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Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we will be test fitting the 72 by 32 by 39 Let's Go Aero High-Profile Enclosed Cargo Carrier. That's part number HCK710. It offers us 51 cubic feet of space; has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. We can go ahead and start our test fit by taking a few measurements. As you can see, we've already got it installed into our hitch receiver. It's always good to have a helping hand, because it is a little heavy. Where we've used the anti-rattle bolt that comes with it, included that is, and we've got our two support arms anchored underneath our bumper or our vehicle. Excuse me, underneath to a good anchor spot so it doesn't move. For our first measurement to our closest point to our bumper, it will be about 8" from here to there.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we'll be test fitting the 72 by 32 by 39 Let's Go Aero High-Profile Enclosed Cargo Carrier with ramp, part number HCK673. It offers us 51 cubic feet of space, has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. We can go ahead and begin our test fit by taking a few measurements. Now we've already got the shank of our carrier into our receiver and tightened down and with our included anti-rattle bolt. We've already got our supports tightened down to our fixed anchor point underneath our vehicle or our bumper. It's always good to have a helping hand when you're loading this thing up, because it does weigh a few pounds. For our nearest point from our bumper to here, it's going to be about 7". Overall to our Dodge Ram we've added about 47".



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack hanging-style 4-bike rack. This does come with your 1-1/4" shank for your class one and two hitches, as well as a 2" adapter for your class three hitches. This is going to be part number RBC044. We're going to go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Once you have it inserted, line up your pinholes and insert your anti-rattle bolt. The anti-rattle bolt's going to help to eliminate a lot of the play, rattle, and wobble that you may have in your bike rack. With it just finger tight I'll go ahead and show you that.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 1995 Dodge Ram pickup we're going to review and install the CURT class five Extra Duty 2" receiver tube hitch, part number C15300. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. We've got a fully welded construction with a strong square tube that attaches our receiver tube, which is a 2" by 2", has the pre-drilled 5/8 pinhole, and chain hold downs on either side of our receiver tube. It's got a nice classic look that adds some nice finishing touches to the look of our vehicle. Now our hitch is capable up to 2,400 pounds of tongue weight and 16,000 pounds of tow capacity. Next I'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup we're going to be installing the CURT 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 14001. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, we've got a nice, sturdy fully welded construction with a square crosstube. Another really nice feature about this hitch is that our crosstube is hidden mostly behind the rear bumper, so the only thing really exposed is our 2" by 2" receiver tube, our 5/8 pre-drilled pinholes going through the receiver tube, and our chain hold downs on either side of the receiver tube. This is capable up to 1,000 pounds of tongue weight and 10,000 pounds of towing capability. Next I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2-1/2".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup we're going to do a review and install of the CURT Extra Duty class five 2" receiver tube hitch, part number C15318. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, it's a fully welded construction with a nice sturdy square crosstube for holding that extra weight. The only thing really visual out the end of our bumper is our class five 2" by 2" receiver tube, our pre-drilled 5/8 pinhole, and our chain hold downs on either side of our receiver tube. Our hitch is capable up to 2,400 pounds of tongue weight and 16,000 pounds of tow capacity. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3".



Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima SwingDaddy. This will be your hanging style 4-bike rack with the swing-away option on it. It also has a 2-inch shank for your 2-inch hitches only. It will be part number Y02464. Let's go ahead and get it fitted in to our 2-inch receiver that we have here today. You'll have to make sure that your tensioner is all the way in; otherwise, it won't slide in very well.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is going to be your hanging style 4 bike rack. It comes with the 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It also has 2 different threaded holes for when you put it into your receiver hitch, you can adjust your, how far it sits out. It be part number SR26248. Let's get it plugged into our receiver.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV. This is going to be your platform-style 2-bike rack for 2" hitches only. Again, it does have that 2" shank for your class three hitch. It's going to be part number N105 and we'll go ahead and get it fitted on here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up go ahead and take out your pin and remove your lock. Place your pin through and place the lock on the other side until it clicks like so.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the 20x60 Sport Rack Vista. It's going to be a steel construction with a 500 pound weight capacity. It will come with your 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches and class 3 hitches only as well as it is a tilting and it does have the tilting feature for the stow away. It's going to be part number SR9851. Let's go ahead and get it fitted onto our dodge. Go ahead and insert our shank into our receiver and line up the pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, insert your anti rattle bolt which will look like this.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. It comes with your 1 1/4 shank and your 2 inch adapter, 2 inch hitch, part number SA4412B. We're going to go ahead and fit this today. Go ahead and insert your shank with your adapter if you have a 2 inch. We'll line up our pin holes. Remember that your pin holes and your rack will thread in from the driver side only with Saris.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Swing. This is gong to be your hanging style 4 bike rack. It comes with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only as well as the swing function. It will be part number TH9031XT. Let's go ahead and get it fitted onto our Ram. Insert the shank into your receiver.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack for your 1-1/4" class one and class two hitches, as well as the 2" adapter for the class three hitches. It has the tilting feature, and it's going to be part number TH9029XT. Let's go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Once you have it inserted, go ahead and line up your pinholes and place in your anti-rattle bolt, which look like this. Thread it in as far as you can by hand and then I'll show you what it looks like if the anti-rattle bolt is not tightened all the way. You'll have a lot of play, rattle, and wobble in your hitch.



Torklift Rear Frame Mounted Camper Tie-Downs Installation - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today in our 2008 Dodge Ram 3500, we'll be installing the TorkLift custom frame-mounted Tie-downs for the rear. Part #TLD3109. These tie-downs provide an attachment point at the rear of your truck for securing your bed-mounted camper. The frame mounted design ensures excellent handling, securing your camper's truck to the frame of the vehicle instead of the bed. Which distributes the weight to keep your camper from being too top heavy while driving down the road. As you see here, here's the driver's side components of your camper tie-downs.



TorkLift Front Frame Mounted Camper Tie Downs Installation - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2008 Dodge Ram Pick-up 3500, we will be installing the TorkLift Custom Frame Mounted Camper Tie Downs for the front. Part number: TLD2101. These tie downs provide attachment point to the front of your truck bed for securing a bed mounted camper. These secure to the truck's frame instead of the bed which distributes the weight to keep your set up from being too top heavy. They have a nice powder coated steel construction. They're made in the USA and have a limited life-time warranty. Here on the driver's side you can see the camper tie down has three mounting locations which it's a no drill application so you have one here, one here, and one up at the top where the bed connects to the frame so it's a really easy installation. When you're not towing a camper or you have it out of the bed of the pick up, you can go ahead, undo this clip, pull that out, pull the arm out, and it really cleans up the look as you're driving on the road without hauling any camper.



Darby Extend A Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Darby Extend-a-Truck. This is going to be a steel tube construction with a 2" shank for your 2" hitches. It's going to be part number DTA944. If you looked at it it's going to be adjustable, fully adjustable to where you need it, and it's going to come with two hitch pins and two clips so you can adjust it to wherever you want it. We'll go ahead and put it on our vehicle that we have here today. Go ahead and insert that shank into your receiver. The nice thing about this project is it's going to be handy for anybody that's a contractor or even your do-it-yourselfers.



Rola TX 104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola TX-104 Hanging Style 4 Bike Rack. It's going to be part number 59401 and it comes with the 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. We are going to go ahead and fit it on to our truck. Go ahead and insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, go ahead and take your anti rattle bolt and thread that in as far as you can by hand and with it loose and symbolizing a hitch pin and clip, you can see that its got a lot of sway and rattle in here, but if we tighten up this anti rattle bolt with our 15, 16 inch socket and for this application we do have to use an extension to get pass our chain hooks. We'll go ahead and tighten that up and as you can see almost all of that sway and rattle is out of the hitch.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram pickup we'll be installing the Glacier twist-link snow tire chains with cam tensioners, part number PWH2228SC. It will fit both the front and rear wheel drive vehicles. These standard twist-link snow chains are designed for highway use and not intended for off-road applications. Now with our tire chain laid out we can go over some of the quick features of the tire chain. Here on one end on the inside we have just a simple hook that will connect to the open links on the other end. The outside will be more of a lever hook where the link will go through the lever and then connect back here to the outer chain. Here we have the cam side and tool that's provided.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2013 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2013 Ram 1500 we'll be installing the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System, part number BRK2012. Here's the breakaway switch that's provided with our install kit. For this application there's not a lot of ideal spots to mount it. We're going to need to bend the attachment point so we can mount it here, inside the front bumper, backed to a steel flange. The lead provided with the install kit will connect to our breakaway switch; the other end will get routed into the cab of the vehicle and ultimately connect to our portable braking system. We'll go ahead and take the two post lead, feed it down through the engine compartment and ultimately to the breakaway switch. Here you can see our lead where we fed it underneath the vehicle. Now I'll go ahead and route it in behind the switch and out to where we can make our connection.



Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Dodge Ram

Today on this 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we're going to install part number AL60818. This is the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs. These will be installed at the rear of the truck. We're going to begin by showing you how the air springs perform on our truck. We'll go ahead and get a measurement of the original ride height, from the ground to the top of the fender well, we're looking at about 39 1/2 inches. All right, we'll go ahead and add a load to our truck and then we'll go ahead and see how much it compresses.



Putco Element In Channel Window Visors Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab we're going to install part number P580102. This is the Putco Element In-Channel Window Visors. This is a four piece unit that'll do all four doors. This is what it looks like on the truck. We're looking at the passenger's side. You can see how it fits up underneath the track here on the top, and it sits in there by friction and it also has an adhesive patch that goes all the way around that sticks to the inside edge of the window sill here.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller, part number 90195. Now to make our install a little easier we're also going to use the Tekonsha Plug & Play wiring adapter, part number 3020-P. This will connect directly to the manufacturer's brake controller port. Now to begin our install we'll locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. It's going to be behind the emergency brake pedal coming off the manufacturer's wiring harness right next to the module. This is a blue connector with four wires running into it. Once we locate the connector we can go ahead and take the direct-fit wiring harness, taking the white connector end and plugging it into the manufacturer's brake controller port.



Firestone Level Command Compressor Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram pickup we'll be installing the Firestone Level Command Single-Gauge Compressor System, part number F2097. This is an air spring control kit with a single-gauge control that allows you to flip a switch to air up your airbags or push it down to deflate the airbags from the driver's position in the cab according to the load that you're carrying or possibly towing for a better ride quality and control. Note, we'll be adding the compressor system to the previously installed Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2299. To begin our install, we're going to mount our compressor. To assist with mounting the compressor we're going to utilize the Firestone No-Drill Mounting Kit, part number F2529. Here we have our bracket.



Husky Base Rail Kit Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup, we'll be installing the Husky Custom Base Rail and install kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches, part number HT31413-686. To begin our finstall, we're first going to go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire. This will give us additional working room underneath the pickup. With our spare tire out of the way, we're also going to go ahead and remove both rear wheels to give us some more working room. With our spare tire and rear wheels removed, we're going to move to the pickup bed and begin the install. We'll take our base rail kit, set it in the bed rail. Now once we get the rail in, we'll measure from the end of the pickup bed to the rear portion of the rail and then from side to side, getting it in place. Next, we'll take our second rail, or rear rail, we'll go ahead and set it into approximate position, because it's 22 inches from center of front rail to center of rear rail.



Cipa Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Review - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to install part number 11953. We have it installed on the passenger side, we'll go ahead and cover some of the features, then we'll show how to install on the driver's side. The main feature about this mirror is that it has two split mirrors, so you have one on the outside that you can maneuver for a different view from the one on the inside. This mirror fits a variety of different style of mirrors and different vehicles. We've got this track right here with teeth, which allows us to adjust the arms right here to match the height of the mirror. Also we've got pivot points top and bottom to accommodate any different angles on the mirror as well. We've got two all rubber straps that go around the mirror to hold it in place.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram Pick Up, we will be installing the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs, Part Number F2299. These springs have a load leveling capacity of 3,200 pounds, at most up to 5,000 pounds. It can be adjusted in increments of 5 psi to 100 psi and has a limited lifetime warranty on the air springs, with a 2 year warranty on the hardware. First let's go ahead and take a look at our vehicles ride height before we add any weight. This will be the drive, ride height with the standard or stock suspension. We're riding at approximately 41 and a half inches. Next we'll go ahead and add approximately 2,250 pounds.

















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