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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.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the 38" long Thule Fairing for Roof Racks, part number TH871XT. To begin our test fit, we're going to take the four clips and place them around our front load bar with the arrow pointing forward. We'll then grab our fairing, place it onto the leading edge of our roof line, and line our clips up with our clamps. With these in line, we'll squeeze our clips to close them. We can then bring our clamps around the underside of our load bar and around our clips. With all four of these in position, we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our fairing centered. We'll then tighten down all four wing nuts to secure our fairing to our roof rack. Just like that, we're ready to hit the road. That will complete today's test of the 38" Thule Fairing, part number TH871XT, on our 2013 Mazda 5.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5 were going to be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof bike rack, with part number TH599XTR. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on the 5, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front well separate the T-bolts from the lower section of our clamp, bring them around our front crossbar, reinsert the T-bolt, and then tighten the black wing nuts located on top to secure both front clamps around our load bar. With the front secure, well move to the rear. Here were going to completely remove one of the wing nuts from our clamp, bring one of the threaded portions of our clamp down on both sides of our load bar, reinsert the plate on the bottom, then thread on our wing nut. Well then tighten down both wing nuts to secure our rear clamp. With our rack secured to our vehicle, were now ready to load up our bike. Well begin by undoing our wheel straps and pulling down on the large black lever located on our frame clamp. Well then grab our bike, place it onto the bike rack.







Prorack Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we're going to be test fitting the Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number PR8062003. With our Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System already installed on the 5, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we're going to remove the two black thumb dials. This will allow us to separate our clamp. We'll then bring the lower portion of our clamp around the underside of our crossbar, fit the bolt back through the front, and thread on the thumb dials. We'll then tighten down both thumb dials to secure our front clamp. With the front secure we'll move to the rear.



Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, were going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint. This is a roof mount, fork clamp bike rack part #TH528. Weve got the Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack System already installed on the Mazda here. Well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly up onto our load bars. Well bring the black rubber coated metal straps around the underside for both of our clamps. Then we want to fit it into the foot of our carrier there.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Circuit. This is a fork mount roof bike rack, part number TH526. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on the Mazda, so we'll begin our test-fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we're going to need to remove the skewer. Take off this nut, the spacer, and then slide out our skewer. We'll then lift on the large black knob here, which will act as a lever.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright roof bike rack. It's part number S64720. With our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our 5, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars here. At the front, we're going to bring one of our U bolts around the underside of our load bar, up through our carrier, and we'll thread on 2 wing nuts loosely for now just to hold it in place. We'll then take a second U bolt on the other side here on the head of our carrier, and thread 2 wing nuts onto it as well. We'll then tighten down all 4 of our wing nuts to secure the front of our rack to our vehicle. With the front secure, we can move to the rear.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 mazda 5 we're going to be testing the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With our thule rapid podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack up unto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring one of the u-bolts around the underside of our load bar, we'll fit it up through the head of her carrier and then we'll thread 2 wingnuts on it, just a hole in place temporarily for now. We'll then take a second you u-bolt, and 2 more wingnuts and fit those into the other side of our carrier here in the front. We'll then tighten down all 4 of our wingnuts to secure the front portion of our rack here. Alright, with the front nice and tight we can move to the rear, here instead of coming around the under and up through, we'll take our u-bolt, we're going to place it down through the rack, as we do this we'll want to make sure that we've got a threaded portion coming out in front of and behind our load bar.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we're going to be testing the SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack. It's part number SR4622. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on our Mazda. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly upon to our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring one of the black rubber-coated metal U-bolts around the underside of our load bar and thread two of our wing nuts down on it just to hold it in place. We'll then take our second black rubber-coated metal U-bolt, bring it around the underside, and thread two wing nuts on it as well.Adjust it so it sits evenly and then we'll tighten down all four of our wing nuts.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch, a roof-mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack onto our load bars. As we do this, we'll want to bring the black rubber-coated metal straps around the underside. We'll then remove the black cover here on the top, and fit our 2 straps into the head of the carrier here. We'll then need to tighten up this bolt. To do that, of course, we use an Allen key. All right.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test-fitting the Kuat Trio, a roof-mounted bike rack, part number RU01. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, so we'll begin our test fit by simply placing our bike rack on top of our load bars. We'll bring one of the black rubber-coated metal u-bolts around the underside of our load bar. Fit it up into the head of our carrier. We'll then thread on two of our cylinder nuts; you want to be sure that the threaded end is pointing down and not the hex end. With both of those threaded, we'll take our second u-bolt and we'll just repeat that same process. We'll now take our provided allen tool and tighten those down to secure our rack to our vehicle.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box. It offers 13 cubic feet of storage space. It's in glossy black. Part number TH634B. With our Thule rapid podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to our feet lined up so they'll align properly and go around our bars.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5 we're going to test fitting the Thule Sonic double XL rooftop cargo box with 22 cubic feet of storage space and metallic silver, it's part number TH636S. Now, we've got the Thule rapid roof rack system already installed in the Mazda so, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up on to our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet adjusted so, we'll go around our bars. We'll then try to position in the center of the car. With all of our feet around. We'll take a quick look to be sure we do have it center. This will go that way a little bit.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5. We're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box. It offers 16 cubic feet of storage space, in matte black. Part number TH615. With the Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our Mazda. We'll be given our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars, and our box is designed to open from the passenger side.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, part number TH614. With our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bar. The Pulse opens from the right side here, the passenger side, so we'll want to be sure that we have that favored over this way so that we can reach our foot packs. We'll then take a quick look to make sure we have it straight. With it straight, we'll come around here and open the passenger side of our box up. As we reach inside, we're going to find four foot packs here. One of these foot packs is designed to go through each of the four slots located in the bottom of our box here. As we slide these through we want to be sure that they go around our load bar or that we've got one portion of the clamp coming out on both sides of our bar there.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box. It has 11 Cu Ft of storage space, in matte black. It's part number TH613. We've got our Thule Rack and Podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda. We'll begin out test fit by placing our cargo box, up here onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so I want to be sure to favor this side as we install it. We'll now take a quick look to be sure we've got it straight.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box. It has 21 cubic feet of storage space. It's in AeroSkin Black, part number TH626. With our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on our Mazda 5 here, we begin our test-fit by placing our cargo box directly up onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet in line so they'll go around our bars. We'll then try to center it up on our vehicle.





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