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Titan Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2010 Ford Explorer, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain snow tire chains, part number TC1146. That's tire size 245/65-R17. These Titan snow tire chains are SAE class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They feature rounded twist links to form cross chains, so they're going to provide you with adequate traction and you're going to have less jarring than you would with other chains. The ladder pattern design is going to be very effective during starts and stops; it's going to give you the traction you need to get going. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and they come in a quantity of two, also is included is this nice box, so you can stow them up and out of the way. Let's go ahead and show you how easy they are to install.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW3010C. That's tire size 245/65R17. These Glacier Tire Chains are SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They have a low profile design, so they're going to provide you with a smooth ride. They feature steel rollers on the cross cables.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Raceway Pro Two Bike Rack, part number TH9001PRO. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first feature I would like to show is the integrated cable lock here. You pull it out, wrap it around the bike in the front, attach it to this point here and lock it for additional security to prevent theft and tampering. It grabs your bike by three points. You have two straps up at the top here and one out to the side.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting a Thule Gateway XT2 bike rack, part # TH9006XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps, up at the top here and one off to the side. That's going to serve as an anti squeeze trap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth and possibly damaging the bikes in front of it. Let's go and take that off and set that aside. With the bike in this position, I'm going to go ahead and give you a quick measurement.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Archway XT 2-Bike Rack, part number TH9009XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first feature I'd like to show off is it has this integrated cable lock here at the end. You'll pull the cable out, wrap it around the bikes, and put it back into this portion here, and then lock it into place, preventing theft and tampering. It grips the bike by 3 points.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Passage 2 Bike Rack, part number TH910xt. 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 this actually grips the bike, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two rubber straps up at the top here and one off to the side. That's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth and possibly hitting the bike in front of it. Let's go ahead and take it off and set it aside. With it in this position, I'm going to go ahead and give you a quick measurement.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today in our 2006 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack, part number NV22G. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now the most important feature about this bike rack is the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached. To do that, we go to this latch here. It's nice and easy to get to as opposed to the latches that are underneath.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Male: Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we're going to be testing the Yakima Hold Up 2 bike rack. Part number Y02443. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look, and show off some of its features. Now the first impression was an expensive feature about this bike rack because the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached. To do that we'll hold on to the bike rack like so, make sure it doesn't slip out.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're just going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Gateway XT Trunk Mount Two-Bike Rack. That part number is TH9006XT. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway XT Trunk Mount 2-Bike Rack. That part number is: TH9009XT. We already have our bike secured down; but flirts, let me show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps; two on our frame and one is our anti sway strap on the back. I'm going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those then we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way, we'll take a few measurements. First is going to be overall.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're doing a test fit of the Thule Passage 2 trunk-mount bike rack. That part number is TH910XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style 2 bike rack. That part number is, SH22B. Now, this comes in multiple different colors. Here we have the black. Also comes in a grey and a pearl color. Also, comes with a cable lock and wheel strap, although we are not using those today.



Husky Liners Classic Rear Floor Liners Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer we're going to be taking a look at the Husky Liners custom auto floor liners for the rear in tan, Part Number HL63773. Something that I like about these floor mats is that it gives you coverage over the hump in the center, and that's something you're not typically going to get with factory floor mats or universal after market floor mats. It's just going to help give that little bit extra piece of mind so if you've got kids in the back or something, it's going to make sure that your floor is nice and protected. Here in the second row, you can see that there is dirt and debris that got underneath the floor mats that we're in place here, and you can also see there's some discoloration on the carpet from things that have probably gotten over the edge like spills of drinks or something like that to cause that discoloration. Here in the center, we've got the same thing. We've got a little bit of discoloration and some dirt and debris. Now, let's install our Husky Liners.



Husky Liners Classic Front Floor Liners Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer we're going to be taking a look at the Husky Liner's Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front in tan. Part number HL33753. Also available in grey, part number HL33752, and in black, part number HL33751. Here you can see the debris and other things had gotten underneath the floor mat that had been in here. Even down here around the little hook you can see some discoloration in the carpet that let you know that something spilled and got underneath there to cause that to happen. Now, let's install our Husky Liner floor mat. As you can see right here we've got a little raised part that's going to go right over where that factory hook was on the floor.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer we're doing a test fit of the Swagman TrailHead hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is S63380. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with four straps altogether, three on our frame and one as our anti-sway. We're going to pull down and lift up on all of those to release them.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2010 Ford Explorer, we're doing a test fit of the Surco 20 by 48 Cargo Carrier. That part number is 52017. Now, this is designed to work with inch and 1/4 hitches only, and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. The first thing we're going to do with it installed is take a few measurements, ground clearance being first. We're going to have about 19 1/4 inches. Overall to our vehicle, we're adding about 27 inches.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer we're doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is INH305. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We can actually tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. We're going to pull down on the lever at the bottom and tilt that away.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XT2 platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64650. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how. Here in the center we have our frame hook which is going to hold our bike down into our wheel cradles. Wheel just squeeze and lift straight up on those frame hooks.





Ford Explorer Questions

  • Some 5-Pole flat connectors use a total of 6 wires. They operate as follows: Blue - trailer brakes Green - right hand brake and turn signals Yellow - left hand brake and turn signals Brown/Green - right hand running lights Brown/Yellow - left hand running lights White - ground The brown wires with the yellow and green tracers or stripes are the same circuit. They provide power to the side markers and taillights when the vehicle headlights are on. When converting these...
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  • To determine if you can tow your 30 ft Dutchmen travel trailer with your 2003 Ford Explorer, you will want to find the towing capacity of your Explorer and compare that to the loaded and ready to tow weight of your trailer. I did some research on your Explorer and found that the Explorer will have different maximum tow ratings depending on how it is equipped. For 2WD models, if you have the 4.0L SOHC engine without a tow package, then the maximum towing capacity of your...
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  • We have everything that you will need to carry your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on your husbands 2004 Ford Explorer. I will start off with a few bike rack recommendations. For a Yakima bike rack, my personal favorite is the RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack, # Y02458. This bike rack is a great value for the quality and features that it has and it includes an integrated locking cable. For a Thule bike rack, I recommend looking at either the Vertex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9029XT, or the Apex 4...
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  • The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is knowing the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. You should also keep in mind that anything loaded behind the rear axle of your 2013 Ford Explorer will contribute to the tongue weight as well. I would recommend choosing a system that has a tongue weight range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer with its heaviest load. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically calculated...
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  • On your 2013 Ford Explorer Limited, the factory brake control wiring harness should be located above and behind the hood release under the dash on the drivers side. To connect your P2 brake controller to the harness, you will need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3035-P. This adapter has one end that plugs into your P2 brake controller and a larger end that plugs into the 6 pin connector that should be located behind the glove box on the vehicles brake control harness....
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  • Before attempting to flat tow your vehicle, I would suggest you consult the owners manual or with Ford for any special procedures or prohibitions regarding flat towing your vehicle. I found flat towing procedures on page 292 of the owners manual. For the 2014 Explorer Sport with the Eco Boost engine and adaptive cruise, you would want to use the Blue Ox # BX2632 base plate kit. An adapter like # RM-031 would be needed in order for the Blue Ox base plates to work with the Roadmaster...
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  • First, you need to find out If your Ford Explorer is equipped with a tow-package port (90 percent are). If so use, item # 118241, which is much simpler to hook up. The plug is usually located in the rear of the vehicle on the driver side. However, the plug can also be found on the passenger side and sometimes even on both sides. The small grey plug is usually covered with a red nipple, but the colors and styles of caps do vary. If your Explorer is not equipped with the factory...
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  • According to the owner's manual, when activated by pressing the button, the Tow/Haul feature improves transmission operation by changing the shift points so that upshifts are delayed to keep the engine operating higher in its power band when the transmission shifts. When the transmission is on OD (overdrive) having the Tow/Haul mode 'on' will provide engine braking in all gears, which is useful for when you're descending hills. I've driven vehicles previously that have had...
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  • The Tekonsha Brake Controller Wiring Adapter # 3035-P is indeed the correct harness for your 2015 Ford Explorer w/ Factory Tow Package. The connector is located under the dash, near the hood release lever. The Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 would be an excellent choice. The P3 is one of our best selling brake controllers, because of how user-friendly it is.
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  • It sounds as if the connection you found is one that is located on the opposite side of the vehicle. If your 1998 model Explorer has the factory tow package installed the correct connector for the trailer wiring harness, # 118421, is sometimes on the drivers side or the passengers side. There is a very similar connector that the harness will not plug into on the opposite side in most every case. Go to the other side and locate the connector there and I am confident your wiring...
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  • The two Draw Tite hitches part # 76034 and # 75710 are both confirmed fits for your 2016 Ford Explorer. Since the part # 76034 costs less and has more capacity I would recommend it easily for you. Essentially they are the same except one is rated higher and costs less. Your liftgate will still function just fine. You just might have to run your foot under either side of the hitch opening instead. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118540 as it is a confirmed fit as...
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  • You do not have to add an oil cooler or supplemental transmission cooler if you do not want to. but Ford might require it to reach the maximum tow rating for your 2014 Ford Explorer. You will want to check the owners manual to determine if those items are required. It would not be a bad idea to add them even if you do not have to. They will help protect and prolong the life of the vehicle motor and transmission. I recommend a combination cooler # D15902 which is both a transmission...
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  • I see exactly what you are talking about. I checked the stock we have on hand and all of the # 118241 wiring harnesses have the pins in the 3 O-clock and 10 O-clock positions with the locking tab up. I then spoke with our installation tech and he feels that the directions for the 1999 Explorer are wrong. He says that he remembers having to use the connector that is on the drivers side and that the picture on our web page was taken following the manufacturers directions and never...
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  • The wires for the brake controller on your 2002 Ford Explorer will be in one of two locations. They may be under the dash on the drivers side of the vehicle left of the steering column or behind the glove box on the passenger side. If your vehicle has a factory 7-Way connector, then there should be a port where you can plug in the wiring adapter, # 3035-P. The port may be white, black or gray. If your vehicle comes with a factory 4-Flat trailer connector, then you may or may...
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  • You would not be able to use the DeeZee headache rack with a TruXedo tonneau cover because the rails are covered and they would interfere with each other. You might be able to use # MT70234 since it bolts to the tops of the bed sides and the brackets do not come over the bed sides.
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  • First you will need to start with a base plate kit to provide the connection point for the tow bar. For that you would want the part # BX2658 for if you do not have adaptive cruise control and you do not have a Sport model. If you have a Sport model with or without adaptive cruise you would need the part # BX2660. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular...
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  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118344, is the wiring harness you will need if you do not have the factory tow package and your 2001 Ford Explorer XLT is a two door. If your 2001 Ford Explorer XLT does not have the factory tow package and is a four door, then you will need the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118345. This harness has a modulite converter that draws power for the trailer lights directly from the vehicles battery. Both of the wiring harnesses...
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  • Your 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer could have either a 1-1/4 inch hitch or a 2 inch hitch. You will need to measure the size of the receiver opening on the hitch to make sure what size you have. You might also see if there is a label on your hitch that will list the Gross Towing Weight and the Tongue Weight for your hitch. This will let you know the maximum weight that your hitch is rated for, which will help you choose what cargo carrier or trailer you should use. The towing...
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  • The hitches we offer for your Explorer, the Curt Class III, part # C13100 and the Draw-Tite # 75710 would all have the receiver tube sitting below the rear bumper fascia as shown in the photos I provided for you. We don't offer an OEM style hitch for your Explorer, you would need to see a Ford dealer about that.
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  • The Tekonsha Wiring Harness, part # 3035-P is the correct harness for a 2003 Ford Explorer with a factory tow package with a 7-Way trailer connector. The # 3035-P harness will plug into the factory brake controller port located behind the glove box. Open the glove box completely, you will need to push in the stops on the side of the glove box to do this. It is located on the left side of the opening, slightly above the opening. It is taped to another wire bundle. It will be...
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