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CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar Clip-On Towing Mirror, part number CM11980. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. If I walk a few steps towards my trailer, this is the view you get from just your factory mirror. The mirror itself measures 7-1/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide. We can rotate it 360 degrees and adjust it to most angles.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Dual View Clip-On Universal Towing Mirror, part number 11953. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. Between both mirrors on the towing mirror, the larger mirror gives a closer, more clear view, the small mirror gives a wider view. As I walk a few steps toward my trailer, this is the view you get with just your factory mirror. Both the smaller and the larger mirror can be adjusted to most angles.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA clip-on towing mirror, Part number 7070. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. If I walk a few steps over to my trailer, this is the view you'd get through your factory mirror. The mirror measures 7 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches wide and can be rotated 360 degrees. It can also be adjusted to most angles.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack, part number TS03G. It's also available in a 2 bike rack, part number TS02G. As you can see it's a platform style bike. I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea of what it looks like on our Traverse and to see how it secures our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 2 spots. We have this large wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure into our front wheel cradle, and then we have a rear wheel strap going over our rear wheel and going into the ratcheting mechanism there.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today in our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat NV Style 4 Bike Rack. That's part number N105-107. So I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work with our Traverse. So it actually secures our bikes in two spots. We have a wheel hook going over our front wheel, putting down pressure into our front wheel cradle. In the rear here, we have a rear wheel strap going over our wheel and then ratcheting down into this mechanism here.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be doing a test fit on the Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier. That's part number CC-100. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work with our Traverse. As you can see it's a sizable carrier, we've got plenty of spots to tie down our cargo if we wish. It has a mesh floor, so it's going to be easy to clean. Dirt and debris just going to fall right through. It's dimensions are 23 by 60.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the MaxxTow Aluminum Cargo Carrier, part number MT70422. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to look with our Traverse. It's made out of aluminum, so it's going to be really lightweight and easy to load up into our receiver. Its dimensions are 48 by 21. It has a 500-pound weight capacity. It has an open-plank floor here, so dirt and debris is going to fall right through.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be doing a test on the Curt cargo carrier. That's Part Number C18150. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse to get a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work with our Traverse. It's dimensions are 20 by 60 and it has a 500 pound weight capacity. We've got plenty of room to tie down our cargo. We've got a mesh floor, so dirt and debris are just going to fall right through.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the Curt Cargo Carrier. That's part number C18110. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse just to give you a good idea of what it looks like in our vehicle. Its dimensions are 20 x 48. It has a 300-pound weight capacity. We've got plenty of room or plenty of spots, that, is to tie down our cargo. We have a mesh floor here, so it's going to be easy to clean.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be doing a test fit on the Thule Roadway Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. That's part number TH912XTR. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our 2 bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 3 spots. We have these 2 rubberized straps over our top tube here. Then for our seat post tube, we have the strap going around that.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima HighLite Hanging-Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number Y02472. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 3 spots. We've got 2 ZipStrips over our top tube, and then for our seat post tube, we've got our anti-sway ZipStrip here. That's going to help cut down on a lot of sway in the bike while we're on the road, help prevent bike-to-bike contact and bike-to-vehicle contact. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. We'll just squeeze in on the 2 tabs on either side and then pull the strap out.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the RockyMounts split rail platform style two bike rack. That's part number RKY1140. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it secures our two bikes. It actually secures our bikes in two spots, we have this large wheel hook going over our front wheel, putting down pressure into our front wheel cradle here. For the rear, we have a strap that goes over our wheel, keeping that from popping out of place. All in all, there is no frame contact with this bike rack, that's a really nice feature. One of the other great features, though, is that it has the ability to tilt away from the vehicle, so we can gain access to our rear hatch. We can actually tilt it away with the bikes loaded, there's a handle underneath here, just pull it towards you, and then we can tilt it out.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima HoldUp Style Four Bike Rack. That's part number Y02443-2. I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like, and how it secures our four bikes. It actually secures our bikes with no frame contact. We have this large wheel hook going over our front wheel, putting down pressure into our front wheel holder. For our rear wheel cradle, we've just got a strap going over our wheel, keeping everything in place. That's a really nice feature. A great feature is that it has the ability to tilt away from the vehicle, with bikes loaded so we can gain access to our rear hatch.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima hold-up platform style two-bike rack. That's part number Y02443. So I've already got it loaded up on the Traverse just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it secures our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in two spots with this large wheel hook going over our front tire putting down pressure into our front wheel holder here. For the back rear wheel cradle we have a strap going over wheel. All in all, there's no frame contact with his bike rack. That's a really nice feature. One of the great features is, it has the ability to tilt away with bikes loaded so we can gain access to our rear hatch.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar Towing Mirror, part number CM11980. It offers a wide field of view that's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. We can extend our mirror out to better suit our towing needs. Simply loosen up this large nut up here. Extend it out as much as we need, and then tighten it back down. The mirror itself can be rotated three hundred sixty degrees and can be adjusted to any angle. By loosening up the knob back here, we can adjust our mirror anywhere along the bar.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA dual-view clip-on towing mirror, part number 11953. Both mirrors can be adjusted to any angle. Over here, you can see how it's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, though we won't be able to rotate it all the way in, as one of the arms will make contact with the trim on our Traverse. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. As you can see, between both of our mirrors, one gives us a wider view, and the other one gives us a closer and larger view. I'm here on the passenger side of my Traverse, and to begin our test fit, let's go ahead and turn our mirror over. We have these two knobs on the back. Let's go ahead and loosen those up.



CIPA Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Speaker 2: Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to test it on the CIPA clip-on towing mirror, part number 7070. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to any angle. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror but we won't be able to rotate it all the way in, as it will hit one of the brackets. So here at the passenger side of my Traverse and to begin our test fit, we need to make sure that our brackets or our arms here are opened up. That way we can easily clip on our mirror.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be taking a look at and installing the T-1 Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package 4 Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118270. This is what it's going to look like once it's installed. It's got a nice weather-tight cap, going to help protect our connections when it's not in use. One of the big features with this is it's going to plug into your factory 7 rate tow package so we're not going to have to run any wires to the front of the vehicle for a separate module light. It's going to use your factory wiring and your factory fuse panel. It's going to be a really quick install. You're going to access the plug inside your regular fender well.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to go over that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by lifting up, pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2001 Chevrolet Traverse, we're doing a test fit of a Thule Gateway XT Trunk Mount 2-Bike Rack. That part number is TH9006XT. We already have our bike in place, but first we're going to show you how we do that. You've got two cradles with three straps altogether, two on our frame and one on our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those. Then we can pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way, we can take a few measurements.





Chevrolet Traverse Questions

  • Since your 2015 Chevy Traverse does NOT have the tow package but Does have the rear AC unit I recommend wiring harness # 118270. It includes the necessary fuses and relays to activate the wiring tow package and will be easier to install that trying to adapt a different harness to fit.
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  • I've linked you to install instructions for the wiring harness you mentioned, but I'd recommend using the Tow Ready # 118270 which doesn't require a power wire that's run to the vehicle's battery. The # 118270 includes a wiring harness that plugs into the tow package connector located under the vehicle on the passenger side to the right of the muffler, as well as the fuses and relays necessary to activate the factory trailer wiring tow package. The video I've linked shows the...
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  • Tow Ready wiring harness # 118271 is designed for 2014 Chevy Traverse models that came with a factory tow package. It is possible that your model does not have the factory tow package. But, it is also possible that the connector you need is tucked up where you can't easily see it or reach it. You would need to fish around for it up above that panel in the location where it is supposed to be. If you do not have the factory tow package (have the dealer run the VIN if you are...
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  • If you are talking about the fascia door that is removed from the lower center of the bumper, the Draw-Tite, # 75528, and Hidden Hitch, # 87435, will not allow you to replace the fascia door as the receiver opening sticks out just a little too far. The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13424, instructions, linked below, state that on some models, it is possible to replace the fascia door when the hitch is not being used. I spoke with my contact at Curt to clarify and she stated that on...
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  • I have added a link to the instructions below for you to review. There are 6 hex head, M12X1.75X45 CL10.9. The M12 bolts should be tightened to 92 Lb.-Ft. There are also 2 hex head 1/2inch-13 X 1-3/4 inch Gr.5 bolts. These should be tightened to 75 Lb.-Ft. If you need replacement hardware, I would suggest using part # RHK. Enter the brand and model of the hitch, and we can send you a complete hardware kit with all the bolts, washers, nuts etc. for that hitch.
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  • We do offer some universal towing mirrors for your 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, but we do not have any custom fit mirrors available. One option I recommend is the K-Source Universal Towing Mirror, part # KS3891. This mirror will clip to most factory mirrors, and has a quick-release button to make it easy to adjust or remove. You may want to take a look at the attached product review video for this mirror. Another mirror you may want to check out is the CIPA Deluxe Door Mount...
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  • The T-One wiring harnesses for the version of your 2014 Chevrolet Traverse that HAS the factory tow package are parts # 118271 for the 7-way type and # 118270 for the flat 4-pole type. Both use the rectangular OEM connector included in tow packages that is shown in the linked photo. If this is what you have on your Traverse you can test the pins on it to see if the wiring is active. Some vehicles may not have the required fuses and relays installed (by the way, those are included...
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  • For your 2016 Chevy Traverse I recommend Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87435. This 2 inch hitch is rated for 750 pounds tongue weight and 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight (7,500 pounds when using weight distribution. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. For a trailer wiring harness I recommend # 118270. It will fit models that do not have the factory tow package. It includes the necessary fuses and relays to activate it. I have linked a video showing...
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  • If your tongue weight is going to be right at 555 lbs the E2 system part # FA92-00-0800 that you referenced would be a great choice as it has a tongue weight range of 500-800 lbs. Most likely your loaded tongue weight will be slightly over 555 lbs too. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the...
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  • For your 2013 Chevy Traverse and Sterling tow bar I recommend the EZ4 base plates # 523175-4. Base plates can be tricky to install so I have included a link to the instructions so you can see the steps ahead of time. In addition to the tow bar and the base plates you will also need safety cables (if the tow bar did not come with any) # RM-645-76, lighting, and supplemental braking. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A but for a more permanent solution...
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  • The Thule Raceway 2 Trunk-Mount Bike Carrier, part # TH9001PRO, will fit on your 2010 Traverse but will not fit on your 2010 Honda CR-V. None of the Thule trunk-mount carriers will fit properly on your 2010 CR-V. Yakima offers many trunk carriers that will work on your CR-V but none of these will work on your Traverse! Hollywood Racks does offer their Over-the-Top 2-bike carrier, part # HRF2, that will work on both vehicles (as long as the CR-V does not have a trunk-mount...
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  • According to my contact at Tow Ready, as along as all the fuses and relays included with the # 118270 are correctly installed, the trailer connector should work just fine. The # 118270 will work regardless of if the vehicle was equipped with the tow package or not, as long as the connector for the harness is in place under the vehicle. If you click the provided link, you can see the installation instruction for the # 118270 wiring harness. I've also linked you to a video showing...
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  • The connector you need for a 2010 Chevy Traverse with Towing package is part # 3026-P. I have added a link to it below. I am looking at the instructions and it appears you will need a small flat head screw driver to gently pry the plastic push-rivets out to release the panel. I have added a link to the instructions below so you can see where the connector is located.
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  • I do not recommend using an extender because doing so will cut the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. A longer dual purpose ball mount is not available. What I recommend is a different type of bike rack. You could use a towing bike rack like # S64600 and a super extra long ball mount # 80232. With this set up, from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rack should measure 7-7/8 inches, which should clear the back of your 2012 Chevy Traverse.
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  • For your 2012 Chevy Traverse I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75528. This is the most popular hitch for your Traverse. It is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. The 2 inch receiver is going to have a higher capacity and be compatible with more accessories compared to lower class hitches. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the hitch for you. For owners of the 2012 Traverse the most popular carrier is Pro Series carrier # 63153....
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  • There are basically 2 types of brake controllers: time delay and proportional. I would only recommend using a time delay controller if the trailer weight never changes since they require a lot more adjustment and fine tuning to get the trailer braking right when compared to proportional controllers. A proportional controller will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much your 2015 Chevy Traverse is braking. As such it is the safest way to stop and reduces wear and...
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  • Tow Ready 4-pole wiring harness # 118270 is intended for the Chevrolet Traverse both with and without the factory tow package. The vehicle will have a plug that mates with the one shown in the linked photo. The kit includes the harness, and the fuses and relays to activate it. I have linked a video for you that shows you the installation process on your same model year Traverse.
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  • The USA-made Saris Porter 3 Bike Rack # SA313B is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Chevrolet Traverse LT. On your particular vehicle you will also need their matching Hatch Huggers # SA3035 which replace the rack's top straps. If you'd like to be able to lock your bikes to the carrier you can add Saris' 8-foot cable lock # SA981.
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  • Trailer wiring harness # 118270 for the 2014 Chevy Traverse fits both models with or without the factory tow package. The connector will be present at the rear of the vehicle, passengers side, behind the bumper (see video link). The included fuses and relays will activate it.
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  • I do have a solution that would allow you to install the # HM40975 on your 2012 Traverse. I assume the socket you've found on the passenger side frame rail, to the right of the muffler as shown in Diagram 'C' that I provided. You would first install the Tow Ready # 118271 that you mentioned, because you need the fuses and relays to activate the tow package as well as the pigtail. On the rear of the 7-way where the pigtail meets the trailer connector, you'd slide up the gray...
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