Ok I am looking for a new car and my dad is looking for a new truck since the old one is getting tempermental.
I would like a suv/crossover type vehicle with pulling possibilities encase the trucks wont be around.
Now the equinox 2012 has a gvwr of 5200/5300lbs?
My horse trailer is registered for 5000lbs but the most it weights with my horses is around 3500/4000lbs with 2 horses in it.
Would you think the equinox would be able to sustain a long drive with the weight of the trailer? Or the constant usuage of short rides with such weight? Or do you think it will utlimately ruin the crossover faster then it should?
Now the reasons for the equinox are because of the 30 mpg hwy so not to shabby mileage and has a good amount of space inside and I can have a sunroof :p vs a truck with 20 give or take mpg no back storage that is covered permentantly enless buy a cover...
Then you have the cost difference the equinox with everything I would want in costs about 32k give or take on the place and my bargining skills. The truck is over 50k and even with my bargining skills I wont be able to drop that rate to a reasonable amount.
Would traveling with the crossover and trailer be any more/less dangerous driving with horses then a truck? What other complications could this lead to??
So what is everyones opinions on this... honesty is key and if you think this is a crazy idea pls explain so I may get a clear idea of the negatives