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Best 2015 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



Best 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



Best 2013 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



Best 2012 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



Best 2011 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



Best 2010 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



Best 2009 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class three hitches. The top is a Draw-Tite, part number 75528. The bottom one's a CURT, part number 13424. Both of these hitches install exactly the same way.



CIPA Clamp On Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be doing a test fit on the Cipa Universal Bar 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. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to any angle. It can also be extended out to further suit our towing needs. We simply undo the nut up here, on top, bring it out, and then tighten it back down.



CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Towing Mirror, part number 11650. 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. The mirror can be rotated to the left or right. It can be adjusted to most angles. By loosening up the twin knobs here, it will allow us to extend our mirror out to better suit our towing needs.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit 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, park, or even back up, while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated 360 degrees, and can be positioned at any angle we choose. 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 the arm will come in contact with the trim. The mirror measures 7 1/2 inches long by 5 inches wide. Now, it comes in a quantity of 1, so if you'd like to pick up a second one for the other side, just use the same part number. I'm here at the passenger side of my Traverse, and to begin our test fit, we need to make sure that our arms are opened up, ready to receive the housing. We also, when we clip it on, we want to make sure that each one of these clips is on the inside of the housing.



Best 2016 Chevrolet Traverse Hitch Options

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be looking at our most popular hitch options. Here are our two most popular hitch options. They are both class 3 hitches. The top is a Draw Tite, part number 75528 and the bottom one's a Curt. Part number 13424. Both these hitches install exactly the same way.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on 2013 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4 Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number is C56245. Here's what our wiring kit's going to look like when you pull it out of the package. This is a really straight-forward, simple installation. Here you'll see our 4 pole trailer pole. This is going to give us all of our lighting circuits going back to our trailer or cargo carrier.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to be showing you how to install the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package. This offers the 7 way trailer connector. It's part number is 118271. Here's what our wiring kit's going to look like. You'll see we have our 7 way plug right here, it uses a standard automotive style connector. This will give us all the signals that we need there at the rear of our vehicle and you can tie them in accordingly. This is going to give a full function 7-way there at the back of our trailer minus the reverse circuit. You can see inside we're going to have a gasket there, that's going to protect our plug from the elements, keep out any kind of moisture or debris.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the K Source Clip On Towing Mirror. Part number KS3891. 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. We can adjust our mirror to any angle we want and by simply removing the screw at the back we can bring the mirror out and rotate it horizontally. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, though we will not be able to rotate it in as the arm will hit the trim. The mirror measures 7 and 3/4s of an inch long and 5 and 1/8th of an inch wide. It comes in a quantity of 1 so if you'd like to pick up a second one for the other side just use the same part number.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 75528. Here's what a hitch looks like installed and not in use. As you can see, you can't even see that it's there. When we're ready to use it, we'll just undo the tabs on our cover here, pull down on it, and remove it. Now we have complete access to our hitch. Additionally, we have this nice bracket right here where we can mount a wiring harness using our four pull flap or a seven pull RV connector, depending on what type of wiring you need to tow your trailer. This hitch has really easy use 00:00:43 safety chain hooks right here, so you can hook up even the smallest diameter of safety chains through without a problem. You may have noticed, on the side of it here, there are two holes.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the WeatherTech front auto floor mats. These are available in three different colors. Black is part number WT442511, tan is part number WT452511, and in gray, part number is WT462511. Here you'll see our mat installed on our driver's side. The thing I really like about the WeatherTech mats are the superior coverage they get. They use the mapping process to figure out all the contours of the car, and you can see they really fit it right around everything. Even here at our factory anchor point, you're going to see they've raised a ring all the way around that so we never have to worry about any moisture coming down and running out through that hole down onto our carpet. We've got channels that have been built in here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse - Curt

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the CURT custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 2" by 2" opening. Its part number is 13424. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, it's going to remain completely hidden behind our rear fascia. Then we've got an access panel here.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to be test fitting the Kat NV 2.0, 2 bike rack, part number NV22G. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The most important feature of this bike rack is the fact that it can tilt away with the bike still attached. To do that we'll grab hold of the bike, pull this level on the passenger side out, let it tilt down. At this point, we can go ahead and lift our rear hatch and, as you can see, we're able to get to the hatch to get whatever we need with plenty of space on either side. Now, we measured our handlebars and from the center to this point here is going to be about 9 inches so, you can see, we have plenty of space between this and the hatch so I don't think you'll have any problems with clearance with other handlebars. Now, to lift it back into its original position just grab it by the bike rack, push up, and there you go. Also, at the end here we have a station that you can use to make repairs to your bike while your on the trail if you need to.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Holdup 2 bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number Y2443. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show of some of the features. Now the most prominent feature of this rack is the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached. To do that, while holding on to the bike rack, we'll pull out on this red handle here and let it tilt forward. Now we have access to our rear hatch. However, as you can see here, it would actually make contact with our bike, so we can't have it fully open, but we have it partially open to get some of the items that we may need.



Husky X-act Contour 3rd Row Floor Liner Review - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be doing a test fit on the Husky liners exact contour custom auto floor liner, for the third row rear in black. Part number HL53041. To begin our test fit lets go ahead and remove our old factory floor mat from the third row rear of our Traverse. We'll need to undo the factory points. There's just one on each side. You can just kind of lift up on each side and pull it loose.





Chevrolet Traverse Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Rola offers a folding carrier, part # 59550 that's compatible with the # 59516 light kit. To see if the basket would work on your vehicle, you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward edge of the rear bumper, as shown in the FAQ article I've linked you to. As long as this distance is less than 7 inches, the carrier would be compatible with your vehicle. Unfortunately, Rola doesn't make a folding version of the # 59502. The...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We do offer just what you are looking for. The carrier I recommend is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier, part # HR1400-85. This carrier may work well with your 2015 Chevrolet Traverse if it has a 2 inch receiver. This carrier will allow you to carry 2 bikes and the cargo carrier, or 4 bikes without the carrier. You can also just use the cargo basket alone. I have attached a product review video you can check out for this carrier. This carrier...
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  • That is simply too much to spend on adapter bars, I agree. You don't have to use a specific adapter bar so you can use # HE6009 which costs much less than some of the other options. You don't necessarily have to use bike adapter bars. But there are some situations where using one is the only way to load certain bikes. Take a look at the video I have linked for some examples. A regular women's bike frame that has the slanted bar doesn't have to have one (though the bike would...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We do not have a replacement lens for the style of light that is on your Jayco trailer. I recommend replacing the lights with something more common such as # 271594 and # 271595 which are LED, wrap around style tail lights. Or for something more traditional in an incandescent light I recommend # 403026 and # 403076. I have linked some review videos for you.
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  • The trailer connector you purchased, # 118271, is designed to fit if your 2015 Chevy Traverse came with a factory tow package. If it did not come with the factory tow package then it is possible that some functions will not work. I checked the owner's manual for the 2015 Traverse and apparently in the under-hood fuse box there are 2 fuses each for trailer turn signal/brake lights. Two of them are labeled LT TRLR STOP/TRN and the other two are labeled RT TRLR STOP/TRN. You can...
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  • Safety chains aren't necessary for a hitch mounted accessory like your cargo carrier or for a bike rack, since they are attached directly to the hitch receiver, versus a trailer that couples to a ball mount that attaches to the receiver. For extra security you could use a locking hitch pin like part # 40107, but a pin and clip like part # PC3 would be just fine, as well. If the basket or the cargo stored on it would obscure the tailllights on lyour Traverse, an LED light...
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  • First, you do not necessarily have to remove the front clip on your 2012 Chevy Traverse to install a supplemental transmission cooler. It just makes installation a lot easier if there is nothing in the way. We have not yet installed a transmission cooler on a Traverse so I do not have a video or specific instructions on removing the front clip. When our installers perform an installation they have to determine where the fasteners are that hold on the front clip (if it is a...
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  • I am sure that with enough trimming you could find a way to be able to reinstall the fascia door of your 2015 Chevy Traverse, but Draw Tite recommends it just simply get removed and not reinstalled when installing the # 75528. The Curt hitch # 13424 that is also confirmed as a fit for your vehicle has installation instructions that indicate that the panel could be reinstalled if desired on some models
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