Accessories and Parts Installation And Review Videos

etrailer and Ram Square Jacks Replacement Bearing Installation- Video

etrailer and Ram Square Jacks Replacement Bearing Installation

Today we're going to be showing you how to rebuild the 7000 pound square tube jack like we have here. Now this is part number TJD-7000. It's going to be a drop leg style square jack 7000 pound lift capacity. It's also going to work for the 5000 pound square type jacks as well. Really, really easy process here. What we're going to do, need to take a couple of 13 millimeter wrenches, ratchets, whatever you've got and we need to take the bolt out that goes through our handle up here at the top. more

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10/3/2016 2:40:12 PM

Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers Repair Kit Installation- Video

Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers Repair Kit Installation

Today we'll be looking at a repair kit for Dutton-Lainson class 2 and 3 couplers, part number DL13970. We are using coupler DL13835 for demonstration purposes, but it'll also work with DL13897, DL13847, and DL13800. Here's what our coupler repair kit comes with. We have a new handle latch to operate our coupler itself. We have a new ball latch, 2 new springs, a nut, and a plate to hold our nut in place. It's a tool-free installation. more

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10/3/2016 11:44:51 AM

Atwood A-Frame Trailer Coupler Latch Repair Kit Installation- Video

Atwood A-Frame Trailer Coupler Latch Repair Kit Installation

Today we'll be looking at a latch repair kit for Atwood A-frame trailer couplers with marvel flip latch. Part number AT88061. This will work with couplers for a two and five-sixteenth inch hitch ball such as AT88007. Alright, we have a trailer coupler here, we have it off the trailer right now just so you can easily see what we're working with. We can easily flip it over so you can get all the good views. Here's what our latch repair kit comes with. more

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10/3/2016 11:44:41 AM

Atwood 1,000 lb Jack Replacement Thrust Bearings Installation- Video

Atwood 1,000 lb Jack Replacement Thrust Bearings Installation

Today we're going to be showing you how to rebuild the Atwood 1000 Pound Top Line Series Jack. We'll be using part number AT81416 which is the Replacement Thrust Baring. This is what our Replacement Thrust Baring Kit is going to look like. We've got the felt spacer. That's going to go inside of the baring pack itself. Then that baring pack, it's going to sit right down on top of that washer. more

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10/3/2016 11:44:33 AM

Repairing a Dutton-Lainson Coupler- Video

Repairing a Dutton-Lainson Coupler

Today we'll be looking at Dutton-Lainson Coupler Repair Kit, for model 940, 960, and 970 couplers, part number DL13968. For demonstration purposes, we'll be using a 970 coupler, part number DL13728. So here's what a coupler repair kit comes with. We have a new ball latch assembly here. We have our new latch and handle that operates our ball latch up and down to secure your hitch ball. We have two new springs, a new nut, and a new plate which holds our nut into place. And, you can adjust it fully, based upon this plate here and just running the nut up and down to get to the desired tension that you want. Now the reason you want to have this repair kit, instead of replacing your entire coupler assembly, which you may have welded to your frame or your trailer, instead of just bolted in place, is over time your ball latch can get worn out and not couple to your hitch ball properly anymore, and which could cause your trailer to pop off, which would be a bad situation. more

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9/30/2016 11:56:20 AM

Replacing a Roadmaster Towbar Shank- Video

Replacing a Roadmaster Towbar Shank

Today we're going to be showing you how to replace the tow bar shank assembly on a road master tow bar, part number 910019-40. We're going to be using this in conjunction with the nut, which is going to be part number RM350264-10, and a replacement bolt, part number RM350191-00, and the two nylon washers that go in the center, part number RM350358-00. You can see here on our sterling tow bar that our customer had an incident where they backed up, what you should not do with these tow bars, and they snapped off the shank, which is this part and it goes right there. In order to fix that we're going to put a replacement shank, a new bolt and nut, and two of these nylon washers that go on the inside to make it swivel easily. We'll start with an 1 1/8" socket and wrench. We're going to go ahead and remove that. Now the metal washers on the outside, we're going to go ahead and reuse, because they're not damaged. The nylon washers we're going to go ahead and replace. more

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8/16/2016 1:27:16 PM

Rebuilding Fulton 1500lb-2500lb Jacks- Video

Rebuilding Fulton 1500lb-2500lb Jacks

Today we're going to be showing you how to rebuild the Fulton 1500 to 2500 pound Jacks. We're going to be using the Bevel Kit, which is part number F0933306S00. The Bevel Gear Kit, they're going to be the same gear both for our upright and for our drive gear. You can see they've been designed to work universally with one another. We've got a new washer in which this rides on. That gives an area for our friction to go so it's not wearing on our Jack. more

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6/13/2016 3:11:45 PM

Rebuilding a Fulton Jack- Video

Rebuilding a Fulton Jack

Today we're going to be taking a look at how to rebuild a Fulton jack. This is going to work out for your 800 to 1,200 pound jacks. We've got a handle replacement part number, which is going to be for our handle. It's going to have the bearing that the handle rides in and replacement pin. That part number is F0933301S00. If that's all you need to replace, that's all you're going to need to get. more

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5/24/2016 9:17:39 AM

How BOLT Works Manufacturer Review- Video

How BOLT Works Manufacturer Review

This is how Bolt technology works. Inside every Bolt lock, there is an automotive grade lock cylinder. When you insert your key, spring-loaded plate tumblers in gold ride up and down on the key cuts until they are matched exactly to your key. Now, here is how the lock learns your key. Alongside each tumbler is a purple code bar. The first time you rotate your key, the silver side bar pushes each code bar onto its tumbler, permanently matching the tumbler to your key. more

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8/22/2014 6:00:08 AM

This Old Trailer: Changing Hydraulic Trailer Brake to Electric- Video

This Old Trailer: Changing Hydraulic Trailer Brake to Electric

Today on This Old Trailer we are going to replace hydraulic brakes with electric brakes. Basically it is going to be a matter of taking off the tires, removing the hubs, go ahead and removing the backing plates and drain the hydraulic lines of fluid, and then going ahead and bolting on the new brakes. We will start off, obviously, by taking the wheels off. OK, go ahead and remove the dust cover here. It is an E-Z Lube spindle so this has a tang washer that we need to bush back down so we can unlock the castle nut right here. Just push it back down. Now we should be able to take the hub right off. The next task is to go ahead and disconnect the hydraulic lines. We have that disconnected. Now we need to pull the clip out so we can release this part here. And that is just a little piece of metal right here that you can just pry out. Alright, now we can unbolt this at the back of the hydraulic backing plate. Alright, now we can unbolt the backing plate from the flange on the axle. Now we are down to our bare axle. We will clean it up a little bit and then reinstall the brakes. 1:24 more

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4/17/2011 5:12:34 PM

This Old Boat Trailer: Master Cylinder Installation- Video

This Old Boat Trailer: Master Cylinder Installation

Today on This Old Boat Trailer we are going to rebuild the hydraulic actuator on here and we are going to be using part number 85841, the master cylinder itself, and then we are going to use a master cylinder replacement cap part number A87478, and the cable push rod replacement kit part number 85852, all from Atwood. The first thing we need to do is remove the old master cylinder itself. This is going to require taking off the cap which we have already done. We have disconnected the line back here already and then we can see our factory line, lets disconnect that and then we are just going to undo these four bolts right here. There is probably going to be some leftover brake fluid in there so it will be a good idea to wear some gloves or something. We are going to pull out the back and then underneath there is a little push rod you may want to pull away from it too to help knock it out. 01:09 more

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9/1/2010 5:26:32 AM

This Old Trailer: Electric Trailer Brake Installation Part 1- Video

This Old Trailer: Electric Trailer Brake Installation Part 1

Alright, today on This Old Trailer, what we are going to do is install electric brakes. Right now this trailer does not have any brakes on it whatsoever, so it has two drag axles. So the first thing that we need to do is go ahead and take off the rear wheels. And then we will go ahead and take off the hubs. At this point we will take off the dust cap on our axle. And basically what you want to do is on this particular unit we have an E-Z Lube cap, so it fits kind of tight. It is a good idea to go ahead and rotate the hub and lightly strike it and then I will just back it off with a screw driver behind the flange. And then pry it off. Alright, let us wipe off the excess grease on the end of the spindle here and we will get to our tang washer. And we will release it so we can back off the castle nut. Alright, we have it cleaned up a little bit. Now right here, this is the tab I was talking about. That is our tang washer. Take this. Push it down flat to the flat spot on our spindle and then you can take the castle nut off. 1:07 more

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2/26/2010 6:34:05 AM

This Old Trailer: Finding and Fixing a Broken Wire Part 2- Video

This Old Trailer: Finding and Fixing a Broken Wire Part 2

Next we are going to go to less obvious stuff. Say for instance you have got your ground wire hooked back up to the frame and weird stuff happening out back. We will have to dig into the wire itself a little bit. In this case basically you want to check your wiring connection. You have a wiring connection right here that could be a potential problem right there. Chances are whatever fitting you used to put the wiring together might come loose. And also we have something kind of obvious too. The wire here has a little bit of road rash on it. You can see the bare wires on the inside. Even though it may still be making contact eventually this wire here will corrode up inside there and it will just lose contact so we are basically going to have a broken wire eventually. Lets go ahead and take this apart here we will see what we have got on the inside. 01:14 more

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12/2/2009 3:28:16 AM

Trailer Brake Controller Reverse Light Lead Installation- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Reverse Light Lead Installation

All right what we are going to do on this install is the reverse light lead to our electrical connector. For instance on a 5-pole you can use this on a boat trailer that has a reverse lock out for hydraulic brakes on it. Also you can use on a 7-pole application the trailer may have reverse lights on the back of it. Some RVs have a reverse light hook up on the back of it. I will show you the basic generic steps of how it is installed. 00:22 more

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11/29/2009 3:34:59 PM

Bleeding Brakes Demonstration- Video

Bleeding Brakes Demonstration

All right today we are going to show you how to bleed hydraulic brakes on a trailer. First off you want to top off your master cylinder, with appropriate fluid. To pump the fluid from the master cylinder out, there is a couple of different ways of doing it. Sometimes it will have the emergency lever the and the safety chain will pull. Okay what you can do is unbolt the plate that holds the lever in place and then use that lever to actuate the master cylinder and force the fluid through. Some of them, you are going to have to go where the ball goes and manually activate it. Pull it in and out. Or like on this model here there might be a little lever underneath here that you could use. more

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8/25/2009 3:06:34 PM

Changing Brakes Demonstration- Video

Changing Brakes Demonstration

All right today we are going to show you a typical brake inspection. Basically what we are going to do is take off the brake hub here and we are going to inspect the brakes, the linings, the springs, and the display cylinder inside. First off we will go ahead and take off the dust cap. In this case it is a bearing buddy. Next, is taking out the locking pin. There is either a cotter pin that goes in the center here but once you get that lock washer off you have to go ahead and just take off the nut and pull your whole hub off. First thing you want to check for is grease on the linings, and sure enough we have got grease all over these linings here. Also on this side here and probably smeared around over to the other side as you can tell. more

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8/25/2009 10:36:20 AM

Removing and Replacing Trailer Brake Shoes Review- Video

Removing and Replacing Trailer Brake Shoes Review

Today we are going to show how to remove the break shoes on a typical electric break axle, this one in particular is a twelve inch drum. We are using that one because it is large and easy to see. This applies to virtually all electric brakes from this size on up and down to the smaller sizes. We will go over how it comes apart and the tools you will need to do it with. more

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3/13/2009 5:00:39 AM

Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Colors- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Colors

Today we are going to cover a frequently asked question. It really turns up a lot. And actually it is easier than you think. Basically, if you have a pickup and you got a tow package with it and you got one of these wire harnesses that plug underneath the dash and plugs into your brake controller, you might have five or sometimes even more wires coming off of it. And you notice that your brake controller only uses four. We have got one over here, we will show you, that has just the four wires and what do you do with the extra wires? The short answer is do not worry about it, because the brake controller has all that it needs from these four wires. more

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8/29/2008 2:54:26 AM

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Kia Sedona- Video

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Kia Sedona

Today were going to show you a popular upgrade. We have here a four pole flat that has been installed on a vehicle. The owner has a boat trailer now and it has a five wire flat. So were going to convert that four wire to a five wire flat. We will show you how to deal with part number 20036 which is the adapter itself, and the bracket which is part number 20046. Our first step we need to do is take off the four pole and then well uninstall the bracket and put in the new bracket. It may take some force, but you have to pull to get this out of here. We actually used a rubber mallet to tap it a little bit, now this bracket can come off which we have previously loosened up. Now well install our new bracket and it will go in the same spot as before. What were going to do next is get our four pole ready which we have cleaned out with WD-40 and then were going to put in some dielectric grease. Well put that inside here and then were going to attach our four pole from our adapter inside there. more

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8/7/2008 6:43:48 PM

Remove and Reinstall a Trailer Hub Review- Video

Remove and Reinstall a Trailer Hub Review

First off, we will take off the hub, then take off the nut on the inside, and we will pop the whole hub off and take it to the workbench and clean it up from there. You can see there is a lot of rust in there, there is a lot of condensation. Basically water got in there through either condensation or a seal leak. We definitely need to take it apart and clean it up. This has whats called a tang washer. Instead of a regular cotter pin that goes up and down, it has a little piece of metal that goes between the notches here and you have to push this back, flat, so you can take off the nut. And the whole thing just slides off. Sometimes if it gets caught on the hub here you can beat it to get it to come loose. We will go ahead and clean this spindle off here, and then we will put our hub back on. Give it a test fit first to make sure it all slides on pretty good and then go ahead and take it back off. What is good is to take a thin layer, it doesnt have to be much just a little bit, to kind of help the parts slide on a little bit more than they used to. more

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8/7/2008 12:20:07 PM

Trailer Brake Controller Installation Wiring Kit Review- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation Wiring Kit Review

Today we will show you part number ETBC7 brake controller installation kit. What this kit does is it fills in the blanks between your 4 pole connector and the brake controller. Basically on the instructions of your brake controller, it will show you a link between the foot brake and stop light switch, a battery, and then a line going out to the connector out back. This kit here fills in those missing pieces. We will cover each individual part. First we will start from the rear of the vehicle and work our way forward. This part here is 7 and 4 pole to 4 pole adapter. This will plug into your existing 4 pole that you have on your vehicle. It just plugs in like normal while this white wire gets grounded to the body of the vehicle. You will have a couple extra wires. The black wire will be ran to the battery. This blue wire here gets run to the blue wire on the brake controller. more

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8/6/2008 1:19:11 AM

Inspecting and Packing Trailer Bearings with Grease Demonstration- Video

Inspecting and Packing Trailer Bearings with Grease Demonstration

We will go ahead and get the bearing out and wipe it down real fast. Makes it a little bit easier to see, rotate the bearing cage, look for anything that bounces up and down too much. This is almost a continuous line so I think the cage is pretty good on this one. So we will just keep cleaning it up until it spins freely. Im looking for little nicks or stuff like that. Sometimes you can see a little bit of wear, it is like a dark band here, light band here, dark band here. For the most part that is kind of acceptable, it is not perfect, but in this case I think it will be fine. If its really dark you definitely want to change it out because that part of the bearing, this actual roller got overheated, but this one looks pretty darn good. We will pack this side and then flip it over and then pack the other side. Get a good gob, and put a light coating on the race itself. Actually, it doesnt take much, you dont have to pack it full. Because a lot of it doesnt get really used. In a marine application like this, you want to go ahead and get the grease gun out and use it since we have the special spindles. Go ahead and fill the cavity that way, but for most land trailers this is pretty much enough as it is. Grab your new bearing here, and all you have to do is work it inside of here a little bit at a time. Keep going around, flip it over and we want to get inside it here. Just get inside, so when the bearing starts spinning, it gets all worked up in there. Give it a couple of spins maybe before you pop it in there. more

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7/23/2008 7:19:54 AM

Measuring for Weight Distribution Review- Video

Measuring for Weight Distribution Review

Today were going to show you how to measure for a weight distribution shank. It looks kind of confusing with the different lengths and amount of holes on it and different measurements. Were going to keep it basic and simple so you can pick out the right one the first time and well show the steps that are needed to do that. First thing we do is get two measurements, we need to measure from the bottom of the coupler down to the ground. Also we need to measure from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground. The difference between the two measurements will tell us what size shank to get. Well make that 13 1/2 inches and looks like we have a measurement of 21 inches. With some simple math, the difference will be 7 1/2 inches, so we need to find a that is close to that. The closest one we have is part # 3344. That part will have a eight inch total so that will be as close as we can get. Well check that out to make sure it works. With our measurements in hand, lets go ahead and test it. As you can see the ball height is the same as the coupler so it looks like a perfect match. more

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7/23/2008 12:59:18 AM

Trailer Wiring and Light Replacement Demonstration- Video

Trailer Wiring and Light Replacement Demonstration

Today were going to be replacing the wiring on this trailer. We will be replacing a 4 pole flat, as you can tell this one is pretty beat up and worn, so it has to be replaced. We are going to cut this wire off and we are going to replace this brown wire also. We are going to cut this loose and pull the rest of our wire through, on this trailer here it is pretty open so we can reach the wiring. Just in case though, if your wiring was run in conduit and you are replacing it, do not pull all of this out yet. We will actually tie on the new wires and use these wires to pull them through. We are going to cut off all of this old wire here, and we are going to take off this old light too. I would like to point something out on this 4 pole flat, you will notice there are actually 5 wires coming out of it. What is happening is on the inside of this pin, which is for the running lights, has two wires coming out. more

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7/22/2008 10:59:26 PM

Trailer Hub Inspection Demonstration- Video

Trailer Hub Inspection Demonstration

We get many many questions on how to make sure trailer hubs and brakes are safe for travel. Here Joe addresses some of those questions demonstrating how to thoroughly inspect the hubs, breaks and bearings. I know many of us take the performance of these assemblies for granted but if you are planning a long trip or just make short trips around town you should be aware of their condition. I like to say it is time well spent when it avoids break downs on the side of the highway. more

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7/22/2008 5:54:13 PM

Trailer Brakes and Wiring Installation- Video

Trailer Brakes and Wiring Installation

Today we are going to show you how to install brakes on a trailer that does not have existing brakes. It is actually pretty easy to do. It is just very time consuming. There are a couple of things you want to look out for before you start. You want to step behind your trailer, and look behind the existing hub you have. Make sure you have a flange like this on the axle. It is this 4-bolt flange on here; if you have that on your axle you are pretty much home free. This size flange has four bolts. You will see it on 3,500- pound axles like we have here. You also see it on 2,000- pound axles. On a 3,500 -pound one you would probably use a 10- inch drum and on a lighter axle, 2,000 pounds, you probably would use a 7- inch size. Also you notice we have the hub missing. We have to take that off because the hub and drum assembly is all in one piece. It is not like the automotive application. You have to take off the old hub, discard it, and start off fresh. more

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7/22/2008 12:53:10 PM