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Best 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Tow Bar Wiring Options

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Best 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Tow Bar Wiring Options


Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to be taking a look at the best tow bar wiring options.Here on your left, we're going to have the Roadmaster, or one Roadmaster diode kit. Here we're going to have another Roadmaster diode kit. Here we're going to have the Hopkins Roadmaster diode kit. This is going to be a Roadmaster 7 to 6-pole extension. Here we're going to have the Optronics magnetic lights. Let's go over some of the differences between these.We'll start with our Optronics magnetic lights.

One good thing about these is if you have multiple cars, this would work great, because you can switch it between your cars. The problem with it is they're only magnetic, so you have to take them off and on every time you stop the car. You have to find somewhere to store them, then you have to route your wire, or it's going to be hanging on your car up to the front of the vehicle, so you can plug it into your RV. That's the downside to that.Now, this one here, this one is just going to be a replacement cord between your RV and your towed vehicle, if your towed vehicle already has a 6-pole on it. Now, this kit is also going to come with a 6-pole, so if necessary, and you need to replace the one that's on your car already, you can do that.

It's also going to come with the end that's going to connect right here onto your wiring, which is going to be your 6-pole to connect into your vehicle. You're going to have your 7-pole side and your 6-pole. Again, this is basically going to be a replacement for maybe you have a coiled one that may be damaged or something, and you need a straight one, or want a straight one. This is going to replace that.This is going to be our Hopkins diode kit. Now, diodes, what they're going to do is they're going to protect your vehicle wiring from any back feed from your RV and vice-versa.

So, it's going to protect your RV from any back feed from your towed vehicle, if there is some kind of a wiring issue. The difference between this diode kit and the two Roadmaster diode kits is this one you plug directly into the tail lights. It's very simple. You remove the tail lights, you plug them into the lights, and route your 4-pole up to the front of the vehicle.Now, again, this has got a 4-pole on it. You can add a 6-pole, like this, and route it to the 7-pole if you have a 7-pole on the back of your RV.

Or, you can leave it as a 4-pole. I've seen RVs with just 4-pole wiring on them. That's completely up to you, but you have that option to do that.The difference between this Roadmaster diode kit and this Roadmaster diode kit is you can kind of see the difference here. This one is just wiring in your diodes, which the diodes are going to do the same thing as your Hopkins diode kit, but this Roadmaster kit is going to offer you a little bit more. You're going to have your wiring, your 4 diodes, they're going to hook into your tail light wiring. You're going to have your 6-pole plug that's going to mount onto the front of the vehicle. Then you're going to have your umbilical cord that's going to connect here to your RV.Now, the difference between these three diode kits and those two wiring kits, these three diode kits are more of a permanent situation when you put them in the car. When you put these in, if you're putting in a braking system, they require, or recommend, a brake light relay, because your brake light signal, your turn signals and your brake lights, are on a single wire. In that case, you will need to pick up a brake light relay for this, if you are putting in a braking system.Now, the difference between these three diode kits is with your Hopkins, you're going to plug directly into your existing wiring coming from your tail lights, route your 4-pole up to the front of the vehicle. With these two diode kits, you have to determine what your turn signal wire is, and what your running light and brake light signal is. Once you determine those, then you have to hard-wire these into each side of the vehicle, then you run your vehicle wire up to the front, hook it into your 6-pole plug.Now, as far as my recommendation, if you have a 4-pole on the back of your RV, this wiring, Hopkins diode kit, will work great. It's easy to install. Plug it into your wiring, run your 4-pole to the front, you're ready to go. As far as a diode kit, if you're going from scratch, you don't already have a 6-pole plug installed on the front of your vehicle, or you're purchasing this stuff separate, this kit's going to work great, because it's going to come with everything, everything you're going to need to hook up to the back of your RV.If you have a vehicle or a couple vehicles that you're going to switch between, these magnetic lights would work just fine. Keep in mind, you do have to take them off, and you are going to have find somewhere to store them each time.That'll do it for the look at the best tow bar wiring options for your Chevrolet Equinox.


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