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  • TPMS to Use with Wheel Masters Airless 4-Hose Inflation Kit
  • I reached out to my contact at TireMinder who said that their Smart TPMS # TPMS-APP-6 is only compatible with valve extensions if they are solid steel and not braided. Since the Wheel Masters Airless 4-Hose Inflation Kit # WM82082 uses braided hoses you'll need to use a different system. I reached out to my contact at TST who said that their sensors are compatible as long as the end of the valve is secured with a bracket like what comes with the Wheels Masters kit. Since this is 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 # PTW1714. 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 red...
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  • How is Trailer Tongue Weight for Weight Distribution Determined
  • Since you are asking about tongue weight in the context of a weight distribution system, the answer is a flat yes, the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle does count towards your Total Tongue Weight (TTW). Overall, trailer tongue weight is the downward force that is applied to the trailer hitch, so it would be the weight applied to the hitch. In order to truly determine your tongue weight you do need a scale, and you can do so very easily with the Sherline Trailer...
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  • Recommended Tire Pressure Monitor System for Rubber Valve Stem with Brass Threads
  • The TST TPMS for RVs - Color Display - Signal Booster - 4 Flow Through Tire Sensors # TST-507-FT-4-C as our product page states is brass construction designed for use on steel, chrome, or nickel valve stems. These flow through sensors are larger and require that metal stem for support like # AM20906. The TST TPMS for RVs - Color Display - Signal Booster - 4 Tire Sensors # TST-507-RV-4-C on the other hand is brass construction designed for use on rubber, steel, chrome, or nickel valve...
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  • Will the TST-507-RV-6-C Work on an RV/Toad That is 68 ft Long Overall?
  • I spoke with my contact over at Truck Systems about the TPMS for RVs # TST-507-RV-6-C and those TPMS sensors will work for your RV, but he mentioned that you would likely want to use the system that has the Flow-Through caps instead, which can be found with part # TST-507-FT-6-C . This is the same exact system with the color monitor, but the caps will allow you to fill your tires without removing the TPMS caps if the need arises. Since there is not a pack of 12 sensors available, you'll...
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  • Recommended Jack for Changing Tire on 8,200 Pound Tandem Axle Trailer
  • The Powerbuilt Unijack # ALL620470 referenced in your question has a weight capacity of 4,000 pounds. This is likely enough for your 8,200 pound trailer, but I recommend going up a bit with the Unijack # ALL620471 that is rated for 6,000 pounds. This will give you more of a safety margin for jacking up the trailer to change a tire. This bottle jack features a lift range of 11 to 21 inches and the safety bar locks the jack into place removing the need for jack stands. I have attached...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for I-Beam Trailers with GTW up to 20,000 Lbs
  • In order to choose the correct weight distribution system, you will need to find the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup by adding the tongue weight (TW) of both your loaded ready to tow trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The average TW rating of a trailer is typically 10-15% of the gross trailer weight (GTW). An easy way to find this would involve using a tongue weight scale like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale part # 5780. When...
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  • Is Travel Trailer Being Slightly Off Level Normal
  • It seems like you are attempting to get your 2019 Forest River Cherokee absolutely level, though you should be focusing on simply getting as level as possible, which is going to depend on various factors like the terrain and your trailer's load, so being slightly off level is normal. For example, you mention it gets more off level when you extend the slide out, which makes sense because the weight is being distributed differently in the trailer compared to when the slide out is not...
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  • Easiest to Install/Use Tire Pressure Monitoring System for Trailer Application
  • The tire pressure monitoring system I would recommend for a "beginner" or anyone looking for the easiest to setup and easiest to use in general is the TST TPMS part # TST-507-FT-4. The reason I recommend it is because it installs easier by attaching to the valve stems (others mount in the tire), it's a flow through design which means you can inflate/deflate the tires without removing the sensors, and because it has a grayscale display instead of color which helps with the cost. If you...
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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 Truck Camper Dual Battery Charging System
  • The NOCO Genius Mini On-Board Battery Charger - AC to DC - 2-Bank - 8 Amp # 329-GENM2 will work for a shore power to batter power charger for batteries up to 120 amp hours. If your batteries are larger then you will need the NOCO Genius On-Board Battery Charger - AC to DC - 4-Bank - 40 Amp - 12V # 329-GEN4 to charge batteries up to 230 amp hours. Most truck campers will instead use a DC to DC charger for the camper batteries. If your batteries are under 200 amp hours, I recommend the...
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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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  • Are Redarc Battery Chargers # BCDC1225D and # BCDC1240D Compatible with AGM and Lithium Batteries
  • Yes, both of the BCDC Redarc batteries, part # 331-BCDC1225D and part # 331-BCDC1240D, are compatible with AGM, gel, standard lead acid, calcium, and Lithium ion (LiFePO4) batteries. The wiring configuration will be very similar between the two. You will just need a low voltage disconnect when using the Lithium Ion battery as you can see in the attached photos. To get the proper fuses you will need the 40-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit # 331-FK40 for part # 331-BCDC1225D, or the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse...
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  • Recommended Tire Pressure Monitoring System for 35 Foot Travel Trailer
  • There is a great option for a tire pressure monitoring system on your 35' travel trailer, although the TireMinder TPMS for Dual Axle Trailers # TPMS-TRAILER is only designed to work on trailers that are up to 25' in length and would not be the right system for you. Instead I strongly recommend the TireMinder TPMS for RVs # TM-A1A-4 because it is a very effective and easy to use system that has a 50' transmission range, allowing it to be used on a 35' travel trailer like yours. The...
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  • Recommended Wiring for RedArc BCDC Charger Used for Auxiliary Battery to Power Inverter
  • To connect your Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D, you will need the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle 40-Amp BCDC Battery Charger # 331-FK60. This will protect your vehicle and battery from potentially damaging overcurrent from short circuits or overloads. You will run the Red Wire from your RedArc unit to the fuse, and then from the fuse to the positive battery terminal on your vehicle start battery. I've...
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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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  • Difference Between Rack Em Grass Catcher # RCMMS4-EXS1 and # RCMMS4-EXS15
  • Measure the discharge opening of your Exmark Viking Hydro and you'll know which of the two grass catchers is what you need. If you have a 4 inch discharge opening you need the part # RCMMS4-EXS1 or if you have a 5 inch opening you'd want the part # RCMMS4-EXS15.
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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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  • Comparing TireMinder Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems TPMS-APP-4 and TM-A1A-4
  • TireMinder part # TM-A1A-4 is a complete pressure monitoring system that includes the 4 tire sensors/transmitters, the monitor, signal booster and other parts including batteries for the sensors. TireMinder part # TPMS-APP-4 is a similar system that instead uses your smartphone as the monitor. This model requires Bluetooth 4.0 and an iPad or iPhone with iOS7 or Android with KitKat 4.4+. The two linked review videos will highlight the details on these products.
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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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  • Battery Management System for Camper in GMC Sierra That Can Charge from Solar/Alternator/Shore
  • Your best option is the The Manager30 Battery Management System with Lithium Profile # 331-BMS1230S2-NA. It does everything you need it to do, is perfectly compatible with your setup and batteries, and is an all-in-one solution that eliminates the guesswork of trying to piece together something that would most likely cost about the same. I attached a review video and an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2015 Ford Transit T250 with Factory Tow Package
  • To the best of our knowledge there is no plug-in adapter that will work on your 2015 Ford Transit T250. There should be a bundle of wires under the driver side dash that you can connect the adapter that you have picture to. Simply cut off the end that doesn't connect to your brake controller and use a circuit tester like part # 40376 to test for the following functions that you can splice your harness to: Blue - Brake Controller Output Black - 12V Power White - Ground Red - COLD Side...
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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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  • Recommended Mounting Location for Redarc DC to DC Battery Charger # BCDC1225D
  • It is advised to install the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1240D or # 331-BCDC1225D in your trailer and not your truck. I've attached videos of this installation to assist. Specifically we put this product in the front storage compartment of the RV to be close to the wiring that connects to the vehicle and also the trailer battery because the unit installs between those two components. The In-Vehicle refers to the trailer and not the tow vehicle so you can use the...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 24-Foot Enclosed Trailer with Limited Frame Clearance
  • You could use a friction sway control device like # 83660 to help control the sway effects caused by passing trucks, but with a 24-foot enclosed trailer that has a lot of surface area for wind to push on, you will get much better results with a weight distribution system that has built-in sway prevention. These perform much better, and they also allow you back up the trailer without having to disconnect the sway arm. All friction arm units must be disengaged before you try to back up the...
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  • RedArc BCDC Battery Charger Compatibility with Variable Voltage System and AGM Batteries
  • The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D is designed to work with smart alternators like yours when you use the 60-Amp Relay Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-RK1260. You will also need to use the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle 40-Amp BCDC Battery Charger # 331-FK60. This prevents your alternator being overloaded and it won't back-feed your alternator either. This system is rated for AGM or Lithium...
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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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  • Recommended Vehicle to Trailer Battery Charger for Trailer Battery
  • Without hesitation, I recommend using a 7-way trailer connector and using the 12V charge line you find at the 1 o'clock position to run to a battery charger and then your trailer battery. Most charge lines only take whatever amperage is not being used by the vehicle and sends it to the trailer battery providing a maintenance charge. Your trailer clearance lights will run without issue using either plug and drawing power from your vehicle, so the 7-way will serve you well for that function...
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  • Parts Needed to Protect Trailer Battery from Overcharge Due to Vehicle Battery
  • The 12V power from your 2006 Ford F-150 will actually only trickle charge the battery on your trailer, meaning the charge rate is very slow. If you are using your battery on a regular basis then it would be more beneficial to use a charger like part # CTEK56353 when you are parked than it would be to rely on your alternator to charge the battery. With that being said, we do have a selection of battery charger/maintainers that you can add to your setup to help protect your battery. I...
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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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  • Portable Air Compressor with High Duty Cycle
  • I'm not sure what you meant by '[email protected] duty cycle', but the # BDW41003 compressor you've been looking at has a 10 minute duty cycle (defined as running at 100 psi at 72° F). That means that at 100 psi, you'll be able to run the compressor for about 10 minutes before it starts overheating. This compressor is recommended for tires up to 33 inches in diameter. The # BDW41000, has a 40 minute duty cycle, and sound more like what you're looking for. The compressor will operate at up to 150psi...
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  • Compatibility of DC to DC Charging Trailer Batteries While Operating Refrigerator Off Inverter
  • Yes. The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D is designed to allow you to run your inverter and other components while towing. If you need more than the 25 amps and 375 watts for your application, then I recommend the 40 amp # 331-BCDC1240D which will give you 600 watts.
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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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  • Recommendation For TPMS Option For Trailers
  • I understand your concerns and most of the reliable TPMS options include a booster component. Depending on your tire setup, I recommend the TireMinder RV TPMS for Smartphone, Item # TPMS-APP-6. The TireMinder system, Item # TPMS-APP-6, comes with 6 brass transmitters that check tire pressure and temperature. The sensors easily install onto your tire's valve stems, have a pressure range of 0-232 PSI, and the system can be expanded up to 22 tires. This system requires Bluetooth and...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • There is no plug-and-play brake controller harness for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 so brake controller installation will be a hard-wire process. Under the driver's seat there should be a green plug. The wires to this plug can be tested with a circuit tester like # 40376 to confirm their function since vehicle wire colors are not always consistent. A brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 has 4 wires that require connection to the Sprinter. The black wire is 12V...
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  • How to Monitor Tires on 2018 Ford F-250 with TST Tire Pressure Monitoring System for Trailer
  • The TPMS on your 2018 Ford F-250 are using their own system and it won't be compatible with the TST TPMS # TST-507-FT-4-C that you are using for your trailer. If you wanted to use the TST to monitor the tires on your F-250 as well then you'll need to install some TST sensors on your truck tires. You can either use more of the Flow Through Sensors # TST-507-FT-S2 (which comes with a quantity of 2 sensors) or you could mount the Internal Sensor # TST-507-INT-S1 on all 4 wheels but this option...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a Jayco Hummingbird 17 RK
  • In order to choose the correct weight distribution system, you will need to find the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup by adding the tongue weight (TW) of both your loaded ready to tow trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. An easy way to find this would involve using a tongue weight scale like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale part # 5780. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want your total tongue weight to fall in...
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  • Trailer Level With Fifth Wheel Pin Box Brackets
  • I do have an option for you but the Camco AccuLevel Trailer Bubble Level part # CAM25563 does not come with brackets or hardware to install. I recommend Wheel Masters Level Master Trailer Bubble Level with 5th Wheel Pin Box Mounting Bracket part # WM6780. The level comes with the mounting hardware needed. I have attached a photo for your reference. If you do not want to drill into the pin box, I recommend Hopkins Never Fade Trailer Bubble Level Set part # HM08526 that is a stick on option.
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  • Safe Grease Gun Pressure for Filling Hubs with Grease on EZ Lube Spindles
  • Care should be taken when loading grease into a hub that is installed on an EZ-Lube spindle. It is very easy to over-fill the hub and apply too much pressure and blow out the grease seals. Even the double-lip seals like # 34823 used with EZ-Lube hubs can be blown out from excess grease pressure. The standard grease guns we offer top out at a maximum pressure of 7000-psi, but many are rated for lower pressure, such as # ALL940798 (4500-psi) and # L30132-11399 (3600-psi). That said, we...
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  • Troubleshooting RV Electric Brakes That Do Not Engage
  • Since you have tried your truck with another RV trailer and found that trailer's brakes worked fine with your truck and its brake controller this suggests the problem is on the trailer side. There is a simple test you can do on your trailer's brakes that needs only a well-charged battery, such as the one in your truck. If you connect wires to the battery and directly apply their other ends to the brake and ground contacts on the trailer's 7-way (see photo please) all brakes on the trailer...
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  • Types of Battery Chargers for Auxiliary Battery on Dump Truck/Trailer
  • We do offer battery chargers, including AC-powered unit like NOCO Genius # 329-GEN2 and DC-powered types like Redarc # 331-BCDC1225D, as well as Solar panel chargers like # PTW2997 that help maintain your auxiliary battery whenever sunlight is available. The vehicle wiring kits we sell are generally limited to passenger vehicles to allow them to tow recreational trailers. If you are looking for a heavy-duty wiring kit to deliver power to your dump bed motor this would best be sourced...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring for Solar and Vehicle Charged Trailer Batteries with Inverter
  • I can absolutely help you with this trailer. First, I recommend using the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long # 277-000141 along with ring terminals # 44-5310A. This will easily allow you to convert your 4-way wiring and also add your trailer brakes using # 10-1-1. Then you can use the 10 inch # AKEBRK-35-SA for the 4 hole mounting flange or 12 inch # AKEBRK-7-SA brake assemblies for the 5 bolt mounting flange. For your charging your trailer batteries from...
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  • How to Charge Trailer Batteries with the Vehicle's Alternator and Shore Power
  • I do have options for you but the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1240D would not accept AC current from shore power and then use that to charge your two AGM batteries while disconnected from the tow vehicle. The Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger would still be needed while driving but when parked you would need to install a power converter to charge the batteries using shore power. The correct power converter will vary depending on the A/h of your batteries...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Towing 8000-lb Travel Trailer with 2018 Ford F-150
  • The towing capacity for the 2018 Ford F-150 depends on the specific drivetrain and chassis components - engine, rear differential, cab style and wheelbase. Some models will have plenty of towing capacity but not all so I suggest checking the online Ford Towing Guide. As an example, the 2018 F-150 4 x 2 regular cab with 3.5L V6 and 3.55 axle ratio and 141-inch wheelbase can tow 10,700-lbs. Some other combinations of equipment mean lower or higher trailer towing capacity. The length and...
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  • Is TireMinder Smart TPMS Compatible with Sync 3 Bluetooth in 2018 Ford F-250
  • From what I could find it doesn't look like the Sync 3 system from Ford will support the TireMinder App just yet. You may still be able to use the TireMinder # TPMS-APP-4 that uses the Smartphone display but I don't think you'll be able to utilize it with your 2018 Ford F-250 unless you are somehow able to install the app on your truck. If you can't download the app and/or it doesn't work with the Sync 3 then we have the TST System # TST-507-RV-4-C which uses the standard sensors or...
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  • Is the 507 TST Tire Pressure Monitoring System for RVs Available with a Grayscale Monitor
  • Yes, we have the TST TPMS for RVs # TST-507-FT-4-C available with the grayscale display listed as part # TST-507-FT-4 on our site. This includes the signal booster and the 4 flow through tire sensors 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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  • 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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  • How To Add Additional Sensors to the TST TPMS for RVs TST-507
  • In order to add TPMS sensors to your tow vehicle to use with the TST TPMS for RVs part # TST-507-RV-4-C you will also need the Brass Tire Sensors for TST TPMS part # TST-507-RV-S4. The only other thing I recommend for you is extra batteries, the Replacement CR1632 Batteries part # MRI-CR1632. The above will include everything that you need to get setup and hit the road.
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  • Should Tongue Weight be Measured When Choosing Weight Distribution
  • I definitely recommend finding your trailer's tongue weight when choosing a weight distribution system. You need to have the trailer loaded like it will be when you're towing it and you also need to add in any weight you put behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle because this counts as tongue weight when it comes to weight distribution. Since you don't have a scale that measures high enough I recommend the BetterWeigh from Curt, part # C51701. It plugs into the OBD-II port and uses...
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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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  • 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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  • Electric Brake Controller Installation on a 2017 Cutaway Chevrolet 4500 RV
  • We haven't had the chance to install a brake controller on a 2017 Chevy 4500 Cutaway but it's very likely to be the same. The first difference I would be careful of though is the wiring coloring. Before assuming the wire color is all the same use a circuit tester, like part # 40376, to test each wire you find for function. Vehicle manufacturers aren't very consitent on wire colors; especially from year to year. If you need other components, like a trailer hitch or 7-way connector...
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  • Recommended Vehicle to Trailer Battery Charger with Solar Power Option
  • The CTEK battery charger # CTEK56353 is a great charger for when you have shore power, but will not work for a vehicle to trailer battery charger. To charge your trailer battery from your Outback 2.5i, you will need a different type of charger. I personally prefer the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input # 331-BCDC1240D which allows you to charge your battery while your vehicle is not running. This unit has the ability to charge at 40 amps, use solar, and isolate your...
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  • Solution For Powering An ARB Fridge While Dry Camping
  • I recommend the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1250D, the main reason for this is controlled current draw. By using a BCDC, this charge current will be regulated to a specific amount. The current draw from the starting battery would be limited to 55-58amps. The BCDC should be mounted no further than 5 feet from the batteries it is charging. This ensure the output voltage is not effected by voltage drop. Some other steps to consider include changing your battery...
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  • Grease Recommendation and Schedule for Dexter EZ Lube Spindles
  • Standard tapered trailer wheel bearings are recommended to be re-packed with fresh bearing grease about every year or every 12,000 miles under normal use. In certain conditions this interval could be shorter, such as if you routinely tow the trailer under conditions of extreme heat or near its maximum load capacity. This and other recommended trailer maintenance procedures are outlined in the linked article, which may interest you. The best grease around for trailer hubs is the "Red"...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Installing a Trailer Hitch Receiver to Proper Manufacturer Torque Specifications
  • There really isn't a way to torque your bolts to specs without using a torque wrench. Not using this will void your warranty because it wasn't installed properly. I recommend getting the Powerbuilt Dual Drive Torque Wrench - 3/8" and 1/2" - 10 to 150 ft-lb # ALL944001 or the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive # ALL940962 to convert your traditional ratchet into a torque wrench.
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed for a 2018 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup 16BHS
  • The general rule of thumb is that if the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the trailer is more than 50% of the GVWR of the vehicle, a weight distribution system is recommended. Since the 3877 GVWR of your trailer will in fact be more than 50% of the GVWR for both your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2005 GMC Yukon, I would recommend you use a weight distribution system. In order to choose the correct weight distribution system, you will need to find the total tongue weight (TTW) of...
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  • Is there a TireMinder Monitoring System that Comes with 10 Sensors
  • We have TireMinder systems with 6 sensors and additional sensors can be added. For 6 sensor systems we have # TM-A1A-6 which is the regular system and # TPMS-APP-6 which uses a smartphone as the monitor (smartphone is of course sold separately). Additional sensors are available is 2-packs. For aluminum use # TM-2ALUM. For brass use # TM-2BRASS. The sensors included with the 6-sensors sets are all brass.
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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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  • 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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  • High Capacity Oil Drain Container for Motorhome that Will Drain 21 Quarts of Oil
  • The best solution we have would be the FloTool Super Drain part # FT42008 which can hold up to 58 quarts and would easily contain all 21 quarts of the oil your motorhome drains. The # FT42004 would have some oil above the red drain plug like you said wouldn't work for you.
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  • Installation Kit and Wiring for Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger 331-BCDC1225D
  • To install your Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D you can use the matching installation kit # 331-FK40 which includes fuse holders, fuses and cable crimps. Based on the 40-amp value of the fuses supplied in the kit you will be fine with 8-gauge wire for a 12-foot run.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Level That Does Not Require Drilling
  • We do have trailer levels that do not require drilling into your camper, but the Camco AccuLevel Trailer Bubble Level # CAM25563 does require drilling to mount it. Since you (understandably) do not want to drill a hole in your camper I recommend the Hopkins Electronic LED Smart Level # HM08201 which mounts onto your camper with adhesive backing. It can be used for side-to-side or front-to-back leveling, is easy to use with the press of its on/off button and is weatherproof to keep it...
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  • Which Rack Em Grass Catcher Fits 50 inch Toro Timecutter
  • For your 50 inch Toro Timecutter you just need the part # RCMMS4-EXS1 since your mower does not have the z-cut deck.
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  • Recommendation for Wireless Tire PSI Monitors.
  • For your application I recommend going with the TireMinder TPMS for RVs # TM-A1A-6 which comes with a signal booster and 6 tire sensors with the brass construction (for use on rubber, steel, chrome, or nickel valve stems). This system falls under your price point and refreshes automatically to give you new tire info every 4 minutes. It also includes a USB charger to power the monitor through your vehicle's 12V accessory outlet. The only time this will exceed your budget is if you are...
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  • Does the TST-507-RV-6-C Tire Pressure Monitoring System Include Theft-Proof Sensors
  • The # TST-507-RV-6-C Truck Systems Technologies Tire Pressure Monitoring System you referenced does indeed include the theft resistant sensors/caps as shown in the provided photo. The caps are removed using the provided wrench. This isn't a manufacturer stock photo, it was actually taken here, about a 50 foot walk away from where I'm sitting. What you will receive is what appears in the photo. I've linked you to a product description and a demonstration video featuring this TPM system.
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  • Can 12-Volt Battery Charger Charge Two 6-Volt Batteries Wired in Series
  • Being able to charge batteries wired in series isn't CTEK's strong suit. The # CTEK56353 charger will read the output as 12 volts, and could consider the batteries fully charged but it's possible they wouldn't be balanced. In this instance, CTEK recommends using a charger for 6V batteries, like part # CTEK56191 to charge the batteries individually. The batteries should be disconnected from each other for charging. The NOCO chargers however, like # 329-GENIUS10 is capable of charging...
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  • Can Marine Wheel Bearing Grease Be Used In a Utility Trailer
  • Yes, you can use marine wheel bearing grease in both your boat and utility trailer. It will not hurt anything at all to use marine wheel bearing grease in your utility trailer. The only real difference between the two greases is that the marine wheel bearing grease is much more hydrophobic so it repels water more effectively. However, marine wheel bearing grease is typically less cost effective than just standard wheel bearing grease which is why everyone just doesn't use marine wheel bearing...
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  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System That can be Submerged in Water on Boat Trailer
  • The TireMinder RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System # TM-A1A-6 is weatherproof which means it can withstand the elements, but should not be fully submerged in water. I contacted a representative of Tuson who said their Towable Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems can be submerged in salt water because like you said, they are mounted inside your trailer tires. The correct monitoring system with 6 sensors will depend on the size of your valve stems. You will need part # TPMS6WIVS which works...
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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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  • Wheel Bearing Grease Recommendation for 7k Lippert Axle
  • The RED grease is the best grease for trailer hubs. It's marine grade and the most heavy-duty grease around so its what we recommend the most. For that you would want # L11390. This grease also happens to be the most universal. You are going to need to measure your current spindle to determine whether or not you need a 2-1/8 inch seal like # RG06-090 or if you need a 2-1/4 inch seal like # RG06-070. You will need to take the measurement of the spindle where the grease seal rides....
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  • Recommended Trailer Battery Charging System for Enclosed Motorcycle Trailer for Tools and Mattress
  • You can absolutely use a battery in your trailer to do all the things you desire. You will simply want to get a deep cycle battery and get the amp hour rating you desire. I recommend using the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Dual Input - 25 Amp # 331-BCDC1225D or 40 Amp # 331-BCDC1240D. You add the 60-Amp MIDI Fuse Kit for Redarc In-Vehicle 40-Amp BCDC Battery Charger # 331-FK60 to protect your batteries and get a system that will allow you to charge AGM, gel, standard led...
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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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  • Weight Distribution for 2018 F-150 Towing Travel Trailer with 1000-lbs Loaded Tongue Weight
  • The key to picking out the right weight distribution system for your travel trailer is to load the trailer a few times and measure the actual fully-loaded and road-ready tongue weight with scale # 5780. Of course the loaded TW will be higher than the specified dry hitch weight but it is important to know the actual tongue weight of the trailer as you will actually be loading/using it. You also need to add the weight of any cargo in the bed of the F-150 that sits behind the rear axle,...
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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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  • No Power On Running Light Circuit Of Vehicle
  • It sounds like either you have a bad ground on the truck at the 4-pin or 7-pin connector or there is a bad/missing fuse. Since you are not getting power at the running light circuit only, it is a good idea to check the owner's manual of your vehicle for the fuse location of the trailer tow park lamp or any other fuses related to towing in your vehicle. If you double check the fuses and there are not any missing or damaged, check the ground on the connectors to make sure they are grounded...
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  • Wiring Tester Kit for Both Vehicle Side and Trailer Side Connectors
  • I do have options for you but we do not have an all inclusive tester kit that will test flat and round trailer connectors on both the trailer and vehicle. Instead you will want to use part # HM50928 for the trailer end and part # HM50918 for the vehicle end. Both kits have the ability to test 4-flat, 6-round, and 7-way connectors. I have attached a review video on both the vehicle side and trailer side tester kit for you as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Lippert Ground Control 2.0 Leveling System Error Code
  • There are a couple of things as I talked with my contact at Lippert. You will need to follow this system perfectly of the error will not clear. You need to extend the front jacks 6 inches, then the rear jacks 6 inches, and then press and hold the retract button until the jacks are all retracted. This should clear the error. If it does not, then use a multimeter like # BTMT15 check to make sure that left front jack is getting the proper battery voltage. If it is under 12V then it...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Shank for an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The general rule of thumb is that if the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the trailer is more than 50% of the GVWR of the vehicle, a weight distribution system is recommended. Therefore, yes you will want to use a weight distribution system. In order to choose the correct weight distribution system, you will need to find the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup by adding the tongue weight (TW) of both your loaded ready to tow trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear...
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  • Charging Dump Trailer Battery Recommendations
  • The CTEK 12-Volt Universal Battery Charger w/ Pulse Maintenance # CTEK56353 is a charger that you'd use when the trailer is parked. It plugs into a wall outlet and will charge your dump trailer battery all the way up quickly. It would not be a charger that could charge the trailer battery as the truck and trailer are travelling down the road. I attached a review video for the charger for you to check out as well. If you wanted to directly charge the winch off your truck battery then...
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  • Duty Cycle or Continuous Working Time Of Bulldog Winch Portable Air Compressor
  • The Bulldog Winch Portable Air Compressor part # BDW41004 has a duty cycle of 10 minutes. After 10 minutes you want to give it time to cool down before using it again. The compressor will inflate at 1.2 cubic feet per minute.
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  • How do I Know if I Have a Smart Alternator?
  • The best way to tell is to look for the sensor on the battery. Variable Voltage Alternators require some sort of battery sensing technology to determine load coming from the battery and this is done by a battery sensor which is found on one of the battery terminals (usually the battery negative).
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  • TireMinder Pressure Monitoring System For 35 Foot Motorhome
  • The biggest difference between a Tire monitor pressure system for a trailer and a motorhome is the sensor range. Systems that come with a signal booster are normally compatible with a motor home. The TireMinder TPMS for Dual Axle Trailers - Solar Powered with 4 tire sensors part # TPMS-TRAILER is only designed for single-axle trailers up to 25 ft long so it's not going to be a fit for your 35 ft motor home. For your motor home I recommend TireMinder TPMS for RVs - LCD Monitor - Signal...
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  • Where Are the Trailer Light Fuses On a 2008 Ford F-350
  • The trailer tow fuses/relays for your 2008 Ford F-350 are all located in the power distribution center (PDC) which can be found under the hood, next to your engine. I have attached these locations for you below but for future reference they are listed in your owner's manual. #20 - Relay - Left Stop/Turn Trailer Tow #21 - Relay - Right Stop/Turn Trailer Tow #34 - 25 Amp Fuse - Stop/Turn Trailer Tow Relay #42 - 30 Amp Fuse - Park Lights Trailer Tow Relay #55 - Relay - Park Lights...
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  • Can Rubber Valve Stems be Swapped to Metal to Use TST Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • We actually have had customers make the swap from rubber valve stems to metal valve stems so they can use the TST TPMS for RVs - Color Display - Signal Booster - 4 Flow Through Tire Sensors # TST-507-FT-4-C. I added the cut out of that review for you to check out so you will have no problem whatsoever making that change. Just be sure the valve stems are steel, chrome or nickel. You can use the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 which fits either of the standard hole sizes...
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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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  • What Brand of Vehicles Will the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale Work On
  • The BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale part # C51701 will work on any vehicle made on or after 1996 sold in the USA. The brand such as Ford, Toyota, BMW etc. does not matter since all vehicles made on or after 1996 sold in the USA would have been required by law to come with an OBD-II port which is essentially a way to read the vehicle's computers.
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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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  • Can UltraSafe Battery Charger with JumpCharge Engine Start be Used with 4-Bank Battery Setup
  • The NOCO Genius UltraSafe Battery Charger with JumpCharge Engine Start # 329-G15000 is designed more with a single battery in mind. Since you have a 4-bank battery setup you need the NOCO Genius On-Board Battery Charger # 329-GEN4 instead. If you have 6V batteries for your bank (which is becoming more common) then you need the NOCO Genius UltraSafe Battery Charger and Maintainer # 329-G4 instead which is designed for both 6V and 12V systems. It just charges a bit slower than the other...
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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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  • Weight Distribution/Anti-Sway Setup for Tri-Toon Boat Trailer with Pole Tongue and Surge Coupler
  • Boat trailers tend to be light in the tongue (and heavy at the rear) and this can lead to more sway than with trailers that have a tongue weight in the ideal 12-14% range. Since your boat trailer has a pole tongue it will be necessary to add a pole tongue adapter like one of those shown on the linked page; these provide a mounting point for the weight distribution system's spring bar brackets. The key to picking out a WD system is knowing the total fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) of...
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