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Rola TX 104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer Limited we're going to be test fitting the Rola TX104 4-bike rack. This is going to be part number 59401. This comes with a 2" shank for 2" hitches only. Now let's go ahead and put it in our 2" receiver. Go ahead and line up your holes. Once you have your pinholes lined up, go ahead and thread in your anti-rattle bolt.



Whispbar Roof Rack Review - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer Limited, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Whispbar Bar-Mounted Roof Rail System, Part Number WB-S47. As you can see, we have the factory roof rails installed on this Explorer and we've already assembled and put on one of the Whisbars, so that's what it will look like when it's on there. This is spaced out to where we'll have a 28-inch crossbar spread. This is about 11 1/2 inches off the back and mounted just right underneath of the middle bracket for your factory roof rail system. Pretty much as far as you can get it under there, so it's fixed and ready to go. We'll go ahead and show you how the front one goes on. So, just go open up the door here and we'll step up.



Rola Roof Rack Review - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer Limited, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola Roof Racks Sport Series Roof Rack System. This is going to be 55 inches long and if you look here we already have our factory roof racks and one installed on the backside. A few things I want to show you on this is that if you undo the end cap, this locks and it will actually secure your foot pads in place for coming out as well as if you undo this one here, it will undo the turning mechanism that loosens and tightens with the rod here, your threaded cable and this will tighten up your tension around your bars. We'll go ahead and get it on here. All right we already mounted up our back one here to right behind the factory fix point and we are going to mount this one between 24 and 32 inches for our crossbar spread. We are going to come in a little bit here. We'll say 29 inches and once we've get it there we'll go ahead and tighten down this side and move to the other side.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we're going to review and install the CURT t-connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56172. Now to begin our install we first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring connector here on the passenger side on the inner fender well between the fender well and the muffler. Once we locate it we'll locate the locking tab so we can separate the two connectors. Once we separate the two connectors we'll bring in our new wiring harness. The new wiring harness has a the-connection point that will match up with the manufacturer's connectors so we can plug inline with the manufacturer's wiring. We'll take the white wire with the pre-attached ring terminal, ground it to the body of the vehicle, and then run the 4-pole connector and harness over to our hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2015 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Tow Ready, T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118540. Here's what our wiring harness will look like once it's installed. As you can see, the connection points mirror manufacturer's connection points, so we can plug in line with our T-connector. The 4-pole harness itself will then pick up the signals through the T-connection and run it to our 4-pole trailer connector, which already has the pre-installed wire loom to help protect it as we route it over top of the exhaust and across to our hitch. Then at the 4-pole connector, it's got a nice molded built on cap so we don't lose it, help protecting the end of our 4 flat trailer connection. Then when you're ready to use it, simply remove the cap and run it to your trailer or accessory. Now we'll go ahead and show you how to install your new Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole Flat Trailer Connector. To begin our install, we first need to locate the manufacturer's rear wiring harness that's located on the inner fender well here on the passenger's side, above the muffler, and between the muffler and the fender well.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we'll be installing CURT class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number C13100. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Very easily accessible. Here is our receiver tube. It's our 2" by 2" square tube design. Our pre-drilled pinholes, that's for our 5/8 pin, and then our chain hold down.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we'll be installing Hidden Hitch class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87720. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. The only thing we really have exposed is the receiver tube, which is almost flush with the rear bumper, so we have nice easy access to the 5/8 pre-drilled pinhole on both sides and our chain hold down. The only other thing that we really have exposed is the round crosstube that connects the two side brackets to the frame. We have 400 pounds of tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds of towing capacity, unless we add a weight distribution hitch; then we have up to 500 pounds of tongue weight with 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the Draw-Tite class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 75710. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. The only thing we really have exposed is the receiver tube, which is almost flush with the rear bumper, so we have nice easy access to the 5/8 pre-drilled pinhole on both sides and our chain hold down. The only other thing that we really have exposed is the round crosstube that connects the two side brackets to the frame. We have 400 pounds of tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds of towing capacity, unless we add a weight distribution hitch; then we have up to 500 pounds of tongue weight with 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4".



Pro Series Weight Distribution System Review - 2001 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2001 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Pro Series Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control, part number PS49901. This system evenly distributes tongue weight to the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control. It also creates a more level ride for your tow vehicle and trailer. It has an adjustable tension and allows you to create the perfect degree of control and resistance. The integrated handle also allows you to easily engage and disengage the system. To start off, we need to have our truck and trailer in a straight line, but separated.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to show you part number 75710. This is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Hitch. This is a Class III with a 2" opening. We'll go ahead and take a quick look at our hitch when it's installed on our vehicle. First off it has a nice rounded collar that goes all the way the 2" opening here and then it uses a 5/8" hitch pin hole right here. You notice it has 2 sets of holes on here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to show you part number 87720. This is the Hidden Hitch Class 3, 2 inch receiver hitch. We'll go ahead and take a quick look at our hitch when it's installed on our vehicle. First off, it has a nice rounded collar that goes all the way around the 2 inch opening here and then it uses a 5/8ths hitch pin hole right here. Below the receiver are two large safety chain loops and then the body of our hitch is a round tube construction. All right now, you can see how the hitch also kind of disappears behind the bumper, but then it comes up and over the exhaust. Our hitch will attach up to the frame.





Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number C56093. All right, we'll go ahead and show you how our wiring harness works before we install it. We use usually keep it hidden underneath the mat. And then when we need to use it, we can go ahead and pull it out. We'll take the wire and pull across the threshold and then we can go ahead and close the hatch on it. Make sure you stay away from the latch so you don't get it pinched in there and cause any damage.



Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we're going to be doing a test fit on the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system. We're using the 54"-long Vortex Aero bars. Part number on that is RRVA137B-2. These are also available in silver. We're going to be using the foot pack kit, part number RRSX005. Now as you can see here we've got two blocks and then a little lip here, a little edge.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2001 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the ETBC7 seven-pole and brake controller installation kit, part number ETBC7, in conjunction with connecting the customer's already installed brake controller which is was the Tekonsha P3, part number 90195. Our first step will be installing the bracket onto our new seven-pole connector. This will be the mounting bracket that will attach to the bumper. We'll go ahead and use the hardware provided to attach the bracket to the seven-pole connector. Next I'm going to take some black electrical tape and wrap up the wires of our new seven-pole connector. This will help to assist in protecting the wires and clean up our install look. Now we're ready to go ahead and attach it to the bumper. To do this I'll use a couple of self-tapping screws to secure the bracket to the bumper. Now with our seven-pole connected, we'll go ahead and feed the wires over and behind the hitch. Next we'll go ahead and disconnect the manufacturer's seven-pole and feed it over and behind the hitch also.



Transmission Cooler Installation - 2001 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2001 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler. Part number D13503. We've gone ahead and located a spot to mount the transmission cooler. Now we just need to gain access. To do this we'll simply remove the front bumper. To remove the front bumper we'll first unplug the electrical, which for this application will be the front fog lights.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the CURT T-connector wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connection, part number C56172. Now to begin our install we'll first go to the passenger side above the muffler on the inner fender well and locate the manufacturer's wiring connector. We'll be pressing on the locking tab, separating these two connection points so we can install the wiring harness. Now over time these locks can get sticky so you may have to work at it a little bit, but pressing on the locking tab will allow you to disconnect the two connection points. Next we'll take our CURT T-connector harness, which will match the manufacturer's connection points, and we can plug directly into the manufacturer's connector. We'll make sure we lock in place, then install the other side into the harness, checking to make sure it locked in place. Now once we've made our connections we'll need to take the white wire and secure it to the body of the vehicle. This also provides our new ground for the 4-pole harness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to install part number 118540. This is a T1 vehicle wiring harness with a 4-pole flat trailer connector. Okay. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and find our wire harness. Were looking at the passenger side of the vehicle. You see theres two plugs here on this particular vehicle.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number KS3891. This is a K-Source Universal Towing Mirror. First, take a look at the mirror, you may want to pre-set it. The mirror itself sits on a ball joint where you can manipulate it and twist it anyway you want. It's a really tight fit, so it's going to not move around at all and then you can see how it can maneuver width here and there's a joint here. This can adapt to a variety of size mirrors. Makes it easier to install, I like to have these guys pulled up towards the top.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer will be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Part #90885 in conjunction with the etrailer Universal Installation Kit for Brake Controllers, Part #ETBC7. To start, we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7-pole adapter bracket. With the hardware provided we'll use it to attach the bracket to the 7-pole adapter. We'll go ahead and take the bracket, feed it over the wires and up to the back of the mounting surface for the 7-pole adapter. Then we'll take the screws, feed them through the front side of the 7-pole and secure it with the nuts on the backside. Once we have all four in place, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. I'm gonna go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up 8 to 10 inches of our wire. This will assist in bundling our wires together and help protect it from the elements. Next we'll go ahead and attach the Draw-Tite No-Drill Mounting Bracket, Part #18136. Using the fasteners provided with the bracket we can secure it to the 7-pole bracket. Now we'll go ahead and take the purple wire, which in this application will not be used, and cut it off.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number 118540. Now to begin our install, we'll be underneath the vehicle on the passenger side. If you look to the outside of the muffler, you'll see two vehicle wiring connectors on this application. We'll be using the black connector. We'll first separate these two connection points by pressing on the locking tab and removing the socket from the connector. Then we can take the tow ready T-one connector and plug in line with the manufacturer's wiring. Taking the socket and plugging it into the connector and then the other end back into the vehicle wiring harness. Now with our connection made, we'll go ahead and take the 4-pole wiring and route it over to the center of the vehicle and down to the hitch staying away from the exhaust as much as possible. Once we finish routing, we'll go ahead and take the black zip ties provided with our install kit and secure the wiring. Once we have it secured, we'll go ahead and cut off the excess from the zip ties to clean up our install look.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20607Order #TC0763767561 Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. In addition to our brake controller, were also going to need to install the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controllers, part number ETBC7, as well as the no-drill mounting bracket, part number 18140. Without a trailer connector when you slide the manual override here, youll get a NC showing that theres no trailer connected. Now, well go ahead and plug a trailer in. With our trailer plugged in, youll see now a C appears on the screen showing that you are connected.Now when you do the manual override, it shows you what the power output going to the electric trailer brakes is. Now, this roller knob over here on the left-hand side is what adjusts the maximum output or the output that can go back to your trailer brakes.



Roadmaster MX Base Plate Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on a 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number 4427-3A. This is the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with removable arms. Our first step is to open up the hood. We have to remove some hardware from this panel right here. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven bolts. One, two plastic fasteners.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number BRK2012. This is the Blue Ox Patriot radio frequency portable braking system. First thing we need to do, is get our vehicle ready to install our breakaway switch which comes with the Patriot. This cable has to be run from the outside to the inside. This part here will go to our breakaway switch, which will get mounted underneath the bumper. This plug here will eventually go to the inside of the vehicle and into the Patriot braking system. What we're going to do first is find a way from the inside to the outside.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the Curt converter box with a hardwire kit and a 4-pole end, part number 56146KIT. We'll begin by opening up the rear hatch of the vehicle. Next we're going to start over here on the driver's side where we'll need to remove the tail light assembly from the vehicle. To do that, we'll need to remove these two covers here, small flathead screwdriver underneath the cover will allow it to be removed. Once each of the covers are removed we'll need to remove the two screws that are underneath it; one underneath each cover, one there and one there. Once you have both of the screws removed we can go ahead and slide the tail light assembly away from the vehicle. Go ahead and take our tail light assembly and set it aside for right now. Next we're going to need to use our test light and figure out which wire goes for which function.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13100. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 16 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now before we begin our installation, we're going to go ahead and install a safety strap to help support the exhaust. Next, we'll point out the three rubber exhaust hangers that we'll need to remove.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1994 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on a 1994 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number 70647 from Hidden Hitch. All right. This is what the hitch looks like installed on the vehicle. Next I'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as balm out, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. Top of the receiver opening, down to the ground will be about sixteen and a half inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hold to the edge of the bumper will be about two and three quarter inches. Now go ahead and I'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we do is go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the the Tully Sonic XXL rooftoop cargo box. With 22 feet of storage space in metallic silver, it's part number TH636S. With our Tully rapid crossroads roof rack system already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test inaudible 00:00:17 by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet in line so they'll go around our bars. With our box positioned, we'll take a quick look to be sure we have it centered. We'll open the passenger side of the box. Reach in and tighten the two accu-tight knobs located closest to us.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike platform style hitch mounted bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number Y02420. We'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up our pin hole and thread in our anti rattle bolt tightening it down with the wrench. Then we can go ahead and install the pin on the other side. Now with our bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about fourteen inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about three and a half inches and we've added about twelve inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to unfold. This is going to allow us to have full access to our rear hatch door.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large rooftop cargo box. With 13 cubic feet of storage space in glossy black, it's part number TH634B. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet lined up so they'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around their bars, we'll now take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. We'll then open the passenger side, reach in and tighten the two AcuTight knobs located closest to us. These knobs are designed to click when we have the proper torque applied. A great feature of the Sonic Large is its ability to open from both the passenger and the driver side.











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