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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing a Curt hitch, part number C13120. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 5", and from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12-1/2". Now we'll go ahead and install our hitch. First off, we'll go ahead and point out the four locations where the hitch will be mounted to the vehicle. There's two on each side. They're actually weld nuts that are part of the vehicle's frame. Now in order to actually get our hitch into place, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 KIA Sportage we'll be installing Hidden Hitch part number 9211. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hole to the edge of the rear bumper is approximately 6 inches and from the top of the hitch opening to the ground is approximately 12-1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and install our hitch. First off we'll go ahead and point out the four locations where the hitch will be mounted to the vehicle. There's two on each side. They are actually weld nuts that are part of the vehicle's frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87612. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 6 1/2 inches, and from the top of the opening on the hitch to the ground is approximately 12 1/4 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. First off, we'll point out the 4 locations where the hitch will be mounted to the vehicle. There's 2 on each side. They're actually weld nuts that are part of the vehicle's frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75717. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 6 1/2 inches. From the top of the opening on the hitch to the ground is approximately 12 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. First off we'll go ahead and point out the four locations for the hitch to be mounted to the vehicle. There's two on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing Draw-Tite hitch, part number 36510. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pinhole to the edge of the rear bumper, there is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the hitch opening to the ground is approximately 12 1/2 inches. We'll go ahead and install our hitch. First off, we'll go ahead and point out the 4 locations where the hitch should be mounted to the vehicle. There are 2 on each side.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today in our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be installing the Weathertech floor liner, part number WT442921, black in color. First, we'll go ahead and remove the older manufacturer's floor mats. Now we're ready to install the Weathertech floor liners. As you can see, as we install the Weathertech floor liners to fit over the manufacturer's hold down pose. Along with the custom molding around the floorboard and front row seat tracking and special cut outs to go around the fuel release store handle coupled with the raised edge and extended coverage up underneath the gas and brake pedal will really help to ensure protection of your carpeting. Weathertech floor liners are custom molded precisely for the vehicle in stand place. The shape, channels and molding all help to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. One more great feature about the Weathertech floor liner is they're easy to install, can also easily be removed and cleaned and washed with soap and water.There you have it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt two-inch receiver hitch, part number C13120. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we're going to give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt 1-1/14 inch receiver hitch, part number C12030. This is what our hitch would look like once it's installed. Next, we'll going to give you couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitchman hole 00:17, to the auto side 00:18 of the bumper is 5-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver to the opening to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now, we'll go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C13120. Now I'll give you some measurements that will help you select accessories, like bike racks, cargo carriers, and ball mounts. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground, it's about sixteen and a quarter inches. From the middle of the hitch pin hole to the outside of the bumper is about five and a quarter inches. Now let's go install our hitch. The first thing we need to do is find the well nuts that are on the bottom of the Kia that we'll mount our hitch to.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part number 118526. The first thing we'll need to do, is open the rear hatch door of our Kia, remove the rear carpet, and the rear organizing tray. Put that out of the way. We can remove the three screws on our rear threshold trim piece. Now with those three screws removed, we'll go ahead and set them to the side. Next step, is removing the center threshold trim. With the threshold loose, before it will completely release, we have to remove this little trim piece which covers the rear hatch lock. The next step is, we have to loosen up this panel on the driver side.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike, hitch mounted bike rack, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit, we'll slide that shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike to the rear of our Sportage is about an inch and a half. We've added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage. We pull the red know at the base of the bike rack and allow it unfold. With the bike rack in this position, we have full access to our rear hatch. We'll pull the red know to raise up our center mast and we'll raise up our frame hooks and under a wheel strap. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack, securing it first with the frame hook.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider 2 two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part #: HR1000. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 and three quarter inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about 9 inches. Weve added about 21 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches part number 63153. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 7 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 13 1/2 inches. We've added about 33 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the 23x56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number 59550. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance of measurements. We have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of our carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 2-1/2 inches. Weve added 11 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Rampage TrailBlade Off-Road Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 KIA Sportage, well be test fitting the Rampage Trailblade Off Road Windshield Wipers using part numbers RA18000 and RA24000. Well begin here on the driver's side by removing the previous windshield wiper. In order to remove the previous windshield wiper, we need to push in on the tab and slide our windshield wiper out of place. Well take our new windshield wiper and put it in place. Well push on it until we hear it click. Well move to the passenger side and repeat this process. These wiper blades provide superior visibility in rain, snow, and sleet. The dual-blade design is perfect for off-road conditions.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades using part number RX30218 for the 18-inch wiper blade and RX30224 for the 24-inch wiper blade. We'll begin here on the driver's side by removing the previous windshield wiper. In order to remove the previous windshield wiper, we need to push in on the tab and slide our windshield wiper out of place. We'll take our new windshield wiper and fit it in place. We'll push on it until we hear it click. We'll move to the passenger's side and repeat this process. The replacement all-weather windshield wiper blade provides superior visibility in rain, snow, and sleet.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Rain X Latitude Windshield Wiper Blades using part numbersRX5079275 for the 18-inch beam style and part number RX5079280 for the 24-inch beam style. We'll begin here on the driver's side by removing the previous windshield wiper. In order to remove the previous windshield wiper, we need to push in on the tab and slide our windshield wiper out of place. We'll take our new windshield wiper and fit it in place. We'll push on it until we hear it click. We'll move to the passenger side and repeat this process.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, I will be test fitting the 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners from U-Ace for the front row, in gray, Part Number L1KA00712201, on our 2013 Kia Sportage. These are also available in black with Part Number L1KA00712209 and in beige with Part Number L1KA00712202. We'll begin here on the front driver side. We'll go ahead and fit in our new U-Ace liner and push it down into position. We'll fit the custom-molded cutouts over our factory anchor points for a great fit. One of the first things we noticed was the heel pad, here on the driver side mat, that provides extra grip and protects against wear and tear. The precision-molded mat covers a maximum floor area. It has the raised edges to help keep spills and melted snow from reaching onto your carpet. Here on the under side, we have the anti-slip max spider fibers to help pull the mats in place. Here on the passenger side, we'll lay in our new liner and fit it down into position.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today we'll be test fitting the 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners from U-Ace for the front and rear of our vehicle in Grey Part number: L1KA00702201 on our 2013 KIA Sportage. These liners are also available in Beige with Part number: L1KA00702202 and in black with Part number: L1KA00702209. We'll begin here on the front driver side. We'll go ahead and fit in our new U-Ace liner and push it down into position. We'll fit the custom holding cut outs over our factory anchor points for a great fit. Well the first thing as we notice was the heel pad here on the driver side mat that provides extra grip and protects it against wear and tear. The precision on the mat covers a maximum floor area.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, I'll be test fitting the 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners from U-Ace for the second row, in gray, Part Number L1HY03322201, on our 2013 Kia Sportage. This is also available in black with Part Number L1HY03322209 and in beige with Part Number L1HY03322202.Fitting our new liner in place, you'll notice that this liner is a one-piece liner. The custom fit, three-layer, carpeted floor liner provides a great fit as it extends from the driver side all the way over to the passenger side. Here on the front edge of our liner, it has a containment wall that keeps things from reaching underneath our front row seats. We also have the raised edges that helps contain spills and melted snow from damaging our carpet. On the under side, we have the max spider fibers, to help pull our mat in place without damaging or ruining our carpet. These liners are very easy to care for. You can simply vacuum them or wipe clean with a wet towel.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02438. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, and enter the pin with the red knob into the pin holes. We can then turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. With the HighLite secured to our Sportage, we'll go over a few clearance measurements and see how the two fit together. We have about fifteen and a half inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Surco Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches, part number 52018. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Now, with the carrier secured to our vehicle, we'll go over a couple of clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. At the rear of the carrier, we have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about 1/2 inch away, and we've added about 26-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Sportage. Now, the vehicle's exhaust does exit on the passenger's side, about 10 inches away, and the cargo door does break over the surface of the carrier at about 17 inches. That will complete today's test fit for the Surco Cargo Carrier, part number 52018, on our 2013 Kia Sportage. .



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the Rola Cargo Carrier, part number 59502. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Well now go ahead and go over a few clearance of measurement to see how the two fit together. At the rear of the carrier we have about 13-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about 7-1/2 inches away. Weve added about 31 inches to the overall length of our Sportage.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Prorack hitch mounted two bike rack, part number Pr8062403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread our anti-ride out bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. With the bike rack secured we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about ten and a half inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of our vehicle is about four inches away.





MaxxTow Ball Mount Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the MaxxTow Ball Mount with two inch accessory receiver for two inch hitches with a two and one quarter of an inch drop rated at 5,000 pounds, part number MT70066. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement form the ground to inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 13 inches. Keep in mid this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other after market accessories. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. We can then measure form the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 11 inches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches ours and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this would be an appropriate ball mount for you. This ball mount is a great way to carry a bike rack or a cargo carrier while towing your small boat or trailer. With our ball mount secured, that'll complete today's test fit for the MaxxTow Ball Mount with two inch accessory receiver, part number MT70066, on our 2013 Kia Sportage.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Curt aluminum cargo carrier, part number C18100. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Now that the carrier is secured we'll go over a couple clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about nine inches of ground clearance with the platform folded up. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about a quarter of an inch away. I would use caution when carrying the cargo carrier in its folded up position as there is some rattle when using a normal pin and clip.





MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Max Tow Cargo Carrier for 2" hitches, part #MT70107. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. Now we'llgo ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how to the two fit together. At the rear of the carrier, we have about 10-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about 2" away, and wehavea total of about 21-1/2" to the overall length of our vehicle. Now the exhaust does exit on the passenger side about 10-1/2" away from the platform of our carrier and the cargo door does break over the surface of our carrier at about 18". Therefore, you can carry deer up to about 18" high and still have full access to the rear hatch. That will complete today's test fit for the Max Tow Cargo Carrier, part #MT70107 on our 2013 Kia Sportage.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 bike rack, part number HR9200. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt though the pinholes and tighten it with a wrench. With our Traveler secured to our Sportage, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 10 1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the Sportage is about 9 inches away. With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 13 1/2 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We can now loosen up the black hand knobs on the upper left- and right-hand side of the bike rack to lift out the cradle arms. With the cradle arms out, we've added about 37 inches to the overall length of our Sportage. To access the cargo area, we can pull the black pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt the mast down.





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