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Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge RAM pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we will be test fitting our Saris Freedom Superclamp platform style 2-bike rack, part number SA 4025. Let's go ahead and insert the shank into the receiver here, until our pinholes line up. Once our pinholes have lined up, go ahead and insert our anti-rattle bolt, and start hand tightening. I'll come in with our wrench and finish tightening that down. That's going to keep the bike rack from shaking back and forth, or any wobble, or anything like that. We'll go ahead and put on our provided lock, until that clicks into place. Let's go ahead and take some measurements.



Pro Series 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Cargo Carrier, that's part number 63153. This cargo carrier has dimensions of 24 by 60 and offers 500 pounds of capacity. What we'll do is we'll go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver hitch and we're looking for our pin holes to line up. Once we have that, we'll take our pin and clip. All right, then we can take some measurements. All right, for ground clearance, we're looking at about 19 and a half inches.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the Detail K2 cargo carrier, part number K2HCC602. Now this cargo carrier is for 2" hitches. It offers 500 pounds of capacity and its dimensions are 20 by 60". We'll go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. Once we got those lined up, insert our pin and clip. We can go ahead and take some measurements. Offers about 15" of ground clearance.



Softride Dura Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today, on our 2009 1500 Series Dodge Ram Quad Cab Pick-Up, we're going to be test-fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram. This is a four-bike tilting rack, and it is part number SR26247. It's designed for 1 1/4 as well as 2-inch hitches. We've got a 2-inch hitch here today. We're going to begin by threading the shank or fitting the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch until the pinholes are aligned. There are multiple pinholes on this shank, and we're going to go with the pinhole that allows the bike rack to sit furthest away from the vehicle, which will be suitable for the most clearance of our tailgate. Once that's in place, we're going to thread our anti-rattle bolt into the pinhole by hand.



Swagman XTC 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Platform Style 2 Bike Rack, part number S64670. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank to our receiver. We can also note that this can be used for inch and a quarter to two inch hitches. We're using a two inch hitch today. We'll want to make sure that that's lined up nice with our pinholes, insert our anti-rattle bolt here, and go ahead and hand tighten that. Once we have it hand tight we can go ahead and use our socket wrench to tighten it down the rest of the way.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the MaxxTow cargo carrier, part number MT70107. This cargo carrier offers 500 capacity and has dimensions of 17 by 50". Now I'll go ahead and insert the shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. Once we have those lined up, take our pin and clip. Once we have that we'll go ahead and take a couple measurements here. As you can see, we've got 16-1/2" of ground clearance. To the nearest point we're looking at about 4" from our cargo carrier to our bumper.



Rola Dart Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the Rola Dart cargo carrier. That's part number 59550. This offers 450 pounds of capacity and its dimensions are 23 by 56. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver hitch. We're looking for our pinholes to line up. We can go ahead and begin hand tightening that anti-rattle bolt.



Curt 19x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Quad Cab pickup, we're going to be testing fitting the Curt Aluminum Cargo Carrier. This does have a five hundred pound capacity. It's dimensions are nineteen by sixty inches and it's designed for two inch hitches as well. It's part number is C18100. We've got a two inch hitch on this truck here today so we're going to begin by sliding the shank of the cargo carrier into the receiving tube of the hitch until the pinholes are aligned and once they are we're going to push the pin through and then we're going to place the clip in the other end of that pin. Now that that's in place, we're going to do a couple of measurements starting with ground clearance. This carrier is going to offer just about fifteen inches of ground clearance to this point right here.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today in our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller for 1 to 4 axles, part number 39510. We'll use this in conjunction with our Tekonsha Plug and Play direct fit wiring harness, part number 3020-P. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. The brake controller port is located behind the parking brake pedal, above the manufacturer's main wiring harness. This is a blue connector and is secured here to the ECM. Now we've located it. We'll go ahead and pop it free so that we can plug the direct fit wiring harness directly into it. To plug the harness into it, we'll take the white connector of our direct fit harness and plug in to the blue port. Once we have it plugged in, we'll go ahead and leave our wires hang, or if you can get your connector back in place, you can go ahead and do that now. Next, we'll move over to mounting the brake controller.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the CIPA custom towing mirrors, part number CM10700. We're already gone ahead and installed the driver's side here. Let's go over a few of the features of the CIPA custom towing mirror. Here on the front side we can just see the wedge that goes underneath and the hand knob that secure the custom towing mirror to the manufacturer's mirror. As you can see, it's really secured so it'll help prevent it from shifting, moving around or even vibrating at highway speeds. Here we have the manual mirror that will go up, down, in or out as necessary to view our towing products. Both top and bottom of the mirror are the groves that will catch the mirror to help hold it in place but still allow for the manufacturer's mirror to move and be seen as necessary. Now provided in our box is going to be the mirror, wedge and hand knob we pointed out earlier.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to be test fitting the Saris Freedom. This is a platform style 4 bike, hitch mounted bike rack, Part Number SA4414B. Our truck has a 2 inch by 2 inch class 33 hitch on it. We are going to getting a test fit by sliding our bike rack directly into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to push this in here until we see that our pin holes line up with one another. Once we get that lined up we can take our anti-rattle bolt, place it through, we're just going to go ahead and get it hand tight.



Saris Bike Porter Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Speaker 2: Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Pickup Quad Cab, we will be test fitting the Saris Bike Porter 4 Bike Rack part number SA404B. We are going to begin by inserting the shank into the receiver here until our pin holes line up. Once those are line up, you should be able to hand tighten. Once we got that hand tight, we go ahead and use our socket wrench. By tightening this, this is going to relieve any wobble, excess wobble that the bike rack may have. Once we got that, we go ahead and put our clip in the other side here.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Quad Cab Pickup we're going to be test fitting a Rhino Rack 4-bike rack. That's part number RBC044. We're going to slide our shank right into the 2" receiver tube of the hitch, aligning our pinholes. Once those pinholes are aligned you can slide your anti-rattle bolt into place and begin threading it in by hand. Sometimes that bolt will stick just a little bit and it will help if you give it a wiggle. That will free the bolt up so you can continue threading it by hand.





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