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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.









U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Hey Guys. Matt here at etrailer.com. Today we have our 2014 Ford Explorer and we'll be doing a quick test fit of the 3D Kagu Custom Auto Floor Liners from U-Ace, part number M1FR0361309. This mat is also available in beige, part number M1FR0361302, as well as gray, part number M1FR0361301. So, we'll go ahead and start off by going into the rear hatch. Now, this mat is designed to be used when the third row of seats is folded down and in the stowed position. So, we'll go ahead and begin our test fit by unfolding the mat and placing it into the cargo area.











Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum Two Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up our pin holes and insert the attached pin. At the rear of the shank, we can tighten up the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, it gives us a ground clearance of about 13 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 5 inches away.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2000 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex Four Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9029. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. This will help reduce the amount of rattle or wobble that we may have inside the hitch. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 13-1/2 inches. The closest point of our Vertex to the rear of our Explorer is about 4 inches.



Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number TH528. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. As we do this we'll want to bring our black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bars. This will position our foot packs directly on top of them. Here at the front we're going to fit the strap into the foot of the carrier and tighten it using the black lever. With the front secure we'll move to the rear and we can repeat that same tightening process. With our rack secure we're ready to load up our bike.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL, a rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, part number Th615. With our Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system already installed on our Explorer, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. This box opens from the passenger side, so we'll want to favor this side as we install it. We'll then open it up, reach in, and we're going to find four foot pads. We'll place one of these four foot pads in each of the slots in the bottom of the box, being sure as we do that they go around our load bar. We'll then begin tightening them down and with all four tight and secure, we're ready to load our box down with some gear and hit the road. As you can see, this box does allow us to fully open our rear hatch. And that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse XL, part number Th615 on our 2014 Ford Explorer. .



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero, a tilting two bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, well hold out on the attached pin. Well line up our pin holes, allow the attached pin to fall into the pin hole, and then well tighten the black knob. This engages our anti-rattle device and further secures our rack to our vehicle. In this position, we have about 14-1/2 inches worth of ground clearance.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System using the 58 inches square bars part numbers THLB58 and Th450. With our roof rack system assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll grab our front bar and place it under the front section of our side rails. We're going to use the fix point where the side rail and side rails foot meet, as a fix point to use on both sides. Using this 0.1, sure that we have our feet in line with each other. We'll then take a quick look to be sure we have even bar over hang on both sides. Then we'll bring the black metal coated rubber strap around underside of our side rails. We can fit them into the foot of our carrier, then we'll use the provided tool located in the foot pack to secure it in place.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-bike rack for 2" hitches, part number TH9027. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll go ahead allow the included pin to fall into place, and then use the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 14-1/2". The closest point of the bike to the rear of our Explorer is about 2" away. We've added about 13-1/2" to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll go ahead and pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number Th9025. We'll begin the test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll allow the pin to fall into place and use the hand knob to engage the anti rattle device and secure our bike rack to the vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 14 1/2". The closest point of the Apex to the rear of our vehicle is about 2". We've added about 13" to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll pull the lever at the base of our bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This give us full access to our rear hatch door. With the bike rack back in it's upright position, we'll pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing our our dual arms. With these out, we've added about 37 1/2" to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll go ahead and undo our cradle straps to expose our frame cradles.



Swagman Quad 2+2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman Quad two plus two, a platform style two bike and four bike rack for two inch hitches part number S64691. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and then tighten it down with the wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about thirteen and a half inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about five and a half inches away and overall we've added about fourteen inches to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the silver pin and clip at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into the platform position. We'll reinsert the pin and clip to hold it here. With our rack in the platform position we have full access into our hatch.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis, a folding and tilting 2-bike rack designed for use in 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA832B. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt from the left to the right, and tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we'll have about 13-3/4" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 5-3/4" away. Overall we've added about 13" to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the yellow t-handle at the base of the center mast will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer were going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, with 14 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, its part number TH614. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. Our box opens from the passenger side only, so well want to be sure to favor this side as we put it on. Well then open the passenger side of the box, reach in, and were going to find 4 foot pegs. Were going to place one of these foot pegs through each of the 4 slots located in the bottom of the box, being sure that they go around our bars as we do. Well then tighten all 4 of them down. With all 4 foot packs secure, were ready to load our cargo box down with some gear and hit the road. As you can see, this cargo box gives us full access to our rear hatch. That will complete todays test fit of the Thule Pulse Large, part number TH614, on our 2014 Ford Explorer.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Mohave Rooftop Cargo Carrier, the mother of all baskets, part number TH690XT. With our Thule Rapids Crossroads Roof Rack system already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo basket directly onto our load bars. We'll position our clamps just behind our load bars, we'll then go around and remove one of the bolts and wing nuts from each of the clamps. With all of them removed, we'll move our basket forward slightly, resting the top portion of our clamps onto the top of our load bars. We'll then reinsert the bolt in the lower portion of the clamp, swing it around, fit it up through the top portion of the clamp, and then thread on a wing nut. We can then tighten down the both the wing nuts on this clamp and it will be secure. We'll now move to the three remaining clamps and repeat that same tightening process.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it down with a wrench. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 13". The closest point of the back rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 7-3/4" away. We've added about 18" to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the back rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin black. Its part number TH624. With our Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack system already installed in the Explorer, well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We have found this is the best time to get our feet in line, so theyll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars, well take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. Well then open the passenger side, reach in and tighten the two grey knobs located closest to us.A great feature of the Force Large is its ability to open from both the passenger and the driver side.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB60 and TH450R. With the rack assembled according to the manufacturers instruction, well grab the front half, place it onto the front portion of our side rails and bring the black rubber coated metal straps around the underside. We need to find the fixed point that we can use on both sides. This is going to ensure that we have our feet in line with each other. Well then place the black straps into the foot of the carrier. Take a quick look to be sure we have even bar over hang on both sides.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof Bike Rack with Part number TH599XTR with our Thule Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer. We'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove both of the T-bolts from the lower portion of our clamp, bring both clamps under the underside of our bar, then we'll reinsert the T-bolts and tighten both wing nuts to secure both clamps around our load bar. With the front secure we'll move to the rear. Here we will loosen both wing nuts and remove one completely. We'll then position the clamp so that one bolt will come down on both sides of our load bar, replace the metal flat portion, put the bolt back through the metal flat portion and secure it by tightening down both wing nuts. With our rack secure we're ready to load up our bike. We'll first want to undo our wheel straps and make sure that our center frame clamp is open.



Swagman XTC4 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC4, a platform style four bike rack for two inch hitches part number S64665. To begin our test we'll slid the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. We can then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about thirteen and a quarter inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is only about an inch and a half away. However we are trying to manipulate it, we couldn't get it to make contact with our bumper and overall we've added about eight and a half inches to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the large silver pin and clip located at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into its platform position. We'll reinsert the pin to hold it here and as you can see this gives us great access into our hatch. In the platform position our bike rack is going to offer us about twenty one inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear.



Swagman Jackknife 4 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Jackknife, a tilting four bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number S63460. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. We can then secure it using the provided clip. In this position, we have about 13-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 9-1/2 away. Overall weve added about 19-1/2 inches to the length of the Explorer.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system already installed on the Explorer, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto the load bars. Here at the front, were going to bring two of the silver U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it up to the head of our carrier, and thread two wing nuts onto each one.After tightening down all four wing nuts, well have the front of our rack secure. We can now move to the rear load bar. Here were going to bring one of the U-bolts down through the rack, being sure the threaded portion comes out on both sides. Well then place on our black metal plate and thread two wing nuts onto our U-bolt to hold the plate in place.



Swagman Semi 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Semi 2.0, a platform-style tilting two bike rack for 1- 1/4"and 2" hitches, part number S64685. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, lining up our pinholes. We'll thread in our anti-rattle bolts then we'll tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it using the provided lock. In this position we have about 14" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle, it's about 3" away and overall we've added about 16" to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the black handle located on the base of the rack at its front will allow us to tilt the rack away from our vehicle into platform position. As you can see this will give us full access into our rear hatch.





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