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Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins Pollak 7 and 4-pole trailer connector socket with mounting bracket. This is the vehicle side. Part number is HM40975. Here's what the line looks like once you get it installed. Really nice, clean setup. We've got our 4-pole on this side. Our 7-pole is going to be on this side.



BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to review and install the BakFlip G2 hard tonneau cover, part number BAK26100. Here's what the BakFlip tonneau cover is going to look like once it's installed. With our tonneau cover closed you can see it's got a nice low profile so it just barely sticks up above the bed sides. It's got a really nice seal that goes all the way around and a tight fit, so not only will it help to keep out the rain, but it also is good at keeping out dust, dirt, and debris. To open it up we'll simply open up the tailgate and expose the underneath side where we can pull on the lock cable and release one of the three tri-fold covers. Each fold has a lock to itself and can be folded all the way forward up against the cab of the vehicle and secured in place with our prop rod. Proposition rod will just fold forward, push the lock down on it, and tighten down the hand knob. Another really nice feature about the tonneau cover is its strength and durability.



Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to review and install the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera, part number HM50002. Right out of the box, we're going to have our LCD display screen that will project the image coming from our camera. This is the license plate camera mount. It has both our camera and backup sensors. Then, we have our power cord and cable to connect the camera to the LCD monitor. Let's go ahead and see how we use it.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2012 Chevy Silverado, we're going to be installing the Curt Discovery Time Delay Trailer Break Controller. Works for up to 4 axels. Part is C51120. We're also going to be using the Universal Wiring Adapter, part #C51515. The Curt Discovery's going to offer a push button activator, here on the side of it. It's going to give us full control of our breaks if we need to do them manually.



Curt Fifth Wheel Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today with this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab, we're going to show you the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit, Part #C16412-204. This is what the install kit and the base rails look like. First off this is the install kit that goes along side the frame here. One piece steel unit that's powder coated and it uses existing holes here and U-bolt here. Now we're looking at the passenger's side. This is the same thing on the driver's side.



Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, in our 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to do a review and install of the Air Width load controller 2 compressor system for air helper springs, part number AL25592. Here's what our gauge assembly will look like, once it's installed. Good reason for this gauge assembly is to make it easy to use your load lifter 5000 air helper springs, so you don't have to manually air them up. With a simple push button, we can air up our bags. And from the cab of the vehicle easily release the air once we're finished. If we take our key, put it into the auxiliary, or run, position you can see it turns on the lights to our gauge assembly. With power supply to it, we can push the toggle switch up, and air up our compressor and air bag system. Then to release the air, we simply press on the push button release valve and will allow the air back out of the bags, decreasing the pressure in the system. Special note: here you can see we're going below the 5 psi and it causes the pressure gauge to fluctuate as it drives the air back up while I'm releasing the air. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it. Now to begin our install, we're going to start by mounting our air compressor.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab, we will be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack. That's part number TH824. This is going to be for full size trucks. It's 62 inches long. Let's go ahead and begin our test fit by just setting it on top of our tailgate. You want to make sure that both pads are facing up, as well as your straps, like this.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab, we'll be testing the Inno tire hold platform-style two-bike rack. That's part number INH305. This can be used for either inch and a quarter or two-inch hitches. Let's go ahead and begin by inserting our shank to our receiver. The next thing we'll do is we'll line up our pinholes. All right, that looks pretty good. Then we can take our included anti-rattle bolt and our lock, and hand-tighten that through.



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.



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.











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