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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, part number 90145. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements and helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 1/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's begin here by pointing out our mounting locations.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be installing a draw-tight trailer hitch receiver, part number 36408. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hold to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 1/2 inches. From the top of the opening of the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's begin here by pointing out our mounting locations.











Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

Today on our 2011 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12291. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. Now, let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Equinox - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 90145. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. Now, let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox - Hiddden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87572. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Chevy Equinox well be installing the draw tight hitch part number 75681. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to asset you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four and one quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 and three quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

Today on our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12291. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox - Hiddden Hitch

Today in our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 90145. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you in selecting in accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we're going to install the Curt 2-inch Hitch, part number 13591. All right, this is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-3/4 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

Today well be working on 2005 Chevy Equinox. Were going to install a Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36408. This will also be comparable to Hidden Hitch part number 90145. Here are couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

OK, today on this 2006 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to install part number 75681 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 87572 from Hidden Hitch. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a bicycle rack, a ball mount or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 13-1/8 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5-1/4 inches. Alright, now I will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:38



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Today we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87572, comparable to Draw-Tite part number 75681, on a 2011 Chevy Equinox. A couple of key measurements to think about when ing your accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier is the measurement from your center pin hole to the very most edge of your bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver opening to the ground is 12 inches. Now we are going to proceed with our installation. Our first step will be the removal of a fascia piece so that our hitch, when installed, will not be hitting our lower bumper and fascia. There are several snaps holding the fascia in place. Sometimes a screw driver will be necessary to pry them loose. 1:00



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Equinox

Today we are going to be installing on our 2007 Chevy Equinox Draw-Tite part number 36408, also comparable to Hidden Hitch part number 90145. A couple of measurements to be aware of when ing accessories for your new hitch is going to be from the center of the pin to the outer most point of your bumper is 6 inches. And from the top of your receiver opening to the ground is 14 inches. This will help you when ing accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now we will go ahead with the installation of our hitch. 0:39



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13591. Before we get started with the hitch installation we are going to show you a couple of final installed dimensions that are going to help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 13 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to be approximately 6 inches. Now we will move on to our installation. 00:26



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13591. Before we get started, we are going to show you a couple final installed dimensions which will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening, to the ground is going to measure 14 inches. From the center of the pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be approximately 5 inches. Now we will go ahead and move on to our installation. :23.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2010 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to install part number 90145 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 36408 from Draw-Tite. The first thing we need to do on our Chevrolet Equinox is remove this little knockout on the bottom of the bumper, this little fascia. Take this off to give us room to put the hitch into place. Looking underneath the passenger side of the vehicle, these are the two holes that we are going to attach the hitch to. 00:39





Chevrolet Equinox Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • 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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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch part # 75709
  • Yes, we do have mounting hardware available for Draw-Tite Class Hitch # 75709 . The part number for the Replacement Hardware Kit is # RHK. Enter RHK in the search box and then you will need to enter 75709 for the Hitch Item Number and Draw-Tite for the Manufacturer.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is The Hidden Hitch # 90145 On A 2006 Chevy Equinox Hidden Or Fully Exposed
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 90145 that fits the 2006 Chevy Equinox will be mostly hidden underneath your bumper and rear fascia. The only part of the hitch that you can see on the rear is the receiver tube that is sticking out from under the rear fascia. I am sending a link to the installation instructions on the Hidden Hitch and I have a video link that shows a hitch being installed on a 2009 Chevy Equinox. The hitch being installed is a different part number, but...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Threading Bolts for a 13591 Hitch for 2006 Chevy Equinox
  • Vehicles tend to pick up dirt and road debris beneath the vehicle, so I would suggest cleaning the weldnuts really well. Soaking the holes with WD40 and using a wire brush works well. We have found that a battery terminal brush works great. We also have an installation video on that particular hitch on a 2005 Chevy Equinox, which is very similar to your vehicle and may help. I have included a link to it below.
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