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Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder we're test fitting the Yakima RidgeBack. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use with 1-1/4" or with the 2" hitches. Part number on it is Y02458. Now the RidgeBack is going to use three straps and three cradles to hold our bike in place as we're going down the road. Now these straps are called zip strips.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, we're test fitting the Thule Vertex Swing. This is a swing away style folding dual arm 4 bike rack. Been designed for use in 2 inch hitches, the Part Number on it is TH9031XT. Something that's been recently added is going to be the cable lock, it stores right in the mast. It comes back where it slides in the end of the right or left side cradle arm here and it's secured with one of the Thule one key locking tumblers. Now if you've already got sets at home you can replace that right there.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder we're doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed so we can use it with an 1-1/4" or with 2" hitches. Part number: TH9029XT. One of the cool things, we've got an incorporated cable lock right here. This is made to come from the mast of the rack all the way back here to the rear connection point where it's secured using one of the Thule One Key tumblers.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, we're doing a test on the Rhino Rack Folding and Tilting 4 Bike Rack. They've designed this for use with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Part number on it is RBC044. Now the Rhino Rack is going to hold the bike in place using three cradles. We've got . Three straps rather, two cradles. We've got 1, 2, and then 3 back here on the rear.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder we're test fitting the Detail K2. This is a folding cargo carrier. It measures 20 by 60. Been designed for use in 2" hitches and it's going to offer a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is K2HCC602. As you can see, our cargo carrier, we've got about 100 pounds loaded on it here just to give you an idea of how it might move or shift as you're going down the road.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder we're test fitting the CURT 24 by 60 folding cargo carrier. It's designed for use in 2" hitches. It's going to offer a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is C18153. Now we put 150 pounds in here to simulate what load you'd have on it. We're just going to shake it around and move it a little bit.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to be taking a look at the Inno Fork-Mounted 2-Bike Platform Style Rack. This is a folding and tilting rack, uses Inno's INH100 Base-Rack System and has the INE320 Bike Kit on it, which as you can see it makes a very nice, very convenient, easy to store bike rack. All together, you're looking at part number INH350. First cool feature is going to be the tilt-away. As you can see even with the bikes loaded, we're going to be able to tilt this well away from our vehicle, gives us room not only to get stuff in and out, but we'll actually be able to stand here and work on things in the back if we wanted to. Lifting up on the arms is going to get it back into platform position. The lever down here that's used to operate that is a sturdy steel lever, so you can either reach in with your foot if you decided to or with your hand. The very back side of the rack here, the bottom of our knob at about 24-3/4 of an inch worth of clearance.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be doing a test of the Yakima Holdup, this is a platform style folding and tilting two bike rack. They designed it for use with the 2" hitch and the part number on it is Y02443. The way the Holdup's designed, you're not going to have any frame contact at all while holding our bike in place. Got a front wheel hook here, lower front wheel cradle, and then a rear wheel cradle all held in place by the rim which is really nice. Another great feature, cable lock built into the end of our wheel hook arm, this allows you to come around through your frame, depending on your bike, maybe up through your tire so we can get frames and things like that secured. When not in use it's going to slide right back into the arm there.



Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins Pollak 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket with Mounting Bracket. This is the vehicle side. Its part number is HM40975. A couple of little tidbits about it. We've got stainless steel spring and pin in there. Really helps with the corrosion-resistance factor.



Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima SwingDaddy. Now this is a swing-away-style folding 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. The part number on it is Y02464. Now it uses three straps to hold our bike in place. We've got two up here for our frame and then one here on the backside that's going to be for our anti-sway cradle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat Sherpa. This is a platform-style folding and tilting nice lightweight 2-bike rack. It's been designed for use with 1-1/4" or with 2" hitches. The part number on it is S103. Now this is also available in a gun metal gray and orange. That part number is S101. A few of the highlights of the Sherpa, first we've got a chrome lever down here on the right side.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today in our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to be test-fitting the Tule Vertex Swing. This is a swing-away style folding 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use with two inch hitches. The part number on it is TH9031XT. Now, one of the newer features is the cable lock. This is going to come around right into the back secured with the Tule one key system, and it'll keep all of our bikes secured to our rack for us. If you already have Tule accessories, this can be keyed alike.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be a test fit on the Thule Vertex. This is part number TH9029XT. It's a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it for use with the 1-1/4" or the 2" hitches. Right up here in the top of the rack we've got a really nice cable lock that comes over, secures all four of our bikes right down to our rack. Uses the Thule OneKey system in the back, so if you already have some Thule accessories you can match that up.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan pathfinder we're going to be doing a test fit on the Sport Rack Vista folding cargo carrier. This is going to offer 20 by 60 as far as room goes, and a 500 pound weight capacity. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. The part number on it is SR9851. Now we threw a hundred pounds on it here just to give you an idea of its stability. Really one of the strong points of the cargo carrier, it's supplied with an anti-rattle bolt so that's going to keep all that moving, or a lot of it anyway, a lot of that moving, that bouncing out of the equation as we're heading down the road so it gives us a nice stable ride. Let me get this weight off here.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we're taking a look at the Sport Rack Ridge Swing. This is a folding swing away style four bike rack. They've designed it for use in two inch hitches. The part number on it is SR2415. Now first and foremost, the swing away feature of the rack is one of it's nicest features. We've got a large T handle here on the rear. We're going to loosen that up.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Detail K2 folding cargo carrier. This measures 20 by 60. It offers a 500 pound weight capacity and they've designed it for use with 2-inch hitches. Part number on it is K2HCC602. Now, I've 100 pounds loaded down here. As you can see, we're going to have a little bit of movement and shake if we're heading down the road.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we're doing a test fit on the Kuat NV. This is a folding and tilting platform-style two-bike rack. It's been designed for use with two-inch hitches. The part number on it in the black and chrome here is N105. It's also available in my favorite, which is a gunmetal gray and orange. That part number is N101.



Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2013 Nissan Path Finder, we're going to show you part number HM40975. This is the Pollakk 7 and 4-pole trailer connector socket with mounting bracket. This is what the connector looks like when it's installed on the Path Finder. To install, you got two connection points. This is our 4-pole end. We open it up. We can see, we have our four pins.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Hidden Hitch

All right, today on this 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to show you part number 87625 from Hidden Hitch. This is their Class 3, 2 inch receiver hitch. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on the Pathfinder. We've got ours on a lift to make it a little bit easier to see the features. First off, this is our 2 inch opening right here. It has a nice rounded contour for reinforcement around the edge and you'll also notice there are two hitch pin holes. This large 5/8 diameter hole is used for your accessories.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to show you part number 75750. This is a Draw-Tite, Max Frame, 2 inch, Class 3 receiver hitch. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Pathfinder. We've got ours on a lift to make it a little bit easier to see the features. First off, this is our 2 inch opening right here. It has a nice rounded contour for reinforcement around the edge and you'll also notice there are two hitch pin holes. This large 5/8 diameter hole is used for your accessories.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on this 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to show you part number 90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. To help us out with our install, we'll also be using an adapter cord, part number 3050-P. This is the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for Nissan and Infinity. This is what the brake controller looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. This is a typical location, but you can go ahead and install it in any location you like.



Derale Transmission Cooler Installation - 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2005, Nissan Pathfinder, we'll be installing the Derale Series 8000, Plate Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13504. Before we can begin installation, we'll first need to remove the lower rock guard. To remove the rock guard there are multiple fasteners that will need to be removed. Were going to go ahead and remove the front grill. To remove the front grill we've got multiple fasteners across the top, and on the front.Then once the fasteners are removed we'll reach inside the grill and release the plastic fasteners holding it to the bumper cover. Now we'll go ahead and remove the grill and set it aside.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we are going to be test fitting the 17x50 Maxxtow cargo carrier. This is designed for use with 2 inch hitches. It offers a 500 pound weight capacity. It's part number is MT70107. Now to begin our test fit we are going to slide the shank of the carrier right into the receiver tube of our hitch. To do this we are going to watch to the pin hole there to see when the hole in the shank of our carrier aligns up with it. We'll then take our standard 5/8 pin and clip combo.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be test fitting the Thule Crossroads roof rack system. We're using the 58" square bars. This is part number THLB58. We've got the Crossroads foot packs, which are part number TH450. Now we've pre-installed our rear bar. We'll use our front bar here to show you exactly how this installation works. We'll place the front half of the rack right up here onto the front roof line of the vehicle.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system. Today we're using the 60" aero blades. These are part number THARB60, and the Rapid Crossroads foot packs, which are part number TH450R. Now per the Thule fit guide it calls for a 53" bar, but we found through a test fit that the 60" bars will work, so we just want to give you an idea what they look like on the car. Now we've already got the rear bar installed so we'll place the front bar right onto the side rails of the vehicle here. Now we need to get our feet in line with each other so what we're going to do is measure back from this fixed point of where the side rails meet the foot of the side rails. We're going to measure back from there 2" to the leading edge of our foot pack.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system. We'll be using part numbers THARB53 for the aero blades and part number TH450R for our foot packs. We've already got the rear of the rack installed so we'll show you how to take care of installing the front half. We're going to place the front crossbar directly onto the front roof line of our vehicle, allowing it to rest onto our side rails. Now we'll need to find a fixed point to measure from, and there's a nice meeting place between the side rail and the foot pack here, so we'll measure back from that 2" to the leading edge of our foot pack. We're going to do this measurement on both sides. This will help to ensure that our feet are in line with one another. With our feet in line we'll take a quick look to be sure we have our bars centered, or equal overhang on either side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we'll be installing hidden hitch, 2 inch receiver tube hitch, part 87625. To begin our install, we'll need to remove the manufacturer's tie down or tow hooks. For this application we only have 1, it's on the driver's side, and there are a total of 4 fasteners that will need to be removed. We'll go ahead and remove the fasteners and the tow hook, set it aside as it will not be re-installed. with our tow hook out of the way, we'll go ahead and point out our attachment points. We're going to have a total of 6 attachment points, 3 on each side. These attachment points are going to be weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer. Keep in mind each process we do here on one side, we get repeated identically on the opposite side because all our fasteners are the same. Before we attempt to install the new fasteners, we're going to clean out the weld nuts.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, we'll be installing the DrawTite Hitch, part number 75750. Now to begin our install, we'll need to remove the manufacturer's tie down or tow hooks. For this application we only have 1. It's on the driver's side, and there are a total of 4 fasteners that will need to be removed. We'll go ahead and remove the fasteners and the tow hook. Set it aside, as it will not be re-installed.











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