FWD Equinox - Pulling a boat
So I have a new 2010 Chevy Equinox and am wondering if I will encounter issues getting my 3,000lb boat (including trailer) out of the water. I am only going to trailer it 15 miles as the ramp is near home. I have the V6 engine but it is a FWD only. I am wondering if anyone else is using a V6 FWD to get up a boat ramp. I did put a class 3 hitch on as I have a smaller boat that I also use, but its the bigger one that I am concerned about, as I don't have AWD. Anyone else have experience to share on this?
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What does your manually say about towing capacity for the 6/FWD?
But according to the details you've provided, the Owner's Manual says that a V6 engine with FWD has a "Maximum Trailer Weight with Trailer Brakes" of 3,500 lbs. The Gross Combination Weight Rating ("the total allowable weight of the completely loaded vehicle and trailer, including any passengers, cargo, equipment and conversions) is 7,937 lbs.
You should also read the section in the Owner's Manual regarding Weight of the Trailer Tongue.
Unfortunately, there's nothing in the Owner's Manual about specific driving conditions, such as pulling a boat & trailer or using a boat ramp.
anyone else have and experience with their Equinox trailering a larger boat?