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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch 1-1/4 inch receiver tube hitch part number 90228. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. Now to begin our install, we'll go ahead and note that this vehicle has a single rear exhaust system.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36523. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. To begin our install, we'll note that this vehicle has a single rear exhaust system.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to install part number 75876 from Draw-Tite. 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 in 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 about 6 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube down to the ground will be about 14 inches. Now we'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is get our vehicle ready to install our hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75876. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, a cargo carrier. In the center of the hitch van hole through the outer most edge of the bumper is seven inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. Now to begin our install, we'll go ahead and note that this vehicle has a single rear exhaust system. Some models will have dual exhaust system, so each process you do to lower or remove the exhaust system will need to be done one both sides in those applications. Working with the single exhaust system, we're going to have three rubber isolators that will need to be remove.



Thule Sonic XXL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forrester, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box. Now, this offers 22 cubic feet of storage space. It comes in a nice metallic silver finish. Part number on it TH636S. Now, this is one of the larger rooftop cargo boxes that we offer. If you dont have a second person to help you put this on the car, this may help. You want to put 1 hand here behind the lock core, put 1 hand in front of it.



Thule Sonic Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Sonic Large Roof Top Cargo Box. This offers 13 cubic feet of storage space. Comes in a nice gloss black finish. Part number on it is TH634B. Now we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed onto the Forester, so we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box right up onto our crossbars. Now the feeder designs so they'll hang out in the bottom of the box. So we found this is the best time to get those in line, so they'll go around our bars for us.



Thule Pulse XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Pulse XL Roof Top Cargo Box. Now this offers 16 cubic feet of storage space, has a nice matte black finish to it. The part number on it is TH615. Now we've got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System already installed on the Subaru, so we're going to begin our test fit by placing the box right up onto our crossbars. Now this box is designed to open on the passenger's side, so we'll be sure that we have our box favored to that side as we install it. Now I need to take a quick look just to be sure we have it mounted on our vehicle straight. Looks like the rear could kick over just a touch.



Thule Pulse Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Pulse Large Roof Top Cargo Box. Now this offers 14 cubic feet of storage space, has a nice matte black finish to it. The part number is TH614. Now we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed on the vehicle, so we'll just place our cargo box right up onto those crossbars. This box is designed to open from the right side, so we'll want to be sure we favor this side as we put it in. We'll then take a quick look at the front just to make sure we've got it sitting straight. Looks good. I'm now going to open the passenger's side door here and step in.



Thule Hyper XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester. We're going to do a test fit of the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop cargo box. This offer 17 cubic feet of storage space, comes with a nice two tone black and silver finish. Part number is TH612. Now we've already got our Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof rack system that we've installed in the Subaru. To begin our test fit, we're going to place our cargo box, right up onto our crossbars. The feet in our box are designed to hang out in the bottom of the box.



Thule Force Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box. This offers 13 cubic feet of storage space, comes in a nice arrow-skin finish, part number on it is TH624. We've already got our Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars installed on our vehicle so we'll begin our test fit by placing the box directly onto those bars. As you can see, the feet are designed to stick out of the bottom of the box so we found that this is the best time to get these in line so they'll go around our bars. With all four of the feet going around the bars, let's take a look up here at the front to be sure we have our box centered on the top of our vehicle. It looks pretty close, believe it or not. We'll then open up our passenger door, open the passenger side of the box and inside we're going to find two gray knobs located here on the passenger side. Tightening these knobs secures our clamp around our bars.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20670Order #TC0686652956 Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Paceline. This is a roof-mounted fork clamp-style bike rack. The part number on it is TH527. Now we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed, so we're going to begin our test fit by simply placing the rack right up onto the crossbar. With the front we need to lift up on the black and gray knob, then lift up on the small black lever. This will allow us to separate our clamp here at the front. We can then shift the whole rack backwards, placing the upper portion of our clamp just over top of our crossbar. We'll then bring the under portion around.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, were going to test fit the Yakima Ridgeback. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. Its been designed for use with 1-1/4 or 2-inch hitches. The part number is Y02458. If you need room for just one more bike, we do offer a 5-bike style. That part number is Y02459.



Yakima HighLite Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20601Order #TC0637245717 Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit on the Yakima Highlight. This is a folding and tilting two bike rack. They've designed it for use with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. Part number on it is Y02438. If you need an extra slot, we do have this available in a three bike as well, that part number is Y02439. 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 need to slide it in far enough so that our small pin hole lines up with our hitch pin hole.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to do a test fit of the Yakima FullTilt. This is a folding and tilting four bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and quarter or two inch hitches. Part Number on it Y02462. If you need an extra cradle set we do have this available in a five bike that Part Number is Y02463. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll need to slide it in far enough so that the small silver pin appears on our hitch pin hole.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20594Order #TC0581384122 Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Sprint. This is a fork clamp style, roof mounted bike rack. Part number on it, TH528. We've already got our Rhino Rack Vortec Arrow Roof Rack System installed onto the Forester, so we'll begin our test fit by placing our rack directly onto our bars. As we do, we'll hold down on the black, rubber coated metal straps. This is going to allow them to come around the underside of our crossbar.We can then push up and we'll fit it into the indention located right there at the front. Now let's move to the rear. We'll slide this clamp rearward until it's resting directly on top of our crossbar.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20593Order #TC0999573265 Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we are going to do a test fit on the Thule Helium Aero. This is a folding and tilting two bike rack. It has been designed for use with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. The part number is TH9042. Now this is also available on a three bike configuration. That part number is TH9043. To begin our test fit we'll hold out on the black attach pin located on the right side or passenger side of our rack.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20591Order #TC0683611752 Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, were going to do a test fit of the Thule Circuit. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is TH526. Weve already got our Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed onto to Forester. Well begin our test fit by just first placing our rack up onto our crossbar. We need to remove the nut side or the threaded side of our skewer.



Swagman XTC 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20590Order #TC0923362759 Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit of the Swagman STC 2. This is a platform style 2-bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or 2 inch hitches. The part number on it is S64670. 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 want to line up our pinhole with our hitch pinhole.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20587Order #TC0749278147 Today on our 2015 Suburu Forester we're going to do a test fit on the Swagman Titan. This is a folding and tilting four bike rack. They've designed it for use with inch and a quarter to two inch hitches. Part number on it is S63410. Now to begin our test fit we need to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we want to line up our pin hole with our hitch pin hole. We'll then thread in our anti-rattle bolt.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit on the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is a folding and tilting four bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is SR26248. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll need to slide it in far enough so our threaded hole ends up with our hitch pin hole. We'll then take our anti-rattle bolt, which is provided; thread it in.



Softride Dura Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit on the Softride Dura Parallelogram. This is a tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. The part number is SR26247. To begin our test fit, we need to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do, we've got 2 holes to choose from here on the side of the shank. I'm going to slide it in and use the hole that's the closest to the end of the shank.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test-fit on a Saris Freedom SuperClamp. This 2 bike platform-style rack has been designed for use an inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. Part number on it is SA4025. To begin our test-fit we need to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do, we want to line up our threaded hole with our hitch pin hole. We could then slide in our anti-rattle bolt and thread it in. We should thread it in from the driver to the passenger side.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit on the Saris Freedom. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Its part number is SA4414B. To begin our test fit, we need to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we slide it in, we want to line up our threaded hole with our hitch pin hole. Once we have those in line, we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt, slide it in and start threading it in by hand.





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