Select Your Vehicle

View Cart

Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners are most interested in these products

or change vehicle




Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Videos

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.



Darby Extend A Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today on our 2005 Ford F250, we have our Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part number DTA944. We have this set up to where if we had something on the top of our cab, we could extend it out and set it up on here. We have different height options depending on the size of your truck. If you want to extend your bed instead of your cab, I'll show you how that's done right here. Take out this clip and pin, pull that out . If I can get this out. All right.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today, on our 2005 Ford F250, we have our Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for full-size trucks. This is 62 inches wide. To go ahead and install it, let's bring it back, set it on our tailgate, put our straps underneath here so that when I open it, I can go and reach down and grab them. Got our flap so I can still open my tailgate. Just pull our straps through, feed it into our .. right here.



Westin Oval Tube Steps Installation - 2000 Ford F-350

Today on our 2000 Ford F-350, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Westin Premiere oval tube steps, part number 22-6020. And here's what our Westin running boards are going to look like, once they're installed. They're going to measure 6 inches wide by 75 inches long, coming with a polished stainless steel construction and oval design, with the protective covers in the front so no debris gets down in the slots. It's also going to have that nice sure grip step that's going to be nice and wide to ensure that you get the best step up into your vehicle, as well as a rear one for your extended cab vehicles. Now let's go ahead and see how sturdy they are. Open up your door and step on in. First thing we'll need to do is get underneath the bottom side of the vehicle and locate our mounting points.



TracRac Steel Rac Truck Bed Ladder Rack Installation - 2005 Ford F-250

Today on our 2005 Ford F250, we have our TracRac Universal Steel Rack Truck Bed Ladder Rack with Over-the-Cab Extension, part number TA91000. The built-in over-the-cab extension provides additional support for extra long loads. Now that we have our ladder in place, I'll show you a few nice features about this. Plenty of places to wrap our strap around. This is just a generic CAM buckle strap. You can strap to pretty much any point on here and it's going to give you a solid sturdy place to strap. As you can see down here, we have our welded on cleats.



Rage PowerSport Motorcycle Carrier with Long Ramp Installation - 2011 Ford F-350

Today on our 2011 Ford F350, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rage Power Sports motorcycle carrier. This will be part number SMC600. As you can see, we've already got our bike completely mounted up with all of our straps in place, our ramp in place, and looking good on the back of our vehicle. Let's go ahead and talk about how it's secured to the vehicle. On the fronts side here, you're going to have a 2-inch shank going into your 2-inch receiver. Note that this rack does come with your hitch pin and clip as well as a half inch bolt with the bushing around it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Ford F-250

Today on our 2008 Ford F250 we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite 4-Pole Hard Wire Kit with Circuit Test, part number 18252. The first thing we're going to have to do on our 4-pole hard wire kit is locate the taillights and the wires going to them. On the passenger side we're going to locate those wires that are coming off of our taillights. This is a flatbed model so it's going to have the wires a little bit easier to find on the back end. You just trace your wire loom, it looks like it's got a garden hose here, over the top so it doesn't get frayed. We're going to trace that over the top to this wire loom here. We'll go ahead and open it up and pull those wires out.



Firestone Air Command Kit Installation - 2013 Ford F-250

On this 2013 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to show you the Firestone Digital Air COMMAND 1, part number F2490. This what a part looks like when it's installed in the vehicle. Actually we're going to start off in the cab of the vehicle and here is our controller. Very simple to operate. This controller controls both bags at the same time. Right now we can see a display right here that's set at 5 PSI, which is the minimum amount of PSI that a controller will allow in the bags. All right.



Edge Diesel Evolution Performance Tuner Installation - 2007 Ford F-250

Today in our 2007 Ford F250, we will be installing Edge Diesel Evolution CTS-2 Performance Tuner Part Number EP85400. Maximize your diesel engine performance with the Edge Evolution CTS-2 Performance Tuner. It comes as a full color high resolution touch screen making it easy to adjust your settings. It simply connects to your vehicle's OBD-2 port with an HDMI style cable. We've gone ahead and dimmed the light so you have a better look at the screen. Here in the Performance Settings, we've got four preset power levels. These are going to help you maximize your vehicle's performance based on your driving style.



Firestone Level Command II Installation - 2011 Ford F-250

Today on this 2011 Ford F2 Super Duty, we're going to show you the Firestone Level Command II, part number F2158. We have our gauge hooked up to our dashboard here. I'll go ahead and show you how it operates. Very simple device, push the button up, increases the air pressure, you can hear the pump go on. Now this switch will do both air springs at once. This does not give you individual control.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Ford F-250

Today, it's 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to show you Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part number PW2033C. Now today, we're working with tire size of 275 x 65 x20. All right. Now, it's a good idea to go ahead and do test it on before you actually maybe use it in the ice and snow. First off, lay them out and make sure they're sitting in 00:00:23 correctly. You noticed there's a little flag right here that shows left hand side in the tire rotation.



Curt Friction Sway Control System Installation - 2003 Ford F-250

Today on our 2003 Ford F250, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Trailer Sway Control Kit, Part Number 17200. Now in running through our tests, we've got it really hard over to the left in the jackknife situation here. We've still got plenty of friction bar back here. No interference of the sway control on any of our points. So, we're really good there. We won't have to worry about removing it when back backing up this way. Lets check it the other way just to make sure that we dont have any issues there. Now here you can see we're hard over the other direction, really got this in a jackknife, the other side trying to compress this.



Firestone Dual Electric Air Command Compressor Installation - 2013 Ford F-250

Today on our 2013 Ford F250, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install a Firestone dual electric air command. This is a standard duty compressor with dual gauges and dual function. Part number is F2178. Now, here's what our kit is going to look like. The main components are going to be our compressor that we've got here, our dual gauge panel. We're going to have two needles in there, one for each side. Then we just press up or down to get more or less air into the system. We're going to have the inlet filter, where something's going to filter the air as it's going in so we're not drawing in excessive moisture.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Ford F-250

Today on our 2013 Ford F250, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Firestone Ride Right double convoluted air helper springs. These are for the rear axle. Part number is F2550. To start off with, we're going to take our truck completely unloaded and just record a couple of measurements. We're going to get the inside top edge of the wheel well here in the rear and also in the front. In the rear, we got about 40.5" from the ground to wheel well.



Curt Weight Distribution System Installation - 2003 Ford F-250

Today, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution System. This is part number C17051. It's going to offer up to an 8,000-pound gross trailer weight rating and an 800-pound tongue weight rating. Now, before we get our weight distribution setup installed, we're going to take a quick lap by the camera, so you can see where we've got that rear end of the truck pitching down as well as the camper pointing down. This will be alleviated once we have the weight distribution setup installed. Here's what the weight distribution setup looks like when we get it installed and ready to head down the road. We've got the nice heavy duty round forged spring bars here.





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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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.
    view full answer...

  • I have two hitch box extensions for the 2-1/2 inch hitch on your 2011 Ford F-350 Dually Crew Cab, but they both will reduce the hitch receiver size down to 2 inches. These extensions are specifically designed for your slide-in camper with the extended overhang. The first extension is the Titan Hitch Box Extension and Reducer, part # RP45292. This extension will only extend your hitch out 24 to 34 inches, so this will not work for your application that will need 36 inches. The...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • The 2012 Ford Super Duty trucks with the Ford factory tow prep package are using the Reese Elite Series rails. These rails can only be used with the Reese Elite Series hitches. The fifth wheel hitch that is designed to fit the hitch prep package on your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 6-3/4 foot bed is the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness, part # RP30144. This is a slider hitch with a gross towing weight capacity of 18,000 lbs. I am including...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Unless you're planning on carrying a truck bed camper again, the Torklift # TLF1002-30 Hitch you referenced would be overkill for you. A Class V hitch like the Curt # C15410 would be a less expensive option. For a ball mount, use the Draw-Tite # 40331 with the # 19286 2-5/16 inch trailer ball. Anytime the weight of what you're towing exceeds half the weight of the tow vehicle, weight distribution is recommended. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first...
    view full answer...

  • If you have the fifth wheel prep package you should already have the under rail system installed on your vehicle and all you would need is a hitch to install in that system. Since you have a toy hauler that weighs 19,000 lbs you will want a Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30143. This hitch has a capacity of 25,000 lbs and would have plenty of capacity for your setup. You should have 4 slightly raised pucks in the bed of your truck. These will be what the # RP30143...
    view full answer...

  • To run wiring into the bed of your truck for attachment of a truck camper, fifth-wheel trailer or gooseneck trailer the correct wiring harness is the Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck 90 Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Connector, item # 50-97-410 that you have selected. This harness connects inline with the OEM 7-Way wiring harness present at the back of the truck and will allow you to retain the use of the bumper mounted 7-Way connector. Using some dielectric grease, item...
    view full answer...

  • According to my contact at Reese, the R16 fifth wheel hitch, # RP30866, and the Sliding R16 hitch, # RP30869, do not come with the custom lube plate, # 83003. At one time they were going to include the lube plate with the hitch, however, it is only included with the R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869 and # RP30870. If you choose to go with the custom lube plate, # 83003, drilling will be required to install the plate. If you are not comfortable drilling into your hitch, you can...
    view full answer...

  • For mounting above bed fifth-wheel hitches on your 2012 Ford F-350 dually, we have the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, # RP30156. The Reese Adapter will attach to the factory Gooseneck prep package and is designed for customers who have an existing 5th wheel hitch and a factory gooseneck/fifth-wheel prep package. Please note that if you have a 6-3/4 foot bed, it is recommended to use a sliding fifth-wheel hitch to have clearance when making sharp turns. For in-bed wiring,...
    view full answer...




Articles you may be interested in











Stay Connected


Subscribe to email newsletter

Email  

privacy - we don't send unsolicited email






etrailer.com reviewsetrailer.com reviews

All images, layout and content copyright etrailer.com