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  • How to Determine Wire Functions on Trailer to Install Furrion Vision S Side Cameras
  • You can determine which black wire on your trailer is ground by hooking your trailer up to your tow vehicle and turning your running lights on. This will cause one of the wires to have power. You can determine which is which using a circuit tester like part # PTW2992 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349. Once you know which wire carries which function you can attach the wiring of the Furrion Vision S Side Cameras # FCE48TASL. The black is ground, the brown is running lights, and the...
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  • How to Determine Wire Functions on Trailer to Install Furrion Vision S Side Cameras
  • You can determine which black wire on your trailer is ground by hooking your trailer up to your tow vehicle and turning your running lights on. This will cause one of the wires to have power. You can determine which is which using a circuit tester like part # PTW2992 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349. Once you know which wire carries which function you can attach the wiring of the Furrion Vision S Side Cameras # FCE48TASL. The black is ground, the brown is running lights, and the...
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  • How to Determine Wire Functions on Trailer to Install Furrion Vision S Side Cameras
  • You can determine which black wire on your trailer is ground by hooking your trailer up to your tow vehicle and turning your running lights on. This will cause one of the wires to have power. You can determine which is which using a circuit tester like part # PTW2992 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349. Once you know which wire carries which function you can attach the wiring of the Furrion Vision S Side Cameras # FCE48TASL. The black is ground, the brown is running lights, and the...
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  • How To Measure A Trailer Spindle To Find Replacement Hubs And Bearings
  • To make sure you find the right replacement hubs you can do a couple of things. First check out the bearing and see if you can find the numbers for the bearings either etched or stamped on the side of the bearing. If you can not find the numbers you will need to measure the spindle. I have attached a drawing that shows where you need to measure the spindle to find the right replacements. The drawing also shows where to measure for a seal as well. You will also need to measure the inside...
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  • Solar Panel Recommendation for 2018 Keystone Sprinter
  • So typically trailers like yours will have a battery that the inverter can draw power from when the generator isn't running. What the solar panel can do is help keep that battery topped off. If your 2018 Keystone Sprinter is already wired for a solar panel this should already all be taken care of and all you need to do is pick out the best panel for your needs/budget. One great option is the Go Power Retreat Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34272635 which was designed...
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  • Solar Panel Recommendation for 2018 Keystone Sprinter
  • So typically trailers like yours will have a battery that the inverter can draw power from when the generator isn't running. What the solar panel can do is help keep that battery topped off. If your 2018 Keystone Sprinter is already wired for a solar panel this should already all be taken care of and all you need to do is pick out the best panel for your needs/budget. One great option is the Go Power Retreat Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34272635 which was designed...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Trailer Connection Wiring on 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • In your 2017 Nissan Frontier, the Curt brake controller should be installed using the custom wiring adapter # C51382. This should work correctly to give you the proper wiring within your cab. Then you will use the Curt # C56226 or the Tekonsha # 118266 to get the correct 7-way. If you have done this even using the previous relays, check your trailer connection for functions using the attached photo and a circuit tester like # PTW2993. It sounds like the trailer may be mis-wired...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Trailer Connection Wiring on 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • In your 2017 Nissan Frontier, the Curt brake controller should be installed using the custom wiring adapter # C51382. This should work correctly to give you the proper wiring within your cab. Then you will use the Curt # C56226 or the Tekonsha # 118266 to get the correct 7-way. If you have done this even using the previous relays, check your trailer connection for functions using the attached photo and a circuit tester like # PTW2993. It sounds like the trailer may be mis-wired...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Trailer Connection Wiring on 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • In your 2017 Nissan Frontier, the Curt brake controller should be installed using the custom wiring adapter # C51382. This should work correctly to give you the proper wiring within your cab. Then you will use the Curt # C56226 or the Tekonsha # 118266 to get the correct 7-way. If you have done this even using the previous relays, check your trailer connection for functions using the attached photo and a circuit tester like # PTW2993. It sounds like the trailer may be mis-wired...
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  • Replacement Bearing Kit for Pop-Up Camper
  • The best way to determine the replacement bearings needed on your 2011 StarCraft 1019 pop-up camper is to remove one of the wheels and then the hub and look for the number printed on the inner and outer bearing as well as the seal of that hub. Those 3 numbers will help determine the bearing and seal replacements needed. If you can't determine the numbers printed on the bearings due to bearing failure, you can use the 4" Carbon Fiber Digital Caliper # PTW80157 to measure your trailer...
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  • Replacement Vent Cover for 2003 Keystone Sprinter
  • For your vent covers, there are four different hinge types that you might have. In order to know which replacement cover you need, the hinge style is very important. The sizes are all compatible, but the hinges are not. I've attached a photo to assist. For your seals, I need to know the dimensions. If you are looking for grease seals for your hubs, I need a number printed on it or need you to measure it with digital calipers like # PTW80157.
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  • Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for a 2-1/4 Inch Pilot Hole
  • The correct tool to use for measuring the pilot hole opening of a trailer hub is a digital caliper like part # PTW80157 to the nearest thousandth. However, based on the 2-1/4" measurement you provided you will want to use the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors part # BB2240SS for stainless or part # BB2240 for chrome. The stainless will resist corrosion better than the chrome. I have attached a review video of both options for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working with Curt T-Connector Harness Installed on Ram ProMaster
  • Since all of the trailer lights worked fine when using a different vehicle, it does seem like you have narrowed down the issue to the wiring on your 2018 Ram ProMaster 1500. To further verify this I do still recommend testing the 4-Way connector on the vehicle with a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Test the pins on the connector while you have a buddy activate the signals in the van. If you aren't getting power to all the pins then I recommend testing the wires both before the converter...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working with Curt T-Connector Harness Installed on Ram ProMaster
  • Since all of the trailer lights worked fine when using a different vehicle, it does seem like you have narrowed down the issue to the wiring on your 2018 Ram ProMaster 1500. To further verify this I do still recommend testing the 4-Way connector on the vehicle with a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Test the pins on the connector while you have a buddy activate the signals in the van. If you aren't getting power to all the pins then I recommend testing the wires both before the converter...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working with Curt T-Connector Harness Installed on Ram ProMaster
  • Since all of the trailer lights worked fine when using a different vehicle, it does seem like you have narrowed down the issue to the wiring on your 2018 Ram ProMaster 1500. To further verify this I do still recommend testing the 4-Way connector on the vehicle with a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Test the pins on the connector while you have a buddy activate the signals in the van. If you aren't getting power to all the pins then I recommend testing the wires both before the converter...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel Connection for Furrion Prewired Solar Connection on Trailer
  • The 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 is a great option for your solar charging needs on the go. This product will not completely supply the needs of your Furrion camera system but can be used along with a battery to charge the battery so the battery can power the unit. I recommend the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 25 Amp # 331-BCDC1225D which will allow you to have power from a solar panel amplified and will amplify the trailer battery...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel Connection for Furrion Prewired Solar Connection on Trailer
  • The 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 is a great option for your solar charging needs on the go. This product will not completely supply the needs of your Furrion camera system but can be used along with a battery to charge the battery so the battery can power the unit. I recommend the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 25 Amp # 331-BCDC1225D which will allow you to have power from a solar panel amplified and will amplify the trailer battery...
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  • Brake Controller Not Getting Power on a 2010 Ford E350 Van
  • The first place that I recommend checking when you lose power to something would be your fuse box. A blown fuse can cause the power to not reach your brake controller. If your fuses look okay then it might be easier to find a wire that is connected to your battery and trace it back to your brake controller. If you can find the right wire this way, then you can check for any signs of corrosion, exposed, or damaged wiring. As for the connector in the picture that you sent, there are no...
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  • Brake Controller Not Getting Power on a 2010 Ford E350 Van
  • The first place that I recommend checking when you lose power to something would be your fuse box. A blown fuse can cause the power to not reach your brake controller. If your fuses look okay then it might be easier to find a wire that is connected to your battery and trace it back to your brake controller. If you can find the right wire this way, then you can check for any signs of corrosion, exposed, or damaged wiring. As for the connector in the picture that you sent, there are no...
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  • Brake Controller Not Getting Power on a 2010 Ford E350 Van
  • The first place that I recommend checking when you lose power to something would be your fuse box. A blown fuse can cause the power to not reach your brake controller. If your fuses look okay then it might be easier to find a wire that is connected to your battery and trace it back to your brake controller. If you can find the right wire this way, then you can check for any signs of corrosion, exposed, or damaged wiring. As for the connector in the picture that you sent, there are no...
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  • What Parts Are Needed to Add Electric Brakes to a Trailer with a 2,000 Lb Axle
  • In order to install electric brakes on your trailer you will need a brake mounting flange, brake assembly, hub/drum, trailer wiring, breakaway kit, and brake controller. I have attached my recommendations on each of the following for you below: Brake Mounting Flange: part # 4-34 (2) Brake Assembly: part # AKEBRK-2 Hub/Drum: part # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K (2) Trailer Wiring: part # ET7WK Breakaway System part # 20099 Brake Controller: part # 90885 In order to be sure the above...
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  • Replacement Wheel Stud for a 2013 Ice Castle Trailer
  • I would love to help but in order to make sure we get the exact wheel stud you need for your 2013 Ice Castle Trailer we are going to need a bit more precise measurements. In order to find these precise measurements you will need a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. I have attached a photo of the measurements I will need to make sure you get the correct replacement wheel stud. Judging from the photo you have attached it should be either part # 7-223 for 9/16" diameter or part # K12WB2...
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  • Replacement Grease Seal for AF3531G
  • I did a bit of searching online and called a few grease seal manufacturers but was not able to reference "AF3531G" to any particular product. Therefore, the only way you are going to be able to find the correct replacement would involve measuring the inner and outer diameter using a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. If the inner diameter measures 2.25" and the outer diameter measures 3.376" then part # XLPROLUBE2440SEAL would be correct for you. If you have different measurements...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trailer Wiring Harness # C56124 for 2012 Nissan Juke
  • There are a couple things to check before replacing the unit, which may be the answer. First, check your vehicle fuses as listed in your owners manual. There are specific fuses for trailer use on your vehicle. The second thing to check is the ground wire on your wiring harness. If the ground is bad and isn't getting the bare metal to metal contact it could have worked and then suddenly stopped working as you stated. Use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check functions. If all...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trailer Wiring Harness # C56124 for 2012 Nissan Juke
  • There are a couple things to check before replacing the unit, which may be the answer. First, check your vehicle fuses as listed in your owners manual. There are specific fuses for trailer use on your vehicle. The second thing to check is the ground wire on your wiring harness. If the ground is bad and isn't getting the bare metal to metal contact it could have worked and then suddenly stopped working as you stated. Use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check functions. If all...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trailer Wiring Harness # C56124 for 2012 Nissan Juke
  • There are a couple things to check before replacing the unit, which may be the answer. First, check your vehicle fuses as listed in your owners manual. There are specific fuses for trailer use on your vehicle. The second thing to check is the ground wire on your wiring harness. If the ground is bad and isn't getting the bare metal to metal contact it could have worked and then suddenly stopped working as you stated. Use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check functions. If all...
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  • Can Trailer Axle Hubs Replace Mobile Home Hubs
  • Generally, mobile home axles, hubs, and their parts are designed for one time use applications. They do not normally follow standard sizes and it is very difficult to find replacement parts or other trailer axles, hubs, and parts that are compatible. To determine if you can change your mobile home hubs with trailer hubs, you will need to find out if a trailer hub will fit your spindle. To find this out, you will need either the bearing and seal part numbers from the bearings and...
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  • Troubleshooting the Electric Trailer Brake Controller on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • For your 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 with integrated brake controller, the brake output wire will run directly from your controller to the 7-way. You can test the 5 o'clock pin of your connector for braking function using an incandescent tester like # PTW2993. An incandescent tester will draw power like a connected trailer would to give the unit signal that a trailer is connected to allow function. You can then use the manual override feature to test function. The light should get brighter...
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  • Troubleshooting the Electric Trailer Brake Controller on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • For your 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 with integrated brake controller, the brake output wire will run directly from your controller to the 7-way. You can test the 5 o'clock pin of your connector for braking function using an incandescent tester like # PTW2993. An incandescent tester will draw power like a connected trailer would to give the unit signal that a trailer is connected to allow function. You can then use the manual override feature to test function. The light should get brighter...
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  • Troubleshooting the Electric Trailer Brake Controller on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • For your 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 with integrated brake controller, the brake output wire will run directly from your controller to the 7-way. You can test the 5 o'clock pin of your connector for braking function using an incandescent tester like # PTW2993. An incandescent tester will draw power like a connected trailer would to give the unit signal that a trailer is connected to allow function. You can then use the manual override feature to test function. The light should get brighter...
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  • How To Determine If Brakes And Hubs Will Fit Tandem Trailer
  • The # AKEBRK-2 brake assemblies will work with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, part # 8-257-5UC3. The dimension of 2-3/8 inches you said your axles measure is for a 3,500-lb axle. The problem may be that the brakes and drums do not fit your spindles on your axle. You will need to do some measuring to see if they will work. I recommend using a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. You will want to measure the spindle in the locations noted in the attached drawing. After you get the...
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  • Finding the Stop Light Switch Wire on a 2014 Volvo S60
  • Typically the location of the stop light switch is up and behind the brake pedal but you would need to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2979 to verify which one it is. The wire you are looking for will show power only when the brake pedal is pressed. If you check out the installation video (23:40 mark) that I attached you can see this testing being done on a 2012 Volvo XC90. If you don't already have a brake controller then I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is...
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  • Finding the Stop Light Switch Wire on a 2014 Volvo S60
  • Typically the location of the stop light switch is up and behind the brake pedal but you would need to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2979 to verify which one it is. The wire you are looking for will show power only when the brake pedal is pressed. If you check out the installation video (23:40 mark) that I attached you can see this testing being done on a 2012 Volvo XC90. If you don't already have a brake controller then I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is...
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  • Finding the Stop Light Switch Wire on a 2014 Volvo S60
  • Typically the location of the stop light switch is up and behind the brake pedal but you would need to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2979 to verify which one it is. The wire you are looking for will show power only when the brake pedal is pressed. If you check out the installation video (23:40 mark) that I attached you can see this testing being done on a 2012 Volvo XC90. If you don't already have a brake controller then I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is...
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  • Grease Caps and Light Parts for 2004 Mac-Lander 16T FSWS Utility Trailer
  • We can help you with grease caps and light parts for your trailer. To select correct grease caps you will need to measure the inside bore of your hubs using a precision digital caliper like # PTW80157. These dimensions need to be very precise, such as 2.30-inches as an example. The simply select the size to match, such as # F001601, using the grease cap page I linked for you. For the lights we offer both lenses only and complete trailer lights of all kinds. Links to both types of...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning on 2013 Nissan Xterra Wiring
  • The one missing running light relay is a common issue on certain Nissan vehicles. It is usually a missing relay in the in-cab fuse panel and it is # 38666-1 but you can check the owner's manual for all fuse and relay locations to verify. The relay is attached to a wiring harness which is located behind the passenger side kick panel near the passenger door (see picture).
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning on 2013 Nissan Xterra Wiring
  • The one missing running light relay is a common issue on certain Nissan vehicles. It is usually a missing relay in the in-cab fuse panel and it is # 38666-1 but you can check the owner's manual for all fuse and relay locations to verify. The relay is attached to a wiring harness which is located behind the passenger side kick panel near the passenger door (see picture).
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning on 2013 Nissan Xterra Wiring
  • The one missing running light relay is a common issue on certain Nissan vehicles. It is usually a missing relay in the in-cab fuse panel and it is # 38666-1 but you can check the owner's manual for all fuse and relay locations to verify. The relay is attached to a wiring harness which is located behind the passenger side kick panel near the passenger door (see picture).
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  • Performance Tool Infrared Shop Heater Capacity
  • The Performance Tool Infrared Shop Heater - Wall or Ceiling Mount - 1500 Watt # PTW5008 is not rated to heat a specific cubic foot area. The manufacturer says that it warms the area only directly in front of it or under it and will keep you warm about 10 feet away from it. The warmth will lessen as you get further away or to the sides of the unit. In general, a 1,500 watt heater offers an easy way to heat a small space. It generates that 1,500 watts of electricity per hour which produces...
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  • Performance Tool Infrared Shop Heater Capacity
  • The Performance Tool Infrared Shop Heater - Wall or Ceiling Mount - 1500 Watt # PTW5008 is not rated to heat a specific cubic foot area. The manufacturer says that it warms the area only directly in front of it or under it and will keep you warm about 10 feet away from it. The warmth will lessen as you get further away or to the sides of the unit. In general, a 1,500 watt heater offers an easy way to heat a small space. It generates that 1,500 watts of electricity per hour which produces...
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  • How to Determine the Replacement Hubs for a 2002 Magic Tilt Trailer
  • To determine what the correct replacement hubs are for your Magic Tilt trailer there is a little bit of information that we will need. We will need to find out inner diameter of both the Inner and Outer Bearings as well as the inner diameter of the Grease Seal. To ensure that your current wheels are compatible with the hub that you get you will need to make sure that you also have the appropriate bolt pattern on your hub. If you remove one of your current hubs you should be able to see...
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  • Trouble Removing Lug Nuts on the Kenda Karrier S-Trail w/ 12" Aluminum Wheel # AM31215
  • Thank you for the picture! The problem you are running into has more to do with the lug nuts you are using than the tire wrenches like part # PTW1 that you referenced. Since the Kenda Karrier S-Trail # AM31215 is a little more recessed where the lug nuts sit you need to swap out your shorter lug nuts, like part # CE11051, and replace them with taller lug nuts like part # 12CLN. Changing out the lug nuts to taller ones will allow you to easily fit a lug wrench over the lug nuts so you...
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  • Trouble Removing Lug Nuts on the Kenda Karrier S-Trail w/ 12" Aluminum Wheel # AM31215
  • Thank you for the picture! The problem you are running into has more to do with the lug nuts you are using than the tire wrenches like part # PTW1 that you referenced. Since the Kenda Karrier S-Trail # AM31215 is a little more recessed where the lug nuts sit you need to swap out your shorter lug nuts, like part # CE11051, and replace them with taller lug nuts like part # 12CLN. Changing out the lug nuts to taller ones will allow you to easily fit a lug wrench over the lug nuts so you...
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  • Which Axle Should Electric Brakes be Installed on with Tandem Axle Trailer
  • When installing electric brake assemblies on just one axle of a tandem axle trailer, you will essentially want to choose the axle that is going to be seeing more weight. Typically on utility trailers, most of the weight will be in front of the axles so the brake assemblies will be installed on the front axle. For boat trailers, where the motors are at the rear, you will usually see brakes on the rear axle. I have attached a great article that details everything you will need to install...
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  • 7 Way Trailer Connection Troubleshooting
  • Yes. It sounds like there is no signal being sent from your 7 way connector to your trailer, or it is not being received for the stop and turn lights. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check the functions at your truck first. If you are getting signal on the posts on the truck you know the problem is in the trailer wiring, and if you are not getting signal there, you have isolated the issue to the truck first. You will need to splice into the wires at your tail lights...
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  • 7 Way Trailer Connection Troubleshooting
  • Yes. It sounds like there is no signal being sent from your 7 way connector to your trailer, or it is not being received for the stop and turn lights. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check the functions at your truck first. If you are getting signal on the posts on the truck you know the problem is in the trailer wiring, and if you are not getting signal there, you have isolated the issue to the truck first. You will need to splice into the wires at your tail lights...
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  • 7 Way Trailer Connection Troubleshooting
  • Yes. It sounds like there is no signal being sent from your 7 way connector to your trailer, or it is not being received for the stop and turn lights. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check the functions at your truck first. If you are getting signal on the posts on the truck you know the problem is in the trailer wiring, and if you are not getting signal there, you have isolated the issue to the truck first. You will need to splice into the wires at your tail lights...
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  • How to Install Races in a Hub Assembly
  • We do not carry a tool that will help install your races, though I can pass on some information for you that might be helpful. To install your races, this is what you'll want to do, according to our help article on replacing bearings, races and seals on a trailer hub (which I'll link for you). First, place the race in the hub, thin edge towards the outside. Carefully tap in the race until it is level with the hub. After the race is level, the old race can be used to push the new race...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Only Works With Manual Override
  • Did you check to make sure the red wire of your controller has 12 volts when the brakes are applied? That's the circuit that would be at fault if the controller itself is still good. I'd verify that you have 12 volts on the red wire of the controller with a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 and if it does then the controller is faulty. If not, then the wiring for that circuit is bad. You'd need to check the condition of the connection for the red wire and then also check the fuse for the...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Only Works With Manual Override
  • Did you check to make sure the red wire of your controller has 12 volts when the brakes are applied? That's the circuit that would be at fault if the controller itself is still good. I'd verify that you have 12 volts on the red wire of the controller with a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 and if it does then the controller is faulty. If not, then the wiring for that circuit is bad. You'd need to check the condition of the connection for the red wire and then also check the fuse for the...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Only Works With Manual Override
  • Did you check to make sure the red wire of your controller has 12 volts when the brakes are applied? That's the circuit that would be at fault if the controller itself is still good. I'd verify that you have 12 volts on the red wire of the controller with a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 and if it does then the controller is faulty. If not, then the wiring for that circuit is bad. You'd need to check the condition of the connection for the red wire and then also check the fuse for the...
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  • How To Identify What Replacement Hub Components Are Needed For Utility Trailer
  • The best way to find the correct parts for your trailer axle is to remove a hub and look for the part numbers on the bearings and race. I have attached a drawing that shows where the numbers can typically be found on those components. If you are unable to find the numbers you will need to measure the spindle in the locations where the bearing ride the spindle and also the inside diameter of the hub. Since the measurement needs to be as accurate as possible you will need a digital caliper...
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  • How Tow Keep Trailer Battery Charged While In Storage
  • If you just need a solar panel to keep your battery charged while in storage then the Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 will be perfect for this and you don't have to worry about overcharging either. I am not sure what you mean by using the battery to keep them on but the above will not draw any power from your battery. If you want something to actually provide a charge when you are actively using the battery then you can use the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar...
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  • How Tow Keep Trailer Battery Charged While In Storage
  • If you just need a solar panel to keep your battery charged while in storage then the Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 will be perfect for this and you don't have to worry about overcharging either. I am not sure what you mean by using the battery to keep them on but the above will not draw any power from your battery. If you want something to actually provide a charge when you are actively using the battery then you can use the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar...
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  • How to Allow 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 7-Way to be Active All the Time
  • Sounds like you have a 7-way trailer wiring connector and the 12 volt accessory circuit turns off when the vehicle is turned off. The only way to bypass that so that the circuit is on all the time is to run a length of 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 from the positive post of the battery through a breaker like # 9510 to the 12 volt accessory circuit of the 7-way which happens to be the pin in the 1:00 position.
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  • How to Allow 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 7-Way to be Active All the Time
  • Sounds like you have a 7-way trailer wiring connector and the 12 volt accessory circuit turns off when the vehicle is turned off. The only way to bypass that so that the circuit is on all the time is to run a length of 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 from the positive post of the battery through a breaker like # 9510 to the 12 volt accessory circuit of the 7-way which happens to be the pin in the 1:00 position.
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  • How to Allow 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 7-Way to be Active All the Time
  • Sounds like you have a 7-way trailer wiring connector and the 12 volt accessory circuit turns off when the vehicle is turned off. The only way to bypass that so that the circuit is on all the time is to run a length of 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 from the positive post of the battery through a breaker like # 9510 to the 12 volt accessory circuit of the 7-way which happens to be the pin in the 1:00 position.
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  • Recommended Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997
  • The Performance Tool 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 is weatherproof and designed to be installed on the outside of a trailer. I've attached a video to assist with the install. Furrion doesn't have a plug compatible with their solar inlet available outside of their own large kits, so I recommend bypassing the Solar inlet. You can use a different style plug or simply drill a hole for the wiring and use a silicone sealant. If you have the Solar port from the manufacturer like...
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  • Recommended Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997
  • The Performance Tool 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 is weatherproof and designed to be installed on the outside of a trailer. I've attached a video to assist with the install. Furrion doesn't have a plug compatible with their solar inlet available outside of their own large kits, so I recommend bypassing the Solar inlet. You can use a different style plug or simply drill a hole for the wiring and use a silicone sealant. If you have the Solar port from the manufacturer like...
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  • How to Find the Correct Size Grease Cap for a Trailer
  • I am not aware of any way to determine the correct size grease cap save for measuring the opening on the hub with a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. There is no cross reference chart based off of the bearings to my knowledge. The next size up we have from 1.98". is part # TRDC-233 which measures 2.33". I have attached a list of our options for you as well.
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  • Locating Replacement Seals for 2004 Fleetwood Taos Camper
  • In order to determine the correct replacement seals and bearings for the hubs on your Fleetwood Taos Camper, you will want to locate the numbers that should be stamped onto the bearings themselves. If you cannot find or read the numbers, you can also take a few measurements along the spindle where the bearings and seal sit to find their inner diameters (see attached image). I recommend using a digital caliper like # PTW80157, as the measurements need to be exact. I have attached a link...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel and Charging Connection for Vilano 320GK with Prewire Furrion Solar Input
  • The Furrion Solar port # FSPINS-BS only fits with the male connector that comes on their solar suitcase. We had issues with that product so we don't carry it and they don't have a connector available as a separate part. I reached out to them directly to confirm this. The best solar panel in my opinion we carry for cost to function is the Go Power Portable Solar Kit w/ Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 and then you can simply use the 7-Pin Trailer Adapter for Go Power Portable Solar...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel and Charging Connection for Vilano 320GK with Prewire Furrion Solar Input
  • The Furrion Solar port # FSPINS-BS only fits with the male connector that comes on their solar suitcase. We had issues with that product so we don't carry it and they don't have a connector available as a separate part. I reached out to them directly to confirm this. The best solar panel in my opinion we carry for cost to function is the Go Power Portable Solar Kit w/ Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 and then you can simply use the 7-Pin Trailer Adapter for Go Power Portable Solar...
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  • Measuring for Correct Grease Seals for Carry-On Trailer with 2K Axle
  • Grease seals are offered in so many similar sizes that it is best to measure precisely, with a digital caliper like # PTW80157. The seal itself can easily change dimensions, from aging of the inside rubber ring and from the forces required to remove it from the hub. So, it is best to measure the spindles, rather than the old seal, for the seal's inner diameter since the spindles are unlikely to have their dimensions change at all. For the seal's outer diameter you want to measure the...
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  • Replacement Hub Assemblies and Brake Assemblies for Axis Axle # ST5901
  • I can help you get the hub assemblies with bearings you need, but I need some information from you on your current bearings. You will need to pull one of your hubs and look at the bearing number on the face of the inner and the outer bearing of your hub. If you cannot find these numbers on the face of each bearing, then you will need to measure the axle spindle with a digital caliper like # PTW80157 in a couple locations to assist. I've attached an article and a photo to help. When...
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  • Does ATAK Solar Motion Light part # PT701 Have On/Off Switch
  • The ATAK Solar Motion Light part # PT701 does have a switch to go from high output to low output (470 lumens to 270 lumens) or to totally off. Since the light only comes on 30 seconds at a time it's hard to give an exact battery life. But it easily will last all night through normal use.
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  • Hub and Parts Replacement for Dexter Axle
  • You can use a different bolt pattern as long as the bearing numbers are the same. The easiest way for you to identify the replacement parts you are going to need for the hub is by identifying the inner and outer bearing numbers on your old hubs, which will be stamped directly on the bearings themselves. You would also be able to do this by measuring the spindle to the thousandths of an inch by using a digital caliper such as # PTW80157; you can use the attached photo as a guide for what...
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  • Can 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger Item # PTW2997 be Used on Smaller Motorcycle Batteries
  • Yes, the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 could be used to help charge a smaller motorcycle/snowmobile battery. In the instructions for this (attached link on page) it specifically mentions that this type of battery is compatible. It doesn't have an overcharge protection feature, but by design it won't over charge the battery as it doesn't put out a high enough voltage charge that would damage the battery once topped off. I attached a review video for more info on this as well.
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  • Can 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger Item # PTW2997 be Used on Smaller Motorcycle Batteries
  • Yes, the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 could be used to help charge a smaller motorcycle/snowmobile battery. In the instructions for this (attached link on page) it specifically mentions that this type of battery is compatible. It doesn't have an overcharge protection feature, but by design it won't over charge the battery as it doesn't put out a high enough voltage charge that would damage the battery once topped off. I attached a review video for more info on this as well.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for 2014 Heartland Road Warrior
  • Since you said the padsd are worn thin it's most likely time to replace them to get your stopping power back. For that we have the part # 23-465 for a replacement right hand side and part # 23-464 for replacement left hand side. Based on the numbers I see in the picture you attached this is the correct set you'd need. Also, since replacing brake pads typically costs about the same as just replacing the entire assemblies it makes more sense to just replace the assemblies all together....
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for 2014 Heartland Road Warrior
  • Since you said the padsd are worn thin it's most likely time to replace them to get your stopping power back. For that we have the part # 23-465 for a replacement right hand side and part # 23-464 for replacement left hand side. Based on the numbers I see in the picture you attached this is the correct set you'd need. Also, since replacing brake pads typically costs about the same as just replacing the entire assemblies it makes more sense to just replace the assemblies all together....
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for 2014 Heartland Road Warrior
  • Since you said the padsd are worn thin it's most likely time to replace them to get your stopping power back. For that we have the part # 23-465 for a replacement right hand side and part # 23-464 for replacement left hand side. Based on the numbers I see in the picture you attached this is the correct set you'd need. Also, since replacing brake pads typically costs about the same as just replacing the entire assemblies it makes more sense to just replace the assemblies all together....
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  • Will the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger Part # PTW2997 Overcharge a Battery
  • I spoke to my contact at Performance Tool (PT) and they informed me that you should have no concerns with the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 overcharging your trailer battery. The battery charger has a built-in mechanism that prevents the unit from overcharging.
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  • Will the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger Part # PTW2997 Overcharge a Battery
  • I spoke to my contact at Performance Tool (PT) and they informed me that you should have no concerns with the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 overcharging your trailer battery. The battery charger has a built-in mechanism that prevents the unit from overcharging.
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  • Replacement PO1251925TB Grease Seal for Small Boat Trailer
  • The closest grease seal we have available to the measurements you provided is the TruRyde Double Lip Grease Seal # RG06-010. This seal has an inner diameter of 1.249 inches and an outer diameter of 1.983 inches. You can use a digital caliper like # PTW80157 to verify these measurements on your current seal. This will come with two grease seals. I have attached a short video review on this product just so you can get a better look at their dimensions.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Install on 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • I suspect your issue is related to the red wire of the controller. It needs to be connected to a circuit that only sees 12 volts when the brake are depressed. My theory is yours is connected to at circuit that is hot all the time but you can test the controller to verify it's not the problem. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester...
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Install on 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • I suspect your issue is related to the red wire of the controller. It needs to be connected to a circuit that only sees 12 volts when the brake are depressed. My theory is yours is connected to at circuit that is hot all the time but you can test the controller to verify it's not the problem. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester...
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Install on 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • I suspect your issue is related to the red wire of the controller. It needs to be connected to a circuit that only sees 12 volts when the brake are depressed. My theory is yours is connected to at circuit that is hot all the time but you can test the controller to verify it's not the problem. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester...
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  • Is the Performance Tool Floor Jack Repairable if Leak Develops?
  • The 3,000 lb Aluminum Floor Jack with Stands # PTW1601 is repairable if it is ever needed. The attached installation details give you the part number you would need as well as the warranty information to assist.
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub Assemblies For A 1976 Valley Forge
  • I do have options for you however, in order to recommend the correct hub assemblies for your 1976 Valley Forge, I would need to know the inner and outer bearing numbers located on the inside edge of the bearing or if these are not visible, I would need you to use a digital caliper such as the Carbon Fiber Digital Caliper part # PTW80157 to measure both the inner and outer bearing seats on your spindle. I have attached a video that will further explain this process. If your current hubs...
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  • Locating Replacement Bearings for Yacht Club Utility Trailer
  • The easiest and most accurate way to determine which bearings are used on your trailer axle is to take the hub off and check for the numbers that should be stamped into the bearings themselves. If you cannot locate the numbers, you can also measure the trailer spindle at various locations where the bearings sit. I have attached an image that shows where these measurements should be taken. You will want to use a digital caliper like # PTW80157, as the measurements will need to be exact....
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  • Replacement Bearings for a 2004 Bandit Jet Ski Trailer
  • I have attached a photo that shows the correct measurements that will need to be taken in order to find the replacement bearings for your 2004 Bandit Jet Ski Trailer. Bearing diameters are measured to the thousandth of an inch using a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. I will need the B, C, and D measurements from you. Once you can provide me with these measurements I would be happy to see if we have options for you. You could also read me the inner and outer bearing numbers but you...
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  • Weight Capacity of Dexter P-12 SLR SN: D5287869 Axle
  • I called Dexter and they told me that your Dexter P-12 SLR SN: D5287869 axle has a 3,000 lb weight capacity. If you need any parts please let me know what they are and I would be happy to offer my recommendation.
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  • Grease Cap Availability for Timken 09074 Bearing
  • Unfortunately we don't have a fit for the 1.925 inch inner hub diameter. The closest we have is 1.938 inches or 1.81 inches which will not fit. Let me know if you are wanting to seek another hub option to replace your current one. Since your Timken bearing doesn't cross reference with the bearings we carry your best option to see if there is a hub available would be to take some measurements with a caliper like # PTW80157 on your spindle. You want to measure where the seal, and...
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  • Finding Brake Switch Output Cold Side for Electric Brake Controller on 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The cold side of the brake switch is located behind your brake pedal. You will need to use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the wires to the switch. There will be a constant power 12v that will come into the switch and the wire you are seeking is one that has no signal when the brake pedal is not pressed, but has the signal when the pedal is pressed. So it is cold (not showing power) when the pedal is up and is hot (showing power) when the pedal is pressed. I've attached...
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  • Finding Brake Switch Output Cold Side for Electric Brake Controller on 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The cold side of the brake switch is located behind your brake pedal. You will need to use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the wires to the switch. There will be a constant power 12v that will come into the switch and the wire you are seeking is one that has no signal when the brake pedal is not pressed, but has the signal when the pedal is pressed. So it is cold (not showing power) when the pedal is up and is hot (showing power) when the pedal is pressed. I've attached...
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  • Finding Brake Switch Output Cold Side for Electric Brake Controller on 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The cold side of the brake switch is located behind your brake pedal. You will need to use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the wires to the switch. There will be a constant power 12v that will come into the switch and the wire you are seeking is one that has no signal when the brake pedal is not pressed, but has the signal when the pedal is pressed. So it is cold (not showing power) when the pedal is up and is hot (showing power) when the pedal is pressed. I've attached...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Connector Not Working on a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If your trailer is working properly with other vehicles then the problem is definitely on your 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500. The fuse that you referenced I believe is for the 12V power but I could be mistaken. I tried looking up the online owner's manual but it didn't really identify the various fuses with numbers. With that being said, the best place to start is right at the 7-Way connector on your Chevy. Using a circuit tester like part # PTW2991 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Connector Not Working on a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If your trailer is working properly with other vehicles then the problem is definitely on your 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500. The fuse that you referenced I believe is for the 12V power but I could be mistaken. I tried looking up the online owner's manual but it didn't really identify the various fuses with numbers. With that being said, the best place to start is right at the 7-Way connector on your Chevy. Using a circuit tester like part # PTW2991 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349...
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  • Troubleshooting 7-Way Connector Not Working on a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If your trailer is working properly with other vehicles then the problem is definitely on your 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500. The fuse that you referenced I believe is for the 12V power but I could be mistaken. I tried looking up the online owner's manual but it didn't really identify the various fuses with numbers. With that being said, the best place to start is right at the 7-Way connector on your Chevy. Using a circuit tester like part # PTW2991 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349...
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  • Troubleshooting Tail Light/Turn Signal Issue on 1993 Skyline Aljo
  • It sounds like you have a short in your wiring or a bad ground. I recommend using an incandescent circuit tester like # PTW2993 over a multimeter like # ALL648349 for this application. I recommend first ensuring your trailer connection pins are clean using some sandpaper and some dielectric grease like # 11755. Your passenger side stop/turn will be on a separate pin so you want to make sure you are getting power there. Next, check your ground connection to make sure you have a bare...
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  • Troubleshooting Tail Light/Turn Signal Issue on 1993 Skyline Aljo
  • It sounds like you have a short in your wiring or a bad ground. I recommend using an incandescent circuit tester like # PTW2993 over a multimeter like # ALL648349 for this application. I recommend first ensuring your trailer connection pins are clean using some sandpaper and some dielectric grease like # 11755. Your passenger side stop/turn will be on a separate pin so you want to make sure you are getting power there. Next, check your ground connection to make sure you have a bare...
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  • Troubleshooting Tail Light/Turn Signal Issue on 1993 Skyline Aljo
  • It sounds like you have a short in your wiring or a bad ground. I recommend using an incandescent circuit tester like # PTW2993 over a multimeter like # ALL648349 for this application. I recommend first ensuring your trailer connection pins are clean using some sandpaper and some dielectric grease like # 11755. Your passenger side stop/turn will be on a separate pin so you want to make sure you are getting power there. Next, check your ground connection to make sure you have a bare...
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  • Installing Universal 4-Way Wiring Harness on 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • While we don't have the 62990 wiring kit available on our site, based on my research, this looks to be a complete, universal 4-Way wiring kit that includes harnesses for both the trailer and tow vehicle. It sounds like you are having trouble installing the vehicle-end 4-Way on your Jeep. Since this is a universal, hardwire harness, the best method for determining the correct wires to splice into on the Jeep is to simply test them with a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Since vehicle manufacturer's...
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  • Installing Universal 4-Way Wiring Harness on 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • While we don't have the 62990 wiring kit available on our site, based on my research, this looks to be a complete, universal 4-Way wiring kit that includes harnesses for both the trailer and tow vehicle. It sounds like you are having trouble installing the vehicle-end 4-Way on your Jeep. Since this is a universal, hardwire harness, the best method for determining the correct wires to splice into on the Jeep is to simply test them with a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Since vehicle manufacturer's...
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  • Installing Universal 4-Way Wiring Harness on 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • While we don't have the 62990 wiring kit available on our site, based on my research, this looks to be a complete, universal 4-Way wiring kit that includes harnesses for both the trailer and tow vehicle. It sounds like you are having trouble installing the vehicle-end 4-Way on your Jeep. Since this is a universal, hardwire harness, the best method for determining the correct wires to splice into on the Jeep is to simply test them with a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Since vehicle manufacturer's...
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  • How to Measure to Determine Correct Axle Over-Under Lift Kit for 2006 Airstream Single Axle Trailer
  • All you need to know to select between trailer axle over-under conversion kits # K71-384-00 and # K71-385-00 is the diameter of the axle. Since these kits are NOT weight-rated it is simply a matter of matching the inside dimension of the u-bolts to the axle diameter. Kit # K71-384-00 fits axles of 2-3/8-inches diameter; kit # K71-385-00 fits 3-inch axles. Typically a 2-3/8-inch axle is rated for 3500-lbs while a 3-inch axle is rated for 6000 to 7200-lbs. With both kits you will gain...
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  • How to Measure Hub Bore to Find Correct Size Bearing Buddy Bearing Protector
  • To find the correct Bearing Buddy grease cap for your Rockwood camper trailer you can measure either the hub's bore (please see linked photo), where the grease cap installs, or you can measure the existing grease cap's outer diameter. The hub is a more reliable place to measure since a grease cap can be deformed when it is pulled from the hub. This measurement needs to be very precise - to three one-thousandths of an inch, such as 1.234-inches as an example. We offer a cost-effective...
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  • How to Select Replacement 5-on-4-1/2 Trailer Hub
  • Selecting a replacement trailer hub requires that you either match up the inner and outer bearing numbers, or take precise spindle measurements to the nearest thousandth (1.234) with a dial or digital caliper like # PTW80157. Matching the bearings is critical to ensuring that your new hub will fit properly on your spindles. The linked diagram shows a spindle and the positions where bearings will ride (C & D) and these are the points to measure if you cannot find the bearing part numbers. The...
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  • Is There a Risk of Adding Too Much Grease to an EZ-Lube Spindle
  • When you are replacing bearings you do want to pack them prior to installing the new ones into your hub. This ensures that the grease actually gets pushed completely into the bearings so that they work properly and don't overheat. You can use a bearing packer like part # PTW1218 or # ALL647646 to accomplish this. The grease zerk fittings on your EZ-Lube spindles you are talking about are more for adding grease between changing out bearings/seals/hubs. I believe the section of our linked...
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