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Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box. With 13 cubic feet of storage space and gloss black, its part number is TH634B. With our Thule arrow-blade-edge roof rack already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to line up our feet, making sure that they go on both sides of our load bars. We'll take a quick look to make sure we've got it centered. Then we'll open the passenger side, reach in, where we can tighten the two handles located closest to us. One of the great features of the Thule SonicSonic large rooftop cargo box is its ability to open from both sides.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11, a rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic feet of storage space, in black, part number Y07193. With our Yakima rail grab roof rack system already on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on to our load bars. Well want to be sure while were doing this, that the bottom half of our clamp goes underneath our load bars. We found it easiest to do this as were sliding it on. Well now open the passenger side of the box, reach in and tighten the two red handles closest to us. This will secure this side of the cargo box to our load bars.One of the great features of the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 is its ability to open from both of passenger and driver side.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6, a locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier, with a 6 ski or 4 board capacity, its part number is Y03088. With the Yakima rail grab roof rack system already on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier, placing it on to our front load bar, bringing the black rubber coated straps around the underside of our load bar, and fitting it back into the foot of the cradle. Were now going to open that top jaw in our cradle, lift the black lever inside, then tighten down the black lever and push it to its downward position.Well now move to the driver side, where well repeat the same tightening process. Now were ready to grab the rear half of our carrier. Well place it on to our load bars, take a quick look to make sure we have it in-line with the front half and repeat the same tightening process that we use for the front. With everything secure, its time to load up our gear.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack System, using part numbers Y00408 and Y00138. With our roof rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our rack and placing it onto our side rail. We will want to find a fixed point to use for reference. In this case, the Patriot has an arrow at the front and rear on both sides. So we'll use these for our reference points. Once we have our feet in position, and we've confirmed that they're in line with each other using our fixed points, we'll now check for even bar overhang. We can then use an Allen tool, tighten up the black Allen bolt, which will secure the clamp of the bars to our side rails. Once we have both these tight, we'll check once again just to make sure our overhang's right, then we can tighten the silver Allen bolt.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box. With 13 cubic foot of storage space and arrow-skin black, it's part number Th624. With the Thule arrow blade-edge roof rack system already installed on the Patriot, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We have found it to be easiest at this time, to go ahead and adjust your feet, so they fit around your bars. We'll slide it into position. We'll now open the passenger side, reach in, and tighten the two knobs located here.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof-mounted bike rack, part number TH599XTR. With our Thule Crossroads roof rack system already installed on our Patriot, well begin the test fit by placing our Big Mouth directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, well loosen two wing-nuts, take the T-bolts out of the clamps, bring our clamps around our load bar, place the T-bolt back into the slot, and tighten them down using the two wing-nuts. Once those are secure, well move to the rear and take the bolt out of the metal plate. Well then bring our bolts around our load bar, place the one weve removed back through our plate, and secure it down using a wing-nut. Once this is secure, were ready to load our bike. Well undo our wheel straps and open our frame jaws. Well place our bike onto the rack, securing it first using the frame jaw. Well do this by lifting the arm and engaging our clamp with the black lever.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test-fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack System using two of part number TH7502. With the roof rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front half of the rack onto our side bars. When installing our bars, we want to be sure that we're using a fixed point to measure from or set our bars at. On the Patriot, there are arrows on the side of the side rail. We'll use these for our reference. This will make sure that our feet are even.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today, one our 2013 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof system for raised factory side rails using part numbers TH7502-TH7502. Now, according to the included instructions, we already went ahead and installed the rubber coated straps. We'll be using slot number three to be hooked to the tab on the inside end of each bar. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. Now, here on the raised rails of our Jeep are indication arrows to help us when selecting the position of the front bar. I'm just going to position the bar right over the indication arrow just to make sure that the front bar is perpendicular to the roof. Then, at a 45 degree angle, we'll be able to position the rubber coated strap to go around the other side of the raised rail making sure the pad of the bar fits nicely onto the rail.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox pro 14. A rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic foot of storage, and black, its part number is Y07192. With the Yakima rail grab roof rack system already installed on our Patriot, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found, this is the best time to get the bottom half of the clamp underneath our load bars, as we slide it on. We'll now open the passenger side of the box, reach in, and tighten the two red handles closest to us. This will secure our clamps around our bars. One of the great features of the Yakima Rocketbox pro, is its ability to open from both the driver, and passenger side.



Yakima Fairing Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the 38 inch Fairing for Yakima roof rack, part number Y07047. With our Yakima rail grab roof system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our Fairing directly in front of the front load bar. We'll remove the wing nut, take out the carriage bolt, and we'll bring a clamp around our front bar. We'll do this for the next one over as well. We'll replace our carriage bolt, and loosely attach our wing nut. Now we can move to the drivers side. We'll place the farthest clamp from us around our front load bar, remove the wing nut and the carriage bolt on the clamp closest to us, bring it around our front load bar, replace the carriage bolt, then the wing nut. We'll check to make sure we have our Fairing centered. Once we've got it centered, we'll tighten the wing nuts on the outside clamps, and that will complete today's test fit of the 38 inch Fairing for Yakima roof racks, part number Y07047 on our 2014 Jeep Patriot.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier, with a six ski or four board capacity, it's part number is WB-300. With our Yakima rail grab roof rack system already on the Patriot, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of the carrier, placing it onto our front load bar, bring the metal rubber coated strap around the underside of our load bar and fit it back into the foot of the carrier. We'll then open the top jaw, lift the black lever, we'll then turn the black lever, and push it into the downward position to lock our buckle. We'll then move to the driver's side, and repeat the same tightening process that we used on the passenger side. We're now ready to grab the rear half of our carrier, we'll place it onto our rear load bar, take a quick look to make sure it's in line with the front half of our carrier. Then we'll repeat that same tightening process that was used on the front. With everything secure, we're ready to load up our gear.



Whispbar Flush Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Flush Bar Roof Rack using Part Numbers WV-S6 and WV-K328. With the roof rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front half of our rack onto the front of our load bars to make sure that our rail sits between the two lips of the clamp and make sure that our clamp goes around our side rails on both sides. We'll want to find a fixed point to use as reference. In our case there's an arrow here that we're going to use. We'll do this on both sides to make sure that our feet are in line with each other. We can then take the provided Allen key and tighten down the Allen screws on both sides securing our rack to our side rails. Now we're ready to move to the rear.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box, with 22 cubic foot of storage space, in metallic silver, it's part number is TH636S. With the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system already on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic XXL directly onto our load bars. We've found it easiest to go ahead and line up our feet as we're doing this. With all four feet around our load bars, we'll begin on the passenger side by opening the box, reaching inside, and tightening the two knobs located on this side until we hear it click. As you can see, the rear hatch does make contact with the cargo box. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic XXL, is it's ability to open from both sides.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL. A rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of storage in matte black. Its part number is TH615. With our Thule Aeroblade edge load bars already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our load bars. The Thule Pulse XL opens from the passenger side, so we'll want to favor it to this side when we're installing it. Once we have it in position, we'll then open the cargo box, place our four feet through the appropriate slots, being sure that they go around our load bars.



Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack System using part numbers WB-S16 and the Raised Factory Side Rail Kit part number WB-K328. With the side rail kit installed on our bars according to the included instructions, well begin our test fit by first placing the front bar onto the front of our roof. Now on our raised side rails are these indication arrows to help us when placing our front bar. Im going to place the brackets directly over the arrows. This is just going to make sure that the front bars are perpendicular to the roof. With this done, I can loosen up the small silver bolt using the small included Allen wrench which is going to allow me to adjust the side rail kit to fit the distance of the two rails. Once we have the bar in place, we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten on the larger silver bolt which is going to bring the two brackets tightly up against the raised rail. Now, youll want to lift up the rail just a little bit to where the lip on the bottom side of the side rail kit is just below the side of the raised rail. When you tighten them down, this little lip is going to help keep the bar in place.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be testing the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box. With 21 cubic feet of storage space, in aeroskin black, it's part number TH626. With our Thule Aeroblade edge roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found it easiest to line up our feet around our bars as we do this. Once we have all four feet around our bars, we'll open the passenger side of the box, where we can reach in and tighten the two handles located on this side. One of the great features of the Thule Force XXL, is it's ability to open from both sides.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be testing the 38 inch long Thule Fairing for roof rack, part number TH871XT. With our Thule Crossroads roof rack system already installed on our Patriot, we'll begin our test fit by placing the clips around our load bar. We'll space these evenly, just to get them close. We can now grab our fairing, place our fairing onto the roof of our vehicle, check to be sure we have it centered, and start lining up our clips with our clamps. Once we have these lined up, we'll close our clips and slide our clamps around. We'll then tighten down the wing nuts to secure our fairing in place.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Circuit, a fork mount, roof-mounted bike rack, part no. TH526. With our Thule aeroblade edge roof rack system already on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. We will then remove the skewer, lift up on the lever, separate the T-bolt from our clamp, bring our clamp around our load bar, reinsert the T-bolt into the appropriate slot, and pull down on the lever to secure it tightly. We'll then want to reinsert our front skewer. Here at the rear we'll loosen both of the thumb nuts, we'll bring the metal, rubber-coated portion of our clamp around the underside of our load bars, reinsert the bolts through the slot, and tighten down with our thumb nuts. With our rack secured to our vehicle, we're ready to load our bike. We want to be sure our front skewer is loose and that our rear wheel strap is undone.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

,Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot we'll be test filling the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack. Part number S64720. With our Thule Aero Blade Edge Roof Rack System already installed on out vehicle. We'll begin our test fit placing the rack directly onto our load bars. We'll then bring one of the large U bolts around the under side of our load bar through the head of our bike rack and secure it with the 2 wing knots. We'll then repeat the same process for the other side of the head in the front. Here at the rear, we'll place our U bolt through the top of the bike rack, making sure that each bolt goes around our rear cross bar. We'll then install our plate, make sure the bolts go through our plate and secure it by tightening down 2 wing knots. With our racks secure, we're ready to load our bike. First, we'll undo our wheel straps and open our frame jaws.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we will be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit Rooftop Cargo Box. With 14 cubic foot of storage, in silver, it's part number is RMF400. With the Thule Aeroblade edge roof rack system already installed on our Patriot, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We'll just take a quick look, to be sure it's centered. We'll now open the passenger side, grab two of the foot packs, place them through the appropriate slot in the bottom of the box, being sure that they go around our load bars, and tighten them down. One of the great features of the Master Fit, is it's ability to open from both the driver and passenger side.



Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Prorack Roof Mount Bike Rack, part number PR8062003. With our Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System already installed on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the rack directly onto our load bars. At the front one, do the two black thumbnuts, bring our clamps around our load bars, fit the bolt back into the clamp, and tighten it down using the thumbnuts. Once we have both in the front secure, well move to the rear. Here well have just a single thumbnut. Well remove that, bring our clamp around our bar, and re-secure it with the thumbnut. With our rack secure to our bars, were ready to load our bike. Well begin by undoing our wheel straps and making sure our frame cradles open. Now grab our bike, place our bike directly into our bike rack. Well secure our bike first with the center frame cradle.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today, on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Trio, a Fork Mount Roof Bike rack, part #ru01. With the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System already on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Trio directly onto our load bars. At the front, we'll a black rubber coated u-bolt around the underside of our load bar, fit it to through the head of our rack, and thread onto the barrel nuts. On the other side of the front, we'll do the same thing. Once we have all 4 started, we'll take the included Allen tool and tighten these down. We'll now move to the rear, where we'll remove one of the thumb nuts, bring one bolt down on either side of the load bar, replace the bottom half of our clamp, and secure it with a thumb nut. Once we have this secured, we're ready to load our bike. We'll loosen our front skewer and undo our rear wheel strap, then grab our bike.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today, on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, with tire size 205 70 16, we're going to be test fitting the glacier square-link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1138. These are an SAE Class "S" chain.To begin our installation, what we're going to do is first lay out our chain, remove any kinks or any tangles that might be in it. Now when we install it, we want to be sure that the hook is facing outward. That way we'll have the smooth side here up against the sidewall of our tire. That's just going to prevent any damage that might occur to our sidewall.We'll grab our chain, hook side out. We're going to place it over our tire just like that.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot with tire size 2057016 we're going to be test fitting the Glacier cable snow tire chains. Part number PW1038. These are an SAE class S chain. To begin our test fit we're going to lay our chain out here and roll it out. That's going to get out any kinks or any tangles that might be in there. One thing we will want to keep in mind when we're installing this is, on the back side here, it says tire side. We want this side of our chain to be facing our sidewall on our tire, to prevent any damage that might occur from that hook edge.



Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot with tire size 205, 70, 16, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains for passenger vehicles, part number TH02230K45. Now, to begin our test fit, we'll refer to the instruction manual. In here we're going to find, per our tire size, how many of these links need to be removed. As you can see in this gap here, for the 205, 70, 16 tire that's on the vehicle, we just had to remove one. You want to grab your tire chain, stretch the top of it out. Make sure you don't have any kinks or any tangles. We're simply going to place it over the top of our tire here, and we're going to push in far enough here to where our tire meets the curve right here in this plastic piece. Now we take the appropriate adapter here, which is going to slide onto our lug nut; it comes with a 17 or a 19 millimeter.



Roadmaster Even Brake 2nd Vehicle Kit Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be installing the Road Master even brake second vehicle kit, part number RM-98400. Now to begin with, this vehicle already has a base plate kit installed on it, as well as the bracket to mount our breakaway switch. The first thing we're going to to is we need to mount our breakaway switch to the bracket on the base plate. To do this, we'll use the bolt and the nut that's supplied with the kit. You can see that there's a two-prong plug off the end of it. We'll then need to go ahead and connect the long black wire that has the same connectors on it. We'll need to route this wire into the vehicle's cab so it can be plugged into the transponder.



Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, were installing a roadmaster tail light wiring kit with bulbs part number RM-155. Now, were going to begin up here at the front of the vehicle. Well go ahead and raise the hood up. Now, were going to take the long wire that has two four flat ends to it. Were actually going to cut one of the four flat ends off. Now the end that we keep that has a four flat connected to it, were actually going to mount up underneath the grill in this vehicle.Now, this vehicle already has a base plate installed so well be connecting it up here at the base plate.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Weathertech Floor Mats, part number WT450861, in the tan color. These mats are also available in the black color, part number WT440861, as well as in gray, part number WT460861. To begin with, we'll need to remove the existing floor mat or floor liner. You'll see our new Weathertech Floor Liner has dimple that raises over the top of the factory hook, thus giving you complete coverage of your carpet. You can see how it's contoured to the floor of your vehicle as well as raised up on the sides of the footwell area. There's also a texture built into the floor of the liner that helps channel dirt and debris away from your feet and with that, that will conclude our test fit of the Weathertech Floor Mats, part number WT450861 in the tan color for our 2014 Jeep Patriot.







Husky Liners Classic Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot we'll be doing a test fit of the Husky Liner, Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners, for the front and in the black color. Part number HL30151. These liners are also available in tan color, part number HL30153. To begin with, we'll need to remove any existing liner or mat that may already be installed in the vehicle. We'll go ahead and unhook it from the tab on the floor. And slide our new Husky Liner Mat in place.







Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a 2 Board capacity part number th810. Now, with a roof-rack system already assembled onto our vehicle. Well begin out test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front crossbar. Well bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them into the top bracket of the carrier.Well then turn the grey knob to tighten down the straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle. Well do this for both brackets on the front of the carrier. With the front of the carrier tightened down well place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear of our Patriot.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today, on our 2013 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Thule Square Bar Roof Racking System, Part Numbers THLB50 and TH450.Now, before we begin our test fit, well first going to make sure that our feet are on our load bars. Well then place the front load bar on to the front of the raised side rails of our vehicle. Now, on this particular model, there are arrows indicating where the feet should rest on the raised side rails of the vehicle.Well measure from a fixed point on the first part of the raised side rail to the first part of the feet just to double check to make sure that its even on both sides of the vehicle. Once weve established this position on to the vehicle, we can bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the under side of our raised side rails and hook them back into position.We can then pull out the allen key to tighten down the allen bolts to secure the front load bar to the front of the vehicle. Well now place our rear load bar on to the rear of the vehicle. Again, there is an arrow on the raised side rails on this particular model indicating where the rear load bar should rest.Well then bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the under side of the raised side rails and hook them into position.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today, on our 2013 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier, Part Number RKY0438.Now, with our roof rack system already assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the carrier on to the vehicles crossbars. Well then remove the black plastic cap at the head of the carrier and remove our skewer exposing the two allen bolts at the head of the carrier.Well then use the allen key to loosen up the allen bolts to bring the bracket around the other side of the front crossbar. Well then use the allen key to tighten them down securing the head of the carrier to the vehicle. Well then replace our skewer as well as our black plastic cover.Well then move to the rear of the carrier where we will bring the black plastic bracket around the rear crossbar, slide the threaded bolt through the bracket and use the black wing nut to tighten it down to secure the rear of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle.Now with the RockyMounts PitchFork secured to our Jeep Patriot, were ready to load up our bike. Well undo the tray strap in the rear of the carrier and double check to make sure our skewer is loosened at the front. Well place our bike on to the carrier, slide the forks of the bike on to the skewer and tighten it down.Well finally secure the back tire with the rear tray strap.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH624. We'll begin our test fit and first placing our cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll then open up our tailgate to help position our cargo box onto the crossbars without it interfering with our rear hatch. We'll then loosen up the claws by turning the gray knobs on the bottom part of the box and position the claws to adjust the crossbar spread of our vehicle. Now, one great feature of the Thule Force is its ability to open from both sides to allow you to easily load or unload cargo from either side of the vehicle. It also helps on wide vehicles tightening down the opposite clamps as you can open the other side, exposing the clamps closest to you.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot well be test fit in the Thule Complete Crossroad Kit with 50 inch Long Bars and Locks part number TH45050. Well begin our test fit by placing the frontload bar on to the roof of our vehicle. Now, there are cut outs in to the raised side rails of our Patriot indicating spots to set your load bar. Once our load bar is placed on to the specific cut out well double check and make sure on the passenger and driver side that the load bar is perpendicular to the rear side rails. Well then pull out the in caps to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the raised side rails. Well hook them back in to the bracket tightening them down with the Allen bolts until the strap is tight around the raised side rail.



Rola Sport Series Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot we'll be test fitting the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBU Mounting System Raised Factory Side Rails 51 Inches in Length, part number 59899. We'll begin our test fit by loosening up the T-handles at the ends of the brackets and place the crossbar onto the vehicle's raised side rails.Now on this vehicle there are arrows and notches cut into the raised side rails of the Patriot to assist you in setting your crossbars onto your raised side rails. We'll pick a location on the raised side rail to place our crossbar down onto. Once we've established this position we can then turn the black T-handles to tighten down the claws against the raised side rails.We'll then push them in and lock them into position. We'll then place our rear crossbar onto the rear of our raised side rails and measure the crossbar spread. The crossbar spread is the measurement from the center of the front crossbar to the center of the rear crossbar.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot we'll be test fitting the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number 59504. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo basket on to the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning it where you like we'll take the black thick bracket which we'll pinch in between the parallel bars of the cargo basket and rest onto the crossbars of our vehicle.We'll do this for each corner of each crossbar. Next we'll take the flat black bracket to go on top of the bracket we just assembled. We'll then take the round bracket to go underneath the crossbar up in between the grooves of the flat bracket. We'll then use the black wing nuts to thread onto the cylinder part of the bracket pinching the two together against our crossbar securing our Rola Roof Basket to our Jeep Patriot.Once all three of the other brackets are all tightened down and secured that will complete today's test fit of the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number 59504 on our 2013 Jeep Patriot..



Rhino Rack SXB Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today, on our 2013 Jeep Patriot well be test fitting the Rhino-Rack SXB Roof Rack for raised factory side rails in silver, part number sxb3-silv. Well begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. You can notice that there are special cut outs into our raised side rails for ease of installation with your crossbars. Once weve established this position onto the raised side rails of our Patriot we can then pull off the locking end caps to expose the silver bolt on the inside. We will use the included Allen key to tighten down the bolt to pinch the claws up against the raised side rails. We will then repeat these steps for the other side.We will now set our rear crossbar onto the rear of our roof.



Rhino Rack SXB Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2013 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the rhino rack SXB roof rack for raised factory side rails 45 inches in length, part number SXB3. And well begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the roof of our vehicle. Now on this vehicle there are notches cut out into the factory raised side rails to let you know where to set your crossbar or you can measure from a fixed point on the raised side rail to the first part of the claw on our rhino rack. We can do this from both the passenger and drivers side of the vehicle ensuring the crossbar is perpendicular to the raised side rows of our Patriot. Once weve established this position we can unlock the end caps exposing the bolt which well use the included Allen key to tighten down to secure the jaws to the raised side rails. Well then repeat these steps for the other side.



Pro Series Big Sky Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Jeep Patriot

Today, on our 2013 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Pro Series Big Sky Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number ps63156. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo basket onto the vehicles crossbars. Well position them where we like and well then use the big thick plastic brackets to pinch in between the parallel bars of the cargo basket to rest on top of the vehicles crossbars. Well do this for each corner of each crossbar.Next, well take the flat black bracket to go onto of the bracket that we just assembled. There are cut outs making sure that the square cut outs will fit onto the raised square indentions of the previous bracket we just assembled.Well then use the round bracket to go underneath the crossbars which will fit in between the groves of the flat bracket. Well then use the black wing nuts to thread onto the round bracket to pinch the two together against the crossbar, securing the basket to the vehicles crossbar.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, were going to be testing the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, part number TH 810. To mount our carrier, well take half of the carrier and set it up on top of the front load bar. We will feed the Speed-Link straps around the load bar and back into the heads. Then, we can use the hand knobs to tighten down the straps. Next, well take the second half of the carrier and place it on top of the rear load bar. We do want to make sure that the second half lines up nicely with the front half so we can carry our paddleboard in a nice straight line.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, part number th613. To begin our test fit, well place the carrier on top of our load bars. Then we can open up our cargo box and go ahead and tighten down each clamp using the gray hand knobs. Once we have our clamps secured to our load bars were then ready to load up some of our accessories. With this particular vehicle in this box when trying to access our rear hatch door, we see that it does make contact with the cargo box, even with the cargo box set as far forward as possible. That completes todays test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, part number th613 on our 2014 Jeep Patriot..



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, were going to be test fitting the Thule roof rack system. Well be using the 53 Aero Blade load bars, part number tharb53, as well as the Rapid Crossroad foot pack, part number th450r. We already have our load bars assembled according to the instructions, so now were ready to mount them on top of our vehicle. Since this set is designed to work with vehicles of factory way side rails, there are no set positioning measurements.Well set the first bar up on top of our way side rails. We need to make sure that the front bar is running perpendicular to our way side rails, so in order to do this we can line it up with the marked indicators that are on the side rails of our Jeep Patriot. Once weve done that, well fit our rubber coated steel straps around the side rails and tighten them down with the included tool.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, were going to be test fitting the Thule Roof rack system. Well be using the 47 Aero Blade load bars, part number tharb47, as well as the Rapid Crossroad fit pack, part number th450r. We already have our load bars assembled according to the instructions and now were ready to mount them up on top of our vehicle. Since this set is designed to work with vehicles with factory way side rails there are no set positioning measurements. Well set the first part up on top of our way side rails. We need to make sure that the front bars are running perpendicular to our way side rails.On the 2014 Jeep Patriot the factor rails have mark indicators that we can align our load bars up with that to make sure that our load bar is perpendicular to our rails.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroads roof rack system, using part numbers TH450 and THLB50. Now we're already gone ahead and assembled our cross bars, so we'll begin by placing our front cross bar onto the factory-raised side rails. We'll make sure that each of the two feet is directly over the factory-raised side rales. There's an arrow on each foot, indicating where it needs to be sitting over the rail. We'll then take a measurement. We'll measure from a fixed point on the rale back.





Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Thule Mother Of All Baskets rooftop cargo carrier, part number th690xt. To begin our test, we can go ahead and set our clamps on our carrier, the distance that our load bars are already set at. In this case its about 27-1/2. With our clamps set we can go ahead and load our cargo carrier on top of our vehicle. Once we get it positioned the way that we want it, we can then go around and tighten down each clamp. Once we have each clamp tightened we can then go ahead and put back on the covers.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard carrier, part number th92725. To begin our test fit, well simply place the front carrier over the front load bar and bring the rubber coated steel straps around underneath the load bar and secure it back to the foot of the carrier. We can then tighten down the gray knob which will bring the back clamp around and secure it to the vehicle. We will do this on both sides of the carrier. With the front carrier installed we can move to the rear carrier where again we will repeat the same process, only this time were going to want to make sure that our rear carrier lines up nicely with our front carrier. With the rear carrier installed, were now ready to load our snowboard and skis.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork mounted roof mount bike carrier, part number th513. Now with our roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle load bars. Well loosen up the front and rear bracket to bring the brackets around the underside of the load bars. Now for the front bracket, you must remove the skewer in order to have access to the front two Allen bolts. Well loosen up the Allen bolts to bring the bracket around the front load bar and then tighten them back in place. Then for the rear bracket well loosen up the Allen bolts and bring the bracket around the rear load bar and then tighten them down with the included Allen key and replace the skewer.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2004 Jeep Patriot, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork style roof mounted bike carrier, part number s64710. To begin our test fit, well want to attach our bike carrier directly to our bars. Well place the bike rack up on top of our load bars. At the front well fit the tow U-bolts around our load bars and use the ring nuts to secure the front of the bike rack. Next well move to the rear of the bike carrier and well fit the U-bolt through the carrier from the top. Well take the clamp and two wing nuts to clamp around the bar from the bottom.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part #RKY1011. Now with the roof rack system already assembled on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicles load bars. Then we can go ahead and remove the black plastic cap to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the front load bar and hook them into position.We can then move to the rear load bar where well loosen up one of the Allen bolt to bring that bracket around the underside of the rear load bar. Well through the bolt back into the bracket and tighten it down securing the rear of the carrier to the rear load bar. Now that the carrier is secure to the vehicle we can go ahead and replace our front black plastic cap and get ready to load our bike. Well loosen up the rear tray strap and place our bike onto the carrier.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot were going to be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part #RKY1014. Our Patriot is equipped with factory side rails and a Thule Roof Rack, so were going to mount the RockyMounts Tierod directly to our Thule Aeroblades. Well lift up the carrier and set it on top of our load bars. Next well go ahead and feed the steel straps at the head of the bike carrier around our front bar. Well lock them into the head and use an Allen key to tighten them down. Then we can go ahead and reinstall the cover that goes over the front head of our bike carrier.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot well be test fitting the RockyMounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part #RKY0438. Now to begin our test fit, our vehicle is already equipped with a roof rack system. So well begin by placing the bike rack on top of our crossbars. Well make sure that the head of the bike rack is directly over the front crossbar where well take the rear mount for our bike rack slide it over the crossbars and make sure that the carriage bolt within the bike rack slides into it. Well then go ahead and start he wing nut here on the other side of the carriage bold. Well leave it loose at this point.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot were going to do a test fit of part number WT440861 from Weathertech. To start off our test fit were going to have our vehicle with the factory floor mats already removed, and well go ahead and do a straight test fit with the new liners. Starting on the passengers side well go ahead and put it into place and we can see how it goes halfway up the floor board going toward the front of the vehicle, and it has a nice, thick edge going around the rest of the liner, and it also has a provision for factory attachment point. Well go ahead and move over to the drivers side now, and you can see that it goes over the foot rest and also goes up behind the pedals, and it has the same edge going all the way around next to the threshold and it does also have provision for the factory attachment point. A few other things to know about this floor liner, that the shape, the channels and the moldings are all designed to help keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and not on your carpet. Were working with the black color today.



Husky Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Jeep Patriot

All right, today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot, were going to do a test fit of Husky Liners Floor Liners for a front row, part number HL30151. Were going to start off with the original floor mats removed from the vehicle, so we can test fit our new floor liners. Starting on the passenger side, well go ahead and lay it into place. You notice it has an edge about an inch and a half all the way around and it goes up to the floor board about half way. It also has a provision down the bottom for a factory attaching point. Well life up one corner to the side and you see how it has the nibs underneath the bottom, those help keep the liner attached to the carpet and not move around.Lets go over to the driver side and check that and see how it looks.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot we're going to install the Curt T1 Wiring Kit, part number C56019. To begin installation we'll go ahead and open up the rear cargo door and remove the two fasteners that secure the driver's side tail light assembly. Now the fascia is out of the way we'll go ahead and pop the lens assembly away from the sheet metal of the vehicle. Be careful not to break the alignment tabs that you can see here. Next we'll go ahead and remove the manufacturer's wiring from the top wiring connector and socket. To do so we'll unlock the red locking tab then press on the connector lock and remove it from the connector.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot were going to be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Bike Carrier part number y02438.To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the bike rack into the receiver and line up the pin holes.Well insert our safety pin and then tighten down the anti-rattle device with the knob.Now were going to check for some rear vehicle clearance measurements. Weve got about 2 inches of clearance from the furthest part of our vehicle to the closestpoint of the bike rack. Weve added about 9 inches of overall length to our vehicle with the bike rack arms folded down.Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of our bike rack to the ground. Next were going to check forrear vehicle access. Well pull the pull pin at the bottom of the bike rack and tilt it down. Well open the hatch of our vehicleand make sure we still have rear vehicle access.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot we are going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Rack part numberth9029. To mount the bike rack, were going to fit the shank inside our receiver hitch. Well line up the pinholes and tightendown our anti-rattle bolt. Well give the rack a quick shake and make sure its secure inside our hitch. Next were going totake some clearance measurements. Weve got about an inch and a half of rear clearance from the furthest point of ourbumper to the closest point of the bike rack.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today we have with us a 2011 Jeep Patriot. And were going to be test fitting the Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Rackpart number th958. To mount the parkway to our vehicle were going to insert the shank of the bike rack into the receivertube on our vehicle. Well line up the pinholes, insert our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a inch wre,nch. Well checkto make sure that the rack is snug inside our hitch and then we can check for some clearance measurements. From thefarthest part of our bumper to the closest part of the bike rack measures about 1 inch of rear clearance.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today we have with us the 2011 Jeep Patriot, and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Hitch Mounted BikeCarrier part number th9025. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, were going to insert the shank of our bike rack into thereceiver tube of our vehicle. Well push it forward until the self-latching hitch pin closes in on our hitch pinhole. Then welltighten down the anti-rattle device to take out any play between the bike rack and hitch. Once weve made sure our bikerack is secure, were going to go ahead and check some clearance measurements behind our vehicle. Theres about 2 inchesof rear clearance from the furthest point of our bumper to our hand knob.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot were going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier part numbers64670. To mount the bike rack to our vehicle, were going to insert the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of ourhitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes and then tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. With the bike secured to the vehicle, next wellcheck for some clearance measurements. From the rearmost part of our vehicle to the closest part of the bike rack measures3 . Weve had about 19 inches of overall length to our vehicle and weve got about 15 inches of ground clearance from thebottom of the bike rack to the ground.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today we have with us the 2011 Jeep Patriot. We're going to be testing the SportRackEZ 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier part number a30901. To mount the bike rack to ourvehicle, we'll insert the shank of the rack into the receiver tube on our hitch.We'll line up the hitch pinholes and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt using a3/4 inch wrench. With the bike rack secured to our hitch, we're going to check someclearance measurements at the rear of our vehicle. There's about 6 inches of rearclearance from the furthest point of our bumper to the closest point ofthe bike rack. We've added about 23 inches of overall length, and there'sabout 15 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.Next we'll check for rear vehicle access.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot we are going to be test fitting the SportRack Escape 3 Bike Hitch Mounted Biker Carrier. This is Part Number a30403. To mount the bike carrier, we will fit the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line up the hitch pin holes and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Next we will check for some clearance measurements. There is about 4 inches of rear clearance from the farthest point of our bumper to the closest point of the bike rack.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today we have with us a 2011 Jeep Patriot and we are going to be test fitting the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier. Part Number c18145. To fit the cargo carrier to our vehicle, we are going to insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line the hitch pin holes and then we will feed in our anti-rattle bolt. We will tighten this down using a inch wrench or socket. We will check to make sure that our cargo carrier is securely tightened down in our hitch.



Husky Front Floor Liners Review - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot, were going to be test fitting the Husky Floor Liner in the front row, part number HL30151, black in color. First, well go ahead and remove our old manufacturer floor mats. Now, were ready to install the Husky floor liner. Husky Liners are custom molded to 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 of the carpeting. This application is a two-piece liner, one for the drivers side and one for the passengers side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Jeep Patriot - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot, were gonna be installing the Hidden Hitch part 87606. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed; now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you in 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 Jeep Patriot - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Jeep Patriot, were gonna be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch part 75712. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed; now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Jeep Patriot

Today on this 2009 Jeep Patriot, well be installing a trailer wiring harness part number 118552. To begin to install, well going to remove the two taillights. There will be two passengers here and here. Well first use a flat head screw drivers to loosen up the fastener and then a trim tool to take it out completely. We will repeat this on the passenger side. When the fastener is gone, we can remove the taillights.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Jeep Patriot - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2009 Jeep Patriot, we're going to install part #87606 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle and that's--we'll go ahead and do some measurements that'll 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, we're looking at about 13 inches. And from the center of a hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper, we're looking at five and three-quarter inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We'll go ahead and show you where a hitch mounts up to the frame and use these two existing holes here and here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Jeep Patriot - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2009 Jeep Patriot, we're going to install part #75712 from draw type. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle and that's--we'll go ahead and do some measurements that'll 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, we're looking at about 13 inches. And from the center of a hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper, we're looking at five and three-quarter inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We'll go ahead and show you where a hitch mounts up to the frame and use these two existing holes here and here. Now we'll take a hardware and we'll run it from the outside and we'll pull back out just a little bit so the hitch will slide up on the inside here.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot, were going to do a test fit of the Yakima Roof Rack System. Well be using the Yakima Railgrab with the 50-inch load bar. Our Jeep has come with a factory roof rack already so all we got to do is add our Yakima Roof Rack System to it. Our roof rack is already assembled. Well just go ahead and place it on the factory rails. Well align up the mark thats existing on the factory roof rack, well make sure its even then well go ahead and make sure its even from left to right.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Today in its 2012 Jeep Patriot, we're going to do a test of part number TH92725 from Thule. This is a Universal Flat Top Ski Carrier. This will carry up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards. Now, the jeep has already been equipped with the Thule roof rack system on top of it using the Thule AeroBlades. The flat top carrier is very easy to install. It would just settle on top of the rails and then we go ahead, run the straps around underneath of it and into the catch on the other side.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Alright, today in this 2012 Jeep Patriot, we're going to do a test fit of a Thule Bike Rack, product number TH513, the Domestique Fork-Mounted Bike Carrier. Alright, now our Jeep has already been equipped with a Thule Roof Rack System on it with the Thule AeroBlades. And we have our bicycle rack already assembled according to instructions so it's just a matter of putting it in place. We'll take the clamp for the front of the bike rack. We'll run it around the first crossbar and then we'll slide a clamp for the second crossbar into place. Once you have it in the bars, position the way you want it, and then we can go ahead and attach the hardware and then tighten it down.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Alright, today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System. We'll be using the Thule Rapid Crossroads Foot Pack with the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars. Our Jeep has rails already in place in the factory so all we could do is add our load bars to it. We're going to start off with our load bars already assembled according to instructions and we'll go ahead and place them on the rails. We'll start off with the first crossbar going towards the front. We'll put it into place and then we'll go ahead and make sure it's square, and then we'll loosely install the straps to go around the factory rails and to the clips on the other side.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Alright, today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot we're going to do a test fit of the Rola Roof Mount Cargo Basket, product number 59504. We're going to begin with our Jeep which has already been equipped with a roof rack system. In this case it will be elliptical bars. Now we've got our roof rack already assembled according to instructions so it's just a matter of placing it on the rack and seeing how it looks. Alright, now I'll go ahead and take our clamps, put them over the top of the plastic blocks that are on the cargo basket and then we'll run our U-bolt from underneath. Alright, the cargo carrier is secured.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Alright, today 2012 Jeep Patriot, we're going to do a test fit of product number RKY1014. This is the TieRod bicycle rack from RockyMounts. Now, our Jeep has been already equipped with an aftermarket roof rack system with elliptical bars, so it's just a matter of installing the TieRod on top of those. Our bike rack has already been assembled according to instructions so let's get to it. The front of the bike rack, we'll wrap the two straps around the crossbar and run until it catches on the other side, then we'll raise up the back half of the bike rack and slide the clamp into the other side. We'll loosely install the hardware and once we're ok with placement, we'll go ahead and tighten down everything for good.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Jeep Patriot

Alright, today on this 2012 Jeep Patriot we're going to do a test fit of the Rhino Rack Roof System. Product number SXB3. We'll start with our roof rack RA assemble according to the instructions. So we'll go ahead and place them onto the factory roof rack. We'll start off with the first crossbar going towards the front of the SUV. We measure off one of the edges on the factory roof rack so we know that our crossbar will be square.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today on this 2011 Jeep Patriot were going to do a quick test fit of the Yakima load bars. Well be using the Yakima 48 inch load bars with the Yakima Rail Grab Towers. We have them preassembled per the manufacturers instruction, and well go ahead and place them on the factory rails on our vehicle here. Now you definitely want to make sure and check the documentation that comes with your factory roof rack first for how much weight you can put on it, and where you can locate the bars. Also you want to do the same thing with any accessories that you want to put on top of a Yakima load bars. Make sure to have proper spacing as well.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Jeep Patriot

Today it's a 2011 Jeep Patriot. We're going to do a test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System. We'll be using a Thule 47" AeroBlades and Rapid CrossRoad Foot Pack. Now, we already have put together by manufacturer instructions. So let's go ahead and just start installing one to our factory roof rack. Now, locations of a crossbar will vary, you want to check with the manufactures low-limits and instructions that came with the factory roof rack.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Jeep Patriot

Today on this 2009 Jeep Patriot we are going to install part number 13548 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. We will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing 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 is going to be 14 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5-1/4 inches. Next we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed. 0:28



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Jeep Patriot

Today on this 2010 Jeep Patriot we are going to install wiring harness part number 118552 from Tow Ready and we are also going to use a 4-pole flat connector mounting bracket and we are going to use part number 118144 also from Tow Ready. For a quick overview what is going to happen is we are going to make our attachment points behind both tail lights and then we are going to run a 4-pole wiring harness down to the hitch and we are going to take our power wire and run it to the battery and we are going to run it up the driver side frame rail up to the battery. Lets begin. Open up the tail gate and start taking off the tail lights. When you take the attachment points off these are actually plastic rivets underneath here, the cap is kind of fragile so be careful when you remove it. Use a screwdriver to get it started and then use a trim panel tool to remove it. Gently pull it back a little bit, maybe wiggle it, and then pull it apart. At this point we can leave the light attached and then take off the other one. If you can it might be a better idea to disconnect the wiring harness from the light and put the light in the same spot just so it does not move around. 01:06



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Jeep Patriot

Today we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118552 on a 2008 Jeep Patriot. The attaching points for our wiring harness are going to be located directly behind the tail light assembly on both sides of the vehicle. So, the first thing we want to do is to remove the tail lights. There are two push pins on each assembly that need to be pulled out. With the push pins removed we can remove our tail light assembly. You can see this is the connector we are looking for to make our connection to our wiring harness. To remove the tail light we want to take this red tab and pull it out and then push the little clip here and pull it right off.





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