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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the tow ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 pole flat connector. Part number 1182525. To begin our install, we're going to start by installing the threshold and kick panel on the passenger side front row. To remove the threshold, first you use a flat base screwdriver or an interior trim panel tool to get underneath the threshold and release the fasteners underneath. Then we'll go ahead and work the threshold out of the way and set it aside for installation. Next we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with the kick panel. The kick panel has a plastic screw cap and then 2 attachment points underneath. We'll release these attachment points and then remove the plastic screw cap and then remove the kick panel. Now we've accessed the manufacturer's wiring, underneath the kick panel we'll located the white 12 point connector. As you can see here, it's secured to the manufacturer's wiring but we've got just enough room when . take the new jumper harness 12 point connector plugged directly into the manufacturer's 12 point connector. Next we'll go ahead and route the jumper harness. Now we can install out relays. Starting with brown connector and the brown relay, we'll go ahead and match up the pins install and secure it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the tow-ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118525. We'll begin by putting the relays into our 12-pin jumper plug. The blue relays are exactly the same and can go in either of the 2 connectors. The third relay, the brown one, will have to go into the brown relay connector. Now that we have all 3 of our relays plugged in, making sure that the locking tab is fully engaged when pushing them together, we're ready to go up here under the passenger's side front door area. We're going to need to remove the threshold here. To do this, we use a trim panel removal tool or a large flat-head screwdriver. We'll need to work it underneath the trim panel to release the tabs that hold it in place. We'll go ahead and set the trim piece out of the way, and then, we'll go up here on the kick panel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Draw Tite class 3 trailer hitch part number 75291. Here what the hitch looks like installed in our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple of measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 18 inches. From the center of hitch pin hold to the outer most edge of the bumper it is even. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire out of the way.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Curt

Today in our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Kert trailer hitch, part number 13514. Here's what the hitch looks like, installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple measurements, in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a wall mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. In the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outer-most edge of the bumper, is even. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 17-1/2 inches. Now let's install our hitch.



Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Thule self-tensioning snow tire chains for SUVs in crossover vehicles, part number TH01594265. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. As inaudible 00:00:18 vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first placing the chain, flat it out on the ground, and undo any kings or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now starting with the yellow end of the tire chain, well go from the back set of the tire, up on the inside, and then bring it around the other side of the tire. Now up at the 12:00 position, well bring the two ends up and hook the two ends together.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Thule standard snow tire chains for SUVs, commercial vehicles and motor homes, part number TH01571265. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Now this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first placing the tire chain, flat it out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now starting with the yellow end at the back end of the tire, well go around the back set of the tire, and then bring the yellow end and the blue end up at the 12 oclock position at the top of the tire. Well then connect the two ends together and bring the chain over the remaining part of the tire.



Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Glacier V-Bar snow tire chains or cam tighteners, part number PWH2828SC. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Now this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first setting the tire chains out flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Well now go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire making sure that the hooks are facing outward, so that we dont damage the outer wall of the tire.Now well go ahead and move to the inside of the tire, where we will connect the hook and link.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Glacier Twist-Link snow tire chains with cam tighteners for light trucks, part number PWH2228SC. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Since this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll first begin our install by placing the tire chains directly on the ground flat to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now we'll go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire, making sure it is centered and the hooks are facing outward, so that we don't damage the outer wall of the tire. Now we'll move to the inside of the tire at the 12 o'clock position and hook together the hook and link.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box with 22 cubic feet of space, metallic silver in color part number TH636S.With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps. Youll know when the clamps have been fully tightened when the knobs starts to click.We can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now, this double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that you can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured. That will complete todays test fit for the Thule Sonic XXL part number TH636S on our 2008 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, glossy black in color part number TH634BWith the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System assembled on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps. Youll know when the clamps have been fully tightened down when they start to click. Well then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process.Now, this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.That will complete todays test fit for the Thule Sonic Large part number TH634B on our 2008 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH-615. This box does only open from one side so you need to position it on the passenger side of your roof. With the Thule rapid cross roads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar. We can then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 14 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH614. Now, this box does only open from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your vehicle. With a Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. With the box in position, we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the 4 slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box with 11 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH613. Now, this box only opens from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your roof. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the 4 slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.





Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra we will be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, aero skin black in color, part number TH624. With the Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. We will then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured. That will complete today's test fit for the Thule Force Large part number TH624 on our 2008 Nissan Xterra. .



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System using Part Numbers THARB43 and TH450R. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll use the anchor point, where the side rails anchor down to the vehicle's roof, where we will place our front load bar next to. This will ensure that our front bar is perpendicular to the roof and in the same spot on both sides. With the bar in place, we can pop off the end caps and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. We can then turn the black bolt to tighten down the straps up against the side rail of our Xterra.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Master Fit rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, part number RMF400. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof-rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles load bars. We can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. This box will also give you the ability to open it from both side. This will help you when installing it and also allows you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secure you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured. That will complete today's test fit for the Rhino-Rack Master Fit rooftop cargo box, part number RMF400, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra. .



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14 rooftop cargo box, measuring 14 cubic feet in black, part number Y097192. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Once we have the box in place, we can move the key to the unlock position, here on the passenger's side, this will allow us to open up our lid. Now we can gain access to the two hand knobs on this side of the box to tighten our feet around our bars. A great feature of the Rocketbox is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.We'll move to the driver's side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining feet. Here at the rearyou can see that we have full access to our rear hatch. That completes today's test fit of the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14 rooftop cargo box, part number Y097192, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra. .



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra we will be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum 2 bike rack for 1 and 2 hitches, part number Y02438. We will begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We will line up the pin hole and install the attached pin. Here at the rear of the shank we will tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we will go over some clearance measurements. We have about 16 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about 7 .



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack system using part numbers THARB43 and TH450R. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing our front load bar onto the front part of our side rails. We'll find fixed point on each side rail to line up our feet. That way, we can make sure that they're in line with each other. Once we have them in line, we can then bring the strap around our bar, fit it back into the foot of the carrier, and use the included tool to tighten it down. Once we have it secure, we can slide the tool back into the foot pack and move to the other side and repeat the same process. We'll grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our side rails. We want to make sure that our bars are going to be parallel, so we need to set a load bar spread and have a minimum of 24 inches. We'll measure from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2-Bike Rack, part number S64670. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well 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 20-1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 8-1/2 inches.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram tilting 4 Bike Rack, part number SR26247. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench. Then, we can install our lock. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is right here at the top and is about 7 inches away. We've added about 36 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. We'll undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles, grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles, and secure it by tightening each strap.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 rooftop cargo box, measuring 11 cubic feet in black, part number Y097193. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. Since the feet hang out of the bottom box we can adjust them as needed to fit around each crossbar. Once we have the box situated, we can move the key to the unlock position, push the red button and open the lit of our box. Well use the two hand knobs on this side of the box to tighten the two feet on this side, around our crossbars. A great feature of the Rocketbox is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.We'll move to the driver's side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining feet. Here at the rearyou can see that we have full access to our rear hatch. That completes today's test fit of the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 rooftop cargo box, part number Y097193, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra. .



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Roof Rack system with the round 48-inch bars, part number Y00408, and the Yakima RailGrab Towers for the flat and raised side rails, part number Y00138. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing our front bar onto the front part of our side rails. We'll want to find a fixed point on each side rail that we can place our foot at. This will help ensure that our feet our in line with each other. If your side rail doesn't have a fixed point that's easy to spot, you can simply take a measurement. Once we have both feet on our side rails, we'll go ahead and check for even bar overhang on each side. Here on the passenger's side, we'll open the lid to our foot pack and use our Allen key to tighten down the two Allen bolts on the inside. This will tighten our foot up against our bar and tighten our foot pack around our side rail. We'll grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima HoldUp Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02443. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench, and installing the lock on the other side. Now, we'll go over some clearance measurements with the bike rack in this position. We have a ground clearance of about sixteen inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is aboutseven inches.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader Wheel-Mounted Bike Rack, part number Y02103. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our FrontLoader directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll want to be sure that our front clamps go around our front bar. Once we have that set, we can then use the handle at the front to secure our front clamp around the front bar. With that tight, we'll move to the rear and bring our rear clamp around our rear bar. We'll drop the T bolt through the appropriate slot and then use the hand knob to secure it. We'll go ahead and open up our wheel mount, and we'll undo the rear-tire strap.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike rack, part number Y02098. With the Yakima Round Bar roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Forklift directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll want to remove our skewer, slide away our slotted bracket so we gain access to our T bolt. We'll bring our clamp around our front bar, fit our T bolt through the appropriate slot, and tighten it down with a T handle. Once we have that in place, we can slide the slotted bracket up around the T handle and reinstall our skewer. At the rear, we'll bring the rear bracket around the rear bar, drop our T bolt through the slot, and tighten it down using the T handle. We'll go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap and make sure our skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a 6 ski or 4 board capacity, part number Y03088. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing half of our carrier on to our front crossbar. Well bring the strap around fitting the back into the front of the carrier. Then we can lift up the buckle and clamp it down. Well open up our jaws to gain access to the thumb tabs on the inside. Here on the passenger side, well flip it up, tighten it down and unflip it back down.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra we will be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4-bike rack, part number Y02451. We will begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We will line up the pin hole and install the attached pin. Here at the rear of the shank we will tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we will go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rake to the rear of our vehicle is about 8 inches.





Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar locking roof top ski and snowboard carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number WB-300. With the Yakima Round Bar roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin by placing half of our carrier onto our front cross bar. Here on the passenger side, we'll bring the rubber coated strap around our cross bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. We can enclose down the buckle and push the over sized button on the end of the carrier to open up our jaw. We'll then flip up our thumb tab, tighten it, and push it back down. We can then move to the other side and repeat the same process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. Before we secure it, we need to make sure that it's in line with the front half. Once we have it in line, we can bring the strap around our bar fitting it back into the foot of our carrier, close the buckle, open our jaw, and tighten down our thumb tab. We'll then repeat that process for the other side. With our jaws open, we'll grab our snowboard and place it into our carrier, followed by our skis.





Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test-fitting the Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, part number TH916XTR. To begin our test-fit, we'll slide the 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 sixteen inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about four inches. We've added about fifteen and a half inches to the overall length of our Xterra.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL roof top cargo box, measuring 22 cubic feet, in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our Sonic directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around each bar. We'll move the key to the unlock position and open the passenger side of our box. We'll tighten the hand knobs to secure our feet around each bar. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is it's ability to let you know when the feet are secure around the bar. When the foot is tight enough the bar, the hand knob will make a clicking noise letting you know it's secure. Another great feature is it's ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part #TH634B. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Sonic directly onto our load bar. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around each bar. Once we have the box situated the way we'd like, we can move the key to the unlocked position and push up on the lid, which will open the box. We'll tighten down the two hand knobs on this side of the box to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is it's ability to let you know when the feet are tight around the bar. When you tighten the hand knob, you'll hear a clicking noise when the foot is tight enough around the bar. Another great feature is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger's side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. We'll move the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open it. We'll grab the feet and place them through the appropriate slots, making sure the claws of each foot go around the bars.Once we have those in place, we can then use theattached hand knobs to tighten them down. With all four feet tight, our box is secured, and we're ready to go. Here at the rear, you'll notice that we have full access to our rear hatch. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra. .



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse large roof top cargo box, measuring 14 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH614. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. Once we have this set, we can move the key to the unlock position to open the lid. We'll grab our feet and place them though the appropriate slots, making sure that the claws of each foot go around the bars. We can then use the attached hand knobs to secure it around our load bars. With all four feet tight, our box is secured and we're ready to go. Here at the rear, you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch without making contact with the rear of our box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse large roof top cargo box, part number TH614, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine roof top cargo box, measuring 11 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH613. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse Alpine directly onto our load bars. We'll move the key to the unlock position and open the box. We'll grab our feet and place the though the appropriate slots, making sure that the claws of our feet go around each bar. Once we have those in place, we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten each one down. With all four feet tight, our box is secured and we're ready to go. Here at the rear of the vehicle, you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch without it making contact with the rear of our box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine roof top cargo box, part number TH613, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra.





Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero two bike rack, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch and allow the attached pin to fall into place. We can then use the hand knob at the rear to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 20 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about six and a half inches. We've added about 20 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. We'll pull the lever at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This hives us full access to our rear hatch.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 21 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule force directly on to our load bars. With the feet hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Once we have the box set, well go ahead and open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the 2 hand knobs on this side to tighten the 2 feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the driver side, open the box and tighten down the 2 remaining hand knobs to tighten the 2 feet around our bars. With all 4 feet tied, our box is secured and we're ready to go.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black, part number TH624. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule force directly on our load bars. With the feet hanging out the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Well open the passenger side on the box and use the 2 hand knobs on the side to tighten our 2 feet. With these 2 feet around our bars, well take advantage of one of the great features of the Thule force, which is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the driver side, open the box and tighten down the 2 remaining feet using the hand knobs. With all 4 feet tied, our box is secured and we're ready to go.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack for 1 3/4 and 2 hitches, part number TH990XT. Well begin our test fit, by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about 5.





Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the big mouth directly on to our load bars. Here at the front platform, well bring our bracket around our rear bar. We can then fit our T-bolt through the T-slot and use the wing nut on top of our platform to secure it around our bar. We can then repeat that process for the other side of the front platform. Here at the rear, well drop our bolts around our rear bar.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-Bike Rack, part number TH9027. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Then we can allow the attached pin to fall into place. We use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance of measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike rack, part number TH9025. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes and allow the attached pin to fall into place. We can then use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about six inches. We've added about 16 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. We'll pull the lever at the base of the mast to allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.





Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Surco cargo carrier for two inch hitches, part number 52018. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, lining up the pin hole and installing our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about five and a half inches. We've added about 31 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. The exhaust system on this vehicle exits on our passenger side and sits about 11 inches away from our loading platform. When opening our rear hatch, we see that the door breaks over the cargo carrier at about 16 inches.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Rola Dart Cargo Carrier for 2 Hitches part number 59550. This carrier does fold so well be loading it in the folded position. Well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurement. We have about 16 1/2 of ground clearance.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Rola Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches, part number 59502. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 20 inches of ground clearance, and we've added about 36 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. The closest point of the cargo carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 11-1/2 inches. The exhaust system on this vehicle exits on the passenger's side and sits about 18 inches away from our platform.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the RockMounts PitchFork roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY0438. With eh Thule Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the PitchFork directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll need to remove the black plastic cover and also remove the skewer so we gain access to our Allen bolts. We'll loosen those up with an Allen key and bring our clamp around our front bar. We'll reinsert the bolts and tighten the down with the Allen key. Once we have both of those tight, we can reinstall our skewer and then replace our black plastic cover. We'll go ahead and make sure the skewer is loose for when we're ready to load our bike. Here at the rear, we'll undo the wing nut so we can bring our rear clamp around our rear bar. We'll drop the bolt through the clamp and secure it on the other side by tightening down our wing nut. Now, we'll undo the rear wheel strap.



Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot platform-style two bike rack part number PS63138. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about 11 inches, and weve added about 27 inches to the overall length of our Nissan.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse four bike rack, part number 63124. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll 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 16 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about eight inches. We've added about 32 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. We'll pull the pin at the carrier and allow our carrier to tilt away from our vehicle.





Prorack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test-fitting the Prorack four bike rack, part number PR 8062404. We'll slide the 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 with a wrench, and installing the clip on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about 9 inches. We've added about 32 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our Xterra. This gives us full access to our rear hatch.



Prorack Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Prorack Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number PR8062400. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the 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 with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 20-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about 9-1/2 inches. We've added about 25 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the 3 pins at the base of the bike rack to allow the different parts to unfold.



MaxxTow Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches, part number MT70108. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the cargo carrier shank into the receiver tube of the hitch, lining up the pin hole, and installing our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 8-1/2 inches. We've added about 31 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches, part number MT70107. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 7 inches. We've added about 26 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra. The exhaust system on this vehicle exits on the passenger's side and sits about 12 inches away from our loading platform.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test-fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Platform-Style Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack, part number S102. To begin our test-fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. We'll then use the hand-knob here at the rear of the shank to secure our bike rack to our vehicle, and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about twenty inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about five inches.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Beta aluminum folding two bike rack, part number B202-2. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and install our pin and lock. At the rear of the shank, we'll tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle, is here at the top, measuring about nine inches.We've added about 14 and a half inches to the overall length of our Exterra. We can pull the pin at the base of the carrier an all it to tilt away from the vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in it's upright position, we'll pull the pin at the top of the mast to swing out our duel arms.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler five bike rack, part number HR 9200. To begin our test-fit, we'll 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. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 10 inches. We've added about 17 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of our bike rack to allow it to tilt away from our Xterra. This gives us full access to our rear hatch.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number HR8500. To begin our test fit, well slide the 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 with a wrench. Now well go over some clearance of measurements. We have about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about 8 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow N Go Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow 'n Go 3-Bike Carrier for 2-inch ball mounts, part number HR135. We'll be using the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with a 3/4 inch rise or 2-inch drop, part number 80232, which is not included. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over some measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 16 inches. Now, keep in mind that this height's going to vary depending on your hitch height, which is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of your receiver tube. We'll go ahead and pull the pin at the top of the mast so we can swing out our dual arms.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Bike Rack, for two-inch hitches, part number HR1450. To begin our test-fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. We'll tighten the lever here at the back of the shank to secure our bike rack to our vehicle, and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about sixteen inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Xterra is about ten inches.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the hidden hitch ball mount with a 4 3/4 inch rise or 6 inch drop, rated at 6,000 pounds, part number 80240. To being our test fit, we first need to get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the top edge of our receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 18 inches. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, accessories, or even the hitch itself. Now we'll take our ball mount and install it in the drop position first. We'll slide the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll take our measurement from the ground to the top of our ball platform, and get a measurement of about 12 inches.







Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches, part number C18132. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. With the carrier in this position, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 2-1/2 inches. We've added about 14-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Nissan. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier to allow it to unfold.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches, part number C18131. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over a few measurements with the carrier in this position. We have a ground clearance of about 16 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 3 inches, and we've added about 14 inches to the overall length of our Xterra. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier and allow it to unfold. With the carrier in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 23 inches.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches, part number C18100. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. With the carrier in this position, we'll go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have about 14-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 3-1/2 inches. We've added about 10 inches to the overall length of our Nissan. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier and allow it to unfold.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Curt Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number C18145. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance of measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 17 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 6 inches.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Hold Up two bike carrier, platform style part number y02443. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the received tip of our hitch. Line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening with a wrench and securing with the lock on the other side.Now, well go over some key measurements. We have about 23 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about eight inches. Weve added 14 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup Two Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number y02420.To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 7 inches. Weve added 15 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well go ahead and pull the red knob here at the base of the mass to unfold our carrier.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum Two-Bike Carrier, part number 702438.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 install our pin with the red knob. Well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device.Now well go over some key measurements. We have 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 8 inches. Weve added 13 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra. Well pull the pin with the red knob at the base of our mass to allow our carrier to tilt away from our vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace Four Bike Carrier, part number y02451.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 install the attached pin with the red knob. Well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some key measurements. We have 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is 8 inches. Weve added 14 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we'll be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace Two Bike Carrier, part number y02450. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install the attached pin with the red knob. We'll move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about eight and a half inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we will be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit, we will 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 we will go over some key measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 5 inches.



Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we will be test fitting the Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks, part number TH9033. With our bike carrier already installed onto our vehicle, we will begin by opening the back two cradle straps. Then we will place the Thule Tram on top of our bike carrier. We will secure it by tightening down each cradle strap. We will run the bolts through the clamp on the backside of the mast and secure it by tightening down the wing nuts. To load our snowboard and skis, we will push the oversized grey buttons on the outside of the carrier to open up our jaws.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style 2-Bike Carrier, part number TH916XTR. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of our hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 5 inches. We've added 16 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra. We'll now pull the grey lever at the base of the carrier, to allow our carrier to unfold.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we will be test fitting Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two board capacity, part number TH810. With the roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, we begin by placing the front part of our carrier on to our front load bar. We will bring the rubber-coated still straps around the load bar, fit them into position, and use the gray hand knobs to tighten them down. We will do this on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. We will grab the second part of our carrier and place it on our rear bar. We want to make sure that it's in line with the front part of our carrier.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we will be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH613, measuring 11 cubic feet, in matte black. With the roof rack system already assembled on to our vehicle, we will place our cargo box directly on to our load bars. Once we get it positioned the way we like, we can then open it up and feed the clamps through the slots to fit around each load bar. We'll use the hand knobs to tighten down the clamps and finish securing our cargo box to our roof rack system. Once we have each clamp tightened, we can then start loading up some accessories. We can also access the rear hatch of our Xterra without it making any contact with the cargo box.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH615, measuring 16 cubic feet, in matte black. With the roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll place our cargo box directly onto our load bars. Once we have it in place, we can then open it up and feed our clamps through the slots to fit around our load bars. Once we have the clamps around the load bars, we can then use the hand knobs to tighten it down and secure our cargo box to our roof rack. Once we have all the clamps secured, our installation is complete, and we're ready to start loading up our accessories.It's important to know that we can still gain access to the cargo area of our Xterra by opening the rear hatch, without making contact with the cargo box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH615 on our 2013 Nissan Xterra..



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 14 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH614. With the roof rack system already installed onto our vehicle, we'll begin by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. Once we get it situated, we can then open it up and fit the clamps through the slots to go around each load bar. Once we have the clamps in place, we can use the hand knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once we have each clamp tightened, we can then load our accessories.When gaining access to our cargo area by opening our rear hatch, our door does not make contact with the cargo box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH614 on our 2013 Nissan Xterra..





Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding, Titling 4-Bike Rack with anti-sway, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of our hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Xterra is about 10 inches. We've added about 20 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra. We'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier, to allow our carrier to tilt away from the vehicle.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero 2-Bike Carrier, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of our hitch, allowing the included and attached pin to fall into position. Then we'll move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 21 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 7 inches. We've added 21 inches to the overall length of the Nissan Xterra.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Flat Top ski and snowboard carrier, part number TH 92725. With our roof rack system already installed onto our vehicle, we'll place the front part of our carrier onto our front load bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the load bar, fasten it to the other side, and use the hand knob to tighten it down. Now we'll go to the driver's side and repeat the same process. We'll grab the second part of our carrier and place it on the rear load bar. We want to make sure that it's in line with the front half of our carrier.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform-style 2-bike carrier, part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 16-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 7". And we've added 14" to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique fork-mounted bike carrier, part number TH513. Now to begin our test fit, we'll go ahead and place the carrier on top of our crossbars. We'll then make sure that the head of the bike rack is directly over the front crossbar. We'll take the clamp, put it underneath the crossbar, where we'll use the included Allen bolts and wrench to secure it in place. With our head secured, we'll go ahead and move to the rear mounting location where we'll use the Allen bolt and the Allen wrench to secure it to our rear crossbar. Now with the bike rack secured to our Xterra, we're ready to load our bike.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Complete Crossroad Kit with 50" long bars and locks, part number TH45050. With our feet and load bars already assembled, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the roof of our vehicle. We'll then measure from a fixed point on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle, ensuring that the front load bar is perpendicular to the side rails of our Xterra. Once we've established this position, we can then measure the overhang of the load bar on both the passenger and driver side, giving it an even look. Once we've established this position, we can then pull out the end cap to loosen up the Allen bolt to bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the raised side rail and hook them back into position. We'll then tighten it down and replace our end cap.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan XTerra well be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier part# th526. With our roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well place our carrier directly on top of our load bars. Once we have our carrier in place, well lift up the nose lever at the front of the carrier and hand tighten the wing nut. Once we get the wing nut snug we can then close the nose lever to finish securing the front part of our carrier. At the rear, we just need to make sure that the clamp is around a load bar and then feed the bolt through the wing nut and tighten. Well now go ahead and reinstall our skewer. Well leave our skewer open and then well move to the rear and undo the rear wheel strap. Well grab our bike, place the rear wheel into the wheel cradle, and drop the front forks down into the skewer. Well secure the bike first by tightening our skewer and then well move to the rear and secure it by tightening the wheel strap.With that our bike is all loaded up and were ready to hit the road.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on 2013 Nissan XTerra well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing four-bike carrier part# th9025. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch allowing the included and attached pin to fall into position. Well then move to the rear of the shank and use the hand-knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closet point of the carrier to the rear of our XTerra is about four inches. Weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our Nissan XTerra. Well pull the lever at the bass of the mast to swing out or dual arms.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on 2013 Nissan XTerra well be test fitting the Thule Apex four-bike carrier part# th9025. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch allowing the included and attached pin to fall into place. Well then move to the rear of the shank and use the hand-knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closet point of the carrier to the rear of our XTerra is about four inches. Weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our Nissan XTerra. Well pull the lever at the bass of the mast to allow our carrier to tilt away from our vehicle.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2-bike platform carrier, part number S64670. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few key measurements. We have 21" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Xterra is about 9". And we've added 24" to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan XTerra well be test fitting the Swagman Titan four-bike carrier part# s63410. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 20 inches of ground clearance. The closes point of the carrier to the rear of our XTerra is 10 inches. Weve added 23 inches to the overall length of our Nissan XTerra. Well pull the pin at the base of the mast to allow or carrier to tilt away from the vehicle.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan XTerra well be test fitting the fork-style roof-mounted bike rack from Swagman part #s64710. With our roof-rack system already installed onto our vehicle, well place our bike carrier directly onto our crossbars. To secure the front part of our carrier well feed the U-bolts underneath our crossbar and up through the holes in the platform. Well secure the front part of our carrier by installing wing nuts on each U-bolt and tightening them down. Well move to the rear. Well feed the U-bolt through the top of the carrier making sure that it goes around the crossbar. Well install the wing nuts and tighten them down securing the rear part of our bike carrier. Now we need to make sure that the skewer is open and that the rear wheel strap is undone. Well grab our bike; place it onto the carrier dropping the front forks down onto the skewer.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we'll be test fitting the 24x60 Cargo Carrier from Surco, part number 52018. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now we'll go over some key measurements.We have 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. We've added 31 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we're going to be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting Four Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitches, part number sr26247. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench and then installing the lock.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 17-1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about five inches. We've added 29 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Rola TX-104 Four Bike Carrier for two inch hitches, part number 59401.To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrenchand install the clip on the other side. Now, well go over some key measurements. We have 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is nine inches.Weve added 15 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the pin at the base of the carrier and lift it up on the mast to allow our carrier to tilt away from the vehicle.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we'll be test fitting the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number 59504. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo basket onto our vehicle's crossbars. Once we have the basket positioned onto our crossbars we'll use the thick black brackets which will rest on top of the crossbars and has special cutouts for the parallel bars on the cargo basket which will snap into the bracket.We'll position all four of these brackets on each end of the crossbars. We'll then take the flat black bracket which will go on top of the bracket we just put on and bring the round bracket around the underside of the crossbar and hook into the groves of the flat bracket. We'll then use the two included wing nuts to thread onto the round bracket, pinching the two together against the crossbar.We'll then repeat all these steps for the other three remaining brackets. Once we have them all tightened down our Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket is secured to our Nissan Xterra.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we'll be test fitting the 23x56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches, part number 59550. To begin our test fit we'll 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 we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 17-1/2 inches of ground clearance with the carrier in this position. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 4-1/2 inches. We've added 16 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the 23 by 56 Railed Cargo Carrier for 2 inch Hitches from Rola Part Number 59502. To begin our test fit, well slide our cargo carrier into the hitch. Line up the pinhole, install our hitch pin. We can then put the clip on the other side which will secure our cargo carrier to our vehicle. Now, well go over a few key measurements. We have a ground clearance of 21 and a half inches.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky1011. Now to begin our test fit we'll place the bike rack on top of our crossbars. We'll make sure that the head of the bike rack is over the front crossbar where we'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps underneath the crossbar and secure it back to the head of the bike rack.With that done we'll take the large Allen wrench that comes with the TieRod Stretch and tighten down the bolt here in the center. This will bring the rubber-coated steel straps tight securing the head of the bike rack to the front crossbar. We'll move back to the rear crossbar where we'll make sure that the rear mounting point is slid through the rear crossbar and tighten it down using the smaller Allen wrench that also comes with the TieRod.Now that we have all our bolts tight our bike rack is secured and we're ready to load our bike. We'll make sure that the front fork skewer is undone as well as the rear wheel strap out of the way.



Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we'll be test fitting the Rhino Rack Four Bike Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches, part number rbc038. To begin our test fit we'll 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 and installing our lock.Now we'll go ahead and go over some key measurements. We have a ground clearance of 21 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 8-1/2 inches. We added 15-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Prorack 2-Bike Carrier, part number PR8062403.To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench, and installing the clip on the other side.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have 17" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Xterra is about 6". We've added 27" to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.We'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier to allow our carrier to tilt away from the vehicle. This allows us to gain access to the cargo area of our Nissan Xterra by opening our rear hatch.With our mast back in its upright position and our pin reinstalled, we can undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles. We'll place our bike onto the frame cradles and secure it by tightening down each strap.Now our bike's all loaded up, and we're ready to go.That completes todays test fit of the Prorack 2-Bike Carrier, part number PR8062403, on our 2013 Nissan Xterra..



Prorack Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Prorack 2-Bike Carrier, platform style, part number PR8062400. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pinhole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with wrench, and installing the clip on the other side.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 22" of ground clearance. We've added 25" to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.We'll pull the pins at the base of the carrier, to allow our carrier to unfold. With it in this position, we can gain access to our cargo area by opening our rear hatch.We'll put our mast back in its upright position, making sure that all of our pins are reinstalled. We'll extend our frame hooks, and also undo our wheel straps.



Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Pro-Series Q-Slot platform-style bike rack, part number PS63138. This bike rack can be configured to carry two or four bikes. We will be test-fitting ours in the two-bike configuration.To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pinhole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 18" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Xterra is about 12". We've added 27" to the overall length of our vehicle.We'll go ahead and pull the pins at the base of the carrier to allow it to unfold.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse 4-Bike hitch-mounted folding rack with frame-mount cradles for 2 hitches, part number 63124. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pinhole, and install our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 17 1/2" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 7 1/2". We've added 34" to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.We'll pull the pin at the base of the mast to allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. With it in this position, we can gain access to the cargo area of our vehicle by opening our rear hatch.



Pro Series Big Sky Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Big Sky Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket, part number PS63156. Now, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo basket onto the vehicles cross bars. We'll then use the thick black bracket, which will rest on the cross bar and pinch in between the parallel lines of the cargo basket. We'll do this for each end of the front and rear crossbar.We'll then take the thin, wide, black bracket to go over top of the bracket we just assembled. We'll then take the round bracket to go underneath the crossbar and up in between the cutouts of the thin black bracket. We'll then use the black wing nuts to thread on to the round bracket, pinching the two together against the crossbar, securing the cargo basket to the vehicle.Once we've repeated all these steps for all three of the other brackets, our Big Sky is secured to our Nissan Xterra.And that completes today's test fit for the Pro Series Big Sky Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket, part number PS63156, on our 2013 Nissan Xterra..



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa aluminum, platform style, hitch-mounted, 2-bike rack, part number S102.To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Then we'll move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our Xterra, and engage our anti-rattle device.Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 21" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is 4 1/2". We've added 17" to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra.We'll pull the lever on the passenger side of the carrier to unfold our carrier. In this position, we can easily gain access to the rear hatch without making any contact with our carrier.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Kuat NV Aluminum Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack for 2-inch hitches, part number n101. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 17 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is about 7 inches.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Kuat Beta Aluminum Folding 2-Bike Rack for 2-inch trailer hitches, part number b202-2. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Then well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some key measurements. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Xterra is about 8 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 5-Bike Carrier, part number HR9200. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few key measurements. We have 17 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Xterra is 10 inches. Weve added 19 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-Bike Carrier, part number HR8500. 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 some key measurements. We have 17 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Weve added 12 inches to the overall length of the Nissan Xterra. Well pull the pin at the base of the mast to allow our carrier to tilt away from our vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SC2 Two Bike Carrier Part Number HR1450. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver to move our hitch. Line up the pinhole, install our pin and lock and then move to the rear of the shank and twist the lever to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, well go over some key measurements. We have about 25 inches on ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Xterra is about 10 inches and weve added 29 inches to the overall length of the Nissan Xterra.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 4 -inch rise or a 6-inch drop, part number 80240. To begin our test fit well first need to get our hitch height from our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our measurement is 19 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. Now well go ahead and install our ball mount in the drop position.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Draw-Tite Ball Mount 3 quarter inch Rise or 2 inch Drop rated at 6,000 pounds Part number 2923. To begin our test fit, we'll first need to get the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. Our measurement is 19 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch type or any other aftermarket accessories. We'll go ahead and install out ball mount in the drop position first.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount, part number c45001. Before we begin our test fit, well need to get the hitch height for our vehicle. This is measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of the hitch tube. Our measurement is 19 inches. Well go ahead and slide the shank of our ball mount into the opening of the receiver hitch tube. Well align the pin hole and install our pin putting the clip other side.



Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be test fitting the Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount for 2 inch Hitches Part number D900. To begin our test fit, we need to go ahead get the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19 inches. Now, this measurement may be varied due to tire size, hitch type or any other aftermarket accessories. To begin our test fit.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20 by 60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier for 2 inch Hitches, Part Number C18100. To begin out test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver to the hitch, line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over some key measurements. We have 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 3 inches and we've added 10 inches to the overall length of our Nissan Xterra. We'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier to allow out carrier to unfold.



Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank for 2 Inch Hitches rated at 10,000 pounds Part Number AMAC1. To begin our test fit, we need to first get the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this Nissan Xterra is 19 inches. Now, this measurement may be varied due to tire size, hitch type or any other aftermarket accessories. To begin our test fit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra - Curt

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we're going to be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13514. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you choose 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 a half inch past the edge of the bumper. From the top of the opening on the hitch to the ground is approximately 19-1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with we went ahead and already removed the spare tire so we'd have a little more working room.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra - Draw-Tite

Today, on this 2013 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, Part Number 75291. Next, well go ahead and give you couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 2-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, its 17-3/4 inches.Now, lets go ahead with the installation. Note, weve already gone ahead and lowered, and removed the spare tire. Now, were ready to begin our hitch installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra - Hidden Hitch

Today, on this 2013 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Hidden Hitch, Part Number 70760. Next, well go ahead and give you couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 2-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, its 17-3/4 inches.Now, lets go ahead with the installation. Note, weve already gone ahead and lowered, and removed the spare tire. Now, were ready to begin our hitch installation.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on this 2001 Nissan Xterra were going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha, the P3 brake controller. To install our brake controller were also going to use part number etbc7 to install it, and were going to work with that part number first. Were going to take the seven pole adapter and connect that to the gray cable in the kit. Well use the butt connector to make our connections, and well use the color code as follows: Were going to go black to black, and white to blue. Our black wire will be used for our 12 volt power supply going out to the seven pole connector, and our blue wire will be our brake controller output. Now that blue wire is going to change from blue to white and then it will go back to blue eventually at the brake controller.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2009 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2009 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the front row Weather Tech floor mats, part number wt461801, gray in color. First, well go ahead remove the older manufacturers floor liner and now were ready to install the Weather Tech floor mats. Weather Tech floor mats are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. As you can see here as installing the new Weather Tech floor mat, itll fit over the manufacturers attachment points or posts. There are two on the drivers side and one on the passengers side.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2009 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2009 Nissan Xterra well be test fitting the Weather Tech floor mat in the second row, part number wt440332, black in color. First, well go ahead and remove the older manufacturers floor liner and now were ready to install the Weather Tech floor mat. Weather Tech floor mats are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels, and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. As you can see here, the custom cutout going around the front row seat tracking and the center console with a raised outer edge and the custom molding along the front edge of the second row seating. This is a one-piece liner extends all the way from the drivers side to the passengers side.



Tow Ready 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter Installation - 2009 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2009 Nissan X-Terra we'll be adding the Tow Ready four pole to five pole trailer wiring adapter, part number 20036. With the vehicle already equipped with a four pole connector, we'll be adding the four to five pole adapter, which will plug directly into our four pole connector with additional blue wire connection. This blue wire connection will be the reverse taillight wiring feed. To start, we'll go ahead and open up the rear tailgate where we'll remove the two fasteners securing the drivers side taillight assembly. Next, pop it from its position, being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath. Then we'll locate the wiring for the reverse taillight.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Nissan Xterra

Today we have a 2011 Nissan Xterra and we will be installing the Tow Ready T-One Connector Part Number 118525. After removing the contents from the package, you will notice you have three relays. These three relays need to be plugged in to the jumper wire also included in the packaging. After plugging the three relays in, we are now ready to move inside the vehicle. Here on the passenger side, we will need to remove the passenger side kick panel. To do this, we will first need to remove the passenger side floor seal by pulling upwards on the floor seal and then out towards the rear of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Nissan Xterra

Today on this 2011 Nissan Xterra we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13514. Before we get started with the installation we are going to show you a couple of final installed dimensions that are going to help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 18 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately two inches. Now we will move on to the installation. 00:25



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Nissan Xterra

Today on this 2011 Nissan Xterra we are going to be installing the modulite wiring harness part number 119176KIT. We are going to start the installation off underneath the vehicle and the Xterra is a little unique in that it has a partial tow package already installed on it so we are actually going to use the wires for that to install the modulite kit. Come over to the driver side of the vehicle near the bumper area and follow the frame forward to locate this open ended port right here and this is the tow package port so what I am going to do is pull it off of its retaining clips to give me a little bit more work room. What I have done is cut back some of the tape already to expose the wires. 00:44



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Nissan Xterra

Today on this 2010 Nissan Xterra we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13514. We are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we have done is lower the spare tire out of the way to give us a little bit more working room. Over on the passenger side we are going to lower down our exhaust system. We are going to remove it off of its rear most hanger which is attached to the frame on the end board side. There are three screws holding it in to place so we are going to unbolt that now. With the exhaust lowered off of its rear hanger we can point out the mounting holes we are going to be using to install the trailer hitch. 00:35



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Nissan Xterra

Today we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13183 on a 2004 Nissan Xterra. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and the first thing you want to do is to go ahead and remove the spare tire to get it out of the way. Taking a look at the passengers side frame rail here, you can see we have got one, two, three existing holes here at the bottom of the frame. Those are going to provide our attaching points on both sides of the vehicle. With the installation kit, you do have this long plate that it comes with, one for each side of the vehicle. One end has a flat edge the other end has a rounded edge. The rounded edge is the part that actually needs to go inside the frame. The flat edge will be the one toward the bumper. We will just lay that in there and align it over the existing holes. And then we are just going to take our carriage bolts that are provided in the installation kit, and we are going to them down into all three locations.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Nissan Xterra

Today we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118244 on a 2004 Nissan Xterra. We are underneath the vehicle. With the spare tire removed we are taking a look at the passengers side frame rail here. You can see right at the top of the frame rail we have got this plug with a cap on it. That is the plug that we are going to need to plug our harness into. I am just going to remove the cap, and I am just going to push the button in on the top here and remove the cap. And then we are just simply going to plug our harness into that and secure any of the extra wires that you may have on the 4-pole, using some zip-ties. And you do want to test all functions to make sure that you are getting power on all active ports. And this will conclude the installation of wiring harness part number 118244 on a 2004 Nissan Xterra.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Nissan Xterra

To give you an idea of what were going to do, typically the modulite and other hardwired modules will get wired usually behind the tail lights. Most of the time you get four functions on the left hand side and the one right turn function on the right hand side. However on Nissans they actually run part of there tow harness here and this is the plug right here. Whats active on it only is the left and right hand turn and the brake signal. The wire is ran for the running light, but is not active. To make it active you have to buy the whole towing kit from the manufacturer OEM. What were going to do is show you a way to work around that where you do not have to run behind the lights and just basically fill in the blanks with the tow package. The First thing we need to do is mount our wiring module. It seems a pretty safe spot would be along the side of the hitch right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Nissan Xterra

The first step involved is opening the tailgate and lowering the spare tire. There are two factory bolts on each side that have to be removed this one comes out, and this one comes out. Leave this one in its place. You dont have to touch that one. The other attachment point will be this hole here. This is identical on both sides. The trucks prepared, now we can install our hitch up on the frame. Temporarily install it by a couple of bolts to hold it in place, then we can work our other bolts in. Just so you know we used two bolts which well come back to later to install the spacers that go behind the hitch and the frame. With your temporary bolts in position you can put the hitch up where its supposed to go and we still have plenty of movement to go around. Going back to the first bolt we put in, we take that out and theres a washer that goes between the hitch and the frame





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