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Towing
Towing Your Vehicle
Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing
service if the disabled vehicle must be towed.
See Roadside Service on page 7-7.
To tow the vehicle behind another vehicle for
recreational purposes (such as behind a motorhome),
see ?Recreational Vehicle Towing? following.
Recreational Vehicle Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means towing the vehicle
behind another vehicle ? such as behind a motorhome.
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?s the towing capacity of the towing vehicle?
Be sure to read the tow vehicle manufacturer?s
recommendations.
? How far will the vehicle be towed? Some vehicles
have restrictions on how far and how long they
can tow.
? Does the vehicle have the proper towing
equipment? See your dealer/retailer 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. See Before Leaving on a
Long Trip on page 4-14.
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2009 Cadillac DTS Owners Manual Summary of Content

TowingTowing Your VehicleConsult your dealer/retailer or a professional towingservice if the disabled vehicle must be towed.See Roadside Service on page 7-7.To tow the vehicle behind another vehicle forrecreational purposes (such as behind a motorhome),see Recreational Vehicle Towing following.Recreational Vehicle TowingRecreational vehicle towing means towing the vehiclebehind another vehicle such as behind a motorhome.The two most common types of recreational vehicletowing are known as dinghy towing and dolly towing.Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle with all four wheelson the ground. Dolly towing is towing the vehiclewith two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on adevice known as a dolly.Here are some important things to consider beforerecreational vehicle towing: Whats the towing capacity of the towing vehicle?Be sure to read the tow vehicle manufacturersrecommendations. How far will the vehicle be towed? Some vehicleshave restrictions on how far and how long theycan tow. Does the vehicle have the proper towingequipment? See your dealer/retailer or traileringprofessional for additional advice and equipmentrecommendations. Is the vehicle ready to be towed? Just as preparingthe vehicle for a long trip, make sure the vehicle isprepared to be towed. See Before Leaving on aLong Trip on page 4-14.4-26