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What Parts do I Need to Flat-Tow My 2018 Chevy Equinox?

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I would like to buy the parts for a toad setup for a 2018 chevy equinox and I am trying to find who you have on your installation list to do the labor. I live on the nw side of Phoenix, AZ. do you have a list of shops that will do the entire work? sorry I could not find the list.

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We definitely have the parts and some installer options for you. For the parts, you need a base plate, a tow bar, safety cables, a tow braking system, and vehicle tow wiring. I recommend the following setup:

- etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e98965
- Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch # BX4370 (comes with safety cables)
- Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System # HM39524
- Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 (Premier models only) or the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit w/ 7-Way to 6-Wire Connector - LED Bulb and Socket # RM-152-LED-7 (non-Premier models only)

The great thing about the etrailer base plate kit is that is simply installs into your Equinox's chassis. It comes with all required hardware. As far as the Blue Ox Ascent tow bar, it allows for you to easily release your vehicle even in uneven ground and simply slides into the RV's hitch receiver without the need of a ball mount. It also comes with the added benefit of included safety cables. In addition, you will also receive the proportional action of the Brake Buddy 3 which applies the Equinox's brakes at the same level that you apply the brakes to your RV without any delay. With the lighting kits, these will allow you to connect your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights to your vehicle's lighting system.

As far as locating an installer, there is a way to enter your location by clicking a link under the product photos/videos. I went ahead and attached a screenshot of where the link is located on our product pages.

It is important to consult with your Chevy owner's manual to make sure you abide by all flat-towing guidelines outlined by the manufacturer.

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