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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 29-147 ft lbs of torque.
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Lippert Ground Control 2.0 Leveling System Error Code
  • There are a couple of things as I talked with my contact at Lippert. You will need to follow this system perfectly of the error will not clear. You need to extend the front jacks 6 inches, then the rear jacks 6 inches, and then press and hold the retract button until the jacks are all retracted. This should clear the error. If it does not, then use a multimeter like # ALL648349 check to make sure that left front jack is getting the proper battery voltage. If it is under 12V then...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Resistance When Pulling Trailer After New Hub Installation
  • If you just have idler hubs and not braking assembles on your trailer then I don't think the wrong size bearings are the problem. If you did install the wrong size bearings then they would have had to of been larger and in that case you would have a lot of play on the idler hubs, not resistance. I believe the problem you are experiencing has to do with the amount of torque that was applied to the castle nut that attaches the ider hub to the spindle. If you take a look at the 6:00 minute...
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  • Max Tire Size for the Powerbuilt Tire Step ALL647596
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Potential Causes for Overheating Trailer Brake Drums
  • Trailer breakaway batteries are usually rated for 5-amp-hours and are designed to keep your four brake assemblies engaged for 15-minutes in the event of an accidental disconnect. The only way the breakaway battery could heat up your drums is if it kept the brakes engaged as you drove. In the same way, if there were a short in the vehicle or trailer wiring that somehow let your 12V power feed reach the brake circuit, which would also keep the brakes engaged. Either way you would probably...
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  • Bottle Jack and Safety Stands for Use During Trailer Maintenance
  • A bottle jack like the 6-ton Powerbuilt # ALL640407 is the right type of jack to use for changing and rotating tires and other trailer maintenance work. But using wood blocks will reduce the stability of the jack and affect the safety of that process. Any trailer work is best done with wheels chocked on both sides. We offer rubber wheel chock products like # MT70073 and # MT70072 to steady the trailer while you work on it. If you like the Powerbuilt jack for its size you can use it...
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  • Could Powerbuilt Bottle Jack # ALL640405 Work on 2016 Kia Sorento
  • The Powerbuilt Bottle Jack # ALL640405 has the lifting capacity of 4,000 lbs. Your Sorento weighs near that depending on how it's equipped, but since this would not be lifting the entire weight of your vehicle and only one corner at a time it would work well. For a jack with more lifting height the part # ALL620471 which can lift 21 inches would be the better choice.
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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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller With Drag At Setting B3
  • The button on the right on the Tekonsha Prodigy is the Boost button. The boost levels are pre-set based on how much the trailer weighs in comparison to the tow vehicle. For example, by pressing the button once, it will display what the current boost level is. If you see ".c" that means the boost is off. If you see ".c." (with the second dot) that means it is on. Every press of the button changes the boost level up to b.3. A boost setting of b.1 is for trailers that weigh less than the...
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  • Troubleshooting Battery Discharging and Causing Electric Jack Issue
  • It is possible that there is a bad ground on your jack and it is definitely worth checking, but it doesn't sound to me like that is the issue. Since it functions fine when plugged into the truck, which uses the same ground. It does sound like there is a draw on your battery and that will absolutely affect the function of the jack, but many times the low battery is caused by something else. I recommend starting by checking the main battery ground and then making sure the trailer battery...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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