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Old 01-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #15
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I just completed installation of a towing system on a Honda CR-V. I bought everything from HitchSource.com. I found the best prices for tow bar/brake system (ReadyBrute Elite), base plate/brackets (Roadmaster), plus ReadyStop breakaway kit, as well as wiring/diode kit plus connector cable for the lights. HitchSource matched the prices, plus deducted a few more dollars, so I got everything from one place, for a little less than $1600. IMHO, HitchSource is first-class.

I installed it all myself. Sure was glad when it was finished!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
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I just installed a Blue Ox baseplate (ebay $355 new with free shipping and the Aladin Blue Ox tow bar was $700 with free shipping) and diode wiring on our 2012 Equinox. I found a step by step video on you tube (through etrailer.com) for the base plate and my friend and I did it all. I do have a suggestion on the base plate. Neither the video nor the included instructions told how far back to mount the base plate. It would have saved lots of time and trimming if they would have said to mount it 3/8" behind a vertical spot on the bumper. In the video and instructions it looks like it is mounted right next to it. If you go this route you can email me with any ?'s. One more thing. Dinghy towing instructions in the manual say to remove fuse #32. Make sure you go the the fuse panel on the passengers side of the console and not the fuse box under the hood. It is a 5 amp fuse. I bought a fuse tap, cut out the fuse and then wired a new fuse holder and rocker switch. The wires will run from the fuse through the console to the drivers side. I mounted the switch on the lower part of the dash by the console. There is a piece of black plastic and that is where I cut a small hole for the rocker switch. I put a dab of super glue and a small piece of plastic on the "off" (open) position of the fuse so I can feel where the off position is. I have read that some prefer the bulb and socket method but I don't understand why. I can't see drilling a hole in a perfectly good tail light assembly. Besides that, the existing bulbs are in the optimal location for the maximum lighting through the lens. The diodes are very easy to install if you can operate a soldering iron or gun. You will need 4 of them. We are currently in Mesquite, NV on our way to Quartzsite for a few weeks then on to Apache Junction. It is nice to get out of the snow and cold in Idaho. Gene genelquist@msn.com
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #17
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Ready Brake??

I looked at my Equinox today for locations to drill for the ready brake to see if I could install all of this myself. The firewall is full of stuff.

Has anyone used Ready Brake with their Equinox?
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Being I have not found anyone to install the ready brake and I don't like the other brands I may get a dolly instead. This way if and when I change vehicles to tow it will work for them also.
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Being I have not found anyone to install the ready brake and I don't like the other brands I may get a dolly instead. This way if and when I change vehicles to tow it will work for them also.
Better check Remco. If it is AWD, not towable on dolly.
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It is only front wheel drive.
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