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Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Yakima full tilt and we're test fitting it to see what kind of room we've got between it and the back of the vehicle. Now the full tilt is designed for use with 1 1/4 or with 2 inch hitches. This is a 4 bike hanging style rack designed to fold and tilt. Part number on it is Y02462. Now as you can see here we've got 3 cradles holding our bike in place, anti sway and then 2 here for the top frame too. They're held in with zip strips, inaudible 00:00:32 and we just pinch in on our gray levers and we can pull those on and out.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra we've got the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Hanging Style Rack out. This rack's designed to fold and tilt. Part number on it is TH912XTR. The Roadway uses 3 cradles and straps to hold our bikes in place. We've got two here on the top frame too and also an anti-sway cradle. You can see that's going to do a nice job of keeping that bike from moving too far forward or back. You just want to pull down and out on our straps to release them.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Swagman Dispatch and we're doing a test fit on it. The Dispatch is an RV approved platform style 2 bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it S64684. The Dispatch uses a center frame hook and 2 wheel cradles with straps to hold our bikes into place. Each wheel cradle strap is a cum buckle style we just press in the lever and then release our strap.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Thule T2 and we're test fitting it. Now the T2's a platform style folding and tilting 2 bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9044. With a simple add on part number TH9046, we can use the hole located right here, put our 2 bike add on there, and convert this right over to a 4 bike rack and interchange as we need to switch from a 2 bike to a 4 bike. It's really nice feature. Another nice feature of it's the ability of it to tilt away from our vehicle even when we've got the bike loaded up.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we're doing a test fit on the Swagman XC2. This is a two-bike, platform style rack. It's been designed so we can use it with the inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Part number on it is S64650. Now the XC2 uses a really straightforward system as far as securing our bike. We've got a centrally located frame-hook, this is going to pull down on our bike, and it holds it securely in its two wheel cradle. So, we don't have to mess with the straps, or the hook-in loop, or anything like that.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out this Swagman Trailhead and we're going to do a test of it. Now the Trailhead's a 4 bike rack. It's a hanging style. It's been design to fold and also tilt away from your vehicle. Part number on it is S63380. Now they've designed this for use with inch and a quarter or with 2 inch hitches. So it's nice and adaptable.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra we're test fitting the Let's Go Aero Gear Cage. Now this is a 32 by 48 cargo carrier. It's been designed for use on 2 inch hitches. It'll carry up to 300 pounds. The part number is HCR222. Now different than a lot of carriers, this one's gonna have a solid platform to it, or a solid floor.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Kuat Sherpa and we're test fitting it. Now, the Sherpa is a platform style two bike rack, it's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches, and it offers a nice light weight aluminum construction. Part number on it is S103. Sherpa has a great benefit in that it's only going to hold our bike by the wheels, never makes any contact with the frame. Front wheel hook and cradle here, then a rear wheel cradle here with a strap. With your bike nice and secure, we can pull the chrome lever that's located here on the side. It's actually going to rotate that away from the vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got the Curt 20 by 60 folding cargo carrier and we're going to do a test fit on it. Now this cargo carrier has a nice kind of an expanded steel tight floor. It's got a medium hole size so you're going to get good support for smaller items but also room for dirt and debris to fall down and through. You can see the raised rail all the way around the outside it's about 5 1/2 inches tall. It's going to give us a good support for our gear that we've got loaded up and also you can see some good connection points for tie down straps. We've got a couple of reflectors on the sides and on the back.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we're test fitting the Curt 20" by 60" cargo carrier. This cargo carrier's for use with up to 500 pounds and it's been designed for use also with 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is C18150. This carrier is going to have a medium sized expanded steel floor on it. Gives you room for dirt and debris to fall down and through but it's also going to keep your cargo plenty secure even if it's smaller items. We've got a raised rail that's going to go all the way around the outside edge. It's about 5 1/2 inches tall.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan XTerra, we'll be taking a look at the Tow Ready Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7 Way Trailer Connector, part number 118226. This is what our 7 pull will look like once we have everything installed. To use it, you'll just open the door here, plug in any of your accessories and then head out down the road. To begin our install, the first thing we need to do is locate our vehicle's tow port connectors. They'll be one here on the driver's side and then another one right here. To remove the cap, they'll be a little tab right here that you can push in. It might help to use a flat blade screw driver, helps just wiggle that flat braided screw driver in there.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Nissan Xterra - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Nissan Xterra we're going to review an install of the Draw-Tite Class III 2-inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 75291. This is our Class III two inch by two inch receiver tube. It's capable up to 350 pounds of tongue weight and a 3500 pound tow capacity. The hitch itself is a completely steel and fully welded constructed hitch. You can see here we've got the nice, stylish, round cross tube that comes down to our receiver tube. The entire hitch is covered in a nice black powder coated finish to resist rust and corrosion.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Nissan Xterra - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Nissan X-Terra we're going to install the Hidden Hitch class three two inch receiver tube hitch, part number 70760. This is our class three, two inch by two inch receiver tube that's capable of up to three hundred and fifty pounds of tongue weight and a thirty five hundred pound tow capacity. The hitch itself is a completely steel and fully welded constructed hitch. You can see here we've got the nice stylish round cross tube that comes down to our receiver tube. The entire hitch is covered in nice black powder coated finish to resist rust and corrosion. On either side of the receiver tube is our chain hold down and then pre drilled into our receiver tube is the five eighths pin hole that goes all the way through. The second hole is a half inch pin hole for the J pin style anti rattle bolt.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Nissan Xterra - Curt

Today on our 2009 Nissan Xterra, we're going to review an install. The Curt Class Three Two Inch Receiver Two Hitch, part number 13514. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once installed. This is our class three two inch by two inch receiver tube. It's capable of up to four hundred pounds of ton weight and a four thousand pound tow capacity. This hitch is completely steel and has a fully welded construction.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be taking a look at the weathertech, front-auto floor mats in grey. Part number WT461801. These are also available in black, part number WT441801 and tan, part number WT451801. To take out our old floor mat, we'll just unhook it from the attachment points down here. Take that out. You can see the line of where that didn't catch the debris in our car. Now as we lay in our new weathertech floor mat, and again, place those hooks into the holes on our mat so it stays in place, you can see how much more is going to be covered by our floor mat. The nice thing about these weathertech mats is that they're going to go all the way up underneath our pedals and all the way down underneath our front seat. They also line up with our attachment points from the manufacturer, and they contour along our floorboards.



Husky Liners Rear Floor Liner Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be taking a look at the Husky Liner's Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner for the rear in black, part number HL66281. This is also available in gray, part number HL66282. The first thing we'll do is take out our old floor liner. We'll bring in our new Husky liner mat. The nice thing about this mat is that it's all one piece so it goes all the way from one side to the other. We have this nice textured surface so we can get a good grip with our feet while still channeling away any water or debris. It goes all the way underneath our front seat and to the front of our rear seat and from our threshold all the way to our passenger side threshold, covering the center hump in between. This Husky liner is custom molded to fit the contour of your vehicle so it provides good coverage all the way around.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Nissan Xterra - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Nissan Xterra we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. Part number is 70760. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. Drops down nicely here on either side, doesn't go all the way across the vehicle like what some do on different models. Just overall really nice clean look, and it really beefs up the back of the look of the Xterra in my opinion. The hitch extends out.





Nissan Xterra Questions

  • When installing a sidemarker light such as this Optronics Trailer Light # MCL44AB you will want to splice into the signal wire for your trailer running lights circuit and then run the ground wire to a clean metal surface. The black wire will be the power wire and the white wire is the ground wire. I attached an FAQ on trailer wiring for you to check out also. I also attached a review video for this product for you to check out. This video shows how the light gets wired and...
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  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13514, is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver so you will need a 5/8 inch diameter pin just like you suggested. For a standard pin and clip, we have # PC3 or # C21510. For a locking pin we have the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # 7683.
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  • In my research, I could not find standard specifications for crossbars when I looked in the Xterra's owner's manual. We have a Xterra in our shop today, and when I measured the crossbars, I agree with you that they seem to be approximately 3-1/2 by just over 1-3/16. The shape of the bars makes them a bit difficult to measure. With the crossbars on your 2010 Nissan Xterra at 3-1/2 inches wide, then the Curt Roof Cargo Carrier # C18115 will not be a fit for your crossbars. This...
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  • For your Nissan Xterra, I recommend the High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank, # RP66151. The trailer you plan to tow is not terribly heavy and this weight distribution system can handle the weight. It is rated up to 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight, and 200 to 600 pounds of tongue weight. Your trailer is right in the middle of those ratings. If you were to use a system with a higher capacity, like # RP66073, you will experience a stiff ride. This...
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  • We carry Trailer Hitch Grease - Hitches, Balls, Couplers, etc., item # L10337 for application on your hitch ball and trunnion ends. Any quality wheel bearing grease will work to grease these items but hitch grease is recommended because it adheres better and does not liquefy as easily when heated up due to the friction between the ball and coupler or trunnions and weight distribution head. Your trailer should be loaded to have between 10 and 15 percent tongue weight when it...
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  • We have heard of the issue you are experiencing and it is related to the black 12 volt power wire and the blue electric brake wires on the vehicle. It is not very common, but it has come up before. The problem is that the factory tow package connector on a few of the Nissan Xterras, Frontiers and Pathfinders from 2005 to 2012 had the 12 volt power and the electric brake wire switched. This is the connector that the black connector from your Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 118267,...
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  • Thank you for submitting your pictures. It looks like your 2011 Nissan Xterra was pre-wired for the factory tow package. The only additional item that you will need to complete the tow package is the Tow Ready Nissan Custom Wiring Harness, # 118266. The gray and black plugs on the harness for the 7-way trailer connector will plug into the black and gray connectors that you found behind your rear bumper. The additional jumper harness will install behind the passenger side kick...
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  • The Stacker # TH830 will fit on your 2008 Nissan Xterra, however the Thule Xadapt3 # THXADAPT3, longer installation bolts, will be needed to fit around the Xterra's factory crossbars. I spoke with my contact at Thule and he confirmed that The Stacker requires the Xadapt3 bolts for your Xterra. The Stacker # TH830 comes with the tie-downs and bow and stern straps needed to secure 1 kayak. In order to secure the second kayak, you will need some additional straps. You can...
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  • For your 2002 Nissan Xterra, you will only need a 4-Way for brake, turn, and running light functions. A 5-pole would add reverse lights which are not legally required on a trailer. The best thing to do is to get the plug and adapter (if needed) that matches your trailer. What you will need for the basic brake, turn, and running lights is Draw-Tite Wiring, # 119178KIT. This converts a 3-wire system (vehicles with separate turn and stop lights) to a basic 2-wire system which...
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  • If your 2009 Nissan Xterra did not come with a factory tow package, you would need to have the appropriate relays in addition to a wiring harness in order for all of the trailer lights to work properly. The harness that you have referenced, # 118525, does come with the relays needed to make the trailer wiring harness fully functional. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If your Xterra came with a tow package you can check to see if the relays are there...
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  • We have 2 videos for the installation of the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C, one for the 2011 Ford Expedition and one for the 2002 Toyota Tundra. I have included links to these videos. While the vehicles in the videos are different than yours, the installation of the chains is similar. These chains will fit the tire sizes 265/70-16 and 265/75-16 used on your 2008 Nissan Xterra, but you need to read your vehicles owners guide to ensure tire chains can be used on your...
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  • The severity of trailer sway can vary from an annoying condition to one that is downright frightening. Ensuring that your trailer is properly loaded is the first step to combating trailer sway. Your trailer should be loaded so that its tongue weight (downward force exerted on the trailer ball) is 10 to 15 percent of the weight of the fully-loaded trailer. If the tongue weight figure is less than 10 percent, adding more weight to the front of the trailer can diminish the sway. When...
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  • If your Xterra was not equipped with the factory tow package the port under the vehicle where the 4-pole trailer connector like part # C55441 plugs in will NOT be fully active. There is a jumper harness and relays that are needed to activate the tow package. The Tow Ready # 118525 that we offer includes the 4-pole that plugs into the connector along the drivers side frame rail alongside the spare tire, as well as the jumper harness and relays. The relays plug into the jumper...
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  • For the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System with 4 inch lift and electric brake hubs, you can use 4 Inch Lift Spindles, # ASR3500S06, Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 84546UC3 x 2, 10" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly, # 23-468 for left hand side and # 23-469 for right hand side, Mounting Nuts, # 6-17 x 8, Lockwasher, # 5-8 x 8, and Adjuster Plugs, # BP10-220. A complete kit is not available at this time. As for using your existing brakes and hubs from your ALKO...
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  • There is no welding or drilling required to install the Curt Hitch part # 31514, all you need is access to basic tools. If you have any amount of mechanical skills you should have no problem installing this hitch on your 2005 Nissan Xterra. To see just how easy the install is check out the installation instructions I attached to the right.
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  • The product you referenced, 3050-P, is vehicle specific and will not work with your Xterra. Your vehicle needs to be hardwired to use an electric brake controller. The 3050-P is only for vehicles pre-wired to accept a brake controller. If you only need the Plug In Harness for the Tekonsha brake controller, product number 20127 will work for your vehicle. If your require the entire harness, you will need product ETBC7 and the wiring harness with the 4-Pole trailer connector,...
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  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118525 that you referenced includes relays and uses the 12 volt power source that is behind the passenger side kick panel. Once installed on your 2010 Nissan Xterra it would not overload the tail light circuitry of your vehicle as this unit draws the amperage needed to activate the 4-way circuits from an external 12 volt source. It only uses the tail light circuits as signal wires, and then draws the amperage from the external 12 volt...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and she informed me that the Tekonsha Brake Controller Harness, part # 3050-P that you referenced will work on your 2011 Nissan Xterra to allow you to connect your brake controller to the 7-way wiring that is on your vehicle. The harness will be located underneath and left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. It is a 6-pin connector that mates with the 3050-P brake control wiring adapter. If...
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  • The Valley hitch for the 2012 Nissan Xterra is not available. You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual to determine the towing capacities of the vehicle. Even if a hitch is rated for 500 pounds tongue weight, 5,000 gross trailer weight does not mean the vehicle is. The Draw-Tite hitch, # 75291, which I recommend is rated for 350/3,500 pounds but when used with weight distribution it is rated for 550/5,500 pounds. Again you will have to check the owners manual...
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  • I checked with Yakima and found that the KingJoe Pro bike rack, item # Y02625, will fit on the 2000 Nissan Xterra. I have attached a review video for you to check out.
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