How-to: Bestop® PowerBoard® Installation on a New
This HD video how-to
shares the installation of a Bestop PowerBoard Kit on a new Ram 1500 4x4 truck...Getting into and
out of your pickup can be easy with these automatic, drop-down running
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The Bestop PowerBoard™ kit offers easy entry and exit
from a pickup truck. Whether your truck has been lifted or rides at stock height, these electric motor-powered
boards provide a functional, attractive addition to any pickup. Available for a variety of later model light truck
applications, the Bestop PowerBoard makes a functional and sensible upgrade.
Rugged link assemblies support the Bestop PowerBoard
and provide a 600 pound load limit per side! Designed for long use, the PowerBoard enhances the truck's value
Rugged electric motors and "factory" type wiring
harnesses assure quality service and reliable performance when installed properly. Instructions detail
the model applications and specific vehicle needs.
Rivet Nut with special installation tool provides
a unique way to attach bolts. The threaded nut insert fits into an existing body hole. Clearly,
Chrysler and Ram truck designed this pickup truck to readily accept aftermarket accessories—like these powered
This is the way bolts attach to the Rivet Nuts. The
fit-up is similar to factory frame nuts. Attaching brackets to existing, painted frame holes, the Rivet Nuts make
the Bestop PowerBoard kit a much easier install on this new Ram 1500 4x4 pickup!
Posi-Taps™ are unique, secure wire splices
provided in the Bestop PowerBoard package. In just minutes, four wires were isolated by color code and
socket. The Posi-Taps™, carefully installed, have a sharp point that cuts through insulation as the thimble
tightens. We confirmed continuity with an ohmmeter. Each lead had complete circuit
The functionality of the Bestop PowerBoard kit is
exceptional. Using individual signals, one for each door, the boards rise and set when a front or
rear door opens. Left doors drop only the left board; the right doors drop only the right board.
This minimizes current draw and extends motor life!
If you need easier
access to the cab of your truck or struggle with the effects from a lift kit, consider the Bestop PowerBoard
solution. This is a valuable accessory that will provide years of utility and safety. See the HD video for