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SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback, we're going to be doing a test-fit of the SportRack Vista Cargo Carrier. Now this is going to be your folding model, part number SR-9849. It's going to come with that sturdy steel construction, 500 pound weight capacity and a 2-inch shank for your 2-inch receivers only. This rack is going to be 20 inches wide, 6 inches deep and 60 inches long. All right, so first things first, let's go over a few measurements. Closest distance will be our first measurement from the folded position, at about 2 3/4 inches.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This gear cage is going to be 48" long, 32" wide, have a depth of 7", and it's going to come with your 2" shank with an anti-rattle bolt. It will be part number HCR222. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement. That's going to be from the backside of the bumper to the front side of the rack at about 4-1/2". Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper to the back of the rack at about 38-5/8".



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback we're going to be doing a test-fit of the CURT Cargo Carrier. Now this cargo carrier is going to measure 24 inches wide by 60 inches long, have a sturdy, steel construction with a 500-pound weight capacity. It's going to come with a two-inch shank for your two-inch receivers. Just keep in mind that the hitch-pinning clip that you are going to need to have for this, and if you do not have one, you can get it on our website, part number PC3. This rack also does come with your nice, stowaway position, which is going to be that folding position. It's going to part number C18153. First thing we're going to do is get a few measurements.



Heininger Holdings Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to be doing a test fit of the Heininger Advantage SportsRack. This is going to be a hanging style 4-bike rack, part number HE3010. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here and in place so you could see what it would look like once you have it fully assembled with your bike on it. First thing we're going to do is get a few measurements, starting off with our closest distance first. That's going to be from this bracket plate below the t-handle to the back side of the bumper. That distance is going to be about 2 1/2". Note that this part here will mostly make contact first if the rack we're to come in too far.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV. This is going to be your platform-style 2-bike rack. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here so you can see what it will look like and how it will fit. It's going to be part number N105. This bike rack is going to come with a 2" shank for your 2" hitches only. We're going to go through the breakdown process now.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Full Tilt Hanging Style 4-Bike Rack, part number Y02462. If you look up here, you'll see we already have our bike in place, and that's so you can see what it would look like once you have the cradle arms extended and everything in place as well as your bike. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be first, and that's going to be from this spot here to the back side of the bumper, at about 4 1/2 inches. Our overall distance that we've added to the vehicle, to the rear of the cradle arms here from the bumper, is going to be about 36 inches, and our ground clearance, from the bottom side of the tensioner and fin here, at about 10 1/2 inches. Now let's move up top and talk about the straps. You're going to have your zip strips that are going to be securing the frame of your bike in place. You'll have two on top which are going to act as your frame straps and then you're going to have the one on the side where your down-tube is for your seat post.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon we're going to be doing a test fit of the CURT cargo carrier. This cargo carrier is going to be 24" wide by 60" long and have that nice expanded steel for breathability and washability. It's also going to have that nice sturdy steel construction that's going to offer that 500 pound weight capacity. If you look down here you'll see that nice 2" shank and 2. That's got offer that nice folding feature to tuck it up against the back of the vehicle. Again, 2" shank for your 2" hitches only.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This gear cage is going to be 32 inches wide by 48 inches long. It's going to offer that nice, sturdy steel construction with a 300 pound weight capacity and a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch receivers only. It also comes with your anti-rattle bolt, which is going to help reduce a lot of the sway, rattle, and wobble that you may have in your carrier, tying it all in with a vehicle suspension rather than it being a standalone item. It's going to be part #HCR222. Let's go ahead and get it plugged into the back of the vehicle. Remove the clip, the anti-rattle bolt that we put there for safety, and we'll get it up on the back of the vehicle.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack Vista cargo carrier. It's going to offer a 20 by 60" platform with a sturdy steel construction that's going to offer that 500 pound weight capacity. It's also going to have a nice 2" by 2" folding shank for your 2" receivers only, part number SR9851. As you can see here, it will also have your anti-rattle bolt, which will help reduce a lot of the sway, rattle, and wobble that is normally associated with your cargo carriers. Let's go ahead and get it fitted onto the back end of our vehicle. First step is to insert your shank into your receiver and then line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up, insert that anti-rattle bolt and thread it in as far as you can by hand.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to be doing a test fit of the SportRack Ridge Swing Hanging Style 4-Bike Rack, part number SR2415. As you can see, we already have our cradle arms extended, with the bike in place, so you can see what it would look like once you have everything in place and installed with your own bike on it. First things we're going to do is get a few measurements. That first measurement is going to be from our closest distance first, which in this case is going to be from the front of the T-handle and tensioner here to the back side of the bumper. It's going to be just over 2 inches. About 2 1/16 inches.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt Premium 4 hanging style for a bike rack part number C18064. As you can see we've already got our bike up here and in place so you can see what it would look like once you have yours all the way fully extended and with a bike on it. It does come with that nice design where it's going to offer the most stability for two large bikes and two small bikes if you have children's bikes as well, or it's going to be good for all four of the same bikes. But it's just going to come with that shorter cradle arms up top to do so. Now that we got that, let's go ahead and move down and we're going to talk about a few measurements first. Our first measurement is going to be down here on the front side where our shortest distance is. That's going to be from the front of the T-handle bracket to the back side of the bumper.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This is a class two hitch. It offers an 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 90208. Now once we get our hitch installed, this is what we're going to see. It's going to be a nice, narrow, compact looking hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon we're gonna take a look at, and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Class 3 trailer hitch receiver. This offers a 2 inch opening. It's part number is 87568. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed. It's a nice class 3 hitch. It's going to give us a lot of options as far as what we can use it with. Cargo carriers, bike racks.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback wagon we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Draw-Tite class two custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This offers an 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 36493. Now once we get our hitch installed, this is what we're going to see. It's going to be a nice, narrow, compact looking hitch. The crosstube is not big and obnoxious.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Say hello to our 2014 Subaru Outback. We're gonna be doing a test fit of the Inno shadow rooftop cargo box. This is gonna have your 11 cubic feet of cargo space with a nice carbon fiber finish and it's gonna be part number INBRA1170CA. We're gonna get this fitted up here on our stock and factory rails so you can see what it looks like. First thing you're gonna want to do once you get it up here is make sure that your feet are down and out. And as you can see we got to adjust our back one here real quick.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Inno Shadow Rooftop Cargo Box. This is going to have your carbon fiber finish with 11 cubic feet of storage space. It's going to be part number INBRA1170CA. We're going to be mounting it up here onto our stock factory roof rails. We're going to show you how that's all done. First thing we're going to want to do is bring it back down. We're going to set it down real quick.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon 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 3 receiver with a 2 inch opening, its part number is 75673. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed. It's a nice class 3 hitch, it's going to give us a lot of options as far as what we can use it with, cargo carriers, bike racks, towing's not a problem with this. This is going to offer a 600 pound maximum tongue weight rating and a 4,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, of course check the owner's manual in the Outback, make sure it can handle that, if not go off of what ever of those numbers are the lowest. You can see this is going to have the dual pin set up. The one furthest in is for our hitch pin and clip, maybe our anti-rattle device, maybe our locking hitch pin, any 5/8 accessory will work great with that.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, in our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to be installing the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connectors. Part number is 118467. We're going to start by removing our floor coverings here. There are panel here in the middle. We'll also pop up the panel here on the left side. Now, we grab in here in the middle, we can take out our jack and tools.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Vertex swing. This is a swing away style folding four bike rack, been designed for use in two inch hitches. The part number on it is TH9031XT. The big draw to this rack and what people really like about it is the swing away feature. Let's go over that very quickly. If you look down here on the front side of the rack, we've got a large black T handle.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback we're going to be doing a test fit of the 20 by 48" Surco cargo carrier. It has a sturdy steel construction, a 300 pound weight capacity, and an 1-1/4" shank for your class one and two hitches. Your hitch pin and clip are not included with this cargo carrier. If you'd like to obtain one you can get it on our website, part number PC3. The part number for this cargo carrier is going to be 52017. Let's get it inserted into the 1-1/4" receiver that we have here today. Once you have it inserted, line up your pinholes and place in your pin and clip.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback wagon, we're going to show you WeatherTech auto front floor mats, part number WT442591. We look at the black color today. This is also available as gray as part number WT462591 and tan, part number WT452591. This is what the floor liners look like when they're installed in the vehicle. Our initial take on it, covers up from the edge of the carpeting here and around the gas tank latch, up to the center console. As you can see, it reaches the contour around this component here, and it has a raised edge protection as well just in case anything gets wet on the inside. We can also tell that it uses the attaching 00:00:45 points to keep it in place. There's 2 of them in this particular vehicle.



Inno Multi-Fork Lock Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on this 2012 Subaru Outback wagon we're going to show you the Inno Multi-fork bike carrier, part number INA392. This is what it looks like when it's installed on our vehicle. Now our vehicle does have the factory roof rack installed with the factory cross bars as well. Our Inno bike rack actually clamps directly to these bars. Now in this typical set up here we have a row bike installed in our bike carrier. This will haul a variety of different style bikes. We can go ahead and take a closer look. We'll go ahead and take our rear bike and just move it out of the way for now. We'll loosen up a strap by simply pushing on the top part of this lever here.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback wagon, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch ball mount, part number 80240. This is our ball mount, has all Parko 00:00:13 finish to it. 2 inch stock. You have to use the 5/8 inch hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. You can use it in a drop position, which is typical for trucks, or you can use it in a rise position, which is typical for lower riding vehicles such as cars. It does have an angle cut out on the edge, to help make it little bit easier to put into place. Let's go ahead and line it with our hitch pin hole.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on the 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to show you the Glacier Cable snow tire chains, part number PW1038. Now, for reference, we're working with a tire size, today, of P225/60/R17. This is what the chains look like when they're installed on a tire. Let's go ahead and take a little bit detail here. First off, this is all constructed out of cables. You've got one durable cable all around on the outside, here, and one on the inside as well. All of these cables are constructed from a durable, low carbon steel. Same thing with the cross bar going across the tire.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon - Curt

Today on our 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom-Fit Class III 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is part number C13206. Here's what the hitch looks like once we get it installed on our vehicle. As you can see, it's kind of a narrow line hitch, gives that nice, robust, heavy-duty appearance to it which goes right in line with the Outback's go anywhere outdoors kind of mentality, really beefens up the back here for us. It's a 2" by 2" receiver. We've got a collar all the way around.



Thule Hyper XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today we're on our 2014 Subaru Outback we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Hyper XL. This would be your two-tone black and gray finish, 17 cubic feet of cargo space cargo box for your roof. It's going to be part number TH612. We're going to show you how it fits and looks on the Subaru Outback. The first thing you're going to want to do once you get it up on the vehicle is to kind of rotate it up on its side like so. Make sure you have your feet open so they're able to receive your cross bars easier. These are the stock, factory roof bars that we have up here.



Yakima RocketBox Pro Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2015 Subaru Outback, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14. This is going to be your black coating 14 cubic feet of cargo space, cargo box. This will be part number Y07192, and if you look up on our vehicle here you'll see that we already have our factory roof rails installed and across, and we're going to show you how this looks today. First thing you're going to want to do is rotate it and place it up on the vehicle. You'll want to place it on your side or semi on it's side like this, once you get it up here to insure that all your feet are open and ready to receive your rails. Drop it down, and the easiest way I've found is come around to the back if you got long arms, pull it back to where you want it, it'll slide it right up onto the rails and all your feet are around then. From there, move over to the lock.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2014 Subaru Outback, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio. This is going to be your roof rack mounted bike rack. It's going to be part number TR02. If you look up on top of our Outback we do have our stock and factory roof rails already in place and we're going to be mounting this to it today. First step is going to be to slide in your inaudible 00:00:27 and put on your thumb screws on the end of it or your bolt, slide in your bolts and put your thumb screws on the end of it with the ones already partially assembled, that way when you get it up here, all you got to do is slide it under. Next thing we're going to do is come up here on the front and looking at this you'd want to push it over just a little bit so you have clearance with your chrome tensioner and tightener here for the skewer. You have 2 U bolts, slide the U bolt underneath and into the holes.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2014, Subaru Outback, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint. This will be our roof-rack mounted bike carrier, for your forks. If you look up here on the vehicle, you can see that we already have our factory roof-rack and rails in place. This will be part #TH528. Now, let's see how it fits on the vehicle. First thing you're going to do is slide that rubber strap underneath the front bar. The back one here, will adjust to wherever we need it, so let's get it there as well.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2014 Subaru Outback we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail roof rack mounted bike rack. This is going to be Part Number RBC035 and we're going to be mounting it up here onto our factory roof rails that we already have in place. Let's show you how it's done. The first thing you're going to do is make sure that the cover is unlocked and remove it. Once you have the cover removed, make sure the tensioner is loose and you'll be able to get those straps out. Once you have the rubber straps out of the way, we'll sit it up on top of the vehicle and slide those straps underneath while the rack sits on top of the rail. Once you have the rubber on top of the rail and the straps around, we're going to put these in the grooves here. The straps will sit right there like so.











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