Re: 05 Equinox V6 towing a 16ft tracker boat
Even if they're not required in your state, I would still recommend spending the money for trailer brakes.
Like was said earlier, surge brakes are self contained within the trailer.
Electric brakes require some more wiring and a "Trailer Brake Controller". Good insurance to have, especially on wet roads, or if you're going on vacation somewhere with a lot of hills. Will also save some "wear and tear" on the brakes in your Equinox, so over time, you'll spend less money having them replaced.
2013 Equinox Ashen Grey Metallic 1LT<br />V6, AWD, Drivers Convenience Package, 2" Tow Package,<br />Premium Sound, WeatherTech Mats, Splash Guards, OEM Hood Deflector, Emblems-3.6-Direct Injection-V6-GM Mark of Excellence, Sportwing Body Side Mouldings.