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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I have the '13 Nox with the 2.4 in it. I have a 5x8 wire mesh trailer that I got from Lowes. It has the 1 7/8" receiver on it. I've used it to haul yard waste and my 4 wheeler.

It has the shorter tailgate that doesn't rise up above the backside of my vehicle so the drag isn't as noticeable. The Nox does a great job pulling the trailer around.
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I have some experience towing with my 2014 V6 Equinox. It does not have the factory towing package, but I installed a 2' hitch and brake controller. I tow a 16 foot RV trailer that is 6'6" wide, about 8' high and 2450 lbs empty. I use this trailer for camping all summer including trips to the mountains. Last year we took a 3 month trip from Alberta Canada to Baja Mexico and back with no real issues. My Equinox is a front wheel drive and we could have used all wheel drive a few times when off road.
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Here is a picture with my trailer.
Thank you both! Good info. I appreciate you sharing your experiences.

Robototh,
What kind of brake controller did you install?
Did you DIY, or have someone install it.

I'm still considering which trailer I want. Been looking for a used one, but not much selection in the sizes that would work for me.

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I purchased a Curt brake controller online and installed it myself. The install was not easy as there was no factory wiring for the controller, so did some research for wiring and took at least 1/2 a day to install. I miss quoted my trailer width in my previous post, it is actually 7' wide, not 6'6". I also installed shocks on my trailer and some helper "Air Springs" on the Equinox and do not use a weight distribution hitch.
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Weight distribution when towing can significantly affect your ability to control your vehicle and trailer. Attached video shows what can happen if you get it wrong.

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There is a video on you-tube showing to guys testing the 2.0 towing in the mountains with max towing and it did well.
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Great video of the torture tow test. I didn't take any pics, by my 2018 Terrain Diesel tows my 2006 Yamaha Waverunner very well. No issues up and down the boat ramp. The hill holder feature is a nice add on. I'll try and tow my dual snowmobile trailer sometime this winter for an additional test.
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There is a video on you-tube showing to guys testing the 2.0 towing in the mountains with max towing and it did well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRSPt5pND9c
The towing ability of that 2018 is impressive!

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