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Proper Set-Up for Towing a Pop-Up Camper with a 2014 Buick Enclave AWD


Hello, I have a 2014 Buick Enclave AWD and I would like to tow a pop up trailer about 3500 lbs. I need to know if you sell a complete package for towing, including any brake connections needed


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For your 2014 Buick Enclave, I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver, # e98863. This is a matte black finished Class III hitch with a spec rating of 5,000 lbs. for max GTW or 6,000 when using a WDS. It has a tongue weight rating of 500 lbs. increasing to 600 lbs. when using a WDS. But always refer to your vehicle specific owners manual for the vehicles max specs for towing. It is a custom fit bolt-on model that comes with all needed hardware and lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer. Made in USA.

You will need a ball mount, such as the etrailer, # EBMK4 for Class III hitches with a 2" receiver. This has a 2-3/4" rise or 4" drop. Please note the hyperlink below that will take you help articles on how to measure for trailer hitch drop.

Because you are wanting to tow a pop-up camper, you will need the 7-way RV style wiring and not the flat 4 type. For a 2014 Buick Enclave you will want the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118271. Please note the linked installation video below of this being installed on a 2014 Chevy Traverse.

If the pop-up camper you intend to tow has a brake axle, I suggest the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, # 90195. This is the best selling, most proven option. This is a proportional brake controller that automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. This self-leveling feature of the P3 ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains.

I do suggest using dielectric grease for all electrical connectors. We have a 2 oz. tube here, # 11755 if needed.

Other items to consider to improve the towing experience are the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale, # C51701. This scale monitors your towing setup's important load measurements, calculates tongue weight, payload, and gross combined weight letting you know if you need to adjust your load before you tow.

Depending on the tongue weight of your pop-up camper combined with the cargo weight in the back of your Buick, you want to consider the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs, # AL60816. This provides 1,000 lbs of load-leveling support to improve safety and ride quality

Please note the product review and installation videos below for the products listed above.

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