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Yakima HighLite Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2009 GMC Acadia we're going to be test fitting the Yakima HighLite. Now this is a folding and tilting 2-bike rack. They've designed it so you can use it with either the 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. Part number is Y02438. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we slide this in we need to line up our pinhole with our hitch pinhole.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2009 GMC Acadia, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This is a folding and tilting 4 bike rack. This has been designed so you can use it in either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch hitch. The part number is TH934XTR. Now to begin our test fit, we'll need to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we want to slide it in far enough so that our threaded hole lines up with our hitch pin hole. We'll then take our anti-rattle bolt and thread that in.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2009 GMC Acadia we're going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero. This is a folding and tilting 2-bike rack. They designed it for use in the 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. Part number is TH9042. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch as we're holding out on the black pin attached to the side. Line up our pinholes, allow the black pin to go into the pinhole.



Thule Vertex Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2009 GMC Acadia we're going to be talking a look at the Thule Vertex. Were going to test fit it on the vehicle so you can see exactly what kind of clearances that you have to work with. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They designed it for use with the 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH9029. To begin our test fit we need to slide the shank right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to slide it in far enough so that we line up our threaded hole with our hitch pinhole.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2009 GMC Acadia, were going to be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is a folding and tilting 4 bike rack. Its been designed for use in two-inch hitches. The part number is sr26248. Now to begin our test fit, were going to slide the shank of the rack right under the receiver tube of our hitch. As you can see, well have to two threaded holes to choose from.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2009 GMC Acadia we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa. This is a folding and tilting 2-bike rack. They've designed it for use with the 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number in the black and chrome is S103. We also have this available in a nice gun metal gray and orange; that part number is S101. To begin our test fit we'll just slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. You can see this oblong hole; right in the middle of it's our hitch pinhole.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2009 GMC Acadia we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it so you can use it with the 1-1/4" or 2" hitch. Its part number is RBC044. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we slide it in we want to line up our threaded hole with our hitch pinhole. We can then slide in our anti-rattle bolt.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2010 GMC Arcadia we'll be installing Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with a 4 pull trailer connector, part number C56056. The first thing we'll need to do is gain access to the back of the Arcadia. With the tailgate open we'll remove these tabs on the tail light and then remove those 2 bolts. With the 2 bolts removed, we just pop the tail light right out of place. Next, pop that tab up and slide the wiring harness out. Repeat that process on the passenger side of the vehicle. Now that the tail light's off we can start running the wiring harness.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 GMC Acadia - Curt

Today on our 2010 GMC Acadia, well be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number 13424. Now, Ill give you some measurements to help you choose some accessories such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and ball mounts. From the top of the hitch receiver to the ground is about 19-1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside of the bumper is about 5 inches. Now, Ill show you how to install the hitch. The first step to installing our hitch is going to be remove this center panel. Now, we want to turn these two knobs, and this panel should fall right out of place.The next thing were going to have to do is drop the exhaust just a little bit.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia we'll be test fitting the ThuleComplete Crossroad Kit with 50 inch long bars and locks part number TH45050. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We're going to position the front bar as close to the black drop down portion of the side rail as possible. We'll bring the rubber coated steel straps around the other side of our rear side rails pop off the in-caps and hook the straps into the connection points. We'll make sure our foot is as close to this point on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle to ensure the front bar will be perpendicular to the roof. With the front bar in position we can then use the included tool to turn the black bolt to tighten on the straps up against the rear side rail.



Thule Crossroad Loadbar Roof Rack Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroads roof rack system using part numbers THLB50 and TH450. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We're going to set the front load bar as close to the black plastic connection points of our raised side rails. We'll make sure that the foot is as close to this connection point so the front load bar's perpendicular to the raised rails. With the front bar in position we can pop off the end caps to bring the rubber coated steal straps from the underside of the rail and hook them into the connection points. We can then use the included tool to tighten down the black bolt to tighten down the straps. With the front bar secured, we'll go ahead and place the rear bar onto the rear of our roof. Now again, we're going to set the feet as close to the black plastic portion of the rear raised side rail to ensure that both bars are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the roof.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers TAHARB53 and TAH450R. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front of our roof. We're going to place the feet on the bar right next to the black plastic drop downs of the raised side rail. This will ensure that the front bar is perpendicular to the raised rails of our Acadia. With the front bar in position, we can pop off the end caps and bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the bar. We'll then hook them into the connection points and use the included tool to turn the black bolt to tighten down the straps.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary, so that they fit around our bars. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic, isits ability to let you know whenthe feet are secure around the bars. When tightening, you'll hear a clicking noise to let you know it's secure.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia we'll be test fitting theThule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System for race factory side rails part numbers TH7501 and TH7502. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar part number TH7502onto the race rails of our roof. We'll position the feet right next to the black plastic downward portion of the race rail. With the front bar in positionthis will ensure that the front load bar is perpendicular to the roof of our Acadia. With the front bar in position we can pop off the in-caps and position the straps in place. We'll position them on number 3 on the inside of the foot we'll then bring the straparound and hook them into the connection points atthe top portion of the foot.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia we'll be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4-Bike Carrier, part number Y02451. To begin our test fit we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin with the red knob, and secure the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device, securing the Doubledown Ace to our GMC Acadia. We'll now go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper, at about 4 inches. With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 10 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today here at etrailer.com, well be test fitting the Thule force alpine roof top cargo box, part number TH613. Now our vehicle is already equipped with our roof rack system, so to begin our test fit, well simply place the cargo box on to the vehicle crossbars. Now at this box, long and slick design, it may interfere with some rooftop antennas. For this particular model of this vehicle it does have an antenna that can simply on-screw and be out of the way. So well on-screw the antenna which we no longer interfere with the rear of the cargo box. Well then unlock the box to open up the lid, and place in our four claws.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, well be test fitting the Thule force large roof top cargo box, part number TH614. Now at our vehicle already equipped with our roof rack system. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box on to the vehicles crossbars. Well then unlock the box to allow us to open up the lid of the cargo box, exposing the four grey knobs in the bottom side of the box. Well then turn the grey knobs to tighten on the clamps to secure the box to the vehicles crossbars. Note, that since this box only opens from one side of the vehicle, it might be convenient to install it favoring the passenger side of the vehicle.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2010 GMC Acadia we'll be installing the Etrailer Universal Install Kit for Brake Controllers, part number ETBC7 in conjunction with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. In addition we'll be using the Draw Tite No Drill Mounting Bracket, part number 18136.We'll begin by installing the seven pole bracket onto our seven pole connector. We'll use the hardware provided with our install kit securing the bracket to the connector. Then we'll take the no drill mounting bracket and secure it to the seven pole bracket with the hardware that's included. Now before I install the bracket onto the vehicle I'm going to go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up these wires.Note for our application we'll not be using the purple wire which is for reverse trailer lights so we'll go ahead and clip it off as it will not be necessary. We'll wrap it up all the way until our first connection point.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Pitchfork roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY0438. Now with our roof rack system already assembled and onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's cross bars. Note that you cannot access the Allen bolts on the front of the carrier without first removing the black plastic cap, as well as the skewer. We'll loosen up the Allen bolts at the head of the carrier, as well as the Allen bolts at the rear of the carrier, bringing both the brackets around the underside of each cross bar. We'll then use an Allen wrench to tighten down the bolts in the front and read of the carrier, securing the brackets to the front and rear cross bar. Once the carrier is secured to the vehicle, we're ready to load our bike.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia well be test fitting the Yakima round bar roof racking system part numbers Y00409 and Y00138. Now with our crossbars and rail grabs already assembled were ready to fit the cross bars to our vehicle. Well begin by placing the front crossbar onto the front of the vehicle, well then measure from a fixed point onto the factory raised side rails. Unbolt the passenger and the driver side of the vehicle to ensure that the front crossbar is perpendicular to the vehicle and the rail grabs grab correctly on the factory raised side rail. Once we have established this position, well use the included Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolts to secure the front crossbar to the vehicle. Now for demonstration purposes and for quick installation, Ill be using a drill with an Allen bolt head.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia well be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 locking roof top ski and snowboard carrier part number Y03088. Now with our roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front crossbar. Well then open up the jaws of the carrier and bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the crossbar and hook them into position. With the jaws of the carrier open, we do expose the black levers. Once the rubber coated steel strap is in position we can tighten down those levers securing the straps to the carrier, securing the carrier to the vehicles crossbar. Now with the front part of the carrier loaded up, well set the rear part of the carrier onto the rear crossbar.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1011. Now with our roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. Well then remove the black plastic cap on the front of the carrier to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the crossbar. Well loosen up the Allen bolts at the rear of the carrier to bring the bracket around the rear crossbar and tighten it down as well as tightening down the front bolt on the front of the carrier to secure the rubber coated steel straps to the front crossbar. It is important to make sure before completely tightening down the carrier that, the carrier is perpendicular to the crossbars. This will ensure that, the bracket and rubber coated steel straps fit correctly onto the crossbars.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2012 GMC Acadia, we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mounts Tire Rod Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To begin our test fit, we'll place the Carrier onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll then remove the black plastic head on the front of the Carrier and bring the rubber coated steel straps around the front crossbar, and by loosing up the Allen bolts, we'll bring the back bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar. After hooking the rubber coated steel straps into position, we'll tighten on the Allen bolt on the front of the Carrier as well as the Allen bolts at the rear of the Carrier, securing the rear bracket to the rear crossbar and the rubber coated steel straps to the front crossbar. Now that our Carrier is secured to the vehicle, we're ready to load our bike. We'll loosen up the skewer, as well as the rear tray strap.







Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup 2 Bike Carrier, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align our threaded pin hole throughout our anti-rattle bolt, through the threaded pin and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about three inches. Weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on this 2012 GMC Acadia, well be test fitting the Yakima High Lite aluminum two bike carrier, part number y02438. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, well align our pin hole, put our safety pin through our pin hole, and turn the black knob located at the rear of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together, there is about 17-1/2 inches of ground clearance, the closet part of the vehicle to the closet part of the carrier is about three inches, weve added about 8-1/2 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area lift up on the red knob located at the base of the carrier and tilt the carrier towards you, this will allow you to have access to your cargo door. To load the bike first make sure that the mast is in its upright position, pull the red latch located at the top of the mast, and tilt the cradle arms towards you, and undo the cradle straps, set the bike onto the frame cradles and secure it with the cradle straps, and that concludes todays test fit for the Yakima High Lite aluminum two bike carrier, part number y02438 on our 2012 GMC Acadia.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To being our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align our threaded pin holes and well then thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There are about 16 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about two inches. Weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, well be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH916XTR. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align up our threaded pin hole, start our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. Theres about 16 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about one inch. Weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on this 2012 GMC Acadia, well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align our threaded pin, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There are about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about seven inches. Weve added about 16 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.





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