Today on our 2014 Ford F150 we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class 4 Part Number C14002. Now here's what our new trailer hitch looks on our F150, it is a class 4 hitch so it is heavy duty. Has a nice big steel to the sides of it, nice heavy welds that attach it and nice black powder coat finish, that's going to resist corrosion and rust. Being a class 4 hitch, it does have a 1,000 pound tongue capacity and a 10,000 pound towing capacity. With a weight distribution hitch it bumps it up to 1,200 pounds of tongue and 12,000 pounds of towing capability. With this hitch you also want to the specifications of your vehicle to see what the maximum towing capability is. You always want to go with the lower, whether the hitch or the vehicle rating.
Today on our 2014 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Takonsha Voyager Brake Control for 1 to 4 axles, part number 39510. We'll also be using the etrailer ETBC7 installation kit for brake controllers. With our power hooked up to our battery and our trailer hooked up to our brake controller, you can see we have a green light there. That means we have power going to our brake controller. This is our pendulum adjustment so when you level out your brake controller, you'll adjust that, and your power adjustment is on the side here. When you use your manual override, it will go from green to red so you know it's working. As you see, our truck is equipped for a 4-flat here on the back of the vehicle, and it is in a bracket. We're just going to go ahead slide that out of the bracket and tuck it behind our hitch, that way we can start to install our 7-way plug.
Today on our 2104 Ford F150 Super Cab we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 13371. Here's what our new Curt trailer hitch looks like on our F150. You see it features a nice round tube. It does stick out a little underneath the bumper, but the round tube has nice welded seams and nice black powder-coat finish, which is going to protect it against rust and corrosion so it will still give a nice look here on the back of your truck. Extremely easy installation, just two mounting points on each side, and all you need is one socket size for all the hardware. Nice 2-inch by 2-inch Class 3 hitch. You have your 5/8ths pin hole here and your tow hooks which are easily accessible.
Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we're gonna be doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is gonna be your hanging style, 4 bike rack with a tilting feature and a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It'll be part number SR26248. And as you can notice, it does have two setting points to where you can either go further out from your bumper or closer in. We're gonna go ahead and insert into our 2 inch receiver that we have here today and line up our pinholes. For demonstration purposes, we're gonna go all the way in, as close we can. So we'll go into the farthest pinhole so we can see what kind of clearances we have. All right, once we have it in as far as we can, go ahead and insert your anti-rattle bolt.
Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Racks hanging-style 4-bike rack. It's going to have an 1-1/4" shank with a 2" adapter for your bigger hitches, but you'll also be able to get it in the 1-1/4" for class one and class two hitches, and then your 2" for your class three. It does come with a tilting feature and a sturdy steel construction, and it will be part number RBC044. Let's get it fitted onto our truck. Place the shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up we'll go ahead and insert our anti-rattle bolt, which will look like this. Thread it in as far as you can by hand.
Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima SwingDaddy. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack and it's also going to be a swing-away model. It's going to be part number Y02464, and it comes with only a 2" shank for your 2" receivers only. Let's go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. First thing you're going to want to do is set your shank into your receiver and ensure that your tensioner is all the way seated. That way it will go in easier.
Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Swagman XTC4, this would be your platform style 4 bike rack that comes with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. Be part number S64665. We're going to go ahead and get it fitted onto our truck that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, we'll go ahead and insert our anti rattle bolt by removing the lock and then placing the anti rattle bolt into your hole, threading it in as far as we can by hand and then following it up with a 7/8 inch socket to tighten it up the rest of the way. The socket, anti rattle bolt is going to help to get rid of a lot of the play, rattle and wobble that you may have inside your bike carrier.
Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a Class III two inch opening hitch. Part number is 13371. Here's what the hitch is going to look like installed on your truck. As you can see it comes down nice and flush on each end, nice straight across, very typical of a receiver hitch look. This is one of the easiest hitches I've ever put on. You've just got two bolts that are going to go into two pre-drilled holes, you tighten them down, and you're done. This is going to offer a 600 pound tongue weight capacity and a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity.
Today on this 2014 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to show you part number C31068. This is Curt front-mount 2" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed the truck. As you can see, this is our 2" receiver right here, which has a nice collar around the front of it, and it uses a 5/8" hitch pin right here. The distance from the hitch pin hole in the center to the outside edge of the license plate here is going to be about 8-1/2". Our measurement from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about 11-3/4". This will vary with our 2-wheel drive like we have here or a 4-wheel driver where the chances are it will sit a little bit higher, plus tire sizes will throw it off as well.
Today on this 2014 Ford F150 Supercab we are going to show you part number KS81810. This is K-source custom towing mirrors and its part numbers are for driver and passenger sides. We will go ahead and take our truck and back up to a trailer here. We will see how with the factory mirror we only see part of a trailer, then with our towing mirror we can see the rest of our trailer quite easily. This is what the mirror looks like when it is installed on the passenger side. You can see right off the bat how this actually snaps on to the bottom edge of the mirror here, as well as on top, on this side as well.
Today on our 2005 Ford F150 we will be test-fitting the Pewag All Square Mud Service Snow Chains, part number PWE2439S. As you can see here, we just pulled our chain out of our box and it's all tangled up. Let's go ahead and untangle it. You want to make sure that all the kinks and everything is out of the chain. Once you have that done, we'll go ahead and make sure that the sharp part of the inner chains is facing outwards. With it laid out like this, all we've got to do is pick up the outside and lay it over the tire. We'll go ahead and hook up the back side to the second link.
Today on our 2005 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab we will be testing the Titan chain heavy duty alloy snow tire chains with the ladder pattern and square links. Part #TC2228SHD. Our tire size that we'll be using today is a 26570R17. The first thing you want to do is get your chain out of the box. You want to lay it out. Make sure it doesn't have kinks or any tangles.
Today on 2005 Ford F150 we'll be doing a test of the Titan Chains, TC2228SCAM. Tire chain size is going to be 265/70 17's on these General Tires. We'll go ahead and throw the chains over. First you're going to lay them out so that the buckles are facing inwards, and that your tensioners will be on inside for when you lay them out. All your buckles and hooks are facing outwards, and your tensioners are on the outside. Now you'll get your hook; go ahead and connect the inside of your chains using the hook to your long lead.
Today on our 2005 Ford F-150 we will be doing a test fit of the Titan snow chains. This is going to be alloy construction with diamond pattern and square link, part number TC2526. The tire size on our truck today is going to be 265/70 17. When you pull them out, they're going to be about like this. Go ahead and stretch them out. You want the side with the clamp link towards the front of the vehicle.
Today on our 2005 F150 super crew cab we'll be testing Thule self-tensioning snow tire chains with the diamond pattern and D link part #TH2004705265. Our tire size here today is a 265 70 R17. The first thing we want to do is lay our tire chain, once we get it out of the box, lay it flat on the ground. Make sure there's no kinks or any tangles. Then we can grab the yellow end, feed it around our tire, make sure it comes around. Then we'll bring it up with the other part of the end here and connect it together. Then we'll pull our chain over the tire. While we're doing that, we'll want to make sure that it goes over our tire and sits evenly on both sides.
Today on our 2005 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting our Glacier Square Link Snow Chains with Cam Tighteners. It's going to be part number PWH2328SLC. Our tire on our 2005 Ford is going to be 265-70-R17's. The first thing you do when you get them out of the bag is go ahead and lay them out. You want to make sure that you get all the tangles and any kinks out of the way. It's best to lay them down with your cam tighteners to the inside, so that way when we wrap them over they'll be on the outside of the tire.
Today on our 2005 Ford F150 we will be doing a test fit of the Pewag all-square snow chains with cam tighteners. It's going to be part #PWE2228SC. The tire we will be working on today is going to be a 265 70 R17. Once you pull your chains out, go ahead and lay them down flat and stretch them out to make sure you get all the kinks and tangles out of it. Go ahead and center that up on your tire. The easiest way to do it is to make sure that your cam tighteners are to the inside and your brackets and clamps here with the hooks to the bottom side.
Today on our 2005 Ford F150, we'll be doing a test fit of the Pewag All-Square Snow Chains. This will be part number PWE2228S. Today we'll be working with tire size 265717 00:00:16 on these general tires. Here you have your Pewags. All we want to do is we want to lay out your chain so that you can get all the kinks and everything out of it. How I have it laid out is going to be so when we flip it over, that all of our outside locks and everything will be on the back side.
Today on our 2005 Ford F150, we'll be doing a test fit of the Pewag Brenta-C, 4x4 Snow Chains. These here are going to be squarely in construction and to be part number PWXMR82V. It's going to be on tire size 265 70 17. All right. Once you have your chains out of the bag, go ahead and lay them out on the ground to where the plastic strip is on the back side. Make sure that you untangle everything so you don't have anything bunched up.
Today, on our 2005 F150 Crew Cab, we'll be doing a test fit of the CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Mirror, Part Number 11650. As you can see, this mirror extends or field of view. I'm visible in the towing mirror but not in the factory mirror. To begin, we can go ahead and take our top plate and set it in our window channel. We'll go ahead and open up the door. We'll come down bottom.
Today our 2005 F150 SuperCrew Cab, we'll be testing the Wheel Master's Eagle Vision extendable towing mirror. That's part number WM6600. As you can see this widens our field of view. You can see me in the towing mirror, but not on the factory mirror. To begin as you can see we've already put our window down for an easy installation. We'll go ahead and take our top plate. We'll want to put these two hooks into our window channel. Next we want to make sure we have enough slack in our strap here, so it goes all the way down and underneath our door. We'll also want to make sure that this pad hits our door in a nice even spot.
All right today on this 2013 Ford F150 super crew cab we're going to show you part number AL57200, the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 air helper springs. Now this has a load baring capacity up to 5000 pounds. Whatever you put in your truck that makes it squat, the Load Lifter 5000 will go ahead and bring your truck back up to level. This is what the Air Lift 5000 looks like once installed on the truck. With this part number you get two air bags, one for each side of the axle. It mounts to the axle, basically using large clamps. This does replace the factory jounce stop.
Today on our 2010 Ford F150 Super Cab, we're going to be taking a look at, then installing the BedRug Custom Full Truck Bed Liner. This is for trucks with bare beds or spray-in liners, Part Number BRQ04SCK. Here's what your BedRug is going to look like once you get it installed in your truck. As you can see this is a nice custom fit truck bed protection system. It's made to fit around every cut and contour, so we don't have a lot of extra movement out of it. This is great for giving us good support.
Today on our 2010 Ford F150 crew cab we're going to take a look at and then install the Access Lorado Soft roll-up Tonneau cover, part number 834532006205. If we take a look at the top here it's nice and taut. It's smooth. We don't have any real big wrinkles or anything that we need to get out of it. If we did, the adjusters that we installed can easily be adjusted. Counterclockwise is going to loosen it up if it really takes a lot of force to get that back latch down, or if we go clockwise that's going to tighten it up.
Today, we're going to show you part number 51110 from Curt. This is the Venturer Trailer Brake Controller. Now also to help us with our install, because our brake controller is going to plug in to the factory tow package port underneath the dash, we'll be using part number C51436. This is the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers. Here's the brake controller we have mounted in our truck. We'll go ahead cover some of the features and controls. First off, this is your manual override on your trailer.
Today on our 2011 Ford F-150 we'll be installing the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Back Up Sensors, with a 2-1/2" LCD Screen, part number HM60195VA. We'll go ahead and start by opening the driver's door and we'll need to remove the door seal as well as lift the carpet up a little bit. Before you begin you want to kind of take a look underneath your vehicle and see if you can find any sort of grommet or anything like that, that you might be able to push the wire up through when you get up close to the front part of the cab of the vehicle. As you can see here, here's the area that we're going to pull the wire through the floor pan. Before we pull the wire through, we're going to put a little electrical tape on the end of the wire to protect any of the fittings to keep from getting any dirt or other debris in it. Once we've done that we'll go ahead and fish it up from the underside of the vehicle, pulling it through enough that we can make our connection once we mount our LCD screen up on the dash area. Now we'll go ahead and go back underneath the vehicle and route our wires to the back, keeping in mind you want to keep away from any sharp edges, moving parts or areas that may become hot. While routing to the back of the vehicle we went ahead and used some zip ties to help secure it. Next we'll need to go ahead and move to the license plate area. First we'll need to remove the existing license plate.