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  • How to Install a Tailgate Adapter for use With Brophy Scissor Steps
  • The Brophy Scissor Step Bracket # TSSB will install on the edge of your tailgate. You will have to drill two holes for the L shaped pins. After drilling, all you have to do is simply insert the L pins into those holes and attach you Brophy steps! For permanent installation, use the hardware that comes with your scissor steps and drill holes where the mounting holes are. I am adding a picture that demonstrates how to install using the L pins. If you follow the link # TSSB this will take...
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  • 57 or 67 Inch Tall Brophey Camper Jack Recommendation
  • If it were me I would go with the taller 67 inch Brophy jacks part # CJ74. Having more height than needed would be better than not having quite enough. Plus your truck does sit taller than most similar sized trucks so the extra height would be beneficial.
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  • Using Anti-Rattle Devices with a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Hitch Reducer and Extender
  • Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 6" Long Item # HR26 is at a fixed length no matter if you are strictly reducing or are also extending. It only has the 2 sets of pin holes; one set to pin the adapter into the hitch and one set for the accessory in the end of the adapter. The issue with using adapters is that they create an additional point of potential movement which amplifies the sloppiness. You can reduce that but you would need to use 2 anti-rattle...
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  • D-Ring Diameter of Stake Pocket Anchors T55B and PK-SPTD
  • The D-ring of the Stake Pocket Anchor part # T55B is 3/8 inch. The diameter of the D-ring on the # PK-SPTD is 7/16 of an inch. So basically it is 1/16 of an inch thicker.
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  • Hitch Adapter Or Extension Compatible With Weight Distribution System
  • The use of an extension like the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 6" Long # HR26 will not work with a weight distribution system. The use of an adapter like this reduces the tongue weight by 1/3 to 1/2 depending on the actual extender and is not intended for use with weight distribution. If you just need the reducer for your system, I recommend the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405 which will make things compatible as long as you...
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  • Will Brophy Stake Pocket Tie Downs Work with a 1,600 Lb Truck Bed Camper on a 2017 Ford F-350
  • The Brophy Stake Pocket Mounted Camper Tie Downs part # TDSF are not given a weight capacity rating. The stake pocket mounted camper tie downs are instead rated to withstand the weight of your truck's payload capacity. Therefore, as long as the 1,600 lb truck bed camper you have does not exceed your 2017 Ford F-350's payload capacity and your truck does not have dual rear wheels, then they will work well for you. In order to secure the truck bed camper to your truck you will need a set...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for 5,000 lb Travel Trailer with 500 lb Tongue Weight
  • Some extensions are not safe to use for towing no matter the weight. I do have an option for you, but it does require a weight distribution system for your 5K travel trailer. I recommend the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST18. With the proper weight distribution system, this extension is rated for up to 7,000 lbs and up to 700 lbs tongue weight. You will want to make sure your trailer hitch receiver is able to use weight distribution and the trailer and weight distribution system's...
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  • Difference Between Brophy # BM20 and # BH20 Ball Mounts
  • The Brophy Ball Mount # BM20 and the Brophy # BH20 referenced in your question are extremely similar to each other. They are both designed for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, have a 10,000 pound towing weight capacity, feature a long, 13-1/4 inch shank and will give you either a 3/4 inch rise or a 2 inch drop. The primary difference between the two units is the ball hole diameter. The # BH20 has a 1-1/4 inch ball hole diameter, which will be compatible with a hitch ball with this same...
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  • Spacing the Tracks When Installing E-Track to Metal Floor of Car Hauler
  • If you are planning on using an E-track wheel strap like the part # EM58523 (which would be your best and easiest option for securing the vehicle), you would want to space the E-track sections the exact same width as the tires on your vehicle. Right down the middle like in the picture I attached would be ideal. The ratings for the tracks is the amount of weight they can secure. So part # EM19147 can secure up to 6,000 lbs.
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  • How to Use the Thule T2 Bike Rack with a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • You are on the right track. The only way we have that will allow you to use the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 with the 2.5" receiver tube opening on your truck would be with adapter. For this, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. This adapter offers both a reducer from 2.5" to 2" and an extension of 7" from the center of each hitch pin hole. This 7" extension will have more than enough room for the shank of the T2 to securely rest inside....
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  • Recommended Camper Tie-Downs For 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Truck
  • We do have camper tie-downs other than the Torklift, but there are several restrictions for their use. One of the tie-downs is part # HSSF. These clamp onto the bed rails of your truck. The restrictions are the bed rail cannot exceed 5-1/2 inches wide, and they require at least 2 inches of space beneath the bed rail, and they are not compatible with trucks that have drop-in bed liners, plastic bed rails, double-walled beds, or step side trucks. I have attached a photo that shows how...
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  • Choosing a Ball Mount For a 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • You mentioned a 1 inch shank size for a ball mount, and the industry standard sizes are 1-1/4 inch, 2 inch, or 2-1/2 inch. The 1-1/4 inch ball mounts come in a variety of rise and drop options to allow you to safely tow a trailer level. I've attached a link for you to see all your options. There aren't adjustable ball mounts for the 1-1/4 inch receivers, so you will have to do some measuring of your tow vehicle, from ground to the inside top edge of your receiver and from the ground...
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  • Correct Torque to Install Brophy 2-Inch Hitch Ball SC23-C on Alumistinger Ball Mount AM3505
  • To install the Brophy 2-Inch Hitch Ball # SC23-C on Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3505 you will use a suitable torque wrench (one like # ALL944001) to apply 250-ft-lbs of torque on the nut. I confirmed this with my contact at Brophy Machine Works.
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for Use in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch with Reducer Sleeve
  • The Brophy Stabilizer Bracket # RHSB will not work with a 2-1/2-inch hitch that is used with a reducer sleeve like # 58102 but we do have options that will. All anti-rattle devices for use with a 2-1/2-inch hitch like the one on your 2010 Silverado are displayed on the page I linked for you. The one I recommend is the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-062. This item is rated for both accessory use with things like bike racks and also for towing applications. You can use this so long as your...
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  • Does Brophy 5 Gallon Bucket Holder for E-Track # ETBHB Mount In Vertical or Horizontal E-Track
  • The Brophy 5 Gallon Bucket Holder for E-Track # ETBHB that you referenced is designed to mount in vertical e-track like the # E19146.
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  • Replacement Steps for Bigfoot Truck Camper on Ford F-350
  • We can set you up with new steps so that you love your whole camper setup, steps included. Based on the information you provided, I recommend taking a look at the Brophy Camper Scissor Steps # AS25. This is a 5-step assembly that can expand to between 40" and 48" and have a 24" width, which is the widest size available. These steps have a non-slip tread and self-adjust for stability. There is a handrail # AHR5 available for additional support. The same steps are available in a 4-step...
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  • Which Brophy Camper Tie Down Fits 2015 Ford F-150 Best
  • The Camper Tie Downs part # HSAB that you referenced are a universal install tie-down system that would work well on your 2015 Ford F-150. You should still check owners manual of your truck to see if there are any restrictions on using truck bed mounted camper tie downs. I checked with Brophy and they recommend using the # HSSF, which will work with your truck as long as there is two inches of clearance under the lip of the bedside, as shown in the provided diagram. For a hardware...
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  • Stationary Stairs or Scissor Steps and How to Measure Height for Both
  • Deciding on what kind of stairs to use on your 5th wheel really just depends on how you would rather use them and what you are looking to get out of them. If you were looking for the easiest to use when it comes to climbing up and down the stairs, then I believe the Econo Porch Trailer Step # EHS-103-R would be very easy. It feels more like conventional steps that everyone is used to so they would feel the most comfortable. These steps have a weight capacity of 350 lbs and the upper...
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Camper Jacks for a 1996 Northern Lite Camper
  • The only truck bed camper jacks we offer are the Brophy Cable Camper Jacks. As long as the loaded weight of your truck bed camper does not exceed 3,000 lbs then I recommend part # CJ41 for 57" of lift or part # CJ74 for 67" of lift. These jacks will do an excellent job of helping to load and unload your camper into the truck bed. They do not permanently install on the camper which makes for a very clean look and they can also be broken down into three pieces for easy storage.
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  • Recommendation for a 50mm Ball to Use with European Thule Bike Rack
  • The 50mm ball size is probably the most common across the pond so I am certain your European EasyFold fits that size. The US version, # TH903202, just fits into a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch receiver so the 50mm ball doesn't come up much. For a 50mm ball I recommend # 63912 since it costs a little less than the Brophy but you could use # EH53C-C as well.
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  • Recommended Replacement Jacks for 2005 Lance 1191 Truck Camper
  • I am not sure what model Atwood Jacks you currently have on your 2005 Lance 1191 Truck Camper, but I do have a replacement option that should work well. I recommend looking at the Brophy Cable Camper Jacks # CJ74. These have a combined weight capacity of 3,000 pounds but only require the use of 2 cable jacks. The lifting range on this system is 17 inches to 67 inches and they are operated by a hand winch. The price information will be listed on the product page. I have also attached...
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  • What is the Best Extender for a Draw-Tite Hitch Installed on a 2017 Ford Fiesta ST?
  • The Brophy Hitch Adapter, part # HTAD, is 7-1/4" long and adapts a 2" attachment to fit into a 1-1/4" reciever that will give a bit of extra length to your bike rack and additionally get you further away from the fascia when you install your bike rack. When you use any hitch adapter, your tongue weight (TW), or the downward force that your reciever can support, is cut by 50%. For example, Draw-Tite's Sportframe Trailer Hitch, part # 24961, has a tongue weight of 200lbs. With an...
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  • RV Step Rail Recommendation That Has Round Handle
  • I would agree that a round handle for RV steps would be easier to grab and would feel more natural than a square shape. A better option for you might be the Lend A Hand Handle part # AM-533 which does have a round handle shape and has a pad for grabbing onto that helps as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Carrying Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack
  • I can tell you have been doing some research and know what you are looking for. Just as a blanket statement, any hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight of your trailer hitch receiver even if it has a higher weight capacity, like the Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender # RM-071-1075 that you referenced. Both the Curt # C45791 and the Brophy # HE06 options will still cause some play by themselves because of the weight sitting further out from your trailer hitch pin hole. What...
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  • Safety Chains and Cargo Tie Downs for 6 x 10-Foot Flat Deck Utility Trailer
  • Thank you for the photo of your utility trailer that appears to already have safety chains installed near the coupler. Safety chains should be selected based on trailer weight and on the length you need. If your trailer has a 3500-lb-rated axle then chains like 60-inch 5K Curt part # C19749 would provide sufficient capacity and their latching hooks will make for easy attachment. If you prefer shorter chains you might prefer the 27-inch 5K # 2118-605-04. For a weld-on bracket you might...
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  • Weight of the Brophy Camper Scissor Steps # AS25
  • The Brophy Camper Scissor Steps # AS25 weigh 33 lbs. They can be folded up, as shown in the attached photo, to make handling them easier since you will be taking them on and off. I've also added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Hitch Reducer and Lock for Thule Bike Rack
  • Starting with the hitch adapter for the 2 inch hitch receiver on your vehicle, I actually recommend going with the Brophy Hitch Reducer # HT02 instead of the Tow Ready # 80300 that you referenced. The reason for this is that the Tow Ready adapter, when in use, is going to reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50%. Depending on the weight of your bike rack and bikes, this option may result in you overloading the capacity of the trailer hitch. For example, if the hitch...
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  • Manual Jacks to Lift a 2008 Bronco Polarino Truck Bed Camper
  • Brophy Cable Camper Jacks - 67" Max Lift Height - 3,000 lbs - Qty 2 Item # CJ74 will work great with your 1,600 pound truck bed camper. Just make sure that the 67 inch maximum lift height is enough to get the camper into the truck bed. The brackets that lift the camper are 21-1/2 inches long so when properly placed at the center of gravity on the camper it will be balanced. It is recommended to have 2 people when operating the jacks so they lift evenly. For tie downs we have custom...
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  • Will Brophy Stabilizer Bracket Fit On Hitch With Large Collar?
  • The Brophy Stabilizer Bracket for 2" Hitch Receiver - Black Powder Coated Steel # RHSB can be used on a hitch that has a collar around the outside of the hitch receiver opening. You can see the in use/installed pictures on the page that have a visual of this type of collar. If you have a larger collar, then I recommend the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2" Hitches # BX88224 or an internal system like the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 2-5/8" Span # 63232.
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  • Comparing Brophy Camper Tie Downs # HSSF and # HSAB
  • The Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs - Bed Mount - Black Powder Coated Steel - Qty 4 # HSSF and the Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs - Bed Mount - Black Powder Coated Steel - Qty 4 # HSAB will be equally strong. I reached out to my contact at the manufacturer and they said the tie down strength will be limited by your vehicle and that the only difference between these tie downs is the tab and where it connects. I've attached videos of both products for you.
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