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...by installing an EcoHitch and Airlift 1000 universal airbags last weekend. Just like our previous 2017 EV (totaled, nothing to do with towing; rear-ended by a 4Runner in traffic...), we intend to use it to tow a 4x8 utility trailer on our weekly(ish) 34-mile round trip to pick up animal feed. We previously did this with our truck, but using the Bolt has lowered our "fuel" cost from $12 per trip to between $2-3. We also plan on pulling a small homemade teardrop trailer, but probably won't test that for a while, since we have nowhere to go right now. It weighs less than the utility trailer with a few barrels of grain, though, so it shouldn't be an issue.

Although only four pins of the 7-pin connector are hooked up, I still prefer it over a 4-pin because it's more sturdy and the plug locks into place when inserted. I have had bad luck with 4-pins coming loose or pulling out entirely while towing so I prefer not to use them. The screw hole for the 7-pin seemed like the perfect place to mount the air valve for the bags.

Between the roof rack and trailer, our ICE truck has sat parked since the beginning of the year. We just can't justify buying gas for it, or taking time to go fill it up when the Bolt has performed its duties fine.

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Running them at about 5 psi gives a stock ride when not towing. If you accidentally keep them inflated, it will ride rough like a truck. The manufacturer says to keep at least 5 psi in them.
 

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I see the version of EcoHitch used for the EUV, is the Stealth with the removable receiver. How rigid is the connection when it's attached? Is it just as rigid as if it were a conventional hitch? Does it bolt on or does it use a pin?
 

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...by installing an EcoHitch and Airlift 1000 universal airbags last weekend. Just like our previous 2017 EV (totaled, nothing to do with towing; rear-ended by a 4Runner in traffic...), we intend to use it to tow a 4x8 utility trailer on our weekly(ish) 34-mile round trip to pick up animal feed. We previously did this with our truck, but using the Bolt has lowered our "fuel" cost from $12 per trip to between $2-3. We also plan on pulling a small homemade teardrop trailer, but probably won't test that for a while, since we have nowhere to go right now. It weighs less than the utility trailer with a few barrels of grain, though, so it shouldn't be an issue.

Although only four pins of the 7-pin connector are hooked up, I still prefer it over a 4-pin because it's more sturdy and the plug locks into place when inserted. I have had bad luck with 4-pins coming loose or pulling out entirely while towing so I prefer not to use them. The screw hole for the 7-pin seemed like the perfect place to mount the air valve for the bags.

Between the roof rack and trailer, our ICE truck has sat parked since the beginning of the year. We just can't justify buying gas for it, or taking time to go fill it up when the Bolt has performed its duties fine.

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Nice! What kit did you use for the trailer lights connector? Was it a hard install?I鈥檓 trying to do the exact same thing, have only 4 pins functioning on a 7 plug connector. For the same reason, I don鈥檛 like the flimsy 4 pin plugs
 

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Nice! What kit did you use for the trailer lights connector? Was it a hard install?I鈥檓 trying to do the exact same thing, have only 4 pins functioning on a 7 plug connector. For the same reason, I don鈥檛 like the flimsy 4 pin plugs
I'd recommend getting the kit that Torklift recommends. It gives you four pins, but you can get an adapter for 7-pin plugs or a converter for your vehicle that converts the 4-pin to 7-pin. You'd have to connect the ground, reverse, and 12-volt to enable the other three pins.
 

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I just ordered the Torklift Stealth hitch for my EUV last week. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to receive it? I already have an installer lined up, I'd just like to tell the guy when it is expected to come in. I am hoping to start using the hitch in April/May.
 

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I'd recommend getting the kit that Torklift recommends. It gives you four pins, but you can get an adapter for 7-pin plugs or a converter for your vehicle that converts the 4-pin to 7-pin. You'd have to connect the ground, reverse, and 12-volt to enable the other three pins.
Ground is already there on a 4 pin. The other pin is for a brake controller.
 

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I just ordered the Torklift Stealth hitch for my EUV last week. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to receive it? I already have an installer lined up, I'd just like to tell the guy when it is expected to come in. I am hoping to start using the hitch in April/May.
Probably 2-3 weeks, but call them because it can be longer depending on demand. They're made to order.
 

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I just ordered the Torklift Stealth hitch for my EUV last week. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to receive it? I already have an installer lined up, I'd just like to tell the guy when it is expected to come in. I am hoping to start using the hitch in April/May.
Mine was ordered last week and shipped on Tuesday 2/14 from Washington to Las Vegas will be here by Friday 2/17 the Power wire kit showed up last week. I鈥檓 super excited to build a teardrop trailer as well.
 

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Probably 2-3 weeks, but call them because it can be longer depending on demand. They're made to order.
You were correct. I ordered my hitch and wiring package on 1/28. The wiring came last week. I just got a notification that the hitch will be delivered Saturday.
 

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...by installing an EcoHitch and Airlift 1000 universal airbags last weekend. Just like our previous 2017 EV (totaled, nothing to do with towing; rear-ended by a 4Runner in traffic...), we intend to use it to tow a 4x8 utility trailer on our weekly(ish) 34-mile round trip to pick up animal feed. We previously did this with our truck, but using the Bolt has lowered our "fuel" cost from $12 per trip to between $2-3. We also plan on pulling a small homemade teardrop trailer, but probably won't test that for a while, since we have nowhere to go right now. It weighs less than the utility trailer with a few barrels of grain, though, so it shouldn't be an issue.

Although only four pins of the 7-pin connector are hooked up, I still prefer it over a 4-pin because it's more sturdy and the plug locks into place when inserted. I have had bad luck with 4-pins coming loose or pulling out entirely while towing so I prefer not to use them. The screw hole for the 7-pin seemed like the perfect place to mount the air valve for the bags.

Between the roof rack and trailer, our ICE truck has sat parked since the beginning of the year. We just can't justify buying gas for it, or taking time to go fill it up when the Bolt has performed its duties fine.

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Is your mounting bracket for the 7 pin connector custom? If not, would you mind sharing where you got it, please?
 
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