Last post on Jul 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#87 of 106 hitch
Apr 07, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Thanks for the info. I don't need the electrical system hooked up, I'm only getting the hitch for a bike rack. It's a 1 1/4 with a 2 " adjustment. I think I'll just go with the gm one, it will most likely fit the best and hide the best. the visual is my biggest concern...
#88 of 106 Re: Hidden [runox]
Apr 09, 2010 (8:10 pm)
Which hitch did you decide on? Any specifics you have would be greatly appreciated (website, brand, etc). I'm also looking just to carry bikes but I'm nervous that it will affect the look. I really like the idea of being able to replace the clipped door. Also, which Equinox model do you currently drive?
#89 of 106 hitch
Apr 10, 2010 (6:24 am)
I drive the 2LT fwd. Since my bike rack that I bought, the x-port flatbed style ( 2 bikes), has the main metal part for a 1 1/4 and then the add on fits a 2" and because I don't anticipate needing the hitch for anything else, I have ordered the one that GM/chevy has (which is a 1/1/4). I am scheduled to have it put on next sat. (17th), so I can update you on the look then. I'm just having Chevy put it on when I go for my oil change. I know it's probally something my hubby or I could do, but it just sounds easier to do that.
#90 of 106 Re: hitch [pam71]
Apr 10, 2010 (9:29 am)
If you need the 11/4 then go for the dealer option. It shouldn't take them more than 45 minutes and they install the hitch while the oil is draining. (Unless this is a nimrod shop that requires to different mechs. Be sure to ask them if they programmed the harness before you leave.
#91 of 106 hitch
Apr 17, 2010 (10:23 am)
Just got back from the dealership. They installed the GM hitch (which I was charged $215 for). You can only see the "hitch" part from the back. The clip-on won't fit back on to cover it on my car ( 2LT). I didn't have them install the wiring because I'm only using for a bike rack. However, I did get to keep the part. The Labor charge was $60.00.
#92 of 106 Re: hitch [pam71]
Apr 17, 2010 (11:41 am)
Sounds like you are ready to roll on 4 and 2's. Hang on to that harness, it's worth about $125 retail.
Apr 20, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I have an 2010 Equinox AWD LT 4 cyl.
I installed a Curt 2inch receiver and there wiring harness.
There is no programing needed for this installation.
The only time you need programing is if you have a GM wiring harness installed.
Hope this clears things up.
The service technician told me himself.
#94 of 106 2" Hitch
May 23, 2010 (1:15 pm)
I'm looking to get a 2" hitch for my vehicle. I want to make sure it fits under the bumper and is hidden, except for the little cut out. Also, I want the cutout to fit back on when I am not towing anything.
Will this hitch allow for this?
Also, any other 2" hitches that will be hidden/allow the cutout to be replaced when not in use?
Finally, for the wiring, what is the deal with the Curt Mfg harness? How can it not require any programming yet still be not a modification to the vehicle's wiring system? It seems like the GM harness is the only option as to not "illegally" modify the wiring and void warranty.
#95 of 106 Re: 2" Hitch [jp0933]
May 23, 2010 (4:37 pm)
Not gonna happen. That little trap door has a curve to it. The receiver sticks out just enough to bump that curve, so it will not fit back on. All receivers will be seen where that door is removed the remainder will be hidden by the remainder of the splash panel.
As far as I an tell you would need to bore new bolt holes in the frame to move the hitch back far enough, then use a receiver extension to maintain your turning radius with a trailer.
#96 of 106 Re: 2" Hitch [runox]
May 24, 2010 (1:47 am)
I'm confused by this post from you then:
"On mine there is just enough clearance that if I want to replace the door to hide the receiver I can and no one knows I have a hitch."
That's what I want to do. What hitch do you have? It's not a huge deal for me, but if this is possible, I'd prefer to do it this way.