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Old 04-30-2016, 10:24 AM   #15
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Thanks, Walt and Will, for the info. We're going to do a "trial run" on I-69 today so we can get a feel for driving with a toad. We're anxious to try it out!

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If you check the owners manual you should have information on flat towing your Equinox. Mine states the procedure to follow and states the 5 amp fuse ( the only 5 amp fuse in my fuse box) to pull to avoid depletion of the battery and avoid registration of towed miles.
Take a look, its in the book.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:33 PM   #16
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We tow a V6 AWD Equinox with no problems. I would avoid anything with electronic power steering. With no hyd resistance, wheels don't always track correctly. A friend with a 4 cyl/elect ps says that on occasion it's like the car is trying to roll the mh. Jeep has developed a work around but the last I knew, GM has yet to admit to the problem.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:38 AM   #17
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I have been towing our 2010 Equinox for about 3 years now. I have towed it 10,000+- miles so far. It is very easy to setup and I have never had any issues (KOW). Make sure you get the FWD model and not the AWD model.
Great to hear your 31SA does great with the Equinox, I'm searching for one to pull behind my 31SA and I find it very helpful to have someone that has done it without a problem. I'm sure its easy but still a little apprehensive.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:35 PM   #18
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I've been towing my equinox for three years now, coast to coast, I've only had one problem (my fault). One day I forgot to pump the brake pedal, (engine off) to use up the vacuum in the power brakes. Brake buddy came on, all wheels locked up. Fortunately, I somehow managed not flat spotting the tires.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:19 AM   #19
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I've been towing my equinox for three years now, coast to coast, I've only had one problem (my fault). One day I forgot to pump the brake pedal, (engine off) to use up the vacuum in the power brakes. Brake buddy came on, all wheels locked up. Fortunately, I somehow managed not flat spotting the tires.
Interesting as I do not remember reading that in the manual. Is this something that is "required" when using the Brake Buddy only? We use the Ready Brute Elite Brakes system and have not had it engage for not pumping the brakes on our towed prior to towing.
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That can be a problem with any system that mashes the foot brake because of the vacuum boost if not depleted, I use a Roadmaster Brakemaster on our Kia and it also needs a couple pumps I just do it with the coach brakes before take off, I use a M&G on the F150 and nothing is required except hooking the air line.
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Along with the previous post, not only break buddy. One other thing that the seller did not tell me (CW), you have to test the system 5 times before it will "arm". Then you can set the sensitivity. My advice, if you add anything to your coach, fully understand the instructions before you leave the lot.
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Along with the previous post, not only break buddy. One other thing that the seller did not tell me (CW), you have to test the system 5 times before it will "arm". Then you can set the sensitivity. My advice, if you add anything to your coach, fully understand the instructions before you leave the lot.
X2 what he said; You must test it before you start pulling. I test mine 2 or 3 times and have never had any problem, my sensitivity is set at 4 (my sweet spot) this is an individual preference. Yea; pull the fuse follow the book and you'll not have any problems.
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Pumping a must with Brake Buddy. We have a 2008 Saturn Vue AWD V6 same as Chevy and have towed 4 down with our 2004 Georgie Boy
V10 and our newer 2012 Winnebago V10. I replaced the fuse with a fused bypass switch to cut the acc power draw while towing. I have the wireless light bar that attaches to the rear roof with magnets.
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As i said in my earlier post I've been looking at the equinox for a toad, previous I searched for a CR-V. The question for everyone is that as I look at these vehicles it seems to me that the Equinox looks a lot bigger than the CR-V, I know its about 9" longer and 400 lbs heavier. Does anyone else look at it the same way I do and think its looks huge. I can't put my finger on why though.
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As i said in my earlier post I've been looking at the equinox for a toad, previous I searched for a CR-V. The question for everyone is that as I look at these vehicles it seems to me that the Equinox looks a lot bigger than the CR-V, I know its about 9" longer and 400 lbs heavier. Does anyone else look at it the same way I do and think its looks huge. I can't put my finger on why though.
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I totally agree, I have a 96 Tracker and a 2011 Equinox and park them next to each other in the garage and the "E" looks huge. But with the "E" being newer and a lot more plastic and light materials. I plan on towing it when my Tracker sells...I was leaning towards trying to find a Ford Ranger and tow that but all ready having the "E" we will tow that, and now I can buy a full size truck.....
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For the ones that have the Equinox as a toad and installed a Blue Ox base plate, what is the height of the tow bar attach points?
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For the ones that have the Equinox as a toad and installed a Blue Ox base plate, what is the height of the tow bar attach points?
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Not sure I understand your question but installing the Blue Ox base plate on my Equinox was fairly simple with little tweaks to the front plastic grill section to make it all fit tight. In terms of the height between the base plate and the hitch on my MH, it is almost perfectly level so no need for any adjustments there.
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15 1/2 inches on the 2016 Equinox
http://assets.rigidhitch.com/Blue_Ox/BX1689.pdf

The Roadmaster EZ4 brackets will be 18 inches because of the of the way you hook up to the brackets, click on the picture to the left. On both you can print out the instructions.

http://www.roadmasterinc.com/vehicle...r_brackets.php
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