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Old 04-12-2015, 01:33 PM   #11
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Barry does you tv have the factory "tow package", if not you should find out what was in the package and have it added to your tv. Larry

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:50 AM   #12
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I will you tell you what I tell everyone in your situation. Yes, you can tow that trailer. You can do so safely, but it will not necessarily be a pleasant experience. Just know that you will have limitations. The good part is that the trailer has a decent cargo capacity. As said above, it's not likely you will use it all.

No need to carry water, most CGs have a fresh water fill station. That's 215# you don't need to worry about.

All that said I have towed 2 different combos very close to my capacities. It was safe, it worked "fine" as some will tell you, I "had no problems" as others will say. But I have also towed using vehicles that had plenty of reserve capacity (as I am now). It is a night and day difference in comfort and ease of towing. Your biggest limit will be long distance trips and mountains.

For your first couple of trips I would recommend short trips on relatively flat terrain. Get to know the rig, how it feels and handles. Towing a box down the road is the equivalent of you holding up a 4x4 sheet of plywood and running into the wind. It's going to make your Equinox sound and perform far differently from normal day to day driving.

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