2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

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    2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

    This could be a silly question, but.. i'm wondering if it is possible to put a utility trailer on the 4 cylinder..

    I have a uhaul style hitch for bikes with a 1.25" end, but also a 1.25 to 2.00" converter (tongue limit on that part is 350lbs).. The uhaul hitch is class 2, 3500lb.

    I'm wondering if i could even haul any type of trailer + a 200lb rototiller.. i guess probably not, unless there were 1.25" utility trailers that could take more weight?

    Also i've never attached anything other than bike racks, so i assume i need some sort of wiring for lights + a ball adapter? I'm not even sure which types of "trailers" to be looking for offhand.

    I do see things like this as well.. https://www.amazon.com/Mounted-Utili.../dp/B00EF403J0 (but its 2", weighs what appears to be about 50 lbs, so i guess even then falls under the 350 limit with a 200lb tiller).


    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: 2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

    I pulled 650 lbs. of boat, motor and gear plus a 250 lb. brother-in-law on board with a 1.5 liter Hyundai Accent. Towed to Lake of the Ozarks and back from St Louis. Handled it quite well. I picked up a hitch and wiring kit for my wife's Captiva and plan on pulling that same boat when the Captiva gets handed down to me. A small utility trailer and some yard equipment should be easily doable. You must have a Troy Built tiller if it weighs that much. Or a Gravely with a tiller attachment.

    Go online for the wiring kit, the best ones tap 12v. from the battery. A little more trouble to install but much brighter lights through the adapter.

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    Re: 2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Larkbill View Post
    I pulled 650 lbs. of boat, motor and gear plus a 250 lb. brother-in-law on board with a 1.5 liter Hyundai Accent. Towed to Lake of the Ozarks and back from St Louis. Handled it quite well. I picked up a hitch and wiring kit for my wife's Captiva and plan on pulling that same boat when the Captiva gets handed down to me. A small utility trailer and some yard equipment should be easily doable. You must have a Troy Built tiller if it weighs that much. Or a Gravely with a tiller attachment.

    Go online for the wiring kit, the best ones tap 12v. from the battery. A little more trouble to install but much brighter lights through the adapter.
    Wow, ok thats reassuring, but what about something like a cargo mount that goes on the hitch, no wheels.. like in the first post, this guy.. seems it might do the job.. if it can hold a snowblower, should be about the same.. though i've never tied anything like that down.. assuming i'd need chains and bungee cords.
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    Re: 2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

    Ratchet straps. I'm a little leery of a 1 1/2" receiver being class 2, also I wouldn't want to hang a platform like that on an adapter. I would want it in a 2" and as close to the receiver as possible. Maybe even use a couple extra straps to stabilize it to the back of the car. I prefer my Harbor Freight folding utility trailer, but understand not everyone may have room for it.

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    Re: 2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Larkbill View Post
    Ratchet straps. I'm a little leery of a 1 1/2" receiver being class 2, also I wouldn't want to hang a platform like that on an adapter. I would want it in a 2" and as close to the receiver as possible. Maybe even use a couple extra straps to stabilize it to the back of the car. I prefer my Harbor Freight folding utility trailer, but understand not everyone may have room for it.
    I can see how maybe this is an issue, unless they have a 1.25" version that is native to my uhaul hitch.. the cargo platform is much more ideal than a trailer, but the harbor freight looks nice.. i dont know much about requirements to connect to my 2" adapter though.. requiring a ball and tail light wiring i think (and a plate?).
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    Re: 2010 4 cylinder Equinox.. Trailer options for utility towing (rototillers etc)?

    It's got a 1,500lbs tow rating with the 2.4 so I'd say you are fine for small things.
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