2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 229

{ CAUTION:
Things you put inside your vehicle can strike
and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or
in a crash.
? Put things in the cargo area of your
vehicle. Try to spread the weight evenly.
? Never stack heavier things, like
suitcases, inside the vehicle so that some
of them are above the tops of the seats.
? Do not leave an unsecured child restraint
in your vehicle.
? When you carry something inside the
vehicle, secure it whenever you can.
? Do not leave a seat folded down unless
you need to.
There is also important loading information for
off-road driving in this manual.
See ?Loading Your
Vehicle for Off-Road Driving? under Off-Road
Driving on page 4-12.
Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle Weight
rating (GAWR) of the front or rear axle.
Two-Tiered Loading
By positioning four 2? X 6? wooden planks across
the width of the pickup box, you can create an
upper load platform. The planks must be inserted
in the pickup box depressions. The length of
the planks must allow for at least a 3/4 inch (2 cm)
bearing surface on each end of the plank.
When using this upper load platform, be sure the
load is securely tied down to prevent it from
shifting. The load?s center of gravity should be
positioned in a zone over the rear axle.
Any load that extends beyond the vehicle?s
taillamp area must be properly marked according
to local laws and regulations.
Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) of the rear axle.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

{ CAUTION:Things you put inside your vehicle can strikeand injure people in a sudden stop or turn, orin a crash. Put things in the cargo area of yourvehicle. Try to spread the weight evenly. Never stack heavier things, likesuitcases, inside the vehicle so that someof them are above the tops of the seats. Do not leave an unsecured child restraintin your vehicle. When you carry something inside thevehicle, secure it whenever you can. Do not leave a seat folded down unlessyou need to.There is also important loading information foroff-road driving in this manual.See Loading YourVehicle for Off-Road Driving under Off-RoadDriving on page 4-12.Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle Weightrating (GAWR) of the front or rear axle.Two-Tiered LoadingBy positioning four 2 X 6 wooden planks acrossthe width of the pickup box, you can create anupper load platform. The planks must be insertedin the pickup box depressions. The length ofthe planks must allow for at least a 3/4 inch (2 cm)bearing surface on each end of the plank.When using this upper load platform, be sure theload is securely tied down to prevent it fromshifting. The loads center of gravity should bepositioned in a zone over the rear axle.Any load that extends beyond the vehiclestaillamp area must be properly marked accordingto local laws and regulations.Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle WeightRating (GAWR) of the rear axle.4-39