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  • How to Determine Wire Functions on Trailer to Install Furrion Vision S Side Cameras
  • You can determine which black wire on your trailer is ground by hooking your trailer up to your tow vehicle and turning your running lights on. This will cause one of the wires to have power. You can determine which is which using a circuit tester like part # PTW2992 or a multimeter like part # ALL648349. Once you know which wire carries which function you can attach the wiring of the Furrion Vision S Side Cameras # FCE48TASL. The black is ground, the brown is running lights, and the...
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  • 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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  • How To Measure A Trailer Spindle To Find Replacement Hubs And Bearings
  • To make sure you find the right replacement hubs you can do a couple of things. First check out the bearing and see if you can find the numbers for the bearings either etched or stamped on the side of the bearing. If you can not find the numbers you will need to measure the spindle. I have attached a drawing that shows where you need to measure the spindle to find the right replacements. The drawing also shows where to measure for a seal as well. You will also need to measure the inside...
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  • Initial Adjustment Of Electric Self-Adjusting Brakes On Trailer
  • We find that at times the self-adjusting brakes need to be manually adjusted the first time when they are installed. You can do this by going to a parking lot with the trailer attached. Then drive the trailer in an empty parking lot and apply the brake a number of times to get the proper adjustment. To initially adjust the brakes, you will need to raise the trailer and secure it on adequate capacity jack stands. Check that the wheel and drum rotate freely. Do not lift or support trailer...
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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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  • 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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  • What Parts Are Needed to Add Electric Brakes to a Trailer with a 2,000 Lb Axle
  • In order to install electric brakes on your trailer you will need a brake mounting flange, brake assembly, hub/drum, trailer wiring, breakaway kit, and brake controller. I have attached my recommendations on each of the following for you below: Brake Mounting Flange: part # 4-34 (2) Brake Assembly: part # AKEBRK-2 Hub/Drum: part # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K (2) Trailer Wiring: part # ET7WK Breakaway System part # 20099 Brake Controller: part # 90885 In order to be sure the above...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trailer Wiring Harness # C56124 for 2012 Nissan Juke
  • There are a couple things to check before replacing the unit, which may be the answer. First, check your vehicle fuses as listed in your owners manual. There are specific fuses for trailer use on your vehicle. The second thing to check is the ground wire on your wiring harness. If the ground is bad and isn't getting the bare metal to metal contact it could have worked and then suddenly stopped working as you stated. Use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check functions. If all...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning on 2013 Nissan Xterra Wiring
  • The one missing running light relay is a common issue on certain Nissan vehicles. It is usually a missing relay in the in-cab fuse panel and it is # 38666-1 but you can check the owner's manual for all fuse and relay locations to verify. The relay is attached to a wiring harness which is located behind the passenger side kick panel near the passenger door (see picture).
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  • Grease Caps and Light Parts for 2004 Mac-Lander 16T FSWS Utility Trailer
  • We can help you with grease caps and light parts for your trailer. To select correct grease caps you will need to measure the inside bore of your hubs using a precision digital caliper like # PTW80157. These dimensions need to be very precise, such as 2.30-inches as an example. The simply select the size to match, such as # F001601, using the grease cap page I linked for you. For the lights we offer both lenses only and complete trailer lights of all kinds. Links to both types of...
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  • Performance Tool Infrared Shop Heater Capacity
  • The Performance Tool Infrared Shop Heater - Wall or Ceiling Mount - 1500 Watt # PTW5008 is not rated to heat a specific cubic foot area. The manufacturer says that it warms the area only directly in front of it or under it and will keep you warm about 10 feet away from it. The warmth will lessen as you get further away or to the sides of the unit. In general, a 1,500 watt heater offers an easy way to heat a small space. It generates that 1,500 watts of electricity per hour which produces...
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  • Brake Controller Not Getting Power on a 2010 Ford E350 Van
  • The first place that I recommend checking when you lose power to something would be your fuse box. A blown fuse can cause the power to not reach your brake controller. If your fuses look okay then it might be easier to find a wire that is connected to your battery and trace it back to your brake controller. If you can find the right wire this way, then you can check for any signs of corrosion, exposed, or damaged wiring. As for the connector in the picture that you sent, there are no...
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  • How To Determine If Brakes And Hubs Will Fit Tandem Trailer
  • The # AKEBRK-2 brake assemblies will work with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, part # 8-257-5UC3. The dimension of 2-3/8 inches you said your axles measure is for a 3,500-lb axle. The problem may be that the brakes and drums do not fit your spindles on your axle. You will need to do some measuring to see if they will work. I recommend using a digital caliper like part # PTW80157. You will want to measure the spindle in the locations noted in the attached drawing. After you get the...
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  • Locating Replacement Seals for 2004 Fleetwood Taos Camper
  • In order to determine the correct replacement seals and bearings for the hubs on your Fleetwood Taos Camper, you will want to locate the numbers that should be stamped onto the bearings themselves. If you cannot find or read the numbers, you can also take a few measurements along the spindle where the bearings and seal sit to find their inner diameters (see attached image). I recommend using a digital caliper like # PTW80157, as the measurements need to be exact. I have attached a link...
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  • How To Identify What Replacement Hub Components Are Needed For Utility Trailer
  • The best way to find the correct parts for your trailer axle is to remove a hub and look for the part numbers on the bearings and race. I have attached a drawing that shows where the numbers can typically be found on those components. If you are unable to find the numbers you will need to measure the spindle in the locations where the bearing ride the spindle and also the inside diameter of the hub. Since the measurement needs to be as accurate as possible you will need a digital caliper...
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  • 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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  • Which Axle Should Electric Brakes be Installed on with Tandem Axle Trailer
  • When installing electric brake assemblies on just one axle of a tandem axle trailer, you will essentially want to choose the axle that is going to be seeing more weight. Typically on utility trailers, most of the weight will be in front of the axles so the brake assemblies will be installed on the front axle. For boat trailers, where the motors are at the rear, you will usually see brakes on the rear axle. I have attached a great article that details everything you will need to install...
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  • 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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  • 7 Way Trailer Connection Troubleshooting
  • Yes. It sounds like there is no signal being sent from your 7 way connector to your trailer, or it is not being received for the stop and turn lights. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check the functions at your truck first. If you are getting signal on the posts on the truck you know the problem is in the trailer wiring, and if you are not getting signal there, you have isolated the issue to the truck first. You will need to splice into the wires at your tail lights...
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  • How to Allow 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 7-Way to be Active All the Time
  • Sounds like you have a 7-way trailer wiring connector and the 12 volt accessory circuit turns off when the vehicle is turned off. The only way to bypass that so that the circuit is on all the time is to run a length of 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 from the positive post of the battery through a breaker like # 9510 to the 12 volt accessory circuit of the 7-way which happens to be the pin in the 1:00 position.
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  • Finding the Stop Light Switch Wire on a 2014 Volvo S60
  • Typically the location of the stop light switch is up and behind the brake pedal but you would need to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2979 to verify which one it is. The wire you are looking for will show power only when the brake pedal is pressed. If you check out the installation video (23:40 mark) that I attached you can see this testing being done on a 2012 Volvo XC90. If you don't already have a brake controller then I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Only Works With Manual Override
  • Did you check to make sure the red wire of your controller has 12 volts when the brakes are applied? That's the circuit that would be at fault if the controller itself is still good. I'd verify that you have 12 volts on the red wire of the controller with a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 and if it does then the controller is faulty. If not, then the wiring for that circuit is bad. You'd need to check the condition of the connection for the red wire and then also check the fuse for the...
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  • Does ATAK Solar Motion Light part # PT701 Have On/Off Switch
  • The ATAK Solar Motion Light part # PT701 does have a switch to go from high output to low output (470 lumens to 270 lumens) or to totally off. Since the light only comes on 30 seconds at a time it's hard to give an exact battery life. But it easily will last all night through normal use.
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  • 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 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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  • Is the Performance Tool Floor Jack Repairable if Leak Develops?
  • The 3,000 lb Aluminum Floor Jack with Stands # PTW1601 is repairable if it is ever needed. The attached installation details give you the part number you would need as well as the warranty information to assist.
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