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Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Thruride roof mounted bike rack. The part number for that is TH535. We already have our bike on the rack. We're first going to show you how we strap that down. We'll start here in the back with our wheel cradle. We've got a regular ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your bike racks. Then we have a bushing here just to protect your smaller wheels.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we're doing a test fit of the INA slim fork roof mounted bike rack. That part number is INA387. Now we already have our bike on our rack. We're first going to show you how we strap that down and then we will go over some features of the rack itself. So the first thing back here we've got a wheel cradle, we've got two plastic pieces here, if you rotate our knob on the side these sandwich the bike tire into place and secure it there. So instead of using a strap that you would see on most of your bike racks, we've got that plastic clamp there. Up at the front we have a locking cover here, so you can secure your bike rack and your bike to your vehicle. We also have a skewer so to release that we're just going to pull on the black handle here.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain, we're doing a test fit of Thule Aeroblade cross bars. The part number for our cross bars here is THARB47. For our foot pack that we're using today, it's TH450R. We already have our front cross bar on. We're going to show you how we put on the last foot pack and then how we load up our back bar. I've got my 1 foot pack on. First thing I'll do is remove my end cap.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we are doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint T-track mounted roof mounted bike rack. That part number is TH528. We already have our bike on our rack. We are first going to show you how to strap that down then we will go over some features. Back here at our wheel cradle we've got a regular ratcheting strap that you are going to see on most of your bike racks. There is the same grey lever on the other side that you'll just push we also have a inaudible 00:00:32 in there to protect your tire as well. Up at the front we have a skewer. To loosen and tighten it we're going to use the knob here. If we loosen it just a little bit when we tighten it and it's fully tight you're going to hear that pop.



Rhino Rack Road Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Road Warrior roof mounted bike rack. The part number for that is RBC036. We already have out bike on the rack. We're first going to show you how we strap that down. Back here in the back we've got a ratcheting strap that you are going to see on most of your bike racks. This does move up and down the length of your bike rack. You push on the black button and pull the strap all the way through and that will release the tire there.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is RBC035, and the name for it is the Mountain Trail. We already have our bike on our rack, we're first going to show you how we strap that down, and then we'll go over how we connect that to our crossbars. We've got our ratcheting strap here in the back, holding our back tire down. We'll just push the black button and release that, and this can actually move up and down the length of your bike rack to accommodate different bikes that you may have. Up at the front here, we have a skewer. If we hold onto our bike while we open our black lever, we have the option to lock it as you see here.



Best 2015 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2015 GMC Terrain. Here at the top we've got CURT part number 13591. This is a class three. The next two are going to be the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. These are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite's part number is 75681.



Best 2014 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 GMC Terrain. Here at the top we've got CURT part number 13591. This is a class three. The next two are going to be the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. These are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite's part number is 75681.



Best 2013 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 GMC Terrain. Here at the top we've got CURT part number 13591. This is a class three. The next two are going to be the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. These are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite's part number is 75681.



Best 2011 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2011 GMC Terrain. Here at the top we've got CURT part number 13591. This is a class three. The next two are going to be the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. These are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite's part number is 75681.



Best 2010 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch's available for the 2010 GMC Terrain. Here at the top we've got Curt, part number 13591, this is a class 3. The next two are gonna be the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch, these are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite parts numbers 75681, Hidden Hitch 87572 and finally we've got the Curt class 2, down here at the bottom this is part number c12291. As you can see there's not a big difference in the overall appearance of the hitch itself. We're gonna see about that much sticking out of the rear of the vehicle, so we're going to have a very narrow window to see any of the big differences that exist there. A few that kind of stand out to me; gonna be first our safety chain connection points here.



Best 2012 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2012 GMC Terrain. Here at the top we've got CURT part number 13591. This is a class three. The next two are going to be the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. These are carbon copies of one another. Draw-Tite's part number is 75681.



SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain, we'll be installing and taking a look at the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System, part number SM99251. Once you have everything installed for oppression, all you have to do is take your indicator light, plug it in right here. You have easy access to it as we just have it run right to our kick panel right there. Take our light, and use the hook and loop fastener, run it up here to our loom, the other side of it, and it stays in place. Put your vehicle in tow mode once you have it hooked up to are RV, and then flip on your switch. Just like that, your system's on and ready to go. You can check it by hitting the brakes in your RV and double-checking that the brakes in the car come on.



Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 523163-1. This is what your road master base plate will look like installed on your GMC Terrain. It has the quick disconnect arms here, easy access to your safety chain cables, so you can hook it up to your RV. Nice clean look here and it doesn't require any trimming. Pretty easy installation, you just got to take the fascia off, remove the bumper core, and bolt your new base plate into place. When you're not using it, it really gives your vehicle a nice clean look, not having a big bulky base plate sticking out, and you can remove your safety cables, or you just tuck them here behind your fascia and zip tie them. To start our install, we need to remove the fascia. To do that, we'll first raise the hood. There are eight fasteners that we need to remove here on the top side of our fascia.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Terrain we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex Swing. This is a swing-away-style 4-bike rack. They've designed it for use in 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH9031XT. Now a new feature that they've added is going to be the cable lock built right into the mast of the rack. It comes back and it's going to connect in right here.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Traverse we're going to be taking a look and doing a test fit on the CURT 24 by 60 folding cargo carrier. They've designed this for use in 2" hitches and it's going to offer us a 500 pound weight capacity. The part number on it is C18153. Now we've loaded it down with a hundred pounds here to give you an idea of what it's going to look like going down the road with the load on it. As with any cargo carrier that's going to be secured to the vehicle with just a pin and clip, you're going to have some movement and you're going to have some wiggle. If you check out our website, we've got several different anti-rattle or hitch immobilizer products available that you can cure that with, but that will be up to you. We get the weight off here, we can take a look at the floor of the carrier.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be installing the Roadmaster of Fuse Master a fuse bypass. Part Number RM76511. inaudible 00:00:08 a fuse bypass looks like installed on a GMC Terrain. Oh, this is a little switch here that goes under your fuse box. Now, what this does is when you're vehicle is being towed and you have your key in the auxiliary position it can drain your battery. With the fuse bypass it turns that fuse off so it doesn't drain your battery down when inaudible 00:00:24 on the road.



RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be taking a look at installing the Road Master Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part number RM-520. The Falcon tail bar features two stainless steel inter arm construction and a convenient auto-lock locking mechanism and quick disconnect for effortless one person removal and mounting. These tail bars allow you to safely and effectively tow your vehicle behind your RV. Now we have our tow bar adapter that gets mounted to the vehicle and you hook your tow bar to that. This vehicle has quick disconnect arms, and the Falcon 2 features quick disconnect brackets that allows you to keep using this quick disconnect arms. First, we need to install this. I'll undo the pin here on top and undo the bracket.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain, we'll be installing the Hopkins custom tail light wiring kit for towed vehicles, part of our HM51608. This is the wiring harness you need if you're pulling your vehicle an RV. To start our installment, you go ahead and raise the back hatch and remove the rear tail lights. There's covers here that cover up the bolts. We'll pop those out of the way. The inaudible 00:00:21 screwdriver, and set them aside. We'll be re-installing them.



Husky Liners Floor Mats Review - 2014 GMC Terrain

Today in this 2014 GMC Terrain, we're going to show you husky liners weather-beater custom cargo liner part number HL21121. This is also available as grey as part number HL21122. Let's go ahead and take a look at it initially. We have a husky liner weather-beater floor liner for our cargo area straight out of the box. We lay it in place and we'll see how it fits. There's a raised edge that goes all the way round. Also for this particular vehicle, we take a look underneath the floor liner. There's a gap between the seats and the floor covering here and our husky liner will make up for that different.





GMC Terrain Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Here at etrailer Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523163-1, is actually Roadmaster's part # 523163-1A. When ordered from etrailer.com, Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523163-1, is going to be for base plates designed to fit the 2010 to 2015 model years of the GMC Terrain.
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  • 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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  • 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 Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring Kit # HM56108 that fits your 2015 GMC Terrain includes built-in diodes to prevents electrical feedback to the car's electrical system. You will not need separate diodes or the Roadmaster Brite-Lite Wiring Converter # RM-732 but you may need the Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400. If the vehicle brake lights come on without the vehicle being on then you need the kit. You will also need Brake Light Switch Kit # RM-751439.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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, you can tow the 2010 GMC Terrain behind an RV. You will need to check with the manufacturer for instructions on the proper procedure for towing the vehicle. Some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. First, you will need the EZ base plate kit, # 523163-1, to tow your vehicle. With the base plates installed, you would then need a tow bar compatible with EZ style...
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  • You have most of your bases covered, but you are missing one component to complete your flat towing setup for your 2014 GMC Terrain. You still need a lighting option. For your vehicle I would recommend the Hopkins Custom Tow Bar Lighting Kit part # HM56108. This is a custom install kit that would install without any cutting or splicing and would activate your towed vehicle's taillights in conjunction with your tow vehicle's. I attached an FAQ article on how to pick out the...
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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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  • 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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  • In order to install a brake controller on a 2011 GMC Terrain, you will need a few items. First, you will need to have a 4-Way trailer connector installed on the vehicle, # 118494, unless it already has one. Next, you will need a 4 and 7 way installation kit, # ETBC7. This will provide a 7-Way connector and all of the wiring to install it and a brake controller. Last, you will need the actual brake controller. I recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885 because it is easy to set...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Rola Roof Cargo Carrier, part # 59504, that you have referenced is designed to fit factory cross bars that run from side to side on your 2012 GMC Terrain. The width of your factory cross bars will need to be less than 3-1/4 inches for the Rola carrier to fit. I am sending you a link to a video review on the Rola cargo carrier and a video link to the same cargo carrier being installed on a 2012 GMC Yukon. I do have quite a few roof cargo baskets that are designed to work...
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