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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.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway XT trunk-mount bike rack. That part number is TH9009XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. There's two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by releasing that, lift our bike up, and set it to the side.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Passage II trunk mount bike rack. That part number is TH910XT. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps altogether, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're just going to start by removing those and we'll lift our bike up and take it off of our rack.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be taking a look at the Weather Tech Front Floor Mats in tan, part number WT452511. This is also available in grey with part number WT462511 and in black, part number WT442511. Here we have our driver's side installed. As you can see, we have these channels all along the bottom that are going to divert liquid, dirt and debris away from your feet and also help to keep it off of our carpet. The entire floor mat has a textured bottom, which is going to help prevent your feet from slipping. The Weather Tech Front Floor Mats have a contoured edge all the way around, and it continues up underneath our gas and brake pedals to give maximum coverage.



Husky Third Row Floor Liner Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be taking a look at the Husky Liners Classic Custom floor liners for the third row in black, part number HL71021. These are also available in grey, part number HL71022 and in tan, part number HL71023. As you can see here, we've got our floor mat installed. All along the bottom we're going to have those textured grooves to prevent our feet from slipping. We've got the contoured edge all the way around including around our tracks here to allow our seats to slide back and forth, but it will also keep any liquid, dirt, debris off of your carpet and on your liner. With our Husky Liner third row mat it's going to extend from the third row all the way up in between the second row seats.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse - Curt

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install, the Curt Custom-fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers a two inch by two inch opening. It's part number is 13424. Here's what our hitch is going to look like after it's installed. As you can see, it's going to be 100% hidden, completely gone. When it's time for use we can turn our tabs here and just pop down our cover.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be taking a look at the WeatherTech second and third row floor mats, part number WT451114, in tan. This is also available in gray, part number WT461114, and in black, part number WT441114. Here, we've already got our mat installed. As you can see, it's going to contour perfectly to our vehicle, even around our tracks for our seats. The WeatherTech floor mats have a textured bottom to prevent our feet from slipping, along with the channels to prevent any water or debris from getting onto our feet or onto our carpet. The mat is also equipped with the mounting point covers for the front and the back seats. Here in the third row, we've got all the same features as the second. The textured bottom and channels, the contoured edge, and even the mounting points underneath our seats.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to be doing a test fit on the Swagman XC 2-Bike Platform Style Rack, part number S64650. On this bike rack the way that it's held in place is it's got 2 wheel cradles down at the bottom, and then up here on top it's got a hook that comes over the frame and keeps it tight down into those cradles. What we're going to do now is go ahead and take this bike off here. In order to do that, we just need to move these hooks up on the mast and in order to do that you just want to push in on the little gray tabs on the side. Push it up and once you've done that you can lift your bike up and out of the way. I'm going to go ahead and move these back down a little bit. Now in order to gain access to your cargo area when the bikes are off what you can do is you can pull this pin down here at the bottom and you can tilt your mast to either side for storage. Then you can replace that pin to keep it tight.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be taking a look at the Weather tech cargo liner in tan, part number WT41424. This is also available in in gray, part number WT42424 and in black, part number WT40424. Now, we've got our Weather Tech cargo liner installed. We've got our ridged textured bottom so it's going to prevent your cargo from slipping while you're driving down the road. We also have the channels all along the bottom that are going to prevent any dirt, debris, or liquid from getting off of our liner and onto our carpet. The mat features a contoured edge that reaches all the way up to the back of the second row. Now, that we've gone over some features we'll show you how to get this installed.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be taking a look at the WeatherTech Cargo Liner in black, part number WT40632. It also comes in tan, part number WT41632, and gray, WT42632. This mat is textured in order to help prevent any cargo from slipping around. It's also got these nice channels to help keep anything that may spill away from what's sitting here on top of the cargo mat. It's also got these nice raised edges around the outside in order to help keep anything that may spill or anything like that, keep it contained so it doesn't spill out onto your carpet or anything else. We've looked at some features. Let's go ahead and get our cargo mat installed. To do so, you want to put it in place, then work it in around the edges, pushing the edges down for a nice, tight fit.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Cargo Liner Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be taking a look at the Husky Liners Weather Beater Custom Cargo Liner. That part number is HL22021, and black. It's also available in gray, part number HL22022, and tan, part number HL22023. Here, we have our Husky Liner's Weather Beater installed. It's going to have a textured bottom to prevent any slipping of your cargo as you drive down the road. You also have these chanels all along the bottom, that are going to prevent dirt, debris, or liquid from getting off of your liner, and onto your carpet.



Swagman XTC4 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Swagman XTC4 4-bike Platform Style Rack, part number S64665. On this bike rack, the bike is secured down in 3 locations. It's got 1 hook over the frame up top here that keeps it tight into these wheel cradles, and then down on the wheel cradles, it's got a strap that'll go around each wheel. We're going to go ahead and take this bike off. Going to do that. We'll start by taking the straps and releasing those, and then we want to squeeze the tabs on the hook in order to move them up so that we can take our bike out. Then, once we've set our bike off to the side, we can take a couple of measurements to see what kind of distances we have. The first measurement is we're going to see how much total distance we're adding to the vehicle, so looks like about 38-1/4 inches.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we're doing a test fit on the Rola TX-104 4-Bike Hanging Style Rack, part number 59401. On this bike rack, the bike is secured down in 3 locations. We've got 2 straps up top across the frame and then 1 down here on the side, which is our anti-sway strap. We're going to go ahead and take the bike off, so that we can get that out of our way and look at some of the other features. Once we've got our bike set aside, we can take a couple measurements, first being total distance added to the vehicle, which looks abut 29-1/2 inches. Closest point to the vehicle is about 4-1/2 inches, and ground clearance looking about 16-1/2 inches. One nice feature about this is that you can swing these arms down. In order to do so, there's just a little silver locking pin over here on this side that you want to pull out in order for you to pull the red pins out, and then you reinsert them and it's locked into place.



Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be taking a look at the Titan Chain alloy snow tire chains, part number TC2326. The Titan tire chains are made out of a sturdy, durable alloy construction, so they get extra traction on snow and ice. The square links provide extra gripping and stopping power. The tire chains are SAE Class S chains, designed for restrictive wheel-well clearance, and are rust-resistant. These come in a quantity of 2 and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. Now, I've gone ahead and laid out our tire chains, just to make sure there aren't any breaks or kinks in the line. Keep in mind that we're using this to a tire size 255-65-R18.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be taking a look at the K-Source Universal Towing Mirrors, part number KS3891. As you can see in our factory mirror, we do have a lot of visibility here at the back although if we look towards our towing mirror, we've got a lot more visibility to the side for safely parking or changing lanes. The mirror face dimensions are 7 3/4 inches by 5 1/8 inches. With our towing mirror installed, you can see that we have full adjustment any direction we may need, and it's not going to interfere with the movement of our factory mirror. Our towing mirror is equipped with ratcheting straps here in the back to give us a nice snug fit. We also have the pads here along the bottom to prevent any scratches from our towing mirror onto our factory mirror.



Husky X-act Contour 3rd Row Floor Liner Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, will be taking a look at the Husky Liners Exact Contour third row floor liner in black, part number HL53041. This floor liner is made of a very nice, grippy material, to help ensure that your feet aren't really going to slide around, and it's also got these nice grooves to create channels, in order to keep that water off your feet and keep it controlled, so that it doesn't go off into your carpet. It also has this raised lip, that helps to ensure that that water doesn't go running off into your carpet. One thing that I really like about this is that for these rear vents back here, they've got cutouts, just to help ensure that it doesn't block any of that airflow. How these mats are designed, it gives you a nice cutout in order that you have full range of motion with your second row seats. In between the second row seats, this floor liner has a nice raised edge right here that helps control water from going too far forward if there's any on the passenger's feet. Here under the second row seats, you can see that this actually goes pretty far under, to help give you coverage over the whole length of a shoe, even if you have an adult back here. Now that we've looked at a couple features of our floor liner, I'm going to go ahead and show you how to install it. Before I do that, I just want to show you these.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Dispatch II Platform-Style Bike Rack. That part number is S64684. Now we already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we secure it in place. At the front and back tire, we have a ratchet strap with a bushing in between the strap and the bike, just to protect that from any scratches or abrasions that may happen. We're just going to push the button and release those.



Hollywood Racks Sport-Rider-SE2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we're doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is HR1450. Now, we already have our bike on our rack. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this platform-style rack. We come to the center first here and we're going to remove our 2 pin and clips. Start off with our smaller one and then we can move that larger pin and clip, and this is actually going to allow us to tilt our bike rack with our bikes attached away from our vehicle. Unfortunately with our style bike here today, we are not going to gain full access because we will make contact with our handle bars, but if you have somebody hold onto your hatch, you may be able to get a few things out of that area.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We do offer a reasonably priced roof rack solution for your Traverse that would utilize the existing tracks that run fore and aft along the edge of the roof. I'd recommend Inno's square bar roof rack, which would consist of the following parts: 46 Inch Long Square Profile Crossbars, part # INB117 Roof Rack Feet, part # INXR Fit Kit to join roof rack feet to roof mounted tracks, part # INTR504 Since you said you plan on mounting the kayak carriers outboard of the roof rack...
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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 7-Way RV style trailer connector is more common than a 6-Way. The 6-Way will not have a reverse light/accessory circuit pin. They both will have stop, tail, turn, 12 volt, brakes, and ground circuits. I recommend a 7-Way since it is the more common connector. But if the trailer has a 6-Way connector, then it would be better to go with a 6-Way on the vehicle as well. In order to install a brake controller on your 2009 Chevy Traverse, there are a few parts you will need....
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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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