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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today in this 2011 Ford Escape, we're going to install Part Number 75751 from Draw-Tite. All right. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Escape. Next we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 17 inches. If we center the hitch pin hold to the edge of the bumper, it will be about 1 and 1/2 inches.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford Escape

Today on our 2011 Ford Escape we're going to install part number 90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. Now to help us with our install we're using a couple other parts. We're using the ETBC7 Brake Controller install kit as well as a long bracket from from Tow Ready part number 18136. We'll start off with that part first. This is our bracket we're going to install first.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the rocky mounts tire rod roof mounted bike rack. Part number RKY1014. With our two way rapid crossroads racks are already placed, we'll grab our bike rack and place it on to the rack. Make sure when placing on the rack, make sure the two rubber T straps go around the front bar. With the rack in place, secure the T straps around the front of the head. Next you move to the rear of the rack, loosening up your bracket and sliding it into place around every bar.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Custom Cargo Liner Review - 2013 Ford Escape

All right, today on this 2013 Ford Escape were going to install part number HL23741 from Husky Liners. This is the Weather Beater Custom Cargo Liner. To start off our very easy install you just want to make sure you get any pre-existing mats or liners out of the way. This design interacts straight with carpet. Well go ahead and lay our new liner in place. Go ahead and push it into corners to make sure its secure. As you can see it meets up right up against the back seat. Now out by the tailgate it actually covers up the gap between the carpet and the threshold so you dont have to worry about any dirt and debris working its way underneath.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddle Board Rack with a two-board capacity, part number TH810. With our Thule Rapid Crossroad Racks in place, we'll take our rack and set it up on the front bar. Next, we'll take your T-strap, wrap it around the bar, and place it back into the foot. Next, go around the other side of the vehicle and repeat. This time, you can tighten it on up with the wing nut. Once you have both make secure with the wing nuts, you can move to the rear bar. You can repeat this process to mount your rack as well.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large rooftop cargo box with 13 cubic feet of space, part number TH634B. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads rack system already in place, we'll start our test fit by grabbing our cargo box and placing it onto our roof rack. For this application you'll find it easier to keep the box at a tilt, adjusting your feet to the correct position around your rack bars. Also for this application, we're making sure the box is at its most front position to allow access to the rear hatch. Next we'll open our box and tighten down our feet by turning the gray knobs. One of the great features of this box is that the feet actually click to let you know that they're secure and in place. It's also a great feature that the Thule Sonic also allows access from both sides of the box. With the knobs tight and the feet secure around the bars, we're good to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads rack system already in place, we'll start our test fit by placing the cargo box onto our roof rack. We found it easiest for this application to keep the box at a tilt and move our mounting hooks into position. Once the hooks are into position, you'll slide the rest of the box onto the rack. We also made sure that the box is in its most forward position to make sure we have access to the rear hatch. Now that the box is in place, we'll open it up, tighten up the gray handles on the inside to secure our feet. We will do this on both sides of the box, since both sides open. As you can see here, the rear hatch does not open completely without touching the box. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force, part number TH626, on our 2012 Ford Escape.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Rockymount Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number RKY1011. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Rock System already in place, we'll start by putting our bike rack onto the rack. You want to make sure that your 2 rubber T straps go around the front bar. Once around the front bar, you can put them into place. Next you'll move your rear bracket forward, loosen it up and make sure it mounts around the rear bar. Next you'll tighten up the front allenscrew to the front bar just to secure the rubber straps in place, then you'll tighten up your allenscrew at the rear bracket. Now that the rack is in place, make sure your front skewer is open and your rear strap is undone. Next, we'll grab out bike, place it on the rack making sure the forks are secure in the skewer first. You can then move to the rear and tighten down your rear strap. Now your bike's in place and you're good to go. And that will complete today's test fit of the Rockymount Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number RKY1011 on our 2012 Ford Escape.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape were going to install part number C56164 from Curt. This is a Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness. To start our install we need to go ahead and open the back hatch and get access to the taillights, were going to temporarily remove them. Once we get to the taillights there will be two little covers that were going to pop off thats on top of the screws. Then well go ahead and remove the screws. Then well go ahead and remove the taillight. To remove the taillight well need to pull straight back.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Escape - Curt

Today in this 2014 Ford Escape, were going to install part number C12084 from Curt. To get our car ready, we needed a lowering exhaust. Therell be two bolts on each side that go to the frame. This will connect the hanger brackets for the exhaust to the frame. Well go ahead and remove these exhaust bolts and allow the exhaust to hang down some. Well do this on both sides of the car. The next thing is a little easier.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack system already installed on our Escape, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, were going to bring 2 of the metal U bolts around the underside of our crossbar, fit them through the head of our carrier and hold them in place using 2 of the wing nuts. We then tighten all 4 of them down. With our front secure, well move to the rear. This time, were going to place the U bolt through the rack, being sure that it comes out on both sides of our crossbar. Well bring the metal plate up to the U bolt, being sure that both sides of the U bolt go through it.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Custom Cargo Liner Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Randy: Hi. Randy inaudible 00:00:01 here, at etrailer.com. Today, on our 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be taking a look at the Husky Liners Weatherbeater Custom Cargo Liner. This is in tan, it's part number HL23743. It's also available in black with part number HL23741. To begin our installation, we're simply going to spread our mat out here and lay it into place.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11, a rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic feet of storage space in black. It's part number Y07193. With our Yakima rail grab roof rack system already installed on the Escape, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. We're going to slide it back, and while we do this we'll make sure that all 4 lower halves of our clamps go around the underside of our crossbars. We'll then open the passenger side of the box. We will reach inside and tighten the 2 red T-handles located closest to us. One of the great features of the Rocketbox Pro 11 is its ability to open from the passenger and the driver side.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14, a rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space in black. It's Part Number Y07192. With our Yakima Rail Grab Roof Rack System already installed on the Escape, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our cross bars. We'll slide it back and be sure that all four lower halves of our clamp go around the underside of our cross bars. We can now open the passenger side of our box. We'll reach in and we'll tighten the red T-handles closest to us. One of the great features of the Rocketbox Pro 14 is its ability to open from both the passenger and driver side.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Ford Escape

Today, in our 2014 Ford Escape, we'll be testing the Yakima RailGrab Towers with 48-inch round bars, using part number Y00408 and Y00138. With our rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instruction, we'll grab our front half and place it onto our side rails. We'll want to find a fixed point. In our case, we're going to use the point in which the side rail meets the foot of the side rail. There's a line here. From this, we'll measure back 7 inches. We'll do this measurement on both sides to be sure we have our feet in line with each other. With our feet in line, we'll open the cover located on the foot and tighten the black Allen Bolt located inside with our Allen Key. We'll now move over to the other side, double-check our measurement and repeat the same tightening process. With the front half of our rack secure, I will now grab the rear half, place it onto our side rails. This time, we're going to measure from the center of our front bar to the center of our rear bar.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, were going to be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader. A wheel-mount, roof bike rack, with part number Y02103. With our Yakima Rail Grab Roof Rack System already on the Escape, were going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at our front crossbar, well place our clamp down around our bar. Well have the two outside legs on the front, and the one middle leg at the rear. We can then tighten the black T-handle here, to secure it to our rack. With the front secure, well move to the rear. Here were going to loosen the black T-handle, remove the T-bolt from the clamp, bring the lower-jaw of our clamp around the underside of our crossbar, reinsert our T-bolt through the slot, and tighten it down with the black T-handle. With our rack secured to our vehicle, its now time to load our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, were going to be test fitting the Yakima Forklift and Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack with part number Y02098. With our Yakima rail grab roof rack system already installed on the Escape, were going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our crossbars. Here at the front, were going to remove the securer, slide back the black plastic cover, and loosen our black T-handle. Well then remove the T-bolt from the lower half of our clamp, and bring it around our crossbar, reinsert our T-bolt to the appropriate slot, then well tighten it down with the black T-handle. Well then slide our black cover forward, reinserting the securer, then we can move to the rear. Here were going to loosen the black T-handle, remove the T-bolt from the slot, bring our clamp around our crossbar, reinsert our T-bolt and tighten it down with the black T-handle. With our rack secured, its time to load up our bike.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape, well be installing the tow-ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with four-pole flat connector part number 118551. To begin our install, well first open up the rear hatch. Then, locate the two fasteners that secure the driver side taillight assembly. Well remove the fasteners and then carefully pop the taillight assembly out of its position being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath. Next, well move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. Next, well need to remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, well get underneath it with the interior trim panel tool or a flat blade screwdriver and gently release the fasteners underneath. Well go ahead and pull the threshold up and set aside for reinstallation later. Next, well remove the rear lower board carpeting.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box with 22 cubic feet of storage space, in metallic silver, part #TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Rack system already in place, let's start our test fit by placing our cargo box on top of our roof rack. For this test fit we find it easiest to keep the box at a tilt. That way we can position the feet accordingly with the bars. We also want to make sure that the box is placed as far forward as possible so we can have access to our rear hatch. With our box now in place we are ready to open it up. With the box open, turn your gray knobs to secure your feet.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape we will be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet, part number TH615. With the Thule inaudible 00:10 cross road rack system all ready in place, we'll start our test fit by placing the cargo box on top of our roof rack. We'll open up our box, place our feet through the slots. Once the feet are in place, we're actually going to move our box as far forward as possible to make sure we have complete access to our hatch. Now that the box and the feet are in place, you'll tighten down your feet to secure the box into place. Next, we'll open up our rear hatch to make sure we have plenty of access.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape well be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, part number TH614. With our Thule Rapid Roof Rack system already in place well grab our box and place it onto the rack. Next well open up the box. Well place our feet through the slots provided and make sure that they go around the rack bars. Once the feet are in place well make a slight adjustment to make sure the box is as far forward as possible so we can have access to our hatch. Now that the box is in place well turn the knobs and tighten down all 4 of our feet.With the feet in place and the knobs tight your box is now secure. As you can see here theres plenty of room to open up the rear hatch.That will complete todays test fit of the Thule Pulse part number TH614 on our 2012 Ford Escape.





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