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Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg-Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. This is designed to work with 2" hitches only and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Now although it does have a very high weight capacity, it is on the lighter end of our carriers so it's very easy to insert and remove from our hitch whenever we need to. We'll start off here. We're going to take a few measurements, ground clearance being first.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the CURT folding 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18151. Now we already have this installed. It has a 500 pound weight capacity and works with 2" hitches. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance here at the back.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this has a 300 pound weight capacity and works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. It is going to be one of those lighter weight cargo carriers. It's going to be really easy to get in and take out of your hitch. You won't really need any assistance for that. We'll start off with a few measurements.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the MaxxTow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches only and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Though it does have that very high weight capacity, it is a really lightweight. It's on one of our lighter ends. It's made out of aluminum so it's going to be really durable and really sturdy. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18150. Now this has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and works with 2" hitches. The first thing we're going to do while it's on our vehicle is take a few measurements. We're starting off with our ground clearance here. Going to have about 18-3/4".



Pro Series Eclipse Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave, we'll be doing a test fit of the Pro Series Eclipse tilting 4 bike rack. That's part number 63124. I've already got it on the back of the Enclave here just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. It's going to be for 2 inch hitches only as you can see there. All you have to do is go ahead and line up our pin holes and then we'll grab our anti rattle bolt and put that through. You just want to make sure that those are lined up. We'll take our included anti rattle bolt that is, we're going to run that through here on the driver side and get that hand tightened.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2010 Buick Enclave we'll be taking a look at and installing a Curt T connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole, flat trailer connector, part number C56027. Now we're going to go ahead and test out our wiring. Go ahead and remove the cover, we'll hook up our ground, and then we're going to test out our running lights first which will be that brown wire. Running lights off. Now left turn signal, yellow wire, off, and passenger side, the green wire. Brakes, we'll get that constant signal on both our green, and our yellow. All right, our wires look good. First thing we'll do, go ahead and lift up that rear hatch to gain access to our taillight assemblies.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2012 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23x60 Cargo Carrier. That part number is CC-100. This is designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance, so to the bottom of this bolt down here at the end of the carrier we have about 14 and 3/4 inches. Overall to the vehicle we're about 26 and 1/4 inches.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2010 Buick Enclave, we're doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage, part number HCR222. Now, this is 48 x 32, and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. The ground clearance is going to be first. Way up under here, up under the bottom of our carrier, we're going to have about 15-1/4 inches of clearance down to the bottom of this bolt. Overall to vehicle, we're adding about 40-1/2 inches, and our closest point is going to be about 6-1/2 inches away just there. Now, on our Enclave, we do have dual exhaust. There's one exhaust on the passenger and driver side.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2010 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the Curt Folding 24x60 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18153. Now this is designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a 500 pound weight capacity. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance is going to be first. At the very back of our carrier we have about 19 1/4 inches. That's because we do have that nice raised shank here, which is going to lift that carrier even higher than your hitch.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2010 Buick Enclave, we're doing a test fit of the Maxxtow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. It's designed to work with two-inch hitches and a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Now, the first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance is going to be first. From the ground to the very bottom of our carrier, we have about 16 inches.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2010 Buick Enclave we're doing a test fit of the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier. The dimensions for that are 23x47. It has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, and it's designed to work with 2" hitches. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance will be first. From the ground to the bottom of our carrier back here we have about 22". Overall to the vehicle we're adding about 33" there, and our closest point is going to be on our rise shank back here at the back.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today, on our 2014 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at, and show you how to install, the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for factory tow packages. Now the first step in our install, what we're going to do is come up just to the outside of the passenger side tail pipe here. If we reach directly in between the outside body and the steel body, right up here, we're going to find our connector. Now, because it's hard to see underneath we'll show you out here. It's going to be located about right here in this area, so you just have to reach up in there. I'm going to take my trim panel removal tool and try to take out that Christmas tree fastener. You could use a trim panel tool.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2014 Buick Enclave we're going to take a look at the Rola TX-102 2 Bike Rack. Part number is 59400. Now I have a bike on our rack and we have a rack to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now the first feature I'll just show you, how our bike is tied down on our bike rack. We have a total of three straps.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2014 Buick Enclave we're going to take a look at the Thule Roadway 2 bike rack, part numbers TH-912-XTR. We'll have a bike on the rack and we have the rack hooked to our vehicle. Just going to show you a few features of it: now how we have our bike strapped down to our back rack, we have a total of 3 straps. We have 2 up top, the one to the side is our anti-sway strap, so we're going to go ahead and remove the 2 up top first, then we're going to remove the anti-sway strap, then if you're loading your bike you just do it the opposite way. You put the anti-sway strap on first, then the 2 up top. We're going to take our bike and set it off to the side.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2014 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at the Thule Vertex Swing Away full bike rack, hanging style. The part number is TH9031XT. Now I have a bike on our rack and the rack hooked up to our vehicle. Just going to show you a few features of it. Now the first feature I want to show you with the bike on, is called "swing away," it's swinging. So, how we want to do that, if you come back here, first we're going to pull the T-pin in here, just pull it out and set it to the side. We are going to take this black knob here, and loosen that, so you can get that unloose.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2014 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack, hanging style. The part number is TH9029XT. Now we have a bike on our rack, and we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. The first feature I'd like to show is just how we have our bike tied down. We have a total of three straps. We have 2 up top, 1 to the side, which is our anti-sway strap.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today, on our 2014 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at the Inno Tire Hold 3 Bike Rack Platform Style. The Part Number is INH305-306. I have a bike on our rack, and we have a rack hooked to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features on it. The first feature I'd like to show you with the bike on, the bike rack can tilt out. The lever down here, pull on it, bring our bike down. It sets there.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2014 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at the Hollywood Rack Sportsrider SE2 Two-bike Rack Platform Style. Part number is HR1450. We have our bike on our rack, and we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. The first feature I would like to show you with the bike on the rack. This has a tilting feature. So, we're going to go ahead and show you that first.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2014 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack. Part number is C18064. We have a bike on the rack. We have a rack hooked to the vehicle. Going to show you a few features of it. How we have our bike strapped down to our bike rack.





Buick Enclave Questions

  • The only difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084 and the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13160, is the shape of the tubing. Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084 has a square-tube design while the Curt Hitch # 13160 has a round-tube design. The square-tube hitch will be more visible on the back of your Jeep while the round-tube hitch will be tucked up just a little more. The round-tube hitch is designed to be a more sleek design. Both the Curt Hitch # 13084 and # 13160 have the same...
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  • When determining fit of a given bike rack on a particular vehicle, it is important to determine the distance from the hitch pin hole of the installed hitch to the furthest rearward point of the back bumper (see photo.) We have completed installs of the Draw-Tite # 75528, Hidden Hitch # 87435 and Curt # 13424 Class III receiver hitches on 2010 and 2012 Buick Enclave models. We have found that once the hitch is installed, this distance can vary from 3-3/4 inches to 5-1/4 inches...
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  • A magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A or a kit that fits in the hatch gap like # EZT20B would definitely work since they bypass the factory wiring. These kits are ideal if you will not be towing the vehicle very often. A more permanent alternative if you will be towing the Enclave frequently and that still bypasses the vehicle wiring is a bulb and socket kit, # RM-155. The only things to think about with this kit are the space needed for installation and the drilling required. You...
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  • Yes, for your 2014 Buick Enclave and your Falcon 2 tow bar you will need base plates # 523149-1. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. There are a few other things needed to flat tow a vehicle if you do not already have them: safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting there are a few options. If you will not...
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  • We do have trailer hitches and wiring for your 2016 Buick Enclave. A popular option is Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87435. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. I have linked a video showing an example installation of the hitch for you. For wiring you can use # 118270 to add a 4-Way flat trailer connector at the back of the vehicle. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of the wiring as well. Since it sounds like you will be...
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  • On any vehicle that has exhaust that exits straight out the back and not out the side or towards the ground could potentially damage a trailer hitch mounted item and its contents. I believe I have a great solution for you though. To get enough distance from the exhaust you can use multipurpose ball mount # D210 and that will get you plenty far from the exhaust. For a carrier, if using the multipurpose ball mount, you can use any carrier that fits a 2 inch receiver. The...
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  • Yes, the TrailerMate Tow Bar Lighting Harnes part # TM780067 that you referenced is confirmed as a fit for your 2011 Buick Enclave and would work well for you. I attached an install video that shows it being installed in another GM vehicle that it is confirmed as a fit for. You should note that if you were to use the Invisi-Brake # RM-8700 as supplemental braking you would need to install diodes like part # RM-690 to prevent backfeeding. You would need one on the right turn/brake...
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  • For your 2012 Enclave, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Class III Receiver, part # 87435. We do indeed sell the hitch, you can see it by clicking the provided link. The hitch would work very well with the Thule Parkway # TH956 you referenced, but I would like you to also take a look at the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part # TH934XTR. The Hitching Post Pro is very similar to the Parkway, but it offers additional features like folding arms that make storing the rack easier as...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and the Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, #13424, fits the 2014, as well as the 2015 Buick Enclave. The wiring harness that you will need for your Enclave is the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # C56202.
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  • Trailer wiring harness # 118270 will plug into a single connector on your 2013 Buick Enclave. You will need to locate the vehicle’s connector located under the Enclave on the passenger's side. Look for an opening to the right of the muffler. Reach up into opening to locate the grey connector. Disconnect the mating protective cover and discard. Connect the Enclave connector to the mating harness. All connector surfaces should be clean and free of dirt. Be careful not to damage...
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  • The first thing you will need to do to install a complete 7-Way trailer wiring harness on a 2012 Buick Enclave without factory tow package wiring, is install a 4-Way trailer wiring harness, part # 118450, if the vehicle does not already have a working 4-Way connector. Next, you will need to install an electric brake controller installation kit, # ETBC7, to complete the wiring. Installing this kit will require you to hard wire the 12 volt power wire, brake controller output,...
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  • I generally prefer the Blue Ox base plates and tow bars, as they are typically less complicated to use with fewer parts. The correct base plate for your vehicle would be part # BX1708, and the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365 would be my recommendation for a tow bar. The tow bar includes safety cables. You will also need a lighting solution so that the Enclave has taillights that work in tandem with those of the RV. There are three main types of systems to choose from. You...
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  • Flat towing a vehicle behind an RV requires 5 basic components: 1) tow bar, 2) safety cables, 3) wiring kit and 4) base plates and 5) a braking system for the towed vehicle. The linked articles will give you good general background on each of these. I checked with my technical contact at Roadmaster and they do offer base plate kit # 523149-1 which fits Buick Enclave models (without brushguards) up through the 2016 model year. I suggest their Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520,...
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  • Sounds like you are looking for a trunk mounted bike rack. A trunk mounted bike rack will install at the rear of a vehicle and does not require a trailer hitch. I recommend the Yakima Fullback trunk rack part # Y02633 because we recently asked our install and demo team to pick their favorite trunk rack based on performance and ease of install/use and they all picked this trunk rack. You will really like this rack. The four easily adjustable straps will make it easier to install...
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  • There are numerous options for tire chains for the 2014 Buick Enclave with 255/60-19 tires. I have included a link to the right with all the options for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual first for any specific requirements or recommendations on the use of chains on your vehicle. Out of the options, if you will not be using chains very often I recommend cables # PW2028C that you referenced. Cables are great for infrequent use. You will also want some rubber adjusters...
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  • Once installed, the front face of the receiver will extend a bit too far rearward in order for the fascia door to be reinstalled. From what I have been able to determine in my research, the other fascia door you mentioned (with the hump in it) can be obtained from your Buick dealer, but it is intended to work with the OEM hitch because the aftermarket hitch receiver tubes extend a bit further rearward. So, you can install an aftermarket hitch and leave off the fascia door,...
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  • I spoke with my contacts at Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch and trailer hitch # 13424, # 75528 and # 87435 will not allow the rear fascia door to be replaced after hitch installation on a 2010 Buick Enclave. What you can do to hide the hitch opening for any of the trailer hitches is to use a hitch cover. We have numerous hitch covers available and I have included a link to them below. You will need one that is compatible with a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. We have everything...
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  • Yes, I checked with Yakima and the Replacement Zip Strips # Y8890297 that you referenced have been confirmed to fit your Yakima Ridgeback Bike Rack part # Y02458.
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  • For your 2016 Buick Enclave the Draw Tite hitch part # 75528 has been confirmed as a fit. Since trailer hitch hardware is considered one time use you would need to replace all of the hardware. We offer replacement hardware. For that you would want the part # RHK. On the product page you would need enter the part number of the hitch and select the manufacturer from the drop down menu. The hardware kit will come with new handle nuts as well. If you need trailer wiring you...
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  • How you'll proceed will depend on if the trailer has brakes or not. Usually, the fact that a trailer uses a 7-way indicates that the trailer has brakes but that's not always the case. If the trailer doesn't have brakes, you'll first install the # 118450. This provides easy access to the taillight circuits without needing to cut and splice into any wiring. You'll then install the # 37185 adapter that will convert the 4-pole to a 7-way connector. The adapter will plug directly...
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