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  • Will Installation of Rampage LED Tailgate Light Bar # RA960134 Interfere with Spare Tire on 2012 Ram
  • The Rampage LED Tailgate Light Bar # RA960134 that you referenced is intended to install in the gap between the tailgate and bumper on your Ram 1500 SLT using included automotive-grade pressure-sensitive tape. If your Ram is like the truck pictured in the linked photo (with the spare tire pulley access point on the right side of the bumper step) then this 60-inch light bar will block access to the spare. To be certain I checked the Ram truck belonging to an associate here at etrailer.com and
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with Leveling Kit Already Installed
  • If the rear coil springs on your 2012 Ram 1500 crew cab 4x4 are still stock then I recommend the SumoSprings, # CSS-1168R. These will fit in the spaces of the rear coil springs and will help to keep the truck level while towing. The leveling kit that you have on the truck will most likely affect the fit and/or function of any other suspension enhancement system so the SumoSprings are the way to go. And they are safe and cost-friendly just like what you are looking for.
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  • Suspension Enhancement or Weight Distribution to Fix Sag on a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • When vehicle sag is caused by a trailer then the best solution is to use weight distribution. Suspension enhancement is better for loads that are in the truck or 5th wheel/gooseneck trailers. For weight distribution you will want to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Typically tongue weight is 10 to
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  • Recommendation For Reducing Sag On 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Towing 4000 LB Trailer
  • If the weight of the trailer you are towing is more than 50 percent of the weight of your towing vehicle a weight distribution system is recommended. I found that your 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab weighs approximately 6000 to 6200 lbs, and since you said the trailer weighs 4000 lbs, a weight distribution system would work well for you. The Timbren Suspension System, would help level and stabilize your Dodge Ram but when you are towing a trailer that is causing the sag, the problem would not be el
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  • Replacement Air Bag for AirLift 1000 Helper Spring Kit # AL60818 in 2012 Ram 1500 4 X 4 Quad Cab
  • The AirLift Helper Air Spring Kit # AL60818 that you referenced fits both 2- and 4-wheel drive versions of the 2012 Ram 1500 Quad cab. We do offer the appropriate replacement air spring, which is sold as a single unit. The part is # AL60318. I verified with my contact at AirLift that this is the correct replacement part for your rear-axle kit.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a P3 Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Ram 1500
  • If your 2012 Dodge Ram came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then all you will need is the controller, # 90195, and the correct wiring harness, # 3021-P. If the truck just has a factory 4-Way connector then you will need the above 2 items and # 37185 to add a 7-Way. You will need to do a little hardwiring by cutting the blue wire from the end of the 3021-P that plugs into the vehicle, then run a length of wire through the firewall, under the truck to the back of the 7-Way and
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  • Will Towing Mirrors # LVT-3100C Fit 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Longhorn Laramie With Chrome Backed Mirrors
  • I just spoke with my contact at Longview about the custom towing mirrors for your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Longhorn Laramie. They said that although the # LVT-3100C is listed as a fit for your truck, if you have the chrome skin on your mirrors, these will not fit. It seems the mirrors with the chrome skin are wider than the standard OEM mirrors, and will not allow the clips to secure the mirror in place. I recommend the K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror, part # KS3891 for your truck. As lon
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 1500 with a 5 ft 7 inch Bed
  • Yes, there is a gooseneck option for your 2012 Ram 1500 with a 5 foot 7 inch bed. You would want the Curt 600 Series Gooseneck Installation Kit # C60657 and the Curt Double Lock, Flip and Store Gooseneck Hitch # C60607. The ball of this hitch can be removed if needed.
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  • Will the Tekonsha Plug-In Adapter # 3021-P work on a 2012 Ram 1500
  • As long as you have a factory 7-way at the rear of your 2012 Ram 1500 the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3021-P that you referenced would be the correct product for you. If you do not have a trailer connector you will first need to start with a 4-way. For that I recommend the Draw Tite Hardwire kit # 119175KIT. Next you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For that I recommend the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions an
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  • Should Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 Be Reprogrammed to Install in 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 will only cause you to re-program your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn if you had a factory brake controller installed and then added the P3 later. The OEM controller would have to be turned off by re-programming the computer. If your truck did not have a factory controller and has a factory 7-Way, you will have no problem. I have provided a link to a video showing the typical installation of this product and a link to the installation in
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  • 5th Airborne Sidewinder for Fifth Wheel Towed by 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
  • If your Ram has the 5-1/2 foot bed, the Sidewinder would be your only alternative to possibly gain enough clearance for sharp turns. To determine if you will be able to make 90 degree turns while using the Sidewinder, take a look at the clearance formula on the Sidewinder FAQ page I have linked you to. You will need to measure the distance between your hitch jaw and the rear of your cab. Add 22 inches (length of Sidewinder arm) to this measurement. From this sum, subtract half the width of the t
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  • Will the Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar Help Reduce Sway on a 2012 Ram 1500
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1129-135 that you referenced will help reduce sway and help stabilize the vehicle, especially with the other suspension components that you are also upgrading. However, a properly loaded trailer is the best defense against trailer sway. You will want to make sure you have as much weight as far forward on the trailer as possible. Another option you have to fight sway is a weight distribution system. Weight distribution systems do what their name
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate
  • The weight capacity of the Stromberg-Carlson 5th wheel tailgate # VGD-10-100 is 300 pounds. It is possible that if you have a smaller cart it will weigh under this limit. You will want to have the lightest end of the cart on the tailgate if it must be on it at all. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • How Wide are the Westin Sure Grip Running Boards for a 2012 Ram 1500
  • I spoke to my contact at Westin and he told me that the best way for you to figure out how far out the Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards # 27-6650-1905 will stick beyond the sides of your vehicle would be to measure inches out from the very bottom of your rocker panels. These running boards are 6 inches wide and install at the bottom of your rocker panel, so measuring out 6 inches from the rocker panel will tell you exactly where they will be.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • If you have 7-way trailer connector at the rear of your vehicle you can simply plug a Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3021-P in under your dash in the plug you found and you would be ready to install a Tekonsha brake controller like the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885. If you have a 4-way at the rear of your vehicle you will also need a Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole # 37185. You will plug your 4-way into this adapter and then you would run a length of 10 gauge wire like our part # 10-1-1 fro
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2012 Dodge 4x4 5.7L Towing a 4500 lb Travel Trailer
  • The important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the loaded tongue weight of your towing setup. The loaded tongue weight includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo that is loaded in your truck bed behind the rear axle. Once you find the loaded tongue weight of your setup, you will want to choose a weight distribution system with a tongue weight range that encompasses your loaded tongue weight. I have attached
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  • Does it Matter Which Wire on a Trailer Brake Magnet is Ground and Which is Power
  • First, I do not recommend doing any experiments until you know where all the wires are going and what the functions are. On a brake magnet, there is normally a set of wires, one for power and one for ground. It does not matter which wire does what. The ground wire should be attached nearby to a bare metal surface. All of the brake power wires will attach to the brake output wire from the trailer connector. There is no front and rear or left and right. All the brake power wires go to the same
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  • Will Bully Dog Custom Pillar Monitor Mount Fit 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 ST With Pull Handle in Pillar?
  • Thank you for providing the photo of your vehicle showing the pull handle on the driver-side pillar. The part you are considering, the Custom Pillar Mount for Bully Dog WatchDog and Triple Dog GT Monitors, part # BY32304-30420, is indeed a specified fit for your 2012 Ram 1500 ST with 5.7L Hemi. I have attached the installation instructions for this product. (Note that this PDF file includes multiple sets of instructions for several vehicles; you will want to review the first pages also b
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  • Is There Drilling Required to Install the Carr Custom-Fit Side Steps
  • Yes, to install the Carr Custom-Fit Side Steps # CARR125772 you will need to a little bit of drilling. Check out the installation instructions for this product that I attached.
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  • How to Remove the Fifth Wheel Hitch Head
  • I assume you are wanting to remove the fifth wheel hitch from the base rails that are bolted to your truck bed. The hitch legs should only be held on to the rails using 4 pins and clips (See Photo). Once you remove those 4 pins and clips, lift up on the hitch and it should come out of the slot in the rails. If the hitch has become wedged in the rails, it may take some persuasion to lift the hitch. I recommend having someone help and make sure you are both lifting straight up. If you are lift
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  • Recommended Tonneau Cover for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • For your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed truck, I recommend the Truxedo Tonneau Cover # TX547901. Featuring automatic tension control, it rolls up in seconds to store conveniently behind your cab and can be installed in approximately 20 minutes with only a socket and a ratchet. Your chrome bed rails will not be affected as there is plenty of room to install this tonneau and maintain the clearance from your rails. I have included instructions to the proper installation of this product. You may a
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  • Will the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Electric Stabilizer Fit a 2013 Coachman Freedom Express 281RLDS
  • The Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Electric Stabilizer, # UF39-941705, is designed to fit trailers and RVs with frames measuring 48 to 80 inches wide (measured from outside to outside). The brackets that attach to the frame are 36 inches long so there will need to be space on the frame at least this long for the brackets to fit. You will need to measure to determine if this unit will fit your 2013 Coachman Freedom Express 281RLDS.
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Husky Liners Mud Guard # HL56171 on 2012 Ram 1500
  • I took a look at the instructions for the Husky Liners Custom Molded Mud Guard you mentioned, part # HL56171. You are correct, step 5 on page 3 of the instructions does indeed state that the top hole will need to be drilled. On the 2012 Ram model, the molding or Large Rock Guard as it is referred to will need to be removed in order for the mud guard to fit correctly. It is not meant to be left in place. I have provided a diagram showing the hole location and the rock guard that needs to be re
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  • Mud Flaps for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn without Fender Flares
  • I looked at some pictures of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn and I believe I see what you are talking about. So you would go with mud flaps that are designed for trucks without fender flares. That little trim piece may need to come off though for a proper fit. I have included a link to the mud flaps that will fit on models without fender flares for you to view.
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  • Hopkins Brake Controller Plug In Wiring Harness for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • I checked with Hopkins and brake controller wiring harness # HM53015 does fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 if it is equipped with a factory 4-Way or 7-Way trailer connector at the back. If you have a Hopkins brake controller that requires a plug in harness then this is the correct one for you. If you have a Hopkins brake controller that requires a hardwire from the controller to the harness use # 20273.
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  • Leveling Ride Height of 2012 Ram with Air Bags and Weight Distribution when Towing Toy Hauler
  • As a first step, I would recommend determining the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. The weight of anything stowed in the bed of your truck behind the rear axle will need to be considered as tongue weight. I will link you to an FAQ article that lists several ways of doing this. Knowing the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer is essential, in order to choose the proper system for your trailer. Weight distribution systems are typically rated for a
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  • Installing Westin Ultimate Bull Bar on 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The brackets for the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar actually pass under the bumper and attach to the frame members. I have provided a photo that will give you an idea of how the brackets attach to the vehicle. If your truck has the rubber splash guard attached to the underside of the bumper, it will need to be temporarily removed in order to install the bull bar.
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Reduce Sag and Trailer Sway on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • Timbren suspension enhancement can help with rear end sag and trailer sway issues. However, with a trailer this heavy it would be more beneficial to use a weight distribution system with sway control. Since 8,388 pounds is the dry weight of your trailer, that puts the tongue weight range at 838 to 1,200 pounds (10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight) and heavier once loaded and ready to tow. I recommend going with a system rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight like # RP66157. This sys
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  • Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards for 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab
  • The item you mentioned, part # 27-6650 is the running boards minus the installation kit. For your 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab, you would need part # 27-6650-1905 which includes the installation kit, which would indeed be a fit for your truck.
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  • Will the Access Snap In Bed Mat Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 Short Bed
  • For a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 6 foot bed you can use the Access bed mat # A25040179 that you have referenced. It is listed as a fit. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to all of the bed mat options for your truck.
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