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Roadmaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we'll be taking a look at an installing the Fuse Master Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles. This is going to be a 30 to 50 amp, FMX fuse, part number RM76513. You will also need another bypass to tow, which is part number RM76514. First thing we're going to have to do is open up the hood and locate the fuse box, which is going to be right here on the driver's side. Now, if you correspond with our owners manual and dingy towing instructions, it's going to tell you that you're going to have to remove the Bat 1, 50 amp fuse that's going to be located here underneath the hood. Now, we'll go ahead and remove the cover and shield up here so we can kind of tuck our ground and everything back underneath here if we can. Once you have all the push pin fasteners removed that go around the shield, you can pull it up and out of the way. This isn't necessary, but it does help out.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Arcadia, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Blue Ox Radio Frequency Proportional Portable Braking System, part number BRK2012. Now we're ready to tow our vehicle, we'll simply grab our portable proportional braking system, which is going to be that Blue Ox Patriot. We'll simply set it in the vehicle with our seat all the way back, slide the pedal hooks over the brake pedal into position, press the release button so it clamps on, and then ensure that it's as level as possible. We can do that by adjusting the feet on the bottom side. Once we have it level and it's nice and sturdy in there, we can then adjust the seat to meet up with it. Bring it forward and down to where it's even with the Blue Ox, where it just meets up. We'll then take our breakaway plug, insert it into the top, take our 12-volt outlet plug it in so we have constant power. Again remember that if your vehicle is being disconnected completely from a battery you will need to run a separate 12-volt harness. But if you're just running fuse bypasses, find a 12-volt outlet that's still going to work, plug it in, and turn it on.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia we're going to take a look at the INNO Square Crossbar Rough Racks. The cross bars are INB117 and the feet are INFR. I have the first one already on our vehicle. I'm going to show you how we install the second one, pretty easy, around our factory rails. We're going to bring in a table. What's on the table here, we have our crossbar.



Rain X Windshield Wiper Blades Review - 2012 GMC Acadia

Today, on your 2012 GMC Acadia, we're doing a test fit of the Rain-X Latitude Windshield Wiper Blades. The 21 and the 24 inch are the lengths we're using today. And the part numbers are RX5079278 and RX5079280. We already have our passenger side installed. We're going to show you how we install the driver's side and remove the old one as well. See here I've got my wiper blade out with everything that comes in the package with it. We're actually going to be taking this adapter off here and using this one today.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're going to look and install the WeatherTech front floor mats. Part number is WT462511 in grey. Also in black, part number of WT442511. Also in tan, WT452511. Now we're ready to go ahead and install, so we're going to take the old mat out, put the new mat in. Now we have the mat in.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on a 2016 GMC Acadia, we're going to show you and install the Weathertech Second and Third Row Rear Auto Floor Mats. The part number is WT461114 in gray. It also comes in tan. That part number is WT451114. It also comes in black. That part number is WT441114.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

We're going to review and install part number RN-154 from Road Master. This is a universal high-powered diode wiring kit, and we're going to install it on a 2015 GMC Arcadia. With this part number, this is a part series C. Starting from here, these are our diodes, you get four in the kit, and you get the terminal ends, connect up to your wires. Quick note about the diodes, is that when you add power to the system on a vehicle from the RV, what this does is makes your power comes in, doesn't matter which tab you use, and all this goes out in this direction here, typically towards your tail light. That way, power coming in from the RV doesn't back feed into the rest of the circuits in the car, and maybe potentially cause some problems.



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we'll be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. Part number 523149-1. This is what it will look like once it's fully installed. We'll take our tow brackets, slide them in with the tab down, and rotate them out, that way the angle goes to the outside of the vehicle with the two holes on top, just like so on the other side. The first thing that we're going to do on the installation of our new base plates is go ahead and open up the hood so we gain access to all the fascia and trim hardware. We're going to need to remove this plastic piece here all the way across as well as this whole front bumper section here and disconnect the fog lights once we get down there as well. We'll just come around. You're going to have one here and so on and so forth across, totaling eight push pin fasteners.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2008 GMC Acadia we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. Now this cargo carrier is designed to work with 2" hitches and has a 500 pound weight capacity. We've already got it on our vehicle. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Here our ground clearance to the bottom of this bolt down here is going to be about 14". Overall to the vehicle we're adding about 26-1/4".



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2008 GMC Acadia we're doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage, part number HCR222. The dimensions for this is 48 by 32, and 7" tall. The weight capacity is 300 pounds. Now we already have it on our vehicle. We're first going to take a few measurements. Our ground clearance, it's going to be right under here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2008 GMC Acadia we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18150. It has a 500 pound weight capacity, and again, it's 20 by 60. We've already got it on our vehicle. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2008 GMC Acadia, we are doing a test fit of the Curt Folding 24 x 60 cargo carrier. That part # is C18153. It is designed to work with 2" hitches. It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. We have already got it on our vehicle. The first thing we are going to do is go over a few features and the measurements. Our first measurements are ground clearance here. We have about 18-1/2".



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia we're test fitting the SportRack Ridge 5-Bike Rack. It's designed for 2 inch hitches and it is a tilting bike rack. The part number for that is SR2405. As you can see we do already have our bike on our rack. We're going to show you how we secure the bike down to the rack and then also some features of the rack itself. As you can see we do have 2 cradles here, and then we've got 3 straps. These 2 on the top are going to be your frame straps and the one on the back is your anti-sway strap.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today, on our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're test fitting the Inno hitch-mounted carrier. It's a 2-bike platform-style bike rack, and the part number for that is INH350. Now, as you can see, we do already have our bike on our rack. We're going to show you a few features of the rack and then also how we strap our bike down to the rack itself. The first feature I want to show you is the tilt-away feature. To tilt your bike away from your vehicle to get into your bike hatch, we're just going to push down with your foot or your hand on that lever there.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia, we are test-fitting the Swagman XC 2-bike platform style rack. This rack is designed to work with 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, and the part number for that is S64650. As you can see here, we do already have our bike mounted to the rack. We're going to show you how we mount the bike and secure it on there, and then some other features of the rack itself. As you can see, you might be a little concerned that we don't have straps holding down the wheels here. I can say with confidence that all of the customer reviews have been very positive, and that you don't need any straps to hold down your wheels there, and that the frame gooks do well enough for now. To push the frame hooks up, we're just going to push down on this gray lever back here, and we'll lift straight up.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're test fitting the Kuat Transfer three-bike platform style rack. This rack is adaptable for inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches. The part number for that is TS03G. Now as you can see, we do already have our bike on the rack. We're going to show you some different features of the rack itself and then also how we strap the bike down to the rack. Now as you can see here, we do have this lever here that's going to help with the tilting feature. If you just push down on the lever while holding down your bike rack, you'll be able to tilt your bike rack all the way down away from your vehicle and that's going to allow you access to your back hatch here.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia we're test fitting the Swagman Original Folding 4-Bike Towing Rack for two inch trailer hitches. This bike rack is part number S64675. Now as you can see we already have a bike on our rack, I'm going to show you how to secure the bike to the rack and also some features of the rack itself. As you can see here we do have this one cradle here, now you may be concerned because it's just one cradle but it's holding the frame well enough and I can assure you that it's not going to swing back and forth and possibly hit your vehicle. To undo your bike rack you're going to go ahead and unscrew all this thumb screws up at the top here. Once you get all those unscrewed , you can go ahead and take this plate off at the top. Set that off to the side and then take your bike right of the rack there. Now if you take a look at the cradles themselves, they do have groves all in the middle of them.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia we're test fitting the SportRack Ridge Swing Away style 4 Bike Rack. This bike rack is designed to work with two inch hitches and the part number for that is SR2415. As you can see we do already have our bike on our rack. We're going to show you some features of the bike rack itself and then also how we secure the bike to the rack. First thing I want to show you is that swing away feature. To do that we're going to pull out this T pin down here. Set that off to the side.



Rhino Rack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're test-fitting the Rhino-Rack Steel Mesh Roof Mounted Cargo Tray. This cargo tray is 47 inches long by 35 inches wide, and the part number for that is RPBS-U. Now, we do already have 3 of our 4 sides connected down. I'm just going to show you how we do this back driver's side since it is the same way as the others. I'm just going to step up here. So we'll take our U-bolt here, and we'll just place that down, and we'll take our metal plate, and feed each side of the U-bolt through, take our washer there, hold that in place while we screw our own inaudible 00:00:49 screw here, and once that's partially connected, we're going to do the same thing on the other side over here.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2016 GMC Acadia, we're test-fitting the 23x47 Carpod walled cargo carrier. This is designed to work with two-inch hitches and it is a folding cargo carrier. This cargo carrier also holds up to 450 pounds. Part number for that is M2205. Now as you can see, we'd already have it up in the full position. This is where you can fill the pod with anything that you want to bring with you.





GMC Acadia Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • We only have 1 set of cable type snow chains for a 2012 GMC Acadia with 255/60R19 tires. They are # PW2028C that you have referenced. I have included a link to a video demo of this chains. Tensioners are recommended and for the 19s on your SUV use # PW99. You can see current pricing by clicking on the product page links for each product. I have linked an FAQ to tire chains for you.
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  • To determine if the Pro Series # 63153 cargo carrier (nice choice, by the way!) will work well with your Acadia, first make sure it has a 2 inch receiver hitch. The inside dimension of the receiver opening, not the outside should measure 2 x 2 inches. Next, you'll need to measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in your receiver rearward until you clear the rear bumper (the help article I've linked you to shows exactly how to do this.) The cargo carrier has a hitch pin hole...
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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. Another...
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  • 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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  • Neither the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider, # HR1000, nor the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, are expandable to 4 bikes. But both do have limited lifetime warranties. Bike Racks that can be expanded to go from 2 to 4 bikes include the following: Thule T2, # TH916XTR, can expanded using # TH918XTR Kuat NV, # N101, expandable using # N103 Sport Rider SE2, # HR1450, expandable using # HR1475
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  • The 2012 GMC Acadia would either come with a 7-Way trailer connector, or no trailer connector at all. it sounds like yours did not come with one. To add trailer wiring to the vehicle you will need to use a T-connector like # 118451. It plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation. If you wanted to then add a 7-Way and brake controller, you would need to use # ETBC7. The brake...
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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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  • 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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  • Yes, you would need a Yakima Roof Rack for 2010 GMC Acadia, part # Y00409, Y00138. This will give you a set of cross bars that will mount onto your current roof rails that run from front to back. I attached a link to a review video that will help explain how it installs and operates.
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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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  • As long as you had a hitch installed at the rear of your 2015 GMC Acadia like part # 75528 the Yakima Ridgeback Bike Rack part # Y02458 that you referenced would fit and work well for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a...
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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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  • I have very good news. Both the 2011 GMC Acadia and the 2006 Volvo XC90 can accept many of the same trunk mounted bike racks. I have included a link to the trunk mounts that will fit each of the vehicles for you. If you are looking for a 3 bike rack, I recommend the Thule Raceway, # TH9002PRO. This is a top tier rack and I bet your wife will like the fact that it is not only light weight (under 22 pounds) but also how quickly and easily it installs. This rack uses 4 retractable...
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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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  • 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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  • The mounting kit will accept crossbars up to 3-3/4 inches wide and up to 1 inch tall. As long as the factory crossbars on your Acadia are smaller than those dimensions, the Universal Ski Mounting Kit will work great for you.
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  • Curt trailer hitch # 13424 and Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87435 both will not allow you to reinstall the rear fascia door once the hitch is installed. The receiver will protrude out too far for the door to be replaced. The major differences between these 2 hitches are price and design. The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch is less expensive and has a round tube cross member. The more expensive Curt hitch has a square tube design. The Hidden Hitch # 87435 is more popular and would...
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  • The brake controller I would recommend for your 2001 GMC Sierra is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Proportional Brake Controller, part # 90885. The Prodigy 2 brake controller is our best selling model. It can be mounted in a 360 degree vertical range and will level itself automatically. It is a proportional brake controller which means that the brakes are applied to the trailer at the same time and same strength as the brakes on your vehicle. It can be used on trailers that have up to...
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