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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 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/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 4-27.
Dinghy Towing
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
Notice: If the vehicle is towed with all four wheels
on the ground, the drivetrain components could be
damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Do not tow the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground.
Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not be towed with
all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive
transmissions have no provisions for internal
lubrication while being towed.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

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: What is the towing capacity of the towing vehicle?Be sure to read the tow vehicle manufacturersrecommendations. What is the distance that will be travelled? Somevehicles have restrictions on how far and howlong they can tow. Is the proper towing equipment going to be used?See your dealer/retailer or trailering professionalfor 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 4-27.Dinghy TowingTwo-Wheel Drive VehiclesNotice: If the vehicle is towed with all four wheelson the ground, the drivetrain components could bedamaged. The repairs would not be covered by thevehicle warranty. Do not tow the vehicle with all fourwheels on the ground.Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not be towed withall four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drivetransmissions have no provisions for internallubrication while being towed.4-41