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Best 2005 GMC Sierra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options available for the 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 Chassis Cab. We have our CURT, part number C15800. In the middle we have our Draw-Tite, part number 41947. At the bottom here we have another CURT, part number C15400. Now while all of these are class 5s, they all have ups and downs to each one of them. Let's go ahead and take a look at some of their differences. Now one of the main differences between these three hitches starts here with the Draw-Tite.



Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll bee doing a test fit on the Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Door Mount Towing Mirror, part number WN6600. The mirror comes in a quantity of one, but it's completely reversible, so if you'd like to pick up one for the other side, just use the same part number. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to quickly and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. The seven inch by seven inch mirror can be rotated to the left or right, and can be adjusted to most angles.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be doing a test fit on the K-Source Clip-On Towing Mirror, Part Number KS3891. The mirror does come in a quantity of one, so if you would like to pick up a second one for the driver side, just use the same part number. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even backup while towing a trailer. As you can see I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. The mirror itself is 7-3/4" by 5-1/8". It can be adjusted to many angles.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Clip on Towing Mirror, part number 7070. The mirror does come in a quantity of one. If you'd like to pick up a second one for the driver's side, just use the same part number. It offers us a wide field-of-view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar Towing Mirror, part number CM11980. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. The mirror measures seven and a quarter inches long by four and a half inches wide. We can rotate it 360 degrees, and adjust it to most angles.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be doing a test fit on a CIPA Dual View Clip On Towing Mirror, part number 11953. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allows us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even backup while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. Between both mirrors, the larger mirror gives a closer more clear view. The smaller one gives a wider view. Both the larger and the smaller mirror can be adjusted to most angles that are top to bottom, left to right and even diagonal.



Putco Mini Halogen Bulbs Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be looking at and installing our Putco Mini-Halogen Bulbs, 315 Bulb, Night White, Part Number P213157L. This is what our light looks like before we put our halogen bulbs in. You notice it's yellow. When we put the halogens in, it'll be a cleaner white look. All right. This our new light.



CIPA EVO Formance Halogen Headlight Bulb Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we're going to be installing the CIPA EVO Formance Alfas Maximum Intensity 9006 Halogen Headlight Bulb. These come with a quantity of two. The part number is CM93448. These lights are designed to generate 110 watts of light while only using 75 watts of power. The high-color temperature is going to improve visibility and promote driver awareness. The high-quality construction yields a longlasting and dependable bulb, which operates at a very safe temperature so that they will not damage your car's electrical components. Now to begin our installation, we've opened the hood and we're going to start here on the passenger side.



Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

All right. Today on this 2005 GMC Sierra Crew Cab, we're going to install part number HM27512VA. This is a Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert. We can go ahead and try it out. First thing we're going to do is run our wires from our switch to the outside. This is turn to alert off and on, and what I'm going to do is take two ends or two wires, one's shorter than the other, I want to tape them together and then pull both wires through the firewall. We'll go ahead and run this through an existing grommet in the firewall. All right, we're going to use the small grommet right here.



Putco Optic 360 High Power LED Fog Lamp Bulbs Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on the 2005 GMC Sierra Crew Cab, we're going to install part number P250010W. This is the Putco Optic 360 High Power LED Fog Lamp bulbs. For comparison, we'll go ahead and turn on the preexisting fog lights that are on the truck. Let's go ahead and try out our new ones. Now with the new light bulbs you can see how it provides much more illumination in a wider area than the stock bulbs did. Now the end of the bulb actually has an optic lens on the end to help disperse the light.



CIPA Custom Passenger Side Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we will be installing CIPA custom towing mirrors for the right hand side, part #10802. Now the operation of the tow mirror itself or this outer mirror is a manual mirror, but it is fully adjustable, push it at different angles, and you will still have full function or movement of your factory mirror. So we can put our towing mirrors on our factory mirrors, we will need to install this piece of Felt here on the wedge or this bracket that goes inside the mirror. It will go on here just like this. Since we're just doing a test fit on our mirrors today we're not actually going to adhere this to the bracket. The next step will be to put this on the inside of the towing mirror. We will then go ahead and make sure this little slot here lines up with the tab right there. Go ahead and slide it into position.



CIPA Custom Drivers Side Towing Mirror Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the CIPA custom towing mirror for the left hand side, part number 10801. The towing mirror portion itself, for the outer mirror is a manually adjustable mirror, tilts in all different angles, and you will still have full function of your factory mirror. Before you can begin the installation, you need to add the felt strip to this bracket right here. Just peel the backing off, and it will adhere just like that. Since we're just doing a test fit today, we're not actually going to stick this on permanently. Once you have your felt strip adhered to the bracket here, go ahead and slide it in here.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the CIPA custom towing mirrors in the slip-on design, part number CM10800. The towing mirror portion itself of the outer mirror is a manually-adjustable mirror, tilts in all different angles, and you will still have full function of your factory mirror. Before you can begin the installation, you need to add the felt strip to this bracket right here. You just peel the backing off, and it'll adhere just like that. Since we're just doing a test fit today, we're not actually going to stick this on permanently. Once you have your felt strip adhered to the bracket here, go ahead and slide it in here. When we go to put our bracket or the wedge piece in here, we'll need to go ahead and line this little slot up here with this little tab right here. Go ahead and slip it in place. Now we're ready to install our towing mirror onto our factory mirror. We'll go ahead and take our towing mirror.



BAKBox 2 Collapsible Truck Bed Toolbox Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we're going to be installing the Bakbox 2 collapsible truck bed toolbox for the back rolex and back flip tunnel covers. Part number BAK92100. Now here's what our Bakbox 2 looks like installed. As you can see here, even with the tunnel cover completely closed, there's still plenty of room bewteen the top of the box and the bottom of your tunnel cover. Now, to fold down or collapse the box, you'll simply pull up on the hook and loop strap. I'll do it here on the other side as well. Then we'll fold the front panel down. This is one way that you can collapse the box.



Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today in our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the pop and lock custom tailgate lock, part number PAL8110. We need to gain access to the lock switch wires here in the driver's side door. We'll first begin by removing the threshold piece of plastic right here, as well as this kick plate area on the left-hand side. To do this, we'll either use a large flat head screwdriver or a trim panel removal tool and slide it up underneath the pieces of trim, pushing upward so that the lashes will release. Once we have both of these two pieces of interior panel removed, now we're ready to begin on the door. To remove the door, we'll need to remove a combination of some push fasteners, as well as some screws, as well as some interior cover parts on the door as well. As well for the lock mechanism slides back and forth. A small flat head screwdriver works great to get underneath this and pop this panel out.



Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we will be installing the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th wheel tailgate with open design, and that's part number VGM-99-100. We will begin our installation with the tailgate down, and then raise it up slightly so we can use a flathead screwdriver to pry the tab for the side cable away, and detach the cable from the truck. We will do this on both sides. On the passenger side, we can then lift the tailgate out of it's hinge, and with an extra set of hands completely remove our tailgate. Next, we'll set the new tailgate into place. Our Stromberg Carlson tailgate comes with latches that will need to be installed on both passenger and driver side.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, with tire size 305/70/R16, we'll be test fitting the Glacier Twist-Link snow tire chains with cam tighteners for light trucks, part number PWH2226SC. Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to lay the chains out on the ground to make sure that we get any kinks, twists, or knots that are in the chains, out. This will make it easier to install our chains. Now before installing the chains, we'll make sure that we're putting them on correctly. To do this, we'll make sure that the cams are facing out on the tire, as well as make sure that the hook for the cross chain where it attaches to the side chain, faces out. We'll now go ahead and drape our chains over the tire, where you'll see that the cam is facing out, and that the connection here at the cross chain is also facing out.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on a 2005 GMC Sierra, were going to be installing Hopkins Flex-Mount brake control, part number hm47297. In conjunction with Hopkins direct fit brake control adapter which is part number hm47795.To begin our install, were going to mount the Flex-Mount display unit here in the center console. First, well remove the center console trays and route the wire up through the pre-drilled hole in there. Well follow the 12-volt power supply back down through the console. Then, well zip tie the wire to the 12-volt power supply wires to secure it in place, cut off the excess from the zip-tie and re-install the panel.Then, well secure the Flex display in place using double sided tape. Now, to install the Flex control system were going to mount it on the side of the center console, that way its easy to access all of the different controls as well as the manual override.



Andersen Rapid Hitch Ball Mount Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be test-fitting our Rapid Hitch adjustable aluminum ball mount kit with two chrome balls, part number am3410. Now, to begin our test-fit, we'll need to go ahead and get out hitch height measurement. To do this, we'll measure from the inside top edge of our receiver tube to the ground. Now, on this truck, that measurement is 20-and-a-half inches. Now, keep in mind that the measurement can change die to tire size, hitch style, or any other accessory which may change your vehicle's ride height, so it's a good idea to measure yours.We'll now go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the hitch, lining up the hitch pin hole, and installing our pin and clip. That will secure the ball mount to our Sierra.



Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Weight Distribution Shank for 2 inch hitches, part number AMAC1.Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to get our hitch height measurement. This is the measurement from the top of the receiver tube to the ground. On our vehicle, that measurement is 20 and a half inches. Now keep in mind, that measurement can change due to hitch style, tire size, or any other accessory which may change your vehicles right height.We'll now take the shank of our ball mount, slide it into the hitch lining up the hitch pinholes. We'll then take our pin and clip, slide it through the hitch pinholes, clip it on the other side and secure our ball mount to the vehicle.Now with our ball mount secured, were going to go ahead and use Convert-A-Balls part number BA1. This will allow us to use our weight distribution shank with the standard trailer hitch ball.Now with our ball platform secured to the weight distribution shank, we'll go ahead and give you a measurement.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches with one inch rise or two inch drop rated at 14,000 pounds, part number AMSC2HD.Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to get our hitch height measurement. To do this, we'll measure from the inside top edge of our receiver tube to the ground. Now on this truck, that measurement is 20 and a half inches. Now keep in mind, that the measurement can change due to tire size, hitch style, or any other accessory which may change your vehicles right height so its a good idea to measure yours.We'll now slide the ball mount shank into our hitch, line up our hitch pinholes and install our hitch pin and clip.With that, our ball mount is secured to our GMC in the drop position. Now we'll go ahead and measure from the top of the ball mount platform to the ground with this ball mount. That measurement is 18 and a half inches.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be test fitting the draw tite ball mount with 3 quarter inch rise or 2 inch drop rated at 6,000 pounds, part number 2923. Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to get our hitch hide measurement. To do this, we'll measure from the inside top edge of our receiver tube to the ground. Now in this truck, that measurement is 20 and 1/2 inches. Now keep in mind that the measurement can change due to tire size, hitch style or any other accessory which may change your vehicles ride height. So it's a good idea to measure yours. When outside the ball mount into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and using our pin and clip, we'll secure our ball mount to our GMC.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra we'll be test fitting part number AMSC2, the convert-a-ball cushion ball mount for 2 inch hitches, with 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds. Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to get our hitch height measurement. To do this, we'll measure from the inside top edge of our receiver tube to the ground. Now on this truck, that measurement is 20.5 inches. Now keep in mind that the measurement can change due to tire size, hitch style or any other accessory which may change your vehicles ride height. It's a good idea to measure yours. We'll now insert our ball mount into the receiver tube, line up the hitch pin holes and install our hitch pin.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra well be test fitting the Weather Tech front floor liners, part number wt450031 in tan. Now this mat is also available in black, part number wt440031; as well as gray, part number 460031. Were now ready to install our new Weather Tech floor liners. The Weather Tech liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels, and moldings all work to help keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off your carpet. As you can see in this liner, it comes with a high sidewall protecting not only the carpet, but the kick panel as well.



Longview Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, well be installing Custom Slide On Mirrors from Longview, part number CTM1500.Now these slip on mirrors provide excellent towing visibility at an economical price. They require no tools to install and do install in just minutes. These do come in pairs.To begin our installation, here on the drivers side mirror, well first slide on the mirror making sure that it fits around the factory mirror completely. Once we done that, well take the hook and slide it back behind the mirror, here closest to the vehicle.Well then take the knob and screw it to the hook making sure we pass through the hole holding the mirror in place. With the drivers side on, we can move over the passenger side and repeat the same process.Now once secure, youll notice that the mirror complements the factory mirror conforming to it almost completely. It extends your field of vision making it safer while towing behind your vehicle.



K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, well be installing the K Source Custom Towing Mirrors, part number KS80800.Now these mirrors just snap into place around the OEM mirrors. Here on the drivers side, well begin our installation by simply sliding it over the OEM mirror where we will lock it into place, first on the top and then here on the bottom.Once theyre snapped into place, theyre ready to be used. They require no hardware or tools and they just simply pop right back off when youre pulling your truck into the garage. They also offer a great sleek look. The mirror moves both up and down as well as left and right giving you the ability to adjust your mirror perfectly. This will make it much safer when towing behind your truck.



Pewag Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra well be test fitting the Pewag All Square Mud Surface snow tire chains, part number PWE2441S. To begin this test fit well lay the chains out on the ground and make sure we get any kinks, knots or tangles out of the chains themselves. This will offer an easier installation. Well now go ahead and place our tire chains over the tire, making sure that the cross chains are centered with the tire tread. In order to identify whether the chain is going on correctly or not, well make sure that the cross-chains attach to the side chains with the hooks facing out. We can then move to the inside of the tire here at the six oclock position where well connect the two ends of the side chain together, taking up as much of the slack in the chain as possible.



BAKFlip FiberMax Tonneau Cover Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today well be taking a look at the Bak Industries Bak Flip Fibermax hard folding tonneau cover, part number BAK126100. This tonneau cover gives your truck the sleek look that youre after without hindering you from using your truck to its full potential. The heavy duty aluminum trifold cover keeps your truck bed and cargo dry, and improves your trucks fuel mileage. It can also be left open while driving and because it sits inside your truck rails you get an ultra flush look and still be able to use the beds stake pockets. Well go over some features of the tonneau cover after we get it installed on our truck. Today well be installing it on a 2005 GMC Sierra short bed.



UWS Crossover Toolbox Review - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the UWS Truck Bed Toolbox, the Narrow Crossover Style, part number UWS00161. Note that this toolbox is 69 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 9-1/4 inches deep for a total of 3.7 cubic feet. It will stand at approximately 2 inches above the height of the bed rail on your truck bed. Now, let's go ahead and install the box. We'll set it up against the bulk end and even it out side to side. Now that we have a good idea where our truck box is going to sit, we're going to go ahead and turn it over and install the foam strips to protect the paint between the box and bed.



Superchips Performance Chip Review

Today we are going to review the Superchips VIVID LINQ Performance Tuner System. Part Number SU128650. This system is designed for GM gas motor applications, but there are other applications available for different makes and different motor configurations.First we are going to go over everything that comes with the package. There is the VIVID LINQ box itself which will plug into our OVD2 port on our vehicle. This box is what will establish a connection between our Android powered device in the vehicle computer. There is also a pair of USB cables so you can connect the device to your computer to update the software on the VIVID LINQ box.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Alright today on this 2005 GMC Sierra, we are going to install part number 90885, the Prodigy P2 brake controller and part number 3015-P, the brake controller adapter. First step that we need to do is to remove this cover for access to the port that is behind here. So we will undo this nut and pop the cover off. We will take our cord and just plug it into place. Moving on, we will reinstall the cover and then put the nut back into place. Alright next we will go ahead and install our brake controller bracket and we are going to do that on a sheet metal at the bottom of the dash here.



AFE Air Intake System Installation 2005 GMC Sierra

Today on the 2005 GMC Sierra 1550 series, were going to be installing the AFE Intake Kit product number AFE51-10092. The kit includes the replacement air filter, the new intake tube, an intake adapter and two different couplers, hose clamps, the trim seal, and then the new intake housing. Once we've ensured all that's there, we can go ahead and start with our installation. The first thing we want to do before we start moving each stock intake system is to go ahead and remove the negative terminal from the battery. Well reinstall this once the new intake is in, that will allow the system to reset itself around the new intake system. Ok, moving on to the factory air intake, were going to first disconnect the mass air censor.There is actually a clip that's on here that we need to remove that first.



MagnaFlow Exhaust Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Alright, today on this 2005 GMC Sierra we are going to install part number MF15841. Alright the first thing we need to do is go ahead and start getting the truck ready to install the exhaust. What we did is removed the spare tire. You do not have to do that but it makes things a lot easier to get to. It makes everything easier to see as well. Now we also have to remove the exhaust. So what we are going to do first off is go ahead and start removing the rubber hangers from the exhaust and also the bolts that connect the exhaust to the catalytic converter up front. So we are going to loosen these up first. That way, it puts less stress on the pipes up front when we disconnect the exhaust. Now you want to spray these down really go with a type of penetrant so you do not break the bolts. OK, we have that one loose. 1:05



Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today we are going to install part number 9465 our gooseneck head assembly. We will also be installing a rail kit which is part number 4434 for our 2005 GMC Sierra pickup 3500. The first step involved would be to make room for the install kit and rails. What happens is this heat shield needs to be removed. We are going to take it out from this section to this beam here. To make it easier maybe go all the way this far back. But for necessity purposes we need from here to here for the rails. We cut out our heat shield and left an inch or so hanging off. We took a rubber mallet and beat it back and keep it away from the sharp edges as much as possible. Our next step will be to loosen the bed so we can slide the rails underneath the truck. There are 2 options on how you will do this part.





2005 GMC Sierra Questions and Answers


  • Comparing Reese, Pro Series, and CURT 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • Reese is a leader in the towing industry and we sell more Reese hitches than any other brand. It is height adjustable from 14-1/2 to 18 inches. The jaw on the Reese hitch is a double jaw style. This is a safe and secure style. Only the single hook is considered to be better. It has a double pivot head. The next step down is the Pro Series hitch, # PS30855. This is a very economical hitch aimed at the first-time 5th wheel trailer owner. It is height adjustable from 13 inches to 17 inches...
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  • Where is the Brake Controller Port Located on a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali
  • The brake controller port on your 2005 GMC Yukon Denali will be located in the black junction box, which is under the dashboard and to the left of your steering column, right above the carpet. The plug in point will be the second port from the left, on the top row. I have included a link to instructions for a brake control wiring adapter # 3015-P that plugs in at this same point, if needed. If you do not already have a brake controller, I would recommend the Prodigy # 90185,...
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  • How to Determine What Pin Box is on a 5th Wheel Trailer for Picking out a Sidewinder
  • There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the 2003 Fleetwood Prowler 275 CKS that will list the number pin box that is on the trailer. If you cannot find the number you can use the measurements of the bolt holes of the pin box to determine which one you have. I attached an FAQ on how to do this for you to check out also. Once you figure out which pin box you have you can check the FAQ I attached that has a chart that shows the correct Sidewinder to get based on...
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  • 2005 Chevy Silverado 12 Volt Trailer Battery Wire for a 7-Way RV Connector
  • In the under hood accessory fuse block there are two power posts on the engine side of the block. The post closest to the front of the truck should have a wire connected to it that runs back to the factory trailer connector and provides 12 volt power at the 1:00 position as you have stated. If there is not a wire present at this location, you may need to run a 10 gauge wire and splice it into the black wire at the back of the vehicle to provide power. If the wire is there, you should...
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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for a B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • There is a lube plate you can use with B&W 5th wheel hitches but Lippert lube plate # LC286160 is just a smidge too large for B&W hitches. Instead you can use the Reese lube plate # RP83002 which has a 10 inch diameter. I have linked a video review of it for you.
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  • Plumbling Hydraulic Brake Lines for Tri Axle Boat Trailer
  • Although I don't have a diagram for a tri-axle trailer, I do have one for a tandem. If you refer to the photo, you would plumb the brake lines as shown, but would add the additional lines and tees for an extra axle. Here's the part numbers of the items shown in the photo. (A) 12-27/32" Long flexible hose ( # T0777300) (B) 18-25/32" Long flexible hoses ( # T0776500) (C)19' Long steel line ( # T4336000) (D) 66" Long steel lines ( # T1086600) (E) 30" Long steel line...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 Series
  • The 7-Way US Replacement Connector, # PK11893, will fit on your 2005 GMC 2500. If your mounting bracket was bent or damaged we carry the Mounting Bracket for 7-Way, # 18138, as well. You might want to consider the OEM Style 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connector, # HM40975, which will allow the use of 7-Way and 4-Way wiring with no additional adapters.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 LD
  • For a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500LD (light duty) you can use either Curt front mount # 31302 or Draw-Tite # 65023. I have linked the instructions for both of these hitches for you to view. We show # 65028 as only fitting the HD models.
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  • Is it Possible to Adjust Jaws on Curt Q16 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about your Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16120, and he said a little play is to be expected in order for the pin to rotate freely. So the jaws should not fit too tightly around the king pin. The jaws are operated by springs. The first time you used your 5th wheel hitch the springs may have been a little stiff. By the second time you used the 5th wheel you likely loosened up the springs and the jaws, resulting in the play you noticed. Also if...
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  • What Size Bolts are Used to Install the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24913
  • The fasteners that are used to attach the Hitch part # 24913 that you referenced are M12 x 1.25 35 CL8.8. It looks like you would need four of them. Hitch installation hardware is designed for one time use. It's actually a good thing your current bolts aren't working since they were designed to be torqued only once. You may have to clean your current weldnuts out as they have a tendency to get corrosion in them. Check out the FAQ article I attached to the right for more info on how...
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  • What Size Hole is Needed for Installation of 2 inch Round Trailer Clearance Light MC53RB
  • You will need to cut a 2-5/16 inch mounting hole for installation of the 2 inch Round Flush Mount Grommet, item # A54GB, and the Sealed, 2 inch Round Trailer Clearance and Side Marker Light, item # MC53RB. The proper wiring pigtail for this light is the Two Wire Pigtail, # A46PB.
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  • Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 Long Bed
  • I checked with Curt and they list trailer hitch # C15312 as a fit for a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 or 3500, 8 foot bed with factory cutout bumper only. If your truck does not have the factory cutout bumper then I recommend # C15703 (2-1/2 inch receiver opening). If the truck has the 10 inch deep drop cowboy bumper then I recommend # C15313.
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  • Replacement Wheel Stud Recommendation for a Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-4UC3
  • The replacement studs for your Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-4UC3 that you referenced are 1/2 inch part # RG03-040. All three hubs you referenced will use this as a replacement stud.
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  • Brake Controller Quit Working On 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • I would check the power distribution box under the hood of your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD . The box is located under the hood and on the inside of the drivers side fender. Remove the cover, and locate the two auxiliary power posts on the inboard side of the box. The post closest to the rear of the vehicle should have a red wire attached to it. Next to this post in the fuse box there should be a green 30 amp fuse installed. If the fuse is not installed or is blown, or this red wire is not...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Replacement Grease Cap for a 2003 Bayliner 212
  • The main difference between the grease caps, # RG04-080 and # DC250L-DCRP, is that the RG04-080 is for EZ lube axles and DC250L-DCRP is for standard axles. I have created a short video for you showing where to measure on your hub to determine the correct size grease cap. If you measure and determine that these caps will work for you, then I would recommend using the RG04-080 if you have EZ lube spindles with a grease zerk in the end of the spindle. Keep in mind that you will want...
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  • Blue Ox BedSaver for Pro Series 16K 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch
  • I checked with Blue Ox and the BedSaver listed for the Pro Series 16K slider hitch # PS30857 is model BXR4104. This hitch bolts onto where the "legs" bolt to the hitch center piece so drilling is not required.
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  • Which Reese Weight Distribution System for a 22 Foot Travel Trailer with a GVRW of 6060 Pounds
  • Given that the GVWR represents the maximum your trailer plus its contents can weigh, we can make a pretty good guesstimate of its tongue weight. You can confirm the tongue weight for yourself by using the information provided in the article I've linked for you. Be sure to include the weight of any cargo carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle as tongue weight. Given your 6060 lb GVWR, depending on how cargo is loaded, we can take a percentage of the gross trailer weight when...
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  • Where to Find Third Brake Light Circuit for Truck Camper Shell Third Brake Light
  • The main trailer wiring harness is located under the truck bed, usually above the spare tire. There is usually a socket for your trailer connector to plug into, but if you peel back the wire loom you will find a light blue wire further up in the wiring harness that is intended for use for a third brake lamp on a camper shell. I attached a couple pics to help you see where the wire is at.
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  • Is it Recommended to Use a Lubrication Plate with B and W Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • For all fifth wheel trailer hitches, lubrication is important to keep working parts in order and allow your fifth wheel hitch to turn properly. B and W recommends lubricating the top surface of your fifth wheel hitch coupler with automotive type chassis grease or use a nylon lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. I recommend the Curt 10" Fith Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate # 16721. This lube plate will fit with your B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3270 and will protect your fifth...
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  • Best Air-Ride Pin Box to Replace Stock Unit on 35-Foot 5th Wheel with 11,300-lb Dry Weight
  • An air-ride pin box such as the 5th Airborne unit you referenced, part # 5AB-E510-710, will provide a substantial improvement in ride quality as compared to standard rigid pin boxes without an air bag and shock absorber. This will be especially true for a large trailer like yours. Replacement pin boxes must be chosen based on the part number of the existing pin box. This will ensure simple bolt-on installation of the replacement. The linked article includes a table with a pin box cross-reference...
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  • Location for Installing Hopkins # 30955 Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • You are entirely free to choose an alternate mounting location for your new 7-way as long as your factory wiring harness can still reach its location. Your vehicle and trailer will not care on which side of the hitch their electrical connection is made. I do suggest you first make certain that your trailer connector can reach your new preferred location on the vehicle when the trailer and vehicle are hitched. You also need to be sure the OEM harness on the vehicle (with the round U.S. Car...
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  • How to Reset the Hopkins Trailer Break-Away Kit with Charger # HM20001
  • You are correct. The system does not have to be reset electrically to allow for normal trailer operation. Instead, like you said, the pin, or what separates the contacts, needs to be put back into place. What happens is, if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, the mechanism separating the pins is pulled out. This allows the contacts to touch which in turn engages the break away system to stop the trailer.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6300lb Trailer w/ 550lb Tongue Weight
  • Your first step in choosing a weight distribution system is to identify the tongue weight of your trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to tow. This tongue weight figure should also include the weight of anything stowed behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. These combined figures represent the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system you choose. I've linked...
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  • What Spindle Does the Dexter 8-248-05 Hub Fit
  • The Dexter Hub part # 8-248-50UC1-EZ that you referenced is designed to fit the 84 spindle like the part # R20384EZ.
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  • Maintenance for Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch # PS30094
  • On the slider portion of Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch # PS30094, you will need to coat top and side surfaces of slide tube and roller holes (6 places) in each slider assembly with all purpose grease or teflonlube, use as needed. Repeat this application monthly during use. For the hitch part recheck tightness of all hardware every 1000 miles of use. Before each trip, lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease or use a plastic lube plate # RP83002...
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  • Recommended 30 Amp Supply To 50 Amp RV Adapter And Surge Protector
  • For your 2018 Wildcat 262RGX with 50 amp service, I recommend the Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer Dogbone - 125V - 50 Amp # CAM55313. This will prevent your system from a surge that could hurt your trailer's electrical components. This needs to be run behind your adapter when using a 30 amp service, but can be plugged directly into your power supply when a 50 amp service is available. For your adapter, I recommend the Power Grip RV Power Maximizer - 50 Amp Female to 15 Amp...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation to fit Fifth Wheel Rails
  • The Husky Gooseneck Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # HT31368 would be exactly what you would need. This adapter will sit in the fifth wheel rails you have installed in your truck bed and will give you a gooseneck hitch ball. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Are Trailer Hitch Frame Mounting Brackets Replaceable if Rusted
  • A Class III hitch like the Curt # 13322 is fully welded as one single unit before receiving its powder-coat anti-corrosive finish. The two frame mounting brackets are not offered as replacement parts for this or for any other hitches we offer for your truck. Just for reference I have linked you to our page for all trailer hitches that fit your 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. These include Class III, Class IV and Class V hitches from Curt, B&W and other makers. You can remove the hitch from the...
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Light Does Not Light Up When Testing with a Hopkins Tow Doctor Tester
  • The replacement unit, # 4010509028 is a replacement for Tow Doctor part # HM50928. It looks like the Tow Doctor version you ordered is # HM50918. The difference is the HM50928 has more features. To test the brake controller output someone will need to sit in the truck and apply the manual override so that it is sending power back to the trailer connector. Otherwise, what will happen is what you are seeing, a slight flicker of light. That is the brake controller checking to see if a trailer...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar & Related Flat Towing Items for 2005 GMC 2500hd Duramax Diesel
  • Flat towing a vehicle behind a motorhome requires a number of components including the tow bar, base plates and supplemental braking system. These and the other required components are detailed in the linked overview article on flat towing. Two additional articles are provided too for braking systems and high/low hitch adapters. Our installers like the Blue Ox kits for their consistent fit so I recommend for your GMC Sierra (or Silverado) 2500 the base plate kit # BX1660. This includes...
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