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Blue Ox Coiled Electrical Cord Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today in our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be installing the Blue Ox 7 wire to 6 wire coiled electrical cord. This is part number BX88206. With our cable pulled in to our 6 pull round connector on the front of our Equinox here, we can go ahead and test all of our lights to make sure we're going to be ready to hit the road behind our RV. You can see we have working tail lights. I'll active our right turn signal slash brake light now. Now I'll go ahead and active our left turn signal and brake light.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today in our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is NV22G. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to lift up on the back of the rack and actually pull down on the lever on the side, here, and that's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. With it in this position, we're going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Holdup Platform Style 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02443. I already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the main features of this rack. If we come here to the back of it we're going to lift up slightly, and then we'll pull out the red pin at the opposite end and be able to tilt our bike rack, fully loaded, away from our vehicle. With that tilted we're going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. Now, you may have noticed it does come pretty close to our handlebars.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider hanging style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway. These are also known as zip strips by Yakima.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps altogether, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps altogether, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test-fit of the Inno Tire Hold Platform-style Two-bike Rack. That part number is IMH305. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to go over one of the main features of this rack. We're going to come to the back of the rack here, and we're going to pull down on this lever. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle without having to remove our bikes.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XC2 platform style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64650. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles. One at the front tire, one at the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test-fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform-style Two-bike Rack. That part number is TH9034. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. If we come here to the back, we're going to squeeze the handle together. We're actually going to be able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with 1-1/4" and 2" hitches and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is very lightweight so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Starting off with our ground clearance, we're going to have about 15" to the bottom of our bolt down there. Overall to our vehicle we're adding about 25-3/4".



Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be taking a look at the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains. Part number T-C-1-5-5-5. We're using tire size 225/65 R17 today. The Titan Snow Tire Chains are durable and sturdy and provide extra traction in snow and ice. The diamond pattern offers more coverage over the entire tire. The tire chains are made out of nickel alloy construction, making them rust resistant.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be installing the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number HM56108. To begin our installation we'll open up our rear hatch here, and we'll start by removing our tail lights. There's two plastic covers here. You'll need to pop these off, just use our trim panel tool for that, and do the same on the other side. This will remove the 10mm screws, here. We'll do the same on the other side. Our screws removed, we'll grab the tail light assembly and pull it out towards us until it releases. We'll unplug the main wiring harness going into it.



TrailerMate Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we going to be taking a look at and installing the TrailerMate Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for towed vehicles, part number TM780072. Here's what your kit's going to consist of. We're going to have the wiring that's going to tee in to both of our taillights, and we're going to have our 4-flat connector with the weatherproof cover. It's going to run from the rear of the vehicle all the way up to the front. It's also going to come with a mounting bracket, if you decide to use to 4-flat design. This jumper harness to go between your vehicle and your coach.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be taking a look at the Husky Liners Weather Beater Custom Floor Liners for the front and rear in black, part number HL98131. These are also available in grey, part number HL98132. Now we've gone ahead and installed our Husky Liners Floor Mats. We just removed our old factory mats and placed these in. We've got the channels all along the bottom of the floor mat that are going to prevent dirt, debris and liquid from getting onto your feet and also keeping it off of our carpet. Our weather beaters are completely contoured to our vehicle and reach all the way up under our dash, covering under our gas and our brake pedal.



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. Part number BX1689. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. As you can see it's not going to be very obtrusive on the front of our vehicle. The only thing that's going to stick out past the bumper is going to be our safety chain hooks. Everything else is going to be nicely tucked away inside the fascia.



Kuat Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat Skinny Roof Top Cargo Carrier. This also doubles as a bike rack. That part number is SK01. It is eighty-two by twenty-three inches, has a weight capacity of one hundred and sixty pounds. Just want to make sure that you check your owners manual before that. This has a maximum cross bar spread capability of thirty-six inches and can carry up to one bike with a weight of fifty pounds. We already have three of our four mounts in place and secured down.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be taking a look at the K-Source Universal Towing Mirror, part number KS3891. Here in our factory mirror, we can see clearly to the back of our trailer, although if I step out to the side, we've lost visibility in our factory mirror but gained it in our towing mirror. We can see clearly to the side for safely parking and changing lanes when driving down the road. The mirror face dimensions are 7-3/4 x 5-1/8 inches. The whole towing mirror adjusts from 4-1/2 inches tall to 14 inches tall. The K-Source towing mirror is equipped with a padding on the back to prevent scuffs to your mirror. Our straps ratchet down to provide a nice secure fit. Our straps also adjust to fit many different style mirrors. Our mirror also pivots to give you different view points. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get these installed. We're going to take our new towing mirrors and just set them loosely in place.



Husky Liners Floor Mats Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be taking a look at the Husky Liners WeatherBeater Cargo Liner in black, part number HL21121. This is also available in grey, part number HL21122. All along the bottom of our Husky Liners WeatherBeater you'll see these channels that are going to keep dirt, debris, and water from getting off of our liner and onto our carpet. The floor mat features a raised contoured edge that's going to follow along all the way until the back of our second row and it's going to prevent any liquid from spilling onto our carpet. Now that we've gone over some features we'll show you how to get this installed. You first want to make sure that your cargo area's completely cleaned out. We'll take our Husky Liners floor mat and slide it into place and then we'll just push it down so that it fits to our vehicle. Because this was rolled up in the box it is lifted up just a bit, but as it lays in your vehicle more it will lay flat.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Yakima FullBack trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02634. Now we already have our bike secured down. We first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps altogether, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known by Yakima as Zip Strips.





Chevrolet Equinox Questions

  • I found an online copy of the owners manual for the 2014 Chevy Equinox from Chevy and have the towing information for you. The models with the 2.4 liter motor have a gross trailer weight capacity of 1,000 pounds if the trailer does not have brakes or 1,500 pounds if the trailer does have brakes. The gross combined weight rating, which is the most the vehicle and trailer can weigh when loaded with cargo, fuel, passengers, and any accessories is 5,787 pounds for front wheel drive...
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  • In my research, I found that the towing capacity for models with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine is 1500 lbs, while models equipped with the 3.0L 6 cylinder engine have a 3500 lb towing capacity. I've confirmed this information with the owner's manual.
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  • The Swagman Chinook # S64683 and G10 # S64682 are similar but there are some key differences. The G10 uses 2 rails with 2 wheel cradles each so it theoretically is compatible with more bike styles. Other than that they operate the same way. The XTC # S64670 does not tilt down so it would not really be comparable to either of the above bike racks. Also, there is no guarantee that you would be able to open the rear hatch on the vehicle with the bikes loaded on either of the...
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  • Both the bike racks you mentioned are very similar, almost identical. The Pro Series rack is a bit heavier than the MaxxTow rack, and feels more substantial, like it's better put together. The Q-Slot can be used in Class I and II 1-1/4 inch receivers or 2 inch receiver. The MaxxTow rack works in Class II 1-1/4 inch receivers and 2 inch receivers. Both racks are pretty highly rated by our customers. Both racks are what I would consider entry level racks that are best for occasional...
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  • Generally speaking you will want to have 3 inches from the top of your tire to the fender of your trailer to accommodate for suspension travel. Having a little more wouldn't hurt, but I wouldn't recommend any less than 3 inches. I attached a review video for this fender for you to check out as well.
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  • Your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox uses a type 921 backup light bulb. The Hopkins product you reviewed, part # HM20101VA, is a replacement for the type 3156 bulb. My contact at Hopkins advises that they do not offer an audible alarm replacement bulb for the 921 type. I also checked with two other suppliers of aftermarket lighting products, Putco and Optronics, and neither of these suppliers offers a 921 replacement bulb with alarm. However, we do offer the Custer Surface Mount...
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  • If you are installing a 7-way and brake controller you will want to use a circuit breaker in-line when connecting the Black wire from the 7-way to the battery and in-line from the brake controller to the battery. The Black wire will draw 12 volt power. For the Black wire that connects from the rear of the 7-way to the battery it is recommended to use a 40 amp circuit breaker, part # PK54540. The Black wire running from the brake controller to the battery should also have...
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  • What we can do is provide you with the bolt size that is used to install the part # 90145 that you referenced and you can find a tap at a local hardware store to clean the threads out if you think they are too corroded. The bolt size is M12 CL8.8. I attached an install video and couple help links for cleaning weldnuts for you to check out as well.
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  • The best way to determine bearing size is to disassemble the old hubs and find the bearing number stamped on the old bearings. Remember which was the outer most bearing. With the old bearing numbers you can find out hub, spindle, race and seal. So hold onto those numbers. There are several pieces of line and hose in this kit, more than pictured. The longest piece of steel line is 15 feet. The longest rubber hose is 18-7/8 inches. Titan does not offer stainless discs or calipers....
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  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 3160-1B, is designed to fit your 2011 Chevy Equinox so that you can flat tow it behind your motorhome. Another option would be to use a tow dolly, # RM-2000-1. This tow dolly comes with electric brakes, safety cables, adjustable axle and ramps, and adjustable wheel nets. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you decide to use base plates, there are a couple more items you will need before you can safely tow the Equinox....
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  • The Draw-Tite # 5500 Brake Controller can certainly be installed on your vehicle, but the procedure for finding the stoplight signal on your 2012 Equinox is a bit different than on other vehicles. As you are sitting in the drivers seat, the BCM (Body Control Module) is located under the dash above where your left knee would be. The module (think of it as a junction box) will have 7 different wire connectors that plug into it. Look for the black connector (all the connectors...
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  • You can use the TrailerMate Custom Tail Light Wiring Harness, # TM780072, when flat towing your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. After doing some research on your vehicle, I have found that some models cannot be flat towed, especially those with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). These models must be towed using a tow dolly. Before you attempt to flat tow your Equinox, I recommend checking your owners manual for any flat towing restrictions or procedures. If you determine...
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  • To tow your 2012 Chevy Equinox your first priority would be to have a trailer hitch mounted to your RV that is capable of towing your vehicle. My research shows that the Equinox weighs approximately 4000 lbs, not including fluids and cargo, and that it is flat towable as is. You should also refer to your owners manual to confirm the flat towing procedures for you 2012 Chevy Equinox. The Reese Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch, # 82200, may be a good choice if the total weight...
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  • The replacement u-bolt hardware kit that you referenced, part # SR05493, is a correct kit for the Explorer box (whether it is a Karrite or SportRack branded unit). The hardware kit's u-bolts will fit around crossbars that are as wide as 3-3/4-inches. By the way, your Sears Karrite rooftop cargo box was produced for Sears by Thule/SportRack, which are sister companies. For reference, please take a look at the linked photo which shows key dimensions of the u-bolts included in...
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  • The red wire for the ICX transmitter in the Even Brake # RM-9400 connects to the cold side of the brake switch. This is the wire that only has power when the brake pedal is pressed. However, on a 2013 Chevy Equinox it is a little more complicated. There isn't a brake switch wire that you can attach the transmitter to on this vehicle so you have to get the signal from the BCM (body control module) which is located under the dash above where your left knee would be. The module...
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  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, item # HM60100VA, is designed to detect items directly behind the vehicle and straight out. I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he explained that the backup sensor would detect items at the ground for a distance of 5-1/2 feet, or so. Also the unit will not pickup items very near to the vehicle once the item is past where the sensor can detect the item. Say a box is laying on the ground 15 feet behind your vehicle. At a point where you...
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  • To carry a cargo box you would need to install crossbars. You can add crossbars to a 2006 Chevy Equinox that just has the side rails that run front to back. There are 2 options and I have linked them for you. For a good all around rack that is also economical I recommend the Yakima system made up of the following parts: 48 inch crossbars # Y00408 RailGrabs, # Y00138 I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you can tell me what you plan...
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  • Depending on your rack and carrier, they maybe able to be used at the same time, but more than likely, one will interfere with the other. Keep in mind the shape of your bike rack may interfere with loading cargo on your carrier and the carrier may be in the way of the bikes hanging down. If the cargo carrier has sides or rails that are tall, they may prevent the bike rack from being installed. Additionally this adapter/extension has a tongue weight rating of 350 pounds. This...
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  • When carrying any cargo on the rear of your vehicle you will want a minimum of 12 inches clearance from the exhaust. It is a good idea to deflect the exhaust on your 2014 Chevrolet Equinox away from the carrier or the cargo in the carrier. I have attached a link to the turndown exhaust tips we offer. You will want to measure the diameter of the exhaust tip on your Equinox and then choose the size and length from the menus on the left of the attached page. The hitch I recommend...
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  • We do have wiring kits, that will work with your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, that do not require the vehicle have a tow package. However, the item you selected, Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118264, will only fit the 2010-2012 Equinox models that are equipped with the factory tow package. If your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox will not be equipped with a factory tow package, you could use either the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118494, or the Curt Custom Fit...
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