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Chevrolet Avalanche Installation And Review Videos

  

Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Connor: Hey, everybody. How's it going Connor today here at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at Firestone's Coil-Rite air springs here for our 2011 Chevy Avalanche. As you can see, it's going to be a bag that installs inside of the factory coil springs. Now, essentially how this works is we're going to inflate the air bags to a varying degree of PSI, depending on how much support we need. That is then in turn, going to stretch out and it's going to make this airbag really stiff here, but what that does is, it sort of prevents the coil springs from compressing as much relative to how much air pressure we have in there.Therefore, if we have a bunch of weight in the bag, and we're experiencing some sagging issues here with our coil springs, we can actually stop them from compressing as much with these airbags here. more


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10/19/2020 9:17:34 AM



K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Speaker 1: Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, we're going to be test fitting the K Source snap on custom towing mirrors, part number KS80900. These mirrors are going to be custom fit for your vehicle and as you can see you've still got full view in your factory mirror. But the snap on mirrors on the side will extend your view well outside of what your factory mirror was able to. You'll still have full adjustability on your factory mirror using its controls and your side mirror is also fully adjustable. There's a set screw underneath to help hold it in position. As you can see here, it really contours well to the vehicle and the matte black finish matches in nicely with the currently existing panels on the vehicle.They even come with a storage bag so you can keep it in the back, underneath your seat. more


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2/14/2018 10:57:55 AM



Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Speaker 1: Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, we're going to be taking a look at the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper springs, part number F4108.Here's what it looks like our airbags installed. It's going to allow you have an additional 500 to 1000 pound of support on your vehicle. This does not add to the overall weight your vehicle can support, but will help maintain ride height and stability when those loads are applied to the vehicle. So you do still want to check your vehicle's owner's manual and be sure you're not exceeding the capacities specified in there.The main reasons you're going to want airbags on your vehicle is if you're hauling some heavy loads in the back, and it's causing the rear end to sag. These airbags will keep the ride height at the normal value when under a heavy load. This is great because when you got a heavy load in the back it can cause your headlights to aim high as the rear sags, and the front pops up. more


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2/13/2018 2:32:22 PM



Roadmaster BrakeMaster System Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Roadmaster BrakeMaster System Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Roadmaster Brakemaster system with breakaway for RVs. This is going to work with air or air over hydraulic brakes and it is proportional. Part number is RM-9160. The Roadmaster Brakemaster is going to be the perfect solution for your supplemental braking needs when towing your vehicle behind your RV. We have a cylinder mounted in the floorboard of the vehicle that actually presses on the brake pedal any time we hit the brakes inside of our motor home. This is designed to work with air brakes or air over hydraulic brakes, giving us lots of options on different coaches we can install it on. Of all the braking systems I have installed that actually mount into the vehicle semi-permanently such as this one, it is one of the easier ones to do. We've only got one air line to run inside and one wire. more


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4/25/2017 10:20:31 AM



Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to be showing you how to install the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with the Removable Arms. Part number is 199-5. Now here's our base plate once we have it installed and when not in use, of course. As you can see, this is going to be a pretty much direct replacement for our tow hooks. The installation process is pretty straightforward with it. You will have to pull the bumper off and your grill insert out to get it installed, but once you do that, pretty much free and easy to go. more


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4/25/2017 10:20:08 AM



RoadMaster BrakeMaster Seat Adapter Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

RoadMaster BrakeMaster Seat Adapter Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to be showing you how to install the RoadMaster BrakeMaster Custom Seat Adapter. Its part number is RM-88158. The quick attachment point on the bracket is going to allow us to quickly and easily remove the brake actuator when not in use. This bracket stays mounted underneath our seat post so there's no need to make any adjustments or modifications once your initial install process is done. That's going to slide in position and we'll line up the two holes, one here and one there with the studs that come up out of the seat. Now, the nuts that are on the studs are a little unique looking. We've found that just a standard 5.15 millimeter will allow you to get on there and get them removed. more


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4/14/2017 1:17:34 PM



Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today in our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to be showing you how to install the Raodmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit for tote vehicles. Part number is RM-152. Here's what our wire is going to look like in the front of the vehicle. Now, this is going to give us the solution for being able to control the lights in our car from our motor home. This gives us our running light circuit, it's going to give us our left turning brake circuit, and our right turning brake circuit. So, as we're pulling our Avalanche as we operate the controls in our motor home, they're going to transfer through and we'll see them on the back of the truck. What this is going allow us to do is get a signal coming in from the motor home through our diode and a signal coming in from our truck to go through our diode. more


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4/14/2017 1:17:07 PM



Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today in our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit, part number RM-88400. Here's what our relay kit's going to look like when we lay it out of our package. Our relay is designed to stop the brake signal coming from your towed vehicle from going to the bulb to the back when the ignition is off. That allows for our RV's blinker to blink through the lights on the back of the truck and indicate any turns that we're going to be making. With the other brake. With the other brake light relay, when you hit the brakes in your motor home, and you have your blinker on, it overrides it and that blinking's going to stop and you're just going to have that brake light come through, which is illegal and also unsafe. more


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4/10/2017 3:17:07 PM



Derale Series 9000 Transmission Cooler Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Derale Series 9000 Transmission Cooler Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today, in the Chevy Avalanche well be installing the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Tool Kit, part number D13611. To begin our install, well first go ahead and open the hood. Then remove the three push-pin fasteners going across the top of the engine bay. To remove these fasteners well use our flat blade screw driver and pry out on the center of the fastener and then completely remove it. Next, using a plastic pry tool or a flatbed screwdriver, and begin working the front clip off as itll unlock the fasteners underneath. Starting on the corners first and then working our way towards the middle. more


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1/26/2015 10:21:23 AM



Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to be installing the Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56102. Now we're going to go ahead and start here at the rear of the vehicle. We'll need to go up underneath. Here's what our Hopkins taillight harness looks like. Now we've gone underneath the vehicle here. We're looking for this plug right here. more


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1/7/2015 11:49:18 AM



Roadmaster Replacement Breakaway Switch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Roadmaster Replacement Breakaway Switch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to be installing the Roadmaster Replacement Breakaway Switch for Roadmaster Even Brake and Brake Pro, part number RM-650898. In addition to the breakaway switch we're also going to be installing the Roadmaster Breakaway Harness for Even Brake Braking Systems, part number RM-650900. Here's what our new breakaway switch looks like. It does come with a bolt and a nut to secure it, as well as a rubber grommet if you would need to drill a hole through any sheet metal to route the wiring. Here's what the harness looks like that we're going to be installing today. The ends, as you'll notice, match up with our breakaway switch. They just plug in like that. The other end will be routed into the cab of the vehicle where it'll tie in with your braking system. On the front of this vehicle there's not many locations that you won't have to drill or cut through the painted portions of the front fascia. more


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1/6/2015 11:51:54 PM



Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today in this 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, were going to install part number AL60769. This is the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs for coil springs. Before we begin our install, well take some measurements and run a few tests on our vehicle with the factory bump stops on it. First, well measure from the top of the wheel down to the ground with no load on it. This will be your normal ride height. In this case, 38 inches. Then, well go ahead and put in about 1,000 pounds worth of weight in the back. more


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1/6/2015 10:47:35 AM



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, we're going to be installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms - Part number BX1676. To begin with, we're going to need to raise the hood of the vehicle. With our hood raised, we're going to need to remove three screws. To remove the screws, we're just using a 10mm socket. With these three screws removed, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver's side. Next, we're going to need to go up underneath the vehicle. Again, we're going to start over here on the passenger side. We're going to need to remove these three screws next. more


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12/31/2014 12:48:04 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to install part number C51140. This is a Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller. All right. Now to help us with our install to plug into the factory tow package on our Avalanche, we're going to use part number C51352. This is a Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for trailer brake controllers. We'll go ahead and find our tow package port to begin with. We'll open up the driver's side door and look right behind the parking brake pedal. Well see a small black box with a screw in its center that we have to remove. more


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9/16/2014 1:22:52 PM



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4-Bike Carrier, part number th9025. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, and let the included pin fall in place. Well then move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle, and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 19 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is about an inch. more


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6/13/2013 10:47:10 AM



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche we'll be test fitting the 24x60 Cargo Carrier by Surco, part number 52018. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now we'll go ahead and go over some clearance measurements.We have a ground clearance here at the rear of the carrier of about 16 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the vehicle is 2 inches. We've added about 28 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. more


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6/13/2013 10:35:51 AM



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche we'll be test fitting the 24x60 Folding Cargo Carrier from Curt, part number c18132. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements.We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. With the cargo carrier in the folded position we've added about 11 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and pull the pin and clip at the base of the carrier to unfold our carrier. more


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6/13/2013 9:59:31 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today, on our 2013, Chevy Avalanche, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Brake Controller, Part Number 90885. To begin our install, we'll go ahead and mount the brake controller bracket. For this application, we're mounting here on the driver side to the left of the steering wheel. Once we have the bracket or pocket secure, we can then go ahead and locate the manufacturers towing harness. This will be up underneath the dash here on the driver side between the parking brake pedal and the brake pedal. You'll notice there's a white tape going around it, securing it to the manufacturers harness that has a black electrical tape wrapped around it. These wires will be exposed. We'll go ahead and cut the tape and pull the wires down to gain access to them. more


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6/11/2013 3:00:02 AM



Transmission Cooler Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Transmission Cooler Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, we'll be installing the Derale Transmission Cooler, part number D12906. We'll also be using the Derale Universal Mount Kit, part number D13002 and the GM Radiator Adaptor, part number D13035.Now our truck has had some modifications so the removal of the grill is different than normal, so we will not be showing it. With our grill out of the way, we'll go ahead and test fit the cooler.After finding a good spot for our cooler, using a couple of bolts and nuts we purchased separately, we'll attach the Derale brackets to the cooler. At this point, we want to leave the brackets loose until theyre mounted to the vehicle. We can go ahead and attach the rubber line to the cooler as well using two of the worm clamps. It also may be necessary to use some transmission fluid as lubricant to get the line around the fittings.We can now tighten down the worm clamp securing the rubber line to our cooler. more


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3/26/2013 5:20:58 AM



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