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  • Using A Tongue Weight Scale To Haul Safely
  • You always need to be hauling under the tongue weight limit of your components. As long as the downward force on the hitch doesn't exceed 940lbs you will be okay to haul but you need to check your tongue weight of your trailer. Since you already checked your tongue weight and it's over the 940lb limit you will need to either shift the load around, remove some items off the trailer or use another trailer. Keep in mind you should have about 60% of your load evenly centered over the front...
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  • Etrailer Tongue Weight Scale VS. Sherline Tongue Weight Scale
  • Accuracy is the most important thing when it comes to tongue weight scales in my opinion and convenience is a plus. The Sherline Scale # 5780 is accurate but not convenient, at all. One downside to the Sherline is that you will need blocks or a jack to get the scale up and into position. If you were to just lay it on the ground you would not get an accurate measurement. The superior scale is the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044. I have gotten my hands on this product and used it....
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  • Which Rack 'Em Grass Catcher for Toro Timecutter Mower
  • If your Toro Timecutter has the Z cut deck that extends out further than the rear wheel, you'd use the Rack 'Em # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO catcher. If you have the regular deck, you'd use # RCMMS4-EXS1. The Z deck has notches or slots in it as shown in the provided photo. I've linked to a demonstration video for you.
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  • Correct Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution For 800 lb Tongue Weight
  • The correct Blue Ox TrackPro weight distribution for your camper that has a GVWR of 7,815 lbs is going to be the option for the tongue weight between 800 lbs to 1,000 lbs. The reason for that is the weight distribution hitch you want is one that is rated for the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer, and since loaded tongue weight is generally in the 12 percent or so range, I'm guessing the trailer was not fully loaded. In regards to the correct shank, that will...
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  • How to Eliminate Sag When Towing With 2015 Ford Expedition With 2-Wheel Drive
  • We have a way for you to eliminate the sag when towing with your 2015 Ford Expedition (though I should note it is impossible to increase capacity), but I checked with every manufacturer for suspension upgrades and there is nothing that fits a 2-wheel drive '15 Expedition. So that means what you will need is a weight distribution hitch, which will eliminate sag and give you the added benefit of controlling any sway. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first...
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  • Kuat Transfer V2 3-Bike Rack vs. RockyMounts WestSlope 3-Bike Rack
  • Those are a couple of great options you mentioned, but between the RockyMounts WestSlope 3-Bike Rack # RKY10223 and the Kuat Transfer V2 3-Bike Rack # KU24FR, I would definitely go with the Kuat Transfer V2 # KU24FR. There are a number of reasons for this, including ease of use, clearances, and fit of bikes. Starting with ease of use, while the WestSlope uses a threaded hitch pin that requires you to use a ratchet like # PTW38106-24 to install, with the Transfer V2 you simply slide its...
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  • What Capacity Jack is Needed at Minimum to Support 3,100 lb Boat and Trailer
  • A trailer jack only needs to support the tongue weight, which for a boat trailer is something like 5 to maybe 10 percent of the weight of your loaded trailer, because so much of the weight is at the rear of the trailer. To be absolutely sure you will need to know your tongue weight by using a scale like the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # C51701 but we can make a good guesstimate. With a 3,100 lb boat, since the trailers themselves are usually fairly light you can...
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  • How To Attach the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger To the Start Battery
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1250D needs to be installed on the trailer, next to the service/auxiliary batteries. That said, this now means you must run a wire from the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger to the start battery in your vehicle. The correct size wire to use will vary based on total length as you mentioned. I recommend you go pretty large so you don't have to worry about issues with length or voltage drop. We actually have a kit that will work...
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  • Which Inverter Charger Should I Use For My Keystone Montana RV?
  • The yellow wire is the wire that connects to the solar panels. I have attached a detailed wiring diagram and demonstration video for the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 50 Amp # 331-BCDC1250D. In regard to an inverter/charger with a built-in transfer switch, I recommend going with Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 2,000 Watts - 100 Amps - 12V # 34280055 and Installation Kit # 342GPDCKIT4. If you need more than 2,000 watts,...
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  • Which Rack'em Grass Catcher Fits Exmark E-Series Mower
  • I checked with Rack' em and since you have an E-Series Exmark mower the correct catcher is the part # RCMMS4-EXS15.
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  • Air Bag & Compressor for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually 4WD Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Ok, let's go ahead and start with the air bags for your 2020 Ford F-350 dually (which I'm assuming is a 4WD), and the best option that is both compatible with your dually and 5th wheel hitch is the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F88ZR. These Firestone air bags - which are only compatible with 4WD models - are absolutely the best because they are the most well-constructed air bags available. The Ride-Rite air bags are made with four layers of reinforced rubber, which is a thicker,...
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  • RV Battery Charger and Portable Solar Panel System for Boondocking
  • Yes, Redarc DC to DC battery charger # 331-BCDC1240D is the right choice for charging your trailer's 540-amp battery bank. This unit can mount in the cabin of your vehicle, along a chassis frame rail, or in the engine compartment and it will connect to the vehicle's battery for input power, not to your 7-way. Use the heaviest gauge wire you can for all connections. Redarc recommends 6-gauge for runs up to 16-feet and 4-gauge for longer runs; this applies to battery input power, solar...
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  • Thin-Wall Socket for Hitch Ball Installation on Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System FA94-00-1000
  • Yes, the Powerbuilt Thin Walled Socket # ALL643216 or the Fastway/Equal-i-zer part # EQ70-00-4800 will allow you to properly torque the hitch ball in your Fastway weight distribution system # FA94-00-1000.
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  • Recommended Grass Catcher for Toro 44 SFS Z-Cut Deck
  • Since your Toro has the Z-Cut Deck you definitely want to go with the Rack'em Grass Catcher # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO over the part # RCMMS4-EXS1. I'm not sure when or why Toro puts the Z-Cut Deck on different mowers but according to your picture that is what you have.
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  • Air Bags That Fit 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually 4x4
  • I confirmed for you with the manufacturer that the correct air bags for your 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty dually 4x4 are the following: - Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F88ZR Not only are these a fit for your '21 F-350, they are also the best air bags available. The Ride-Rite are the most well-constructed air bags because they are made with four layers of reinforced rubber, which is a thicker, more reliable construction than other air bags which have just two rubber layers....
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  • How To Install a Brake Controller on 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • You can hard-wire in a brake controller and it seems that there are not a lot of the Sprinter 3500 models that are pre-wired, at least from what I've seen in my research. I have not seen any reports that this isn't possible, and we even have an installation video to walk you through the process. The way to find out whether or not the plug is present by using a circuit tester like the # 40476 and testing for a hot wire when the brake is pressed- it's possible that one of the plugs that...
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  • How to Keep Deep Cycle Battery Charged for Winch and Trailer Light Usage
  • The positive terminal on your deep cycle battery will connect to the 12V circuit from your 2018 Ram 2500 to provide a maintenance charge and you do ground the battery from the negative terminal to your trailer frame. With that being said, the 12V power from the alternator on your Ram will provide a trickle charge at best (which keeps the battery topped off when not in use) and it won't actually charge the deep cycle battery completely. Since it sounds like you are looking to use...
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  • Air Command II Xtreme Duty Compressor Work With Air Lift Air Bags on 2017 Ram 2500
  • Yes, you can use the Air Command II Xtreme Duty Compressor with Analog Gauge, Air Tank, and 25' Hose - Dual Path # F2549 on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs # AL57589. The compressor kits are designed to work with different air bags so you will be able to use the Air Command II without issue with the Air Lift air bags on your 2017 Ram 2500. I do want to add that if you don't have the air bags yet, when you are installing them, I highly recommend...
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  • Best Air Bags for 2020 Ram 1500 4x4 and Towing Mirrors
  • The best air bag suspension enhancement for your 2020 Ram 1500 4x4 are the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57375. These are the best for your Ram because they have the highest capacity at 5,000 lbs and do not either replace your coil springs or install inside of them like other options, so they are a true enhancement as opposed to replacing part of your truck's suspension. Just keep in mind air bags will not work if your Ram has the factory Air Suspension system. As far...
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  • Comparing Air Lift Air Bag Suspension Enhancement for 2019 Ford Ranger
  • Both the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57234 and Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88234 are a fit for your 2019 Ford Ranger, and the difference between the two is really only what you see in the title - one option has jounce bumpers internally while the other does not. The best option for your 2019 Ranger is the LoadLifter 5000 Air Springs # AL57234 because they are going to give you all the needed support for your...
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  • Best Solar Recommendation for my 2020 Forest River Wildwood 310BH
  • What a nice Camper to have!! To help maintian a battery charge the 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 you looked at is adequate. This is just a maintenance charger though like a trickle charger it will just keep your battery from discharging it will not keep up with loads put on the system. When it comes to usable solar power for you pre wired set up you can't go wrong with the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel part # 34282610...
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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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  • How to Install 7-Way on 2020 Hyundai Palisade for Brake Controller
  • The best option we have right now (August 2019) is for you to install the 4-way on your 2020 Hyundai Palisade from Hyundai as we don't have an option yet, and then convert it to a 7-way with the part # ETBC7 which comes with everything needed to install a brake controller and convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup....
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  • Portable Solar Panel Charger for Charging RV Batteries During Day
  • That amount of amperage/wattage that the two charger kits you mentioned are capable of really wouldn't be adequate to charge a depleted battery. Especially in a day as they are more designed to keep a battery topped off in storage more than anything. These both can put out up to 7.5 watts. You'd want something with more output than that like the Goal Zero Boulder Briefcase Kit part # 287-32408 which is rated for 100 watts.
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  • Can Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger be Used to Jump Start Battery
  • In addition to the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D you need to use a Redarc Smart Start Battery Isolator. I recommend using the Battery Isolator with Wiring Kit # 331-SBI12KIT if you don't already have the fuse kit, or part # 331-SBI12D if you do already have the fuse kit. With the isolator installed you can then connect a push-button into your system to help jump your start battery.
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  • Grass Catcher For Toro Zero Turn Without The Z Deck
  • For your Toro Zero turn mower you need the Rack'em Grass Catcher for Toro, Bobcat, and Exmark Lawn Mower Item # RCMMS4-EXS1. If you would like to add a dust cover or extend your basket I recommend the Dust Cover Kit for Rack'em Grass Catchers Item # RA94FR and/or the Extension for Rack'em Multi-Mount Grass Catcher - Aluminum and Stainless Steel Item # RLES25.
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  • Availability of Rack'em Grass Catcher for Bobcat CRZ 48 inch deck Zero Turn Mower
  • If your Mower does not have the Built-in Bracket then The Rack'em Grass Catcher for Toro, Bobcat, and Exmark Lawn Mower # RCMMS4-EXS1 will fit your Bobcat ZTR CRZ 48 inch Deck Riding Mower. If your Bobcat ZTR CRZ 48 inch Deck Riding Mower comes with a Built-in Bracket you would use the Rack'em Grass Catcher for Bobcat Lawn Mower Deck with Built-in Bracket # RCMMS4-RS2. I could not verify that your mower has that bracket, but I have included a picture of what that bracket would look...
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  • Rack Em Grass Catcher and Extension for Scag Tiger Cat II With 61" Velocity Deck
  • The Rack'em Grass Catcher for Scag Lawn Mower with Velocity Deck # RCMMS4-OVBS1 comes with the faceplate you need along with all hardware needed for installation. The extension you are seeking is the Extension for Rack'em Multi-Mount Grass Catcher - Aluminum and Stainless Steel # RLES25 which will give you and additional 4.4 cubic feet of room for clippings before emptying.
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  • B&W Gooseneck Hitch And 7,500 lb Air Bags With Compressor for 2019 Ram 2500
  • We have everything you need in order to tow a gooseneck trailer with your 2019 Ram 2500, and you can do so with the RamBox system in your truck bed. The biggest issue with the RamBox is turning clearance with 5th wheel hitches and trailers so you can tow a gooseneck trailer. First, you'll need a hitch, and the correct fit for the B&W gooseneck for your 2019 Ram 2500 is the following: - B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Custom Installation Kit # BWGNRK1320 This...
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  • Which Rackem Grass Catcher will Work on my 42" Toro Z Turn Lawn Mower
  • We have a couple of options depending on your deck. While the Rack'em Multi-Mount Grass Catcher part # RCMMS4 is part of it you need the face plate to match. If your Toro uses the Z-Cut deck use the Rack'em Grass Catcher for Toro Lawn Mower with Z-Cut Deck part # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO if it uses the standard deck use the Rack'em Grass Catcher for Toro, Bobcat, and Exmark Lawn Mower part # RCMMS4-EXS1. There is an extension available for it as well to reduce the dump frequency with the Extension...
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  • I need Some Accessories for my Airliner Scout Lite and a Tongue Weight Scale
  • For the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers part # e99044 you will have no issues with an inaccurate reading with that little bit of difference in heights. The jack wheel may be a permanent wheel or it could be removable they do design them both ways. The only way to be sure is to hook it up to your jeep or support the weight of the tongue and lower the trailer until it comes off of the ground so you can check. If it does come off I would recommend removing...
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  • Redarc BCDC Battery Charger Compatibility for 2019 F-350 Chassis Class C
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D will work well on a Class C vehicle. The unit will charge your secondary battery and allow you to use solar panels for charging as well. It works on a wide variety of battery styles and the installation instructions will help you with installation. I do recommend using the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle 40-Amp BCDC Battery Charger # 331-FK60. Redarc does recommend using...
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  • Rack Em Grass Catcher that Fits Toro 52” Z Master
  • The Rack'em Grass Catcher for Toro Lawn Mower with Z-Cut Deck # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO will fit your 52 inch Toro Z mower deck if it has the Z-cut deck (it should but you might still check). If you have the regular deck then you will use # RCMMS4-EXS1 instead. The best way to determine that fit is to look at the discharge on your deck. The Z-cut will have little cutouts on the front and middle directly on the lip that is raised about 1-1/2 inches. If that lip does not have any cutouts then...
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  • Difference Between HydraStar Disc Brake Kit HSE7K-TR1 & HSE7K-TR1SO for 7K Triple-Axles
  • The difference between the two HydraStar Disc Brake Kits with Actuator for Triple Axle Trailers is that one comes with a complete hub-and-rotor assembly while the other is just the slip-on rotors without the hubs. What that means is that if you need new hubs with the brake kit you will want the HydraStar Disc Brake Kit with Actuator for Triple Axle Trailers - 13" Hub/Rotor # HSE7K-TR1. If your hubs are in fine shape and you just want the kit with the slip-on rotors you will want the...
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  • Rack 'em Grass Catcher for Toro Timecutter 75750
  • The correct catcher will depend on the discharge opening behind that deflector shown in your photo. If it has the deck with a Z-bracket as shown in the provided photo, you'd use # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO. If it doesn't have the z-slot, but has a 4 inch tall discharge you'd use # RCMMS4-EXS1.
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  • Does HydraStar Disc Brake Kit With Actuator for Triple Axle Trailer Have Option for 7K Oil Hubs
  • We do have a way for you to use the HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator for disc brakes with 7,000 lb oil hubs, but there is not a direct option for an entire kit that uses oil hubs; it is necessary to use grease with the hubs on the HydraStar Disc Brake Kit with Actuator for Triple Axle Trailers # HSE7K-TR1. Instead, you would need to piece together three disc brake kits (one for each axle) that fit the same spindle as the HydraStar hubs, along with the actuator and brake lines....
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  • Best Air Bag Suspension System for 2019 Ram 2500 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The best air bag suspension enhancement for your 2019 Ram 2500 when towing a fifth wheel trailer are the the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2598 because they are the strongest, most durable air bags available which provide you with optimal support for your Ram's suspension to help keep you level when towing. The construction of the Firestone air bags is what sets them apart; they are made with four layers of reinforced rubber, which is a thicker, more reliable construction...
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  • Grass Catcher that Can be Used with Wright Stander and Toro 52 inch Grandstand
  • So normally for a Wright Stander mower you'd want the RackEm grass catcher part # RCMMS4-BS2 and for the Toro 52 grandstand you'd want the # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO. What you could do is use the # RCMMS4 which fits both as the main catcher assembly and for the Toro use # RBTORO and # RMEXS1 and then when using the Wright # RMBS2 with the # RCMMS4.
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  • Recommended Way to Charge my Trailer's Breakaway Battery
  • Both the CTEK US 0.8 Universal Battery Charger with Pulse Maintenance part # CTEK56865 and the Bright Way Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer part # BRW54FR would work well for this application. I prefer the solar option as it wouldn't require shore power. As an alternative I would instead use just the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger part # 20400. Since you're already going to be installing a breakaway kit why not one with a built...
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  • Should I Use 25 amp or 40 amp Redarc BCDC Battery Charger For 200 ah Battery
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input part # 331-BCDC1225D will work fine to replenish the 200 amp hour battery but I do recommend to the use the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D to replinesh the battery faster. The Redarc 40 amp charger is designed for battery banks 200 ah and higher and has a 600 watt power output. All of the Redarc chargers are safe for your system, the setup includes an effective battery isolation to prevent any feedback....
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  • Tap Size For Weldnuts In 2008 Toyota Sienna To Install Curt Hitch
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch part # C13105 for the 2008 Toyota Sienna utilizes M12 bolts. It sounds like you have already tried to use a brush like part # 814092 and Blaster Lubricant or WD-40. You can tap out the weldnuts with a M12x1.25mm tap that can be sourced at a hardware store. We do recommend that tapping the weld nuts be the last resort. Maybe try soaking the holes with the blaster then go at it with the brush. This may take several tries. If you have no choice but to use...
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  • Needing Rack 'Em Grass Catcher for Exmark Zero Turn Mower
  • We offer 2 different Rack 'Em grass catchers for Exmark mowers. The catcher you need will depend on if the discharge chute is 4 or 5 inches tall. If it's 4 inches, you'd need # RCMMS4-EXS1 or if it's 5 inches, use # RCMMS4-EXS15. Each catcher weighs right about 30 lbs.
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  • How To Choose the Correct Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger for Auxiliary Battery On Vehicle
  • In order to choose the correct Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger you'll need to know the amp hour capacity of the battery bank. This would not include the starter battery for the vehicle just the auxiliary battery, the starter battery would get more than enough charge from the vehicle's alternator. Therefore, for a single 12 volt battery you'd need part # 331-BCDC1225D which is rated for 75-200 amp hour batteries (Odyssey PC2150 = 100 Ah). The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger...
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  • Replacement Seals For A 1998 Triton Boat Trailer
  • Based on the measurements you provided the Grease Seal # 010-180-00 is the closest match we have for you in our inventory. We do not carry and did not see the part number referenced KOK 2611 in searches. To be sure you can always revisit your spindle measurements. When you remove one of your hubs, you will find an outer bearing, an inner bearing, and a grease or oil seal. There are numbers printed on the face of each one. If they are legible, let me know those numbers and we can get...
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  • Best Way to Charge Auxiliary Lithium Ion Battery on 2019 Ram ProMaster
  • The best way to charge your auxiliary LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery from the main battery of your 2019 Ram ProMaster is with the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1240D. This was designed for larger batteries and it has a built-in smart charging system that reads what kind of battery is being charged and then it adjusts the amount of power output so that the battery isn't damaged and that it gets the most efficient charge possible. Redarc recommends using the 60-Amp MIDI...
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  • Can I Use the Powerbuilt Unijack as a Stabilizer
  • I have a solution for you, but the Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack, part # ALL620471 is only designed to be used when you need to work on a trailer or change a tire, and is not designed to be used as a stabilizer. If you're looking for a better way to stabilize your 1993 Tioga Montara 29z, I recommend having a look at the ARK Drop Down Corner RV Stabilizer Jacks # AR34FR, which have drop legs that extend up to 24". These are part of a great new product line that we picked up from Australia...
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  • Recommended Propane or Solar Power Assisting Battery for RV Refrigerator
  • The 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 you asked from won't give you enough power to keep the battery charged with the fridge running for 4 days. You can run a generator like # 333-0005 to run off of propane. A refrigerator will normally pull about 1600 watts at start and 800 running watts. You will need to have a battery or battery bank that will be able to support that load. Just the 800 running watts will draw 67 amps and then you have to account for your inverter efficiency...
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  • Charging Lithium Trailer Batteries While Driving
  • Yes, your solution is a DC to DC charger as there is not a "good" way to charge your 100Ahr trailer battery using your Tacoma's 7 pin connection only. You will get some low amperage trickle-charge while hooked up and the alternator running, but not enough to fully charge your trailer battery. For systems where your trailer batteries are rated for 75-200 Amp-hours, use the Redarc # 331-BCDC1225D 25-Amp, Dual-Input DC-DC Charger. You will additionally need three Redarc # 331-FK40, 40-Amp...
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  • Do Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Bags Fit 2021 Ram 1500 4WD & Recommended Compressor
  • Let's go ahead and start with the fit, and the answer is yes, so long as your 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel 4x4 does not have the factory Air Suspension system, you can install the Air Lift air bags: - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs with Internal Bumpers # AL89375 These are a great option for your Ram 1500 to support its suspension, reduce sag, and improve its steering and handling while you are towing. In regards to putting your truck on a lift with the # AL89375 installed,...
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  • Wiring a Trailer With Dual Batteries and Solar Charger
  • Let's try and take this one at a time to make things easier; to start with the black wire from the 7-way plug (the 12V) should be run to the pair of 12V batteries you already have in the battery box. In terms of grounding they will be grounded through your Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D. The LED lights each need to be grounded to the frame of your trailer; they will also be connected to the 12V batteries which would be connected to the charger. That covers...
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  • Can Regular and Marine Grease be Used in the Same Hub
  • That is an excellent question! In some instances mixing regular grease like part # L11390 won't hurt when mixed with marine grease like part # L11402 but in some situations it can ruin your hubs/spindles and taking the extra time to clean off the grease and redo the job is much better than having to do that again after replacing a bunch of parts that got ruined. The only way to know if it is safe or not is to look at the attached diagram and determine if the greases are okay to be used...
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  • Replacement Bearings L44649, LM48549 and Grease Seal With 1.71 Inner Diameter
  • Thanks so much for that detailed info, and we do have the bearings, races, and grease seal that you need, which are the following: - Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing # L44649 - Replacement Race # L44610 - Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing # LM48548 - Replacement Race # LM48510 - Grease Seal # 58846 The bearing LM48548 is a different number than the one you mentioned for the Bower inner bearing, but it does have the exact same inner and outer diameter so it will work perfectly. Apart...
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  • How to Pick Out Redarc DC to DC Battery Charger for 450 Amp Hour Battery Bank
  • The only difference between the Redarc # 331-BCDC1240D and # 331-BCDC1250D is the maximum output rating of 40 amps and 50 amps, respectively. Both of these charging units are designed for battery banks above 200 amp-hours. The difference in output means that the 50 amp version will charge your battery from dead to 100% charge faster than the 40 amp version. Overall, I recommend the 50 amp version as it would be able to charge a dead battery faster than the 40 amp version.
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  • Choosing Between The Redarc 25 amp or 40 amp Model For A 2018 RAM Promaster 1500
  • Your 180A alternator will work fine with any of their BCDC models. Whether you need a 25, 40 or 50A model will depend on the size of the battery bank you’re planning to charge. If its between 75-200Ah the # 331-BCDC1225D model will be fine but if its greater than 200Ah either the # 331-BCDC1240D or # 331-BCDC1250D will work best to replenish the battery bank faster. Yes, the BCDC can accept unlimited solar Watts/ Amps but its output is limited by the model chosen (i.e. 25, 40 or 50A). Yes,...
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  • Troubleshooting 2002 F-250 Towing Horse Trailer with Working Exterior Lights but No Interior Lights
  • It sounds like the interior lights on your trailer are powered through the 12 volt circuit on your Ford's 7-way. So, start by testing to make sure that pin is active. On a standard RV style 7-way, this is located at the 1 o'clock position. I've attached a diagram for visual reference. Using a tester like # PK12741 would be the easiest. You could also simply have a case of corrosion on/in the connectors that is preventing the +12V auxiliary power from reaching the trailer. If this is...
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  • Could 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of Trailer Wiring Power Furrion RV Cameras
  • A buzzing sound with the # FR69SR would not be a normal occurrence. Especially if it's at the cameras and the adapter. It's hard to say exactly what's going on but I would check to see if you feel it getting warm potentially. You could run the 12 volt accessory circuit to the camera instead but this would cause the cameras to be turned on all the time when the trailer is connected. You could use 12 gauge wire ran from the 7-way like 12-1-1 (sold by foot).
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  • Solution for Small Diameter Grease Cap Hole Grease Gun Removal
  • A grease gun with a flexible hose would be your best bet like the part # 30-807 which would allow you put pressure to the side of the hose while pulling it out. In general you usually can just twist and pull the hose to get it to release from the fitting.
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with Tow Package
  • A weight distribution hitch will do more for your towing ride quality than the Load-Leveling system in your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Each does slightly different things to the vehicle. The Quadra-Lift air suspension system allows you to adjust ride height based on speed, road conditions and your preferences but it is not a substitute for a properly-rated and correctly-installed weight distribution hitch that will shift trailer weight forward to your front axle, where you need it for...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags And Wireless Compressor For 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • We can get your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 set up with Firestone air bags as well as a wireless compressor. The Firestone bags are the best constructed, most durable bags you can get, so this is a really nice choice, and there is also an easy-to-use compressor that will allow you to maintain and inflate them with just the use of your smartphone. The exact parts you will need for this set up are the following: - Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2609 - Air Command Compressor...
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  • Recommended Grease for Hub and Drum
  • The grease I highly recommend for you is the LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease for Disc and Drum Brake Applications # L11465. This is the highest-rated grease and will do a fantastic job; I also recommend using the LubriMatic Standard-Duty, Lever Action Grease Gun # L30200. I have added links to video reviews of both the grease and grease gun for you to check out.
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  • What is the Best Grease for Trailer Bearings
  • Even though I cannot comment specifically on the grease you used because I am not familiar with it, I can tell you the best grease for trailer bearings is a a grease with a rating of GC-LB, which just means it is made to withstand very high temperatures (like what occur on a trailer hub that has massive RPMs when travelling, even at slower speeds) so it will continue to lubricate instead of quickly dissipating like you see with lower rated greases. The best grease for trailer bearings...
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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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  • How to Jump Start Vehicle Battery From Aux Battery with Redarc BCDC Charger
  • Than you so much for your recent purchase! If you want to be able to jump start your vehicle's battery using the auxiliary battery your best option really is to add the Redarc Smart Battery Isolator (SBI) # 331-SBI12 to your existing setup that includes your Redarc BCDC Charger # 331-BCDC1225D. I reached out to my contact at Redarc and this is the specific isolator they recommended to work with this charger for this purpose. I have attached a wiring diagram that you might also find...
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  • How To Re-Pack (Grease) Trailer Wheel Bearings
  • When greasing or re-packing the bearings with grease, you need to fill every space of the bearing with grease. This can be done either by hand, by using a bearing packer # L70025, or if you plan on servicing multiple trailers, or just want to cut down on the time it takes, you can pump grease # L11390 into a bearing packer, like # ALL647646 using a standard grease gun # ALL940798. If you are going to do it by hand, start with a gob of grease # L11380 in your palm and then press the...
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  • Are Race Ramps Available Individually
  • The Race Ramps, such as part # RR-RACK-5 are available in pairs and aren't sold individually, but we do offer an aluminum ramp from CargoSmart, part # 3483075 that's 50 inches in width, which would work well with the 45 inch track width of the Spyder. I've linked to a product demonstration video featuring the ramp I recommended.
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  • Fantastic Vent Ceiling Fan Won’t Open or Close
  • The most common problem when a fan like the MaxxFan Plus Roof Vent part # MA00-04500K will run the fan but won't open is the Replacement Rain Sensor for MaxxAir RV or Trailer Roof Vent Fans part # MA34FR . I would first attempt to clean the sensor really well and check for operation. If it works your good to go. If it doesn't use the replacement sensor listed here.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Lincoln Nautilus
  • There are a number of parts needed to flat tow your 2020 Lincoln Nautilus 2.7L V6 engine and we can start with the wiring you asked about, which would be the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This kit is recommended because it is designed to prevent any type of electrical feedback to keep your Lincoln's electrical system safe. Along with this wiring kit here are the other parts recommended to flat tow your 2020 Lincoln Nautilus with a 2.7L V6 engine: -...
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  • Recommendation for Installing the Redarc BCDC Battery Charger for Truck Bed Camper
  • For your 2014 GMC 3500 the second battery does require a charger like the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D which is a great option. This is a customer favorite as well as a personal favorite but it does require cables, fuses # 331-FK60, and connectors sold separately. I recommend using the Bulldog Winch Wiring Kit for ATV/UTV Winches - 120" Long Power Lead # BDW20307 which does have the connectors as well. I've attached...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Lights and Turn Signals Not Working After Installing 7 Way on Vehicle
  • If you've just installed a 7 way connector like the # ETBC7, you'll want to start by testing the plug on the vehicle using a circuit tester like the # PTW2979 to make sure that each pin is operating properly; you can refer to the photo attached or a helpful article that I've linked for information on testing the circuits. I would also recommend making sure that your ground wire on this harness is firmly grounded to a paint and rust free spot, as ground wires are the most common cause for...
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  • Can I Use the Tekonsha 7 Way Plug Tester with a Redarc Tow Pro Liberty Brake Controller
  • Yes. The Tekonsha 7-Way, RV-Style Tester for Brake Controllers - LED Test Lights # 6562 will plug into a 7 way trailer plug on your 2015 Toyota Highlander and allow you to test the function of a Redarc Tow Pro Liberty # RED24FR without any issues.
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  • Recommended 7 Way Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JKU
  • In order to install a 7 way connector on your 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU I recommend using the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires # ETBC7L. The # ETBC7 uses the functions of your existing 4 way and comes with the wiring, butt connectors, circuit breakers and ring terminals needed to complete the installation. The good news is that because you'll be using the Tekonsha Prodigy RF # TK94FR, you won't need to run a wire for the brake...
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  • Tie-Down Straps for 900 lb Boat Trailer
  • In order to choose tie-down straps, you are going to need tie-downs with a break strength that exceeds the weight of the lightest object, so you will want to use straps with a break strength that exceed the weight of your trailer. So I recommend the following straps: - BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 This strap has a 2,500 lb break strength, and you'll use it in combination with gunwale and transom straps. - BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom...
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  • Trailer Light Wiring Diagram for 7-Way on a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • According to my research the following wires for the 7-Way on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 should carry the following functions: Green OR White/Green - Reverse White - Ground Blue - Brake Controller Green OR Green/Purple - Right Turn/Stop Red/Black OR Red/Green - 12V Power Brown OR Gray/Brown - Running Lights Yellow OR Yellow/Gray - Left Turn/Stop The reverse light function green wire should be slightly larger than the green wire for the right turn/stop function (if you have...
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  • Does 12-V Trailer Connector Circuit at 7-way on 2017 Ford F350 Remain Active With Vehicle Running
  • Once the trailer is plugged in and the brake pedal is depressed, the 12-volt power circuit on the trailer connector will become active, and can be used for whatever purposes you wish. Keep in mind that this circuit can maintain a trailer battery, but it won't have the available grunt to charge a discharged battery. To fully charge the battery while the tow vehicle is running, you'll need a DC to DC charger like # 331-BCDC1240D for a 40 amp or # 331-BCDC1250D for a 50 amp charger. If you...
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  • Installing a Towed Vehicle Battery Switched Charging Line on 2016 Ford F53 Chassis Motorhome
  • For your 2016 Coachmen Mirada 35LS, to find a switched power line I recommend using a circuit tester like # 40376. Then you will use the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes # RM-156-75 with solenoid # TR118665 after the circuit breaker with the center post connected to your switched power line. This with make sure that power is only drawn from the motorhome when the ignition switch of your Coachmen is turned on. Then on the towed vehicle (toad) side you can use the Roadmaster...
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  • How To Determine How to Wire New Lights
  • Wire colors are not universal so the only way to determine how to wire up your lights is to use Circuit Tester # PTW2979 to find out the functions of your wires and hook up your lights accordingly. I could not find an order number for you so I can't determine which lights you purchased from us that you are looking for specific help with. For example, the LED RV Tail Light # RVSTLB61 and # RVSTLB60 have a white wire for a ground wire, a green wire for the tail light and black wire for...
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  • How to Determine if 2017 Ford E-450 Has Smart Alternator
  • Thank you for all of the information! In order for the alternator on your 2017 Ford E-450 to be a smart alternator there needs to be some type of sensor to read loads; this is typically found on the negative battery terminal. If you check out the attached photo I received from Redarc you can see an example of what that sensor would look like. I'll address your questions in order, but the ultimate answer is that the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D (for standard...
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  • Can Boat Trailer Be Jacked Up To Change Flat Tire While Still Hooked Up To Truck?
  • Since a trailer hitch ball allows for quite a bit of side to side movement as to not bind up while driving, you shouldn't have any problems using a jack such as the # ALL620470 you were looking at lifting the trailer high enough to change a flat tire. I included a video of the # AL620470 for you to take a look at.
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  • Rack'em Grass Catcher Compatible with Toro Zero Turn Mower
  • The Rack'em Grass Catcher for Toro Lawn Mower with Z-Cut Deck # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO will fit your 52 inch Toro Z mower deck if it has the Z-cut deck. If you have the regular deck then you will use # RCMMS4-EXS1 instead. The best way to determine that fit is to look at the discharge on your deck. The Z-cut will have little cutouts on the front and middle directly on the lip that is raised about 1-1/2 inches. If that lip does not have any cutouts then it is the regular deck. I've attached...
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  • What Is Actually Required to Install the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger
  • In regards to the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D, there are indeed a bunch of add-on's as the battery charger can be used in conjunction with other Redarc products such as the Manager 30 and RedVision. That said, all you really need to get setup and charging your battery/batteries would be the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit part # 331-FK60 (For 40 Amp Models) and some misc. primary wire for power and ground etc. which you can pick up locally. The rest of the stuff you...
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  • Adding a Second Trailer Battery to Power Trailer Accessory Lights
  • While you can add a second battery to power lights, this is going to require a second, 12 volt auxiliary battery; this is the same concept you were thinking of but a breakaway system battery isn't going to have the power or amp hours needed for your lights. Doing this is fairly simple as you will just need to start by mounting Battery Box # 329-HM318BKS to your trailer frame with some self-tapping screws and washers, like you can see in the linked video review of this box. Then to charge...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep TJ
  • Flat towing your 2005 Jeep TJ will require a base plate kit, tow bar, wiring, and braking system, but you will need to remove your front-mounted hitch because it will interfere with the base plates. If this is something you are willing to do, here are all the parts you need in order to flat tow your 2005 Jeep TJ, assuming you also have the standard factory bumper: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1120 - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster...
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  • Will The Rackem Grass Catcher For Scag Lawn Mower Work On The Scag SWZT with the HERO Deck
  • Unfortunately, the Rack'em Grass Catcher for Scag Lawn Mower with Advantage Deck, part # RCMMS4-OBS1, will not fit your Scag SWZT - 48" - Hero Deck. However, I did speak with a rep from Rack'em and he asked for a picture of your mower's discharge opening and it's measurement across in order to get you the correct grass catcher.
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  • Troubleshooting Constant Power on Drivers Side Tail Light of Trailer Connector
  • It sounds like you have a crossed wire after the fuse panel. Sometimes this happens inside the trailer connector, so I recommend removing your trailer connector and using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test each of the wire functions at the US Car Connection locations like you see on this harness # 20147. If this connection works correctly then you will want to replace the 7-way connector on your vehicle because it has an internal issue. If this is the case, I recommend the Hopkins...
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  • Fastway e2 Trunnion Bar System for 840 lb Tongue Weight, With 2 Inch Hitch Ball and 6 Inch Drop
  • Okay we can get you set up with everything you need - the Fastway e2 trunnion bar weight system for your 840 lb tongue weight, the correct 2 inch hitch ball for the system, and the shank required that will allow a 6 inch drop. There isn't an option for a system with the tongue weight you have that has a 2 inch ball pre-installed, so that will need to be something you install. It can be made easier, however, with the 1-7/8" 12pt Thin Walled Socket # ALL643216. With that, here are all...
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  • Is There a Factory Brake Controller Tester Device
  • The Current Monitor with 7-Blade Connector part # 6565 is what we use in our shop when testing trailer brake controllers. It has brake magnets inside so there won't be any issues with trying to trick the vehicle into thinking a trailers is connected. It will read the voltage being sent to the trailer brakes. It also test the lights and battery charge line circuit. The other option which simply lets you know voltage is being sent, not how much is the Tekonsha 7-Way, RV-Style Tester for...
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  • Would Tongue Weight Scale e99044 Work on Sloped Driveway
  • Yes you could get an accurate reading from the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale part # e99044 if the trailer was on a slope as long as the trailer was level.
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  • Is a Solar Controller Needed to Install Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger
  • A solar controller is not required to install the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D, the solar panel does get connected to the charger directly via the yellow wire. As for fuses you will need the 40-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle 25-Amp BCDC Battery Charger # 331-FK40 which gets installed as per the accompanying photos; it will depend on the type of battery (lead acid or Lithium ion) you are using. I have added a link to a video review of this charger...
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  • Firestone Air Springs for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Firestone makes the highest-quality air springs because they are a heavier-duty construction so it is a smart choice to go with that brand. The springs that will work for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 to help keep you level when towing your 5th wheel trailer are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2613. During the installation of these air bags, you are going to want to ensure your air lines are cut perfectly straight, and the best way to do this is by using the Air Hose Cutter...
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  • Will the 1/2 Inch Metal Loom Clamps Work On a 5/16 Inch Frame Rail
  • Yes, the Metal Loom Clamp part # A0500 will work on a trailer frame that is 5/16" thick. The Metal Loom Clamp will actually work on pretty much any frame thickness but you will need to make note of the size screw used. I recommend the Hex Screw part # 101131802 for a 5/16" thick frame as it is 1/2" long. The Wire Loom part # 459075 can then be added to protect your wiring. I have attached a list of our other wiring accessories for you below as well.
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  • Grass Catcher and Mounting Bracket for Toro Grandstand 36 Mower
  • We have grass catchers for several brands of mower including Toro. For your Grandstand 36 the Toro catcher model to use is # RCMMS4-EXS1 along with Toro bracket kit # RBTORO.
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  • How Often Do I Need To Repack The Wheel Bearings On My Cargo Trailer?
  • Wheel bearings should be inspected and grease repacked in the bearings every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. This information can be found in both the Haulmark trailers owners manual and we have it in our article which I have linked below. If you have a boat trailer or you run your trailer in extreme hot and cold temperatures I generally recommend inspecting the grease more often to ensure that it is in good condition and quantity. I recommend the LubriMatic LMX Industrial...
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  • What Does etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044 Weigh
  • The etrailer tongue weight scale part # e99044 that you referenced weighs 5 lbs.
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  • Are Inlet and Outlet Hoses Included with A-iPower Trash Pump # 289-AWP80
  • The A-iPower Trash Pump # 289-AWP80 that you referenced does indeed include the 12 foot inlet hose and the 20 foot discharge/outlet hose. Everything you mentioned seeing in the picture (which I have attached below) is included with this system.
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  • Troubleshooting RV Backup Lights Staying on When Towed Car is Connected
  • The most likely cause for the RV backup lights to suddenly stay on when your towed vehicle is connected is corrosion in the RV connector. In a 7-way socket (please see photo) the 12V power contact at the 1:00 position and the backup light contact in the center can become bridged together. This can occur from corrosion on the inside of the connector or from trapped water or other foreign material that connects these two circuits. You can try an aerosol electrical contact cleaner like...
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  • Grass Catcher for Toro Pro Line Model 44454
  • Since your Toro has the Z-Cut Deck you definitely want to go with the Rack'em Grass Catcher # RCMMS4-EXS1-TORO for a grass catcher.
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  • Does Tekonsha Trailer Wiring Circuit Tester Activate Trailer Brakes
  • The Tekonsha Trailer Wiring Circuit Tester # 8010 does send power back to your trailer brakes to make sure the circuit is working correctly. This will apply your trailer brakes at short intervals and will let you know the condition of your wiring. This means that the tester essentially tells you whether or not your brakes are working, however if something is wrong with them mechanically (as in they need to be replaced because or wear) that will need to be determined by physically inspecting...
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  • Recommended Ramps To Change And Service Tandem Axle Trailer Wheels And Tires
  • I would recommend using the Andersen Rapid Jack # AM3620 over the FloTool RhinoRamps # FT11909MI. You will have issues with the length of the RhinoRamps and the 2nd axle trying to move up and sit on the ramp due to its length. The Andersen is much shorter at 17" versus 35-1/2" of the RhinoRamps. The Andresen unit also takes up less room and can serve multiple uses as it can work as a wheel chock if needed.
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  • No Power To 12V Auxiliary Power On Factory 7 Way Connector 2018 Ram 1500/2500/3500
  • If you are receiving no power at the receptacle but you are receiving power at the bumper 7 way connection then it is unlikely it is a blown fuse. More than likely it is a damaged wire or a bad connector, to determine this start by tracing the black wire associated with the vehicles 7 way 12V auxiliary wire inspecting as you go for breaks or frays in the wire. If your problem still is not resolved after that, you can run a new line using # 10-1-1 from your 7 way connector to your vehicles...
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  • Will the Pollak Circuit Tester Work on Newer Trucks Using LED Lights
  • While the Pollak 7-Way to RV Socket LED Circuit Tester # PK12741 is designed to work with all 7-way connectors. There have been issues with vehicles such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen that have issues due to the LED lights having such a low power draw. The newer truck models are starting to have some of those same issues since they are starting to use led lights as well, so the tester will most likely not draw enough power to work. The best way to remedy that if it happens for...
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