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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be installing the CURT TriFlex trailer brake controller, part number C51140. Here you can see we've got two lights once we've got our key on and the trailer connected. That indicates that our brake controller is getting power and also that we've got our trailer connected. Our sync modes that we have here for the level 1, 2, 3, and 4, that's going to actuate our brake and see how quickly it goes on. Now, since this is a TriFlex or a sensing system, if we apply our brakes it knows we're sitting still. It's only going to give us about 1.5% gain.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, in this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, we're going to show you the Weathertech Front Auto Floor Mats, part number WT460661 in gray. We're looking at the driver's side here and we have it laying in place. We're going to take a look at the edges here. First off, take a look, it actually covers the carpeting and your threshold and covering up the crack right there. If anything gets wet on the floor liner, worst case it has to go over a couple of edges first and then over your threshold. We'll go ahead and continue on. If we look by the kick panel, you can see how it raises up and protects that.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to show you the Glacier Snow Tire Chains, part number PW3027C. With this part number, you get two snow chains, one for each side of a truck. This is what the snow chains look like when they're installed on a tire. In this case, we're actually working with a tire size of 265 by 70 by 17. All right, let's go ahead and take a closer look at it. This is what's called a cross bar right here, and we'll go ahead see that it's actually a construction of cables, but it actually has coils wrapped around the cable itself. These will move around and shift as needed on a tire as well as to go ahead and get some grip on your snow and ice. Now, the cable design is actually used in the entire construction of the snow chain, so this is definitely designed for light duty or occasional use.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 we're going to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. Here's what our brake controller looks like once it's mounted. On the driver's side of the brake controller is a thumb wheel for adjusting the gain control. This will allow us to adjust our gain down or up as needed. Then, here on the passenger side of our brake controller, is our boost function, allow us to go to Boost 1, 2 or 3 as needed for more aggressive braking, depending on our trailer's size and load. Here at the bottom of our brake controller is the manual sweep. This will allow you to apply the trailer brakes without pressing on the vehicle's brake pedal. Now let's see what it looks like with our trailer connected.



Air Lift Lock-N-Lift Spacers Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to do a review and install of the Air Lift LoadLifter 500 Air Helper Springs, part number AL57275, in conjunction with the Air Lift Lock and Lift Spacers, part number AL52140. Before we do our install, here's what our truck looks like with the manufacturer's equipment and an added 4" lift kit. We're going to go ahead and measure from the bottom of our wheel well down to the ground to get an idea of the current ride height. We're approximately 46-1/2". Then on the front, we're at 47-1/2". Now, we'll go ahead and add approximately 2000 pounds of weight to the rear of our truck. We'll go ahead and measure from the bottom of the wheel well down to the ground again, and we're at about 44-1/2" meaning we lost right at 2" of ride height. Our front end has actually come up about 3/4".



Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

On this 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to show you a Stromberg Carlson 4000 series fifth wheel and gooseneck tailgate, part number VGN dash 07 dash 4000. Taking our first look at the tailgate, you can see it has a generous opening for your fifth wheel, or in this case, gooseneck hitch in this truck. You don't have to worry about lowering your tailgate to hook up. Continue with the look of it, you can see how this edge of a tailgate matches the body work above the tail light, also matches the curve of the tail light as well, matches the seam right here, and also the bodywork below the tail light. Now, I want to take a little bit closer look at the louvers here, how the air can pass through the tailgate. The gap is probably a little under half an inch. This tailgate is a composite construction, which means you got the plastic outside, which really saves on the weight of the tailgate, but also on the inside, we lower it, we can see the steel components as well that gives it the strength.



Andersen EZ Heavy Duty Adjustable Hitch Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 4 inch lift kit we're going to do a review and install of the Andersen Hitches EZ Heavy Duty Adjustable Hitch with Combo Ball part number AM3298. Here we have our nice heavy duty solid portion of the shank with the black powder coating. This is a 2 inch by 2 inch shank. It will fit your standard class 3 and 4 inch hitches that have a 2 inch by 2 inch opening or in this case where you have a 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch opening and inside is a sleeve. It will also work with these applications. We'll simply slide the shank into the sleeve then aligning the shank and sleeve up with the hitch pre drilled hole so that we can reinstall our pin and clip. Here we have our combination ball.



Husky Liners X-act Contour 2nd Row Rear Floor Mat Review - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab, we're going to show you the Husky Liners X-act Contour Custom Auto Floor Liner for the 2nd row, part number HL53221. We got it installed in our truck here, which there's not much to it. Basically, you just lay it in place. However, you do want to make sure that you have any original floor mats or liners completely out of the way, because this is designed to work with the carpet itself. If we take a quick look under here, you can see the points on here called nibs, they actually grip the carpet to keep it in place and so it won't move around. Back to the topside, first off you can see a ridge along the edge here. You can see how it also overlaps the threshold between the carpeting and the plastic threshold. Anything that's wet in here and drains will stay in the liner and not get into your carpet. Of course, you've also got these ridges in here so anything that's on your shoes that's dripping off will go into your ridges here, and your shoes will dry off a little bit. This raised edge is at an angle going up towards the front.



DeeZee Round Nerf Bars Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to show you Dee Zee Nerf Bars, part number DZ371523. We've got them installed on our passenger side of our truck, so let's go ahead and cover some of the features. First off, this is a polished stainless steel finish. The diameter of the tube is going to be about three inches. You can see it has a 90 degree turn, and this is inaudible 00:00:23 bent, which means that the tube has a smooth bend all the way around. No kinks or anything like that. The step plates here are constructed from the heavy duty plastic, one half for our extended cab here and of course, the other one for the front of our cab.



Husky Liners Tailgate Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be doing an installation of the Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with the Locking Handle, part number HL15240. You can see the louvered tailgate once it's installed. Of course, we've got the drop down to allow for our use next to things like that to be connected without any problem. This is also going to give us an advantage in that this is about half the weight of a standard steel tailgate. It's also louvered. While we're dropping weight in the truck just like the new cars coming out, they don't have spare tires to help with fuel economy, losing weight is going to help us with our fuel economy, and this louvered design is going to allow air to pass through rather than be caught in there. It can really help to improve our fuel economy. This is a locking tailgate.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Activator IV. This time-delayed brake controller is capable of controlling 1 up to 4 axles. The part number on it is 5504. We're also going to be using the replacement brake control plugin harness, part number 20127. Here you can see once it's installed. As we activate the switch we're going to see our gain lowering and rising indicating that we've got it hooked up properly. Now a couple of nice features about it are that currently we've got our gain set to 10.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be installing the Curt Venturer. This time-delayed trailer brake controller is perfect for use with 1 to 3 axles. This part number is C51110. We're also going to be using the Universal Wiring Adapter, part number C51515. A great thing about the Venturer is the sync adjustment that's available on it. This little slide bar right here on the side, we can slide this forward or we can slide it back. Sliding it back towards us is going to give us gradual braking force, so as we apply the brake you're going to see this slowly work its way over to give us maximum brake engagement.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Activator II. This time-delayed trailer brake controller is designed for use with one to four axles. Part number on it is 5500. We're also going to be using part number 20127. This is the Tow Ready replacement wiring harness. We'll be able to connect that right into the truck's electronics. Now here you can see as we bring our Activator lever over it's going to give us a digital readout on the level of braking force going to the rear.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we're going be installing the Draw-Tite activator. This is a trailer brake controller designed for use with one or two axles and it uses a time delayed set up. Part number is 5100. We're also going to be using part number 20127. This is the tow ready replacement wiring harness and we'll be able to connect that right into the truck's electronics. As we slide our bar in, we're going to have our red light indicating to right here that everything is working as it should. Right above that light and just to the right there's an output slide lever.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be doing an installation of the Tekonsha Voyager trailer brake controller. This is a one to four-axle controller and it is proportional. Part number is 39510. We're also going to be using the Tow Ready replacement brake control plug-in harness. This part number is 20127. You can see with everything hooked up, when your trailer is connected you're going to have a green light there indicating everything is fine. Now if you we're to manually input power you'll see that change.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller. This is a 1 to 4 axle controller and it's proportional. Part number is 39510. We're also going to be using the TrailerMate Universal Wiring Harness for the trailer brake controller. its part number is TM75127. You can see with everything hooked up, when your trailer is connected, you're going to have a green light there indicating everything is fine.



Dexter Axle Predator Electric Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be installing the Dexter Axle Predator. This is a proportional electric brake controller capable of handling two up to four brakes. Part number on it is 58-8. The Predator is going to offer us a lever activation right here. That's going to allow us to gently apply our brakes from inside of the vehicle without actually using the brake force here on the floor. As you can see, once we do press in the blank 00:30 on the floor, it gives us a reading of .17, but since this is an inertia-activated system, if we're not moving it's really not going to provide a lot of force to those brakes in the back. A great thing about the an inertia-driven system is that when we really have those emergency stops and we really have to stand on the brake, it's going to sense that and it's going to give us a lot more power back there to help us come to a stop.



Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Hi. Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Silverado extending cab, we're going to show you part number VGM-99-4000. This is a Stromberg Carlson 4000 series 5th wheel louvered tailgate. This is our 5th wheel tailgate that's installed on our truck. You see it's got a nice generous opening to allow easy access for your duce neck 00:00:23 or 5th wheel trailer. We'll give you a couple performance dimensions. From the top here down to the bottom of the opening, this is about 9 1/2 inches.



Husky Liners 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab, we're gonna show you part number HL15230. This is Husky Liners premium fifth wheel louvered tailgate with a locking handle. Let's go ahead and take a look at the gap in the middle here which is for fifth wheels or goose necks so you don't have to lower a tailgate to hitch up to your trailer. Go ahead and get a rough measurement here. It looks like from the top of the tailgate down to the bottom is gonna be about 11 inches. The width across is gonna be about 15 inches. So that gives you plenty of room to maneuver your trailer into the bed of your truck. We can see how actually is made to match lines of a truck.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87186. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Our crosstube is a nice round tube design. While it is visible underneath, it's a nice, stylish design and goes along well with our vehicle. One of the nice features about this hitch is a pre-installed wiring bracket hold down. Our hitch is capable of up to 600 pounds of tongue weight and 6,000 pounds of towing capability.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be installing the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C55515. Well firstly, we locate the manufacturer's round seven-wire connector. Note, if your vehicle is equipped to the spare tire, you may need to lower the spare tire to gain access to the wiring. To this application, we don't have a spare tire in the way so we'll go ahead and locate the wiring. Here on the cross member of the frame rail, let me just pull it down as it's clipped to the wiring harness. We now have access to it. We'll then go ahead, press on the locking tab or we can remove the cap. Once we removed the cap, we're ready to install the new 4-pole trailer connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we'll be installing the Draw-Tite class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 75362. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Our crosstube is a nice round tube design. While it is visible underneath, it's a nice, stylish design and goes along well with our vehicle. One of the nice features about this hitch is a pre-installed wiring bracket hold down. Our hitch is capable of up to 600 pounds of tongue weight and 6,000 pounds of towing capability.



B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500, we're going to be installing the B & W Turnover Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part number BWGNRK1062. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Now let's go ahead and go through the operation of the handle and gooseneck ball. Here on the driver's side is the handle for locking the ball in place. To unlock the handle, we'll pull out, rotate it towards the cab and it holds the handle out, keeping the pin inside the gooseneck head away from the center section so that we can remove the gooseneck ball. Now we can take it out and turn it over. We can then put it in the stored position and then re-lock the handle.



B&W Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we'll be installing the Custom Underbed Install Kit for B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitches, part number BWGNRK1062-5W. This is also available for our gooseneck applications, part number BWGNRK1062. Here's what our fifth wheel hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and show you how to install the hitch. We're first going to go ahead and prep the vehicle by lowering and removing the spare tire and the rear wheels. Now with our spare tire down, we have more working room underneath. We're going to go ahead and cut out the heat shield here on the passenger side above the exhaust.



BAK RollBAK G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be installing the RollBAK G2 Hard Tonneau Cover, part number BAKR15101. Let's go ahead and see what the RollBAK G2 Hard Tonneau Cover looks like once it's installed. Here's our cover fully retracted. We can bring it out and lock it out halfway, three quarter, or fully closed and put our tailgate up. Then when we want to open up the cover, open up the tailgate, pull on the latch cable, will release the latch from the lock. We can go back to three quarter, half, or fully retracted.



Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we'll be installing the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness, Part Number 41157. Now, to begin our install, we're going to our 7-pole, supplied with the install kit, and mount it here in the pickup bed on the driver's side, behind the wheel well, in front of the tailgate. This will give us easy access. To mount it in the pickup bed side, we're going to go ahead and drill through the bed liner, through the sheet metal, and then mount it using the self-tapping screws provided with the install kit. Now, we need to make a hole large enough for the back of the 7-pole socket, so we're going to drill out a 2-1/8 inch hole as per the instructions. Now with the hole drilled out, we need to take the 7-pole connector that matches the back of our 7-pole socket, and feed it from underneath, up and out through our cut out hole. Then, we'll go ahead and take the 7-pole connector, attach the wiring harness, and mount it to the pickup bed side. Now, I'm going to go ahead and feed the 7-pole over the frame and then up through our hole.











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