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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today in our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller for 1 to 4 axles, part number 39510. We'll use this in conjunction with our Tekonsha Plug and Play direct fit wiring harness, part number 3020-P. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. The brake controller port is located behind the parking brake pedal, above the manufacturer's main wiring harness. This is a blue connector and is secured here to the ECM. Now we've located it. We'll go ahead and pop it free so that we can plug the direct fit wiring harness directly into it. To plug the harness into it, we'll take the white connector of our direct fit harness and plug in to the blue port. Once we have it plugged in, we'll go ahead and leave our wires hang, or if you can get your connector back in place, you can go ahead and do that now. Next, we'll move over to mounting the brake controller.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the CIPA custom towing mirrors, part number CM10700. We're already gone ahead and installed the driver's side here. Let's go over a few of the features of the CIPA custom towing mirror. Here on the front side we can just see the wedge that goes underneath and the hand knob that secure the custom towing mirror to the manufacturer's mirror. As you can see, it's really secured so it'll help prevent it from shifting, moving around or even vibrating at highway speeds. Here we have the manual mirror that will go up, down, in or out as necessary to view our towing products. Both top and bottom of the mirror are the groves that will catch the mirror to help hold it in place but still allow for the manufacturer's mirror to move and be seen as necessary. Now provided in our box is going to be the mirror, wedge and hand knob we pointed out earlier.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to be test fitting the Saris Freedom. This is a platform style 4 bike, hitch mounted bike rack, Part Number SA4414B. Our truck has a 2 inch by 2 inch class 33 hitch on it. We are going to getting a test fit by sliding our bike rack directly into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to push this in here until we see that our pin holes line up with one another. Once we get that lined up we can take our anti-rattle bolt, place it through, we're just going to go ahead and get it hand tight.



Saris Bike Porter Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Speaker 2: Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Pickup Quad Cab, we will be test fitting the Saris Bike Porter 4 Bike Rack part number SA404B. We are going to begin by inserting the shank into the receiver here until our pin holes line up. Once those are line up, you should be able to hand tighten. Once we got that hand tight, we go ahead and use our socket wrench. By tightening this, this is going to relieve any wobble, excess wobble that the bike rack may have. Once we got that, we go ahead and put our clip in the other side here.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Quad Cab Pickup we're going to be test fitting a Rhino Rack 4-bike rack. That's part number RBC044. We're going to slide our shank right into the 2" receiver tube of the hitch, aligning our pinholes. Once those pinholes are aligned you can slide your anti-rattle bolt into place and begin threading it in by hand. Sometimes that bolt will stick just a little bit and it will help if you give it a wiggle. That will free the bolt up so you can continue threading it by hand.



Pilot Nerf Bars with Installation Kit Installation - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab, we're going to be installing the Pilot Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars, part number NB-203B. Here's what our tube steps look like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and show you how much easier it is to get in and out of your vehicle using the tube steps. Now let's go ahead and begin our installation. We're going to begin our installation over here on the passenger side. Let's first point out our mounting locations that we'll be using for our new tube steps. This front body mount is the front mount location here on the passenger side.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to be doing a test fit of the K-Source Universal Towing Mirror in a Clip-On Design, part number KS3891. Now we're here at our factory mirror here on our Dodge, and here's what the K-Source Towing Mirror looks like. This is a universal design. It just simply clamps on to your mirror, hooks in there with each of the tabs like that. The straps will come around the mirror. Now around the back side here, take the strap and come around.



Torklift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs Installation - 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Series Quad Cab, were going to install part number TLD3109. This is a TorkLift Camper Tie Downs. This tie downs are installed in the back of the bumper. To get our vehicle ready, we went ahead and sprayed it down with some Penetrant to help loosen up the bolts. What well need to do is go ahead and remove our bolts. Now were looking at the passenger side and this will be identical for our driver side as well.



Blue Ox Tow Bar Installation - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 we'll be installing the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, part number BX7445. To begin our install the Aventa Tow Bar has a 2-inch shank so it will go into a 2-inch receiver tube. You'll see here there are 2 sets of holes. We're going to go ahead and move it all the way to the inside set. Once we line it up with the holes in the hitch, we'll install the pin and clip. Next go ahead and show you how to hook it up to the towed vehicle. In this position our Tow Bar is in the stored position. TO take it out of the stored position, we'll go ahead and swing it up, rotating it so the pin lines up with the cut out here.



Pewag Square Tire Chains With Cam Tighteners Insallation - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to install part number PWE3231SC. This is the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners for Wide Tires. For reference, we're working with a tire size today of P275 by 60R20. Now before we install our chain, we'll go ahead and lay it out and make sure we have it sitting the correct way before we put it on the tire. First off, these pieces here are the tension adjusters. We'll make sure they'll be sitting on the outside of the tire.



Titan Chain Cable Tire Chains Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2009 Dodge RAM pickup 1500 Series QuadCab, we're going to install part number TC2028. This is a Titan Chain snow tire chains with cable rollers. For reference, we're working with tire size today of P275/60/R20. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and take our snow chain and go ahead and lay it on the ground. We're going to make sure we have it arranged in the right direction. Starting off with the lever right here, this should be on the outside edge of the tire. Also, on the crossbars here, you want to make sure that this hook is facing away from the tire.



Glacier Cable Tire Chains Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram

All right. Today, in this 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to install Part# PW3029C, this is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. For reference, we'll work on a tire size today of P275 by 60R20. First off, you will make sure that the hooks on the crossbars here, the hook goes up and away from the tire. Also there's a little flag on the side here that tells you the tire rotation which way you decided 00:00:36 to go. Let's go ahead and take our chain and go ahead and lay it on across top our tire, make sure it's even from left to right. I like to go ahead and take them, the leading edge and tuck it on the tire as far as possible, and take the other half, pull it down, make sure you get as much a slack out as possible, and then we'll drive forward just a little bit where it makes it easier to make a connection point on the ends of the cables on this side of the tire. We will make our connection point first on the inside edge.



Titan Heavy Duty Alloy Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram

Today on a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup 1500 series quad cab, we're going to install part number TC2228SHD. This is a titan chain heavy duty alloy snow tire chains with square links. All right, before we put on our snow chain, we'll go ahead and lay it out. A couple of things to look for is that we make sure these hooks on the very end of the crossbars are facing away from the tire. You want this part touching the tire. The tensioner and the latch need to be on the outside edge of the tire. Typically, we're going to start off with this going toward the front of the truck. For reference, we're working with a tire size today of P275 x 60R20. Let's go ahead and put it on our tire now.



Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Series 8 Foot Bed, we're going to do a test fit of part number VGD-02-4000. This is Stromberg Carlson's 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with locking handle. We're going to start off our test fit with our tailgate already assembled according to the instructions, and with our factory tailgate already removed from the truck. Now we're going to leave one of the covers off so you can see how the latches work. All I've got to do is just put it in place. We'll slide the driver's side in first.



Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 we'll be installing the Air Lift Load Controller II Compressor System for Air Helper Springs, part number AL25592. We'll be adding this to a previously installed air bag system, part number AL57295, the LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs. We'll go over operation of our new Air Lift Compressor system. To air up the system we're going to go ahead and turn on the ignition. Now, the pressure switch will automatically kick on the compressor to bring it up to the minimum pressure. Pushing the toggle switch in the UP position will trigger the compressor and increase the air pressure in the air bags.



Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Spings Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2006 Dodge RAM pick-up 2500, we'll be installing the AIR LIFT, LoadLifter 5000 air helper spring, part#AL57295. To begin our install, we're first going to go ahead measure our suspension height with the vehicle unloaded and the manufacturer's current suspension system. From the wheel well edge down to the ground, we have 41-1/4 inches with no weight. We're going to go ahead and add approximately 2500 pounds to the bed of our pickup. With our weight in the bed, you can see it's caused the rear to sag and we've lowered the suspension about 3-1/4 inches, to 38 inches from the wheel well down to the ground. With this added weight, we're going to drive it through our test course. We'll go through the slalom course with the added weight. You'll notice the excessive body roll and there is also a lack of steering handling and feel with the added weight.



Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram - Curt

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup, we'll be installing the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Install Kit, part number C16420-204. To begin our install we'll first go ahead and raise the vehicle and remove the rear wheels. Now, with our rear wheels off, you'll notice the spare tire is also missing on this application. If yours is still in position, recommend to go ahead and lower and remove it to gain more working room underneath the vehicle. Next, we'll need to relocate the manufacturer's wiring harness on the inside of the frame rail to allow for our brackets and hardware. To do that, we're just going to use our trim panel tool and pop the fasteners free that hold it to the frame.



Curt R20 Round Tube Slider Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup 2500, we'll be installing the Curt R20 round tube slider for 5th Wheel trailer hitches, part number C16550. We'll be doing this in conjunction with the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer hitch head, part number C16530. Because the vehicle is already equipped with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel install kit, part number C16420-204, we can go ahead and take the slider unit, set it into position and install our pin and clip. Let's go through a quick operation of the new head unit. For our head assembly handle, we'll first notice the painted marks. Green means that the head assembly is locked and ready to tow. Yellow means it's not fully locked into position. Red means it's completely unlocked. To unlock the handle, we'll remove the clip, unlock.



Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Series Mega Cab, we're going to install part number VGD-02-100. This is a Strongburg Carlson 100 Series fifth wheel tailgate. First thing we need to do is remove the factory tailgate. You're also going to need to remove the cables as well. Typically just lift the tailgate up just a little bit and pull this little tab out, and you can pull it apart. You've got one on each side, and it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help take the tailgate off.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

All right today on a 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Series Megacab, were going to install part number F2299. This is the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs. Were going to begin by showing you how the air springs perform on our truck. Now our original ride height is about 42 1/4 inches. Okay, let's go ahead and put the weight in the back of our truck. It should be around 1500 pounds.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2008 Dodge Ram pickup 1500 series quad cab, we're going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. This is a Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. Now to help us with our install, we're also going to be using part number 3020-P from Tekonsha. This is a plug-in wiring adapter for electronic brake controllers with Dodge tow packages. We're underneath the dash on the driver's side of the truck, and we'll go ahead and look for a tow package port. Now on this truck, this is the blue connector right here. That's a tow package port.



Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to install snow chains, part number TC2828CAM. This is Titan Chains Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners. First off we're going to lay out our snow chains in the way they need to be on the tire. These are the tensioners 00:00:18 here. This needs to stay on the outside of the tire. Also these hooks should point out to the ground as well or away from the tire.



Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today, on our 2004 Dodge Ram pickup 2500 Series QuadCab, we're going to be installing a B&W turn over ball under-bed Gooseneck trailer hitch, part number BWGNRK1313. This can also be used with a B&W Gooseneck to 5th-wheel adapter, part number BWRVK3500. Next, lets go over the operation of our B&W Gooseneck hitch. Now, we'll go ahead and pull the handle out and put it in the locked position so it's locked open. We can then install the Gooseneck ball into the receiver head. Put the ball into position. We can release the handle, locking the ball in place. Now, when we're not using the Gooseneck ball, we can go ahead and pull the handle out.



B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today, on this 2004 Dodge Ram pickup 2500 Series QuadCab, we're will be installing the B&W custom under-bed 5th-wheel installation kit, part number BWGNRK1313-5W. This kit is designed to work with the B&W 5th-wheel Companion hitch, part number BWRVK3500-5W. This can also be used as a Gooseneck hitch if needed. We're going to first go ahead and lower down and set aside the spare tire. Next, we're going to go ahead and remove both of the rear wheels just to make our installation a little bit easier and allow you to see things a little bit easier as well. Next, we're going to need to measure from the rear edge of the bed, right there, as part of the instructions. .



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Series Quad Cab we're going to be installing the Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with a seven-pull plug. Part number HM42137. To being with, we're going to need to choose a location in our bed to mount our seven-way plug. Now we've already gone ahead and checked underneath the bed to see where we drill our hole to make sure that there's nothing behind it that could be damaged. Now, with this being a short bed and it having a bed liner, we will need to do some extra trimming on the bed liner to allow our seven-way plug to fit against the metal. We'll go ahead and first use our hold saw to drill our hole for the plug itself. Next we're going to need to trim some of the extra bed liner away. Go ahead and put our thing up in there, make a couple marks.





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