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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2005 Mazda 5, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch Class One, inch and 1/4 Receiver Hitch, part number 60841. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed in our Mazda 5. If you notice, we're looking from the bottom so we can actually see it. From looking from the outside at a normal distance, you won't see much at all. What you do see will be this inch and 1/4 receiver opening, right here. Going farther back, we have 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin hole for the hitch pin or your favorite locking pin.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 5 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2009 Mazda 5, we're going to show you a Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I 1-1/4" Receiver Hitch, part number 24773. This is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on our Mazda 5. If you notice we're looking from the bottom so you can actually see it. Looking from the outside at a normal distance you won't see much at all. What you do see will be this 1-1/4" receiver opening right here. Going farther back, we have a 1/4" diameter hitch pin hole for a hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. We have generous loops for your safety chains for your trailer.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Mazda 5

Today on the 2009 Mazda 5, we're going to show you the Curt Cargo Carrier for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number C18110. First we're going to go ahead and show you the bushing that converts this from a 1 1/4 shank up to 2 inch shank. Basically just snaps into place and when it is inside the hitch it will hold together. However in this case in our Mazda 5 has the class 1 1/4 receiver hitch, we don't need this bushing. Let's go ahead and just pop it off to the side. Let's go ahead and put it into our receiver hitch and we'll line up the threaded hole with the existing hole in the hitch. Okay now we'll go ahead and put our hitch pin or bolt, we'll go ahead and put it in and we'll thread it down.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14. A rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space in black. Part number Y07192. Without Yakima Control Towers roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on top of our cross bars. We want to be sure that our clamps are open, and sitting just in front of our cross bars, we'll then slide the box rear in so the lower portions of our clamp go around the underside of our cross bars. We'll now take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered, and we'll open the passenger side, reach in, and tighten the two red T-handles located closest to us. A great feature of the Rocketbox Pro 14 is it's ability to open from both the passenger and the driver's side. With out passenger side secure we'll now make our way around to the driver's side, open the box, reach in, and tighten the two red T-handles located here. With all four of our foot packs secure, we're ready to load this cargo box down with some gear and we can hit the road.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 were going to be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11, a Rooftop Cargo Box with 11 cubic feet of storage space in black, part number Y07193. With our Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System already installed on the Mazda, well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on top of our crossbars. We want to be sure that our clamps are open and sitting just in front of our crossbars. Well now take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered, then well open the passenger side, reach in, and tighten the two red T-handles located closest to us. A great feature of the RocketBox Pro 14 is its ability to open both the passenger and the drivers side. Reach in and tighten the two red T-handles located here. With all four of our foot packs secure, were ready to load this cargo box down with some gear and we can hit the road. As you could see, this box allows us to fully open our rear hatch with no interference. That will complete todays test fit of the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11, part number Y07193, on our 2013 Mazda 5.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, were going to be test fitting the Yakima LoadWarrior, a roof rack cargo basket, part number Y07070. With our Yakima controlled towers roof rack system already installed on our 5, well begin our test fit by placing our cargo basket directly onto our crossbars. Well separate the T-bolt from the lower portion of all four of our clamps. Well then position the basket to the upper portion of our clamps or sit it on top of our crossbar. Well then swing the lower portion of our clamp around the underside of our crossbars, reinsert the T-bolt into the clamp and tighten down both wing nuts to secure it. Well then make our way around to the three remaining clamps and repeat that same tightening process. With all four of our clamps tight and our basket is secure, were ready to load it up with some cargo, then we can hit the road.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader, a wheel mount roof bike rack, part number Y02103. With our Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System already installed on the 5, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, the two outside portions of our clamp will be located in front of our crossbar, while the center portion of our clamp will be located behind. We'll then tighten the black t-handle located on the front to secure the clamp around our bar. With this secure, we can move to the rear. Here we'll loosen the black t-handle, remove the t-bolt from the lower portion of the clamp, bring that portion around the underside of our crossbar, reinsert the t-bolt into the appropriate slot, and tighten down the t-handle. With both front and rear secure, we're now ready to load up our bike. We'll begin by undoing our rear wheel strap, and also extending the larger portion of our front wheel clamp.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we're going to be test fitting the Yakima ForkLift, a fork mount roof bike rack, part number Y02098. With our Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System already installed on the 5, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we're going to remove the skewer, slide back the black cover, and loosen the black t-bolt. This will allow us to separate our clamp. We'll then bring the lower portion of our clamp around the underside of our load bar, reinsert the t-bolt in the appropriate slot, and tighten down the black t-handle to secure it. We'll then slide our black cover forward and reinsert our skewer. Here at the rear we're going to loosen the black t-handle and separate our clamp by removing the t-bolt.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6, a locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a six-ski or four-board capacity, Part Number Y03088. With our Yakima control towers roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier and placing it onto our front load bar. We'll bring both of our black rubber-coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar and fit the one closest to us into the foot of the carrier. We'll then open our top jaw, reach in and lift up on the black lever and loosen it slightly. This allows the small gray catch to lift up, allowing us to cam our buckle closed. We can then tighten that black lever down slightly and push it down to secure that gray catch around our buckle. With the passenger side secure, we'll now make our way around to the driver's side. We just repeat that same process. With the front half of our carrier secure, we'll now grab the rear half and place it onto our rear load bar. We'll want to take a quick look to be sure we have both halves of the carrier centered, then we can repeat the same tightening process that we used for the front. With both halves of our carrier secure, we'll now press the black buttons located here on the end.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today, on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the 44 inch fairing for Yakima Roof Rack Crossbars, part number Y07048. With the Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System already installed on the Mazda, well begin our test fit by placing our fairing directly in front of our crossbar. We will then start bringing our clips and clamps around our bar. With all four of them positioned around our bar, well take a quick look to be sure we have our fairing centered. Well then place a carriage bolt down to the outermost clamp and secure it with a wing nut on the underside. Well do this on both sides on the outermost clamp.



Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 5

Today in our 2013 Mazda 5 we are going to be testing the Yakima control tower roof rack system with the 58-inch bar, part number Y00409, Y00214, Y00233 and Y00233 again. To begin our test fit we remove the black cover over our fixed mounting points and check the threads to be sure they are clean. We'll not take one of foot packs and place it by each of the four mounting locations. We'll now grab our four bolts on these bolts inaudible 00:00:46 regular washers and one black rubber washer. The rounded part will be facing down. We'll place it down through the foot of our rack, and thread it in to our fixed mounted locations. We'll snag it down to be sure we have no movement but we won't fully tightened it yet.



Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System using the 48" round bars, part numbers Y00408, Y00214, Y00233, and Y00233 again. To begin our test fit we'll remove the black covers over our fixed mounting points and check the threads to be sure they're clean. We'll now take one of our foot packs and place it by each of our four mounting locations. We'll now grab our four bolts. On these bolts we'll want three regular washers and one black rubber washer. The rounded part will be facing down.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today, on our 2013 Mazda5, we're going to be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity in silver. It's part number WB-300. With our Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack System already installed on the Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier and placing it onto our front load bar. We'll press the black button located on the end of the carrier. This will allow us to open our top jaw. Lift up on the black lever and loosen it slightly. This disengages the catch for our buckle.



Thule Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 5

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Mazda5, were going to be test fitting the Thule Podium Roof Rack System using the 50 inch square bars. Well use part numbers THLB50, TH460 and THKIT3080. With our rack assembled according to the manufacturers instructions, well begin our test fit by removing the black plastic covers located over our fixed mounting points and thread in one of the silver studs. Well do this on all 4 locations. Well then take our 3 mm Allen bolt and tighten them down. Well then grab the front half of our rack and place it over our studs. I want to be sure that they go through the center of our foot pack and come out of the top.



Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5, we'll be test fitting the Thule Podium Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB47, TH460R, and THKIT3080. We'll begin our test fit by removing the black plastic tabs that cover up our mounting locations. We'll take our bolts from our fit kit and screw them into the fixed mounted holes. As we do this, we can go ahead and place the spacer over each bolt and tighten each one down using an Allen key. With out roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll go ahead and place the podium feet over top of our bolts. We'll secure those in place by installing our nuts and tighten them down using the included wrench. We'll grab our front load bar and place it onto the front part of our roof. In doing this, we want to go ahead and make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side of the vehicle.











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