Buick LESABRE 1998 Owner Manual

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ll“ you‘re using a weight—carrying hitch. the trailer tongue {A} should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded mailer weight [3}. If you have a weight-dintrihuling hitch. the trailer tongue {A} should weigh l2 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (Bi.

After you‘re loaded your traile r. weigh the trailer and flier: the tongue. separately. to see if the Weights are proper. If they aren't. you may be able to get them right ainipl y by moving some items around in the trailer.

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Total Weight on Your ‘l’ehicle's Tires

Be sure your 1-'ehicle's tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You‘ll find these numbers on the Tire Loading Infonn ation label located at the rear edge of the driver‘s door or see "Loedin g 1Your Vehicle" in the Index. Then he sure you don't go otter the G‘UW limit for your vehicle. including the weight of the

trailer tongue.

Hitches

It‘s Important to have the eonect hitch equipment.

C m5 swinds. large trucks going by and rough roads are a few reasons why you‘ll need the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow:

I The rear hamper on your vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper.

i ‘thl you have to nialte any holes in me body of your 1rehiele when you install a trailer hitch? If you do. then he Surf: to stud the holes later when you re move the hitch. 11‘ you don't seal thern. deadly carbon monoxide {CO} from your exhaust can get into your vehicle [tree "Carbon Monoxide" in the Index}. Dirt and water can. too

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