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Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box. With 22 cubic feet of storage space and metallic silver, its part number TH636S.With a factory roof rack already installed on a Highlander, well begin our test fit by placing the Sonic XXL directly under our load bars. We have found it to be easiest to line up our feet as we're sliding our box onto the vehicle. With all 4 of our feet around our load bars, well open up the passenger side of the box and tighten the 2 gray handles closest to us until you hear a click. We then move to the driver side, open our cargo box and repeat the same tightening process that we use for the passenger side. As you can see, we do have full access to our rear hatch. With all 4 feet secured, that will complete todays test fit of the Thule Sonic XXL part number TH636S on our 2005 Toyota Highlander. .



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box with 13 cubic foot of storage space, and glossy black. That's part number TH634B. With the factory roof rack already on our Highlander, we'll begin the test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. We found it easiest to line up our feet, making sure they go around our load bars, as we're sliding the box onto our vehicle. We'll now open the passenger-side of our box, tighten the two gray handles closest to us, until they click. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to open from both the driver- and passenger-side.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit Rooftop Cargo Box. With 14 cubic foot of storage space and silver, its part number RMF400. With the factory roof rack already on our vehicle, well begin the test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We'll then open the passenger side of our box, place our feet through the bottom of the box around our load bars and tighten them using the gray dial. One of the great features of the Master Fit is its ability to open from the passenger and driver side. Well now move to the driver side, open the box, place the feet to the appropriate slots being sure that they go around our load bars and tighten with the same gray dials. With our box secure, that will complete todays test fit of the Rhino Rack Master Fit Rooftop Cargo Box part number RMF400 on our 2005 Toyota Highlander. .



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch, a fork mount, roof mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1011. With the factory roof rack already on our Highlander, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Well then remove the black cover on the head of the carrier, bring our black rubber coated metal straps around our load bar and fit them into the head. Well then use an Allen tool to tighten the Allen bolt, securing the front portion of our rack to our load bars. With that secure, we can then replace our black plastic cover and move to the rear. Here at the rear, well loosen the Allen bolts, taking one out completely. This will allow us to bring our clamp around our rear load bar. We will then reinsert the Allen bolt and tighten each one a little bit at a time until weve secured the rear to our load bar. With everything secure, now were ready to load our bike.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, Part Number 87452. Here's what the 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 ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper it's approximately even but the receiver tube on the hitch does stick out approximately 2 1/2 inches past the rear bumper. 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. You'll notice we've already gone and lowered the spare tire down to make the installation just a little bit easier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, part number 75586. Here's what the 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 ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole with the outermost edge of the bumper, it's approximately even, but the receiver tube on the hitch does stick out approximately 2-1/2 inches past the rear bumper. 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, you'll notice we've already gone and lowered the spare tire down to make the installation just a little bit easier.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima FatCat 6, a locking roof top ski and snowboard carrier with a six-ski or four-board capacity. It's part number is Y03088. With the factory roof rack already installed on our Highlander, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier. We'll place it directly onto our load bar. We'll bring our rubber-coated metal strap around our load bar and place it under the foot of the carrier. We'll then secure it by closing our buckle.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity in silver. Its part number is WB-300. With a factory roof rack already on our Highlander, we'll begin the test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier, placing it directly onto our front load bar. We will bring the black rubber-coated metal straps around our load bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. We'll now open our upper jaw, lift the black lever inside, allowing the gray catch to move upward. We'll then close the black buckle that we fitted into the foot of the carrier, then tighten down the lever that we lifted up inside to secure the buckle with that gray catch. We'll then move to the passenger's side and repeat that same process.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box With 16 foot of cubic storage space in matte black, it's part number TH615. With a factory roof rack on our Highlander, we'll begin the test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. The Pulse XL opens from the passenger side, so we'll want to favor it to one side when we install it. We'll now open our cargo box, place our four feet though the appropriate slots, being sure that they go around our load bars. Then we can tighten them using the gray knob. With all four feet tight, that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse XL, part number TH615 on our 2005 Toyota Highlander.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic foot of storage space in matte black. Its part number is TH614. With the factory roof rack already installed on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. The Thule Pulse opens from the passenger side, so Ill want to favor it to the side of the vehicle when were installing. Well now open the passenger side of our box and place our feet through the slots located on the bottom. We want to make sure that they go around our load bars. We can then tighten them using the grey knob.Once all 4 feet are secure that does complete todays test fit of the Thule Pulse large roof top cargo box, part number TH614 on our 2005 Toyota Highlander.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic feet of storage in matte black. Its part number TH613. With the factory roof rack already installed on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. Since our backs opens from the passenger side well wanton keep it closer to this side of the vehicle. Well now open our cargo box, placing our 4 feet through the appropriate slots, and being sure that they go around our load bars. We can then tighten them down using the gray knobs. Once we have all 4 feet secure that will complete todays test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine part number TH613 on our 2005 Toyota Highlander. .



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box with 13 cubic feet of storage in arrow skin black. Its part number is TH624. With the factory roof rack already on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We have found it easiest at this time to line up our feet. Once we have the cargo box resting on our load bars well now open the passenger side of the box, and tighten the 2 grey handles. This will secure our cargo box to this side of our vehicle. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from both sides.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard carrier with a six-ski or four-board capacity, part number TH92725. With the factory roof rack system already on our Highlander, well begin our test fit by placing the front half of our carrier under our front load bar. Well bring the black rubber-coated straps around our load bar, fitting them into the foot of the carrier, and tightening using the grey thumb screw. Well then move to the passenger side of the vehicle and repeat that same tightening process. With the front secure, well move to the rear. Well grab the rear half of our carrier and place it onto our rear load bar.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we will be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down, a fork down roof-mounted bike rack, Part Number S64710. With the factory roof rack already on our Highlander, we'll begin our test fit by placing our rack directly onto our load bar. We'll now bring a U-bolt around the underside of our bar through the head of our rack and secure it using two wing nuts. We will repeat this process on the other side of the front mount here as well. With our front secure, we'll move to the rear. Here at the rear, we'll place the U-bolt down through our rack around our load bar.



Rola Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Rola Canyon, a fork-mount rooftop bike rack with part number 59404. The factory roof rack system already on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Rola Canyon directly onto our load bars. We will want to unfasten the front bolt, bring our clamp around our bar, and thread the bolt back into the nut located in the front half of the clamp. We'll then take the supplied torque tool and tighten that bolt down. With that secure, we'll move to the rear where again we will separate the clamp by undoing the bolt. We'll bring the clamp around our bars, thread our bolt back into the nut, and tighten it with the included tool. Now we're ready to load our bike.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test-fitting the Kuat Trio, a fork-mount roof bike rack, part number RU01. With our factory roof rack already on our Highlander, we'll begin our test fit by placing our rack directly onto the load bars of our vehicle. At the head of our rack, we'll bring the two black rubber-coated U-bolts around the bottom of our load bar, up through the head of our carrier. We will then thread on the cylinder knots and tighten them down using the included Allen tool. With these secure, we'll move to the rear, where we will loosen up both of our wing nuts, removing one completely. This will allow us to bring the bolts down on both sides of our load bar, replace our bottom clamp, and then we'll thread the wing nuts back on to secure this into place.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - part number 87615. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch and hull to the outermost edge of the bumper, it's pretty well even, but the hitch receiver tube does stick out approximately two and a half inches past the outermost edge of the bumper. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately fourteen and a half inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now you'll notice we've already gone and lowered the spare tire down to make the installation just a little bit easier. Next we'll need to go ahead and remove the two plastic appearance panels - one on the driver's side as well as one on the passenger's side. To remove these, you'll need to remove a combination of bolts as well as push fasteners. The bolts that you'll need to remove require a ten millimeter socket. The push pin fasteners, you can remove by taking a flathead screwdriver and working out the centerpiece of the push pin fastener, and then the rest of the fastener will pull out. Now that we have both plastic appearance panels removed, we're going to need to remove each of the tow hooks.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - part number 75726. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch and hull to the outermost edge of the bumper, it's pretty much even, but the hitch receiver tube does stick out approximately two and a half inches past the outermost edge of the bumper. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately fourteen and a half inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now you'll notice we've already gone and lowered the spare tire down to make the installation just a little bit easier. Next we'll need to go ahead and remove the two plastic appearance panels - one on the driver's side as well as one on the passenger's side. To remove these, you'll need to remove a combination of bolts as well as push fasteners. The bolts that you'll need to remove require a ten millimeter socket. The push pin fasteners, you can remove by taking a flathead screwdriver and working out the centerpiece of the push pin fastener, and then the rest of the fastener will pull out. Now that we have both plastic appearance panels removed, we're going to need to remove each of the tow hooks.



Husky Liners Classic Front Floor Liners Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Husky Liners for the front row, part number HL35881 in black. This part is also available in gray as part number HL35882 and tan as part number HL35883. We're going to begin over here on the passenger's side where we will lay our new liner into place. This is a perfect application, because this particular vehicle did not have any factory mats in it. As you can see, the Husky Liners are custom-molded to fit the contour of the vehicle right here on the interior. The diamond-tread plating provides superior grip for your feet.



U-Ace 3D Classic Front Floor Liners Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the U-Ace 3D Classic Floor Liners for the front row in gray, part number L1TY07612201. These floor mats are also available in tan as part number L1TY07612202 and in black as part number L1TY07612209. We're going to go ahead and start here on the driver's side and we're going to slide in our U-Ace floor mats. As you can see, it's got these two anchor-point accommodation points, that's going to accommodate our factory anchor-points and allows to secure down our floor mat. Our floor mat also features a cut-out right here to allow us to have access to our gas tank pull. The floor mat itself is made of a three-layered material that's going help prevent moisture, dirt, dust and debris from getting on your carpet. It also features this nice heel pad right here to prevent wear-and-tear as you're operating your pedals. As you can see right here, it does go up and provide full coverage underneath our pedal area as well as coverage over here for heel.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches part number TH9042. 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 allow the attached pin to fall into place. We'll then use 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 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 9 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be testing the Thule Apex Swing 4 bike rack for 2 hitches, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole, and allow the attached pin to fall into place. Well then use the hand knob 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 13 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 7. Weve added about 16 to the overall length of our vehicle.





Prorack Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Prorack 2-bike rack for an inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches, part number PR8062400. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of the Highlander is about 11 inches.



Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot Platform style 2 or 4-Bike Rack for 2-inch hitches part number PS63138. For our video today, we'll be using the 2-bike rack. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the 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 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse Four Bike Hitch-Grounded rack, part number 63124. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of the Highlander is about 7 inches. We've added about 34 inches to the overall length of our Toyota Highlander. We've pulled the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from the vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in its upright position and the pin reinstalled, we'll go ahead and undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles. We'll grab our bike and place it onto the frame cradles securing it by the straps. Just like that, we're all loaded up and ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Pro Series Eclipse Four Bike Rack, part number 63124 on our 2013 Toyota Highlander. .





Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Bike Rack for two inch hitches, part number HR1450. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack in to the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Here, at the rear of the shank, we'll tighten the black lever to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. We'll go over a few clearance measurements. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 19 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about nine and a half inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Hollywood Sport Rider 2 two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part #: HR1000. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of the vehicle is about 13 inches and weve added about 32 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. Well pull the three pins at the base of our bike rack to allow the platform to unfold and our center mast.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the 24x60 Curt cargo carrier for 2 hitches, part number C18132. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pinhole and install our pin and clip.Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 3. Weve added 14.5 to the overall length of our vehicle.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the 20x60 Curt cargo carrier for 2 hitches, part number C18131. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole, and install our pin and clip. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12.5 of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 3 and weve added about 14 to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the pin and clip at the base of our carrier to allow it to unfold. With it in this position, we now have a ground clearance of about 17.5, the closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 8, and weve added about 36 to the length of our vehicle.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two-bike, hitch-mounted folding rack for 1.25 and 2 hitches, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12.5 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 5. Weve added about 16 to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Holdup two bike rack for two inch hitches, platform style, part number Y02443. To begin our test fit, 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. Then we can install the lock on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about thirteen inches of ground clearance.





Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.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 Highlander is about 7". Weve added about 16" to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the lever at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch, with the mast back in its upright position, well pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out the dual arms.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be testing fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for 2 inch hitches part number TH916XTR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, lining up the pinholes and then we'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten with a wrench and installing the lock on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 1/2 inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 4 1/2 inches. We've added about 16 inches to the overall lengthof our Highlander. We'll pull the lever at the base of the bike rack and allow the platform to unfold, this gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 18 inches, the closes point of the bike rack to the rear of the vehicle is about 9 inches and we've added about 34 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Highlander.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro folding tilting 4 bike rack for 1.25 and 2 hitches, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12. The closest part of our bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 9.5 and weve added about 19 to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Double Track Platform Style 2 bike rack for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number TH990XT. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, by lining up the pin hole and threading in our anti rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 5 inches. Weve added about 13 and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle.You pull the lever at the base of the mast and allow our carrier to unfold. With the carrier in this position we have full access to our rear hatch. We now have a ground clearance of about 17 and a half inches.





Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 two-bike platform rack for 1.25 and 2 hitches, part number S64670. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench.Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 9. Weve added about 24 to the overall length of our Highlander.





Swagman Semi 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test-fitting the Swagman Semi 2.0 Platform Style 2-Bike Rack 4 3/4 inchand 2 inch hitches, part number S64685. 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-rudder bolt, tightening it with a wrench and installing the clip on the other side. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the back rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 4 inches, and we've added about 20 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the lever at the base of the bike rack and allow it to unfold.



Swagman Jackknife Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Jackknife 2 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number S63450. 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. Then we can install the clip on the other side. 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 vehicle, here at the top, is about 12 1/2 inches. And down here at the bumper, it sits about 13 1/2 inches away. We've added about 23 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. We'll pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.





SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Sportrack Super EZ platform style two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number sr2901lr. 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 with a wrench and installing the lock on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 10.5 inches. We've added about 28 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. We'll pull the three pins at the base of the bike rack and allow the platform and the mast to unfold.



SportRack Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the 20x60 Sport Rack cargo carrier for 2 hitches, part number SR9850. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 0.25 away. Weve added about 11 to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the pin and clip at the base of our carrier and allow it to unfold.



Softride Element Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Speaker: Today in our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number SR26248.To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well lineup the pinholes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench.Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12.5 inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 6.5 inches. Weve added about 16 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well undo the pins at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms.With these out, weve added about 33 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. Well undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles, grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles and secure it by tightening each strap.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting this Softride Dura Paralellogram tilting four bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number sr26247. 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 the pin hole and thread in our anti rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench and then we can install our lock. Now we'll go over a very clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance, the closest one to the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about eight inches and we've added about 39 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll undo the cradle straps, six was our cradles, grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles and secure it by tightening each strap. One of the great features of the Paralellogram is it's ability to tilt away from the vehicle while keeping the bike parallel to the ground.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Rola TX-104 four-bike rack inaudible00:07 hitches,part number 59401.To begin our test fit, we'll slidethe shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'llline up the pin hole and tread in our anti-rattle bolt and tightening it with a wrench. We'll go over and do clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12 inches. The closest part of the bike rack to the rear of the vehicleis about six inches. We've added about 14 inches to the overall length of our Highlander.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting a Rola Dart cargo carrier for two inch hitches,part number 59550. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier 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 some clearance measurements. We have about twelve and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about seven inches. We've added about fifteen and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle, with the carrier in its folded position. We'll pull up on the orange handle on top, to allow our carrier to unfold. With it in this position, we now have aground clearanceof about seventeen inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about seven inches, and we've added about forty and a half inches to the overall length of our Highlander. When opening our rear hatch door, we see that it breaks over our carrier at about seventeen inches. The exhaust system on this vehicle exits on the passenger side, and sits about twenty-one inches away from our carrier. This measurement is important to keep in mind when hauling materials that may be sensitive to heat. That completes today's test fit of the Rola Dart cargo carrier, part number 59550,on our 2013 ToyotaHighlander. .



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Rola Cargo Carrier for 2 Hitches part number 59502. 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 clip. Now, well go over a few clearance measurement. We have about 15 of ground clearance. The closest part of the cargo carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 8.





Prorack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Prorack 4 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number PR8062404. To begin our test fit, well 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 with a wrench, and installing the clip on the other side.Now, well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 8 inches. Weve added about 33 and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in its upright position, well undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles at the top.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Prorack two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number pr8062403. 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 holes and thread in our anti rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench and installing the clip on the other side. 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 vehicle is about eight and a half inches. We've added about 27 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the 24 x 60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches part number 63153. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 12 inches. We've added about 38 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



MaxxTow Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the aluminum MaxxTow cargo carrier for two inch hitches part #: MT70108. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into to the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and install our pin and clip. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 11 and three quarter inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about eight and a half inches. Weve added about 31 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, part number MT70107. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and install our pin and clip.Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 6.5 inches, weve added about 26 inches to the overall length of our Toyota Highlander. When opening our rear hatch door, we see that it breaks over our cargo carrier at about 21 inches. The exhaust system on this vehicle exits on the passenger side and sits about 13.5 inches away from our cargo carrier.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Narrator: Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test-fitting the Kuat NV Aluminum Platform-Style Two-Bike Rack for two inch hitches, part number N101. To begin our test-fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Well move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand knobs 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 twelve inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about six and a half inches, and weve added about eighteen inches to the overall length of our Toyota.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa aluminum platform style hitch mounted two-bike rack part number S102. To begin our test fit, we'll side the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch lining up the pin hole and install our pin and lock. Here at the rear of the shank, we'll tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our inside rider device. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 5 inches. We've added about 17 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Kuat Beta Aluminum Folding 2 Bike Rack for 2 inch hitches, part number B202-2. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Well 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 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 7 inches. Weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. Well pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from the vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow N Go Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow-n-Go three bike rack for 2 inch ball mounts, part number HR135. We'll be using the hidden hitch ball mount with an extra long shank, part number 80232. Please keep in mind that the ball mount for the ball and the pin and clip are all sold separately. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pinhole and insert our pin and clip. We'll go ahead and pull the pin at the top of the mast to swing on our dual arms. Under our cradle straps, grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles and secure it with the straps. Just like that, we're all loaded up and we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow-n-Go three-bike rack for 2 inch ball mounts, part number HR135 on our 2013 Toyota Highlander. .



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Rack, for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number HR8500. To begin our test fit, well 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, well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 12 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 7 inches. Weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. Well pull the pin in clip here at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in its upright position, and the pin in clip reinstalled at the base, we can go ahead and pull the safety pin at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the 19x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, part number C18100. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our aluminum cargo carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pinhole and install our pin and clip.Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 2.5 inches. We have added about 9.5 inches to the overall length of our vehicle with the carrier in its folded position. We will pull the pin and clip at the base of our carrier and allow it to unfold. With the cargo carrier in this position, we now have a ground clearance of about 13 inches, the closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Highlander is about 10.5 inches, and weve added about 29.5 inches to the overall length of our Toyota.When opening our rear hatch door, we see that the door breaks over our cargo carrier at about 22.5 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the CURT cargo carrier for an inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches, part number C18145. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up our pinhole 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 carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 5-1/2 inches. We've added about 25-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Highlander.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2004 Toyota Highlander, well be installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch in a Class III of the 2 inch opening on the receiver, part number 75153. Heres what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 15-1/4 inches. Now from the center of the hitch pin hole, it is actually even with the outer most edge of the bumper. This hitch actually sticks out past your rear bumper approximately 2-1/2 inches. Now lets go ahead and install our hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today, on our 2004 Toyota Highlander we will be installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver in a class III with a 2 inch opening in the receiver, part number 70778. Here is what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle.Now we will go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch; such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 15-1/4 inches, now from the center of the hitch pin hole it is actually even with the outermost edge of the bumper. This hitch actually sticks out past your rear bumper approximately 2-1/2 inches.Now, lets go ahead and install our hitch. Lets go ahead and point out the six mounting locations that we are going to use to mount our hitch, there is three on each side. The two rearmost mounting locations from each side are actually where the tow hooks are mounted right now.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2004 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with four pulse lat trailer connector, part number 118413. To begin with, we'll go ahead and raise the rear hatch of the vehicle. You'll notice two small doors, or panels on the inside of the vehicle. One on each side. We'll need to remove each of these panels to gain access to the tail light wiring assembly. Now let's set out our T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness to go over what parts are included.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box measuring 21 cubic feet in aeroskin black part number th626. With the factory roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly on to our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as needed to fit around our bars. Once we have the box situated, we can 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 this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver side, open the box and tighten the two remaining feet using the hand knobs. With everything tight and secure our box is all loaded up. Here at the rear you'll notice that when we open our rear hatch the spoiler makes contact with the rear of our box even with our bar set as far forward as possible. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, part number th626 on our 2005 Toyota Highlander.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number y02098. With a factory roof rack system installed onto our vehicle, well place the carrier onto our crossbars, and bring our front clamp around our front bar. We can then go ahead and remove our skewer. Well fit the t-bolt through the appropriate slot and tighten it down. Well slide our bracket up around our t-bolt and then we can reinstall our skewer. Well move to the rear, bring our rear bracket around our rear bar, fit the t-bolt through the appropriate slot, and tighten it down.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4-Bike Carrier for 1 inch and 2 inch hitches, part number y02451. 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 attached pin. Well move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand knob 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 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 8 inches.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Cargo Box measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number th636s. To begin our test fit, well place the Sonic directly onto our crossbars. Since the feet are hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our crossbars while we place the bars onto our roof rack. Well open the passenger side of the box, and tighten down the two clamps on this side by tightening the hand knobs. Another great feature is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the drivers side open the box and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number th634b. With a factory roof rack assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our crossbars. Since the feet hang out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our crossbars while placing the box onto our roof rack. Once we have it situated the way we like we can open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the two hand knobs on this side. This will tighten our feet around our crossbars. Well know that theyre tight enough when we start hearing a clicking or ratcheting sound.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number th613. With a factory roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our crossbars. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only. Well be scooting it as close to the passenger side as possible for easier accessibility. Once we have the box in place, we can open the box, grab our clamps, and place them through the appropriate slots to make sure that our feet go around each crossbar. With all four in place we can then use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. With a factory roof rack installed onto our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto the crossbars. Once we have it situated the way we like we can open up the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around our crossbars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only. Well be scooting it as close to the passenger side as possible for easier accessibility.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH614. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only. Well be scooting it towards the passenger side of our vehicle for easier accessibility. With a factory roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our crossbars. Once we have it situated the way we like we can open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around our crossbars. Then we can go ahead and use the hand knobs to tighten them in place.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Force Double XL rooftop cargo box measuring 21 cubic feet in AeroSkin black, part number TH626. With our Highlander equipped with the factory roof rack system well go ahead and set our Thule Force directly onto our crossbars. Since the feet hang out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit over our crossbars while placing the box onto our roof rack. Once we have it situated the way we like we can then 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 this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move over to the drivers side, open the box and tighten the two remaining hand knobs.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box measure 13 cubic feet in AeroSkin black, part number TH624. With a factory roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Force directly onto our loadbars. Since the feet already hang out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our crossbars while placing the box onto our roof rack. With it situated the way we like well open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the two clamps on this side using the hand knobs to tighten the feet around our crossbars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. So now well move over to the drivers side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining hand knobs.



Rola Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Rola roof-mounted bike carrier, part number 59404. With a factory roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our carrier directly on to our crossbars. We want to make sure that the brackets are already loose to fit around our crossbars. Here at the front well fit our bracket around our front crossbar, feed the bolt through the appropriate slot and install the nut. Then well use the included tool to tighten it in place. Well move to the rear and repeat that same process.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky1011. To begin our test fit well place the carrier directly on to our crossbars. Well bring our straps around our front crossbar and remove the black plastic cover. Well fit the straps into position back into the head of the carrier and then well use an Allen key to tighten down our Allen bolt which will tighten our straps around our front bar. Once we have that secured, we can go ahead and reinstall our front cover. Well move to the rear and bring our rear bracket around our rear bar.



Prorack Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the ProRack roof-mounted bike carrier, part number PR8062003. With the factory roof rack system installed onto our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our ProRack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front well bring the brackets around the front bar, feed the bolts through the clamp brackets and tighten down with a circular nut. Well do this for both sides of the front platform of our carrier. With that secured well move to the rear, bring the clamp around our rear crossbar, feed the bolt through and tighten it down with a circular nut. In preparation to load our bike well want to make sure that both wheel straps are undone.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Kuat Beta aluminum folding two-bike rack for two-inch hitches, part number B202-2. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pinhole and install our pin and lock. Then well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob 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 inches of ground clearance.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack for raised factory side rails, part number TH7503-TH7503. With our load bars assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of our roof rack system onto the front part of our side rails. Once we have it fit in place, we can grab our strap, take it under our side rail, fitting it back into the head of our load bar. You'll notice that on the strap there are slots numbered 1 through 4. This is to accommodate the different size of side rails that your vehicle may have. Today we'll be setting it on setting #3.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mount Bike Carrier, part number th513. For an easier installation, the skewer is removed, and all the screws at the front and the rear are loosened. With a Thule Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Domestique directly onto our load bars. Well go ahead and fit our rear and front clamps around the load bar. Here at the front, well feed our bolts back through the appropriate holes in the clamp and tighten with an Allen tool. Once we have all the bolts tight at the front, well move to the rear, fit the bolt through our rear clamp, and tighten it down with an Allen tool.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. With a Thule Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Circuit directly onto our load bars. Well lift up on the cam action lever to bring our front clamp around our front bar. Once we have it in place, we can slide our t-bolt through the slot of the clamp. Well hand tighten the bolt, and then close the cam action lever. With the front part of our carrier secured, well now move to the rear.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Carrier from Swagman, part number s64710. With a Thule Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Fork Down directly onto our load bars. Well take our u-bolt and place it through the holes at the rear of the carrier making sure that it goes around our load bar. Now well go to the front, place our u-bolts under the load bar and bring them up through our platform. Well secure it with two wing nuts. Well tighten those down and repeat that process on the other side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander - Curt

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13534. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is one inch.From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-1/2 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with four pole flange connector, part number 118449. To begin our install we're going to start in the drivers side kick panel located underneath the dash board. Attached to the manufacturers wiring harness will be a white connector that will match the white connector for our Tow Ready harness and converter box. Now that we've located the connector we'll need to remove the threshold and drivers side kick panel so we can store the converter box and wiring. To remove the threshold we'll use a flat blade screwdriver or interior trim panel tool to gentle pry the panel up and release the fasteners underneath. Next we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with our kick panel only we have one plastic cap nut to remove also.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing hidden hitch, part number 87452. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next, I'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outer edge of the bumper, and the top of the receiver tube opening is 14 inches from the ground. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now I'll go ahead with installation. Now to begin our install we'll first remove the under body panel on the drivers side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75586. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next I'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outer edge of the bumper. The top of the receiver tube opening is 14 inches from the ground. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now, I'll go ahead with installation. Now, to begin our install we'll first remove the under body panel on the drivers side.



U-Ace 3D Classic 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be installing the U-Ace floor mat 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner, part number l1ty07622209, black in color. First well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor liner. Now were ready to install our new U-Ace floor mat. Well go ahead and put the floor mat into place and then push it into position.As you can see this is a one piece liner which will extend all the way from the drivers side threshold to the passenger side threshold and a raised outer lip will really help contain the dirt, dust, and debris.Keeping in place will be our special anti-slip max spider fibers on the bottom layer. Along with that raised outer edge is also the custom cutouts to go around the center console.That does it for our install of the U-Ace floor mat 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner, part number l1ty07622209, black in color. This application is also available in beige, part number l1ty07622202 or gray part number l1ty07622201 for your 2012 Toyota Highlander..



U-Ace 3D Classic Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners, part number L1TY07612209 black in color. To install the U-Ace floor mats, first we'll go ahead and remove the old or manufactured floor mat. Now we're ready to install the new U Ace floor mat. As we install it here on the driver side, we'll fit it over the manufacturer's attachment hooks. Now this will be a 2-piece set, one mat for the driver side and one for the passenger side. The anti-slip fibers on the bottom layer hold the mat in place.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a 2 board capacity part number th810. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof-Racking System assembled onto our vehicle. Well begin out test fit by placing the front half of the carrier onto our front load bars. Well position it where we want and then bring the rubber straps around our load bar back into the foot of the carrier. Well then use the hand knob to tighten down the strap. Well repeat the same process for the other side of the carrier.Then, well grab the rear part of our carrier and place it on our rear bar.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork-Mount Bike Carrier part number th513. For easier installation, I already removed the skewer at the front and removed the bracket at the front. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof-Racking System assembled onto our vehicle. Well begin out test fit by placing the Domestique directly on top of our load bars. Ill fit our front bracket around our front load bar making sure that the bolts goes through the brackets and tightened with an Allen Key. Once I have the bracket tight Ill go ahead and reinstall the skewer.Here at the rear well bring our clamp around our rear load bar, run the bolt through and tighten with a Allen key.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System using the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars 53 Inches, part number tharb53 and the Thule Rapid Cross Road Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part number th450r.With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions we'll begin by placing the front part of our roof rack onto the front part of our roof. We'll fit it onto the factory raised side rails to ensure that we have the foot packs in the correct position. There's an arrow indicator on the foot pack that needs to be in line with the center of the raised side rail.We'll measure from a fixed point on the side rail back to the foot pack to make sure that our foot packs line up with each other. We'll take the cap off the foot pack, make sure the rubber-coated steel strap is around our side rail and fit it back into the foot pack. We'll then use the Allen key that's attached to the cap to tighten our strap.We'll do this for both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle. With our straps tight we can then reinstall the Allen key and black cap.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number th636s. One of the neat features of this carrier is its ability to open from both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. This makes it easier when loading or unloading our gear. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin the test fit by placing the Sonic directly on top of our load bars. Well go ahead and make sure that the feet are set as far back as theyll go that way our cargo box when sitting on our roof rack will be as far forward as possible. Well fit the feet of the clamp around each load bar.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number th613. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin the test fit by placing our carrier directly on to our load bars. Once we have it situated the way we prefer, we can then open the cargo box and fit the clamps through the appropriate slots making sure that the feet of our clamps go around our load bars. Then we can use the hand knobs to tighten down each clamp. With all the clamps tight, our box is now secured to our vehicle and were ready to start loading up some gear. One thing to be aware of is that when trying to open our rear hatch it does make contact with the rear of our cargo box.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky1011. With a Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well being our test fit by placing our carrier directly on to our load bars. Well remove the black plastic cover at the front and bring our rubber-coated straps around our front load bar fitting them back into the head of the carrier. Well go ahead and move to the rear and fit our rear bracket around our rear load bar. Well use an Allen key at the front of the carrier to tighten the Allen bolt which will tighten down our straps. We can replace our black plastic cover and then move to the rear and tighten down the bolts to tighten down our rear clamp.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, 16 cubic feet in Matte Black, part number TH615. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test-fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly on to our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we'll go ahead and make sure that they're fit around each load bar. Then we can open the box and use the hand knobs on the inside to tighten down each foot. With all the feet tight our box should be secured to our roof rack and we should be ready to start loading up our gear. We are able to gain access to the rear hatch of our vehicle without the rear hatch door making contact with our cargo box.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box 14 cubic feet in matte black, part number th614. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on to our load bars. The feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, well go ahead and fit them around our load bars. Once we have the box situated on the roof rack where we prefer, we can open the box and use the hand knobs on the inside to tighten down each foot. With all the feet tight, our box is secured to our roof rack system and were ready to start loading up our gear. Please note that you can access your rear hatch door without it making contact with the cargo box when fully open.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Thule M.O.A.B. Roof Top Cargo Carrier, also known as the Mother Of All Baskets, part number TH690XT. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test-fit by placing our cargo carrier directly on to our load bars. We'll go ahead and line it up with our vehicle and then make sure that the clamps are around the load bars. We'll fit the bolt up to the bracket and secure by tightening down a wing nut. We'll do this for each clamp.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, 13 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black, part number TH624. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test-fit by placing our cargo box directly on to our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we'll go ahead and make that they go around each load bar. We'll position it on to the vehicle as we prefer and then open the passenger side of the cargo box to tighten down the passenger side clamps. We'll use the hand knob inside to tighten each clamp. We'll close the side of the box and then go to the driver side of the vehicle and open the box from this side.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a 6 ski or a 4 board capacity, part number TH92725. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test-fit by placing the front half of our carrier directly on to our front load bar. We'll bring the rubber coated strap around our load bar, fit it back into the foot and then use the hand knob to tighten it down. We'll do this for both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. We'll grab the rear part of our carrier and place it on our rear bar. We need to make sure that it's in line with the front half of our carrier.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH526. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test-fit by placing our Circuit directly on top of our load bars. We'll lift up the cam action lever at the front and fit our front clamp around our front load bar. We want to fit the T-bolt back through the clamp and then hand-tighten it. Once we have it snug we'll close our cam action lever and tighten our clamp more, securing the front part of our carrier to our roof rack. We'll move to the rear of the carrier where we can bring our bracket around our rear load bar.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Rack from Swagman, part number S64710. With the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin the test-fit by placing our carrier directly on to our load bars. Once we have it situated well begin at the front by bringing our U-bolts up under our load bar through our bracket and tighten with wing nuts on top of our platform at the front. Well repeat the same process for the other side of our front bracket platform. Once we have those wing nuts tightened we can then move on to the rear where well drop the U-bolt through the top of our carrier around our load bar and well make sure the U-bolt is through the black bracket with the flat side against the carrier. Then well use the wing nuts to tighten it and secure the rear part of our carrier.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for light trucks, part number pw2029c. Well be test fitting these tire chains on tire size 245/55-19. Now this vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive so we will be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. To begin our test fit well lay the chains flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Well now drape the tire chain over the tire making sure the tire chain is centered and the hooks of the tire chain are facing out so that we dont damage the outer wall of the tire.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Control, part number TK90160. Note this vehicle is already equip with an ETBC7 Brake Controller Install Kit so well just need to hardwire in our brake controller, mount it, and were ready to go. Well first start with mounting our brake controller. Well take the brake controller bracket and the hardware provided and attach it here to the kick panel. Then we can take our four-pole plug provided with the brake controller and the red wire coming off our four-pole plug that will get attached to the brake switch signal. For this application the brake switch signal will be the blue wire coming from the brake switch.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller, part number 90195. We'll also be using the ETBC7 brake control install kit, part number ETBC7. The first step of our install will be taking the previously installed four pole connector at the back of the vehicle and routing it outside. To do this we'll need to open up the rear cargo door to gain access to the four pole. Then we'll remove the drivers side lower storage compartment and necessary panels to access it. This will allow us to reroute the four pole connector outside the grommet you can see here.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Weather Tech floor liners in the front row. Part number WT460391, gray in color. First, we'll go ahead and remove the older manufacturer's floor mats, and now we're ready to install the Weather Tech floor liners. Weather Tech floor liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels, and molding all work to keep dirt and debri contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. As you can see here, it's got the custom molding to go around the manufacturer's hold down points.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Tow-Ready T1 vehicle wiring harness, part number 118413. First we'll need to go ahead and remove the access panels on both sides. We'll go ahead and sit those aside. Then we'll remove the center cargo tray. Now on most applications they'll be push pin fasteners that will need to be removed, however for this application they're missing. We'll go ahead and remove the center cargo tray.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 70778. 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 pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is one inch. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-1/4 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Toyota Highlander - Curt

Today on our 2005 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13530. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper, it's 2 inches. To the top of the insider receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Husky Floor Liner in the rear cargo area part number hl25883, tan in color. When applicable well go ahead and remove the old or manufactures cargo mat and now were ready to install the Husky Floor Liner.Husky floor liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. As you can see, they have the extended, raised outer lip to really contain that dirt and debris. Additionally, theyre custom molded to fit around all of the interior trim panels and have a total of five cut outs, four for the cargo hooks and one for the third row seating fold down handles. One more great feature about the Husky Floor Liner is its easy to install and can also easily be removed and cleaned and washed with soap and water.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2006 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-OneVehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, part number 118413.First, before we install our Tow Ready harness, we'll need to access themanufacturers wiring. So, we'll start by opening up the rear cargo door and removingthe rear cargo mat. Then we'll remove the corner covers for the rear storagecompartments and lift up the center compartment. Now, we'll remove the two pushpinfasteners, securing the center section in place. Here we'll be using an interior trimpanel tool, but you can also use a flat bladed screwdriver. Now, with the two fastenersremoved, we'll go ahead and pull the tray up out of the way and set it aside forreinstallation later.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota Highlander - Curt

Today on this 2003 Toyota Highlander were going to install part number C13429 from Curt. Now this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on a vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 15 and three-quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be five and a half inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2003 Toyota Highlander were going to install part number 41541 from Draw Tite. Now this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on a vehicle. Next well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories such as the ball mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 15 and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper will be five and three-quarter inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2003 Toyota Highlander were going to install part number 36271 from Draw Tite. Now this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on a vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as cargo carrier or a bicycle rack. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be five and a half inches. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 15 and a quarter inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule XG12 Pro Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander with tire size P245-65-R17s well be installing the Thule XG12 Pro tire chains, part number TH01594250. To begin our installation well lay the chains out on the floor and get out any tangles or twist within the chains. Well then take the blue cable and slide it from the read, behind the tire, toward the front of the vehicle. We can then grab the cable on both ends and bring it up towards the top of the tire where well connect it together. Well then allow the blue cable to fall behind on the inside of the tire. Well take the chains and drape them over the tire chain making sure they stay centered.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander with tire size P245-65-R17s. Well be installing the glacier tire chains part number PW3010C. Their easy to install and comply with all DOT. Now youll notice these chains do come with a yellow tab indicating the side as well as the direction of the chain. Well go ahead and sit our chains in place over the top of the tire. Youll want to make sure that the cable attachments are on the bottom side of the tire.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander with tire size P245-65-R17s well be installing glacier tire chains, part number PW1046. Before we began our installation well need to be sure were placing the chains correctly. Youll notice that each side chain is marked with the words tire side. Well need to make sure that this faces the tire. With that done we can then take the center of the chain and drape it over the top of our tire here at 12 oclock. On the inside of the tire here well need to connect the chains together.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2006 Toyota Highlander, we're going to install part number 118248from Tow Ready. The first step is to go ahead and remove the interior panels to get toour wiring harness. We'll have to remove the access panels, the threshold, and trunk floorpanels and trays. We'll go ahead and locate the port on the driver's side. Somevehicles have a cap. We'll remove the cap if necessary, and then we'll go ahead andinstall the T1 wiring harness.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today, on this 2006 Toyota Highlander, were going to install part number 75153 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, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 15 inches and from the edge of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about 1 1/4 inches.Now, Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the tie down brackets that are located at the bottom of the frame. Then, well go ahead and remove a plug thats protecting the threads further down the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today, on this 2006 Toyota Highlander, were going to install part number 70778 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch will look 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, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 15 inches and from the edges of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about 1 .Now, Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the tie down brackets that are located at the bottom of the frame. Then, well go ahead and remove a plug thats protecting the threads further down the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota Highlander - Curt

Today, on this 2006 Toyota Highlander, were going to install part number 13530 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 15 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be 2 inches.Now, Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is to go ahead and remove the tie down brackets that are located at the bottom of the frame. Then, well go ahead and remove a plug that is protecting the threads further down the frame.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test-fitting the Yakima Stickup 2 hitch mountain bike carrier, part number Y02420 To mount our carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, well go over a couple of clearance measurements. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 4 inches 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 of the vehicle with the carrier folded up. Now, well fold the bike rack down flat to make sure we can still open our cargo door and access the area even with the bike rack installed.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Yakima Swingdaddy 4 Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number Y02422. To mount our carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well end up our hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. We have got about 12 inches of ground clearance, and 5-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, weve added about 15 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the arms folded down.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Roof-Mounted Cargo Box, part number Y07193. We already have a roof rack installed on our Highlander, so we can mount the box directly to our crossbars. Well take the box and set it up on top of our crossbars. We do want to make sure that we position it evenly from left to right. Then, well fit the clamps around our crossbars and then open each side of the box to tighten the clamps down. Inside, there are two knobs on each clamp, a black knob which when loosen will allow you to slide the clamp assembly from forward to backward and a red knob which will close the clamp around the crossbars.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, were going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14 Roof-Mounted Cargo Box, part number Y07192. Now, our Highlander is already equipped with a roof rack and were ready to fit the Rocketbox Pro to it. Well take the box and set it up on top of our crossbars. We do want to make sure that its centered from left to right. Well fit the clamps over our crossbars then well open each side of the box to tighten them down. The black knobs on the clamps allow them to slide when loosen, and the red knobs are what will close the claw around the crossbar.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2012 Toyota Highlander, and well be test fitting the Yakima Holdup 2 Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number Y02433. To mount the carrier to our 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 with a wrench. Finally, well secure the lock on the other end. Next, we want to go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about 6 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. To mount this carrier to our vehicle, well hold open the automatic hitch pin. Well fit the shank into the receiver tube and let the hitch pin close in our hitch pin hole. Then well use the hand knob to tighten the anti-rattle device. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 13 inches of ground clearance, 6 inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier, and overall, weve added about 16 inches of length to the rear or our vehicle with the bike rack arms folded down.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting Bike Carrier, part number SR26247. To mount our carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle locking bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Then well fit the lock over the end. Next, well go over a couple of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance, 8 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle, and with the arms of the bike rack mounted, weve added about 37 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting a Rhino Rack Roof Rack System. Well be using the bars part number DA1375 and the fit kit part number DK138. You can also use the black bars which are part number DA1375B. Weve already got a roof rack system assembled according to the instructions so now were ready to mount it up on top of our vehicle. Well take the front crossbar assembly and set it up on top of our roof. Well need to measure 150 mm from the center of the gap between the doors to the center of our crossbars line.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Curt 24-inch by 60-inch Folding Cargo Carrier, part number C18132. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin holes and then secure the carrier with a pen and clip. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements while we have the carrier folded upright. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance from the joint of the bike rack. We've got about 2-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the when folded up.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20-inch by 60-inch Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier, part number C18100. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the hitch pin holes and then secure with a pen and clip. Next, we'll go over a couple of clearance measurements while we still have the carrier folded up. We've got about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the joint. We've got about 3 inches of clearance from the closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier when it's folded up, and overall we've added about 9 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the cargo carrier folded up.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Curt 20 inch by 48 inch Cargo Carrier part number C18145. 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 pin holes, feed our anti rattle bolt through and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance at the back of the carrier and about 5-1/2 inches of space between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Weve got about 13 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and our exhaust tip so keep this in mind when loading it up as you may experience some heat transfer.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier, part number Y02438. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes and insert our safety pin then we'll use the hand knob at the base of the rack to tighten up the anti-rattle device. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance, 8 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle, and, overall, we've added about 14 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the bike rack arms folded down. Now, we also want to check for rear vehicle access.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin hole, feed in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Once we've done that, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We have about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance, about 6-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier, and, overall, we've added about 16 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the bike rack arms folded down. Now, we want to check for rear vehicle access.







Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, we're working with a 2012 Toyota Highlander and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH934XTR. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over some clearance measurements. We've got about 11 inches of ground clearance and about 9 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 19 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.







Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today were working with the 2012 Toyota Highlander, and were going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC-2 Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S64670. To mount this carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Now, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance and about 8 inches of clearance from the closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier. Overall, weve added about 24 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.





SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the SportRack 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number A30901. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and then tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance, about 11 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle, and with the carrier installed, we've added about an overall length of 27 inches. Now, we also want to check for rear vehicle access.





SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, were going to be test fitting the SportRack Escape 3 Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number A30403. 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 pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Once weve done that, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance, about 5 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of vehicle, and overall weve added about 14 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the arms folded down. Now, we also want to check for rear vehicle access.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Rola 23 inch x 56 inch Railed Cargo Carrier, part number 59502. To mount the cargo carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes and secure the carrier with a pin and clip. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 14 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. From the closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle, weve got about 11-1/2 inches of clearance.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, were working on a 2012 Toyota Highlander and 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 with the 2-inch adapter into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and secure the bike rack with the pin and clip. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about 11 inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall, weve added about 27 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, were working with the 2012 Toyota Highlander and were going to be test fitting the Pro-Series Eclipse 4 Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number 63124. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. With our carrier mounted, we can go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about 7-1/2 inches of clearance from the closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier. Overall, weve added about 35 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carrier mounted.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Pro-Series 24 inch x 60 inch Railed Cargo Carrier, part number 63153. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pinholes and secure the carrier with the pin and clip. Next, well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 14 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. Weve got about 12 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Hitch Bike Carrier, part number S102. To mount our bike carrier to the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well use the anti-rattle device to secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Then, well use the hand knob at the base of the bike rack to tighten up the anti-rattle device. With that done, well go over a few clearance measurements. Weve got about 5 inches of clearance from the closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today were working with the 2012 Toyota Highlander and were going to be test fitting the Draw-Tite ball mount, part number 2923. First, we want to take a hitch height measurement. Thats from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. On this particular vehicle its 14-3/4 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary depending on the model of the vehicle, hitch height, or tire size so make sure to measure your particular vehicle when shopping for a ball mount. First, well mount this ball mount in the drop position.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today were working with a 2012 Toyota Highlander and were going to be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball cushioned ball mount, part number AMSC4. Now, this ball mount provides a 2-3/4 inch rise or a 4 inch drop. First, well measure the hitch height of our Highlander, thats from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our example measures 14-3/4 inches tall. Now, keep in mind this measurement will vary depending on the different models, tire sizes, or hitches available for these vehicles. With a 14-3/4 inch hitch height, we probably wont want to use this ball mount in the drop position as it would set us down about 10 inches from the ground.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander were gonna take a quick look at the Convert-A-Ball cushioned ball mount part number AMSC2. First thing were going to do is take a measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. This measurement is known as the hitch height. The measurement may vary a bit depending on tires or after market modifications to the vehicle so make sure to measure your own vehicle. Our hitch measures 14-3/4 inches high. Well first take our ball mount and mount it in the drop position using a pin and clip.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, we've got a 2012 Toyota Highlander and we're going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, part number TH810. To mount our carrier up on top of our roof rack, we'll take the first half of the carrier and set it up on top of our load bar. We'll fit the rubber coated steel speed link straps around our load bar and re-secure them to their heads, tightening them down with the gray hand knobs. With the front half of our carrier secured, we'll take the second half of the carrier and set it up on top of the rear load bar. We do want to make sure that it lines up properly with the carrier in front. Again, we'll feed the speed link straps around the bar and tighten them down with the hand knobs.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be test fitting the Thule MOAB Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number TH690. To mount the basket, we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll make sure that it's spaced evenly on both the driver and passenger's side. Once we have our basket in the position, we'll fit the clamps from the underside and tighten them down from above with the wing nuts. After we've tightened down all four clamps, we can install our covers over the hardware. And with that our basket is installed and we're ready to load up.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, we have a 2012 Toyota Highlander and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number TH92725. To mount our carrier to our roof rack, we'll take the first half of the carrier and set it up on top of our front load bar. We'll feed the speed link straps around the load bar, re-securing them back to the head and then tightening them down with the wing knobs. Once we have the first half of our carrier installed, we'll take the second half and place it on the rear load bar. We do want to make sure that the second half lines up nicely with the front half so we can carry our skis and snowboards in a straight line. Again, we'll fit the straps around and repeat the same tightening procedure that we used in the front.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, we have a 2012 Toyota Highlander and we're going to be test fitting a Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System. We'll be using the 60-inch AeroBlade bars, part number THARB60 as well as the Rapid Crossroad Feet, part number TH450R. We have our load bar assemblies put together and now we're ready to mount them up on top of the vehicle. To position the front bar correctly, we do need to make sure that the bar is overhanging on the driver and passenger's side. We also want to make sure that the Aero indicator on the sides of the crossroad feet are pointed towards the center of our side rail. Finally, we want to make sure that the front bar runs perpendicular to our raised side rails.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, we have a 2012 Toyota Highlander and we're going to be test fitting a Thule Roof Rack System. We'll be using the 53-inch AeroBlade load bars, part number THARB53 as well as the Rapid Crossroad Foot Pack, part number TH450R. So we already have our load bars assembled and now we're ready to mount them up on top of the vehicle. Since this set is designed to work with vehicles with factory raised side rails, there are no set positioning measurements. We'll set the first bar up on top of our raised side rails. We need to make sure that the front bar is running perpendicular to our raised side rails, so in order to do this, we'll measure from a fixed point on our side rails to the leading edge of the crossroad foot on both sides of the vehicle and make sure it's the same measurement.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today, we're working with a 2012 Toyota Highlander and we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our carrier up on top of our roof rack, we'll simply place it on top of our load bars. We'll fit the rubber coated steel straps at the front of the carrier around our front load bar. We'll fit them back into the head of the carrier and use an Allen key to tighten them down. Once we have those straps tightened down, we can reinstall our front cover. We'll also make sure that our skewer is open in preparation for loading a bike.



Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Hopkins Adapter 4-Pole to 7 and 4-Pole Plug, part number 37185. To do this, we'll first need to attach the bracket with the hardware provided. Now, we can take the 7-pole bracket and attach it to the hitch bracket using a screw and nut combination. Note: Not all hitches will have the pre-attached bracket to attach the mounting bracket to. Now, we'll go ahead and identify our wires. We'll be using the brown, yellow and green plug wire and the white ground wire.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 connector, part number 118449. Our first step is going to be installing the converter box on the driver's side up underneath the dash. You'll locate the manufacturer's 10-pin plug which identically matched the Tow Ready plug that goes to our converter box and plug into the manufacturer's plug. Next, we'll go ahead and peel back the two-way adhesive when we mount our converter box. We'll be mounting to a clean flat piece of sheet metal. You look up underneath the dash on the driver's side, you can locate a flat area to attach to.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87615. 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. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outer most edge of the rear bumper. From the top the receiver tube to the ground is 13 and three-quarter inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander we will be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75726. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next we will go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outer most edge of the rear bumper. From the top the receiver tube to the ground is 13 and three-quarter inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75586. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll 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 pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 1-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87452. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll 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 pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 1-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.





Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Double Track Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number TH990XT. Now to begin our test fit well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight this will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 12-1/2 inches and from the closes point of the bike rack in the stored position to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. Well now go ahead and pull the switch at the bottom of the bike rack to fold the platform down.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, class 2 or class 3, part number Y02438. Now to begin our test fit, we've already installed the included adapter for the 2-inch hitch, so we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install the attached hitch pin. We'll then move to the back of the shank where we'll tighten down the knob, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 12-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6 inches. We'll now go ahead and pull the pin on the back of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier for 2-inch hitches, part number TH916XTR. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, we'll put the lock on the other side which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. At this point, we can go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 3 inches. Well now go ahead and pull the switch at the bottom of the bike rack to bring the platform out.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting part number TH934XTR. This is the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting 4 Bike Carrier with Anti-Sway Cradles for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches. Now to begin our test fit, we've already installed the included adapter onto the bike rack shank, so we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting part number TH970XT. This is the Thule Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier. Now weve already installed the included adapter for the 2-inch hitch for our helium. So well begin by sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install the attached hitch pin. We can then move to back of the shank here where well tighten down the knob securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. Now to begin our test fit well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, well need to make sure that the integrated locking hitch pin is pulled. Once it slides over the collar of the hitch we can then let it go and allow it to slide into the hitch pin hole. When it slides into the hitch pin hole we can go ahead move to the back of back of bike rack shank and tighten down the anti-rattle knob. This will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. At this point we can give you a few measurements.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting part number S64670. This is the Swagman XTC2 2 Bike Platform Style Bike Rack. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point, we can go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 17 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6-1/2 inches.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2006 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Pro Series Hitch Mounted Folding Bike Rack part number 63124. Now to begin our test fit well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is 6 inches and our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13 inches. Well now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2003 Toyota Highlander, well be installing Tow Ready T-1 connector, part 118413. To begin our installation, well need remove the rear cargo cover, the spare tire cover, inside compartment cover; well also remove the panels behind the taillights. With all of our interior removed from the vehicle, well now have access to our wiring. Well need to unplug the harness at the connector just behind the taillight. With the connector unplugged, well feed the brown and yellow wire from our T-1 connector up behind the body panel to our taillight assembly. We can then connect the factory harness into one side of our T-1 connector and the other side well plug in to the taillight.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2003 Toyota Highlander, well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 70777. Now, to begin our installation, well remove the two tied on brackets on the bottom of the frame at the back on the vehicle. There's one on the left side, as well as one on the right. Well also need to remove the two small rubber caps that cover the well nuts in the frame. Now, well put those aside, as they will not be reinstalled on the vehicle. We're now ready to install our hitch.





RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2003 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2003 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. To begin our test fit, well place the head of the bike rack over our front crossbar bring the rubber coated steel straps underneath the crossbar and secure it back to the head of the bike rack. We can then move to the rear mounting point of our bike rack where well use a clamp to go underneath the crossbar and secure it using the wing nuts included with the bike rack. Well then move back to the head of the bike rack and secure the rubber coated steel straps using an Allen wrench also included with your bike rack. Now that our bike rack is secured to the vehicle we can reinstall the head cover, then well make sure the skewer is opened up and ready for the front fork of our bike. Also, well make sure our rear wheel strap is undone and out of the way.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today in this 2010 Toyota Highlander, were going to install the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, part number 90195. To install this brake installer, well also be using the ETBC7 kit and a tow-ready universal mounting bracket, part number 18136. First Im going to install my seven-pole bracket that comes in my kit with the universal mounting bracket. Next, well go ahead and put our bracket on the hitch. Once I have my bracket attached, Ill just use a pair of tune snips to cut off the access from the band. Now weve got our simple bracket and universal mounting bracket attached to the hitch, well go ahead and install our seven pole connector.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander, and we will be doing a test fit of the Yakima Roof Rack using the 58 crossbars as well as their rail grab towers. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together, now we are ready to install them on the vehicle. First well set the front crossbar on top of our raised side rails. We need to check two things when mounting the front crossbar up on top of the vehicle. We need to make sure that the bar is over hanging evenly on both sides of the vehicle, and we also need to make sure that the crossbars are running perpendicular to our raised side rails. To do this we will measure from a fixed point on the side rails to the front edge of our rail grip tower.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander and we will be testing fitting a Thule roof rack. Well be using the 50 inch square load bars and the cross road feet. We already have our load bar assemblies put together and now were reading to mount them up on our vehicle. When positioning the front load bar you need to check three things, You need to make sure that the bar is over hanging evenly on both sides of the vehicle, you need to make sure that the center line triangle on the side of the cross road foot is on the center of the factory side rails, and finally you need to make sure that the load bar is running perpendicular to your raise side rails. To do this well measure from the fix point of the side rail on both sides of the vehicle, to the leading edge of the cross road foot. Well make sure that our measurement is even on both sides and then well know that our load bar is perpendicular.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander and we will be test footing a Thule roof rack using the 53 inch aero blade bars and the rapid cross road feet. We already have our load bars put together and now we are ready to mount them up on the vehicle. Since this vehicle has factoring side rails theres no set cross bar spread, Thule also specifies this measurement is not to exceed 38 inches. First Ill place our load bar assembly up on top the side rails. We need to check three things when we position this side bar, we need to make sure the lower bar is hanging over evenly on both sides of the vehicle, we also need to make sure the triangle mark and the side of our feet are pointing towards the center pf pour side rail, and finally we need to make sure that this load bar is running perpendicular to our factory made side rails. To do this well measure from a fixed point of the side rail on both sides of the vehicle to the leading edge of the cross road foot.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Toyota Highlander

Today we are working on a 2004 Toyota Highlander. Were going to install a Tow Ready T-One connector part number 118248. Our first step is to access the rear cargo area of the vehicle. Were going to open up the storage compartment with the spare tire tool tray, and the drivers side cargo tray. We have a push pin plastic fastener on each side that will have to be removed, and go ahead and set it out of our way. Now I am going to go ahead and remove the rear threshold so I can get the drivers side cargo tray out.



Rhino-Rack SXBS Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander, and we will be testing a Rhino-Rack Roof Rack system part number sxbs8. This kit has black crossbars, but it is also available with silver crossbars as part number sxbs8-silv. We already have the crossbar assemblies put together so now were ready to mount them up on the vehicle. We need to check for two things when we put the crossbar up. First we need to check that the bar is overhanging evenly on both sides of the vehicle, and we also need to make sure it is running perpendicular to our side rails. To do this we will find a fixed point on the side rail on both sides of the vehicle, and measure to the edge of the clamp system.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Toyota Highlander

Today were working on a 2004 Toyota Highlander. Were going to install a Curt Hitch part number C13530. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outer most of the bumper is 2-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-3/4 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Toyota Highlander

Alright, today on this 2011 Toyota Highlander we are going to install part number 13534 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 15 inches. And then from the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be about 2 inches. The first thing we need to do on the bottom of this vehicle is remove some of the splash panels that are underneath there. There is one on each side of the vehicle. We will go ahead and remove those first. The passenger side will be reinstalled at the end of the install and the driver side will remain removed. Alright, now there are a variety of fasteners we need to remove. There is a plastic fastener here and it looks like there are some bolts that hold the rest of it in place. Maneuver it a little bit until it pops out. Now we will go over to the driver side and remove that one as well. We will go ahead and work this out. 1:44



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2011 Toyota Highlander we are going to install part number 118449 from Tow Ready. This kit comes with a few different pieces. It comes with a fuse that goes into the fuse holder underneath the hood. The module itself actually gets plugged underneath the dash of the vehicle. The 4-pole flat is actually plugged into a port that is at the rear of the vehicle. So we will start at the front and work our way back. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and get underneath the dash and we will go ahead and plug in the module in to its port. OK, this is the module itself. And this is the part that gets plugged in to the port underneath the dash. In this particular case, it is pretty easy to find. It stands right out. Just kind of pull it down a little bit and plug in to it. Now we will take our module box. It has an adhesive back to it. It will actually mount to this component above it in a nice, flat spot. 0:55



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2010 Toyota Highlander we are going to be installing Prodigy brake controller, part number 90185. We are going to start our install inside the cab of the vehicle. We are going to first mount the Prodigy brake controller into place and then we will start the wiring process after that. The first thing that I want to note is that the Prodigy comes with two different mounting brackets here. The more traditional smaller bracket does take screws that are holding it in so it is more of a permanent fixture. And the less permanent pocket option is a little bit bulkier but it allows you to move the Prodigy easily, either if you want to store it or want to use it between different vehicles. Instead of having mounting screws, it uses these clips on the sides to hold it in place. So to move it from one vehicle to another, all you need to do is unplug the harness out of the back of the Prodigy. For this installation, we are going to use the more traditional bracket to save a little bit of room because this is a tight vehicle. There is not a whole lot of working room. 0:51



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2010 Toyota Highlander we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118449. The first thing I want to point out about our harness is that it comes in two separate pieces. We have got the first section which has an in line fuse in the modulite box as well as the port to plug in the vehicle. This is going to plug in underneath the dash on the driver side of the vehicle. The second part of the harness plugs into the rear of the vehicle inside the rear cargo compartment and that will finalize the tow package for us. We are going to start here inside the vehicle up underneath the dash and plug our first part of the harness in place. The port is located underneath the dash just left of the brake pedal taped to the main wiring harness. All we need to do in here is plug it in line and then we see on the back side of the modulite box we have got double sided tape. We want to find a good spot up in here and adhere the box to it. 00:54



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2010 Toyota Highlander we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13534. Starting over on the driver side we have got an existing tow hook that is held in with two bolts and you need to remove those two bolts and we will be using those weld nuts in the frame as our two rear most attaching points. Further up the frame you can see we have got a plug. We are going to remove that plug to expose the weld nut and that is going to provide our third attaching point for the trailer hitch. You can move to the outboard passenger side of the frame you can see we have got three plugs in it. We want to remove all three of those and we are going to be using the two outer most holes as our side attaching points. Again we have got the same tow hook. We are going to remove the two bolts holding it in and those are going to be our two attaching points for the bottom of the frame. 00:40



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander

Today on etrailer.com we are going to be working on this 2009 Toyota Highlander Limited Edition. We are going to be installing part number V81312 from Valley. To begin the installation process we are going to first remove these two plastic panels and tow hooks located on the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. What this will do will gain us frame access for our vehicle frame. We have two plastic pop rivets located here and here. To get those out you can use a flat head screw driver, and pry on the rivet itself. :33



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2008 Toyota Highlander we will be installing the wiring harness part number 118449. The first thing I want to point out with this wiring harness before we get started is that it does come in two pieces. The larger piece with the larger 10 pin port is going to plug in underneath the dash on the interior of the vehicle. The second part which contains our 4-pole end is going to plug in at the rear back in our cargo area. We are going to start off by plugging the larger section in underneath the dash first. The port underneath the dash is located just left of the brake pedal attached to the main wiring harness lead right there. Now that we have the port located we can plug our harness in line and then we want to take the modulite box and we need to adhere it to a surface underneath the dash. We have got double sided tape on the back side so we can just peel that away and just find a place to adhere it. 00:54



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2008 Toyota Highlander we will be installing Curt hitch part number 13534. We are underneath the Highlander and we are going to point out the mounting location for the trailer hitch. Before we do that though we need to remove a couple of the under body panels that are preventing us from gaining access to those mounting points. Starting over here on the driver side holding it into place we have four Phillips head screws and two push rivets that are going to need to come out in order to remove this piece. Then over here on the passenger side panel we have got two Phillips head screws, one push rivet, and one hex head bolt that is attaching it to the frame. To remove the push rivets that we have in place, we just take a flat head screwdriver, it into this inner piece here until it releases and just pull that right out of there. 01:00



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation- 2009 Toyota Highlander

Today we are going to be installing wiring harness 118449 on a 2009 Toyota Highlander. The first thing I want to note is once you take the harness out of the package you will have two individual pieces for the harness. The larger portion will be the harness and white plug modulite box that we are going to plug in under the dash on the left side of the brake pedal. The second part is actually going to plug in back in the rear cargo area on the right hand side underneath the paneling. We are going to hook up the larger portion first. Again we will be under the dash if you look under there just left of the brake pedal you can see a big ten pin white plug that we will plug this into. :49



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander

Today we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13534 on a 2009 Toyota Highlander. We are underneath the vehicle, and we have gone ahead and lowered the spare tire out of the way. It is not necessary to do this, but it will ease in the installation of the hitch. The trailer hitch is going to mount to both frame rails, but to first gain access to those frame rails we are going to need to remove the underneath panels that are both on the drivers and passengers side, as well. To do that, there are multiple fasteners that we are going to need to remove. There are two push pins: one here, on the outboard side, and one here, at the bottom of the bumper. And there are multiple10-mm/Phillips-head screws, as well. You have got one here, one here, two here on the inboard side - and I believe that is it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Toyota Highlander

Today we are going to do an install of part number 118248 the T One connector from Tow Ready. It will be installed on our 2006 Toyota Highlander. To get to our access point which is about down here and underneath this panel. So we will have to roll back the carpeting and pull up the tray and gain access that way. Once you get everything out of the way it is pretty clear that this is the plug right here for the harness. So our T connector can plug right into here. Then our ground wire will actually mount to this ground bolt right here. We took our ground bolt out and we will simply install our ground wire here and run it back through there and install it. Next we will install the module box itself using the self adhesive tape that is on the backside of the connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today we are going to do a hitch install on a 2008 Toyota Highlander we are going to be using the Valley part number of V81312. First thing we need to do is take off a few plastic components and the tow hooks, this cover here will be taken off, this tow hook will be taken off, and there are the same things on the driver side. Joe uses a screw driver and a socket wrench to remove existing bolts that hold the plastic shields in place Now I have access to take off the bracket, and we will do one on this side and one on the other side. Next what we have to do is lower the exhaust here a little bit, we will take off this rubber hanger and that way we get more flexibility and room to fit the hitch in. With this model here, they actually have these protectors to protect the treads, rather handy when you install a hitch.





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