Buick SKYLARK 1995 Owner Manual

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If you're using a “‘deacl—wei t" hitch. the trailer tongue {A} should weigh 113% of the total loaded trailer weight

(Bi. If you have a “weight-distributing" hitch, the trailer tongue (All should weigh 12% of the total loaded trailer

weight {B}.

After you've loaded your trailer. weigh the trailer and then the tongue. separately. 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 recommended pressure 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 GW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue.


It's important to hat-1: 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:

0 Will you have to make any holes in the trendy of your vehicle when you install a trailer hitch? [f you do,

then be sure to seal the holes later when you remove the hitch. if you don't seal them. deadly carbon monoxide (00‘: from your exhaust can get into your vehicle (see “Carbon Monoxide“ in the Index}. Dirt and water can. too.

i The bumpers on your vehicle are not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-tyne hitches to them. Use only a frame-mounted hitch Ihat does not attach to the bumper.

Safety Chains

You should always attach chains between your vehicle and your rrailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for attaching sai'ety chains and do not attach them to the humpc r. Always leave just enough slack so you can turn with your rig. And. never allow safety chains to drag on the ground-


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