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CIPA Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today I have a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. We're going to take a look at, and show you how to install, the Cipa clip-on towing mirror. This is part #7070 and it'll work for the driver's side or the passenger's side. All right, now let's take a look at the field of view difference we're going to have with the mirrors versus our factory mirrors. Right now I'm standing at the back corner of about a 20-foot camper. You'll see as we start to come out, we're finding that factory mirror, going to give us that normal field of view that we're used to seeing. When we add in that towing mirror, you'll see as we transition over here, we're going to be able to move out a lot further from the RV, so now as we're turning, if we we're maneuvering, we'll be able to see out here where that camper's swinging around and we won't have to be stretching out the window or stretching around while trying to look behind us. Now, one thing I've noticed about the fit, see here on the top We can pull that up and create a gap.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to be test fitting the Saris Bones Hitch 2 Bike Rack. Part Number SA882. As you can see, we already for a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How it attaches to the bike rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up here and one off to the side, which is going to act as an anti-sway strap to keep it from hitting onto the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to be test fitting Swagman Quad 2 + 2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Rack, part number S64692. As you can see we already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how the bike is fastened to the rack we're going to have 1 point of contact with our bike's frame up here with this frame hook, which is nice and padded to make sure that it doesn't scratch or damage the bike when you install it. We also have wheel straps on the 2 wheels to hold those in place as well. Let's go ahead and take the bike off, set it aside. Go ahead and loosen up the straps by pushing in the buttons. Now with the wheel hook you want to make sure you hold on to the bike while you take it off, just so the bike doesn't go falling forwards towards the vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to be taking a look at the Curt cargo carrier. Part number C18150. We can go ahead and get you some measurements. Go for our ground clearance first and to the lowest point we're at about 16 inches. Overall we've added about 27 inches. At our closest point of contact to the back of the car we right about 6 and 1/8 of an inch.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider hanging style, two-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. We already have our bike attached to our rack. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here, and one is our anti-swap. These are also known as zip-strips.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style Two 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 have two cradles in place for three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap. We're going to start by releasing these.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Saris Bones hitch mounted 2-bike rack. That part number SA882. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. You have three cradles in place or three straps in place rather, two on our frame here just up top and then we have one as our anti-sway strap. With those released, we can pull our bike off and set it off to the side.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Maxxtow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. This has a 500-pound weight capacity and works with 2-inch hitches only. First thing we're going to do while it's on our vehicle is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first. We're going to have about 13 inches to the bottom of our carrier here.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2105 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of our Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier. The measurements for this is 23 by 47. It has a 450 lb. Weight capacity and it's designed to work with 2-inch hitches only. The part number of this is M2205. The first thing we'll start with here is our measurements. We're going to get our ground clearance.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23x60 Cargo Carrier. The Part Number for this is CC-100. It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds, and works with 2 inch hitches only. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Ground clearance being first. We're going to measure to the bottom of this bolt here, at about 11 1/2 inches. Over all to our vehicle, we're adding about 27 1/2 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Curt folding 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18151. This has a 500-pound weight capacity and works with 2-inch hitches only. 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 13 1/2 inches. Overall to our vehicle, we're going to add about 33 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 x 60 cargo carrier. This has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. It's designed to work with 2 inch hitches only, and has a part number of C18150. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements, ground clearance being first. We're going to have about 16 inches. That is because we do have that raised shank here in the back which is going to lift our carrier even higher than our hitch.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier. That Part Number is C18110. This has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and marks with both 1 1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. The first thing we want to do here is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance. That's going to be about 16 inches.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 Hanging Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is 59400. We already have our bike in place. We're first going to show you how we secure it down. We have two cradles with three straps. Two on our frame and one is our anti-sway strap. We're going to start by releasing our frames and then we'll release that anti-sway strap.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of a Yakima half back trunk mount 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02636. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 zip strips. We're going to start by removing those.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider 2 hanging style bike rack. That part number is Y02472. We're first going to show you how we secure our bike down. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps. These are called zip strips. We've got 2 on the frame here and 1 as our anti sway.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat transfer platform style 3 bike rack. That part number is TS03G. We already have our bikes secured down. We're going to show you a few features, take a few measurements and show you how our bike gets secured down. First feature I want to show you is our tilting feature, because we can do this with our bikes still attached. We're going to move our back wheel hooks out of the way.





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. The Chinook comes with a cable lock. 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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • There are a couple of trailer hitches that have been confirmed to fit your 2011 Chevy Equinox, but the Draw-Tite hitch, # 75681, has not been one of those confirmed. instead, take a look at Curt trailer hitch # C12291. This is a Class II, 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch that Curt has confirmed as a fit for the 2011 Chevy Equinox. I have included a link to the installation details below. We can also use the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13591. This is a Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch. I have...
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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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  • 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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  • Flat towing a vehicle behind a motorhome requires 5 basic components: a tow bar, safety cables, and a lighting solution, base plates and supplementary braking system for the toad. You may care to glance at the linked article that covers each of these in detail. We also always suggest checking your owner's manual for any guidance related to flat towing the vehicle. I recommend staying with one brand of base plate and tow bar since doing so avoids the added cost and complexity...
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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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  • Yes we do. The Hopkins tow bar wiring kit part # HM56108 is a custom fit wiring harness for your 2016 Chevy Equinox that will allow your RV to connect to it and control the taillights. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For an umbilical connector to go from the 4-way of this harness to the 7-way on your RV you would want the part # HM47075. You will need a few more components to flat tow your vehicle though. For a base plate kit we have the Blue Ox part...
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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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  • For a 2012 Chevy Equinox, both the Draw-Tite Class III, # 75681, and the Class II, # 90145, have a shipping weight of about 35 pounds. The Class III has a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. The Class II has the same gross trailer weight capacity but a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. Both hitches will install and look similar as you can see in the instructions and video links I have provided for each. Even though...
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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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  • To determine if you can flat tow your 2015 Chevy Equinox the first thing you need to check is your owners manual under the section on towing. Any flat towing restrictions will be listed there. If you determine that your vehicle can be flat towed the first thing you will need is a base plate kit. For that you will want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 3160-1B. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental...
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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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