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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.





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.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 17 cubic feet of storage space in two-tone black and silver. It's part number TH612. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fitting by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet lined up to where they'll go around our bars. We'll then open the passenger's side, reach in, and tighten the two Accu-Tite knobs located closest to us. These knobs are designed to click when you have the proper torque applied. A great feature of the Hyper XL is its ability to open from both the passenger and the driver's side. With our passenger side secure, we'll make our way around to the driver's side, open the box, reach in and tighten these two knobs, again until they click. As you can see, this cargo box allows full access to our rear hatch. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Hyper XL, part number TH612, on our 2014 Ford Explorer.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. With 21 cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin black, it's part number TH626. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system already installed on the Explorer we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this to be the best time to get our feet in line so they'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. We'll then open the passenger side of the box, reach in and tighten the two gray knobs located closest to us. A great feature of the Force XXL is its ability to open from both the passenger and the driver side. With our passenger side secure we'll now make our way around to the driver side, open the box, each in, and tighten the two knobs located on this side. With all four of feet tight we're ready to load this box down with some gear and we can hit the road.



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.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi, a standup paddleboard carrier with a two-board capacity, part number TH810. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system already installed on the Explorer we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier. We'll place it onto our front load bar. As we do it we'll want to be sure we bring to black rubber-coated metal straps around the underside. We'll then fit the one closest to us into the foot of the carrier. We'll then turn to small gray knob located on the front to secure our strap around our bar. With this side secure we'll go ahead and repeat that same tightening process for the other side here in the front. With the front half secure we'll now grab the rear half.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box. With 11 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, it's part number TH613. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We'll then open the passenger side, reach in, and we're going to find four foot packs. We'll place one of these foot packs through each of the four slots located in the bottom of our box, being sure that as we do they go around our load bars. With our foot packs secure we're ready to load our cargo box down with some gear and hit the road. As you can see, we do have full access to our rear hatch.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be testing the Thule flat top, a ski and snowboard carrier with a 6 ski or 4 board capacity. Part number TH92725. With our Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system already installed on the Explorer we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier and placing it onto our front load bar. We're going to bring the black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar and fit them into the foot of the carrier. We'll then tighten the small gray knob located on the front to secure this half of our carrier. With both knobs tight in the front we can now move to the rear. Here we'll grab our carrier, place it onto our rear load bar. Again, we want to be sure that those black rubber coated metal straps come around the underside. We'll then take a quick look to be sure we have both halves of our carrier in line with each other. With that verified, we'll simply repeat the same tightening process that we used for the front here on the rear. With our carrier secure it's now time to load up our gear.





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.





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