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Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Custom-Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a class III hitch, offering the two-inch by two-inch opening. Part number is 75712. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. All we're really going to see is that receiver tube opening, the rest of it's going to be hidden up behind that rear fascia, which is really nice. We don't have it sticking out all the way across there. We've got the two-inch by two-inch receiver tube opening.
Today we're going to be reviewing and installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver class 2 hitch, part number 36423 for a 2014 Jeep Patriot. Now, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our vehicle, so you can see you've got a reinforcement collar here around the 1 1/4 by 1 1/4-inch receiver tube. You got safety chain loops right here. Cross tube is nice and tucked up behind the fascia here, so all you're seeing is this receiver tube and the safety chain loops. It's a bolt-on, so there's no drilling or welding required. If you'd like to remount the tow hook that may have been originally equipped on the vehicle, you do have drill the tow hook, but not for the hitch. It's got a nice black powder coat that has a e-base layer underneath it to help give superior rust and corrosion protection. Right here it's got the 1/2-inch hitch pin hole, and this hitch features a 300-pound tongue weight rating and a 3,500-pound gross trailer weight rating, and you'll want to be sure to check your vehicle's owner's manual to see what your vehicle is rated for, as far as towing. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the bumper is 6 inches.
Female Host: Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway XT Trunk Mount Two Bike Rack. That part number is TH9009XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. So first, we're going to show you how we do that. So we have cradles in place here, with three straps. Two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by lifting and removing those.
Today on the 2014 Jeep Patriot, we are doing a test fit of the Thule Gateway XT trunk mount 2 bike rack. That part number is TH9006XT. Now, we already have our bike secured down. First I'm going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We are going to start by releasing those straps, and then we can pull our bike off and set it off to the side.
Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway PRO Trunk Mount 2-Bike Rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. We already have our bike secured down, so we're first going to show you how we do that. You have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and then one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to release those and then we can pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way, we can start off with a few measurements. First is going to be overall what we're adding to our vehicle; it's going to be about 18-3/4 inches. We do have the option to rotate our arms down.
Today on our 2014 Jeep Patriot we're doing a test fit of the Thule Passage 2 trunk-mount bike rack. That part number is TH910XT. Now we already have our bike secured down here. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot we're going to test fit of the Whispbar locking ski and snowboard carriers. That part number is WB-300. We already have the front half of or carrier in place. We're going to show you our back portion because it does mount up the same way. We start by sliding on our carrier and getting the straps to hook underneath our cross bars sliding them over as far as we can. Want that to be lined up wit our front as well.
2014 Jeep Patriot we are going to show you how to install the tow ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with the 4 pull flat trailer connector. Part number is 118552. Here is what our wiring kit is going to look like when we get it. Here is the goal. We want a functioning 4 pull, this is going to give us ground for our trailer, also going to give us our running lights; blinkers and breaks. There is a protective cap that is meant to slide over the end to keep it out of the elements. Good length of wire, that's going to run into our converter box. What this box is going to do is it's going to take signal behind our driver side tail light, using the T connector, you can see our factory plugs here, and the passenger side tail light here with the green wire, brings it all into the box where it converts it into a usable signal for our trailer.
Today in our 2015 jeep patriot, we've got out the Swagman Trailhead. Now this is a full length style non tilting four bike rack. As you can see it's of the hanging style. This is been designed for use in two inch hitches and it is RV approved. Part number on it is S63381. Now the Trailhead is going to use four straps to hold our bike in place.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot we're test fitting the Yakima FullTilt. This is a folding and tilting 4-Bike rack. It's been designed so you can use it with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches, part number on it is Y02462. The FullTilt is going to have three cradles that are going to hold each bike in place, going to have two here for the top frame two, then also an anti-sway cradle here on the back. It does a really good job of keeping everything held in place. To release them, they use what are called zip strips. I like the zip strips.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot we're test fitting the Thule Roadway. This is a hanging style tube bike rack. They've designed it for use with the inch and a quarter or with 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH912XTR. The Roadway does a great job of holding our bikes in place. We're using 2 top straps and a strap here on the rear tube.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot we're test fitting the Thule Vertex. This is a hanging style fork bike rack. They've designed it so you can use it with the inch and a quarter or 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH9029XT. Something that's pretty neat about the rack is going to be the cable lock that's incorporated right up into the mast. It will come back and connect in the slot here.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot, we're test fitting the Swagman XC2. This is a platform-style two-bike rack. It's designed for use with inch and a 1/4 or two inch hitches. The part number on it is S64650. This is a very well-reviewed, or it has a lot of good reviews on it. Very easy rack to use. Basically we're just going to have one frame hook holding our bike in position.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot we're test fitting the Swagman Trailhead. This is a 4 bike folding and tilting hanging style rack. It's designed so you can use it with the inch and a quarter or with 2" hitches. The part number on it is S63380. This rack is a really neat design. We've got dual cradle arms that are going to hold 2 cradles.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot, we've got the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 Cargo Carrier out and we're test fitting it. This cargo carrier can support up to 500-lbs and it's been designed for use in 2" hitches. The part number on it is CC-100. This carrier's going to offer a pretty large size expanded steel floor. Rocks, chunks of mud, things like that, should fall right down and through without building up on our carrier. See we've also got a raised edge that goes around the outside, it's going to be about 2-3/4" high. It's going to give us great areas here to secure our gear once we've got it loaded up, and also some license plate relocation holes, that way if we have our license plate blocked, we can move that back and stay legal. Looks like the carrier gives us about 9-1/2" worth of ground clearance there on the backside.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot, we're test fitting the MaxxTow 21 by 48 Aluminum cargo carrier. This cargo carrier will hold up to 500 pounds and it's been designed for use with 2 inch hitches. The part number is MT70422. This is a very sturdy yet light-weight cargo carrier, really easy to handle. If weight is an issue, I would definitely recommend this carrier. It's really easy to get in there, and another great thing about it, it doesn't take up a whole lot of room. In the stored configuration if you will, or if you just had this up against your wall, only looking at about 5 and 1/4 inches in total width there so it's not going to stick out from the wall very far.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot we've got out the Curt 20X60 folding cargo carrier and we're test fitting it. Now this cargo carrier will support up to 500 pounds and it's also been designed for use in 2 inch hitches, part # on it is C18151. This cargo carrier is going to give us a nice sturdy, kind of small hole opening of expanded steel there. It should give plenty of room for dirt and debris to fall down and through without letting it build up on top. Also with the smaller holes we're going to have great support on those smaller items. It's got a raised rail that's going to go all the way around the outside. It's about 5 1/2 inches high.
Today on our 2015 Jeep Patriot, we've got out the Curt 20 by 60 Cargo Carrier. We're doing a test fit of it. This cargo carrier will carry 500 pounds and it's been designed for use in 2-inch hitches. The part number on it is C18150. Now the Curt carrier has kind of a medium to small size expanded steel floor so it's going to give you great support for smaller items but also allows for that dirt and debris and stuff like that to fall down and through. You have that nice raised rail, goes all the way around the outside. It's about 5 and 1/2 inches tall, gives us good front to back and side to side support for our gear when it's loaded up and also provide for some attachment points so we can get everything strapped down nicely. It looks like it's going to haul 00:00:51 for us about 13 and 3/4's of an inch worth of ground clearance.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Patriot we are doing a test fit of the Thule Passage Trunk Mount two bike rack. That part number is TH910XT. We already have our bike secured. I am first going to show you how to do that and then go over some features of the rack itself. We have two cradles in place holding our bike down with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-way strap here in the back. We are going to pull down and lift up to release our straps. Then we will be able to pull our bike right strait off our rack and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way, always suggest that you replace your straps so you don't lose or damage any of them. We will take a few measurements here, the first one I am want to take is overall added to our vehicle with our arms hanging out here.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Patriot, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint T-Track Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is TH569. Now we already have our bike loaded up. The first thing we're going to show you is how we secure that down. Here at our back wheel cradle, we have a ratcheting strap with a bushing on there to protect your tire. We're just going to push on that grey button there and pull that strap through. Up at the front we have a skewer 00:00:33, it's a little different than most skewers you're going to see on your bike racks.