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  • Blown Trailer Fuses Or Relays On 2014 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • According to your 2014 Ford F-250, the fuse number 26 (30A) is trailer tow park lamps. You will also want to check relay 29 for trailer tow park lamps. Fuse number 70 (10A mini fuse) is for trailer tow backup lamp and relays 74, 75, 76 are for trailer lights. You will want to check fuse 100 (25A) for trailer tow turn signals. Finally relay # 102 is for trailer tow battery charge. These fuses and relays are in the power distribution box in the engine compartment. In the cab fuse...
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  • Does Trailer Lighting Ground Through the Hitch Ball
  • In some cases trailer lighting will ground through the hitch ball but that's typically only if the actual ground circuit is insufficient. This is not an ideal setup. It needs to ground through the wiring of the trailer harness. You can test this by setting the coupler on the ball and if it works you know the ground of the trailer needs to be improved. Otherwise you'll get intermittent lighting functions when your trailer hits bumps. I attached a couple help articles for you to check...
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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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  • Trailer Running Light Fuse Location for 2014 Ford F-150
  • I pulled up the owners manual of your 2014 Ford F-150 and it looks like fuse number 67 is the trailer running light circuit so that would be the one you would need to check. It takes a 20 amp fuse.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Working with 2017 Ram 2500
  • The trailer running light fuse according to your owners manual is F29 and is a 20 amp blue fuse. You will also want to check the trailer tow receptacle fuse F30 which is a 30 amp pink fuse. If these fuses are good, then I recommend checking each trailer wire pin at your bumper using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check for function. If you wiring on your truck is good, then you will need to connect your trailer and check the wiring there starting with the ground connection to the...
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  • Does a Breakaway System Battery Affect Everyday Trailer Brake Performance
  • Electric trailer brakes can work on a trailer that doesn't have a breakaway system. So the answer to your question is no, the breakaway battery would not affect how normal trailer brakes will operate under normal circumstances. The only time the breakaway battery will change how the brakes are performing is when the pin of the system has been pulled and the voltage of the battery is being applied to the brake assemblies. I attached an FAQ on breakaway systems plus an FAQ on troubleshooting...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning on 2016 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Most likely the problem is actually a weak ground on the trailer based on what you said. The running light circuit activates the most lights on a trailer so if you have a weak ground that circuit will be where it shows up. Try cleaning the pins of your trailer wiring connectors and improving the grounds of the lights and most likely you'll see the circuit come back on. Also you can check to verify the 10:00 pin of your 7-way has 12 volts when the running light circuit of your truck...
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  • Tapping Into Vehicle Fuse Box To Install A Backup Camera System Without Splicing Factory Wires
  • To wire a backup camera into your vehicle so that it only comes on when in reverse, will require tapping into your reverse function wiring. Without knowing your specific vehicle, I can't tell you the specific fuse location but your owners manual will be able to help you. If you choose to use this as your power source, I recommend you use the Firestone Fuse Circuit Tap Kit # F2526 and run wire like the 16 gauge # DW02359-1 to the camera wire. Another method of installation requires...
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  • Fuse Locations for Trailer Lights on 2008 GMC Sierra
  • Trailer fuses are found in the underhood fuse block. Fuse 1 is your trailer Right stop/turn lamp. Fuse 3 is your Left stop/turn lamp. Fuse 10 is your trailer backup lamps. Fuse 25 is your trailer park lamps. If you don't want to pull the fuses, you can use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to check the poles of your fuses on the top for power transfer.
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  • Troubleshooting Right Brake Light on Trailer Not Working But Right Turn Signal is Working
  • Thank you for all of the details in your question. It looks like you have a faulty ground or some corrosion in one of your connectors. On a trailer the functions for your turn signals are also tied into the brake lights so if your right turn signal is working on your trailer but the brake light isn't then there are a few things you can do. I recommend starting off by checking both the connector on your 1998 GMC Savana and the connector on your trailer. Check to make sure that they are...
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  • Is a Solar Powered Battery Charger Good for Charging a Trailer Battery that Powers a Winch
  • A solar powered charger such as # PTW2997 is a great option but can take a long time to charge a battery; especially a battery large enough to power a winch. If you go solar make sure that the battery is fully charged before winching so that the charge (hopefully) lasts the whole time you need the winch. That way you aren't relying on a charger to charge up the battery since it will take a while. Another option is a DC to DC charger that you can keep mounted on the trailer and attach...
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  • Where do Trailer Wire Colors Green, Yellow, Brown and Red Run To
  • Most likely the colors would match with the exception of the red wire on the trailer going to the white wire on the truck. The white wire is the ground circuit so you can trace the RED wire on the TRAILER to see if it attaches to a metal surface on the trailer or to the grounds of all the lights. I attached a help article on trailer wiring for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Test Brake Controller without Trailer Connected
  • All the brake controller needs to sense a trailer connection so that you can test it is a slight amperage draw on the output circuit. For that you can use a circuit tester like the part # PTW2993 with one pin grounded and the other on the output pin. Then you can hit the brake pedal of the vehicle and you should see the brake controller operate like normal. You'll need someone to help since it's hard to be at the rear of the vehicle and pressing the brake pedal. If you can't get the controller...
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  • Recommended Jack Stands For Long-Term Trailer Storage To Protect Tires
  • The best way to preserve your tires is to put the trailer up on jack stands, partially deflate the tires and protect them from UV rays which shouldn't be an issue in garage storage. As a general rule of thumb, trailer tires should be replaced every 6 to 8 years regardless of wear. Even though an older tire might appear to have plenty of tread left on it, dry rot and cracking can cause tire failure. You mentioned age not being the issue, so the only cause of separation is misuse or manufacturer...
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  • Recommended Jack Stands to Elevate Boat and Trailer for Storage with Weight Off Tires
  • For your boat trailer, to keep the weight off the tires for storage, I recommend the 2-Ton Jack Stands - Qty 2 # PTW41021. Each jack can hold 4,000 lbs, but I recommend using 4 of these spaced as evenly as possible to keep the weight off the wheels and then just use the trailer jack for a 5th point of support and balance.
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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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  • Trailer Brake Lights Stay on After Brake Pedal is Released in Tow Vehicle
  • It sounds like you have a short somewhere on your towing setup. I recommend isolating the issue by testing the pin on your tow vehicle side connector with a circuit tester like part # PTW2992. If it is not sending power when you take your foot off the brake pedal then the problem is on your trailer. If it is sending power when your foot is off of the brake pedal then the problem is on your tow vehicle side. Either way you will want to start off by checking the connectors from the tow...
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  • Troubleshooting Parking Lights Not Working on Trailer
  • Since everything works except for your parking lights, the issue is either with a ground wire or with that specific wire function. Often when one function isn't working, it is due to a bad ground connection, so I recommend checking that first. You will want to make sure that your ground wire has a bare metal to metal connection that is free of corrosion or debris. If that doesn't solve your issue then I recommend checking your running light pole at your trailer connector. If you...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes Blowing Fuse When Truck Brakes Are Applied
  • Since you know there is a short in the braking system itself, I recommend starting with testing your trailer magnets. I've attached an article to help you with this. If the magnets check out then you know you have a short in the wiring. I recommend testing the wires with an incandescent circuit tester like # PTW2993 and probing the wire until you find the issue. Replace wire as needed with # 10-1-1.
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  • Troubleshooting No 12V Power on 2017 Ford F-350 7-Way Connector
  • If you aren't receiving any power at the 12V pin location on your truck's 7-Way connector, I recommend making sure that there is not a blown or missing fuse. I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2017 Ford F-350 for the related fuse and relay locations. Check to make sure the 30 amp fuse in the 27 position and the relay in the number 37 position are present and in good condition. These are located in the power distribution box in the engine compartment and are specifically...
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  • Troubleshooting Blown Vehicle Fuses Every Time Trailer is Connected
  • It sounds like there is a short somewhere along the wiring of your vehicle or trailer that is causing a fuse to blow every time you connect. The first thing I recommend doing is disconnecting the trailer and using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the vehicle side connector. You can have a buddy run through the functions from inside the vehicle while you test each pin on the connector. If you detect any power to a circuit when there should not be any, then you know there is a...
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  • Do Mobile Home Axles Have Weight Capacity Rating
  • Mobile home axles are designed for a one time use and do not have a load rating. You may be able to find hubs and drums and other hub components for the specific spindles you have on the axles but that can be very difficult as mobile home axles typically have non-standard sizes. I have attached a drawing that shows where you would need to measure on your spindle for the replacement components. You will want to measure the spindle in the places where the bearing ride and also the inside...
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  • Replacement Rotor With Hub For 2008 Tahoe Boat Trailer Q5SA
  • We have many different options, but unfortunately I can't tell by the photo what bearings you need for that spindle. I'll need you to help me with inner and outer bearing numbers (which are printed on the face of the bearings) or I'll need you to measure the spindle with a digital caliper like # PTW80157 at the bearing and seal locations. I've attached a photo to assist. I've also linked the page for rotor with integrated hub for your convenience.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Turn Signal Fuse that Blows When Replaced
  • Did it blow immediately after replacing it or did it blow after connecting a trailer? Either way the problem is a short to ground that is causing the fuse to blow and you'll have to find it and fix as needed. If the fuse blows without a trailer the problem is on the vehicle side of the wiring, if it blows after connecting the trailer then you'll need to find the short on the trailer's wiring and fix as needed. Common causes for shorts are cut or exposed wiring touching bare metal...
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  • Solar Panel Charger that Could be Used to Charge Stored RV Battery
  • If your batteries are all wired together in parallel you could use the Solar Panel charger part # PTW2997 which can give up to a 2.5 watt charge in sunlight. It wouldn't do much but it would keep a charged battery topped off if you had sunlight.
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  • Turn Signals on Trailer Not Working When Running Lights are On
  • The most likely cause for the turn signals not to work when the running lights are on with your trailer is a bad or weak ground. It's very possible that a weak ground connection can be just strong enough to allow sufficient current for some lights to pass, but not enough for everything. With the running lights on, there may simply not be enough power to also activate the turn signal lights. Considering that all of the trailer rear light functions appear to work fine individually, this is...
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  • Troubleshooting iRV 31 Stereo System in RV
  • The iRV 31 models had many issues. There are a number of forum posts about them not working well and needing replaced. I recommend removing the unit, checking the wires for function with current wiring and then using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test for signal since you will have a positive and a negative signal sent to speakers etc. I've attached the page to all of our replacement options should you need to replace your current unit.
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  • Adding Electric Brakes To ShoreLandr Boat Trailer
  • I did some research on your ShoreLandr trailer and found it has a weight capacity of just under 3,000-lbs. To add electric brakes to your trailer I recommend part # AKEBRK-35R-SA for the right hand and part # AKEBRK-35L-SA for the left side of the trailer. These assemblies have a 4-bolt brake mounting flange pattern. For a hub and drum I recommend part # AKHD-550-35-K. This hub and drum assembly includes Inner bearing (L68149) and race, outer bearing (L44649) and race, grease seal,...
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  • Hub and Parts Replacement for Dexter Axle
  • You can use a different bolt pattern as long as the bearing numbers are the same. The easiest way for you to identify the replacement parts you are going to need for the hub is by identifying the inner and outer bearing numbers on your old hubs, which will be stamped directly on the bearings themselves. You would also be able to do this by measuring the spindle to the thousandths of an inch by using a digital caliper such as # PTW80157; you can use the attached photo as a guide for what...
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  • Where is Cold Side of Brake Switch Normally Found
  • The phrase "the cold side of the brake switch" refers to the circuit at the brake switch that carries voltage only when the vehicle brakes are applied. This circuit varies widely from vehicle to vehicle so the best way we can recommend you find it is to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 to test the wires of your brake pedal switch till you find one that only carries voltage when the brakes are applied and none when released.
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