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Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to be test fitting the ROLA TX102-2 bike rack, Part #59400. We already have a bike installed on the rack, lets go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now the first feature I'd like to show off is it has an integrated cable lock here in the center of the mast. You pull it out like so, wrap it around the bikes, and attach it to this end here and lock it and that will prevent theft and tampering of your bikes. The cradles themselves are adjustable on the ends and that's going to assist with loading the bikes, and it grips your bikes at three points. We have two straps up at the top bar, and one off to the side and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike moving too far back and forth possibly hitting the bike in front of it and damaging them both. Lets go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. With the bike rack in this position, we can go ahead and give you a couple of quick measurements. Measuring from the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, we added about 24-inches to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform Style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH9034. We already have our bike secured down here. We're first going to show you our main feature of this rack. We're going to come back here and squeeze our handles together. It's going to allow us to tilt our back rack away from our vehicle. We'll check our hatch clearance here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches as well as 1-1/4". It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is lightweight so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. We're going to start off with our ground clearance.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 60 cargo carrier. It's designed to work with two-inch hitches and has a capacity to hold up to 500 pounds. The first thing we'll do is take a few measurements. We'll get our ground clearance first. We're going to have about 12 inches of clearance there. That's because we have those great raised shank in the back which is going to lift that carrier up even higher than the ground and give you lots of clearance.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test of the Thule Vertex hanging style 4 bike rack, designed to work with 1 1/4" and 2" hitches. The part number for that is TH9029XT. First thing we'll do is take a look at how our bike is mounted to the rack. We've got 2 cradles holding that bike in with 3 straps, 2 on the frame, and then one as your anti-sway strap in the back. It's going to keep a lot of the shake and play out of the bike as you're heading down the road, so you don't have to worry about it damaging your vehicle. To remove those, we'll first start with our frame straps, and we'll just pull down and lift up.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. It has a 500-pound weight capacity. This is designed to work with 2-inch hitches. First thing we'll do is take a few measurements here. First is going to be our ground clearance. We're going to go to the bottom of this bolt here, just under the carrier, we're going to have about 7 1/2 inches of ground clearance down there.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going a test fit of the Lets Go Aero Gear Cage, part number HCR222. Dimensions are 48 by 32 with a 300-pound weight capacity. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance will be first. Just under, we have about 8 inches. It's going to be right under there is going to be our ground clearance from the back.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the Detail K2 20 by 60 cargo carrier, part number K2HCC602. It has a 500 pounds weight capacity and is designed to work with 2" hitches. The first thing we'll do is take a few measurements. Ground clearance is going to be first. Got about 9-1/2". Overall to the back of the vehicle we're adding about 36-1/4".



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 60 folding cargo carrier, part number C18151. It has a capacity to hold up to 500 pounds, and it's designed to work with 2-inch hitches. The first thing we're doing is taking our ground clearance measurement here. The bottom of the carrier, we have about 9-3/4 inches. Overall to the back of the vehicle, we're adding about 35-1/2 inches. Our closest point is going to be about 14-3/4 inches.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the Curt 24x60 Folding Cargo Carrier Part Number C18153. This cargo carrier has the capacity to hold up to 500 pounds. The first thing we'll do is take a few measurements here. The ground clearance is going to be first. We've got about 11-3/4" down here. That's because we have the nice raised shank in the back which is going to lift the cargo carrier up even higher than the ground. Now we'll go ahead and check our overall.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Carpod 23 by 47 walled cargo carrier, part number M2205. This is designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a capacity to hold up to 450 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance will be first. To the bottom of the carrier, we have about 15 inches. It's because we've got that nice raised shank in the back, so it's going to lift that carrier up.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 17 cubic feet of storage space in two tone black and silver, it's part number TH612. With our Thule Rapids Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to line up our feet so they'll go around our bars. With all four foot packs going around our bars, we'll now take a quick look to be sure we have the box centered. We can then open the passenger side, reach in and tighten the two Accu-tight knobs located closest to us. This knobs will click when you have them tight enough. The great feature of the Hyper XL is it's ability to open from both the passenger and the driver's side. With our passenger side secure, we'll now make our way around to the driver's side, open the box and tighten the two Accu-tight knobs located here, again until they click.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're going to be testing fitting the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box, with fourteen cubic feet of storage space, and in matte. It's part number TA614. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we want to favor this side as we position it. Now take a quick look to be sure we have our box straight. Then open the box, reach in, I'm going to find four foot pads. We'll place two of them through the slot located on the passenger side of the box, being sure as we do they go around our load bars, we can then tighten them down.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, with 11 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, it's part number TH613. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we'll favor this side as we install it. We'll now take a quick look to be sure we have our box straight. We can then open the passenger side, reach in and we're going to find four foot packs. We'll place one of these foot packs through each of the four slots located in the bottom of the box, being sure that it goes around our load bar as we do. We can then tighten all four of them down. With them all secure, we're ready to load our box up with some gear and we can get heading down the road.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 22 cubic feet, base of metallic silver. It's part number TH636S. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Refract System already installed on the Flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on to our load bars. We found this at the best time to get our feet in line so we'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars, we'll be sure that we've got our box centered. We'll then open the passenger side of our box, reach in and tighten the two Accutight knobs located closest to us. These are designed to click when you have the proper torque applied.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we'll going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of storage space in Glossy Black. Part number TH634B. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on to our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet lined up so that it'll go around our bars. With all 4 of our feet around our bars, we'll now take a quick look to be sure we have our box centered. We'll then go to the passenger side, open the box and reach in. We're going to tighten the 2 accu-type knobs located closest to us, until they click. A great feature of the Sonic Large is it's ability to open from both the passenger and the driver side. With our passenger side secured, we'll now make our way around to the driver side and tighten those 2 knobs until they click as well. With all of our foot pack secured, we'll load our box up with some gear and head down the road. As you can see, we do have full access to our rear hatch. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Sonic Medium, part number TH634B, on our 2014 Ford Flex.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, with 16 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, part number TH615. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our cross bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we want to favor this side as we install it. We'll now take a quick look to be sure we have our box straight. We can then open the passenger side, reach in and we're going to find four foot packs. One of these foot packs will go through each of the four slots in the bottom of the box. As we place them in, we'll want to make sure they go around our load bars.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, with twenty-one cubic feet of storage space and in AeroSkin black. It's part number Th626. With are Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system already installed in the Flex, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet lined up so they'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars, well take a quick look to be sure that we have our box centered. We can then open the passenger side, reach in and tighten the two gray knobs located inside. A great feature of the Force XXL is it's ability to open from both the passenger and the driver side.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Medium Rooftop Box. With thirteen cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin Black. Part number TH624. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof System already installed on the Flex, we'll begin our attachment by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet lined up so they'll go around our bars. With all four of our feet around our bars we'll take a quick look to be sure we have the box centered.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad's Roof Rack System with the 53-inch Aeroblades. We'll use part number THARB53 and TH450R. With our rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front half of our roof rack onto the front portion of our side rails. We'll need to find a fix point to use for reference on both sides. In this case, we'll use the intersection where the gray side rail meets the black foot pack. We're going to position our bar right on this intersection and we're going to do this on both sides to be sure that we have our feet in line with one another. With our feet in line, we'll check for even bar overhang, we'll pull the cap off the end of the foot pack, which also acts as the included tool.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Flex - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex well be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, part number 87571. Heres what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately three inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 inches. Now lets go ahead and install our hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Flex - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex well be installing the Draw Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 75679. Heres what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately three inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 inches. Now lets go ahead and install our hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we'll be installing the tow-ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with a four-pole flat trailer connector, part number 118472. In conjunction with our tow-ready wiring, we're going to be installing a short bracket, part number 18140, as well as the four flat connector bracket, part number 18144. To begin our installation we'll need to raise the rear hatch of the vehicle. In order to remove the tail light assembly, we'll need to take out this bolt here and this bolt here. Once we have the two bolts removed we'll need to gently pull towards the rear of the vehicle on the tail light assembly as there's a couple more tabs that we'll need to release that are behind the light assembly. Next we're going to disconnect the wiring from the back side of the light assembly. We'll push in right here on this little locking tab and gently pull outward. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process over here on the passenger side.





2014 Ford Flex Questions and Answers


  • Where would Straps Attach to the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70422
  • To use straps like the part # EM34415 on the 48" x 21" MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70422 you would need to route them over the edges of the carrier and then attach them to the bottom of the platform of the carrier.
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  • Difference Between the Blue Ox Attachment Tabs part # BX62-3468 and part # BX62-3469
  • The difference between the Blue Ox Attachment tabs part # BX62-3468 and part # BX62-3469 is the length of the portion that slides into the base plate. The # BX62-3468 is much shorter. The two are not interchangeable. Check out the picture I attached for more clarification.
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  • Solution for Carrying Two Beach Cruisers and a Tadpole Bike on 2014 Ford Flex
  • We have a solution that would allow you to carry the tadpole and one of the beach cruisers, as long as their combined weight was under 100 lbs. I'd recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, part # HR1450R-TRKADP2. If placing the remaining bike in the cargo area of the vehicle isn't feasible, you could carry it on the vehicle roof by installing a roof rack and a bike carrier. If your Flex has the roof rails that run fore and aft along the edge of the roof, you can install a roof...
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2014 Ford Flex with Factory Tow Package
  • The port to plug in brake controller wiring harness # 3034-P on a 2014 Ford Flex is located behind a trim panel in the center console, passenger side. Gently pry off the panel by locating the notch on the bottom center of the panel. You will find the connector behind the panel. I have linked the instructions for you that include pictures showing this.
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a 2002 Coleman Westlake Pop Up
  • 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. It sounds like your unloaded tongue weight is 400 lbs, which most likely the Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System part # PS49582 that you referenced would work since...
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  • Recommended Lightweight Cargo Carrier for 2014 Ford Flex
  • We offer two different lightweight aluminum cargo carriers, the Curt folding 19x60 inch model, part # C18100 or the 20x47 inch MaxxTow you referenced, part # MT70108. Both carriers weigh just under 30 lbs and are the lightest cargo carriers we offer. Either carrier would be compatible with your Flex, but since you mentioned that you were more interested in a 60 inch wide carrier, the Curt model might be your best bet. Since the C18100 is rather long, it is important that when the carrier...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2014 Ford Flex with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • None of the trailer hitch mount cargo carriers that fit a Class I trailer hitch can fold up. There are several options for Class I hitches: # C18145 # 6500 # C18110 # 52017 Out of these options I recommend # 6500 because the rise in the shank and the ability to adjust how close the basket part is to the vehicle will allow you to keep the carrier out of the exhaust path. If you want a folding carrier you would need to remove the factory installed hitch and install a Class III...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2014 Ford Flex without Factory Tow Package
  • Tow Ready trailer wiring harness # 118472 is just one option for the 2014 Ford Flex. Its the only option that does not have a powered converter like you are describing (for models without factory tow package). There could potentially be too much power draw if you were to use this harness. Since that is a major concern for you I recommend using Curt harness # C56063 instead. It does require a direct connection to the vehicle battery. I have included a link to our help article with tips...
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  • Brophy Stabilizer Bracket Recommendation for the Alumistinger Ball Mount
  • Yes, the Brophy Stabilizer Bracket # RHSB that you referenced should work well with the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3503. There should be plenty of clearance between the hitch opening of your hitch and the start of the curves of your Alumistinger ball mount part # AM3503. I attached a review video for the # RHSB for you to check out as well.
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Install Harness and Bracket for 2014 Ford Flex
  • To install your Prodigy P3 part # 90195 in your 2014 Ford Flex that has a factory 7-way all you would need is the install harness part # 3034-P and the install bracket # TK5906.
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  • Best 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a Heavy Bike
  • If you have a heavier bike you would want to go with a platform bike rack like the Thule T2 4 bike rack part # TH916XTR-918XTR that has a 60 lb per bike tray. I attached a review video for this rack as well. This is one of the nicest bike racks we offer that would work great for you.
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  • Will a Surco Safari Basket Fit a 2014 Ford Flex
  • Surco only has fit information for the Ford Flex up to the 2012 model year. If the 2014 happens to be exactly the same then you will actually need Safari Basket # SPS4560 and installation adapter # SPCH100 according to Surco. This adapter fits in channels in the side rails on the Ford Flex. If your Flex has raised side rails then you could use a Safari basket with the clamp-on adapters such as # SPS4550-1101. But you may need to go with a wider basket to ensure fit such as # SPS5060-1101...
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  • For a 2014 Ford Flex Will the Trailermate Custom Tow Light Wiring Kit Isolate Voltage From an RV
  • The best option for isolating the RV wiring from the wiring of your 2014 Ford Flex is to use a magnetic set of tow lights. I recommend using the Roadmaster Deluxe Magnetic Tow Lights # RM-2100. This wiring kit will keep the RV lighting completely separate from your 2014 Ford Flex wiring. If this is your primary concern this is the best option that we currently offer for the 2014 Ford Flex. You may also be interested in the Roadmaster Deluxe Anti-Scratch Pads for the Road master lights...
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  • Recommendation for a Hitch and 4 Bike Rack for 2014 Ford Flex
  • I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 75679, for your 2014 Ford Flex. This 2 inch hitch receiver will bolt directly to your Flex's frame with no welding required. It has a tongue weight rating of 400 pounds and a maximum gross trailer weight rating of 4000 pounds. If you are still in the market for a four bicycle rack, the Pro Series Eclipse, # 63124, is quite popular with our Ford Flex owners. This economical option offers a tilting upright mast that will allow you access to...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Flex
  • I checked with Hollywood Racks and the Hollywood Racks Express 3 Bike Carrier # HRE3 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford Flex. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out also. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar # HRBA-PRO to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. This...
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  • Can a Trailer be Backed Up when Using Reese SC Weight Distribution
  • Both are correct. Backing up at tight angles or on uneven terrain could cause problems and the bars should be removed from the weight distribution system. But backing up relatively straight, slight turns are fine, and on relatively flat terrain would not be a problem. The Reese SC systems are very versatile. The narrow brackets and wide range along the trailer frame they can be mounted allow them to fit trailers that other systems will not fit. I have included a couple of helpful links...
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  • Hitch and Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Flex
  • As long as you have a Class III 2 inch hitch on your 2014 Ford Flex like the part # 87571 a folding hitch mounted cargo carrier like the Surco Cargo Carrier part # 52018F that you referenced would fit and fold up just fine. I attached review videos for the hitch and the cargo carrier you referenced. The Curt carrier part # C18151 would also fit and fold up, this carrier would just have about 4 inches less of depth.
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  • Roof Mounted Ski Carrier for a 2014 Ford Flex with Side Rails that Run Front to Back
  • The Thule Snowcat # TH5401 will not be able to clamp around the side rails on your 2014 Ford Flex. It only fits side rails up to 1-1/2 inches tall x 1-3/4 inches wide. But it might be possible for the SportRack version, # SR6453, to fit. It will fit on side rails up to 3-1/4 inches in diameter provided the side rails are up to 56 inches apart on center. If you measure your side rails and the SportRack version will not fit you will have to add crossbars to your Flex to use a ski carrier....
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  • Can I use Shorter Rhino Rack Crossbars than what is Recommended for my 2014 Ford Flex
  • If you are looking for a cleaner look for your 2014 Ford Flex, I would recommend the Whispbar Flush Bar Roof Rack, # WB-S28 with Custom Fit Kit # WB-K576 . These crossbars slide inside the SmartFoot tower so there is no overhang.
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  • Replacement Removable Tab Assembly Recommendation for a Blue Ox Base Plate on a 2014 Ford Flex
  • The Blue Ox Attachment Tab Assembly # BX62-3469 would be the correct part for you since you are looking for replacement tab assemblies. These are sold individually so you will need to order a quantity of 2. These are compatible with the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2645 that is the compatible base plate kit for your 2014 Ford Flex.
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  • Parts Needed to Mount Rooftop Cargo Basket on 2014 Ford Flex with Bare Roof
  • The Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Factory Rails # SPS4550-1101 is designed to fit on vehicles that have raised roof side rails but not a compete roof rack with crossbars. It cannot mount on a vehicle with a bare roof. To install a rooftop cargo basket on your 2014 Ford Flex you will need to first install a roof rack system. The linked page displays all roof racks offered for your Flex with bare roof. The lowest-cost option is the square bar system from Inno consisting...
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