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Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we're 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. I'm first going to show how we do that and then we'll go over some features of the rack itself. You have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps altogether. Two on our frame and one is our antibiotic-sway strap in the back there.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we got out the Thule Roadway here and we're testing it. The Roadway is a two bike, folding and tilting rack. It has been designed for use with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. The part number on it is TH912XTR. The Roadway is a nice, simple, straightforward rack. We are going to use three cradles and straps to hold our bike into position. You can see the one on the back here, that is our anti-sway cradle strap.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we've got out the Thule T2 Classic and we're test-fitting it. So the T2 Classic's a two-bike platform style rack. This has been designed for use in two-inch hitches. The part number on it is TH9044. The great thing about this . We've got no points of contact with the frame at all. We're going to have a front wheel hook holding down to our front wheel cradle, and then our rear wheel cradle with strap ...



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we're test fitting the Thule Vertex. This is a fully and tilting four bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or with 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9029XT. You can see our incorporated cable lock here, it's really nice. The backside uses a Thule one-key lock-in tumbler. We can get those to match an already existing set or you can just start your set with the one you've got.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we've got out the Swagman XC2. We're going to test fit it for you. The XC2 is a platform style 2-bike rack. It's been designed so you can use it with the 1-1/4 inch or 2-inch hitches. Part number on it is S64650. This is one of the simplest and very, very popular bike rack. Basically, it uses a frame hook to provide downward force onto our bike, holding it into our wheel hoops.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we're testing the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 Cargo Carrier. This Cargo Carrier is going to carry up to 500 pounds. Its designed for use with 2 inch hitches. Part number CC-100. This carrier has a platform that's made of a larger expanded steel, so even bigger rocks and stuff should fall right down in through. Dirt and debris we shouldn't have any issues with.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today in our 2015 Kia Sportage, we got out the Maxx Tow 21x48 Aluminum Cargo Carrier. This cargo carrier is designed to carry up to 500 pounds, works for 2 inch hitches. Part number is MT70422. As you can see this aluminum carrier offers a slack style floor, so we've got nice large areas for dirt and debris and stuff like that to fall down and out. Raised edge around the outside is going to be about 2 inches high, this is going to give us good support for gear front to back, side to side. We've also got 4 pre-drilled connection points over at each corner for stretch, so we can get everything nice and secure. Now overall our carrier is going to take up about 5 1/2 inches.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today in our 2015 Kia Sportage, we're test fitting the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This is a 32 by 48 cargo carrier. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches and it can carry up to 300 pounds. The part number is HCR222. There is something that is kind of different about this carrier as opposed to the others ones. This one is going to offer a solid floor.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we've gotten out the Curt 20 by 60 Folding Cargo Carrier. We're going to test fit it. This cargo carrier has been designed to carry up to 500-lbs and it's also for use with 2" hitches. Part number on it is C18151. Now, this carrier offers a medium-sized expanded steel so we're going to get good support for our gear, but also we're going to have plenty of areas for that dirt and debris to fall down and out. As you can see, our raised edge is about 5-1/2" high. That's going to give us good support for our load, front and back, sided to side.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we've got the Curt 20x60 Cargo Carrier. We're just fitting it to see how it goes on the back of the vehicle here. Now, this carrier is designed for use with 2 inch hitches and it will support up to 500 pounds. Part number is C18150. The thing I like about the Curt is the size of the expanded steel here. We've got plenty of room for dirt and debris to fall down and out, but we're not going to have to worry about those smaller items slipping through either. The raised edge all the way around the outside is going to be about 5.5 inches high, gives us good support for our load, and its also going to offer us some good connection points so we can get everything strapped down once we do have it loaded up.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we're going to take a look at the 23 x 47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches only. That part number is M2205. We already have it on our vehicle. We're just going to show you a few features of it. The first feature I would like to show you is . this is a . See, it has the mesh bottom so that's going to help keep out the dirt and the debris. It also has the black powder coat that's going to help from rust and corrosion.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we are going to take a look at the 24 x 60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" hitches only. That part # is C18153. We already have it on our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Like I said, this will hold up to 500 pounds. You see it has a mesh bottom so it is going to keep out your dirt and debris. It also has the black powder-coat that is going to help from corrosion and rusting. First things first, we are going to take a few measurements.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 KIA Sportage, we're going to take a look at the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack Hanging Style. That part number is C18064. Now, we already have a bike on our rack. We have a rack hooked on to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Like I said before, this is a 4 bike rack.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today, on the 2014 KIA Sportage, we are going to take a look at the 20 x 60 Kirk cargo carrier for 2 inch hitches, only. That part number is C18150. Now, we already have it on the vehicle, just going to show you a few features of it. Now, the good thing about the cargo carrier itself, as you see, is it has the mesh bottom, so it's going to pretty much keep all of your dirt and debris out. It also has a black powder coat that's going to help from rust and corrosion, plus it can hold up to 500 pounds. That's a good thing.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we're going to take a look at the 20 x 60 CURT Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches only. That part number is C18151. Now, we already have it on our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. The first feature I'd like to show, with the mesh bottom, it pretty much keeps out your dirt and debris. It also has a nice little black powder-coat that's going to help from rust and corrosion. It can hold up to 500 pounds.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage we're going to take a look at the 20x60 Detail K2 Cargo Carrier. That part number is K2HCC602. Now we have it already on the vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. The first feature I'd like to tell you about, like I say, it has the mesh bottom. It's going to keep all the dirt and debris out.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today we have a 2014 Kia Sportage we're going to take a look at the Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike Rack platform style. That part number is S103. We have a bike on a rack and we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. I'd like to just show you a few features of it. The first feature I'd like to show you is the tilting feature with the bike on. We're going to come down here, grab this grey lever, pull it, bring down our bike. Always hold on to your rack and not your bike.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage we're going to take a look at the 48 x 21 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now we already have it on our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few pieces of it. Now it has the open bottom so it won't keep any dirt and debris. It's made out of a sturdy aluminum, it can hold up to 500 pounds. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements just to show you overall distance related to our vehicle.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we're going to take a look at the 23 x 60 Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches only. That part number is CC-100. We already have it on our vehicle, so I'm just going to show you a few features. On our first inaudible 00:00:23 I just want to show you, and like I say, it can hold up to 500 pounds. You see that it has the mesh bottom so it's going to keep out all your debris and your dirt. It also has a black powder coat, so that's going to help from rust and corrosion. First thing, we're going to make a couple measurements. Overall distance first.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we're going to take a look at the Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack, hanging style. That part number is S63380. We have a bike on the rack and we have the rack hooked to our vehicle. Let's go ahead and show you a few features of it. Once again, this is a four bike rack and how we have our bike on our bike race, we have four straps. We have three up top.





Kia Sportage Questions

  • The Superwinch S4000 High Performance Utility Winch, # 1440200, that you selected is a great choice for the application that you need a winch for. This winch is designed primarily for race car trailers, open and enclosed and will control the cable feed in and out so you could stop the vehicle at any point when loading and would not have to worry about a runaway vehicle when unloading. For installing the winch in the trailer it is hard to make a recommendation without seeing...
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  • I checked out your Tow Brake HD 3000 unit online and found that it is a very good braking system, but that the system is not recommended for use with your GM integrated brake controller, as you have found. I then spoke with Tow Brake and he said that they have used the inline magnet that you are using, but that he feels that your best option is to go with a brake controller that is compatible with an electric over hydraulic system like you have. The Tekonsha P3, # 90195, would...
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  • Trailer light kit # TL29BK does not include submersible lights, so water would be able to enter the light housings. A better choice for your jet ski trailer would be a submersible light kit # TL5RK, as the lights will be sealed against water. I would recommend, however, that you unplug the trailer connector and let the bulbs cool down a bit before backing into the water, so that the cold water will not crack the bulbs. This is good practice, also, because it lets your wheel...
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  • With a smaller trailer like you describe, electric brakes would be my recommendation both from a cost standpoint as well as the ease of installation. For the trailer, you would need two hub/drum assemblies and two brake assemblies. To determine if the hub/drum assemblies we offer are compatible with your trailer spindles, you will need to pull one of your idler hubs off, and look at the inner and outer bearing numbers. The hubs we offer, part # 84546UC3 use # L68149 inner bearings...
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  • It sounds like you are used to using a Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, like part # BD028288, and that your new coupler is the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin, # BD028244, which is designed to be used as you have indicated. You have to grasp the coupler and pull the collar back to release the jaw. The Bulldog High-Profile Latch Repair Kit, # BD024200, is desingned to be used on the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch, item # BD028382, which has an attachment point...
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  • Beginning with the hitch, I'd recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13120. The hitch is has a higher tongue weight capacity than the Hidden Hitch or Draw-Tite, and is competitively priced. You'll also need a ball mount, part # 2923 and a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19260 or a 2 inch ball # 63845, depending on what the trailer's coupler calls for. To wire the trailer, you'll need to start with a 4 pole connector part # 118526. You'll also need our Brake Controller Installation...
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  • We do list a trailer hitch as a fit for the 2012 Kia Sportage SX. You can use the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13120 (Class III) that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. It comes with two ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use the Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118526.
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  • I do have a hitch solution for you, but I checked Draw-Tite and they do not recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch # 75717 as a fit for the 2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo. For your vehicle you would want a Curt Trailer Hitch # C13120. This hitch is confirmed to fit on the SX Kia Sportage models and should work very well for you. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Curt...
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  • For your 2001 Kia Sportage, in addition to hitch # 36266, and wiring # 118371, you will need a ball mount and a ball for the coupler on the trailer. You will also need safety chains unless the trailer comes with them. For a 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch opening, like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36266, use Class II Drawbar, # 36051. With this ball mount, use Hitch Ball, # 19256. To secure and lock the drawbar in place, use the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # RH2-XL . For safety...
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  • According to our friends at Tow-Ready, the wiring harness you referenced, part # 118526, is the correct wiring harness for all 2011 Kia Sportage models. To see the installation instructions, click on the provided link.
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  • The Karrite Voyager was related to the Thule Sidekick cargo box # TH682. The replacement mounting hardware is # TH04958. You will also get some replacement locks and keys with this kit.
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  • There are numerous trunk mount bike carriers available for your 2010 Kia Sportage and I have included a link to them to the right. Some of the more popular options are: The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2, # Y02624, and 3, # Y02625 The Thule Passage models for 2 or 3 bikes will also work with your Sportage. The Passage 2 bike is part # TH910XT or 3 bike is part # TH911XT. I would recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro rack because it is a solid rack that fits many vehicles and has a high...
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  • All of the trailer hitches available for your 2013 Kia Sportage will have the same visibility at the rear of the vehicle. You will only see the receiver under the bumper fascia, so visibility will not be an issue. I own a 2013 Kia Sportage and I had the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, part # C13120, installed. I have attached a photo of the Curt hitch installed on my Sportage for you to check out. The hitch has served well and would be an excellent option for your vehicle. The...
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  • For the 2012 Kia Sportage SX model, the correct trailer wiring harness is Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light w Converter Hardwire Kit, # 118526. Installation is not very difficult. The only real time consuming part is running the power wire to the battery. The power wire must be connected to the battery, no other power source has been tested and approved. I have included an FAQ that should help.
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  • The Draw-Tite Wiring Kit # 119178KIT will connect to the wires that are located behind the taillight assembly on your 2011 Kia Sportage. You will have to use the included circuit tester in order to find the correct wires. First, you will access the wires behind the taillight assembly. The white wire from the converter will attach to an existing ground point or the vehicle frame. Using the included circuit tester, find the wire that carries a signal when the left turn signal...
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  • We have the Upgraded Modulite Circuit Protected Wiring Harness, item # 119178KIT, that will work great on your 2007 Kia Sportage with the 4 cyl. motor. This harness needs to be hardwired into the respective tail light circuits at the rear of your vehicle. The Plug-N-Tow (TM) Wiring Harness, item # 33925, is designed to work on the 2005 and 2006 model year Sportage, 4 or 6 cylinder, but the wiring changed for the 2007 model year vehicles. The 2007 model year 6 cylinder models...
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  • Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2710, for your 2006 Kia Sportage is compatible with the Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar, # BX7335, without the need of any additional adapters. Before you flat tow your vehicle, I recommend checking your owners manual to ensure that your vehicle can be flat towed and if any additional items are needed such as a lube pump or modification of the drive shaft. A few other components that you may be interested in to complete your flat towing set up are...
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  • There is actually a Federal Law called the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the probĀ­lem in question. The T-One Connector w/Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite, # 118526, will be comparable to the Kia wiring. One advantage to using the Tow Ready wiring harness is that it...
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  • It will be hidden but you can reach up behind the grille to access the wiring plug with base plates # 522113-1 installed. You can see the finished installation in the pictures in the instructions which I have linked for you. In addition to the base plates you will also need a compatible tow bar. The most popular option is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. You will also need safety cables # RM-643. For a lighting kit you could use something like # RM-2100 if you will not be towing...
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  • Yes, most of the Hidden Hitch # 87612 that you referenced will be concealed once installed on your 2013 Kia Sportage. The only thing you will really see is the hitch opening, the cross tube will be out of plain sight. We have not had the chance to install this hitch on a Sportage yet so we do not have install pictures that I could share with you, but we have installed the Curt Hitch # C12030 on a Sportage and I attached a pic we took of the vehicle after we installed the hitch...
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