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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford F-150 - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2015 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75938. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's tucked up nicely underneath our bumper. It's not hanging down an excessive amount. It's right, basically, almost flush with the bottom of the bumper. We have a nice, round, tubular construction on our frame, which angles back towards the frame of our truck.



Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we will be doing a test fit on the Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Door Mount Towing Mirror, Part Number WM6600. It offers us a wide field of view, it's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even back up while towing a trailer. What differentiates this towing mirror from other towing mirrors is that it doesn't to the factory mirror, it mounts to the door. It's going to be a lot more solid and there's going to be a lot less vibration while you're on the road. The mirror can be rotated from side to side and can be adjusted to most angles. Once you got it set, just tighten up the wing knob.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab we'll be doing a test fit on the Sepa Universal Clamp on towing mirror. Part number CM11980. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to most angles. We got our up and down, side to side and even diagonal. By loosening up the large nut up top here we can extend our mirror out to further suit our towing needs. Once we got it set we just tighten it down.



Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails Kit Installation - 2016 Ford F-150

Today on our 2016 Ford F-150 we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches. Part number is RP50087-58. Now to begin our installation on the bottom of our rails here we need to place on the galvanic strip. This is going to protect against any corrosion. You can see it's pre-cut to where our bolts will pass through there fine with no issues. They come in strips like this.



Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

Today on our 2011 Ford F150, we'll being a test run on the Stromberg Carlson 4000 series fifth wheel louvered tailgate. Part number VG-04-4000. The Stromberg Carlson tailgate features a cut out that makes it perfect for towing a fifth wheel, or gooseneck, trailer. It replaces your OEM tailgate and uses the same rotary latches and coated cables to secure it to your truck. It's lightweight and the louvered design reduces drag and increase visibility. It features a locking release and two keys are included. It's made out of a glass filled black composite and it has 100 pound weight capacity.



Titan Chain Tire Chains with Cams Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Tire Chains with Cams, part number TC3229CAM. That's tire size 27570R18. These Titan Chains are ideal for trucks and SUVs. They feature rounded twist links to form cross chains, so it's going to help limit jarring compared to chains with square links. You're also going to get adequate traction on snow and ice. The ladder pattern is going to be very effective during starts and stops.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2014 Ford F-150

January 2014 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Husky Liners WeatherBeater Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front and rear. They are available in tan, as part number HL98333. They are also available in black as part number HL98331, and finally, they are available in gray as part number HL98332. Here's what a floor mat looks like once it's installed. As you can see, it contours perfectly to the edges of our vehicle here for our transmission tunnel and our threshold to enter the vehicle. This mat is made of a rubberized thermal plastic material that won't crack or break. It's also resistant to most hazardous chemicals, such as oil, gasoline, and battery acid.



Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2533, and that's tire size 275/70/R18. These Titan snow tire chains are designed for trucks and SUVs. They feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern, so they're going to give you more tire coverage, which means more traction than other chains. The square links are going to give you added traction on snow and ice. They're also designed to limit jarring. Some chains require a rubber adjuster or an additional part to keep them tight around the tire. These chains have a built-in tensioner so it eliminates the need. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 mph, and they come in a quantity of 2.



K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Review - 2008 Ford F-150

Today we're going to be looking at K-Source Snap and Zap Custom Towing Mirrors. These are add on custom towing mirrors for the driver side and for the passenger side. Part number is KS81800. Now you can see these custom towing mirrors are an excellent addition to your truck to help towing a little bit easier. This is going to give us an additional mirror here, that's going to extend our field of view and allow us to easily see our trailer when we're trying to negotiate around the campsite or even headed down the highway trying to change lanes or pass. Now here's a good look at the difference you can expect in your field of view between your factory mirror and your towing mirror. As I step out, I'm about 15 feet behind the corner of the truck there beside the wheels on our trailer, you see as I step out you can see me fine in our factory mirror, but here's where you kind of start to lose me.



Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 4431-3. Here's what the base plate looks like installed. As you can see, it's a nice recessed look, goes right where the factory tow hooks are. If your truck doesn't have factory tow hooks, it still goes in the same location. You just have to do a little trimming of the bumper cover for the brackets to go into place. This base plate kit works on all models of F-150s and other EcoBoost models that don't have factory tow hooks. It sticks right underneath the licence plate here.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2008 Ford F-150

Today on our 2008 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at the CIPA custom towing mirror. Part number is CM11800. That's going to be for both the driver's side and the passenger side. If you would like just the driver side, part number is 11801. Just the passenger side is 11802. Now, we're outside. I'm about, maybe, 15 feet behind the back corner of the truck, just to give you an idea of the field of view difference that you can expect out of our towing mirrors.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today in our 2014 Ford F150, we will be installing a Blue Ox Patriot radio frequency proportional braking system. Part #BRK2012. Now when we're not flat-towing our F150 behind an RV, we can easily store a breakaway cable just by bundling it up here and lifting up the carpet like so and tucking it behind it just like that. This will keep out of the way of our feet and allow us to normally use our vehicle. If we want to tow, we can just pull it out and plug it in to our Patriot. This is a proportional braking system.



Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today in 2014 Ford F-150, we will be installing the Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Flexo Wire Coiling Kit, part number RN-15267. Here's what our kit consist of. Most importantly, we have our wire here, our Flexo-Coil, which will connect the 7-way to our RV, and then the 6-pull round to the front of our vehicle that we're towing behind the RV. With this 6-pull round connector here, which we can secure to the front of our vehicle, using this bracket, like so. We have our 4 diodes here, that will allow us to tap in to our factory wiring, and not have to worry about a second control box, or module box. This will allow us to use the factory lights on the vehicle, without causing any damage to electrical system because the diodes will only allow current to pass in one direction, from either the vehicle side itself, to the factory lights while driving the vehicle, or the towed input, from the RV. It'll isolate the system, and still power the factory lights. We also have a roll of 4 pole flat, wiring here, to make our connection from our 6 pole round connector to our dio-packs.



Westin PRO TRAXX Oval Nerf Bars Installation - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Westin Pro Traxx Oval Nerf Bars. They are part number 21-23935. These cab length oval bars will make it easier to get in and out of your truck while looking factory installed. They offer greater stability than round bars, and have sealed ends to keep out moisture. The sturdy plastic resists UV rays, and fading, and cracking. The bars are made from steel with a black powder coat to resist rust and corrosion.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on our 2009 Ford F150 we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number TFR1504D. This is what our truck's original suspension looks like. You can see our rear axle taking the brunt of our heavy load. This will result in our rear end sagging while the front end rise is giving us decreased stability, steering, and traction. Afterwards the Timbrens are installed, you can see that our rear suspension will have increased stability. Our truck will have better performance while hauling heavy loads because our truck is leveled out from front to back. You're going to have a hollow Aeon Rubber Spring here. That's going to help compensate for an off-center load, so if you have more weight on one side of the vehicle than the other, it's going to allow it to operate separately from one side to the other.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Installation - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on our 2009 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2525. Now, here's what they look like once they're installed. You can see they're going to fit nicely into position, using the bolt from your factory jounce bumper to attach the bracket to the frame, and a couple more bolts that go in from the inside. It's going to be a no-drill design. It bolts on using existing holes in our frame. Now, these are going to help with the load-carrying capacity of your vehicle. They're not going to increase the load capacity, just going to help with the load-carrying capacity that it already has.



Erickson Ladder Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today in our 2013 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Erikson Truck Bed Ladder Rack with load stops. Part number EM07706. Now this heavy duty ladder rack is going to let you carry ladders, lumber, and just about anything that's long that you want to put on top of your vehicle. With our adjustable load stops here, you're always going to make sure that they're not going to slide off by just adjusting them in against the sides of your load. It's also going to have these convenient tie down cleats so if you had a large load tied on there, you can just take your rope and you'll wrap it around the cleat to help keep it in place. It's going to have a powder coated finish that's going to help protect it against rust and corrosion and it's also going to have corrosion protected bolts all through. It's going to be a no drill design.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on our 2009 Ford F-150 we're going to be taking a look at the Husky weather beater custom model floor liners for front and rear in black. Part number HL98331. These are also available in grey at part number HL98332, and in tan part number HL98333. You can see our F-150 without any floor liner doesn't really have any protection on our factory carpeting. It's going to be really easy to get it dirty and bring down the re-sale value of our vehicle. We're going to go ahead and put in some Husky liners. Just going to take it and slide it up into place. It's going to lay over top of the clip in the floor.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech front auto floor mats in black part number WT446111. These are also available in tan, part number WT456111, and in gray, part number WT4666111. You can see on our Ford F-250 here with the factory mats installed, we're only going to have coverage in this very small area, so we're going to get dirt and grime into our carpet and get ground in there. If you spill liquids on the floor, it's going to mess up your carpeting. We're going to go ahead and pop those out by pushing down on these tabs in the center and taking out the mat. We're going to install the new WeatherTech mat. It's going to fit over those posts on the floor as well.





Ford F-150 Questions

  • A trailer tire size 175/80-13 will replace either an A78-13 or B78-13 trailer tire. A 175/80-13 is going to have 3 load ratings: B at 1,100 pounds at 35 psi, C at 1,360 pounds at 50 psi, and D at 1,610 pounds at 65 psi. This size will have a diameter of 24.1 inches. This tire size will fit on a 4-1/2, 5, or 5-1/2 inch wide wheel. If you choose tires rated higher than your axle, you still have to go by the axle weight capacity. If you choose tires rated lower than the axle...
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  • There are a couple different ways to raise the ride height of your trailer, but before we choose the best option for you, we will want to take a look at a few things. First, it sounds like you are not towing with your trailer level so you do not hit your ball mount on the driveway. A trailer that is not level can create many problems such as ground clearance and trailer sway. If you have any sway control issues with your trailer, then I would recommend moving your leaf springs...
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  • The key temperatures to monitor when towing are the transmission fluid, engine oil and coolant temperatures. Each of these fluids will have different ranges that you will want to stay within. For transmission fluid, the ideal operating temperature is between 160 and 200 degrees. If you find that you are running over 200 degrees, I would recommend installing a supplemental transmission cooler, like part # D13504, if you do not already have one. I also recommend using the Ford...
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  • Longview mirror offers the # LVT-2300-C Custom Silde-On Mirrors that will be a fit for the 2015 Ford F150. Due to the F150's redesign for the 2015 model year, the mirrors you mentioned wouldn't be a fit.
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  • A Sidewinder and a Revolution are the same thing. It is called a Revolution when it comes as OEM equipment on a trailer. That is the only difference. To determine if the Revolution offers enough extra clearance for your truck and trailer, there are some measurements to look at. First, measure from the center of the hitch jaws to the back of the truck cab and add 22 inches (length of Revolution extension). Then, measure the width of the trailer overhang and divide by 2 to get...
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  • The wiring color codes and wire gauge recommendations for the Pollak Heavy-Duty, 7-Pole, Round Pin, Trailer Wiring Connector, item # PK11700, are listed below. White - Ground Return - 8 gauge Black - Clearance, Side Marker, Identification - 12 gauge Yellow - Left Turn and Hazard Signal - 12 gauge Red - Stop Lamps and Anti-Lock Devices - 10 gauge Green - Right Turn and Hazard Signal - 12 gauge Brown - Tail, Rear Clearance, Marker and License-Plate Lamps - 12 gauge Blue...
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  • The 2011 Ford F-150 should have come with either a 4-Way flat or 7-Way blade style trailer connector. In both cases, there is a factory port located behind the center console for a brake controller wiring harness # 22292. I have included a link to the installation details for the harness that shows the functions of the pins and explains installation. The wiring on the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, # 90885, is as follows: White is ground Blue is brake output to the...
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  • You may be able to use a fifth wheel, depending on the width of the trailer. Since the 5-1/2 foot bed is so short, in turning the fifth wheel trailer can end up making contact with the cab of the truck resulting in damage. The Sidewinder is essentially a hitch extender that will provide enough clearance for some fifth wheel trailers to be towed behind 5-1/2 bed trucks. You will need to take some measurements on the truck and the width of the fifth wheel trailer and calculate...
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  • I checked the owners manual online for the 2014 Ford F-150 to find all of the fuses and relays related to the tow package wiring. Under the hood in the power distribution box there are several: Relay 6 - trailer parking lamps Relay 9 - trailer battery charge Fuse 17 - brake controller Fuse 21 - power to relay 9 Relay 37 - trailer left turn and brake lights Relay 38 - trailer right turn and brake lights Relay 39 - trailer reverse lights Fuse 43 - power to relay 39 Fuse...
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  • For your 2014 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed the Correct TracRac Ladder rack for your vehicle would be the part # TA21508-02. Since this rack installs on the top of the bed rails that means you could install virtually any tonneau cover that installs between the bed rails. To see a full list of all the tonneau covers that fit your vehicle and would be compatible with the TracRac check out the link I attached to the right. I like the hard tonneau covers like part # BAK126309...
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  • You have two options for installing the RBW Lil Rocker in your 2007 Ford F-150 pickup. You can use the Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, item # RP30035, or the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets - Ford F-150, item # RP50081-58 that you referenced. I would recommend you use the Custom Brackets # RP50081-58, these will install in about half the time of the universal rails and will minimize the drilling into your 2007 Ford F-150. I...
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  • I looked up the owners manual for the 2014 Ford F-150. On a 4x4 SuperCrew with the 3.5 liter EcoBoost, 145 inch wheelbase, and 3.55 rear end the gross combined weight rating will either by 13,400 pounds (for limited models) or 15,500 pounds. If you subtract the gross vehicle weight rating of 7,200 pounds then the max you can tow will either be 6,200 pounds or 8,300 pounds. Of course if the gross weight of the truck when loaded with cargo, fuel, and occupants is only 6,000 pounds...
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  • The difference between the plate and fin style, # D13504, and the tube and fin style cooler, # D12904, is that the plate and fin models can cool better than the tube and fin models. You will notice that plate and fin coolers with the same rating as tube and fin coolers are smaller in size. Basically, the plate and fin cooler provides more surface area to extract heat from the transmission oil and also has internal turbulator technology to help the oil to cool faster and prevent...
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  • Brake controller wiring harness # 22292 plugs into the built-in connector beneath your vehicle's dashboard. To access this connector, first locate the instrument cluster finish panel in the center of you dash, near the driver's side. Carefully pry the panel out and undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. Plug the adaptor into the mating connector in the large gray housing behind the panel. I have included pictures that should help you with the location of the factory connection...
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  • I may have some information that will help, however, vehicle manufacturers are notorious for changing the wire colors on their factory trailer wiring, so the best way to determine the function of each wire is by testing. To test the wires, I recommend using a circuit tester like part # 40376. Find a good ground for the tester and test each wire as a helper activates each light function on the truck. We had a 2006 Ford F-150 on our lot with the factory tow package wiring, so...
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  • The item you selected, Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, part # EP85250, will fit the following vehicles: Cadillac Escalade 2001-2006 6.0L, 2001-2007 5.3L, 2007-2011 6.2L Chevrolet Avalanche 1999-2011 5.3L, 1999-2008 6.0L, 2001-2007 8.1L Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1999-2011 4.8L, 1999-2011 5.3L, 1999-2009 6.0L, 2009-2011 6.2L Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 1999-2004 6.0L Chevrolet Silverado XFE 2011 5.3L Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2005-2010 6.0L Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 1999-2004...
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  • If you look at the owners manual for the truck and/or the legend on the power distribution box lid it will tell you the locations of the fuses/relays that are related to the tow package wiring. I found an online version of the owners manual and the fuse/relay section starts on page 224. For fuses it looks like the trailer tow parking lamp fuse is in location 10 and the relay is location R201.
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  • My research on the Forest River website shows that their Rockwood Series of 5th wheel trailers currently comes equipped with a Reese Revolution hitch. The gross weights (GVWR) of the various Rockwood-series trailers varies considerably across models from a low of 7850-lbs for their 8244WS to a high of 9350-lbs for their 8289WS but my contact at Reese advised that the routine maintenance recommended in their instruction manual (which is attached for your review) are consistent...
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  • The biggest differences between the Prodigy P2 brake controller, # 90885, and the P3 brake controller, # 90195, are the display, buttons and look of the controllers. I like the buttons and display on the P3 controller myself because the display uses actual words for setup and troubleshooting rather than the display codes that the P2 uses. This makes it easier for me to know that I am adjusting the correct function or see the trouble shooting codes without referring back to...
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  • The first step in choosing the correct weight distribution (W/D) system is to determine the actual as-towed tongue weight of your trailer. Anything stowed in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle should be included as tongue weight. For best performance, the tongue weight of the trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the system you choose. The Pro Series Weight Distribution System you mention is designed to operate most effectively...
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