Buick SKYLARK 1997 Owner Manual

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If you're using a weight—carrying hitch. the trailer tongue {A} should weigh E0 percent of the total loaded trailer weight ('3). If you have a weight-riistrihuntir133.r hitch. the trailer tongue {A} should weigh 12 percent of the total loaded trailer weight LBJ-

After youWe loaded your trailer. weigh the trailer and lhen. the Intrigue, 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.

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Total Weight on Your Vehicle‘s Tires

Be sure your vehicle's tires are inflated to the upper 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 GV‘W limit for your vehicle. incluidittg the weight of the trailer tongue.

Hitches

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

I The bumpers on your vehicle are not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to them. Use only a from-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper.

i will you have to make any holes in the hotly of your vehicle when you insmll n trailer hitch? If you do. then he sure to seal the holes later when you remove Ihe hitch. If you don’t teal them. deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from your Elthatl st can get into your vehicle [see ”Carbon Monoxide“ in the Index}. Dirt and water can. too.

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