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Old 10-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Towing Chevy Equinox

Is anyone on the forum towing a equinox I,am thinking about getting one for a toad. Any tips or advice gladly received
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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See if this helps.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Ive got a 2013 equinox with blue ox base plate and ready brute elite tow bar. Easy hookup and tows great. You do have to run engine before and after towing and periodically at gas stops. You have to leave key in acc position and remove fuse. Got to have two keys if you want it locked. Ok yea needs to be in neutral. Lol. Only towed about 500 miles. So far no issues.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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We also have a 2013 equinox and just finished towing almost 6,000 miles with no issues. We have a blue ox also. We start car at every gas stop and it has worked like a charm!
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We have the 2010 Equinox. That was the first year they came out with the new body/style change. I run with the Roadmaster system. This will be our 3rd year towing it to Florida. No problems!
Like it was stated above, "take your extra set of keys with you in the motor home"!

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Old 10-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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2011 Equinox towed quite a bit. Very happy with our choice.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #7
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Have 2012 with same setup as Homey reported. We have towed with 40 foot class A for about 7,000 miles with no problems. Some reported that the car engine is run at gas stops, but the manual calls for no more than 200 miles between engine running. Also the top speed is limited to 65 MPH. Before buying, check the manual that actually came with the car as changes can occur mid year. Plus make it very clear to the dealer that you are buying this car because it is towable (in case GM decides it cannot be towed like they did with the Cruze).
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My manual does limit towing speed to 65 mph with no limit in mileage and to run engine "at each fuel stop". There is no mention of 200 miles. This makes me wonder what thier intent was? I have a 1000 mile fuel range in the dp. Not that I will run nonstop, but really 200? Has anyone had transmission problems towing?
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Since you're looking at the Equinox, check out the Chevy Captiva too. Similar vehicle, don't need to run engine every 200 miles while towing.
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We have 2012 Equinox. Setup per GM. Got to the campground and battery dead. Jumped started and fine. After a week came home. When we unhooked battery was dead. Again followed directions in manual.
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We have 2012 Equinox. Setup per GM. Got to the campground and battery dead. Jumped started and fine. After a week came home. When we unhooked battery was dead. Again followed directions in manual.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Make sure the key is in the ACC position, not RUN. There are no marks on the steering column for key position, so it's easy to turn the key to the wrong position. I put a dot of white paint on the circle around the place where the key goes, and I make sure the key is lined up with that mark. No problems with dead battery in almost a full year of towing.
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Tony, if this helps we tow a 2013 and connect a power pack to the break buddy , we picked up at harbor freight . Do all of the above and have no more dead batts. Hope this helps!
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Tony, if this helps we tow a 2013 and connect a power pack to the break buddy , we picked up at harbor freight . Do all of the above and have no more dead batts. Hope this helps!



Would you please give a bit more explanation of the "Power Pack"
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I am in the process of setting my 2013 up for towing. Did anyone have the problem with the brake lights and if so how did you solve it.
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