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WeatherTech 3rd Row Floor Liner Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Randy: Hi. Randy at etrailer. Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech Third Row Auto Floor liner. These are in black, part number WT443593. They're also available in tan, part number WT453593, and in gray, part number WT463593. To begin our test fit today, we'll need to roll our seats out of the way here. We'll do that by pulling up on the gray lever.



WeatherTech Second Row Floor Liner Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Hi Randy here, the etrailer. Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be taking a look at the Weathertech, second row rear auto floor liners. This is part number wt443592 in black, and in tan part number wt453592, and also in gray part number wt463592. All right, we're here at second row on our Explorer. The first step is going to be to remove our factory floor mats here. I just want to make sure that we get the custom fit that we desire. We'll take these and set them aside.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test-fitting the Yakima HoldUp hitch-mounted platform style 2-bike rack, part number Y02443. We're going to begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we'll go ahead and try to line up our pin holes and then we can thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Once we get that finger-tight, we'll go ahead and get our socket wrench to tighten it all the way down and then we can install our lock on the other side. This lock is going to allow us to lock our bike rack to our vehicle. It's really going to help when it comes to trying to deter theft and it also has a nice dust cap that we can place on here to help protect our lock core. With the bike rack in this position, you can see that that anti-rattle system really helps reduce the amount of rattle or wobble inside of our hitch. This is going to give us a ground clearance of right about 14".



U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom Front Row Floor Mat Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today, on out 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the U Ace 3D Kagu Custom Auto 00:00:06 floor liners with a MAXpider grip for the front in black, part number L1FR03611509. These mats are also available in beige as part number L1FR03611502, as well as gray, part number L1FR03611501. With our existing mat already previously removed, we'll begin our test fit by placing in the driver side mat. There are two specially designed cut out points to go over the manufacturer's anchor points. You can see it accommodates the foot rest as well as way beyond the pedals for superior protection. On the under side of the mat are the MAXpider fibers. That's going to grip onto the carpet and help keep the mat in place. There's a raise containment wall that goes around the whole entire outer edge of the mat and that's going to help contain liquids, snow, mud, and dirt and keep them onto the mat and off of the carpet. This mat is three layers.





U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom 2nd Row Floor Mat Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the 3D Kagu Custom Auto Floor Liner from U-Ace, in the second row, in black, part number L1FR03621509. This mat is also available in beige as part number L1FR03621502, as well as gray as part number L1FR03621501. We'll begin our test fit by simply placing in our new U-Ace mat. You can place it over the existing mats, or you can remove the old ones. Once I get the mat in place, you can see that this is a one piece mat, completely covers from edge to edge the second row. You can see the outer edge, the raised containment wall here. Basically goes around the whole entire mat.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Custom Cargo Mat Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Hey guys, Matt here at etrailer.com. Here we have our 2014 Ford Explorer and we're going to be test fitting the Husky Liners cargo area mat, part number HL23781. We'll begin by simply just going into the rear hatch and showing you how the mat interacts with the car. Here at the back of the vehicle, you can see that we went ahead and folded down the seats. This mat is designed to go over the third row of seats when they are stowed away. We'll go ahead and take the new mat, unroll it and place it into the cargo area. There is a front and back to this mat.



Covercraft Premier Custom Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Covercraft Premium Custom Auto Floor Liners, for the front and rear in beige, part number CC76293423. These mats are available in a wide variety of colors right here at etrailer.com. We'll begin our test fit with the existing floor mats already removed, and we'll place in our new Covercraft mat. You can see that there are 2 grommets in the mat that go over the manufacturer's anchor points. On the underside of the mat are the nibs, which help keep the mat in place; and the back of the mat is rubber, so any spills or anything like that that will get onto the carpet is not going to seep through that rubber panel. Can see the durable stitching here on the outer edge, just going to help keep everything together and provide long lasting strength and durability for the mat. The mat is custom cut, you can see it's cut around to fit the floor pan and foot rest here. Now over here on the passenger side we'll place in the new mat, again see that it is custom cut, fit around the floor pan, and extends way up under the dash for superior coverage.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Hold Up hitch mounted platform style two bike rack, part number Y02443. We're going to begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we'll go ahead and try to line up our pinholes and then we can thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Once we get that finger tight, we'll go ahead and use our socket wrench to tighten it all the way down and then we can install our lock on the other side. This lock is going to allow us to lock our bike rack to our vehicle. It's really going to help when it comes to trying to deter theft. It also has a nice dust cap we can place on there to protect our lock core. With the bike rack in this position, you can see that that anti-rattle system really helps reduce the amount of rattle or wobble inside of our hitch.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot. This is a platform style tilting two bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number PS63134. Now, to begin our test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch here. We'll look through the window until we have our pinholes lined up. We'll then slide through our pin and secure it with our clip. Now with our bike rack in this position, we're going to have about 15 3/4" worth of ground clearance there at the rear. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle would be right here and it's going to be about 6 1/2". Overall, we're adding about 24" to the total length of the Explorer. Now, the two pin and clips located here on the outside the rear will allow us to tilt our wheel cradles down.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the 24 by 60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for two-inch hitches. It has a 500 pound weight capacity. It's part number is 63153. To begin our test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the cargo carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll look through the pin hole there and we'll want to get these lined up. Then I'll take our pin, and slide it through and secure it with our clip. Now our cargo carrier is going to offer us about 16 inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of the carrier to the back of our vehicle is just over 9 inches away.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test-fitting the Hollywood Rack Traveler tilting five-bike rack. This is for two-inch hitches, part number HR9200. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, keep an eye through the pin hole to see when our holes line up . there it is. We'll then thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten that down with a wrench. As you can see, with that tight really takes all the play out of that connection.



Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test-fitting the Rhino-Rack folding and tilting 4-bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number RBC038. Now, to begin our test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we slide it in, well want to look through the window here to see when our pinholes line up. With them lined up, well throw on our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. With that bolt tightened, as you can see, it really tightens up our connection there. We have no play in it, nice and secure. We'll then take our lock, provided from Rhino-Rack and lock it into place. We'll take our dust cover and cover up that lock.



Pro Series Solo Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today our our 2007 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Pro Series 31x47 Solo steel cage cargo carrier for 2 inch hitches with a 400 pound weight capacity, part #PS1040100. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes and install our pin and clip. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have about 21 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Explorer is about 10 1/2 inches. We've added about 42 3/4 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the 22x59 Rola Cargo Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches, rated at 600 pounds, Part Number 59502. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll secure it with the pin and clip. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 21 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 11 3/4 of an inch away.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test-fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches, Part Number C45001. This tri-ball mount is a great alternative to purchasing different sized ball mounts for your different styles of trailers. We'll start off our test-fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with a pin and clip. Now since this ball mount has no drop or rise, if your vehicle's hitch height matches your trailer ride height, this ball mount would be appropriate for you. With the ball mount in this position, the 2 and 5/16ths inch ball is at the top.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test-fitting the 24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, Part Number 52018. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll secure it with a pin and clip. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 18 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5 inches away and we've added about 30 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Explorer.



SportRack Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the 20X60 Sportrack Cargo Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches, Part Number SR9850 We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes we'll thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and tighten it down using a wrench. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 1/4 inch away. Keep in mind the style of your hitch may prevent you from using this carrier.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the 23x56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier for 2 inch Hitches, part number 59550. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. Well thread in the anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. With the carrier secured, well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 18-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 3-1/2 inches away, and weve added about 15-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Explorer. We can now lift up on the red handle and tilt the carrier down. With the carrier down, we have about 23-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 3-1/2 inches, and weve added about 40 inches to the overall length of our Explorer.







MaxxTow Ball Mount Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the MaxxTow Ball Mount with a 2" Accessory Receiver for 2" Hitches, with a 2-1/4" drop, rated at 5,000 lbs., part number MT70066. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. We'll get a measurement of about 20-1/2". Keep in mind, this measurement may vary, due to tire size, hitch style, or other after-market accessories. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with the pin and clip. Now, this ball mount is a great way to haul a bike rack or a cargo carrier while towing a small boat or trailer.



MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow Adjustable Height Ball Mount for Two Inch Hitches with a 10 inch drop or an 8 inch rise rated at 5000 pounds, Part Number MT70067. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. We'll get a measurement of about 20 1/2 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other after-market accessories. We'll begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then line up the pinholes and secure it with the pin and clip.



MaxxTow Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test-fitting the 20x47 Maxxtow Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, rated at 500 pounds. Part number MT70108. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. Once the pinholes are lined up, we'll insert the pin through the pinholes and secure the clip on the other side. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 8 inches away and we've added about 30 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Explorer.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the 17 x 50 MaxTow cargo carrier for 2" hitches, part number MT70107. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll secure it with a pin and clip. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 18" of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5" away.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the hidden hitch ball mount with a 4-3/4-inch rise or 6-inch drop, rated at 6000 pounds, part number 80240. We'll begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll then secure it with a pin clip. I'm going to go ahead and measure from the bottom of the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 14-1/2 inches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches ours and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. I'll go ahead and put the ball mount over into the rise position.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Draw Tite Ball Mount with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop rated at 7,500 pounds, part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. we'll get a measurement of about 20 1/2 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tar size, hitch style or other after market accessories. We'll nor begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. Once secured with the pin and clip, we'll go ahead and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 18 1/4 of an inch. Now if your vehicle's hitch height matches ours and your trailer's right height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can now flip the ball mount over into the rise position and again measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and this position, this measurement if about 21 1/2 inches. Again, if your trailer's right height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. And that would complete today's test fit for the Draw Tite Ball Mount, part number 2923 on our 2014 Ford Explorer. .



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Curt Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches 24/60, rated at 500 pounds, part number C18132. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we will secure it with the pin and clip. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 2 1/2 inches away and we've added about 14 inches to the overall length of our explorer. We can now remove the pin at the base of the carrier and tilt the platform down. With the carrier in this position, we have about 23 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 7 1/2 inches away and we've added about 40 inches to the overall length of our Explorer. The cargo door does break over the service of the carrier at about 24 inches. And that would complete today's test fit for the 24 x 30 Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18132 on our 2014 Ford Explorer.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the 20 x 60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" hitches, part number C18131. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll secure it with a pin and clip. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 18 1/2" of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 3" away. We've added about 14" to the overall length of our Explorer.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test-fitting the 19x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number C18100. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll secure it with the pin and clip. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 2 1/2 inches away and we've added about 8 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We can then remove the silver pin at the base of the carrier and tilt the platform down.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier, Part Number C18145. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread the anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten it down using a wrench. With the carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 18 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSC2. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. We'll get a measurement of about 20 1/2 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. In the drop position we'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with the pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches with a 1 inch rise or 2 inch drop rated at 14,000 pounds, part number AMSC2HD. Before we begin our test fit we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. We'll get a measurement of about 20 1/2 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount in the drop position and securing it with the pin and clip. We'll now go ahead and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform getting a measurement of about 19 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler hitch mounted five bike rack, part number HR9200. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secure we'll go over a couple of clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 9 -3/4 inches, and we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We can now unscrew the black wheels on the upper left and right hand corner of the mast to swing out our dual arms. With the cradle arms out we've added about 40-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

On today's 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to install part #RX5079281. This is a Rain-X Latitude windshield wiper blade. All right. To set up our install, we're going to remove the existing wiper blade. In this case there's two small tabs underneath that we have to squeeze in then pull away from the arm. Once we have our wiper blade away we'll go ahead and gently set the arm onto the windshield.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today in a 2013 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number HL98761 from Husky Liners. This is the WeatherBeater Custom Auto Floor Liners. This part number covers both the front and rear the floor liners. To start off the install, we're going to remove the existing mats. Then we'll install our new Husky Liners. Starting on our driver's side, we'll put it in first. We'll work it in through the pedals and then lay it down into place. After it's in place, you can see how it matches the contour of the floor along the front edge of the front seat, it reaches underneath the pedals pretty far back and it also covers the foot rest on the left-hand side. Now we'll go look at the passenger's side.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

All right, today in this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to install part number C56093 from Curt. First thing we need to do is open up the back hatch and get access to our wiring. To do that, were going to have to remove the threshold in the back. Well start off by prying the threshold up closest to the door to loosen up the fasteners there. We use a trim pan tool to help get everything loosened up and started then we can go ahead and remove it from the car. Then, therell be two fasteners, one on each side of the threshold that we have to work loose as well. There's a small cover, right where our seatbelt goes in towards the floor, but go ahead and remove it, but pop out the bottom edge first, and push down the edge closest to the side.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH916XTR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 14 3/4 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about two and a half inches away. We've added about 12 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway trunk binder two-bike rack, part number TH9006XT. With the fit dial set to number nine, according to the included instructions, place the bike rack up onto the vehicles rear hatch. Position the bottom part of the bike rack onto the upper tier of the rear bumper. The top portion of the bike rack should be around the center of the rear window. Keep in mind the rear windshield wiper may not be used while using this bike rack. Well take the top clips and hook it on the top portion of the rear hatch.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Double Track platform style, hitch mounted two-bike rack, part number TH990XT. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well thread in our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, well go over a couple of clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. From the back of the bike rack, we have about 20 inches of ground clearance. At the lowest part of the bike rack, we have about 13 inches of ground clearance.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Thule Complete Crossroad Kit with 58" Long Bars and Locks, part number TH45058. Well begin our test fit by placing the front load bar on to the front of our roof. Now, there's a black part on the raised side rail, which connects the raised side rail to the roof. We're going to make sure that the feet are right next to the standard part of the raised rail. This will ensure that the front bar is perpendicular to the raised rails of our roof. With the front bar in place, we can pop off the in caps and bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the rail and hook them back into the foot. We then use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the black bolt to bring the straps up around the tightly against the bar.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 For Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Archway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH9009XT. Keep in mind, when using this bike rack, the rear windshield wiper may not be used. With our fit dial to fit number nine, we'll place the bike rack up onto the rear hatch of our vehicle. With the bike rack in position, we can take the top clips and put it to the top part of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We can now tighten down the straps and secure the bike rack to the vehicle. We'll now use the included hook-and-loop fasteners to secure the excess lock. With everything all tightened down and secure, we're ready to load up our bike.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Rola TX-104 Hitch-Mounted 4 Bike Rack part number 59401. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. From the outermost part of the bike rack, we have about 18 and a half inches of ground clearance. The lowest part of the bike rack, we have about 13 and three quarters inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about seven and a half inches away and we've added about 12 and a half inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer.



Rola Sport Series Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBU Mounting System for Raised,Factory Side Rails part number 59711. We'll begin our test ft by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. Now there's a black armored connection point where the raised side rail connects to the roof which we will use to help us mounting our front crossbar. We'll make sure that it is equal distant from both the foot to this black armored portion of the raised side rail on both sides of the vehicle. This will make sure that the front crossbar is perpendicular to the raised rails of our roof. With the front bar in position, we can turn the T-handles to tighten on the clamps up against the raised side rails. We'll push in the T-handle and use the key to lock it in place.



Rhino-Rack SXBS Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Rhino-Rack SXBS Roof Rack for Raised, Factory Side Rails 53 inches long in black part number SXBS19. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar on to the front of our roof on our raised side rails. There's a black connections point where the raised side rails connect to the roof which will use as a measuring guide tomake sure our front cross bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails. With the front bar in position, we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the silver bolt on the insideof the crossbar to bring the clamps together tightly up againstthe raised side rail. We'll repeat this process for both sides. Once everything is all tighteneddown and secured, we'll go ahead and insert our end caps and lock them. We'll now go ahead and place our rear crossbar on to the rear of our roof.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, silver in color, part number RMF400. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles load bars. We can then unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest slots on the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar and then turn the knob to tighten down the clamps. We can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. This double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Prorack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Pro Rack hitch mounted four bike rack, part number PR8062404. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well thread in our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about five and a half inches away, and weve added about 31 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer.



Prorack Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Pro-rack trunk mounted two-bike rack, part number pr8062401. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom part of the bike rack just below the rear license plate. Well put the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch, and then tied in on the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Once everything is all tighten down, well go ahead and secure the excess slack with the rubber loop provided. Now, well go ahead and load up a bike.



MaxxTow Tow Strap Loop Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the MaxxTow Tow Strap Loop for two inch hitches, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number MT70029. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the tow strap loop into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip; keep in mind the pin and clip are sold separately. This hitch mounted heavy duty shackle provides an attachment point for strap, cable, or rope to be used in agricultural, industrial, or recreational applications. With that, that'll complete today's test fit for the MaxxTow Tow Strap Loop for two inch hitches, part number MT70029 on our 2013 Ford Explorer. .



MaxxTow Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow Ball Mount with the 2" accessory receiver for 2" hitches with a 2-1/4" drop. Rated at 5,000 pounds. Part number MT70066. Now, before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch heightis the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for our vehicle is about 16-1/4". Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other aftermarket accessories. We'll now begin our test fitby sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of thehitch.We'll insert our pin and clip, and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Kuat NV Platform Style Aluminum Two Bike Rack, part number N101. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well insert our pin through our pin holes and secure with the lock underside. We can then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured, well go over a few clearance of measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Mounted 4-Bike Rack, part number HR8500. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well thread in our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack secured well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 2-1/2 inches away.



Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Hollywood Over the Top, trunk mounted two-bike rack, for vehicle as spoilers, par number hrf2. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom part of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper, as well as the top portion of the bike rack to the upper part of the window, just below the rear light. We can do this by flipping out the middle set of two black levers. With the bike rack in position, well take the top clips, and hook it to the top part of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips at the bottom part of the rear hatch. Well then tighten on the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle.Well now go ahead and secure the extra strap.



Hollywood Racks Gordo 2 Bike Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Holllywood Racks Gordo trunk my-nah 00:05 2-bike rack for long wheel based bicycles, part number HRG2. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's rear hatch. The bottom portion of the bike rack should rest on the upper tier of the rear hatch, just below the license plate. The top portion should rest about the center of the rear window. Keep in mind when you using this bike rack you will not be able to use the rear windshield wiper. We'll now take the top clips to put it the top part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch.



Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Hollywood Rack Expedition, trunk mounted two-bike rack, part number hrf6-2. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom side of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper. With the new top set of levers to adjust the bike rack to fit around the rear hatch.Now, the top portion of the bike rack should rest at about the middle of the rear window. Once weve established this position we can then clamp down the black plastic levers. Well then hook the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips at the bottom part of the rear hatch.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Male: Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount, with a four and three quarter inch rise, or six inch drop, rated at six thousand pounds, part number 80240. Now before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for our vehicle is about sixteen and one quarters inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. We'll now begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch, and securing it with a pin and clip. With the ball mount secured, we'll go ahead and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform. We'll get a measurement of about ten inches. Now, if your vehicle's hitch height matches ours, and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this would be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can now flip the ball mount over into the rise position, and again measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Draw-Tite Ball Mount with three quarter inch rise or two inch drop rated at 7,500 pounds part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for our vehicle is about 16 1/4 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other after-market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount in the drop position into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with a pin and clip and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the curt tri-ball mount for 2 inch hitches in black part no. C45001. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with a pin and clip. Now, since this ball mount has no drop or rise if your vehicle is hitchhiked matches your trailer right inaudible 00:00:22 this ball mount would be appropriate for you. In this position we have the 2 and 5 16 inch ball on the top. We can pull the pin and rotate it to the right to access the 2 inch ball or to the left to access the 1 and 7, 8 inch ball. This ball mount is a great way to hold different size trailers without the need of additional ball mounts. That completes today test fit for the curt tri-ball mount part no.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Hitch-Mounted Aluminum 2 Bike Rack part number Y02438. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll insert our pin into the pin holes and turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 13 and a half inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 5 inches and we've added about 10 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We can now pull the red lever at the top of the mast and swing the cradle arms out.





Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima QuickBack Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number Y02621. Keep in mind when using this bike rack the rear windshield wiper cannot be used. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's rear hatch. We'll place the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We then can tighten down the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. After securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up a bike.





Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be fitting the Thule Sonic Large Roof Top Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, glossy black in color part number TH634B. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the box up onto the vehicle load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs and tighten down the clamps up against the bar. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. This double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side ofthe vehicle.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box with 16 cubic feet of space. Matte black in color. Part number TH615. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Racksystem on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fitby placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. Now since this box only opens from one side, you'll need to make sure that you position the box in the passenger side of your vehicle. With the box in place, we can unlock it and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Passage Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH910XT. With the fit dial set to number nine according the included instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the vehicle's rear hatch. We'll then place the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We can then tighten down the blue straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. After securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll undo the cradle straps, place our bike into the frame cradles, and then secure it with the straps.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion ball mount for 2 inch hitches with a 6 3/4 inch rise or 8 inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSC8. Now before we begin our test fit we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for our vehicle is about 16 1/4 inches; keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. We'll begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with the pin and clip. With the ball mount secured well measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform getting a measurement of about 8 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion ball mount for 2 inch hitches with a 1 inch rise or 2 inch drop, rated at 14,000 pounds, part number AMSC2HD. Now before we begin our test fit we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for our vehicle is about 16 1/4 inches; keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories.We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. We'll then secure it with the pin and clip. In the drop position, from the ground to the top of the ball platform is about 14 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball cushion ball mount for two inch hitches with a three-quarter inch rise or two inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSC2. Before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for our vehicle is about 16 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other aftermarket accessories.Well begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch. Well then secure it with the pin and clip.



Thule Crossroad Loadbars Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB58 and TH450. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front part of our side rails. We'll want to make sure that the arrow indicator on our foot pack is in line with the center of our side rail. Then we can check to make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side. To ensure that our feet are in line with each other, we need to find a fixed point on the side rails to set each foot at or take a measurement from that fixed point back to the closest point of our foot pack. We're going to measure four inches from this point back to our foot pack. We'll do this measurement on both sides to ensure that our feet are in line with each other.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we will be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number 2H636S. With the Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We will open the passenger side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our doors. One of the great features of this box is its ability to let you know when the feet are secure; when tightening you'll hear a clicking noise when the feet are tight enough around the bars. Another great feature is its ability to open from either side.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box measuring twenty two cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great featuresof this box, is its ability to let you know when the feet are secure. When tightening you'll hear a clicking noise when the feet are tight enough around the bars.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, measuring eleven cubic feet in matte black, partnumber TH613. With the Thule rapid crossroadsroofrack system on our vehicle, we'll beginour test fit by placing the Alpine directly onto our load bars. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. We'll go ahead and open the box, and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around our bars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to secure it around our bars. With all four feet tight, our box is secured, and we're ready to go. Here at the rear, you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch, without making contact with the rear of our box. That concludes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, part number TH613, on our 2011 Ford Explorer. .



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box, measuring 16 cubic feet in mat black, part number TH615. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our load bars. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. We'll open the box and place the feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around the load bars. We can then use the attached hand knobs to secure them around each bar. With all 4 feet tight, our box is secured, and we're ready to go.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box measuring 14 cubic feet and matt black part #: TH614. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our load box. Keep in mind that this box opens from once side only, so well be setting it towards the passenger side of our vehicle for easier accessibility. Well go ahead and open the box, well place the clamps through their appropriate slots making sure that they go around our bars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. With all four feet tight our box is secured and were ready to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 21 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the 2 hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the 2 remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force large roof top cargo box, measuring 13 cubic feet, in arrow skin black, part number TH624. With the Thule rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll being our test fit by placing the Force directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the 2 hand knobs to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver side, open the box, and tighten down the 2 remaining feet using the hand knobs. You can see here at the rear, we have full access to our rear hatch door without it making contact with the back of our box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Force large roof top cargo box, part number TH624, on our 2011 Ford Explorer. .



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule 44 inch Fairing for roof racks, part number TH872XT. With the Thule CrossRoads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our clips onto our front load bar. We'll want to go ahead and leave them loose. That way, we can slide them around for when we're ready to center up our fairing. We'll place our fairing up against our front load bar. We'll go ahead and center our fairing with our vehicle.





Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid CrossRoads Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB60 and TH450R. With the roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing our front bar under the front part of our side rails. We'll go ahead and set our Flip pacs on this side rail and then bring the rubber coated strap around the rail. We want to make sure that the arrow indicated on the Flip pac is in line with the center of our side rail and that we have even bar hanging on this side. Now to make sure that our Flip pacs are in line with each other, we either need to set them according to a fix point on our side rail or we need to make a measurement from from a fix point. Here at the front of the side rail, we're going to take our measuring tape and measure four inches back to the beginning of our Flip pac. We'll do this measurement on both sides to make sure that our feet are in line with each other.





Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver part number TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Sonic directly on to our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the 2 hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. 1 of the great features of the Thule Sonic is it's ability to let you know when each foot is secured around the bar. When tightening, you'll hear a clicking noise to let you know that it's secure.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 21 cubic ft. in AeroSkin black, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Well open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the drivers side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we will be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box measuring 13 cubic feet, in AeroSkin black, part number TH624. With the Thule rapid cross road roof rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passengers side of our box and use the hand knobs to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the drivers side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver in a Class 3 with a 2 inch opening, part number C13100. 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 a couple accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.From the center of thehitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 16 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. You'll need to begin by putting a safety strap up to support our exhaust once we remove 3 exhaust hangers. Once we have the safety strap in place, we'll go ahead and use a little spray lubricantand a largepry bar to remove the 3 rubber exhaust hangers from the rear. One at each side that holds each muffler on.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2011, Ford Explorer, well be installing the CURT T-Connector vehicle wiring harness for 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56172. To begin with, well need to go underneath the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Well be using the black connector. Well need to first begin by squeezing the locking tab on the existing factory wiring harness plug. Once the tab is squeezed, well gently pull the plug apart. You can see inside how the factory wiring harness lines up with the pins of our new T-Connector.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch and allow the attached pin to fall into place. We'll then tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 22 and 1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about three inches. We've added about 20 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll pull the level at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away. This gives us full access to our rear hatch.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Narrator: Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer well be test-fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number SR26247. To begin our test-fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench. Well then install the lock on the same side. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about eighteen and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about five and a half inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Narrator: Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer well be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Rack for two inch hitches, part number HR1450. Well begin our test-fit by slotting the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pin hole and then install our pin and lock. Here at the rear of the shank well use the lever to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about twenty-five and a half inches.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Highlite two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number Y02438. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and install the attached pin. Here at the rear of the shank, we'll tighten the hand knob to to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattler device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rick to the rear of our Explorer is about seven inches. We've added about twelve and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin with the knob on the backside of our bike rack and allow it to tilt away.





Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro folding, tilt-in four bike rack with anti-sway, part number TH934XTR. We'll begin our test fix by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 9 inches. We have added about 18 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We will pull the pin at base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our Explorer, this gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in it's upright position and the pin reinstalled, we will pull the pin at the top of our mast to swing out our dual arms. With these out, we have added about 39 inches to the overalllength of our Ford Explorer.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing IV bike rack for two inch hitches, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch and allow the attached pin to fall into place. We'll then use the hand knob to secure the bike rack to the vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about nineteen and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about three inches. We've added about fourteen and a half inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms. With these out, we've added about thirty-nine inches to the overall length of our explorer. We'll undo the cradle straps to exposure our cradles, grab our bike, place it into the frame cradles, and secure it by tightening each strap. Now we'll move to the back side of the mast and loosen up the T-handle.







Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Prorack Two Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number PR8062403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Then we can install the clip on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about eighteen inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our explorer is about six inches. We've added about twenty-six and a half inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Platform Style Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack, part number S102. To begin our test fit, we slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pinhole and install our pin and lock. We'll tighten the knob here at the rear of the shank to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over a few key measurements. We have about 22 inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our explorer is about four and a half inches.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Kuat NV aluminum platform style two bike rack for two inch hitches part #: N101. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and install our pin and lock. Here at the rear of the shank well use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 18 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about six inches.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Beta Aluminum Folding 2 Bike Rack, for two-inch hitches, part number B202-2. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Here at the rear of the shank, we'll tighten the hand-knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle, and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about seventeen and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about six inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Bike Rack, for two inch hitches, part number HR9200. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 18 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of ourExplorer is about 10 inches. We've added about 18 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the bike rack, and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler four bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number HR8500. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pinhole and tread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 18-1/2 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 4 inches. We've added about 12 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer with the bike rack in its folded position. We'll pull the pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from the rear of our vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in its upright position and the pin reinstalled, we'll pull the pin at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms. With these out we've added about 37 inches to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles. We'll grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles and secure it by tightening each strap. That completes today's test fit of the Hollywood Racks Traveler four bike rack, part number HR8500 on our 2007 Ford Explorer. .



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop cargo box measuring 14 cubic feet in black, part number Y07192. To begin our test-fit, well place the RocketBox directly onto the factory installed roof rack. Once we have it on, we can slide it in place to make sure that feet go around our crossbars. Well open the passenger side first and tighten the two hand ons on this side of the box to tighten our clamps around our bars. Well close this side of the box and take advantage of one of the great features of the RocketBox, which is its ability to open it from both sides of the vehicle. Well open the drivers side and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Rola 21x55 railed cargo carrier for two-inch hitches, part number 59502. To begin our test-fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 21 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Explorer is about 11 inches.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Pro Series 20x60 cargo carrier for two-inch hitches. It has a black powder coat finish and a 500 pound weight capacity, part number 63153. To begin our test-fit, well slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 21 inches of ground clearance.



MaxxTow Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Maxxtow 20x47 cargo carrier for two-inch hitches, part number MT70108. This is an extruded aluminum, basket style cargo carrier and has a capacity of 500 pounds. Well begin by placing the shank of our cargo carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pin holes and install our pin and clip. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Maxxtow 17x50 cargo carrier for two-inch hitches with a black-powdered coat finish and a 500 pound weight capacity, part number MT70107. To begin our test-fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up our pin holes and install our pin and clip. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Explorer is about 5 inches.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Curt 24x60 folding cargo carrier for two-inches. This comes with a 500 pound weight capacity and part number C18132. To begin our test-fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now well go over some clearance measurements with the carrier and its position. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Curt 19x60 folding aluminum cargo carrier for two-inch hitches with a 500 pound weight capacity, part number C18100. To begin our test-fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin holes and install our pin and clip. With the carrier in this position, well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 3 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Curt 17x46 Cargo Carrier, part number C18145. To begin our test fit, well make sure that the adapter is on our cargo carrier because this is a two-inch hitch. Well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti rattle bolt and tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over some clearance measurement. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in Black part number Y07193. With the factory roof rack system installed on to our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Rocketbox under our roof rack. We'll go ahead and adjust the feet as necessary to fit around the crossbars. We'll come back over to the passenger side of the vehicle, open our box and tighten the hand knobs to secure our clamps to our bars. Once we have everything tight, our box is secured to our roof rack and we're ready to go. We'll move to the rear of the vehicle and open our rear hatch.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measure 22 cubic feet in Metallic Silver part number TH636S. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Sonic directly under our crossbars. Since the feet are already hanging out of the bottom of the box, we'll adjust them as necessary to fit around the front and rear cross bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the hand knobs to tighten the two feet on this side. We'll know that the feet are tight when we start hearing a clicking sound. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in Glossy Black part number TH634B. To begin our test fit, we'll go ahead and place our Thule Sonic directly on to our factory crossbars. With the feet already hangin on the bottom of the box, we'll adjust them as necessary while placing the box on our roof rack to fit around our crossbars. Once we have it where we like, we can then open the passenger side and tighten down the hand knobs to secure our feet around our crossbars. We'll do this for both clamps on the passenger side. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from both side of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in Matte Black part number TH613. With the factory roof rack system installed on to our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse Alpine directly under our crossbars. A couple important things to keep in mind while placing on your roof rack, this is a longer box. If you want to have access to your rear hatch, it would be beneficial to place your box as far forward as possible. Once we have it situated, we can open the box, take our feet and feed them through the appropriate slots making sure that they go around our crossbars. Once we have the feet in place, we can use the hand knobs to tighten them down.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 16 cubic feet in color Matte Black part number TH615. To begin our test fit, we'll place our cargo box directly on through our crossbars. Since the box opens from one side only, we'll screw this close to the passenger side as possible for easier loading and unloading of our gear. We'll go ahead and open our box, place our feet through the appropriate slot making sure that they go around the crossbars. Once we have them in place, we can then use the attached hand knobs to tighten down. With all four clamps tight, our box is secured to our vehicle and we're ready to go.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 14 cubic feet in Matte Black part number TH614. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly under our load bars. Once we have it situated the way we prefer, we can then open the box and fit our feet to the appropriate slot. Keep in mind that this box does open from one side so you may want to screw it to one side for ease of access when loadin and unloading your gear. With our feet in place, we'll make away around tightening down each hand knob. With all four clamps tight, our box is secured to our vehicle.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 21 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black part TH626. With the factory roof rack on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly under our crossbars. With the feet hanging out the bottom of the box, we can go ahead and adjust them as necessary while placing them under our roof rack to fit around our crossbars. Once you have it situated, we can then open the box on the passenger side and use the hand knobs to tighten the two feet on this side. Once we have those two clamps tight, we can close this side of the box. We move on over to the driver side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in Aeroskin Black, part number TH624. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our crossbars. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can then open the passenger's side and make sure that all the feet go around our crossbars. We'll use the attached hand knobs to tighten down the two feet on this side of the box. Take advantage one of the great features of this box which is the ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the few remaining feet.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the 24X60 Cargo Carrier Surco for 2-inch Trailer hitch receivers part number 52018. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the tank of the carrier into the receiver to the hitch. Line up our pin holes and install our pin and clip. Now, we go over some clearance measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Explorer is about 4 1/2 inches.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the 23x56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier, part number 59550. This cargo carrier is made out of steel. It folds, has a 4-1/2-inch rise, and has a capacity of 450 pounds. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it down with a wrench. Now, we'll go over some clearance measurements with the carrier in this position.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the 20x60 Folding Carrier from Curt for 2-inch trailer hitches, part number C18131. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin holes and install our pin and clip. We'll go over some clearance measurements with the carrier in this position. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Explorer is about 2 inches.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima StickUp 2-bike hitch-mounted carrier, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 14". The closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 2". When the bike carrier is in the folded position, we've added about 11" to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2-bike carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number Y02450. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and put in our pin. Then we'll move to the back of the shank, and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13" of ground clearance here at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 5".



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing Four Bike Carrier for Two Inch Hitches, part number th9027. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pin hole and allowing the attached pin to fall into place. We'll then use the hand knob here at the rear of the shank to secure our carrier to the vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device.Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. Here at the rear of the carrier we have a ground clearance of about 14 1/2 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about three and a half inches.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the 23x56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier for Two Inch Hitches, part number 59550. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements.With the cargo carrier in the folded position we have about 13 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about four inches and we've added 12 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Now go ahead and pull the orange handle at the top of the carrier to allow our carrier to unfold.With it in this position we now have a ground clearance of about 17 inches and overall length of 36 inches and we have 16 inches from the closest part of the carrier to our exhaust which exits on both the driver and passenger side of our vehicle.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Prorack 2-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2-inch hitches, Part Number PR8062403. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench.Now, well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance here at the back of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about two inches. Weve added 23 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.Now, well go ahead and pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier to allow our carrier to tilt. As you can see, we can easily gain access to the cargo area of our vehicle by opening our rear hatch.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Kuat Beta Aluminum Folding 2-Bike Rack for 2-inch hitches, Part Number B202-2. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and then install our pin and clip. Then well move to the rear of the shank where well use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device.Now, well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have about 13-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about three inches. Then the bike carrier is in the folded position, weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.Now, well go ahead and pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier to allow our carrier to tilt.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today we have a 2013 Ford Explorer and were going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddle Board Carrier part number TH810. Our Explorer is equipped with factory rails and our Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack. To install the Thule SUP Taxi, well take one part of the carrier and set it up on the front load bar. Well feed the speed-link strap around the front load bar and back into the heads. Well use the gray knobs to hand tighten down the straps. Next well take the second half of the carrier and place it on top of the rear load bar.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today well be doing a test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box measuring 11 cubic feet on our 2013 Ford Explorer. Our Explorer comes with the factory mounted rails and we have installed the Thule Aeroblade load bars on top of those factory rails. To install the cargo box begin by placing the cargo box on top of your load bars. When doing so make sure that the feet of the clamps hanging out of the bottom of the cargo box simply go around the load bars. Then, go ahead and open up the cargo box and tighten each clamp by using the easy grip mounting hardware located inside. When you have each clamp tightened and secured you are ready to close your cargo box.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box 14 Cubic feet, part number TH614. Our Explorer already has the factory rails installed and it also has a set of our Aero Blade Roof Racks. To install this carrier you want to go ahead and place it onto of your load bars. Make sure that when placing it on top of your load bars that the clamps are secured around each bar. Once you have it centered in line with your vehicle, go ahead and open up your cargo box, go ahead and tighten each clamp by twisting the knobs inside. Once you have each clamp secure and tightened, go ahead and close the cargo box and turn the key in the lock position.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Thule flat top ski and snowboard carrier part #: TH92725. Our vehicles already equipped with the Thule Aeroblade system and our ski carrier is already preassembled, so were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well simply place it on the top of the front load bar and using the rubber coated seal straps well bring them around and attach them to the other side of the clamping device. Go ahead and tighten down your front carrier straps by using the gray knob. With our front carrier installed well now move to the rear, again, repeating the same process as we did with the front, securing it to the rear load bar. With our rear carrier secured were now ready to go ahead and load our skis and snowboard.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today we have a 2013 Ford Explorer and we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s64710. To install the bike rack to the carrier place the bike rack up on top of our load bars. At the front we'll fit the two U-bolts around our load bars and use the wing nuts to secure the front of the bike rack.Next we'll move to the back of the bike carrier fitting the U-bolt through the carrier from the top. We'll take the clamp and two wing nuts to clamp around the bar from the bottom. With that done our bike rack is secure and we're ready to load up our bike. We'll make sure that the wheel strap at the rear of the bike carrier is undone and also make sure that the skewer at the front of the bike is open.We'll pick up our bike, place the wheel into the wheel tray and fit the front fork down into our skewer.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky0438. To fit our carrier to the vehicle we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll put the front clamp around the front load bar and use the Allen key to tighten it down. Then at the rear we'll fit the clamp around the load bar using the wing nut to tighten it down. Now it's time to reinstall our skewer cover. At this time we can go ahead and prepare to load up our bike.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. Line up our pin holes, insert our spring loaded pin to the pin hole, and turn the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and its vehicle will fit together. There is about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier here at the anti-rattle knob to the closest part of the vehicle at the rear bumper is about 2 inches.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1994 Ford Explorer

Today on this 1994 Ford Explorer we're going to install part number 118324 from Tow-Ready. First thing we need to do is go ahead and open the back hatch and get inside the vehicle. Now we're going to need access to the jack storage compartment. We'll remove the panel and then we'll go ahead and remove the jack itself. Next we're going to go ahead and remove the tail light. There's two screws on top we'll have to remove so that we can get access tot he grommet that's on the inside because eventually we're going to run our wire to the outside.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4-Bike Carrier, part number TH9025.To begin our test fit, well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. Well then move to the anti-rattle knob where well tighten it down securing our bike rack to the vehicle. At this point well go ahead and give you a few measurements.From the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle it measures 2 inches. In our ground clearance here at the biker rack measures 14-1/2 inches. Well now go ahead and pull the hitch switch here at the bottom of the mast which will allow us to tilt the mast down where we can then open our cargo door. As you can see we can still gain access to the cargo area with this bike rack secured to the vehicle.Well now go ahead and pull the hitch switch here at the top of the mast which will allow us to bring out our dual arms.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2-Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number S64670.To begin our test fit using the included adapter well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle.Well now go and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the back of the bike rack is 17-1/2 inches. From the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. Well next go ahead and unfold the back rack platform and open our cargo door.As you could see with this bike rack attached to the vehicle we were still able to gain access to the cargo area. At this point were now almost ready to load our bike.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram, part number SR26247.Now, to begin our test fit, well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle.Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 14 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 2-3/4 inches.Well now go ahead and load our bike. Well undo the straps to expose the cradles. Well then place the bike into the cradles and wrap the straps around our top bar securing the bike to the bike rack.Now, a great feature of the Dura Parallelogram is its ability to tilt down with the bike loaded. Well pull the pin and tilt the mast down to allow access to the cargo area.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting part number C18145. This is the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches.Now, to begin our test fit using the included adapter that comes with the cargo carrier for our 2-inch hitch, well slide our shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle.Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the back of the cargo carrier is 14 inches and from the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 2-1/2 inches. Now, the overall length added to the vehicle with this cargo carrier is 22 inches. The exhaust on this Ford does exit both the passenger side as well as the drive side here at the rear bumper.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2013 Ford Explorer were going to test fit part number TH9029 from Thule, the Vertex Bike Carrier.Two things to know about this bike rack that it will work with 1-1/4 receiver hitches both Class I and Class II. However, with Class I receiver hitches, youre limited carrying just 2 bicycles. This also works with 2 inches receiver hitches which include spacer. Thats what well be working with today.To start of our test fit well go ahead and install a bike rack into the hitch and then tighten down the anti-rattle bolt then well get a variety of clearance measurements.From the bike rack to the bumper as the closest point will be about 4 inches. Ground clearance is about is about 13-3/4 inches or about the same as the hitch. Well go ahead and fold the arms and get the overall length.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of part number th934xtr, from Thule. This is the Hitching Post Pro Bicycle Rack. A few things about this bicycle rack: it will work with one-inch-and-a-quarter receiver hitches, both class one and class two; however, with class one receiver hitch you are limited to just two bicycles; this will also work with a two-inch receiver hitch, which also includes spacer. And thats what we will be working with today. Well start of our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Then well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2013 Ford explorer, were going to test fit part number S63410 from Swagman. This is our Titan Bicycle Rack.A few things to know about this bike rack that it will work with 1-1/4 inch receiver hitches both Class I and Class II. However, Class I receiver hitches, youre limited to carrying just two bicycles. This will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches which includes spacer and thats what well be working with today.To start off with our test fit, well go ahead and take the biker back installed into the hitch and then tighten it down with the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety pin on the other side.Well go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From the bike rack to the bumper it will be about 8 inches. Ground clearance was at 16-3/4 inches.Now, well go ahead and get the overall length with the arms unfolded.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of part number 52018, from Surco. This is a cargo carrier for two-inch receiver hitches. A couple of things to know about this carrier: this cargo carrier is rated for 500 pounds; and our dimensions are 24x60 inches. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Then well install the pin and clip. Alright, now Ill go ahead and cover some dimensions.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2013 Ford Explorer were going to do a test fit of part number 830901 from Sportrack.Two things to know about this bike rack that it will work with 1-1/4 receiver hitches both Class I and Class II. It has also worked with 2-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer and thats what were working with today. Well start off with the bike rack installed into the hitch and then we just got to install the anti-rattle bolt and put the pin on the other side.Now, go ahead and fold the bike rack and then well go ahead and get some clearance measurements. Clearance from the bike rack to the bumper should be about 9 inches. Well go ahead and put the center post down and check access to the back of the vehicle. That looks good.Now, we go ahead and try loading up a bike.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of part number a30403, from Sportrack. This is an Escape Bike Rack. One thing to know about this bicycle rack: they will work two-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. And thats what well be working with today. And, also, they will work with one-inch-and-a-quarter spacers, class two only without the spacer. Now to start out the test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of part number 59502, from Rola. This is a rail cargo carrier. A few things to know about this cargo carrier: that is designed for two-inch receiver hitches only; it has a 600 pound carrying capacity. Well start off our test fit by installing the cargo carrier into the hitch, and then install the hitch pin and clip. Then, well go ahead and get some clearance measurements. Alright, clearance from the bumper to the edge of the cargo carrier will be about 8 inches, and overall length from the edge of the bumper to the outside edge of the bumper will be about 32 1/2 inches.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of a Pro Series Q Slot Platform Bike Rack. A couple of things to know about this bike rack: this will work with one-and-one-quarter receiver hitches, both class one and class two; this will also work with two-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer, and thats what we will be working with today. Well start out the test fit by installing the carrier into the hitch. Then well install the hitch pin and clip. Alright, next well go ahead and fold the bike rack and get some clearance measurements. Alright, from the bike rack to the bumper at its closest point is going to be about 8 inches, and overall length from the bumper will be about 25 inches.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV, were going to test fit part number 63153 from tow-ready. This is a 24x60 cargo carrier. A few things to know about this cargo carrier is that it has a raised shank that elevates the carrier platform for a little bit better ground clearance. Its constructed from steel with a black powder coat finish. The weight capacity of this cargo carrier is 500 pounds. Also, this cargo carrier is designed for two-hitch receiver hitches only.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of part number s102, from Kuat. This is our Sherpa Bicycle Rack. A couple things to know about this bike rack: it will work with one inch and a quarter receiver hitches, both class one and class two; this will also work with two inch receiver hitches with the provided spacer. And thats what well be working with today. Well start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Well install the locking pin.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Alright, today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to do a test fit of part number c18100, from Curt. A couple things to know about this cargo carrier: its designed for two inch receiver hitches only; and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. And, this is constructed completely from aluminum. Now, well start out our test fit by installing the cargo carrier into the hitch. Then installing a pin and clip to secure it. Alright, now go ahead and get some clearance measurements.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer well be test fitting part number TH990XT. This is the Thule double track platform style two bike carrier for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Now with our adapter already on were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the 24 by 60 cargo carrier for two inch hitches, part number 52018 from Surco. Now to begin our test fit well slide our cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. Well then put the safety clip on the other side of the pin which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 2 and inches and the cargo carrier will add an additional 27 and inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance at the back of the cargo carrier is 13 and inches and the exhaust ton this vehicle does exit both the passenger side as well as the drivers side here at the rear bumper.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the 23 by 56 railed cargo carrier for two inch hitches from Rola, part number 59502. Now to begin our test fit well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install the hitch pin. We can then put the safety clip on the other side of the hitch pin securing our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 8 inches and the cargo carrier will add an additional 32 inches of overall length to the vehicle. The ground clearance at the back of the cargo carrier is 16 inches and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit both the passenger side and drivers side at the rear bumper.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting part number 63124, this is the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Bike Rack for 2-inch hitches. Now, all we need to do is slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 4-3/4 inches. We'll now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mask to allow the masks to tilt down.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Pro Series 24 by 60 rail cargo carrier for two inch hitches, part number 63153. Now all well need to do is slide our cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. Well then put the safety clip on the other side of the hitch pin to secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of our cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 8 and 3/4 inches and the cargo carrier will add an additional 34 and 1/4 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance at the cargo carrier is 16 and inches and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit both the passenger as well as the drivers side here at the rear bumper.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting part number C 18100. This is the Curt 20x60 folding aluminum cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches. Now, to begin our test with, we'll slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole, and install our hitch pin. We'll then put the safety clip on the other side of the hitch pin, which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the cargo carrier is 12-1/4 inches, and from the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle with the cargo carrier in the stored position, is 1 inch.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting part number C 18145. This is the Curt 20x48 cargo carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches. Now, with our adapter already installed, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt tight, our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be installing hidden hitch, part number 87720. This is what out hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is three and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be installing Draw Tite hitch, part number 75710. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is three and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer - Curt

Toda on our 2013 For Explorer well install the Curt hitch part number C13100. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16 and a quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



WeatherTech 3rd Row Rear Floor Liner Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today well be test fitting the Weathertech floor liner in the third row, part number WT443593 black in color, for your 2012 Ford Explorer. This application is also available in gray, part number WT463593, or tan, part number WT453593. First well go ahead and remove the old or manufactured floor mat. Now were ready to install the Weathertech floor liner. Weathertech floor liners are custom molded precisely to fit the vehicle and to stay in place. The shape, channels, and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting.





WeatherTech Second Row Floor Liner Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today well be test fitting the Weather Tech floor liner in the second row part number WT443592 black in color for your 2012 Ford Explorer. This application is also available in gray part number WT463592 or tan part number WT453592. First, well go ahead and remove the older manufacturers floor mat and now we are ready to install the Weather Tech floor liner. Weather Tech floor liners are custom molded, precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. Second row seating again is a one-piece liner, extends all the way from the driver to the passenger side giving you the center hump protection with a raised outer edge for maximum protection.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today well be test fitting the Husky floor liner system part number HL98761 black in color for your 2012 Ford Explorer. This application is also available in gray part number HL98762. First, well go ahead and remove the older manufacturers floor mats and now we are ready to install the Husky floor liner. Husky floor liners are custom molded, precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape tails and molding all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. Drivers side front seat has the custom molded liner to fit over the manufacturers attachment points and fits the contours of the vehicles floorboard, has a raised outer edge and extended front coverage up underneath the dash.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today in our 2012 Ford Explorer well be installing the Draw Tite Hitch part number 75710. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed, next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. First well need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2012 Ford Explorer well be installing the Hidden Hitch part number 87720. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed, next well give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. First well need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118540. First, we'll go ahead and identify the connector. It's on the passenger's side next to the muffler. Then we can go ahead and press on the locking tab of the connector and separate the two connection points. Now, if we take our Tow Ready T1 connector, you'll notice that the connectors match identically to the manufacturers and we can plug in line with the manufacturer's wiring. With that completed, we'll now run the 4-pole over to the center of the vehicle and down to the hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C13100. First, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust. To do this, we'll go ahead and put a safety strap underneath the exhaust so that after we remove the three rubber isolators securing the exhaust to the exhaust hangers, we can safely lower the exhaust without falling too far. Now with our safety strap in position, we'll go ahead and take some spray lubricant and spray each one of the rubber isolators. Next, we'll go ahead and take a pry bar and remove the rubber isolator from the exhaust. Now with all four exhaust hangers free, we can go ahead and use the safety strap to safely lower the exhaust so that we can gain access to the hardware or the frame.



Timbren Front or Rear Suspension System Installation - 2001 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2001 Ford Explorer well be installing the Timbering Suspension Enhancement System part number TGMFK10. First, well need to go ahead and raise the vehicle and remove the manufacturer bump stop. To do this well remove the nut off the top of the bump stop stud. First, well go ahead and spray down the fastener with some spray lubricant. This will assist us in removing it because over time its gonna build up rust, dust, dirt, and debris. Quick tech tip, it may be necessary to go ahead and put a block of wood in between the axel and the bump stop so that it holds it in position.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2004 Ford Explorer we're going to install part number ETBCZ. We're going to use this to install Brake Controller part number 90885 from Tekonsha, the Prodigy P2 Brake Control. So we'll start inaudible by installing a mounting bracket onto the hitch. Now this bracket does not come with the kit and we'll be using part number 18140. Now the bracket is a little on the short side, so we have to make it a little bit longer. What we're going to do is just add a couple more holes to the end of the bracket.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the Yakima Railgrab roof rack system using part numbers Y00409 and Y00138. With our vehicle equipped with the factory side rails and our roof rack system preassembled according to the fit kit instructions, well go ahead and fit them to the vehicle. Well begin by setting the front crossbar on top of the side rails. Well find a fixed location on both side rails and measure from that location back on the side rail. Well need to keep these identical as it will help the front crossbar to stay perpendicular with the side rails for ease of loading our accessories. With our front crossbar located in the same place on both side rails well simply tighten down the black Allen head bolt using the included Allen wrench with your roof rack system.



Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, were going to add the Hopkins 7-pole connector part number 37185. To do this, well also use the Tow-Ready bracket part number 18136. Our vehicle is already equipped with a 4-pole connection. Well go ahead and assemble our 7-pole bracket and then add our Tow-Ready bracket so that we can mount it to our hitch. The install kit comes with both the bracket and the hardware. Were going to install all four fasteners and nuts.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, were going to install Hidden Hitch part number 87720. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you when selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we're going to install the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75710. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-1/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now, let's go ahead with the installation.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Top Bike Carrier, part number TH513. With our vehicle equipped with the Thule AeroBlade crossbars and our Domestique preassembled, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply set the Domestique on top of the crossbars. We'll line up the head of the bike carrier with the front crossbar and adjust the rear mounting point to the rear crossbar of our vehicle. We can then take the front head cover, bring it underneath the front crossbar and tighten it down using the Allen wrench included with the bike rack. After the front head is tight, we can move to the rear attachment point and bring the clamp underneath the rear load bar and tighten it down using the included hardware.



RockyMounts LiftOp 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the RockyMounts LiftOp 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number RKY1461. Now with our vehicle equipped with the Thule AeroBlade we do have the ability to use the channel within the load bar. However, the LiftOp 6 also comes with the ability to be used with the square bars or round bars whichever you prefer. Well begin with the front carrier. Well simply open the side channel and remove the rubber channel cover. With our channel cover out of the way we can line up the square nuts with the channel and slide it into the load bar.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Universal Flat Top part number TH92725. Now, our vehicle is equipped with the Thule AeroBlade System and our ski carrier is already pre-assembled so we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll start by loading the front carrier. We'll simply place it on top of the front load bar and using the rubber coated steel straps, we'll bring them around and attach them to the other side of the clamping device. We can then simply tighten them down. And with our front carrier installed, we'll now move on to the rear, again, repeating the same process as we did with the front, securing it to the rear load bar.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. Now our vehicle is equipped with the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system and our roof rack is preassembled so we are ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well take the head of the bike rack and put it directly over the top of the front cross bar, we can then bring the rubber coated steel straps around and secure them back to the head of the bike rack. Well then come to the rear mounting point and line it directly over the top of the rear crossbar where we can secure it using the included wing nuts provided with the bike rack. With our rear mount secured we can move on to the head, tightening down the Allen bolt, which will secure it to the front cross bar. And with the head of the bike rack secured well install the head cover, which will complete the bike rack and make it ready to load a bike.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Explorer

Today, on this 2008 Ford Explorer, we're gonna install a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part number 90885. We're also gonna be installing the ETBC7 kit or part number ETBC7 and Tow-Ready Mounting Bracket part number 118136.First, we'll take our Tow-Ready Bracket and our 7-Pole and we'll install them together. Simply using the hardware that comes with our bracket then we'll go ahead and tighten our screws down.Now we assembled our bracket mounting to our tow-ready bracket, we have the option of mounting it here on our new hitch or we're actually gonna mount it here on the manufacturer's hitch.With our bracket in place, we take our band clamp, comes with the bracket install kit.Go ahead and wrap it around the bracket and the hitch.Once you get your bracket positioned where you want it and your band in place, you can go ahead and tighten it down.Say we've got a little bit leftover here from our clamp, Im just gonna take a pair of tin snips and cut it off.Alright, with our 7-pole bracket mounted, Im gonna go ahead and install a new 7-pole and 4-pole connectors. It comes with our ETBC7 kit. Im just gonna use our provided kit for the mounting. First Ill feed my wires through the bracket.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Explorer

Today were working on a 2008 Ford Explorer. Were going to install a Curt Hitch part number 13112. Here are a couple measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the vehicle is 2 inches and for the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17 3/8inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today we are working on the 2011 Ford Explorer. We are going to install the tow ready T-One connector part number 118540. First step is to locate the manufacturers connection point on the passenger side of both of the exhausts inside the fender well. Then were going to press the locking tab and disconnect the two connection points. Now we can take our tow ready connector which will have identical plugs on either end matching the manufacturers. And we will plug it in line with the manufactures wiring.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today we're going to test 2011 Ford Explorer. We'll test fit the Thule M.O.A.B. Roof Basket. You'll see on top of our Thule AeroBlade roof rack system. The cargo basket comes with a spread on the load bars of 16" to 28". With our load bars already set up, let's go and install the cargo basket.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2004 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2004 Ford Explorer with factory raised side rails we are going to be installing a Yakima Railgrab roof rack system. Once you have your crossbar assemblies all put together you are ready to install them up on your roof. Before we start tightening down our front crossbar assembly we need to make sure that the crossbar is running perpendicular to our factory side rails. We are going to measure from a fixed point at the front of our side rail to the edge of the railgrab tower to ensure that the crossbar is perpendicular. We also need to make sure that the crossbar is overhanging evenly from both the left side to the right side. We will visually check the crossbar from the front of the vehicle to check our overhang. Once we have our positioning set we will take the included allen wrench and start to tighten the system down. The black bolt will tighten up our Railgrab tower to our side rail. The silver allen head bolt towards the top of our Railgrab tower will clamp the tower onto the crossbar and secure the crossbar. Once we have the front crossbar assembly tightened down we can go ahead and place the rear and get it posititoned correctly. 1:00



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2004 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2004 Ford Explorer we are going to install a Thule Crossroad roof rack. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together so we are ready to lay them in place on top of our side rails. To properly position the roof rack we need to make sure that the overhang is even from the driver side to the passenger side. We also need to make sure that our crossbar is running perpendicular to our factory raised side rails. So what we will do is measure from a fixed point at the front of the side rail to the edge of our Crossroad feet and make sure this measurement is even on both sides. Once we have the roof rack in position we will pull the strap all the way through set it into the feet and begin tightening the rack down. We will move back and forth from the driver side to the passenger side to tighten down the roof rack system evenly. Once we have the front bar assembly tightened down we are ready to mount the rear. :48



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Installation - 2004 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2004 Ford Explorer with factory raised side rails we are going to be installing a Rhino Rack roof rack part number SXBS4. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together so next we are going to take our assembly and lay it across our side rails. Next we are going to check our crossbar overhang from driver side to passenger side and make sure it is even. Now we need to ensure that our Rhino Rack crossbar is perpendicular to our factory raised side rails. To do that we are going to measure from a fixed point on the side rail back to the clamps on our Rhino Rack crossbar. We will make sure this measurement is even on both sides. Once we have the front crossbar positioned where we need it we can go ahead and begin tightening it down. We will take the included wrench and use it to tighten the allen head bolt that is tucked inside the crossbar above the clamp. As we tighten this bolt the clamp is going to grab onto our side rail and it is also going to secure the crossbar to the clamp. Once we have the front crossbar assembly tightened down we are ready to start with the rear.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation- 2000 Ford Explorer

Today we are working on a 2000 Ford Explorer. We will be installing Tow Ready T-One Connector part number 118241. With this particular application, the simple plug in place style. We will locate the vehicle tow connector, brand new out of the factory. There will be a plug on this that will need to be removed first. With our application, the plug has already been removed. We can simply take our new Tow Ready Connector and see that it matches up with the manufacturer plug and connect them together. We are now ready to route our 4 pole connector. 0:31



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Ford Explorer

Today we are working on a 2000 Ford Explorer. We will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 70647. This will also be comparable to Draw-Tite part number 75083. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in ing accessories for your new hitch, such as a bike rack, cargo carrier, or draw bar. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost portion of the bumper it is 3-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-3/4 inches. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:30



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Ford Explorer

Today we are going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha, the P3 Brake Controller. We are also going to install along with it part number ETBC7. And this will all be installed on a 1996 Ford Explorer. To begin our install, we are actually going to start with the rear of our vehicle and then work our way forward. First off, we are going to install our bracket that actually holds our 7-pole in place. There are substitute brackets that you can use that this will go onto and mount onto the hitch tube itself. However, this particular 7-pole does not really work that good you have to get some extra-long screws and make new holes in the bracket. But in this case, it makes things a little easier and probably a little bit nicer. So we will go ahead with this bracket here that comes factory with it. We will drill out a half-inch hole, which will work perfect with the carriage bolt with a half-inch square hole in the bottom of the bumper. And we will end up with the bracket about right there. We have got our bracket in a bench vise and we will go ahead and put in a quarter-inch pilot hole first and follow it with a half-inch bit. We will our bolt into the bumper and then we will go ahead and install our bracket. And then we will put on the nut and then tighten it down and use an extra hand to hold the bracket while you tighten down the nut and bolt. All right, we will go ahead and install our 7-pole into the bracket.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1996 Ford Explorer

Today we are going to install part number 118241 from Tow Ready on our 1996 Ford Explorer. This one has a tow package on the vehicle and we will show you how to identify it. On our 1996 model here we have the actual tow package is located right here. It is pretty handy it basically plugs in and you are ready to go. However some other models it could be under one of the tail lights. It should be on either the left or right side. On those models they usually have the plug sometimes on both sides. One of them is active and one of them is not. This is about here sometimes you will find this plug also it could be here or it could be on the driver side. Simply plug it in then route the harness the way you want on the way to the opposite side. We will use zip ties to hold everything in place. There you have it for part number 118241 from Tow Ready. Install on our 1996 Ford Explorer.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1996 Ford Explorer

Today we are going to do an install of part number 70647 on a 1996 Ford Explorer. This also applies to part number 75083. The first step to installing our hitch is to remove any tow ropes here on the bottom of the vehicle. Sometimes they can be on the passenger side. In this case we do not have to worry about that. The next thing we can do is go ahead and install our hardware. Which the hardware fits in this hole right here and then on the side of the frame right here. What we will do is hang the hitch from this hardware here first. Then we will go ahead and install the rest. When you are putting up the hitch notice that this edge here is hitting here and on the shackle here. What happens on older vehicles is that the suspension sags a little bit. So what we have to do is raise up the body to raise the suspension so that we have room to fit the hitch into.





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