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Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches, part number HR1450. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of our bike rack into the hitch where we'll allow the shank to bottom out. We'll then take our hitch pin, slide it through the hitch pinhole, where we can put the lock on the other side. We'll then move to the back of the shank and tighten the knob down, securing the bike rack to the vehicle. With the bike rack secure we can now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack is 10-3/4". From the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle measure 5-3/4".



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be doing a quick test fit of the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 17 cubic feet of space, in two-tone black and silver, part number TH612. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. Now, the clamps do hang out on the bottom of the box, so we'll need to position the clamps around the front and rear bar. With the box in position, we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. Now this box does feature the AcuTight mounting system, which will notify us when the clamps have been fully tightened down. We'll tighten the knobs until we hear the clicks, and then we'll move to the other side of the vehicle, repeating the same process. Once all four clamps have been tightened down, that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box in two-tone black and silver, part number TH612, on our 2011 Kia Sorento. .



Thule Spring Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Sprint roof-mounted better, part number TH528. With a Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system up on our roof we'll start off our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the load bars. I'll start at the front and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them up into the connection point. Then at the back of the front bracket we'll tighten down the AcuTight knob. Moving to the rear, we'll again bring the strap around the rear bar and use the AcuTight hardware to tighten it down. With everything all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll need to loosen up the nose of the bike rack, which will spread the secure out so that the forks can slide down onto it.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Rack part number TH526. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System up on our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the load bars. First thing we'll need to do is remove the skewer. This allows us to lift up the cam action lever and position the L bracket around the underside of the front bar. We'll need to loosen up the T bolt, slide it onto the grooves of the bracket and then hand tighten it down. Once that's done we can go ahead and close the cam action lever which will secure the front part of the bike rack to the front bar and then we'll replace our skewer. Well keep our skewer loose so that the forks of the bike can slide on to it. Moving to the rear we'll lift up the bike rack and position the back bracket around the rear load bar.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 90233. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements inaudible 00:00:12 selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. We'll now go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing our Draw Tite 1 1/4 inch receiver tube hitch, part number 36536. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go and give you a couple of measurements, this will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 1/2 inches. We'll now go ahead with installation. First step of our install will be lowering and removing the spare tire.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2008 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part number 56146KIT. To begin our installation, we'll first need to remove some interior trim components. We'll raise the rear cargo cover. Once we raise up the rear cargo cover, we'll then remove the carpeted quarter panels. We'll go ahead and remove those and set them aside for installation later. Then raise the rear cargo tray, to do this we'll first need to remove the five fasteners across the back. To remove the rear fasteners, you'll simple screw out the center section with a Phillips screwdriver and then remove the two piece fastener.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento we'll be doing a quick test fit of the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB53 and TH450R. The crossbar is also available in black as part number THARB53B. We'll begin our test fit by installing the front bar. We'll need to take the front load bar and place up onto the front of our roof. We'll need to bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the cross rails and bring it up and hook it into the foot pack. Note that we will need to remove the end cap first. With the strap inserted into the end of the foot pack, we can use the included tool to tighten it down.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Sport Rack Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number SR4622. Today, we have a Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack up on our Sorento, so we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the rubber coated u bolts to go on the underside of the front bar, up through the pre drilled holes at the head of the carrier. We'll then take our black wing nuts to thread down on to the U bolts. With that done, we'll go ahead and move to the rear and we'll need to take the black spacer which will go on the underside of the bike rack and the top of the rear load bar. We'll take the black bolts to go down through the holes and then we'll take the rubber coated steel plate to go on the underside of the rear bar. We'll insert the bolts through the holes in the plate and then install our wing nuts. With everything all tightened down and secure, we're ready to load up our bike.



Rola Canyon Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Rola Canyon Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number 59404. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the vehicle's load bars. Now starting at the front, you need to make sure that the front and back part of the brackets are on the front and back side of the front load bar. We'll then need to remove the hex bolt and slide the bolt through the hole at the front end of the bracket. We'll take the hex nut and insert it into the opening of the bracket. We'll then use the included tightening tool to tighten down the bolt which will pinch the two brackets together, securing the front part of the bike rack to the front bar. Then moving to the rear, we'll repeat the same process.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we are going to be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2, two bike platform style rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number HR1000. We'll begin our test fit by placing the shank of the rack into the receiver hitch on our vehicle. With that inserted we want to watch for the pin holes to line up. Once we have our pin holes in line, we'll go ahead and take the included anti rattle hitch bolt and thread into place. Go ahead and get that as tight as you can by hand and have a wrench ready that you can tighten it up the rest of the way. This helps to take any extra play out of the shank of our rack and helps eliminate any extra movement of the bike going down the road.







Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento we're going to be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom. This is a platform-style 2-bike rack designed to easily be used with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. Part number on it is SA4412B. Now to begin our test fit we're just going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our threaded hole with our hitch pinhole. With those in line we can take our anti-rattle bolt, which is provided; we'll slide that in and we're going to thread it through from the driver side on over to the passenger side. With that hand tight you'll notice still some play and some movement there, so we're going to use a wrench to finish tightening this down.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64720. With the Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system up on our roof, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the load bars. Starting at the front here, well take the silver U-bolts to go on the underside of the front bar up to the predrilled holes at the head of the bike rack. Well then take our black wing nuts to thread down onto the U-bolts. With this done and tightened down, we can move to the rear and slide the silver U-bolt down on top of the bike rack through the predrilled holes, and then take the black plate which will slide onto the U-bolt, and then well thread on our black wing nut. Well swing the plate around the underside of the rear bar and install our other wing nut. Now that everything is all tightened down and secured, were ready to load up our bike.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2015 KIA Sorento, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This folding and tilting four bike rack has been designed for use with the 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. It's part number is TH934XTR. To begin the test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We want to line up our threaded pin hole with our hitch pin hole. We can then take our provided anti-rattle bolt, thread that in, then we'll use a wrench to tighten that down. Tightening it down is going to take the play out of the connection point between the rack and the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the Curt two inch receiver tube hitch part number C13152. First we'll go ahead and show you what the hitch looks like installed. Next we'll give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole the outermost edge of the bumpers 4 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. Now to begin our install we'll first need to lower and remove the spare tire.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12113. This will be the Curt 1 1/4 receiver tube hitch. First we'll go ahead and show you what the hitch looks like installed. Next, we'll give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 3/4 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorrento, we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C13073. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper is approximately 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 13-1/2 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now to begin with, I've already lowered the spare tire out of our way to give us a little bit more room. Now to begin with, let's go ahead and point out the locations that we're going to be using here on the driver side.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the Curt Circuit Protected Taillight Wiring Kit, with four pole connection, part number 56146KIT. To begin our install, we'll first open up the rear hatch. We'll need to remove the taillight assembly. Once we open up the hatch, we'll locate the fasteners for the taillight assembly, remove them and pop the taillight assembly out. We'll just leave the taillight assembly hang there, as we'll be making connection with the manufacturer's wiring. The Curt wiring harness is a circuit protected converter with a power wire, passenger side turn signal for the green, running light circuit, driver's side turn signal, brake signal and ground. Now we'll move over to the passenger side, go ahead and remove the taillight assembly.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2007 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the Curt, T connector wiring kit, part number C56151. We've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire out of the way to make the installation a little bit easier. This will get reinstalled after the installation is finished. According to the directions that come with the package, it says that you will locate the two wiring connections on the driver side of the vehicle. One this particular model, a 2007 Kia Sorento EX, the wiring location is actually on the passenger side as shown here. There are two different plugs that we'll be using. Both of the plugs have a fractured plug already installed on them to keep any dirt and debris getting in them.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2007 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C13513. First thing we'll do to get our vehicle ready is lower the spare tire down. Now this is not required but for today's purposes you'll be able to see what we're doing a little bit better. This will get reinstalled after the installation is finish. With that done, we'll now show you the attachment points for the hitch. We'll be using these 2 holes here inside of the frame.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20598Order #TC0857712748 Today, on our 2015 Kia Sorrento, we're going to do a test fit of the Yakima Full Tilt. This is a folding and tilting four bike rack. They've designed it so that you could use it with either the 1 1/4 inch or 2 inch hitch. The part number on it is Y02462. Now, to begin our test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to slide it in far enough so that the silver tab comes out in our hitch pin hole. With that exposed where we want it, we're going to turn the red triangle shaped knob that's here at the rear.



Swagman XTC 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20589Order #TC0671921437 Today on our 2015 Kia Sorrento, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC2. This is a folding two bike platform style rack. It has been designed for use with an inch and a quarter or two inch hitch. The part number is S64670. To begin our test fit, we need to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our threaded pinhole with our hitch pinhole, then we'll slide in our anti rattle bolt. We'll thread this down by hand and then we'll take our wrench to finish it off.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20586Order #TC0972153626 Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento we're going to test fit the Swagman Titan. This is a folding and tilting four bike rack. Theyve designed it so we can use either the inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. Part number is S63410. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, we're going to line up the pin hole here with our hitch pin hole. Then thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with our wrench.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20552Order #TC1007615778 Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento we're going to be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use in the 2" hitches. The part number on it is SR26248. Now to begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack in far enough that we line up . I don't know if you can see that there or not but we've got two threaded holes in the shank. I'm going to use the first one or the one that's furthest out to give us as much clearance as possible.



Saris Bike Porter Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20551Order #TC0888737401 Today in our 2015 Kia Sorento, were going to do a test fit on the Saris Bike Porter. This is a tilting and folding 4-bike rack. Theyve designed it so you can use it with either the 1-1/4 or 2-inch hitch. The part number is SA404B. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We want the threaded pinhole to line up with our hitch pinhole.



Saris Axis Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20550Order #TC0657038807 Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, were going to be test fitting the Saris Axis. This is a folding and tilting 3-bike rack. They have designed it for use with the 1-1/4 or the 2 hitches. Part number on it is SA843B. To begin our test fit, we need to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up our threaded pinhole with our hitch pinhole there.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20549Order #TC0877440302 Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento, we're going to test fit the Kuat NV. This is a platform style 2-bike rack that's folding and tilting. The part number for the black and chrome that we have here is N105. It's also available in a gray and orange, that part number is N101. To begin our test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin hole with our hitch pin hole. We'll take our anti-rattle pin and slide that through- it's not a anti-rattle pin, it's a hitch pin.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sorento

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20548Order #TC0563575941 Today on our 2015 Kia Sorento we're going to be test fitting the Kuat NV. This is a platform-style folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it so you can use it in the 2" hitches. The part number on the black and chrome is N105-107. We also have this available in a gun metal gray and orange. That part number is N101-103. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hatch.





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