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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Hyundai Sonata - Draw-Tite

Today in this 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4" Receiver Hitch, part #24853. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Sonata. Now you will notice that you can actually see most of the hitch here. That is because with the construction of a car, it doesn't allow it to be hidden very much, but we have a nice, sturdy, strong square body here for a hitch, which goes up to our arms that reach up and attach to your frame. Take a look at the receiver end here. We can see it uses a 1/2 inch hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. It has a generous loop for your safety chains, and this is our inch and a quarter opening for your ball mount or accessories.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Hyundai Sonata - Curt

Today on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you the Curt Class 1, 1 1/4" Receiver Kit, part #C11025. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Sonata. Now you can see here, you can actually see the body of the hitch below the bumper, but that's because that's how the vehicle's constructed. There will not be a way of hiding the hitch, but it has a nice round tube shape to it. We take a look at the receiver itself, on each side there are bounds for your safety chains for your trailer. 1/2" hitch pin hole, and it does come with the hitch pin and clip or you can use your favorite hitch pin lock.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Hyundai Sonata - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you part number 60269, the inch and a quarter class one receiver hitch from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Sonata. Now you will notice that you can actually see most of the hitch here. That's because with the construction of a car, it doesn't allow it to be hidden very much, but we have a nice sturdy, strong, square body here for a hitch, which goes up to our arms that reach up and attach to the frame. Take a look at the receiver end here. We can see it uses a half inch hitch pin, or your favorite locking pin. Has a generous loop for your safety chains.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Hyundai Sonata

All right, today on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata we're going to show you the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PWPLC1138. Now for reference, we'll work with a tire size today of 205/65-R16. Now this is what the snow chains look like when they're installed on a tire. We'll go ahead and take a closer look at the crossbars. When we look at the links themselves, it's constructed from a square stock. There's at least two sides of the corner that faces the ice and snow and helps it dig in. This is what's called Class-S chain which is designed for vehicles with limited clearance between the fender well and a tire and also components behind the tire as well. All right, now one last little detail about the crossbars here is that the links are created from the case hardened steel so this'll take a very long time to wear down, and the rest of our chain is created from the low carbon steel. Now these chains are designed for basically light duty use, basically get you out of a jam when you need to.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2014 Hyundai Sonata, were going to show you how to install the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-pole flat trailer connector. Its part number is 118557. That when we need it, well be able to pull our 4-pole wire right over the edge of our truck lid here, and theres no danger of closing it. Theres a rubber gasket there. It provides plenty of cushion room for that to pass over. When not in use, all well have to do is just gather our wire up.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2012 Hyundai Sonata

Today in the 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you the WeatherTech Cargo liner in black, part #WT40456. This is what the cargo looks when it's installed in the back of a vehicle. First off, it gives you virtually wall-to-wall protection from this inside edge here all the way across to the other side at the fender well. Also notice it actually matches the contour of the floor as well, and it has a raised edge that goes completely all the way around. One neat little detail here is that you can see how it reaches behind it and reaches all the way into this corner as well, and it actually matched the contour here too. If we take a look at the other side of the vehicle where it has a tray over there, it still gives you full access to the tray on the passenger side. Take a look at the passenger side here, I'll fold it up and out of the way, so you can see where the factory tray is in the trunk here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Hyundai Sonata Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Sportframe Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the inch and a quarter opening. Its part number is 24853. All right, here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed. As you can see, it doesn't hang down and quite as far as what I thought it would. It's kind of recessed a little bit, not as wide. The brackets really come out and really V-out to give you great support with it.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Hyundai Sonata

Today on a two thousand twelve Honda Sonata we're going to show you a Glacier Cable snow tire chains, part number P W one zero three eight. This is what the snow chains look like, we're installed on our Sonata. First off take a look at the construction of it. We follow it all the way around, you can all see that it's all cable design. Even the cross bars right here, this part, with the rollers, this is also a cable design. Now these cables are constructed from a low carbon steel, so this will last a very long time. Now take a look at the cross bars here, they're all covered with these rollers right here.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today in our 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be installing and taking a look at the WeatherTech cargo liner in black, part number WT40456. As you can see, the WeatherTech cargo liner has a raised containment wall all around the edge. This is going to keep all the dirt and debris on your mat and off the carpet in your trunk. It's also perfectly contoured to your trunk pan. As you see, going from the fenders up around, it goes up around it, contours to it all the way up to the back seats. It goes around all those lines along the back seats, over here to the passenger side, and again.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we'll be taking a look in installing the Glacier square link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1138. As you can see these are an all metal tire chain. It's going to give you increased life and longevity of the tire chains and they are made out of low carbon steel so they have high durability. As you see the cross chains here are made out of square links. They go across from one side to the other. That's going to give you superior grip and traction in snowy and icy conditions.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we'll be installing and taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire chains, part number PW1038. As you see, these tire chains feature nice, steel construction along with heavy duty steel rollers here that roll on the cross wire. That's what's going to give you traction in the snow and ice. At this end, it features two hooks for easy installation. All you have to do is bring the cable chain all around your tire, put it on the hooks and then hook in the excess wire here in the keepers and you're ready to hit the road. The other end features adjustable notches here so you can get a nice tight fit around your tire. They also feature a metal connector here that connect the cross wire here to the side wire.



Thule Force XXL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. That's part number TH626. This offers 21 cubic feet of space. With our Thule load bars already in place, we can go ahead and put our box on top. You want to make sure your clamps go over your load bars. What I like to do is I like to have one side of the locks up so I can make sure that's right.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, that's part number TH624. Now it has 13 cubic feet of space, with our Thule Aero Bars already installed on our vehicle, we can go ahead and put our box on top. You want to make sure that the clamps are around your aero bars as you can see there, go ahead and make your adjustments now, makes it a little bit easier. We'll go ahead and screw it up, make sure our other clamps are lined up. Now once we have it on there we can go ahead and center it up with the car if we'd like. That looks about right. All right now that we've got it centered up, we'll go ahead and unlock it, open it up and we've got our 4 knobs as you can see there, we'll go ahead and start tightening them.



Thule Hyper XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata we'll be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL rooftop cargo box. That's part number TH612. It offers 17 cubic feet of space. With our Thule AeroBlades already installed we can go ahead and load our box on top of them. You want to line up your clamps, that way it slides nicely over your AeroBlades. We're going to go ahead and scoot it back a little bit. Maybe a little bit more.



Titan Chain Tire Chains Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to install part number TC1038. This is Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains. Today on this vehicle, working with tire sizes P215 by 55 by R17. It's a good idea to lay out your chains to be familiar with them before you actually need to use them in the ice and snow, like we're doing here. First off, this side right here, always faces the ice and snow. Flip it over, even has a label that says, 'tire size'. OK. This little clip right here. This is on both sides of the chain.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Hyundai Sonata - Curt

All right today on this 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to install part number C11025 from Curt. All right this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Sonata. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about ten and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and five-eighths. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install, we need to get the vehicle ready.



Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera Installation - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to install part number HM50002. This is the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera and Hitch Aligner System. All right, first I'll go ahead and show you the location of the backup camera itself. It sits right here where a license plate typically goes. This fits down onto the trunk lid and then your license plate will fit on top. It has a groove for your license plate to slide into and you'll be able to reuse the original fasteners. We need to get our vehicle ready to install our camera. We need to go ahead and open the trunk and then we're going to need access behind the trunk liner here to wiring to the reverse lights, which are located on the trunk lid, because that's where our camera gets power from.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Hyundai Sonata - Curt

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11025. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 1/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10 3/4". This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Hitching Post Pro, this is a folding and tilting four bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. The part number on it is TH934XTR. Now today we are going to be installing this in a class one hitch, when doing so we are going to be limited to a two bike capacity. To begin our test fit, we are just going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, then line up our threaded hole with our hitch pin hole. With those in line we've got a provided anti rattle bolt that we are going to thread in. This bolt is designed to draw the shank of the rack over against the receiver tube.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat Sherpa. This is a platform-style folding and tilting 2-bike rack. It's been designed for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it in the black and chrome is S103. We also have this available in a gun metal gray and orange. Part number on that is S101. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we're going to be doing a test fit on the Rhino Rack folding and tilting 4-bike rack. This has been designed for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it is RBC044. Now this is also available in a 2-bike configuration if you'd prefer that. That part number is RRRBC045. We're using a class one hitch today for our test fit.



Curt 17x46 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we are going to be doing a test fit on the 17x46 Curt Compact Cargo Carrier. Now this has been designed for use with inch and a quarter or 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is C18145. Today we are using a class one hitch, that's going to limit our capacity to 200 pounds. We are using the class two rather, we can go up to 350 and with the class three it will go all the way up to 500 pounds. Now to begin our test fit, we are just going to slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our threaded hole with our hitch pin hole.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1038. We'll be test fitting these tire chains on tire size 225/45/18. Now this vehicle is front wheel drive, so we'll be installing the tire chains on the front set of tires. To begin our test fit, we'll lay the chains flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. We'll now drape the tire chains over the tire, making sure that they are centered and the hooks of the tire chain are facing out, so you don't damage the outer wall of the tire.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013, Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting a Yakima Rocketbox Pro Rooftop Cargo Carrier 11 cubic feet and black. Part number Y07193. With the Yakima Round bar roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. As we place it on our crossbars, we can adjust the feet as needed. Once we have our box situated, we can open the box by putting the key in the unlock position and pressing the red button. On the inside, we'll find four hand knobs.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today, on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting a Yakima Rocketbox Pro rooftop cargo box 14 cubic feet in matte black, part number Y07192. With the Yakima Round bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our crossbars. As we place it on, we can go ahead and move the feet accordingly to fit around our crossbars. One of the very nice features of the Rocketbox is its ability to open from both sides. This allows us to favor whatever side of the vehicle we like or to center it. We'll open the passenger side of the box and on the inside, we'll see some red hand knobs.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata we'll be test fitting the Yakima Fat Cat six locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier, with a six ski or snowboard capacity, part number Y03088. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system installed on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the front half of our carrier directly onto our front cross bar. We'll bring our clamp around the cross bar and put it back into the foot. Now we'll move to the drivers side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. We'll press the oversize button on the end of the carrier to open up or jaw. On the inside we'll hand tighten the tab to secure this side of our carrier.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata we'll be test fitting the 44 inch fairing for Yakima roof rack cross bars, part number Y07048. With a Yakima round bar system installed on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by taking our fairing and matching it up with our front cross bar. Here on the passenger side we'll go ahead and fit the inside clamp around our cross bar. We'll undo the wing nut and remove the bolt on the outside clamp. We'll fit it around our cross bar and then reinstall our bolt and tighten down with the wing nut. We can then repeat this same process for the other side.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today, on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with the six-ski or four-board capacity in silver, part number WB-300. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin the test fit by placing half of our carrier onto our front cross bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated straps around the underside of our crossbar and fit it back under the foot of the carrier. We'll do this on both the passenger and drivers side. Here on the passenger side, we'll press the oversize button on the end of our carrier to open up our jaw. On the inside are tabs that we can hand-tighten to finish securing each foot.



Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata we'll be test fitting the Pro Rack roof mounted bike carrier, part number PR8062003. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our Pro Rack carrier directly onto our cross bars. Here at the front we'll loosen up each plastic nut so we can bring our clamps around our front bar. We'll feed the bolt back through our bracket and tighten with a nut. We'll do this for both clamps at the front. Once we have that tight we can then move to the rear.



SportRack Vista Roof Cargo Box Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata well be test fitting the Sportrack Vista XL roof mounted cargo box. Part number SR7018. Now to begin our test fit, well simply place our box on top of the factory crossbars. Then youll de-line up the holes in the floor of the Sportrack Vista with the bars themselves. With that done we can take the included hardware and install it, making sure that clamps go around the crossbars on both of front and the rear. With the wing nuts tied inside the cargo box, our box is secured to the vehicle and were ready to load it up.











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