Towing a trailer

WARNING:
Do not exceed the maximum gross train weight stated on the vehicle identification plate. See Vehicle identification plate.

CAUTIONS:
Do not exceed the maximum permissible nose weight, i.e. vertical weight on the tow ball, of 50 kilogrammes (110 pounds).

The electrical system is not suitable for towing trailers with more than one rear fog lamp.

Note: Not all vehicles are suitable or approved to have tow bars fitted. Check with your dealer first.

Place loads as low and central to the axle(s) of the trailer as possible. If you are towing with an unladen vehicle, the load in the trailer should be placed toward the nose, within the maximum nose load, as this gives the best stability.

The stability of the vehicle to trailer combination is very much dependant on the quality of the trailer.

In high altitude regions above 1 000 metres (3 281 feet), the stipulated maximum permitted gross train weight must be reduced by 10% for every additional 1 000 metres (3 281 feet).

Steep gradients

WARNING:
The overrun brake on a trailer is not controlled by ABS.

Change down a gear before you reach a steep downhill gradient.

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