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Wiring harness installation on a 2017 Bolt

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Wiring Harness Installation Back when we bought Zeus we installed a hitch to add utility to the Bolt. Eventually we wanted to also install a wiring harness so we could tow a small trailer for various errands. Right after I bought the receiver I also purchased a small 5'X8' trailer and a Powered Circuit Protected Tail-light Converter to power the lights on the trailer. I would normally link to the website I purchased this on but it is no longer available. The closest I could find was this: Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector which looks very close to the one I installed here but the converter seems a little smaller (newer model?).
Anyways here are the steps I took to install the wiring harness:

Installation of a receiver on a 2017 Bolt

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Receiver Installation When we bought Zeus we did so replacing our 2014 Chevy Silverado, we did so knowing we wouldn't be able to tow our camper any more but still needed some utility out of the Bolt (IE Garbage runs, lumber pickup, Christmas tree pickup, and so on). Basically light (like less then 1000 lbs) duty work and cargo carrying. 
Enter the Draw-Tite reciever, we chose this for its superior tongue weight compared to other offerings. We also chose the Curt Hitch-Mounted Cargo Carrier as our first accessory to take advantage of the receiver once installed. 





Zeus's First Vacation

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Virginia Beach 2017
Zeus came to us on June 27th, a 2017 Premier Chevy Bolt with all the bells and whistles and our new primary vehicle. This is not our first plug in electric vehicle but it is our first all electric. We knew the apps to use to plan our route and there was never a doubt that we were going to take it on vacation. As soon as the papers where signed (had to wait 2 agonizing days for delivery) we ordered a receiver and carrier to carry our larger camping supplies then started planning our trip (we were a little excited).



Let's take a moment to talk about planning our trip

Planning your trip is an important part of easy long distance travel.  We used the PlugShare app
 (Android / iOS, not the website) to do the planning and it was a piece of cake. If you have never used PlugShare to plan a trip here is a quick overview (iOS):
1) Tap the "Me" tab in the app 2) Tap "Trip Planner" then the + icon in the top right. 3) Enter your source and destination ad…