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B&W 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit Installation - 2014 Ford F-250

Today, on this 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to review and install the BMW Customer Base Rail and Installation Kit, part number BWRVK2401. Now, the BMW fifth wheel installation kit will allow you to install a fifth wheel in the back of your truck. As you can see here, we have the rails already installed in our truck. Now, this is compatible with the BMW Patriot fifth wheel. You notice on the rails we have 3 sets of slots in each rail. This will fit a variety of different 5th wheels that are out there this will also work with versions of a goose neck adapter as well. These cross rails are constructed from steel with a powder coat finish. In this case it's a nice change of pace with traditional black finish. Let's go ahead and look at the frame brackets that come with the kit.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Ford F-250

Today on our 2013 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 ultimate air helper springs with internal jounce bumpers, part number AL88396. Here's what they look like once they're installed. Some of the reasons you might want these, it's going to help stabilize your load, and if you have an off center load like one side is heavier than the other, you can independently air up each bag and get your vehicle set level. With the internal jounce bumper, it's going to help improve your ride quality. When you do have your vehicle riding level, you're not going to aim your headlights into the eyes of the oncoming traffic. These are going to help level your load up to 5000 pounds. You want to keep in mind, you have to keep at least five pounds of air in the bag at all times, and the maximum is going to be 100 pounds of air pressure when you're hauling a load. With many of our customers have said that these do work well with this wheel hitches, just have to use the original hardware that came with your fifth wheel hitch, the bolt through the center there, to mount your air bags. Our vehicle about any weight in it, at the rear wheel well, the bottom of the rear wheel well, it's going to be about 40 3/4", and on the front, we're going to be right at about 40".



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2014 Ford F-250

Today on our 2014 Ford F250, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Firestone Ride Rite air helper springs. These are the double convoluted bags for the rear axle. The part number is F2535. Now to get started we're just going to record our factory ride height measurements before we have any load or anything like that in the vehicle. It looks like here in the rear we're going to be at about 40-1/2". We'll be at about 39-1/2" here in the front. Now we're going to load our truck up with about 150 gallons of water here just to simulate either tongue weight on the back of the truck or a load. Now here in the rear looks like we've come down to about 38-1/4".



Super Springs SumoSprings Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty, we're going to show you how to install the SumoSprings Heavy Duty Rear Axle Solo Custom Helper Springs from SuperSprings. Part number is SSR-114-54. Here's what our SuperSpring's going to look like installed. The SuperSprings are going to allow for better handling and ride when we're hauling those heavy loads around. This is going to help reduce body roll side to side, and it also smooths out the bumps. This has a progressive design, so when we're just carrying our light loads, we're not going to have much of a difference in the ride quality of our vehicle.



Front Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C31008. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see it's got a nice black powder-coated finish. Two by two square hole with a 5/8 hitch pin. This would be good for your front mounted winches, cargo carriers, snow plows that will fit into a front mounted hitch, or a bike rack, or even a spare tire mount. It's designed to hold 9,000 pounds of line pull if you're using it for winch. 500 pounds of vertical pressure, and a 5,000 pound gross trailer weight if you're going to be pushing your trailer, or backing it into a space.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Mat Review - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super-duty. We're going to be taking a look at and installing the Weather-tech 2nd Row Rear Auto Floor-mat in black part number WT440022. This is also available in tan part number WT450022 and available in grey part number WT460022. Now you can see this vehicle does not have any kind of mat in it and it's a good candidate for some Weather-tech Floor-mats to keep the dirt and grime off of your factory carpets. We'll go ahead and take ours out of the box. Now it's going to come folded up so you want to lay it in the sun for a hour or so just to let it kind of heat up and form out. We've had ours sitting out for a while so we're going to take it and set it inside.



Superwinch Electric Winch Wiring Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Super Winch Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, for up to a 16,500 pound winch, part number SW2008. Take off our rubber dust cover, plug in our winch. Let's go ahead and show you how to install it. We've used the same universal bracket 18136, available on our website. We're going to mount our plug onto that. We'll take a 7/16 wrench and we can tighten those down. You want to make sure you don't want to tighten these too tight, again they're plastic, the plug, and it can break.



Superwinch Front Mount Electric Winch Wiring Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Superwinch front vehicle electric wench wiring harness, part number SW2007. Now when you're ready to use your front winch take off your dust cover, we'll plug it in, and we're ready to go. When you've finished your winching job simply unplug it, place your dust cover back over it and you remover your wench. We've gone ahead and marked one of them positive, one of negative, so we can easily orient them on top, and then we get to the battery. We went ahead and made a bracket available on our website, it's universal mounting bracket, part number 18136. We're going to mount our plug to that, and then run the wires up to our battery. First we're going to go ahead and push it through. Put a couple of 3/8" bolts through there, and some locking nuts.



Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera Installation - 2008 Ford F-250

Here on our 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Hopkins Smart Hitch back up camera and Hitch and Lighter system. Part number HM50002. Here's what your camera looks like once it's installed with your sensors. It will go right where your license plate goes. Now we're going to back up to our trailer and you can see it is in hitch mode, which is where there's a point at the bottom. It'll help us line up to our trailer ball. You can watch as we get closer it's going to go into the green line, which is a pre-detection mode, then it'll go into the yellow, which is your caution, and once it get's to the red that's going to put you within an inch or so from your target area. Now we see here in everyday mode where it's kind of squared out.



Husky Liners Tailgate Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Husky liners premium fifth wheel louvered tailgate with locking handle, part number, HL15130. It's got a large cut out to allow access for your fifth wheel or your gooseneck trailer, without having to let your gate down you can simply pass it across and attach it. You can see it's a nice fully welded, aluminum tailgate, weighs about half what a traditional tailgate weighs. Still uses a center style latch like your factory, and your safety cables, and it has a key so you can lock it and keep it in place, so nobody can run off with your tailgate. This tailgate really contours the body of your truck, gives it that OE appearance. It's got an E coating to help protect against rust, and scratches, but it can be painted to match your vehicle if you desire.



DeeZee Tailgate Assist Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the DZ tailgate assist custom tailgate lowering system for pickup trucks. Part number DZ43203. Here's what it looks like before it's installed. You can see if we let go of our tailgate, it's going to snap down and bounce around. Now we'll try it with out DZ tailgate assist installed. Watch how it slows down the action of our tailgate. As you can see, it slows it down considerably and stops it from bouncing.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mat Review - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super-duty, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Weather Tech front auto floor mat in black, part number WT442931. This is also available in grey, part number WT462931. In tan, part number WT452931. As you can see, this vehicle does not have any floor mats in it, it would be a good candidate for some to keep all the dirt and grime off of our carpet to help protect our vehicle. To start with, we'll go ahead and take our mat out of the box which we've done a little earlier. We've sat it in the sun to help it form itself out and make it straight, because it's folded up in the box. Now we can take it and set in into the vehicle.



Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2007 Ford F-250

Today, on our 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the AirLift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs for the rear axle. Part number is AL57291. Before we make any changes to the truck, we want to get our original ride height, so we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of the fender well here on the back side and the front side of our vehicle. Here in the back, we're going to be just about 39 and 3/4 of an inch. Here in the front, it's about 36 and 1/2. We've loaded a tank in the back of the truck.



Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 1999 Ford F-250

Today on our 1999 Ford F-250 we'll be taking a look at and installing the Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part number AL57215. Here's what your air bags will look like once they're installed. These air bags are going to improve handling while your vehicle is loaded, reducing the sway, ride height, headlight elevation and braking ability. With the load leveling capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. Here you will see alternating speed bumps, which will show the independent action and rebound of each side, like hitting a pot hole. Finally we will finish up with solid speed bumps, which are going to show the inaudible 00:00:43 and rebound of our air bags and rear suspension. Now I'll show you just how easy it is to install.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Ford F-250

Today on this 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to install and review the Takonsha P3 Brake Controller. Part number 90195 and to help us with our install, we're going to use part number 3065-P. This is the Takonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers. We'll go ahead and accelerate for a little bit, and then hit the brakes. We can see how it'll scale up on our display, showing how much power we're using. The controller actually controls the brakes on your trailer. When you're going down the road and you hit your brakes, this will in turn send power going out to your trailer.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on our 2000 Ford F250, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2550. The first thing we're going to do before we start our installation is go ahead and check out our factory ride height on the rear as well as the ride height on the front. It looks like we're going to be right at about 41-1/8". We'll go ahead and put some weight in the back of our truck now to see how it differs. Now with some weight in the back of our truck, we're going to check that distance again. It looks like we came down to about 39-1/4". The rear has dropped 2". Now, we're going to go ahead and put some air in our air bags.



Bulldog Winch Wiring Kit Installation - 2004 Ford F-250

On this 2004 Ford F-250 super duty, we're going to review and install the bulldog wiring kit, part number BDW20207. First of, all hand cover the parts that come with this part number. This is our main wire harness right here, which is constructive of two gauge material and its overall length, is going to be 24 foot long. We'll take a look at the ends. First of, for your typical assessor, which should be the winch that goes on here. This is going to be ride towards the back of a truck. Comes with a cap, to cover up when it's not being used.



Best 2013 Ford F-250 Tire Chain Options

Today we are going to be taking a look at the four best tire chains available for the 2013 Ford F250. It has tire size LT 245/75 R17. Right here, the number one chain we've got, this is part number TC2828CAM. This is going to be the tighten chain. It's going be the ladder pattern, you can see it goes across there. It has the V-bar twist links. The next one we have here is our Glacier Cable snow tire chain, this is part number PW3010C, this is as we said, a cable style.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F-250

Today on our 2008 Ford F-250, we're going to be taking a look and and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. With assistance from the universal installation kit, part number ETBC7. First thing we're going to talk about is going to be that boost button here located at the top. By pressing that you'll be able to choose between boost 1, boost 2 and boost 3. Just a straight up B right there is just going to be your regular boost off. On the side is going to be your adjustment for your power wheel. Once you have your trailer connected, as you can see right now it's going to be not connected by the NC there.



Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Review - 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today on our 2005 Ford F250 we've got our Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate. Were going to show you how to install it but first we have to take off our stock tailgate. This is good to have a partner. We're going to go ahead and open this up. Take off this cable. I'll show you how we do it on the other side.





Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Questions

  • Starting with the truck series itself, I would go with a 3/4 ton or 1 ton. Ultimately a 1-ton would be better. Between gas and diesel I would choose a diesel if it were me. They are capable of more power and torque than gas motors. The cab style does not matter all that much but the bed size does. You will want to avoid a step side bed and a Dodge model that has a Rambox feature because they cannot have a 5th wheel hitch installed. Long beds are the way to go. A short bed can...
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  • The best spot to install the Trailer Connector is on the bed sidewall on the drivers side, between the wheel well and the tail gate. We have an installation video showing this Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness # 20110 being installed on a 2002 Ford F250. You might want to consider using some dielectric grease, part # 11755 on the connections to provide protection from moisture. If you click the provided link, you can see an install video.
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  • The Pro Series Dual-Jaw 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # PS30855, is a standard duty 5th wheel intended for 6-foot and longer truck beds (except flareside and stepside types). It is rated for 16K gross towing weight and 4000-lb tongue weight. The similarly-rated Reese R16 Serrated Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch, part # RP30866, provides several worthwhile upgrades including dual serrated jaws for 360-degree king pin contact, a vibration isolation system for reduced jarring and...
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  • I agree that you most likely have an issue on the truck side. The voltage at the brake magnets when the vehicle is sitting still and the brake pedal is pressed will only read a small amount with the Ford integrated brake controller on your truck. If you are using the manual slide to activate the trailer brakes you should get somewhere between 12 and 13 volts with the controller set to the maximum setting. If this is the case there may be an issue with the brake controller. The...
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  • Yes, we can help you test your brake controller and determine if the controller is bad or if there is a wiring issue that is causing the problem on your 2003 Ford F-250 pickup. Lets start with the easiest things first. Be sure that when you are testing the trailer brakes with the brake pedal that the vehicle is moving. The trailer brakes will not apply with the brake pedal if the vehicle is not moving because of the proportional sensor. The first thing I would check is the...
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  • If your trailer has separate turn signals from the brake lights and you want them to remain that way, you will need to use a special converter. On the trailer side, behind the 7-Way, you will attach the Vehicle to Vehicle Taillight Converter, # 118158. On the 7-Way wiring, locate the wire for the left turn and brake and attach it to the yellow wire on the converter input side. Connect the wire from right turn and stop to the green wire input side. Ground the white wire to the...
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  • I would use a programmer on the 7.3L. Since you have 200,000 I would only use a programmer if the engine has been well maintained. Regular oil changes with high quality oil and filters, no oil leaks, good engine seals, etc. As a matter of personal habit, I also use gas stations that use high quality fuel and sell a lot of it so they are constantly getting fresh fuel. I avoid stations that sell discount fuels to better ensure the fuel is high quality. Since you are planning...
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  • From your description it sounds as if your 2004 Ford F-250 has the female connector that accepts the connector on the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118243. If your truck is a Super Duty model, not a heavy duty or light duty model, then this harness will most likely work for you. Use a circuit tester, like # 3808, and check the connections in the connector for the proper functions for the 7-way. You will need to check your owners manual to make sure the trailer...
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  • You are correct, there are 4 electric over hydraulic braking systems, from 3 manufacturers, that can be used to eliminate the air over hydraulic actuator on your M200A1 trailer. These systems all require a breakaway system to meet DOT safety standards. I will detail each system for you so you can select the one that will work best for your truck and trailer setup. First, the Dexter Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # K71-650, would be a good choice because it will work...
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  • The BAKFlip G2 part # BAK26303 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2005 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. What kind of boat rack are you referring to? Is it like a ladder rack that attaches to the bed rails? If so, as long as the boat loader attaches through the stake pockets and does not wrap around the bed rails this tonneau would fit and work well for you. If you wanted to email me back with a picture or more info on the boat loader I will do my best...
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  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Kit # TFR250SDG is recommended for use with your 2013 Ford F-250, due to the the fact that the Timbren Springs mount in the exact same location as the factory installed jounce springs and would not interfere with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rail and Installation Fifth Wheel kit # RP50073-58. The Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs # F2535 that you mentioned, are possible to use in conjunction with the Reese 5th Wheel Custom Install Bracket...
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  • On the 2011 Ford F-250/F-350, if you can get one that has the 5th wheel/gooseneck towing prep package I would do that. The reason is that if you want the Reese Elite series equipment anyway, performing all of the installation of the mounting hardware will not be something you will have to worry about. I have included a link to an FAQ article for you that covers the prep package. If you do not want to be limited to using an Elite series hitch or using an adapter and a different...
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  • Lippert Components' bolt-on 4-jack automatic leveling kit # LC358590 is an advanced general-application system for use on most 5th wheels, including your Keystone Montana High Country 305 RL. Chances are 90-95-percent that the frame of your 5th wheel was made by Lippert, so the compatibility of this system with your trailer is virtually a sure thing. I do not have any confirmed data for how many of these system have been installed on trailers in the Montana series. This system...
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  • If your 1999 F-250 Super Duty pickup had a factory 7-Way wiring harness and the, under vehicle connector has not been damaged you could use the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way (Super Duty), item # 118243, and if you had a factory 6-Way connector then you could use the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 6-Way (Super Duty), item # 20029, to replace your pigtail. If you would like to hard wire a new connector to the truck then you will need...
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  • Typically the brake control port that allows connection of an aftermarket trailer brake controller on the 2012 F-250 is located behind a small dashboard panel slightly to the right of center (toward the passenger side). Please refer to the photo provided. Behind this small panel, which can be removed with a flat-blade screwdriver or trim panel tool, you should find a wire harness with a grey connector (this may be secured with a zip tie). This connector mates with the corresponding...
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  • For your 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2WD, I would recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2550. There is not much of a difference between the Ride-Rite Kits, # F2550, that I recommended and # F2484 that you referenced, but the brackets that are included with the # F2550 springs are compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches. It may not seem that important now if you do not have a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, but the # F2550 air springs...
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  • I think the best overall tuner for your 2012 Ford F-250 with a 6.2 liter gas engine would be the Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85150. This is an excellent tuner that provides various tune levels that can increase power or maximize fuel economy if desired. This programmer also allows you display up to 8 parameters such as RPM, boost level, transmission temperature etc. The Superchips Performance Chip # SU1842 that you referenced is a great programmer but since it does not...
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  • The reason that ride quality suffers a bit with a gooseneck adapter like part # CAB-C5G, is because the fifth-wheel trailer pin box and framing are designed to be towed on a fifth-wheel hitch. The extra distance down to the gooseneck ball in the bed of the truck causes torque on the trailer chassis which in turn causes the pin box and trailer frame to flex, which contributes to what is know as chucking and bouncing. This issue can be worse with some trailers and hardly noticeable...
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  • To determine if the truck you are intending to buy can tow the trailer that you are looking at, you will need to use the following formula to determine the maximum allowable tow rating for your truck. GCW - GVW = Maximum GTW GCW: Gross Combined Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle and trailer combined. This weight should always be obtained by weighing the vehicle and the trailer together on a scale. GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle when...
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  • The lube plate that comes with Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16245 is 10 inch lube plate # 16721. It is a standard plastic lube plate. The Reese 20K hitch # RP30081 has a superior jaw. It is a single jaw that hooks around the king pin. The jaw on the Curt hitch is a double jaw. Still very secure though. And Reese 20K hitch # RP30867 has a double jaw as well but it has gear-like teeth that make a more secure connection than other dual-jaw hitches. For ride quality the...
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