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Thule Bed Rider Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Bed Rider. This is a locking two bike rack. It's been designed to fit right across the pickup truck beds, part number on it is TH822XT. Now as you can see here, the bed rider is fully adjustable. We've got a number of different locations. We can extend or reduce the size of the bed rider to fit just about any width of bed we have.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Gate Mate. This is their 54 inch, tailgate pad and bike rack. Part number on it is TH823. The installation of the Gate Mate is very easy. We'll begin just by draping the shorter side over the rear of our tailgate leaving the longer side to come down here at the front. As you can see, I got three straps hanging out here.



Swagman Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20518Order #TC0731602248 Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado were going to take a look at the Swagman Pickup Truck Bed Mounted 2-bike Rack. It's designed to fit bed rail to bed rail in the bed of most pickup trucks. The Part Number on it is S64702. It's got a unique design here. It's got a ratcheting system that allows us to slide out and adjust our rack to many different widths of pickup truck style. You see Ive got it a little bit long here, so I'm just going to allow some of this to come back in, and Ill extend it out enough to where it's just going to sit side to side here. I need to find a fixed location.



Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we'll install the air lift, ride control air helper strings, Part Number AL59539. Our first step, we'll be assembling the air sleeve, an upper and lower brackets. We'll take the air sleeve, install the upper bracket on top, going over the nipple coming out of the air sleeve. We'll secure the upper brackets to the air sleeve with the plastic nut provided, then we'll take our air fitting, the 90 degree fitting and thread it on top of the air sleeve. We'll go ahead and secure it, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we'll go ahead and install the lower bracket.



UWS Crossover Toolbox Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado well be test fitting the UWS truck bed tool box narrow crossover style slim lien series at 3.4 cubic feet, in black, part number UWS00333. It features aluminum construction with fully welded seams and is guaranteed not to rust. Heavy duty stainless steel latches on both sides will lock on drivers side. The patented foam filled lid provides installation and protection from the elements. Heavy duty gas cylinders help to lift the lid and hold it open at a full 90 degrees. It contains a divided tray for tools and other miscellaneous items.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado well be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for light trucks part number PW3010C on 31/10.5 -15 tires. This vehicle is rear wheel drive so well be installing the tire truck chains on the rear tires. Now to begin our test fit, we will first lay out the chains flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is important to ensure a correct fit on the tire. Well then tread the tire chains over the tires with the hooks facing outwards noticing the yellow indicator tab stating the direction of the tire and which side of the vehicle the chains should be installed on. Once we get the tire chains centered on the tire, well move the inside where we will connect the male and female end of the chain.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado well be test fitting the Thule standard snow tire chains for SUVs, commercial vehicles and motorhomes part #: TH01571255 on 31/10.5-15 tires. Now, this vehicle is rear wheel drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the rear tires. Now, before we begin our test fit we will first need to lay the chains flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is important to ensure a correct fit onto the tire. With the yellow end facing the rear of the vehicle well slide the tire chain underneath the vehicle and connect the two ends here at the top of the tire. Well bring the tire chain out over the tire and make sure that it is centered.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, were going to do a test fit of ball mount, part number 2923, from Draw Tite.Now, beginning our test fit, were going to get a measurement off the hitch on the vehicle for a frame of reference. Measuring from the top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 14 inches. Well install the ball mount using a pin and clip.This ball mount is designed as a 2-inch drop starting from the top of the receiver opening down to the flat spot where the ball mounts on to will be 2 inches. Our measured drop actually comes out to 11-1/2 inches.Now, well take the ball mount and flip it over and check it in a rise position. It gives us a measurement about 14-1/2 inches. A couple other things to know that this ball mount is designed for 600 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross towing weight.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, we are going to do a test fit of part number AMSC4, from Convert-a-ball. This is a cushion ball mount. Hey, a few things to know about this ball mount, that is designed for two-inch figure hitches only and it has a towing weight of 10,000 pounds and tongue weight of 2,000 pounds. To start off and give us a reference point, we'll go ahead and measure from top of reciever opening, down to the ground. In this case, it's going to be 14 inches. We'll go ahead and take the ball mount, and install it in drop position.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, in this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, were going to test fit the part number AMSC2 from Convert-A-Ball. Two things to know about this product is its designed for a 2-inch receiver hitch only and is rated for 10,000 pounds towing weight and 2,000 pounds tongue weight. This ball mount also has a polyurethane cushioning built into the inside to help take out some of the rattles and noise while towing.Well start off our test fit like in a frame of reference from our hitch. In this case this can be 14 inches in height. Were measuring from a top receiver opening down to the ground. Well go ahead and install the ball mount and secure it with a pinning clip.Now, a drop on this is about 2 inches.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, were going to test fit part number 80240 from Hidden Hitch. A couple of things though; with this ball mount this is designed for 2-inch receiver hitches only and then the hitch ball needs to be a one-inch shank.Well start up by getting a reference point on our hitch, measure from the top receiver opening down to the ground. That will be about 14 inches.Well install our ball mount using a pin and clip. Now, the ball mount is in a drop position so well go ahead and get a measurement where the ball bolts on to the top.Here, the measurement is going to be 7.5 inches. That can be extremely little for a lot of trailers. Go ahead and check it now in the rise position.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado were going to install part number 87458 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when 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 or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 14 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be four and a quarter inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install we have to remove two bolts from the side of the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado were going to install part number 75607 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements thatll 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 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole tot eh edge of the bumper will be 4 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado were going to do a test fit of part number RX5079279 from Rain-X. This is the latitude windshield wiper blade. Two things to know is that this is a replacement all weather windshield wiper blade with a beam style construction which helps it to have a consistent contact across the windshield. It has an aerodynamic design that reduces wind drag, noise, and lift at high speeds. It also has a rubber squeegee with built in UV inhibitors to help protect the blade from the sunlight. Top start off the test fit well go ahead and remove the original ones.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado were going to do test fit of part number RX30222 from Rain-X. This is a weather beater windshield wiper blade. A few things to know it is designed to be an OEM replacement style windshield wiper blade. It has a frame style design with multiple pressure points to help hold it in place on the windshield. Its constructed from a rust resistant galvanized steel frame, all natural rubber edge, has UV inhibitors to help protect it from the sunlight. Well start off our test fit by removing the original windshield wiper blades.



UWS Slim Line Series Crossover Toolbox Review

Today, well be reviewing the UWS Truck Bed Toolbox. This is the Narrow Crossover Style Slim Line Series, part number UWS00301. This box is also available in black, part number UWS00333. This toolbox measures 63 inches long x 12 inches wide and 9-3/4 inches deep. It is 4 inches above the bed rails. The saddle-style toolbox hangs from the truck bed rails behind the cab.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500, we'll be test fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount, part number C45001. The tri-ball mount has a 1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16 chrome balls mounted on a hollow enclosed shank which is black powder coated. It will fit 2-inch by 2-inch trailer hitches and the towing capacity depends on the weight capacity of the ball. The 1-7/8-inch ball has a 5000-pound towing capacity. The 2-inch ball has a 7500 towing capacity and the 2-5/16-inch ball has a 10,000-pound towing capacity. Now, both the 1-7/8-inch and 2-inch balls measure 8-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, on our 2010 Chevy Colorado we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 connector, part number 118301.First, we'll need to locate the manufacturer's wiring, that is to the driver's side of the spare tire on the cross member of the vehicle. This will be identical to the connectors on our Tow Ready connector.We'll go ahead and press on the locking tab and separate the two connection points, and then we can take our Tow Ready connector and plug inline with the manufacturer's.We'll go ahead and secure our converter box. We'll peel back the cover of the two-way adhesive and stick it here to the frame. When adhering your converter box you just want to make sure that you have a clean flat surface to adhere to.Next, we'll go ahead and use the long zip tie provided with our install kit as an added measure of security and secure the converter box directly to the frame.Next, we'll go ahead and take the white wire with the free formed ring terminal, this is our ground wire that we'll need to attach to the frame of the vehicle. Using the self-tapping screw provided with our install kit, we can go ahead and secure it right here to the cross member which is directly welded to the frame.Now we'll go ahead and take our four-pole lead around over to the center of the bumper. I'll use several black zip ties to secure the wiring along the way.We'll go ahead and take our cutters and cut off the excess from the zip ties.That's it.





Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, we'll be test fitting part number Y02420, the Yakima StickUp 2 folding bike rack. To begin our test fit, we've already installed our bike rack shank into the hitch, lined up the hitch pin hole, and installed our anti-rattle bolt. So our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Now our ground clearance at this bike rack is 16", and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6". Now we'll go ahead and fold the platform down and open our tailgate.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado well be test fitting part number y02422 Yakima Swing Daddy 4 Hitch Bike mounted bike rack. Now to begin our test fit well install our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hold and install our anti-edible. With bow tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point, we can give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 16 inches. From the closest point, the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6 inches.





Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado we are going to be testing the Yakama front loader roof mounted bike carrier for part number y02103. To mount this bike area up on top of our vehicle we are going to set it on top of the front crossbars. Well the hand know on the front of the bike rack to tightened down the front clamp around the cross bar. In the rear, we are going to use the wing nut, T-Bolt and clamp to secure the rear half of the bike rack around our rear bar. With both clamps secure, our bike rack is mounted and we are ready to load up. To load our bike rack the first thing we need to do is open up the front wheel hoop all the way.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado we are going to test fitting the Yakima Roof Rack Fairing part number y07048. We already have our fairing assembled according to the directions and now we are ready to mount it up on top of our roof rack. To mount the fairing on the roof rack we are going to fit the clips around our round crossbar. Next, well make sure that we center the fairing from left to right and make sure that its even. Once weve done that we can insert our carriage bolts and wing nuts through the outer most clips. Well turn the wing nuts to tighten down the fairing.



UWS Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado well be test fitting part number UWS03511. This is the 23 by 51-aluminum cargo carrier. Now to begin our test fit, well simply side the cargo carrier shank into the hitch and light up the hitch bin hole and install our hitch pin. Now our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. Well go ahead and give you a few measurements. The cargo carrier is five and a half inches from its closest point to the back of the vehicle and it will add an additional 29 inches of overall length to the vehicle.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our this 2012 Chevrolet Colorado with are going to be testing fitting part 63124, the tow ready four bike hitch mounted bike rack. Now to begin our test fit well simply bike rack shink into the hitch, right up the hitch bin hole and install our anti-retable and that will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of he mast of our bike rack and well tilt the mast out of the way. We can then attempt to open our tail tailgate and then as you can see we can open the tailgate getting access to our cargo area. Well now undo the straps exposing our cradles. We can place the bike into the cradles and the straps around securing it to the bike rack.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado we'll be test fitting part number TH9029 the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti rattle bolt. This will secure it to the vehicle. At this point we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 16 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6 inches. Now we'll go ahead and pull the hitch switch on the bottom of the bike rack to tilt the mast down.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number TH916XTR. Now we've already gone ahead and installed our bike rack into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt so our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 15-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 4-1/2 inches. We can now go ahead and pull our platform down and attempt to open the tailgate. And as you can see, we can open the tailgate completely with this bike rack.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado we'll be test fitting the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH958. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt right, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 16 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches. Now we'll go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the mast to tilt the mast the down.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado we'll be test fitting part number TH934XTR the Thule Hitching Post Pro. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the bike rack into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. That will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. We can next go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to tilt the mass the down. With the mast down we can open our tailgate. And as you can see, we can gain full access to the cargo area opening the tailgate completely with this bike rack.





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