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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today in our 2011 Toyota RAV4, well be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C56165. Well go ahead and start here by opening up the rear hatch of the vehicle. Well first need to go ahead and remove this carpet here in the rear cargo area. Well then go ahead and take out this cover. We need to go ahead and remove this cover right here as well as this door right here. To do this door, you simply push in on both tabs, and gently pull outward.



Covercraft Premier Custom Cargo Area Floor Mat Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota RAV4, we'll be taking a look at the Covercraft Premier Custom Cargo area mat in the carpeted design in black color, part number CC76174725. We'll go ahead and remove the existing floor liner or floor mat that's in the cargo area of this vehicle. We'll go ahead and replace it with our new Covercraft mat. The new liner is made of a thick nylon-pile carpet. There's a stitched edge that goes all the way around the outer part of the liner. It helps keep the liner together.





Saris Freedom 4 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting the Saris Freedom Platform Style 4 Bike Rack for two inch hitches, Part Number SA4414B. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the bike carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench and then secure it with the clip. Now let's go over some measurements. You have about 12 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the vehicle is about 1/2 inch and overall we have added about 17 inches to the Rav4. We'll use the gray handle to unfold our rack and get it ready to load our bike.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting our 23x56 Rola Dart cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches with a capacity of 450 pounds, part no 59550. To begin our test fit,we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench. We're ready to take some measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to our RAV4 is about 5 inches and overall, we'll be adding about 12 inches. We'll pull the red handle at the top of the carrier to lower it down into the loading position.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test filling the Rola cargo carrier for two inch hitches with a capacity of 600 pounds, part number 59502. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into our opening on our receiver tube hitch, line up the pin holes and then secure it with the pin and clip. Now, let's go over a few measurements. At the rear of the carrier, we have a ground clearance of 14 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the Rav4 is about nine inches. Overall, we have added about 33 and a half inches to the vehicle. When opening our rear hatch, it breaks over the carrier at about 13 and a half inches. The exhaust on our Rav4 exits the passenger side and has turned downward.





MaxxTow Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting the 20x47 Maxxtow Cargo Carrier for two inch hitches with a capacity of 500 pounds. It's part number MT70108. We will begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our carrier into our receiver tube of our hitch, line up our holes and secure it with a pin and clip. Now, we'll go over some measurements. Here at the rear of the carrier, we have about 10 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to our vehicle is about six inches and overall, we have added about 28 and a half inches to the RAV4. When opening the rear hatch, it breaks over the carrier at about 15 and a half inches. The exhaust on our RAV4 exits the passenger side and is turned downward. It is about 12 inches from our carrier.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 we'll be test fitting the Max Tow 17x50 cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches with a capacity of 500 pounds. It's part #MT70107. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the holes and secure it with a pin and clip. Now let's go over some measurements. We've got about 10 1/2 inches of ground clearance here at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to our vehicle is about 3 inches and we've added about 33 inches to the overall length of our Rav4. When opening the rear hatch, it will break over the carrier at about 15 inches.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting the Draw Tite Ball Mount with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop with a capacity of 7500 lbs., Part #2923. We will begin out test fit by getting our hitch height, this is the measurement from ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. So our Rav4's hitch height is about 13 inches. We will now take our ball mount install it in the drop position being sure to line up our pin holes and securing it with a pin and clip. We will not take a measurement from the ground to the top of our ball platform and this will be around 11 inches. Make sure to measure your trailer height when your trailer is level. Measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If your measurement matches ours, this would be a correct fit for you. We will now turn our ball mount to the rise position.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today we will be test fitting our 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, with a capacity of 500 lbs., part number C18132. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver of the car, line up our holes, and secure it with the pin and clip. Now let's get some measurements. You will have about 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about 1/4", and overall you'll add about 9-1/2" to the vehicle. We will pull the pin and clip at the bottom of the carrier to allow it to unfold into loading position. Now we'll take a few measurements. At the rear of the carrier, we have about 16-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the vehicle is 5-3/4", and overall we have added about 38-1/2" to the vehicle. The rear hatch breaks over the plane of the carrier at about 18".



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting our 20x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches with a 500 lb. weight capacity, Part #C18131. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin holes and secure it with the pin and the clip. Now let's take a few measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the vehicle is about 1/4 inch and overall we add about 11 and 1/2 inches to the vehicle. We will pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier, unfolding it into loading position. Our ground clearance at the rear of the carrier is about 15 inches.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 we will be test fitting the Yakima Stickup 2 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, Part Number Y02420. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of our bike rack into our receiver, being sure to line up the holes. then thread in the anti-rattle bolt. Then we can tighten it down using a wrench. Now we'll go over some measurements. You'll have about 11 1/2 inches of ground clearance.



Swagman Jackknife 4 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we will be test fitting the Swagman Jackknife four bike carrier for two inch hitches, part number S63460. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten with a wrench and secure it with a lock. Now a few measurements. We have about 10 and 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the vehicle is about 9 and 1/2 inches and overall, we have added about 20 inches to our Rav 4. By pulling the pin at the base of the bike rack, this will allow it to tilt away from the SUV, giving you full access to your rear hatch. With our bike rack back in its upright position, we'll pull the black lever at the top, allowing the bike rack to unfold into loading position. In this position, you'll have about 26 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier and we have added about 44 inches to the length of the Rav 4. We will now undo the two wheel straps to prepare our rack for loading. We will place our bike into the wheel cradles and secure it by tightening the wheel straps. That completes our test fit of the Swagman Jackknife four bike carrier, part number S63460 on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4.



Swagman Jackknife Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4 we will be test-fitting the Swagman Jackknife Two-Bike Rack for inch and a quater and two inch hitches, Part No. S63450. To begin our test fit we will slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up our pin holes. Thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Tighten it with a wrench and secure it with our lock. We'll go over a few measurements. You have about 10 and half inches of ground clearance.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting the Surco 24x60 cargo carrier for two inch hitches with a capacity of 500 pounds, part number 52018. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the carrier into the opening on the receiver tube hitch, line up our pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip. Now, let's go over some measurements. At the rear of our carrier, we have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point to the vehicle is about two and a half inches. Overall, we have added about 28 inches to our RAV4. When opening the rear hatch, it breaks over the carrier at about 13 and a half inches. The exhaust on the RAV4 exits the passenger side and it's about nine inches from the carrier. It is downturned but you should still keep this in mind when carrying heat sensitive materials. That completes our test fit of the 24x60 Surco cargo carrier for two inch hitches, part number 52018 on our 2013 Toyota RAV4.



SportRack Hitch Platform 4 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting the SportRack Platform Style 4 Bike Rack for two inch hitches, Part Number SR2902. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We will line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench and secure it with the clip. Now we'll go over a few of the measurements. In the middle of the carrier, you have a ground clearance of about 13 1/2 inches. At the rear, you have you have a ground clearance of about 18 inches.The closest part of the bike rack to the back of the Rav4 is about 8 1/4 inches and overall we have added about 34 inches to our SUV.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we're going to test fit our Softride Dura Parallelogram four bike rack for an inch and 1/4 and two inch hitches, part number SR26247. We'll begin our test fit today by installing the shank into the receiver and lining up our holes. We will thread in the anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench, and secure it with a lock. Now let's go over a few measurements. We've got about 10 and 3/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the rack to any part of the vehicle is about 6 and 1/2 inches and we're going to add a total of about 36 and 1/2 inches to our vehicle. One of the great features of this bike rack are the removable arms that allow for easy storage. On the rear of the rack, you'll see two side levers.



Saris Thelma 3 Bike Rack Review -2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we will be test fitting the Saris Thelma platform style three bike rack for inch and 1/4 and two inch hitches, part number SA4239B. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench and then secure it with a clip. Now we'll go over a couple of clearance measurements. The ground clearance is about 11 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the vehicle is about 3 inches and overall we're adding about 10 and 1/2 inches to our Rav 4. We will now pull the pin and clip at the base, allowing the bike carrier to unfold into the loading position. With it in this position, we will have full access to our rear hatch door. Now let's go over some measurements.



Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting the Saris Freedom Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number SA4412B. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the bike carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line up our pin holes, thread in the anti-rattle bolt from the left side, and tighten it with a wrench. We will secure this with the clip. We'll get a few measurements. Your ground clearance is about 11-1/4". Closest part of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is about 9-1/4", and overall we have added about 24" to the RAV4. In this position, we have full access to our rear hatch. To load our bike, we will pull the yellow handle at the bottom of the center mast, allowing it to raise to its upright position.



Saris Cycle-On 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting our Saris Cycle-On Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for two inch hitches, Part Number SA4024. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the bike carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it down with a wrench and secure it with the included lock. Now let's go over a few measurements. Our ground clearance under the carrier is about 11 inches. The closest point of our carrier to the back of our Rav4 is about 9 inches and overall we have added about 16 inches to the car. By pulling the pin at the base of the rack it will allow us to unfold our carrier into loading position.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we will be test fitting the Saris Axis two bike rack for inch and 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number SA832B. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench and secure it with a clip. Now we'll take a few measurements. At the rear of the carrier, we have a ground clearance of about 11 and 1/4 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the back of our Rav 4 is about 6 and 1/4 inches and overall, we have added about 15 inches to the vehicle. We will pull the yellow handle at the base of the bike rack. This will allow it to tilt away from the vehicle, giving us full access to our rear hatch. We will now move our dual arms into the loading position.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 we'll be test fitting the 24x60 Pro Series cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches with a weight capacity of 500 pounds, part #63153. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank into receiver tube of our hitch lining up the the holes. We'll slide our pin through and secure it with the clip. Now we'll take a few measurements. We're going to have about 14 inches of ground clearance here at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 9 inches and we're adding about 35 inches overall. As you can see, when opening the rear hatch of our vehicle, the door crosses the plane or our carrier at about 16 1/2 inches. The exhaust on this vehicle exists out of the passenger side and it's turned down.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we will be test fitting a hidden hitch ball mount with a 3/4 inch rise or a 6 inch drop with a 6,000 pound towing capacity, part number 80240. We will begin our test fit by getting our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the top inside edge of our receiver tube. On our Rav 4, that's about 13 inches. We will install our ball mount in the drop position, sliding the shank of our ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch, lining up the holes and securing it with the pin and clip. In this position, we'll take a measurement from the ground to the top of the ball platform and we have about 7 inches. Make sure to measure your trailer height when your trailer is level. Measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 we will be test fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount Hollow 2" Shank, Part #C45001. To begin our test fit, we'll measure our hitch height from the ground to the inside of the top receiver tube of our hitch. Our measurement here is about 13 inches. We will slide the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, slide through our pin and secure it with a clip. When installed, the height of our ball mount will be equal to our hitch height. Make sure to measure your trailer height when your trailer is level. Measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If your measurement matches ours, this would be a correct fit for you. By removing our pin and clip, we can rotate to the left exposing our inch and 7/8 inch ball.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting the 19x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches rated at a capacity of 500 lbs. Part #C18100. To begin our test fit, we'll take the shank of the carrier, slide it into the receiver and line up our holes. Slide through our pin and secure it with a clip. Now let's get some measurements. There's about 9 and 1/2 inches of ground clearance on the back side of the carrier. Closest point to the vehicle is about 4 inches and we've added about 7 and 1/2 inches to the overall length. Now we'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier and allow it to unfold into the loading position. With the pin and clip reinstalled, we'll go over some measurements.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting the 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches with a capacity of 500 pounds, it's part number C18145. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few measurements. At the rear of the carrier, you have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the vehicle is about three inches. Overall, we have added about 22 and a half inches to our RAV4. When opening our rear hatch, it will break over our carrier at about 14 and a half inches. The exhaust on our RAV4 exits the passenger side and it's turned downward. It's about nine and a half inches from our carrier.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball cushion ball mount for two inch hitches with three-quarter inch rise, two inch drop and a 10,000 pound towing capacity, part number amsc2. We will begin our test fit by getting our hitch height. This measurement is from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. It's about 13 inches. We'll install the ball mount In the drop position, sliding the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pin holes and secure it with a pin and clip. To get our measurement, we'll measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform. It's about 11 inches. Make sure to measure your trailer height when your trailer is level.



U-Ace 3D Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Rav4 well be doing a test fit of the U-Ace 3D Kagu custom auto floor liners with MAXpider Grip part number L1TY02311509 for the front in black. These liners are also available in grey part number L1TY02311501 as well as the beige color part number L1TY02311502. Well begin here over on the drivers side. We will need to first remove any existing floor mat or floor liner that may already be in place. Were ready to set our new U-Ace floor mat into place. Youll notice how the new 3D Kagu custom auto floor liner gives complete coverage of the carpet as well as extending up underneath the pedals. Youll notice that there is a driver side hill pad that gives extra grip and protection against wear and tear.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Man: Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4 we're doing a test fit of the U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner with MAXpider Grip for the second row, ink black part number L1TY02322209. Now we'll need to first remove any existing floor liners or mats that may be in the second row of the vehicle. With each of these removed, we'll go ahead and install our new U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner. You'll notice how instead of having two individual mats which this vehicle already had, the new U-Ace Classic Custom Floor Liner is a one piece mat giving you complete coverage from door seal to door seal; it completely covers the center hump section as well. You'll notice the raised lip that goes all the way around the mat; that keeps dirt and debris on the mat and off of your carpet. You will notice how the mat is completely contoured to the floor of the vehicle as well as going around the seat channels. The mat is made of a semi-rigid material which helps keep its shape for superior coverage over the life of the mat. The mat has a three layer design. The top layer being made out of a looped polyester carpet, the middle layer is made out of waterproof material and the underside is completely covered with a MAXpider fibers to help hold the mat in place.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2011 Toyota Rav4, well be doing a test fit of the U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners, with MAXspider grips, part number L1TY02312209 -- made out of carpet for the front of the vehicle in black color. These floor liners are also available in grey, part number L1TY02312201, as well as the beige color, part number L1TY02312202. Now well begin over here on the drivers side. Well need to first remove any existing floor liner or floor mat that may already be in the vehicle. Were ready to install our new 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner. Simply slide it up into place, and take your hand and gently work it around to make sure that the MAXspider grips work their way into the carpet.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on our 2011 Toyota RAV4, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver in a Class III with a 2-inch opening on the receiver, part number C13149. 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 pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3-3/4 inches. Now, you'll notice that this vehicle has a spare tire on the rear hatch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the spare tire cover is a little over 6 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation-2011 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Toyota RAV 4, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver in a class 2 and inch and a quarter opening on the receiver. Part number, 90207. 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. For the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately three inches. Now you notice that this vehicle has a spare tire on the rear hatch.



Trailer Hitch Installation-2011 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav-4 well be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver in a Class II with an inch and quarter opening, part number C12108. Heres what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well 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 is approximately three inches. Now youll notice that this vehicle has a spare tire on the rear hatch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the spare tire cover is a little over six inches.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 we'll be taking a look at the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack System using Part Numbers TH450 and THLB50. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing our front bar directly onto the front part of our roof. Now in placing our front bar onto the front part of our roof, we want to find a fix point on our side rails to act as a guide so we can make sure that both feet are in line with each other. As a reference guide we're going to be using the line where the side rail meets the base. We'll set our feet pretty close to this line to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. We'll bring our shaft around ourside rail and fit it back into the foot.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting the Thule Big Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule crossroad roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly on to our load bars. Here at the front, well bring the clamp around the front bar, drop the T-bolt through the appropriate slot and use the wing nut to tighten it in place. Well do this at both sides at the front platform to secure the front of our bike rack. At the rear, well loosen up the wing nut and bring our bracket around the rear bar. Well drop the bolt through the hole in the bracket and tighten both the wing nuts.With our bike rack securer, we can undo the wheel straps and get ready to load our bike.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2, two-bike rack, for inch and a quarter, and two inch hitch styles, part number HR1000. We will begin by entering the shank of our bike rack into out receiver hitch. Line up the pin holes, install out anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench.Now, we will go over a few clearance measurements. Here at the front of the rack, we have a ground clearance of about 11 inches. At the rear of the carrier, we have a ground clearance of around 17 inches. The closest point of the bike rack the rear of our vehicle is about 11 inches.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4we will be test fitting the 38 inch Thule Fairing Part Number TH871XT. With the Thule crossroad roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin here on the passenger side and fit our clip around the front bar. Then we will move to the driver's side and repeat the same process. With our clips on our front load bar, we'll place our fairing on our roof to get it centered with our vehicle. With our fairing centered on our vehicle, we will now reposition our clips to line up withthe clamps. We will take our clamps, slide them over our clips, and let them snapinto position.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB53 and TH450R. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we can then begin our test fit by placing the front load bar on to the front part of our roof. To make sure that our feet stay straight across from each other, well find a fix point on the side rail and use that for our foot location. Now we can bring the rubber coated strap around the underside of our rail fitting it back k into our foot pack. Now we will use the included tool to tighten the allen bolt and secure our strap around our side rail. Now well grab our rear bar and place it on to the rear part of our roof. The Thule recommends that we have a minimum load bar spread of 24 inches.





RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4 we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Pitchfork roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY0438. With a Thule Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll go ahead and remove the black plastic cover. We'll alsoremove the skewer and this will allow us to gain access to the Allen bolts that we need to take out. Once we have those removed, we'll bring our front clamp around our front bar, reinsert the Allen bolts and tighten them down using an Allen key. Then we'll reinstall our skewer and replace our black plastic cover. Here at the rear, we'll undo the wing nuts so we can bring our black plastic clamp around our rear bar. We'll drop the bolt through the clamp and secure it in place by tightening down the wing nut.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we will be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit rooftop cargo boxmeasuring 14 cubic feet in silver, part number RMF400. With the Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our loadbar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure they go around our bars. While we're on this side, we'll go ahead and use the hand dials to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Master Fit is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, place the feet through the slots and use the hand dials to secure them. With all four feet tight, the box is secured and we're ready to go. Here at the rear you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch door without making contact with our box.Also, this box does not interfere with our antenna. That completes today's test fit of the Rhino Rack Master Fit rooftop cargo box, part number RMF400 on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4.





Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4, we will be installing the tow ready T-1 vehicle wiring harness with four poll flat connector part number 118578. To begin our install we will first open up the rear cargo or hatch and then remove the rear cargo liner and spare tire cover. Next we will remove the pocket panel on each side. Next we will remove the drivers side pocket and set it aside for reinstallation later. Now with those out of the way we are ready to go ahead and remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold we will simply get underneath of it and gently pry up on the threshold until it releases the fasteners underneath.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in black, part number Y07193. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle and our rear antenna removed, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Rocketbox directly onto our crossbars. Since the feet are hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll lift up on the lid and then tighten the two hand knobs on this side of the box to secure our feet around our bars. A great feature on the Rocketbox is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Whisp Bar Locking Roof Top Ski and Snow Board Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number WB-300. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin by placing half of our carrier onto the front bar. We'll bring the rubber coated strap around the front bar, placing it back into the foot of the carrier. We'll clamp it down and push the over sized button on the end of our carrier to open our jaw. We'll flip up the thumb tab, tighten it, and then push it back down to finish securing this side of our carrier. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. It's important that we line it up with the front half, that way our gear travels nicely. Once we have it in place, we can repeat the same tightening process that we used at the front. With our jaws open, we'll grab our snow board, place it into the carrier, followed by our skis, and then shut our jaws firmly over our gear.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddle Board Carrier with a two board capacity, part number TH810. With a factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of the carrier onto the front bar. We'll bring the rubber coated strap around the bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier, and then using the little hand knob to secure it in place. We'll repeat that process for the other side. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. It's important that we have both halves of our carrier lined up with each other when hauling our gear. Once we have it in place, we can repeat the same tightening process that we used at the front. We'll undo our straps and throw them over to the other side of the vehicle. We'll grab our paddle board and place it onto our carrier.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2011 Toyota Rav4, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 22 cubic feet, in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With a factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by removing the rear antennae. We'll place the Sonic directly onto the cross bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our bars. With the box situated the way we like, we'll open the passenger side of the box, and tighten the two hand-knobs on this side. A great feature of the Thule Sonic is that the knobs will click once they are appropriately tightened, ensuring that the box is secured every time you mount it to your roof.





Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2011 Toyota Rav4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL roof top cargo box, measuring 16 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH615. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our load bars. With our bars and box set as far forward as possible, we do not have to remove the rear antenna. Please be aware that depending on your crossbar spread and the location of your box, you may need to remove your antenna. With the box situated the way we like, we'll open the box and place our feet through the approprate slots, making sure that they go around our bars. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so you'll want to set it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With all the feet through, we can then use the attached hand knobs to tighten them around our bars. With all four of those tight, our box is secured and we're ready to go. Since our rear hatch door swings away towards the passenger side, when opening our rear hatch door, we see that we have full access to our cargo area. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse XL roof top cargo box, part number TH615, on our 2011 Toyota Rav4.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2011 Toyota RAV4, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black, part number Th614. With the factory roof rack assembled on our vehicle, we'll being the test-fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our crossbars. This box opens from one side only, so we'll want to set it towards the passenger's side for easier accessibility. Oncewehave it situated, we'll open the box, place the feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around each crossbar. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them in place. With all four feet tight, our box is secured and we're ready to go. Please keep in mind that we scooted the box as far forward as possible, along with our crossbars, to make sure that the box does not interfere with our rear antenna.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box measuring 11 cubic feet in mat black, part number TH613. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin the test fit by removing the rear antenna. Now well grab our box and place it onto our roof rack. Please keep in mind that the Thule Pulse opens from one side only so well want to set it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. Once we have the box set we can then open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that they go across our cross bars. With all four of those in place, we can use the attached hand knobs to secure them to our bars. With all four feet tied, our box is secure and were ready to go.







Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4 we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Roof Top Cargo Box measuring twenty-one cubic feet in arrow skin black, part number TH626. With a factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by removing our rear antenna. Then we'll grab our Thule Force and place it directly onto our cross bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. Once we have it positioned, 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 the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten the two remaining feet. With all four feet tight, our box is secure to our roof rack and we're ready to go. The rear hatch on this vehicle swings out instead of up, so we can easily gain access to our rear hatch without interfering with our cargo box. That completes today test fit of the Thule Force XXL Roof Top Cargo Box, part number TH626, on our 2011 Toyota Rav4.





Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2011 Toyota RAV4, we'll 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 on our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing half of our carrier onto our front bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated strap around the bar, fitting it back into the head of the carrier and using the small hand knob to tighten it down. We'll move to the driver's side and repeat the same process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. It's important that we have both halves of our carrier lined up with each other, that way our gear hauls nicely. We'll press the over-sized buttons on theend of our carriers to open our jaws.





RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4 we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1011. With a factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the tierod stretch directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll bring the rubber coated straps around our front bar and remove the black plastic cover. We'll fit the straps into the head of the carrier and use an allen key to tighten the allen bolt which will tighten our straps around our front bar. We can then replace our black plastic cover. Here at the rear, we'll loosen up the allen bolt and bring our rear clamp around our rear bar. We'll feed the bolts back through the appropriate holes and tighten with an allen key.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4 we'll be testing the Rockymounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. With a factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the tierod directly onto our cross bars. Here at the front, we'll bring the rubber coated straps around our front bar, remove the black plastic cover, and fit the straps into the head of the carrier. We can then use an allen key to tighten the allen bolt, which will tighten our straps around our front bar. With the front secured, we'll move to the rear where we'll need to undo the allen bolts to rear our rear clamp around our rear bar. We'll feed the bolts back through the clamp and then tighten with an allen key. We'll undo the rear wheel strap and loosen our skewer.



Prorack Bike Rack Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2011 Toyota Rav4, we'll be test fitting the Prorack Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number PR8062003. With the factory roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Prorack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll loosen up the thumb wheels to bring our front clamps around our front bar. We'll drop the bolt through the appropriate spot and replace and tighten the thumb wheel. We'll do this for both sides of the front platform. With the front of our bike rack tight, we can move to the rear and undo the thumb wheel. We'll bring the rear bracket around our rear bar, drop the bolt through, and secure it by replacing the thumb wheel. Once we have that tight, we can go ahead and make sure our frame jaws are open by undoing the hand knob and that both wheel straps are undone. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack.



Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be installing the Husky Weather Beater custom cargo liner, part number HL28971, black in color. First we'll go ahead and remove the old or manufacturer's floor mat, and now we're ready to install the new Husky floor liner. The Husky floor liner is custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle. The shape, tails, and contours, all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. As you can see here, with our Husky liner installed, it has the raised outer edges and custom cutouts to fit around the vehicle's interior panelling. This one-piece liner extends all the way from side to side, and from the back of the second row seating all the way out to the threshold, offering maximum protection, keeping the rear cargo area carpeting clean.



Trailer Hitch Installation-2013-Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today, on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, well be installing the Curt Two Inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number C13149. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well be going 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 three inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation-2013-Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today, on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87631. Now, this is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go 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 three inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation-2013-Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 75766. Now, this is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go 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 three inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier for 1 and 2 inch hitches, part number y02438. 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 down 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. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav4 is about 5 inches.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be installing the Weather Tech rear cargo liner, part number wt40610, black in color. First, well go ahead remove the older manufacturers floor mat and now were ready to install the new Weather Tech floor liner. Weather Tech 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 the carpeting. We can see the raised outer edge and the custom cutouts go around the manufacturers cargo hooks. With complete coverage from side to side and all the way from the back of the second row seating to the threshold, this one-piece liner offers complete protection.



Trailer Hitch Installation-2013 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number C12108. This is what our hitch will look like once 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 3". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13-1/2". This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 platform-style 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches, part number TH916XTR. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench, and installing our lock on the other side. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav 4 is about 2".



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, with 21 cubic feet of space, in AeroSkin black, part number TH626. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps over the crossbars and pushing the box as far forward as possible, we can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the crossbars. We'll then close the box and move to the other side of the vehicle, where we can again unlock it and open the lid, and tighten down the two clamps. Now this double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box, 13 cubic feet of space, in AeroSkin black, part number TH624. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps over the crossbars, we can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the two knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We can now close the box and move to the other side of the vehicle, where we can again unlock it and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. Now this double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 5-bike carrier for 2" hitches, part number HR9200. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav 4 is about 10". We've added about 15" to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Yakima HoldUp 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches, part number Y02443. 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, tighten with a wrench, and installing a lock on the other side. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav 4 is about 5". We've added about 12" to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader roof-mounted bike rack, part number Y02103. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll then loosen up the large black T handle at the front of the carrier to loosen up the front bracket to go around the front crossbar. We'll then move to the rear, where we can also loosen up the black wing nut t put the rear bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar, and slide in the sliver T bolt and tighten down the wing nut. We can then move back up to the front to finish tightening the front bracket. Now with everything all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Yakima ForkLift roof-mounted bike rack, part number Y02098. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the crossbars. We'll first start at the rear to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar. We'll loosen up the black wing nut to insert the silver T bolt into the bracket. We'll move back up to the front and adjust the front bracket to fit the size of the front crossbar. With both brackets in place, we can turn the black wing nuts to tighten them down.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number y03088. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. Well open up the jaw by pushing in the black button and expose the black levers on the inside of the carrier. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the crossbar and hook them into the connection points. Well then turn the black levers and clamp them down and then close the jaws. Well now set the rear part of the carrier onto the rear crossbar.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 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 the 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 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav4 is about 5 1/2 inches.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 2-Bike Carrier for 1 and 2 inch hitches, part number y02450. 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 11 inches of ground clearance here at the rear of our carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav4 is about 5 1/2 inches.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number wb-300. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier on to the front crossbar. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar with the jaws of the carrier open exposing the two black levers. After hooking it into the connection point, well then tighten down the black lever and clamp it down. Well then repeat these steps for the other side. Well now place the rear part of the rear carrier onto the rear crossbar again with the jaws open exposing the two black levers.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number th9029. 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 thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. 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 vehicle is about 3 inches. Weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of our Rav4.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two-board capacity, part number th810. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them back into the connection points. Well then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the bar. Well now place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear load bar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the load bar and hook them into the connection points. Well then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the bar.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th636s. Well begin our test fit, by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles crossbars. After positioning the clamps over the crossbars and making sure the box is as forward as possible, well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can turn those knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We can then use the included pull-down string to assist us when closing the lid and move to the other side of the vehicle. Well then open the lid and tighten down the two clamps.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space glossy black in color, part number th634b. Well begin our test fit, by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles crossbars. After positioning the clamps over the crossbars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We can now close the lid and move to the other side of the vehicle where we can again unlock the box and open it and tighten down the two clamps. Now this double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th613. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles crossbars. After positioning the box as far forward as possible, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can then take the clamps and slide them down through the slots in the bottom of the box over each bar. Well then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. Now that everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Rav4.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4 well be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH615. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles crossbars. After positioning the box on the passenger side we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. Well then take the clamps and slide them down through the slots over top of each bar. Well then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps to secure the Thule Pulse to our RAV4. Now with everything all tightened down and secured you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4 well be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH614. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles crossbars. Well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. Now, this box does open from only one side so well need to make sure we position it on the passenger side of the vehicle. Well then take the clamps and slide them down through the slots in the bottom of the box. Well then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota RAV4 well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro folding, tilting four-bike rack with anti-sway created to fit inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches, part number TH934XTR. 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 10-3/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our RAV4 is about seven inches. Weve added about 17 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Flat Top ski and snowboard carrier, with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number TH92725. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them into the connection points. We'll then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the bar. We'll now place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear crossbar, and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the crossbar and hook them back into the connection points. We'll then turn the gray knob to tighten down the straps.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform-style 2-bike carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH990XT. 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 10-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav 4 is about 3-1/2". We've added about 11" to the overall length of our Rav 4.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-bike carrier for 2" hitches, part number TH9027. 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 allow our attached pin to fall into place. We'll then tighten the hand knob to secure the bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have about 12" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 4".



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4-bike carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, and allow the attached pin to fall into place. We'll then use the hand knob to secure the bike rack to the vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav 4 is about 4", and we've added about 13" to the overall length of our vehicle.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches part number S63410. 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 some clearance measurements. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav4 is about 8-1/2 inches. Weve added about 21 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork-Down roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll then pull out our hardware and take the silver bracket to go on the underside of the front load bar into the pre-drilled holes in the front part of the bike rack. We'll then thread on our black wing nuts to pinch the bike rack and the bracket up against the load bar, securing the front part of the bike rack to the front load bar. We'll now go to the rear of the carrier, where we will this time slide the silver bracket down on through the holes in the bike rack, and take the silver plate to slide on to the silver bracket up against the bottom portion of the rear load bar. We'll then thread on our wing nuts and tighten them down.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod stretch roof-mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar, and move to the rear to loosen up the Allen bolts to bring our rear bracket around the underside of the rear load bar. We'll move back up to the front, remove the black plastic cover, and hook the straps into the connection point. We'll then use the included Allen key to turn the silver bolt to bring the straps up around tightly against the front bar. We'll then move back to the rear to finish tightening down the Allen bolts.



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars 15 inches long in black part number DA126B. Well also be using the custom DK clamps and pads for the Rhino Rack part number DK043. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by opening our front doors. Well place our front bar onto the front half of our roof. To ensure that we have this in the correct location, we need to measure 150 mm from the center of the door jam to the center of our leg footplate. Well do this measurement on both sides of the vehicle to make sure that our feet are in line with each other.



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack System using part numbers DA126 and DK043. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by opening both front doors. Well place our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have it in the correct location, we need to measure 150 mm from the center of the door jam to the center of our leg footplate. Well do this measurement on both sides to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have it set in the correct location, we can then use the included tool to tighten our clamps to our roofline.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Prorack 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches part number PR8062403. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, well line up the pinhole and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench and installing our clip on the other side. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of our bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 4-1/2 inches. Weve added about 24-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Rav4.



Prorack Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Rack part number PR8062003. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. Well then bring the brackets around the underside of the front and rear crossbar and reinstall our cylindrical wing nuts. Once everything is all tightened down, were ready to load up our bike. Well undo the tray strap of the front and rear and loosen up the frame hook. Well place our bike onto the bike rack and roll it forward allowing the frame hook to come clamp up on the bottom portion of the frame.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack with Frame Mount Cradles for 2-inch hitches part number 63124. 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 down with a wrench. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Rav4 is about 5 inches. Weve added about 32 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 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 carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinholes and install our pin and lock. 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 some clearance measurements. We have about 10 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 5-1/2 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-bike carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number HR8500. 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 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of our bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 5". We've added about 10" to the overall length of our Rav 4.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for 2-inch hitches part number HR1450. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, align our pinholes and insert our pin and lock. Then well move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand lever to engage our anti-rattle device. With our bike rack secure, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance at this first location. If we move all the way to the back of the bike rack we have about 17 inches of ground clearance.



Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2013 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top trunk-mounted 2-bike carrier for vehicles with spoilers, part number HRF2. Now we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack on the vehicle's rear bumper. Now we already went ahead and flipped out the black levers, which will allow us to adjust to fit the bike rack to the vehicle. We'll loosen up the knobs, which will allow us to bring out the small and large bars of the bike rack. The smaller one of the two bars will rest on the rear hatch of the vehicle, and the larger bar will act as a support once the top straps will come up and hook into the roof of the vehicle. Once we've established this position, we can lock down the black plastic levers and tighten down the knobs to secure it in place.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4, well be installing the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part number 118412. Now to being our installation well go ahead and open the rear cargo door where well need to remove the carpet as well as the floor from the cargo area. With that done well remove the rear threshold here. After using a little effort to get the threshold undone, well go ahead and set it off to the side for reinstallation later. We can then go ahead and remove the forward panel here on the floor. With that done, well undo screws holding the forward panel in place where we can then pry it up out of the way, again setting it off to the side for reinstallation later. Well now move onto the side panels.



Covercraft Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav-4 were going to do a test fit of part number CC76174625 from Covercraft. This is their premier custom auto floor mats for the front and rear, with the black color. These are also available in a variety of different colors. A few things to know about these floor mats that they are custom cut carpeted floor mat designed to match the interior. It has rubberized backing to prevent damage from leaks, and also has nibs on the other side to help hold the mats in place on the carpet. It does use factory attachment points where available.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav-4 were going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. This is a P2 brake controller. Were going to use two additional parts to install this brake controller. Were going to use ETBC7 and then were going to use a short bracket, part number 18140. First well go ahead and take the bracket and were going to attach it to the hitch. Take the bracket, put it on top of the hitch and run a clamp around it.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2011 Toyota RAV4 were going to do a test fit of part #: WT41295 from WeatherTech. This is their floor liner for the rear cargo area. To start off our test fit were going to remove the original floor mat. Then well go ahead and install the WeatherTech floor liner. Well lay it into place and you can see where the vehicle has cutouts and other attachment points. The floor liner has a provision for that.



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2011 Toyota RAV4 were going to do a test fit of part #: RX880008 from Rain-X. this is their Fusion windshield wiper blade. All right, to start our test fit off we can go ahead and remove the original wiper blade thats on the vehicle. Well lift it up, theres a small tab that we have to push in so we can release it from the arm. Well slide it away from the arm and once we have it apart we can see that its a J-style arm. Then our new windshield wiper blade will slide right into place.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2011 Toyota RAV4 were going to do a test fit of the Rain-X Latitude windshield wiper blades part #: RX5079280. To start off our test fit were going to go ahead and remove the original wiper blade. Theres a small tab that we have to push and then we can go ahead and release it from the arm. Then we can go ahead and install the new Latitude windshield wiper blade. We can see the arms a J-style, so our new wiper blade will go right into place. Well put the hook over the latch and then slide the windshield wiper blade into place until it clicks.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2011 Toyota RAV4 were going to install part #: RX30224 from Rain-X, this is our Weatherbeater windshield wiper blade. All right, to start off the test fit were going to go ahead and remove the factory blade. Theres a small tab that we have to push, then we can go ahead and release it from the arm. Okay, well push on the tab and pull back and itll free up from the arm. With it apart we can see the arm has a J-style connector, so our new windshield wiper blade will go right in the place. Well basically line up the windshield wiper blade with the arm, slide it inside, then make sure that the latch is in alignment with the arm, well go ahead and push it together until it clicks.



Husky Rear Floor Liner Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2011 Toyota RAV4 were going to do a test fit of part #: HL65971 from Husky Liners. This is their floor liner for the second row. To start off our test fit were going to go ahead and remove the original factory floor mats. Well get those out of the way and then well go ahead and lay in the new floor liner. Well go ahead and lay it into place and we can see its a one piece unit that covers both sides of the vehicle. It has a raised edge that goes around the perimeter of the floor liner.



Husky Front Floor Liners Review - 2011 Toyota RAV4

All right, today on this 2011 Toyota RAV4 were going to do a test fit of part #: HL35971. This is Husky Liners front floor liners. To start off our test fit well remove the original floor mat. Well take it out of the vehicle and well also remove the factory attachment points at the bottom. All right, next well go ahead and install new attachment points that come with the floor liner and then put the floor liner on top and run the threads through the holes in the floor liner, push them down into place and then screw the caps on. You can see how the floor liner matches the contour of the floor, it goes up behind the pedals and covers the foot rests as well.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav-4 were going to install part number C12000 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements that will 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 13-1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the spare tire cover is going to be 6-1/2 inches. Now lets go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav-4 were going to install part number 75432 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the spare tire cover is going to be about 6-1/2 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav-4 were going to install part number 36490 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements that will 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 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the farther most edge of the spare tire cover is going to be about 6-1/2 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav-4 were going to install part number 13509 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 13-1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the spare tire carrier is going to be about 6-1/2 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav4, were going to install part number 118412 from Tow Ready. First thing we are going to do is open up the back of the vehicle and get to the interior, we have to remove the threshold and the four coverings. Were also going to loosen up the side panels as well, there will be three fasteners that we have to remove, there will be two bolts and one bolt for the tie down point towards the bottom, and then well use a trim panel tool to help pop the sides away from the body. All right now well go ahead and look for our connection points, the connections points are going to be right behind the taillights, with the small tab we can push so we can remove the connector to the taillight, well put it out here and Ill take it apart and show you where the tab is push down. All right now well go ahead and start installing our T-connector, starting with the T-connector with the yellow wire well plug it into the factory wire harness, well compare them two and put them together and well take the other half and push it back into the taillight. Well take the other T-connector with the green wire and well run it in behind the plastic and over to the other side, well slip it behind the plastic and run it up to the taillight just like we did on the driver side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4, we'll be installing a hidden hitch, part number 90207. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go and give you a couple of measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the spare tire is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-1/2 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Toyota RAV4, well be installing a Draw Tite hitch part number 75432. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the spare tire, its 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-12 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 we'll be installing a hidden hitch part number 70785. 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 spare tire is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receive tube to the ground is 12-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Toyota RAV4, well be installing a Draw Tite hitch part number 36490. This is what our hitch will look like once it is 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 edges of the spare tire is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-1/2 inches . This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on our 2004 Toyota RAV4 we'll be installing the car hitch part number 13509. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next were going to 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 end of the spare tire is 4-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground its 12-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as the draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today in our 2012 Toyota Rav4, we'll be installing a car hitch, part number 12000. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go and give you a couple of measurements to assist you selecting accessories for the new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point to the rear of the vehicle, which is the spare tire is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be testing fitting he Yakima Swing Daddy for hitch mounted bike carrier, part number Y02422. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receive tube of our hitch. Well add up our hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bold and tighten it down with a wrench. Then well secure it with a lock on the other side. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurement. Weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and about 4 of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup to hitch mounted bike carrier, part number Y02420. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receive tube of our hitch. Well lineup our hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Now we want to go over a couple of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 of ground clearance and an inch and half of clearance between the closest of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 8 of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carrier folded up.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox pro 14 roof mounted cargo box part number Y07192. To mount our box to our vehicle well set it up on top of our crossbars. Well fit each of the four clamps around our crossbars then well open one side of the box to tighten them down and then move over to the other. With all four clamps secured and weve made sure that our box is positioned in the center of our vehicle were all ready to load up. Thats it for our test fit of the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 roof mounted cargo carrier Part No. Y07192 on our 2012 Toyota Rav4..



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting a Yakima roof rack system. Well be using the 58 crossbars part number Y00409, two sets of the Q83 clips part number Y00683 and the Yakima Q Towers part number Y00124. Now weve already got our crossbar assemblies put together according to the instructions so were ready to mount them up on the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is open the driver and passenger side doors. Well pick up our front crossbar assembly and place it up on top of the roof. To position the front bar probably we need to measure 16 from the edge of our windshield to the leading edge of the Q Tower on both the driver and the passengers side.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Loadwarrior roof mounted cargo basket, part number Y07070. To mount our basket to our vehicle well set it up on top of our crossbars well fit each of the four clamps around our cross bars and tighten them down with the include wing nuts. With all four clamps tightened down our basket is secure and were ready to load it up. Thats it for our test fit of the Yakima Loadwarrior roof mounted cargo basket, part number Y07070.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima holdup two hitch mounted by carrier. Part number Y02433. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and secure it with a lock on the other side. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and an inch and a half of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima highlight aluminum tube bike carrier, part number Y02438. 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 and secure it with our pin. Then well go back and use the hand knob at the base of the bike carrier to tighten up our anti-rattle device. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10 of ground clearance and about 2 of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2000 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima front loader roof mounted bike carrier part number Y02103. To mount the carrier to the vehicle well set it up on top of our crossbars. Well fit the front clamp at the head of the bike right around our front cross bar and use the hand knob on the front to tighten down. At the rear well fit the rear clamp around the bar and then use the T-bold wing nut to secure it. Well pick up our bike, set it into the carrier and push the front wheel forward into the wheel hoop. Well bring the rear wheel hoop up behind the tire then use the red hand knob to secure the two hoops around the tire.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike carrier Part number Y02098. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well first set it up on top of the crossbars. Well fit the front clamp around our front crossbar and use the T-bolt and wing-nut to tighten it down. Then we can re-install our cover and skewer. Now well move to the rear of the carrier. Well fit the rear clamper on the rear bar and again use the wing-nut and T-Bolt to tighten it down.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Yakima 44 fairing for Yakima roof racks, part number Y07048. To mount our fairing to our roof rack well fit the forklifts over our front cross bar. We do want to make sure that our fairing is centered between the two towers. Then well come back with our Inaudible 00:00:23 bolt and wing nuts and secure the outermost clip on either side of the fairing. Thats it for our test fit of the Yakima 44 fairing for Yakima roof racks, part number Y07048 on our 2012 Toyota Rav4.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule Vertex hitch mounted bike carrier, part number TH9029. To mount our carrier to the vehicle once were at the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well lineup our hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements, weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and about 3 of clearance between the closest part of the career and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 13 of length to the rear of the vehicle with the arms folded down. Now we also want to check for rear vehicle access.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be testing the Thule parkway to hitch mounted bike carrier, part number TH958. To mount the carrier to our vehicle once were at the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Once weve done well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and about 4 of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 22 of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 were going to be test fitting the Thule hitching post pro, hitch mounted bike carrier, part number TH934XTR. To mount our carrier to our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements,. weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and about 7 of clearance between the closet part of the carrier and the closest part of our vehicle. Overall weve added about 17 of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 were going to be test fitting the Thule double track platform style by carrier, part number TH990XT. To mount our carrier to our vehicle once youre at the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well Inaudible 00:00:14 our hitch pinhole, thread down our anti-rattle bold and tighten it down using a wrench. Finally well secure the bolt with a lock on the other side. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and about 1.5 of clearance from the closes part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Tokay on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule apex swing four bike hitch mounted carrier, part number TH9027. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch and close the hitch pin. Well then use the hand knob to tighten the entire rattle device. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10.5 of ground clearance and about 4 of clearance from the closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the career. Overall weve added about 13 of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Thule Apex Four Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well hold the automatic catch pin open on the shank and insert it into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well then let the hitch pin close on our hitch pin hole through the hitch. Then well use the hand knob at the base of the rack to tighten up our anti-rattle device and now we want to go over a few clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 of ground clearance and 7 of clearance between the closest part of the career and the closest part of the vehicle. Weve got about 14 of overall length adding to the rear of our vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Swagman Titan four hitch mounted bike carrier, part number S63410. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and nine inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 18 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Sportrack escape three hitch mounted bike carrier, part number A30403. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10 and a half inches of ground clearance, about six inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle and overall weve added about 11 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carrier arms folded down. Now we also want to check for rear vehicle access.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Rola 23 inch by 56 inch railed cargo carrier, part number 59502. To mount the carrier to the vehicle well fit the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes and secure the carrier with a pin and clip. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 13 inches of ground clearance at the back of the carrier and about nine inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of our vehicle. Overall weve added about 33 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Rocky Mounts tie rod roof mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well sit up on top of our crossbar. Well fit the front two straps around our front bar, resecure them to the head and tighten them down with an Allen key. We can then reinstall our front cover. At the back well fit the rear clamp around our bar and use the included wing nuts to tighten it down. Now we need to make sure that our wheel strap at the rear is open and that our skewer up front is also open.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Rocky Mounts pitch fork roof mounted bike carrier, part number RKY0438. To fit our carrier to the vehicle well sit it up on top of our crossbars. Well fit the front clamp around the front crossbar and use the Allen key to tighten it down. Then at the rear well fit the clamp around our crossbar and use the wing nut to tighten it down. Then we can reinstall our skewer and cover. Now we can prepare to load up a bike.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Swagman XTC two hitch mounted bike carrier, part number S64670. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes so we can 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 11 inches of ground clearance, five inches of space between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle and overall weve added about 19 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle. Now we also want to check for rear vehicle access.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Surco 24 inch by 60 inch cargo carrier, part number 52018. To mount our carrier onto the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole and secure carrier with a pin and clip. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. Weve got about nine and a half inches of clearance at the rear of the carrier and about three inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 29 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Sportrack two hitch mounted bike carrier, part number A30901. 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 hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and eight inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall weve added about 24 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Softride Dura parallelogram tilting bike rack, 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 pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Then well come back and use our lock and secure it over the end of the bolt. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10 and a half inches of ground clearance.



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting a Rhino Rack roof rack system. Well be using the bars, part number DA126 and the fit kit part number DK043. The bars are also available in a black finish and thats part number DA126B. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together according to the instructions. Now were ready to mount them up on the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is open the driver and passenger front doors.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Pro Series Q-slot hitch mounted bike carrier, part number PS63134. 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 pin holes and secure the bike rack with a pin and clip. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 11 inches of ground clearance and eight and a half inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 23 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse 4 hitch mounted bike carrier, part number 63124. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next we want to go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10 and a half inches of ground clearance and three and a half inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall weve added about 30 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Toda on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Pro Series 24 inch by 60 inch railed cargo carrier, part number 63153. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up the hitch pin hole and well secure our carrier with a pin and clip. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 13 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier and about nine inches of clearance between the carrier and the closest part of our vehicle. Overall weve added about 34 and a half inches to the rear of our vehicle.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Draw Tite ball mount, part number 2923. The first thing we want to do is measure our hitch height and that measurement goes from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures about 13 inches. Keep in mind that this measurement will vary depending on the model of hitch installed, the tire size, or variances in the vehicle themselves. Next well fit the ball mount into the drop position. This ball mount provides a two inch drop so when we measure the height of our ball platform it should be two inches than our hitch height.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Curt 24 inch by 60 inch folding cargo carrier, part number C18132. We will not be able to use the Curt carrier in the folded up position with our Rav4 due to the spare tire so well be using it as a flat cargo carrier. 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 pin holes and secure the carrier with a pin and clip. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 15 inches of clearance at the rear of the cargo carrier and about five inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Curt 20 inch by 60 inch folding aluminum cargo carrier, part number C18100. This carrier will not fit the Rav4 in the folded up position due to the spare tire. Were going to use it as a flat cargo carrier. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well secure it using a pin and clip. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Curt 20 inch by 48 inch cargo carrier, part number C18145. To mount the carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin holes, 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 10 inches of clearance at the rear of the cargo carrier and about three inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 22 inches of length to the vehicle.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the convert-a-ball cushion ball mount, part number AMSC4. The first thing we need to do is measure our hitch height. Thats the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. Our hitch height measures about 13 inches. Keep in mind that this measurement will vary depending on the model of hitch installed, the tire size, or variances in the vehicle themselves. Now this ball mount offers a four inch drop or a two and three-quarter inch rise.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 Toyota Rav4, we will be installing a hidden hitch part number 90207. This is what a hitch looks like once 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 pinhole to the outermost edge of the spare tire is 6 and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and three-quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Toyota Rav4, we will be installing a draw-tite hitch part number 36490. This is what a hitch looks like when 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 pinhole to the outermost edge of the spare tire is 6 and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and three-quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2006 Toyota RAV4

Today in our 2006 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Weathertech Floor Liner in the second row part #WT460722, grey in color. This application is also available in black part #WT440722 or tan part #WT450722. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mats, and now were ready to install the Weathertech Floor Liner. The Weathertech 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, this is a one piece liner that extends all the way from the drivers side threshold to the passengers side threshold.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2006 Toyota RAV4

Today in our 2006 Toyota Rav4 well be test fitting the Weathertech Cargo Liner part #WT41295, tan in color. This application is also available in grey part #WT42295 or black part #WT40295. First well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers cargo mat, and now were ready to install the Weathertech Cargo Liner. Weathertech Cargo Liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels, and moldings all working to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. As you can see, this is a one piece liner that covers the entire rear cargo area.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today in this 2008 Toyota Rav 4 were going to install part number C55113 from Curt. First thing to start off is get inside the vehicle. Were going to remove the floor coverings, the storage covers, the threshold. On both sides were going to remove the trim fasteners and pull out on the trim panels on each side so that way we get access to the taillight wiring harness. Well remove the side panels by loosening some screws and using a pry tool to open them up. With the panels loosened up we can go ahead and start installing our T harness.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4, we're going to install part number 75432 fromDraw-Tite. This is what your hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next,we'll go ahead and give you some measurements that'll help you out in selecting someaccessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center ofthe hitch pin to the outside edge of the spare tire, the distance is going to be 6-1/4".From the top of the receiver opening, down to the ground, is going to be 12-1/4".I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We're going to start off underneath the vehicle, and we're going to point out themounting holes that we'll be using to attach the hitch to the vehicle. The first thingwe're going to do is remove the tie-down brackets from the driver's side of the vehicle,and then we're going to clean out the remaining threaded holes in the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2008 Toyota RAV4, we're going to install part number 70785 fromHidden Hitch. This is what your hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out whenselecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. Fromthe center of the hitch pin to your outside edge of the spare tire, the distance is goingto 6-1/4", and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, is going to be12-1/4". I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We're goingto start off underneath the vehicle and we're going to point out the mounting holes thatwe'll be using to attach the hitch to the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4 - Curt

Today on this 2008 Toyota RAV4, we're going to install part number 12000 fromCurt. This is what your hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next we'll goahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories,such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to theedge of the spare tire cover, we're looking at a distance of 6". From the top of thereceiver opening, down to the ground, we're looking at a total of 12-1/2". I'll goahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Toyota RAV4, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75125. This is what our hitch will look 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 spare tire is 10 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2003 Toyota RAV4, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 60938. 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 hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the rear spare tire is 11 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-1/2 inches. This will help you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.





Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Review - 2003 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2003 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Thule Spare Me 2-Bike carrier, part number TH963XTR. Now to begin our test fit, weve already gone ahead and removed the spare tire form the vehicle. So well go ahead and install the adapter here on the spare tire mount. We can then go ahead and reinstall our spare tire. With our spare tire tight, were now ready to install our bike rack. All we need to do is slide the bike rack onto the adapter here on the center of the spare tire.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2003 Toyota RAV4

Today we have a 2003 Toyota RAV4 and were going to be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for light trucks, part number PW2029C. To fit the chains, the first thing we need to do is lie them up flat. Before you drape the chains over the tire, you want to note which way the raised ends of the cross member hooks are and you want to make sure that they face away from the tires thread. This will prevent them from damaging the tire. Youll also want to note before you drape the tires that the keyhole latch is on the right side, that way its in the proper rotation with the tire. Once weve checked the orientation of the cross member hooks, we can go ahead and drape the chain over the tire.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader roof-mounted bike carrier, part number Y02103. Our RAV4 is already equipped with a factory roof rack, so were going to mount the Frontloader directly to the factory crossbars. Well pick the bike carrier up and set it up on top of our crossbars. Well fit the clamp at the head of the bike rack around our front crossbar and use the hand knob to tighten it down. Then well move to the rear of the bike carrier. Well fit that clamp around our rear crossbar and use the t-bolt and wing nut to tighten it down.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2003 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2003 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Standup Paddleboard carrier, part number TH810. Our RAV4 is equipped with a factory roof rack, so all we need to do is mount our SUP Taxi up on the factory crossbars. Well take the first half of our carrier and set it up on top of our front crossbar. Well wrap the speed link straps around the crossbar, secure them back to the head of the clamp, and use the wing knobs to tighten it down. Well just take the second half of the carrier, make sure that its lined up with the first and repeat the same tightening procedure. With that, our paddleboard carrier is installed on the roof rack and were ready to load up.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2003 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2003 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Thule MOAB roof-mounted cargo basket, part number TH690. Our RAV4 is equipped with a factory roof rack, so were ready to go ahead and drop our basket into place. Weve already got it assembled according to the instructions so the next thing to do is lift it up on top of our roof rack. Well set the top halves of the clamp over our crossbars. Well make sure that the basket is positioned evenly from left to right. Well take the lower clamp, fit it around the bottom of our crossbar, and use the wing nuts to tighten the clamps down.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2003 Toyota RAV4

Today we have with us a 2003 Toyota RAV4 and were going to be test fitting the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard carrier, part number TH92725. Our RAV4s already equipped with a full factory roof rack, so were ready to go ahead and mount our accessories. Well take the first half of the Flattop Ski and Snowboard carrier and set it on top of our front bar. Well feed the speed link straps around the bar secure them back to the clamping head and tighten them down with the wing nuts. Once weve got the wing nuts secured, well take the second half of our carrier, fit it over the rear bar, and make sure its lined up with the front. Again, well tighten it down the same way we did the front.



SportRack Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Review - 2003 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2003 Toyota RAV4, well be test fitting the Sportrack 3-Bike carrier spare tire mount bike rack, part number A303813STL. Now to begin our test fit, weve already gone ahead and removed our spare tire from the vehicle. So well go ahead and install the adapter plate to the spare tire mount. We can then reinstall our spare tire. With our spare tire tight, were now ready to load our bike rack. Well simply slide the bike rack shank into the adapter plate here in the center of the spare tire.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11, part number Y07193. Our RAV4 came equipped with a full factory roof rack, so were going to be mounting our Rocketbox Pro 11 directly to the factory crossbars. Well lift the box up into place and set it up on top of our crossbars. Well make sure that all our clamps are open and forward of our crossbars. Well position the box to make sure were even from left to right and well make sure that we get it pushed forward or back to where we need it. Then, well fit our clamps over the crossbars and then well open the box and tighten them down.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today we have with us a 2008 Toyota RAV4 and were going to be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof-Mounted bike carrier, part number Y02098. Our RAV4 is equipped with a full factory roof rack, so were going to attach our forklift directly to the factory crossbars. Well pick up the carrier and lay it up on top of our crossbars. Well fit the front clamp around the front crossbar. Well use the T-bolt and wing nut to tighten down the front clamp. Once weve done that, we can slide our cover back into place and re-install our skewer.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Standup Paddleboard carrier, part number TH810. To mount the carrier to our vehicle, well take the first half and set it on top of our front crossbar. Well fit the straps around the bar, re-secure them to the head and use the hand knobs to tighten them down. With the front half secure, we can move on to the rear. Well take the second half of the carrier and place it on top of the rear bar. We want to make sure that the second half of the carrier lines up nicely with the first.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4, were going to do a test fit of the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard carrier, part number TH92725. Our RAV4 already has a factory roof rack system, so were going to mount our Flat Top directly to the manufacturers crossbars. Well take the first half of the carrier and set it up on top of our front crossbar. Well feed the speed link straps around the crossbar, re-secure them to the heads, and use the hand knobs to tighten them down. Once we have the front half secure, well grab the second half and place it up on top of our rear bar. We just want to make sure that the rear half of the carrier lines up nicely with the front half and well use the same tightening procedure with the straps on the rear half.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof-mounted bike carrier, part number S64710. Our RAV4 is fully equipped with a full factory roof rack, so were going to mount the fork down directly to the factory crossbars. Well go ahead and set it up on top of our roof rack. Well position the head of the carrier over our front crossbar. Well push our u-bolts up from the bottom and secure it at the top with a pair of wing nuts on both the driver and passenger side of the carrier. With the head of the carrier secured, well move back to the rear.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2008 Toyota RAV4 were going to be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. Our RAV4 today is already equipped with a full factory rack, so were going to mount our RockyMounts Tierod directly to the factory crossbars. Well set the bike rack up on top of the crossbars. Well fit the straps at the head of the bike rack, around our front crossbar and re-secure them to the head. Then well use an Allen key to tighten them down. With the straps tightened, we can go ahead and reinstall our cover.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we'll be installing the WeatherTech rear floor liner, part #WT460722 in grey. This liner is also available in black, part #WT440722 or tan, part #WT450722. This rear liner starts on the driver side and moves completely over the center hump to the passenger side. You'll notice that it's molded to conform the center console; it also covers the factory front seat mounting points. You'll notice that the rear of the liner, it works around the track for the rear seat. The shape, channel and moldings of the liner all help to keep water and debris within the liner and off your carpet.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be test fitting the WeatherTech Cargo Liner, part #WT41295 in tan. This floor liner is also available in grey, part #WT42295 and black, part #WT40295. Now, to install our WeatherTech Floor Liner, all we'll need to do is remove the old floor liner from the vehicle and simply set it into place. You'll notice that the floor liner has a cutout for the front tie down. It's also molded here to not interfere with the factory cargo net mounting points. You'll notice that the shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained within the liner and off the carpeting.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Toyota RAV4

Today, on this 2004 Toyota Rav4, we're going to be installing the Tow Ready wiring harness 118389.The first step is to open the back door and gain access to the rear of the vehicle. There is a panel right here on the driver's side that needs to be removed and we'll be removing the interior trim panel to access the tail light wiring. On the inside of the cargo compartment here, there's a little door you take off and you can see the tail light wiring right inside there and once you see the tail light wiring there's a little clip that you have to pop off to be able get it out and make your connections. Next, we'll go ahead and disassemble the panels on the passenger's side. Now we're ready to go ahead and install our wiring harness starting on the passenger's side.First thing to do is disconnect the wires from the vehicle tail light by pushing in the pad and pulling out. And on the passenger's side we'll be connecting the green and red wires in line with that gray and yellow light connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2004 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75125. We'll give you some measurements to help you select accessories like a bike rack and a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the farthest out part of the vehicle which, in this case, is the spare tire that's mounted on the back of the RAV4, we have 10 inches and from the ground to the top of the receiver opening the measurements 15 5/8 inches. Now we'll go ahead with our installation. The first step is to remove the tow bracket on the driver side of the vehicle. The tow bracket and bolts that are holding it on will be returned to the owner and will not be reused.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2009 Toyota RAV4, we're going to install the Curt Hitch, part number 13509. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of the back of the spare tire on this vehicle is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-1/2 inches. Now, let's go ahead with the installation. We have two mounting locations on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2009 Toyota Rav4, were gonna install Hidden Hitch part number 90207. This will also be comparable to the Draw Tite Hitch part number 36490.Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the spare tire on the back of the vehicle is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories. Now lets go ahead with the installation.Okay, first Im gonna point out the mounting location.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2009 Toyota Rav4 we're going to install a Draw-Tite hitch part no. 75432. It will also be comparable to hidden hitch part no. 70785. Here a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of the spare tire is 6 and 1/2 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2009 Toyota Rav 4 Were going to install the Vertex 4 hitch mounted bike rack. With our bike rack already preassembled well go ahead and fit it into the hitch and install our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down. With our bike rack secured to the vehicle Im going to go ahead and give you a couple measurements. From the lowest point of the bike rack to the ground we have 10 inches of ground clearance. From the upright to the spare tire cover we have six inches of clearance. With our bike rack in the stored position well now go ahead and tilt it away from the vehicle and well see how much access we have to the rear cargo area.



Yakima SpareTime Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Review - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2009 Toyota Rav 4, we are going to do a test fit of the Yakima Sparetime 2 bike carrier, part number y02598. Weve already removed the spare tire cover, now we need to go ahead and remove the spare tire, and install our mounting plate. With our carrier and mount installed, we can now go ahead and install the carrier using the locking knob to tighten it down. Lets go ahead and extend the arms and see what that will look like. Now with our bike carrier in ready position to install the bike, lets go ahead and remove our straps and install the bike. Thats what our carrier looks like with our bike installed and you can see it just takes a few easy steps and we are ready to hit the road.



Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Review - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2009 Toyota RAV4, we're going to do a test of the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH963XTR. Where we can install our carrier, we've already gone ahead and removed the spare tire cover. Now let's go ahead and remove the spare tire so that we can fit our adaptor plate. Now that we have the spare tire off, we'll go ahead and fit on our adaptor plate and then reinstall the spare tire. With this spare tire reinstalled, we can now go ahead and slide on our bike carrier and tying it down with the locking knob. With the tightening knob tying down and in the locked position, our carrier is now secured to the vehicle.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2009 Toyota RAV4 we will be test fitting the SportRack Escape 3 Bike Rack, product number A30403. With our bike rack preassembled we'll go ahead and install it on the vehicle. With the pin hole lined up we'll use our anti-rattle bolt, first tightening it down by hand and then using a 3/4-inch wrench we'll get it good and tight. After it's tight we'll go ahead and insert our safety pin. With our bike rack secure and our safety pin in place, we're going to go ahead and give you a couple of measurements. From the bottom of the bike rack to the floor is 10-1/2 inches.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2009 Toyota RAV4, we will be test fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style Bike Carrier, product number PS63134. With our bike rack already pre-assembled, we'll go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Once we've got the pinhole lined up, we'll go ahead and slide our hitch pin in and secure it using the cutter key. Now that our bike rack is secure, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements. From the bottom of the bike rack to the floor is 11 inches. From the closest point of the bike rack to the spare tire cover was 5-1/2 inches.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today, in this 2009 RAV4, we're going to do a test fit of the tow ready 4 bike hitch mounted bike carrier, product number 63124. This bike carrier is for 2-inch hitches only and since we already assembled, let's go ahead and fit it on the vehicle. Alright, with our bike carrier mounted, we'll go ahead and install our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down. And then we'll install our safety clip. Ok. With our bike rack secured to the vehicle, I'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today we are working on a 2007 Toyota Rav 4. Were going to install a Tow Ready T-One connector, part number 118412. Our first step is accessing the rear cargo area of the vehicle. If you got any cargo liners installed you want to go ahead and remove those now, and we are going to open up the access panel, and we are going to remove the rear threshold. Okay we will go ahead and set that aside for reinstallation later. Now all we need to do is gain access behind the tail lights on both sides.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today we are working on a 2007 Toyota Rav 4. Were going to install a Curt hitch, part number 13509. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outer most point of the spare tire is 6 inches, and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack, a draw bar, or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation, before we get started we will go ahead and point out our mounting locations.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review- 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today we are working on a 2007 Toyota Rav 4. Were going to be installing the WeatherTech floor liners in the front seat, part number wt460721. Were using the gray floor mats today. As you can see we have installed them in the vehicle. The WeatherTech floor liners are custom molded to fit the vehicle and will often use the factory mounting points or hooks as they did here on the drivers side. The floor liner fits the contours and shapes of the floor of your vehicle, because the WeatherTech floor liners are the shape of the vehicles floor theyre not going to slide and move around like your typical floor liner will.



Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness - 2001 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2001 Toyota RAV4 we are going to install part number 118389, a t-one wiring harness. We will be removing the interior panels and trim to install the wiring harness behind the tail lights for the hitch. We will remove screws here, here, and here. Then work your way under the trim panel, and pop it free. This will allow you access behind the taillights. Repeat the same steps on the drivers side. :45



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2006 Toyota RAV4 we are going to be installing Curt hitch 13509. Before we get started with our hitch installation we are going to show you a couple of the final installed dimensions that will help when choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is about 12-1/2 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the edge of the spare tire is approximately 9 inches. Now we will go ahead and move on with our installation. :29



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2006 Toyota RAV4, we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118412. We are going to start off in the rear cargo area of our RAV4. The ports that we are looking for are located inside the vehicle here, behind both the driver and passenger side panels, basically directly behind the taillight assemblies. So we are going to go ahead and need to remove a few items to gain access to these ports. We are going to start by removing the floor board, along with the cargo area. And then we will be able to pull back the panels and gain access to the plugs. Next I am going to go ahead and pull out the rear threshold piece. And to do that we are just going to need to release the mounting clips that are holding it into place on the top side here. We will be using a basic rivet removal tool and pry up gently to release the clips. With those released, we just want to come to the bottom of it here and we are actually going to lift straight up. Next we will move on to the interior panel and there are a couple of fasteners that are holding it into place, as well as the clips that we had on the rear threshold section. We have the tie-down bolt right here, a second one here, and a regular screw in this recessed hole here. So we want to go ahead and remove all of those and we will go ahead and pull our panel back. We will do that on both the driver and passenger side. 1:20



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2008 Toyota RAV4 we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13509. Before we get started with our hitch installation we are going to give you a few pictures of what the hitch is going to look like on the vehicle and I will also give you a couple of final installed dimensions that will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 13 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the spare tire carrier on the back of the vehicle is going to measure eight inches. Now we will move on to the installation. 00:31



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2009 Toyota RAV4 we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118412. We are going to start off in the rear cargo area of the RAV4. The ports that we are looking for are located inside the vehicle behind both the driver and passenger side panels basically directly behind the tail light assembly. We are going to need to remove a few items to gain access to these ports. We are going to start by removing the floor board along with the cargo area and then we will be able to pull back the panels and gain access to the plugs. Next I am going to pull out the rear threshold piece and to do that we are going to need to release the mounting clips that are holding it into place on the top side here. Use a basic rivet removal tool and pry it up gently to release the clips. With those released we want to come to the bottom of it and we are going to lift straight up. 00:48



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2010 Toyota RAV4 we are going to install Hidden Hitch part number 70785. This installation will also apply to Draw-Tite hitch part number 75432. We are underneath the vehicle, and we are going to start by looking at the driver side frame rail. You can see over here we have an existing tow loop that is held in place by two bolts. We want to remove that first. With that removed you can see that we have three weld nuts here at the rear side of the frame. We are going to use this one here, and this one here as our two attaching points for the trailer hitch. That is going to be the same on the driver and passenger side. :36



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2010 Toyota RAV4 we are going to install part number 118412 from Tow Ready. The first thing we need to do is get into the back of the vehicle so we can get access to our tail light harness. To begin our install we are going to have to remove some interior panels. We can fold this up out of the way. Now we want to get to this rear threshold and we want to remove that because we will be running a wire all the way across. We will use a trim panel tool to remove the rivets. Lets remove this access cover and next we need to remove this whole panel. We do not actually have to remove it but what we are going to do is pull it out so it is easier to slip the wires from back here out the other side. We need to remove this tie down point and this screw. Pop it loose. We are going to leave that alone for now and go over to the passenger side and do the same thing again. 01:14



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2010 Toyota RAV4 we are going to install part 13509 from Curt. The first thing you need to do is get on the driver side frame rail and remove the tie down hook right here. That part will stay off. There is one more hole we have to uncover and it is covered up by this piece of tape right here. Peel that off and that will make our frame rail ready to go. Now lets go over to the passenger side and do the same thing over there. There will be two holes that we have to uncover. At this point we can start installing the hitch. It is a good idea to have an extra set of hands with this because it is kind of awkward to hold the hitch up and thread the bolts in at the same time. We will just hold it up and thread it in. When you install the bolt we are going to use obviously the bolt and a conical tooth washer. 00:47



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2008 Toyota RAV4 we are going to install part number 118412 from Tow Ready. The first thing we need to do is get inside the back of the vehicle and start taking apart the interior components. To get access to our wiring connection points we will actually be behind the tail lights. To get behind the paneling we are going to start in the middle. We are going to have to pull off this cover, we are going to take out this part. The next thing we have to do is take out these two side panels right here, one on each side. We are going to take off this threshold. It may require you to have a trim panel tool to help pop up the rivets. Next we are going to take out two access panels. There is one on each side to make the panel a little bit more flexible. 00:43



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2008 Toyota Rav4 we are going to install part number 36490 from Draw-Tite. The first thing we need to do to get ready is get underneath the vehicle and we are going to remove this shipping hook or tie down hook from the vehicle frame. This is going to come off and stay off. Then we will have two existing threads on this side and it is going to be identical on the passenger side however, there will be no tie down hook. Now since we took the bolts out the threads are going to be pretty clean but it is going to be a different story on the passenger side. 00:36



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2007 Toyota RAV4 we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 70785 and this installation will also apply for the Draw-Tite part number 75432. Underneath the vehicle we are first going to take a look at the driver side of the vehicle and show you where the hitch is going to attach. You can see over here on the frame rail that we have got an existing tow hook that needs to be removed before we put the hitch up into place. There are two bolts holding that into position that need to come down. With the tow hook removed you can see that we have got three existing weld nuts at the bottom of the frame and we are going to be using two of those to attach our hitch to the frame rail. 00:33



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2007 Toyota RAV4 we will be installing the wiring harness part number 118412. We are inside the rear cargo area of the RAV4. The ports that we are going to be plugging our wiring harness into are located behind the interior panels of the vehicle directly behind the tail lights. That is going to be the same on both sides of the vehicle. We are going to need to remove a few things to gain access to those ports. First off being the middle threshold piece because we are going to be routing wires from one side to the other. Lets go ahead and start uninstalling the interior of the vehicle. We will also need to remove the rear section of the interior panel, there are clips here that we are going to need to release to open that up, there are also a couple of screws. With the cargo door removed as well just look right back here again just right behind the tail light you can see the port that we are going to be plugging our harness into. We just want to disconnect those two pieces and we will plug our harness in line. 01:03



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2002 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2002 Toyota Rav 4, we are going to install part number 118389 from TowReady. This T1 wire harness installs inside the vehicle behind both tail lights. What that means is we are going to have to get inside the vehicles, take out a couple of the side panels, and the floor coverings as well. Next we will take out the threshold. There are two tie downs next to the side panels, we will take those out next. The we will take the access panels off the side of the interior side panels and then we will open up the panels to have access to the tail lights, and then we will have to pull back the panels themselves a little bit. :39



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Toyota RAV4

On this 2002 Toyota Rav 4, were going to install part number 75125 from Drawtite. The first step involved is to take down this tie down bracket. We will show you where the hitch is going to mount up in the frame. It is going to use these two existing studed holes in the frame. On the passenger side it is going to be identical. And what is nice about this is that the bolts in there are relatively easy to clean out. On the other side though there is not a tie down bracket take a few moments to clean out those threads over there. We will work on that next. :28



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota RAV4

Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 70785 from Hidden Hitch and it is also part number 75432 from Draw-Tite on a 2006 Toyota Rav4. Looking underneath the vehicle we are actually taking a look at the drivers side frame rail, and as you can see there is a tie-down hook here that is going to need to be removed. It will only be on the drivers side. Just take out these two bolts and allow it to come down. We are actually going to be using this weld nut in the frame, and this weld nut here, as well, as the attaching points for the hitch. And that will be the same on both sides of the vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 Toyota RAV4

Today we are going to install part number 33465 from Hoppy, and we are going to install it on a 2001 Toyota RAV4. All right, to begin with we need to get inside the vehicle and we need to take off the plastic panels on the inside. I am going to take up this carpet and this panel also. We will just push that back for now. And this trim panel, it comes off also. And the next thing we need to do is take off this panel here. We need to loosen it so we can get behind the tail light assembly. We will take off this screw here, and then we will undo this screw here to take off this buckle so that gives you easier work room to pull off the plastic. Also, behind this panel there might be a screw that you might need to take out too. We will take off this panel here for a little bit extra room, too.





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