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Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with the Hitching Post Pro secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 20-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 7". With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 17" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Yakima StickUp 2-bike carrier, part number Y02420. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Yakima StickUp secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. With the platform folded up, we have about 20" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle's rear bumper is about 5". With the platform folded up, we've added about 10" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4-bike carrier, part number Y02451. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert the pin with the red head into the pin holes, and turn the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device. Now with the DoubleDown Ace 4 secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There is about 18" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 6". With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 11" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-bike carrier, part number TH9029. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Thule Vertex secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There is about 20" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 4". With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 12" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero 2-bike carrier, part number TH9042. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, Insert the spring-loaded pin into the pin holes, and turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. Now with our Thule Helium secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 25" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 2". With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 19" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule DoubleTrack platform-style 2-bike carrier, part number TH990XT. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with the Thule DoubleTrack secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. With the platform folded up, we have about 18" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 6". And with the platform folded up, we've added about 11" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-bike carrier, part number TH9027. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our spring-loaded pin into the pin holes, and turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. Now with our Thule Apex Swing secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There's about 19" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 1". With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 21" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Four Bike Carrier, part number th9025. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, insert the spring-loaded pin into the pin holes and turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device.Now with our Thule Apex secured to our Dodge Ram we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There's about 21 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about one inch.With the cradle arms folded down we've added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the gray lever at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out and we'll measure from the tailgate to the end of the cradle arms and we'll get a measurement of about 39 inches.To access the bed of the pickup truck we'll pull the gray lever at the bottom of the carrier to tilt the mast down. This will allow us to have access to our tailgate.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4-bike carrier, part number S63410. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with the Swagman tight and secured to our Dodge Ram, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There is about 21" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 9". With the cradle arms folded down, we have added about 21" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Platform-Style Aluminum Two Bike Carrier, part number s102. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin through the pin holes and secure with the lock on the other side.We'll now turn the black T-handle at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. Now with the Kuat Sherpa secured to our Dodge Ram we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. With the platform folded up we have about 22 inches of ground clearance.The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 2-1/2 inches. With the platform folded up we've added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull up on the gold handle to tilt the platform down and with the platform folded down we have about 29 inches of ground clearance and added about 30 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.With the platform folded down we can lower the tailgate and see if the tailgate does come in contact with the bike carrier.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Five Bike Carrier, part number hr9200. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench.Now that the Hollywood Racks Traveler is secured to our Dodge Ram we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There's about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 12 inches.With the cradle arms folded down we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now loosen up the knobs on the left and right hand side of the carrier to bring the cradle arms out. We'll then tighten them down securing the cradle arms into position.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Four Bike Carrier, part number hr8500. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench.Now with our Hollywood Racks Traveler secured to our Dodge Ram we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. There's about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about five inches.With the cradle arms folded down we've added about nine inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the pin at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out and we'll measure from the vehicle's tailgate to the end of the carrier's cradle arms and we'll get a measurement of about 36 inches.Now this bike carrier does have the ability to tilt down by removing the pin and clip at the base of the carrier and tilting the mast down. When lowering the tailgate the tailgate does come in contact with the mast of the carrier.



Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup we'll be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack 62 inches wide for full size trucks, part number TH824. To begin our test fit we'll go ahead and drape the mat over our tailgate. This is where it may be helpful to have an extra set of hands. We'll bring the straps around the underside of our tailgate, feed the straps through our tightening brackets on the other side, and pull them tight. We want to make sure that the Thule logo is at the bottom of our mat on the passenger side. We can also flip open the pad here to gain access to our tailgate handle.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram pick-up truck 1500 we are going to be testing the Yakima FrontLoader roof mounted bike carrier for part number Y02103. To mount this bike rack up on top of our vehicle, we are going to set it on top of the front cross bars. Well use the hand knob on the front of the bike rack to tighten down the front clamp around the cross bar. In the rear, we are going to use the wing nut, T-Bolt and the clamp to secure the rear half of the bike rack around our rear bar. With both clamps secure our bike rack is mounted and were ready to load up. To load our bike the first thing we need to do is open up the front wheel hoop all the way.





Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Rack, part number Y02420. Now, we've already gone ahead and installed our bike rack into the vehicle, tightening down our anti-rattle bolt. This is what it would look like in the stored position on your truck. We'll now 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 in the stored position is 4 inches. When we fold the platform down, we'll add an additional 33 inches of overall length to the vehicle.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Rack, part number Y02433. Now, we've already gone ahead and installed our bike rack into the vehicle and secured it with our anti-rattle device. We'll now give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 18 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is about 8 inches. We'll now go ahead and fold the platform down and attempt to open the tailgate. Before the tailgate reaches its full down position, it does come in contact with the bike rack.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit, well simply install the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt installed, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle and now we can give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 18-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. We'll now go ahead and pull the hitch switch at the bottom of the bike rack.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting part number TH958, the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier. Now to begin our installation, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. The ground clearance at the bike rack is 18 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 3-1/2 inches. We'll now attempt to tilt the bike rack mast down and open our tailgate.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. Now, we've already gone ahead and installed our bike rack into the hitch and line up our hitch pin, and installed our anti-rattle bolt. Our bike rack is secured and this is what it will look like on your truck. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 17 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 10 inches. We'll now go ahead and tilt the mast down to open our tailgate.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number TH990XT. Our vehicle is equipped with a 2-inch class hitch so we've installed our adapter and we're ready to go ahead and fit it. We'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our anti-rattle device. With that, our bike rack is secured and we can go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 17-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle in the stored position is 4 inches. The closest point of the bike rack platform is 17 inches from the back of the vehicle and with the platform down, you'll add an additional 31 inches to the overall length of your truck.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. Now, we've already gone ahead and installed our bike rack into the hitch and tightened down our anti-rattle knob to secure it to the vehicle. Now, we'll give you a few measurements. The 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 5-1/2 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and load our bike. We'll pull the hitch switch at the top of the bike rack mast to bring the arms out.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Bike Carrier, part number S63410. With our vehicle equipped with a 2-inch hitch, we've already installed our adapter sleeve so we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply install the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our anti-rattle device. That will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our bike rack ground clearance is 21 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 9-1/2 inches.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Sportrack 2 Bike Mounted Bike Rack, part #A30901. Our vehicle's equipped with a two-inch class three hitch. So with our adaptor installed, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. And with our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle and we're ready to go ahead and load it up. At this point, we'll give you a few measurements.



Yakima BedHead Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today, on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, well be test fitting the Yakima Locking BedHead Front Fork Bike Rack, part number Y01133.Well begin by using the rail clip and the fork block. Well bring the rail clip underneath the bedside hooking it up and around the bedside itself, then slide the fork block into position and tighten it down using the Allen wrench provided.With the fork block tightened down, well now simply inert the skewer and screw down the adjustment knob accordingly. And with our skewer within the fork block, were now ready to load our bike. Well simply undo the front wheel on our bicycle, insert the front fork into the fork block making sure that the skewer goes through the wheel mount on the fork, then well tighten down the skewer to secure the bike to the bed. And with our bike secured, were now ready to hit the road.And that completes our test fit of the Yakima BedHead, part number Y01133 on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.





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