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Old 03-17-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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Equinox as Toad?

Is anyone towing a Chevy Equinox? If so, what year?
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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We have the GMC Terrain (2014) which is the equivalent. They are both very popular as toweds. One thing to be aware of is the 4-cylinder which is equipped with electronic power steering (EPS) can experience the "death wobble". We have not had the issue so have not changed from the original towing procedure, but GM did issue a revised towing procedure last year;
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:12 AM   #3
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We're towing a 2014 Equinox. So far towed it 17,000 miles with no problems. Just have to start it up and run it in gear to lube the transmission. Our manual recommends doing it every 300 miles if I remember correctly. I do it every stop which is much less miles and only takes a few minutes.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:22 PM   #4
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Towed a 2014 Equinox for over 30,000 miles with no trouble except when making a hard turn that gets electric steering to wobble or higher speed turn. The higher speed return to highway from construction zone over rough section caused a wobble. Other than that, no issues if you cool transmission after several hours driving by starting motor for 5 minutes or so.

Your limited to 65 mph long term towing but passing at higher speed had no problems to date.


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Old 03-27-2019, 04:37 PM   #5
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Is anyone towing a Chevy Equinox? If so, what year?
Check motorhome.com for a list of approved vehicles to flat tow.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:00 PM   #6
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Been towing a2016 4 cylinder equinox since new. Never had a problem. Tows great no death wobble. Going to probably buy a2019 model as lease is up. Might get a new style Blazer. Both can be towed 4 down just by turning off the ignition. Read they owners manual. It's simple. I use a demco to bar and love it. Now on the 4 the vehicle with the tow bar.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:10 PM   #7
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Have been towing our Equinox for past two years. Last year trip from SC through Texas-New Mexico, up through Utah parks and finally to Washington Olympic Peninsula. Then back to SC through Montana and northern states. Only problem we had was replacing battery (was original and we should have done that before leaving!)

Light enough to tow with our 31' C and room enough for us to store a lot of our stuff in the back!
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:33 AM   #8
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I tow an 18 with a Ready Brute tow bar and have had no problems. Towed about 7k miles so far. Installed the base plate myself.
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:22 AM   #9
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No problems towing. Hardly know it is back there.
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Getting my 2017 rigged up in a few weeks. We'll be using the Ready Brute elite tow bar. Just to clarify...with manual update in earlier post.. no longer remove #32 interior panel but remove 15 AND 16 from engine panel? or just #16? Most of time we just travel 1-3 hours at a time, still need to remove fuses? all help appriciated!
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Getting my 2017 rigged up in a few weeks. We'll be using the Ready Brute elite tow bar. Just to clarify...with manual update in earlier post.. no longer remove #32 interior panel but remove 15 AND 16 from engine panel? or just #16? Most of time we just travel 1-3 hours at a time, still need to remove fuses? all help appriciated!
According to GM's revised towing procedure you don't want to make a change unless you've had problems.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:15 AM   #12
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2019 you do not have to do anything special. Basically put it in neutral and tow
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:56 PM   #13
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Bought my 2010 Automatic yesterday. Manual describes all necessary steps and quite easy.
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Old 04-04-2019, 01:25 PM   #14
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So, I just bought a 2010 Equinox and getting ready to tow. Have ordered a ton of items including Blue Ox Alpha (6500#) tow bar, Ox front Baseplate, Brake Buddy System including break away, tail light hook up, and a battery charge system and the fuse 32 shut off switch....a couple of questions for the experienced.
1) new tow instructions call for pulling fuse 15 from engine compartment while old is fuse 32 in passenger compartment...fuse 15 in engine is HUGE and will not fit in the cut off switch ordered...based on input here I am going to use the cut off switch and rely on old system most have said caused no problems.

2) it appears NOT NECESSARY to have the slow battery charger installed at all....Do all long term users agree? Thanks
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