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BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab six and half foot bed, we're going to review and install the BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau cover, part number BAK26307. Here's what our BAKFlip G2 Tonneau cover is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see it's got a really nice low profile design, so it blends in nicely with the vehicle's pickup bed. The G2 has some really nice wide seals that go all the way around both sides and ends for a complete coverage, keeping it sealed, and dirt, and dust, debris, and even moisture out of the pickup bed. Now the G2 itself, the cover, is made of aluminum, so it's nice and lightweight. While still being sturdy enough to hold its composure. The side rails themselves are made from an aircraft aluminum.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we're gonna be doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is gonna be your hanging style, 4 bike rack with a tilting feature and a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It'll be part number SR26248. And as you can notice, it does have two setting points to where you can either go further out from your bumper or closer in. We're gonna go ahead and insert into our 2 inch receiver that we have here today and line up our pinholes. For demonstration purposes, we're gonna go all the way in, as close we can. So we'll go into the farthest pinhole so we can see what kind of clearances we have. All right, once we have it in as far as we can, go ahead and insert your anti-rattle bolt.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Racks hanging-style 4-bike rack. It's going to have an 1-1/4" shank with a 2" adapter for your bigger hitches, but you'll also be able to get it in the 1-1/4" for class one and class two hitches, and then your 2" for your class three. It does come with a tilting feature and a sturdy steel construction, and it will be part number RBC044. Let's get it fitted onto our truck. Place the shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up we'll go ahead and insert our anti-rattle bolt, which will look like this. Thread it in as far as you can by hand.



Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima SwingDaddy. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack and it's also going to be a swing-away model. It's going to be part number Y02464, and it comes with only a 2" shank for your 2" receivers only. Let's go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. First thing you're going to want to do is set your shank into your receiver and ensure that your tensioner is all the way seated. That way it will go in easier.



Swagman XTC4 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Swagman XTC4, this would be your platform style 4 bike rack that comes with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. Be part number S64665. We're going to go ahead and get it fitted onto our truck that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, we'll go ahead and insert our anti rattle bolt by removing the lock and then placing the anti rattle bolt into your hole, threading it in as far as we can by hand and then following it up with a 7/8 inch socket to tighten it up the rest of the way. The socket, anti rattle bolt is going to help to get rid of a lot of the play, rattle and wobble that you may have inside your bike carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a Class III two inch opening hitch. Part number is 13371. Here's what the hitch is going to look like installed on your truck. As you can see it comes down nice and flush on each end, nice straight across, very typical of a receiver hitch look. This is one of the easiest hitches I've ever put on. You've just got two bolts that are going to go into two pre-drilled holes, you tighten them down, and you're done. This is going to offer a 600 pound tongue weight capacity and a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity.



Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

All right today on this 2013 Ford F150 super crew cab we're going to show you part number AL57200, the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 air helper springs. Now this has a load baring capacity up to 5000 pounds. Whatever you put in your truck that makes it squat, the Load Lifter 5000 will go ahead and bring your truck back up to level. This is what the Air Lift 5000 looks like once installed on the truck. With this part number you get two air bags, one for each side of the axle. It mounts to the axle, basically using large clamps. This does replace the factory jounce stop.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, we're going to show you part number 51110 from Curt. This is the Venturer Trailer Brake Controller. Now also to help us with our install, because our brake controller is going to plug in to the factory tow package port underneath the dash, we'll be using part number C51436. This is the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers. Here's the brake controller we have mounted in our truck. We'll go ahead cover some of the features and controls. First off, this is your manual override on your trailer.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2013 FordF150, we'll be installing the Voyager brake controller, Part Number 39510, in conjunction with the Tekonsha plug-and-play adapter, Part Number 3050P. Now, to begin the install of our brake controller, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. If you look underneath the dash here, above the gas pedal, you can find the gray plug. It's taped to the manufacturer's harness right next to the OBDII port.Now we'll remove the tape by just using a utility knife to cut it free. All right, now that we've located our manufacturer's tow port, we'll need to remove the protective cap. We'll press on the locking tab and slide the cap off.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit for you of the CIPA custom slip-on towing mirrors. The part number is CM11800. That's going to include both the passengers and the driver side. They're going to arrive to you just as you see them here. You're going to have the two individual boxes that are of course going to be in a larger box. Just going to want to open your boxes up and you're going to find inside that we've got a towing mirror in each box of course.



WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

All right today is a 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab. We're going to install part number Wt84697. This is a Weathertech side window air deflectors with dark tinting. This covers front and back doors. All right to install, we'll make sure our window is out of the way. We need to pull out this little corner right here. There's a small piece of foam that's inside here that we have to remove.



CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Straps Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 Regular Cab, we're going to be installing the cargo buckle retractable ratchet straps for the track rack systems, part number IMF104933. We already have our track rack system installed in the vehicle. We're going to be adding these ratchet straps to the upper brackets or upper rails of our track rack. To do that, we'll be using the hardware that comes with the kit, so we'll be taking this little T bolt here, looks like that, drop it in the slot, slide it over. Open up the buckle holding this, raising the handle, we'll then the hole here set it on top of the bolt. We'll put our washer down, set our ratchet strap in place. We'll then put the nut.



WeatherTech TechLiner Truck Bed Mat Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be test fitting the WeatherTech TechLiner Custom Truck Bed Mat in black, part number WT36603. We'll begin our test fit by unrolling the mat and placing it into the bed of our pickup truck. Now the WeatherTech logo should be at the end of the truck bed towards the tailgate. Notice the precision cut of the mat. Even up here around the smallest edges, up towards the cab of the truck, how it fits perfectly in this small crevice. It comes around the wheel well perfectly and is even cut perfectly around the stake pockets here.



Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab we're going to be installing the Hopkins Adapter for a 4-pole to a 7-pole as well as a 4-pole, part number 37185. Now we're here at the rear of the vehicle. Now this vehicle already has a 4-way plug on it. We've already gone ahead and tested it. We know it does work. We've also lowered the spare tire down out of the way to give our self a little more working room.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20461Order #TC0761711308 Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller, part number 90885. In addition to the brake controller, we're also going to be installing the Tekonsha Tow Ready, plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford F-150s, part number 22292. Now, we did not currently have a trailer hooked up to our vehicle. We'll go ahead and slide the manual override. You'll see that it reads NC for not connected. We'll go ahead and now plug in our trailer to the rear of the vehicle. Now, we can go over some functions of the brake controller.



DeeZee Oval Tube Steps Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCab, we're going to be installing the DeeZee Tube Step Running Boards with customer installation kit, Part Number DZ16111-16325. Now here's what our running boards look like installed on our vehicle. Now let's show you how much easier it is to get in and out of the truck with the running boards installed. Now, we're going to begin over here on the driver side. I'm going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations on the truck. We'll start here on the driver side front. We'll be using this hole here and this hole here. We'll then scoot back a little.



DeeZee Tube Step Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 Super Cab we're going to be installing the Dee Zee Nerf Bars in a 4 inch Oval black finish. Part number DZ372299. Now here's what our Dee Zee Nerf Bars look like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and show you how they work and how much easier it is to get in and out of the cab of your truck. We're going to go ahead and start our installation over here on the driver's side. We'll go ahead and peel back the tape right here. We're then going to be installing this bracket that looks just like this.



Putco Element Bug Shield Hood Protector Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Putco Element Bug Shield Hood Protector. Part Number P570300. Now we've already gone ahead and cleaned the area where the bug shield will be installed on our vehicle. You want to make sure that you go ahead and clean this area of the grill here because once the bug shield's installed, it may be a little difficult to get in there, get any bugs or anything off. You want to start off with a nice clean area. Next we'll go ahead and raise up our hood. We'll do a quick test bit of our bug shield.



TruXedo B-Light LED Truck Bed Lighting System Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we'll be installing the TruXedo B-Light LED lighting system for truck beds, part number TX1704523. We'll begin our install by deciding where to place the lights in the bed of our truck. We'll peel off the adhesive backing and stick it on the underside of the rail of the inaudible 00:20. We'll then repeat these steps for all three of the other LED casings. As we get towards the end of the truck bed here at the tail gate you'll notice our vehicle is equipped with a bed rug. We'll peel back the bed rug and insert the wire into the hole allowing it to come through the bottom of the vehicle.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liner Review - 2013 Ford F-150

All right. Today on this 2013 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to install part number WT443341 from WeatherTech. This is front auto floor mats in black. To start off our install, we're going to make sure that we have any preexisting liners or mats out of the way. Now our driver's side uses the factory attachment points that in the carpet so it's just a matter of taking the liner, putting into place and pushing down and the fasteners really snapped in. Once it's in place, you can see how it keeps it secure. Now the liner itself goes all the way over to the threshold by the door and it covers up the gap between the threshold and the carpet. It also goes up underneath the dash over the foot rest and also underneath the pedals.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on this 2013 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab we're going to install Part Number WT441793. This is Weathertech 2nd Row Auto Floor Mat. This is a one piece liner that covers both sides. You can see it goes completely across the floor. It also matches around pillars up front and it does cover up the gap going between the thresholds of the doors and the carpet. It also has ridges on the bottom of it to help direct mud and water away from your shoes.



BAK RollBAK G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, on this 2013 Ford F150, we're going to install part #BAKR15308. This is a RollBAK G2 hard Tonneau cover. This custom fit Tonneau cover is spring loaded and retractable, which allows for partial or full truck bed access in seconds without having to remove the cover. The cover can be set to stop at intervals along the length of the bed and will fully retract into the built in canister. The automatic latching system creates a secure truck bed when the tailgate is closed and locked. The rubber seals and built in drainage system help keep water out of your truck bed and canister.



BAK Roll-X Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be installing the back Roll X Hard Tonneau cover in the roll up style with aluminum and vinyl covering, part number BAK36309. We'll first begin our installation by taking the Roll X rail and installing the plastic pieces to the back of them with a two sided tape. We'll evenly space these as this will allow the rail to sit level with the side rail of the bed. Now that we have our plastic backing on the back side of each of the Roll X rails, now, we're going to go ahead and put the weather stripping across the front of the bed as this vehicle does not have a drop in plastic liner so we'll need this piece of weather stripping to make our Tonneau cover weather tight. This again has two sided tape on the back of it and we'll just cut it to length either using a pair of scissors or a razor knife. Once we have it cut to length, we'll go ahead and set the foam piece starting at one side, peeling the back off and working it down on the top of the bed rail as we move across from one side to the other.



DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Lowering System Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today in our 2013 Ford F150, well be installing the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for pickup trucks part number DZ43200.Lets begin by showing you how the tailgate can just simply drop when you release it. To begin with, we need to adjust the nutsert tool so that theres approximately three quarters of an inch from the washer to the head of the bolt. If you need to move it, you simply loosen the nut and screw the bolt in or out to get to the proper length and then tighten down the nut. As you can see here, weve already got our three quarter inch length set properly.Next, were going to use an M5 Allen wrench, as well as a 10-millimeter wrench to install the nutsert in the opening in the tailgate pivot point. When installing this, were going to need to turn the nut 360 degrees nine times. To make things a little bit easier, were going to take our paint marker and mark one side of the nut so that we can keep count as were turning the nut in tighter.



Universal Kit for a Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 Supercrew, we'll be installing the Universal Trailer Kit for Trailer Brake Control seven-way RV and four-way flat, part number ETBC7. The ETBC7 is a universal kit to allow you to even install a brake controller on your vehicle that already has a four-way flat mounted on it. This kit also allows you to run the 12-volt power supply back to your seven-way as well as you brake controller back to the seven-way. Now in this particular vehicle, there's already a four-way flat from the factory that we'll be tying in with. Also in this installation, we will be running all the wires for the 12-volt power as well as running a wire up for the brake controller but we'll not actually be installing the brake controller during this installation. We will show all the other connections at the rear of the vehicle as well as how we'll tie in for the 12-volt hot lead back at the seven-way. We'll begin back here at the rear of the vehicle.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Speaker: Today in our 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew, we are doing a test fit of the CIPA Custom Towing Mirror in a slip on design for the passenger side, part number 11802.This mirror also has a system here for the drivers side, which is part number 11801. It comes with two different style wedges depending on your model and year of your vehicle, will depend on which wedge you use. It also comes with a neoprene section that will slide on or adhere to the wedge that will keep your mirror from being scratched.The CIPA Custom Towing Mirror installs with no tools and simply slides over your factory mirror, you will push the wedge in, again lining it up with the hole and simply insert the threaded knob, tightening it down. Once the knob is tightened down, the mirror cannot be moved and will stay secure to your factory mirrors driving down the road.The CIPA Custom Towing Mirror is manually adjustable, it will not impede the movement of your factory mirror. If you have power adjustable mirrors, you can still use the power adjustable mirror portion. The aerodynamic shape helps prevent vibration and wind noise.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 Supercrew were doing a test fit of the Cipa custom towing mirror and the slip-on design for the driver side, part #: 11801. The Cipa custom towing mirror is designed to easily slip over the factory side view mirror to extend your line of sight. It gives you a better view of the road as well as your trailer behind you. With your kit you will see that there are two different wedges that come with the kit. Depending on the model and the year of your vehicle will depend on which wedge youll be using. Well be using this design wedge because our mirror is a later model truck.



BedRug Custom Truck Bed Liner Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we'll be installing the BedRug Custom Truck Bed Liner for trucks with bare beds or spray-in liners, part number BRQ04SCK. We'll first need to make sure the bed of our pick up truck is free from any dust, dirt and debris. We'll be using a simple cleaner to spray in your bed and wipe down any grime or dirt. This will make sure that all the adhesive taping on the bed liner adheres to the bed correctly. With the bed of our pick up truck clean, we're going to go ahead and pre-assemble the BedRug. What we're going to do is we're going to align the sides or walls of the BedRug with the bottom portion of the BedRug.



WeatherTech Front and Rear Mud Flap Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on this 2013 Ford F150, we'll be installing the WeatherTech no-drill mud flaps for the front and rear, part number WT110002-120002. Before we start our install, we're going to go ahead and turn the wheels to one side to make it easier to get to the fasteners. Now there are two fasteners on the bottom edge of the fender wells towards the bottom. We'll go ahead and remove these two screws. At this point, it would be a good idea to have a test fit of the mud flap against the fender well to see how it fits against it. You also want to make sure the attachment point on top is in its unlocked position.



Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be test fitting the Glacier V-Bar snow tire chains with cam tighteners for light trucks, part number PWH2828SC, on 265/70/17 tires. This vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, so we'll be installing the tire chains on the back tires. Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to lay the chains flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is extremely important to get a good fit around the tire. We'll drape the tire chains over the tires with the hooks facing outward so they don't damage the tire. We'll then move to the back side of the tire and hook the tire chains using the hook and ring.



Yakima BikeBar Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima biker bar for full-size pickup trucks part number Y01143. Quick tech tip. If you have a bed liner that prevents you from accessing the upper lip on the underside of the bedrail, this bike rack will not be a fit for you. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the biker bar onto the truck's bedrails. We'll adjust the pads to fit correctly on each bedrail of the truck. We'll then use the included align key to tighten down the silver bolt on the inside of the pad to secure the pad to the bar.



K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be test fitting the K-Source snap-on custom towing mirrors for the driver and passenger side, part number KS81810. We'll begin our test fit here over on the driver's side. You can see the three hooks here at the top of the K-Source mirror, which will hook and grab onto the top of the manufacturer's mirror and the side here closes to the window. We'll hook them in and simply flip the mirror down, allowing the hooks to grab into the mirror. Once we get it down to the bottom, you can see it will simply snap in place, and the bottom grooves will grip up against the bottom part of the manufacturer's mirror. Now with the K-Source custom towing mirror, you can see that the mirror can adjust up and down, side to side, and diagonal to give you the best view when towing your boat or trailer.





Husky Classic Custom Front Floor Liner Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be test-fitting the Husky Liners Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front, part number HL33691.To begin our test-fit, we'll first remove the mat here on the drivers side. We'll pop off the two connection points here where the manufacturers anchors are. We'll then pull the mat out. We'll now place in our new Husky Liners Mat. As you can see, the mat is equipped with nibs on the underside of the mat to help keep it in place. There are also custom-molded indentions which will fit directly over the manufacturers anchor point to further help secure the mat. The Husky Liner Mat also extends back behind the pedals for superior coverage.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-150 - Hidden Hitch

All right. Today on this 2013 Ford F150, we're going to install part number 87583 from Hidden Hitch. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on a truck. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 18-3/4". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 4".



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System Part Numbers THARB60, TH4A0R and THKIT1521 with load bars feet and and fit kit assembled according to the instructions we'll begin our test fit by placing a front load bar on to the roof. We'll then need to measure from the front part of the glass to the first part of the foot. We'll measure 10 and 1/8 inch on to the passenger and drivers side of the vehicle to ensure the front load bar is perpendicular to the roof of our F150. Once we've established this position, we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten on the clamps to the roof line of our vehicle. You want to tighten down each side a little bit at a time so one foot back doesn't favor one side of the vehicle.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 F-150 we will be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number th636s with a Thule aeroblade rooftop rack system assembled onto our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on top of our load bars. Then we can go ahead and open our cargo box and fit our clamps around each load bar. We will tighten the hand knobs which will tighten the feet of the clamps and secure our cargo box to our vehicle. With all of the clamps tight we are ready to start loading up our gear. As you can see we can open the cargo box from either side of the vehicle. This is a huge convinience when loading and unloading.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we will be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine top cargo box 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH613. With a Thule aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto the load bars. Once we have it situated the way we like we can then open the box and feed the clamps through the appropriate slots making sure that the feet go around our load bars. The we can use the hand knobs attached to tighten down our feet. Once we have all four clamps tight our box is secured to our vehicle and we are ready to start loading up some gear. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, part number TH613 on our 2013 Ford F-150.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number th615. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. Once we have it situated the way we prefer, we can then open the box and feed the clamps through the appropriate slots. We'll want to make sure that the feet of the clamps are going around our load bars. Once we have all the feet around our load bars, we can then use the hand knobs to tighten down each clamp. Once we have all the clamps tight, our box is now secured to our roof rack and we're ready to start loading up our gear.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we'll be testing in the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box 14 cubic feet in Matte Black Part Number TH614. With a Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System assembled under our vehicle, we begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly unto our load bars. One we have it situated the way we like, we can then open the box and fit our clamps through their appropriate slots making sure that the foot of each clamp goes around our load bars. Once we have our clamps in place, we can then use the him knob to tighten them down. With each clamp tight, our box is now secure to our roof rack and we're ready to start loading up our gear. That completes the test fit of the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box 14 cubic feet in Matte Black Part number TH614 on our 2013 Ford F150.



Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate tailgate pad and bike rack for full-sized trucks, part number th824. We'll begin our test fit by placing the Gate Mate onto our vehicles tailgate. We'll then lift up the hook and loop access pad to expose the tailgate handle. We'll pull down the tailgate handle and shove the three straps on the underside of the tailgate. We'll then close the tailgate and get inside of the bed. Again, we'll open up the tailgate which will allow us to get our fingers down in between the tailgate and the truck bed to pull the straps up through.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th626. Now our vehicle is already equipped with the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System, so we'll begin our test by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. We'll unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four knobs. We'll loosen up the knobs and position the claws over the load bars. Depending on where you position the box on your roof, you can go to the other side of the vehicle and open up the lid to expose the knobs closest to you. This double-sided opening lid allows for easier installation and makes it easier to load or unload your gear from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box 13 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number th624. With a Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on to our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we'll make sure that when sliding it onto our roof rack that the feet are going around our load bars. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can then open one side of the box and use the hand knob to tighten down our clamp on that side of the cargo box, and then we'll open it from the other side and tighten the two remaining clamps. Now that our cargo box is installed, were ready to start loading up our gear. That completes todays test fit of the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box 13 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number th624 on our 2013 Ford F150.



Thule Truck Bed-Rider Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150, we'll be test fitting the Thule Bed Rider, Truck-Mounted Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier, Part Number TH822xt. We'll begin our test fit by pushing in the silver knobs to adjust to the length of the width of our truck bed rails. Once we have established this distance, a little bit smaller than the distance between each bed rail, we'll position the carrier where we want it on the bed rails and put one end up against the bed rail, we'll then take the other end and thread out the support post that will rest against the bed rail. We'll thread this out, making it a little bit wider than the distance between each bed rail. We'll then put the carrier at an angle and slide it in perpendicular to the bed rails of our F-150. With our Bed Rider secured to our F-150, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll make sure that skewer is loosened and we'll set our bike into the truck bed. We'll slide the forks on to the skewer and clamp down the skewer securing the forks. With the bike all secured, that will completes today's test fit of the Thule Bed Rider, Truck-Mounted Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier, Part Number TH822xt on our 2013 Ford F-150.



Swagman Pick-Up Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we'll be testing the Swagman Pickup Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number S64702. We'll begin our test fit by placing one end of the rack onto one side of the bed rail of our truck. We'll then use the silver lever to extend out the bike rack to fit the width of our bed rails. Now what you'll want to do is make the rack a little bit longer than the distance between each bed rail and then insert the bike rack at a diagonal and push it in position, making sure the bike rack is perpendicular to the bed rails of our F150. Now with everything secured and tightened down were ready to load up our bike. We'll double check to make sure the skewer is loosened and we'll place our bike into our truck bed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-150 - Curt

All right, today on this 2013 Ford F150 we're going to install part number 13368 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 20 1/4 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2 3/4 inches. All right, now, we'll go ahead and show you where the hitch installs on the vehicle. Now with an extra set of hands we'll go ahead and lift up the hitch and install the hardware.



Fifth Wheel Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be installing the base mounting rale kit, part #RP50081-58. Now to begin our installation weve already gone ahead and removed the spare tire from the vehicle. Well now go ahead and remove the two rubber bumpers here for the rear axle. Theres one on the drivers side as well as one on the passengers side. We will remove the bolt in the center of the bumper and set the bumper off to the side for reinstallation later. Well now move up into the bed of the truck were well place one mounting rail into the box of the truck.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, well be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier, part number Y02451. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, insert the pin with the red knob into the pin hole and then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There are about 17 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five and a half inches. Weve added about 12 and a half inches to the overall length of the vehicle. With this bike carrier, you will not be able to have access to your trunk bed as the tailgate hits the mast of the carrier. To load the bike, well pull the red latch located at the top of the mast, swing the cradle arms out and undo the cradle straps.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike carrier, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit well slide shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about two and a half inches. With the platform folded up weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite aluminum two bike carrier, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit well slide shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert the red safety pin into the hitch pin hole and then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five and a half inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Thule Vertex four bike carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit well slide shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes. Well then thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about three inches.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Thule T2 platform style two bike carrier, part number TH916XTR. To begin our test fit, well slide shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five inches. With the platform folded up weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about six and a half inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 16 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.















SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Sportrack two bike carrier, part number A30901. To begin our test fit well slide shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 13 inches. Weve added about 25 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the 23 x 56 Rola Dart cargo carrier, part number 59550. To begin our test fit, well slide shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. With the cargo carrier folded up there is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about four and a half inches. And weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Draw Tite ball mount for two inch hitches, part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we will first need to obtain a hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Our measurement is 19 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size and aftermarket accessories. Now well go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch in the drop position, align up our pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Sportrack Escape three bike carrier, part number A30403. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Softride Dura parallelogram tilting four bike carrier, part number SR26247. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. Well align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 4 inches.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Rola 23 by 56 railed cargo carrier, part number 59502. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes and secure it with a pin and clip. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 22 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 11 inches. Weve added about 35 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse four bike carrier, part number 63124. To begin our test fit well first slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 inches. Weve added about 30 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Pro Series 24 by 60 railed cargo carrier, part number 63153. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes and secure it with a pin and clip. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 22 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 11 inches. Weve added about 36 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa aluminum two bike carrier, part number S102. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, slide our pin through our pin holes, and turn the black T handle located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 2 inches. With the platform folded up weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Curt Tri ball mount for two inch hitches, part number C45001. Now before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Hitch height may vary due to tire size and aftermarket accessories. Our measurement is 19 inches. Well then slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Curt 24 by 60 folding cargo carrier, part number C18132. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes and secure it with a pin and clip. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about of an inch. Weve added about 7 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 60 folding aluminum cargo carrier, part number C18100. To begin our test fit well insert the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin hole, and secure it with a pin and clip. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. With the cargo carrier folded up there is about 16 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 1 1/2 inches. With the cargo carrier folded down there's about 19 1/2 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 48 cargo carrier, part number C18145. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin hole, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inches. Weve added about 22 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.





Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Convert-a-ball cushion ball mount for two inch hitches, part number AMSC2HD. Now before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Ours measures 19 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size and aftermarket accessories. Now well go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch in the drop position and secure it with a pin and clip.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-150 - Curt

All right. Today on this 2013 Ford F150, we're going to install Part Number C14002 from Curt. All right. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that'll help you out on selecting some accessories such as the ball mount, bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 20-1/4 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-150 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2013 Ford F150 were going to install part number 75691 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks once its installed on the vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, and a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 20-1/4 inches, from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2-3/4 inches. First off well go ahead and remove the spare tire, it makes things a lot easier to see and install the hitch, although its not completely necessary. Now well go ahead and show you where the hitch installs on the vehicle.



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

All right, today on this 2013 Ford F150 were going to do a test fit of part #: RX880007 from Rain-X. this is their Fusion windshield wiper blade. Okay, a few things to know about this part is that its designed as an all-weather wiper blade. It designed for use in rain, snow and sleet. It has durable casing on the frame to help prevent ice and snow buildup while in use. Its a hybrid design that combines the benefits of the frame and beam style blades.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Rain-X Latitude wiper blades driver side part #: RX5079279. This part number can also be used for the passenger side. Now to begin our test fit well first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicles wiper arm does feature a J-hook. So to remove the wiper blade well lift up the security cap and then push the button at the center of the wiper blade and tilt the wiper blade down. Well then repeat these steps for the other side.





Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, on this 2013 Ford F-150 well be test fitting the Rain-X Weatherbeater wiper blades part numbers rx30222 driver side and passenger side. Now, to begin our test fit well first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicles wiper arm does feature a J-hook, so to remove the wiper blade well lift up the security cap and then push the button at the center of the wiper blade and tilt the wiper blade down. Well then repeat these steps for the other side. Now, to install our new Rain-X Weatherbeater wiper blades well insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook of the wiper arm until you hear a click. Well then repeat these steps as well for the opposite side.



Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150, we'll be test fitting the Glacier Tire Chains, part number PWH2439S on 265/70-17 tires. To begin our test fit, we'll first inlay the chains flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is important to ensure a good fit onto the tire. We'll then direct the tire chains over the tire, making sure that the hooks are facing out and the tire chains are centered on the tire. We'll then move to the inside of the tire where we will connect the hook and link. We will then move to the outside of the tire where we will insert the tire tensioner device into the link and secure it down.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the WeatherTech Front Auto Floor mats in gray part number WT461791. These floor mats are custom molded to ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle. The unique material is designed for strength and features a texture that securely grips the floor. Advanced surfacing creates channels that divert fluid and debris away from shoes and clothing and prevent leaking over and damaging your carpet. These floor mats are made in the USA. Now that weve gone over some of the features of the floor mat well go ahead and show you how to install them.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Husky Liners Weather Beater Custom Floor Liners front and rear in black part number HL98341. These liners are custom molded to perfectly fit your vehicle. The semi-rigid mats maintain their shape for superior coverage and raised containment walls keep messes from seeping over the edges onto your carpet. The rubberized thermoplastic material will not crack or break and have specially designed ribs and treads to channel fluids, dirt and debris. They are made in the USA and have a limited lifetime warranty. Now that weve gone over some of the features of the Husky Liner floor mats well go ahead and show you how to install them.



Husky Rear Floor Liner Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Husky Liners Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner for the rear of the vehicle in black part number HL63691. Husky will keep the interior of your vehicle clean with this custom fit action durable floor liner with sturdy rubberized thermoplastic construction and raised treads that will help to channel messes and prevent damage to your carpet. They are custom molded to contour perfectly to your vehicle. The semi-ridged mat maintains its shape for superior coverage. They are made in the USA and have a limited lifetime warranty. Now that weve gone over some of the features of the floor mat well go ahead and show you how to install them.



Longview Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on this 2013 Ford F-150 were going to do a test fit of part number CTM2300B, from Longview. This is a custom towing mirror. Well start on the passenger side. Well go ahead and take the Longview mirror and go ahead and slip it over the factory mirror. There is a left and a right side and its marked on the inside of the mirror. Well go ahead and take the hook, run it through the hole in the mirror, and then attach the knob about a few threads at the most.





2013 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers


  • Parts Needed to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2013 Ford F-150
  • Since you have a Reese Revolution pin box on your trailer you will be able to tow a trailer with your 2013 Ford F-150 that has a 5-1/2 foot bed. You will need a stationary hitch and a fifth wheel rail kit. For a rail kit you would want to use a custom install kit like part # RP50081-58. This will minimize drilling and install in about half the time as a universal kit. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For a hitch the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30047 would...
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  • Where Does a Trailer Brake Controller Plug In on a 2013 Ford F-150
  • The plug on a 2013 Ford F-150 to plug in a brake controller wiring harness is hidden pretty well. You actually have to temporarily remove a panel from the center console to access it. Wiring harness # 22292 is the correct wiring harness for you truck. I have indued a link to a video showing a typical installation that will help you locate the factory plug.
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  • Can Traction Control in a 2013 Ford F-150 Be Turned Off with a Performance Programmer/Tuner
  • The Edge Insight CTS Gauge Display, part # EP83830, is a display-only device that does not alter any OEM settings in your vehicle but simply displays your choices from among the engine parameters available. This Edge display can simultaneously show up to 8 different vehicle parameters based on the options selected by Ford. (Vehicle manufacturers choose which functions will be transmitted to the OBD-II port, which is where this and similar units connect.) I contacted the technical staff...
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  • Correct Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Harness for 2013 Ford F150
  • According to Trailer Mate, the # TM76292 wiring adapter is indeed the correct item to install a brake controller on your 2013 Ford F150. Keep in mind that if your truck was not equipped with the factory tow package, including the OEM 7-way, you might be missing some fuses or relays in the fuse box to fully activate the tow package. You would need to see your Ford dealer for the appropriate relays. If you have the OEM 7-way, the installation should be a plug-and-play proposition. The...
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  • Timbren vs. Firestone Ride Rite
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFR1504D is designed to engage when a load is put upon your 2013 Ford F-150. The picture shows the basic fundamentals of how the Timbrens work so you can see that when your truck is not loaded, the Timbrens are at full size and when a load is put upon your truck the Timbrens compress. My technical contact at Ride-Rite confirmed that the psi should be set between 5 and 10 which should not alter your ride or raise your truck when not loaded....
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Recommendation for 2013 F-150 King Ranch with Ecoboost
  • The correct Blue Ox base plate kit for your 2013 Ford-F150 King Ranch with ecoboost would be the Blue Ox Base Plate kit # BX2630. I attached installation instructions for this product but since we have not had a chance to install these base plates on a vehicle like yours we do not have video yet. I attached an FAQ on flat-towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Solution for Carrying 2 Kayaks on Roof of 2013 Ford F150 Super Cab
  • Let's begin with the roof rack. Rhino rack offers a strong and good looking yet economical roof rack in black as part # RRRS445B or silver as part # RRRS445. To carry the kayaks, I'd recommend the Inno Kayak Rack, part # INA450. The rack includes pads and straps, but the # TH855XT bow and stern tie downs are sold separately. I'd also recommend the Thule Quick Loops, part # TH530. The Quick Loops can be shut into the hood and tailgate to provide a quick and easy attachment point for your...
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  • Will the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags # F2525 Fit on a 2013 Ford F-150 With Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I do have a rear suspension enhancement option for your 2013 Ford F-150, however, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2525, are not compatible with most fifth wheel frame brackets that mount to the outboard side of the vehicles frame rail. Most fifth wheel brackets block the frame and it is not recommended to install the Ride-Rite kits on top of fifth wheel brackets. If you have a fifth wheel kit that uses the 4 individual universal L-brackets, then the Ride-Rite kit may...
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  • Towing Mirrors for a 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 with Electric Mirrors
  • If the mirrors on your 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 are EXACTLY the same as those on the truck in the video I have linked then K-Source custom towing mirrors # KS81810 would fit your truck. However, K-Source has not yet included the 2013 models officially as a fit. For 2013 you may be able to use Longview mirrors # CTM2300B. We have installed these on a 2013 Ford F-150. If your mirrors look like the one in the picture I have included they will fit. I have also linked a video. If you determine...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab
  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, # RRVA150B-2, are just part of a roof rack for your 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew short bed. For a complete roof rack, you will want the 2500 Series Leg Kit, # RRRLKVA, and the Custom DK Clamps and Pads, # DK150. Once this roof rack is installed on your truck, the crossbar spread (distance between the center of the front crossbar and the center of the rear crossbar) will be 31-1/2 inches. This spread is too big for the Rhino-Rack Cargo Basket, # RMCB,...
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  • Wiring Pilot Automotive Bumper Mount Back-Up Lamp to Plug Into Trailer Connector
  • The Pilot Automotive # PL-807 is intended to be wired directly into the reverse lamp circuit of a vehicle, so they illuminate when the vehicle is placed in reverse. This being said, it would be possible to rig up two of the lights so they would plug into your 7-way trailer connector. You'll need a 7-way trailer end connector, like part # PK12706, and wire it up as shown in the provided diagram. The red power wires would connect to the reverse light terminal, which is the center pin,...
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  • Recommended Mud Flaps for 2013 Ford F150
  • Assuming your F150 has the factory add-on fender flares, I would recommend the # HL57591 rear and # HL56591 front mud flaps. Although the Husky Liners mud flaps require some drilling for installation (see linked videos), they are a bit heavier than the WeatherTech flaps and in my opinion would be slightly better suited for a rural environment. Husky liners also offers flaps for the front and rear wheels, while WeatherTech is offered for the rear only. If you are only needing flaps for...
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  • Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack Fit For 2013 Ford F-150 Truck
  • I called my contact at Yakima about the Q150 Q Clips, part # Y00750 that are designed to fit your 2013 Ford F-150. These are a new clip that has not been available until recently. The Q clip fits between your door frame and the bulb seal on your truck. The roof rack I recommend for your 2013 F-150 is the Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack System. This roof rack will fit either the SuperCrew or the SuperCab model. For this roof rack system you will need part # Y00409, part # Y00750, and Part #...
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  • Will Yakima BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, Part # Y01132, Fit Bulkhead of a 2013 F150?
  • The Yakima BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, Part # Y01132, requires a mounting surface that provides a place for the mounting bracket to grab. The attached image shows a cross-section of a typical truck bed side rail and how this bracket fits. I have highlighted in yellow the edge of the truck side rail which holds the bracket in place. The bracket needs to reach up behind this surface of the mounting location to secure the carrier. If your F-150 bulkhead provides a place...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2013 Ford F150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed Length
  • The Reese Semi-Custom Install Kit you referenced, part # RP30080 is indeed a compatible fit for your 2013 Ford F150 Super Crew. The install kit uses industry-standard fifth wheel bed rails that are compatible with your Husky hitch. In order to gain the proper clearance between the rear of the truck cab and the front of the fifth wheel, a Sidewinder would need to be used. You would need a specific model Sidewinder to replace the OEM pin box on your fifth wheel. Your existing pin box should...
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  • Installation Instructions for the TorkLift Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs # TLF2014 on a Ford Truck
  • While we do not have an install video yet for the TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs # TLF2014 on a truck like your 2013 Ford F-150 we do have a nice set of full-color installation instructions for this product that I attached to the right for you to check out.
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  • Troubleshooting Ford Factory Trailer Brake Controller that Fails to Operate EOH Trailer Brakes
  • The factory integrated brake controller in your 2013 Ford F-150 does have a second operation setting for EOH trailer brakes, unlike the 2012 and earlier model year controllers. So, it SHOULD work with your Titan BrakeRite EHB Electric-Hydraulic Actuator # T4813100 WITHOUT the adapter # T4846000. If you have access to a trailer with electric brakes you can test the controller (using its electric trailer brake setting, of course) to see if it functions correctly in that mode. If not it...
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  • Wireless Camera Recommendation for Rear of Camper
  • We have two completely wireless options that would work well for you. The first would be the SwiftHitch Portable Camera w/ Night Vision, part # SH02. This wireless system the camera uses has a 300 foot range which will be reduced somewhat by the trailer, but it would be an excellent choice for the rear of your camper. The batteries will last up to 10 hours. If you have an Andriod or iOS smart phone, Rampage offers the Wireless Backup Camera System, part # RA7710. The camera would use...
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  • Differences Between Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Spring Kits # F2542 and # F2525
  • According to my Firestone representative, the only difference between the # F2542 and the # F2525 is that the mounting brackets on the F2542 are a bit different to allow a B and W fifth wheel hitch or a fifth wheel hitch with the # RP30035 universal brackets to be installed. The Firestone # F2525 would not be compatible with frame brackets for a fifth wheel hitch.
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  • Will Longview Original Custom Towing Mirror # CTM2300B Fit on 2013 Ford F-150 STX
  • After speaking with my contact at Longview, I have found the Longview Original Custom Towing Mirror # CTM2300B is a compatible fit for your 2013 Ford F-150 STX. It is a slip-on mirror that is easily installed without tools and is compatible with LED turn signal mirrors. Also, it will not restrict the break-way feature of your OEM mirror housing. I have attached a link to a video showing the installation of this product on a 2013 Ford F-150.
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  • Slip-on Custom Towing Mirrors for a 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew
  • The Longview towing mirrors # CTM2300B will fit your 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew as long as the factory side mirrors are not telescopic. The mirrors on your truck will need to look like the mirrors in the video I have linked to fit. We also have K Source mirror set # KS81810. I have linked a video for these mirrors as well. If your mirrors are the same design as the ones in the video then they will fit.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercharged
  • If you are talking about replacing the factory cooler then I do not recommend that. I do recommend adding a supplemental cooler in line with the existing cooler though. Transmission fluid cannot be cooled too much so adding another cooler will provide better cooling that just swapping out one cooler for a larger one. Provided that you have the space available, you could install a bigger cooler to replace the one you have. Another option is to install a pan-cooler, # AFE46-70172, which...
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  • Need Flat-Towing Set-Up to Pull 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Behind 2013 Southwind Motor Home
  • The 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor with 6.2L V8 and 6R80 transmission can usually be flat-towed without modifications but your owners manual should be consulted to confirm the capabilities of your specific truck. The dry weight of the Super Crew Cab version of your truck is 6113-lbs; the weight of the Super Cab version is 6004-lbs. Both weigh well in excess of the 5000-lb-rating of the hitch that you indicated is installed on your 2013 Fleetwood Southwind motor home. It is not recommended...
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  • Install Kit Needed for Husky 5th Wheel Hitch in 2013 Ford F150 6.5 Bed
  • We offer three different Custom 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kits that would be compatible with your 2013 F150, the Curt # C16441-204 you referenced, the Husky # HT31564-686 or the Reese # RP50081-58. All three of the installation kits use Industry Standard fifth wheel bed rails that will work with your existing Husky 16K hitch, and neither of the three will require any drilling into the truck frame (although holes will need to be drilled into the bed to attach the frame brackets to the bed...
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  • Ladder Rack for a 2013 Ford F-150 with a Capacity of 500 Pounds
  • The carrying capacity of the Thule Xsporter ladder rack # TH500XT is 450 pounds which will be 50 pounds less than what you need. For a 500 pound capacity rack we have some options from Access. For an 8 foot bed use # A70590. For a 6-1/2 foot bed use # A70505. And for the 5-1/2 foot bed use # A70490. Before using the roof top tent I recommend making sure the truck roof has the capacity for the weight you want to put on it. This information may be found in the owners manual. Another...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 5800 Pound Trailer and 2013 Ford F-150 with Tow Package
  • When choosing a weight distribution system you will need to go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight so for a 5800 pound trailer the range would be 580 to 870 pound tongue weight (if the truck bed is empty). If you find that you will be inside of that range then a system rated for 600 to 1200 pounds tongue weight, #...
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  • Mounting Positions of TorkLift Camper Tie-Downs # TLF2015 and #TLF3005 on 2013 Ford F-150 8-Foot Bed
  • The TorkLift Camper Tie-Downs # TLF2015 and # TLF3005 that you referenced are a fit for the 2009-2013 Ford F-150 with regular cab and 8-foot bed. They can mount on trucks without a hitch receiver, and ones with factory and aftermarket hitches. They are not compatible with running boards that extend past the cab. Please note that TorkLift recommends using a rubber bed mat like # DZ85005 to protect the truck bed and the camper. The tie-downs are not compatible with drop-in plastic bed...
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  • Would Firestone Air Bag Suspension Prevent Trailer Sway
  • I doubt the air bags would do what you're wanting them to do. Their primary purpose is to suspend the weight of anything carried in the bed of the truck. It sounds as if you would be the perfect candidate for an anti-sway bar like part # RM-1139-177. A sway bar would do a much better job of accomplishing what you're looking for. If you can tell me which type of anti-sway system you're using, I might be able to make further recommendations.
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  • Recommended Putco Donut to Mount to Crossover Toolbox
  • I spoke with my contact at Putco and he told me the diameter of the Putco SSR Locker Truck Bed Side Rails, part # P79829, is 1-3/4 inches. For a donut adapter you will want to use part # P820175. Just attach these adapters to the front of your toolbox, cut down your rails, and mount the rails to the adapters. I have included installation instructions for these parts for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Air Suspension And Fifth Wheel For 2013 Ford F-150 With Short Bed
  • When you go to install a fifth wheel on the 2013 Ford F-150, you will need to install a Sidewinder to replace the pin box on the trailer. The 5-1/2 ft bed is too short for a normal slider hitch, and you could damage the cab when executing turns. If you want to send me the make and model of the pin box on the trailer I will be glad to make a recommendation for the Sidewinder that will work for you. Since the brackets for a fifth wheel hitch will use the outside frame on the truck, they...
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