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Best 2014 Ford Fusion Hitch Options
Today we'll be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2014 Ford Fusion. Those are going to come from CURT, part number C12091; and from Draw-Tite, part number 24897; both with 1-1/4" openings. They work out great for light-duty towing, bike racks, and other hitch-mounted accessories. Here on the CURT you can see around the 1-1/4" opening it's got a reinforcement collar, whereas down here on the Draw-Tite it's got this reinforcement plate that's up top. Again, here on the Draw-Tite you can see that with the frame of it you can see that the tube receiver comes straight out from the frame here, whereas up here on the CURT you've got the frame across up here, but then the receiver tube is actually mounted to the bottom of it, which allows this one to tuck up a little bit better behind your fascia. Both the CURT and the Draw-Tite have the steel rings in order for you to hook your safety chains in when doing light-duty towing. The CURT has a 350 pound tongue weight rating and a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating, whereas the Draw-Tite has a 200 pound tongue weight rating and a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. You'll also want to check your Ford Fusion owner's manual to see what the trailer weight rating is that your car's able to pull, and go with whichever number is lowest. When using bike racks and cargo carriers with this CURT hitch, they recommend using a support strap, which you can get on our website, part number 18050; whereas with the Draw-Tite, there's no strap needed.
Rola Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be a test fit of the Rola Rooftop Mounted Cargo Basket. Now, this is going to be your sturdier of selections, it's going to be 52 inches long, 40 1/2 inches wide, have a depth of 6 inches with a sturdy steel construction offering a 130 pound weight capacity. Now it's going to be part number 59504. Let's go ahead and place on the last of the four feet. You can see that we have two up here in place as well as the one back here. They're all going to go in the same exact way. Take the metal bracket after you place a spacer in between the crossbars and the basket, place the spacer over the top, then take your U-shaped bracket with the protective rubber coating with the two threaded ends.
Thule Roof Rack Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System. As you can see, we've already got our first one up here on the front, so you can see how it's going to look and fit. To install this, you're going to need to place the front one on, first, spacing it off the front windshield, to the front of the foot pack here, which we'll go over, at 11 inches. Then on the inside, you'll see a scale, which we'll go over also in a moment, that you'll need to adjust to 47 1/2. On that scale, all the numbers will be on there, so you can see how that's done. Also, be aware and pay attention to the directions and instructions that you place the proper feet and the proper clamps on the proper side that you wish to have it on. Let's go over the parts here that we have laid out in front of us to place on that back bar.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Fusion - Curt
Today in this 2014 Ford Fusion we are going to show you the Curt class 2, 1 inch and 1/4 receiver hitch, part number C12091. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on a vehicle. Right off the bet, all you can really see is the receiver opening and the safety chain loops. Not much to see, which is a good thing. This is an 1 inch and a 1/4 receiver right here, it has a nice rounded collar around the edge of the receiver, also uses a 1/2 inch hitch pin right here, or you can fit a hitch pin lock. Safety chain loops right here, big open design so it'll fit a variety of chain hooks that are out there. This goes all the way back towards the body of the hitch, which is all completely hidden behind the bumper. Now, this does require a panel to be removed to install the hitch so it sits behind the bumper. This hitch comes with all the hardware necessary to install and no drilling required. A couple of other things to know about our hitch is that it has a 350 lbs. tongue weight, which is the weight from the trailer pushing down on the hitch.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Fusion - Hidden Hitch
Today, on this 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch Class One Inch 1 1/4 receiving hitch, part number 60322. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the Fusion. It does fit below the bumper, but does fit nice and close to the bumper. You can't see the body of the hitch, which is constructed from a square tube material. Now this is the receiver part right here, it's an inch and a quarter across, and down below is your loops for your safety chains for your trailer. Nice wide loop, so it will fit a variety of lengths of safety chains. This does use a half-inch hitch-pin or your favorite hitch-pin lock. All right, now this hitch is rated for 200 pounds ton-weight, which is a weight pushing down on the hitch, and this is also rated for 2,000 pounds of pulling weight.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Fusion - Draw-Tite
Today is the 2014 Ford Fusion. We're going to show you the class one inch and a quarter curl tight sport frame trailer hitch. Part number 24897. All right this is what the hitch looks like once installed on Fusion. It does sit below the bumper but does fit nice and close to the bumper. You can see the body of the hitch, which is constructed from this square tube material.
Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 20014 Ford Fusion we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio Rooftop-Mounted Bike Rack. You can see that we already have our bike up here fork-mounted to this rack on top of our aftermarket bars. This will fit most all of your aftermarket crossbar systems, whether that be your aero type, your elliptical type, your factory square bars, or your round bars. With our bike up here let's go ahead and talk about how it's secured to our rack and then how it's secured to our vehicle. This is going to be part number TR02. First things first. We're going to talk about the skewer on the front.
Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon Rooftop Mounted Cargo Basket. Now, it's going to be part number TH859. This basket is going to be 49 inches long, 40 inches wide, have a depth of 6 inches in the middle, and with a sturdy steel construction, it's going to offer a 150-pound weight capacity. Now as you can see, we've already got the front feet in place and around our crossbar. If you choose to place it on your crossbars, you need to make sure that before you place it on here that you adjust your feet because it's going to make for a whole lot easier installation instead of trying to adjust them once you get it up on your crossbars. Once you have those adjusted and in place, you can then very easily take your U-bolt, place 2 washers on each one, then place your 2 thumb screws just barely started on. Then, we'll take, place it underneath the crossbar and set it into place, placing a washer and a thumb screw over the top of each bracket.
Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint. This will be your rooftop mounted bike rack for a single bike and it's going to mount via the T track system. As you can see here, you'll have your T track mounts and we'll show you how those all go in place. We do have our arrow blades on here but it will work with most all of your racks that have T track systems. In order to expose our T tracks, we'll need to remove the ends off of our crossbars, just like so and we'll set those off to the side. You can either do this two ways, you can cut and make a custom fit spot for that to fit so you can trim your rubber piece on the inside here or you can remove the whole thing while you have your rack on and then placing your rubber protective strip back in after you're done. Whichever you decide to do, whatever is going to fit your lifestyle the best.
Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint. This will be your rooftop mounted bike rack for the fork of your bike and a single bike, part number TH528. As you can see, it's going to be a clamp-on design that's going to go around your crossbar system, whatever crossbar system they may be, whether that be an aero tight bar like we have on here today, or if you have your factory crossbars, elliptical bars, round bars, or square bars. This will work with all of those. Let's go ahead and start off by showing you how the bike mounts up. On the front, it's going to mount with your fork, and on the back you're going to have a safety strap around that rear wheel. To disengage the safety strap, we're going to press that gray button in, press the strap out until we can grab a hold of it, removing it from around the wheel.
Rola 21x55 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola cargo carrier. Now, this cargo carrier is going to be 21 inches wide, 55 inches long, and with its sturdy, steel construction, it's going to offer a 300-pound weight capacity. Now, do keep in mind that this rack does come with your inch and a quarter shank, but it will only be acceptable to use with your class 2 receivers. Now, if you choose to get a hitch pin and clip for this, since it is not included, that hitch pin and clip can be located on our website, part number PC2. All right, let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. This will be part number 59507.
Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion we're going to be doing a test fit of the Surco cargo carrier. Now this is going to be twenty inches wide by forty-eight inches long, and with its sturdy, steel construction it's going to offer a three hundred pound weight capacity. Keep in mind that this is an inch and a quarter shank, and we do have a class two receiver on our vehicle right now. Now, with the hitch pin and clip that attaches this cargo carrier to the vehicle that will not be included. It's going to be part number PC2 on our website if you wish to have one or gift one if you do not already have one. All right, let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement.
Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System. We're using the 49" bars, part number RRVA126B-2. The foot packs themselves are part number RRRVALK, and we've got the clip and pad, part number DK348. As you can see, the clamp, or the clip, that goes around the underside is secured just by removing the bolt, placing it on, and threading the bolt back through, and our foot pad simply presses on the bottom. You will want to refer to your instructions. It's going to indicate which way this arrow should be pointing, in this case it's out, and also which way this arrow should be pointing, again it's out. We already have the front bar installed.
WeatherTech Floor Mats Review - 2014 Ford Fusion
Today on our 2014 Ford Fusion, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Weather Tech Custom Cargo Mat. Part Number WT40583, this is in black. As you can see the mat has a custom molded design. It's designed to fit every curve and contour that we might have inside of our trunk. It's made of a nice durable material, it's resistant to many different temperatures. Whether it's hot or cold we're not going to have to worry about this cracking.