Best 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Trailer Wiring Options

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Best 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Trailer Wiring Options


Ryan: Hey everybody. Ryan here at etrailer, today on our 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to be taking a look at our best trailer wiring options. So we're going to have almost two categories or types of wiring available for the Equinox. Over here we're going to have wiring for those of you that do not have a factory tow package plug and we're going to have some options over here for those of you that do have that factory tow package plug. Within the wiring here for those of you that don't have that plug, we're almost going to have a sub category. One of the wiring is going to be for those premiere models and the other wiring is going to work with all of the other cell models.

And if you're unsure if you have that factory tow package plug or not, you can always take a couple minutes and check and see.To figure that out, the factory tow package plug is usually mounted right here behind our fascia, usually in this area. So if you get underneath, you can kind of look up and see that plug. Now, since most equinoxes at least in my experience have that factory tow package plug. That's where we're going to start. So we're going to have two different options as far as what we can pick from, for those of you with that tow package plug.

Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha wiring and over here we're going to have the Curt wiring. They're both going to work pretty much exactly the same, I can untangle this one here, they're both going to have that connector plug that'll just snap right into the factory tow package plug on our Equinox.Other than that, they're going to be really similar, really simple, especially the Tekonsha. It's just going to have that plug and a lengthy of wire but that factory four flat that'll give us all of our trailer inaudible 00:02:05 .Now, one thing I noticed right away is that the Tekonsha it's going to be really long and give us a ton of length. So for whatever reason if you wanted to Mount this on the other side of your hitch or something like that, we're going to have that length that we need to do that. The Curt on the other hand, it's going to be a little bit shorter, but still going to give us that length we need to Mount it in that typical location that we normally would.

It's going to have two extra relays built into it. So maybe offer us a little bit more protection there as far as that goes, but still going to provide us with those necessary lighting functions that we're looking for. I will say as well, as far as the quality of construction goes, they're about the same. Curt's really stepped up their game as far as that goes.So I feel like they're just as well-built as a next one and should last a really long time. We're going to come with pretty much everything you need, some zip ties and Tekonsha going to come with so much relays there.

So that's good. Really won't have to worry about anything too crazy. I would have liked to have seen some dielectric grease maybe, that'd be nice. They include a little packet there, so you could put it on the terminals from time to time, but not the end of the world. And I will say too, if you want to Mount your wiring on your hedge or on the back of your Equinox, you will need to pick up a bracket because brackets don't come included with the wiring kit. So today on our Equinox, we actually have the Curt wiring installed. And just to give you an example on how you can Mount it using these brackets, you can find these right here at each trailer.So it gives us a really clean look and you can access it really easily. And you don't have to use these brackets. For example, you can always take whatever wiring you choose and actually use that dust cover cap to loop it around your safety chain opening and store it that way. But my opinion, I think it's worth spending a little bit of extra time to set up these brackets and give you that nice clean permanent look. So if I had to choose one of these for my own Equinox, to be honest with you, I would have a really hard time picking one over the other. They're both going to work really well and you really can't go wrong with either one. So at the end of the day, it's really just going to be your personal preference. So now we can move back over to the wiring for those equinoxes that are not equipped with that factory tow package plug.So when it comes to these really not a ton of differences, it's got to be pretty much straightforward here, depending on your cell model . Once you figured out that you have a premiere, this is going to be the setup that you want because these connector plugs are going to work with the premiere taillights for all of those other cell models. This is going to be the wiring that you want because these plugs will work with those taillights. So these are still going to provide you with those necessary lighting functions. They're going to come with everything you need to get them set up and installed all your wiring, some zip ties, connector ends and et cetera. So it's nice air do want to mention too, just like the other wiring, these don't come with brackets. So if you want to Mount it like that, you will have to pick up some brackets separately.And what is really nice actually is both of these are going to use a module box. And so what that module box is going to do is protect your Equinox's wiring if a short or something like that we're to occur on the trailer side. So that would really put my mind at ease, especially with today's complicated electrical systems and these SUV's and cars. If you have an issue you know you're not going to jeopardize your Chevy's electrical system. But with that being said, both of these are going to get the job done, keep your Equinox protected and be really well-made and last a long time. And that'll finish up our look at our best trailer wiring options for your Chevy Equinox. I hope you find this information useful and it helps you figure out which wiring will work best for your Equinox..


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