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Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite hitch mounted aluminum 2 bike rack, part number Y02438. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. As youre lining up the pin holes well insert the pin with the red knob into the pinholes and turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device.With the bike rack secured well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 6 inches away, and weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey.Well now go ahead and the red lever at the top of mast. With the bike rack in this position weve added about 22 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we're going to test fit the Yakima Fat Cat 6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier. It can carry up to 6 skis or 4 boards. With the Yakima round bar roof rack already installed on the vehicle, we're going to test fit by placing half of our carrier onto the front crossbar. Bring the rubber straps around the crossbar and then clamp them shut on the front of the carrier. Then we're going to push the button on the end of the carrier to open the jaws and then we'll flip up the thumb tabs and tighten them and push them back down. Once we have the securing process straightened out, we'll grab the second half of our carrier and place it on the rear bar. Let's make sure that it's in line with the front half and then we can repeat the same tightening process that we used on the front. With the front and the rear secure, we can go ahead and open our jaws.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Whispbar locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier. It can carry up to 6 skis or 4 boards, part #WB-300. With the Yakima round bar roof rack already in place, we're going to start by placing half the carrier on the front crossbar. Bring the rubber coated straps around the bar fitting it into the carrier. Once that is in place you can flip the buckle and push it down, open up the jaw by pressing the oversize button, flip the thumb tabs and screw them down to secure the straps in place. Once they're tight, we can push the tab back down. We can grab the other half of the carrier and place it on the rear bar.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex Hitch Mounted 4-Bike Rack, part number TH9029. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance of measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5 inches away, and weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements and see how the two fit together. We have about 11 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closes part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 8 inches away and we have added about 18 inches to the length of our Dodge Journey.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform style, hitch mounted, two-part bike rack, part number TH990XT. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. From the rear of the bike rack, we have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closes part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5 inches away.



Swagman Quad 2+2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Quad 2+2, 2 and 4 bike rack for two-inch hitches, part number S64691. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and then tighten it down using a wrench. The bike rack is secured. We'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. With the bike rack in the stored position, we have about 12 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 7 inches away, and we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. We'll now go ahead and remove the silver pin at the base of the bike rack to be able to tilt the platform down.



SportRack Super EZ Platform Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the sport rack Super EZ, platform style two bike rack, part number SR 2901 XT. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 7 inches away, and weve added about 19 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. Well now go ahead and pull the black pin at the base of the bike rack, which will allow us to tilt the platform down. With the platform in this position, we have about 17 inches of ground clearance at the back of the bike rack.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack, part number SR26247. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up our pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and then tighten it down using a wrench. The bike rack secure, well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4 inches away and weve added about 34 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. One great feature of this bike rack is that you have the ability to remove the arms. You can do this by sliding over the black tab on the backside of the upper part of the mast and simply pull the arm out.



Saris Freedom 4 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the Saris Freedom, a platform style 4-bike rack for 2-inch hitches, part #SA4414B. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench, then secure it with a clip. With our bike rack in this position we have about 11 3/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the Journey is about 8 1/2 inches and overall we have added about 18 1/2 inches to the length of the car. With our rack in this position, you can see we do have full access to our rear hatch. By pulling the gray lever, we can unfold our rack into the loading position. With our bike in this position, we do have about 20 inches of ground clearance, the closest point to the back our Journey is now about 11 1/2 inches and overall we've added about 41 inches to the length of the vehicle. We will now pull the yellow handles at the base of each mast to raise them into their upright position.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Prorack Hitch Mounted Two Bike Rack, Part Number PR8062403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 11 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 8 1/2 inches away.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Kuat NV platform style aluminum two bike rack, part number N101. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll insert the pin into the pin holes and then we'll secure with the lock on the other side. We then can turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secure, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4 1/2 inches away, and we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We can now lift up on the orange lever at the base of the bike rack and tilt the platform down.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Kuat Beta Hitch Mounted Aluminum 2-Bike Rack, part number B202-2. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, well Insert our pin though the pin holes, secure with the lock on the other side. We then can turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance of measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Yakima StickUp Platform Style Hitch Mounted 2-Bike Rack, part number Y02420. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance of measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4-1/2 inches away, and weve added about 13-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test-fitting the Yakima Roof Rack System with the round 48-inch bars, part number Y00408 and the Yakima Railgrab Towers for the flat and raised side rails, part number Y00138. With the Rack System assembled, we will start by placing the front bar on the side rails. Youll want to find a fixed point. Once the point is established, you will tighten both feet by tightening the silver bolt and the black bolt with a standard Allen wrench. For our test fit, we will be placing the rear bar of the Yakima system at 30 inches from the center of the front bar. Well do this measurement on both sides to make sure that both bars are parallel. Once the bars are set, you will repeat the process by tightening the silver and black bolts once again with the Allen wrench.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima ForkLift Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number Y02098. With the Yakima RoundBar Roof Rack System already installed, we'll start by placing our bike rack on the roof rack. Bring the clamp around the bar. Remove the skewer from the top of the clamp. Slide the cover over the clamp, securing the T-bolt. After that, you will re-insert the skewer.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Helium Aero hitch-mounted two bike rack, part number TH9042. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll allow the integrated hitch pin to fall into place and we'll then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. The shank of the bike rack, we have about 12 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Going further out on the shank, here at the angle- up piece of the mast, we have about 16 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 9 inches away and we've added about 18 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Dodge. Now I'll go ahead and lift up on the gray lever at the top of the mast, which will allow us to swing the cradle arms out. With the arms out we've added about 29 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the 38 inch long Thule Fairing for Roof Rack, Part Number TH871XT. With the Thule Crossroad Rack System installed, we will begin our test fit by placing the four clips around the front bar. With the four clips now on the front load bar, we will place the fairing on the roof to center it on our vehicle. Now take the clamps from the back of the fairing and clip them over the clips, snapping them into position. Next you will tighten each wing nut to secure the fairing to the load bar. Now that the wing nuts are tight, that completes our test fit of the Thule Fairing, Part Number TH871XT, on the 2014 Dodge Journey.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50 and TH450. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by placing our front bar directly onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have the bar in the correct location, we need to find a fixed point on our side rails to use as a guideline, so we can line up our feet. On this particular model of vehicle, the side rail has dash marks on it, so Ill line up our foot pack with the dash mark on each side of our vehicle. Here on the passenger side, well bring the strap around the bar, fitting the back into the foot of the carrier. Then, we can use the included tool to tighten the Allen bolt to secure our strap around our side rail. Once we have that tight, we can take our tool, slide it back into the foot pack, move to the drivers side and repeat that process. Now well grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing Hitch Mounted 4 Bike Rack, part number TH9027. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After allowing the integrated hitch pin to fall into place, we then go ahead and turn the black knob, which will engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5 inches away and weve added about 14-1/2 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well now go ahead and lift up on the gray lever at the top of the mast, which will allow us to swing the cradle arms of the bike rack outward. With the cradle arms in this position, weve added about 36 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Hitch-Mounted 4 Bike Rack, part number TH9025. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After allowing the integrated hitch pin to fall into place, we'll then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4 inches away, and we've added about 13 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. We'll now go ahead and lift up on the gray lever at the top of the mast, which will allow us to swing the cradle arms out. With the cradle arms out, we've added about 36 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. To access the cargo area, we'll lift up on the gray lever at the base of the bike rack, which will allow us to tilt the mast of the rack down.



Swagman XTC4 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC 4 Hitch-Mounted Platform Style 4 Bike Rack, part number S64665. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up our pin holes, we'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 1-1/2 inches away, and we've added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. We'll now go ahead and remove the silver pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt the platform down. With the bike rack in this position, we have about 20 inches of ground clearance at the back of the carrier. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 12 inches away, and we've added about 42 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, you can also see that we can easily access the rear hatch.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC2, a 2-bike platform style rack for 1 1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part #S64670. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench. With our bike rack secure we'll have about 15 1/2 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point to the back of the Journey is about 7 inches and overall we've added about 22 inches to the length of the vehicle. Pulling the two outside pins, we'll lower our wheel cradles. We'll re-secure them by reinserting the pins and pulling the center pin will lower our mast. This gives us full access to our rear hatch.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the Swagman Titan, a Tilting 4-Bike Rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches Part #S63410 To begin our test fit, we'll side 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 with the wrench. In this position you'll have about 15" of ground clearance, the closest point of the rack to the back of our Journey is about 9 1/2" and over-all we've added about 20 1/2" inches to the length of the vehicle. Pulling the handle at the base of the rack allows us to tilt it away from the vehicle giving us full access to our rear hatch. With our mast back in its upright position, we'll pull the handle at the top allowing us to swing out our dual-cradle arms. In this position we've added about 39" to the length of the vehicle. We'll now undo our cradle straps, grab our bike, placing it in to the frame cradles then securing it with the straps. With our bike secure that will complete today's test fit of the Swagman Titan Part# S63410 on our 2014 Dodge Journey. .



Swagman G10 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Swagman G10 Platform Style Hitch Mounted 2-Bike Rack, part number S64681. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 3 inches away, and we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the SportRack Super EZ Platform Style Hitch-Mounted 2 Bike Rack, part number SR2901LR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and then tighten it down using a wrench. We'll then secure it with the lock on the other side. With the bike secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. From the shank of the bike rack, we have about 12 inches of ground clearance. From the back of the bike rack, we have about 14-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 11 inches away, and we've added about 27 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. To access the cargo area, we can remove the 3 black pins at the base of the bike rack, which will allow us to fold down the wheel cradles as well as the mast.



SportRack 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Sportrack Hitch-Mounting Hanging 3 Bike Rack, part number SR2403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the bike rack shank into the opening of the hitch. We'll then line up the pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten it down with the wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 8 inches away, and we've added about 14 inches to the overall length of our Dodge. We'll now go ahead and remove the black pin at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out. With the cradle arms out, we've added about 30 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. To access the cargo area, we can pull the black pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt the mast down.



Softride Element Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram, a Tilting 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches. Its part number is SR26248. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and secure it using a wrench. In this position, we have about 12" of ground clearance underneath our bike rack. The closest point to the vehicle is about 5", and overall we've added 14-1/4" to the length of our Journey. Pulling the two pins at the top of the bike rack will allow us to swing out our dual cradle arms. We will want to lock them back in place, using those same pins.



Saris Thelma 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the Saris Thelma, a platform-style 3-bike rack for inch and a quarter and 2-inch hitches, part number SA4239B. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and then tighten it with a wrench. In this position, we will have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Journey is about 4-1/2 inches, and overall, we have added about 11-1/2 inches to our vehicle. By pulling the gold-colored pin, we can unfold the bike rack into its loading position. As you can see, in this position, we do have full access to our rear hatch.



Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Saris Freedom Platform-Style Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack, part number SA4412B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and then tighten it down using a wrench. The bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 19" of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 12" away, and we've added about 26-1/2" to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. With the bike rack in this position, you can also see that we can easily access the rear hatch. To load up a bike, we'll pull out on the yellow T handle at the base of the mast, and raise it in its upright position. We'll then go ahead and loosen up the yellow knob, which will allow us to adjust the height of our frame clamp, and then the two on the wheel trays. We'll then go ahead and place our bike into the wheel trays of our bike rack.



Saris Cycle-On 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we will be test fitting the Saris Cycle-On, a platform style 2-bike rack for 2 inch hitches Part Number SA4024. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench, and secure it with our lock. In this position we have about 11-3/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of our rack to the back of our vehicle is about 10-1/2 inches. Overall we've added about 16-1/2 inches to the length of the Journey. As you can see even with the bike rack in its stored position, we do have full access to our rear hatch. We will pull the pin at the base of the bike rack folding it down into its loading position, and we'll reinsert the pin to secure it.







Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test-fitting the Rhino rack, hitch-mounted four-bike rack, part number RBC038. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes, and then tighten it down, using a wrench. We'll then go ahead and secure it with the lock. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements, to see how the bike rack and the vehicle fit together. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance, from the shank of the bike rack.



Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we will be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot, a platform two-style or four-style bike rack for two inch hitches, part number PS63138. For today's test fit, we will be showing you the two-bike configuration. We will begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We will line up our pin holes, thread on our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. In this position, you have about 12 1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the vehicle is about nine and a quarter inches, and overall we've added about 25 1/2 inches to our Journey.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the pro series Eclipse, a tilting, four-bike rack for two-inch hitches; part number 63124. To begin our test fit, we will 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 with a wrench. In this position, we have about 12 inches of ground clearance under our rack. The closest point of the rack, to the back of the Journey is about six inches. Overall, we've added about 32-1/2 inches to the vehicle. Pulling the pin at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle, giving us full access to the rear hatch.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow n Go Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow-n-Go hitch three bike rack, part number HR135. For today's test fit, we'll be using the Hidden Hitch ball mount with super extra long shank, part number 80232. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank and ball mount into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll then go ahead and secure it with the pin and clip, which is sold separately. Now, you'll notice with the bike rack and ball mount secured with just a pin and clip, there is some wobble. You can reduce that by purchasing an anti rattle device found on our website. To load up a bike, we'll remove the black pin at the top of the mast, which is going to allow us to swing the cradle arms out. With the cradle arms out, we can simply undo the cradle straps, place our bike into the frame cradles, then bring the rubber straps around and secure them. With our bike all loaded up, that will complete today's test spin of the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow-n-Go, part number HR135 on our 2014 Dodge Journey.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Mounted 5-Bike Rack, part number HR9200. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt into the pin holes, and then tighten it down using a wrench. If the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance of measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 12 inches away, and weve added about 16 inches to the overall length of our Dodge Journey. Well now go ahead and loosen up the knobs on the upper left in the right hand of the mast.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Mounted 4 Bike Rack, part number HR8500. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and then tighten it down using a wrench. The bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements, and see how the two fit together. We have about 12" of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 6" away, and we've added about 11" to the overall length of our Journey. We'll now go ahead and remove the black pin at the top of the mast, which will allow us to swing the cradle arms out. With the cradle arms out, we've added about 34" to the overall length of our Dodge.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, a tilting platform style 2-bike rack for 2-inch hitches, part number HR1450. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line up our pin holes, slide our pin through the hole being sure it engages our anti-rattle device, and secure it with the lock. We will turn the black handle on the back of the rack, tightening our anti-rattle device, further securing our rack to our vehicle. With our rack in this position, we will have 11-3/4 inches of ground clearance underneath the rack and 19-1/4 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the rack. The closest point of the rack to the back of the Journey is about 8 inches, and overall, we've added about 27 inches to the length of the car. By pulling the 2 outside pins on the back of the rack, we can unfold our wheel cradles, and by pulling the center pin, we can drop down our center mast. This will give us full access to our rear hatch. By removing the large pin at the base of the rack, it will allow us to tilt our rack up into the stored position, and as you can see with our rack in its stored position, we still have access to our rear hatch. With our mast back in its upright position, we'll move the frame hooks all the way to the top of the mast and undo our wheel straps, grab our bike, place it into the wheel cradles, adjusting as necessary.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey we will be installing the tow-ready T-1 vehicle wiring harness, part number 118536. To begin our install, we will first open up the rear hatch. We will need to access the wiring behind the tail lights. To remove the tail light assemblies, remove the two push-pin fasteners on each side. To remove the push-pin fasteners, we will generally pry out on the center of the fastener and then remove the fastener completely. Once we remove the two push-pin fasteners, we will gently pop the tail light assembly out of its position, releasing the alignment tabs underneath, being careful not to break them. Now with one side done, we will go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side. Now we have access to both tail light wiring assemblies. Starting on the driver's side, we will begin routing our new tow-ready T-1 wiring harness. We will take the green wire connector and feed it between the rear fascia or buffer cover and the body or sheet metal of the vehicle. We will repeat the same process with our four-pole connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey - Curt

All right. Today on this 2014 Dodge Journey, we going to install part number 13335 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on a vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening, down to the ground, will be about 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the edge of the bumper, will be around 2 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install, we're going to go ahead and have our spare tire already removed.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll want to set it towards the passenger's side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad RoofRack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the box directly onto our load bars. We'll open the box and then place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that they go around our load bars. Once we have them all in place we can make our way around and use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. With all four feet tight our box is secured to our roof rack and we're ready to go. Here at the rear you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch without making contact with the rear of our box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box, part number TH615 on our 2014 Dodge Journey. .





Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system using part numbers TH7503 and ThH502. To begin our test fit, we'll grab our front bar which is the TH7503, and place it onto the front part of our side rails. To make sure that our feet are going to be in line with each other, we need to find a fixed point on each side rail. On these specific side rails there is hash marks that run up and down the side rails. We'll pick a hash mark and then make sure we pick the same hash mark on the other side so our feet are in line. Once we have it in place, we can remove the black plastic cover and install our strap. Now on each end of the strap you'll notice that one end has four slots and the other end has two slots for the mounting points. The end with the four slots is the end that will go in the foot pack around the underside of our load bar. The four holes are to accommodate the different size of side rails that we may have.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With a Thule Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Big Mouth directly onto our load bars. We'll go ahead and fit our brackets around each load bar, here at the front and at the rear. Here at the front platform, we'll bring the T-Slot fit it around our T-bolt and then use the wing nut on top to tighten it down. We can then repeat that process for the other side. With the front of our bike rack secured, we'll move to the rear.





Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box measuring 13 cubic feet, in glossy black, part number TH634B. With the Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Once we have it in place we can open the box from the passenger side and tighten the two hand knobs on this side of the box to tighten our feet around our bars. A great feature of the Thule Sonic is its ability to let you know when the feet are secured around the bar. When tightening, you'll know that it's tight enough when you hear a clicking noise.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black part number TH614. Please keep in mind that these locks open from one side only so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin by placing our Thule pulls directly on to the roof rack. Once we have it situated, we can open the box and then place the feet to the appropriate slots, making sure that it go around our load bars. Then we can make our way around and use the hand knobs to tighten each foot down. With all four feet tight, our box is secure and we're ready to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 21 cubic feet, in Aeroskin Black, park number TH626. With the Thule Rapid CrossroadRoof Rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each load bar. We'll scoot the box as far forward as possible, that we we don't have to remove our rear antenna. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side to tighten the feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is it's ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2014 Dodge Journey we will be testing fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number TH92725. With the Thule Rapid Cross Roads Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front bar. We will bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar and then hook them into the connection points. We will then turn the grey knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the front bar. We can then repeat the same process for the rear part of the carrier. Once everything is all tightened down and secured we are ready to load up our gear. We will push in the large grey oversized buttons at the end of the carrier to open up the jaws. We will place in our snowboard as well as our skis and clamp them down securing them to the vehicle. Now, with our gear all loaded up that will completed todays test fit of the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number TH92725 on our 2014 Dodge Journey.





Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test-fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, with a 2-board capacity, part number TH810. With a Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System assembledonto our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front bar. We can then bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar, and hook them into the connection points. We can then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the front bar. With this done, we can go ahead and repeat the same process for the rear part of the carrier. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load-up our paddleboard. We'll first need to undo the straps from the carrier.





Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB58 and TH450. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front part of our roof. We'll want to make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side of our vehicle. Then we'll find a fixed point on our side rail to measure back to the closest point on our foot pack. We'll do this measurement for both sides to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have that in place, we can then remove the included tool from the foot pack, bring our strap around the bar, fit it back into the foot pack, and tighten the Allen bolt with the included tool.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB53and TH450R. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the side rails of our Journey. Now we'll want to make sure that our feet are in line with each other. In order to do this, we'llfind a fixed point on theside rails andmeasure back to the closest edgeon our foot pack. We'll do this measurement for both sides to ensure that our feet are right acrossfromeach other. Now we'll want to check to make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side.Once we have that figured out,we can then remove the tool from the foot pack, bring our strap around the bar, andfit it back into the foot.We can use theAllen tool to tighten the Allen bolt which will tighter our strap around our bar.Once we have it tight, we can slide the tool back into the foot pack and move tothe other side and repeat the same process.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade EdgeRoof Rack System using part numbers TH7503and TH7502. We'll grab our front bar, which is the TH7503and place it onto the front part of our siderails. To make sure that our feet are going to be in line with each other, we need to find a fixed point on each side rail. On each specific side rails, there's hashmarks that run up and down the side rails. Once we have them placed, we can remove the black plastic cover and install our strap. Now on each end of the strap, you'll notice that one end has four slots and the other end has two slots for the mounting points.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64720. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier up onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll then pull out our hardware and bring the silver brackets around the underside of the front bar, up through the pre-drilled holes in the front platform. We'll then take our black wing nuts that thread onto the silver brackets and tighten them down, securing the front part of the bike rack to the front bar. With this done, we can then move to the rear and take our last silver bracket to slide down through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack. We can then take the black plate to go up against the underside of the rear bar, then using our wing nuts to thread onto the silver brackets to tighten it down. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll double check to make sure our frame hook is loose and that our front and rear strap are undone. We'll place our bike up onto the bike rack, bringing the frame hook up on the underside of the bottom portion of the frame, being careful as it may be difficult to maneuver it around this bracket as well as the pedals. With the frame hook in place, we can then turn the black knob to tighten it down, securing the front and rear tire with the red straps.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted bike rack, part number S64710. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the fork down directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform, we'll bring the U bolt around the underside of our front bar, up through the platform, and secure it by tightening down two wing nuts. We can then repeat this process for the other side of the platform. Here at the rear, we'll drop the U bolt through the top of the bike rack, making sure it goes around our rear bar. We can then install the black metal bracket and secure it with two wing nuts. We'll go ahead and undo the wheel strap and make sure the skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab out bike and place it onto our carrier. We'll secure the bike first here at the front by dropping the forks down onto the skewer and tightening the skewer.





SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the SportRack Roof Mounted Fork Mounted bike rack, part number SR4622. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll bring the rubber-coated black brackets around the underside of the front bar, up through the pre-drilled holes of the front platform. We'll then take our black wing nuts that thread onto the black brackets, securing the front part of the bike rack to thefront bar. Next, moving to the rear, we'll slide the black bolts through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack, taking the rubber-coated steel plate around the underside of the bar and installing our wing nuts. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll double check to make sure the skewer is loose at the front, and we'll undo the strap at the rear. We'll place our bike up onto the bike rack, sliding the forks down onto the skewer. We can then adjust the skewer and clamp it down, securing the back tire with the wheel strap. With our bike all loaded up, that'll be complete today's test fit for this SportRack Roof Mounted Fork Mount bike rack, part number SR4622, on our 2014 Dodge Journey.





RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY0438. With the Thule Crossroad roof-rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the pitchfork directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove the black plastic cover and then remove our skewer. We can then gain access and loosen up our Allen bolts and bring our clamp around the front bar. We'll reinsert the Allen bolts, tighten them down and then reinstall our skewer and replace our black plastic cap. Here at the rear we'll bring our clamp around our rear bar, drop the bolt through and secure it with the wingnut. We can now undo our rear wheel strap and make sure that the skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack and drop the front forks down onto the skewer. We'll secure the bike first by tightening in our skewer and then move to the rear and tighten with the wheel strap. With our bike all loaded up we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit for the Rockymounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY0438 on our 2014 Dodge Journey. .







Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule XB16 snow tire chains, part number TH01571245. Now our Journey is equipped with 225/65/17 tires. Our Journey is a front wheel drive vehicle, so we'll be putting these chains up on the front wheels. First we want to lay out our SB16 tire chains. We'll lay them on the ground, and as we're facing the front left tire, we want to make sure that the yellow end is on the right-hand side. Once we have the chain laid out, we'll take the cable, yellow end first, and feed it around the back side of the tire.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87487. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you when selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 1 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground will be 13 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75648. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you when selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 1 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground will be 13 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey - Curt

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, well be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 12335. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 2 inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey - Curt

Today on this 2013 Dodge Journey were going to install part number 13335 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about two inches, and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 14 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and lower our spare tire and get that out of the way.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike hitch-mounted folding bike rack for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number Y02420. Now with the included adapter already installed on our shank well go ahead and slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Now that the bolt is tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point we can go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 12 inches, and with the platform up from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is five and a quarter inches. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing four bike carrier, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, using the included two inch adapter, well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. We can then move to the anti-rattle knob where well tighten it down, securing the bike rack to the vehicle. At this point we can go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 12 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle here at the anti-rattle knob is four inches. Well now go ahead and pull the hitch switch here at the top of the mast to bring out the dual arms, where we can then undo the straps to expose our cradles.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Surco 24 x 60 cargo carrier, part number 52018. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin hole, slide our pin through our pinhole and secure with a clip. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about 12 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five inches. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicles exhaust tip is about 11 inches.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Softride Dura parallelogram, part number SR26247. Were going to begin our test fit well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 12 inches, and from the closest point on the bike rack to the back of the vehicle, here at the mast is five and a half inches. Well now go ahead and load our bike.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Kuat aluminum two bike carrier, part number S102. This is the Kuat Sherpa. To begin our test fit, using the adapter for the two inch hitch, well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. Well then move to the back of the shank where well tighten the knob, securing out bike rack to the vehicle. We can now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 16 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is six inches.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Kuat NV, part number N101. To begin our test fit well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install the hitch pin. We can then move to the back of the shank where well tighten the knob securing our bike rack tot eh vehicle. With our bike rack secured well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 12 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is seven inches. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4 part number Y02451. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes and secure the bike rack with the safety pin then well come back and use the hand knob at the base of the carrier to tighten up the anti-rattle device. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and 6 inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall, weve added about 13 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system. We'll be using the 53-inch Aeroblade bars part number THARB53 as well as the Rapid Crossroad feet part number TH450R. We've already got our roof rack assembled and we're ready to mount it up on top of our vehicle. Our Journey comes equipped with factory raised side rails so that's where we'll be mounting our roof rack to. We'll take the front bars assembly and set it up on top of our raised side rails. We need to ensure that our load bar is sitting perpendicular with our factory raised side rails and that the aarow that indicates the center line of the Crossroad foot is centered over our side rail.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Yakima Highlight Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier, part number Y02438. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole and secure the bike with the safety pin then we use the hand knob at the base of the carrier to tighten up our anti-rattle device. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and 5-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 12 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and 5 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 15 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number TH916XTR. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench securing it with a lock on the other side. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and 3 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 16 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carrier folded up.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Standup Paddle Board Carrier, part number TH810. To mount our carrier well take the first half and set it up on top of the front load bar. Well feed the speed link straps around the bar and back into heads then tighten them down with the gray knobs. Then well take the second half of the carrier, and repeat the same procedure at the rear bar. We do want to make sure that the second half lines up nicely with the front half so that we can properly carry our paddle board. Thats it for our test fit of the Thule SUP Taxi Standup Paddle Board Carrier, part number TH810 on our 2013 Dodge Journey..



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH958. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 3-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 23 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH934XTR. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and 7-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 18 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number TH92725. To mount the carrier well take the first half and set it up on top of our front load bar. Well feed the speed link straps around the bar and back into head then well secure them using the gray knobs. Next, well take the second half of the carrier, and repeat the same procedure in the rear. We do want to make sure that we line the second half up with the front half so that we can properly carry our gear. With both halves attached were ready to load up our skis and snowboard.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System. Well be using the 60-inch AeroBlade bars, part number THARB60 as well as the Rapid Crossroad Feet, part number TH450R. Weve already got our roof rack assembled so were ready to mount it up on top of our vehicle. Our Journey comes equipped with factory raised side rails so thats what well be mounting our roof rack to. Well take the front bar assembly and set it up on top of our raised side rails. We need to insure that our load bar is sitting perpendicular with our factory raised side rails and that the arrow that indicates the center line of the crossroad foot is centered over our side rail.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number TH990XT. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 5-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 12 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mount Bike Carrier, part number TH513. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well set it up on top or our load bars. Well fit the front clamp around our front bar and use an Allen key to tighten down the two Allen head bolts. At the back, well fit the clamp around the underside of our rear bar and again, use an Allen key to tighten the clamp around the bar. Then we can reinstall our skewer. Now we can go ahead and grab our bike.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Then well let our automatic hitch pin close on the hitchs hitch pin hole. Then well use the hand knob at the base of the bike rack to tighten the anti-rattle device. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance, 3 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle, and overall weve added about 16 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S64670. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole and then we can thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 6 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 22 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S63410. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 9-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 22 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the SportRack 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number A30901. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 9 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 28 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number A30403. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 3 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 12-inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Rola 23-inch by 56-inch Railed Cargo Carrier, part number 59502. To mount our carrier to the hitch well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole and secure the carrier with a standard 5/8-inch pin and clip. Now well go over some clearance measurements. Weve got about 14 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. Weve got about 9-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well set it up on top of our load bars. Well situate the head of the carrier over our front bar and feed the rubber coated steel straps around the bar and back into the head. Well then use an Allen key to tighten the straps down and then we can reinstall our cover. Before we move to the rear attachment point we want to make sure that our skewer is unlocked and open here at the front. At the back, well fit the clamp around our rear bar and use the wing nuts to tighten down the clamp onto the tube bolts.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Curt Tri Ball Mount with Hollow Shank, part number C45001. Before we get started with the test fit we need to first measure the hitch height of our vehicle. Thats the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 13-3/4 inches. Now remember this measurement will vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the exact model, aftermarket parts such as the hitch itself, or even tire size. You want to make sure and measure your particular vehicle when determining which ball mount you need to use.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number PS63134. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin hole and then secure our bike rack with a standard 5/8-inch pin and clip. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 8 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 26 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series 24x60-inch Railed Cargo Carrier, part number 63153. To mount the carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin holes and then we'll secure the carrier with a standard 5/8-inch pin and clip. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 14-1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. We've got about 10 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount, part number 80240. Before we get started with the test fit, we need to first measure the hitch height of our vehicle. It's the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 13-3/4 inches. Now, remember this measurement will vary from vehicle to vehicle, depending on the exact model, aftermarket parts such as the hitch itself, or even tire size. You want to make sure in measuring your particular vehicle when determining which ball mount you need to use.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part number 2923. Before we get started with the test fit, we need to first measure the hitch height of our vehicle. It's the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 13-3/4 inches. Now, remember this measurement will vary from vehicle to vehicle, depending on the exact model, aftermarket parts such as the hitch itself, or even tire size. You want to make sure in measuring your particular vehicle when determining which ball mount you need to use.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Curt 24-inch by 60-inch Folding Cargo Carrier, part number C18132. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes and then well secure the carrier with a standard 5/8-inch pin and clip. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 1 inch of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 13 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier folded up.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20x60-inch Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier, part number C18100. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin holes and secure the carrier with a standard 5/8-inch pin and clip. Next, we'll go over some clearance measurements. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance and 1 inch of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall, we've added about 7 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier folded up.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20x48-inch Cargo Carrier, part number C18145. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier and 4 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 23-1/2 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2013 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Covert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mount, part number AMSC4. Before we get started with the test fit, we need to first measure the hitch height of our vehicle. Thats the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 13-3/4 inches. Now remember this measurement will vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the exact model, aftermarket parts such as the hitch itself, or even tire size. You want to make sure and measure your particular vehicle when determining which ball mount you need to use.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount, part number AMSC2. Before we get started with the test fit, we need of first measure the hitch height of our vehicle. It's the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 13-3/4 inches. Now, remember this measurement will vary from vehicle to vehicle, depending on the exact model, aftermarket parts such as the hitch itself, or even tire size. You want to make sure in measuring your particular vehicle when determining which ball mount you need to use.































SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2009 Dodge Journey were going to be test fitting the Sportrack Two hitch-mounted bike carrier part number A30901. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch making sure we line up the hitch pinholes, then well feed in our anti-rattle bolt, thread it in and tighten it down using a wrench.Next well go over some clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike carrier to the ground. Weve got about 11 inches between the closest part of the bike carrier and closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 25 inches to the rear of the vehicle. Now we want to check for rear vehicle access.





Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2009 Dodge Journey were going to be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram tilting bike carrier part number SR226247. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, well line up the hitch pinholes, feed in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench then well secure it with a lock. Next well go over some clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike carrier to the ground. Weve got about 10 inches between the bike carrier and the vehicle at its closest point. Weve added about 39 inches of overall length to the rear of the vehicle.



















Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2009 Dodge Journey well be installing the Husky Liners Classic Custom Cargo Liner in black part number HL20031. This is also available in tan part number HL20033. Now this cargo liner is made of a rubberized thermal plastic that wont crack or break. The special treads help to channel fluid and debris while keeping your cargo raised just enough to stay out of the mess. Youll notice it has raised containment walls that help keep the messes from seeping over the edges and onto your carpet. This single piece liner is made in the USA and offers a limited lifetime warranty.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2009 Dodge Journey with tire size P225/65/R17. Well be installing glacier chains, square lengths, no chains part number PWPLC1142. To install these chains well need to make that we put them on correctly. On one side of the chain there is a simple hook. This is to be mounted on the inside of the tire. On the other side of the chain is a lever fastener to be mounted on the outside of the tire.



Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2010 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2010 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Husky Classic Cargo Liner, part number HL20031. With the backseats lowered, were ready to go ahead and install the cargo liner. The shape, channels, and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. As you can see, it has got a large outer edge to really give maximum coverage and protection. One more great feature about the Husky Full Liner is its easy to install and can also easily be removed and clean to wash with soap and water. There you have it for the Husky Classic Cargo Liner, part number HL20031, black in color.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Dodge Journey - Curt

Today on our 2010 Dodge Journey, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 12335. First, before we can install the hitch, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust. Before we do that, we'll go ahead and put a safety strap underneath so we can control how far and fast the exhaust will fall. Now with our safety strap secured, we can go ahead and remove the ground strap between the frame and the exhaust hanger on the muffler on the passenger's side. Next, we'll go ahead and take some spray lubricant and spray down each one of the rubber isolators that connect the exhaust the hangers. There are a total of three on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Dodge Journey - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2010 Dodge Journey well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87487. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Dodge Journey - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Dodge Journey, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75648. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as the drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Dodge Journey - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Dodge Journey, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75648. Now before we begin our installation, here's what your hitch will look like on the vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you in selecting accessories such as the drawbar, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is 1 inch and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. Now to begin our installation, we'll need to lower the exhaust. We're going to go ahead and use a strap here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Dodge Journey - Curt

Today on our 2009 Dodge Journey, we'll be installing Curt Hitch, part number 12335. Now before we begin our installation, here is what your hitch will look like on the vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you in selecting accessories such as the drawbar, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is 2-1/2 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. Now to begin our installation, we'll need to lower the exhaust, we're going to go ahead and use a strap here. It's a good idea to hold your exhaust up when you're removing these isolators to prevent it from falling down and damaging it.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today we have a 2012 Dodge Journey and we'll be test fitting the Yakima Swing Daddy four, hitch mounted bike carrier, part number Y02422. To mount our carrier to our vehicle we'll fit the shank of the carrier into our receiver tube of our hitch, line up the hitch pinholes and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. Now we can look over some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of our bumper to the closest point of the bike rack measures about 5 inches of rear clearance. We've added an overall length of 11 inches to the rear of the vehicle and we've got about 12 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the rack to the ground. Next we are ready to load our bike.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two, hitch mounted bike carrier, part number Y02420. To mount our carrier to our vehicle we'll insert the shank of the carrier into our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pinholes and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Next we'll check for some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of our bumper to the closest part of the bike rack measures four inches. With the bike rack in it's stored position we've added an overall length of 13 inches to the rear of the vehicle.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Holdup Two hitch mounted bike carrier, part number Y02433. To mount the carrier to our vehicle we'll fit the shank of the carrier into our receiver hitch, line the hitch pinholes and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Now we can check for some clearance measurements. From the furthest part of bumper to the closest part of the bike rack measures 5 inches of rear clearance. We've added an overall length of the vehicle of 13 inches when the bike rack is collapsed. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we'll be test-fitting the Tow Ready 4-Bike Hitch Mounted Carrier, part number 63124. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll fit the shank of the bike rack in to the receiver tube on the hitch. Line up the hitch pin holes, and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bike rack secured to our vehicle, we can check some clearance measurements. From the farthest point of our bumper to the upper right, measures six inches of rear clearance. We've added in an overall length of 33 inches to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey were going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex four hitch mounted bike carrier part #: TH9029. To mount our bike rack to the vehicle well insert the shank into the receiver tube on our hitch, well line up the hitch pinholes and feed in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a inch wrench. Once weve done that we can go ahead and check some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of our vehicle to the closest point of the bike rack measures about 8 inches of rear clearance. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the rack to the ground. Next well check for rear vehicle access.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Rack, part number TH916XTR. To mount the bike rack to our vehicle, we're going to insert the shank, and line up the hitch pin hole. We'll feed our anti-rattle bolt in, and tighten it down with a three-quarter inch wrench, and secure it with a lock on the other end. With that done, we'll check first some of our clearance measurements. From the farthest point of the bumper to the closest point of the bike rack measures three inches of rear clearance. We've added in over-all length a 15 inches to our vehicle, and we have about 12 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey we're going to test-fit the Thule Parkway 2 Hitch-mounted bike Carrier, part number TH958. To mount the Parkway up on our vehicle, we'll insert the shank in to the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes in to the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, and we'll start to feed in our anti-rattle bolt. Then we'll tighten it down with our three quarter inch wrench. We'll go ahead and check out some clearance measurements.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today we have a 2012 Dodge Journey and we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro hitch mounted bike rack, Part # TH934XTR. To mount the bike rack to our vehicle, we want to insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes and begin to feed in our anti-rattle bolt. We'll use a 3 quarter inch wrench to tighten it all the way down. Next we'll go over some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of the bumper to the bike rack measures 8 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 bike carrier, Part # TH9027. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, we'll insert the shake into the hitch. We'll let the sub-closing pin close and we'll use the handout to tighten down the anti-rattle device. Next, we can give you some clearance measurements. From the furthest part of our bumper to the closest part of our bike rack measures 5 inches of rear clearance. We added an overall length of 13 inches to the rear of our vehicle.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today we have a 2012 Dodge Journey and we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC 2 hitch mounted bike carrier Part # S64670. To mount or bike carrier to our vehicle, we'll want to insert the shank off the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the hitch pin holes, start to feed our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. From the farthest point of the bumper to the nearest point of the bike rack measures 6 1/2 inches. We've added a total of 22 and 3 quarter inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today we have with us the 2012 Dodge Journey and we'll be test fitting the Rhodegear Highway 2 bike carrier, Part # RG8015220. To mount the bike carrier to our vehicle, we'll want to insert the shank into the receiver tube on our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, feed our anti-rattle bolt in and tighten it down with a 3 quarter inch wrench. From the furthest point of our bumper to the bike rack upright measures 8 inches of rear clearance. From the rear of the vehicle to the farthest point of the bike carrier, we've added about 25 inches of overall length. And our ground clearance measures 11 inches from the bottom of the carrier to the ground.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa 2 bike carrier, Part # S102. To mount our bike carrier, we'll fit it into the hitch and line up the hitch pin hole. We'll use the hand knob at the end of the shank to tighten the anti-rattle device. Once weve done that, we can throw our hitch pin in place and secure it with a lock. There's about 2 1/2 inches of clearance from the farthest part of the bumper to the closet part of the bike rack. And that adds about 15 inches of overall length to our vehicle and it has ground clearance from the bottom of the shank to ground of about 12 inches.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today, we have a 2012 Dodge Journey and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aluminum Bike Rack, part number TH970XT. To mount the bike rack to our vehicle, we're going to insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes. Once the pin is in place, we can use the anti-rattle knob and tighten it down to secure the bike rack inside the hitch. Next, we're going to do some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of the bumper to the closest point of the bike rack is 7 inches.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH990XT. To mount our bike rack to our vehicle, we're going to insert the shank into the receiver tube on our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes then we'll insert our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we can give you some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of the bumper to the closest point of the bike rack measures 4 inches of rear clearance. We've added about a total of 11 inches of overall length to our vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today, we have a 2012 Dodge Journey and we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To mount the carrier to the hitch, we'll insert the shank and let our automatic pin snap into the hitch pin hole. Once the pin is in place, we can use the anti-rattle knob and tighten it down to secure the bike rack inside the hitch. Next, we'll go over some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of the bumper to the closest point of the bike rack measures 8-1/2 inches. We also have about 13 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S63410. To mount our bike carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank into the receiver tube on our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, feed our anti-rattle bolt in and tighten it down. With that done, we'll take some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of the bumper to the closest point of our bike rack measures 10 inches of rear clearance. We've added an overall length of 21 inches to our vehicle and we have 14-3/4 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to be test fitting the SportRack 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number A30901. To mount the bike carrier on our vehicle, we'll insert the shank into the receiver tube. We'll feed in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a 3/4-inch wrench. Next, we'll take some clearance measurements. From the furthest part of the bumper to the bike rack measures 9 inches. We've added an overall length of 26 inches to the rear of our vehicle and ground clearance from the bottom of the rack to the ground measures 15 inches.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number A30403. To mount the bike carrier to our vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, feed our anti-rattle bolt through and tighten it down. With that, our bike rack is all mounted to our vehicle. From the furthest point of our bumper to the closest point on our upright of the bike carrier measures 8 inches of rear clearance. From the bottom of the bike carrier to the ground measures about 12 inches of ground clearance.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey - Curt

All right today in our 2012 Dodge Journey we are going to install part number 13335 from Curt. This is what this hitch looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we are going to use some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 13-3/4 inches. And, from the center of the hitch, pin holes to your outside edge of the bumper will be 2-1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2010 Dodge Journey were going to install the TowReady T1 connector part #: 118495. First well start by opening up the rear cargo door. Then were going to remove the two fasteners that secure each taillight assembly. To remove the assemblies pry the center tab out and then remove the pushpin. Next, well carefully pry and pull the taillight assembly away from the vehicle. Youll notice, after we remove it there are two alignment tabs that secure it to the body of the vehicle that we want to be careful not to break.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey well be installing your Tow-Ready 4-Pole Wiring Kit part 119176KIT along with Tow-Ready 4-Flat Mounting Bracket part number 118144. First, well need to access the rear cargo area then well remove the rear light assemblies. To do that, we need to remove the two pushpin fasteners securing it. Next well go ahead and disconnect the wiring connectors from the taillight assembly and set it aside. And next were gonna test the wires. Were gonna find out which are our running circuit, our brake circuit and our turning circuit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey - Hidden Hitch

Today in this 2012 Dodge Journey we are going to install part number 87487 from hidden hitch. This would be the hitch looks like once it is installed on the vehicle next well give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessory such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier from the center of a hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be about 1 inch from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground between 14 and 5/8 inch now we go ahead and show you how the hitch to install. First thing we needed to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust well spray down the rubber hanger with some lubricant because we go ahead and remove them. well move this ground strap for our tube. We also run a strap underneath the car to cradle the exhaust while we lower it. And since this is kind of a close quarters work and you can pry them off but maybe easier if you go ahead and get the correct tool to remove the hangers with.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey - Draw-Tite

Today in this 2012 Dodge Journey we are going to install part number 75648 from draw type. This would be the hitch looks like once it is installed on the vehicle next well give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessory such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier from the center of a hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be about 1 inch from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground between 14 and 5/8 inch now we go ahead and show you how the hitch to install. First thing we needed to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust well spray down the rubber hanger with some lubricant and we go ahead and remove them. well move this ground strap for our tube. We also run a strap underneath the car to cradle the exhaust while we lower it. And since this is kind of a close quarters work and you can pry them off but maybe easier if you go ahead and get the correct tool to remove the hangers with.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey - Curt

Today on our 2012 Dodge Journey were going to install part number 12335 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle and next well 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 center of a hitch pin hole to your outside as your bumper its going to be about 1 inch and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 14 and 5 eights of an inch. Now were going to go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and lower exhaust. Well spread down the river hanger for some lubricant and then well go ahead and remove them.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2009 Dodge Journey, we're going to be installing the WeatherTech Floor Liners in the front seat, part number WT442241, black in color. We've already removed the older factory floor mats and we're ready to install the new WeatherTech Floor Liners. The WeatherTech Floor Liners are custom-mold to fit your vehicle and will often use the factory mounting points or hooks when applicable as seen here on the driver's side. The liner fits the contours and shapes of the vehicle's floor. Because the WeatherTech liners are molded to fit the shape of the vehicle's floor, they're not going to slide and move around like your typical floor mat will. The liner itself is molded into a tray shape and will help contain the dirt, mud, and debris that get trapped into your vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2009 Dodge Journey, were going to install Hidden Hitch part number 87487. This will be comparable to the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75648. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 1-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-3/4 inches. Now, lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2009 Dodge Journey, were going to install the Tow Ready T1 Connector part number 118474. First, well need to access the rear cargo area. Were going to remove the two fasteners that hold the tail light assembly in and then remove the tail light on both sides. Now for easy to install, Im just going to go ahead and disconnect the connectors from the tail light assembly and set it aside. We need to unlock the locking tab on the connector before you can remove it. Alright, now Im going to go ahead and move over to the driver's side and repeat the same process.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2012 Dodge Journey, we're going to do a test fit of a Thule Roof Rack System. We're using a Thule Crossroad Roof-Mounted Foot Pack part no. TH450 and a Thule Square Load Bars part no. THLB50. We're going to start off our crossfit with the roof rack already assembled so just got to place it onto the factory roof rack. Now placement on the roof rack will vary depending on the accessory that you're going to use on top.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Alright, today on this 2012 Dodge Journey we're going to do a test fit of Thule Roof Rack System. We will be using a Rapid Crossoad foot pack part number TH450R and the Thule Aeroblades part no. THARB53. Okay. Now we will start off our roof rack already assembled according to instructions so all I got to do is place it on the factory roof rack. The spacing on this roof rack will change according to the different types of accessories you use on top.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2011 Dodge Journey we're going to install part number 87487 from Hidden Hitch. This also applies for part number 75648 from Draw Tite. Alright, now this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 13-5/8 inches and the center of the hitch pin hole to that outside edge of the bumper is going to be about 1-1/4 inches. Now we'll go and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Alright, today on this 2012 Dodge Journey were going to do a test fit of part number TH690, the M.O.A.B. Roof Basket. Alright, now our vehicle has already been equipped with the Thule Roof Rack System using the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars. We already have the basket already reassembled according to instructions so all we've got to do is just place it on our factory roof rack. And for reference our measurement is going to be using 20 inches between the centers of the load bars. We'll go ahead and take our M.O.A.B.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Dodge Journey

Alright, today on this 2012 Dodge Journey were going to do a test fit of Thule's Universal Flat Top, part number TH92725. Now the vehicle's already been outfitted with the Thule Roof Rack System using the square load bars. And the Universal Flat Top requires very little assembly so we can go straight to installing it on our roof rack. Well go ahead and start with the first half of our carrier going to our load bar going towards the front of the vehicle. Basically, all we got to do is just put it on top of our carrier, slide the straps underneath, and around to the catch on the other side and basically just tighten them down, and it's very easy. Now it's a good idea to tighten down the straps just a little bit so it holds its place on the roof rack.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liner Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey we'll be installing the Weather Tech floor mats in the front floor boards part number WT442241. We'll begin by removing the factory or old floor mats from the vehicle. We'll go ahead and fit those mats into their place. Because the Weather Tech Floor liners are moulded to fit the shape of your vehicle's floor board, they are not going to slide or move around like your typical car floor mat would. The Weather Tech mats are unique materials designed for strength and features a texture that securely grips the floor. Weather Tech floor liners are custom moulded to fit your vehicle and will often use the factory points or hooks.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Today on a 2012 Dodge Journey, were going to do a test fit of the Yakima Roof Rack System. Well be using a Yakima RailGrab Towers and the 48-inch slide crossbars part numbers Y00408, Y00138.Ok, were gonna start off our install with our roof rack already assembled according to instructions. Well start off by placing the first crossbar onto to our factory roof rack then well go ahead and make sure theyre square with the factory roof rack. To make sure theyre square, were gonna measure from the edge thats on the factory roof rack to the leading edge of the railgrab. For this test fit, were gonna use a measurement of 10 inches. Ok, well take a second and make sure that the railgrab is tight against the factory roof rack and that the crossbar is even on both sides.Alright, well go ahead and repeat the same process for our second crossbar.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Alright, today, on this 2012 Dodge Journey, were going to do a test fit of part number 59504 from Rola. This is the Roof Mounted Cargo Basket. Now, our vehicle has already been equipped with a roof rack system and this will be using the electrical bars. Well start off for our basket. Well go ahead and put on top of load bars. Once we have it on the load bars, well go ahead and center it up, make sure its even on top and then make sure that the pads are even on both sides as well.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Dodge Journey

Alright, today on this 2012 Dodge Journey were going to install the Rhino Roof Rack, part number SXB4-SILV. Our vehicle is already equipped with the factory roof rack so were going to add our Rhino Rack to the top of that. Very simple to install and were going to start off with our Rhino Rack already reassembled according to the instruction, so we'll just place it on top of the factory roof rack. Ok, next well go ahead and make sure that the crossbar is square with the factory roof rack so we'll measure from the edge on the factory roof rack to the leading edge of the Rhino Rack. In this case were going to use a measurement of 10 inches. Ok, now well go ahead and move on to the second crossbar.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2011 Dodge Journey, were going to be test fitting the Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack with the 48-inch crossbars, part number Y00408 and Y00138.With our roof rack already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and test fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by setting the front crossbar up on top of the vehicle. Well then center it from left to right. At that point we can tighten down the low bar. Once the low bar is tight, well go ahead, again, make sure that it is centered and then tighten down the rail grabs.Once our front crossbar is secured, were now ready to move to the rear. Well begin by setting it up on to the roof rack.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today, on 2011 Dodge Journey, were going to be test fitting the Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket, part number Y07070.With our roof rack spreads set to 30 inches and our cargo carrier already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle.Well begin by setting the basket on top of the load bars, well center it from left to right, and then clamp it down using the provided hardware.With our eight-wing nuts secured, our cargo basket is now secured to the vehicle and were ready to go ahead and load it up.And that completes our test fit of the Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Carrier, part number Y07070 on our 2011 Dodge Journey.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey well be test fitting the Yakima Front Loader Bike Rack, part number Y02103. With our vehicle already equipped with the Yakima crossbars and our bike rack already preassembled were ready to go ahead and test fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by setting the bike rack on top of the crossbars. Well fit the front clamp into its position. Go ahead and tighten it down. Well then move to the rear clamp, and using the hardware, well get it secured into place.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey, we'll be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Rooftop Ski Carrier, part number Y03078. With our roof rack already fitted to the vehicle and our ski carrier already preassembled we'll go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll begin by taking the front carrier setting it on top of the front load bar and clamp it down using the provided hardware. With the front carrier secured, we're now ready to move to the rear. We'll again repeat the process when installing the rear carrier making sure to line it up with the front carrier. Now that our rear carrier is secured we're now ready to load our skis.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today, on our 2011 Dodge Journey, were going to test fit the Tow Ready 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack, part number 63124.With our vehicle equipped with the 2-inch hitch and our bike rack already pre-assembled, we ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by inserting the shank into the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. Well get that tightened down hand tight. Well then go ahead and tighten it down using our wrench. With our anti-rattle bolt tight, well go ahead and insert our safety pin.Now that our bike rack secured to the vehicle, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurement.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today in our 2011 Dodge Journey, were going to be test fitting the Thule Moab Rooftop Cargo Carrier, part number TH690. With our vehicle already equipped with the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System and our Roof Basket already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by setting the basket on top of the vehicle across the crossbars. Well then center it from left to right with the vehicle. Once its centered, well go ahead and clamp it down using the provided hardware. And with our hardware all tight, we can now install the hardware covers.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today well be test fitting the Universal Flat Top by Thule on our 2011 Dodge Journey, part number TH92725. With our vehicle already equipped with the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack and our Universal Flat Top already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it. Well begin by taking the front carrier, placing it on top of the front load bar and securing it using the paraded hardware. With our front carrier secured, well go ahead and do the same thing with the rear carrier. Now that the rear carrier is installed, our accessory is complete and were ready to load our snow gear. And just like that, our snow gear is loaded and were ready to head for the slopes.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey, we will be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack using the 50-inch crossbar, part number THLB50 and the Thule Crossroads Roof Mounted Foot Pack, part number TH450. Well begin by setting the front crossbar. Just set it on top of the roof rails. And using a tape measure, well take a measurement in order to make sure that the front bar is square with the roof. Each of the feet on the roof rack have an arrow indicating center. You want to make sure that the arrow on each of the feet is pointing directly down on the roof rail.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System, part numbers TH450R and THARB53. With our roof rack bars already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and test fit them to the vehicle. Well begin by setting the front crossbar. Well place it on top of the vehicle. Well find a stationary point on the rails to measure from. This will help us to maintain the crossbar square with the vehicle.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number 59504. With our vehicle already equipped with the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack and our Cargo Basket already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by placing the basket on top of the vehicle. Well center it from left to right with the vehicle at which point well tighten it down using the provided hardware. And with our hardware tight, our roof rack is now secured to the vehicle and were ready to go ahead and load it up. And that completes our test fit of the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number 59504 on our 2011 Dodge Journey..



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Dodge Journey

Today on our 2011 Dodge Journey, well be test fitting the Rhodegear Highway 2 Bike Carrier, part number RG8015220. With our vehicle already equipped with the 2-inch hitch and our bike rack already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by sliding the shank into the hitch lining up the hitch pinhole and inserting our anti-rattle bolt. Once we get our anti-rattle bolt snug, well go ahead and tighten it down using our wrench. And with our anti-rattle bolt tight, well go ahead and put in our safety pin. And with our bike rack now secured to the vehicle, well go ahead and give you couple of measurements.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2009 Dodge Journey we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13335. First thing we are going to do before we start installing our trailer hitch is to go ahead and lower our exhaust down off the two rearmost hangers. On dual exhaust models you will need to do this on both sides. You can see there is one on the inboard side and one on the outboard side. To remove the hangers off the muffle we are going to use a spray lubricant, like a WD-40 and go ahead and spray the studs of the hanger down. Then we can take a pry bar, or a pair of pliers, and pry the rubber hanger off the stud. We want to repeat that for all four hangers. :41



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Dodge Journey

Today on this 2010 Dodge Journey we are going to install part number 13335 from Curt. This first step involved in installing this hitch is we are going to have to lower the exhaust a little bit. There is four rubber hangers right behind the bumper that holds the mufflers up and there is two in front of the mufflers that need an additional clearance to take off the lower the mufflers even more. We will spray them down with some lubricant to make it a little bit easier to pull off. With the pry bar just try to get some leverage. And go to the other side and do those. We will go ahead and show you where the bolt holes are at in the frame. We will be using this one, this one, and this one right here. So now we are looking at the passenger side and the driver side is going to be identical. We will go ahead and start fish wiring our hardware into the frame of the vehicle. 00:44





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