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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-Install-2007-Lincoln-MKX.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install part number 75526 from Draw-Tite. We are going to install this class III receiver hitch on a 2007 Lincoln MKX. First off we will show you where the hitch gets mounted onto the vehicle. Its going to get mounted onto frame members that are right now currently hidden behind the exhaust and a couple of heat shields that need to be cut off to make room for the hitch itself. We will cut out room where the bolts come through the frame. This section right here where a tab goes into the frame will need to be cut out so our hitch hardware can be installed. And again it will be identical on both sides. All right we will get started by lowering the exhaust. These rubber hangers here will need to be sprayed with lubricant so they will be easier to get off. Before we lower the exhaust we are actually going to go ahead and put a safety strap underneath here so we can control the exhaust as we lower it, it will not just go falling down. See how we can control it? All right the next thing we are going to do is just disconnect the bracket here, its going to be simply pushed up out of the way and the screws can be re-installed. The reason we have to do this is to have more clearance for our hitch install. All right lets go ahead and take down the heat shields and get them ready to trim up. All right you can see a little easier how we have the heat shield marked out for clearance. So lets go ahead and use some tin snips and just cut it out. At this point we can go ahead and re-install the shields. When we re-install the heat shield these two fasteners we are going to leave off because what will happen is the hitch will actually sandwich it in place. We will go ahead and do the in board fasteners and get those tightened down. When you get done trimming the main thing you want to look out for is make sure you have room for your hardware in this hole right here. Now you can start installing your hardware. We are going to use this wire pull, or bolt leader that comes with the kit and install it in the hole we are going to use here, and go all the way out to the end of the frame to install our hardware and pull it back through. Do that on all four parts. At this point we are going to install the hitch, it is kind of awkward so it is a good idea to have an extra set of hands to get up there so you do not push the bolts into the frame. Okay just a couple of nuts to hold the hitch into place, then we can install the rest of the hardware. All right at this point we can go ahead and snug down our bolts on the hitch. And then we will turn around and torque them down as specified in the instructions. Go ahead and put our exhaust back up. Take the strap off. And there you have it for part number 75526 from Draw-Tite.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2005-hyundai-santa-fe.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87419 on a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. This hitch application will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 41543. Looking underneath the vehicle, we have gone ahead and removed the spare tire to get it out of the way. Looking at the drivers side frame rail, you can see we have got a bolt here at the end of the frame and three bolts that are attaching the tow hook to the frame, and then an extra weld nut here. Those are going to provide all of our attaching points here on the drivers side. And over here on the passengers side of the vehicle, you can see we have got a tow hook as well, with two bolts holding it in, and then one rearward in it. Those three will provide our attaching points here on the passengers side. You can see we have also got the exhaust here. So we are going to need to remove it off of its two rear-most hangers, as well as the forward-most hanger, up near the main crossmember. To help in the removal of the exhaust off of its hangers, I am going to go ahead and use a spray lubricant, like a WD-40, to spray the studs down. Before removing the exhaust off of its final hanger, I am going to make sure we put some kind of a support strap across the exhaust tube here. When you do remove the final hanger, the exhaust will want to fall down. Okay, with the bolts removed, we can go ahead and put the hitch up in position. In each of the weld nuts that we removed the bolt from, we will be replacing those with the 10-millimeter bolts with the conical-tooth washer. And for the forward-most weld nut here on the drivers side, we will be using the 12-millimeter bolt with the conical-tooth washer. Now that we have got all the bolts up into place, we can go back through and torque them down. You want to verify with the directions the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. Now that we have got our bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure we put our exhaust and our spare tire back up into place, and our installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 87419 on a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Install-Hitch-2006-Ford-F250.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install part number 41931 from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this hitch on a 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty. We are looking at the passengers side frame rail here, and the hitch is going to get attached at this hole here, here, here and here. And you can tell by the whole area that the original factory hitch was on there already so we already took that off. The hitch is going to attach to the same place as the factory hitch did. This one will be a lot heavier hitch. And it will be identical on both sides. The factory wiring we took and just tucked it out of the way for now during our install. We will go ahead and reinstall that after the hitch is done. Next we will go ahead and start installing our hardware. Each set of holes will get one of these plates. We in our bolt, and we do that for the remaining three sets of holes. At this point we can go ahead and start installing our hitch. We have the hitch hung by a couple of the nuts, and now we will go ahead and install the rest of our hardware. And we have got our conical-tooth washer and our nut. And it is really going to be the same all the way around. All right, at this point we can give the bolts their final torque, as specified in the instructions. All right, we are going to reattach the factory wiring harness back to the hitch using two additional part numbers. We are going to be using part number 18013, which is a bracket that is going to the hitch right here with a hose clamp, and then the bracket that holds the actual 7-pole is going to mount below it. All right, we will thread our factory harness back through and put our connection back into place. We will put our lock latch back in. And with the wiring hooked up and the bolts all torqued down, that finishes our install of part number 41931 from Draw-Tite.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2006-dodge-charger-2.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2006 Dodge Charger we are going to install part number 90339 from Hidden Hitch. This also applies to part number 36325 from Draw-Tite. To begin our install we need to lower the exhaust so we have access to the frame. First thing we are going to to is lubricate the rubber hangers here, that way it makes it a lot easier to pull off the metal hangers themselves. Pull it down just a little bit to allow the lubricant to get in. :24 The body work itself is still holding up the exhaust so we need to pull it down. What we are going to do is put this safety strap around the exhaust to keep it from falling completely down and damaging a component or something. The hitch is going to mount up on the frame using the rearmost threaded hole, the two holes farther back that are about a 1/ 2 inch diameter, and the middle hole will not be used, that will be the access hole for our hardware. On this side it is going to be pretty similar except it has two threaded holes and only one hole, the forward most, that will get the hardware installed. 1:07 Before we install the hitch we want to take some time out and go ahead and clean out the threads that are existing in the frame. Take your bolt and run it in first, make sure you can get it started. You may need to spray some lubricant in there to help clean out the threads. Just run the bolt in and out a few times. You can go ahead and start installing your hitch. All right next what we are going to do is install our hardware and it is going to use a special type of hardware, this handle nut here. What we did is bent the handle to the shape you need to go through the access hole and to the bolt hole we are going to use. These handles bend pretty easy so you can manipulate them any way you want. What you need to do is just get it started and we will just push the handle out of the way and work on the next one on the other side. 1:52 We are done with the passenger side for now so we will go over to the driver side and finish that up. We have all our bolts started so just go ahead and snug them all down. Then we will torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. At this point we can start reattaching the exhaust back up to the rubber hangers. All right and with that that finishes our install of part number 90339 from Hidden Hitch.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2010-kia-soul.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install part number 11110 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2010 Kia Soul. First, to install the hitch, we are going to have to lower the exhaust. Disconnect this rubber hanger right here, and this rubber hanger here.We are going to spray it down this hanger with some lubricant. And then we can slide it off. Next what is going to happen is we are going to take down the interior fender well liners here. We will put them back in when we are done.What is going to happen is, the hitch is going to install in the bottom of the frame, where this tow hook is right here. This hook is going to be removed, and it is going to use this bolt here and another bolt on the other side. And also there are two bolts on the back side of this, alongside of the frame, that the hitch will bolt onto there. There are going to be four on the passengers side. On the outboard side of the frame, on the drivers side, where we are looking here, there are two threaded holes there. This side only uses two holes. At this point we can go ahead and install the hitch onto the vehicle. What we are going to do is put the hitch over the tailpipe and kind of work it in between the bumper cover and the tailpipe, and then we will just go ahead and slide it into position then. It would be good if you have an extra set of hands, too. Now we can go ahead and snug the bolts down. All right, at this time we can torque down the bolts, as specified in the instructions. OK, we are at the point where we can go ahead and reattach our exhaust. We will slide it back onto the rubber hangers. Now we will go ahead and put the fender well liners back into place. All right, that finishes it for our install of part number 11110 from Curt.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2007-nissan-murano.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2007 Nissan Murano we will be installing hitch part number 13571 from Curt. Okay we are underneath the vehicle, before we can get started we need to go ahead and lower the exhaust off its hangers and get it out of the way. There are four main hangers that we are going to need to lower the exhaust off of. Over here on the drivers side we have two, these two can simply be pulled off their hangers. It may help to use a spray lubricant like WD-40, to spray the studs down first, it will make the removal way easier. On the passenger side we will be removing it off the hanger here on the outboard side of the frame rail. This one will need to be unbolted. And then here at the middle of the exhaust on the forward side we need to remove it off of this fourth hanger, which again can be unbolted from the frame. Before we do so we need to make sure we support the exhaust tube with a strap or a bungee cord, something that will support the beam. Because once we remove this final hanger the exhaust will want to fall down and it could damage your system if not properly supported. Okay now that we have the exhaust lowered we can go ahead and remove the tow hook from the drivers side frame rail. There are four bolts holding the tow hook onto the frame. Now that we have the tow hook removed I am going to go ahead and point out the three attaching points here on the drivers side. And over here on the passenger side we are just going to be using the two rear most weld nuts here at the bottom of the frame. Okay with those pointed out we can go ahead and put the hitch up in position. We are going to be using the 12 millimeter bolts along with the conical tooth washers. And for the forward most attaching point here on the drivers side we will be using the 10 millimeter bolt with the conical tooth washer. And now that we have all the bolts in place we can go ahead and torque the bolts down. You want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all the bolts torqued down we just want to put the exhaust back up on its hangers and our installation will be complete. And that will conclude the installation of hitch part number 13571 on a 2007 Nissan Murano.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Install-Hitch-2010-Toyota-Prius.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2010 Toyota Prius we are going to install part number 24847 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 60263 from Hidden Hitch. On the passenger side we are going to have to lower the exhaust. We are going to take down this bracket here with those two bolts. What will happen is the hitch will go up and the bracket will go on top of the hitch when we are done. :21 We are just going to leave it all just like that. Our hitch is going to fit between the frame and the bracket. Go back to the driver side and take down the driver bracket. The hitch is going to mount up on the frame here. Right now it is covered up by the tie down bracket so this bracket is going to come down with the bolts so that is what we are going to do on this side. :48 There is a lot of plastic underneath this vehicle here, and actually this is going to stay up there. What is going to happen is we are going to put the hitch up in an angle and inside. Then we can start installing the hitch. We will go ahead and put our hitch up into place. We will start by ing the drivers side into the plastic. We are just going to let it hang there. Then we will work it on the other side, back over the exhaust hanger on the passenger side. We will put it all together just like that. We will go back over to the drivers side and get that started. The trick is to get the bolts in here is to use and extension. We actually put a little nut inside of the socket here to hold the bolt up a little higher than normal. We will go ahead and just thread it up into place. 1:44 All right now that we have all the bolts started we will go ahead and snug them all down. Then we will torque them as specified in the instructions. All right, and there you have it for part number 24847 from Draw-Tite.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2008-chevy-colorado.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we will be installing hitch part number 75607 on a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. This hitch will also fit on the GMC Canyon as well. OK, we are underneath the vehicle now, and we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. There are two large bumper bracket bolts here on the side of the frame, the exterior side of the frame, and those will provide two of the attaching points. So we will need to remove these, and we will replace them with new hardware that is provided in the installation kit. OK, with the bolts removed from both sides of the vehicle, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position now. You will notice that there will be a fairly large gap between the hitch and the side of the frame. We will need to put this large, 5/8 block in between the frame and the hitch itself, and that will shim up the extra space, and then we will feed through the new hardware into the threaded bolts to hold the hitch in place. So we are going to go ahead and do that now. And what you can do to help hold it up into place while you try to place the blocks in between the hitch and the frame, you can go ahead and just put one of the bolts in. Make sure that you put the conical-tooth washer onto the bolt as well. OK, with the bolts loosely installed, we can go ahead and fish the carriage bolt into the frame. Using the fish wire that is provided in the installation kit, we want to go ahead and feed the spiral part through the hole in the bottom of the frame and out through the hole in the side of the frame. From there, we just want to feed the block under the fish wire and then thread the bolt onto the fish wire as well. And then we will just repeat that for the other side as well. And we just want to put the conical-tooth washer into place, and the nut. And again, we can leave this kind of loose for the time being, because we want to go ahead and center the hitch up next, once we get the carriage bolts in place. One thing I do want to note before we finalize pulling the carriage bolts through the frame, if the hitch tab is not sitting flush with the bottom of the frame, if it is indeed hitting the weld here on the crossmember, the installation kit does provide spacers to put into that space to fill up the gap. And you just slide those into position, and you can just use them as needed. And the easy way to check the centering of the hitch is to come where the receiver tube is you can kind of align the center of the receiver tube with the hole in the bumper where the hitch ball goes. And once you have got the hitch centered, you can go ahead and tighten down the bolts. I would start with the one at the bottom of the frame. Tighten those first and then you can go to the ones on the side of the frame. Make sure that you tighten them evenly otherwise, they will pull the hitch one way or the other and possibly put it off-center. OK, and with bolts tightened into place, you want to go ahead and torque them down now. You want to follow the manufacturers specified torque rating for each bolt, which can be found in the instruction sheet. And with all the bolts torqued down, our installation is complete. And this concludes the installation of hitch part number 75607 on a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-2001-VW-Jetta.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60963 on a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The first thing we want to do is to go ahead and remove the spare tire and the Styrofoam spacer here from the trunk area. We will be drilling a hole through the trunk well as an attaching point for the trailer hitch. OK, with the spare tire out, the hole that we are will be drilling in the spare tire well is actually over in this area here. We also are going to be drilling two holes up onto this upper surface here as well. We will put the hitch up into place and get it aligned, and then we will drill our holes out from underneath. Over here on the drivers side, we are going to need to go ahead and remove the exhaust from its rear-most hanger. To do that, we just can remove two bolts that are here, connected to the bottom of the frame. OK, with the exhaust lowered, we are going to go ahead and put the hitch up temporarily so that we can mark the holes that we are going to need to drill. Note that here we are going to be attaching here to the passengers side at the tow hook. On the bottom here, I have got some extra undercoating that is going to interfere with the hitch sitting flat at the bottom there. So I want to go ahead and scrape that off before we get started. The next thing we want to do is to take the spacer here with the cutout on it. That is actually going to go inside the frame and provide the two attaching points for the hitch. We are going to align it over the tow hook here. What we are going to do is go ahead and put the hitch up and tighten it to this bolt hole right here. That is going to allow us to take the hitch, center it up, and mark out the hole that we are going to drill here and the three on the passengers side. We are going to go ahead and do that now. We are going to hold it up and set the alignment of the receiver tube and make sure it is nice and straight. OK, we are inside the trunk area now, and we can see where we drilled one of the holes here. The other one is actually below this plastic threshold here, so I am going to need to remove it. And you can see with the threshold piece removed, we have got our other hole located. And then we are going to go ahead and put the plate, provided in the installation kit, there. OK, and then we just want to the 7/16 carriage bolts in through the holes, like so. We will come back down and put the hitch up into place and we will use it as a template to drill our last hole, which is going to come through the side wall of the trunk. OK, and that hole we just drilled inside the trunk well, we are going to be using the large carriage block and carriage bolt as well. Again, those are going to come out from inside the trunk well and out that way. As you can see, now I have got the bolt through, and the block is in between the hitch and the trunk well. OK, I am just going to add the lock washer and nut. OK, and then we will go ahead and tighten all the bolts down. And now that we have got all the bolts in place, we are going to go ahead and torque them down. We want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. OK, now that we have got our bolts torqued down, the only thing we need to do is to put our exhaust back up on its hanger, and our installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 60963 on a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-2006-Kia-Sodona.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2006 Kia Sedona we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 70761. This hitch installation will also apply to Draw-Tite hitch part number 75421. We are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we want to do over here on the passenger side frame rail is to go ahead and lower the exhaust down to get it out of our way. We are going to be removing the exhaust off of its rear most hanger which you can find right here and we can simply unbolt it from the frame there are two bolts there. 00:27 With the exhaust down we can see here that we have got three existing weld nuts at the bottom of the frame. Those are going to provide our attaching points for our trailer hitch. That is going be the same on both sides of the vehicle. In preparation we are going to go ahead and clean the weld nuts out first. Any vehicle that has seen at least one winter is going to have some road grime or corrosion built up inside those weld nuts. To do that we are just going to use a spray lubricant like a WD-40, and we just spray that inside the weld nut. 01:04 Then we just want to take a wire brush of some sorts. I am actually going to be using a battery terminal cleaner and just run that in there a few times. That will help loosen up the road grime and corrosion that is in there. You want to go ahead and repeat that process for all the weld nuts. With the weld nuts thoroughly cleaned out, we can go ahead and put the hitch up in position. We are going to be installing the hitch to the weld nuts using the 12 millimeter bolts and conical tooth washer combination. Now that we have got all the bolts up into place, we can go ahead and torque them down. You want to check with the directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. With the bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure we put our exhaust back up on its hanger and our installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of Hidden Hitch part number 70761 on a 2006 Kia Sedona.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch_install_2004_chevrolet_malibu.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to do an install of part number 90132 and we are going to do this on a 2004 Chevy Malibu. This also applies to part number 36317. Our first step is to go ahead and lower the exhaust. We do that by spraying the rubber hangers with some WD40 and pry off the rubber hanger. Once it is loose you can put it to the side for now. The next step is to remove these 2 nuts and take out these 2 bolts. These 2 in board weld nuts also must be removed. So what we will do is use a chisel and try and knock them out of there. Now you can go ahead and hang the hitch. It is a good idea to get an extra set of hands because a hitch is often wide and heavy. We will go ahead and install the rest of the hardware. But we will leave it all loose in there so that we can move it around and the hardware towards the front of the vehicle. The next step is to our hardware back here. I would leave the front bolt as loose as possible so we have enough working room to get into there. In fact we are going to have to put a wedge in there just to hold it down for us. After you have wedged it with whatever you can you should install your bolt first. Then slide the plate through the wire up in there. You might have to give it a few tries to work it up in there. Try coming at it from an angle to help work it in there. Then pull the wire right down through. Repeat this for the other side. Next we can go ahead and raise the hitch back up into position. Just be careful not to run the hardware back into the frame. Now we will go ahead and snug up everything and tighten up the bolts. At this point we can give the bolts their final torque. At this point we need to go ahead and reinstall our exhaust brackets. It is a good idea to give them a little spray of WD40 to help them slide up on there a little easier. That concludes our install of part number 90132 from Hidden Hitch on our 2004 Chevy Malibu.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2006-dodge-durango.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on an 2006 Dodge Durango we are going to install part number 75162 from Draw-Tite. The hitch mounts actually to the bumper structure underneath the bumper cover so what we are going to to do is loosen up the bumper cover to get access to the bumper structure itself. Now I will take a block of wood and we will just put up it in between the bumper structure and the fascia so we will have a little more working room and then we will start working on cutting out the Styrofoam. We will go ahead and put the hitch up into position to give us an idea of where it is going to go.00:27 As you can see here this is where the U bolts are going to be here and going up here. And they are going to be right in the way of the Styrofoam here so what you are going to do is actually take a 3/ 4 inch drill bit and drill it out all the way through and then we will have room for our U bolts. Once you break away all of the Styrofoam, bring the U bolt down just like this. Go ahead and do the same thing on this side. All right at this point we can go ahead and start lifting the hitch into position and attach it by the U bolt. All right once you have got your U bolts installed, go ahead and take a few minutes to center the hitch up and go ahead and snug down the U bolts. You want this bracket about right in the same area as this indent right here. 01:24 Once you have the hitch in place and snugged down you can go ahead and start drilling out your holes for the two bolts that go through the hitch and through the bumper cross member itself. You are going to drill all the way through. That is another reason why I had that wood block behind the fascia to keep it away so you do not damage the fascia. Once you have got the holes drilled through go ahead and run the drill bit all the way through the sides that way you can get the holes evened up so the bolts should slide in pretty easy. Let us go ahead and slip the bolts all the way through and then put on our lock washer and nut. All right with all of our hardware attached we can go ahead and start snugging down the bolts and then torque them down. All right we have got our hitch torqued down we can go ahead and put our bumper cover back into position and put in the plastic rivets. All right, and with that that finishes our install part number 75162 from Draw-Tite.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-front-hitch-install-2007-dodge-ram.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install part number 65046. This is a front-mount receiver hitch from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this front-mount hitch on a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The hitch is going to mount to the bottom of the frame here. We are going to have to drill two holes out. It is also going to mount to this bottom bolt right here. What we are going to do first is go ahead and take these two bolts loose. They are connected by a strap on the other side, so we have to take the nuts off both sides. We are going to loosen these up, support the bumper, and then put the hitch on the lower bolts here. And then we will hang it by that side, and then we will do the same thing on the other side. We are only using one spacer plate because this truck has the tow hooks already in place. Make sure we put our bolt back in and then put our nut back into place. All right, we can go ahead and install the nut on the top bolt and snug that down. Now what you want to do next is go ahead and position the hitch up flat against the frame, and then go ahead and tighten the lower bolt. First we are going to drill out some 1/4-inch pilot holes, and then follow back up with the 1/2-inch bit. All right, once we have got our access holes drilled out on the side of the frame, then go ahead and run our bolt leader in. Slide the block onto the wire, and then we thread our bolt into place, and back through, and pull everything out. OK, and repeat the same process on the other side. All right, with all our bolts installed now, we can go ahead and snug them up. OK, now we can give the bolts their final torque, as specified in the instructions. On the lower nut there, the nut should meet the very end of the threads of the bolt, and you will be safe. That finishes part number 65046 from Draw-Tite on a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-Hitch-install-front-mount-Ford-F250.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today on this 2009 F-250 we will be installing the front hitch part number 65049. We are underneath the front of the vehicle here, and we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting location for the trailer hitch. We are actually looking at the passenger side frame rail on the outboard side and we have got a couple holes visible. If you look more forward towards the bumper side you will see a 9/ 16 size hole right there. That is going to provide our forward most attaching point for our trailer hitch. I do want to note on some of the newer model vehicles with four wheel drive. It has a bigger air dam here at the front and this air dam will need to be trimmed on those four wheel drive models. If you do need to trim the air dam just go ahead and give it a test fit and maybe take some dimension and go ahead and cut it before you get started. 00:40 As you can see I have outlined the cut out that I am going to make here in the air dam. I just went ahead and took some dimensions and kind of test fit the hitch out. Again you just want to kind of do that yourself before you get started. We will go ahead and cut that out now and put the hitch up in position. Now that we have got our air dam cut out, we can go ahead and put the hitch up in position. We will start by holding it up with the hex bolts that we are going to install here. We are going to be sliding the hex bolt and flat washer inside the frame and pushing it out that way. Once we get the hitch up attached to the hex bolts, we can go ahead and fish the carriage bolt in through the frame and out through the oblong hole where it is going to come out like this.01:21 We are going to be attaching this bolt here with the lock washer and hex nut. Now that we have got the bolts here, the end bolt in place on both sides, we can go ahead and fish our carriage bolts into place for our rear most attaching points. We will just feed it through the hole here in the hitch, then through the hole in the frame. We are just going to fish that out through the end of the frame here like so. Then we will take the carriage bolt and wrap the thread through the bolt loop of the bolt leader around the threads of the carriage bolt. Then pull it through the frame and into place. The oblong hole in the frame provides a nice square holder for the carriage head so a block is not needed inside the frame. Then we can just add the lock washer and nut onto that. We just want to do the same thing to the other side, then we can go ahead and torque our hitch down. Now with all the bolts in place we can go ahead and torque the hitch down. And that will conclude the installation of front hitch part number 65049 on this 2009 F-250. We will just feed it through the hole here in the hitch, then the hole in the frame like so. Then we will take the carriage bolt here and wrap the threads of the bolt leader around it. Then we will pull it through the frame and into place. The oblong hole in the frame provides a nice square holder for the carriage head so a block is not needed in the frame. Then we can just add the lock washer and nut onto that. We just want to do the same thing to the other side, then we can torque our hitch down. 02:28 Now with all the bolts in place we can torque the hitch down, and that will conclude the installation of front hitch part number 65049 on this 2009 F250.
21 Oct 2010
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-demo-highland-4-bike-rack-13070400.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to show you part number 1370400 from Highland. This is their SportWing Four Bike Bike Rack. This bicycle rack can hold up to four bicycles and you can take the back part of the rack off and only have a two bike rack if needed. It has eight movable nesting cradles two per bike. This will fit only a two inch receiver hitch and it also has a long extension tube that keeps the bikes away from the back of the vehicle so you do not have to worry about them bouncing around back there. The arms that hold the bikes are actually made of a lightweight aluminum. So it saves weight whenever possible for the bicycle rack. Movement and noise is virtually eliminated by securing the bicycles by the wheels and using the pedal straps that are included with the bike rack. 00:38 The aluminum arms themselves are removable for storage. Go ahead and install it in our typical two inch receiver hitch and just line up the threaded hole with the hitch pin hole and we will install our anti- rattle bolt. Take your wrench and snug it down. As we stated before this bicycle rack can be converted for a two bike or a four bike use. Go ahead and just undo this handle bolt right here, just back it off some. Undo these clips right here for your safety cables and then you take the whole assembly out. You can have as much space or as little space between your bikes as needed also. And that is why the safety cables are there so when you have got everything together we can pull it out and not worry about it coming completely out. 01:26 Next feature we are going to talk about is the aluminum arms themselves and the fact that they are removable. We simply take off this pin right here, unclip to pull it out and take the arm completely off. Now that allows you to store that bike rack without taking up a whole bunch of area. Moving up the arm we have this adjustable padding right here which you can slide up and down the arm so your bikes will not be bouncing off the aluminum of the bicycle rack itself. And going up the arm is two cradles per arm. To adjust them you just undo this knob right here and you can go up and down the arm as you need it. And the cradles themselves have this foam padding on there so you do not have to worry about it scratching up the finish on your bike and this is where the actual rim will fit on here and then your tire will be on top.02:05 And this strap will cover the entire wheel assembly and tire and just go around it and hold it in place. All right what you want to do first is before you put your bike on you want to measure how far apart the very top of your rims are so you know where to promptly space these arms. Once you have that done you can go ahead and set the bike up. Once you get the bike in place all you have got to do is pull the strap over and pull it over the little pin here. Do the same thing for the front and rear. It is kind of hard to see but right here you can see where the foam padding comes into play. Next you want to install your pedal strap. Bring your pedal as close to the middle as possible. It is a real easy strap set that has Velcro on both sides so it does not matter which way it will always stick to itself. So you just pull it over and you just pull it as tight as you can and just put them together. And there you have it for part number 1370400 from Highland the SportWing Four Bike Rack.
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*******www.etrailer****/tv-hitch-install-2007-mazda-cx-7.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install part number 87421 from Hidden Hitch, and we are going to install this on a 2007 Mazda CX-7. The first step involved is to actually lower the exhaust so we can get a better view of the frames, where you see it mounts up at. First off, we are going to take off this muffler hanger right here, and this is the other muffler hanger we have got to take down, too. It is always a good idea to spray down the rubber hanger with a lubricant to make it easier to slide it off. And from the back side of the rubber hanger, you can use a pry bar or whatever tool you like to push off the rubber hanger toward the center of the vehicle. All right, that gives us a lot more room to install the hitch and to show you where the hitch installs on the frame. The hitch is going to install in these two existing holes in the frame: this one, and this one. This is actually going to be identical on both sides of the vehicle. We need to get our hardware installed into the vehicle, and what we will have to do is enlarge this access hole right here to get our hardware in. It will not take much. Just to compare it, you can see the block compared to the hole. It might need about 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch at the most to have room to get in there. You can do that with a cold chisel and make a V in it to cut it out, too, or you can use a Dremel tool, which makes it a little bit nicer overall finish. You can see we have got our notch made out in our access hole so we can get our plate in. And then we will take our wire pull and we will put it in the hole that we are going to pull the hardware through and back down to our access hole. So, we have it like that. Let us go ahead and thread our block into the wire and up into the frame. All right, let us grab this bolt and thread it onto the wire pull and pull the whole assembly through. For the attachment on this hole here, we are just simply going to put our hardware in and pull it right back through. And then we repeat the same thing for the drivers side. At this point we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position and attach it with a couple of nuts to hold it in place. At this point, leaving the hardware loose, you can still move the hitch left and right. So take a moment and go ahead and center it on the frame and then snug down the bolts. With the hitch centered and the bolts snugged down, we can go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. At this point, we can go ahead and put our rubber hangers back onto the exhaust. And with that, that finishes your install of part number 87421 from Hidden Hitch.
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