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  • What Setting Used To Test Voltage on 12 Volt Battery w/ Buffalo Tools Digital Multimeter # BTMT15
  • I have linked a video that I made that shows what setting to use and how to read voltage on a 12 volt battery with the Buffalo Tools 7-Function Digital Multimeter, part # BTMT15.
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  • Can etrailer Ship Generators to Puerto Rico
  • We can indeed ship items such as the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Portable Generator # BTGEN7500DF to Puerto Rico. The billing and shipping addresses both have to be in Puerto Rico. We have numerous generators available and I have included a link to them below.
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  • How To Troubleshoot Electric Trailer Brake Magnets
  • I have attached a helpful article that explains 4 methods for testing your electric brake magnets. You will need a multimeter like part # BTMT15 to check the amperage when testing the magnets. The article explains how to test the magnets while the trailer is connected to the vehicle and also explains how to do bench testing to see if the magnets are working properly or need to be replaced.
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  • Brake-Force Brake Controller Doesn't Seem To Adjust Intensity Properly
  • It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. I recommend putting a voltage meter like # BTMT15 on your brake controller output (5 o'clock pin position) at your trailer connection and testing the intensity to see if the unit is responding correctly. You can also use an incandescent circuit tester like # 3808. When you hit the manual override it should adjust noticeably fast. This will also allow you to test your adjustments without the override. To test the driving functionality...
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  • Mounting Location for Black Bull Pickup Truck Crane with Hand Winch # BTBB07582
  • I spoke with my contact at Buffalo Tools and the installation instructions for the Black Bull Pickup Truck Crane with Hand Winch, # BTBB07582, state that you should choose a location in your truck bed that is flat and can handle a load of up to 1000 lbs. Be sure that the mounting area is free from wires or other materials that will affect the operation or the structural integrity of the vehicle. In most truck beds this spot will likely be just behind the wheel well. I have attached a...
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  • What is the Maximum Amperage Draw Rating for a 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • The reverse light circuit on most vehicles usually have a max amperage draw of around 5 amps. The amperage is usually limited by the gauge of the wire used on the circuit. The recommended wire size for the reverse light pin on the Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole part # PK12-707E is a 14 gauge wire. The maximum amperage that can be ran through a 14 gauge wire safely is 15 amps.
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  • How to Bench Test Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies and Magnets
  • Testing your trailer brakes for proper function on the test bench will require a multimeter that can display readings for both amps and ohms, such as part # BTMT15. (Some brake controllers, such as the Tekonsha P3, have built-in test functions.) You will also need a 12V battery. Please refer to the linked article concerning the testing procedures for electric trailer brakes. This article includes a table of the correct current values you should read for various sizes and numbers of...
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  • Primus Brake Controller Side Lever Adjustment and Light Staying On All of the Time
  • It sounds as if you have a Tekonsha Primus brake controller without the boost function built in. Your controller should have a power adjustment wheel on the left side and a manual brake activation slide switch on the right side. If there is a lever on the side it is most likely a leveling lever that needs to be set so that the sensor in the controller is level and will supply the proper voltage with deceleration of the vehicle. The lever for leveling the brake controller is normally...
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  • Smaller Winch Recommendation for Lifting 300 lbs in the Air
  • The Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist part # BTEHOISTUL would be perfect for you as it has a lifting capacity of 400 lbs and is a smaller hoist type winch. Not all winches are rated for lifting things up in the air, but since this one is it would work well for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Output Shorted No Brakes Message on Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller
  • It does sound like there is a possible short with the brake magnets on your trailer, especially if all the wiring looks good between the brake controller and vehicle connector. I recommend first making sure that each magnet has one wire secured to the trailer frame for ground and the other is connected to the brake output circuit. Check that there are no damaged or exposed areas that might be making contact to the trailer frame. If the wires all check out, then you will want to test...
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  • Getting Power To Trailer Brakes But Brakes Not Activating on 2010 322 Toy Hauler
  • There are a few things that could be causing the problem you are having with your trailer brakes. First, you will want to check the adjustment to your brake assemblies. When turning the trailer wheel, you should be able to hear the brakes barely brushing all around as the wheel spins. If that is not the case you will want to adjust the brakes by accessing the adjustment gear on the back of the brakes (see video link). You will want to tighten up this gear until you cannot easily spin the...
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  • Troubleshooting Journey Brake Controller Flashing LED, Trailer Brakes Not Working
  • Based on my research, when the LED light is flashing on the Journey, it indicates there is a short in the system. Since you found the same issue at both trailer connectors on your truck, it sounds like the issue is on the trailer. You will want to check your trailer electric brake wiring for any cut, pinched, or damaged wires that could be causing the short. I do not think a wet connection is the problem. If you find any damaged wires, you will want to replace the wire that is damaged....
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  • How to Start the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Generator # BTGEN4000LPC
  • If this is the first time you are starting your 4000 Sportsman Generator part # BTGEN4000LPC you will first need to add oil to it, connect the gas source, choke the engine, ground the ground terminal, make sure there is no load connected to the generator (AC or DC), and then finally pull the starter grip slowly until resistance is felt and then pull rapidly. For more details on each of the above mentioned steps check out the installation instructions link I attached to the right.
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  • Loading an 850 Pound Motorcycle Into Bed of Truck
  • We do not know of any customers that have used the Black Bull Pickup Truck Crane # BTBB07583 that you referenced to load a motorcycle in the bed of their truck. The crane is not specially designed to load something as large bulky as an 850 pound motorcycle into a truck bed. Because of how close the boom will need to be to the pivot point to hold the 1,000 pound capacity, I do not think you will have enough clearance for the likely width of your bike at the crane. Because of the weight of...
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  • Brake Controller Stop Light Switch Wire Hookup on a 2007 Suzuki XL7
  • I have not heard of any problems when installing a brake controller on a 2007 Suzuki XL7. The issue you heard about may have been due to hooking the red stoplight switch wire from the brake controller up to a wire dedicated to the cruise control system. I have heard of problems with the cruise control wiring on the XL7. A brake controller only draws a small amount of current from the stoplight circuit for activation of the brake controller. The actual power sent to the trailer brakes comes...
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  • What Amperage Circuit does the Electric Scissor Jack Need for Proper Operation
  • The Buffalo Tools Electric Car Jack, item # BTEJ212, is designed to run on the cigarette lighter circuit in the vehicle. I went out to my truck and checked that circuit and it is a 20 amp circuit. That means you will need at least a 20 amp ac to dc converter for proper function.
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  • Troubleshooting a Brake Controller That Keeps Tripping the 20 AMP Circuit Breaker
  • Definitely sounds like you have a short somewhere on your break controller circuit. You will need to check the 12-volt black power wire to see if anywhere from the controller to the battery the wire is frayed and touching any metal. A frayed wire could cause a surge and trip the breaker when the pedal is pushed. If the wire is ok, then you need to do the same with the white ground wire. Make sure the ground is connected to a rust-free and clean spot on your vehicle. If all the...
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  • Height of the 1 7/8 hitch ball on the Buffalo Tools Trailer Dolly with 1-7/8 inch Ball - 600 lbs
  • I spoke with our contact at Buffalo Tools and they told me that the distance from the top of the ball to the ground when the dolly is fully assembled is 15 inches. As long as the trailer tongue weight is under 600 lbs it should make no difference if the trailer has 15 inch tires or not.
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  • Troubleshooting Optronics Camo Nightblaster Spotlight
  • I spoke with my contact at Optronics and he said first you will want to test the battery by charging it thoroughly. Once charged, test the battery with a volt meter, like # BTMT15, at 20 amps. Next check to see if you are getting a reading of 12 volts. If not, the battery needs replacing. If the battery checks out you will have to replace the halogen bulb. To do this you will need to take apart the entire light. You will want to take photos to make sure you replace all parts correctly....
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  • Size of the Mounting Brackets on the Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL
  • I spoke with my contact at Buffalo Tools and he said the mounting brackets for the Electric Hoist, # BTEHOISTUL, will accommodate square beams that are no larger than 1-3/4 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall or round beams that have a diameter of 1-3/4 inches.
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  • How Much Smaller than a Standard Come Along is the Buffalo Tools Mini Power Puller # BTMP2T
  • The Buffalo Tools Mini Power Puller # BTMP2T that you referenced would be more like 3/4 the size of a standard come along. This is the only one we offer though so it would be the best option we could make for you.
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  • One Side Of The Trailers Electric Brakes Are Locking Up
  • The first thing you will need to do is ensure the breakaway pin is attached and the battery is fully charged. If you do not have a breakaway kit or the pin is still attached, please disregard. It sounds to me like the left side of your trailer's electric brakes are short circuiting. In order to test this, you will need a multimeter such as the 7-Function Digital Multimeter part # BTMT15 and a circuit tester like the Quickee Circuit Tester part # 3808. You will first want to test each...
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  • How to Test Brake Magnet Amperage With Multimeter
  • You are correct, the BTMT15 is only designed to measure up to 10A which will not allow you to measure for 4 or 6 brake magnets on a trailer. In this case I would recommend using a multimeter with a higher amperage rating or testing the magnets separately. At this time we do not carry a multimeter capable of testing more than 10A. The next section of our brake magnet testing article details how to test each magnet separately to determine if one or more of the brake magnets on your trailer...
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  • Using Buffalo Tools # BTEHOISTUL Hoist to Tip Snowmobile Trailer Up Against Garage Wall
  • Since the Buffalo Tools Hoist is meant to lift and lower objects straight up or down, you'll need to use the included pulley block and mount it on the wall or ceiling above where the trailer sits. The hoist would mount on the ceiling so that the spool faces the pulley. I'd recommend installing a sturdy eye bolt or other fastener to the top edge of the trailer. This will be the attachment point on the trailer for the hoist. Since the trailer will be rubbing against the wall as it's...
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  • Testing Brake Magnets
  • I have attached a helpful article that explains how you can test your brake magnets to see if they need to be replaced. The article explains how you can perform 4 different tests to see if your magnets are working properly. You can use a digital multimeter like part # BTMT15, to make sure you are getting the correct amperage. Many times the cost of replacing the entire brake assembly is not much more than replacing the components such as the magnets.
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  • Mounting Black Bull Pickup Truck Crane with Hand Winch # BTBB07582 Mounting Instructions
  • I checked with Buffalo Tools and was given the following assembly instructions for the Black Bull Crane part # BTBB07582: Choose a location in your truck bed that is flat, and can handle a load of up to 1000 lbs. Be sure that the mounting area is free from wires or other materials that will affect the operation or the structural integrity of the vehicle. (In most truck beds, this spot will likely be just behind the wheel well. Please check the vehicle owner’s manual or your automotive...
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  • Recommended 4,000 Watt Generator to Fit Under Tonneau Cover on Ford F-350
  • The discontinued Powerhouse Professional Series PH4000Ri/E 4,000-Watt Inverter Generator PH64211 has a height of 19-1/2 inches, which will unfortunately not fit under the bed cover on your Ford F-350. Another option I recommend looking at is the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Generator # BTGEN4000LPC. This is also a 4,000 watt generator but measures only 18 inches tall, making it short enough to fit comfortably under the cover in your truck. It features two 120V AC outlets and one...
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  • How Do I Start the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Generator
  • Thanks for the question. I have included a link to the instructions to the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Generator, part # BTGEN4000LPC, for you to check out. The start up instructions are pretty straightforward. Step 1 Open fuel supply source. Step 2 Turn ENGINE SWITCH at ON position. Step 3 Move Choke Lever to CHOKE position. Step 4 For recoil start: Pull the STARTER GRIP slowly until resistance is felt and then pull rapidly. After the engine started, return the STARTER GRIP...
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  • Can Buffalo Tools Trailer Dolly # BTTRDOLLY Be Used on Trailer With Coupler for 2 Inch Trailer Ball
  • The Buffalo Tools trailer dolly will work just fine with your trailer. If you were towing your trailer down the highway, you'd need to make sure that your trailer ball is the same size as the coupler on the trailer. However, since you'll be using the dolly to move the trailer by hand at a slow speed, the fact that the ball on the dolly is too small won't make a difference. The dolly has a 600 lb capacity.
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  • Can Buffalo Tools Trailer Dolly be Used with Trailer that has a 2 Inch Coupler
  • Even though the Buffalo Tools Trailer Dolly, part # BTTRDOLLY, has a 1-7/8 inch ball it should work fine on your railer. Since the trailer will be moving at a slow speed as you pull it around the ball size won't be an issue. When it comes to towing the correct ball size is much more important.
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