Junk Yard Haul!

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Junk Yard Haul!

Postby pfarber » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:23 am

Need a tow hitch and harness for the Equinox (going to CA to pick up an airplane!) and online new is $100-$120. LOL NO. Go to junkyard web site, 11 NOX's.. yes!! Write down the location and start looking for hitches.

Found 3. Two are useless as the yard put the support UNDER the hitch, meaning that to get the hitch off I need to jack up the car and reposition the supports. LOL NO.

So a black 2008 NOX was the winner. A Uhaul round beam 3500lb hitch with a 2in opening. BINGO! Well.. sort of. It was tack welded in place AND one of the bumpers captive nuts had broken loose. Well, I cut open the bumper to get some pliers on the spinning nut.. easy peasy. The spot welds.. well, lets just say the guys at Uhaul can't freaking weld. I few hits with my 4lb sledge on the frame next to the beads and they pop right off. On top of that, only 4 of the 6 bolts where installed. If you need a hitch installed.. well Uhaul should not be high on your list.

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I also snatched up the factory harness. All for $22 out the yard.
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