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Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with a 6 1/2 foot bed we'll be taking a look at and installing the CURT double lock flip and store under bed gooseneck hitch with installation kit, part number C607-604. Here's what our gooseneck is going to look like once it's installed. You're going to see that it's going to have a nice flush look on the back of the vehicle. Everything is going to be low profile, down in the corrugation, and you'll even have a cover over the top when you don't have any use and when it's in the stowed position. That cover is included. It's going to have a real easy installation. The only drilling is going to be to put that four-inch hole in the bed of the truck and the two holes for the chain tie-downs that are going to be spring-loaded on the sides.



Curt 5th Wheel Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 we will be taking a look at and installing a Curt Custom Fit 5th Wheel Installation kit, part number c16418-204. Here you can see the custom base plates installed. They're gonna provide a nice stable base for our customers 5th wheel that you see here. The custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed and provide attachment points for those 5th wheel brackets that you see here. Now this is going to be a custom fit for each and every vehicle. As you can see here it's gonna have a real nice look in the back of your truck. The complete kit and brackets with the rails and hardware included and just minor drilling the frame and through the bed.



Husky GearBox Review - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to take a look and show you how to install the Husky GearBox interior storage system. Part number is HL09001. Our gearbox is going to have a solid rigid core. Applied to the top of that is going to be a textured finish that's going to give us kind of an original equipment look and it's also got a little bit of a grip to it so it's going to help those items, keep them from sliding back and forth. Another great option here, you can see the removable divider, let's us kind of customize our compartments. If we need a couple smaller one's we'll throw our dividers in. If we need a longer one we can simply pull it out.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we are going to show you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number is TGMRCK35S. Here you can see our Timbren installed. It is going to give us a nice fuller stop here, our actual jounce stop, or jounce bumper was only about this long. This is going to allow us, with no contact here, to have no real change in the unloading handling of our vehicle. As we apply our load it is going to bring this down and it is going to rest on those jounce stops. That's going to give us improved suspension.



Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to show you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 4000 series 5th wheel louvered tailgate with lock, part number is VGM-07-4000. As you can see we have a nice snug fit here. The fully adjustable end caps are going to allow us to really give it a really nice customized look. You can see that the gate's going to follow right along with the contours of the truck, gives it a really like a factory or original equipment look. What the gate's got to offer. We're going to have that nice low drop whether we're trying to back up to a goose neck trailer, a 5th wheel trailer, we're not going to have to worry about getting in and out and closing the gate, opening the gate, allows it to pass over very nicely. It's going to have e ventilated or an open design.



Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera and Hitch Aligning System. Part number is HM50002. Here you can see as we're backing up to our trailer to keep a good steady look at it. We can get our cameras adjusted just right with the swivel heads. We'll know when our red line starts flashing, our trailer should be directly above our ball. There's no longer a need to have somebody helping you or guiding you back. To switch out of our Hitch Mode into Everyday Mode, simply hit the button on the side, turn the Hitch Line off. That'll give us our normal, everyday kind of deal, which comes in really handy, especially with these big trucks in these tighter parking lots, parking spots, and things like that. It's going to allow you to get safely into your spot without bumping anybody else's vehicle. Perfect. Before we install it, let's take a quick look over the components that we're going to have. Here's our monitor screen. That's going to hook up to the 19 ft 7 in wire that we've got running from the back.



Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design. Part Number is VGM-07-100. Now, here's what our gate looks like installed. As you can see, it's a really nice looking addition to the back of the truck ere. It is going to have the open design. It's going to allow for great visibility behind the truck. Sometimes maneuvering, parking, things like that can be an issue with that gate closed.



Michelin Stealth Ultra Wiper Blades Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado we're showing you how to install the Michelin Stealth Ultra Windshield Wiper Blade, the 22" ones, and that part number is MCH8522. We already have our passenger side installed. We're going to show you how we mount on the new driver's side. The first thing I like to do is take off the old adapter that we won't be using. You simply just push down and it will pop out and then you can rotate it to pull it all the way off. Then we'll set that wiper blade off to the side. We'll take our old blade and simply pull that off as well.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado we're doing a test-fit of the Thule GateMate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack, that part number is TH824. This is designed to work with full-sized trucks, so we already have it placed on our vehicle. All we had to do was set it just over the edge here, and make sure that our bumpers on each end are facing up. What that's going to do is prevent anything from sliding off of your tailgate pad. The next thing we'll do is open up our hook and loop cover here, and we're just going to open the tailgate. I find this is the easiest way because I am too short to reach over the top of the tailgate to feed my straps though. I'm just going to straighten my strap out and feed it through underneath into the crack here between the tailgate and the bed of the truck.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, we're doing a test fit of the Maxxtow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422 and it's designed to work with two-inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first. Right up under here at the back of the carrier, we're going to have about 15 3/4 inches. Overall to the vehicle, we're adding about 29 inches.



Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, we're doing a test fit of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part number DTA944. Now we already have it on our vehicle. We're going to go over some features in this position and then we'll go over the second position as well. With this position, it's going to be great if you are wanting to carry anything on your roof if you have even a roof rack on your truck and want to load up any lumber or PVC or any extended loads there. You can you use the tie-downs on our Extend-A-Truck and just lengthen the length of your truck to accommodate for all the different types of cargo that you may have there. We also have different adjustable points so if you did have a roof rack on your truck, you could lift the Extend-A-Truck part up just a bit to even out that distance. The pin and clip here actually do come with the Extend-A-Truck so you don't have to purchase an extra one for this piece here.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and is designed to work with two-inch hitches. Now, the first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our first one is going to be our ground clearance here. We have about 14 1/2 inches to the bottom of this bolt at the back.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado we're doing a test fit or the Curt folding 20x60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18151. It's designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance is going to be first. We have about 16 and 1/2 inches there. Overall to our vehicle we're adding about 34 and 3/4 inches.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado we're doing a test fit of the Curt folding 24 x 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18153. It is designed to work with 2-inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first. We have about 19 inches of clearance back here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20x60 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18150. Now, this is designed to work with 2-inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. We already have it on our vehicle. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is first. We have about 19 3/4 inches of clearance. That's because we do have that raised shank back here in the back which is going to lift the carrier even higher than your hitch. Overall, to the truck, we're adding about 29 1/4 inches. Our closest point is going to be about 8 1/2 inches there. Now, on our truck, we have a single passenger side exhaust. It comes straight out here to the side, so we don't have to worry about being pre-cautious with heat sensitive materials in our carrier. The next thing we'll check is our tailgate. If we drop it down all the way, you can see that we don't make contact anywhere on the carrier. It does hang over just a bit.



Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, were installing our Hide-A-Goose under-bed gooseneck trailer hitch with installation kit, part number 9465-54. We have our gooseneck in place. The nice thing about it is weve got our spring loaded safety straps here so you can put your chains on that. You have here all locked in place. It also allows for easy storage. Compared to a fifth wheel, you can still use the bed of your truck in this position and you dont really lose any space in your bed. With the fifth wheel, you still have the big massive neck in place where you do lose some of that and even when you take that out, you still have the rail sticking up pretty high.



Firestone Level Command II Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

On this 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 3500, we're going to show you Firestone Air Command 1, part number F2158. This is what it looks like when it's installed in a truck. This makes inflating air bags very convenient at the push of a button. We have our control located in typical situation, you can mount this anywhere you like though on this vehicle. Simple operation, push up to increase the air pressure. You can see how the gauge reacts.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2010 Cheverolet Silverado 3500, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs, part number F2250. These air springs are capable of up to 5000 pounds. They could be aired up from 5 Psi all the way up to 100 Psi. Overall, they provide more stability while driving and reduce the strain on your vehicle's rear suspension. Now we'll go ahead and get a measurement before we get started with our stock ride height in the back. This is going to be without weight and it's going to be about 39 inches. Now, let's go ahead and put in some weight.



DeeZee Heavyweight Truck Bed Mat Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be doing a test fit of the DeeZee Heavyweight, Custom-Fit Truck Bed Mat for Chevys with 8' foot beds, Part Number DZ86974. There we have our truck bed mat installed. It's going to have that nice, non-slip rubber coating on it and that 3/8 thick Nyracord material that's going to make for a material that's not going to break. It's not going to fade and it's not going to corrode over time, even in extreme temperatures. It's also going to have those studs on the bottom that are going to help keep it in place. You can see with the nice custom fit cutout where it's going to go around the whole body shape on the inside of the vehicle, go around your fender wells, around the cutouts here on the back side where you have the enlarged sides of your truck. You're going to have the ridges here that are going to keep your items raised above any kind of water or anything that runs down the channels that are formed into the mat as well. Even with our vehicle that has a nice, spray-in bed liner in it, that bed liner is going to be rather slippery. You can see your stuff's going to slide around and you're going to have to secure it some way or another.



Reese Quick Install Base Rails Kit Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

On this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to review and install Part Number RP56007-53. This is Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard installation kit for fifth-wheel trailer hitches. All right, this is what the kit looks like when it's installed in our truck. First off, you can see a long, flat plate that fits on the side of the frame. Now, there are variations in the frame of this truck, so it will accommodate all versions. Now, this does bolt on to the side of the frame using the existing hole here and the fasteners actually work as a clamp on this side of the bracket. This is the passenger's side and this is basically identical to over on our driver's side. Now, when we install this kit, the rails, of course, need holes in the bed of the truck to attach bolts through. On other designs, these bolts are actually towards the inside.





Chevrolet Silverado Questions

  • For the best protection of your vehicles battery and wiring we recommend installing a 40 amp circuit breaker, # PK54540, inline on the charging wire going from your vehicle battery back to the trailer connector on your vehicle. If your vehicle has a factory 7-Way connector the charge line will be protected by a fuse in the power distribution box under the hood so adding a circuit breaker would not be needed. If you are concerned about drawing power from the vehicle battery...
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  • When used in conjunction with the # 3016 brake controller wiring adapter, the # 39523 brake controller would be plug and play. The controller wiring adapter would plug into the connector located in the convenience panel located behind the emergency brake pedal as shown in the provided photos. If your Silverado was not equipped with the factory 7-way, you can install the # HM40975 which would plug into the harness at the rear bumper. If you click the provided links, you can...
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  • You are going to want to find the Center High Mount Stop Light wire for the brake light on the truck cap on your 2011 Chevy Silverado. This wire is bundled with the brake controller wiring located under the dash, and held together with tape and a tag that lists the wiring functions. The wire you are looking for is orange and will have a tag on it labeled CHMSL. For the interior lights, if they are on a switch, you can run a wire from 12 volt hot lead behind the factory 7-Way...
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  • To install a 7-Way wiring connector at the rear of your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado without a factory 7-Way or a factory 4-Way connector, I recommend using the 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket and wiring harness, # HM40975-11998. You can the wire most of the circuits needed to the wiring harness that is located above the spare tire along the driver side frame rail. The wiring above the spare has a yellow wire for the left turn and brakes, dark green wire for the right...
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  • Your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado is set up from the factory with trailer tow wiring, so I agree that wiring power wires from the battery is not the way that things should be done in your case. On the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado there are two wires under the hood that need to be connected to have power to the 7-Way trailer connector at the back of the vehicle and the brake controller wiring under the dash, see photo at right. These wires are connected to the two studs at the power...
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  • We have a online diagram that will help you understand how the break away system is wired into your trailer. It is actually a simple installation. The system splices into the existing trailer wiring. The break away box will have 3 wires coming out of it, a black, a white, and a blue wire. The Black wire would tap into the 12 Volt accessory lead from the trailer connector, the white wire would tap into the white ground wire from the trailer connector, and the blue wire from...
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  • On your 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500, there could be several issues causing the plug to not have power. First, I included two pictures for reference below. In the first one, you will see the fuse box opened with a red wire going to the silver stud. This is the power that goes to a brake controller. If you look at the red wire that is below the white master cylinder in the picture, that is the wire you need for the connector to have power. It connects to the black stud. There...
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  • If the 12 volt power pin (#4 pin at 1:00 position) on the 7-way connector on your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is being used for a trailer battery you can use the center pin on the 7-way as an auxiliary power source. You can wire the center pole of your 7-way as an auxiliary power connection by running a 10 gauge wire, part # 10-1-1, to the positive post of the vehicles battery through a 40 amp circuit breaker, part # PK54540. If you wire your auxiliary power this way you will...
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  • The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off slightly, about maybe a 1/8 of a turn. If the spindle uses a castle nut and cotter pin or tang nut, tighten the nut finger tight until it stops, then back it off so the cotter pin or washer tang fits into the next indentation of the castle nut. If you click on the video link I provided, and forward to the 1:40 mark, you can see one of our techs demonstrating how to...
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  • First I would need to know how your 7-Way connector is different than newer models. Is if pinned out differently (the pin functions are in different locations between the years) or is it that it connects to the vehicle differently? If it is the latter, you can use the Pigtail Wiring Harness, # PK11998, with Hopkins Wiring, # HM4097 or # PK11893 You would just need to wire in the bare wire ends of the pigtail to the truck wiring by function. The pigtail uses the following color...
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  • The Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller with GM Wiring Harness, # 39510 and # 3015-P, itself does not have a fuse. Since it is connected to the truck via the factory port under the dash, the fuse for the brake controller 12 volt power is located in the power distribution box under the hood. We actually have an FAQ article that explains the installation of a brake controller Chevy and GMC trucks that includes your 2005 Silverado. It covers the connections that need to be made under...
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  • Step one in troubleshooting your trailer running lights is to isolate the problem to either the tow vehicle or the trailer wiring. You will need a circuit tester such as the Quickee #3808 or equivalent. I suggest you review the included article on troubleshooting trailer wiring as this provides a lot of useful guidance on the steps to identify the source of the problem. Start by disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle. With the Silverado lights on, test the pin on the...
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  • As long as your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, has the factory 7-Way tow package wiring at the rear of the vehicle all you will need is the Draw-Tite Brake Controller with Wiring for the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, item # 5100-3015-P, which includes the # 5100 brake controller and the # 3015-P wiring harness needed to install the brake controller on your truck. The # 3015-P adapter will plug into a port in the power distribution box under the dash on your truck. If you do not...
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  • All of the ST (Special Trailer) tires that we carry are DOT (Department of Transportation) rated for 65 miles per hour unless stated otherwise on the tire. It is not recommended to run a trailer tire at a higher speed than 65 miles per hour due to the heat buildup that will occur inside the tire and cause the tire to break down and cause the tire to fail. All trailer tires are constructed with thicker sidewall dimensions for handling weight and are designed to be used at 65...
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  • The axle your version of the 2014 Chevy Silverado would be the Z71 rear axle and that should also be a 4 wheel drive model. The proper kit for a 1500 would be # F2430 that you have referenced. But if it happens to be a 2500 or 3500 then you would need to use # F2528. I have linked videos to the right showing typical installations for you. Also, if you do not want to manually fill the air bags every time you can install a Level Command II kit, # F2219, which will allow you to...
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  • On your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 the factory wires should be light green, dark green, blue, yellow, red, brown, and black. The functions of those wires should be as follows: light green - reverse lights dark green - right turn/brake blue - electric trailer brakes yellow - left turn/brake red - 12 volt power brown - running lights black - ground I would also recommend to test the functions of your wires with a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808,...
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  • The Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, part # 118315, is for the 1988 to 2000 Chevrolet C/K Series trucks. It is not for the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 would use either the Tow Ready Wiring Harness, part # 118384, which is used if you have a harness that is located under the vehicle, behind the bumper, on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The wiring harness # 118384, is meant to plug in line with the factory wiring and provide a 4-Way flat...
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  • Mounting the 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness, # 50-97-410, in the bed of your 2006 Chevy 2500HD is up to the installer and user. If you like the connection point to be closer to the cab, installing between the wheel well and the front of the bed is easily accomplished with the 9 foot long harness length. Many users like this location because it is easier to access when the trailer is attached to the fifth-wheel hitch. Most people probably install the connector...
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  • GM stopped using the plug-in style brake controller connectors after 2007 so there will not be a plug-in port for a brake controller adapter on your truck. Instead, there will be 4 or 5 blunt cut wires taped together under the left side of the instrument panel. These wires can sometimes be difficult to locate, but you should be able to find them near the left side of the steering column. You should see a white wire (ground), dark blue wire (brake output), red wire with black...
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  • Both the Bully Dog GT # BY40410GMC and the Edge Evolution CTS # EP85250 programmers/monitors provide comparable functions for your 2001 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L gas engine. Both allow a choice of different tunes with various power and torque increases, both allow for monitoring of a number of engine parameters of your choosing (subject to their availability on your truck), both include a driving coach function that helps you take note of your driving habits that can affect...
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