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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima LiteRider 2-Bike Rack, part number Y02472. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have the two zip strips up top here and the one off to the side here, which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep it from swaying too far back and forth hitting either the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Also, on the back side of the bike rack here, we have an integrated cable lock that will wrap around the bikes and go up to this point here to keep the bikes nice and secure as you travel.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today in this 2013 GMC Terrain we're going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack, part number TH9029XT. As you can see we already have a bike on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how this bike rack is actually attached to the rack, you're going to have three points of contact with your bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up top here and one strap off to the side here, which is going to act as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going back and forth, possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Also, up at the front here, you'll see that there's a cable lock which will wrap around the bikes and attach up at the front here for added security. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside for now.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today in this 2013 GMC terrain, we're going to be testing in the two wheel road way two bike rack, part number TH912XTR. As you can see we already have a bike on the rack. Let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now the bike actually attaches two direct we're going to have three points of contact with your bikes frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here and one off to the side, which is going to service as kind of an anti sway strap to keep it from going back and forth, possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside side. Now when you take the straps off, it's always a good habit to put them back into place primarily so you don't loose them while you're driving. Now in fact, I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Trailhead Four Bike Rack, Part Number S63380. As you can see we already have a bike on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how the bike attaches to the rack, you're going to have 4 points of contact with your bike's frame. We're going to have 3 straps up at the top here, and one off to the side which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going back and forth possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. When you take the bike off and take the straps off, it's always a good idea to put them back in their place, just so you don't lose them while you're driving. Just be downright naughty 00:01:09. All right, next I'll go ahead and give you some measurements now. The first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the bike rack is installed.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 48 by 21 MaxxTow cargo carrier, part number MT70422. This has a 500 pound carrying capacity. It's made out of sturdy aluminum and it has tie down points about the front and the rear for your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. Next I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements here. The first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. I'm going to measure from the bumper since that's the furthest point out.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier, part number M2205. This has a carrying capacity of 450 pounds. Has this mesh floor on the bottom here which makes it easy to clean. It has these walls here to keep anything that you'll be traveling with, nice and secure. Plus, on the top here has points which you can use as tie-downs for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. The first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the carpod's installed. Go ahead and measure from the bumper to the furthest point out.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 23 x 60 Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier, part number is CC-100. This has a 500 pound carrying capacity. It has a mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean and it has these tie down points all around the cargo carrier to use for ratchet straps or bungee cords. It has these holes here on either side for taillights, if you need to put those in, as well as a mounting case you're blocking your license plate it can be moved to this area here. Let's go ahead and get some measurements. The first one I'm going to show you is the distance added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. I'm going to go ahead and measure from the bumper since that's the furthest point out. To this edge here, it's about 27-1/2", right here to the bottom of this bolt that's going to be about 11" and our closest point to this edge here that's about 4-1/4". Now the exhaust on this vehicle is going to be on the driver's side and face slightly away from the cargo carrier, so you really don't have to worry too much about any heat sensitive material while you're traveling. With nothing in the cargo carrier we have complete access to our rear hatch to get whatever we need, however I'm going to go ahead and give your a break over point measurement, which is the point where your hatch would actually come to contact with whatever it is you're hauling.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain we are going to be test fitting the 20 by 60 Curt cargo carrier, part number C18151. This cargo carrier has a 500 pond carrying capacity, it also has this mesh floor on the bottom which makes it easy to clean and it has this rail around the border of it which can be used as a toe-down port for either your ratchet straps or your bungee chords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now, the first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is actually installed. I'm going to go ahead and measure from the bumper since that's the furthest point out. To this rail here it's about 33 and 3/4 inches, our ground clearance is going to be about 13 inches. Then our closest point which will to be this rail here, that's going to be about 13 inches. Now the exhaust is going to be on the drivers side, faces slightly away from the cargo carrier and since it's a pretty decent distance away from the vehicle you don't have to worry to much about heat sensitive material when you are loading that up. With nothing in the cargo carrier we have a complete access to our rear hatch with plenty of space in between to get whatever we need.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 60 curt cargo carrier, part number C18150. This cargo carrier has a 500 pound carrying capacity. It also has this mesh floor on the bottom that's going to make it easy to clean and has this rail around the borders of the cargo carrier, which you can use for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. The first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. I'm going to go ahead and measure from the bumper, since that's the furthest point out. To this rail here, that's just about 28 and a half inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 48 curt cargo carrier, part number C18110. This has a 300 pound carrying capacity, has a mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean, and has these tie down points here, all around the cargo carrier, for your ratchet straps or your bungee cords, whatever you use to tie up your gear. Next I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. The first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. I'm going to go ahead and measure from the bumper, since that's the further point out. To this edge here, we're at about 27 inches.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today, on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we'll be test fitting the CURT Premium 4 Bike Rack, part number C18064. Now, as you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with your bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up top here, and one off to the side, which is going to be an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going back and forth, possibly hitting the bike rack, or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. I would also like to point out at the front here how the arms narrow as you get closer to the rear of the bike rack, just to accommodate bikes of different sizes.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2013 GMC Terrain, we are going to be fitting the Rola TX-102 2 bike rack, part number 59400. As you can see we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let us go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how the bike is attached to the rack, we are going to have three points of contact with your bikes frame. We are going to have two straps at the top here and one off to the side here which is going to act as kind of an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going back and forth hitting either the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Also there is an integrated cable lock here that will wrap around the bikes and come to this point here for added security. Let us go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today this 2014 GMC Terrain we're going to be test fitting the the Thule Roadway 2 bike rack part number TH912XTR. As you can see we already have a bike installed on the rack. Lets go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. First off, how the bike is attached to the rack. You are going to have three points of contact with your bikes frame. Were going to have two straps on the top here and we're going to have one strap off to the side that is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from back and forth possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Lets go and take the bike off and set it aside for now. It is always a good habit to put the straps back into place once you have removed them primarily so you do not lose them while your driving.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2014 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 48x21 max tow cargo carrier. Part number MT70422. This cargo carrier has a 500 pound carry capacity. It's made out of a very strong and durable aluminum. It has these points at the front and the rear, which are going to be used as tie on points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee chords. Whatever it is you use to tie down your gear. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. The first one being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2014 GMC Terrain we're going to be test-fitting the 23 x 47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier, part number M2205. Now this cargo carrier has a 450-pound carrying capacity. It has a mesh floor on the bottom here, which makes it easier to clean, as well as the walls are very easy to clean as well. The walls' height from the base of the cargo carrier measure up to about 22 inches, which will guarantee all the luggage, or whatever it is you're hauling, will stay nice and secure inside your cargo carrier. To load it, you simply pull out the 2 pins up front here, and you can tilt it forward and load whatever you need inside your cargo carrier. We'll go ahead and reinsert those pins for now. Next I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. The first is going to be how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier's installed.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2014 GMC Terrain we're going to be test-fitting the 23X60 Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier, part # CC-100. This carrier does have 500lb carrying capacity, plus it has this mesh floor on the bottom here, which makes it easier to clean. It has tie-down points on all sides of the cargo carrier for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. It has mounts on either side here for lights or a temporary license plate holder, here, in case you we're to block off your license plate while you're driving. Next I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. The first being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. I'm going to go ahead and measure from the edge of the bumper to assess the furthest point out.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today, on this 2014 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 20x60 Curt Cargo Carrier, Part Number C18151. This has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds. It also has a mesh floor in the bottom which makes it easier to clean. Also around the border of the cargo carrier, we have these rails which actually can serve as a tie down point for either your ratchet straps, or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements, now. The first being is how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed. I'm going to measure from the bumper since that's the furthest point out.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today, on this 2014 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the 20x60 Curt Cargo Carrier, Part Number C18150. This has a 500 pound carrying capacity, and it has a mesh floor which makes it easy to clean. Around the borders of the cargo carrier we have this rail which can actually serve as a tie down point for either your ratchet straps, or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. The first one being, how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed I'm going to go ahead and measure from the bumper, since that's the furthest point out. To this rail here, that's 28 1/4 inches. For our ground clearance to this point here, that's about 15 1/2 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2014 GMC Terrain, we'll be test fitting the 20x48 Curt Cargo Carrier part number C18110. This has a 300 pound carrying capacity and also comes with a mesh floor which makes it a lot easier to clean. Around the borders of the cargo carrier we have these tie-down points which you can use for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. What ever you use to tie down your gear. Next I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. The first one being how much distance is added to the vehicle once the cargo carrier is installed.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today in this 2014 GMC Terrain we're going to be testing the Rola TX1022 bike rack, part number 59400. As you can see we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack we're going to have 3 points of contact. We're going to have two straps up top here and one off to the side which is going to work as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going back and forth possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside for now. I would like to point out that this does not come with a strap. We just had in here for demo purposes just to make sure the tire doesn't move around too much.





GMC Terrain Questions

  • All of the Class III receivers available for your 2012 Terrain are similar in the way they would sit in relation to the rear bumper of the vehicle. The primary difference between the Curt # 13591, the Hidden Hitch # 87572 and the Draw-Tite # 75681 is that the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite models use two additional connection points into the bottom of the frame member. Although all three hitches share the same weight rating, having extra connection points to the vehicle frame is desirable....
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  • On the GMC website I checked the online manual for the 2013 Terrain. In section 10-70 the topic of recreational towing (also known as flat or dinghy towing) is addressed. The manual states that front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles may be dinghy towed from the front. For vehicles being dinghy towed, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components....
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  • Use a circuit tester like part # 40376 on the wire in the # 11 terminal on the black BCM connector, as shown in the diagram I provided. The wire colors can vary during a production run, which is why we typically recommend that folks wire by function, not by wire color. As an alternate method, you can use a fuse tap like part # F2526 on the CHMSL (center high mounted stop lamp) fuse in the fuse box. The lid of the fuse box should have a legend that will tell you which fuse location...
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  • The first thing I would recommend to do is to check your owners manual or with the GMC dealer on the proper procedure for towing the vehicle. Some vehicles might need to be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. To flat tow your 2012 GMC Terrain you will need a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Also, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse...
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  • To tow a vehicle behind a motor home with all wheels on the ground the first step is to consult the vehicle owners manual. Some vehicles have special requirements or restrictions and procedures for flat towing. If your model can be flat towed then the first thing you are going to need are base plates on the 2014 GMC Terrain. The base plates provide a proper and secure attachment point for the tow bar. Blue Ox base plates # BX1689 are listed as a fit for all models of the 2014...
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  • The 2011 GMC Terrain FWD can be flat towed behind your motorhome if you have the six speed automatic transmission. Also, you are correct, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse #32) needs to be removed from the instrument panel fuse box. The instrument panel fuse box is located on the passenger side of the center console, behind a cover. That fuse needs to be removed to keep the battery from being drained when towing. With that done you should be able to flat tow your Terrain...
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  • When the choice is available, I would always recommend going with a Class III over a Class II. Going with the Curt Class III Receiver, part # 13591 would offer more choices in bike racks and cargo carriers. The Terrain features a removable door in the rear bumper fascia for the receiver opening to pass through. The receiver opening and a small portion of the bottom of the crossbar would be visible from the rear of the vehicle. All of the hitches available for your Terrain...
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  • Yes, the Trailer Mate wiring harness # TM780072 is listed as a fit for the 2012 GMC Terrain. It will install similarly as on the 2013 Equinox in the video I have linked for you. I have also included a link to all of the tow bar wiring options for a 2012 GMC Terrain for you. If using a supplemental braking system in the Terrain when towing it you will need to add a brake light relay, # RM-88400, to use the Trailer Mate harness. I have also found that you will need to pull...
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  • This kit installs over the existing body side molding and is held in place with pre-applied high-strength 3M adhesive tape. The Putco product you reference, part # P403531, fits the 2007 through 2009 model years of the GMC Yukon XL, but it is not a specified fit for the GMC Terrain. No comparable product is offered for the 2013 Terrain. Putco recommends a thorough cleaning of the application area with soap and water, followed by a wipe down with alcohol (to remove any residue...
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  • As a first step, I would verify the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer to ensure that the TW does not exceed the manufacturer stated 350 lb TW limit of your Terrain. Remember that the weight of any gear stowed behind the rear axle in the cargo area of your Terrain needs to be included as tongue weight. I have linked you to an FAQ article that shows how to determine your actual tongue weight. The 600 lb system capacity you mention is a maximum amount,...
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  • The hitch mounted bike rack I recommend for your 2016 Terrain is the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. This bike carrier will hold 2 bikes that weigh up to 45-lbs each. The center mast padded hooks ratchet to hold the bike securely to the carrier. The bike carrier comes with a lock in the arms that secures the bikes to the carrier and also comes with a locking hitch pin to deter theft of the carrier. The hitch pin also doubles as an anti-wobble device. Another nice feature about...
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  • The brake stoplight signal can be accessed at the BCM, As you are sitting in the drivers seat, the BCM (Body Control Module) is located under the dash above where your left knee would be. The module (think of it as a junction box) will have 7 different wire connectors that plug into it. Look for the black connector (all the connectors are different colors) that has 26 different slots for wires to insert into. In wire position # 11, there will be a white wire that carries the brake...
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  • Since your 2011 GMC Terrain already has a 4-Way trailer connector, you will just need to use a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. This will provide the 7-Way connector, mounting hardware, and the wiring and circuit breakers needed to install a brake controller. I have included links to an FAQ and a video that will help you with the installation. The only other part you may need is a circuit tester, # 3808, unless you already have one. For a brake controller, I recommend...
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  • I looked over the installation instructions, and found mention of fascia trimming needed for the Equinox, but no specific mention of the Terrain. I phoned Blue Ox, and they told me that the most models of the Terrain should not need the fascia trimmed, but there will be trimming needed on the flanges that extend out from the front of the frame members as well as some other structures that are hidden by the fascia. I was told that if any of the fascia DID need to be trimmed,...
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  • Actually, on the 2012 GMC Terrain, most of any of the available hitches will be covered by the rear fascia like in the pictures you see on our site of similar vehicles that take the same hitch. Only the receiver and part of the cross tube will be visible. Because visually, they will be visible the same amount, I recommend going with a Class III trailer hitch, # 87572, that you have referenced. It will have a higher capacity and will afford you more accessory options since...
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  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # 13591 does fit the 2012 GMC Terrain. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video that shows a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use # 118494. I have included instructional links for the wiring as well.
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  • I do not have any vehicle specific instructions, because the part can be used on just about any vehicle. I'd be happy to walk you through the process. You'll need the brake controller, like the # 5504 you were looking at, or a proportional controller like the Primus # TK90160. A proportional controller has an internal sensor that can determine how quickly the tow vehicle is braking. It will then send the appropriate amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so the vehicle and...
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  • I would recommend the Curt Class III receiver, part # 13591 for your 2013 Terrain. Not only would a Class III receiver offer a convenient attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory like a cargo carrier, if a trailer wiring harness like part # 118494 is added, you would also be able to tow a trailer weighing up to the tow capacity of the vehicle (1500 lbs for 4-cyl models or 3500 for 6-cyl models). If you have not yet decided on a bike rack, the Thule...
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  • The weight carrying capacity of the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2, # Y02624, is 60 pounds (30 pounds per bike). Provided that your beach cruisers do not exceed this weight they can be placed on the rack. If either of the bikes has a womens frame or an alternative style frame with no top frame bar going straight across, you will need to use the Tube Top adapter bar, # Y02531. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works. The Thule Raceway # TH9001PRO has a higher...
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  • You can use the CURT 20x60 Folding Cargo Carrier, part # C18151, with a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter on your 2011 GMC Terrain, but you will need to remember that when using the hitch adapter on your hitch it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. If you have a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch on your GMC Terrain the tongue weight capacity is 300 lbs. Using the hitch adapter will reduce that to 150 lbs. So, after adding 70 lbs for the weight of the...
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