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Should SUREHOOF Ribbed Rubber Mat Be Used With Ribs Horizontal Or Vertical

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How would you install the ramp mat the ribs horizontal or vertical for best traction?

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There are no installation instructions for the Ribbed Rubber Trailer Mat, part # 3622RM. As far as traction, it would make sense that installing the mat with the ribs running horizontal would provide a bit more traction than vertical, but I have not heard anyone mention traction issues with the mats installed. If the ribs are running vertical on a ramp it would allow water or snow to run off the mat which could help.

This mat measures 36-inches wide and 22-feet long, so you can cut the mat to best suit your need.

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I probably should of ask this question also what is the best brake controller to use with a Ram 1500 2009 pulling a Shadow Trailer bumper pull with 4 wheels/2 axels?

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If you have a factory 7-way connector on your Ram 1500, you will only need the # 3020-P plug-in adapter for your P2 brake controller. The vehicle harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.

If you have a factory 4-way, you will still be able to use the # 3020-P adapter with your P2, but you will also need to upgrade your 4-way trailer harness to a 7-way. For that you would need part # ETBC7. This plugs into the 4-way connector at the rear of your truck and you then need to hardwire the additional wires as shown in the attached drawing.

If you do not have a trailer connector on your truck I recommend part # 119178KIT. This kit has to be hardwired and includes a circuit tester that helps identify the wires needed for installation.

When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion.

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