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Old 09-18-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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do you think a 2016 equinox 4 cylinder is capable of towing my 1999 13 ft scamp.

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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What is the manufacturer's tow rating? You should be able to find it in your owner's manual. If you don't own one, you can Google and download it as a PDF file.

Scamp 13s typically weigh between 1600 and 2000 pounds. An older one, lightly loaded, might be a bit less.

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Old 09-18-2016, 05:47 PM   #3
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I believe the Equinox is rated for a max of 1500 lbs towing (if properly equipped?) I think you have enough HP and torque to tow a 13'er (albeit slowly up mountain grades) but it's hard to know what factors limit the tow rating. Could be the tranny, the cooling system, the hitch strength, or something else. Weights of some 13'ers loaded for camping are listed in this table: Trailer Weights in the Real World
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