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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford Van

Today on our 2014 Ford E450 box truck we will be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller in conjunction with our universal installation kit for 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat connectors to better assist us. That is part number ETBC7. The part number for our brake controller is TK90160. One of the key features about the Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller is that it's a proportional brake controller, which has an internal inertia sensor that'll detect how quickly your towing vehicle is slowing down. It'll apply the brakes on the trailer in a proportional manner so they will both stop equally. Let's go over a couple features of our trailer brake controller. We have the adjuster wheel on the left.



Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today on our 2008 Ford E-450, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer with mounting brackets for Class C Motorhomes. Part number is RM-RBK11-RSSC. All right, here's what the steering stabilizer looks like installed. As you can see, really much better looking than the standard or the factory stabilizer here on the front. We still have that element. We still have the stabilizer that's going to run right through here.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today, in our 2008 Ford van, we're going to be taking a look at and installing a Tekonsha Voyager trailer brake controller, part number 39510. To help with our install, we're going to be using a Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, part number 3035-P. One feature of this brake controller is that it activates the trailer brakes in a proportion to your vehicle's braking action, automatically adjusting trailer brakes based on the acceleration of the tow vehicle. This is immediate and there is no pause, no time delay. This controller is designed to be mounted in multiple positions up to 90 degrees. It's designed to be used with a trailer with brakes from one to four axles. There's a manual override, so if you had an emergency situation you could apply the brakes on the trailer independently.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today on our 2008 Ford van, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. To help with our install, we're going to be using a Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, part number 3035-P. This is how it looks installed. This brake controller activates brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It automatically adjusts the trailer brakes based on the deceleration of a tow vehicle and activates immediately with no time delay. This controller has an automatic leveling device in it, so it'll pick up whatever way you have it mounted. There's 5 storable settings so you can set it to a variety of different trailers and braking combinations.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today on our 2008 Ford van, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. Part number 90885. To help with our install, we're going to be using a Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers for Ford. Part number 3035-P. This brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to you vehicle's braking action. It automatically adjusts your trailer brakes based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle. It activates immediately with no time delay, and it has an auto leveling ability with an internal sensor, that let's it know where it's mounted.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today on our 2008 Ford van, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller; part number TK90160. To help with our install, we're going to be using a Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford; part number 3035-P. This brake controller activates your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It automatically adjusts the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the tow vehicle. It is immediate; there is no time delay. It also has a boost that'll give you more braking. There's three levels and then a no boost.



Glacier Cable Snow Chains Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today on our 2008 Ford Van we're going to be test-fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, part number PW2021C. These chains are great to keep in the back of your vehicle for emergencies. They're a low-profile designed for a smooth ride. This is a cable design. It's got a nice big thick low carbon steel cable, wraps around the outside of both sides of your tire. It's going to have the springs with these rollers to protect your tires.



Glacier Twist Link Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today we're going to be looking at a 2008 Ford van. We will be doing a test fit of the Glacier Twist Link tire chain with cam tighteners, part number PWH2221SC. These feature slide-lock cams for ease of adjustment. They're a twisted link design, the chains are all at a twisted angle to give you more traction. These are highway use only for up to 30 miles an hour. It is a ladder style chain so it keeps it even on both sides so you get equal traction. These are DOT approved.



TracRac TracVan Van Ladder Rack Installation - 2009 Ford Van

Today on our 2009 Ford E350 Econoline van, we'll be taking a look at the TracRac TracVan van liner rack, part number TA29055. The van rack lets you carry ladders, lumber, an even more with ease. Its aerodynamic design is going to reduce drag and wind noise, with elliptical cross-bars that streamline and minimize the wind. The slotted cross-bars accept a wide variety of T-track accessories, additional tie-downs, load stops, and more. It's going to offer a dual-stage powder coat that's going to add extra resistance against rust and any kind of corrosion that you may encounter out on the road. The 4 heavy-duty load stops offered with this kit are going to keep cargo in place. They move quickly and easily with a lock-in-place and simple-to-twist knob.



TracRac TracVan Van Ladder Rack Installation - 2009 Ford Van

Today on our 2009 Ford Econoline van, we're going to be taking a look and installing the TracRac TracVan Ladder Rack, part number TA29056. The van rack let's you carry ladders, lumber and more with ease. With its aerodynamic design it's going to reduce drag and wind noise. The elliptical crossbars are streamlined to minimize any kind of wind resistance. The 6000 series aluminum construction is going to be strong and durable, with a dual stage powder coat that's going to add extra durability against the rust and any kind of corrosion. The slotted crossbars are going to accept a wide variety of TracRac accessories, such as extra tie downs and load stops.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Ford Van

Today on our 2009 Ford E350 Econoline van, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt T-connector Wiring Harness with Four Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number C56020. To test our wiring connection, we'll go ahead and take the ground side and connect that to the ground side of the plug and we'll test our brown wire, which would be our running lights, we'll get a constant signal. We'll test our left turn signal, which would be the yellow wire, we'll get that alternating signal, and the passenger side, or the right turn signal which will be that green wire. Now we'll go ahead and go brake lights, which should give us a constant signal on the green and the yellow. It looks like our wiring checks out, so we'll go ahead and plug it all back up and tuck it back away in the jack stand area. Now that we've seen how the wiring works, let's go ahead and see how it's installed. We'll remove both the driver and passenger side by removing the four T15 torx bit screws located here to secure the tail lights.



Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 2009 Ford Van

Today on our 2009 Ford E-350 Econoline van, we will be taking a look at and installing the Hopkins 4-pole adapter for 7-pole and 4-pole connection, Part Number 37185. Now we will go ahead and test out our wiring. To do so, we will remove the cover on the 4-pole. Since the 4-pole and the 7-pole are running on the same circuit, we will connect our ground to the ground, and then we will test out our wires. I am going to go ahead and test out our running wire first, which is going to be our brown wire or bottom circuit. Now we are going to go ahead and test out our turn signal, which is going to be that yellow wire or middle circuit, and our right turn signal, which is going to be that green wire. Now let's go ahead and test out our brake lights, which should give us a solid on both those top two.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Van - Curt

Today on the 2009 Ford E350 Van, we'll be taking a look at and installing the CURT Custom Fit Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 14055. Here's what our receiver hitch is going to look like once it's installed on our vehicle. You're going to see that it's going to stick out a little bit on that backside just because it is a van and doesn't have that recessed bumper like most vehicles do. It's going to give you that extra movement and ability to put things on the back without it meeting up right on the backside of the vehicle. Total distance that it's going to stick out is going to be about 3-5/8 inches. Now, you can see that it's going to have that fully welded construction, that black powder-coat finish to help prevent any kind of rust and corrosion. You're going to have that plate steel on the bottom to add extra strength and durability. That's also going to double as chain tie-downs on either side. You're going to have that 5/8 inch pin hole going all the way through and your 2 inch x 2 inch receiver tube opening for all your attachments.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Ford Van

Today on our 2007 Ford Van, we're going to install the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. Now to help us with our install, we'll be needing a couple of parts. We'll be needing a bracket to mount our 7 pull connector to the back of the van. That'll be part number 18136, the No Drill Mountain Bracket from Towready, and part number ETBC7. This is a universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers that comes with a 7-way RV connector. This is what the brake controller looks like when it's installed in our van.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Ford Van - Curt

Today on our 2004 Ford Van we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CURT custom fit class four trailer hitch receiver, part number 14055. This will be what your CURT custom fit class four trailer hitch receiver looks like on the backside of the vehicle. You're going to have your sleek, black powder coat finish that's going to help in reducing rust and corrosion. You'll see that you'll have your 5/8" pinhole drilled straight through, with the heavy duty chain tie downs and heavy-gauged tubing. The receiver inlet is going to be 2" by 2", giving you a capability of carrying up to 1,000 pounds of tongue weight and 10,000 pounds of trailer weight. With a weight distribution it's going to be 1,200 pounds tongue weight and 12,000 pounds max towing capacity.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford Van - Curt

Today on this 2007 Ford Van, we're going to show you the Curt Class IV two-inch receiver hitch, part number 14055. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our van. On an initial look, you can see the whole hitch actually does sit below the bumper and has a square tube body. This is our two-inch opening here, with a nice, rounded reinforcement collar on it. Further back it uses a 5/8ths hitch pin, or your favorite locking hitch pin. This plate on the bottom also doubles as your six chain loops. It's a very easy install it uses existing holes, and all the hardware is provided.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford Van - Curt

Today on this 2007 Ford van, we're going to show you a Curt Class 3, two-inch receiver hitch, part number 13055. This is what a hitch looks like when it's installed on the van. See how the body of the hitch sits below completely inaudible 00:00:13. Now, it does have a nice, round tube shape to it, so it doesn't look too bad underneath the van. This is our two-inch opening right here. It has a nice, rounded reinforcement collar around it. We look further back.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford Van - Draw-Tite

Today on 2007 Ford Van E250, we're going to show you a draw type ultra frame, class five, two inch receiver hitch, part number 41945. Alright this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the van, okay. Now this does fit below the bumper, probably about a good inch or so. First off is the receiver itself, all this is created for once cast piece of material, so it's definitely going to be strong, it's not going to wear out, compared to a conventional hitch using structural shapes. This whole piece is cast, we have very generous lubes right here for your safety chains. This is still a two inch opening as well. As does you the five eights inch hitch pin, even though there's a smaller hitch pin hole here as well.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Ford Van

Today, on this 2011 Ford Van E-350, we're going to show you Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number C56020. With this part number, this is what you get. A wire harness here, this T-connector goes over to the passenger's side with the green wire, driver's with this yellow wire. We've got plenty of length of wire that comes up to the 4-pole flat. The kit also comes with zip ties to help secure the wires.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Van - Curt

Today, on this 2011, Ford E350 van, we're going to show you the Curt class four, two inch receiver hitch, part number 14055. This is what the hitch looks like, when it's installed on our E350 van. It does sit away from the bumper a little bit, but it does give room for your spare tire in the back. So, you don't have to worry about removing it or anything like that. This is our two inch opening right here. It has a nice reinforcement collar around the end of it. The safety chain loops are constructed from a plate on the bottom here, with plenty of room for our safety chains. This uses a 5/8 inch hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. This is ready for 10,000 pounds pull weight and a 1,000 tow weight.





Ford Van Questions

  • The Yakima Replacement Hitch Bolt and Clip for Yakima HoldUp Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part # Y8890200, is a 5/8 inch bolt. The size wrench you would use to install or remove this bolt is 15/16 inch.
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  • If you do not have the boat on the tandem axle trailer, what you have mentioned is how the trailer suspension will look without a load on it. The equalizer will be up in the rear and the rear spring will be tilting the axle forward. The reason is because the rear tires on your boat trailer are made to scrub when turning and with the suspension set up this way it keeps the majority of the load on the trailer from being put on the rear tires. If the boat is on your trailer and...
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  • If your Ford E250 Van is equipped with the under dash plug for installing a brake controller that matches the Brake Controller Wire Replacement for Ford, item # 3035-P, then the blue wire should be terminated along the inside driver side frame rail near the spare tire, at the rear of your van, see photo. Many times there is a connector there and the blue wire will enter the connection but, is not continued on from that point. You would need to connect the blue wire from the...
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  • On your 2012 Ford E350 Van with the factory towing package the brake controller port should be located behind the center of the dash above the stereo. You will need to remove the center panel above the stereo and to the left. Once it is removed there is a box where the Factory OEM brake controller would normally be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector is behind that box. The connector you found below the steering column is not the brake controller port. For...
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  • There are 3 options from the manufacturer for the 2009 E-350 Ford Van. Factory 7-Way trailer wiring, factory 4-Way trailer wiring, and no existing trailer wiring. I will go over all three since you did not indicate which one your vehicle has. If you have the factory 7-Way trailer wiring, you will be able to use the 3034-P wiring harness that you selected to easily install your prodigy brake controller. When looking for a port under the dash, it will be near the top of the instrument...
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  • I have a solution for you, but the two hitches you were looking at will not fit your Motorhome. While there is no custom fit hitch for your chassis, we do offer a few universal options. One type of motorhome hitch is the Reese # 36010, which can accommodate the mounting hole spread of 38-5/8 inches. If you instead have an I-beam or C-channel frame the Curt # 13703 would be what you want for your 38-5/8 hole spread. The one I recommend for the receiver being in the placement...
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  • If the Motorhome has a 4-pole or a 7-way trailer connector on the rear, the port for installing the brake controller should be located under the dash to the right of the steering column. If the port is present, the Prodigy 2 and the # 3034-P wiring package will work just fine. If the motorhome only has a 4-pole connector, the brake output circuit has not been ran from the connector under the dash to the trailer connector. You will need to cut the blue wire on the # 3034P...
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  • For a front mounted receiver hitch, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 65001. This hitch is a confirmed fit for a 2004 Ford Van Cutaway Chassis. For the rear hitch, if the outside to outside frame member width is between 31 to 46 inches, use the Hidden Hitch # 82200. For a frame member width of 47 to 71 inches, use part # 82201. Either hitch has plenty of capacity for carrying a bike rack and two bikes. Due to the fact that a Class C motorhome will have a long overhang at the...
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  • According to my technical contact at Tekonsha you will need to remove the center panel above radio and to the left. Once removed there is a box where the OEM brake controller would be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector for the brake controller wiring harness is behind that box. The connector under the dash is most likely not the correct connection point for brake controller wiring. For your 2011 Ford E350 Van with factory tow package wiring you will need...
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  • There is no mounting hardware included with the Aluminum A-Frame Trailer Tongue Toolbox, item # 350970, due to the different construction and mounting locations that may be required for many different styles of trailers. I would recommend using a properly sized drill bit to drill 4 mounting holes in the proper locations on your trailer frame. Keep the holes as far to the front, back and sides of the box as possible for the most secure connection. Then use bolts, washers and...
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  • For a 2014 Ford E-250 van that does not have the factory tow package or trailer wiring connector, you will need # 118551. It plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring. I have included a link to a video to the right showing how the harness installs.
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  • We do have floor mat options for a 2008 Ford E series van and I have included a link to them for you. They are listed as fitting all models so that should include RV versions in terms of FRONT mats only. For tan, you could go with # WTW51TN.
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  • There could be many possibilities that are causing the pulsating of your brakes on your 2008 Ford E350. A few possibilities to start with would be to use a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, and check the connection of your stoplight wire from the brake controller to your stoplight switch. This wire needs to be connected to the cold side of the stoplight switch, which will only show power when the brake pedal is applied. You will also want to check all the...
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  • The first thing you are going to want to do is determine the best axle position. I have included a picture that shows the math you will need to do to determine the best place for the axles. The tongue weight is a little low for a loaded trailer weight of 5,500 pounds. Typically tongue weight on a trailer is 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight, a little lower on boat trailers. Tongue weight that is too low can lead to sway issues. Since you have surge brakes on the...
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  • The only hitch that is going to work for a 2004 Ford E-450 RV cutaway model is a multi-fit motor home hitch like # 13703. Measure the outside to outside frame distance. If it is 22 to 72 inches wide you can use this hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • It sounds like you may have found the wrong harness on your 2011 Ford E250 Van. I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready and he informed me that you will be looking for a port under the dash, near the top of the instrument cluster, on the back of a panel, it will be slightly to the right underneath the dash, to plug the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for Ford Super Duty Pickups, part # 3034-P into. If you do not have a brake controller picked out already I would recommend the Tekonsha...
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  • For a rear anti-sway bar for your Class C RV on a 2011 Ford E-450 chassis I suggest the Blue Ox # BXTH7180 if you are looking for the easiest possible install. This item bolts on, no drilling, as a replacement for your van's factory sway bar. If you don't mind a slightly more involved installation (drilling required) then I suggest you go for the Roadmaster kit # RM-1139-147. This sway bar has the same diameter tubing as the Blue Ox (1-1/2-inches) but because it is larger it will...
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  • The Titan Flexible Brake Line Tubing Clip # T0776400 installs to your trailer's frame along with a mating bracket, part # T0776300. Bracket part # T0776300 bolts on to your trailer frame (hardware not supplied) and the clip portion then attaches to the bracket and holds the end of the brake line fitting. This should be noted on the product page for clarity and I have requested such an update.
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  • Take a look at your trailer hitch and vehicle owners manual to determine if there is a separate rating for weight distribution. We have found that the max towing capacity of your van is 6,900 pounds. If that is what you find in the owners manual then you will need a lighter trailer. Hitches that are rated for use with weight distribution will have a separate gross trailer weight and tongue weight capacity listed that is higher because weight distribution allows the hitch to reach...
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  • The blue wire, or EBC wire ends somewhere along the factory wiring harness. Where it ends can vary and it is better to run a power wire from the blue wire under the dash to the back of the vehicle. For this you will need 10 Gauge Blue Primary Wire, part # 10-1-1, which is sold by the foot. I would say 25 feet would be more than enough wire to run to the back of your 2007 Ford E350 Van. If your vehicle has just the factory 4-flat connector, you will need to install a 7-way...
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