Best 2014 GMC Acadia Trailer Wiring Options

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Best 2014 GMC Acadia Trailer Wiring Options


Speaker 1: Today we're going to be looking at the best wiring options for your 2014 GMC Acadia. So, here on the end, we're doing to have our Tekonsha, which is going to give us a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Then next to that, we're going to have our Curt, which is also going to give us a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Then finally, down here on the end, it's going to be another Tekonsha, but it's going to provide us with a 7-Way RV style connector.Now all of these are going to work with a factory connector that's on our vehicle already. It's going to be a square plug, and this plug is going to be located on the passenger side, up behind the muffler, in between the body and the outer bumper. Each one of our kits is going to come with all the relays and fuses you see here, as well as some zip ties.

Even though we've plugged the wiring in, we're going to have to put some fuses in relays in, underneath the hood, in order to activate the wiring.Now as far as our 4-Pole wiring goes, the Tekonsha and the Curt, again, are both going to give us our lighting functions, such as our taillights, turn signals and our stop lights. They're both going to have that same factory connector. There's not a whole lot of difference between the two. The length of wire's going to be about the same. The only major difference is, the Tekonsha's going to have a built in dust cap cover, whereas the Curt is going to be removable and replaceable.

Now these are going to be good if your trailer already has a 4-Pole Flat Turner Connector on it, won't going to have to have any kind of adaptor or anything else. We'll just be able to plug it in.Now if your trailer has a 7-Way Connector, our Tekonsha that's going to provide us our 7-Way RV is going to be a great choice. It's still going to plug in the same way, using that factory plug, and then on the back of our 7-Way, we'll plug it in. Now, our 7-Way is going to give us all the same lighting functions, but it's also going to give us the option to add a brake controller in later, if our trailer has electric brakes.As far as power goes, all of our kits are going to have the same rating, because they're going to use all the same fuses and relays that are going to go into our fusebox under the hood. What it's going to come down to is, what kind of connector you have on your trailer.

If you have a 4-Pole Flat, I would go with one of those. Now if you have the 7-Way RV style, I would definitely go with the Tekonsha, or if you plan on adding a brake controller later on down the road.It's also going to matter if you have that factory connector at the back of your vehicle. If you are looking for a replacement style connector, we do have the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connectors, as well as the 7-Way RV style available.Now no matter what kind of wiring you do choose, all of our wiring is designed to stay on the outside of the vehicle at all times. We do recommend that use of a mounting bracket to keep your wiring secure. You can find those here, at etrailer.com.That'll finish up the look at the best wiring options for your GMC Acadia..


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