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Best 1998 Ford Van Trailer Wiring Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 1998 Ford Van we'll be having a look at our best trailer wiring options. We have two options here today. Over here we have the Tekonsha T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness, part number 118344. Over here we have the CURT T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part number C55344.Now the biggest difference that we found between our two wiring harnesses, it comes down to what comes with your kit. Our CURT wiring harness, we have a few zip ties to secure up any of the loose wires underneath the vehicle, and some silicone to seal up the grommet that you have to pass the wiring through so you don't have to worry about any moisture getting inside the vehicle from any rain or snow or anything like that.Our Tekonsha wiring harness, on the other hand, it just comes with the wiring harness. If you're looking to seal up the grommet, you'd have to provide your own silicone sealant.

Best 1998 Ford Van Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches for your 1998 Ford Van. These are going to be your hitch options. Up top here we have the Draw-Tite Class 3, which is going to be part number 75703. Here in the middle we have the CURT Class 3, which is going to be part number 13053. Finally, down here on the bottom we have a CURT Class 4, which is going to be part number 14053. Now these are all 2" receiver tubes, but as you can see, there is a slight difference. As far as weight goes, our Draw-Tite is going to have a 600 pound tongue weight, which is the force pushing down.

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1998 Ford Van

Today on our 1998 Ford Van, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. In conjunction with the brake controller, we're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, part number 3035-P. In conjunction with this installation, we'll also be using a couple of other parts, one of them is an adapter 4-Pole to a 7-Pole and 4-Pole from Hopkins, part number 37185. As well as a 6 and 7-way trailer connector mounting box for round and square tube trailer hitches from Draw-Tite, part number 18159. Now due to the size of the hitch that's on this vehicle and not a good area to mount the 7 and 4-Pole, we're going to go ahead and use the 6 and 7-way trailer connector mounting box. To do this though, you'll need to get some different screws because the 7 and 4-Pole plug that we're using is a little bit wider than what the box was intended for. It comes with some self-tappers but we want to add and we ended up having to use just some screws and nuts in them to tighten it down.

Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Ford Van - Draw-Tite

Today on our 1998 Ford Econoline van we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch part number 41906. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now let's go ahead and we'll give you a couple measurements to help you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening of the hitch to the ground is approximately 17 1/2 inches. This hitch extends past your bumper approximately four inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We will begin by pointing out the locations that the trailer hitch will mount to the frame of the vehicle. The rear most mounting location is the one that we'll need to enlarge.

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