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Old 02-12-2016, 09:56 AM   #1
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Questions for those towing an Equinox with Roadmaster

We have inherited my MIL's 2011 Equinox (12K miles). I have read the manual on RV towing and it is.

Since I have a Roadmaster tow bar, I intend to install a Roadmaster base plate.

Roadmaster has two models for this car. The chassis mounted base plate is the same for both models, but one utilizes the cross-bar in front of the grill between the plug-in brackets and the other one does not use the cross-bar.

Which model do you use and why did you choose that model?

Do you use a fuse switch? Any issues there?

How did you configure the tail lights?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 02-12-2016, 05:41 PM   #2
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Which model do you use and why did you choose that model?
XL; Hidden brackets.

Do you use a fuse switch? Any issues there?
I made my own but I just pull the fuse.

How did you configure the tail lights?
Roadmaster Universal Wiring Kit

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:52 PM   #3
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Have a 2013 Equinox . Use the cross bar as it was on our previous towed,2009 Honda Fit. Had the Roadmaster fuse switch installed, really makes it easier. Taillights were configured with additional bulbs with Roadmaster wiring harness. So far am really enjoying the Equinox . Much more room than the Honda.
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:03 PM   #4
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Which model do you use and why did you choose that model?
We used the XL model Roadmaster also

Do you use a fuse switch? Any issues there?
Installed a fuse switch
How did you configure the tail lights?
Purchased a wiring kit for an Equinox from Etrailer.com No need to cut or splice factory wiring , everything is plug in
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:45 PM   #5
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Tim I use the XL on out F150 my weight is close to 6,000 lb but can't see any reason you could not use the MX especially with the weight of the Equinox and it would save buying the Cross bar and attachment brackets. You would just pin the tow bar to the brackets similar to Blue Ox.

on the fuse and lights I think I would follow Georges suggestion and I would also think about toad brakes.
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Hopefully it's a 6 cyl version as the 4 cyl have the same electric power steering as the Jeep Cherokee. Some, not all, have experienced a sever side to side osillation in the front end. Jeep engineers have acknowledged the problem and developed a fix that will keep the power steering powered while being towed. GM has yet to acknowledge. Spent Thurs at a dealer with a friend as Chevy checked and documented his problem.

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