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Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav 4, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Full Tilt. This is going to be your hanging style, four bike rack, part number Y02462. As you can see we've already got a bike up here, it's in place so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it on your vehicle, fully assembled, and installed. Note that this rack does come with your 1 1/4" shank as well as a 2" adapter so it will fit your class 1, 2, and 3 hitches. Just keep in mind that you're only going to be able to carry up to two bikes maximum with your class 1 receivers. Let's start off by getting a few measurements.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2015 Toyota Rav4, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima holdup platform-style 2-bike rack. This rack is going to come with a 2-inch shank for your 2-inch receivers only, and it's going to be part number Y02443. As you can see, we've already got a bike up here on the platform, so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and on the back of your vehicle. Let's start off by getting a few measurements, starting with our closest distance first, from which point it'll be from the front here to the back side of the bumper, at about 5 1/2 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle, from the back of the bumper to the back of the rack, at about 30 5/8 inches, and our ground clearance from the bottom side of the form, at about 18 inches. This rack does have a tilt feature, and you're going to pull out on the red tab up here, located towards the front. Make sure that you hold the bottle-opener side here, pull out on it, then bring it down.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav 4, we're going to be doing a test fit of this four rack Vista cargo carrier, that's going to offer 20 by 60 inch, 20 inches wide by 60 inches long of cargo space here on that top. That way you can securely fasten any of your cargo. As you can see, it's going to be laid out in this nice platform position, but it also does have that nice folding option here. inaudible 00:00:27 SR9A51. As you can see here, you're going to have your two inch shank that's going to attach to your two inch receiver, and it's going to be secured using an anti-rattle bolt, which will help reduce a lot of the sway, rattle and wobble that you'll have on the back of your vehicle. As you can see here, the whole vehicle's moving rather than just the rack as a stand-alone item. So let's start of by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be first and it's going to be from the front of this bracket here to the backside of the bumper.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be doing a test spin to this Sportrack Ridge Swing. This would be your Hanging Style 4 Bike Rack, part number SR2415. As you can see, we've already got a bike on our platform here, on the cradle arms and installed so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully put together and on your vehicle. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closet distance will be our first measurement. It's going to be down here from the t-handle to the back side of the bumper, at about 5 1/4 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle will be from the rear of the bumper to the back side of the cradle arms, at about 35 inches.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be doing a test fit of Kuat Sherpa. This will be your platform style 2-bike rack. Part number S103. As you can see we've already got a bike in place so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and on the back of your vehicle. Note that this rack does come with an inch and a quarter shank, as well as 2-inch adapter so you can use it in your Class 1, 2, and 3 hitches. Let's go ahead and get a few measurements to start this off. Our closest distance will be first.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav4, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV Platform Style 2-bike rack, part number N105. As you can see, we've already got a bike up here, in place, so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and on the back of your vehicle. Note that this does attach with a 2-inch shank for your 2-inch hitches only. We'll go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our first measurement's going to be our closest distance first, which in this case will be from the front of the rack here to the back side of the bumper. At about 7 and 7/8 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle from the back of the bumper to the back of the rack, at about 33 and 3/4 inches.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be doing a test fit of the MaxxTow 27 by 47" aluminum cargo carrier. This cargo carrier is going to have that 60" pivoting ramp and it's going to come with your anti-tilt and hitch pin and clip. Note that it does come with a 2" shank for your 2" receivers only. There's the anti-tilt device here. That's going to help reduce a lot of the sway, rattle, and wobble that you would normally have. Let's go ahead and get a few measurements to start it off.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav4, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Maxx Tow 30x50 Cargo Carrier. This cargo carrier's going to be part number NT70100. It's going to have that nice 40 inch pivoting ramp and sturdy aluminum construction that's going to give this cargo carrier a capability of carrying up to 500 pounds. Note that it does come with a 2 inch shank that's going to attach to our 2 inch receiver, and it's going to come with the assistance of an anti-tilt device, which is going to have 2, 5/8 inch bolts on the bottom side that are going to come up against the bottom of the receiver as well as the hitch pinning clip as a safety device and retainer. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement. It's going to be from the back side of the bumper to the front side of the rack at about 5 7/8 inches.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This is going to be your 32 by 48" model with a sturdy steel construction and a 300 pound weight capacity. It's going to come with that 2" shank for your 2" receivers only, as well as an anti-rattle bolt to help reduce the sway, rattle, and wobble that you would normally have in your cargo carrier. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. This will be part number HCR222. Our closest distance will be from the bumper to the front of the rack at about 7-1/2". Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper once again to the back of the rack at about 42".



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be doing a test fit of the CURT Premium 4. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack, part number C18064. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here on our bike rack fully assembled and in place so you can see what it would look like once you have it on your vehicle. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be first. That's going to be from the front side here with the t-handle to the backside of the bumper at about 5-3/4". Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper to the back of the cradle arms will be about 35", and our ground clearance at about 10-3/8". Up top we'll talk about the straps that secure the bike to the platform.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Detail K2 cargo carrier. This is going to offer 20" by 60" of cargo space, with a 500 pound weight capacity and a sturdy steel construction. Do note that it does have that folding option as well, as the 2" shank that's going to insert to our 2" receiver. The hitch pin and clip is not included. If you'd like to obtain one you can get it on our website at etrailer.com for part number PC3. Now a few things we'll go over first. Our part number is going to be K2HCC602.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt cargo carrier. This'd be part number C18153. It's going to offer you 24 inches by 60 inches of storage space on the back end of your vehicle with that nice expanded bottom for easy cleaning. Note that it does come with that nice folding shank as well to stow it up and against the vehicle which we'll show you in a few minutes, as well as that 2-inch shank that's going to attach to our 2-inch receiver. Note that the hitch pin and clip is not included so if you'd like to obtain one you can get it on our website, part number PC3. Let's go over a few measurements to start off. With it out in the folded position here it's going to be about 16 inches at the closest distance.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2007 Toyota Rav-4 we're going to show you the Thule Standard snow tire chains. Part #TH01571245. Now today we're working with a tire size of 225x65xR17. Let's go ahead and look at our snow chains in a little bit closer detail. We'll take a look at the cross bars here. In this case, our bars are actually arranged in a diamond shaped pattern that gets repeated across the top of the tire. You also notice that it's not a very big chain, it's actually pretty short.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2007 Toyota RAV4, we're going to show you a Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part number PWPLC1142. Today we're working with tire size of 225 by 65 by R17. This is what the chains look like when they're installed on a tire. Let's go ahead and take a closer look at it. Take a look at the links here, there's actually a square link, so the stock that it's inaudible 00:00:25from is square shape, so no matter where it goes on the ice and snow, it'll dig in. The links are not very tall and this is why it's called a class S chain.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2014 Toyota Rav 4, we're going to show you part number 56166, the Curt T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with a four pole flat trailer connector. First off, here's our module right here with our four pole wire that goes up to our four pole end. Our end also comes with a cap to protect it when it's not being used. If you take a look at the other end of the module, we've got our wires that will go up to our taillights. This is a T connector right here. The yellow one is for our left hand side and the green is for the right hand side. There's also a black wire that needs to be connected to our larger wire here that goes to our 12 volt power supply underneath the hood.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2010 Toyota RAV4, we'll be installing the Curt T-Connector with the Vehicle Wiring Harness 4-Flat Trailer connector part number C56165. Now to begin our install, we'll go ahead and open up the rear door. We'll remove the rear cargo cover and the rear cargo door. Next we'll remove the rear threshold. We'll use a flat blade screwdriver a trim panel tool to pop the panel up, releasing the fasteners underneath. Then we'll go ahead and remove the secondary cargo cover.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on this 2007 Toyota Rav4, we're going to install part number C13149 from Curt. This is a custom fit, class three receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Rav4. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top receiver tube down to the ground will be about 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the spare tire cover is about six inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on this 2014 Toyota RAV4 we're going to show you part number C13149. This is the class three 2" receiver hitch from CURT. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out with selecting some accessories for your hitch such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground we have a measurement of 13-1/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2-3/4". This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the RAV4. You can see it's a 2" opening here and it's a class three receiver hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

All right, today on our 2014 Toyota RAV-4, we're going to show you part number C12108. This is a class 2 inch and a quarter trailer hitch. Next, we'll give you some measurements, to help you out in selecting some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground, we have a measurement of thirteen and a quarter inches, and from the center of a hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper would be about two and three quarter inches. All right, now, this is what our current trailer hitch looks like when it's installed on our CRV. First off, it has an inch and a quarter opening, and on the bottom, it has two hooks for your safety chains. All right, and this uses a half inch regular hitch pin, okay, we can see it has a round tube that goes all the way towards the frame. There's frame brackets that go up from the tube, wrap around the body work, or a trunk pan, and then go through some threaded holes that are in the vehicle. All right, now while we're on the passenger's side, we can see how much clearance we have between the exhaust and the hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2014 Toyota Rav4 we're going to show you part number 87631. This is a Class III, 2" Receiver Hitch from Hidden Hitch. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground we have a measurement of 13 1/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2 3/4". This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Rav4.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 Toyota Rav4, we're going to show you part number 75766. This is a class three two-inch draw tight Max frame trailer hitch receiver. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, we have a measurement of 13 and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about two and three quarter inches. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Rav4.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2014 Toyota RAV4 we will be test fitting the Thule Vertex 5 tilting 5-bike rack. That's part number TH9030XT. This is for 2" hitches so we can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We'll go ahead and line our pinholes up. Once we get that lined up we'll take our anti-rattle bolt, go ahead and thread that through. Then we'll take our socket wrench and finish tightening that down.



Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2010 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2010 Toyota Rav4 we're going to install part number F4174. This is the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs. Before we do our install we'll go ahead and get a quick measurement of the height of our vehicle. We're looking at about thirty-one and a half inches. We'll add some weight to it and then we'll go ahead and get another measurement, then we'll check it after we're done. We've got some weight in the back of it and it brought it down to about twenty-nine and a half inches.



Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2015 Toyota RAV4, we're going to install part number 118578. This is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector from Tow Ready. All right, to install our wire harness we need access to the wiring and it's all going to be inside of the vehicle so go ahead and open the back hatch and remove all floor paneling down to the spare tire. All right, this component needs to be removed out of the way as well. There's two plastic fasteners up on top here. We'll take a flat screwdriver and get them started first and then a trim panel tool works best to get the rest of it out. Then down at the bottom is another fastener.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on this 2015 Toyota Rav4, we're going to install part number C12108 from Curt. This is a custom fit, class 2, 1 1/4" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on our Rav4. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 1/2" and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2 3/4". Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota Rav4 - Curt

Today on this 2010 Toyota Rav4 were going to install part number C12108. This is the Curt Class 2 1-1/4 Receiver Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the Rav4. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the spare tire is going to be about 7-1/4 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off we need to go ahead and get our vehicle ready.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota Rav4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to install part number 87631 from Hidden Hitch. This is the 2" class three receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our RAV4. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out with 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 about 13-1/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota Rav4 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to install part number 75766 from Draw-Tite. This is a class three 2" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our RAV4. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out with 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 about 13-1/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota Rav4 - Curt

Today on this 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're going to install part number C13149 from CURT. This is their class three 2" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the RAV4. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out with 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 about 13-1/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3-1/4".



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2015 Toyota RAV4

All right today on this 2015 Toyota Rav4 we're going to install part number KS3891. This is a K-Source universal towing mirror that clips on. This is what our towing mirror looks like when it's installed on our passenger side mirror on our vehicle. Go ahead and cover some of the features. It has the size of 7 3/4 inches tall by 5 1/8 inches wide. The mirror itself is a convex mirror so it gives you a wide angle of view all the way around your vehicle and for your trailer. Now the mirror sits on a ball joint, right here, so you can rotate it in any direction that you need.











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