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CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 KIA Soul, we'll be doing a test fit from a Cipa clip on towing mirror, part number 7070. It offers us a wide field of view, it's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I am visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. If I take a few steps in toward my trailer, this is the view you get with just your factory mirror. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to most angles. We've got our up and down, side to side, and even diagonal. If you look over here, each one of our tabs is not going to interfere or obstruct our factory mirror.



Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test for the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, Part Number TC1547. That's tire size 21555R17. These Titan chains are SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They feature a diamond pattern, which provides more tire coverage, so it's going to give us a lot more traction than your average chain. They're great for the occasional use.



Pewag Snox Pro Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test for the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains. Part number PWSXP560. That's tire size 215/255 R17. These Pewag chains are SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They feature a diamond pattern, which is going to offer more coverage around our tire, so you're going to get more traction than your average snow tire chains.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll do doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable snow tire chains. Part number PW1038 and that's tire size 215-55-R17. These Glacier tire chains are SAE class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They're low profile, so they're going to provide a smooth ride while we're going through light snow and ice. They're perfect for the occasional use. Spring rollers are wrapped around the cross cables to improve traction on snow and ice and the ladder pattern is great for starts and stops.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Square Link Snow Tire Chains, part number PWPLC1138. That's tire size 215-55R17. These Glacier Tire Chains are SAE Class S chains which are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. These are intended for on road use only. They're going to be great for the occasional use. The square links are going to provide excellent grip on the snow and ice and the ladder pattern is great for starts and stops, and the lever makes it a very installation.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we will be doing a test fit on the Cipa Universal Bar Towing Mirror, part number CM11980. It offers us a wide field of view. It is going to allow us to safely, easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I am visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. If I take a few steps in towards my trailer, this is the view you would get with just your factory mirror. The mirror can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to most angles, got a left and right, up and down, and even diagonal. By simply loosening up the large nut up top here, we can adjust our mirror out, to better suit our towing needs.



Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 KIA Soul we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan chain alloy snow tire chains. Part number TC1553. That's going to be tire size 235/45/R18. These tire chains are SAE class S chains that are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. They feature a diamond pattern so they're going to offer more tire coverage. They have excellent grip and stopping power on ice.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1042, and that's going to be tire size 235/45/R18. The Glacier tire chains are SAE Class S tire chains, and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They meet the Department of Transportation requirements in all states. They're perfect for the occasional use. They feature a rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. We're going to be working with the front tires on our Kia Soul because our Kia Soul is front-wheel drive. To begin our test fit, we've gone ahead and laid our chain out, and we're going to make sure there's no kinks or any twists in it. Got it laid out nice and straight.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Dual View Clip On Towing Mirror. Part number 11953. It offers us wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see I'm visible in the towing mirror, both larger and small. The larger of the 2 mirrors offers us a closer, more clearer view.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today in our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the K Source Clip-On Universal Towing Mirror, part number KS3891. Now the mirror comes in a quantity of one but is completely universal. If you'd like to pick up one for the passenger side, just use the same part number. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the RockyMounts SwitchHitter Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, that's part number RKY1270. I've already got it loaded up and mounted to our Kia Soul's factory roof rack system. I'd just like to point out that it's going to work with your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems as well. It secures our bike in two places. We have this rear wheel strap here, going over our rear wheel, and we also have this 9mm quick-release skewer. It's also going to work with your 12mm and 15mm through axles, so that's a really nice feature. I'd like to point out, with the way we have it mounted, we're going to able to gain a little bit of access to our rear hatch, about that high up.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Trio Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That's part number TR02. I've already got it loaded up on our Kia Soul just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work. I've got it attached to our factory roof rack system on our Kia Soul. I'd like to point out that it's going to work with your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems as well. There is zero frame contact with our bike with this bike rack.



Rhino Rack Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Rhino-Rack Hybrid Roof-Mounted Bike Rack. That's part number RRRBC050. I've already got it loaded up on the Kia Soul. I'm using the factory roof rack system that came with the Soul. I'd like to point out that it's going to work with a wide variety of roof rack systems, including your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof racks system as well. Right away, one of the best features about this bike rack is that it has zero frame contact. It secures our bike in 3 places. We have a rear wheel strap here, we have a front wheel strap, and then we have a large wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure on our front wheel into the wheel tray. I'd also like to point out that with the way we have it positioned on our roof rack, we can access our rear hatch.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Rhino-Rack Mountain Trail Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, and that's part # RBC035. As you can see, we've already got it loaded up on our Kia Soul on its factory roof rack system. It's going to work with a wide variety of roof rack systems, your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems, as well. I've got it loaded up. As you can see, it secures our bike in 2 spots. We've got this rear wheel strap here, and then we have a 9mm quick-release skewer here. The nice thing is, with the way we've got it loaded up on our Kia Soul, we don't have to worry about it coming in contact with our rear hatch when we open it up. We can still open it up all the way; got plenty of room to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. Let's take off our bike and take a closer look.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Swagman G10 Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number S64682. I've already got it loaded up on the Kia, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work with our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 3 spots. We've got a frame hook going over our top tube here, putting down pressure into our front and rear cradles, and then we've got a strap going over our wheels keeping our bike in place. One of the greatest features about this bike rack is it has the ability to tilt away with bikes loaded, so we can gain easy access to our rear hatch. What we'll want to do is we'll come down here to this black handle.



WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors Installation - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors with Dark Tint for the front, part number WT80760. They're also available in light tint, part number WT70760. These air deflectors do a really good job of cutting down on wind noise when you've got the windows rolled down. Also, you're able to crack the windows a little bit, even when it's raining or snowing outside, just to get a little bit of fresh air when necessary, without having to worry about anything getting inside the vehicle. As you can see, it tucks up inside the very top of the window track here. That's going to prevent needing to put any adhesive up along the top frame of the door, so you don't have to worry about damaging any finish that's up here by doing that. Also, with it being in the window track, it helps keep it a little tighter in towards the window so it helps maintain just a little bit cleaner look than some of the other ones that you have to put on with the adhesive. It features a nice dark tint here. The way that this air deflector's designed, it contours the window track very well because it's designed specifically for this vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 KIA Soul we're going to be taking a look at, and installing, the Curt T connector wiring harness with four pull flat trailer connector, part number C56222. Here's what it looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, on this one we've got it mounted to a four pull bracket and a universal long bracket here just to help make it easy to access when necessary. What this does is allows you to have a location to plug your four fold trailer wiring into so that you can operate the lights on your trailer. It features a module box which helps to ensure that there's no electrical back feed into the vehicles electrical system to help protect the vehicle. Something that's nice about this wiring harness is that it doesn't have a power wire that you have to route all the way to the front and up to the battery as with some of these other trailer wiring harnesses. An issue that some people have run into when installing this wiring harness is having enough green wire to go from the drivers side tail light across to the passenger side tail light, but within the install video to follow we'll show you how we routed it in order to not have to add any wire.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the ROLA TX-102 hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XC 2 Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is S64650. Now we already have our bike secured down. I'm first going to show you how we do that. Here on the center we have our frame hook, which is going to hold our bike down into our wheel cradles at the bottom and secure it in place. You're not going to have much movement from that bike as you head down the road. We'll just squeeze that together and lift up and out of the way to remove it. With that off, we'll start by taking some measurements.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're just going to remove those.





Kia Soul Questions

  • We do have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2015 Kia Soul. You can use Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24915. Then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. I have linked compatible bike carriers as well.
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  • Looks to me like you have made some excellent product choices as far as flat towing your 2015 Kia Soul. The Roadmaster Base Plates # RM-522114-4 which you referenced are a confirmed fit for your 2015 Kia Soul. These are the most popular base plates with our customers. Similarly the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, is a confirmed fit with your Soul. This tow bar is also popular with our customers and has a weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. The Blue Ox Patriot, # BRK2012,...
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  • Flat towing a car like your 2016 Kia Soul behind a motorhome requires a few components, including a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, and a set of base plates and braking system for the toad. Each of these is detailed in the linked article which may be a good starting point for you. You'll also want to check the Kia owner's manual for any steps that might be required to ready the car for flat towing. Starting with base plates, I recommend the Blue Ox kit # BX2726....
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  • For a base plate kit confirmed to fit your 2015 Kia Soul with a manual transmission you would want the part # RM-522114-4. This will work well with your Roadmaster StowMaster part # RM-501 that you currently have. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring. The most economically priced...
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  • First thing you will need is a base plate kit to flat tow your 2013 Kia Soul. For that you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 522112-1. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting...
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  • The Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-522114-5 is an EZ5 base plate kit that does not require the use of the crossbar that you see on other base plate kits. The cross tube of the kit takes the place of the support that a crossbar would provide. A tow bar like the popular Falcon part # RM-520 would still work with this kit but you just wouldn't use the crossbar. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting...
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  • You will need to put the ignition of your 2016 Kia Soul in the ACC position so that the steering wheel will be unlocked. The correct base plate kit for your 2016 Kia Soul with a manual transmission would be the # RM-522114-4. The base plate kit you referenced is for older model Souls so it would not be the correct one. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The...
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  • There aren't any Class III hitches available for the 2015 Kia Soul, only Class I hitches with a limited 200 lb tongue weight capacity. The tongue weight capacity indicates the maximum amount of weight that can be suspended from the hitch. If you were to use the Draw-Tite Class I Hitch, part # 24915, the weight of the scooter and the carrier could not exceed the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the hitch. If your carrier and scooter can come in under that weight, everything will...
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  • The Curt hitch offered for your 2015 Kia Soul is a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I type, part # C11419, that has 200-lb tongue weight (TW) and 2000-lb gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings. But, and here's a big but, your 2015 Soul is NOT recommended for use to tow any size trailer. Kia indicates that this lightweight vehicle simply is not designed for towing a trailer. The hitches that are offered for it, again all are light duty Class I types, are made to allow hitch-mount accessory...
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  • The Classic Accessories Deluxe PolyPro III Heavy-Duty Pop-Up Camper Cover, # CA80039, is our best selling popup/folding camper cover. As long as your camper is configured similar to one of the pictured in the drawing I provided, see link, and the body of the camper is between 10 and 12 feet long, the cover will fit. If there are roof mounted accessories on the camper the cover will fit, the sides will not go down as far though. The durability of the cover will have a lot to...
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  • The roller bunks themselves, like # DL21755, have holes on the bottom at either end. You place a bolt through these holes. The hook part of the bracket, # DL21762, goes around the the bolt underneath the rollers. The slotted portion of the bracket is then bolted to the trailer or existing wooden bunks. The holes are slotted so it can be adjusted higher or lower on the bolts. The roller bunk brackets, # DL21762, are sold in quantities of 1 but a total of 4 are needed to mount...
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  • The Rola roof rack # 59789 is best utilized with the 2014 Kia Soul that has no existing rails or crossbars (a naked roof). If your 2014 Kia Soul has existing rails or crossbars, I recommend Thule AeroBlade # THARB47. They are very sturdy, quiet and aerodynamic. The Thule foot pack # TH450R has rubber coated steel clamping straps to provide maximum security and strength. There isn't any confirmed roof racks that work with panoramic sunroofs unless the vehicle has existing...
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  • As a starting point I suggest a check of your Soul's owner's manual to verify the vehicle's roof weight bearing capacity. There should be a maximum rooftop cargo weight figure in your manual or at the very least available from your local Kia dealership. I suggest this since you are considering a combination of rooftop cargo items that could present a significant load on the vehicle. A roof rack like the Thule square bar system for your Soul, part # TH45050, does not weigh...
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  • We do indeed have a photo provided from Curt showing their # C11419 installed on a second-generation Kia Soul. As you can see, the only portion of the hitch that's visible from eye level at the rear of the vehicle is the receiver opening, almost all of the crossbar is concealed by the bumper. Draw-Tite has # 24915 which would also be largely concealed behind the bumper. Both hitches have the same weight rating, and would install in the same manner. I'd recommend...
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  • The Thule Fairing For Roof Racks, part # TH8701 is designed to fit Thule Rapid Aero, round, and square crossbars. The Thule Rapid Aero crossbars measure 2-1/8 x 1-1/8 inches. If the crossbars on your Soul measure that size or smaller this fairing would work well for you. If your crossbars are bigger than 2-1/8 x 1-1/8 inches you may want to check out the Rhino-Rack Fairing for Roof Racks, part # RRRF3. This fairing measures 44 inches long and will fit crossbars that have...
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  • The vehicle anchor straps can be mounted using some existing locations under the hood of your 2011 Kia Soul or you could use your own hardware. They used an existing bolt to secure one end of the strap for # TH529. For the back or another option for the front take a look at # TH530. This design has a large tube that cannot be pulled out once the hood or hatch is closed. You can then use a tie down kit like # TH855XT. I have included a link to a video of # TH530 for you...
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  • The standard statement for flat towing is that all manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed as long as the vehicle is put in neutral. That being said we strongly recommend you confirm this with the manufacturer of the vehicle. The owners manual should have a section on recreational towing. For a base plate we have the part # RM-522114-4 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. I attached a link to the install instructions for you to check out as well. In addition...
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  • There are 2 and 3 bike trunk mounted racks available for you 2013 Kia Soul. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910XT that you referenced is actually a confirmed fit and would work for you. If you are considering going the hitch bike rack route I would strongly recommend you do so. Hitch mounted racks do not make contact with painted surfaces of vehicles like trunk mounted racks do, are easier to install and uninstall, and once you have a hitch you have more options in the...
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  • We do offer a few different hitch receivers for your 2015 Kia Soul. I have included a link to these for you. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24915. This hitch installs with no drilling or welding required and offers a 200 lb tongue weight and 2000 lb towing capacity. As for the size of RV/trailer that you will be able to pull, due to the fact that Kia does not recommend using this vehicle for trailer towing, they do not provide a towing...
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  • I checked with my contact at Draw-Tite and they cannot confirm fit of trailer hitch # 24915 on a 2015 Kia Soul EV. To carry bikes you could use a trunk mount bike rack. If the vehicle does not have the rear spoiler at the top of the hatch then you can use the Raceway 2, # TH9002PRO. If it does have the spoiler with the gap between it and the vehicle then you can use the Passage # TH910XT. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight...
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