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Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sports Track, we're doing a test fit of a Pro-Series Big Sky Roof-Mounting Cargo Basket, part number PS63156. The dimensions are 43 by 35. You see that we already have it on our factory roof system. I have three of the four hold downs on and we'll put the fourth one on now. That comes with a plate and it sits over the top of our spacer here, has two grooves it sits on into. We have a Uboat, bring up to the slots, and we have two wingnuts.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sports Track we're doing a test fit of the Thule roof racking system. The part number for the Thule Aeroblade low bars are THARB53 and the Thule rapid cross road roof mounting rail foot pack is TH450R. You see that we have the front one already on. We're going to attempt to load on the second one now. Alrighty. Showing here, like I said this is the aerobar. You want to go on backwards.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Track, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon cargo roof basket, part number TH859. The dimensions are 49 x 40 x 6, and it can hold up to 150 pounds. We have it already on our factory roof system, and we have 3 of the 4 legs already on to hold it down. I'll go around the other side and put on the last one. Now it comes with a U bolt with 2 washers, also 2 wing nuts, and also a cap for the cover, to cover the nut. First we put on the U bolt. All righty, get that on there.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sports Track, we're doing a test fit of the Sports Rack Vista roof-mounting cargo basket. Part number is SR9035. The dimensions are 44" long, 39-1/8" wide. It can hold up to 110 pounds. You see that we already have it on our vehicle, on our factory roof system. We have 3 of the 4 hold-downs on.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Curt Class 3 Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 13407. Now, here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. It's going to have a nice sleek appearance under the backside of the vehicle. Showing only the round tube, the chain tie downs, and the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube. It's going to have that nice aesthetically pleasing end cap over the end of the receive tube. It's going to have a 5/8 inch pinhole all the way through, and those sturdy chain tie downs on either side.
Today on this 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Track, we're going to show you the Extang Tuff Tonno Soft Tonneau Cover, part number EX14745. This is what the tonneau cover looks like once it's installed on the back of our sport track. First off you notice this does sit on top of the rails, and on top of the tailgate. This is not a flush fit, however with that though, there's less material on the inside of the bed to get in the way, so you have full access to your bed of your truck. The tonneau cover is created from a vinyl fabric, which is stitched into the side to the attachment points that we'll show a little bit later. On the very edge it has a polymer material attached to it and actually stitched into place. You know it's not going to go anywhere, and it goes all the way around on both sides about a quarter inch.This protects the edges from getting ragged.
Today, on our 2007 Ford Explorer sport truck, we're doing a test fit of the Rola cargo carrier, part number 59507. Its dimensions are 21 by 55 and has a 300 pound weight capacity. Let's go ahead and begin our test fit by loading our shank into the receiver. We'll line up our pinholes. That looks pretty good. We'll take our PC2, slide it in.
Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Truck, we'll be doing a test fit of Surco Cargo Carrier, that's part number 52017. Its dimensions are 20 by 48. It has a 300 pound weight capacity. It's for 1 1/4 inch hitches. We can go ahead and start our test fit by loading it into our receiver. We'll line up our pinholes.
Today on our 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex 4, tilting 4-bike rack. That's part number TH9029XT. To begin our test fit, as you can see we've already got it loaded up and how it looks on our vehicle. Let's go ahead and start with a few measurements. We'll do the closest point. It looks like it's going to be about 7 inches from here to our vehicle.
Today on our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, we're going to install part number 87008 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on our Sport Trac. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 17". From the center of a hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper, will be about 3-1/4". Now I'll show you how the hitch is installed. First off, we'll show you where the hitch attaches to the frame of our vehicle. First it will attach here at the bottom of the frame at the end. Also, there's an oval hole here that the hitch will attach to.
Today on this 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac we're going to install part number 75112. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on our Sport Trac. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 17". From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outside edge of the bumper will about 3-1/4". Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today, we're working on a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and we'll show you how to install hidden hitch part number 87008. To begin our install, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring that runs underneath the frame on the driver's side. This wiring will need to be relocated as it would get smashed down between the hitch in the frame. To relocate it, we'll go ahead and remove it from the frame and then press on the locking tab that secures it to the protective cap here in the side of the frame. We'll press on the locking tab and remove the connector. We'll do this for both connectors. With the wires loose, we'll go ahead and reroute them outside of the frame and over and back to the inside where we can re-secure it. Once we have both wires reconnected, we'll go ahead and secure them with a zip tie and cut off the excess to clean up our install. Next, we are ready to install the hardware into the bottom frame rail attachment point.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75112. Now, to begin our install, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring that runs underneath the frame of the driver's side. This wiring will need to be relocated as it would get smashed down between the hitch and the frame. To relocate it, we will go ahead and remove it from the frame and then pressing the locking tab that secures it, it's a protective cap here in the side of the frame. We'll press on the locking tab to remove the connector. We'll do this for both connectors.
Today on this 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac were going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. To help install our brake controller were going to be using the following parts. Were going to be using the etbc7 kit and also a bracket, part number 18136 from Tow Ready. Now well start off installing our bracket to the hitch because we need this bracket to install the seven-pole bracket that comes with the etbc7 kit. Well go ahead and connect the seven-pole bracket to our mounting bracket, and then well attach it to the hitch. Well wrap up our seven-pole adapter wires with electric tape leaving out the four-pole, the blue wire which is our brake wire and the black wire which is the 12 volt power supply.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac well be test fitting the Rain-X windshield wiper blades part #: RX5079275. Now this heavy duty rustproof wiper blade ensures ultimate visibility in rain, ice and snow. It applies equal pressure along the length of the contoured blade delivering clean, streak free results. The graphite coated rubber edge offers smooth noiseless action. Now to begin the installation well remove the old wiper blades from the vehicle. Well push the tab and then simply slide them off the arm itself.
Today were going to do a test fit of part number CTM2200A, custom towing mirrors for our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. These towing mirrors are very easy to install. Basically they slip on to the original mirror. It will be a snug fit. Well push them in all the way and then we can go ahead and install our attachment hardware. Basically its a hook that attaches to the edge of the factory mirror and then goes out to the new mirror.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac well be installing the Thule Standard snow tire chains for SUVs, part number TH01571255, with tire size P255 70 R16. Now, to begin our installation well need to get the chains out and go ahead and stretch them out on the ground and get them untangled as best you can. Now that weve done that well take the blue cable, well slide it from the back, around the tire, toward the front of the vehicle. Well then grab the two ends of the blue cable and bring them up to the 12 oclock position here on the inside of the tire where we can then connect them together. Well now allow the blue cable to fall back behind the tire, where well make sure our chains are centered with the tire tread. Here on the outside well take the red chain link and the red hook and connect them together.
Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with tire size P255 7 R16s well be installing the Glacier cable snow tire chains for light trucks, part number PW3010C. All well need to do to fit our chains to the vehicle is first ensure that we are using the correct chain on the right side of the vehicle. Youll notice if the cable chains have a tag marking left hand or right hand. Theyll also have an arrow indicating the direction in which the chain should rotate. Another way to tell is make sure that the tensioner on the chains is on the outside of the tire. You can also look at the cross chain connection to the side chain and make sure that the hook faces out.
Today on our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting Four Bike Rack with anti sway cradles for both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. This is part number TH934XTR. Now, to begin our test fit we'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch using the included adapter already installed on the bike rack shank. We'll then line-up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements.
Today on our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac we'll be testing the Thule Helium Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier, part number TH970xt. Now to begin our test-fit we'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install the attached hitch pin. We can then move to the back of the shank where we'll tighten the knob down, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. We can now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13 1/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 4 1/2 inches. We'll now go ahead and pull the hitch switch at the bottom of the bike rack mast to allow the mast itself down.