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Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC 2 2 bike platform style hitch mount bike rack, part number S64670. Let's begin out test fit. We'll slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll go ahead and try to line up our pinholes. And then we can take our anti-rattle bolt and thread it into position. We're going to go ahead and install it, just getting it finger tight. And then we'll use our socket wrench to finish the securing process by tightening our anti-rattle bolt all the way down. So, I take out any rattle or wobble that we may have inside the hitch.



Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2006, Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to be test-fitting the Saris Axis, three bike rack, part number SA843B. We'll begin out test-fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll go ahead and line up our pin holes. We'll then take our anti-rattle bolt, and threat it through our pin holes. Now we'll go and tighten it down using our socket wrench. Once we have that tightened, we can secure it with the lock on the other side, and tightened it down with the anti-rattle bolt. It's going to take out any wobble that we may have inside of our hitch.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon. We're going to be test fitting the Pro rack, two bike rack. Part number PR8062403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll then push it in, until we get our pinholes in mount with each other. We'll take our anti-rattle bolt and thread it though, just going to hand it tight. Then we'll go ahead and sue our socket wrench to tighten it all way up.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Hollywood Rack Traveler 5-Bike Rack, part number HR9200. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll go ahead and line up our pin hole and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt. We'll go ahead and install it hand-tight and then finish securing it with our socket wrench. Tightening our anti-rattle system up is going to help remove rattle and wobble that we may have inside of our hitch. We'll go ahead and install our clip on our other side.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Bike Rack, part number S63410. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll go ahead and line up our pin holes, and then we can thread in our anti-rattle bolt. We're just going to go ahead and install it finger tight, and then we'll finish the securing process using our socket wrench. Tightening up our anti-rattle system is going to take out any rattle or wobble that we may have inside the hitch. We'll go ahead and install our clip on the other side. With our bike rack in this position, it's going to give us a ground clearance of right at about 14".



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to be test fitting the Saris Axis 2-Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, Part Number SA832B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Now we're working with a Class 3 hitch today so we do have our two inch adapter sleeve on there. We'll come down and line up our pin holes and then we can insert our anti-rattle bolt from the driver's side to passenger side. Once we have that in place, we use a socket wrench to go and tighten it down. That's going to take out any rattle or wobble that we may have inside of our hitch. We'll take our clip and place it on the other side of our pin to secure everything in place.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, were going to be test fitting the Kuat Beta Two-Bike Aluminum Bike Rack, part number B202-2. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well go ahead and line up our pin holes, and then we can insert our pin and lock. Here at the rear of the shank, well use the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device. This is going take out any rattle or wobble that we may have inside of our hitch.Now with our bike rack in this position, its going to give us a ground clearance of about 10 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle, is going to be measure about 2-1/4 of an inch.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're to be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-bike rack, part number HR8500. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll go ahead and line up our pin holes, then we can thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Now, we're just installing this finger tight and then we'll grab our socket wrench and tighten it all the way down. This is going to help reduce the amount of wobble and rattle that we have inside of our hitch. We'll take our clip and secure it on the other side of our pin. With our bike rack in this position, it's going to give us a ground clearance of about 11".



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Curt TriFlex Trailer Break Controller, part number C51140. In conjunction with the E-Trailer Break Controller Install Kit, part number ETBC7. To begin our install, we'll first need to take the 4 pole connector that is previously installed in the vehicle and run it outside. To do this, we'll open up the rear hatch, open up the spare tire cover, remove the center cargo tray and then the carpeted panel on the driver side and the inaudible 00:00:31 spare tire tool holder on the driver side. To remove this holder, we'll need to remove the 2 push pin fasteners. Once they're removed, we'll go ahead an set everything aside for installation later. We'll go ahead and take the 4 pole connector and route it out to the vehicle vent and start routing it over to the center of the vehicle and then down to the hitch. Now we'll go ahead and assemble our new 7 and 4 pole connector. First, install the bracket under the 7 pole connector using the hardware provided in our install kit. By installing the screws, flat washer, split lock washer and knob for all 4 inaudible 00:01:07 points. Next, using the tow ready long bracket, part number 18140, we can secure it to the 7 pole bracket. Now, we'll go ahead and install it onto the vehicle, securing the long bracket with the worm clamp provided to the hitch. Next we'll take the yellow wire coming from our 7 pole connector as we'll not be using this application and cut it off short. Now the white wire with the pre-attached ring turbo will be the ground for our 7 pole connector. However, for this application, the wire is not long enough, we're going to go cut off the ring terminal, strip it back and use a yellow black connector to extend the ground wire.





Titan Chain Twist Link Tire Chains Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be installing the Titan Twist Link Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1138. These are SAE class S chains. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 225/55-17. Well be installing the tire chains on the backs of the tires. Well begin our installation by first laying the tire chain flat out on the ground to undue any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around our tire. Now at the 12:00 position, we can pick up the tire chain and drape it over the tire, making sure the hooks are facing outward.



Pewag Snox Pro Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chain, part number PWSXP560. These are SAE Class S chains. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 225-55/17. Now since this vehicle is all-wheel drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll first begin our installation by grabbing the chain by the red bungee which goes around the back side of the tire. We'll pull the chain out, making sure it is on the outside, making sure that large plastic Pewag symbol is at the 12:00 position on the backside of the tire. We'll need to press in the red button here on this buckle which will release the silver piece from the locking mechanism. This will give us that extra slack when we're positioning the tire chain around the tire.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9029. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Subaru is about 3 1/2 inches. We've added about 13 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack for inch and a 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, Part Number TH9025. We'll being our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch allowing the attached hitch pin to fall into place and then using the hand knob to secure the bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 2 inches. We've added about 12-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Subaru Outback Wagon. Now we'll pull the lever at the base of the bike rack, and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number, C56040. Now to begin with we'll need to raise the rear hatch of our vehicle. We're going to then need to remove a few interior pieces in order to gain access to the factory plug. To gain access to this we'll need to remove the center cover piece by simply lifting the handle, lifting up, and pulling outward. The two tabs at the front will slide out and go ahead and set that aside. Next, we'll go ahead, we'll need to remove the center tray or storage tray that's located just below the carpeted cover.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom Cargo Area Floor Liner Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon we'll be test fittingthe U Ace 3D Kagu custom autofloor liners with aMAXpider gripin beige, part number M1SB0061302. Here in the cargo area, we'll begin our test fit by laying in our new liner. We'll go ahead and push it down and fit it into position. Thisfloorliner is going to provide a custom fit. Theraised edges are going to helpkeep spills and melted snow from reachingontothe carpet, and the carbon fiber embossed pattern is going to help keep the cargo in place and to keep your cargo out of the messes. Here on the underside we have the anti-slip Maxpider fibers to help hold our mat in place. The foldable design allows for easy access to the cargo areacompartments and for simple storage and transport.



Husky Liners Classic Front Floor Liners Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker: Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Husky Liners Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front of our vehicle in gray part. No. HL34072. To begin our test fit here on the driver side we'll remove the previous mat. Now we'll lay in our new Husky Liner and push it down fitting it into position. Now the custom auto floor liner is going to contour perfectly to our vehicle. The semi-rigid mat will maintain it's shape for superior coverage and the raised containment walls will keep messes from seeping over the edges and onto the carpet.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon - Curt

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver in a class two, with an inch and a quarter opening on the receiver, part number C12290. 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 center of the hitch pin hold to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately three inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now to begin with, we'll need to lower our exhaust down, out of the way. Before we do this, though, we'll install a safety strap to support the exhaust once the three rubber hangers have been removed. There's two at the muffler and one a little bit farther forward in the center of the vehicle. We use a little bit of spray lubricant and a large pry bar to remove the three rubber exhaust hangers. Now with our exhaust lowered down out of the way, we need to remove the heat shield. There's a total of four bolts that will need to be removed in order for the heat shield to come down. Now that we have the heat shield down out of the way, we're going to have to trim a small section of it off in order for the hitch to clear. We'll use this paint marker here to mark out the area that we'll need to trim off.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two board capacity part number TH810. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of our carrier on to our front crossbar. We'll bring the rubber coated strap around the bar, fitting thatback into the front of the carrier. We'll then use a small hand knob to secure it around our bar. We'll move to the other side and repeat this process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. On this specific vehicle, both feet will not fit on the narrower part of our crossbar, so here on the passenger's side we're going to let our foot sit on the thicker part of our crossbar, and that is going to be okay as long as we get that strap secured around there.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing the box directly onto our crossbars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Well open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to let you know when each foot is secured around the bar. When tightening youll hear a clicking noise to let you know that its secure.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon will be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet, in mat black, part number TH614. With the factory roofrack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test by placing our box directly onto our cross bars. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. We'll open the box and place our feet though the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around each cross bar. We can then use the attached hand ops to tighten each foot around our bar. With all 4 feet tight, our box is secured and we're ready to go. Here at the rear, we have full access to our rear hatch, without the door making contact with the rear of our box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH614 on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH613. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our crossbars. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so well be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. Well open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure they go around our crossbars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. With all four feet tight, our box is secured and were ready to go.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part numberTH934XTR. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about four inches. We've added about 14 inches to the overall length of our Subaru Outback Wagon. We'll pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away fromour vehicle.







Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on a 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Stickup 2 Bike Rack part number Y02420. This bike rack will accommodate an inch and a quarter in a 2 inch hitch. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line upthe pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over few clearance measurements. We have about 11 and a half inches of ground clearance.





Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test fitting the Yakima forklift roof mounted bike rack, part number Y02098. With a factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our Yakima forklift directly onto our cross bars. Here at the front we'll remove the T handle to bring our front clamp around our front bar. We'll place the T bolt through the appropriate slot, and tine it in place using the T handle on top. Now we need to remove our skewer. Once we have that removed, we can move the slotted bracket around our T handle and reinstall our skewer, making sure it goes through our bracket. We'll go ahead and leave our skewer loose for when we're ready to load our bike. Here at the rear we'll bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, place the T bolt through the appropriate slight, and tighten it using the handle on top. Now we'll undo the rear wheel strap, grab our bike, and place it onto our bike rack. We'll drop the front forks down onto our skewer, and we'll secure the bike first by tightening our skewer.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number Y03088. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle well begin by placing half of our carrier onto our front crossbar. Well bring the rubber-coated strap around our bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. Well then close the buckle and push the oversized button on the end of the jaws to open up our frame jaw. On the inside well flip up the thumb tab connected to this foot. Well tighten it until its snug and then push it back down.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity part number WB-300. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of our carrier onto our front bar. We'll bring the rubber coated strap around our front bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. We'll close the buckle, and then open up our frame jaw by pressing the oversize button here on the end of our carrier.We'll flip up the thumb tab, tighten it until it snags, and push it back down. We'll move to the other side and repeat this process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it on to our rear bar. We want to make sure that both halves of our carrier are in line with each other.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-Bike Rack for 1 1/4 inchand 2 inch hitches, part number TH9029. Webegin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closes point of the bike rack to the rear of our Subaru is about 1/2 inch.





Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing four bike rack for two inch hitches, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pin hole and allow the attached pin to fall into place. Well then tighten the hand knob at the rear of the shank to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 1/2ches of ground clearance.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number TH9025. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack in to the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pinhole and allow the attached pin to fall in to place. We can then tie it in the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of our bike rack to the rear of our Subaru is about a inch and a half.





Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test fitting the Swagman upright roof-mounted bike rack. Part number S64720. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our cross bars. Here at the front, we'll bring our U-bolt around the underside of our cross bar putting it back up through the front platform. We will secure it by tightening down two wing nuts. We can move to the other side and repeat this process here at the front platform. Here at the rear, we'll drop our U-bolt through the top of the bike rack making sure that each bolt goes around our rear cross bar. We'll then install our plate making sure that the bolts go through our plate and secure it by tightening down two wing nuts. With the front and rear secure, we'll go ahead and undo our wheel straps and open up our frame jaw.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down roof mounted bike rack, part number S64710. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front platform well bring our U bolt around the front bar, fitting it back up through our platform. Then well take two wing nuts and secure one on each side of the U bolt. Once we have that installed we can move to the other side and repeat this process. Here at the rear well drop our U bolt through the top of our bike rack, making sure that bolts go around our rear bar.



SportRack Frame Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the Sportrack roof mounted bike rack, part number SR4611. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front well bring our U bolts around the underside of our crossbar, fitting them back up through the front of our platform. Then we can use two wing nuts for each U bolt to secure it around our front bar. Once we have the front secure here at the rear well take our support bracket that fits in between our crossbar and our bike rack. Well drop our bolts through the top of our bike rack, making sure it goes through the bike rack and the support bracket.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the Sportrack Super EZ platform style two bike rack for 1 and 2 inch hitches, part number SR2901LR. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench and installing the lock on the other side. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Subaru is about eight inches, and weve added about 22 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.





Rola Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Rola roof mounted bike rack, park number 59404. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll fit our clamp around each side of our front crossbar. We'll bring our bolt through the holes at the base of the clamps and then install our nut. Then, we can use the included tool to tighten our bolt so our clamps are tight around our front bar. Once we have that tight, we can move to the rear and repeat this process. We'll undo out rear wheel strap and make sure the skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike and place it under our bike rack, dropping our front forks down onto our skewer.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod stretch roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front well remove the black plastic cover and bring our straps around our front bar, fitting them back into the head of the carrier. Well then use an Allen key to tighten our Allen bolt which will secure the straps around our front bar. Once we have those tight we can then replace the black plastic cover. Here at the rear well remove one of the Allen bolts to bring our rear clamp around our rear bar.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback wagon we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mount's tie rod roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1014. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our cross bars. Here at the front we'll remove the black plastic cover and bring our straps around our front bar, fitting them back into the head of the carrier. We can then use an alan key to tighten our alan bolt which will tighten our straps around our bar. Once we have those tight, we can then replace our black plastic cover. We'll move to the rear and loosen up our alan bolts to bring our rear clamp around our rear bar.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker: Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Measuring 14 cu. Ft. Part No. RMF400. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly on to our crossbars. We'll open the passenger side of the box. We'll grab to of our feet and place them to the appropriate slots making sure that they go around our bars.



Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker: Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Pro-Rack Roof Mountain Bike Rack part no. PR8062003. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our Pro-Rack Bike Rack directly on to our crossbars. Here at the front we'll move the thumb wheels and bring our front clamps around our front bar. We'll make sure that the bolts are through the clamps and then we can tighten it in place by reinstalling our thumb wheel. Once we've done that for both sides of the front platform we can move to the rear and bring our clamp under our rear bar. We'll make sure that the bolt is going through our clamp and then we can secure it by tightening down the thumb wheel. With the front and rear secured we'll undo both wheel straps and loosen up the hand knobs to open up our frame jaw.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker: Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Pro-Series Eclipse 4-Bike Hitch Mountain Bike Rack Part No. 63124. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pinhole and inaudible 00:00:15 tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Subaru is about 2 inches and we've added about 28 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from the vehicle.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be testing in the Kuat Trio roof mounted bike rack part number RU01. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test by placing the Trio directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll bring our U bolt around the underside of our crossbar and fit it back up to the carrier's platform. Then we'll take our cylinder nuts and fit them onto the end of the bolt. We'll get this snug and then we'll repeat this process for the other side. Now we'll take the included tool and tighten each cylinder nut until the front of our bike rack is secured.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SC2 2-Bike Rack, part number HR1450. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and lock. We want to make sure that when we install our pin, that it goes through the grab hook on the inside of our shank. We can then tighten the lever at the rear of our shank to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance of measurements.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom Cargo Area Floor Liners Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback wagon well be installing the U Ace 3D Kagu custom cargo area floor liner with MAXpider grips in the black color, part number M1SV0061309. This cargo area liner is also available in the beige color, part number M1SV0061302. And finally, its also available in grey, part number M1SV0061301. To install our new 3D Kagu custom cargo area floor liner well need to raise the rear hatch of the vehicle. As you can see here on this particular vehicle there is no other liner in place, so well be able to install our new 3D Kagu custom cargo area floor liner. As you can see here the liner is made up of a three-layer design.



Covercraft Premier Custom Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be installing Covercraft premier custom auto floor mats for both the front and rear in the smoke color, part #: CC76279776. The Covercraft premier customer auto floor mats are available in several different colors besides just the smoke. To see available colors check out etrailer.com. Well begin here on the driver side front. Well first remove the original floor mat and then well install the new Covercraft premium custom auto floor mat. As you can see here there are two areas cut out so that it slides over the two tabs that hold it in place.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

All right, today in this 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we are going to install a brake controller, part number 90195. We are also going to use a couple of other part numbers, ETBC7, to help install our brake controller and also part number 18136, in Tow Ready; this is a universal mounting bracket. We are going to start off our install using that bracket. Now our mounting bracket just clamps on to the hitch; put the bracket up to the hitch, bring the clamp around and then go ahead and secure it. We will go ahead and move the clamp and set in to place in a way we have less of the extra hanging down. Now we will go ahead and install the 7 pole bracket.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Swagman upright roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64720. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll bring out our hardware to go underneath the front bar into the pre-drilled holes in the front part of the bike rack. We'll then thread on our black wingnuts and secure the front part of the bike rack to the front crossbar. We'll then move to the rear where this time we'll slide the sliver bracket down through the pre-drilled holes taking the black plate up on the underside of the rear bar and threading on our black wingnuts. We'll then tighten everything down to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Now with everything all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike. We'll double check to make sure our jaws are lose and we'll undo the front and rear strap. We'll place our bike up onto the bike rack maneuvering the frame hook up around the sprocket. Quick tech tip, if you bike has a very large diameter downward portion of the frame, it may not fit into the jaws of the bike rack. With our bike in place we can tighten on the black knob to secure the claws up against the bottom portion of the frame. We can then secure the front and rear tire with the red straps. Now that our bike is all loaded up that will complete today's test fit for the Swagman upright roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64720 on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. .



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. With the factory roof rack on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar and move to the rear of the bike rack. We'll loosen up one of the Allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear bar and using an Allen wrench tighten down the two bolts to secure the rear part of the bike rack to the rear bar. We'll now move back up to the front and remove the black plastic cover, taking the straps and hooking them into the connection points. We will then again use the included Allen wrench and turn the silver bolt to tighten down the straps up against the bar. With everything all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike. We'll replace the black plastic cover and double check to make sure our skewer is loose. We'll undo the inaudible 0:00:52 strap at the rear and place our bike up onto the bike rack. We'll slide the forks down onto the skewer, adjust the skewer and clamp it down and secure the back tire with the rear strap. With our bike all loaded up that will complete today's test fit for the Rockymounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY10104 on our 2011 Subaru Outback. .



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader roof mounted bike rack, part number y02103. We'll begin our test fit by first placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll loosen up the black T handle at the front to position the front two brackets around the front bar. We'll then move to the rear, loosen up the black wing nut to allow us to bring the rear bracket around the under side of the rear bar. We'll insert our silver T bolt into the slot of the bottom portion of the bracket and turn the black wing nut to tighten it down. We'll then move back up to the front and tighten down the black T handle to secure the front part of the bike rack to the front crossbar. With everything all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number Y02098. We'll being our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll then adjust the front bracket, if necessary, to fit the thickness of the cross bar. We'll then loosen up the black wing nut and insert the silver t-bolt into the bottom portion of the bracket,turning the wing nut to tighten it down. We'll then move to the rear and adjust the rear bracket to fitthe thickness of the rear cross bar. We'll again loosen up the wing nut and insert the silvert-bolt into the slot of the rear bracket.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number Y03088. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front load bar. We'll open up the carrier, exposing the two black levers. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar, hook them into the connection points, and tighten down the black levers and clamp them down. We'll then repeat the same process for the rear part of the carrier. With everything all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our gear.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number WB-300. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front load bar. We'll open up the jaws exposing the two black levers. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar, and hook them into the connection points. We'll then tighten down the black lever and clamp it down. We'll then repeat the same process for the rear part of the carrier.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi stand up paddleboard carrier with the two board capacity part #: TH810. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front bar. Ill bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. Well then turn the green knob to bring the straps up around tightly against the bar. Well then repeat the same process for the rear part of the carrier. With everything tied down and secured were ready to load up our paddleboard.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 22 cubic feet of space, metallic silver in color, part number TH636S. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we'll unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. This double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Now, with everything all tightened down and secured, you can see that because of the Sonic XXL's large size, it does come in contact with the rear hatch of our wagon.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large roof top cargo box, with thirteen cubic feet of space, glossy black in color, part number TH634B. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's cross bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over each bar, we'll unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against both bars. You'll know when the clamps have been fully tightened down when the knob starts to make a clicking sound. We can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Now with everything all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our wagon with the Sonic Large secured. And that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Sonic Large roof top cargo box, part number TH634B on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH615. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars, positioning it on the passenger's side of the vehicle as it only opens from one side. With the box open, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box, we'll take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the load bars. Now, with everything all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our wagon with the box secured. That'll complete today's test-fit for the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH615, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon. .





Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, with 11 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH613. Keep in mind when positioning the box on the crossbars, it does only open from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your vehicle. We'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll then unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can now take the clamps, slide them down through the slotsover top of each bar, turning the gray knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against both bars. Now, with everything all tightened down and secured you can see that because of the Alpine's long size, it does come in contact with the rear hatch of the wagon. That'll completetoday's test-fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH613on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 21 cubic feet of space, Aeroskin Black in color, part number TH626. We'll begin our test-fit by first placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. At their position in the clamps to fit over the bars, we'll unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. This double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Now, with everything all tightened down and secured, you can see that the Thule Force XXL's long size does prevent us from opening the rear hatch all the way.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, with 13 cubic feet of space, Aeroskin black in color, part number TH624. We'll begin our test-fit by simply placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars and adjusting the clamps to fit over the bars. With the box in position we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then the turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar, we can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now, this double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. With everything all tightened down and secure, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our wagon with the Force Large secured. That'll complete today's test-fit for the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH624 on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon.





Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With a factory roof rack on our Subaru Outback, we'll begin our test-fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll pull out our hardware, and take the silver brackets underneath the front bar and up through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack. We'll thenthread on our black wing nuts to secure the front part of the bike rack to the front cross bar. We'll now move to the rear, and this time, bring the silver bracket down through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack, taking the silver plate to rest on the underside of the rear bar. We'll then thread on the black wing nuts to tighten it down to secure the rear part of the carrier to the rear bar.



Rola Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Rola Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number 59404. We'll begin our test-fit by first placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll then remove the hex nut from one end of the bolt and put the two brackets on the front and rear part of the front bar, and then insert the bolt through the hole of the front bracket and thread on our hex nut. We'll then tighten it down with the included wrench. We'll then move to the rear and repeat the same process. With everything all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll make sure our skewer's loose at the front, then we'll undo the tray strap at the rear.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod Stretch roof mounted bike rack, part number rky1011. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll remove the black plastic cover at the front to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the under side of the front bar, we'll then hook them into the connection points and move to the rear of the bike rack. We'll loosen up one of the Allen bolts and bring the rear bracket around the under side of the rear bar using the included Allen wrench to tighten them down to secure the rear part of the bike rack to the rear bar. We'll now move back up to the front and again, using the included Allen wrench to turn the silver bolt to tighten down the straps up against the front bar. With everything all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll replace the black plastic cover at the front and double check to make sure our skewer is loose so our forks can slide down onto it.



Prorack Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be test-fitting the Pro Rack, roof mounted bike rack, part number pr8062003. Well begin our test-fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles crossbars. Well remove the tow main knots at the front of the bike rack to bring the front two brackets around the underside of the front bar. Well then re-insert our ring knots and tighten them down. Well then move to the rear, and loosen up the wrong wing knot to bring the rear bracket on the underside of the rear bar, and re-install our ring knot tightening it down.With everything all tighten down and secured, were ready to load up our bike. Well undo the front and rear strap, and loosen up the frame hook.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number th613. To begin our test fit well place our cargo box directly onto our factory roof rack. Well want to make sure that the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box go around our crossbars. Also keep in mind that this box opens from one side only so well want to keep it towards the passenger side of our vehicle for easier accessibility. Once we have the box set we can open the box and use the hand knobs to tighten our feet around our bars. Once we have all four feet tight, our box is secured and were ready to go.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2010 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87568. Now this is what our hitch will look like once it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help when selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as ball mounts, bike racks, or cargo carriers. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be 6". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground will measure 14". Now we'll go ahead and get started with our installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Subaru Outback wagon, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75673. Now this is what our hitch will look like once it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help when selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as ball mounts, bike racks, or cargo carriers. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be 6". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground will measure 14". Now we'll go ahead and get started with our installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be installing the CURT t-connector wiring kit, part number C56040. To begin our install we'll first need to go ahead and remove the rear cargo liner. Next we'll need to remove the center cargo tray. We'll go ahead and remove the carpeting on the drivers side. Then we'll go ahead and remove the cargo tray on the drivers side. To remove the cargo tray we'll need to remove the two fasteners securing it in position.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today we're on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike hitch mounted folding rack bike carrier, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll go ahead and line up the hitch pin hole then we can thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 inches. The closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about an inch.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today we're on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Yakima Highlight aluminum two bike carrier, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our pin. Then we can move tot he back of the shank and tighten the hand knob which engages the anti rattle device and secures our rack to our vehicle. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have 11 inches of ground clearance. The closet point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 4 inches.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace Four Bike Carrier Part Number Y02451. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver to move our hitch. Line up the pinhole and install our pin. Then we can move to the back of the shank and tighten the hand knob, engaging our anti-rattle device and securing our carrier to our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 bike carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fix we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the pinholes and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 inches. From the closest point of the bike carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 2 inches.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro folding tilting four bike rack part #: TH934XTR. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, well line up the pinhole and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 5 inches. With the bike carrier in the folded position weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2 bike platform carrier, part number S64670. To begin our test fix we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the hitch pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Now we can go over some clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 1/2 inches. From closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 3 inches.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 bike carrier, part number S63410. To begin our test fix we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Now we can go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 3 inches.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum platform-style, hitch-mounted 2 bike rack, part number S102. To begin our test fix we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pinhole and install our pin and clip. At the back of the shank we can then hand tighten the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 inches.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be test fitting the Kuat Alpha Aluminum folding locking 3 bike rack, part number A103-WHITE-114. To begin our test fix we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Then we can move to the back of the shank and tighten down the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Swagman XTC2 2-Bike Carrier for both 1 1/4 and -inch hitches. This is part number 64670. To begin our test-fist, out 2-inch adaptors are already installed, so we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down out anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13 3/4 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 3 3/4 inches.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting part number A30901. This is the SportRack 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack. Now, with the included adaptor already installed on the shank, we'll slide the shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Now, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 16 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 4 1/2 inches.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting the SportRack Escape 3 Bike Rack for both 1 1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number A30403. Now, with our included adaptor already installed on the shank, we'll slide the shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll 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 mast to the back of the vehicle is 4 inches. We'll now go ahead and pull the pin here at the bottom of the mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting the Pro Series Q Slot Platform-Style Bike Carrier, part number PS63134. Now, with the included adaptor already installed on our bike rack shank, we'll slide the shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install our hitch pin. We'll then put the safety clip on the other side of the pin, which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 14 1/2 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 1/2 inches. We'll now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test-fitting part number 63124. This is the Pro Series Eclipse 4-Bike Hitch Mountain Bike Rack for 2-inch hitches. To begin our test fit we'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tighter, bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll 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 tqo inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon - Curt

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be installing Curt hitch, part number 13390. now before we begin our installation here's what your hitch will look like on the vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 3 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 3/4 inches. Now let's go ahead with our install.





Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon were going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha. Also to install this brake controller were going to use the install kit, part number ETBC7. Were going to start off our assembly by getting the ETBC7 kit ready. Well start off by hooking up our gray cable to our seven and four pole adapter. Well wrap up our seven pole adapter wires with electric tape leaving out the four pole. The blue wire which is our brake wire and a black wire which is a 12 volt power supply.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2005 Subaru Outback wagon well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87446. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple 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 six and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon well be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 90208. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is five inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. First, before we can install the hitch well need to lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback wagon well be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 36493. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a draw bar, bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is five inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. First, before we can install the hitch well need to lower the exhaust.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be installing the Tow Ready T-One Connector, part number 118461. Before we begin the installation, well need to go ahead and locate the manufacturers tow port on the driver side. Well start by removing the interior trim panels, first the access door on the driver side, then the center spare tire cover. Next well remove the carpeting on the driver side porter panel. Now with those removed, we can go ahead and remove the interior trays, the center and driver side. With those removed, we can now just see part of the manufacturers tow port wire hanging under the driver side interior quarter panel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75560. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next 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 6. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon, well test fitting the Kuat NV for 2-inch hitches part number N101. To mount the carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, well line up the hitch pinholes, then well use the knob at the base of the bike rack to tighten it the anti-rattle device, then well come back and insert our pin and lock. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about -inch of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 12 inches of length to the rear end of the vehicle with the carrier folded up. Now we can prepare to load up a bike.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Yakima double down ace 4, part number Y02451. To mount the carrier to the vehicle, once were at the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, well lineup the pinhole and use our securing pin to hold the rack in place. Then well use the hand knob at the base of the carrier to tighten up our anti-rattle device. With our bike carrier mounted well go ahead and go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11.5 of ground clearance and about 2.5 of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 9 of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. To mount our bike rack to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, well lineup the hitch pinholes, then well thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Well then tighten it down using a wrench. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements, weve got about 12 of ground clearance and about 4 of clearances between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 13 of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carriers arms folded down. We also want to check for rear vehicle access, well remove the pin at the base of the bike carrier and till it down, we want to make sure that we can open the hatch of our Outback and access the cargo even with our bike rack mounted to the hitch.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Swagman XTC 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S64670. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattler bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance and measurements. Weve got about 12.5 of ground clearance and 3 of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 19 of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Rola 23 by 56 railed cargo carrier, part number 59502. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes and use the standard 5/8 hitch pin and clip to secure it. Next well go over a handful of clearance and measurements. Weve got about 5.5 of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 29.5 of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the pro series Q Slot Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number PS63134. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, well line up our hitch pinhole and secure the carrier with the pin and clip. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12.5 of ground clearance and about 5.5 of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall weve added about 22 of length to the rear of our vehicle. We also want to check the rear vehicle access.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon, well test fitting the ProSeries Eclipse 4 hitch-mounted bike carrier part number 63124. To mount our carrier into the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, well line up the hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance and 2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 27 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle. Now we also want to check for rear vehicle access.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the pro series 24 by 60 railed cargo carrier for 2 hitches, part number 63153. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch and line-up the hitch pinholes. Well then secure the carrier to the hitch using a standard 5/8 pin and clip. With the carrier secured to the vehicle well go ahead and take a few clearance measurements. Weve got about 15.5 of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. We have about 6 of clearance between the closest part of the career and the closest part of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon were going to install part number 87568 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Now we will go ahead and give you some measurements that will 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 edge of the bumper will be five and three-quarter inches. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 16 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon were going to install part number 75673 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements thatll 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 edge of the bumper will be five and three-quarter inches. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 16 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon were going to install part number 118467 from Tow Ready. First thing we need to do is get inside the vehicle and we have to remove the interior panels. We have to lift up the floor covering and get down to the spare tire and the foam inserts above the spare tire need to be removed as well as one off to the left hand side. There will be a couple of push pins that we need to remove to pull it up. Then well go ahead and remove it. Now our wire harness is located up towards the front of the vehicle just past the metal support by the spare tire well.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon were going to install part number 90208 from Hidden Hitch. Now well go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be four and a half inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the muffler.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to install part number 36493, from Draw-Tite. Now we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be four and a half inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the muffler.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon well be test fitting the Thule hitching post pro, part number TH934XTR. Since we have an inch and a quarter class two hitch on our vehicle we wont need the adapter sleeve on the shank of our carrier. Now to mount it well insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up the pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements to give you an idea of how the bike rack is going to fit behind the vehicle. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be test fitting the Kuat Alpha three-Bike Carrier, part number a103-white-114. To mount our carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the hitch. Well line up our hitch pinholes, then we use the handle at the base of the carrier to tighten the anti-rattle device then well secure the carrier with a locking hitch pin. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements so you can get an idea of how the carrier is going to fit behind the Outback. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about five inches of clearance between the closest of the carrier and out Outbacks bumper. Overall, weve added about 13 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20 inch by 48 inch Cargo carrier, part number c1845. Now our Outback is equipped with a class two, one and a quarter inch hitch so we'll need to remove the adapter to mount the carrier. Well take the shank of the carrier and insert it into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch bit holes and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt using a wrench to tighten it down. With that done, our carrier is mounted and we're going to go over a handful of clearance measurements to give you an idea of how the carrier will fit behind the Outback. We've got about eleven and a half inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier and one inch of space between the bumper and the closest part of the carrier.



Thule CL10 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with tire size P22560R17 well be installing the Thule CL10 Tire Chains using part number TH04255104. All well need to do is lay the chain out on the floor and running from the back of tire toward the front well run the blue cable around the inside of the tire. We then grab the cable at both sides of the tire and bring it up around from the inside toward the top of the tire where we can then make our connection. Well then drape the chain over the tire allowing the blue cable to fall towards the inside of the tire. Here on the outside well use the red chain link as well as the red hook on either side of the chains to make our connection here on the outside at the top of the tire. Well then continue to let the chain drape over the tire towards the bottom of the tire where well then take our cable and run it through the chain tensioner pulling it taunt where well then move up to the tension assembly and bringing the tension assembly down and hook it to the cable.



Thule CG9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with tire size 22560R17 well be installing the Thule CG9 Tire Chains part number TH00023104. Now this is a very simple tire chain to install. Well simply slide the chain from the rear toward the front of the vehicle around the inside of the tire. Well then grab the blue cable on both sides of the tire and bring it up around towards the top of the tire and hook it together. Well then allow the blue cable to move towards the inside of the tire and well grab the chain where we can then make our connection using the red eyelet loop and red hook to connect it together here on the outside. Well then bring the chain around the tire evenly toward the bottom here on the outside.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Subaru Outback

Today on a 2009 Subaru Outback we're going to be installing the Tow Ready T1 connector, product number 118461. First we're going to access the rear cargo area. Then we're going to remove the interior trim panels to gain access to the plug necessary to plug in our new Tow Ready connector. You need to get underneath the plastic tabs and pop them free also. Alright, we need to gain access to the wiring which is located behind the driver's side tail light. To do this, I'm going to go ahead and remove the rear threshold and then pop the driver's side trim panel loose.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Outback

Today on this 2009 Subaru Outback, we're going to install Hidden Hitch, part number 87446. This will also be comparable to Draw-Tite part number 75560. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 5-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. Now, let's go ahead with the installation.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback, well be test fitting the Tow Ready 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack, part number 63124. With our bike rack already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well just need to insert the bike rack shank into the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt in place, well go ahead and tighten it down with a wrench. And after its tight, well insert our safety pin and that will secure our bike rack to the vehicle.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Subaru Outback

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback, well be test fitting Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box, part number Y07193. With our cargo box already pre-assembled and across bar width set at 26 inches, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by simply setting the cargo box on top of the crossbars with the clamps directly in front of each of the crossbars. With the box on the crossbars, we can adjust the clamps as necessary. Youre using the black knobs on the inside of the cargo box to fit the crossbars. With the clamps adjusted, well go ahead and slide the cargo box back, making sure that the clamps are in their open position.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2008 Subaru Outback

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback, well be test fitting the Yakima Holdup 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Rack, part number Y02433. This bike rack is specifically designed for use with 2-inch hitches. With our bike rack already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well start by inserting the shank into the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt in, well go ahead and tighten it down using a wrench and then well install the safety pin.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Subaru Outback

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback, well be test fitting the Yakima Front Loader Wheel Mount Bike Carrier, part number Y02103. With our Subaru already equipped with the factory crossbars and our bike rack already pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well simply set the bike rack on top of the crossbars. Well clamp the front head into place using the wing nut on the front of the bike rack. Well also make sure that the rear clamp is in place and secure it down to the rear crossbar. With the front clamp tightened around the front crossbar and the rear clamp tightened around the rear crossbar, our bike rack is now secured to the vehicle and were ready to load our bike.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2008 Subaru Outback

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback, well be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number TH916XTR. This bike rack is specifically designed for two inch class three hitches only. With our bike rack pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Now with this particular bike rack, when it is in its stored position, you cannot line up the hitch pinhole. You will have to pull the platform into the horizontal position and then line up the hitch pinhole. Insert anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2008 Subaru Outback

Today in our 2008 Subaru Outback we're going to be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style Bike Carrier, product number TH990XT. One quick note about this bike rack, it will fit both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches class 1 through 3 compatible. With our bike rack preassembled and set up for the 2-inch hitch we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. And we'll begin by inserting the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin hole and insert our anti-rattle bolt installed we'll go ahead and tighten it down using a wrench and with the anti-rattle bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle and we're ready to begin loading it up. At this point, we're going to give you a few measurements.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2008 Subaru Outback

Today on our 2008 Subaru Outback, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC 2 2-Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, product number S64670. With our bike rack preassembled and set-up for the 2-inch hitch, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by simply sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin hole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt in, well go ahead and tighten it down using a wrench and insert our safety pin.Now that our bike rack is secured to the vehicle, well go ahead and give you a few measurements. The ground clearance is 15 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback

Today on this 2011 Subaru Outback we are going to install part number 13390 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. We will give you some measurements that will help you out when ing accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular vehicle is going to be 14 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 2-3/4 inches. Alright, now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed. 0:29



Yakima PowderHound Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review

Today we are going to show you the Yakima PowderHound roof mounted ski and snowboard carrier, part number Y03081. This model will hold up to four skies or two snowboards. It is a available in a larger model, called the Big PowderHound, part number Y03082 that will hold up to six pairs of skies or four snowboards. The PowderHound engages and idengages with a large push button that is easy to manipulate, even with gloves on. The PowderHound includes a set of lift brackets if you have tall bindings and need a little bit more clearance between the rack and the roof. It also includes two lock cores from Yakimas SKS locking system. These lock cores can be found on many Yakima accessories and are interchangeable so that you can use the same keys for locks on your ski rack, or your bike rack, or your roof rack. The soft rubber pads on the top and bottom jaws of the ski rack securely grab your gear without damaging it. The included universal mounts will not only fit Yakima round cross bars but they will also fit square load bars and many of the OEM cross bars found today. The PowderHound also includes a lifetime warranty. 1:10



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon we are going to install part number 75560 from Draw-Tite. This is also going to apply to Hidden Hitch part number 87446. The first thing we are going to do is lower the exhaust on the vehicle. There are four muffler hangers, 2 per side, that we need to remove to lower the exhaust out of the way. We are also going to install a strap around the exhaust too, so when we disconnect this, it dose not fall all the way down. :24



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2007 Subaru Outback we are going to install part number 118461 from Tow Ready, this is their T-One wiring harness. The first thing we need to do is get access to the inside of the vehicle. We are going to hold up the hatch and remove the floor coverings. We want to get down to the sheet metal by the spare tire. This panel will pop up and we are going to do both sides because on the wire in these vehicles they can be on the driver side or passenger side so it is best to take everything apart and look for it. We are going to remove these parts here and we are going to take our trim panel tool and just pop it from the bottom. There is one more in the corner down here too. Lets repeat for the other side of the vehicle. 00:58



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2011 Subaru Outback we are going to install part number 87568 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75673 from Draw-Tite. First thing we will show you is where the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. Right now we are looking at the passenger side of the vehicle, you will see there are two rubber plugs at the bottom of the frame. Here and here. These plugs get removed so we can use those holes. We will do this on both sides of the vehicle. :28



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13390. We are underneath the vehicle, the first thing we want to do is lower the exhaust down so we have some working room. We need to remove the three rear most hangers from the system. One at the outboard side at the front of the muffler. On on the inboard side here at the rear. Then if we follow forward, just in front of the rear axle there is a third hanger we need to remove it off of. To remove the exhaust off of its hangers we need to take a spray lubricant, like a WD-40 and spray the studs down. Then we want to take a pry bar or pair of pliers and separate the two pieces. :41



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback

Alright, today on this 2010 Subaru Outback, we are going to install part number 118467 from Tow Ready. OK, the first thing that we need to do is get in the back of the vehicle. We need to open the trunk area. Alright, we will take out the floor panels. Start with this cover here. Now we have to take out the Styrofoam parts too. And we are going to work our way down to the sheet metal here. And then we are going to remove this piece of Styrofoam here, There are a couple of little plastic rivets. 0:51



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2001 Subaru Outback we are going to be installing part number 36284 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to Hidden Hitch part number 90176. The first thing we are going to do is point out our mounting holes that we are going to be attaching our hitch to. As you can see you have two tow hooks in the rear of the vehicle. One on both sides. This is actually one of the locations we are going to be attaching our hitch to as well as the hole here which is the same on the passenger side. As you can see on the passenger side we are going to have to lower down the carbon canister tube to gain access to our mounting locations. Doing that you are going to remove two 12 millimeter nuts at the rear of the canister and one in the middle in front of the canister. As you can see we need to take out these rubber prongs and those are the other mounting locations for our hitch. 00:51



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation -2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118467. We are in the rear cargo area of the Outback Wagon, we want to go ahead and locate the ports that our wiring harness will be plugging into. This port is open ended and located behind the interior panel here on the drivers side of the vehicle up on the forward side, near the tow hook. :24





Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we will be installing sequent wiring harness part number 118461. We are in the rear cargo area of the Outback Wagon and we are going to locate the wiring port that our harness is going to plug in to. The port on this particular vehicle is going to be located directly behind the driver side panel nearest the tail light. To gain access to that we are going to need to remove a few pieces of the interior. As you can see I have already removed the spare tire and the flooring. But we will also need to remove the rear threshold section and the styrofoam flooring piece which has one push pin here and two clips at the forward side. 00:38



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87446. This installation will also apply to the Draw-Tite hitch part number 75560. We are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we want to do before we point out the mounting location for the trailer hitch is to lower both the driver and passenger sides exhaust down so we can gain access to the frame rail. There are four hangers, two per side, that we are going to need to lower the exhaust off of. To ease in the removal of the rubber hangers I am going to spray down the studs with WD-40. With the exhaust hanging off its hangers, looking at the driver side frame rail, for clarity I have removed the fastener for the rear most attaching point. There will be a bolt in place but that is going to refine our rear most attaching point at the weld nut and then the forward one will actually have a plug in in this well which I have already removed. 00:56





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