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Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Rogue Select

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Review of the Yakima FullTilt Hitch-Bike-Racks on a 2014 Nissan Rogue Select

Today on our 2014 Nissan Rogue Select, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Full Tilt. This is going to be your hanging style four bike rack, part number Y02462. If you look down at the bottom, you're going to see that it's going to come with an inch and a quarter shank, as well as a two inch adapter. This will allow you to carry it with your class one, two and three receivers. The thing to keep in mind though is the weight of your bikes, and that you will only be able to carry two of them, making sure that you stay within those weight specifications and requirements of that class one receiver that you choose to carry it on. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance is going to be down here at the bottom side of the shank and the back side of the receiver. They're about four and a quarter inches.

The overall distance that we've added to the back of the vehicle with our bike on here and the cradle arms extended, it's going to be about thirty-six and a half inches, and our ground clearance from the bottom side of the fin is going to be about nine and three quarter inches. Moving up top, we'll talk about how our bike is secured, and how those zip strips function and operate. You're going to have two on top that are going to be your frame zip strips or frame straps. Those are going to keep the bike firmly secured to your cradle arms and to keep them from bouncing up and down. The one on the side here is going to be your most important. It will be the first and last one that you place on, connected to that down tube and C post side of the bike, keeping the bike firmly secured up against the cradle arm, as well as keeping it from swaying from front to back. When you're ready to pull it off, depress both of the gray buttons on either side, and pull the straps straight on out.

Once you've done so, we'll then go ahead and pull the bike off. Slide it right on off, and then you can either, A, plug your straps back in, so that you don't get any road grime, dirt, debris or build up on the inside of them, or you can, also, take all your straps and put them in your glove box or in a safe place in your vehicle. That way you make sure that you don't lose them. After we've done that, we're going to lift up on this red lever here, lowering our cradle arms down into that stowed tucked away position on the back of the vehicle for that nice slim, low profile look. I'm just going to get a measurement for our overall distance once again, at about ten and three quarter inches. Now we're going to move onto the black lever, located directly below the red one. Pulling down on that and gently pushing forward a little bit will release the pin, and allow us to bring it down into the tote position, giving us full access to the back of the vehicle.

This way we can get our coolers, tents, or any other items that we may have forgotten or left behind out of the back of the vehicle once we get to our destination. Let's lift it back up until it clicks in place, and then we're ready to move down and talk about the anti-rattle or the anti-rattle device, which is going to be this red triangular device here on the back, and the auto pin setup. If we go ahead and loosen this up, there's going to be a plate on the inside, down here on the inside of that two inch adapter that's going to press against the side of the receiver, tying it all in with the vehicle's suspension, rather than it being a stand alone item. If we loosen this up, you're going to see a whole lot of sway, rattle, and wobble in our bike rack on the back of our vehicle, which is going to be quite uncomfortable for any of your occupants as well as yourself. While we have it nice and loose, I'm going to go ahead and pull it out, and show you that auto pin. If you press in on this gray button here, you'll be able to slide it right on out, and you can see that pin there. This requires no hardware, and it's all built in to the rack itself.

You're simply going to press it in. While we have it out, that's going to be your anti-sway, rattle . The anti-rattle device right there that's built in. Let's go ahead and press it back in until it clicks in place, and then we'll tighten that back up, so we can have a nice, comfortable ride to our destination. Now you're ready to hit the road with your all new Yakima Full Tilt hanging style four bike rack, part number Y02462, on our 2014 Nissan Rogue Select. Let's see how it does on our test course. Here you see it out on our test course. First is the slalom, which shows the side to side action to simulate turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next are the alternating speed bumps, which show you the twisting action, such as hitting a pothole, road debris, or going over a curb. Finally, we will finish with the solid speed bumps, which show the up and down action to simulate a parking garage or coming out of a driveway.

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