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  • How to Grease the Bearings on My Trailer
  • Greasing the bearings is actually a fairly easy process. It does take a little bit of time to complete, but after you are done you won't have to worry about greasing the bearings again for a few years. I do have some recommendations to help make this process a bit easier for you. When it comes to packing the bearings with grease you do have a few different options. You can either do it by hand or you can use a grease packer. Although doing it by hand is definitely the most cost efficient...
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  • Torque Range for Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962
  • The torque range for the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962 that you referenced is 20-99 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Recommendation for Packing Bearing With Grease Prior to Using Grease Gun on an EZ-Lube Axle
  • I highly recommend packing the bearings with grease prior installing them on your new axle and then continue to fill up the remaining space with the EZ-Lube feature. You would want to do this because it's important to make sure they are all lubed up before taking off. The EZ-Lube feature is typically to help maintain the amount of grease within the axle between trips. If you pre pack the bearings you can be worry-free that your new bearing won't be damaged that first trip. If you...
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  • Torque Settings For Wheel Lug Nuts For Boat Trailer And utility Trailer
  • I have attached a chart you can check out that describes the torque needed per wheel size, wheel stud size and material. For an 8-inch wheel with a 1/2-inch wheel stud the torque is 75 to 86 ft-lbs. For a 15 inch steel wheel with 1/2 inch wheel studs the torque is 90 to 120 ft-lbs and if you have an aluminum wheel the torque needed is 90 to 100 ft-lbs. If you do not have a torque wrench I recommend the Powerbuilt Dual Drive Torque Wrench, part # ALL944001. This has 3/8 and 1/2...
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  • How Does Oil Get Added to Powerbuilt Triple Lift Jack ALL620422
  • I spoke with my contact at PowerBuilt and they informed me the following process to add oil if needed. There is a fill hole directly on top of the pump unit underneath the yolk and the lift arm. The easiest way to access this is to pump up the arm slightly and pull the handle down and you will see a screw cap with a phillips connection. We usually do not recommend end users to do this, but if they know what they are doing and are not disassembling the jack unit I do not see a problem....
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  • Is a Thin-Walled Socket Required to Install a Ball on Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Systems
  • We have not heard that there is limited space to get a socket into the head to tighten the ball on a Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution system so given that information socket # ALL643216 could be used. We do have thin-walled socket # EQ70-00-4800 which is also a 1-7/8" socket and designed for tight spaces. If you wanted to err on the side of caution I recommend using the thin-walled socket.
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  • Will Powerbuilt 1-7/8 Inch 12pt Socket Work with Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Powerbuilt 1-7/8 Inch 12pt Socket # ALL643216 that you referenced will fit in the Equal-I-zer weight distribution hitch, like # EQ37120ET, # EQ37140ET, # EQ37040ET, # EQ37060ET and # EQ37100ET, to torque down the hitch ball. In the review video on the # ALL643216 socket, we found we were able to torque down the hitch ball in the Equal-I-zer hitch just fine with the socket. I have attached the review video of this socket for you.
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  • Could the Powerbuilt Tire Step ALL647596 fit on a Semi Truck Tire
  • That will depend on the width of your tires. The part # ALL647596 will fit basically any tire diameter as long as the width of it is less than 13 inches. If the width of your tires are less than 13 inches this part would work well for you.
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  • Installing a Trailer Hitch Receiver to Proper Manufacturer Torque Specifications
  • There really isn't a way to torque your bolts to specs without using a torque wrench. Not using this will void your warranty because it wasn't installed properly. I recommend getting the Powerbuilt Dual Drive Torque Wrench - 3/8" and 1/2" - 10 to 150 ft-lb # ALL944001 or the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive # ALL940962 to convert your traditional ratchet into a torque wrench.
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  • Can Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack Be Used As Stabilizer For 24-Ft Travel Trailer
  • The Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack, part # ALL620471 is designed to be use when you need to work on a trailer or change a tire, but is not designed to be used as a stabilizer. If you need stabilizers for your travel trailer I recommend Scissor Stabilizer Jacks like part # TJSCHD-24. When collapsed these jacks are 5-inches tall, and when extended the height is 23-3/4 inches. These have a capacity of 2,500-lbs per jack.
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  • Troubleshooting a Trailer Electric Jack That Will Not When the Switch is Engaged
  • There could be a few things that could be causing your electric trailer jack to malfunction. I will give a few starting points to begin to troubleshoot the problem. On some electric jacks there will may be an inline fuse on the power wire going from the battery or power source to the jack. Check to see if the fuse has blown. You can use a tester like # ALL640595 to test the fuse will it is still connected to the power wire. Also inspect the wiring between the battery and the jack for...
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  • Where to Connect the Brake Light Switch Wire on a 1986 Ford F-150 When Installing Brake Controller
  • On a typical brake controller installation, you will connect the brake light switch red wire coming from the brake controller to the cold side of the brake light switch. The wire will then get a signal when the brake pedal is being pressed to let the brake controller know when to apply trailer brakes. Using a circuit tester like # ALL640595 can help you find the correct wire at the brake light switch that needs to be tapped into when connecting to the brake controller. The attached...
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  • Equipment for Testing Trailer Wiring and Brake Magnets
  • There is not a specific product we carry which tests electric brakes, but if you are looking for something that will test trailer brake magnets you would want to use Powerbuilt Digital Multimeter # ALL648349; I have added a help article on testing brake magnets for you to take a look at. You may be interested in the Hopkins Tow Doctor Trailer End Test Unit # HM50928. This kit will allow you to test all trailer wiring functions with adapters that will work with 7-way, 4-flat and 6-round....
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  • Testing To See If Brake Magnets Are Bad
  • It is not normal to have 12 volts on both wires of your magnet. One side should be hot and the other should be ground. I recommend checking your magnets for amperage using a multimeter like # ALL648349. I've attached an article on how to use this meter to test your brake magnets. If you find that the magnets are bad, I recommend # BP01-180 for 12 inch assemblies and # AKBRKR-M10 for 10 inch assemblies.
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  • Troubleshooting Taillight Wire Power at 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • What pin of your 7-way are you testing? If you are testing the pin at 11 o'clock when facing the connection on your truck, you should have a reading anytime the truck is turned on for running lights unless you have turned off the running lights. All other plugs should be cold except the 12V at 1 o'clock. Use a multi-meter like # ALL648349 to check for the voltage reading so we can further troubleshoot. Is it illuminating the stop lights on the trailer or the running lights?
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  • Will Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step # ALL647596 Fit the Tires on a 2016 Infiniti QX60
  • The Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step for SUVs, RVs, and Trucks # ALL647596 is a great option for your 2016 Infiniti QX60. The step will fit tires up to 13 inches wide. The tire sizes available on your QX60 are about 9 to 10 inches wide. I have linked a video review of this step for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes Getting Only 8 Volts Of Power
  • If you are only getting the 8 volts when you pull the pin using a meter like # ALL648349, that has nothing to do with your brake controller as the breakaway battery is powering that from the trailer itself. You can confirm your brake controller is working properly by checking the 5 o'clock pin on your 7 way with your meter when the trailer is disconnected while having someone hit the manual override on your brake controller. You most likely have a bad ground in your wiring on your trailer....
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  • Recommended Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack with Built-In Jack Stand
  • The Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack with Built-In Jack Stand - 21" Lift - 6,000 lbs # ALL620471 is the solution for both of your questions. You should use two of these to lift your ATV level. The scissor jacks for RV's are only support jacks and not intended for lifting at all. That will also allow you to hold the axle up to that 21 inches high. This jack is also heavy duty enough to help you lift up an axle on your triple axle toy hauler to change the tire.
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  • 2015 Subaru XV CrossTrek Tire Step Recommendation
  • The tires of your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek would be less than 13 inches in width so the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step # ALL647596 should have no problem fitting your vehicle.
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  • Powerbuilt Triple Lift Jack # ALL620422 Weight and Dimensions
  • The Powerbuilt Triple Lift Jack part # ALL620422 weighs 85 lbs. The dimensions are 27 inches by 17 inches by 9 inches. I attached a review video for more info on the jack as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights That Are Getting Too Hot And Failing
  • It sounds like your lights are drawing too much power and it is an issue inside the light. You can use a multi-meter like # ALL648349 to see what voltage and amperage are being drawn. One way to solve this is to put an inline fuse like # SWC9538 and Curt 15-Amp Blade Fuse - Quantity 1 # C58450-1. Another option is to use an In-Line Circuit Breaker - 20 Amp - Perpendicular Mount Bracket # 9506P.
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  • Recommended Tire Step For Increased Height When Loading And Unloading
  • I recommend the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs, # HE4040 over the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step for SUVs, RVs, and Trucks - 300 lbs # ALL647596. I prefer the HitchMate because the actual step is 3 inches deeper and that gives a little more support. The weight rating is 100 lbs more which makes it feel stonger, and it comes with a bag to store or carry it.
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  • Powerbuilt Unijack With 21 Inch Lift And 6000 lb Capacity Compatibility with 2013 Ford Kuga
  • The Powerbuilt Unijack - 21" Lift - 6,000 lbs # ALL620471, is perfect for your 2013 Ford Kuga. The jack should be placed under the frame as close to the wheel as possible with the frame fully in contact with the jack. This jack has a lift range between 11 inches and 21 inches and it removes the need for jack stands. I've attached a couple review videos for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Disconnect Message On 2010 F-150XL With Factory Integrated Brake Controller
  • Seeing as your brake controller only gets that signal when you hit the manual override on your controller, I suggest adjusting your controller and seeing if the difference in voltage sent causes that error message to not be triggered and yet still function correctly. Next, I would check the brake magnets on your trailer as they may be wearing out and the extra voltage is causing them to short. I've attached an article to help you test them since this is a new occurance using the same...
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  • Installing the Bargman Double Tail Light on Trailer
  • The first thing you will need to do is test the wires on the trailer to find each wires correct operation. You will need a tester like # ALL640595 and you will also need to connect the trailer to you tow vehicle electrical. Usually, the wires are color coded to its function, but the test will make sure that wire color matches it function. The trailer side wiring is typically this: the white wire is the ground, the brown wire is tail/running lights, yellow wire is suppose to be the left...
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  • Needing a Hydraulic Jack to Use with a 2013 Ram 1500
  • We do not carry a large selection of automotive jacks, but we do carry a jack that might work for you. The Powerbuilt Unijack, # ALL620470, would be the best option for your 2013 Ram 1500. This jack has a 4000 lbs weight capacity and includes a safety bar that locks the jack into place. We mostly carry bottle jacks that have high lift capacities to be used to change a tire on a loaded trailer or specialty floor jacks intended to be used on level ground. However, the Powerbuilt Unijack...
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  • How To Use Powerbuilt ALL648594 Bearing Packer
  • I called my contact at Powerbuilt about the Deluxe Bearing Packer # ALL648594. Here is the response about the construction of the bearing packer: The reason for the spring on this bearing packer is because the purpose of the tool is to pack grease into the bearing and in doing so the entire chamber is filled with grease and the bearing is pressed by hang using the cap cover to create compression. Once pressed down the spring presses the bearing ledge back up separating it from excess...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Wiring on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The light blue with white strip wire on you 2007 Chevy Silverado is the should be the brake light signal coming from the stop light switch. This wire should only be hot when the brake pedal is being pressed. This wire lets the brake controller know when you are activating your vehicle brakes. Then the controller can activate the trailer brakes accordingly. You can use a tester like # ALL640595 to check that wires to see if you are getting the correct signals. I have a attached an...
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  • How to Wire Optronics Tail Lights With Three Wires When Trailer has Four Wires?
  • To figure out how to wire your new Optronics lights you will need to determine the functions of your 1982 Prowler's wires with a circuit tester such as # ALL640595. The ground wires are likely white, but we can't otherwise go by color scheme because you have an uncommon color pattern, which you can see in the help article on wiring I linked for you. What you'll want to do is hook up your trailer to a vehicle and have somebody engage the tail, turn and brake lights while you use the...
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  • Wiring Diagram for the 7-Way Trailer Connection
  • If you are needing to wire the 7-way end of your adapter connection the attached wiring diagram can help with the wire locations. The wiring for the 7-way will be this: 1 o'clock position - Black wire auxiliary power 3 o'clock - Brown Right Turn & Brake 5 o'clock - Blue Electric Brake( if applicable) 7 o'clock - White Ground 9 o'clock - Red Left turn & Stop 11 o'clock - Yellow Taillights Center - Reverse Lights (may not be used) Using a circuit tester, like # ALL640595,...
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