Today on our 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, we will be test fitting the Yakima King Joe 2 bike rack. Before beginning it is a good idea to apply a thick coat of wax to the surface of the trunk, to prevent scratches or minor blemishes in the pain. Included in the instructions that are given to you with the purchase of the bike rack will be a fit instruction. We have already predetermined the positioning of this bike rack to the trunk lid of this Crown Victoria, to do that just refer to the instructions that come with the bike rack. Okay what were going to do first is to sit the bike rack up on the front and secure the front to our top straps to the top of the deck lid. We will secure the side strap near the taillight; we will secure the lower strap on the medal lid on the inside of the trunk lid.
Once these straps are loosely fitted, we will make sure that the bike rack is in its correct location and tighten down the straps. Youll notice each of the four straps has a rubber band that allows you to tie up the excess strap. Now that the rack is mounted and the excess straps are secured, we can go ahead and load the bicycle, to do this first well need to raise the arms of the bike rack, to do this youll pull the red handles on the inner side of the hubs and raise the rack. With the rack in the up position, we can now load the bicycle. Now that we have our bicycle loaded up onto the carrier, we can strap it down using the straps on the top tube cradle as well as the anti-sway cradle.
In those few easy steps, the bicycle is loaded up onto the bicycle and we are ready to go. This completes our test fit of the Yakima King Joe 2 on our 2011 Ford Crown Victoria.
Today on this 2011 Ford Crown Victoria were going to do a test fit of a Yakima Quickpack II trunk mounted rack, part number Y02621. This bicycle rack has an integrated knob that adjusts to a telescoping base to make for the best fit on your vehicle. Theres also a side knob that repositions the angles of the arms to give you more adjustment. All the attachment points that touch the car are tri-padded and have padded buckles to protect the vehicle paint. Well go ahead and get started. Well start off by putting the bicycle rack on the trunk and taking the security strap and pushing it between the trunk lid and back glass so it goes to the inside.
All right. On its 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, we're going to do a test of part number TH9006 from Thule. This is our Gateway 2 Rear Mounted Bike Rack. We're going to start off with bicycle rack already adjusted according to manufacturer's instructions for this particular car. Before we start our test, we want to make sure that we put a coat of wax over the paint so it helps protect the car. We'll set our bike rack into place.
Today, on a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Bike Rack, product number TH9009. This is their Archway Bicycle Rack. This bike rack will fit a variety of vehicles. We already have it configured to the manufacturer's instructions for our Crown Victoria. Alright, before we put our bicycle rack on the car, it's a good idea to clean up the car first, maybe a coat of wax to help protect the finish when we put the bike rack on. We'll go ahead and put the bike rack on to the trunk.