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Username Post: 2018 Equinox Tow Empty Utility Trailer        (Topic#351994)
gene7135 
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07-13-18 07:11 AM - Post#2739837    

I have a 2018 Equinox 2.0L with tow package.
The manual states I can tow 3,500 lbs.

My utility trailer weighs 988 lbs empty.

Do I still have to use Tow/Haul Mode when towing the trailer empty? Obviously, I am not looking to do 70 with a trailer. That's dangerous.

I would just like to use the higher gearing for fuel economy.



Edited by gene7135 on 07-13-18 07:13 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




Shepherd 
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07-13-18 08:15 AM - Post#2739841    
    In response to gene7135

Tow haul delays up shifts and increases transmission intenal pressures. It will downshift out of overdrive under load, going up a hill say.Level roads at that weight, use regular drive, for additional braking you could downshift.



 
gene7135 
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07-13-18 08:23 AM - Post#2739844    
    In response to Shepherd

Thanks! I do see your point and makes sense.

My thought was I could have a 1,000 lbs in the vehicle. I'm not going to use Tow/Haul Mode then.





 
2blu52 
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07-13-18 01:58 PM - Post#2739879    
    In response to gene7135

Do you have auxilary cooling for the transmission fluid.My S-10 has the towing package but no extra cooling, the advice from a dealer mechanic I know told me to tow nothing at all until I installed extra cooling.

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