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  • What Gauge Wire to Use When Wiring a Trailer for Brakes
  • It is recommended that you use 10 gauge wire from the 7-way back to the brake assemblies on your trailer. Anything smaller than that and you might have problems. I would recommend you replace the wiring on your trailer to 10 Gauge Blue Primary Wire # 10-1-1. I attached an FAQ on trailer wiring for you to check out. I also attached a video that shows a trailer being wired for brakes for you to check out. Fast forward to the 4:53 mark to see the part about wiring.
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  • Can an Edge Evolution Programmer be Used on More than One Truck
  • For programmers like # EP85100 and really any programmer, to prevent people from just passing around the programmer it can only be tuned to one vehicle at a time. To move it to a different vehicle that it is also compatible with it will have to be re-registered with Edge for a fee. I have linked a video review of the programmer and a link to our FAQ on programmers to the right.
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  • Will CIPA Towing Mirror # 11000 and Longview Towing Mirrors # LVT-2000 Fit 1996 Ford F-350 Dually
  • Both the CIPA Custom Towing Mirror # 11000 and the Longview Custom Towing Mirrors # LVT-2000 are compatible fits for your 1996 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Long Bed Dually. Instruction details for the Longview mirrors are linked to this page. The product page for each towing mirror will show the type of factory mirror they will fit. Both mirrors are basically the same in appearance and in that they require no tools to assemble and can be placed over your factory OEM mirrors with little difficulty....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 1996 Ford F-250 With 8 Inch Step Bumper
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W about your 1996 Ford F-250 Powerstroke. They were unable to tell me anything about the Luverne 8 inch bumper you have on your F-250 but did offer some other advice. The trailer hitch designed to fit your truck I recommend is part # BWHDRH25198. This trailer hitch is a fit for a truck with a deep drop bumper. When I looked at the installation instructions it states that this trailer hitch will fit your year and model truck with a 10 inch drop bumper. My...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Temperature Gauge Recommendations for a 1996 Ford F-250, F-350
  • You will want to keep the factory transmission cooler and use the aftermarket one to supplement the cooling rather than just replace the factory cooler. The idea is that, working together, an aftermarket cooler and the factory cooler will be more efficient and cool the transmission fluid better than just one cooler working alone. We do have a handy analog gauge you can use to monitor the transmission fluid temperature. Take a look at the Derale Temperature Gauge Kit, # D13009. This gauge...
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  • Transmission Cooler Options for a 1996 Ford F-250 with 7.3 Liter Diesel Engine
  • We currently have 6 transmission coolers that are recommended for your 1996 Ford F-250 with 7.3 liter diesel engine. I have included a link to them below. Even though the Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit with Fan, -6 AN Inlets - Class V, # D13960, is not on that list, transmission coolers are not technically vehicle specific, so you could install it on your truck with the proper sized fittings. The D13960 comes with -6 AN x 3/8 inch hose barb adapter and one of the recommended...
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  • Replacement Side-View Mirror Options for a 1986 Tioga Arrow by Fleetwood
  • I pulled one of our CIPA Universal Door Mount Mirrors, # CM45000, and took some measurements for you. The distance from the top mounting bar to the closest edge of the mirror is 8-3/4 inches. From that same bar to the center of the mirror is 13-1/4 inches (see photo). Once this mirror is installed and the final angle adjustments are set, you may only have about half of the mirror extending past the extended sides of the RV. Another option that you may be interested in is the CIPA...
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  • What is the Bolt Hole Spacing on Curt Trailer Hitch # C15300 for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is measure the width of the frame on your 1996 Ford F-250 to determine the width of the frame. Measure from the outside on one side to the outside on the other side. Trailer hitch # C15300 is made for trucks with a frame width of 37-1/4 inches. I have included a picture that shows the measurements between all the holes on the hitch, center to center. I also recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2416. It comes with a ball mount, 2...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 1996 Ford F250 w/ 6-1/2 Foot Bed Towing Northwood Arctic Fox 27-5L
  • If you had the long bed (8 feet) model, the set-up you propose would work just fine. However, in order to prevent the rear of the cab from being struck by the fifth wheel, you'll need to use the sliding version of the Titan, which is part # RP30869. Normally, you'd keep the hitch slid all the way forward to keep the trailer pin weight centered in front of the rear truck axle. During low speed maneuvering, you'll slide the hitch to the rearward position, to allow maximum clearance between...
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  • Can the Fulton F2 Swing-Up Trailer Jack Be Mounted to an I-Beam Aluminum Boat Trailer
  • First, the closer you get to the axle on the trailer, the heavier that part of the trailer is going to be. That is important because where you mount the jack could determine if it is over or under capacity. You would need to box out the frame so that it is square or rectangle and not an I so the jack can be safely attached. Usually to do this, you would weld on a couple of steel plates. However, welding to aluminum is tricky and requires a very skilled welder with experience. This is...
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  • Measurements for the Installation of Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 on a 1996 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • To install the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30047 to your 1996 Ford F-250 truck, you will need to use the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP30035. When installing the # RP30035 rails in your vehicle, you will need to measure 32-1/2 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the base rail. The king pin center will be approximately 4 inches forward of the axle center. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Reese...
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  • 7-way Recommendation to Replace a 6-Way
  • I would recommend you cut off the 6-way you have at the rear of your truck and then install a # 50-87-004 in it's place. I attached a couple wiring diagrams for the two styles of connectors so that you would know how to wire up the new 7-way with the wires from the 6-way.
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  • Will the B & W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1100 Fit 1996 Ford F350 Diesel Long Box
  • According to my contacts at B & W, their # BWGNRK1100 Turnover Ball is indeed the correct gooseneck for your 1996 F350 long bed. I will link you to our Gooseneck towing FAQ article that you might find helpful.
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  • Curt Gooseneck Trailer hitch For 1996 Ford F-350 Diesel With Crew Cab
  • The Blue Ox Diamond Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part # DH1202 is a fit for your 1996 Ford F-350 diesel with a crew cab and 4-wheel drive. This hitch has a 30000 lb gross towing capacity and a 7500 lb tongue weight capacity but you will want to check your owners manual or with your dealership to make sure you do not exceed the truck towing capacity. This hitch allows you to store the ball upside down which will give you full use of your truck bed. this includes all the mounting...
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  • Parts Needed for Hub and Drum Assembly for Rebuilt Trailer
  • If you have hub and drum assembly # 8-174-5UC3, which you referenced, the assembly comes with the bearing sand seals. However, the replacement parts are: # 25580 Inner bearing # 15123 Outer bearing # RG06-090 seals # RG04-060 Grease Cap # 15245 Race # 916N lug nuts The lug nuts won't need washers. We do not sell backing plates separately. If you need backing plates and brake shoes, you are better off pricewise to purchase a new brake assembly like # AKEBRK-7R-SA and # AKEBRK-7L-SA. If...
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  • Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Using the Tekonsah Primus IQ Brake Controller on a 1996 Ford F-350
  • It sounds to me like there is either a wiring issue between the brake controller and the trailer connector on the truck or the brake controller is bad. Since your trailer brakes lock up when you are connected to the truck, that would indicate that there is constant power on the brake output circuit. The first step that I would take is to use a circuit tester with an incandescent bulb like our Quickee Tester, # 3808, to test the pin in the 5 oclock position if you have a 7-way trailer...
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  • Location of Trailer Turn Signal Fuses and Tow Lamp Relay In 1996 Ford F-350 with Towing Package
  • The fuses and relays for the trailer turn signals for your 1996 Ford F-350 are located in the power distribution box. The fuse for the trailer right-hand stop and turn lamp is in location 6. The fuse for the trailer left-hand stop and turn lamp is in location 7. The relay for the trailer tow lamps is relay 4. The fuse for your truck's turn lamps is in location 7 in the fuse box.
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  • Stake Pocket Tie Down Anchors for 1996 Ford F250
  • The Putco Push-Up Tie-Downs for Front and Rear Truck Bed Stake Pockets # P99901 would fit and work well for your 1996 Ford F-250. I attached an install video for you to check out on a newer Ford truck.
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  • What Weight Distribution System for 1996 Ford F-250 4x4 7.3L Diesel Towing 7900 Lb Keystone Trailer
  • You will need to determine the fully-loaded, ready-to-tow tongue weight of your Sprinter before selecting a weight distribution/sway control system. With your trailer in a road-ready condition (full propane and water tanks, all gear, supplies and provisions loaded exactly as they will be when you are on the road) verify your trailer actual tongue weight as outlined in the attached articles. Bear in mind that anything in the back of your F-250 that sits behind the rear axle (an ATV or generator,...
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  • Where Do You Install 5th Wheel Hitch on 1996 Ford F-250
  • In order to install a fifth wheel hitch in your 1996 Ford F-250, you will need a set of base rails like part # RP30035. The first rail will sit 32-1/2 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. You will then use the fifth wheel itself to position the second rail. I have attached a snap shot of the instructions as well as a video link to give you a basic understanding of installation.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate for a 1996 Ford Pickup
  • This product, item number VG-100, will fit your 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350. It does not have straps, but does have latches which are injection molded with stainless steel springs and pins. You can remove the tailgate from the vehicle one hand, and it does lay flat just like the OEM tailgate; however, this tailgate is not constructed like an OEM tailgate and has weight restrictions. This tailgate is not meant to be stood on.
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  • Class V Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Ford F-350
  • We offer several classes of hitch receiver for the 1996 F-350 and the particular version of the truck you have will determine what options will work for you. With the link provided you can use the drop-down menu at the top of the page (Select Vehicle Style) to indicate the particular version of the F-350 you have, whether a cab and chassis, or a pickup with deep-drop bumper, standard bumper or step bumper. The three Class V hitches we offer will fit only the standard- or step-bumper...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • For a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails for your 1996 Ford F-250 you would want the part # RP30035 that you referenced as the Curt kit you referenced will only fit newer trucks than yours. The # RP30035 does require some drilling of the truck frame, but since there are no options for your truck that do not require drilling this will be your best options.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Ford F-250 that Allows Spare Tire to Be Kept
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 75038 has been confirmed as a fit for your 1996 Ford F-250 and will allow you to keep your spare tire mounted underneath your truck. If you check out the picture I attached you will see it installed with a spare still mounted to the truck. I also attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch...
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  • Parts Needed for 5th Wheel Hitch Installation in 1996 Ford F-250
  • 5th wheel base rail installation kits include base rails, frame brackets and all required installation hardware. The Reese 5th wheel base rail installation kit # RP30035 and 15K 5th wheel hitch # PS30093 are fully compatible with each other and with your truck. The base rail kit is the universal-fit type; these cost less but take longer to install due to the need for frame drilling. If you want to have the easiest base rail install use a custom kit # DM8552005-71. For a wiring harness...
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  • How To Determine Where the Curt Front Hitch # 31310 will Install on a Vehicle
  • I don't have the exact measurement you are looking for, BUT I can tell you how to locate exactly where the hitch opening will be on the front of your vehicle when it is installed. From the lower mounting hole on the side brackets of the hitch down to the hitch opening will be 5-1/4 inches if you find where that hole is on your truck and then measure down 5-1/4 inches you will now where the top of the hitch opening will be relative to your truck, and then from the mounting surface where...
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  • Are Cushions in Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mounts Rated for the Same Capacity as the Ball Mount
  • The cushioned ball mount # AMSC2HD is given its rating based on extensive testing and the design of the components. That does include the cushions on the inside of the shank. So in other words if they tested it at 14K and the cushions failed they would not rate it for 14K. The ball mount meets Society of Automotive Engineers J684 specs. The cushion is going to provide more and more resistance the further or harder it is pushed against so it would not collapse or anything like that.
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  • Radiator Adapter Fittings for Installing a Transmission Cooler on a 1996 Ford F-250/350
  • For your 1996 Ford truck there are threaded fittings in the radiator which are input and out put from/to the transmission cooler. The fittings allow you to replace the existing fittings with ones that have flared ends for the hose in a supplemental cooler so you do not have to cut and flare lines. Use kit # D13014 if the radiator uses 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch threaded fittings, or use kit # D13024 for 1/2-20 inverted flare fittings. You do not need both kits unless you are not sure of what...
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  • Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 for 1996 Ford F250 w/ 7.3L Engine
  • According to my research, the 1996 F250 7.3l engine should have a E40D transmission. There are two different ways of confirming this. First, you can check the sticker on the driver's side door jamb. You will see the letters TR or TRANS, followed by a letter. If the letter is E, you have the E40D transmission. Secondly, you can check the number of bolts holding the transmission pan on. If there's 20 bolts, it's a E40D. The Derale # D14208 is indeed compatible with the E40D transmission.
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  • 6-Way Recommendation for Trailer and Tow Vehicle
  • For the trailer side 6-way you would want the part # PK11604 and then for the matching socket you would want the part # PK11609. We don't carry any grommets for the vehicle side 6-way that you referenced and the part # 118152 would be a great choice for storing the 6-way.
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