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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Swing. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack. It also comes with a 2" shank for your 2" hitches only. It's going to be part number TH9031XT. We have a 2" hitch here today so let's go ahead and fit it on there and see how it looks and operates. Take your shank and insert it into the receiver. Once you have it inserted, let's line up our pinholes.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat NV platform-style 4-bike rack. This is going to be part number N105-107. Now this comes with a 2" shank for your 2" hitches only, so that is class three hitches. We'll go ahead and fit it into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Once you get it up and in there, we'll line up our pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up, undo your lock and pin and slide your pin through. Then place your lock on the other side.



Hopkins Trailer Wiring Adapter Installation - 2014 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia, we're going to be installing the Hopkins 4-pole to 5-pole trailer wiring adapter. This is the short version. The part number is 47515. The 4-pole to 5-pole adapter is going to be a perfect solution for converting your current 4-pole trailer plug-in to work with the 5-pole surge brake style connector. Basically, we just plug in this to our standard 4-pole, and we're going to run our blue wire up, and we're going to tie it in to the reverse light. Now as you can see here, there is a quick disconnect. If need be, if you're going to go back to at standard 4-pole trailer, we can simply pull this off and our wiring will be there for when we need to use it the next time. Then, we can just plug it right back in, and we'll be ready to go after hooking it into our 4-pole. It comes with about that much wire.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 GMC Acadia - Curt

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install, the CURT custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver, part number 13424. Here you can see what the hitch looks like once it's installed. It's going to fit nicely behind our appearance cover. We can put that right back into place. When we're ready for use, just a couple little turns down here in the bottom. Those are going to allow us to separate our two points down there.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Sherpa. This will be your platform-style 2-bike rack for your 1-1/4" class one and class two hitches. It also comes with a 2" adapter for your class three hitches as well. It's going to be part number S103. We have a 2" receiver here today and we're going to show you how it fits and looks. Let's go ahead and get it on there. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2014 GMC Arcadia, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV. This is going to be your platform style, 2-bike rack, part number N105. This rack does come with a 2-inch shank for your 2-inch hitches only. We're going to have a 2-inch receiver here today and we're going to go ahead and show you how it fits and looks. Start by placing your shank into your receiver. Once you have it inserted, line up your pinholes.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack. It does come with your 1-1/4" shank for your class one and two hitches, as well as a 2" adapter for your class three hitches. We do have a class three hitch here today and we're going to show you how it fits and it operates. First thing you're going to want to do is lift your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. With your pinholes lined up, insert your anti-rattle bolt. Thread it in as far as you can by hand.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 GMC Acadia - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to be taking a look at, then showing you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three 2" trailer hitch receiver. Part number is 87435. Now let's go over a few measurements that will help you in selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or maybe hitch cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening it's about 19". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about 4-3/4". Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, the access panel's going to go right back in place and you're not going to have to worry about seeing it until we need to use it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 GMC Acadia - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 GMC Acadia we're going to take a look at and then show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a custom fit class 3 hitch with a 2 inch opening, Part Number is 75528. Now let's go over a few measurements that'll help you in selecting your ball mount, bike rack or maybe hitch cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening it's about 19 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about 4 and 3/4 of an inch. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on the vehicle.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on this 2011 GMC Acadia, we're going to show you part number C51110. This is the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller. On our install we'll be using parts of a towing package that's on the vehicle. One thing though, this does not have a total tow package on it, but there is some remnants leftover from the manufacturer of the vehicle, so we're going to fill in the blanks. To help us with our install, for the brake controller to plug in underneath the factory tow package underneath the dash, we'll be using part number C51422. This is the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers.



Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2015 GMC Acadia, we will be testing the Yacama Rail Roof Rack System using part numbers Y00409 for the front and rear crossbars, 58 inch, and part number Y00138 for the Yacama RailGrab Towers. For right now, with our towers already pre-assembled, I can go ahead and show you how to slide on our bars. We'll go ahead and slide that on like so. Then, we'll go ahead and take our end cap and put that on. That way, our towers don't slide off. With our front crossbar already installed on our vehicle, we can go ahead and put our rear on our factory rails. You want to make sure you go ahead and align your towers up on the bars, as you can see there.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we will be testing the Thule AeroBlade Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack system using part #THARB47 for the 47-inch load bars, front and rear, and part #TH450R for the rapid crossroad foot pack. So for right now, I'll go ahead and begin by showing how to put the foot pack on the load bar. So you'll go ahead and remove your end cap, take your foot pack and you'll just slide it on like so. Once you get that on, you'll go ahead and replace your end cap and with our front load bar already installed on our vehicle we can go ahead and place our rear load bar on our factory rails. Real quick, you just want to make sure that your straps are undone, that way you can slide underneath your rails, just like that. Go ahead and make sure this one's done too.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia, we will be test fitting the Rhino Rack Roof Rack System, using part numbers RRVA118B-2 for the front and rear aluminum load bars and part number RRSX034 for the SX Series Leg Kit, which is this right here. All right. To begin our test fit, I'll go ahead and show you how to put our leg kit on our load bar. What you want to do is you want to go ahead and remove your end cap and you'll want to line up the top of your leg kit here to insert to our load bar. We'll go ahead and run that through and it slides right through like that. We'll go ahead and replace our end cap to make sure that doesn't slide back off. With our front load bar already installed on our vehicle, we'll go ahead and throw this over top.



Rola Dart Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Arcadia, we will be test fitting the Rola Dart folding cargo carrier. That's part number 59550. Its dimensions are 23 by 56. Has a max capacity of 450 pounds. It's meant for 2- inches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank to our receiver.



Saris Thelma Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the Saris Thelma platform-style 3-bike rack. That's part number SA4239B. This can be used for 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. We've got a 2" hitch here today so we can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. First thing we'll want to do is line up our pinholes. That looks pretty good.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we will be test-fitting the Saris Freedom SuperClamp Platform 2-Bike Rack. That's part number SA4025. Now before we load our bike into our receiver, I would like to point out real quick that if we need to put our bike rack away for safe-keeping, we can load it into our rear hatch. That's with all of our passenger seats still up and not folded down. We can have a max capacity in our vehicle of passengers. This could be another way to store it to keep it safe-keeping. With that being shown, we'll go ahead and remove our bike rack, close up our rear hatch.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we will be test-fitting the Saris Freedom Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number SA4412B. This can be used for either 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. You can see we've got our little adapter here. Before we get started, I would like to point out that if we need to, we can store our bike rack in our rear hatch area. If we're on the road or on vacation and we're staying overnight somewhere and we don't feel comfortable with it left on our vehicle, we can simply just put it into our rear hatch for safe-keeping. With that being said, we can go ahead and pull it back on out.



Pro Series 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we will be test fitting the Pro Series Cargo Carrier. That's part number 63153. Now it has the dimensions of 24 by 60 and has a max capacity of 500 pounds and it's for 2 inch hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. Now we'll line our pin holes up. That looks pretty good.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the MaxxTow cargo carrier. That's part number 70107. It has dimensions of 17 by 50, it has a max capacity of 500 pounds, and it's for 2" hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver and lining our pinholes up. That looks pretty close. Then we'll take our included pin and clip, go ahead and run that through.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the Detail K2 folding cargo carrier. That's part number K2HCC602. Its dimensions are 20 by 60, it has a max capacity of 500 pounds, and it's for 2" hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We'll line up our pinholes. Once we get those lined up we'll take our pin and clip.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier, that's part number C18153. It's dimensions are 24" by 60" and has a max capacity of 500 pounds and is for 2" hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We'll go ahead and line our pin holes up, that looks like it's going to look pretty good. Then we'll take our pin and clip - this carrier doesn't come with a pin and clip but you can find it on our website at etrailer.com, part number PC3. Then we can take a couple measurements. Starting with our nearest point it looks like it's going to be from here to our bumper right about 4-1/2". Overall we've added about 14" to our vehicle.



Curt 19x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the CURT folding aluminum cargo carrier. That's part number C18100. Its dimensions are 19 by 60, it has a max capacity of 500 pounds, and it's for 2" hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We'll line our pinholes up. That looks pretty good.



Curt 17x46 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the CURT cargo carrier. That's part number C18145. Its dimensions are 17 by 46, it has a max capacity of 500 pounds, and it can be used for either 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. We've got this little adapter here. We've got a 2" hitch here today so we can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. Now we'll line our pinholes up.



Rola 22x59 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the Rola cargo carrier. That's part number 59502. It has dimensions of 22 by 59 and has a max capacity of 600 pounds. It's for 2" only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We'll go ahead and line our pinholes up.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the Pro Series Solo cargo carrier. That's part number PS1040100. Its dimensions are 31 by 47, it has a max capacity of 400 pounds, and it's for 2" hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We'll go ahead and line our pinholes up. That looks pretty good.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting the aluminum MaxxTow cargo carrier. That's part number MT70108. Its dimensions are 20 by 47 and it has a max capacity of 500 pounds, and it's for 2" hitches only. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. That looks pretty good. Then we'll take our included pin and clip and run that through.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia, we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tilting 4 Bike Rack, that's part number HR8500. This can be used for 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver, we'll go ahead and line our pin holes up. All right once we get those lined up, we'll go ahead and take our anti rattle bolt, go ahead and start threading that through, get that hand tightened, we'll go ahead and take our socket wrench and finish that the rest of the way down and by tightening this, it's going to help reduce the play and the rattle within our hitch and our bike rack make for a nice tight fit as you could see there. We put our clip on and we can take a few measurements. Starting with our nearest point it's going to be right here to our bumper it looks to be right about an inch away from here to here. Overall we've added about 8 1/2 inches to our vehicle and for our ground clearance we are looking at about 16 1/2 inches right here.



Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we will be test fitting a Hollywood rack trail riding platform style 2 bike rake. That's part number HR200. This is for 1 1/4" or 2" hitches. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. We can go ahead and line our pinholes up. All right, once we've got those lines up we'll go head and take our anti-rattle bolt, start threading that through; we can tighten that the rest of the way down with our wrench. By doing so it's going to help reduce the play and the rattle within our hitch and our bike rake.















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