Chevrolet Equinox manuals

Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: Trailer Towing

Before pulling a trailer, there are three important considerations that have to do with weight:

Weight of the Trailer

How heavy can a trailer safely be? Speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature, special equipment, and the amount of tongue weight the vehicle can carry must be considered. See "Weight of the Trailer Tongue" later in this section.

Maximum trailer weight is calculated assuming only the driver is in the tow vehicle and it has all the required trailering equipment. The weight of additional optional equipment, passengers and cargo in the tow vehicle must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight.

Use the following chart to determine how much the vehicle can weigh, based upon the vehicle model and options.

Vehicle

Maximum Trailer Weight with Trailer Brakes†

GCWR*

1.5L Gas FWD 680 kg (1,500 lb) 2 380 kg (5,247 lb)
1.5L Gas AWD 680 kg (1,500 lb) 2 480 kg (5,467 lb)
1.6L Diesel, 2.0L Gas 680 kg (1,500 lb) 2 580 kg (5,687 lb)
2.0L Gas with V92 Trailering Provisions 1590 kg (3,505 lb) 3 490 kg (7,694 lb)
† For trailers without trailer brakes the maximum trailer weight is 454 kg (1,000 lb). See Towing Equipment.

* The Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the total allowable weight of the completely loaded vehicle and trailer including any passengers, cargo, equipment and conversions. The GCWR for the vehicle should not be exceeded.

Ask your dealer for trailering information or advice.

Weight of the Trailer Tongue

The tongue load (1) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total gross weight of the vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle.

If there are a lot of options, equipment, passengers, or cargo in the vehicle, it will reduce the tongue weight the vehicle can carry, which will also reduce the trailer weight the vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer, the tongue load must be added to the GVW because the vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Vehicle Load Limits.

Weight of the Trailer Tongue

If a weight-carrying hitch or a weight-distributing hitch is being used, the trailer tongue (1) should weigh 10 to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (2).

After loading the trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper. If they are not, adjustments might be made by moving some items around in the trailer.

Trailering may be limited by the vehicle's ability to carry tongue weight. Tongue weight cannot cause the vehicle to exceed the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) or the RGAWR (Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating). The effect of additional weight may reduce the trailering capacity more than the total of the additional weight.

It is important that the vehicle does not exceed any of its ratings - GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR, Maximum Trailer Rating or Tongue Weight.

The only way to be sure it is not exceeding any of these ratings is to weigh the vehicle and trailer.

Total Weight on the Vehicle's Tires

Inflate the vehicle's tires to the upper limit for cold tires. These numbers can be found on the Certification label or see Vehicle Load Limits for more information. Do not go over the GVW limit for the vehicle, or the GAWR, including the weight of the trailer tongue. If using a weight-distributing hitch, do not go over the rear axle limit before applying the weight distribution spring bars.

Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer When towing a trailer:  Become familiar with the state and local laws that apply specifically to trailer towing.  Do not tow a trailer during the first 80 ...

Towing Equipment
Hitches Use the correct hitch equipment. See your dealer or a hitch dealer for assistance.  The rear bumper on the vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches o ...

Other materials:

Fuel Rail and Injectors Removal Fuel System Fuel Rail
Special ToolsEN-49248Fuel Rail Assembly RemoverFor equivalent regional tools, refer toSpecial ToolsRemove the fuel injection fuel rail noiseshield-(1).Disconnect the electrical harness from the fuel rail harnessconnection.Disconnect all 4-fuel injector electricalconnections.Remove the fuel rail asse ...

© 2017-2018 Copyright www.cequinox.com