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Ole B

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Posted: 01/17/20 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2018 Chev. Equinox premier every time when I tow 4 wheels down the battery goes dead. What am I doing wrong? No braking system attached,and a hot wire going from the coach to the battery with the center pin on the auto reading 12 volts to ground. Here is my procedure:
1 Engine on shift to N
2 Push switch (no foot on brake) now in ACC
3 Auto lights to off
4 Radio off,button held down
5 Heat off and AC off
6 Turn settings on
7 Turn display off
What am I missing or what am I doing wrong? I will thank everyone ahead of time, Ole B needs help

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Does the owners manual require you to leave it in the ACC Position? That will kill the battery in a heart beat. Do you have 13+ volts on the Equinox Battery when hooked up to the coach? If the charging line is hooked up properly and powered, you should have 13+ volts on the battery with the coach engine running.


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Posted: 01/17/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ACC must be on when in "N". Over 13 volts when coach running.

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Does the owner's manual require that a fuse be pulled? On my Traverse, a fuse must be pulled prior to towing.


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Are you hooking up a ground wire to the coach?


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Seems GM keeps fiddling with things. I received an email from them indicating I needed a battery tender installed on mine. I went with an RVI unit and my issue went away. May look into it.......Dennis

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Posted: 01/18/20 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have towed our 2018 Equinox for two years. The owners manual recommends starting it every five hours or when fueling. There is a graphic that come on the instrument panel that says it is in battery saver mode. We do not pull a fuse or have a charger from motor-home on it.

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I did not hook up a second ground to the coach. Question for Dennis. On the coach side of the tender can you hook the negative side to the ground on the car?
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