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Old 12-22-2018, 12:53 AM   #15
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I just got the most current 4 cylinder dingy towing update sheet from GM for flat towing our 2013 Terrain. I will try getting a photo of it and will post here tomorrow.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:26 AM   #16
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I just had my 2010 v6 Terrain set up for flat towing. The 4 cylinders have the death wobble while the v6 does not all based on the power steering. I really like it and can recommend doing it.

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Old 01-09-2019, 12:53 PM   #17
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We tow a 2016 4 cyc Equinox - same chassis as the Terrain. We use the revised tow setup from GMC (November 2017 - pull fuse 16) and have now towed it over 8,000 miles without problem - no Death Wobble. I don't know if that's luck or the new setup - but it is working great.
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We tow a 2016 4 cyc Equinox - same chassis as the Terrain. We use the revised tow setup from GMC (November 2017 - pull fuse 16) and have now towed it over 8,000 miles without problem - no Death Wobble. I don't know if that's luck or the new setup - but it is working great.
We are operating under the same rules. I do have a question though; what do people use to keep the battery charged? Our car is wired exactly like its a utility trailer with no power at all being supplied by the car. A friend suggests I add a 12 Volt lead from our 7 pin plug direct to the Terrain positive battery post to keep the battery from discharging while towing. He also suggests that I just put in a battery disconnect switch and thereby save the battery. His mechanical and electrical aptitude is far superior to mine but I want to check with others to be safe. The service tech at the place our car is right now thinks the idea may be a workable solution.

More of your thoughts would be appreciated.
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Eez Moose, are you having a problem with your battery? If not, why worry about a charge line. I’ve pulled our V6 for over 30k miles with no charge line. Not sure if the new procedures on the 4cyl leave the electric power steering powered or not. IF the principle is to leave power to the electric power steering, a battery disconnect would invalidate the instructions.
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My battery did go dead. I will be at a dealership in the morning today to see if they can figure out why. Will post anything relevant I discover.
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We have a battery hot lead from the RV to the Equinox that's included n the same wiring harness as for turn signals & brakes. We also usually run the Equinox while at rest stops - for about ~5 minutes. And we make sure that all of the Equinox dash board power items are shut off (running lites, radio, fan, etc).

I like the idea of installing a battery disconnect switch as another level of insurance to prevent the battery from draining, but we do NOT have such as switch installed, yet. If we ever start experiencing battery problems then I would investigate that further.
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We have been full timing with a 12 Terrain 6cyl for 5 years and many thousands of miles and never had a problem. No charge line, no battery disconnect switch. We do flip a switch that inactivates a fuse.
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