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2013 Chevrolet Silverado Videos

Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Gate Mate. This is for the full-size pickup. It measures 6' 2" wide. This is a pad that's designed to go over the tailgate of your vehicle and allow you to transport up to 2 bikes, right off the rear. This is also going to act as a protector to keep your tailgate from incurring any damage. Part number on it is TH824.



Putco Element Bug Shield Hood Protector Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20652Order #TC0938947456 All right. Today on a 2013 Chevrole Silverado, extended cab, we're going to install part number P570100. This is a Putco Element Bug Shield. First thing we need to do is go ahead and get our bug shield ready to install. Now the three components. There'll be a screw, a flat washer, and this nut.



DeeZee Tailgate Assist System Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20642Order #TC0701467875 Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab we're going to install part number DZ43101. This is Dee Zee's Tailgate Lowering System. First we're going to go ahead and open up the tailgate. Parts will install on the driver's side. First thing is to work with our insert here. This is the brass looking part that will go inside the tailgate of a truck. The rest of this is a tool to install it.



DeeZee FX Extruded Running Boards Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Extended Cab were going to be installing the Dee Zee FX extruded running boards with a black powder coat finish part number DZFX 11352. Weve gone ahead and set the running boards out. Our first step were going to need to install this gasket here on the top lip of the running board. Well go ahead and lineup the end of the gasket with the end of the running board and then well work the gasket under the running board to the other end where we may need to do some trimming.Now that we have our gasket down here on the other end of our running board, youll see that its a little bit longer than the running board. Were going to use a pair of tin snips to cut it the length as we want the gasket to line up with the end of the running board. Ill go ahead and put a quick mark for where we need to cut and we can pull the gasket back up a little bit.



B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on a 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the B&W Turnover Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part number BWGNRK1057. Now we can go over operation of our new Gooseneck Hitch and Ball. To install our gooseneck ball, well simply pull out on the hitch handle, rotating it towards the cab of the pickup to lock the pin out so we can then take the ball and drop it into the throat of the gooseneck hitch. Then to release the handle, well simply rotate it towards the rear of the vehicle and the spring pressure will close the pin on the gooseneck ball.Once were finished using our new gooseneck ball, well simply pull the handle on the pin again locking out the hitch pin, taking the ball out, turning it over and putting it back down into the throat of the gooseneck hitch and releasing the handle, locking the pin back in position and locking the ball in the stored position. To begin our install, well first go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire and remove both rear wheels. While its not a requirement, itll give us a lot more working room and make an easier install.



B&W Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20491Order #TC0717080066 Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the B&W Custom Underbed Installation Kit for the Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part number BWGNRK1057-5W. This Underbed Kit can be used with the Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by replacing the hitch ball with the 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch such as part number BWRVK3500. Now, we can go over operation of our new Gooseneck hitch and ball. To install our Gooseneck ball, well simply pull out on the hitch handle, rotating it towards the cab of the pickup to lock the pin out so we can then take the ball and drop it into the throat of the Gooseneck hitch. Then to release the handle, well simply rotate it towards the rear of the vehicle and the spring pressure will close the pin on the Gooseneck ball.Once were finished using our new Gooseneck ball, well simply pull the handle on the pin again, locking out the hitch pin, taking the ball out, turning it over, and putting it back down into the throat of the Gooseneck hitch and releasing the handle, locking the pin back in position and locking the ball in the stored position.To begin our install, well first go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire and remove both rear wheels. While its not a requirement, it will give us a lot more working room and make an easier install.



Thule Bed Rider Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20482Order #TC0974893409 Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. We're going to do a test on a Thule Bed-Rider. This is a truck bed mounted, two bike rack. It's designed to go from bed rail to bed rail in the rear of your vehicle. The part number on it is TH822XT. Now to begin the test fit, the first thing we need to do is lift up on the black lever that's going to allow this end to go in and out slightly to give us some adjustment. Well then bring it right over and place it onto the rails of our bed. As you can see this end, it's not making contact.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Hopkins Endurance 6-Pole Trailer Connector Socket part number HM48420. This will be in conjunction with the Pollak 5th Wheel and Goose Neck Trailer Connector Wiring Harness part number PK11932. To begin our install, well take our Hopkins 6-Pole and make sure we have a hole saw large enough so that the 6-Pole can be mounted in our bedside. Were going to mount it about right here, so well go ahead and take our hole saw and drill a hole in the bed liner and side. Now we can take our wiring harness and feed it from underneath up and out the free drilled hole. Once we feed it through, well go ahead and pull it out so we can work with the end. Typically we would install a seven blade end that would connect to this wiring harness, but because we need a 6-pole trailer connector to connect to our trailer end, were going to go ahead and remove each one of these connectors.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test-fitting the Saris Freedom hitch-mounted, platform style, 4 bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number SA4414B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it down using a wrench and then secure it with a clip on the other side. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. With the platform folded up, you can see that we have about 16 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 8 inches away. We've added about 19 inches to the overall length of our Silverado. We can now pull back on the gray foot pedal and allow the platform rack to tilt down.



Softride Element Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting Forward Bike Rack for 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitches. Part number SR26248. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread on our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Now I went ahead and threaded the anti rattle bolt in the hole closest to the mast of the rack. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 2-1/2 inches away and we've added about 11-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Chevy. We can now remove the two silver pins and clips on the upper left and right-hand corner of the mast.



Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test-fitting the Saris Axis Aluminum hitch-mounted, 3-bike rack, for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number SA843B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it down using a wrench and we can secure it with the lock on the other side. With the back rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We've got about 15 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the back rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 7 inches away. We've added about 16 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Chevy. We can now go ahead and flip up the yellow levers on the upper-left and right-hand corner of the mast. We'll slide the arms over on to the smooth portion of the rack, tilt the arms up and then slide it back over into the grooves.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number SA832B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. We'll then go ahead and secure the clip on the other side. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 15" of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 7" away, and we've added about 16" to the overall length of our Chevy. We'll now go ahead and loosen up the black knobs on the upper left and right hand corner of the mast. We'll slide the cradle arms off of the grooves onto the smooth part of the arm.







B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today, on our 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500, we'll be installing the B&W Gooseneck, part number BWGNRK1012. We'll go ahead and review the operation of our new gooseneck hitch. With our handle in the lock position, we can go ahead and pull out on the handle, twisting it towards the front of the vehicle, moving it to the unlock position. We'll go ahead and take our ball, drop it in position, and there's no front or back to this ball, as it has pre-drilled holes all the way around to line up with the pin. We'll go ahead and drop it in place, then, to lock the handle, we'll simply take it, rotate it towards the back of the pick up bed, and it will lock back into position. Then, once we want to move our ball into the stored position, we'll go ahead and unlock the handle again, turn the ball over, and relock the handle. Now, to begin our install, we've already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire and raised the vehicle up and removed both rear wheels. While it's not mandatory to do this for the install, it will make it a lot easier and give us more working room, both in the wheel wells and underneath. Next, we're going to lower the exhaust. To do this, start removing the rubber isolators.



B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be installing the B and W under-bed gooseneck trailer hitch, part number BWGNRK1012. Let's go ahead and go over operation of the new gooseneck hitch. To pull the handle out to put our ball into position, we'll rotate it toward the cab of the vehicle, locking it in the unlocked position. Then once we drop the ball in position, we'll go ahead and rotate the handle toward the rear of the vehicle, unlocking the handle and allowing it to lock the ball into place in the gooseneck hitch. Then to turn the ball over, we'll simply pull the handle back out, turn the ball over, drop it back into place and then release the handle. Now we'll go ahead and install our new under-bed gooseneck hitch. To begin our install, we've already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire and then we'll remove both rear wheels. While it's not required, it makes it a lot easier to install the new hitch. We'll remove the exhaust. To remove the exhaust, we'll need to remove each of the rubber isolators from the metal hanger and the two bolts at the flange just forward of the muffler.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW3010C. The tire size we will be using on this truck is a 245/70-17. A few items to note about this particular product, that they are Class S compatible, and they are drive on and connect style. They also meet the DOT specifications, and they can also be used on front or rear wheel drive vehicles. In this case, we will be putting them on a rear wheel drive vehicle. Let's go ahead and begin our test fit. First, you will lay the tire's snow cable over the top of the tire.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be installing the Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles in the proportional style part number C51140. Additionally, well be installing the Curt Universal Wiring Adapter for Curt Trailer Brake Controllers part number C51515. Well being here over on the driver side underneath the dash. Well need to pull down the factor wires and well be using it to tie in with our brake controller. This here is the Curt Universal Wiring Adapter for Curt Brake Controllers. We need to connect these four wires to four of the wires here. Well be making these connections using some butt connectors. The butt connectors that well be using to make these connections are part number DW05714.



Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado we'll be installing the Hopkins Endurance fifth wheel and gooseneck 90 degree wiring harness, part number 41157. To begin our install we'll first locate where we're going to mount the new 7-pole connector in the pickup bed. For this application, we'll be doing it behind the driver's side wheel well. Using our hole saw bit, we'll go ahead and cut out the hole for our 7-pole plug. With our hole cut out, we'll then go ahead and take the 7-pole end and route it up underneath the vehicle out the hole we just created into the pickup bed. Once we have our wire routed, we'll go ahead and take some of the dielectric grease provided with the install kit and put it on the end of the wiring connector. Then we can go ahead and take the wiring connector and secure it to the back of the 7-pole connector. We'll go ahead and check to make sure it locked in place.



TruXedo TruXport Soft Roll-up Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

All right, today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to install part number TX270601. This is a Truxedo truck-sport, soft, roll-up tonneau cover. All right, first thing we need to do is go ahead and work with the rails. Underneath on the corner that goes up towards the front, we install the weather seal. We basically peel the backing off of them, and the adhesive holds them in place. All right, we'll set those aside for now, and then we'll go ahead and set the cover assembly onto the front rail.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado we'll be installing the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs part number F2528. Before we begin our install, we'll go ahead and load two thousand pounds into the vehicle to show you how the truck will carry the weight with the manufacturer's down stops 00:00:17. We'll then run the vehicle through a short test course. First note we've already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire to gain a little easier access up underneath the vehicle. The first step of our install will actually be removing the joust bumper. To remove the manufacturer's joust bumper, we are going to take a flat blade screw driver sliding between the joust bumper and the cup.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 manual pick-up, well be test-fitting our U Ace 3D Kagu, custom model floor liners for the front in gray, part number L1CH01811501.We will begin here on the driver side by removing our factory floor mat and replacing it with our 3D Kagu costume mat. One thing well notice is that this is a custom fit mat designed to fit the contours of our vehicle very well, and protect your vehicles carpet from dirt, mud, water, and snow. The raised edges keeps spills and melted snow from reaching your carpet, and its made of a durable thermal plastic rubber that will provide grip, prevent cracks, tearing, and damage, and deformation overtime.The carbon fiber embossed patter scrapes snow and mud off your shoes. The driver side heal pad provides extra grip and protects against wear and tare. On the underside of the mat, we have anti-slip max spider fibers that help hold the mat in place. Well move to the passenger side, remove our factory mat, and replace it with the new mat.





TruXedo TruXport Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we will be installing the Truxedo Truxport Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Cover, part number TX271101. Now we will go ahead and show you how to install. First thing you need to do is that we will need to install the weather seal on the cover, right here of our side tonneau cover rail. We will just stick it on there and then give it some firm presses to make sure it sticks well. Now we can repeat that process for the other rail. We will grab our tonneau cover and place it up here on to the back rail that runs parallel with the cab of our pick-up truck. This tonneau cover already has this rail built into it, so we will just lay it on top of there and make sure it sits evenly all the way across.



Fifth Wheel Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be installing the Reese quick-install custom base rails with install kit, part number RP50066-58. Note: We've already gone ahead and lowered or removed the spare tire and both rear wheels for easier access and installation. We'll go ahead and move to the bed with one of the base rails. Using our tape measure, and measuring from the end of bed and not the tailgate, we'll set our base rail into position. Then we'll check it from side to side to make sure we're even from side to side in the bed. Once we have it measured out as per the instructions, using a paint stick, we'll go ahead and mark the attachment holes.



U-Ace 3D Classic Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab, were going to do a test fit of part number L1CH01812201. This is the 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners with MAXpider Grip. Starting on our driver side, well go ahead and lay it into place. Once this done, we can see if it has a ridge along the threshold side to keep dirt and debris from going often to the side of the carpet or on to the threshold. It also reaches up underneath the paddles and also at the reinforce area for your shoes. It also matches the contour on the inside edge and front of the sit as well.



Husky Liners X-Act Contour Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to do a test fit of part number HL53201 from Husky Liner. This is an exact contour custom auto floor liner. This is for the second row on our truck. We can go ahead and lay it into place. A few features about this floor liner is that its a one-piece unit with all the way across. Does reaches up between the rails of your front feet a little bit.



Husky Liners Classic Front Center Hump Liner Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to do a test fit of part number HL82231 from Husky Liner. This is a floor liner for the center hump. Now this vehicle does not have a traditional covered layer, it has a rubber layer instead. Well just still go ahead and lay it into place to see how it matches the form of the vehicle. As it cut out, it goes around support through dash at the front. It also matches the center console towards the sits and it goes down both sides.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today, on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to install part number C15322 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like on our Silverado. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack, a cargo carrier or a ball mount. Now from top of the receiver opening down to the ground, will be about 19 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper, will be about 2-3/4 inches. Now, well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed on the truck.



Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to do a test fit of part number VGM-07-100. This is the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series Fifth Wheel Tailgate. To start off our test fit, were going to have our factory tailgate already removed. Now on new tailgate goes in just the same way. Well go ahead and put on the hinge on the other side first and then well line up the hinge on the passenger side. We will just only rotate it up into place and we have to manually pull of the latches.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System using the 58 inch crossbars, part number y00409; the Q118 Q-clips for the Yakima Q-Towers, part number y00718 and the Yakima Q-Towers Roof Rack Feet for the naked roof, part number y00124. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions we'll begin our test fit by opening both front doors. We'll grab our front bar and place it onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have this in the correct location we need to measure 11 inches from the leading edge of the windshield to the closest point on our foot pack. We'll do this measurement for both sides of the vehicle to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have our front bar in place we can use the thumb screw to tighten down our foot pack.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader Wheel Mount Bike Rack, part number y02103. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the FrontLoader directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we'll place our front bracket system around our front bar and use the black T-handle at the front of the carrier to secure it around our front bar. We can then move to the rear and bring our bracket around the rear bar. We'll place the T-bolt through the appropriate slot and then tighten it down. We want to make sure that the wheel strap at the rear is undone and the front wheel loader is set in place.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Measuring 14 Cubic Feet in Matte Black, part number th614. With the T hule AeroBlade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our load bars. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only so for our video today we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With the box situated the way we like we can turn the key to the unlock position, open the box and set our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that they go around our load bars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them around our bars. Once we have all four of those tight our box is secured to our roof rack and we're ready to go.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Measuring 11 Cubic Feet in Black, part number y07193. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our RocketBox directly onto our crossbars. With the feet on the underside of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each crossbar. With our box situated the way we like we'll open the passenger side of our box by moving the key to the unlock position and pushing the red button and then we can use the two hand knobs on this side of the box to tighten our feet around our crossbars. One of the great features of 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 the two remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Measuring 14 Cubic Feet in Black, part number y07192. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our crossbars.With the feet on the underside of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars. Once we have our box situated the way we like we can open the passenger side of the box and use the hand knobs to tighten down the two feet on this side of the box. With these two feet tightened around our crossbars we'll take advantage of one of the great features of the box which is its ability to open from either side.We'll move to the driver's side open the box and tighten the two remaining feet around our crossbars. With everything tight and secured our box is all loaded up and we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Measuring 14, part number y07192 on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket, part number y07070. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing the LoadWarrior directly onto our crossbars. We'll go ahead and center it with our vehicle and then we can bring our brackets around the underside of our crossbars. Once we have the bracket in place we can drop the bolt through and tighten the wing nuts. Once we have that tight we can then go to the other three brackets and repeat the same process.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number y02098. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Forklift directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we need to first remove the skewer. Then we can bring our front clamp around our front bar. We'll fit the T-bolt through the appropriate slot and tighten it down with our hands. Once we have that tight and our T-handle in line with our bike rack we can then slide the black bracket up around our T-handle.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part #Y03088. With a Yakima Roundbar Roof Rack System assembled unto our vehicle, we will begin our test today by placing the front half of the Yakima Fatcat directly onto our front crossbar. Here on the passenger side, we will bring the rubber strap around the bar, fitting it back under the foot of the carrier. We'll move to the other side, and repeat the same process. Then, we will come back to the passenger side, and press the oversized button here on the end of the carrier to open our jaws. We will flip up the thumb tab, and tighten it down until our strap is tight around our crossbar.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number WB-300. With the Yakima round bar roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing half of our carrier on to our front crossbar. Here on the passenger side, well bring the rubber-coated strap around our bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. Once we have set it in place, we can then clamp it down. Well press the oversize button here on the end of the carrier to open our jaw. Now, well move to the driver side, bring our strap around, fitting that back into the front of the carrier and clamping it down and then using the thumb tab screw on the inside to tighten our strap around our bar.Well move back to the passenger side and tighten down our thumb tab screw.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Thule Square Load Bar System using part number THLB58 for the 58 inch load bars, part number TH480 for the Thule Traverse Roof Rack Foot Packs and part number THKIT1532 for the Thule Roof Rack Ticket for the Traverse Foot. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by grabbing our front bar and place it on to the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have this bar in the correct location, we need to measure 11 inches from the leading edge of the wind shield to the closest point on our foot pack. Well do this measurement for both sides of our vehicle to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. Then we can use the included tool to tighten our clamps in place.Once we have both sides of our front bar tighten down, we can then grab our rear bar and place it on to the rear part of our roof. To ensure that we have this bar in the correct location, we need to measure 31-1/2 inches from the center of our front bar to the center of our second bar.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Load Bar System, using part numbers tharb53 for the 53 inch load bars, th480r for the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack Foot Packs and part number thkit1532 for the Thule Roof Rack FitKit for the traverse foot. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions we'll begin by placing our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have this bar in the correct location we need to measure 11 inches from the leading edge of the windshield to the closest point on our foot pack. We'll do this measurement for both sides of the vehicle to ensure our feet are in line with each other. Once we have the bar in place we can then use the included Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt inside our foot pack to tighten our clamp against our roof line. We can then repeat this process for the other side.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Double XL Roof Top Cargo Box Measuring 22 Cubic Feet in Metallic Silver, part number th636s. With the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars. Once we have the box positioned the way we like we can then open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the hand knobs which will tighten our feet around our bars. We'll do this for both feet on this side of the box. When you hear a clicking or ratcheting sound that means that the feet are tight enough.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be testing the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH613. With the Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the box directly on to our load bars. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only. For our video, well be setting it towards the passenger side of the vehicle for easier accessibility. With the box in the position we like, we can then open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that they go around to our load bars. With all four feet through the slots, we can then use the attached hand knobs to tight them in place.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet in Aero skin black, part number TH624. With the Thule Aeroblade roof rack system already assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Force directly on to our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out on the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fir around each load bar. Once we have the box situated the way we prefer, we can then open the passenger side of the box and use the two hand knobs to tighten the two feet. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the driver side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule square load bar system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the big mount directly on to our load bars. Here at the front, we need to bring our front brackets around our front bar to fit the T-holes in their appropriate slot and then tighten the wing nuts on the top of the platform. Well do this for both clamping system then our form platform. Here at the rear, well undo both wing nuts and remove the clamp. Well bring our two bolts around our rear bar, reinstall the black metal clamp and secure it in place with the wing nuts.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky0438. With the Thule Square Load Bar System assembled onto our vehicle we'll place our Pitchfork directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll go ahead and remove the black plastic cover and remove our skewer. Then we'll take an Allen key and loosen up the Allen bolts so that we can bring our front clamp around our front bar. We'll retighten the Allen bolts with our Allen key, reinstall our skewer and then replace the black plastic cover. Here at the rear we'll bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, drop the bolt through the clamp and secure it with a wing nut.



Prorack Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number pr8062003. With the Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we'll bring our front brackets around our front bar, feed the bolt back through and tighten with a circular nut. We'll do this for both sides of the front platform. With the front of our bike rack secured we'll now move to the rear. We'll bring the rear clamp around our rear bar, drop the bolt through the appropriate slot and tighten it down with a circular nut.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to install part number RM-154 Roadmaster. This is our diode wiring kit. Start off our install, we're going to remove one 4-pole or the long piece of wiring that has two 4-poles on the end. We're going to start working that wire from the front of the truck towards the back of the truck. We'll go ahead and run a wiring through the opening, by the base plate, we'll have to run it up and through the engine compartment. Once we've pull up our inaudible 00:00:30, we'll leave some out on the front of the truck where we'll install our loom material to help protect the wires by the bumper.



Raodmaster MX Base Plates Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number 3154-3 from Road Master. First off were going to have to get underneath the hood. Were going to remove some plastic fasteners attaching the radiator cover to the grill, and of course, sport. Well go ahead and pull the plastic rivets. Well just pull up the center with a screw driver. Then pull out the rest of the rivets.



Extang EnCore Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Extang Encore hard tonneau cover, part number EX62650. Well begin our test fit by placing the drivers side rail on to the bed of our pickup. With the drivers side rail in place, well need to measure an inch back from this cab rail to the first part of our tonneau cover rail. Now the clamps are an inch wide so we can use this to measure the distance. With that done were ready to install our clamps. So the jagged edges up here towards the top is whats going to pinch between the rail of the tonneau cover and the rail of the pickup truck bed.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be installing the U-Ace Floor Mat kit for the front and rear part number L1CH01801509. Well start our test fit by removing the old mat from the driver side. Well lay in our new mat and make sure that it fits nice.As you can see here the thermoplastic rubber is very durable. It wont crack or tear. Itll give many years of use. If you flip the mat over on the underside, youll see the fiber technology which is the MAXspider Technology and this helps keep the mat in place from sliding around and without harming your carpet.Its got a good lining that goes out around the contour of our vehicle, stretches up underneath of our pedals and its got a grip here for when youre resting your heel so you dont slip when your heels on the brake or when your heel is resting here for pressing on the gas pedal.Now, we can go ahead and replace our passenger side mat.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Thule standard snow tire chains for SUVs, commercial vehicles, and motor homes, part number TH01571255. This vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, so we will be installing the tire chains on the rear tires. To begin our test fit, we'll lay the chains flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. We'll then start with the yellow end of the cable and slide it on the back inside of the tire. We'll bring the two ends up around to the top of the inside of the tire and connect them. We'll then drape the tire chain over the tire, making sure that the tire chains are centered onto the tire to ensure a good fit.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller part number 90885. To begin our install we'll first locate the manufacturers wiring harness where the brake controller pigtail is taped up to the main wiring harness.Now that we've located the wires using our utility knife we will go ahead and cut them free. Then we'll pull down the tape and label which will identify the functions of each color. Then we'll go ahead and cut off any excess from the wires and strip them back.Next, we'll take our brake controller pigtail and add the bud connectors provided with our install kit. Now with our wires ready we'll go ahead and start making our connections.Starting with the dark blue wire coming from the vehicle and the dark blue from the brake controller pigtail we'll go ahead and connect the two with the yellow bud connector. We'll repeat the same process with the white wire from the vehicle and the white wire from our brake controller pigtail.Next, we'll take the red wire with the black tracer from the vehicle and connect it with the black wire coming from the brake controller pigtail and finally we'll take the light blue wire with the white tracer from the vehicle and connect it with the red wire from the brake controller pigtail completing the brake to a circuit.Now with all of our connections made I'm going to go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up our wires also it will help clean up our install.



U-Ace 3D Kagu 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the U-Ace 3D KAGU custom model floor liners for your second row in black part number L1CH01821509. These mats are also available in the color beige, part number L1CH01821502 and available in gray with part number L1CH01821501. Some of the key features of this mat is that it's very easy to care for. You simply wipe it clean with a wet towel or you can take it outside and hose it off. It's environmentally friendly, and construction contains no PVC, platicizers, or glue. It's a one-piece liner which ensures complete coverage for your second row floor area, and it comes with a three-year limited warranty.



Pollak Twist-In Trailer Connector Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today well be installing the twist-in 7-pole RV-style trailer connector for Chevy and GMC vehicles, part number PK11916 on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. Alright, to begin our installation, were going to start at the rear of the vehicle installing the 7-pole socket. First, we want to remove the 7-pole factory socket. To do this, we want to make sure that we have the tab pushed in. This allows us to twist the socket and pull it away from the bumper for easy removal. We need to remove the lock at the back that holds the cap on.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Four Bike Carrier, part number th9025. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the hitch and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. We can then move to the anti-rattle knob where we'll tighten it down securing our bike rack to the vehicle.Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 17 1/2 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the closest point of our vehicle is about four inches. With the bike carrier in its folded position we've added about 13 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum two bike carrier, part number y02438. To being to test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into our hitch, line up the pin hole, and insert the red safety pin into the pin hole. Then we can move our way to the back and tighten up the black knob on the back of the carrier, this engages the anti-rattle feature and secures our bike carrier to our vehicle.Now lets go over some clearance measurements. We have about 17 of ground clearance. From the closet point of the carrier to the closet point on the rear of the vehicle is about six inches, with the bike carrier in the folded position, weve added about 11 to the overall length of our vehicle. Well now go ahead and pull up on the red knob pin on the back of the mast to tilt down our bike carrier.As you can see we can still open our tailgate door with it making little or no contact to the bike carrier.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace Four bike carrier, part number y02451. To being to test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and insert the pin with the red knob into the pin hole. Then we can turn the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device.Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 17. From the closet point of the carrier to the closet point of the bike rack is about seven inches. With the bike carrier in the folded position weve added about 12 to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex for Bike Carrier part number TH9029. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of our hitch, line up the pin holes and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt through the pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 17 inches. From the closest point on the carrier to the closest point on the rear of the vehicle is about four inches. With the bike rack in its folded position weve added thirteen inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier part number TH916XTR. To mount the carrier on the vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into our receiver tube, line up the hitch pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Once weve done that well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. From the closest point of the carrier to the closest point on the rear of our vehicle is about six inches. With the bike carrier folded up, weve added 14 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be testing the Thule Apex Swing for Bike Carrier part number TH9027. Well begin by sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. We can then move to the anti-rattle knob where well tighten down the knob, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now we can go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the closest point of the rear of our vehicle is about two inches apart.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram, part number SR26247. Were going to begin by sliding the shank of the carrier into our hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and install our anti-rattle bolt. Well go ahead and tighten it with a wrench and then install our lock. At this point well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 17 inches and the closest point of the carrier to the closest point on the rear of the vehicle is about 7 inches.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting the Prorack 2 Bike Carrier, part number PR8062403. To begin our test fit, well go ahead and slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, go ahead and tighten it with a wrench and put the clip on the other side. Now well go ahead and go over a few measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 16 inches. The closest point of the vehicle to the closest point of our carrier is about 4 inches. Weve added 27 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Now go ahead and pull the pin at the base of the mast to allow our bike carrier to tilt down.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Swagman Titan hitch mounted bike carrier part #: S63410. To mount the carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt. Now we can go ahead and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 17 and a half inches.



Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Four Bike Carrier for Two Inch Hitches, part number rbc038. To mount our carrier to the vehicle first we'll go ahead and insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench and then go ahead and secure it with the lock.Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance here of 19 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the closest point to the rear of the vehicle is about six inches. With the bike rack in its folded position we've added 14 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s102. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into our hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and slide in the hitch pin. We can then move to the back of our carrier and tighten down the hand knob engaging our anti-rattle device in securing our bike rack to the vehicle.We'll now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. Our ground clearance here is about 18 inches and from the closest point of the carrier to the closest point of the rear of our vehicle is about three inches. With the bike rack in its folded position we've added 15 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Kuat Aluminum Hitch-Mounted 2-Bike Rack with wheel mount cradles, part number n101. To begin our test fit well slide the bike rack shank into our hitch, line up the pin hole and slide in the hitch pin. Well then move to back of the shank and slide in the hitch pin. Well then move to the back of the shank and tighten the anti-rattle knob securing the bike rack to our vehicle. With that done well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 17 1/2 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler four bike carrier part #: HR8500. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up the pinholes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with the wrench. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 17 inches. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the rear of our vehicle is about two inches.



Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Curt Multi-Ball adjustable ball mount for 2-inch hitches part number d900. Well begin by going ahead and getting our hitch height measurement. To get this measurement, you measure from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. We have a measurement of 19 1/4 inches. Now well go ahead and take our ball mount, slide the shank of our ball mount into our receive tube, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and clip. Well go ahead and mount it in the rise position first.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the cushioned ball mount for 2-inch hitches a 1-inch rise or a 2-inch drop rated at 14,000 pounds, part number amsc2hd. To begin we need to go ahead and get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height for this vehicle is 19 1/4 inches. Now well go ahead and slide the ball mount shank into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and secure it with the pin and clip. First we begin in our drop position.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, will be testing the Hollywood Racks Traveler Five-Bike Carrier, part number HR 9200. To begin accessible solution to the carrier in the opening of the hitch one of the panel that threaten rates are readable tiny met with the rich melons over some Christmas gifts we are brothers of the 17 inches from goes for the curtain calls for the vehicle is the detentions with by carrier in the fall that position we've added 16 inches to build release of a vehicle no little bit above the mass tool of accurate to ~ out as you can see we can fully in access until the area of a vehicle without making contact the picture with like you're up once was the top since it was enough to Sonoma crew OPS and go in cycles of that citron occurred was the opposition without some folder that about 42 inches of overall into the vehicle looked like we want me to the crew straps run them so the bike and a singles and secure with the straps with that of a accused element of them were ready to go the complicity assess the full hour were exiled five like your partner HR 9200 or 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we will be testing the Hollywood Rack Support Rider SE-2 Two-Bike Carrier for 2-inch Hitches, part number HR-1450. To begin our test fit, we will slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the pinhole and slide in the hitch pin. With our hitch pin in, we will move to the back of the shank, we will tighten down the knob, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now that our bike rack is secure, we will go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance. From the closest point of the carrier, to the closest point to the rear of the vehicle, is about 8 inches.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Kuat Beta Aluminum Folding 2-Bike Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number b202-2. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into our hitch, line up the pin hole and install the included hitch pin. Well go ahead and put the clip on the other side of the pin where well move to the back of the shank and tighten the knob down securing the anti-rattle device. At this point well go over a few clearance measurements. Our ground clearance here is 16 inches. From the closest point of the bike rack to the closest point of the carrier is about 5 inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2-Bike Platform-Style Bike Carrier, part number HR1000-1G. To begin our test fit we will slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line up the pinholes, and install our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. With that our bike rack is now secured to our vehicle. We can go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 17 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball cushioned ball mount for two-inch hitches with a 6 inch rise or 8 inch drop rated at 10,000 pounds, part number amsc8. Now to begin well go ahead and get our hitch height measurement. To do this well measure from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening. Our hitch height for this vehicle is 19 1/4 inches. Keep in mind that your measurement can vary due to hitch styles, tire sizes, or any other accessory that may affect your vehicles ride height. Now we can go ahead and slide the shank of our ball mount into our hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our hitch pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Pintle Mounting Bar Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silervado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Adjustable Pintle Mounting Bar for 2-inch hitches rated at 10,000 pounds. This is part number AMPC2. This eight-hole mounting bar lets you adjust the pintle height to level your trailer. Its cushioned shank protects your equipment and smoothes your ride. Now before we install our pintle mount, we need to go ahead and get our hitch height measurement. To do this, we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube.



Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the self-locking, adjustable, aluminum ball mount, part number dtalbm6600. To begin well go ahead and get our hitch height measurement. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. This vehicle has a hitch height of 19 1/4 inches. Now well go ahead and install our ball mount. To install our ball mount well slide the shank of the mount into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole and then install our pin and clip.



Longview Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we are going to do a test fit of part number CTM1600. We will work on the passenger side and we will go ahead and slide the mirror over the factory mirror. We will slide it into place and push it on as far as possible. There is some foam inside the towing mirror, so it will compress a little bit as you push it in. Now we will install the hardware to hold it in place. We will put the hook that goes into the front of the mirror with the round disc and then the L-shaped bracket that will help the fasteners go around the 90 degree turn. And then we will install the knob on the other side. And then we will install the hook to the other side of the 90 degree angle and install the knob onto it. Leaving this all loose in place, we will go ahead and push it around and catch the inside edge of the mirror. When our things are hooked up we can go ahead and tighten it down, it usually only takes a few turns after that.



Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number PK11893-11932. Our first step is to go ahead and install the wires to the socket that will eventually go into the back of the seven pole connector. Well go ahead and install the wires as follows according to the instructions. Our wires just push into place and the individual sockets are labeled, so number one will get the red wire, number two will get the white wire, number three will get the blue wire, and four will get the green wire. Were going to skip to number seven, the yellow wire, and put that in the number seven socket, that way well have room. Five will have the black wire and socket six will have the brown wire.



Husky Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

All right. Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado were going to do a test fit of part number HL53101. This is Husky Liners Exact Contour Custom Floor Liner. All right. Well start off our test fit with the original floor liners removed from the vehicle. So we can go ahead and just lay these into place.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Okay, today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha. This is the P3 Brake Controller. The first thing were going to do is get underneath the dash and find the factory tow harness for our brake controller. Well go ahead and look up underneath the dash and over towards the left hand side looking up. Therell be some wires taped up. On this vehicle, its actually pretty easy to see.



Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number 9465-56. This is the Hide-A-Goose installation. The first thing were going to do is prepare our truck to install the hitch. First off were going to lower the spare tire out of our way, and were also going to remove the tires and wheels from the rear axle. We dont have to do this part but it makes things easier to see and do and get access to the fasteners. Were also going to loosen up the exhaust.



Du-Ha Truck Storage Box and Gun Case Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

All right, today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to do a test fit of part number DU10044. All right, the first thing we do is go ahead and flip the both sides of your seat. Underneath the seat on the passengers side well thread one strap through the hole and the metal plate and around the hole thats right behind the seatbelt buckles. Now well go on the drivers side and put one strap behind the seatbelt anchor goes into the floor. It makes it easier to pull the strap to one side so you can thread it through. Now, go ahead and take the DU-HA and place it underneath the seat.



Husky Liners Tailgate Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to do a test fit of part number HL15240. This is the Fifth Wheel Tailgate from Husky Liner. To start off the test fit, we already went ahead and removed the factory tailgate. Now, we'll go ahead and install the new Fifth Wheel Tailgate. Basically, it installs as the same way as the original tailgate. We'll start by installing the pin on the driver's side into the tailgate and we'll go to the passenger's side and we'll line up the slot and put it into place.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Glacier Snow Cables, part number PW3027C. Now, our vehicle is equipped with 265/70-17 tires. Make sure you check your owner's manual for further instructions about the use of tire chain and traction products. We'll go ahead and lay out our chain flat. We do want to make sure that the hooks of crossed pieces are facing out so that they won't bite into or damage your tires. There's a tag on the chain that will indicate whether it needs to go on the left hand side of the vehicle or the right hand side and it will also show which direction they need to rotate in.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

All right today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to do a test fit of part number 10902 from CIPA. This is our CIPA Custom Towing Mirror for the passenger's side. We'll take the new towing mirror and slide it over the existing factory mirror. We'll slide it on part of the way and then install the wedge. The wedge goes between the new mirror and the old mirror. All right, and then we'll install the knob that locks everything down.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number S64670. Now to begin the test fit, we'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 19 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches. We'll next go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our tailgate.



Andersen Rapid Hitch Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit with two chrome balls, part number AM3410. Youll be able to tow up to 10,000 pounds with supreme safety and convenience of an adjustable five and a half inch drop, and six and a half inch rise. This kit includes a chrome plated steel ball combo for both two inch and two and five sixteenths inch balls. It will fit two inch by two inch receiver hitches. The aluminum alloy is strong yet lightweight and looks great, and will not rust. The ball mount adjusts in one inch increments up to five and a half inches drop and six and a half inches rise.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse Four Bike Carrier, part number 63124. To begin our test fit well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our inaudible 0:00:15:0. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 15 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is five inches. Well now go ahead and pull the pin here at the bottom of the mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting part number 80240. This is the Hidden Hitch four and three-quarter inch rise or six inch drop ball mount, rated at 6,000 pounds. This ball mount will fit two inch by two inch receiver style hitches. It uses a ball with a one inch shank. To begin our test fit, well first need to get out hitch height measurement. To do this well measure from the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening, which in this case is 18 inches.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chervolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Draw Tite Ball Mount, part number 2923. This will give you a three-quarter inch rise or a two inch drop and is rated at 6,000 pounds. To begin our test fit, well first do a measurement to give us out hitch height. To do this well measure from the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening. In this case, thats 18 inches. This measurement can vary due to tire size, style of hitch or any other accessory that may adjust the height of the vehicle.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silervado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount with hollow two inch shank, part number C45001. This ball mount features an inch and seven-eighths, two inch and a two and five-sixteenths chrome balls mounted to a hollow, enclosed shank. It will fit two inch by two inch receiver hitches. Before test fitting this ball mount, well first get out hitch height measurement. To get this measurement well measure from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground. On this truck that measurement is 18 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado well be test fitting part number AMSC4. This is the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount for two-inch hitches with a two and three-quarter inch rise for a four-inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds. Before we begin our test fit, well first need to get our hitch height measurement. To do this, well measure from the top of the receiver tube to the ground. On this truck, that measurement is 18 inches. Now, keep in mind that measurement can vary due to hitch style, tire size or any other accessory that may change the vehicle ride height.



Roll-A-Hitch Cushioned Telescoping Swiveling Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting Covert-A-Ball Roll-A-Hitch Cushioned Telescoping Swiveling ball mount in a 7-inch drop rated at 10,000lbs. This is part number CAB-LD6. Now if you have a lot of frustration over hard to reach hookups, this ball mount is the answer. Now it does have a 6-inch drop and has to be used in the drop position. Now before we begin our test fit, well need to know what our hitch height measurement is. To do this, well measure from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground.



Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting Covert-A-Ball Cushioned adjustable ball mount up to a 7-inch rise or down to a 9-inch drop rated at 5,000lbs. This is part number CAB-UM. Before we begin our test fit, well need to get a hitch height measurement. To do this, well measure from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground. On this truck it measures 18 inches. Now keep in mind, that measurement can vary due to tire size, hitch style or any other accessory that may change vehicle right height.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting Covert-A-Ball Cushioned ball mount for 2-inch hitches with a inch rise or 2-inch drop rated at 10,000lbs. This is part number AMSC2. To begin our test fit, well need to get a hitch height measurement. To do this, well measure from the top of the receiver tube to the ground. Now on this truck that measures 18 inches. Keep in mind, this measurement can vary due to tire size, hitch style or any other accessories that may change vehicle right height.



Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be test fitting Covert-A-Ball Cushioned weight distribution shank for 2-inch hitches part number AMAC1. This weight distribution shank helps to eliminate the push and pull feeling and clank often experienced when towing heavy trailers. The multiple attachment holes allow you to level your weight distribution head. This shank rated at 10,000lbs. This shank is also compatible with Convert-A-Ball accessories including the Pintle Hook combo with balls part number PH4, the ball mount adapter part number BA1 and the Clevis pin adapter part number CA1. The accessories attached with a 5/8-inch hitch pin.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be test-fitting the WeatherTech Floor Liner in the second row part number WT440660 black in color. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mats and now were ready to install the WeatherTech Floor Liner. WeatherTech Floor Liners are custom-mold precisely fit to vehicle to stay in place. The shape channels the moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting, As you can see, this is the one piece liner is much larger so we need to go ahead and raise the second row seats in order to get it into position easily. Keep in mind this liner will fit the rounded or squared consoles as seen in this application. However, you will need to cut out along the identified area to fit the squared console.



UWS Transfer Tank and Toolbox Chest Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado well be test fitting the UWS Toolbox Tank Combo part number UWS06022. This combination fuel tank and storage box is designed to sit inside the frame rails of the pickup bed. After we set it into position, well go ahead and use our tape measure to center it up. Now that we have our toolbox where we want it, itll be a good time to go ahead and anchor it down using the three tabs provided one in the center towards the rear of the vehicle and one on each side. Note that after we centered up our toolbox, we have 7 inches between the toolbox and the bedrail on each side. The toolbox itself is 27 inches deep and its current configuration sits approximately 6 inches above the bedrail at its highest point.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be installing a Hidden Hitch, part number 87430. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. In the center of the hitch and the hole, the outermost edge of the bumper is 3, with top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2, and this will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with installation. Note weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease installation of the hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we will be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87186. This is what our hitch will look like once its been installed. Next we will give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, from the center of the hitch from the hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3, from the top of the receiver to the ground is 20-1/2, this will assist you in selecting your accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation. Note, weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease installation of the new hitch. Next we will go ahead and point out the attachment points, we will have a total of six attachment points three in each frame rail, and this will be our forward, center, and rear attachment point.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be installing a Draw-Tite- Hitch, part number 75521. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2, and this will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with installation, note weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease installation of the hitch. Now we can go ahead and point out the attachment points, well have a total of eight attachment points, three on each frame rail, and two in the bumper.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, well be installing a Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75362. This is what our hitch will look like once its been installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 20-1/2, and this will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with installation. Note weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease installation of the new hitch.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the husky floor liner part number HL98201 black in color. First, we'll go ahead and remove the older manufacturer's floormats. And now, we're ready to install the husky floor liners. The Husky floor-liners are custom-molded precisely fit to 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 3-piece kit.



Husky Front Center Hump Floor Liner Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the husky center-hump floor liner part number HL82281 black in color. We'll be using this in conjunction with the husky front-row floor liner system. Husky floor liner are custom-molded precisely fit to 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 here, the center-hump liner fits underneath the driver and passenger's side liner and extends all the way up underneath the dash to the front of the center counsel or seat. It's custom molding fits the contours of the vehicle's floorboard as you can see this liner's easy to install, it can also easily be removed and cleaned it wash with soap and water.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be test fitting the weather-tech floor liner in the front row part number WT440661 black in color. First, we'll go ahead and remove the old manufacturer's floormats. And now, we're ready to install the weather-tech floor liner. Here on the driver's side, we also have an additional attachment point that comes with our install kit. We'll simply go ahead and take the driver's side liner, put it in place and put attachment point up underneath in position. Then we'll mark it, hold it in position, remove the liner and secure the attachment point by screwing it into the carpeting.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado well be installing the Curt hitch part number 14301. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18 and a half inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado well be installing the Curt Hitch part number 13322. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 2-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 20-1/2 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado well be installing the Curt Hitch part number 13301. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be installing the Glacier Chains, part number PW82328SLC. Our first step would be laying the chain now. We'll make sure we get all the kinks and twists out of the chain from being stored in the back. Now with our chain laid out, let's go ahead and go over some of the functions. First, we'll identify the inside chain hook and chain end that will hook into this on the inside of the tire. Next, we have the J hook that will be on the outside of the tire we use as tensioner and chain shortenaer so you can tighten up the chain.





2013 Chevrolet Silverado Questions and Answers


  • 5th Wheel Base Rail and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado and Valley Hitch
  • I have a solution for you and your Valley sliding fifth wheel hitch, but we do not recommend using base rails and frame brackets from two different manufacturers. We have seen situations where base rails from one manufacturer do not fit the frame brackets from another manufacturer because there are variances in the base rails and frame brackets. Your best option would be to install a custom fifth wheel base rail and install kit like part # C16413-204. The base rails included with this...
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  • Wiring 12 Volt Power to Leer Camper Shell on a 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • You have a couple of options to get 12 volt power to the camper on your 2013 Chevy Silverado. First, if the truck has a functioning 7-Way trailer connector you can tap into the 12 volt power wire behind the 7-Way. The 12 volt circuit is in the 11 oclock position if looking at the back of the 7-Way. The other option is to get the power direct from the battery. I have included a link to a help article that explains where the 12 volt connection is made to the battery for the trailer connector....
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  • How to Install the Wheel Masters Airless 4-Hose Inflation Kit on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Dually
  • There are two ways to mount the Wheel Masters Airless Inflation Kit, # WM80012. You can use the pop rivets to attach the L-brackets to the hub cover or you can use the flat brackets to attach them to an axle housing bolt. These are not a vehicle specific item and they were designed to fit 16 inch to 19-1/2 inch dually wheels. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product. Since your truck has the hub covers, your best option would be the L-brackets. You will need...
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2014 Keystone Outback Terrain
  • Sounds like you have the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45292 at 24 inches. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow, this figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Since your tongue weight is 785 lbs dry it's safe to assume that when loaded it will be more...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 8,000 LB Travel Trailer
  • Typically the tongue weight of a travel trailer is 10 to 15 percent of the trailer's fully loaded weight. Since you mention that your fully loaded trailer is probably close to 8,000 pounds, a tongue weight of 750 pounds sounds a bit on the light side. I recommend that you verify the tongue weight and fully loaded weight of your trailer just to make sure that you are purchasing the system that is best for you. I am including an article that goes over ways to measure tongue weight. If...
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  • Comparing Electric Trailer Brakes to Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
  • There are advantages to both electric and hydraulic trailer brakes. Hydraulic trailer brakes will typically have better stopping power than electric brakes, but that does not mean electric trailer brakes have poor stopping power. Reasons why someone may want to switch from hydraulic brakes to electric brakes are typically related to the cost of replacement parts, yearly maintenance and ease of installation. Hydraulic brakes are an excellent option for all trailers, especially marine...
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  • Compatibility of Curt 7-Way and 4-Pole Trailer Connector # C57101 with 2013 Silverado 1500
  • According to Curt, the # C57101 7-Way Blade and 4-Way Flat trailer connector you referenced is indeed compatible with your 2013 Silverado in that it would be compatible with the US car connector that's plugged into the existing 7-way. However, it will not fit through the cut-out in the bumper, and would need to be mounted in an alternate location.
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  • Truxedo Tonneau Roll Up Cover Recommendations for a 2013 Chevy Silverado with a 6-1/2 ft Bed
  • Personally I like the Truxedo Lo Pro QT part # TX571101 over the Truxedo Truxport part # TX271101 for your 2013 Chevy Silverado with a 6-1/2 foot because it fits between the bed rails and doesn't add any additional height to your truck bed. Either would be great and would work with your spray in bed liner. The biggest difference between the two is the profile and which you would prefer. The Truxport goes on top of the bed rails whereas the Lo Pro mounts inside the bed rails and sits lower.
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  • Parts to Swap Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Between 2004 Ford F-150 and 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Yes, it is possible to swap the Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller, # TK90160, between your 2004 Ford F-150 and your new 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. In order to use the brake controller in the Silverado, you will need to mount Dash Clip, # 6927, and install the Tekonsha Wiring Harness, # 7894. The needed wires are already run up under the dash of the Silverado so you will just need to connect the Tekonsha wiring harness to your vehicle wiring. I have attached a link to an installation video...
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  • 2-Bike Rack for Use With 2013 Silverado Towing Pop-Up Camper
  • You have several options for transporting your two bikes while towing your pop-up camper. You could install a roof rack on the truck and use roof-mounted bike carriers; you could use a truck bed bike rack; you could use a towing rack that installs on your ball mount or you could use a rack designed specifically for applications on a pop-up camper. The two linked articles will give you some food for thought about what might best meet your needs and preferences. We do offer a Pop Up Camper...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 in 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • If your 2013 Chevy Silverado has a factory installed trailer connector at the bumper then you will use the two parts you referenced, Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 and the TrailerMate Pigtail Harness # TM75127, for installation. If you truck does not have the 7-way trailer socket you will also need 7-way part # HM40975. Your truck does not have a quick-connect under-dash port for a brake controller but the wires are there. You will need to make four connections to the pigtail harness...
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  • Making Under Hood Wire Connections on a 2013 Chevy Silverado to Install a Brake Controller
  • It depends. On certain model GM trucks including your 2013 Chevy Silverado, the power for the brake controller and for 12 volt circuit at the 7-Way. It is possible that neither are hooked up, just one is hooked up, or both are hooked up. I have included a link to a help article that explains the connections that you may need to make under the hood.
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  • Outboard 5th Wheel Install Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado Short Bed
  • The out board bracket kit that is confirmed to fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6-1/2 ft bed would be the part # RP56001. If you also need the rails you would want the part # RP56001-53 instead. I attached installation instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirrors Fit the 2013 Silverado 1500 with Stock Mirrors
  • Yes, the K-Source Custom Extendable Towing Mirrors, # KS62077-78G, will replace the stock non-towing mirrors on your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. Installing actual towing mirrors is always a better option than using the slide-on or clip-on mirrors. They are much larger and provide almost no vibration. I installed a set like these on my truck and they work great and provide a heavy-duty factory look.
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  • Weight Distribution WithSway Control For 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Towing Wolf Pop Up Camper
  • You will typically benefit the most from a weight distribution system on your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado if your trailer weight is more than 50 percent of your vehicle weight, or if your Silverado is sagging when the trailer is hooked up. Sway control is helpful when dealing with crosswinds or when large trucks are passing by. The best way to find a system that is a fit for you is to know two weight ratings, the gross trailer weight which is the weight of the trailer when it is full loaded...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2013 Chevy Silverado w/ 5.3L Engine
  • Unless you live in a climate with very cold weather, the conventional wisdom says that you can't over cool a transmission. We typically recommend that folks choose the biggest cooler that will fit the space available. Since the best spot to install a cooler is directly behind the vehicle grille in front of the radiator and a/c condenser, you'll want to measure the available space to see how much room is available. The Derale # D13503 measures 11W x 8-3/4T x 7/8D, which would be plenty...
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  • Was the Tonneau Cover in the Product Pics of the DeeZee Truck Tank part # DZ91752X able to Close
  • In the product pictures for the DeeZee Truck Tank part # DZ91752X the lid of the tank was pretty close to the bottom of the tonneau cover but it was able to be unrolled and cover the truck bed. I attached a set of installation instructions for this tank for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Front Mount Trailer Hitch Provides Best Ground Clearance for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch # 65056 for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will have a significant advantage in terms of ground clearance compared to Curt hitch # C31023. The Curt hitch receiver will be directly beneath the front fascia on the truck, see picture. The Draw-Tite hitch receiver will exit right about at the middle of the front license plate location, see drawing. The Draw-Tite hitch does require fascia trimming and you will need to relocate the front license plate,...
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  • Adapter to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • Neither Goose Box adapter, # RP94622 nor # RP94622-61301 is compatible with the Lippert 0516 or RBW 7027 pin box but I do have a great option for you. For an adapter you can use the the Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3225. This adapter clamps to the gooseneck ball in the truck and has an additional adapter for the 5th wheel trailer king pin. The adapter moves the pivot point back 5-1/4 inches for increased clearance when turning. The adapter also sits up high enough so that height...
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  • Matching Light to Go with Wesbar Stop/Turn/Tail/ # 2423056
  • The part number you referenced, # 2423056, is a trailer tail light. This is the right hand side (passengers side). The matching left hand side is # 2423006. The left hand side has a light at the bottom to illuminate a license plate.
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  • Are There Replacement Rubber Cushions for the Dexter EZ-Flex Equalizers
  • I spoke to my contact at Dexter and he told me they do not offer the rubber cushion as a replacement for the EZ Flex Equalizer like the part # K71-652-00 that you referenced. You would need to replace the entire equalizer. The thinking is that if the rubber cushion has worn out the other bushings have probably worn out as well and need to be replaced.
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  • Installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • I have attached a help article and an installation video that shows how to install your Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller, # TK90160, on your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado for you to check out. You may notice that the truck in the video is a 2011 model, but the installation will be the same on your 2013 model. To install the brake controller, you will need to find the factory brake control harness under the dash. They will be tied together with white tape to the left of the brake pedal....
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  • What Can a Performance Chip do for my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L
  • Performance chips are designed to improve horsepower and torque and allow you to monitor different engine parameters and gain the maximum engine efficiency. They were not designed to specifically improve fuel economy, but improved engine performance can result in improved fuel economy as long as you keep an eye on aggressive driving habits. If fuel economy is important to you, I recommend looking at the Edge Evolution CTS Programmer, # EP85250. This programmer comes with the Mileage...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Extended Cab
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15323 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Does the Longview Towing Mirror part # LVT-1800 have the Embossed Flame Graphic on Front
  • I spoke with my contact at Longview and she informed me that the Longview Custom Towing Mirrors # LVT-1800 that you referenced do have that flame looking graphic embossed on the outside of the mirror housing like the other Longview towing mirrors available for newer vehicles. She also informed me that these mirrors are padded in the necessary areas to prevent scratching of your chrome mirrors that are on your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500. If you have a 2013 1500 or a 2014 2500 or 3500 you...
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  • Replacement Wheels, Hubs, and Drums for Trailer Axles with 4 on 9.12 Bolt Pattern
  • I am not sure which wheels you mean. It sounds like you are talking about a wheel such as # AM20312 which has a very rare and no longer used 4 on 9.44 inch bolt pattern. It is possible that the hubs and drums can be replaced on your trailer and then you could use some different wheels. But I need to know the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped into the metal of the bearings. I also need to know the current tire size and the capacity of the trailer if available. If the trailer...
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  • MagnaFlow Exhaust for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Long Bed 5.3 Liter
  • For your 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab with a long bed and 5.3 liter motor you can use MagnaFlow exhaust # MF17102. This is currently the only option we have available for a truck configured like yours. It is considered an off-road pro series and not street legal. Your best option would be to visit a muffler shop and get a custom set up that meets your specifications and is street legal.
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  • Tailgate Locks for 2013 Chevrolet Silverado to Keep Evil Thieves from Stealing My Tailgate Again
  • Sorry to hear about your tailgate being stolen. It just makes me wonder how people think it is ok to help themselves to other's belongings. To help prevent this from happening again, or at least slow them down and make them work for it, Master Lock offers the Tailgate Lock, # 8253DAT. This lock attaches around the tailgate's mounting post and does not affect normal tailgate operation. You could also add the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock, # PAL1300, which would give you a another source...
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Required for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • You will likely need a slider hitch unless you have a very narrow 5th wheel trailer. To determine if you need the clearance offered by a slider you can do a little measuring and some math. When installed, the center of the gooseneck ball hole for installation kit # BWGNRK1012-5W will be approximately 44-3/4 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed (not tailgate). Measure from that point to the back of the truck cab. Then measure the width of the 5th wheel overhang and divide...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Chevy Silverado with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I am not sure if you meant 58 inch bed or 5 foot, 8 inch bed. I assume 5 foot 8 inch bed since a 58 inch bed would be 4.8 feet long which was not an option for the 2013 Chevy Silverado. I spoke with my contact at Curt and they only list the 5th wheel installation kit # C16412-204 for the 6-1/2 foot and 8 foot beds so it is not going to work for the shorter beds. For a custom installation kit that does fit the 5-1/2 foot beds you can use # RP50064-58. I have linked the instructions...
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