Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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Weight of the Trailer Tongue

The tongue loud {A} or any trailer is an important weight to measure because il affects the total capacity weight oi‘your vehicle, The capacity weight includes the curb weight of the vehicle. any cargo you may can-y in it. end the people who will be riding in the 1rehicle. And if you will tow a trailer, you must subtract the tongue load From your vehicle‘s capacity weight because your vehicle will be carrying that weight. too. See “Loading Your Vehicle” in the index for more information about

your vehicle‘s maximum load capacity.

The trailer tongue [A]: should weigh 10% of the total loaded trailer weight (But,

If you're using a “dead-weight" hitch. the outlet tongue {All should 1weigh ”1% of the total louder] Iruilcr weight

{13}. If you have a “weight-distributing" hitch, the trailer tongue {A} should weigh IZ‘Fc- ol' the total loaded trailer

weight {B}.

Al'ter you‘ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, HcmrulclyT to see if the weights are

proper. if they aren't. you may be able to get them right simply by moving some items around in the trailer.

Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires

Be sure your vehicle‘s tires are inflated to the limit for cold tires. You'll find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver‘s door or see “Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. Then he sure you

don't go over the GVW limit for your vehicle.


it‘s important to have the correct hitch equipment. Crosswinds, large trucks going by, and rough roads are a few reasons why you'll need the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow:


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