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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ford Edge

Today on our 2012 Ford Edge, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-Bike Rack, part number TH9029XT. As you can see we already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and get in closer, take a look at some of the features. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, there's three points of contact to your bike's frame. You have the two straps up here, and the one off to the side. The one off to the side is the anti-sway strap, which keeps it moving back and forth, possibly crashing into the bike rack or into the bike in front of it, maybe damaging it. Let's go ahead and take that off. It's always good practice to go ahead and re-install the straps once you take them off, just so they're not flapping around while you're driving, and so that you don't lose them while your driving. Next, I'm going to give you some measurements that will help you with knowing the distance it's going to add to your vehicle once it's installed.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ford Edge

Today on our 2012 Ford Edge, we're going to be test fitting the Thule RoadWay Two Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. Now we already have a bike on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look at some of the features. You're going to have three points of contact on your bike's frame to hold it in place. You have the two straps up on top as well a the anti-sway strap which keeps it from going back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it. Let's go ahead and take that off. It's always good practice to go ahead and reinstall your straps so they're not flapping around while you're driving or you don't lose them while you're driving.



Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today on our 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to be showing you and test-fitting the Thule SnowPack Ski and Snowboard Carriers, for six skis or four snowboards, Part Number TH7326. Now, we do have the first one installed already. Let's go ahead and show you how the second one installs. Now, first off, we're going to go ahead and make sure that the straps are in the open position like this, then we're going to slide them underneath our other factory roof rack bar, and then try to keep it even with the front one. Once we determine that, go ahead and put this in that notch there, the strap, and then we'll come around the back and tighten it up. Left to loosen, right to tighten. This may take a minute, so just a little patience is all you need. Once it's tight enough, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today on our 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to go ahead and test fit the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack, part number TH9029XT. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show you how everything hooks up. We have three points of contact on the bike's frame. There are two straps on top and one to the side, which is the anti-sway strap, which keeps the bike from moving back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it. Let's go ahead and take that off. Now, it's always good practice to put the straps back into place once you take them off so they're not flapping around while you're driving or so you don't lose them while you're driving. Next, I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. We're first going to measure the distance added to the vehicle with the bike rack installed, from the bumper.



Pro Series Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today on this 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to be test fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 bike rack, part number PS63138. Now, we already have a bike installed here and as you can see, this is a platform rack. Let's go ahead come in close and take a look at some of the features. Now, this one has 3 points of contact with your bike. One on the frame with the frame hook here, and you have two wheel straps on the front and the back tire. Let's go ahead and remove those with the hook and loop fasteners. Now, to loosen up the frame hook here, you have these knobs on both hooks.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today on our 2011 Ford Edge we're going to be test fitting the Let's Go Arrow cargo carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number HCR222. This has a 300 pound weight capacity, the dimensions are 48 inches long, by 32 inches wide, by 7 inches deep. It has these 3 planks here to hold any cargo you may need such as coolers, or pet carriers, or whatever you don't want inside your vehicle. We're going to go ahead and start off by giving you some measurements here starting off with the distance added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. Measure from the bumper, from the bumper to this point here, we're at about 40 inches. For the ground clearance, which is going to be to this point, we're right at 13 1/2 inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport-Rider-SE2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today on our 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack, part number HR1450. Now we already have a bike on the rack, we'll go ahead and go over some of the features of it. The first one, which makes this bike rack kind of unique, is that it can actually be folded down away from the rack with the bike still on it. Now to do that, you just come down here to these pins here, pull this clip, let that loose, take out the U shaped clip here, then lift up slightly, always holding onto the bike rack, never the bike. Then gently let it down, and open up the hatch. As you can see, we have total access to the cargo area.



Hollywood Racks Sport-Rider-2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today, on this 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Bike Rack. Part number, HR1000. We already have a bike installed on the rack. First thing we're going to show you is it's tilt feature. Now this is pretty unique, is it can actually tilt with the bike on it, so you can get to your cargo area. Now first thing, we're going to have 2 U clips here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Ford Edge

Today on this 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to be test-fitting the 20 by 60 Curt Cargo Carrier with a 500-pound weight capacity, Part Number C18150. Now, we have it installed on our hitch already. You can see this has this nice mesh flooring here, which is going to make it a lot easier to clean it whenever you have whatever it is that you don't want inside your vehicle. Let's start out by giving a couple measurements, here. I'm going to first give you the measurement of the distance added to the vehicle from the bumper. That's going to be about 27 inches. Next we'll give you the ground clearance. It looks like to be about 14 inches.



SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2015 Ford Edge

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to show you how to install the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO. This is a proportional supplemental braking system with part number SM99251. Now, as you can see, we've got the fascia removed from our car. That's part of the base plate installation, and this is going to help us out a lot in installing the SMI. This is going to allow us to route our wires a little bit easier. It gives us a little more room to get in here; we won't be leaning over our bumper and things like that. For our initial step, what we want to do is get the SMI mounted.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Edge - Curt

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we will be taking a look at and installing the Curt Class 3 Custom Fit Receiver Hitch, part number C13224. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. It's going to be spaced out evenly between the exhaust tips and give a real nice stylish look to the back end of the vehicle. It's going to have that round tube design. It's going to be fully welded for extra strength and durability. It's also going to have that black powder coat finish to add to that durability to prevent any kind of rust and corrosion.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Ford Edge Titanium

Today in our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to show you how to install the Roadmaster High Power Diode Kit for towed vehicles. Part Number is RM-154. As you can see, we've already got the front side of our wiring ran off here to the front of the vehicle. We did that when we had our PHASA off, and I recommend you do the same thing. It really makes it easy to get it up and over where you want it to go. Now continuing here from the back, we're going to use a zip tie to provide an anchor point for our wiring. Go off of anything nice and solid up here. We're going to do this just so as we pull our wires we work to the back, that we're not putting any excess stress up here. This is also going to help us ensure that we've got our wire ran away from any of the moving parts.



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Ford Edge

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number BX2656. Here's what our base plate's going to look like when installed. As you can see, we're going to have our two removable arms, safety chain connection points, and our wiring connection point there. Now, this was added during our install just to ease everything as well as our breakaway switch and our air valve. I highly recommend doing this when you have this fascia off the vehicle. You can imagine trying to run these wires, our two wires for our breakaway switch and our air line up here after this was all put back together. Just wouldn't be ideal.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Edge

Today, on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to show you how to install the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number is 118677. Here's what our wiring is going to look like when we get out of the box. We've got our yellow and brown wire. This is going to go right in between the factory connection for our driver's side tail light. Of course, our 4-pole flat wire, that's what we're after.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford Edge

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge Titanium, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Enno 00:00:05 Tire Hold rooftop mounted bike rack. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here and in place so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it installed on your vehicle. Just note that this is meant more for your expensive bikes that you don't want any damage to the frame at all, so you don't need to mount it by your forks, like you would on your normal bike racks. You can mount it with the rubber on your tires as they'll fit inside the cradles. Let's go ahead and show you how the bike's secured to the rack. We'll first need to take our key and unlock the center locking mechanism here. Once we've done so, go ahead and lift it up just like so, and then pull the back side off.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ford Edge

Today on our 2012 Ford Edge. We're test fitting the Swagman XC2 platform style 2 bike rack. This is designed to work with inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, and the part number for that is S64650. As you can see we do already have our bikes on here. We're gonna show you how we secure the bike down and also some features of the bike rack itself. Now the only thing holding down the bike.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Edge

Today on our 2012 Ford Edge we are testing the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier. The dimensions for the carrier are 23x47 with a weight capacity of 450lbs. Part number for that is M2205. As you can see we do already have all walls up and we're just going to show you how we take the walls down and put it in the store position and also the folding feature. First to take the walls down, we're just going to pull these pins - there is one at each corner, we're just going to pull them out. We're first going to lay down our smaller sides here. You may have to wiggle the larger sides around a little bit just to squeeze the smaller sides in.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ford Edge

Today on our 2012 Ford Edge, we are test fitting the Kuat Transfer Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack. This bike rack is designed to work with inch and a quarter or 2-inch hitches. There's an adapter that comes with it for the 2-inch hitches. The part number of this is TS02G. Now, as you can see, we do already have our bike on the rack. I want to show you how we secure the bike down and then also some other features of the rack itself. Now, this is a tilt-away bike rack.



Best 2013 Ford Edge Hitch Options

Today on our 2013 Ford Edge, we're going to take a look at our best hitch options in our Class III 2 inch receiver 2 hitch, we have the Curt, part number C13067, the Draw Tite, part number 75992, and our hidden hitch, part number 87682. Keep in mind that our Draw Tite and hidden hitch are identical to each other. Next, we'll give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. In all 3 hitches, the hitch measurements are approximately the same, at 5" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the bumper, and approximately 13" from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground. Also available for our vehicle is the Class II 1-1/4" receiver tube options. We have our Curt hitch, part number C12036. The Draw Tite, part number 36447, and our hidden hitch, part number 90164.





Ford Edge Questions

  • The hitch mounted cargo carrier that is selected most by our customers that have a 2012 Ford Edge, is the Pro Series 24 x 60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153. This carrier is not a folding style carrier like the one you referenced though, but does have a larger platform and cutouts to insert taillights, like part # 98174LED, if the cargo you will be carrying might cover the vehicle taillights. If you like the folding option, the Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18151, that you referenced...
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  • Determining the mounting locations of your E-Track, part # E19148, will depend on the construction of your trailer and personal preference. If you are mounting the E-Track on the bed of your trailer, to tie down a car or similar item, you will need to determine the best position for the vehicle or item and the best situation for installing the E-Track. You may need to install bracing under the bed of the trailer to get enough mounting points for a secure installation. It sounds...
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  • According to the 2015 Ford Edge owner's manual you can flat tow the 2015 Edge Titanium if it has the 2.7 liter EcoBoost or 3.5 liter motor and 6-speed automatic transmission. Since you have a 3.5 liter then as long as you have the 6-speed automatic you can flat tow your Edge using Blue Ox base plates # BX2656. And for a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. This tow bar also comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as #...
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  • A single kayak will not likely impose too much weight burden on your Edge roof, but its always a good idea as a starting point to double check your owners manual to confirm how much weight the roof can handle. If you would like the flexibility to add other types of roof-mount accessories then you may want to go with a roof rack system designed for your vehicle. Roof racks can accept all sorts of cargo accessories, from kayak carriers to bike racks to luggage boxes. Again, confirm...
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  • According to Yakima, the Whispbar Custom Fit Kit, # WB-K485, can be used on your 2013 Ford Edge with the panoramic roof. To complete the roof rack, you will also need the Whispbar Crossbars, # WB-S17. One thing to keep in mind when using a roof rack on your vehicle is that the panoramic sunroof cannot be opened while the roof rack is attached. You could also use the Whispbar Crossbars, # WB-S8, which will provide a factory look, but the usable crossbar space is limited to...
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  • In my opinion the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Hitch Rack, item # Y02424, will be the better choice for your vehicle and bike carrying needs. This rack features all of the features of the Thule Parkway, item # TH957, and has the added feature of the SwitchBlade cradles that keep the bikes from swaying back and forth when taking off and stopping, which protects the bikes and the vehicle from damage. Thule also offers the Hitching Post Pro Bike Rack, item # TH934XTR. This bike rack...
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  • As long as you have a hitch on your 2012 Ford Edge the Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack # TH934XTR should work well for you. You will need to disable your backup sensors though as they will sense the rack and activate. I attached a review video for you to check out that shows this rack being demoed on a Ford Edge just like yours. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Thule Bike...
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  • Yes there are pictures showing Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75234 installed on a Ford Edge. I have included a picture and there are also a couple in the instructions I have linked for you. This hitch is exactly what you are looking for. The cross tube is hidden and only the receiver is visible. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch...
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  • For the Thule Big Mouth, # TH599XTR, to get it to fit your Rapid Aero crossbars on your 2011 Ford Edge, you would just need the Thule Xadapt2 Rapid Aero and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter, # Xadapt2. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you wanted a Thule bike rack that is a direct fit to the Thule Rapid Aero bars, the Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier, # TH594XT, will work. I have included a link to the installation details and a video...
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  • There are a couple of things that can lead to the tires wearing on the inside only. Basically what is happening is the top of the tire is leaning in towards the trailer causing most of the weight to ride on the inside. This pretty much means the axle is bent, especially if both sides have the same problem. If it were just one side, there is a chance that is just the spindle that is bent. It will keep wearing on the inside until the issue is resolved and that could mean a new axle. You...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he said that the ground effects/rear fascia on a 2012 Ford Edge Sport prevent hitch # 75992 from fitting properly. I do have a trailer hitch that fits the sport model. It does require some trimming but not any extra trimming other than what is specified in the instructions. Take a look at the CURT Trailer Hitch # C13067. I confirmed with CURT that it will fit the 2012 sport model. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • The Roadmaster EZ base plates # 524426-1 and the XL model, # 4408-1, use different receivers, which is that main crossbar the arms attach to. They are nearly identical but since the EZ model has not been tested or confirmed to fit your 2011 Ford Edge I cannot recommend it. The access to the pins for the XL base plates is different on every vehicle. You may find that they are easier to access on your Edge than on your Accord. I have linked a video showing installation of the...
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  • The video you watched was the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2656 and not the # BX2657 which has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ford Edge with a 2.7 liter turbo engine. In the installation instructions for this base plate kit that I attached a link to there are specific instructions for the shutter models like what you have. I attached a picture that shows those steps. I also attached a link to the install video you mentioned so that you can see it is the different...
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  • This Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly # 84546UC3-EZ will work on your non-ez lube spindles. The only difference between the ez lube hub and drums and the non-ez-lube hub and drums is the grease cap. The ez lube ones like the # 84546UC3-EZ have a remove-able rubber seal on the cap that allows you to access the grease fitting of the ez-lube spindles. The # 84546UC3-EZ will work for you regardless if you have EZ-lube spindles or not. I also attached a video on trailer brake installation...
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  • We carry hitches from two manufacturers, Cequent Performance Products, who manufactures Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite and Curt Manufacturing. I would say that in terms of overall build quality and the quality of the finish, the hitches from both companies are pretty equal. In terms of choosing a hitch for your 2011 Edge, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75992 or for Edge Sport models, the Draw-Tite # 75728. The Curt Class III, part # C13067 is a bit less expensive,...
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  • The reason the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # C56160 has a power wire is to protect the delicate tail light wiring circuits of your vehicle from being overloaded. The Curt Trailer Harness # C56160 that you referenced uses your tail light circuits as signal wires and then draws the power to illuminate the tail lights of your trailer directly from your vehicle battery through the battery wire of the box. I attached installation instructions, an installation video and an FAQ...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he stated that the Falcon Tow Bar 5250 is compatible with the XL Base Plates, # 4408-1, for the 2011 Ford Edge. Please note that the base plates will only work if the vehicle DOES NOT have adaptive cruise control. Adaptive cruise control uses a forward facing radar that detects vehicles in front of you and adjusts the cruise control speed so that the Edge remains at a safe distance from the vehicle in front. If the vehicle does...
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  • I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87682. This hitch has an e-coat base and is powder-coated on top of that for superior rust prevention over other hitches that only have powder-coating. This hitch is also a Class III 2 inch hitch that will give you more towing capacities and accessory options than a 1-1/4 inch hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900....
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  • The Rola NV2 bike rack, # 59508, comes with hitch pins for the 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch shank ends on the bike rack but does not have an anti-rattle threaded bolt. If you are using the 2 inch end, you can use the anti-rattle and hitch lock # SR25219. If you are using the 1-1/4 inch end, since it is solid, you can use # 93347. I have included a link to a video review of the bike rack for you and a link to a video on the anti-rattle hitch lock.
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  • For your 2013 Ford Edge with a naked roof and glass roof the Sportrack part # SR1010 has been confirmed as a fit, but you should know that this is a semi-custom fit rack so it may not fit as nicely as you would like. A much better solution would be the Rhino Rack part numbers # DS1375B and # DK228. This rack is at a similar price point but comes with a fit kit that is custom fit for your vehicle. The Sportrack has a fit kit designed to fit as many vehicles as possible so it...
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