GMC Terrain: Recreational Vehicle Towing - Towing - Vehicle Care - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Recreational Vehicle Towing

Recreational vehicle towing means towing the vehicle behind another vehicle – such as behind a motor home. The two most common types of recreational vehicle towing are known as dinghy towing and dolly towing. Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Dolly towing is towing the vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a dolly.

Here are some important things to consider before recreational vehicle towing:

○ What is the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure to read the tow vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.
○ What is the distance that will be travelled? Some vehicles have restrictions on how far and how long they can tow.
○ Is the proper towing equipment going to be used? See your dealer or trailering professional for additional advice and equipment recommendations.
○ Is the vehicle ready to be towed? Just as preparing the vehicle for a long trip, make sure the vehicle is prepared to be towed.

Towing the Vehicle
Notice: To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Care must be taken with vehicles that have low ground clearance and/or special equipment. Always ...

Dinghy Towing
Front-wheel&-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles may be dinghy towed from the front. These vehicles can also be towed by placing them on a platform trailer with all four wheels off of the groun ...

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Maintenance precautions
When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to the vehicle. The following are general precau ...

Ashtray in the rear-compartment center console
To open: pull cover 2 out by its top edge. To remove the insert: press release button 3 and lift the insert up and out. To install the insert: install insert 1 from above into the holder a ...

Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset. Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch is in the RUN or START position. Elapsed time is displayed as follows: hours:min ...