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Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 honda pilot

Today at our 2016 Honda pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the Rhino-rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Bike Carrier Fork Mounting. Part number, RBC035. You see that we already have a bike mounted on our vehicle. We have it mounted to our rack. I'll show you a few features here. First we check and show where we have the forks into, there's a knob here with a lock, all we do is pop this, this way and lift up the bike to take it off. Right now we have it off.



SportRack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we'll be doing a test fit of the Sports Rack Vista Roof Mounting Cargo Basket, part number SR9035. The dimensions are 44 inches long by 39 1/8 inch wide. It can hold up to 110 pounds. You see I already have it on our vehicle. We have already mounted three of the universal holders on. I'll go on the other side and load the other one also. Now what we have here is a u-bolt, and we also have a metal plate that goes on top.



Pro Series Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we'll be doing a test fit of the Pro Series Big Sky Mounted Cargo Basket, part number PS63156. The dimensions are 43x35, and it can hold up to 125lbs. You see that we already have it on our factory roof system. It comes with four universal holds, we have three of them already on, so I will go around the other side to put it on. It comes with a U-bolt, two wing nuts, and a metal plate, plus we have a spacer also. We have the spacer that's already on, here's our plate, our U-bolt with the two wing nuts. So what I would like to do is, I put the plate on first, there's two grooves that sit right on top, and the easiest way to do it is just take one wing nut off, slide one in there, get into the groove, and get that started.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today, in our 2016 Honda Pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio Roof Bike Rack fork mounting. Part number is TR02. You see we already have it on the vehicle. This is an aluminum and black polish chrome. It will look real nice on your vehicle. You see we have a bike already up there. I'll show you a few features. First feature that I'll show you is right here we have where we hold the fork ends.



Kuat Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat Vagabond X cargo roof basket and two-bike carrier, part number VX01. The dimensions are 52-by-41, it can hold up to 160 pounds. You see that we already have it on our vehicle, and on the vehicle it has four hold-downs that are universal, we have three already on, so I'll go on the other side and put the other one on. This comes with a U-hook, two wing nuts, and a metal plate, like so. We already have our spacer already on, so what I would like to do is go up under the basket. There's two grooves, so we put the one in one groove, and the other in the other one, and we put our other wing nut. This basket will be good if you're taking long trips or going to a sporting event and you want more cargo room in your vehicle, you can put everything on top. We want to get these nice and snug, like so. This is also good for holding two bikes.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today in our 2016 Honda Pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon cargo roof basket. Part number TH859. The dimensions are 49 by 40 by 6. They can hold up to 150 pounds. You see that we already have it loaded on our vehicle, on the factory roof racking system. There are four universal holds that hold down the basket.



Rola Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the ROLA Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part #59504. The dimensions are 52 X 40.5, and 6 inches deep. It can hold up to 130 lbs. You see that we already have it on our vehicle. On it, we have 3 of the 4 universal holders. I'll go over on the other side and put the other one on.



Best 2015 Honda Pilot Hitch Options

Today we're going to take a look at the three best hitches available for the 2015 Honda Pilot. Starting here at the top we're going to have CURT part number 13146. This is a class three just like the other two we have here. This is Hidden Hitch part number 87691. Then finally down here at the bottom, Draw-Tite part number 75225. Now the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are going to be the exact same hitch. Anything I talk about on this Hidden Hitch is going to apply with the Draw-Tite.



Best 2014 Honda Pilot Hitch Options

Today we're going to take a look at the three best hitches available for the 2014 Honda Pilot. Starting here at the top we're going to have CURT part number 13146. This is a class three just like the other two we have here. This is Hidden Hitch part number 87691. Then finally down here at the bottom, Draw-Tite part number 75225. Now the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are going to be the exact same hitch. Anything I talk about on this Hidden Hitch is going to apply with the Draw-Tite.



Best 2016 Honda Pilot Hitch Options

Today we're going to take a look at the three best hitches available for the 2016 Honda Pilot. Starting here at the top we're going to have CURT part number 13146. This is a class three just like the other two we have here. This is Hidden Hitch part number 87691. Then finally down here at the bottom, Draw-Tite part number 75225. Now the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are going to be the exact same hitch. Anything I talk about on this Hidden Hitch is going to apply with the Draw-Tite.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda Pilot - Curt

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the CURT Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is going to offer the 2" opening, it's part number C13146. Here's what our hitch looks like installed in the vehicle. As you can see, just a really narrow area where we can actually see any cosmetic change. Our main cross tube is up here behind the rear bumper, and this is one of the easier hitches that there is out there to get put on your car. We've already got existing weld nuts, we're going to use 3 bolts on each side to secure it right up to the frame rail. This is a class 3, so we've got a 2" x 2" opening, offers just a lot of options as far as accessories we want to put in there, there's lots of room around the hitch, so any of the accessories, whether you want to use a hitch pen, a hitch pen lock, anti-rattle device, regardless of what it is you're going to have enough room here to operate that.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda Pilot - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This offers a 2" by 2" opening. Its part number is 87691. Here you can see the hitch once it's installed. Really nice, clean look. You're only going to see just this little bit of the receiver tube itself and our safety chain connection points. Then we're also going to have a small bracket here in case we want to attach any 4-pole, 7-pole wiring.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda Pilot - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class three hitch with a 2" opening. Its part number is 75225. Here you can see the hitch once it's installed. Really nice, clean look. You're only going to see just this little bit of the receiver tube itself and our safety chain connection points. Then we're also going to have a small bracket here in case we want to attach any 4-pole, 7-pole wiring.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2003 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2003 Honda Pilot, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint. This is going to be your T-track mounted bike rack for the top of your roof rack. If you look up here, we have the Thule edges in place, and the AeroBlades will be the same way. You're just going to remove the top here and the covers on both sides for the edge. The T-track on the AeroBlades are just going to simply remove the end caps and remove the rubber. We'll have to remove the rubber out of these as well.



Covercraft Premier Front Floor Mat Review - 2011 Honda Pilot

Today, on this 2011 Honda Pilot, we`re going to show you the Cover Craft Premier Custom Auto Floor Mats, part number CC76271390. With this part number you do get the driver's and passenger sides. This is the grey color we're working with today and you check Etrailer.com for other colors that are available for your vehicle. This is what the floor mats look like when they're in the vehicle. This basically covers up the lowest part of the floor on the vehicle. It does go up underneath the brake pedal a little bit. It also goes up to the edge of the center console and also has a nice, long edge around the side here close to the threshold. Now this does use the factory attachment points as well.



WeatherTech 3rd Row Rear Floor Mat Review - 2011 Honda Pilot

Today is 2011 Honda Pilot. We're going to show you WeatherTech 3rd Row auto floor mats. In black, part number WT441743. Now, this is also available as grey, as part number WT461743 and tan as part number WT451743. All right, let's go ahead and take a look. Now, you notice this is all one piece it 00:00:24 that stretches from one side to the other side. Now the coverage also extends from underneath the seats here, underneath the 3rd row, all the way up toward the front, and it actually reaches up between the rails of the 2nd row seats. Now you notice it has a texture on it, so you shoes will actually get a little bit of the grip and not slide around so much.



Covercraft Premier Cargo Area Floor Mat Review - 2011 Honda Pilot

All right, today is 2011, Honda Pilot. We're going to show you a Covercraft premier custom cargo area mat. Part #CC76271790. Today we're working with the Gray Mist color. We have it in the back of our Pilot here, we're going to take a look. First off, this is designed for an area that's between your tailgate here, and your third row seats.



Covercraft Premier Rear Floor Mat Review - 2011 Honda Pilot

Today is a 2011 Honda Pilot. We're going to show you a Covercraft premier custom auto floor mat for a third row, part number CC76271590. All right, now today we're working with the grey mist color. And you can see it provides coverage all the way from the driver side over to the passenger side. We'll take a quick look at the fit here, while I'm over here on the passenger side. You can see how the floor mat actually follows the lines of the kick panel here and as well as it wraps around the rails for a second row seat. You can see through this section here it actually reaches up in there a little bit. Now you can see on the side with a larger seat, it actually does the same thing, going back to the driver side.



Covercraft Premier 2nd Row Floor Mat Review - 2011 Honda Pilot

Today, in this 2011 Honda Pilot, we're going to show you the Covercraft premier custom auto floor mat for the second row, in gray mist, part number CC76271490. Now you notice, this is all a one piece unit that stretches from one side to the other side. You see how it lays between the rails of the front seat, so it reaches up there pretty far. It also uses the factory attachment point. This floor mat lays pretty much on the lowest section of the floor. This actually would be a great replacement, in case a time comes when you wear out your old factory mats.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2003 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2003 Honda Pilot, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Edge Roof Rack System. As you can see, we've already got one in place, so you can see what it will look like once it's on top of the vehicle. We're going to show you how to place that second bar in there, and how to get your crossbar spread and everything else. This will be part number th7503-th7503. What you're going to have in your kit is going to be your straps, your tool, as well as the bar with the feed on each side. Now it's very simple to do this. All we're going to do is remove the end caps, so you'll just lift up on the end and pull those off.





Honda Pilot Questions

  • The procedure for installing a 7-way trailer connector will depend on whether your Pilot is equipped with the 4 or the 6 cylinder engine. 6 cylinder engines are equipped with the factory towing connector located behind the bumper on the driver's side (see photo.) If this connector is present, you can indeed install the Curt 7-way, part # 56097. The taillight converter as well as the necessary fuses and relays are included to activate the factory tow package. If your Pilot has...
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  • In order to determine if the kids bikes will fit on the arms of the Apex bike rack, # TH9026, you can measure the top frame tubes. They will need to be longer than 12-1/4 inches long to fit around the arms. If your bikes will not fit, you will need the bike adapter bar, # TH982XT. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works. I have also included a link to a video review of the Apex bike rack.
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  • The wiring harness fora 2012 Honda Pilot that did not come with a factory tow package (that would have included a trailer connector) is # 118558. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. this will provide you with the basic light functions used on a trailer: left and right turn signals, brake lights, and running lights. Wiring harness # 118265 is designed to replace a broken or lost OEM trailer connector if the vehicle came with one from the factory.
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  • If you do not have the factory tow package on your vehicle, or you only want to install a 4-Way connector, you can use the T-One Connector with Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite, # 118491, to provide a 4-Way connector at the rear of your vehicle. This kit includes everything needed to install the wiring harness including a circuit tester. If your 2010 Honda Pilot has the tow package it should have a port or plug in the back for this harness to plug into. There are 4 holes...
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  • I am glad to hear the hitch installation went smoothly, but sorry to hear you are unhappy with the adapter. When using adapters, the play you are experiencing is a common problem. When using accessories in a trailer hitch, sometimes they are a perfect fit, sometimes they are a little loose and other times they are so tight that you must file the accessory down a bit. Because, there is not always a perfect fit, there are anti-rattle devices made. You may have noticed that your...
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  • There are a few different options that you have to install a 4-way or a 7-way trailer connector on your 2012 Honda Pilot. Option 1 would be to install the Tow Ready 7-Way Wiring Harness, # 118265, that you referenced and use a 7-way to 4-way adapter like part # PK12716 so you can connect to the 4-way connector from your trailer. The only downside to this set up is adding a brake controller. Since your vehicle did not come with a factory tow package, it probably does not have...
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  • The Extra Large Cargo Bag, # 988501, measures 59 inches long by 24 inches wide, so it will work best on a 24 X 60 cargo carrier. It is a soft flexible bag and will fit most cargo carriers. It will work on your 20 X 60 cargo carrier with no problem. The full width of the 24 inch cargo bag will not be used on a 20 inch wide carrier. I also have the Rola Expandable Cargo Bag, # 59102, which is expandable. It will fit both the 20 X 60 cargo carrier and the 24 X 60 cargo carrier. I...
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  • The green light on the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, indicates that the trailer is connected to your Honda Pilot, so it will not come on unless a trailer is connected. If the green light does not come on when the trailer is connected, then there are a few things that could be causing the green light to stay off. The first thing I would check is the trailer brake fuse in the secondary under hood fuse box. There should be a 20-amp fuse in fuse location # 14. If...
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  • You should have no problem with the performance of the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, # PW2016C, on your trip, but for superior strength and durability, I would recommend looking at the Pewag Brenta-C 4X4 Tire Chains, # PWXMR80V. The Pewag chains are made of a durable titanium alloy steel that will provide better durability and performance than the low-carbon steel and rubber of the cable style chains. A few things to keep in mind when using snow chains is not to exceed the maximum...
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  • You are correct there is a weight advantage for aluminum, item # C18100, over steel, item # CC-100, but the biggest reason aluminum is considered over steel, for most of our customers, is corrosion resistance and appearance. You do not need to upkeep the carrier with spray paint every couple of years with aluminum like you do steel. As far as disadvantages, there really are none. As long as the weight capacity of the aluminum carrier is rated the same as the steel carrier they...
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  • You are correct. When you set up the brake controller for the first time, you set the power to 6 with no boost, drive the vehicle and trailer on a flat surface at 25 mph, then fully apply the manual override. Adjust the power as needed to reach a point just before wheel lock up. When you go up to a heavier load, you will want to adjust the power/boost settings accordingly. Once you have the initial set up complete, you can adjust the boost. To turn the boost on, just press...
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  • For use while towing with your pop up camper trailer and hitch mounted towing bike rack, the best option would be to use the Anti-Rattle Device for a 2 inch hitch # 63232. This device will eliminate any additional rattling by pulling the ball mount portion of the hitch to one side. It also provides a secure locking mechanism for your hitch. Please keep in mind that this locking device can only be used on hollow hitch devices, it is also advised to remove this locking mechanism...
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  • The bolt pattern you will need is 4 on 4 inches. They do not make a 4 on 5 inch bolt pattern. The tire size of 78/13 should have a letter in front of the 78 number, like B78-13 or C78-13. The old B78-13 tire size will translate to the current 175/80-13 tire size. The old C78-13 tire size will translate to the current 185/80-13 tire size. The ST175/80-13 (B78-13) tire size is the more common trailer size. If you have the B78-13 tire size you will want to use the Loadstar...
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  • The three cylinders for the hitch lock and the two ratcheting hooks that are included with the rack are keyed alike, but there are 5 lockable portions of the rack. Once you receive the rack, if you feel you need the two additional cylinders and would like them keyed alike with the other three cylinders, you can order replacement cylinders, part # TH512. The product description page for the replacement cylinder has a spot where you can type in the desired key number, before...
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  • I spoke with my Tow Ready representative, and was able to confirm for you that the Tow Ready # 118265 IS indeed a fit for the 2014 Honda Pilot. Going with the aftermarket harness would provide a large cost savings over the Honda part.
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  • I will be happy to help you out. For a 4-Way on your 2013 Honda Pilot, you will use wiring harness # 118558. All 2013 Honda Pilots are pre-wired but what that means is they can accept a harness that plugs in. The rest of the wiring is already pre-ran through the vehicle. We do not have a video but I have linked the detailed instructions for you. Installation will be simple and should not take long at all. Current pricing is available on the product page. The # 118491 wiring...
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  • According to my contact at Tow Ready, installing the # 118265 and the included relays should provide you with a functional 7-way trailer connector. If you were installing a brake controller, my contact did not know if the connector to install a brake controller would be present. Honda typically places this connector under the dash to the left of the steering column near the top of the brake pedal. It is usually taped to a different wiring harness. If the connector is not...
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  • To find out if your 2010 Honda Pilot came with a tow package from the factory, the most certain way is to have a dealer run the VIN. There are some tell tale signs, however, that may lead you in the right direction. If the Pilot has a functioning 7-Way trailer connector, you probably have a tow package. If you do not have the 7-Way plug at the rear of the vehicle, you will need the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) with Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module,...
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  • Since the manufacturer recommends these aftermarket additions for your Pilot, we cannot suggest differently. The thing to remember is that if you do add these items and a warranty issue comes up, you have shown that you took the proper steps to ensure that your vehicle would perform properly so warranty service should not be a question. Another thing to consider is that heat is the enemy of your engine, transmission, and power steering. Using a cooler will dissipate more heat...
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  • To the best of my knowledge, the 2011 Honda Pilot came from the factory with a Class III receiver. 4WD vehicles have a 4500 lb towing capacity but from what I understand, the towing capacity of the vehicle decreases as the number of passengers in the vehicle increases. Honda also expressly mentions that weight distribution systems should not be used with their vehicles. You will want to confirm this by reading your owners manual or consulting Honda. Be sure that the fully loaded...
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