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Does Exhaust Need to be Lowered to Install Any Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Chevy Equinox


Hi, is it required on all 2019 front wheel drive equinoxs to lower the exhaust slightly?


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To install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76419 on any 2019 Chevy Equinox (regardless if it's FWD or not) the exhaust must be temporarily lowered. This is actually something that is pretty common when installing a trailer hitch on any vehicle and it sounds more intimidating than it really is. You just need a ratchet straps or some bungee cords to hold the exhaust at that lower point so you can hold the trailer hitch up into place.

For a trailer hitch that doesn't require you to lower your exhaust you can use the Curt # C77FR which has a gloss black powder coat finish or the etrailer.com # e59ZR which has a matte black finish. The installation process on these two options is exactly the same.

I have attached installation videos for both trailer hitch styles that you can check out as well as the written instructions for you to reference.

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