Originally Posted by FTRV4aYr
I am leasing a 2013 Chevy Equinox and want to tow it. I've seen various posts that say there is some damage that will be done installing the base plate on an Equinox. If anyone has pics of this installation on an Equinox I would greatly appreciate seeing them. Will my leasing company flip out when I return the car?
While I am not familiar with modifications required for the base plate on an Equinox, I would think the leasing company might not "flip out', but you risk being presented with a surprise bill if they found out you were towing and put many more miles on the car than are actually showing on the odometer.
Evidence of towing by using a dolly or trailer would be much more difficult, if not impossible, to detect than having evidence that a base plate, lights and brake systems were used. (Not certain of your tow weight limitations so these options may not work.)
But if you plan to buy the car at the end of the lease, the point would be moot so in that scenario, damage or alteration evidence is academic and go for the base plate etc.
I have rigged several cars with a base plate, lights and brakes but have never taken things off so I am just speculating that one might not be able to erase the evidence. Holes are drilled and there will be teltale signs of the base plate being on there if one looks close.
Wonder what the "carfax" document says about this??
Good luck whichever option you take.