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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2011 Subaru Forster, we'll be installing the Curt T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C56040. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and open up the rear hatch. Then we'll take the spare tire cover from the rear storage compartment and set it aside. Next we'll remove the center storage compartment, which will just lift up and remove. Remove the carpeting panel here on the drivers side, and then the storage compartment on the drivers side. The storage compartment on the drivers side has two push pin fasteners that will secure it in position. To remove them, we use a flat bladed screw driver or an interior trim panel tool to pop each fastener off.



Yakima HighLite Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Highlite. This is a folding and tilting 2 bike rack, it's designed for use in both 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. It's part number Y02438. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we got to want to align the small pin hole up with the hitch pin hole. With those lined up, we are going to take our attached red handled pin, we'll slide that in, and then we'll tighten the black knob located here at the rear. This is going to engaged our anti rattle device further securing the rack to the vehicle.



Thule Vertex Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex. This folding and tilting four bike rack is designed for use in both inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number is TH9029. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we slide it in, we want to line up our threaded hole with the hitch pin hole. With these lined up, we'll take our anti-rattle bolt and thread that in, and we'll tighten it down with our wrench. In this position, the rack is going to offer us just over 12 inches worth of ground clearance. At it's closest point to the rear of the vehicle, the rack's going to be about 3 1/4 inches away.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero. This is a folding and tilting 2-bike rack. It's designed for use in both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is TH9042. Now to begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this we'll hold out on the attached pin, line up the pinholes, and allow that pin to fall in.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack folding and tilting 4-bike rack. This is designed for use in both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is RBC044. Now to begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this we want to line up the threaded hole that's here in the middle with our hitch pinhole. With those lined up we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt and slide it in, and then thread it through. We'll then tighten it down using our wrench.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood rack Sport Rider SE 2. This is a folding and tilting 2 bike rack. It's a platform style. It's designed for use in 2 inch hitches. It's part number is HR1450. Now to begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll slide it in all the way until the steel plate on here butts up to our hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to install part number 87654 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Forester. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper comes out to be about 6 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube down to the ground will be about 14 inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and get our vehicle ready to install the hitch.



Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakuma RailGrab Roof Rack System. We've got the 48-inch round bars that we're using; part number on that is Y00408. We've got the Yakuma RailGrab Foot Pack System; part number on that: Y00138. As you can see, we've already got the front bar installed on the Forester. We're going to go over with you how to install the rear bar. Now, installing the foot pack is very simple. It's just going to be a matter of sliding the large hoop around the large round opening here right down on our bar.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to do a test fit of the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system. We're using the SX series of feet. That part number is RRSX005. The 49" black bars; part number on this is RRVA126B-2. No these are also available with a silver finish as part number RRVA126S-2. Now as you can see we've already installed our front bar here. We found a fixed point, measured back from the fixed point, did that measurement on both sides.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we'll e installing the CURT Hitch, part number C12047. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation. Before we begin removing the rubber isolators from metal hangers, we'll go ahead and take a safety strap and put it under the exhaust so that it'll help control the weight and we can safely lower it. We'll first go ahead and locate the exhaust hangers. There are a total of five hangers, two for each muffler, one on the inside and outside of the muffler and then one just forward of the rear axle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing the Curt 2 Inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 13147. Next we'll go ahead and give you some hitch measurements that will 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 4-3/8". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-3/4". This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation. Before we begin, removing the rubber inaudible 00:00:33 from metal hangers, we'll go ahead and take a safety strap and put it under the exhaust so that it'll help control the weight and we can safely lower it. We'll first go ahead and locate the exhaust hangers.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50 and TH450. We already have our rear load bar installed on our roof rack so we're going to install our front bar. Before I do that, we want to go ahead and show you how to install the last foot pack. Pretty simple. It just slides over the square bar. Once you have that on there we can go ahead and install the end cap.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. We already have the rear bar assembled and installed onto our roof rack. In order to get the front bar on there, we're going to go ahead and show you how to install the last foot pack to our load bar system. Really simple installation. Place it in there and reinstall the end cap. Now we're ready to get it up onto the front part of our roof rack. We want to make sure that the thicker portion of the bar is facing the front of the vehicle.



Whispbar Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier. This has a six ski or a four board capacity. The part number on it is WB-300. We've got a Yakima RailGrab Roof-Rack system that we've already installed on the Forester. As you can see, we've got the rear half of our carrier installed as well. To begin our test fit here, we're going to place the Ski and Snowboard Carrier onto to the rooftop of our vehicle. We'll open the upper jaw.



Thule SUP Taxi Watersport Carriers Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a 2-Board Capacity part number TH810. We have a Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle and we have the rear part of our carrier already installed. We're going to install the front half onto our front bar. When doing this you want to make sure that you have your bars or that you have both halves of your carrier in line with each other. We can just bring the rubber coated strap around and use the wing knob here at the front to tighten it around our bar. These are nice rubber coated steel straps that are going to be very strong, very durable. Once we have this side snug down and secure, we can go ahead and move to the other side and repeat that same process.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we are going to be test fitting the Thule Moab, this is the mother of all baskets cargo carrier. Part number TH690XT. With the Thule Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we are going to go ahead and take our Moab and place it up onto our roof rack. Once we have it on there, we are going to go and make sure that we have it centered. We'll just come in the front of the vehicle, make sure that we have it nice and centered, just going to bring it over a little bit more and then we'll go ahead and start tightening it up our connection points. This is just a really easy system, all we got to do is remove one of the wing nuts, bring the bolt up through the appropriate slot, and then we can reinstall that wing nut.





Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, were going to be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier. Its going to have a 6 ski or 4 board capacity, part number TH92725. With the Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle and the rear part of our carrier already installed, were going to go and place this onto our front load bar. Now in doing this, you want to make sure that we give both halves of our carrier to line up with one another. Once we have that in the correct location, we can bring the rubber coated steel strap around to our load bar, fit in the back into the foot, and then we can use the wing knob here at the front to tighten that strap around to our load bar. Once we have this side nice and secure, we can go and go to the other side and repeat that same process. With it nice and tight on our roof rack, well go ahead and open up our jaws.



Thule Accessories and Parts Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Fairing. This is part number TH871XT. We've already got 3 of our clips installed on our Crossroads Roof Rack System, so now all we have to do is place our Fairing onto the roof, and then we just need to make sure that our clips are in line with our clamps. We'll go and install the last clip, just so we can show you how to do that. Each one's going to have an arrow. We want to make sure that that arrow is facing the front of the vehicle. Bring that around your bar.



Husky Liners Floor Mats Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Husky Liner Floor Liners. It's going to be for the front and second row of our vehicle in black, with part number HL99881. We're going to begin here on our driver side. We already got the previous liners removed so that way we can go ahead and take our Husky Liner and place it here on the floorboard of our vehicle. We're going to push it in place and we want to make sure that we go ahead and get our anchor point set so we got the nice little cut outs here that's going to allow those anchor points to come through. You can see how this liner really fits the contour of our floorboard, custom made for this vehicle. It's also going to have the raised containment walls so it's going to help those materials stay on the liner and off the carpet. You've got the channels that are going to help divert the fluids away, also keeping your feet up out of the mess. You've got the heel pad here, you've got plenty of coverage that goes up underneath the pedals.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we want to go ahead and bring our front clamps around our front bar and we'll get our rear ones set as well. All you've got to do is undo one of the little knobs. We'll loosen up the other one a little bit and we'll make sure that we have each bolt around the rear load bar. Then we can place the plate back into position and hold it down with the wing nuts. We're just going to go ahead and get that snug for a nice little secure fit, then we can move back up to the front of our bike rack. Here, we want to take our clamps and bring them around.



Husky Liners Floor Mats Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today in our 2015 Subaru Forester, well be installing the Curt 1-1/4-inch receiver tube hitch, part number C12100. Now, note. Were going to be working on a vehicle with a single rear exhaust system. If you have a dual rear exhaust system, you have to compensate by removing additional hangers. Well also go ahead and note this process we do here on one side is going to get repeated identically on the opposite side as our attachments are the same for each side.Heres what our hitch is going to look like once installed. Next, Ill give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch.



Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH934XTR. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Want to line up our pinhole with our hitch pinhole. Then we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt, which is provided, and we'll begin to thread that in.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, part number 60893. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground we have 14". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper we have 6". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, let's go ahead and point out the five rubber exhaust hangers that we're going to need to remove in order to lower our exhaust down out of the way enough to install our hitch. Now before we remove any of these rubber exhaust hangers we're going to go ahead and install a safety strap to support the exhaust so it doesn't get lowered down or doesn't come down too far where it could be damaged.





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