Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the RockyMounts Euro PitchFork Bike Rack, part number RKY1103. The Euro PitchFork is designed to be mounted in the channels of your roof racks and our bike rack is pre-assembled, and we have the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System on our Explorer so we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. On our front crossbar, we will need to remove the rubber channel cover and with our cover removed, well simply line up the square nut on the head of the bike rack and slide it into the channel of our front load bar. We'll then line up the rear mounting point and bring the clamp around underneath the crossbar and secure it using the hardware provided with the bike rack. Well then remove the front head cover and tighten down the two Allen bolts which will secure the square nut to the channel of our front crossbar. That will secure our bike rack to the roof rack and we can now re-install the rubber channel cover to reduce wind noise.
You may need to cut the cover to fit around the bike rack. Well then re-install our front head cover and now we're ready to load our bike. Well remove the front tire from the bicycle, bring it up to the roof rack, and slide the fork into the skewer in the head of the bike rack and then well clamp it down. And with the front skewer secured, well move to the rear tire, bringing the rear tire strap through the wheel and securing it to the bike rack. And that will secure the bike to the bike rack and we're ready to hit the road.
And that does it for part number RKY1103, the RockyMounts Euro PitchFork, on our 2011 Ford Explorer.
Today we have a 2013 Ford Explorer and we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s64710. To install the bike rack to the carrier place the bike rack up on top of our load bars. At the front we'll fit the two U-bolts around our load bars and use the wing nuts to secure the front of the bike rack.Next we'll move to the back of the bike carrier fitting the U-bolt through the carrier from the top. We'll take the clamp and two wing nuts to clamp around the bar from the bottom. With that done our bike rack is secure and we're ready to load up our bike. We'll make sure that the wheel strap at the rear of the bike carrier is undone and also make sure that the skewer at the front of the bike is open.We'll pick up our bike, place the wheel into the wheel tray and fit the front fork down into our skewer.
Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky0438. To fit our carrier to the vehicle we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll put the front clamp around the front load bar and use the Allen key to tighten it down. Then at the rear we'll fit the clamp around the load bar using the wing nut to tighten it down. Now it's time to reinstall our skewer cover. At this time we can go ahead and prepare to load up our bike.
Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Top Bike Carrier, part number TH513. With our vehicle equipped with the Thule AeroBlade crossbars and our Domestique preassembled, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply set the Domestique on top of the crossbars. We'll line up the head of the bike carrier with the front crossbar and adjust the rear mounting point to the rear crossbar of our vehicle. We can then take the front head cover, bring it underneath the front crossbar and tighten it down using the Allen wrench included with the bike rack. After the front head is tight, we can move to the rear attachment point and bring the clamp underneath the rear load bar and tighten it down using the included hardware.
Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. Now our vehicle is equipped with the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system and our roof rack is preassembled so we are ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well take the head of the bike rack and put it directly over the top of the front cross bar, we can then bring the rubber coated steel straps around and secure them back to the head of the bike rack. Well then come to the rear mounting point and line it directly over the top of the rear crossbar where we can secure it using the included wing nuts provided with the bike rack. With our rear mount secured we can move on to the head, tightening down the Allen bolt, which will secure it to the front cross bar. And with the head of the bike rack secured well install the head cover, which will complete the bike rack and make it ready to load a bike.