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  1. I tow a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT2 with the 2.4 liter engine. The first time my car misbehaved while being towed occurred when I made a hard right hand turn on a downward sloping driveway while exiting a parking lot. The back of my motorhome shook right and left until I slowed to a stop. When I began moving again, my car towed normally. I have experienced the "death wobble" approximately a dozen times since the first occurrence. It tends to occur as my motorhome and car pass over a severe bump or dip in the roadway, such as a construction zone or bridge abutment. I believe the front of the Equinox gets slightly airborne and its front wheels get cocked. When it lands the cocked wheels pull the back of the motorhome sideways. A tug-of-war ensues between the motorhome and the car producing the sensation of the "death wobble". This continues until the motorhome is slowed to a stop or near stop at which time the wheels of the Equinox begin tracking correctly. A final observation is that several patches of rubber have been peeled off of the tread on the outside edges of the front wheels of my Equinox. I believe this has been caused by friction between the tires and the pavement during these times when the tires are being dragged "sideways" down the road. Sincerely, David Mann
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