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installing yourself

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by reckless, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. reckless

    reckless Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Does anyone know how hard it is to install the mvp plus.
  2. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,568

    what type of truck? They are normally pretty easy
  3. reckless

    reckless Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    its a dodge 8.0 2500 quadcab
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    I put mine together by myself but I had a pro wire it up. Assembly is very easy but the other stuff was over my head :dizzy:
  5. reckless

    reckless Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    yeh my main concern is the wire
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Depends on your mechanical and electrical abilities...not one of the easiest to do for someone not familiar with them.

    And one of the hardest plows to get all the air out of the hydro system that's for sure...:realmad:
  7. jason t.

    jason t. Member
    Messages: 40

    Installed mine myself on a Gmc, took about 6 hours, probably could cut the time in half the second time around. Wiring was no big deal, just read ALL of the directions. I printed them off the western site (http://www.westernplows.com/pdf/29665.00_031507.pdf)
  8. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 95

    Yeah, the wiring is pretty straight forward. Like B&B said, it depends on your abilities. I thought the wiring was the easy part. The brackets were the pain for me, had to drill some holes in my new truck!
  9. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I've only installed the Curtis on my truck. I bought it off of my neighbor who had it on his 05 2500LD GMC. I had never seen how a plow went on before never mind installed one myself. I ended up taking the whole setup off of the guys truck that I bought it from, and took notes.... LOTS OF THEM, since Curtis' website sucks a$$ and didn't have many directions... anyway, if you take your time, read directions and ask questions you should be OK. Be confident with yourself.
  10. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 731

    Its not bad if you have the basic tools required. A must have is a multi meter tho on the electrical. And a good piece of advice is go to Napa and get an accessory fuse block to wire the controller into instead of finding a wire to tap into.

    Just take your time and follow the instructions to the letter. And you will have to drill holes in the frame for the brackets on your dodge.