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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on the 2014 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to review and install a Tekonsha 3P Brake Controller, part number 90195. To help us with our install, we're also going to use a Tekonsha Plug and Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for Toyota and Lexus, part number 3040-P. All right, this is what the P3 Brake Controller looks like once it's installed on our 4Runner. We have it hooked up to trailer. We'll go ahead and check out some of the features. First off, we have a nice screen right here that tells us what's going on with the trailer and the brake controller. We have a manual override on the bottom here that controls just the brakes on the trailer themselves.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner, we will be doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier, that's part number CC-100. As you can see it's a sizable carrier. It's dimensions are 23 by 60, plenty of anchor points to tie down our cargo. It has a 500 pound weight capacity, so we are good to go there. Let's go ahead and get some measurements, starting back here with our ground clearance. Looking about 17 and a half, underneath there and our closest point about 7 inches from here to our bumper.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner, we'll be doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 Hanging Style Bike Rack. That's going to be part number 59400. As you can see I already got it on the Forerunner here, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. Got one bike on there. It's going to hold two bikes. The bike rack can be used for other inch and a quarter or two inch hitches.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner, we'll be doing a test fit of the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier and that's a folding cargo carrier. Part number M2205. As you can see, it's a sizable carrier. We're going to be able to put a lot of cargo in here, gives us 13 cubic feet of space. It's got a 450 lb weight capacity and it's dimensions are 23 by 47. The walled cargo carrier is held in place by a pin and clip. That's going to be part number PC3.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner, well be doing a test for the Swagman Dispatch platform-style two-bike rack. Thats part number F64684. As you can see, Ive already got it installed on the Forerunner here just to give you a good idea what its going to look like on the back. Its going to hold two bikes as I said. Its secured in our two inch by two inch receiver with an anti-rattle bolt and clip. The job of the anti-rattle bolt is to help reduce a lot of play and a lot of movement within our bike rack and our receiver. As you can see, giving that a shake there.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway tilting 2-bike rack. That's part number TH912XTR. As you could see, I've already got the bike all loaded up so you can get a good idea what it's going to look like. Let's go ahead and take it off and go over some of the features. Our bike is held in place by three straps and three cradles, got two of the top tube and one for the down tube. This one is going to be our anti-sway.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner, we'll be doing a test fit of the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier. That's part number C18153. It's dimensions are 24 by 60. It has a 500 pound weight capacity and it's for 2 inch hitches only. Now our carrier is held in place by a pin and clip. The pin and clip does not come with the carrier, so you need to pick one up here at etrailer.com, part number PC3. Let's go ahead and grab a few measurements.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test for the Max Tow Cargo Carrier, that's part #MT70422. It's dimensions are 48 X 21. It's made out of aluminum so it's going to be extremely lightweight and easy to load up into the receiver. It's got a 500 lb. weight capacity, and it's held in place by an included pin and clip. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements. Starting with our nearest point while we're here ...



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2010 Toyota 4Runner, we are test-fitting our Car Pod Walled Folding Cargo Carrier with dimensions of 23 by 47, with a 450-pound limit on there. At first I'm going to show you guys how you fold everything down. As you can see, there is a provided strap here. All you're going to do, I just tucked it in, we're just going to untuck it, push down on this little lever here, and pull the strap out, and set that off to the side because you will need it whenever you have it folded down. These pins here in the corners, they are provided as well. You just pull them up and it releases the caging and you just fold one side down, at least as far as you can right now. You pull out the other two pins, on each side, and they'll fold back down.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2010 Toyota 4runner we are test fitting our Stromberg Carlson car carrier. Dimensions are 23x60 with a 500lb. Weight capacity. The product number for that is CC-100. At first we're going to go through and we're going to do some measurements. Our ground clearance, right here, to the bottom of this bolt right there, it's going to be about 16 inches. Over-all we're going to about 31 1/2 inches there.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2010 Toyota 4Runner, we're testing the Curt Cargo Carrier, 20x60, five hundred pound limit cargo carrier. Now, as you can see, it already is connected to our vehicle, we're going to go ahead and do some measurements here. From the ground to the lowest point on the cargo carrier, this is going to be our ground clearance. Got about eighteen and a half inches before it hits the ground on anything. Our overall . and you got seventeen and a half inches there. And from the back of the vehicle to the first point that might hit the cargo carrier, it's going to be about sixteen and a half inches there. Now while we're down here, we can look and see that we do have a pin and clip holding in the cargo carrier.



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2010 Toyota 4-Runner, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a custom fit, 2-inch hitch. It's part number is C31054. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. These front mount hitches are really nice for whether you're doing recovery. You can slide a winch with a winch bracket right into here and secure it. We can use snow plows on the front.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2010 Toyota 4Runner, we are test fitting our Let's Go Aero GearCage, product number HCR222. The width is 32" by 48". Now let's get some measurement's here. We've got our ground clearance, we're going to go to this little point right here, and we've got about 17" there before anything will to hit the ground. Overall, it's going to be about 45" there. From the back of the tailgate to the cargo carry is about 10.5" before anything is going to hit.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Female Speaker: Today on our 2010 Toyota 4 Runner we are test fitting the detail K2 folding cargo carrier. Dimensions 20 x 60 with the capacity to hold up to 500 pounds. The part number for that is K2HCC602. Now first we're going to start off with some measurements. Our ground clearance here from the ground to the lowest point here is gonna be about 18 inches there. Our overall is going to be about 38 inches and our closest point between the vehicle and the carrier is going to be about 16 inches there. Now while we're down here you can see that this is held in by a pin and clip.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Female: Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we are going to be test fitting our Let's Go Aero gear case. A 32 by 48 cargo carrier, which is designated for a 2 inch hitch and carries up to 300 pounds. The part number is HCR222. Now if we start off with some measurements, from the ground to our lowest point, which is actually right up under here, we're going to have about 18 inches before it hits the ground. From the rear of the vehicle overall we're going to have about 41 and 1/4 inches. Coming down here, to the closest point, I'm going to have about 11 inches before it will hit the back of your vehicle. While we're down here, you can see that we do have an anti-rattle bolt, sorry pin and clip. That will help keep the cargo carrier connected to your vehicle stable, unlike some other cargo carriers, which will let it kind of shake a little bit with the regular pin and clip. Now this cargo carrier is just a sealed bottom, and you won't be able to have any dirt falling through, but no dirt's going to come up underneath there either.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota Forerunner, we're going to review an install; the weather-tech custom fit, front floor liners, part number WT460111, grey in color. This application is also available in tan, part number WT450111, or black, part number WT440111. We're now ready to install our new floor liners. As we do, we want to point out there's no floor mat to remove, but we can see the dirt and debris that's built up here, and even the discoloration, or color change, between the dirty area here, and the cleaner area here, where the floor mat sat. Now as we put the new weather-tech custom fit floor liner into place, those areas that we're dirty before, are covered up, and would be protected by the new custom fit floor liner. Now, most application . These rings would be for manufacture hooks to secure the floor mat or liner. Since the hooks aren't there, we won't be able to match them up, but we can see here in the weather-tech floor liner, the custom molding to accept the manufacturer attachment points. Now we've got a really nice extension that goes out over the threshold as it leads to the raised outer edge that covers our kick panel and the driver's foot rest.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to review and install the Weather Tech Custom Fit Rear Cargo Liner, part number WT41230, tan in color. This application is also available in black, part number WT40230, or grey, part number WT42230. Now our cargo liner works with the vehicle's double decker rear cargo system which is available in some applications. To use with the double decker storage system you'll need to trim the floor liner along the rear perforation. Then once you do that, you'll be able to take it, slide it in, and it fits the rear cargo area. For applications without the double decker storage, simply take the rear cargo liner, lay it all the way back up against the second row seating, and it will fit into place nicely. Now as the floor liner sits here, it looks pretty good but, keep in mind, it would be better if that double decker portion of the cargo system wasn't in the way. Our floor liner would sit down all the way along the rear cargo area and would mold, would shape, and contour right to the vehicle's interior trim panels.



Surco Products Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner we're going to be doing a test fit of the Surco Safari 5.0 cargo carrier. This is going to be your roof mounted basket. It's going to be 50 inches long, 45 inches wide, have a depth of 5 inches, have a sturdy steel construction, and it's going to have a 250 pound weight capacity. It's going to be Part Number SPS4550-1101. The first thing with this rack is you're going to get it and you're going to have your feet separate. You're going to need to lay the basket up on your rack to determine your crossbar spread. Then you'll slide your feet on like so and get them spaced out evenly across your vehicle.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner, we're going to be doing a test fit of our Thule Canyon Rooftop Mounted Cargo Basket. This'll be part number TH859. It's going to be forty-nine inches long, by forty inches wide, and have a depth of six inches. It's going to have a sturdy steel construction with a one hundred and fifty pound weight capacity. As you can see, we've already got three of our feet mounted up here on our arrow style bars. We're going to show you how to mount up this last one, because all of them are the exact same. First thing you're going to do, is adjust your feet while it's on the ground.



SportRack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack Vista Roof Rack Mounted Cargo Basket. It's going to be part number SR9035. It's 44 inches long by 39 and 1/8 inches wide, 6 inches deep and has a 130 pound or excuse me a 110 pound weight capacity. It has a sturdy steel construction and as you can see we have it up here on top of our aero bars and we already have 3 of the feet mounted. We're going to show you how to mount that last foot because all of them are the same. To do so, the first thing you're going to do is place the plastic spacer in between the bar and the rack at your desired location when you have your other ones or equal to where you want it. Next you'll take the metal U shape bracket like so with the 2 holes on either side.





Toyota 4Runner Questions

  • When selecting a weight distribution system for your towing needs, there are a few choices to make. The first and most important decision is to select a system that is properly rated for the capacity your setup requires. Since you have 4800 pounds gross trailer weight, I would recommend a weight distribution system with a 10000 pound gross weight and 600 pound tongue weight like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control, item # RP66086, featuring dual-cam sway...
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  • I went out into our warehouse and pulled a Thule Fairing # TH872XT as well as a set of Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53 and found that the fairing will not install onto the Aeroblade load bars. I then contacted our rep at Thule and she informed me that there is no need for a fairing on the Aeroblade bars because they are aerodynamically designed so that they will not create any wind noise. I attached a review video for the # THARB53 for you to check out. For a complete...
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  • To combine the Curt Friction Style Sway Control System, item # 17200, with the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System, item # 17302, all you will have to do is set up the weight distribution system and then attach the small threaded ball from the friction sway control to the small, side ball hole on the weight distribution head. Then attach the plate mounted ball in the friction sway control system the the trailer frame 24 inches straight back from the center of the trailer...
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  • The indicator light on the controller should be green when a trailer is connected to the trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle. When the brakes are applied the light should turn red. If the black wire from the POD is not connected to constant 12 Volt power the indicator light will flicker. The Reese Pod brake controller should be connected as follows. White - Ground Black - 12 Volt Constant Power Red - Cold Side of the Brake Pedal Switch Blue - Trailer Brake feed...
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  • I contacted our representative at Redline about the issue you are having with your trailer brakes and your 1996 Toyota 4Runner. He informed me that there should be 12 volts of power at the trailer brakes if the brake controller is putting out 12 volts. Start with your brake controller. Review the set-up instructions that came with your controller to make sure it adjusted correctly. Then, use a multimeter like part # BTMT15 to check the voltage on the blue output wire of the...
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  • The Taskmaster ST215/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire # TTWTRTM2157514D that you referenced will fit the 14 inch rim you have currently that has/had a 205/75R14 tire on it. It will be just slightly wider (.4 of an inch), and slightly taller (10 mm), than your current setup. I attached a review video for this tire plus a help article on trailer tires for you to check out as well.
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  • The Bully Dog GT Gauge Tuner # BY40450 offers four power settings: stock, tow, regular fuel (85 octane) and premium fuel (91 octane). The tow setting is the ideal choice when pulling heavy loads. Your 4Runner owners manual should indicate if the engine can benefit from use of higher-octane premium fuel. If not you can check with your local dealership. Not all engines will deliver performance gains from use of high-octane fuel. Actual torque and horsepower gains from addition...
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  • The adapter that your customer has for his 2011 Ford truck fifth wheel package will not work with the OEM fifth wheel package on the 2013 and 2014 Ram trucks. The OEM fifth wheel package on the Ram trucks have a different foot print, meaning the pucks in the truck bed are spaced further apart than the pucks on Ford trucks. If your customer chooses to go with a 2013 or 2014 Ram truck with the OEM fifth wheel package, then he will want the Reese Elite Series Rail Adapter, #...
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  • Your best option for a towing mirror extension would be the K-Source Universal Clip On Towing Mirror, # KS3891. These mirrors secure to the housing of your side view mirrors and provides an extra large 7-3/4 inch x 5-1/8 inch mirror. Unfortunately there are no custom fit slide-on or snap-on mirrors for the 4Runner, but this K-Source mirror is our most popular universal towing mirror and will work well for you.
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  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your Toyota 4Runner and trailer, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. At a total of 4,100 pounds, your trailer tongue weight should be between 410 and 615 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). You should not need to add a new trailer hitch as long as your current hitch has a 2 inch receiver and it and the vehicle are rated for...
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  • The Thule Vertex # TH9030XT does not feature an eye ring to run a cable lock like part # TH538XT through. In all but extreme cases, securing all four bikes together and making a wrap or two around the mast of the carrier would offer sufficient deterrence against theft. Keep in mind that the purpose of a lock is to keep honest folks honest. A determined thief will get what they want despite any precautions taken. The idea is to make the crook move on to easier pickings.
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  • The wheel in your existing 20.5 x 8 - 10 wheel and tire combination is a 10 inch wheel with a 20.5 inch diameter and 8 inch wide tire, see link. This size is comparable to the metric size 205/65-10 trailer tire and wheel combination like the 205/65-10 Bias Trailer Tire with 10 inch White Wheel, # AM3H370. You will need to determine the trailers gross axle weight rating or the gross trailer weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to travel, to select the correct load range...
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  • The arms of the Softride Dura, # SR26247 do not fold, but they are easily and quickly removable. Both the Element and the Dura use a spring loaded pull pin that remains in place. It does not need to be completely removed and reinserted. A cable lock that would retro-fit to the Element is not available, but we have several cable type bike locks available, like the Master Lock Python, part # 8428DPS that would work well with the Element. There are two other important distinctions...
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  • The Softride Locking, Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin, # SR25219, is an excellent choice to secure a Carpod basket to your 2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition. This hitch pin will not only keep your basket secure, but it will keep the shank of the cargo basket tight against the receiver tube with the anti-rattle device. We carry two Carpod baskets and they are the Carpod Walled, Folding Cargo Carrier, # M2205, and the Walled, Fixed Cargo Carrier, # M2200. I would recommend using the Folding...
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  • If your trailer turn signals and brake lights work but stop working when your running lights are on the most common cause is a bad ground connection. An insufficient ground connection may allow enough current to pass through to operate the brake and turn lights, which are on intermittently, but not enough for the running lights which draw power continuously. The particular harness you are using on your 1999 Toyota 4Runner, Tow Ready # 118341, is rated for stop/turn lights...
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  • First let's start with a roof rack for your 2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail. The Thule Rack part # TH7503-TH7503 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would be an excellent choice. 200 cm length skis are right at 78 inches, the Thule Sonic Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box # TH633S has an internal length of 87 inches so it would be perfect. This box has also been confirmed to fit the rack you referenced. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • To make sure a roof box allows you to open the rear hatch fully, you can take a quick measurement. Move your front crossbar forward as far as it will go and measure from the center of the crossbar back to the seam between the roof and the rear hatch. That is called 'Front Clearance'. I have attached a chart that gives you the front clearance requirement for the Thule roof boxes we offer. For example, the Thule Alpine, part # TH613 needs a front clearance of 55-1/4 inches....
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  • Since you have an existing 4-pole connector, you are correct, the Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7 should be everything you need to install your Prodigy P2 brake controller, part # 90885. We have a wiring diagram that illustrates the wiring of the # ETBC7 Kit, see photo at right, and installation instructions are available online, see link.
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  • The Yakima SkyBox LoPro 15 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07320 will fit round, square and most factory-installed roof rack crossbars as long as their front-to-back spread is between 24- and 42-inches measured from the center of one bar to the center of the other. You can ensure that a cargo box you choose will fit well and not interfere with your rear hatch opening by measuring the distance from the front cross bar to the rear seam. If your front bar can move, slide it as far forward...
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  • The 1997 Toyota 4Runner did not come with a brake controller port from the factory, so you will need to hardwire the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, to the vehicle. If you already have a 4-Way flat connector at the rear of the 4Runner, all you will need is the 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. If you do not have a 4-Way, you would also need to add the trailer wiring harness, # 118341 (installation details linked below). With a 4-Way installed you would plug it into...
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