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i know the the owners manual states that the towing compacity is limited to 1500lbs. however, i have seen videos of people hualing larger campers with theirs. i was wondering if anyone has any experience towing anything over the stated limit?
 

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Yes, not in this vehicle but it can burn up the transmission... I suggest don't go over that 1500 plus the load capacity... Like less than 1200 lbs for passengers so ur looking at Like 2500-2700 lbs WITH an aftermarket hitch and mostly level ground no big hills.
 

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Unless you have a 3.6 motor then it's 3500 lbs max. trailer. Probably seeing 6 cyl. towing them.
 

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As repairman54 posts the 3.6L comes with a heavy duty transmission.
This is the prefered setup for towing.
 

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Keep in mind, transmission is about getting it going and keeping it going. You still need to be able stop. I'm not sure how much faith I have in the brakes if towing a heavy trailer.
On the Equinox/Terrain GM requires trailer brakes on any trailer load greater than 1000 lbs. Not sure if GM really thinks the brakes are the limiting factor with such a light tow, maybe it's the lack of full frame construction and uni-body flex under hard or emergency braking that they're really concerned about. Most light utility trailers capable of a total of 1500 lbs gross weight won't even have trailer brakes.
 

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Looking at the RPO codes for my '16 3.6 and Alldata's RPO code listing there is no multiple GVWR weight related brake package listing like I see for my Tahoe nor do I see any different size rotors listed.
That suggests to me than brake capacity is the same for all models. My '16 3.6 is 3500# rated so stopping power should be the same as a 2.4.
 

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Do you have a 1'' receiver hitch or the 2'' one. Tongue weight limit would be the limit of the hitch on the vehicle.
I saw no mention of tongue weights in my '16 3.6 owner's manual BTW.
I have a 2'' receiver hitch on mine, I vaguely remember 500 lbs. being the limit on it.
 

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Depends on rating of hitch itself. 2'' receivers cover a big range due to metal thickness of the hitch receiver.

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Isn't the tongue weight in every example in the chart 10% of the GTW?

I have seen a few vehicles where the spec'd tongue weight in the Owners Manual was less than 10%. While the hitch tongue weight itself may be 10%, the structure that the hitch is bolted to may not be capable of supporting that 10% in the vertical axis.

I think the tongue is 10% of the tow weight. If the vehicle can tow 5,000 pounds then the max tongue weight is 500 pounds. Am I correct?
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Depends on rating of hitch itself. 2'' receivers cover a big range due to metal thickness of the hitch receiver.

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No spec for tongue weight in my '16's OM. Just GVWR.
 
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