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  • Will TST TPMS for RVs Work With Rubber Valve Stems and Steel Valve Extensions
  • I reached out to the manufacturer, TST, for you about the TST TPMS for RVs - 6 Tire Sensors # TST-507-RV-6-C and TST TPMS for RVs - 6 Flow Through Tire Sensors # TST-507-FT-6-C. I was told that for your set up, with rubber valve stems and steel valve extensions the system you will need is the TST TPMS for RVs - Color Display - Signal Booster - 6 Tire Sensors # TST-507-RV-6-C. These are safe for use with your steel valve extensions and rubber valve stems. They told me that the flow-through...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Difference Between TST-507-RV-6-C and TST-507-FT-6-C Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
  • The only difference between the TST TPMS # TST-507-RV-6-C and # TST-507-FT-6-C is the type of tire sensors that are included with each kit. Kit # TST-507-RV-6-C comes with 6 standard tire sensors, whereas kit # TST-507-FT-6-C comes with 6 flow through tire sensors, which let you inflate or deflate your tires without needing to remove them from the valve stems. The added convenience easily outweighs the small price difference, so I personally recommend going with # TST-507-FT-6-C.
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can TST Flow Through Tire Sensors Replace Standard Sensors
  • To replace the standard sensors of your TST TPMS for RVs # TST-507-RV-4-C you need the standard Brass Tire Sensors # TST-507-RV-S4, but you can absolutely upgrade your system to use the flow through tire sensors. I recommend doing this because you don't have to remove flow through sensors to add air to your tires, making it much easier. To add 4 of the flow-through sensors you need to order a quantity of 2 of the Flow Through Tire Sensors for TST TPMS # TST-507-FT-S2. It sounds like...
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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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  • 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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  • Is TST TPMS for RVs with 6 Flow Through Tire Sensors Compatible with All Rubber Valve Stems
  • The TST TPMS for RVs with 6 Flow Through Tire Sensors # TST-507-FT-6-C are compatible with steel, chrome, or nickel valve stems. Since you have rubber valve stems you need the kit # TST-507-RV-6-C with the standard sensors instead.
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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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  • Difference Between TST-507-FT-4 and TST-507-FT-4-C Truck Systems Technologies Tire Pressure Monitors
  • The only difference between the Truck Systems Technologies Tire Pressure System # TST-507-FT-4-C and the # TST-507-FT-4 is that the # TST-507-FT-4-C features a color display monitor and the # TST-507-FT-4 uses a black/white display monitor. Other than that, they're identical. I've linked to a product demonstration video featuring the # TST-507-FT-4-C.
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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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  • 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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  • How Tow Keep Trailer Battery Charged While In Storage
  • If you just need a solar panel to keep your battery charged while in storage then the Solar Battery Charger part # PTW2997 will be perfect for this and you don't have to worry about overcharging either. I am not sure what you mean by using the battery to keep them on but the above will not draw any power from your battery. If you want something to actually provide a charge when you are actively using the battery then you can use the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar...
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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 or etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044, but we can make a good guesstimate. With a 3,100 lb boat, since the trailers...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Air Compressor for Inflating Large RV Tires
  • There are a couple of air compressors I recommend for inflating your large RV tires up to 100 psi, both from Bulldog Winch. These are portable compressors (both of which come with a carry bag) that connect to a 12v battery for power and will do a great job of inflating your large RV tires, with the major difference being the maximum airflow output. - 2.5 CFM (cubic feet per minute) Airflow: Bulldog Winch Portable Air Compressor # BDW41003 - 5.65 CFM (cubic feet per minute) Airflow:...
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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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  • 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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  • What is Difference Between TST Tire Pressure Monitor Systems # TST-507-FT-4 and # TST-507-FT-4-C
  • The two kits you mentioned are basically the exact same with exception being the color of the display. The # TST-507-FT-4-C has the color display that puts the alert messages in red if there's high or low pressure as well as temperature whereas the gray scale # TST-507-FT-4 would display everything in the same gray-like color. Either kit works great on rubber valve stems. For the second trailer you'd need additional sensors with # TST-507-RV-S4 and you'd be able to use it with the same...
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  • How To Charge Lithium Ion Batteries While Driving and Hooked Up to 110 Volt Power
  • In order to charge two lithium-ion batteries while you drive you really only have one option which is to use the vehicle's alternator. In order to pull current from the vehicle's alternator and apply the correct charge profile you need a pretty sophisticated device, the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1250D which will make sure you don't undercharge the tow vehicle's battery and overcharge the trailer's batteries or vice versa. Then, in order to charge the batteries...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Tire Pressure Monitoring System with 12 Sensors
  • The TST TPMS for RVs - Color Display - Signal Booster - 6 Tire Sensors # TST-507-RV-6-C are a great choice for your Class A and trailer. This company actually started out making TPMS for tractor trailers, so these are extremely durable and I really like the color monitor on the system since it's easy to read. Because of the length of the two vehicles I do recommend adding the Signal Booster # TST-507-R. Since the kit comes with 6 sensors you will need 6 more which can be added with...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Activating 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 2002 Ford F-150
  • Easiest way to activate the 12 volt accessory circuit of your 7-way will be to run a length of 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) through a breaker like part # 9510 from the positive post of your battery to the 1:00 of your F-150's trailer wiring.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Parts Are Needed to Add Electric Brakes to a Trailer with a 2,000 Lb Axle
  • In order to install electric brakes on your trailer you will need a brake mounting flange, brake assembly, hub/drum, trailer wiring, breakaway kit, and brake controller. I have attached my recommendations on each of the following for you below: Brake Mounting Flange: part # 4-34 (2) Brake Assembly: part # AKEBRK-2 Hub/Drum: part # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K (2) Trailer Wiring: part # e99011 Breakaway System part # 20099 Brake Controller: part # 90885 In order to be sure the...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997
  • The Performance Tool 2.5-Watt Solar Battery Charger # PTW2997 is weatherproof and designed to be installed on the outside of a trailer. I've attached a video to assist with the install. Furrion doesn't have a plug compatible with their solar inlet available outside of their own large kits, so I recommend bypassing the Solar inlet. You can use a different style plug or simply drill a hole for the wiring and use a silicone sealant. If you have the Solar port from the manufacturer like...
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  • How to Find the Correct Size Grease Cap for a Trailer
  • I am not aware of any way to determine the correct size grease cap save for measuring the opening on the hub with a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. There is no cross reference chart based off of the bearings to my knowledge. The next size up we have from 1.98". is part # TRDC-233 which measures 2.33". I have attached a list of our options for you as well.
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  • 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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  • Which Rack Em Grass Catcher Fits Scag Cheetah Mower
  • I checked with Rack Em and the correct Grass Catcher for the Scag Cheetah that you have is the part # RCMMS4-OVBS1 that you referenced.
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Does the Trailer Need To Be Level To Install the Hopkins Electronic LED Smart Level
  • The trailer does have to be level or as close as possible to install the Hopkins Electronic LED Smart Level part # HM08201 according to my contact at Hopkins. Please note, the Hopkins Electronic LED Smart Level is designed specifically for the Hopkins Leveling Kit part # HM08200. If the Hopkins Electronic LED Smart Level was not initially installed on a level trailer then the system would not correctly show level each time you went to activate it since the baseline reading was off.
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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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  • How To Lift and Store a Travel Trailer with Torsion Axles
  • The only option I have for you to store a torsion axle trailer with the wheels off the ground is by using jack stands, the Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack part # ALL620471 would be a good option as they have built-in bottle jacks and offer up to 21" of lift. These bottle jacks will need to be placed on all four corners of the trailer under the frame, not the axle tube. This option will then allow for you to remove the wheels/tires and store these in a cool dry area while also allowing for...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Could Bulldog Winch Compressor Kit # BDW41005 Inflate Tires and Run Impact if Needed
  • The Bulldog Winch Constant Duty Air Compressor # BDW41005 will work great for what you are looking for. You can run it up to the switches you have now but it does come with a switch and gauge setup that allows you to monitor the air pressure easily. The system is rated for up to 145 psi too so it would easily handle your psi range of 65-70 and could be used with an impact as well. The compressor can move up to 1.8 cfm as well and the tank is 2.5 gallons and can handle 200 psi.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Bypass 12 Volt Trailer Wiring Accessory Circuit Not Functioning on New Ford Truck
  • It would not as it's only really designed to see if voltage is present. The new Ford trucks need a specific amount of load on the circuits to activate the 12 volt circuit which is pretty annoying. If you are looking for a way to bypass that let me know as we can help.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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