GMC Terrain: Loading the Vehicle for Off-Road Driving - Off-Road Driving - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Loading the Vehicle for Off-Road Driving

WARNING

○ Unsecured cargo on the load floor can be tossed about when driving over rough terrain. You or your passengers can be struck by flying objects. Secure the cargo properly.
○ Keep cargo in the cargo area as far forward and as low as possible. The heaviest things should be on the floor, forward of the rear axle.
○ Heavy loads on the roof raise the vehicle's center of gravity, making it more likely to roll over. You can be seriously or fatally injured if the vehicle rolls over. Put heavy loads inside the cargo area, not on the roof.

For more information about loading the vehicle, see Vehicle Load Limits on page 9‑16.

    Before Driving Off-Road
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    Environmental Concerns
    ○ Always use established trails, roads, and areas that have been set aside for public off-road recreational driving and obey all posted regulations. ○ Do not damage shrubs, flowers, tre ...

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