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SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Malibu and our Holiday Rambler Motorhome on a Roadmaster Chassis, were going to installing the SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motor Homes with Air Brakes, part number SM99202. Now, were going to start here with the vehicle in the control box that goes underneath the hood of the vehicle. Now, theres not a lot of room underneath this hood. Were actually going to mount it right here to the battery and fuse box cover. Were going to go ahead and get it lined up when we want it. Theres a tab right here as well as on the front of the box here that you want to make sure that you leave excess because thats how you lift the cover off.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, part number 90237. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we're going to begin over here on the driver's side of the vehicle. We're going to need to remove this bolt right here, which is the inner bolt of the exhaust hangar.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Malibu we'll be installing the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154. To start our install we're going to take the longer of the two wires that come with the kit. We're going to go ahead and cut one of the ends off. Now, we'll go ahead and take the end that still has the 4-flat connector on it. We'll route it here through the grill where we'll zip tie it off so it stays secure while we route the rest of our wire. It's a good idea to loop or to bunch a little bit of excess wire up here at the front in case you need to ever change the front pigtail out. We're going to go ahead and add about two feet of wire just by bunching it, going back and forth, then we'll zip tie it off up here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 36543. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to begin over here on the driver's side of the vehicle. We're going to need to remove this bolt right here, which is the inner bolt of the exhaust hanger.















Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System with the 53-inch Aero blades, using part numbers THARB53, TH480R and THKIT1684. With our roof rack assembled according to the manufacturers instructions we'll begin by opening our front doors and grabbing the front half of our rack. We'll place it onto the front half of our roof line then grab our tape measure. Per Thule's fit guide, we're going to measure 9 1/2 inches from the leading edge of the roof line to the leading edge of our foot pack. We'll do this measurement on both sides to be sure that we have our feet in line with each other. With both feet in the correct position, we'll now tighten from side to side, a little bit at a time, until we have this half of our rack secured to our vehicle. With the front secure, we'll close the front doors, open our rear doors and grab the rear half of our rack. We'll place it onto the rear part of our roof line.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu were going to be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14, a rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space, part number Y07192.With our Rhino Rack 2500 series roof rack already installed on the Malibu well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our cross bars. As we do this well get our feet lined up so theyll go around our bars. Well now move our box back slightly so the lower half of our clamp will go around the underside of our cross bars. With all four of our feet going around our crossbars well open the passengers side of the box, reach inside and tighten the two red handles located closest to us. One of the great features of the RocketBox Pro 14 is its ability to open from both the passenger and driver side. With the passengers side secure well close it, make our way around to the drivers side and tighten the two handles located closest to us here.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu were going to be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11, a rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic feet of storage space, part number Y07193.With our Rhino Rack 2500 series roof rack already installed on the Malibu well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our cross bars. Well get our feet lined up so theyre sitting just in front of our cross bars, then slide the box rearward so the lower half of the clamps will go around the underside of our bars. Well then open the passengers side of the box, reach inside and tighten the two red T handles located closest to us. A great feature of the RocketBox Pro 11 it its ability to open from the passenger and the drivers side. Well now make our way around to the drivers side, open the box and tighten the two red T handles located closest to us here. With all four of our red T handles tight were ready to load it down with gear and hit the road.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Holdup, a tilting platform style two bike rack for inch and a quarter hitches part number Y02445. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, thread in our anti rattle bolt, tighten it down with the wrench and we can then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about nine and three quarters of an inch worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about four and three quarters of an inch away and overall we've added about eleven and a half inches to the length of the Malibu. As you can see we can access our trunk with the rack in the stored position. However for larger items or easier access we'll simply pull out on the red knob located on the left side at the base of the rack. This will allow us to tilt the platform away from our vehicle. In the platform position we have about sixteen inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear of the rack. The closest point of the rack from our vehicle is now about six inches away and overall we've added about thirty inches to the length of the car. We are now ready to load our bike. We'll begin by extending the front wheel hook all the way up and out and also extending our front wheel cradle.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader, a wheel-mount roof bike rack, with part number Y02103. With our Rhino-Rack 2500 series roof rack already on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto the cross bars. At the front we'll bring the clamp around the bar. We should have two tabs on the front side of our load bar and one tab on the rear. We'll then tighten the black T-handle to secure it to our rack. With our front secure we can move to the rear. Here we're going to loosen the black T-handle, remove the T-bolt from the slot in the lower portion of our clamp, bring our clamp around our bar, reinsert the T-bolt into the lower portion of our clamp, and tighten down the black T-handle until it's secure. With the rack secure to our vehicle it's now time to load our bike. We'll begin by undoing our rear wheel strap and extending our front wheel cradle all the way out.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Yakima ForkLift, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number Y02098. With our Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack already installed on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we're going to remove the skewer, slide back the black plastic cover, and loosen the t-handle located here. We'll then remove the t-bolt from the lower half of the clamp, bring the clamp around our load bar, reinsert the t-bolt, and tighten down the black t-handle until the front of the rack is secured to our bars. We'll then slide forward the black cover and replace our skewer. With our front secure we'll move to the rear and again we're going to loosen the black t-bolt, remove the t-bolt from the lower half of the clamp, bring the clamp around our bar, reinsert the t-bolt in the appropriate slot, and tighten it with the black t-handle. With our rack secured to our vehicle it's now time to load our bike. We'll first undo our rear wheel strap and make sure that our front skewer is loose and open.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to test fitting the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System, using part number THLB50, TH480, and THKIT1684. With our Roof Rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions we're going to begin our test fit by opening the front doors on our Malibu and placing the front half of our rack and the front half on the front half of our roof line. For Thule's fit guide will measure back from the windshield nine and a half inches to the leading edge of our Foot Pack. Will do this measurement on both sides to be sure we have our feet in line with each other. Once we have our measurement done on both sides and our feet are in line with each other, will go back and forth from one side to the other and tighten a little bit of the time until we have our rack secure. With the front secure we can close our front doors and then will move to the rear. Here will open the doors, grab the rear half of our rack, place it on the rear half of our roof line and the Thule feet guide measurement here is going to be twenty five and five eight seven inch from the center of the front Foot Pack to the enter of the Rear Foot Pack.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu were going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi, a standup paddle board carrier with a two board capacity. Its part number is TH810. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on the Malibu, well begin our test fit by placing the front half of our carrier onto our front load bar. Well bring the black, rubber-coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar, fit them back into the foot of the carrier, and secure it in place by tightening the grey knob. Well move to the drivers side and repeat that same process. With the front half of our carrier secure, well grab the rear half, place it onto our rear load bar. Well take a quick look to be sure we have both halves of the rack in line with each other. Then well repeat the tightening process that we used for the front. With both halves of our carrier secure, its now time to load up our paddle board.



Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number TH528. With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring the black rubber coated metal strap around the underside of our load bar and fit it back into the head of the carrier. We can then turn the small black lever to tighten it in place. We found that initially it's better to have it straight to get the slack out and then turn it at a 90 degree angle to get some good torque on it. With the front secure we'll now move to the rear. Again, we'll bring the black rubber coated metal strap around the underside of our load bar, fit it back into the foot of the carrier, and then use the black lever to tighten it down. With our rack secured to our vehicle, it's now time to load our bike. We'll begin by undoing our rear wheel strap and loosening our front skewer by turning the knob on the front.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu were going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box with 22 cubic feet of storage space in metallic silver. Its part number is TH636S.With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on our Malibu well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet lined up so theyll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars well take a quick look to be sure we have the box centered. Well then open the passengers side, reach in and tighten the two hand knobs located closest to us. These knobs are designed to click to indicate that youve got them tight enough.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box. With 13 cubic feet of storage space in gloss black, its part number is TH634B. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack system already installed on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet in line so they'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. We'll then open the passenger side, reach in where we'll tighten the two knobs located closest to us.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Pulse XL, a rooftop cargo box with 16-cubic feet of storage space in matte black. Its part number Th615. With our Thule rapid traverse roof rack system already installed on the Malibu, we'll begin our test-fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. The pulse opens from the passenger side so we'll favor this side as we install it. We'll take a quick look to be sure to be sure we have it square. Then we'll open the box.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu were going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space in matte black. Its part number is TH614.With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on the Malibu were going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. It opens from the passengers side so well favor this side as we install it. Well take a quick look to be sure we have our box square. Well then open it, reach inside, and were going to find four foot packs. These are going to go through the four slots in the bottom of the box.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Thule Moab The Mother of All Baskets Rooftop Cargo Carrier, part number TH690XT. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on the Malibu we'll begin our test fit with the rack assembled according the manufacturer's instructions. We'll place the basket directly onto our load bars. We'll then go around and remove one wing nut and bolt from each of the clamps. We'll move our rack rearward to position the clamps on the top side of our load bars and we'll bring the lower portion around. We can then reinsert the bolt and hold it in place with the wing nut. We'll then tighten down both wing nuts on each clamp.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu were going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL rooftop cargo box with 17 cubic feet of storage space, part number is TH612.With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on the Malibu well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. Weve found this is the best time to get our feet in line so theyll go around our bars. With all four of our foot packs going around our bars well take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. Well then open the passengers side and tighten the two knobs closest to us until we hear them click. This is the Accutite system that will ensure you have them tight enough. One of the great features of the Hyper XL is its ability to open from both the passenger and driver side.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero, a tilting two bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we want to hold out on the attached pin. Well allow the attached pin to fall into the pin hole. Well then tighten the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device and further secure our rack to our vehicle. In this position, well have about 13 inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear of the rack, and about 10 inches worth of ground clearance at the base of our shank.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Roof Top Cargo Box, with 21 cubic feet of storage space in arrow-skin black. Its part number TH626. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on the Malibu, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet in line, so theyll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars, well take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. Well then open the passenger side, reach in, and tighten the two knobs located closest to us. A great feature of the Thule Force is its ability to open from both the passenger and drivers side.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box. With 13 cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin black, its part number is TH624. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on our Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet in line so they'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. We'll then open the passenger side, reach in, and tighten the two hand knobs located closest to us. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from the passenger and the driver side.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Thule Flat Top, a ski and snowboard carrier with a six-ski or four-board capacity, part number TH92725. With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on our Malibu, we're going to begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier, placing it onto our front load bar. We'll bring the black rubber-coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar, fit them into the foot of the carrier and secure it in place by tightening the gray knob. With this side secure we'll make our way around to the driver side and repeat that same tightening process. With the front secure we'll grab the rear, place it on the rear load bar. Again, we'll bring the black rubber-coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar, fit it into the foot of the carrier. Then we'll take a quick look to be sure we have both halves of our carrier in line. With our carriers in line, we'll repeat the same tightening process that we used for the front. With our carrier secure to the vehicle it's now time to load up our gear.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we are going to be test fitting the Thule Double Track, a platform style two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. In this position we'll have about nine inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the vehicle is about two and a quarter inches away and overall we've added ten and a quarter inches to the length of the car. With our rack in the stored position we do have limited access to the trunk. However for easier accessibility or larger items we'll simply pull the gray lever located at the base. This will allow us to tilt the rack away from our vehicle. With our rack in this position we'll have about fourteen and a half inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is now about two and three quarters of an inch away and overall we've added about twenty and a half inches to the length of the Malibu. We are now ready to load our bike.





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