Reviews

11/17/17

Got all my stuff, installed it yesterday.  Excellent products - nice job of filling in the blanks Ford left us.  Thanks!  

- Fred 

9/18/2017

Bryan, we can't thank you enough for all your help. Little did we know when we bought the remote camera and tpms system ($700+) from Ford that is supposed to work with our 2017 Super Duty truck, that it did not include everything needed. Thanks to a YouTube posting by someone else, we found you right here in Phoenix! You made/sold us the extra parts we needed and then did a wonderful job of installing and setting up the system. Wow! Can't say enough good things about you and your work. We will try to alert as many people as we can to your service.  

- Mark & Jo Anne

7/8/2017

 

I would like to take a moment to say that to Nichols Manufacturing and Welding Services for providing me with a quality, easy to install solution to the 2017 Ford Super Duty Camera and TPMS system. Unfortunately Ford didn't seem to think those that bought their truck with a 5th wheel prep kit would need to plug in their camera and TPMS system in the bed of the truck. Nichols Manufacturing solved that issue for me with an easy install with a quality product. Special thanks to Sammy for her help in guiding me through the order process and to Bryan with his tech support, especially when I misplaced their directions. We spoke on the phone and within a couple of minutes he texted my the directions and I completed the project in less than 1 hour. I would highly recommend this company and there products to anyone looking to wire up their camera and TPMS. THANKS!

-Mike  

4/20/2017

I ordered the box and cable to properly mount my 12-pin camera/TPMS connector in the bed of my F450. I deviated from the instructions a little as they had the connector mounted upside down, and I wanted the text on the connector doors to be upside up. Parts from: www.nicholsmanufacturingandweldingservices.com -  very well constructed!

- William 

7/8/2017

I would like to take a moment to say that to Nichols Manufacturing and Welding Services for providing me with a quality, easy to install solution to the 2017 Ford Super Duty Camera and TPMS system. Unfortunately Ford didn't seem to think those that bought their truck with a 5th wheel prep kit would need to plug in their camera and TPMS system in the bed of the truck. Nichols Manufacturing solved that issue for me with an easy install with a quality product. Special thanks to Sammy for her help in guiding me through the order process and to Bryan with his tech support, especially when I misplaced their directions. We spoke on the phone and within a couple of minutes he texted my the directions and I completed the project in less than 1 hour. I would highly recommend this company and there products to anyone looking to wire up their camera and TPMS. 

-Mike   

4/10/2017

Just installed the new enlarged box and it worked great! It neatly covered up the exposed area and fit perfectly. Instructions were easy to follow and install took only a few minutes. Thanks for coming up with a great product.

-David D.  

3/10/2017

Mr. Nichols,   

First let me complement you on your service and the quality of parts you are providing to your fellow 2017 Ford owners. I thought the quality of your parts were top-notch. Your plug box looks more like a safe than what I would have expected and I’m sure it will be virtually indestructible. I am very pleased and happy I won’t be trying to fabricate this myself.    Second, I wanted to provide you with a bit of feedback with the hope that you can improve your already outstanding product.    

I have a 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty dually I purchased primarily for towing my 40’ Teton fifth wheel. I had purchased Ford’s TPMS/Camera option with my truck and was amazed that I would have to build something on my own to get this interface plug up in the bed along with the 7-pin plug. Then I happily found your service. My truck was also ordered with the factory spray-in bed liner. I’ve included a picture of my truck just after removing the factory plug box and scoring the  2” hole as directed in the instructions so you can see how the factory bed liner was delivered on my truck.       Because the flange on your replacement box is shorter than the factory box (the edge of the flange does not extend out from the top hole as far as the factory box), following your instructions would have left a significant gap between the top of your replacement box and the factory bed lining, resulting in a painted gap. What I ended up doing is using a 1 3/4” hole saw on both the bottom and the top holes so the cut just hit the bottom edge of the factory screw hole on the bottom and the top of the factory hole on the top. I then drilled new top and bottom holes centering the new box on the outline in the bed liner. This raised your replacement box up from the position that would have resulted in following your instructions. I also had to file a bit on the left upper side to clear the 7-pin plug assembly with the box in this higher configuration.    I’ve included a picture of the finished project. If you look very closely you can see some red paint peeking through a very small gap at the bottom-left edge, but I am quite happy with the result as all other edges of the box overlap the factory bed liner.      

Thanks again and I hope this will help you improve your product and installation instructions, especially for anyone else who may have a spray-in bed liner.     

-Lawrence Terrill     

3/10/2017

Guys, First, thanks much for you quick shipment of the extension cable and mounting box. I have been very impressed with your efforts and I have provided a very glowing endorsement on one of the TPMS/camera threads on Ford Truck Enthusiasts. With that said, I finally got my new truck this week and I installed your new unit today. I'm very pleased with your work and your product. However, I wanted to alert you to an issue that may cause some buyers to be unhappy. My truck came with the Ford OEM spray-in bed liner. AS you may know, Ford does not remove the various bed accessories before spring in their liner. They apparently mask around everything. As a result, there is no bed-liner sprayed in behind (under) the existing 7-pin connector mounted in the bed. I have posted pictures of my install on FTE at this link: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1370850-today-is-the-day-467.html I'd recommend you take a look at the result. In my post, I told everyone that I certainly do not blame you folks for this mismatched footprint. I just thought you would like to know if you do not already. I'm going to try to see if I can get a Line-X dealer to blend in the exposed painted area. 

-Best regards, Steve


We have been recently informed by another buyer of this issue. Unfortunately it depends on your Ford dealer or outside bed liner source on weather they remove the bed accessories before spraying. We are located in Arizona and the couple installs we have done personally with a bed liner, it was sprayed behind the original box so we haven’t personally experienced this problem. We apologize for this and we will be working on a solution for those who have this issue. We appreciate your business, message and photos posted on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forum and we would like to post your message on our website under our “reviews” for others to read, as well we will be making note of this issue in the description for this item on our shopping page.   

-Nichols Manufacturing & Welding Services

3/7/2017

Hi Guy's! Just wanted to give a shout out to you all on the great experience I had using your website online store! Super fast shipping (ordered on Friday and got on Monday!), awesome American Made product and great product support answering questions prior to my purchase! The all metal outlet converter box is much nicer than the plastic OEM Ford box removed! Thanks for picking up the slack that Ford Engineers should have thought out themselves when designing the Trailer Camera/ TPMS system! Why they didn't make the kit to be able to be installed on the bumper OR the Bed for us 5th Wheel/ Goose neck owners I have no idea! Again, great product!   

-Greg Alderman