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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Scion xB - Curt

All right, today is the 2014 Scion XB. We're going to show you a curt class 2 instaquarter receiver hitch, part number C12490. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Scion. As you can see, there's not much to see. All right, you can see right off the bat there's a nice collar around the edge of the receiver opening, and tucks up right up against the bumper, and yes, it does make contact, but just barely. Okay, just behind it, we get two generous loops for your safety chains, and this can use a 1/2 inch hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. Okay, and basically, all you see is a tube on back, and the rest of the hitch body, which is a square tube is actually all hidden behind the bumper. And when it reaches up to the frame on the vehicle, this all uses existing trailer holes, so there's no drilling required on this. Okay, now, this has a 350 pound tongue weighting, which is the weight that pulls down on the hitch.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today on our 2014 Scion XB, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint T-track roof mounted bike rack. That's part number TH569. This bike rack's designed to slide right into the T-channel of your Thule arrow blades. Generally what you'd want to do is you'd want measure out and cut where you'd want your bike rack to be placed in your rubber straps. For today's demonstration we're going to go ahead and just pull those rubber straps on out, so we can show you how it slides in. We'll just pull those right on out.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Scion xB

All right, on this 2014 Scion XB, we're going to show you the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with a 4-pull slack trailer connector, part number #C56035. I'm going to go ahead and show you how to use it, when it's not being used it can stay in a compartment here or here, and when you do need to use it, just simply pull it out and shut the door hatch on it. The door seals thick is thick enough it won't hurt anything, you've got more than enough wire to go down to your trailer, and when you shut the hatch, stay away from the latch here or else you'll damage the wire and you'll be starting all over.At this point you're ready to hook up your trailer. We'll go ahead and cover the components that come with the kit, first off this is a t-part of the connector, you've got 2 of them, the one with the yellow wire goes to your driver side, and the green wire goes over to the passenger side. These wires send signals to the module right here, this module actually copies the signal and uses battery power from this black wire here to power the trailer, that way your vehicles' wiring harness is insulated from the trailer. We have a white wire here for ground, that'll go to the sheetmetal on the body of the vehicle, then It comes out to the 4-pull slack trailer connector with a cover for it as well.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today here's a 2014 Scion XB. We'll be doing a test of Tully 00:00:04 Cannon roof mounted cargo basket. That's part number TH859. It measures 49 inches long, by 40 inches wide, by about 6 inches deep. I've already got it mounted on the Tully 00:00:18 aero blades here as you can see. Its going to work with most roof rack systems including your factory roof rack systems.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today on 2014 Scion xB, we're doing a test for the Thule AeroBlade Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB60 for the aluminum load bars, front and rear, part number TH480R for the foot pack, and then part number THKIT1482 for the fit kit. I've already got the front cross bar, excuse me, load bar installed on the Scion. Let's go ahead and put this one together and then I'll show you how I got the measurements. First thing we'll do, so let's go ahead and turn it over. Let's remove our end cap. Now, we want to refer to our fit guide to find the right scale number that we need to beget for our scale here. Let me go ahead and adjust that.



Thule Hyper XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today on our 2014 Scion XB, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Hyper XL, this is going to have your 17 cubic feet of cargo space. It's going to come with that nice silver and 2-tone finish. It's part number is going to be TH612. As you can see up on our vehicle, we already have our Thule Aero blades installed. We're going to show you how this fits up on there today. First thing you're going to want to do is pick up your rack or your cargo box and place it up on top.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today on our 2014 Scion XB, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint rooftop mounted bike rack. As you can see, we've already got it up here on top of our vehicle, so you could see what it would look like once you have it installed. It's going to be part number TH528. First things we're going to do to remove the bike, as you would when you place it on, is going to be to undo that strap. Next, we'll move over to the lock set and unlock it. This will allow us to turn the dial on the front, to loosen up the skewer so we can fit the forks in. Now, if you notice, those skewers are pushing out, so if we turn it to the right the skewers are going to pull in, and it'll click once it's tight around your forks.



SportRack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today on our 2014 Scion XB, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack cargo basket. It's going to be for your roof mounted applications, it's going to be part number SR9030. It's going to be 44 inches long, 39 1/8 inches wide, 6 1/4 inches deep, with 110 pound weight capacity. It has that sturdy steel construction, as you can see here. It also has the option of getting the 22 inch extension placed on it, which will be part number SR9036, or you can get it with the 22 inch extension for part number SR9035. We do have it up here on top of our aero type bars but it will fit many of your applications such as your round bars, square bars, even your factory crossbars. All right, you could see that we have three of our feet in place.



Pro Series Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Scion xB

Today on our 2014 Scion XB, we'll be doing a test fit of the Pro Series Big Sky roof mounted cargo basket. That's part number PS63156. It measures 43 inches long by 35 inches wide by about 3 3/4 inches deep. As you could see, I've got it mounted on the aero blades here today. It's going to fit most of your roof rack systems including most of your factory roof rack systems. For right now, I've got three of the feet already installed, securing our cargo basket.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting the Yakima Double Down Ace four bike carrier for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number y02451. A quick note on this bike rack, it will work in both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, however, when using a class I hitch you are limited to two bikes. Now weve already gone ahead and removed our two inch adapter, so well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install the attached hitch pin. With the hitch pin in we can move to the back of the shank where well tighten the knob down securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 inches, and from the closet point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is six inches. Well now go ahead and pull the pin on the back of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot Platform Style two bike carrier for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number ps63134. Now weve already removed the included adapter for the two inch hitch, so well go ahead and slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. Well then put the clip on the other side of the hitch pin which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 15-1/2 inches and from the closet point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is eight inches. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain full access to the cargo area opening our cargo door completely with this bike. Were now almost ready to load our bike, well need only to make sure that our wheel loop straps are undone and out of the way and that our vertical bar clamp is fully extended.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting the Curt 20 x 48 cargo carrier for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number c18145. Now weve removed the adapter for the two inch hitches so were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Well simply slide our cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, from the closet point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is three inches and the cargo carrier will add an additional 22-1/2 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance at the back of the cargo carrier is 11 inches and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit the passenger side here at the rear bumper, it is approximately 7-1/2 inches from the cargo carrier platform, but the platform does sit slightly higher than the exhaust.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB well be test fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches part number Y02438. A quick note on this bike rack it may only be used in class 2 or higher hitches. Now to begin our test fit well remove the included adaptor for the 2-inch hitch. We can then slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install the attached hitch pin. Well then move to the back of the shank where well tighten the knob down securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex four bike carriers for an inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number th9029. A quick note on this bike rack it will work on both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, however, when using with a class I hitch you are limited to two bikes. Now weve gone ahead and removed the two inch adapter sleeve from the bike rack shank, so well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt, with our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now well going to go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is three inches, well now go ahead and pull the hitch switch down here at the bottom of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down, we can then open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain access to our cargo area opening the cargo door completely with this bike rack. Well now pull the hitch switch at the top of the mast which will allow us to bring out our duel arms, where we can then undo the straps to expose the cradles. Well place the bike into the cradles and bring our straps around securing our bike to the bike rack and thats it our bike is loaded and were ready to head on down the road and that completes our test fit of the Thule Vertex four bike carrier, part number th9029 on our 2010 Scion XB..



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting the Thule t2 platform style two bike carrier, part number th917xtr. Now all well need to do is place our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight well go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is a 11-1/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is an inch and a half. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain access to our cargo area opening our cargo door completely with this bike rack. Well now go ahead and give you a few more measurements with the platform down from the closet point of the platform to the back of the vehicle is 15 inches and with the platform down will add an additional 31 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Were now almost ready to load our bike, well need only to make sure that our front wheel clamp is fully extended and then our wheel mount strap is undone and out of the way.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting part number th934xtr, this is the Thule hitching post pro folding and tilting four bike rack with anti-sway cradles for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. A quick note on this bike rack, it can be used in a class I through III hitch, however, when using with a class I hitch you are limited to two bikes. Now weve already gone ahead and removed the adapter for the two inch hitch from the bike rack, so all well need to do is slide the bike shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt, with our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7-1/4 inches. Well now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down, we can then open our cargo door, and as you can see we can gain full access to the cargo area opening the cargo door completely with this bike rack. Well now go ahead and pull the pin at the top of the mast to bring out our duel arms, where we can undo the straps to expose the cradles, well place the bike into the cradles, and bring the straps around securing our bike to the bike rack and thats it our bike is loaded and were ready to head on down the road and that completes the test fit of the Thule hitching post pro folding and tilting four bike rack with anti-sway cradles, part number th934xtr on our 2010 Scion XB..



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB well be test fitting the Thule double track platform style two bike carrier for both inch and a quarter inch two inch hitches, part number TH990XT. Now to begin our test fit weve already gone ahead and removed the included adapter for the two inch hitch so well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the anti-rattle bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 inches. From the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, well be test fitting part number S64670, the Swagman XTC2 2-Bike Carrier for both 1 and 2-inch hitches. Now weve already gone ahead and removed the 2-inch adapter from our bike rack so well simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 14 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6 inches. Now well go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door. As you can see, we can gain full access to the cargo area, opening the cargo door completely with this bike rack.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, we'll be test fitting part number 63410, the Swagman Titan 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches. Now, we've already gone ahead and removed the adapter for the 2-inch hitch, so we'll simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt tight, our bike is secured to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and do a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 14 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 9 inches. We'll now go ahead and pull the switch at the bottom of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB well be test fitting, part number a30901, this is the Sport Rack two bike hitch mounted bike rack for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Now weve already removed the adapter for the two inch hitch, so well simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt, with our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, the ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 16-1/4 inches and from the closet point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 8-3/4 inches. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform, and open our cargo door, and as you can see we can gain access to the cargo area opening the cargo door completely with this bike rack. Were now almost ready to load our bike. Well need only to make sure that our wheel loop straps are undone and out of the way and that our vertical bar clamps are fully extended.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB well be test fitting part number S102, the Kuat Sherpa aluminum hitch mounted two bike rack with wheel mount cradles. Now weve already gone ahead and removed the two inch adapter from our bike rack shank so were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Well slide the shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. Well then move to the back of the shank where well tighten the knob down securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle with the platform is a stored position is 2 inches.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Scion xB

Today on our 2010 Scion XB, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118468. First, we'll open up the rear cargo door then we'll remove the floor liner jack storage cover, the center foam compartment, and two interior trim compartments. Next, we'll go ahead and remove the rear threshold. After that, we'll remove both access panels, one behind each tail light assembly. As you can see, this is now giving us access to the rear tail light assembly and wiring. We'll go ahead and take our Tow Ready connector and the yellow and brown wire connector and feed it up from underneath the trim behind the driver's side tail light assembly.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Scion xB

Today with us we have a 2012 Scion xB and well be testing a Rhino rack roof-rack system. Well be using the bars part number da1375 as well as fit kit part number dk152. We already have our roof rack assembled according to the instructions and now were ready to fit it up on our vehicle. To position the front bar were going to measure from the center of the door seam to the center of the front tower. We need to set our bar on this front measurement at nine and one sixteenth of an inch. Once we have our front bar in position well go ahead and fit the clamps to the frame of our door and use the included wrench to tighten them down.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Scion xB

Today in our 2012 Scion XB, we're going to be installing the Tow Ready T1 connector Part # 118460. Our first step will be accessing the rear taillight wiring. To do this, we'll go ahead and open up the rear cargo door then remove the access panel behind each assembly. As you can see, we now have access to the taillight connector and assembly. However, to get our wires, we'll need to go ahead and remove the rear cargo cover, the center cargo tray and the driver side cargo tray. Now, with those out of the way, we can go ahead and start installing our T1 connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Scion xB - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Scion XB, well be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 60899. This is what it will look like once our hitch is installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Scion xB - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Scion XB we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24815. This is what it looks like once our hitch is installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3 inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11-1/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Scion xB - Curt

Today on our 2012 Scion XB, well be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 12490. This is what our hitch will look like once Its installed. Now, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Scion xB - Curt

Today on this 2009 Scion xB we will be installing trailer hitch part number 12490 from Curt. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are taking a look at the passenger-side frame rail. I am going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. As you can see here at the end of the frame rail we have got three existing weld nuts, and we are going to be using those as our attaching points. We will be taking the 12 millimeter bolts and conical tooth washers that are provided with our installation kit and threading them directly in there.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Scion XB - Curt

Today we are going to install part number 12490 from Curt. And we are going to install this hitch on a 2008 Scion XB. First we will show you how this hitch installs on the vehicle. It is going to install on these three holes that are existing in the frame right now, and they are threaded. On some older vehicles, you may have to clean those out with a wire brush and some high lubricant - or, in worst-case scenario, a thread tap. Also what we are going to have to do is take down our exhaust. Spray down this hanger here with some lubricant and then slide it off. And you can tell we have already did spray a little bit of that. That will lower the muffler out of our way so we can get our work done. And then on the drivers side, this tie-down bracket will have to come off and stay off. And the hitch will go back into its place. What you want to do next is go ahead and check the holes. Run a a bolt in there. Make sure they thread in there okay. Like I said, if it is dirty, you may have to take a few steps and clean them out. And once you get everything started and, you know, make sure it looks good and clean, then you can go ahead and install your hitch at this point.











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