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  • Will Hidden Hitch 70647 Fit a 1996 Ford Explorer
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 70647 is a confirmed fit for your 1996 Ford Explorer. It would be a great option that will work with your 15 inch spare and would give you 500 lbs of tongue weight capacity for a carrier and motorized wheelchair. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Pin to End of Tube Dimension for part # 11029
  • The distance from the pin hole to the other end of the tube of the part # 11029 measures 15-1/2 inches.
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  • Will Curt Hitch part # C15300 Fit a 1978 Ford F-250 SuperCab
  • Yes, the Curt hitch part # C15300 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 1978 Ford F-250 SuperCab and would be a great choice for a hitch as it has more than needed capacities at 16,000 lbs total trailer weight and 2,400 lbs tongue weight.
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  • RV Trailer Cover Recommendation for a 29 foot Travel Trailer
  • For your 29 foot long trailer the Camco UltraGuard 5th Wheel Cover # CAM45753 that you referenced would be a great choice. It is designed for 30 foot trailer but would work great on yours that measures 29 feet 6 inches with the ladder. The warranty is 2 years and would cover any manufacturer defects. This is a top of the line cover that would work well for you.
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Roadmaster XL base plates # 1420-1 for your 2001 Jeep Wrangler are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. 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 lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight...
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Roadmaster XL base plates # 1420-1 for your 2001 Jeep Wrangler are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. 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 lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight...
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  • Availability of Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 1974 Ford F-250
  • I have a solution for you, but there is not a custom fit gooseneck hitch option for your 1974 Ford F-250. Instead, you will want to use the Curt Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit # C61502 with the Curt Folding Ball Gooseneck Hitch # C-52 in order to install a gooseneck hitch in your truck. Since the rail kit is a universal-type fit, you will likely need to drill holes in the frame of your truck in order to install the rails. The rails have been confirmed to fit pre-1980 Ford...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement System For 2016 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TFR250SDG is the correct system you need for your 2016 F-250, whether it is a 2WD or 4WD. There is no drilling required for installation and this system can be used on trucks with or without the overload springs. These are designed to replace the bump stops you have installed on the truck. The system is designed for the rear of the truck and will not increase the weight carrying capacity for your truck.
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  • Best Setting on Edge Programmer for Fuel Efficiency on a 2005 Ford F-250 6.0 Diesel
  • The older Edge programmers such as the 85100 can be set to any of the tune levels and you will get better fuel economy. The problem is that the power increase can cause some drivers to get on the gas pedal a bit more which results in lower fuel economy. The transmission only or power level 1 tunes are probably going to be your best option. The newer versions of the programmer such as # EP85400 for your 2005 Ford F-250 diesel have an economy setting that would be the best option.
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  • Can Topline Bike Rack UG2500 Have Additional Bikes Added to It
  • Yes, the Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack part # UG2500 can have bikes added to it with the part # AB2600. Each one of these would add an additional bike.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-250
  • I have a front hitch that is a fit for your 2004 Ford F-250, but the Curt hitch part # C14355 would only fit the rear of the vehicle. Instead you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 65022 which is a fit for the front of your truck.
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  • Where to Mount Camera of Furrion Digital Wireless Observation System # FOS48TA-BL
  • Best advice I can give on mounting the camera of the Furrion Digital Wireless Observation System w/ Color LCD Monitor # FOS48TA-BL is to temporarily try mounting it in a few places to see which gives the best viewing angle. It really just depends on what you want to see. Having it higher and then pointed down will give you a wider viewing angle whereas lower and more straight back will give more of what's behind you.
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  • Where to Mount Camera of Furrion Digital Wireless Observation System # FOS48TA-BL
  • Best advice I can give on mounting the camera of the Furrion Digital Wireless Observation System w/ Color LCD Monitor # FOS48TA-BL is to temporarily try mounting it in a few places to see which gives the best viewing angle. It really just depends on what you want to see. Having it higher and then pointed down will give you a wider viewing angle whereas lower and more straight back will give more of what's behind you.
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  • How to Get More Truck Bed Rail Clearance Towing Fifth Wheel Hitch When Adjusted All the Way Up
  • The pin box on your trailer should be adjustable. You should be able to lower it in the mounting holes that attach it to the frame. This will give you the addition clearance you would need between the bed rails and the trailer overhang. 21 inches is about as tall as you are going to get from a fifth wheel hitch. The fact that isn't enough clearance makes me think your trailer's pin box is up too high and could come down.
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  • Are Spacers Needed to Install Timbrens on Vehicle with Leveling Kit
  • If the leveling kit you installed raised the suspension (moved the axle further from the frame) then you will need to use a spacer with the Timbren part # TFR250SDE. For that we have the part # A25723-90AH00 which is a 1 inch spacer. The longer bolts needed would need to be provided by you though as the hardware included is not long enough. If the suspension lift you have is just a body lift then the spacer wouldn't be needed.
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  • What Coupler Fits the Square Tube Trailer Jack TJDA-5000S
  • The only coupler we offer compatible with the part # TJDA-5000S is the A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Square Jack Hole # CA-5280-QB which is designed for 2-5/16 inch hitch balls. Reason is due to the higher capacity nature that the jack and coupler have and the fact that 2 inch hitch balls just don't have the same towing capacities as 2-5/6 inch.
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  • Will the Edge Evolution Programmer Fit a 1999 Ford F-250 with 5.4 Liter Motor
  • The Edge Evolution CTS2 programmer # EP85450 is indeed a fit for your 1999 Ford F-250 with the 5.4 liter motor. My favorite feature of this programmer is actually the large touch screen display. With a lot of programmers the displays are fairly small and can be hard to see. This one has a 5 inch (diagonal) display so visibility is not an issue. You can also add a custom dash pod # EP18500 to make the addition of the programmer appear more like a factory component.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch For 2016 Ford Thor Motorhome
  • The trailer hitch you need for your Thor Motorhome is part # 65053. This hitch is designed for your motorhome as it has a 2014 E-450 chassis. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. If you also need a hitch receiver lock I recommend the DeadBolt, part # 40107. This is a stainless steel lock and it has a covered key slot to help keep dirt out of the lock.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • For your new 2017 Ford F-250 short bed you have some options for 5th wheel hitches and installation kits. For an install kit I recommend going with a custom kit, # RP50074-58. With a custom kit there is less drilling required and it takes less time to install compared to universal kits. And for a hitch I recommend the Reese Titan 20 # RP30870. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds, features the super-secure serrated dual jaw design, and it is cushioned. I have linked a video review of...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2017 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • For your new 2017 Ford F-350 short bed you have some options for 5th wheel hitches and installation kits. For an install kit I recommend going with a custom kit, # RP50074-58. With a custom kit there is less drilling required and it takes less time to install compared to universal kits. And for a hitch I recommend the Reese Titan 20 # RP30870. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds, features the super-secure serrated dual jaw design, and it is cushioned. I have linked a video review of...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2017 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • For your new 2017 Ford F-350 you have some options for 5th wheel hitches and installation kits. For an install kit I recommend going with a custom kit, # RP50074-58. With a custom kit there is less drilling required and it takes less time to install compared to universal kits. And for a hitch I recommend the Reese Titan 20 # RP30867. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds, features the super-secure serrated dual jaw design, and it is cushioned. I have linked a video review of this hitch...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2017 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • For your new 2017 Ford F-250 you have some options for 5th wheel hitches and installation kits. For an install kit I recommend going with a custom kit, # RP50074-58. With a custom kit there is less drilling required and it takes less time to install compared to universal kits. And for a hitch I recommend the Reese Titan 20 # RP30867. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds, features the super-secure serrated dual jaw design, and it is cushioned. I have linked a video review of this hitch...
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  • Will Curt Hitch C15810 Fit 16 inch Spare on 1999 Ford Super Duty Truck
  • The Curt hitch part # C15810 will work for your 1999 Ford Super Duty. The spare sizing information is for the diameter of the rim and not the tire. Since you have a 16 inch rim and this will fit rim sizes smaller than 20 inch this will work well. I attached an install video as well.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150 with 2.7 liter Ecoboost
  • Basically you want to go with the biggest cooler you can fit behind the grille of your truck. The most popular option is the part # D13503 which measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. This large cooler would do an excellent job keeping your transmission fluid cool. You would still want to check with Ford after the install of the cooler to verify that the towing capacity does go up.
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  • Does Ride Quality of a Truck With Air Lift Air Springs like part # AL88268 Get Harsh When Unloaded
  • The ride quality of your 2015 F150 XLT would be unaffected if you did not inflate the bags of the kit part # AL88268. Basically if you kept the 5 psi minimum in the bags when the truck was unloaded you wouldn't even know the kit was installed. It wouldn't be until you inflated the bags more to provide more support would the ride get stiffer.
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  • BAKFlip G2 Vs. Extang EnCore Folding Tonnea Cover Comparison 2016 Ford F-150
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 the Extang # EX62475 and the BakFlip part # BAK26203RB are both great choices for the 5-1/2 foot long bed. The biggest difference will be the amount of foldable section of each. The Extang has three section and the BAK has four. The Extang's front panel can fold up to allow access to the front of the bed whereas the BAK requires folding up all of the rear sections to get to it. The back uses 1/2 inch thick aluminum panels whereas the Extang uses 1 inch thick...
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Slider Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 That Slides Automatically
  • If you are looking for an underbed fifth wheel rail kit that allows the install of a Demco Hijacker Autoslide we have just what you need for your 2016 Ford F-250 without the factory rail kit. For that you would need the part # DM8551000 for the rail kit. And then for the 18k Hijacker to fit the rails (without needing an adapter), you would want the part # DM8550022. If you needed the 21k Hijacker you instead would want the part # DM8550037.
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  • How to Lock Bike to Truck Using Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack
  • If you wanted to use the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT201 and then lock the bike to the truck your best option would be a cable lock like part # CAB-10. You would need to route the cable through the frame of your bike and then through either a stake pocket or a tie down anchor in the bed of the truck.
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Aftermarket Trailer Hitch #C14357 on 2004 Ford F-150 w/Factory Trailer Hitch
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch # C14357 would indeed fit for a 2004 Ford F-150 excluding the Heritage Edition if the factory hitch was removed as long as no portion of the frame or bumper beam is removed in the process of removing the factory hitch. I have linked the above mentioned product to this page for your convenience.
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  • Steering Stabilizer and Rear Anti-Sway Bar for a 2011 Thor Hurricane 32A on Ford F-53 V10 Chassis
  • The overall length of your 2011 Thor Hurricane 32A on the Ford F-53 V10 Chassis is under 34 feet and it has an 18,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating so you can use anti-sway bar # RM-1139-143 for the rear axle. Check to ensure there is enough factory u-bolt available to accommodate the factory nut, washer and 1/2" plate. If the u-bolts are not long enough, the # RM-590050-00 u-bolt replacement kit is needed; sold separately. For a steering stabilizer you can use # RM-RBK9-RSSA....
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  • Can a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Reducer Sleeve be Used with Weight Distribution Systems
  • Generally speaking the use of a reducer sleeve does not decrease the capacity of a trailer hitch. However some hitch manufacturers may have a reduced capacity if a sleeve is used. There isn't a standard for all hitches and all reducer sleeves. It depends on the hitch and the sleeve. The weight distribution system may also have a reduced capacity which should be in the literature for your weight distribution system. The other option is to replace the weight distribution shank with one...
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  • Does a Slightly Larger Anti-Sway Bar Work Better than the Stock Bar on a 2015 Newmar Bay Star Sport
  • Absolutely. The thicker the bar the more anti-sway properties it will have. It may be 1/4 inch difference but it is a 1/4 inch the whole span of the bar which makes for a lot of additional material. The rods the bar attaches to would be applying the same amount of force no matter which anti-sway bar is used. An upgraded bar is better equipped to handle that force. In addition to the larger diameter bar, front anti-sway bar kit # RM-1139-140 also comes with upgraded bushings that out...
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • The towing mirror I would recommend is the K-Source part # KS3891. This universal mirror is our best selling mirror because of how stabile it is and how universal it is. It would be a great option. I attached a review video that shows the mirrors installed on a similar Explorer as yours as well.
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • The towing mirror I would recommend is the K-Source part # KS3891. This universal mirror is our best selling mirror because of how stabile it is and how universal it is. It would be a great option. I attached a review video that shows the mirrors installed on a similar Explorer as yours as well.
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  • Compatible Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for 2014 RAM and 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty Trucks
  • There is a Curt Hitch # C16545-16017 that will fit the 2015 Ford factory 5th wheel prep package, but the hitches for the Ram OEM prep package will not fit the Ford because the Ram slots have a different foot print. The 8 foot bed 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Series with factory 5th wheel prep package uses Curt Hitch part # C16545-16021. Both hitches have a Gross Towing Weight of 24,000 lbs.
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  • Hide-a-Goose Gooseneck Hitch to 5th Wheel Adapter for 1997 Ford F-250
  • For your 1997 Ford F-250 Powerstroke with Reese's Hide-A-Goose, you have a few options. One really good option is the Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese, # 9480. This 5th wheel adapter sits in the ball hole of the under-bed gooseneck hitch for sturdy mounting. It has offset legs that offer a wide stance for increased stability. This adapter offers you the benefits of a 5th wheel hitch in usability and compatibility. There is not a sliding...
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  • Recommended SuperSprings Front Axle Helper Spring Kit for 2007 Ford F-53 Motorhome
  • SumoSprings Solo Custom Front Helper Springs # SSF-182-54 are a confirmed fit on the 2WD Ford F-53 chassis for model years 1990 through 2016 so they will work fine on your 2007. A review video and the written installation instructions are linked for you. We also offer rear-axle suspension kits like # SSR-187-54-1 for 2WD vehicle with a GVWR from 20K to 26K. This and other kits are shown on the linked page.
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  • Recommended Silicone Sealant for Installing Optronics RV Porch and Utility Light RVPL7CB
  • The Optronics RV Porch and Utility Light # RVPL7CB has a full-size metal backing plate that will protect the internal electrical components from moisture but if you like you certainly can use a thin bead of silicone rubber sealant like # LT37464 (grey), # LT37467 (black) or # 0160297 (white) around the perimeter of the base to provide additional protection. Hardware stores usually carry a range of color options including clear silicone.
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  • Recommended Silicone Sealant for Installing Optronics RV Porch and Utility Light RVPL7CB
  • The Optronics RV Porch and Utility Light # RVPL7CB has a full-size metal backing plate that will protect the internal electrical components from moisture but if you like you certainly can use a thin bead of silicone rubber sealant like # LT37464 (grey), # LT37467 (black) or # 0160297 (white) around the perimeter of the base to provide additional protection. Hardware stores usually carry a range of color options including clear silicone.
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  • Extra Large Roof Cargo Basket Recommendation for 2003 Ford Excursion
  • I have a large cargo basket that will fit your 2003 Ford Excursion, but the Rhino Rack Allow baskets are only fits for their crossbars. The Yakima MegaWarrior part # Y07080-82 would fit your vehicle if it came with factory crossbars and measures 74" long x 48" wide x 6-1/2" tall. If you needed a roof rack you would want the Yakima rack that consists of part numbers # Y00409, # Y00148, # Y03536, # Y00221.
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  • How to Find Which Wires to Use to Install Trailer Wiring in a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria
  • I wish we had specific info on how to wire the part # 119179KIT to your 2002 Ford Crown Victoria but all we can recommend is to test the wiring like what you see in the install video I attached to identify the wiring functions of the taillight harness so that you can wire up the harness properly.
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  • How to Find Which Wires to Use to Install Trailer Wiring in a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria
  • I wish we had specific info on how to wire the part # 119179KIT to your 2002 Ford Crown Victoria but all we can recommend is to test the wiring like what you see in the install video I attached to identify the wiring functions of the taillight harness so that you can wire up the harness properly.
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  • What Hitch will Fit a 2003 Ford E-350 Cutaway Chassis
  • The Curt hitch part # 14055 will fit the cutaway models of the 2003 Ford E-350 if the bolt holes on the frame of the van are 38-5/8 inches apart on center. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Hayes Brake Controller Install Harness # HA81794-HBC Fit 2016 Ford F-150
  • Yes, the Hayes brake controller install harness part # HA81794-HBC that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your son's 2016 Ford F-150. The most popular brake controller used with this harness is the Hayes Genesis part # HA81790.
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  • Recommended 2005 Ford F-150 Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controllers
  • The Tekonsha Tow Ready Plug-in Wiring Adapter # 22292 is designed for Ford F-150 models starting in 2009. You will need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P for your truck. It is a confirmed fit for a 2005 F-150 with factory 7 way harness and the Prodigy P2/P3 electric brake controllers. This is a simple installation. One end plugs into the rear of the controller, the other end plugs into the connector under the dash above the brake pedal. I have attached a demonstration video...
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  • Availability of Parts to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford F-150
  • We have flat towing setups for your 2014 Ford F-150 to allow it to be towed behind a motorhome. The first component needed is the base plate kit. Since there are several different variations of your truck you will need to follow the link I attached and then select the variation of your vehicle so that you get the correct fit. 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...
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  • 7-Way Wiring Harness Recommendation for Use with Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Pole
  • We have a jacketed 7-way wiring sold by the foot. For that you would want the part # DW04914-1. Just order the quantity of the harness in the amount of feet that you need. It would wire right up to the terminals at the back of the connector part # pk11720.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs 7,643 lbs
  • A properly rated and set up weight distribution system will not also require an air bag system. So all we need for your truck is the correct WD system! So to pick out the best system we have to go by the loaded tongue weight figure which includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle. Typically tongue weight is 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight though, not 5 percent. So if your trailer weighs 7,643 lbs you would be looking at 764 to 1,146 lbs of tongue weight. So for...
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  • Are RetraxONE MX Tonneau Covers Waterproof
  • The RetraxONE MX Hard Tonneau Cover # RT60362 is designed to direct all water and rain through it's drain system so that the truck bed is kept as dry as possible. Would it keep the truck bed totally dry if left out in a very hard rain though? Realistically not. If the rain is light the truck bed contents will remain dry but if the rain is hard there will be some moisture let in. A lot of the reviews online for this cover state that they would call it "almost waterproof" which is really...
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  • Are Wheel Masters Tire Pressure Valve Extenders WM80294 Suitable for Use on Dually Wheels
  • Wheel Masters Tire Pressure Valve Extenders # WM80294 can be used in any application where a straight 4-inch tire pressure valve extension is called for. These extenders are made of solid brass that is nickel plated for corrosion resistance. We also offer valve extenders in other lengths and with various degrees of bend, such as the 90-degree extenders # WM802990, and all can be seen on the linked page.
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  • Is the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 Easy to Install and Use on 2004 Ford F-350
  • Yes, the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 will work with the gooseneck ball/hitch already installed in your 2004 Ford F-350. The Anderson adapter clamps to any 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball no matter what brand it is. I have linked a video review for you. Safety chains are not included but Andersen recommends adding kit # RM3230 to use safety cables with the adapter. It is an easy system to install and use. I would say, though, that eventually using a 5th wheel hitch will...
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  • Replacement Tarp Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-150 with Truxedo Lo Pro QT
  • What length bed do you have? If you have a 2011 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed the cover needed is part # TX5976-CVR. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you would need the part # TX5982-CVR. If you have an 8 foot bed you would need the part # TX5986-CVR. If you check out the instruction link I attached you will see how the cover would install starting on the second page.
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  • Can MaxxTow Ladder Rack MT70386 Install with Truck Bed Rail Covers Installed
  • Bed rail covers would have to come off or be trimmed to install the MaxxTow ladder rack part # MT70386.
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  • Solution for Reducing Harshness In Ride Quality of Timbren Kit TFTTT350F
  • Remove the spacer between the jounce spring and the mounting bracket. That will give you more clearance so that the suspension can move a few inches before activating the Timbren.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed with the factory rail kit is the Demco Auto Slider part # DM8550038. This hitch has a 21k capacity, but what really makes it nice is that it attaches directly to your rail kit and automatically slides as you make tight turns instead of forcing you to get out of your truck every time you need to slide the hitch. It's not super lightweight but can easily be broken down into smaller sections to make removing it easier. I attached...
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  • Installation of Tekonsha T-One Wiring Harness on a 2017 Ford Escape
  • While we have not had the opportunity to install this wiring kit on a 2017 Ford Escape, I do have the installation instructions, which I've attached, that will show and tell you exactly what is needed to install the Draw-Tite wiring harness # 118715 to your 2017 Ford Escape. The # 118715 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Escape. You will need a trim panel remover like # ALL648544 to remove the panels. You will also need 8mm socket and ratchet or 8mm Wrench, Drill (3/32” Drill Bit)...
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  • Dimension of Fantastic Roof Vent Depth from Top Mounting Bracket to Fan's Edge
  • I was able to go out to the warehouse and find that the Fantastic Vent # FV801250 Fan extends down 3/4 of an inch from the top mounting plate. I have attached an image for you to better see. I have also linked the above mentioned product to this page for your convenience.
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  • Dimension of Fantastic Roof Vent Depth from Top Mounting Bracket to Fan's Edge
  • I was able to go out to the warehouse and find that the Fantastic Vent # FV801250 Fan extends down 3/4 of an inch from the top mounting plate. I have attached an image for you to better see. I have also linked the above mentioned product to this page for your convenience.
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • I have a solution for you, but we don't have custom fit mirrors for your 2016 Ford Explorer. I recommend the K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror, part # KS3891 for your vehicle. These mirrors are sold individually and will attach to either the driver or the passenger side mirrors. These mirrors measure 7-3/4inches tall by 5-1/8 inches wide. I have attached a link to a product review video for you that shows it being installed and used on a very similar 2014 Explorer.
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  • Towing Mirror Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • I have a solution for you, but we don't have custom fit mirrors for your 2016 Ford Explorer. I recommend the K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror, part # KS3891 for your vehicle. These mirrors are sold individually and will attach to either the driver or the passenger side mirrors. These mirrors measure 7-3/4inches tall by 5-1/8 inches wide. I have attached a link to a product review video for you that shows it being installed and used on a very similar 2014 Explorer.
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  • Timbren Front and Rear Suspension Kit Fit Recommendation for a 1999 Ford Explorer
  • For the front of your 1999 Ford Explorer the Timbren kit part # TGMFK10 is the correct kit to use. For the rear you then use the part # TGMFK10R which is a different kit.
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  • Does Curt Bracket Kit part # C16424 Fit the Rails of Curt Universal Kit C16200
  • If you have the rails of the kit part # C16200 they would be compatible with the Curt bracket kit part # C16424 that you referenced. This would then work with your R5 Roller hitch as well.
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  • High Capacity D-Ring Recommendation for Enclosed Trailer
  • Your best solution will be the # LRB1. This D-ring anchor has a 4,000 lb working load limit, has mounting holes that are in line and has a continuously welded D-ring. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Tips for Removing Factory Bolts that Hold Factory Hitch of 2010 Ford Escape
  • Frame bolts like what are securing your factory hitch to your 2010 Ford Escape can be pretty difficult to remove. Especially if they have seen a few winters with salt on the roads. The best solution will be to spray the bolts with WD-40 and then use as long of a wrench/ratchet as you can find. The more leverage you can get on the bolt the better. A cheater bar would be the best option.
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  • How to Determine the Towing Capacity of a 1997 Ford F-150
  • The best way to determine the towing capacity of your 1997 Ford F-150 is to start by finding the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) which you can find on the specs label on the vehicle, located in the driver's side door jam. This tells you the maximum weight your truck can haul including the truck itself, cargo and passengers in the truck, plus the weight of a trailer. Once you have your GCWR you'll want to load your truck up as if you were going to be on a trip in which you'll be...
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  • Front And Rear Anti-Sway Bar Recommendations For 2015 Newmar Baystar On Ford F-53 Chassis
  • If you have a V10 on your 2015 Newmar with the F-53 Chassis, the front anti-sway bars we offer are part # RM-1139-140. For the rear of your motorhome the anti-sway bar you need is part # RM-1139-143. Using these sway bars help reduce the side to side movement and make handling much easier.
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  • Who Can Install the Trailer Ramp Spring part # ERS160D96
  • The installation instructions for the Ramp Spring part # ERS160D96 are recommended for individuals who have experience winding torsion springs. If you have not worked with a torsion spring system before, we recommend contacting a local garage door company to install this system. The installation instructions are included, but again they are recommended for individuals who have experience winding torsion springs.
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  • B and W Gooseneck Hitch and Air Lift Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2001 Ford F-250
  • The 1105R is no longer made but I do have a solution for you. For a B and W hitch you would want the part # BWGNRK1108 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2001 Ford F-250 and then for an Air Lift Kit confirmed to fit this hitch you would want the part # AL57393.
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  • Installation of Brake Controller # 5500 Looking for Cold Brake Switch Wire on 2010 Ford Explorer
  • For a 2010 Ford Explorer the cold brake light switch wire should be a purple and white wire. You will want to test it to make sure with a circuit tester like # 3808. I have linked a video that shows our installer installing a brake controller on a 2010 Explorer and he shows where you can find the wiring inside the vehicle about the 6:15 minute mark for you to better see.
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  • Class S Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 275/65-18
  • We have three options for Class S tire chains/cables for the size 275/65-18 that you referenced. We have two sets of ladder style cables part numbers # PW2028C and # TC2028 and we also have a set of low profile chains part # TC2327 these will provide the best traction and would be what I would recommend if Ford says Class S chains can be used on your vehicle. These will provide much better traction, will last much longer, and will install pretty easily as well.
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  • Suspension Enhancement and Wheel Liner Recommendation for 2000 Ford F-350
  • For a suspension enhancement setup for your 2000 Ford F-350 I would recommend the part # TFR350SDE which is a confirmed fit, can provide up to 8,600 lbs of suspension support, and is compatible with fifth wheel rail kits. If you are looking for wheel liners to fit your truck's 16 inch wheels we have the part # WM160F0J that are a confirmed fit as well.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch and Rails for 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty, I'd recommend the Reese Elite Series. To give you the increased towing capacity, I'd suggest the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30143. This hitch has many features that make it a favorite, but the safety and quality of the product are its best attributes. It has a forged, self-latching jaw that wraps around the king pin with superior jaw-to-king-pin contact, minimizing vibration. Another cool feature is a king pin indicator that keeps the...
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  • Rhino-Rack Recommendations For 2011 Ford Edge, 2014 Ford Focus ST, And 2003 Honda Civic
  • We do have the Rhino-Rack roof rack system for each of the cars you mentioned. The problem is that each vehicle requires a different length crossbar and different fit kits. You can use the same legs for all three vehicles. For the 2011 Edge you would need part # RRVA137B-2, part # RRRLKVA, and part # DK228. The crossbars for the Edge are 54-inches long. The Rhino-Rack system for the 2014 Focus uses 49-inch crossbars. For the Focus you would need part # RRVA126B-2, part # RRRLKVA,...
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  • Can Fixed Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch be Installed in 2016 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • Sounds like you have the Reese 20k Select Plus fifth wheel hitch part # RP30081. Since your new 2016 Ford F-350 is a short bed you would need to convert it a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. To do that you would only need the slider base part # RP50024. You will need a set of rails installed in the bed of your truck to allow the hitch to install. For that you would want the custom install kit part # RP50026-58 which is a confirmed fit for your truck.
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  • Does 2016 Ford F-250 Have Fifth Wheel Rail Kit From Factory
  • A 2016 Ford F-250 COULD have the under bed rail system. But not every one of them was made with the Factory Rail kit. If you had a short bed with the rail kit and wanted to install the Pro Series Slider hitch part # PS30857 that you referenced you would need the rail kit adapter part # RP30156. This will fit the rail kit and give you a set of rails that the hitch is compatible with. If you don't have the rail kit then you would need to install the rail kit part # RP50026-58 to use...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit for 1985 Ford Bronco II and Falcon 5250
  • Great news! The Falcon 5250 is compatible with the Classic also known as Standard Baseplates # 410-1 for your 1985 Ford Bronco II. The tow bar assembly should have the Quick Disconnect Base that will mount to the base plates properly. Check out the attached image. You will want to check your owner's manual for the specific any instructions and limitations while flat towing your vehicle. I have linked the above mentioned product to this page for your convenience.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack on 2015 and 2016 Ford Edge with Panoramic Sunroof and No Factory Rails
  • For a 2016 or 2015 Ford Edge with the panoramic sunroof and no factory rails I recommend the Yakima system with the JetStream Crossbars. This consists of the 50 inch JetStream Crossbars # Y00428 in silver, or # Y00425 in black, the BaseLine Towers # Y00146, and the BaseClip Fit Kit # Y06102 for the front, and # Y06139 for the rear clips. The Yakima JetStream crossbars are aerodynamic bars that are extremely quiet, and also help to reduce drag. The noise factor will be the biggest impact...
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  • Recommended Engine Oil Cooler Kit for 2013 Ford Mustang 3.7 L V6 That is Made in the USA
  • Rubber hoses secured with clamps is the trusted standard and always has been with aftermarket oil coolers. We haven't had issues with our installs and we trust them. Essentially you can put the cooler anywhere it fits and is getting the most air flow possible. If you want to attach it to the radiator, that's fine, you'll just need to find a cooler that will fit in the 1-1/2 inch gap. This is why I recommend the Derale Plate-Fin Engine Oil Cooler Kit # D15405. It measures 1-1/4 inches...
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  • Will Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Reese Adapter 30156 in a 2012 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • The frame I believe you mean is adapter # RP30156. It has 5th wheel hitch mounting slots spaced 29 and 20-1/2 inches apart on center side to side and 22 inches front to back. These are the same as the industry standard rail slot spacing so it is compatible with Curt hitch # C16115. This hitch has a slide-bar jaw which is secure but allows for a lot of movement at the king pin which will result in chucking. You might consider the next step up in the Curt line, the A16, # C16120, for a...
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  • Cargo Box & Basket Mounting Options for Fiberglass Shell on 1995 Ford F-150
  • It is certainly possible to mount a rooftop cargo basket like Thule's Canyon # TH859 or one of their enclosed cargo boxes like their Force Medium # TH624 on a fiberglass camper shell. Either way a good starting point, if possible, is to check with the shell manufacturer for any guidance regarding its weight carrying capacity and for suggested mounting options for a carrier. You'll need to drill holes in the shell for mounting a cargo basket or box. In terms of weight, keep in mind...
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  • Which Putco PURE LED Dome Light Kit is a Fit for 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab
  • Since you have a SuperCrew Cab with Sunroof 2012 Ford F-150 the correct LED interior dome light kit you need is the part # P980276 as it is designed to fit the dome light setup of your truck. The other kit is for the SuperCab variants which is different.
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2006 Ford F-250 Short Bed that Tows Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The BakFlip Tonneau Cover part # BAK26310 wouldn't be what I would recommend for a truck with a fifth wheel hitch. Because of the slight reduction in turning clearance when the cover is folded up against the truck cab and because the cover when folded would reduce all visibility out the back window. So not only would the clearance be reduced but you wouldn't be able to see when the trailer would make contact. Instead I would recommend the BAK RollBAK part # BAKR15303 which is also a...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation 2011 Ford Ranger that Doesnt Require Trimming Bed Rail Covers
  • The Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds # S64701 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Ford Ranger and if you check out the picture I attached you can see it installed over at truck's bed rail cover. You can also see the entire install process in the review video I attached.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2003 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • The base rail kit I recommend is part # RP30035. This is a 10-bolt installation kit that includes the rails, brackets, and hardware needed that fits your 2003 Ford 5-150 with 5-1/2 foot bed. Then for a hitch there is only one option that will give you enough clearance to make tight turns. For that you would want the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550040. This hitch will automatically slide 22-1/2 inches when making tight turns to give you the needed clearance to make tight turns.
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  • What is the Pressure Threshold for the Air Lift Wireless Compressor to Reinflate Air Bags
  • The threshold for the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System for Air Helper Springs # AL25870 is exactly what you set it at. If you set it at 80 psi it would kick on as soon as it read 79 psi. The remote can display the current psi of the set up as well as show you what you set it at. I attached an install video for the compressor for you to check out as well.
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  • Snow Plow and Hitch Recommendation for 1994 Ford F-150
  • If it were me I would go with the Agri-Cover plow part # A40000HD with the front hitch part # 31026 for your 1994 Ford F-150. The Agri-Cover does not require any wiring or winch installs so its a very easy winch to install and use. It also can basically make it over any terrain without getting caught and damaging anything. Check out the review video I attached for more info on it.
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 4.0 4WD
  • If you mean the stabilization bar that runs across both frame rails then yes the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65017 will accommodate this and allow it to remain in tact which the hitch installed. I have linked the instructions and the image from the instructions where this is located for you to better see. I have also attached the diagram where it shows you where to trim the fascia if you have fog lights, for you to better see. I have linked the front mount hitch to this page for...
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  • Programmer Fit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • For your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac the SCT Programmer part # SCT5015P is a confirmed fit. It will give you an additional mile per gallon or so as well as give you a bump in power of 11 horsepower and 8 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Is the Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Available in Other Colors
  • The Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # HL15130 is aluminum, so it is paintable. However, it does not come in any other colors.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2000 Ford Ranger Stepside
  • I confirmed with my contact at Curt Manufacturing that their 2-inch Class III hitch part # 13138 is a fit on your 2000 Ford Ranger Stepside. The linked installation video illustrates the mounting process on a 1999 Ranger. Drilling is required. The recommended ball mount to use with it is part # C45030 and with it you can use 2-inch hitch ball # 63845. For a wiring harness use part # 118344 which is a simple plug-in installation at the truck's taillights.
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  • Fit of Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer RM-RBK9-RSSA on 2016 Ford F-53-Based Thor Motorhome
  • The Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer # RM-RBK9-RSSA will fit your F-53 based Thor Miramar so long as it is the V10 model. This stabilizer fits both 2016 and 2015 model years of the base Ford F-53 with a GVWR of 22,000-lbs.
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  • Front Axle Helper Springs for a 2016 Thor Miramar RV Built on a Ford F-53 Chassis
  • Motor homes are usually built on a chassis of the previous model year. So if your Thor is a 2016 then chances are the chassis is a 2015 Ford F-53 chassis. Even with the 2015 model year there are no air bags confirmed to fit but there are other options for the front axle. I have included a link to the options for you. Your RV has a gross weight capacity of 22,000 pounds so a great option is # SSF-180-40-1. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Trailer lights
  • It sounds like there is either fuses or relays blown on the truck or the trailer connector on the truck side has corrosion in or on it. Checking the fuses and relays is easy. Just locate the tow package fuses/relays using the owner's manual or the legends on the fuse panel lids (many vehicles have fuse panels in the cab as well). For a relay the easiest way to check for a bad one is to use a known good one in its place. Inspect the trailer connector and make sure it is clean and free...
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  • Recommended Custom Installation Kit For Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch For 2016 Ford F-250
  • The custom installation kit I recommend that is designed to work with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550034 is part # DM8552000-71. This # DM8552000-71 kit comes with mounting brackets that install in the existing holes in the truck frame and reduce the installation time versus a standard installation kit.
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  • Trailer Lights Not Working Unless Truck Lights are Off and Brake Pedal is Pressed
  • Since the truck works with any other trailer just fine the issue must be on the trailer. Check its connector and make sure it is clean and free of corrosion inside where the wires attach and outside on the pins. It could also be a ground issue. Ground problems normally show up when there is more draw on a system such as when you have the running lights on and then use another function like a turn signal or brake light but can show up any time. The main connector grounds should be...
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  • Are there Any Venting Requirements for the Curved Electric Fireplace # 277-000088
  • On top of the Curved Electric Fireplace # 277-000088 there is an intake vent for the fan. You would not want to block that vent. Doing so can restrict the airflow and cause the unit to overheat. This has happened to me before. I would say you need at least 1 inch of space above it but the more space the better. There are no vents on the back or sides and since it is electric no duct work is needed.
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  • 2-5/16 Inch Trailer Hitch Balls With 1-1/2 Inch Diameter Shank
  • We have 2-5/16 inch hitch balls with a 1-1/2 inch diameter shank. You asked about a 3-1/2 inch long shank. The hitch balls we offer all have 2-3/4 inch long shanks. The closest we have for the dimensions you asked about is part # BWHB94005 which has a 1-inch rise, but as I mentioned has a 2-3/4 inch long shank.
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  • Class I Hitch Extension for 2013 Ford Mustang for Use with Hitch Carrier
  • When we installed Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24863 on a 2013 Mustang we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper was 8-inches, as shown in the linked video at the :15-second mark. This is indeed a fairly long distance and many bike and cargo carriers will require more clearance in order for them to avoid contact with the vehicle. Hitch extensions for a Class I hitch like the Draw-Tite are available, but these will all cause you to lose half of your...
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  • Truck Bed Ladder Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Strangely enough the Erickson ladder rack part # EM07708 is not listed as a fit for the 2011 Ford F-150. But for a very similar ladder rack that is a fit we have the DeeZee part # DZ95053 as a confirmed fit. No drilling required.
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  • Comparing Rhino-Rack RS 2500 and Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack for 2015 Ford F-150
  • The difference is only in the design of these two complete roof racks. The price is exactly the same. The difference is in the mount and length of the bars, not the features of the bars themselves. The Rhino-Rack RS 2500 has a flush mount with a slightly lower profile. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack has crossbars that extend beyond the feet and mount on top of the feet. The Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs, # RRRS648B, is a complete system. It doesn't require separate...
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