All right, Toyota's 2013 Subaru Forester. We're going to take a look at the top four chains that are available for a tire size of P225, 55, R17. First up is from Glacier Chains, part number PW1038. That part number includes these cables right here and the chains and the bars that go across the tire. It's a very simple system, but also the manufacturer recommends a tensioning system as well to help keep them tight on the tire. This is actually, for the most part, it's going to be a two-piece system. This is a separate part number PW105. We'll take a closer look at the crossbars.
Today, on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we have our Stromberg Carlson 23x60 Cargo Carrier, part number CC-100. Now, this one holds 500 pounds, and it has a nice little lip here. Great places to hook your straps to when you're putting your cargo down. Let's take some measurements. Now, we add right about 26" to the back of our vehicle. Our height off the ground, down to the bottom of this bolt here looks like 9 1/2" right there. Our closest point to our bumper looks to be about 3".
Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester, we're going to show you the Curt T connector vehicle long harness with a four portal flat trailer connector. Part number C56040. What this wire harness does, is it takes battery power that comes from this red wire right here, the signals from the wires come into the box, or a module and then as soon as it is copied, then it goes out to your trailer. This will protect your vehicle wiring harness from any shorts or damage from the trailer wiring. The parts that you get are the wire harness here at the module and the fort that fits into the vehicle. It also has a fuse holder which comes complete with a fuse. A very nice long length of four pole wire and this is our four pole end right here. It also comes with a cap.
Today we're going to show you the Brophy four and five-way flat circuit tester, part number F5CT. This is the item right here. You can see on top here it has one, two, three, four, five pins for five-pole trailer connector. Same on the bottom as well. You have a nice little listing on top here of the colors, white for ground, brown for running light, yellow for left turn, green for right turn, and blue for your back-up light. Commonly, you'll find that on the boat trailers for your reverse lockout on the coupler. Of course, we have a five-pole on the bottom here, and this is the end that actually goes out to your trailer. We have LEDs for our testers right here, labeled taillight, left turn, right turn, and then our back-up one here for this pin. It's labeled "A." Let's go ahead and try it out.
Today this 2013 Subaru Forrester, we're going to show you a Glacier square link snow tire change. Part number with PWPLC 1142. For reference we're working with tire size 225 x 55 x 17. A few things to know about our snow chains: these feature a square link design for a better grip on snowy and icy roads.Speaker 2: We'll take a look at the the links. They're actually created from a square stock so all of these edges can catch into the ice and snow.These are designed for front or rear-wheel drive vehicles and for highway use; not intended for off-road applications. They are created from a case hardened material that has low carbon steel.
Today, on our 2014 Subaru Forester, we'll be doing a test fit of the Carpod Walled Folding Cargo Carrier, that's part number M2205. It's for 2-inch hitches only. It's dimensions are 23 by 47 and it offers 13 cubic feet of space. It has a nice 450-pound weight capacity. I've already got it inserted into the receiver there as you see. It's all folded up against the Subaru just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like. Let's go ahead and take our pin and clip.
Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2014 Subaru Forester. We've got the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch, which are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite part number is 75876. Hidden Hitch part number is 87654. Then we've got our CURT Class III. This is part number C13144.
Today we're going to be taking a look for the best hitch options for the 2015 Subaru Forester. We've got the Draw-tite and Hidden Hitch, which are carbon copies of one another. Draw-tite part number is 75876. Hidden Hitch part number is 87654. Then we've got our Curt Class 3, this is part number C13144. Then our Curt Class 2 on the bottom here is part number C12100. All the hitches are going to look about the same on the back of the vehicle.
Today on our 2014 Subaru Forester we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the hidden hitch class three custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 2 inch opening. Its part number is 87654. Here is what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. Nice clean look, pretty narrow it is going to drop from our mounting location. No drilling required so it is pretty easy to install. We've got a two inch by two inc receiver tube opening that is going to be our class three.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This is part number 87654. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. Nice narrow visual here in the back. You don't see a whole lot of it going off of each side. It's tucked up nicely underneath the bumper so we won't have to worry about any kind of knee hits or anything like that.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class III hitch, its part number is 75876. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. Nice narrow visual here on the back, you don't see a whole lot of it going off of each side. It's tucked up nicely underneath the bumper so we won't have to worry about any kind of knee hits or anything like that. We've got the round tube design, 2-inch by 2-inch opening, of course. Something that's interesting here is we do have a double pin set up or dual holes here.
Today, on our 2014 Subaru Forester, we're going to take at, and show you how to install, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Customer Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a Class III, which is going to offer a 2 inch by 2 inch opening. Part number is 75876. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. Nice, clean look. Pretty narrow - it's going to drop down from our mounting location - no drilling required, so a pretty easy install. We've got a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening that's going to be our Class III.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we are test fitting the Thule Vertex Swing, this is a swing-a-way four by crate designed to fold down when not in use part number on it is TH9031XT. First question everybody wants answered is how does the swing-a-way work, it's really easy process. See handle bolt right here, we are going to loosen it up, allow that to tilt down, then we can lift up our black pin here. We will start to rotate this out and away from the vehicle, we can take the time now to pivot this joint till our pin goes back down into our new pin location here. Then we will remove the black pin here on the side, that's going to prevent our bike from going to far when we initially open it up. We can lift that out and set it aside. Continue to swing our rack on out, as you can see we have good clearance there between the rear tire and the side of the vehicle, and then to keep it there we can reinsert our pin that's going to keep it from swinging back toward us.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima SwingDaddy. This is a swing away style four bike rack, been designed for use with two inch hitches. Part number on it is Y02464. The swing away feature's one of my favorites, a real easy system to use. Got a nice long lever. We're going to un-thread this.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex. This is a folding, tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use with either the 1-1/4" or with 2" hitches. Part number on it is TH9029XT. Now the Thule has a nice cable lock that's incorporated right into the mast. Comes back, connects into the end of our cradle arm.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're test fitting the SportRack RidgeSwing. This is a swing-away-style 4-bike rack. They've designed it for use with 2" hitches. Part number on it is SR24145. Now the swing-away feature, that's the biggest feature of course, the one everybody likes. Got our t-handle bolt here; we're going to remove that.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're test fitting the Swagman Dispatch. This an RBF proved platform style two-bike rack. It's been designed for use in two inch hitches. The part number on it is S64684. As you can see the dispatch has a front wheel cradle, rear wheel cradle, both of those are going to have cradle straps, and also a framed look that's going to hold our bike into position. Does a really good job, it's one of the sturdier fits I've felt on a bike rack. Part of that has to do with the real nice long wheel cradles, they give us plenty of support all the way around the tire, and then we've got a cam-buckle strap, we can just press in the black lever, pull that out, you can see it's a nice long strap, so lots of different wheel sizes are going to fit in there. We've even got a bushing here, this is going to ride on top of most tires, but if your tire is very large we can take that out, or if you've got a really narrow road bike tire that'll take up the space to make sure you get a great fit.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're doing a test fit on the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This is a 32 by 48 cargo carrier. It's been designed for use with 2" hitches. The part number on it is HCR222. This carrier offers a 300 pound weight capacity. We've loaded it down with 150 pounds just to give you an idea of how it's going to work and fit on the back of the car.
Today, on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're test-fitting the Saris Freedom Superclamp 4-bike platform-style rack. This is part # SA4026 and they've designed it for us with 2" hitches. Now, a few quick details or a few quick features that we really like about the rack. To start, you can see how our main shank here is elevated, it comes up to a rise. That's going to allow us great ground clearance here at the rear. Another thing that that's going to do, once we pull our clip down here at the bottom and then push our lever, when we tilt this away from the vehicle that's going to help to keep it from making contact with the ground. We can do that with one all the way up to four bikes loaded up, and as you can see, more than enough room to get this hatch open.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going a test fit of the K2 Detail 20x60 folding cargo carrier. Now they've designed this for use in 2" hitches and it's going to carry up to 500 pounds. Part number on it is K2HCC602. Now we've got 100 pounds in here right now. You can kind of see how the carrier kind of moves, kind of shifts a little bit. It's secured with a pin and clip. That's pretty standard of any carrier secured that way.
Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're test fitting the Swagman Trailhead. This is a folding and tilting four bike style rack. It's been designed for use with the inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Part number on it is S63380. Now the Swagman uses four straps and two cradles to hold our bikes in place. We've got three for the top two and one on the rear to act as our anti-sway cradle.