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How to Tow an Equinox

by Ryan Carter

Towing a Chevrolet Equinox, whether behind a motor home for recreation or out of necessity, can be accomplished if the right accessories are used. An excellent vehicle for recreation, the Chevrolet Equinox provides seating for five in a compact but well-equipped body which makes the vehicle popular among RV owners. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions are capable of being dinghy towed, which is towing the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, or towed via a dolly.

Dinghy Towing

Step 1

Connect the tow bar to the rear of the motor home and to the front of the Chevrolet Equinox, following the tow bar manufacturer's instructions.

Step 2

Insert the key into the Chevrolet Equinox and turn to the accessory position.

Step 3

Shift the transmission into neutral.

Step 4

Switch all accessories in the Equinox off.

Step 5

Remove the discrete logic ignition switch fuse from the instrument panel fuse box.

Step 6

Tow the Chevrolet Equinox to the desired location.

Step 7

Engage the parking brake.

Step 8

Shift the transmission into park.

Step 9

Turn the key to off.

Step 10

Reinstall the discrete logic ignition switch fuse.

Start the Chevrolet Equinox and let idle for five minutes.

Dolly Towing

Step 1

Connect the dolly to the towing vehicle.

Step 2

Position the front wheels of the Equinox on the dolly.

Step 3

Shift the transmission into park and set the parking brake.

Step 4

Follow the dolly manufacturer's instructions for securing the Equinox to the dolly.

Release the parking brake once the Equinox is secure.

Tip

  • Lubricate the transmission by running the Equinox for five minutes at the beginning of each day and at each fuel stop when dinghy towing.

Warnings

  • Not removing the discrete logic ignition switch fuse will cause the battery to drain.
  • The power steering cooler may need to be removed on a newer Chevrolet Equinox before the vehicle can be dinghy towed.

Items you will need

  • Tow Bar
  • Dolly

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