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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we're going to be taking a look at the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number C56245. Now here's what our kit's going to look like when we get it. We've got our instructions here, a couple of shorter zip ties, we got our dust cover that's going to cover the plug on the end, and also I like to use this to help secure it, the relays that we'll need to put in to make everything work properly, and then this is the basic heart of the system. You've got your 4-Pole Trailer Connector here. This gives us brakes, it gives us blinkers, and it's going to give us running lights to a trailer or maybe even a cargo carrier or something like that.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia - Curt

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia 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 this is what the hitch looks like once we have it installed on the Acadia with the cover in place. As you can see, it's going to be completely hidden, doesn't change the look of your vehicle at all. When we're ready for use we're just going to turn the knobs located here on the bottom.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia, we're going to show you how to install the T1 vehicle wiring harness for the factory tow package. This offers a seven way trailer connector. Part number is 118271. To help us out with our install, we're also going to be using part number PK12711U-26. That's the Pollack mounting bracket and installation hardware. Now this is what our wiring kit's going to look like. As you can see, we've got our connector right here.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech 2nd Row Rear auto floor mats in black. Part number WT441112. These are also available in tan, part number WT45112 or in gray, part number WT46112. Now, we've gone and installed our 2nd row floor mat into Acadia, as you can see it's going to protect round in between out seats, still allowing our seats to move forward and backward in the tracks and going all the way to the sill. It's going to go up underneath our front seats, contouring around our console and the same on the driver side. It does have these little nubs here that are going over top of your factory twist ends for the carpeted floor mats. It's going to kind of help keep it centered in your vehicle and not let it slide around and you have these raised up channels. They're going to help keep the dirt and debris away from your shoes and clothing by having your feet sit across the top and all the dirt and debris fall to the bottom and it's going to help trap it in with this raised up lip.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia we're gonna be taking a look at installing a tow ready T-One vehicle wiring harness for factory tow package four-pole flat trailer connector. Part number one-one-eight-two-seven-zero. Here's what it's gonna look like once it's installed. A really nice feature about this wiring harness is it plugs into your factory harness and does not require any tapping into any wires, or cutting, or splicing. It's gonna plug into a plug that's already on your vehicle and you're gonna install some included fuses and relays. It's gonna run through your factory fuse box, then you know everything's gonna work properly because it was done that way from the factory.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2016 GMC Arcadia we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway XT trunk mount 2 bike rack. That part number is th9009xt. Now we already have our bike secured down. First we're going to show you how we do that. So we have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap on the back. We'll start by releasing those and then we're able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With the bike out of the way, we can take a few measurements.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro Trunk Mount Two Bike Rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. We already have our bike secured down. First we're going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by releasing those. We'll be able to lift our bike off and set it off to the side.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

To this 2016 GMC Acadia, we are going to be tasting the two way roadway two bike rack. Part number TH912XTR. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. This could be three points of contact with this bike's frame when you attach it. We are going to have two straps up on the top here and one strap off to the side.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Gateway XT Truck Mount 2 Bike Rack. Our part number is TH9006XT. We already have our bike secured down, we're first going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place for 3 straps, 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway strap. We're going to pull and lift up to release those and we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way now, we can take a few measurements. Flirts thing, overall what we're adding to our vehicle, we're going to have about 19 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today, on this 2016 GMC Acadia, we're going to be test fitting the 20 x 48 Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18110. This has a 300 pound carrying capacity, it has a mesh floor at the bottom here which makes it easy to clean. All around the cargo carrier, we have these points here and that's going to be used as tie-down points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Measuring from the bumper to this outer rail here, it's going to be about 26 1/4 inches. Our ground clearance to the end of this bolt here, that's going to be about 19 inches. Our closest point, this inner rail, is going to be about 6 1/2 inches. The exhaust is going to be on the passenger side, but it's going to be facing down and away from the cargo carrier.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Arcadia, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Quad 2+2 platform style, 2 and 4 bike rack. That part number is S64692. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. At the back and front tire, we have ratchet straps that are just going to secure our wheels down and make sure they don't come up at all. Then in the center, we have our frame hook.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Arcadia, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman G10 platform style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64682. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to go over some features. First feature I want to show you is how our bike tilts away from our vehicle with our bike still attached to our rack here. Just going to pull up on our lever in the back.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Arcadia, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider, hanging style, 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have three straps and two cradles altogether. Our straps are what we call zip strips here.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging-Style 4 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9029xt. Now, we already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frames, and 1 as our anti-sway strap, here on the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2012 GMC Acadia we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style Two Bike Rack. That part number is th912xtr. We're first going to show you how we secure our bike down. We have two cradles with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap. We're going to pull down and lift up on each so we can then remove our bike. Then with that out of the way, we'll replace our straps here so we don't lose or damage them. Now we'll take a few measurements.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Arcadia, we're doing a test fit of the Maxxtow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. This has a 500-pound weight capacity and is designed to work with 2-inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Ground clearance being first, that's going to be about 16 1/2 inches. Overall to our vehicle, we're going to have about 26 1/2 inches.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Arcadia. We're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. Has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and is designed to work with 2-inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Ground clearance being first.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2012 GMC Acadia, we're going to do a test fit of the Curt 20x60 Folding Cargo Carrier. That Part Number is C18151. It's designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Ground clearance being first, we're going to have about 17 1/4 inches. Overall to our vehicle, we're adding about 32 3/4 inches. Our closest point measurement is going to be about 11 1/2 inches away. As for Acadia, we have dual exhausts, and 2 exhausts per side, and those sit about 17 1/2 inches away from your vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Arcadia, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 60 cargo carrier. This has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and is designed to work with 2-inch hitches. The part number for it is C18150. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements, ground clearance being first. We're going to have about 19 1/2 inches there. Overall to our vehicle, we're adding about 27 1/4 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 48 cargo carrier. This is designed to work with 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, and that part number is going to be C18110. First thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Ground clearance being first. We're going to have about 19 3/4 inches of clearance.





GMC Acadia Questions

  • Just like a trailer, a vehicle being flat towed can pull around your RV, especially if the roads are uneven or wind joins in. There are several stabilizing products you could use to improve this issue and provide a better, safer tow. For a rear anti-sway bar you can use # RM-1139-147 which will provide an upgraded bar and bushings to improve stability at the back of the RV built on the Ford E-450 chassis. Also for the rear you can add an axle stabilizer, # TT2450, for even...
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  • Vehicle manufacturers do not recommend placing any cargo directly on sunroofs. The glass was not designed to support additional weight. A better option for you would be to add crossbars to your factory side rails and use a roof basket and a cargo bag or a roof mounted cargo box. This would keep the load off of the sunroof and allow you to carry more weight. Based on your photo, it appears that you have a GMC Acadia. There are different roof rack options depending on the...
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  • Topic 1: 7-Ways The 7-way you will have at the rear of your 2015 GMC Acadia is the same style of 7-way that would be found on an RV. Basically any trailer you can find that you would be able to tow with your vehicle that has a 7-way trailer wiring connection would be compatible with your Acadia as the connectors are the same. Topic 2: Brake Controller Recommendation and Installation All you need to install a brake controller in your vehicle is the correct install harness,...
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  • If your 2013 GMC Acadia is not equipped with a factory tow package then you will want to install a wiring harness that has the powered converter. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118270, you referenced can be used on vehicles with the factory tow package, or without the tow package. If your vehicle has the tow package then the included fuses would not be used. If you do not have the tow package then the fuses will need to be installed as the direction state. If you...
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  • Yes, it really is just that simple. You will just plug the larger gray connector from the Tekonsha Wire Replacement, item # 3026-P, into the connector located under the dash and then plug the small black connector into the back of your brake controller. The vehicle harness will be located underneath the dash and left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal on your 2011 GMC Acadia, see photo at right. Since your vehicle is equipped...
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  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C to figure out the best way to put them back in the bag after use. First, make sure that you lie one chain on top of the other. Then, at the end that has the large cam attachment pieces, fold those in towards the center of the chains. Then start rolling them up. Going slowly will help to maintain a tight roll. Once you have rolled them up you will have some straight pieces at the ends sticking out...
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  • We do not offer a custom towing mirror for your 2015 Acadia but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the K-Source Universal Towing Mirror, part # KS3891. This extra large mirror will fit most mirrors that are 4-1/2 to 11-1/2 inches tall. This simply clips to the edge of your mirror and has a ratcheting system that holds it secure to help reduce mirror vibration.
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  • The Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4 Pole Trailer Connector, # 20119, will fit on your 2011 GMC Acadia if it came with a factory installed 7-way trailer connector at the back of the vehicle. There will be a round plug going into the back of your factory 7-way connector that will mate with the round plug from the Multi-Tow harness. If your vehicle did not come with a factory installed 7-way, then you may have the round connector at the rear of your vehicle tucked in the spare...
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  • I went out to the warehouse and tested the fit of the 4 and 5-Flat Trailer Connector Mounting Box, item # 18145, with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # 75528, and it will not bolt up to the existing holes in the receivers electrical mounting bracket. The mounting holes in the Connector Mounting Box, item # 18145, are 4-1/2 inches on center, and the receivers electrical mounting bracket mounting holes are 2-1/4 inches and 1-3/4 inches apart on...
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  • You will want to order the 6-pack of the Thule One Key System, # TH596, to use one key for the Thule T2 Bike Rack, # TH9044, and the 2-Bike Expansion Accessory, # TH9046. You would not have to purchase the locks right away since you will only need them when you add the expansion accessory. Unfortunately there is no way to guarantee that the locks on the expansion accessory will match the locks on the main bike rack.
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  • I have a recommendation for you, however the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack # TH957 that you referenced is made to fit trailer hitch receivers that are 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 inches. Based on my research, the trailer hitch receiver on your 2012 GMC Acadia is 2 x 2 inches. If you do not already have a trailer hitch on your vehicle, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75528. This trailer hitch has a 2 inch hitch receiver. The hitch has a max tongue weight of 750 pounds and...
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  • Yes, you can just plug in the 4-Way from your 2007 GMC Acadia into the Tow Ready Adapter, # 30717, but you will have to ground the white wire on the adapter. It will need to attach to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface. If the trailer does not have electric brakes, it makes me wonder why it has a 7-Way. If it has items on it that require 12 volt power you would need to connect the black wire on the adapter to the vehicle battery via a 40 amp circuit breaker, # PK54540,...
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  • If you are flat-towing your 2014 GMC Acadia behind your 2015 Fleetwood there are 5 things you will need. You will need base plates for the Acadia, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the Acadia for lights, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. First I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523149-1. With the hidden brackets, these are virtually invisible when the drawbars are removed. The tow bar I recommend is the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow...
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  • If your 2014 GMC Acadia does not have factory tow package wiring your simplest option is to use a plug-and-play harness such as the Curt # C56202. This custom-fit harness requires no cutting or splicing of the wires in your new Acadia and will provide a flat 4-pole trailer connector. This harness will work with LED-type trailer lights. If you need a 7-way socket you can use instead Tow Ready # 118271 which is shown in the linked video.
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  • When installing the Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch, part # 75528, on a 2009 GMC Acadia, some of the vehicles will not have the weld nuts on the front two mounting holes of the bumper. What you will need to do if you are missing the weld nuts is to use the included handle nuts that will come with the hitch. The handle nuts are used in many trailer hitch installations because of the limited space that is available for installing mounting bolts. The handle nuts are a nut with a handle...
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  • I did some research and when properly equipped the 2009 GMC Acadia can tow up to 5,200 pounds. Consult your vehicle owners manual to determine the capacities of your specific model. The capacity of the vehicle is static meaning that the maximum amount of weight the vehicle can tow cannot be increased by using weight distribution. If you were to tow at the maximum weight, assuming 5,200 pounds gross trailer weight, then you would want a system rated for 400 to 800 pounds...
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  • In Europe they usually use a 50mm ball such as # EH53C-C. The wiring is a little more difficult but we can help. You can use the 4-Way wiring already on your 2012 GMC Acadia but you will need to separate out the combined turn signal and brake light circuits. For that I recommend Curt converter # C56196. Then you would just need a European vehicle side trailer connector obtained locally to match what the trailer requires. Please note that you will likely need to split the running...
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  • The tail light wiring on vehicles is getting smaller and smaller and is not rated for the additional power draw of trailer lights. Wiring harnesses like # C56202 draw power for the trailer lights from the vehicle battery so as not to damage the vehicle wiring. The connection to the vehicle tail lights draws very little power. There are other options for your 2016 GMC Acadia even if it did not come with a factory tow package. You can use # 118270 which includes the relays and...
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  • A spacer may be used to take up the gap you would need, but with your bumper at 4-3/4 inches tall, it would prevent part # C19101 from being installed on it because the distance from the tube to the mounting holes measures 4-1/16 inches. I do not recommend drilling into the bumper to accommodate the mounting holes for part # C19101. I recommend the Curt Adjustable Hitch, part # 13703 as long as the width of your trailer frame is between 22 and 72 inches. I have attached...
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  • Installation for the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 in your 2011 GMC Acadia with the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers # C51422 would be very easy. You could definitely do it yourself. It would basically be you plugging the # C51422 into the back of the # C51110 and then plugging the other end to the port located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. From there...
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