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Best 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2014 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2013 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2011 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2009 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw Tite, Part # 76028. This is a Class 3, meaning we're going to have a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the Curt, also a Class 3 with the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. The Part # on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the Curt Class 2, that is going to go down to 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch opening. That Part # is C12291. Cosmetically we're going to have a few very minor differences between the Curt and our Draw Tite in the Class 3. You can see they both offer the round tube.



Best 2008 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2007 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2006 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Best 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a class three, meaning we're going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the CURT, also a class three with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then to finish it out we're going to have the CURT class two.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - Draw-Tite

Today in 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2" X 2" opening, part number is 76028. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You can see most of it is going to be hidden in behind our rear fascia. We've left our panel off, you can trim it, however, you will be removing the majority of the panel. So, whatever look you can go for there, you can certainly go for it.



Best 2016 Chevrolet Equinox Hitch Options

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. Our most popular is going to be the Draw-Tite part number 76028. This is a Class III, meaning we're going to have a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. Next most popular is going to be the Curt, also a Class III with a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. Part number on that is 13591. Then, to finish it out, we're going to have the Curt Class II.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be taking a look and installing the Hidden Hitch custom-fit Class II trailer hitch receiver, Part Number 90145. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the back of our vehicle. It's going to have a real nice and sleek look on the back end. Now keep in mind that that plastic cover will not be able to go back in place. Now it's still going to be tucked up and against the back end of the vehicle, so it won't be sticking out far. You just won't be able to get that cover on since it does roll back underneath. Our hitch is going to have a black powder coat finish that's going to prevent any kind of rust and corrosion, as well as have a fully welded design that's going to add extra durability, so it's going to last you a long time. It's going to have a half-inch pin hole going straight through the center of our 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch receiver tube opening.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Curt custom fit class 2 trailer hitch receiver, part number C12291. Here is what our nice new class 2 hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the back of our vehicle. You can see that it's going to meet up with the contoured design of that rear fascia, and have a real good look on the back end of our vehicle. Giving our vehicle a real rugged and stylish new appearance. All that's really going to be visible is going to be that inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening and your chain tie downs. Now, the inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening is going to have a half inch pin hole directly behind it for your class 1 and class 2 accessories. You're going to have a nice thick plate steel for your chain tie downs, and a fully welded design with a black powder coat finish.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be taking a look at and installing the hidden hitch custom fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number 87572. Here's what our class 3 trailer hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the back of our vehicle. It's going to have a nice sleek and rugged look and be nice and tucked up against the back end of the vehicle, not sticking out and not too far in. They come with a nice black powder coat finish, so that's going to prevent any kind of rust and corrosion and have a fully welded design to add extra durability and strength. With a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, it's going to offer a 350 pound tongue weight capacity and 3500 pounds of trailer towing capacity. Now if we add weight distribution to this, it's going to go up to 400 pounds max tongue weight and 4000 pounds towing capacity. It will have a 5/8 inch pin hole and a half inch pin hole. The 5/8 pin hole will be for your two inch trailing accessories, and then the 1/2 inch pin hole will be for your j pin stabilization device, with nice round stock designed for your chain tie downs on either side. For the cover that'll go over the top you won't be able to place that back on, because it will interfere with our receiver hitch, so you can either, you have two options with that.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Drawtite Custom Fit Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36408. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the back of our vehicle. It's going to have a real nice and sleek look on the back end. Now keep in mind that that plastic cover will not be able to go back in place. Now it's still going to be tucked up and against the back end of the vehicle so it won't be sticking out far, you just won't be able to get that cover on since it does roll back underneath. Now our hitch is going to have a black powder coat finish, that's going to prevent any rust or corrosion, as well as have a fully welded design, it's going to add extra durability, so it's going to last you a long time. It's going to have a half-inch pinhole going through the center of our 1-1/4 x 1/-1/4 inch receiver tube opening. That's going to attach all of our accessories. Now with that 1-1/4 x 1/-1/4 inch receiver tube opening you're going to have a maximum tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds, and maximum towing capacity of 3500 pounds.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be taking a look at and installing the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part #13591. Here's what our Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch is going to look like once it's installed. It's going to have a real nice and sleek, stylish design on the back end of our vehicle with that gloss black powder coat finish that's going to add extra corrosion resistance and rust protection, as well as that fully welded design. It's going to add extra strength and durability over a long period of time. It's going to have a plate steel design for your chain tie downs underneath the bottom side, again fully welded and nice large chain folds on either side. Through the center we'll have a 5/8th inch pinhole to secure all of our 2 inch trailer hitching accessories. At the end, a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening capable of carrying 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,5000 pounds total toning capacity. Now if we add weight distribution to that it's going to go up just slightly to 400 pounds tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds toning capacity.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the CURT custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is C12291. Here's what the CURT class two hitch looks like once it's installed on the Equinox. It's going to have a narrow tube going this way running across the car. Keeps it maybe about 1" right underneath this rear fascia, so doesn't hang down too far, doesn't give it a goofy look.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox well be installing Hidden Hitch Class 2 1-1/4 Inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 90145. Heres what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-3/4 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Well now go ahead with the installation. To begin the install of our hitch well first need to remove the rear fascia piece.





Chevrolet Equinox Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Trailer Hitch Availability to Fit a 2016 Chevy Equinox with Dual Exhaust
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13591 will fit your 2016 Chevy Equinox V6 that has dual exhaust. I attached a picture that we got from a customer that shows the hitch installed on a similar 2015 Equinox that has dual exhaust just like yours. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would then want the # 56094 which is a confirmed fit as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Chevy Equinox without Factory Tow Package
  • For your 2016 Chevy Equinox you can use Curt Class III trailer hitch # 13591. This is a 2 inch hitch rated for 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual for the vehicle towing capacity and go by the lower of the 2 ratings. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. For trailer wiring, since your Equinox does not have a factory tow package you can use # 118494 to provide a 4-Way flat...
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  • Will Curt Hitch 13591 Fit a 2016 Chev Equinox V6 with Dual Exhaust
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13591 will fit your 2016 Chevy Equinox V6 that has dual exhaust. I attached a picture that we got from a customer that shows the hitch installed on a similar 2015 Equinox that has dual exhaust just like yours. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would then want the # 56094 which is a confirmed fit as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball...
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  • Most Concealed Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Equinox
  • Hidden Hitch/Draw-Tite originally considered their hitches for the 2015 Equinox to carry over to the 2016 model. They have since changed their mind on that and are reevaluating the fit. The design of the Curt # 13591 is slightly different, and Curt assures me the hitch fits the 2016 Equinox, so that's the hitch I'd recommend. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you'll also need the following to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118494 Ball mount, part...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Towing Capacity of a 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • I checked the owner's manual for a 2015 Chevy Equinox and models that have the 2.4 liter motor can tow up to 1,500 pounds and models with the 3.6 liter can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The manual also specifies that these capacities are for trailers with brakes. It doesn't provide any capacity information for trailers without brakes. The Class III trailer hitches for your vehicle such as # 13591 have a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. So if you have the 3.6 liter motor the capacity...
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  • Torque Specs and Replacement Installation Hardware for Curt Class III # 13591 on 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • The Curt Class III hitch you referenced, part # 13591 will fit your 2015 Equinox. However, please realize that the installation hardware you originally used is designed for a one-time use only. You can certainly reuse the hitch, but I'd strongly suggest you obtain replacement hardware before doing so. We sell replacement installation hardware as part # RHK. On the product page, type in # 13591 as the part number choose Curt from the drop down menu. I've linked you to the installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • The most popular and cost effective 2 inch trailer hitch for your 2015 Chevy Equinox is the Curt hitch # 13591. I have included a link to a video to the right that shows how the hitch installs. Installation is not all that difficult as you can see in the video and in the instructions I have also linked for you. I estimate it would take a novice installer about 2 hours. A professional could probably have it done in about an hour. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested...
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  • What Size Hex Bolts are Used to Install a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • There shouldn't be any factory bolts on the vehicle when installing Curt trailer hitch # 13591. The hitch comes with the six M12-1.75 x 40mm bolts needed for installation (some installations only require 4 of the hex bolts). I have included a link to the installation instructions for you and a video showing an example installation.
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  • Installation Instructions for Installing Curt Hitch # C12291 on a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
  • According to the directions it states that on the Chevy Equinox, it is necessary to remove the panel at the center of the fascia (this is a pre cut section within the bumper) to provide space for hitch installation. This will not be reinstalled after the hitch is mounted into place. It also states that if you have tie downs present these will also need to be permanently removed for installation of the Curt # C12291 hitch. The directions make no mention about loosening the muffler or...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt # 13591 Trailer Hitch
  • If you need replacement hardware you can order it easily by entering the part # RHK into our search box. Then simply enter your hitch part number ( # 13591) and the manufacturer (Curt) to see the correct kit for your hitch.
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  • Bike Carrier for Giant Crossover and Raleigh Folding Bike and 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • A platform style bike carrier will work best to hold the Giant and Folding bikes. Because the folding bike has such small wheels a carrier such as the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT would be the best option since the wheels will be supported and the hooks will come down to secure the frame. I have included a link to a video review of this rack. The other option is to use the bike rack you have and use an adapter bar, # 64005, on the folding bike.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Equinox for Carrying Wheelchair Carrier
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2015 Chevy Equinox the Hidden Hitch part # 87572 is a confirmed fit and has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. That means that the hitch has the ability to support the weight of 350 lbs off the ground. If the weight of the wheelchair and carrier end up weighing less than that this would work for you. Any local mechanic in your area with a decent reputation would have no problem installing this since hitches are pretty simple to install. For a wheelchair...
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  • What Wire Leader Does the Curt Hitch 13591 Come With
  • The Curt hitch part # 13591 comes with a wire leader as well as all the hardware needed to install the hitch, but if you wanted a replacement wire leader or a spare you would need th epart # C58400.
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  • Trailer Hitch Class and Capacity for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox for Use with Hitch-Mount Accessories
  • We offer both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches for your 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and all can be seen on the link provided for you. Many of these share the same tongue weight (TW, which is downward force on the hitch) and gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings, such as Curt's 2-inch Class III hitch # 13591 and their 1-1/4-inch Class II # C12291. Both of these hitches have 350-lb TW and 3500-lb GTW ratings despite their differing class ratings. All of the hitches we offer include...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Fit and Related Items Needed for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox for Towing Small Trailer
  • The base version of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox has a maximum rated towing capacity of 1500-lbs but you'll want to check your actual owner's manual to confirm the towing capacity for your particular Equinox since this can vary depending on the version and specific equipment included. You are wise to go for a 2-inch Class III hitch as these not only offer higher capacity (and safety margin) but they're also more compatible with a range of hitch-mount accessories like bike and cargo carriers....
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 4 Cylinder 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • 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 models...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2014 Chevy Equinox LT
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75681 will fit your 2014 Chevy Equinox LT. I have included a link to the right to a video showing installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not...
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  • Experiencing Loud Noise Coming From Exhaust Hitting Trailer Hitch, How Do I Fix This
  • Even when a hitch is installed properly we sometimes run into an issue of the exhaust coming into contact with the trailer hitch so we put together an article which provides a few different solutions. I have attached this article for you.
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch part # 87572 fit a 2014 Chevy Equinox with Dual Exhaust
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87572 that you referenced would do a great job on your 2014 Chevy Equinox with dual exhaust. There would be no interference from the exhaust and the install should go smoothly. I attached a video of this hitch being installed on a similar Equinox that has dual exhaust for you to check out. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118494. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts,...
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  • Ground Clearance with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 36408 Installed on a 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • When we installed Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36408 on a 2013 Chevy Equinox (it also fits 2014 models) it measured 14-1/4 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. But to the bottom of the hitch it would be approximately 12-3/4 inches (subtracting 1-1/2 inches for the thickness of the metal and the receiver opening). This will likely be much better than on a VW Golf. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # 36051. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and...
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  • Is There Drilling Required to Install the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36408 on 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • There is no cutting or drilling required to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch part # 36408 on your 2014 Chevy Equinox. Check out the installation instructions and install video I attached for this hitch. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products as well. Trailer Wiring Harness part # 118494 (video attached) Ball Mount part # 36051 1-7/8 in Ball # 19256 2 inch Ball part # 19258
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • Trailer hitches including Curt hitch # 13591 for your 2014 Chevy Equinox include the hitch itself and the installation hardware. Everything else is sold separately. This is done so that customer do not have to purchase a whole package and end up with parts they do not need. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball,...
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  • Class III 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • There is a Class III 2 inch hitch available for your 2014 Chevy Equinox. For that you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87572. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would do well with your Class III hitch accessories. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is the Installation Hardware for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36408 Metric or SAE
  • The installation hardware included with the Draw-Tite Hitch part # 36408 that you referenced are M12 bolts which means they are metric. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Equinox
  • The main difference between the two hitches you referenced is that the # 13591 is a Class III hitch that has a 2 inch opening which will have higher towing capacities and more accessories designed for it and the # C12291 is as Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening with fewer accessory options. Both will fit your 2013 Equinox, but for the reasons I listed I would go with the # 13591. A 1/2" x 30" FISHWIRE is included with this hitch as well as all of the needed hardware to install...
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  • Will Using a Class III Trailer Hitch Pull the Bumper off of a 2013 Chevy Equinox
  • Considering that Curt trailer hitch # 13591 does not mount to the bumper but to the frame of the 2013 Chevy Equinox like you said your bumper will be just fine. The smaller Class II hitches also attach to the vehicle in the same places so I am not sure what they are talking about. There is an attachment point at the center of the hitch that attaches to the metal part of the bumper beam but that beam is also attached to the vehicle frame so no worries there either. I have included a link...
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  • Are Any Additional Parts Needed To Install Trailer Hitch On 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch has all of the mounting hardware needed for installation on your 2013 Equinox. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on an Equinox you can check out. Since you did not say what you plan to use the hitch for I have attached some of the items we offer that will work for you. If you have any questions about a specific item just let me know and I can make some recommendations that...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • 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 the hitches...
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  • Does Hidden Hitch # 90145 Include Everything Needed To Tow a Trailer With 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 90145, will fit a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. It is the trailer hitch and includes the ball mount and pin and clip. To be able to tow with this hitch you will still need to purchase the hitch ball and the wiring harness for lighting the trailer lights. I am including links to the installation instructions and a install video of the hitch being installed on a 2010 Equinox (same on the 2012 model). The wiring harness for your Equinox would...
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  • Hitch for 2012 Chevrolet Equinox to Allow Use of Ramped Platform Carrier for Mobility Scooter
  • The highest-rated hitch for your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is a 2-inch Class III hitch such as Curt # 13591 rated for 350-lbs tongue weight. Tongue weight is the downward force on a hitch. In the case of a mobility scooter and its ramped carrier, the combined total weight of these two items must remain within this 350-lb hitch capacity. You will first want to confirm the actual weight of your particular scooter. Then you can subtract this weight from the 350-lb hitch capacity to determine...
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  • Towing Capacity and Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • I checked the owner's manual for the 2012 Chevy Equinox and found that models with the 3.0 Liter motor like yours can tow trailers up to 3,500 pounds as long as they have trailer brakes. The other number that stands out is the GCWR or gross combined weight rating. This is the most that the trailer and the vehicle can weigh together including any cargo, fuel, and passengers. For front wheel drive models the GCWR is 7,937 pounds. For all wheel drive models the GCWR is 8,157 pounds. Towing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • All of the trailer hitches that fit the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox fit the 2012 Equinox because they have the same trailer hitch bolt pattern on the frame rails. We have several different trailer hitch options for your 2012 Equinox, so I attached a link to all of them for you to check out. The trailer hitch that I recommend is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13591. This hitch will save you some money over the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class III trailer hitches without sacrificing any...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness from 2014 Chevy Equinox Be Moved to 2014 Model
  • The hitch and wiring used on your 2012 Equinox can indeed be reused on your 2014 model. Both vehicles use the same hitches and wiring. However, the installation hardware for the hitch is not meant to be reused and should be replaced. To obtain replacement hardware, go to the the # RHK product page by using the link provided below. Type in the hitch part # C12291, select the name of the hitch manufacturer from the drop-down menu, and choose a quantity of 1. I'll link you to some install...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • We have several Class II and Class III trailer hitches that are confirmed fits for your 2012 Chevy Equinox, but the Class I hitch you referenced, is not a fit. The closest hitch to the one you referenced is the Hidden Hitch Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver # 90145. The hitch includes the ball mount and pin and clip. The wiring harness for your Equinox would be the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118494. If you have the towing package you will want...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch that Will Fit a 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • 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 included...
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  • Bolt Size Used for Weldnuts for Installing Hitch on a Chevy Equinox
  • 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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  • Which Trailer Hitch Will Be Least Visible on a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
  • All the hitches we offer for your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox have similar designs, and they are actually going to fit in nearly the same location. There is a center panel in the center of your vehicle bumper that will be removed for the hitch installation, and the hitch receiver opening will fit up into the space that is left when the panel is removed. Because of this, the hitches for your vehicle are all going to be mostly hidden. The same hitches that fit your vehicle also fit some similar...
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  • Installation Requirements for 2011 Chevrolet Equinox Trailer Hitch and Wiring
  • The wiring for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, part # 118494, is a custom fit and there should be no need to reprogram the vehicle computer. Reprogramming would also not be necessary after the trailer hitch installation. The wiring harness simply plugs in behind both tail lights, and because the wiring draws its power from the vehicle battery, the vehicle circuits are protected from back feed or overload. In the event of an overload, the black converter box actually turns itself off to...
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  • Video for DIY Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2011 Chevy Equinox and Cargo Carrier Recommendation
  • There is a similar video of the Curt 2 inch receiver hitch, item # 13591, being installed on a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox that is the same installation as your 2011 model, see video link. You will need a 19mm socket, a ratchet wrench, an 8 inch extension, and a torque wrench to complete the installation of either the 1-1/4 inch Curt Class II hitch, # C12291, or the 2 Inch Class III Curt hitch, # 13591. I would recommend going with the Class III hitch for several reasons. First, it gives...
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  • Installation Hardware Included with Curt Class III Receiver for 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • The Curt Class III Receiver Hitch, part # 13591, includes all necessary installation hardware. The 2010 and 2011 model year of the Equinox use the same hitches. If you were planning on using the hitch for towing purposes, we offer some additional products that you might need such as a ball mount, part # 2923, the wiring harness to provide lighting functions to the trailer part # 118494, a 2 inch trailer ball, part # 19247, or a 1-7/8 inch ball, part # 19260. I will include a link...
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  • Does Exhaust Need to be Lowered When Installing the Curt Hitch # 13591 on a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
  • To install the CURT Class III hitch # 13591 on a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, you will only need to lower your exhaust if it is in the way of installing the bolts that attach the hitch to the vehicles frame rails. If you can install the hitch and be able to torque the bolts without having to move your exhaust, then there is no reason to lower it. Lowering the exhaust just gives you more room and makes it easier to install the hitch. I am including a link to the installation instructions...
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  • Hitch and Swing Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • The Yakima FullSwing 4 bike rack # Y02465 would fit the 2 inch hitch part # 13591 you installed and would work great for you. When we installed the Curt hitch you have on a 2011 Chevy Equinox we found that it had a distance of 5 inches from the center of the pin hole to the outside of the bumper, the FullSwing has a distance of 6-1/2 inches from it's pin hole to the nearest part of the rack so it would fit well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • Yes, the Curt # 13591 trailer hitch is confirmed as a fit for your 2012 Chevy Equinox, this is actually confirmed as a fit for the 2005-2015 Chevy Equinox. For a wiring harness there are several options depending on if you have a factory tow package plug on your Equinox. I have included a link to these options for your reference. This trailer hitch is a Class III trailer hitch, that has a maximum trailer weight of 3,500 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. Please check...
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  • Does the BCM Need to be Reprogrammed to Install a Trailer Connector Harness on a 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • I spoke with my contacts at Curt and Tow Ready, who both make wiring harnesses for the 2010 Chevy Equinox. They stated you will NOT have to reprogram the BCM or anything else to install the Curt T-Connector, # 56094, or T-One with Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite, # 118494. I recommend the T-One with Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite, # 118494, as it has a powered Modulite that will help protect your vehicles sensitive wiring. I have included a link to the installation details below....
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  • Can I Replace a Factory 1-1/4 Inch Hitch with a 2 Inch Hitch on a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
  • Yes, I verified with my contact at Chevrolet that you can unbolt the factory 1-1/4 inch hitch and install a class III 2 inch hitch, like the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch, # 75681, on your 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. I have attached the installation instructions as well as an installation video for you to check out. If you would like to replace the wiring harness on your vehicle as well, then you may also want to pick up the Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness, # 118264. This is a simple...
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  • Do the Hitches for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Come with Installation Hardwrare
  • Yes, all of the trailer hitches we sell come complete with the mounting hardware needed for installation.
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  • Recommend 2 Inch Hitch Receiver for a 2009 Chevy Equinox
  • I would recommend you use install a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87572, on your 2009 Chevy Equinox. You will need to remove the fascia door that is in the center of your rear fascia but for the most part you will be able to see the cross tube of this hitch once installed. Check out some of the pictures on the product page to see how this hitch would look once installed. I also attached installation instructions and an installation video below for you to check out. You may...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class II Receiver # 36408 Fit The 2010 Equinox
  • I spoke with my contact at the manufacturer and have confirmed that the Draw-Tite Class II receiver, part # 36408 will indeed fit your 2010 Chevy Equinox. Some items you may need with the Class II hitch are as follows, Drawbar 36051, Use in rise position only. Pin and Clip PC2 Ball 19256 or 19258 Wiring Harness 118432 Hitch Lock RH2-XL
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Hardware that Doesn't Want to Thread into Vehicle Weldnut
  • All of the install bolts that thread into an existing weldnut on your 2007 Chevy Equinox are the same size, M12. There are other size bolts that come with the # 90145 that has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. They are 1/2-13 and they do not attach to weldnuts, instead they attach to nuts that come with the hitch. Most likely what is going on is that you have dirty or rusty weldnuts and the bolts are not wanting to thread all the way in. This is very common on vehicles that have...
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