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Today in our 2010 Ford Edge we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio roof bike rack, part number TR02. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go and take a closer look and show out some of the features. Now how the bike actually attaches to the rack we're going to have no frame contact at all so you're not going to have to worry about scratches or dents on your bike when you're loading it up. Instead, we have a skewer at the front here which grips the bike by it's port mounts and then at the rear we have this strap in the back. Now with the bike on there, I'm going to go ahead and open up the rear hatch. This is just to illustrate you're not going to have any clearance issues between the hatch itself and the bike rack. Let's go and take the bike off and set it aside.
Today on this 2010 Ford Edge, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Circuit XT Roof Bike Rack. Part number TH526XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how the bike is actually attached to the rack there's going to be no frame contact at all, which is nice so your bike will not get scratched up. Instead we have a skewer here at the front that grips around your bikes fork mounts and we also have a wheel strap here at the rear to hold that in place. With the bike on, I'd like to go ahead and open up the rear hatch here. As you can see we're not going to have any issues of clearance between the hatch and the bike rack itself. How the bike rack actually attaches to the roof rack we're going to have this plastic bracket here with these two turn knobs that'll tighten it into place.
Today on our 2016 Ford Edge, we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install, the Tow Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness, with the four pull flat trailer connector. Part number is 118669. This is what our kit's going to look like when we pull it out of the package. Of course, this is our main goal, getting a working four pull trailer connector there at the rear of the vehicle. This is going to give us right turning brake, left turning brake, running lights, and also ground. You can see they've got a nice dust cover. That way you can put it over the end, and protect it from moisture, protect it from dirt, and things like that getting in. That's going to come up to the heart of our system here.
Today on our 2016 Ford Edge we're going to be taking a look at, and then we're going to show you how to install the draw tight custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This offers the two inch by two inch opening. It's part number is 75214. Now this is what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. You'll see that rounded cross tube goes all the way across back here at the rear. It's going to give us our two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. Now this is a class three rated hitch so you've got a lot of accessories to choose from.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech Front Floor Mats in black, part number WT448151. Also available in grey, part number WT468151, and in tan WT458151. What I like most about these floor mats is that they give us this great coverage all the way around and the nice contouring so it creates a very clean look but is also going to help keep the vehicle very clean. Here on the driver's side you can see that although there was a floor mat down here, you can see that there was stuff that was able to escape off that floor mat around it and also underneath it. That runs the risk of getting some of that dirt and debris dug down into the carpet. Let's clean this out and install our WeatherTech. We'll get our WeatherTech slid into place, and here these will pop down onto the two tabs that we're on the floor to help give extra security to make sure it doesn't go anywhere.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to be taking a look at and installing the draw tight max frame class three trailer hitch receiver, part number 75214. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's nice and visible here where you've got good access to everything. You've got the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening here with the reinforcement collar that's welded on around it. You can see the two holes over here. We've got our standard five-eighths inch pitch pin hole that's going to be used to secure all of our accessories. Then here we've got our half inch hole.
Today in our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech second row floor mats in black, part number WT448152. Also available in grey, part number WT468152 and in tan part number WT458152. The thing that I like most about these second row WeatherTech is that it goes up over the hump in the center, because that's something that with most factory floor mats and universal floor mats, you're definitely not going to get, is that coverage over the center. That gives you that extra protection and I also just really like how well it contours to the floor, of the rear of this vehicle. Here you can see the floor mats that we're in the back of this Ford Edge before. They did catch a lot of dirt, but they did a lot of things to escape off to the side, to where it could possibly get ground in to this carpet underneath. So now, let's grab our WeatherTech floor mats and install them. Now with the WeatherTech floor mat in place, you can see how good the coverage is all the way around.
On this 2016 Ford Edge, we're going to review and install the Tekonska Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. Now to help us with our install, we'll be using a couple additional part numbers. We'll be using ETBC7, that'll provide our 7-pole connector out the back of the vehicle, and our connection up front up to the battery and for our brake controller. Also to help us mount our 7-pole connector at the back, we'll be using part number 18136, the universal mounting bracket. This is what the P3 brake controller looks like when it's installed on our Ford Edge. We have this in a typical location right here. Now you can move it anywhere you like, as long as it's in easy reach of it when you need to use it.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt 20x48 cargo carrier, part number C18110. On this particular cargo carrier, something that's really nice is that it's got this nice, heavy duty steal flooring so that whatever dirt and debris they get on here is going to fall through so that way it doesn't collect and get onto the bottom of your cargo. It's got this brace that goes straight across the center and then a nice strong frame that supports it around the outside to give it a 300 pound capacity. Here on the lip, that makes up the wall all the way around, we've got some predrilled tie down points to help make that you can keep your cargo secure on this carrier. Let's take a few measurements. First, well see total distance added to the vehicle. That's going to be about 26 inches. We'll get the closest point to the vehicle which is right about 6 inches.
Today on our on our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to be taking a look at the Swagman Trailhead 4-bike hanging-style rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number S63380. Now on this bike rack the bike is secured in three locations. We've got our two straps that are right there. Then we've got one more back here. The third location that we secure is down here on the downtube of the frame for sway control to make sure that the bike doesn't swing too much. Now we'll remove the bike and we'll set it off to the side. Now with the bike out of the way, let's take a couple measurements.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Fold Back 2 bike rack, part number Y02634. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first feature I like to show off is it's integrated cable lock here at the end of our arm. You'll pull this out, wrap it around your bikes and then back to this point here to lock it down for some additional security and to prevent theft and tampering. The cradles are adjustable and it grips the bike at 3 points. We have 2 zip strips up at the top bar here and one strip off to the side and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, on either side of the zip strip are these tabs.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to be testing the Yakima Halfback 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02636. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. It has nice padded cradles which are adjustable along the length of the bike rack. Also has these bottle openers at the end so after you're done with a ride you can crack open a cold one. It also grips the bike in 3 places on the bike's frame. We have 2 zip strips up at the to here and one off at the side. That is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it and damaging them both. Let's go and take the bike off and set it aside.
Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2016 Ford Edge. The Draw-Tite, which is a Class III hitch, part number 75234; the Curt class III, part number C13234; and then the Curt Class II, which is part number C12140. The biggest difference that I see between these 3 hitches is with this Draw-Tite. When the Draw-Tite is installed, this cross tube is tucked up nicely behind the rear fascia, whereas with both Curts this cross tube is tucked up just right at the very bottom of it, but you are still able to see it. Another difference between these is that on the Draw-Tite for the safety chain loops, it's got plates that come down the sides here to where the safety chains will hook up just underneath the receiver tube, whereas with both Curt hitches it's got the plate that's welded to the bottom side of the receiver tube, so it's pretty flush there. Because of that, on this Draw-Tite, you're going to get about 1-1/2 inch less ground clearance than you will with these Curts, so depending on your needs, you may want to take that into consideration. Up here on the Draw-Tite, we got 2 holes. We've got both the 5/8-inch hole and a 1/2-inch hole here. What that allows us to do is that allows it to be compatible with J-pin stabilization systems for that nice confident secure mount back here, whereas with the Curt, this one just gives you the 5/8 inch and the Class II gives you the 1/2 inch.
Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2015 Ford Edge: The Draw-Tite, which is a class three hitch, part number 75234. The CURT class three, part number C13234. Then the CURT class two, which is part number C12140. The biggest difference that I see between these three hitches is with this Draw-Tite. When the Draw-Tite's installed, this crosstube is tucked up nicely behind the rear fascia, whereas with both CURTs, this crosstube is tucked up just right at the very bottom of it, but you are still able to see it. Another difference between these is that on the Draw-Tite, for the safety chain loops, it's got plates that come down the sides here to where the safety chains will hook up just underneath the receiver tube, whereas with both CURT hitches it's got the plate that's welded to the bottom side of the receiver tube so it's pretty flush there. Because of that, on this Draw-Tite you're going to get about 1-1/2" less ground clearance than you will with these CURTs.
Today on our 2014 Ford Edge, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CURT trailer hitch receiver for the class three hitch, part number C13067. This is what the CURT hitch looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. On this Ford Edge Sport, you can see that it's nicely tucked up underneath and very well hidden. All you can see is the receiver tube here, along with the round steel looped safety chain hoops. This hitch is a fairly easy installation. It bolts into place with minimal drilling required.
Today on our 2011 Ford Edge, we're going to be taking a look at in installing the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller. Part number HM47297. In conjunction with the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers, part number ETBC7. We're using part number 18136 which is a long no drill mount bracket. A feature of this one that a lot of other brake controllers don't have is that it has three separate components: the read out, this little control box right here, and then also the brake controller box itself. You can mount these just about wherever you'd like.
Today on our 2008 Ford Edge, we'll be showing you how to install the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with four pole flat connector, part number C56160. Already got the wiring harness layout here, with the yellow wires going towards the left for the left turn signal, and the green going to the right for the right turn signal. Go ahead and remove our taillight assemblies. There's two eight millimeter bolts right here. Grab the taillight assembly, pull it towards you, and it'll pop out. Just go ahead and undo these connectors, push on the push tab, pull. Undo all three connectors.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a class 2 hitch. Part number C12140. Here's what the hitch looks like when it's installed on your vehicle. Here on the receiver tube we've got our 1/2 inch hitch pin hole. We've got a reinforcement collar here around the inch and 1/4 by inch and 1/4 receiver tube opening.
Today on our 2015 Ford Edge we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver, which is a class 3 hitch, part number C13234. Now this is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on a vehicle. Here we've got the 5/8-inch hitch pin hole. We've got the reinforcement collar here around the 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening. This one has a flat steel welded to the bottom for the safety chains with holes cut in it. This hitch is easy to install.