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Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Chevrolet Express van. The most popular is going to be the Curt Class 3. This is part number 13040. We'll follow that up with the Draw-Tite Class 5. This is part number 41946. Just behind that, we're going to have the Curt Class 5.
Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express Van we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver with Cast Center. This is a custom fit class five hitch that offers a two inch by two inch opening. Part number is 41946. Now here's what our Draw-Tite Ultra Frame's going to look like installed. It's a class five hitch, two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. See we've got this square tube design that's going to come all the way across. That comes together here in the center with a cast receiver tube opening and safety chain points.
Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express, we're going to take a look at, and also show you, how to install the Curt Extra-Duty Custom-Fit Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2" x 2" opening. Its part number is C15320. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, the Curt Extra-Duty is going to have a really nice hammered or a mat finish to it. Really strong steel construction. We're got really good welds all the way around.
Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Express, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number is 13040. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You can see that square tube is going to come across. In the middle, we've got our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. It's finished off pretty nicely with that flush reinforcement collar around the end. Plate style safety chain connection points are going to come around, offer us a good open area there to connect those safety chains.
Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express van, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the CURT Custom Fit Class 4 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers a 2" x 2" opening. It's part number is 14090. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You'll see we've got the square tube that's going to come all the way across the rear. Here in the middle, our 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. We've got a flush reinforcement collar around the end of it there as you can see, gives it a nice clean look.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we're going to take a look at and show you how to install that the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller. This proportional controller works great for one of the three axles. Its part number is TK90160. To test out of brake controller will either hook it to our trailer or a simulated trailer and slowly operate our manual override lever. As we do, we should see the amperage and voltage boosting up in our tester. That's going to indicate to us that our brake controller is sending the signal to the rear.
Today in our 2014 Chevrolet Express, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hopkins 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket with mounting bracket for factory tow package vehicles, part number HM40975. To start our test, we can turn on our headlights. That should show us the running light light come on. Shut those off. We can do the left blinker, do our right blinker, our brakes and also our backup light. Now, if it was equipped with a brake controller, to test that, you'd simply slide the manual override lever and see if you get a reading.
Today, on our 2014 Chevrolet Express, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hopkins plug-in simple wiring kit with the 4-pole flat trailer connector. Part number is 41155. To the run the test on the plug, all we need is a standard test light. To test our ground, we can connect our ground clamp right to that. The first wire over from that ground wire should be a brown wire. What we're looking for is a constant signal with our running lights turned on.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express. We've got out the Thule Roadway here and we're test fitting it just to see what kind of room we got between it and the rear of the van. The Roadway's a two bike hanging style rack. It's been designed to tilt and fold. Part number on it is TH912XTR. The Roadway uses three cradle and straps to hold our bike in place.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we're test fitting the Thule T2. This is a platform style 2 bike rack. It's designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9044. The T2 is going to use a couple of 1 wheel hook and 1 cradle to hold our bike in place, never making contact with our frame. Really nice, especially for the more delicate frames. Our front wheel hook's going to be positioned just in front of our front brake caliper.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express, we got out the Thule Vertex here and we're test fitting it to see what kind of room we've got between it and the vehicle. The Vortex was a 4 bike hanging style rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or with 2 inch hedges. Part number on it is TH9029XT. Nice feature, the rack's going to be the incorporated cable rod, built right into the mast. This is going to come back, goes in the slot here. Then there's a Thule one-key locking tumbler here.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we're got out the Swagman Dispatch and we're test fitting it. Now, the Dispatch is a platform style tube bike rack. It's been designed for use in two inch hitches, and it's also RV approved. Part number is S64684. Now, the Dispatch is going to use a single frame hook, you can see there fully adjustable up the length of our mast here, just simply by pressing that button. It's going to use a front wheel cradle with strap and also a rear wheel cradle with strap to keep our bike secure as we're heading down the road. The top frame hook, here, has a pretty nice, slightly pliable, rubber coating on it.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express, we're test fitting this Swagman XC2. This is a platform style, two bike rack. They've designed it so we can use it with the inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Part number is: S64650. Now, there's not a lot of hassle or mess to get bikes on and off this rack, something I like about it a lot. We got a front wheel hoop, rear wheel hoop, and then a frame hook that's going to hold our bike right down into those positions.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express, we're testing the inSwagman 00:00:06 Trailhead. The Trailhead's a four bike hanging style rack. It will fold and also tilt. Part number on it is S63380. This rack works great with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. It uses four straps.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we are text fitting the Max Tow 21x48 cargo carrier. Now this will carry up to 500lbs and it has been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is MT70422. This is an aluminum constructed platform here, it is really light weight, easy to handle, really sets it apart from some of the other carriers. You can see it is a slatted floor, that is going to give us good support also allow for dirt/debris and things like that to fall down and out. You will see the small raised edge around the outside, it is about 2 inches high. This provides us with 4 good attachment points for straps if we want to secure our gear.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express, we've got out the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 Cargo Carrier. We're doing a test fit on it to see the room that we've got between it and the vehicle. Now, this carrier is designed for use with up to 500 pounds, and also for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is going to be CC-100. This has the larger size, expanded steel floor, so even if you've got larger chunks of dirt and mud and stuff, it should'nt be any issues with that falling down through. I like the platform style. Looks like we're going to have about 2 and 3/4 of an inch of a raised rail all the way around the outside.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we're test fitting the Curt 20x60 Folding Cargo Carrier. This cargo carrier is designed for use with up to 500 pounds and also for use with 2" hitches. The part number on it is C18151. This carrier is going to offer the medium size expanded steel floor. We're going to have good support for even smaller items, but still plenty of room for dirt, debris, moisture and stuff like that to fall down and out. The raised rail all the way around the outside is going to be about 5-1/2" tall. This gives us good stability for our gear but it's also going to offer us some nice connection points so we can get that gear secured once it's on.
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we've got out the Curt 20x60 cargo carrier. We're test fitting it to see what kind of spacing we have between it and the back of the van. Now this cargo carrier is going to carry up to 500 pounds. It's been designed for use in two inch hitches. Part number on it is C18150. Now the flooring in this carrier is going to be a medium-sized expanded steel, plenty of room for dirt, debris, and moisture to fall down and through so we don't get corrosion on top but not so big that if we put some smaller items on here we'd have to worry about them falling down and through.
Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Express Van we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hopkins Plug-N-Tow Vehicle Wiring Harness, this is part number 31345. Here's what your wiring kit's going to look like once you get it out of the box. The main heart of it's going to be our box here in the middle. What this is going to do is it's going to take the factory signal from the vehicle and it's going to transmit it or change it into a readable signal that our trailer will be able to pick-up. We're going to have our four-pole plug here so this is going to take care of our running lights, left turn signal, right turn signal and brakes. The white wire, we're going to ground off to the body or frame of the vehicle, that's going to complete our circuit.
Today on this 2014 Chevrolet Express Van we're going to show you the top four hitches that are available for this van. The part numbers we're working with today will be our CURT, part number 13040; also from CURT, 14090; our last one from CURT, C15320; and one from Draw-Tite, part number 41946. Now the shape of the hitch is going to be pretty much the same. You're going to have this straight crossbar and then the arms that go up to the frame. All these hitches are a no-drill application. These holes will line up with preexisting holes in the frame of the van.