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Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima SwingDaddy. This is going to be your hanging style 4-bike rack with that swingaway option, part number Y02464. As you can see, we've already got a bike in place so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and on the back of your two-inch receiver . and reason I say two-inch receiver is this rack only does come with that two-inch shank so it won't be compatible with your class one or two receivers. Now, we're going to start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be from this point here to the backside of the bumper .. at about an inch and a quarter.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Ridgeback. This would be your hanging style four bike rack, part number Y02458. As you can see, we've already got it up here on our vehicle so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on the back of your vehicle. This bike rack does come with your inch and a quarter shank as well as your two inch adapter so it can fit your class I, II and III receivers but just keep in mind, if you do plan on using it with your class I receivers, that you're only going to be able to carry up to two bikes on your receiver because that meets its weight and specifications. So let's go ahead and start by getting a few measurements. Our closest measurement will be our first one. That's going to be from the front side here to the back side of the bumper at about four and a half inches.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Swing. This would be your hanging style four bike rack with the swing away option. Note that we already have our bike up here in place so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on the back of your vehicle. This would be part number TH9031XT. It's going to come with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch receivers only, as well as a 3/4 inch anti-rattle bolt down here below to keep it sturdy and secure when you're driving down the road. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement, from the T-handle here on the front side to the back side of the bumper, about 4 1/4 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the back of the vehicle, from the back of the bumper to the back of the cradle arms, there's about 34 1/4 inches.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex. This is going to be your hanging-style four-bike rack, Part No. TH9029XT. As you can see, we've already got a bike up on it so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on the back of your vehicle. This bike rack is going to come with an inch-and-a-quarter shank, as well as a two-inch adapter, so it will fit your Class 1, 2 and 3 receivers. Just keep in mind that if you're going to be using this with your Class 1 receivers that you're only going to be able to carry up to two bikes, and that is per your receiver's hitch and weight specifications. Let's go ahead and start by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we are going to be doing a test fit of the SportRack Vista Cargo Carrier. This cargo carrier is going to measure twenty inches wide by sixty inches long, have a two inch shank for your two inch hitches only, and its going to attach to our receiver using a three quarter inch anti-rattle bolt. Also it will have this nice expanded metal base for easy clean-ability and sturdy steel construction offering a five hundred pound weight capacity with this nice folding shank that will fold up and tuck away when you don't have it in use. Let's go ahead and get some measurements to start off. Our closest distance will be our first measurement and that's gonna be from that bracket there on the front side of the rack to the back side of the bumper. At about eight and seven eighths inches. Overall, this distance that we've added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper to the back of the rack at about thirty seven and three quarter inches with a rear ground clearance of about twenty one and a half inches.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the SportRack Vista cargo carrier. This cargo carrier is going to be 20" wide by 60" long and offering a fixed 2" shank to attach to our 2" receiver. It also attaches to that receiver using a 3/4" anti-rattle bolt. It's going to have an expanded metal base for easy cleanability as well as a sturdy steel construction that's going to offer a 500 pound weight capacity. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement from the backside of the bumper to the front side of the rack at about 6-5/8". Overall distance that we've added to the back of the vehicle from the back of the bumper to the back of the rack at about 28".



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold 3. This is going to be part number INH305-306. IT's going to be a platform style 3 bike rack. And it comes with an inch and a quarter shank, as well as a two inch adapter. Now, with this inch and a quarter shank. Keep in mind that if you plan and carrying it on your class-1 receivers, that you're only going to be able to carry up two bikes.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2011 GMC Acadia we're going to be doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero Gear Cage. This Gear Cage is going to measure 32" wide by 48" long and it's going to have a sturdy 2" shank to automatically to our 2" receiver, as well as with its sturdy steel construction it's going to offer a 300 pound weight capacity. Now it will attach as well with a 7/8" anti-rattle bolt that will secure our load and make sure that there's little sway, rattle, and wobble. We'll show you that in a moment. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement from the backside of the bumper to the front side of the rack at about 5-1/2". Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper to the back of the rack is going to be about 39-5/8", and our ground clearance from the bottom side of the shank is going to be about 15-3/4".



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2011 GMC Acadia, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt 4-pole T-connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, Part #C56056. First thing you want to do is open up the rear hatch so you have access to the back of the vehicle. With this nice area on the back side here, we'll set out everything that comes in your kit. As you can see, the 4-pole connector part will be here in the center. The black and yellow wire with the plug and play setup will go to the left, to the driver's side. The white and green with the plug and play setup will go to the passenger side with that ground wire as well. You also have your protective rubber cap that will go over to protect the connections here on the 4-pole once you have it on the back of your vehicle.



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.











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