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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Four Runner we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform-style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH9034. Now we already have our bike secured down and we're going to go over some features, take a few measurements, and show you how our bike is secured in place. The first feature I want to show you is our tilting feature. What we'll do is we'll grab our handle here and the back. We'll squeeze that together and tilt our bike rack away. At this point we will be able to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in our out that we may need.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner we're doing a test-fit of the Saris Bones Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack. That part number is SA882. Now we already have our bike secured down and first going to show you how we do that. We have 3 straps total; two on our frame here. We've got one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're able to pull our bike off once we've got those straps loosened up.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman G10, platform style two, bike rack. That part number is S64682. Now, with our bike on the rack, we're going to go over some feature, show you how our bike is secured down, and take a few measurements. First feature we want to show you is our tilting feature. Since we can do this with our bike still attached, we're going to lift up on our lever here at the back and rotate our rack away. With our rack out of the way, we can check our hatch here. As you can see, we're going to be able to get anything in or out of our vehicle that we may need. We're not going to make any contact with our bike or our rack.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today in this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima LiteRider 2 Bike Rack, Part Number Y02472. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, how it attaches to the rack: there's going to be three points of contact with your bike's frame. We're going to have two zip strips up top here, and one off to the side here which is going to act as an anti-sway strap keeping the bike from going back and forth, possibly hitting into the back rack itself where the bike's in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, there are these buttons on either side of the zip strips. Just push in on both sides and they come right out. With the zip strips, you can either put them in the car with you, or in this case we're just going to go ahead and put them back in place just so we don't lose them. With that done, I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on this 2012 Toyota Forerunner, we're going to be test fitting the 20x48 Curt cargo carrier, part number C18110. This has a 300 pound carrying capacity, and you see, look at the bottom, here, has this nice, mesh floor, which makes it a lot easier to clean. Around the borders, here, we have these tie down points, which you can use for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords, to tie up whatever it is you may be hauling. Im going to give you a couple measurements, now, the first, being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carriers installed. Im going to go ahead and measure from the bumper, since thats the furthest point out. To this point, here, thats giving you about 30. Our ground clearance to the end of this bolt, here ...



Rhino Rack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4-Runner, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform, that is 58" long by 47" wide, and the part number for that is RR42115BF. We already have three of our four mounts down and in place. We're going to secure our fourth one back here on our passenger side. I'm just going to step up. We've got that bracket placed down already, it's simple and easy to move around when you need to, so it slides up and down the length of our platform. We're going to take bottom bracket and secure that in place. We've got our two bolts, and we've got our tool as well.



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.





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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • When a trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, we recommend using a weight distribution system. Also, sway control is a good idea, especially when towing with a midsize SUV. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the towing set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An LED soft light would be closer to an incandescent bulb in appearance. You would likely want the higher wattage bulb in the location where you need more or brighter light. The soft light bulbs # AR50367 for 3.6 watt and # AR50369 for 2.7 watt would be closest to the incandescent. The 2.7 probably being the best match there but I would go with the 3.6 as a personal preference for more visibility. The bright white lights, # AR50368 for 3.6 and # AR50373 for 2.7 may seem...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Reese, and according them, older trunnion spring bars should fit current heads like part # RP54980.
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  • I will assume you are looking for an A-frame mounted jack, because that is what pop-ups typically use, and because that is the part you referred to. The bolt hole pattern is standard, so matching up with the holes in the trailer tongue should not be a problem. You would want to choose a jack whose capacity is greater than the tongue weight of the pop-up, which is typically 10-15 percent of the fully loaded trailer weight. The Dutton-Lainson # DL22781 jack you mentioned should...
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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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