the dimensions are a bit different. This cover measures 27 inches wide x 13 inches tall, x 35 inches long. You may want to measure your AC unit again to make sure this will fit. This is an Arctic White vinyl cover and it has a locking draw cord that makes sure it is a secure fit.
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  • Weight Distribution and Bike Rack for a 2010 Ford Flex and 2014 Rockwood Tent Trailer
  • Weight distribution should be used if the gross trailer weight is at least 50 percent of the vehicle weight. Since the trailer weighs around 3,339 pounds that would be more than 50 percent of the weight of your 2010 Ford Flex so weight distribution is recommended. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight...
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  • Recommendations For Truck That Can Handle Future Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I think it is great you are planning ahead for your truck and trailer purchase. We deal with a of folks who purchase a trailer or a truck and find that they are not able to tow their trailer because of the hitches, size, or both. The first thing I recommend you do is check out some fifth wheel trailers and see what the specs are. You may be surprised how heavy some of the bigger trailers can get. The next thing I recommend thinking about is the truck bed size. You should have no problem...
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  • Measurements of Curt Trailer Hitch C15313
  • I called my contact at Curt to confirm these measurements on the Curt # C15313 trailer hitch for you. The width of the hitch from center to center of the bolt holes measures 38-7/8 inches. The top of the receiver to the mounting holes measures 5-7/16 inches. The reach of the hitch measures 11-3/4 inches. My contact said he believes this hitch may be too wide for a 1955 Chevrolet Pickup. This hitch has not been confirmed to fit a 1955-1959 Chevrolet Pickup.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount and 1-7/8 Inch Trailer Ball for OEM Hitch on 2015 Ford F150
  • A Class IV hitch would have a receiver that measures 2 x 2 inches. You'd need to measure the height of the receiver opening versus the level height of your trailer coupler, in order to choose a ball mount with the proper rise or drop. I'll link you to an FAQ article that shows how to measure to determine which ball mount would work best for you. I'll link you to our selection of ball mounts that would be appropriate for use with a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball. Choose the one with the closest...
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  • Installation Of Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring For 2011 Ford Flex
  • The Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring, part # RM-154, includes a 30-ft long 4-wire harness so it should reach the rear of your 2011 Ford Flex with no problem. I have attached a link to an installation video you can check out. When running the wiring you want to make sure you avoid any sharp edges or any areas that will become very hot and damage the wiring. The kit includes 3 ft of wire loom that can be used to protect the wiring when you run it beneath your Flex.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 2005 Ford F-150 Towing 26-Foot Camper
  • Since your F-150's Class V hitch has a weight carrying capacity of 5000-lbs and a weight distributing capacity of 9900-lbs, then you do indeed need a weight distribution (WD) system to tow your trailer with a maximum gross weight of 7640-lbs. The key for selecting the right WD system is to know your trailer's actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW), just as it will be when you head out for a trip. To this actual fully-loaded TW you need to add the weight of anything in the truck that...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wheel Size for Carrying 88-lb Kayak and Other Items Totalling 300-lbs or Less
  • Tire size in itself does not mean that a tire is unsuitable for use on your kayak trailer which you'll be pulling long distances at highways speeds. Trailer tires are all rated for a maximum speed of 65-mph unless specified otherwise by their manufacturer, but they can vary significantly in how much of a weight load they can carry. Trailer tire load ranges are referred to by a letter code. Load range D tires can carry more weight than C tires, which in turn can carry more weight than Load...
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  • BAKFlip Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed with TracRac Sliding Rack
  • The Three BAKFlip tonneau covers we carry that are confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-150 6-1/2 foot bed are the G2 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK26327, FiberMax Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK126327, and the F1 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK72327. I recommend either the F1 # BAK72327 or the G2 # BAK26327 for use with a TracRac Ladder Rack, like part # TA21501-02-02 that you referenced. The F1 and G2 are quad-fold covers, and will be more likely to be able to fold under the arms of the ladder rack since...
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  • Are BakFlip Tonneau Covers Compatible with TracRac Ladder Rack Systems on 2015 Ford F-150
  • Some ladder racks and tonneau covers may not be compatible with each other if they both use mounting hardware that has to be installed in the same spot on the truck. For example, the TracRac ladder rack system # TA27000-01 uses clamps that mount to the underside of the bed rails (please see the linked photo) while their sliding rack # TA21501-02 uses tracks that attach to the tops of the bed rails. The BAK Flip F1 Hard Folding Tonneau Cover # BAK72329, for example, uses installation...
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  • Blue Ox BedSaver for a Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • It sounds like you are looking for the Blue Ox BedSaver for your Husky 16K 5th wheel trailer hitch. The correct model is # BXR4400. If you don't have a 16K Husky hitch then there are other models: Use # BXR4401 for a 15K Husky hitch Use # BXR4403 for a 20K model Use # BXR4402 for a 24K model And use # BXR4404 for a 25K model
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  • Installation Instructions for Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 1973 Ford F-250
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of a Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 for your 1973 Ford F-250. You'll use our brake controller installation kit # ETBC7 to install the controller. An article and video are linked to show you the process. If your truck has a 4-pole trailer harness then all you'll need is the controller and install kit, but if you need a 4-pole then you can use kit # C55301 which plugs in (with no cutting or splicing of wires) at the connection point behind rear bumper.
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  • Recommendation for Lifting Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • If your axles are below your leaf springs you can move them above the springs to gain about a 3 inch lift like you are interested in. 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 Conversion Kit, # K71-385-00, would be a great choice and if your axle is 2-3/8 inch diameter you could use the Over-Under Kit, # K71-384-00. These kits can be installed without welding...
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  • Camper Tie Down Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The Brophy Camper Tie Downs, part # TDSF are a universal application for full-size trucks and they will fit a Ford F-250 Super Duty. The hardware to mount the tie downs to the vehicle is included. I would also recommend the Brophy Camper Tie Downs, part # HSSF which is a more heavy duty tie down. The tie downs wrap around the bed, not in the stake pockets, and are mounted inside the bed. They will not work with a slide-in bed liner. There is no weight capacity rating on the camper...
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  • Can Du-Ha Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Box Lid Open to the Inside and/or Outside of Truck Bed
  • I checked with Duha and the Du-Ha Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Box and Gun Case # DU70200 that you referenced can be installed so that the lid of the box opens toward the inside of the truck bed or with the lid opening toward the outside of the truck bed. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Does the Prodigy RF Brake Controller have any Axle Restrictions
  • The Prodigy RF part # 90250 can be used on trailer with up to 3 brake axles. As long as the brake assemblies are the correct ones for the axles there would be no limit to axle size.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Ford C-Max
  • From the research I did it looks like Ford does not recommend towing a trailer with your 2013 Ford C-Max. But the final authority would be the owners manual for the vehicle as different trim levels may have different restrictions. The Curt Hitch part # C12092 would be a great option for a trailer hitch as it has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 56146KIT. For a ball mount part C45521, 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256, 2 inch ball # 19258.
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  • Fit of # DZ43200 Tailgate Assist on 2014 Ford F150 Raptor
  • The # DZ43200 tailgate assist fits all models of the 2014 F150. I've confirmed this for you with DeeZee. If you click the provided link, you can see an installation video.
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  • Troubleshooting Noise After Base Plate Install on 2014 Ford Fusion
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he said it sounds like the noise could be coming from an electronic steering mechanism but you will have to check the vehicle itself to pinpoint the source of the noise. You could have someone ride in the tow vehicle and tow it around the block and pinpoint the source that way. The thing to remember is that when you are towing you want everything in the towed vehicle dead, especially all motors. You should not expect brake loading due to additional...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatibility Between 2003, 2009, and 2014 Ford F-250
  • As long as your Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch fits on industry standard above-bed rails, you will be able to put your 5th wheel hitch in any of your F250s. The thing that will be different for each truck will be the installation kit and bed rails. For your 2009 Ford F-250 8 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel Above Bed Rails with Custom Outboard Installation Kit # RP56005-53. These outboard brackets install on the outside of your frame instead on to the inside of your frame....
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