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  • Can RetraxONE Hard Tonneau Cover be Used with Thule SR TracRac on 2019 Chevy Colorado
  • It is 100 percent true. Since the Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH43002XT-783 installs on top of the bed rails for your 2019 Chevy Colorado, the RetraxONE Hard Tonneau Cover # RT60453 will fit and work perfectly because it installs completely inside the rails. The cover can then be retracted and extended at ease without any interference between the two systems. I have attached a short video demonstration on this cover that you can check out as well.
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  • Backup Camera System for 2019 Ford F-250 and a 378FL Hemisphere GLX 39 ft 5th Wheel
  • Your 378FL Hemisphere GLX likely has the pre wiring for a Furrion system. If this is the case then the Furrion RV Observation Camera System # FOS07TASF with the 7" monitor along with the Furrion Vision S Side Camera w/ Marker Light Bracket # FCE48TASL is what you are looking for when it comes to your trailer. To add a 4th camera you would need to use the Furrion Vision S Rear Camera w/ Sharkfin Bracket # FCN48TASF I'm not sure how well this camera will fit on your 2019 Ford F-250 or...
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  • Towing Mirrors for a 2001 Dodge Durango
  • We do have universal towing mirrors that will fit your 2001 Dodge Durango but unfortunately there are no slip-on options available. The K-Source Universal Dual Lens Towing Mirrors # KS3990 are what I recommend going with because they feature a clip-on design that is compatible with just about every mirror style out there and they have dual lenses for a customizable view behind you. We haven't tested these directly with an '01 Durango but if you check out the product page you can see...
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  • Towing Mirrors for a 2001 Dodge Durango
  • We do have universal towing mirrors that will fit your 2001 Dodge Durango but unfortunately there are no slip-on options available. The K-Source Universal Dual Lens Towing Mirrors # KS3990 are what I recommend going with because they feature a clip-on design that is compatible with just about every mirror style out there and they have dual lenses for a customizable view behind you. We haven't tested these directly with an '01 Durango but if you check out the product page you can see...
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  • Upgrading 20.5x8-10 Tires on Pontoon Boat Trailer to Higher Load Capacity Tires
  • The modern equivalent to the 20.5x8.0-10 size tires on your pontoon trailer is the 205/65-10 size, which would fit your existing wheels without issue. The highest rated trailer tire we have available in this size is the Kenda Loadstar K399 Bias # AM1HP56, which features a maximum load of 1,650 pounds at 90 psi. This would give you a combined load of 3,300 for a nice safety margin with your trailer that weighs under 3,000 pounds when loaded. This particular tire does also have an excellent...
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  • Can Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System be Connected to Upfitter Switch on Ford F-250
  • Since the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System # AL25870 automatically restores air in the air bags when it senses that the pressure falls below what you have selected I don't recommend connecting the power from this unit to an Upfitter switch on your Ford F-250. Yes it is technically possible to do so but that means you would have to leave it on to ensure that the your bags stay at the determined air pressure. The best option is to just wire the power directly to your battery and...
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  • Can Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System be Connected to Upfitter Switch on Ford F-250
  • Since the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System # AL25870 automatically restores air in the air bags when it senses that the pressure falls below what you have selected I don't recommend connecting the power from this unit to an Upfitter switch on your Ford F-250. Yes it is technically possible to do so but that means you would have to leave it on to ensure that the your bags stay at the determined air pressure. The best option is to just wire the power directly to your battery and...
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  • Are Load Resistors Needed to Fix LED 3rd Brake Light Function on 1995 Chevy C/K 1500
  • Yes, you would need load resistors so that your LED 3rd brake light works correctly on your 1995 Chevy C/K 1500. The Aluminum Putco LED Light Bulb Load-Resistors # P230004A-2 are the best option for your application because they do a better job at resisting heat than the ceramic options do. If you are only needing one then part # P230004A is what you need instead. I tried calling to get some technical info on the wiring for the specific light you mentioned but I wasn't able to get...
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  • Recommended Rail Kit to Use Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch on 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Hitch # AM3200 referenced in your question is designed to mount to above-bed, industry-standard base rails. For a base rail kit that will work perfectly for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 I recommend the Reese Quick-Install # RP50066-58. The custom brackets will use existing holes in the truck's frame so you won't have to drill into it during installation. I have attached an installation video and the written instructions that you can use for...
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  • Will TruXedo Lo Pro QT Tonneau Cover and Invis-A-Rack for 2008 Ford F-150 Keep Rain out of Truck Bed
  • The TruXedo Lo Pro QT Soft Tonneau Cover for Invis-A-Rack Folding Ladder Rack # TX578197, which fits a 6-1/2 foot standard bed on 2008 Ford F-150 does have weather seals along all four sides of the cover, as well as at the corners, which help with keeping water out of your bed. It requires the Invis-A-Rack Folding Ladder Rack # DZ951600 to install in your '08 F-150 and even with this rack it isn't going to be a completely watertight seal. Despite that it is a high-quality combination...
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  • How to Connect 4-Way on Jeep to 5-Way Connector on Boat Trailer
  • The easiest solution to plug into the 5-Way connector on your new boat trailer is with the Tow Ready Wiring Adapter # 20036. This will simply plug right into the 4-Way already on your Jeep to provide a 5-Way at the other end to connect to the trailer. The additional blue wire coming from the adapter just needs to be spliced into the reverse circuit wire on the Jeep in order to activate the electric lockout on the trailer. I just recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2992 to find...
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  • Replacement Rebuild and Bracket Kits for Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar
  • We do have some replacement parts for your Aventa II 7335 tow bar. It sounds like you are asking about the Washer Kit # BX84-0089 and the Triple-Lug Brackets # BX88154. I confirmed this with my contact at Blue Ox. If you are needing other replacement parts just let me know and I can see if we have those available as well.
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  • Thule Force XT or Motion XT Roof Cargo Box for 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • Both the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6359B and the Motion XT # TH6299T that you referenced will fit the factory roof rack on your 2018 Toyota Highlander that has a 27-1/2 inch crossbar spread. Between these two options I recommend the Thule Force XT # TH6359B because of its sleek AeroSkin diamond-texture finish and the fact that it is just a bit lighter (52 pounds compared to 55 pounds on the Motion) that not only makes it easier to lift up on the roof but also gives you a few...
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  • Can Curt Q20 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch be Used with Demco Adapter on 2019 GMC Sierra 2500
  • Yes, your Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # C16536 will mount perfectly to the Demco Rail Adapter # DM6194, which in turn is a confirmed fit for your 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 with the factory rail kit. I have attached a short video demonstration on the adapter that you can check out as well.
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  • Turning Power off of Everchill Refrigerator
  • To turn off the Everchill Refrigerator for RVs # 324-000119 you could simply wire it up to a switch. The Pollak Heavy-Duty Toggle Switch # PK34571 will work for this application; you would simply need to install this switch on the refrigerator's power wire and you'll be set.
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  • Turning Power off of Everchill Refrigerator
  • To turn off the Everchill Refrigerator for RVs # 324-000119 you could simply wire it up to a switch. The Pollak Heavy-Duty Toggle Switch # PK34571 will work for this application; you would simply need to install this switch on the refrigerator's power wire and you'll be set.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch to Install on Gooseneck Hitch Ball for 2011 Ford F-150
  • We do have a 5th wheel hitch that mounts directly to a gooseneck hitch ball! Check out the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # DM8550045. This features a single wraparound jaw with a 3/4" steel locking bar for added security as well as a 21K weight rating. The Recon secures by attaching to the hitch ball directly and then pulling up on the hitch ball to keep it from spinning around during operation (see attached photo). Please note that if you have a short bed on...
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  • Is Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch the Best Option for 2019 Ford F-250 with Factory Pucks
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch is definitely going to make your life much easier when you are towing your fifth wheel trailer with your short bed 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty. All those times before you had to get out of your truck just to make a sharp turn? Those days are long behind you with the Hijacker. The Hijacker is easy to install and will fit directly in the puck system of your '19 F-250 and is available in two different towing capacities: 18,000 lbs # DM8550024...
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  • Charging Six 6V Batteries Wired in Series
  • Hooking up a charger like the CTEK MULTI US 3300 # CTEK56158 to six 6V batteries wired in series won't work well to ensure that every battery gets fully charged. This is because when hooking up the charger you're going to connect to the positive terminal on the lead battery and to the negative terminal on the last battery. Once the charger reads that last battery as being charged it will switch to its pulse-maintenance mode but there's a good chance that the other batteries in the line...
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  • Charging Six 6V Batteries Wired in Series
  • Hooking up a charger like the CTEK MULTI US 3300 # CTEK56158 to six 6V batteries wired in series won't work well to ensure that every battery gets fully charged. This is because when hooking up the charger you're going to connect to the positive terminal on the lead battery and to the negative terminal on the last battery. Once the charger reads that last battery as being charged it will switch to its pulse-maintenance mode but there's a good chance that the other batteries in the line...
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  • Installing SMI Supplemental Braking System on 2015 Jeep Wrangler with Mopar Harness
  • For your 2015 Jeep Wrangler I recommend going with either the SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System # SM99243 if your RV has air brakes or the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 if it has hydraulic brakes. If you tow the Jeep somewhat often going with a permanent system like either of these options is a great idea. As for what you will need to do with regards to your existing OEM harness it depends a bit on which of the two above mentioned systems you need. With the Air Force...
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  • Replacement for Pro Series A-Frame Trailer Coupler with Broken Latch
  • If the trigger broke on your Pro Series A-Frame Trailer Coupler # PSE338050303 then you would need to replace the whole unit. I reached out to my contact at Pro Series who said that they unfortunately do not have carry any replacement parts for this coupler. A similar option would be the A-Frame Coupler # CA5100B which also has a 5,000 lb weight capacity and is compatible with 2" hitch balls. The latch system is a little different but because of this there is a replacement part # CA-5100-RK...
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions of Optronics Thinline LED Trailer Fender Light
  • The bracket of the Optronics Thinline LED Trailer Fender Light w/ Bracket # MCL67ARB has mounting holes that are 3/16" in diameter; the mounting holes are also 3" apart on center. I have added a couple of video reviews of this light and bracket for you to take a look at.
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  • Will MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent # MA00-07500K Draw Power When Turned Off
  • I spoke with my contact at MaxxAir and he said that when the MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent # MA00-07500K is turned off it will not draw any power, even from the remote control transmitter sensor. With the unit off there is no concern at all of the battery in your van draining when it's left unused for an extended period of time.
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  • Will MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent # MA00-07500K Draw Power When Turned Off
  • I spoke with my contact at MaxxAir and he said that when the MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent # MA00-07500K is turned off it will not draw any power, even from the remote control transmitter sensor. With the unit off there is no concern at all of the battery in your van draining when it's left unused for an extended period of time.
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  • Recommendation for Wireless Tire PSI Monitors.
  • For your application I recommend going with the TireMinder TPMS for RVs # TM-A1A-6 which comes with a signal booster and 6 tire sensors with the brass construction (for use on rubber, steel, chrome, or nickel valve stems). This system falls under your price point and refreshes automatically to give you new tire info every 4 minutes. It also includes a USB charger to power the monitor through your vehicle's 12V accessory outlet. The only time this will exceed your budget is if you are...
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  • Recommendation for Wireless Tire PSI Monitors.
  • For your application I recommend going with the TireMinder TPMS for RVs # TM-A1A-6 which comes with a signal booster and 6 tire sensors with the brass construction (for use on rubber, steel, chrome, or nickel valve stems). This system falls under your price point and refreshes automatically to give you new tire info every 4 minutes. It also includes a USB charger to power the monitor through your vehicle's 12V accessory outlet. The only time this will exceed your budget is if you are...
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  • Recommendation for Wireless Tire PSI Monitors.
  • For your application I recommend going with the TireMinder TPMS for RVs # TM-A1A-6 which comes with a signal booster and 6 tire sensors with the brass construction (for use on rubber, steel, chrome, or nickel valve stems). This system falls under your price point and refreshes automatically to give you new tire info every 4 minutes. It also includes a USB charger to power the monitor through your vehicle's 12V accessory outlet. The only time this will exceed your budget is if you are...
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  • Will Agri-Cover SnowSport Hold Down Strap Apply Constant Downward Pressure
  • Yes, the Agri-Cover SnowSport Hold Down Strap # A60220 referenced in your question will create constant downward pressure with the ratchet. It is designed specifically to hold the blade of your SnowSport snowplow to hold it in a fixed position so you can easily remove hard/packed snow and ice.
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  • Correct PSI for Westlake ST235/85R16 Load Range G Trailer Tire # LHWL410
  • Your Westlake ST235/85R16 Load Range G Trailer Tire # LHWL410 should always be inflated to its max 110 psi. Trailer tires like these should always be inflated to their max psi, regardless of your trailer's weight, to maintain its weight rating (4,400 pounds for this tire). Under-inflating the tire will essentially decrease the tire's capacity to an unknown number which could lead to you overloading it with the trailer weight. I have attached a great article on trailer tires that you...
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  • How to Install Top Module for Furrion Range Cooktop
  • I spoke with my contact at Furrion who said that there are 2 latches in the back that release the top module like what comes with the part # FGH3Z25BL you referenced. You may need to partially uninstall the whole unit to get it clear from the wall if that's what you are asking. Also, if your unit doesn't already have a glass top then my contact also said that just the glass isn't available separately. Attached is a review video of the range cooktop for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Install Top Module for Furrion Range Cooktop
  • I spoke with my contact at Furrion who said that there are 2 latches in the back that release the top module like what comes with the part # FGH3Z25BL you referenced. You may need to partially uninstall the whole unit to get it clear from the wall if that's what you are asking. Also, if your unit doesn't already have a glass top then my contact also said that just the glass isn't available separately. Attached is a review video of the range cooktop for you to check out as well.
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  • Adapter for SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-450 with Puck System
  • It may be possible for you to use the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30156 with your 2017 Ford F-450. If your 18K PullRite SuperGlide mounted to industry-standard rails (ISR) like what you see in the accompanying photo then there is a solution. You would need to ensure the SuperGlide fit rails that measured 22 inches apart on center from front-to-back and either 29 inches or 20-1/2 inches apart on center from side-to-side. Generally...
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  • Weight of Reese Select Plus and Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitches
  • I checked with Reese and the Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30081 weighs 120 lbs. The Demco Recon # DM8550043, weighs just under 100 lbs, as it is composed of Head Unit # DM6169 and Base Assembly # DM6180. Not only does the Recon weigh less, it is designed as a two-piece system to allow the easy removal of the head unit and base. If your concern is quickly installing and removing the hitch you are definitely going to want to use the Recon. This hitch will install to...
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  • Should Tire Chains be Installed on Front or Rear Wheels for a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer
  • The best place to find this info is in your owner's manual. I was able to find a copy online and on page 5-67 it says not to use tire chains as there is a clearance issue and tire chains can cause damage to your vehicle. It does state that if you do use traction devices to install them on the rear tires only so if you end up using tire chains anyways that is where you want to put them on your 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. With that being said, should you choose to use tire chains then I recommend...
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  • Mounting Base Dimensions for Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch # F142306
  • I went out to our warehouse to take some measurements of the mounting base on the Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch # F142306. The plate itself measures 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. The mounting pattern features a few oblong holes that allows it to match various patterns. I have attached an image with their dimensions below. Please just let me know if you need any additional measurements and I will be happy to take them.
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  • Will Sliding B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 with 6'9" Bed Allow Sharp Turn
  • There is a formula you can use which is going to help you determine the turning clearance you have with the sliding B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch in your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = 12 (Amount of slide for the Companion) C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2. If you have at least four inches of clearance you will be able to execute a 90 degree turn. The tapered nose of your...
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  • Does Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Stay On All the Time
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 goes into a sleep/power saving mode after it doesn't detect any movement for 15 minutes (and the vehicle is turned off). If you are concerned that the unit is staying fully powered beyond this span you can simply exit your truck and come back after about 15 minutes to peak in through the window to make sure it is turned off. The correct Plug-In Adapter for your 2005 Ford F-250 is part # 3065-P. One end of the adapter will plug...
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  • Replacing PullRite Fixed Hitch with Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 Dodge Ram
  • We do not currently carry PullRite products but based on my research there isn't a sliding base available that can be added to their fixed hitches. For a sliding 5th wheel hitch to give you the needed cab clearance during sharp turns with your short bed Ram you will need to go with a completely new hitch. For a sliding hitch I highly recommend the Curt A20 # C16541 because of its interlocking 2-jaw system that provides a secure connection and a quiet ride, its fully articulating torsion...
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  • Will Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Tonneau Cover for 2017 Honda Ridgeline Allow Access to Trunk in Truck Bed
  • Thank you for the kind words and it is definitely a smart idea to get these confirmations before purchase. As for the Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Hard Tonneau Cover # EX83590 that fits your 2017 Honda Ridgeline I can confirm that it will not interfere with the dual-action liftgate on your truck and that you will get complete access to the trunk your truck bed when the tonneau cover is open. You can see this in the accompanying cut out of the instructions that I added. The reason for this...
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  • Can Even Brake Supplemental Braking System be Used With Separate Brake and Turn Signal Lights
  • The "extra bulb setup" you mentioned sounds like you have installed a separate tail light system in your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and with this you will still be able to use the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System # RM-9400 on your Jeep. The only other thing you will need to use the Even Brake on your Jeep is the 12 Volt Outlet Kit # RM-9332 which will give you the necessary outlet to run the system. I have added a link to a video of this kit being installed...
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  • Recessed Ratchet Strap or D-Ring Anchors
  • We may have a solution for you and it sounds like you are looking for a recessed mount for your ratchet straps so nothing is sticking up out of the floor of your enclosed trailer. The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap - Flush Mount # IMF18804 is a great option for something like this because it will mount beneath the floor of your cargo trailer (the mounting hardware is included). The ratchet straps is self-retracting so when you are not using the buckles they will retract...
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  • Recessed Ratchet Strap or D-Ring Anchors
  • We may have a solution for you and it sounds like you are looking for a recessed mount for your ratchet straps so nothing is sticking up out of the floor of your enclosed trailer. The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap - Flush Mount # IMF18804 is a great option for something like this because it will mount beneath the floor of your cargo trailer (the mounting hardware is included). The ratchet straps is self-retracting so when you are not using the buckles they will retract...
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  • Easiest Bike Rack to use for Specialized E-Bikes
  • The best and easiest to use bike rack for your specialized e-bike is, hands down, the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202. The reason for this is the amount of convenience features it gives you, such as an aluminum ramp to load and unload your bikes. The EasyFold XT, which has a 65 lb per bike weight capacity, is the most effortless bike rack on the market to use. It allows for simple access to your vehicle's rear cargo area via a foot lever that you can press to tilt the rack down, tightens...
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  • Easiest Bike Rack to use for Specialized E-Bikes
  • The best and easiest to use bike rack for your specialized e-bike is, hands down, the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202. The reason for this is the amount of convenience features it gives you, such as an aluminum ramp to load and unload your bikes. The EasyFold XT, which has a 65 lb per bike weight capacity, is the most effortless bike rack on the market to use. It allows for simple access to your vehicle's rear cargo area via a foot lever that you can press to tilt the rack down, tightens...
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  • Fulton F2 Jack Mounted on a Ranger RT188 Trailer
  • Thanks! I attached the picture you submitted so that other customer can see what the Fulton F2 part # F1413140334 looks like installed on Ranger RT188 trailer.
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  • Can Ground of Tekonsha 4-Way part # 118467 Ground Reverse Cameras
  • Yes, the ground wire of the Tekonsha 4-way part # 118467 would adequately ground 4 reverse cameras. The ground on the trailer wiring does most of the grounding but also the metal connection between the trailer frame/coupler to the trailer hitch/vehicle frame helps as well.
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  • Snow Cable Set to Get 2018 Tesla Model S Through Tire Chain Check Points 245/45-19
  • The Glacier tire cables part # PW1042 are a confirmed fit for the tire size you have on your 2018 Tesla Model S. For what you'd need them for these are a great solution. They'd get you past chain check points and would also work great if you were to ever get caught in snow. These are also Class S compatible too which means they require minimal clearance to fit. I attached a review video for these for more info as well.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe without Trailer Hitch
  • It's almost guaranteed that if you don't have the trailer hitch installed on your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe that you don't have the factory towing package. That would mean for trailer wiring you'd need the part # 118571. If you had the towing package the kit you'd need instead is the part # 118269. You'd have to remove the panel you see pointed out in the attached picture under the car to determine if the correct wiring is present. You wouldn't be able to see that without removing the panel.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • If you are local to us we install hitches and wiring for free on newer vehicles like your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We'll shoot an video of the install process for both the hitch and wiring so that we can help future customers who wish to attempt the install themselves which is why we do it for free. For your vehicle we have Class III hitches with 2 inch openings like the Draw Tite part # 75699 which I recommend. It has a concealed crosstube which makes it less visible and comes with...
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  • How to Wire Trailer with 4-Way and 5 Wires to Replacement 4-Way with Only 4 Wires
  • Basically you would wire the colors white, yellow, and green color for color and then wire the brown green and brown yellow to the brown of the new plug and you'd be set. Wishbone 4-ways basically just split the signal for both sides of the trailer whereas standard 4-way just have the one wire that you'd then run to both sides.
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  • What Jacks Does BullDog Spring Loaded Pull Pin BD500388 Fit
  • We can only guarantee that the Replacement Spring Loaded Pull Pin # BD500388 would work with Bulldog brand jacks like the Bulldog Velocity powered jack part # BD185400 or the powered a-frame jack # BD500199.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 1983 Mercedes 300TD Wagon
  • The trailer hitch part # C11805 does fit your 1983 Mercedes 300TD Wagon but due to it's lower weight capacity of 200 lbs it cannot be used with a motorcycle carrier. Only solution would be a lightweight trailer. Which for that you'd need trailer wiring part # 119179KIT and a ball mount like the part # C45572.
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  • Why Do Gooseneck Hitches Have Higher Capacities than Fifth Wheel Setups
  • Gooseneck hitches have a simpler design which allows them to have higher capacities easily. That is why the B and W Turnoverball part # BWGNRK1313 has a capacity of 30k and the Companion hitches that fit the hitch are lower capacity like the # BWRVK3500 which has a capacity of 20k. Also most RVs with fifth wheel pin boxes aren't super heavy unlike some cargo trailers that use gooseneck hitches. So the hitch manufacturers don't go out of their way to overbuild the hitches and increase cost...
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  • Is 60-1/2 inch Truck Bed Floor Height Too Tall for Connecting Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • 60-1/2 inches would be very tall for the truck bed floor height, but I believe you might be measuring from the top of the bed rails to the ground instead. If the truck does not have a lift or oversize tires the dealer is correct you most likely would not have an issue. If you do have a 60-1/2 inch truck bed height though you are going to be way too tall to tow a fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Is Integrated Brake Controller of 2018 Ram 3500 Compatible with Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator
  • HydraStar states that their part # HBA16 will work with the integrated brake controller of a 2018 Ram 3500 like you have. That said, we've found that integrated controllers are pretty hit or miss with electric over hydraulic actuators so I'm not totally surprised you are having an issue. You could try using the adapter part # HBA-CAM which normally allows integrated controllers to work with the actuator, but best option is bypassing the controller and using one that is compatible reliably...
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  • Could Roof Mounted Cargo Box Hang Over Outside of Roof Line
  • As long as the box is narrower than the side mirrors you'll be fine. Most drivers are aware of the width of their vehicle using their side mirrors as a gauge for that. If your boxes are narrower than that you'd most likely never run into an issue.
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  • Comparing Factory Integrated Brake Controller of 2005 Ford F-250 to Prodigy P3
  • The Prodigy P3 part # 90195 is for sure the better option than the factory brake controller of your 2005 Ford F-250. This brake controller senses the amount of braking your tow vehicle is applying and puts a proportional amount of braking on the trailer's brakes. It also has a display that uses full words instead of codes that would have to be deciphered. The factory Ford controller will cost more to buy and install and uses a much more primitive design. It puts a preset amount of braking...
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  • Will Thule Force XT Cargo Box # TH6357B Fit on 2018 Audi Q5 Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6357B that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 Audi Q5. I confirmed this with Thule just now. This box will give you 16 cubic feet of cargo space which is normally good for carrying up to 5-7 pairs of skis or 3-5 snowboards. It also can open from either side too which is nice.
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  • Firestone Air Bag Suspension Kit Recommendations for 2003 GMC Sierra 1500
  • If your 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 is an LD model (there's no "HD" behind the 1500 on the truck emblems) then the only Firestone option is the part # F2320 that you referenced. If instead you have an HD model you'd be able to use the Ride Rite kit part # F2190. The Sport Rite kit is not as robust as the Ride Rite kit but it's designed to be appropriately rated for the truck it's installed on. Basically these kits only allow you to tow the stock capacity of the truck in a more supported way...
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  • Should Truck with Camper in Bed Have Ball Mount Behind Rear of Camper or Under
  • To answer your first question about whether or not the pivot point needs to be beyond the rear bumper/camper of the vehicle when flat towing the answer would be yes. This allows changes in elevation like you mentioned to not cause you to risk hitting the tow bar on the bottom of the camper. You also have to consider that when you add length to a ball mount the movement of the ball mount is exaggerated around corners as well which means the angle will become more severe which also affects...
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  • How Far Can A Vehicle Go with Bolt On Mods and Still Use Handheld Programmer Like Edge Evolution
  • Mod-wise you are a little bit beyond what a programmer like part # EP85450 should be used with, especially since you said you are leaning out a bit at high RPMs. Basically programmers like this allow you to use most of the basic bolt ons on a vehicle but draw the line at any type of header/manifold change. For right now you need to stop driving the truck at high RPMs and get it to a tuner who can write you a custom tune. If you keep accelerating hard with your lean situation you are most...
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  • Do Konig K-Summit Tire Chains Fit Tire Size 235/55-20
  • I double-checked with Konig just now and the Konig Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH02230K77 that you referenced do fit your tire size of 235/55-20. These chains are really nice, they are easy to install, provide great traction, require basically no clearance since they do not drape over the inner sidewall, and they don't touch the wheel either which prevents and damage there too. I attached a review video for these chains for you to check out as well.
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  • Cable Lock for Securing Cargo in Bed of Truck
  • The part number you are looking for was discontinued actually, it was part number 8287DAT-78DPF. If you check out the attached link though you'll see a page that has some truck bed locks that actually will let you use the key of your truck. This way you won't have to keep track of an extra key. For example, we have the Bolt part # BL7018450 which keys to late model GM trucks that use a key that looks like the picture I attached.
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  • Cable Lock for Securing Cargo in Bed of Truck
  • The part number you are looking for was discontinued actually, it was part number 8287DAT-78DPF. If you check out the attached link though you'll see a page that has some truck bed locks that actually will let you use the key of your truck. This way you won't have to keep track of an extra key. For example, we have the Bolt part # BL7018450 which keys to late model GM trucks that use a key that looks like the picture I attached.
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  • Troubleshooting Stop/Turn Circuit of Trailer Wiring not Functioning but Running Lights Work
  • Most likely you have a weak ground that is not allowing the brighter, higher drawing circuit of your stop/turn lights to function. Typically this is causes just by having some corrosion built up on the trailer wiring connectors. I'd try cleaning those first to see if that fixes the problem. I also attached a help article on troubleshooting trailer wiring for you to check out as well for more tips. Let me know if cleaning the connectors helps or not and we can go from there if needed.
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  • Does Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6358B Fit Factory Crossbars of 2018 BMW X3
  • Yes, the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6358B is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 BMW X3. I checked with Thule to confirm this.
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  • Can Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000 Install on Trailer Frame with Interference Above It
  • There is a solution that will allow you to install the chain hangers of the Blue Ox weight distribution system part # BXW1000 on your trailer frame that has interference above/below where they need to install. What you'll need to do is either bolt on or weld on the brackets part # BXW4021 and you'll be set. This method allows the brackets to install without needing clearance above or below the frame.
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  • Black Topwind Trailer Jack Recommendation
  • We have the very similar etrailer.com Round Snap Ring Swivel Jack w/ Footplate # TJB-2002-B which is black. It has the same topwind design, 2,000 lb capacity, and right at 15 inches of travel as the Pro Series part # PS1401040303 that you referenced. I attached a review video for this jack for you to check out as well.
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  • Max Pressure Setting for Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor part # AL25870
  • The max pressure setting for the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor part # AL25870 is 120 PSI or 8.3BAR. I attached a review video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Max Pressure Setting for Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor part # AL25870
  • The max pressure setting for the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor part # AL25870 is 120 PSI or 8.3BAR. I attached a review video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Base Plate Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk For Use with Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar
  • Sounds like you have a Ready Brute Elite tow bar which means you'll have to go with a Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1136 since we only have one adapter that fits your tow bar and it's the part # BX88297. This is the only solution we have for adapting from your tow bar to any of the base plate kits we offer. I attached an install video for this base plate kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Baby Moon Wheel Cover Recommendation for Conventional Trailer Wheel # AM20214
  • We have a chrome plated baby moon cover part # AM90086 that fits the trailer wheel part # AM20214 but we do not have a stainless steel option.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendation for 2016 Mercedes GL 450
  • You are on the right track. You will need a set of crossbars mounted to the raised side rails of your 2016 Mercedes Benz GL 450 to carry a cargo box. For that the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX100 is what I recommend. This rack gives you crossbars that are aero shaped to minimize wind noise and is very easy to install so I recommend it highly. I attached an install video for the rack on a similar SUV for you to check out too. With this rack installed you'd...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13322
  • The distance from left to right on the Curt hitch part # 13322 between the mounting holes on center is 35-5/8 inches and the distance from the mounting surface down to the top of the hitch opening is 5-1/2 inches.
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  • Replacement 5-Way Connector for Ranger Boat Trailer
  • For a replacement 5-way we have the Hopkins 5-Way part # HM47913 which will work great. This even has circuit testers for each wire so that you can easily make sure everything is working properly. Wiring configuration on # HM47913: Green: right turn signal (RT), you'll run this to where the green wire was connected. Yellow: left turn signal (LT), to where yellow wire was connected. White: ground, to white wire connection. Brown: tail light and side marker lights (TM), to both the...
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  • How to Determine if Timbren Axle Less Suspension Kit Will Clear Bottom of Deck Trailer
  • I attached two pictures to this page that have dimensions that you can use to determine if the Timbren Axle Less Kit part # A20RS545 will be able to fit and clear the deck. When this kit is installed on a trailer the wheel center will be 2-5/8 inches from the bottom of the trailer's frame when the suspension is uncompressed and then when fully compressed the wheel center will be exactly even with the bottom of the trailer frame. What you'll need to do is measure from the bottom of your...
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  • How to Determine if Timbren Axle Less Suspension Kit Will Clear Bottom of Deck Trailer
  • I attached two pictures to this page that have dimensions that you can use to determine if the Timbren Axle Less Kit part # A20RS545 will be able to fit and clear the deck. When this kit is installed on a trailer the wheel center will be 2-5/8 inches from the bottom of the trailer's frame when the suspension is uncompressed and then when fully compressed the wheel center will be exactly even with the bottom of the trailer frame. What you'll need to do is measure from the bottom of your...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2016 Volvo XC90 with Tire Size 275/40-20
  • Your best option will be to contact a Volvo dealer near mountains and ask them what your best option is for travelling in an area where tire chains are going to be required. We have options that don't touch the wheels and offer great clearances but we have to recommend you stick with the vehicle manufacturer requirements. The best option we'd have is the Konig K-Summit chains part # TH02230K66 which are confirmed to fit your tire size of 275/40-20. These do not touch the wheel at all,...
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  • Distance Between Steps of Lippert Kwikee 32 Series RV Steps
  • The distance between the steps of the Lippert Kwikee 32 Series Electric Step # LC3722618 is 7 inches. I attached a picture that shows this dimension and the overall drop too.
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  • Easy to Install Brake Controller Recommendation for 2019 Ford Explorer
  • The brake controller install port on a 2019 Ford Explorer can be found in two places. It's either going to be found behind the glove box on the passenger side or it's going to be located to the left of the steering column under the dash taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. The part # 3035-P is designed to fit this port and install a brake controller like the very popular P3 part # 90195. The Curt Echo part # C51180 that you mentioned is a really great option. It's...
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit and Compressor Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with 6 inch Lift
  • Firestone has 6 inch spacer kit for use with their kits as part # F2374. But you have to determine first if your lift is all suspension or if it's a body lift and suspension lift combination which is most common on lifts of your size. Basically the spacer you'll need is the amount the suspension height changed. So let's say your lift was a 4 inch suspension lift with a 2 inch body lift. Then you'd need the 4 inch spacer part # F2370. I also attached a link to a page that has all of the...
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Hitch at Rear of 2018 Keystone Bullet Colt Travel Trailer
  • For a cargo carrier that you could use at the back of your 2018 Keystone Bullet Colt travel trailer we have the Curt # C18110 which will work well. With travel trailers you need to use fixed carriers without folding hinges since they add more movement and create extra stress on the carrier and hitch. This carrier also has a 300 lb capacity. Check out the review video I attached for more info on it as well.
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  • How Does a High-Low Adapter Affect Trailer Hitch Weight Rating for Flat Towing
  • The high-low adapters that are made more for flat towing setups instead of towing a trailer, like the Roadmaster # RM-048-10 which has a 10-1/4" rise/drop, actually only decrease the tongue weight rating of your trailer hitch when you use it for an accessory like a bike rack. Since you will be using this adapter to flat tow your Ford Focus the weight rating of your trailer hitch won't be affected because your Focus completely supports itself. The reason why extenders reduce weight ratings...
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  • Can Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Active II 4 Wheel Drive be Flat Towed
  • You didn't mention what year your Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is, but based on the info you gave me I was able to determine that your vehicle is flat-towable as-is as long as you follow the prescribed towing procedures in the owners manual of the vehicle. Since you have the Active Drive II that means you have 4 wheel drive which is the big factor in whether or not the vehicle is flat towable. The 2 wheel drive versions of the vehicle can only be towed on a tow dolly like the Roadmaster part...
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  • Should 2,000 lb Leaf Springs be Used to Carry 1,900 lb Boat
  • I believe you are referring to the 4-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 2,000-lb Trailer Axles # SP-124275. Since your boat alone weighs in at 1,900 lbs you would want something beefier as the suspension supports the weight of the trailer as well. The best way to choose your leaf springs is to match their weight capacity with that of your trailer axle. For your situation you would likely need the Leaf Spring # SP-051275 instead which has a weight rating of 4,000 lbs. Please be sure...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2014 Ford F-350 with Short Bed and OEM Puck System
  • Thank you for the details. Since you have the short bed you will need to go with a sliding 5th wheel hitch so that the trailer does not come into contact with the cab on your 2014 Ford F-350 when you are making tight turns. The pucks do make installing a 5th wheel hitch a bit easier plus they allow you to have unrestricted access to your truck bed when you aren't towing your trailer. I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550038 because it has a weight rating of 21K, features...
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  • Warranty for the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks # 288-07411-2 you referenced come with a 1-year limited warranty. I have attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Warranty for the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks # 288-07411-2 you referenced come with a 1-year limited warranty. I have attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Top and Rear Windshield Cover for 2014 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Bestop Halftop Soft Top for Jeep # B5381815 that you referenced carries the top, rear windshield, and the deck cover (see attached picture). If you are wanting to cover just the front two seats and utilize a rear windshield on your Jeep then you will need different part numbers. For the 2014 Jeep Wrangler you input as your vehicle you will need the Bestop Header Bikini with Windshield Channel # B5258635-B51243 and the Windjammer # B8003135 for the setup that you are requesting. Please...
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  • Can 84 inch Wide Detail K2 Plow Be Used with 1997 Dodge Dakota
  • The Detail K2 Storm II Elite Snowplow # K2STOR8422ELT that you referenced is 84 inches wide but it has been approved for use on a 1997 Dodge Dakota so it would work well, it works great on larger trucks as well as your mid-size truck. All you'd need is the correct install kit part # K284130 that you mentioned and you'd be set. Detail does have an 82 inch wide plow that is similar as the Rampage II part # K2RAMP8219 if you did want to go with an 82 inch wide option. This also fits with the...
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  • Is SnowBear Winter Wolf Snowplow Updated Since Older Version for 1997 Dodge Dakota
  • The SnowBear Winter Wolf Snowplow # SB324-166 that you referenced is an excellent option to replace your older SnowBear plow. It mounts to your 1997 Dodge Dakota using the mounting bracket kit # SB397-028 that you also referenced. The mounting bracket will need to replace what you currently have but everything would line up like what you have now. I reached out to my contact at SnowBear and he said that they did update the structure of the plow to make it hold up better and the lifting...
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  • Can a Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Be Used Together on a 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • I do have a great option for you but there would be no way to use both the Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Hard Tonneau Cover part # 311-KMTA10A38 and the Thule TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack for Toyota Tacoma part # TH27000XTB-XK4B together at the same time. The reason for this is that the TracONE clamps would not be able to mount with the rails for the UltraGroove installed as they both fight for the same space. If you do not wish to choose between the TracONE and UltraGroove then there...
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  • Installation of Trailer Hitch in 2006 Acura RSX
  • I am not quite sure what you mean by "security factor" but if you are worried about the hitch either coming off or being stolen that won't happen given you follow the installation properly. Installing the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24719 on your 2006 Acura RSX securely will require you to not only attach it to your Acura's tow hook but also drill holes in your trunk pan, which you would then seal. So for anyone to actually take the hitch they would need to do an amount of work...
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # HR1450E referenced in your question is compatible with 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, which is what you would need to add to your Prius in order to use the rack. The only 2 inch hitch available for your 2014 Toyota Prius is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7178. This particular hitch has a really nice hidden design and a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for...
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # HR1450E referenced in your question is compatible with 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, which is what you would need to add to your Prius in order to use the rack. The only 2 inch hitch available for your 2014 Toyota Prius is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7178. This particular hitch has a really nice hidden design and a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for...
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  • Installing the Prodigy P3 on a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
  • Yes, you can use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3024-P to simply plug-in the Prodigy P3 # 90195 for installing it on your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. The only time this will be different is if you live in California. If that is the case then you need to use the adapter # 30235-P as well. Please note that since you have the Classic version of the 2019 Ram 1500 your pickup is the same as the 2018 Ram 1500 so it doesn't make sense as to why you wouldn't be able to install an aftermarket...
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  • How to Install the Putco LED Tailgate Light Bar P92010-60 on a Trailer
  • That is a really good idea! I am not totally sure how you have the installation planned but I do have a way for you to install the Putco Red Blade LED Tailgate Combination Light Bar part # P92010-60 without creating any issues on the trailer or tow vehicle. In order to do this you can either choose from either a permanent install or one that allows you to remove the light bar as needed. For a permanent installation you will need to cut off the 4-way that comes with the light bar and...
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  • Replacement for Heating Element in Atwood Water Heater Model GC6AA-10E
  • There are not step-by-step directions I was able to locate to help replace the electric heating element with the Replacement Electric Heating Element for Atwood Water Heaters # AT92249 for your GC6AA-10E water heater. The reason for that is because it is recommended by the manufacturer that a professional installer is used. If you do decide to attempt it yourself there are a number of videos available online via search engine but I highly recommend heeding the manufacturer and getting...
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  • Installing Aftermarket Brake Controller on a 2018 Ford F-150 Without Pins for Brake Controller Fuse
  • Since you don't have the pins in the fuse position 24 that means you will need to use the Kit # 5506 to install the Prodigy P3 # 90195 with the Adapter # 22292 on your 2018 Ford F-150. For some reason Ford doesn't always have that 24 location pinned for a brake controller so there are a few extra steps that you need to take to power your brake controller. These are actually highlighted in the attached installation video starting at about the 8:40 mark.
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