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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2010 Ford Escape, we're going to review an install, the Glacier Cable snow tire chains, part number PW2029C. We'll be installing our tire chains on tire size P23570R16. Now, to begin our install, we've gone ahead and laid our tire chain out here on the floor. Here, on one end of our tire chains, the inner and outer cable will have adjustable notches. This will help to compensate for different tire sizes and tread depths. Our cross chain will be our traction and it has hardened steel rollers going across the cable. This will provide excellent traction in the snowy and icy conditions. At the end of each cross link will be a hook where it connects to the inner and outer cables.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape we are going to review and install the Rain-X Latitude windshield wiper blades Beam Style part number RX5079277. Notice that the arc in our beam style windshield wiper blade will flatten out to supply even pressure all the way across the wiper blade. Along with that and the graphite blade, it's going to provide a superior wiping action, it's going to be Street free and it's a good wiper blade for all kinds of inclement weather such as rain, snow, and ice. It's totally encased so it's a completely rust proof wiper blade. Now, keep in mind both the driver and passenger side are the same so each process we do here on one side is going to get repeated identically on the other side. To release the old or manufacturers, we'll press on the locking tab and slide it out of the wiper arm. We will go ahead and bring the windshield wiper up to gain easier access to the locking tab.



Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape, we're going to review and install the Blue Ox Base Plate with removable arms, part number BX2605. Here's what our base plate will look like once it's installed. To use our base plate, we'll simply remove the plastic cups that go into the receiver tubes when it's not in use. Then we can take our removable arm, slide it into the receiver tube until the detente pin is depressed and rotate it until it locks into position. Same thing here on the other side. Then once we're finished towing our vehicle, we want to take out the removable arms, we'll simply pull back on the detente pin and rotate it to unlock. We can put our plastic cups back into the receiver tube, to help keep that dirt, dust and debris out of the receiver tube. A couple of the really nice features about our base plate is how easy it is to install and equipped with it, our chain hold downs, or cable hold downs on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This is an 1-1/4" opening. It's part number is 36501. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. It's got that square tube design so it's nice and symmetrical going across, small plate here that protects the underside of the vehicle. With this being a class two you'll have a lot of different accessories that are going to work out great for this hitch: cargo carriers, bike racks, ball mounts of course. They're all going to work fine.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Escape - Hidden Hitch

Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden HItch custom fit trailer hitch receiver with draw bar. This is a class two 1-1/4" hitch. Its part number is 90108. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. It's got that square tube design so it's nice and symmetrical going across, small plate here that protects the underside of the vehicle. With this being a class two you'll have a lot of different accessories that are going to work out great for this hitch: cargo carriers, bike racks, ball mounts of course. They're all going to work fine.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Escape - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we'll be installing the Hidden HItch class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 90230. Note, this vehicle is equipped with the automatic rear opening hatch with the foot motion sensor. With the hitch in place, the window for viewing the sensor will be to either side of the receiver tube, as the sensor will not pick up anything that lines up with the receiver tube and flange. As you can see with our hitch installed, our rear motion sensor lift gate still operates. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, it's got a fully welded construction for a nice sturdy piece. It's got a nice black powder-coated finish with a square crosstube.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Escape - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 inch receiver tube hitch, part number 90219. Since this vehicle is equipped with the hands-free liftgate design and our sensor is mounted here between the bumper and the muffler, our opening or sensor area is going to be from here to here between the hitch and the muffler, somewhat limiting our options but still accessible to use the hands-free design. Now with our hitch installed, as you can see, we still have the option of our hands-free liftgate option. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. We've got a nice round crosstube design. While it does sit below the exhaust, it sits far enough forward, it doesn't distract from the look of our vehicle. Here towards the end of the bumper is our class II 1-1/4 inch receiver tube hitch with our pre-drilled 1/2 inch hole. On either side of the receiver tube is going to be our chain hold downs for hooking on our trailer security chains.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Escape - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87627. Here is the rear sensor for the hands-free lift gate device. With our hitch in place, it does obstruct some of the sensor view but still leaves enough here that we can still use the hands-free lift gate. Now with our hitch installed you can see our rear hands-free lift gate option is still functioning. Here's with our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, we've got a round crosstube design that's offset, so while it does hang down below the exhaust, it sits far enough forward that it's not a real distraction from the look of our vehicle. Here at the center we've got easy access to our 2" by 2" receiver tube and the pre-drilled 5/8 pinholes.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we'll be doing a review and install of the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75758. Here is the rear sensor for the hands-free lift gate device. With our hitch in place, it does obstruct some of the sensor view but still leaves enough here that we can still use the hands-free lift gate. Now with our hitch installed you can see our rear hands-free lift gate option is still functioning. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, we've got a round crosstube design that's offset, so while it does hang down below the exhaust, it sits far enough forward that it's not a real distraction from the look of our vehicle. Here at the center we've got easy access to our 2" by 2" receiver tube and the pre-drilled 5/8 pinholes.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we'll be installing the Draw-Tite class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 36529. Note, this vehicle is equipped with the automatic rear opening hatch with the foot motion sensor. With the hitch in place, the window for viewing the sensor will be to either side of the receiver tube, as the sensor will not pick up anything that lines up with the receiver tube and flange. As you can see with our hitch installed, our rear motion sensor lift gate still operates. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, it's got a fully welded construction for a nice sturdy piece. It's got a nice black powder-coated finish with a square crosstube.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our on our 2015 Ford Escape we'll be installing the Draw-Tite class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 36524. Since this vehicle is equipped with the hands-free lift gate design and our sensor is mounted here between the bumper and the muffler, our opening or sensor area is going to be from here to here between the hitch and the muffler, somewhat limiting our options but still accessible to use the hands-free design. Now with our hitch installed, as you can see, we still have the option of our hands-free lift gate option. Here's with our hitch will look like once it's installed. We've got a nice round crosstube design. While it does sit below the exhaust, it sits far enough forward that it doesn't distract from the look of our vehicle. Here towards the end of our bumper is our class two 1-1/4" receiver hitch with our pre-drilled 1/2" hole.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Escape - Curt

Today on our 2008 Ford Escape we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the CURT custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This is a class three 2" opening hitch. It's part number is 13650. Here's what the hitch looks like once we get it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it drops down pretty close to the center before it ever really becomes visible. Gives it a nice OEM kind of look.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number 118566. Now to begin our install we're first going to go ahead and open up the rear hitch. Once we have the rear hitch open we need to remove both taillight assemblies. Each taillight assembly has two fastener covers and then two fasteners underneath, so keep in mind each process we do here to one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side. I'm going to use a small pick to remove the fastener cover. You could also use a small flat blade screwdriver.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Ford Escape

Today on our 2008 Ford Escape, we're going to be installing the CURT T-Connector Wiring Harness. This has the four-pole flat trailer connector. Its part number is C56160. Here's what our wiring's going to look like before we put it in the vehicle. You can see we've got the yellow and brown. That's going to run over right beside the driver side taillight.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Escape - Curt

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be installing and taking a look at the Curt Class 2, 1 1/4 inch receiver tube hitch, part number C12060. Some of the really nice features about our hitch is it's a Class 2 inch hitch so it has 350 pounds of tongue weight capability and 3500 pounds of towing capacity. Our chain hold downs, hitch receiver tube and our 1/2 inch pre-drilled hitch pin hole are all very easily accessible. While a minimal part of the hitch cross tube, the nice, stylish, round-tube design, does hang down below the bumper, the remaining portion of our hitch is hidden behind the rear bumper and up to the frame. Now before we begin our install, let's go ahead and take a look at what our hitch looks like once it's installed. Next, I'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 1 1/2 inches.



Derale 8000 Plate Fin Transmission Cooler Installation - 2008 Ford Escape

Today on our 2008 Ford Escape, we'll be installing the Duralli Transmission Cooler, part number D13501. To begin our install, we've already gone ahead and opened up the hood and we'll need to remove the front grill. To remove the front grill, there are multiple fasteners. Starting here at the top, we'll remove the two fasteners. Then we can pull slightly back on the grill, and locate two additional screw fasteners that secure the lower portion of the grill to the front bumper fascia. Now, once we remove both screws, one on each side, we'll need to remove two nuts that go over screw studs built into the front grill. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2005 Ford Escape

Today on our 2005 Ford Escape, we'll be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, part number PW2029C. This kit will come in a set for both the driver and passenger side, and will work for either two or four wheel drive vehicles. Starting on the ground, we've gone ahead and laid out our tire chain. We have the cross sections that will connect the outer cables. Where the cross section meets the outer cable, we'll make sure that the hook of the cross section will face away from the tire. Its smooth surface will go against the sidewall of the tire, so it doesn't dig in and damage the tire. As we've got it laid out here, we'll also go ahead and note that this is a directional chain. It does matter in which direction it's going to move primarily, which will be forward. Now we'll go ahead and put our chain in place.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2005 Ford Escape

Today in our 2005 Ford Escape we'll be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, part #PW1046. This kit will come in a set for both the driver and passenger side, and will work for either 2- or 4-wheel drive vehicles. Starting on the ground, we've gone ahead and laid out our tire chain. We have the cross-sections that will connect the outer cables. We'll make sure that the hook of the cross-section will face away from the tire, and its smooth surface will go against the sidewall of the tire so it doesn't dig in and damage the tire. Now we'll go ahead and put our chain in place. We'll take the chain, lay it up over the tire, and bring the bottom ends down and around the tire. As we put it in place, we'll make it's evenly spaced, inside to outside, so that the outside cables hang evenly on the sidewall.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Ridgeback Four Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number Y02458. We'll begin our test fit by inserting the shank of the rack into the hitch on our vehicle. I want to make sure that the anti rattle device is pushed forward that way it slides in nicely and then you'll watch for your pin holes to line up. With your pin hole in line, you go ahead and insert your pin and then tighten in our anti rattle device here on the bottom of the rack. Tightening this down helps to take any extra play out of the shank. You wiggle it around a little and then you get it nice and tight. With our rack in this position, the closest point of the rack to the vehicle is going to be about 4 1/2 inches.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FullTilt 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inch and 2-inch hitches, part number Y02462. To begin our test fit, we'll insert the shank of our rack into the hitch of our vehicle. It helps if you keep your finger on the anti-rattle device. You'll then push it in until the pin clicks into place, and you can tell from the green indicator marker here. Now, we'll go ahead and tighten up the anti-rattle device. This helps to take any play out of the shank of the rack.



Yakima FullSwing Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2103 Ford Escape, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Full Swing Four Bike Rack for 2 inch hitches part number Y02465. We'll begin our test fit by inserting the shank of the rack into the hitch of our vehicle. You want to keep a finger on the anti rattle device that way it slides in smoothly, you'll then push it in until your clip, until your pin and clip locks into place. You can tell here by the green indicator that it is locked in. We'll then tighten down our anti rattle device by twisting this red knob and this helps to take any extra play out of the shank of the rack. As you can we are nice and tight there. The closest part of the rack to the vehicle is this wing nut here, that measures about an 1 1/2 away from the vehicle.



Saris Thelma Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Saris Thelma 3-bike platform-style rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA4239B. To begin our test fit we'll insert the shank of our rack into the hitch of our vehicle. Once that's inserted you'll want to watch for the pinholes to line up. With your pinholes in line we'll go ahead and and take the included threaded anti-rattle hitch bolt and thread that into place. Once we have that hand tight we'll go ahead and take our wrench and tighten down the rest of the way. Doing this helps to remove any extra added movement in the shank.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Saris Freedom Superclamp 4-bike platform-style rack for 2" hitches, part number SA4026. We'll begin our test fit by inserting the shank of the rack into the hitch of our vehicle. We'll then want to watch for the pinholes to line up. Once we have our pinholes in line we can go ahead and take our anti-rattle hitch bolt and thread that through the shank. With that hand tight you'll go ahead and finish tightening it rest of the way with your wrench. Tightening this down helps to take any extra play out of the hitch.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we are going to be test fitting the Saris Freedom Super Clamp Two Bike platform style rack part number SA4025. We'll begin our test fit by inserting the shank of our rack into our receiver hitch on our vehicle. You want to watch for the pin holes to line up. Once that is in line you can go ahead and take the threaded anti rattle hitch bolt and thread that into place. Once you have that hand tight, you can go ahead and take your wrench and finish it off the rest of the way. Once that is tighten down, you can go ahead and snap your lock onto the other side. We'll go ahead and we'll get a few measurements here.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we are going to be test fitting the Saris Freedom Two Bike platform style rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number SA4412B. We'll begin our test fit by inserting the shank of the rack into the hitch of our vehicle. Now you may want to keep a hand on the adapter sleeve as it does move freely and we'll line up the pin holes. With our pin holes in line, we'll go ahead and take our anti rattle hitch bolt and thread that into place. With that hand tighten, we'll go ahead and take a wrench and tighten it up the rest of the way. This helps to take any extra movement out of the shank of the rack.











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