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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for Towing a Horse Trailer with a 2011 Toyota Tundra
  • A brake controller is not vehicle specific, so you have many different choices of brake controllers that could be used for pulling a horse trailer with your 2011 Tundra. This being said, you can't go wrong with the Prodigy P2. The controller is simple to install on a vehicle equipped with the factory tow package and very easy to set up which makes the P2 our best selling brake controller. If your Tundra came with the factory pigtail, it would wire up to the pigtail included with the...
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  • Are the Rubber Adjusters # PW99 Needed for 265/70R17 Tires on a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • I do recommend using the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, # PW99, with the Glacier Tire Chains, # PWH2828SC, with size 265/70R17 tires. We tested these tire chains on that tire size and determined the cam tighteners did not provide enough tension by themselves. I found an owners manual for your 2003 Ford Expedition and it says Ford only recommends using cable style chains or Ford accessory tire chains on your Expedition. For cable style snow chains, I recommend going with the Titan Cable Chains,...
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  • Recommended Towing Mirrors For 2003 Ford Expedition
  • We do not offer custom-fit towing mirrors for your 2003 Expedition but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the CIPA Clip-On Towing Mirror, part # 7070. This is a universal towing mirror that clips over your existing mirrors and has is adjustable. The mirror face measures 5-inches tall and 7-1/2 inches wide. We also have a dual-view clip-on mirror you may be interested in. This is part # 11953. This mirror has two adjustable mirror faces so you can customize the viewing area...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Connector on 2003 Ford Expedition
  • If you have tested the pin for the right turn signal at the trailer connector, have you used a circuit tester to probe the wire that feeds the connector? If you get no signal there, you most likely have a blown fuse. Typically, the fuses that protect the towing circuits are located in a fuse box in the engine compartment. Your owners manual should have more specific information about the fuse location.
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  • Does Using Tow Modes in Superchips Flashpaq Tuner Increase the Towing Capacity of a Vehicle
  • there isn't really a specific capacity or anything when in the various tow modes of SuperChips Flashpaq tuner # SU1845. You are still limited to whatever the truck can tow according to its owners manual. You would also have to follow the programmer's instructions for the correct octane of fuel to use in a given mode. The tow modes make sure that you have the power in order to tow easier but they cannot increase the capacity of the truck.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for Tri-Axle Trailer Towed by 2003 Ford Expedition
  • I would recommend a proportional controller. A proportional controller uses an internal sensor that determines how quickly and at what intensity the tow vehicle is braking. It will then send the appropriate amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so that the tow vehicle and trailer stop at the same rate. This saves a great amount of wear and tear on the braking systems of the vehicle and trailer. The Tekonsha Prodigy, part # 90185 is rated for trailers with 3 axles. It is very easy...
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  • Fastway Weight Distribution-Amount of Washers, How to Remove Spring Bars and Torque Figure Question
  • I spoke to my contact at Fastway and he informed me that on a shorter wheelbase vehicle like your 2003 Ford Expedition a good starting point would be 5-6 washers, but the reason they do not list a recommended amount in the instructions is because the amount of washers required varies based on the application. The easiest way to get the spring bars off is to use the trailer jack to raise the coupler when connected to a trailer so that the spring bar tension is relieved and can easily...
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  • Will Yates 5 Inch Wobble Roller Fit a 1991 EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • Most of the boat trailer rollers that we carry, including # YR530R-8P, are not trailer specific. You would go by the measurements of the roller. This wobble roller has a 5 inch diameter and is 3 inches wide. It takes a 1 inch diameter shaft. Bushing length is 1-1/2 inches. I have linked a video review of the roller for you. Roller # YR500YW-8PEZ has the same dimensions as above with a 1-1/8 inches bushing length and is indicated as a fit for EZ Loader trailers.
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  • Silicone Sealant to Install Camco RV Vinyl Trim Insert
  • The sealant is likely silicone such as # 0160297 used to create a seal, plug a hole and things like that. If there is old sealant where you are putting the trim # CAM25262 you would need to remove it all first as needed before adding any new trim or silicone to the same area. This will ensure a proper seal and fit.
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  • What is the Overall Length of the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906
  • The valve stem of this Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 that you referenced is 1-1/4 inches long in overall length. I attached an FAQ on trailer tires for you to check out also.
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions for the 4-Pole Flat Mounting Bracket # 18144
  • The mounting holes in the 4-Pole Flat Mounting Bracket, item # 18144, are 1-3/4 inches apart. The bracket is 2-1/4 inches wide overall and comes with two self tapping screws and two Phillips head stove bolts and nuts. A No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long # C57202 or Short # 18140, is available to attach the 4-Pole Flat Mounting Bracket to the trailer hitch and eliminate the need to drill.
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed for 2003 Ford Expedition Towing a 2008 Aerolite Cub 5,000-Lb Trailer
  • A weight distribution system is a good idea any time you are towing a trailer that is at least 50 percent of the tow vehicle weight, if you are experiencing rear end sag on the tow vehicle, or if you experience trailer sway. I think that with your 24.4 foot trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 5,000 lbs being towed with your 2003 Ford Expedition, you would benefit from a weight distribution system. To choose a weight distribution system you will need a system that has...
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  • Is the Rola Roof Mount Cargo Basket Extension Recommended with the Basket on a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • To determine if the Rola basket, # 59504, is sufficient by itself, or if the extension will be needed, # 59505, you have to take a look at the overall dimensions of each and what your needs are to decide. The basket by itself measures 52 inches front to back, 40-1/2 inches side to side, and it is 6 inches tall. On many vehicles this is more than enough basket for most jobs. If you add the extension you will be looking at a length of 70-3/4 inches, that is nearly 6 feet long (5.89...
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  • Mileage Gains with Superchips Flashpaq Performance Tuner in 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4
  • Mileage gains from using a performance tuner like the Superchips Flashpaq # SU1845 in your 2003 Ford Expedition with 5.4-liter engine can range from 10-15% according to my contact at Superchips. This is a best-case scenario. Do please note that there are a number of factors affecting fuel economy, from the condition and type of tires to the overall condition of the engine, so Superchips cannot guarantee these specific results. My technical contact there advised that many customers have...
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  • Determining the Correct Weight Distribution System for a 2003 Expedition Towing a 6180 lb Trailer
  • The important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer. You must also consider the weight of any cargo that will be loaded in the rear of the tow vehicle behind the rear axle. This cargo will also contribute to the total tongue weight of the weight distribution system. You will want to choose a weight distribution system with a tongue weight range that encompasses the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue...
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  • Does Prodigy RF Brake Controller Have To Be Paired Every Time It Is Used
  • If you are using multiple vehicles and trailers, the Tekonsha RF Brake Controller, part # 90250 will need to be paired each time you change either the vehicle or trailer. The RF senses the distance from the ground and when towing with different components whether it is the trailer or tow vehicle, it needs to reset to that configuration. If you are single-towing which is using the same trailer and tow vehicle every time you do not have to pair it each time, even if you disconnect them...
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  • Will the Swagman Roof Mount Bike Rack Fit Curved Crossbars on a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • As long as the crossbars on your 2003 Ford Expedition are less than 3-1/8 inches wide and 1-7/8 inches tall then the Swagman roof mount bike rack # S64720 will fit, despite the curve in the bars. You would want the bike rack as much in the middle as you can get it though if you want it to ride straight and not lean over. To help reach the center of the roof rack I also recommend using a wheel step such as # TH2100.
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  • Brake Controller on 2003 Ford Expedition is Only Working with Manual Override and Not Brake Pedal
  • Yes, when a brake controller works with the manual override lever but not with the brake pedal that usually indicates a problem along the red wire. In this case, since it is a hardwire install the problem could also be the connection itself. You might check to make sure the red wire is making a solid connection to your brake switch circuit. This circuit should see voltage when the brakes are applied and none when the brakes are released. The most likely culprit is a blown stop light...
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  • Replacement Clips for Weight Distribution System
  • We have a few different clip options that are possible fits for your Weight Distribution (WD) system. Fastway WD - FA94-02-1059 Curt WD - 17109 From the picture that you sent me, I believe that the Curt clips # 17109 are the correct replacement clips for you.
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control For 2008 Ford Expedition Towing a 25 Foot Enclosed Car Hauler
  • I would first recommend to check the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) on your 25 foot enclosed car trailer. It should be much higher than the 3,000-lb rating you mentioned. Most 25 foot enclosed car trailers should have at least a 6,000-lb GVWR or higher. Many times adjusting the way that the trailer is loaded can help minimize trailer sway. You will also want to make sure that your trailer is as close to level as possible. When choosing a weight distribution system and sway control...
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  • Availability of Replacement Handle Bushing for Fulton Sidewind Jack
  • Fulton crank handle bushings are offered as part of a kit that includes the handle, pin and bushing. The bushings are not offered on their own. The linked page will show you the three Fulton handle kits we offer, such as Sidewind Handle Kit # F0933305S00 that fits many different jack models. Please feel free to let me know your jack model number and I will be glad to verify correct fit.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2003 Ford Expedition with Factory 4-Way
  • On your 2003 Ford Expedition follow the 4-Way connector wiring forward on the vehicle until it meets another connector. On this forward connector, if you peel back the loom covering the wires you will see there are more wires going into the plug than coming out to go to the 4-Way, There should be an orange wire and a blue wire. You will need these wires if you intend to install a 7-Way and the trailer requires 12 volt power and has electric brakes. You will need 4- to 7-Way adapter...
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  • Recommended Bull Bar for a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • I have a solution for you, but the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-0245 and Hardware Kit # 40-024PK that you referenced will not fit on your 2003 Ford Expedition. Aries makes has a full coverage Grille Guard, part # AA3054, that will fit your Expedition. It has a powder coated steel finish so that it resists rust and corrosion, and has removable headlight cages so that you can have the look that you want. If you were wanting to stick with the Westin brand, we have 2 Bull Bars that...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-Way on a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • We have what you need to install a 7-way on your 2003 Ford Expedition, but the part # 118242 is not a confirmed fit for your 2003 Expedition so I cannot recommend it for you. Instead you would need to start with a 4-way wiring harness like part # 118344 which has been confirmed as a fit. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. If you do have trailer brakes you would need the # ETBC7 instead...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Expedition
  • Installing a supplemental transmission cooler in your 2003 Ford Expedition would be an excellent idea since it will prolong the life of the transmission. The way to pick out one is to go with the largest cooler that will fit the available space in front of the radiator/AC. The part # D13503 is a very popular choice that would work well for you. The correct fittings you would want are the part # D13025. This will thread into your radiator and onto the metal line so that you don't have...
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  • 5-Bike Towing Rack Recommendation for Use on 2003 Explorer and 2000 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
  • We do offer specialty towing bike racks for use with 2-inch hitches that allow you to transport bikes while you tow a trailer. These racks mount on the shank of your ball mount. The link provided will let you see three such racks. Unfortunately, towing racks like these offer a maximum carrying capacity of 4 bikes. There are also hitch adapters like the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender # MT70070 that fits a 2-inch hitch and provides dual 2-inch receiver openings, the lower one for towing and...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, Part # 39510 on 2003 Ford Expedition
  • In addition to the brake controller, you will also need the wiring adapter, part # 3035-P. This adapter will plug into the connector under the dash. The connector is located under the dash to the right of the steering column, near the diagnostic port. The Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller does feature a sliding manual override switch, located under the front of the unit. If you click the provided link, you can see a video showing a brake controller being installed on an Expedition.
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  • Will Hayes Brake Control Suffer RF interference and Overheating
  • I spoke with my contact at Hayes and he said the Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller # HA81790 will not suffer any interference from cellphones, CB radios, etc. Based on my research most manufacturers of brake controllers insist on 12 to 18 inches of separation between CB radios and their brake controllers. I suggest mounting the brake controller and radio as far as possible away from each other to avoid interference when the brakes are applied. Distance is the key to keeping the electrical...
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  • Recommendation For An Adapter That Will Allow a 2003 Ford Expedition to Tow a Car Trailer Level
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, part # RM-048-6, is rated to be used with tow bars for flat towing behind a motor home and not for weight carrying applications or trailer towing. The use of any adapter, including this one, will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. Since tow bars and flat towing physically function differently than towing a trailer or carrying a bike rack, the Roadmaster High-Low was not designed for towing a trailer. It sounds like...
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  • How to Select Replacement Surge Brake Coupler for Yarborough Tandem Trailer
  • We have surge actuator couplers for drum-type brakes for both straight-tongue trailers and for a-frame trailers, for all three sizes of hitch ball and with or without a reverse lockout feature. We also have bolt-on and weld-on couplers. All such items are shown on the linked page and you can click on the filters to narrow the range of products shown to just those with your preferred characteristics. You will want to select your actuator coupler based on the trailer's gross weight rating...
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