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  1. #11

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    For those of you who have a 2011 Traverse and are having a hard time (like me) getting it to fit (length-wise) into the garage. Here what I found. I have an upright freezer against the back of the garage. I have tried one of two options:
    1. I can back the Traverse in and use the parking sensors to stop when the car is close to the freezer. My wife says she is not a "backer upper" so this will probably not work for her.
    2. When I pull the Traverse in forward with the lights on, I get to a point where there are reflections on the freezer door. I keep pulling forward until these "reflections" make a perfect X. When that happens, I stop and I am about 6 - 8 inches away from the freezer...Perfect! I will have to take a picture of this "reflection" and post it.

    Jared:glasses:
    2003 Bi-Fuel 2500HD CNG/Gasoline (equivalent 40 MPG)
    2003 Bi-Fuel Cavalier CNG/Gasoline (equivalent 90 MPG)
    2011 Traverse

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highmarker View Post
    Ok, I need some ideas.

    My new Traverse "barely" fits in the garage. I have about 8 inches of clearance on the front and about 6 inches of clearance on the back. So, what should I do to easily fit the car into the garage without having to get out and check and get back in and re-position and get out and check again?

    I know about hanging a tennis ball or something like that from the ceiling and having it touch the windshield and about nailing a 2X4 to the floor by the front tires. I was just wondering if someone had another idea.
    Did you get this garage solution fixed? lol. I just put a rubber mat down on the floor and that works for me, the kids play with the tennis ball and it comes down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highmarker View Post
    For those of you who have a 2011 Traverse and are having a hard time (like me) getting it to fit (length-wise) into the garage. Here what I found. I have an upright freezer against the back of the garage. I have tried one of two options:
    1. I can back the Traverse in and use the parking sensors to stop when the car is close to the freezer. My wife says she is not a "backer upper" so this will probably not work for her.
    2. When I pull the Traverse in forward with the lights on, I get to a point where there are reflections on the freezer door. I keep pulling forward until these "reflections" make a perfect X. When that happens, I stop and I am about 6 - 8 inches away from the freezer...Perfect! I will have to take a picture of this "reflection" and post it.
    Hey, this sounds interesting. Please post a pic of your Traverse in your garage ... I wanna see. haha

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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  3. #13

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    Ok, so the fam and I just made a trip to the "Happiest Place On Earth" - Disneyland in the Traverse. It was very nice. I do have one question:

    The battery indicator fluctuated between ~12 volts and ~15 volts. It would show 12 volts for a half hour or so then go back to 14 - 15 volts for an hour or so, then go back to 12 volts for a half hour or so. I did have several 12 VDC electronics running (two DVD players and my TomTom). Is this normal?

    Jared:glasses:
    2003 Bi-Fuel 2500HD CNG/Gasoline (equivalent 40 MPG)
    2003 Bi-Fuel Cavalier CNG/Gasoline (equivalent 90 MPG)
    2011 Traverse

  4. #14

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    I think that's probably normal. All of those devices really do suck down the power. You can look on the back to see how much power they pull and figure out the total by adding them all up and you just might be surprised. The good thing is you've got a big enough alternator to deliver the extra current to the system to handle it.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    We are looking to buy one this week! Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highmarker View Post
    For those of you who have a 2011 Traverse and are having a hard time (like me) getting it to fit (length-wise) into the garage. Here what I found. I have an upright freezer against the back of the garage. I have tried one of two options:
    1. I can back the Traverse in and use the parking sensors to stop when the car is close to the freezer. My wife says she is not a "backer upper" so this will probably not work for her.
    2. When I pull the Traverse in forward with the lights on, I get to a point where there are reflections on the freezer door. I keep pulling forward until these "reflections" make a perfect X. When that happens, I stop and I am about 6 - 8 inches away from the freezer...Perfect! I will have to take a picture of this "reflection" and post it.
    Here is a picture of the "X" on the freezer door.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 0516122149.jpg  

    Jared:glasses:
    2003 Bi-Fuel 2500HD CNG/Gasoline (equivalent 40 MPG)
    2003 Bi-Fuel Cavalier CNG/Gasoline (equivalent 90 MPG)
    2011 Traverse

  7. #17

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    Lol at the taxi. :D

    Nice pics and thanks for sharing. Im planning to get a Traverse soon and would like to look around first.

    Loving the design. Have you tested it yourself? Hows the performance?

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