2005 GMC Savana Owners Manual PDF | Page 224

Towing
Towing Your Vehicle
Consult your dealer or a professional towing service
if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed.
See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6.
If you want to tow your 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 your vehicle
behind another vehicle ? such as behind a motorhome.
The two most common types of recreational vehicle
towing are known as ?dinghy towing? (towing your vehicle
with all four wheels on the ground) and ?dolly towing?
(towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and
two wheels up on a device known as a ?dolly?).
Notice: Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle with all
four wheels on the ground, or even with only two of
its wheels on the ground, will damage drivetrain
components. Do not tow an all-wheel-drive vehicle
if any of its wheels will be on the ground.
Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with any of
its wheels on the ground. If your vehicle must be
towed, it should be placed on a platform trailer.
Towing a Trailer
{CAUTION:
If you do not use the correct equipment and
drive properly, you can lose control when you
pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too
heavy, the brakes may not work well ? or even
at all. You and your passengers could be
seriously injured. Pull a trailer only if you have
followed all the steps in this section. Ask your
dealer for advice and information about towing
a trailer with your vehicle.
Notice: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage
your vehicle and result in costly repairs that would
not be covered by your warranty. Always follow
the instructions in this section and check with your
dealer for more information about towing a trailer
with your vehicle.
To identify the trailering capacity of your vehicle, you
should read the information in ?Weight of the Trailer? that
appears later in this section.
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Summary of Content

TowingTowing Your VehicleConsult your dealer or a professional towing serviceif you need to have your disabled vehicle towed.See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6.If you want to tow your vehicle behind another vehiclefor recreational purposes (such as behind a motorhome),see Recreational Vehicle Towing following.Recreational Vehicle TowingRecreational vehicle towing means towing your vehiclebehind another vehicle such as behind a motorhome.The two most common types of recreational vehicletowing are known as dinghy towing (towing your vehiclewith all four wheels on the ground) and dolly towing(towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground andtwo wheels up on a device known as a dolly).Notice: Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle with allfour wheels on the ground, or even with only two ofits wheels on the ground, will damage drivetraincomponents. Do not tow an all-wheel-drive vehicleif any of its wheels will be on the ground.Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with any ofits wheels on the ground. If your vehicle must betowed, it should be placed on a platform trailer.Towing a Trailer{CAUTION:If you do not use the correct equipment anddrive properly, you can lose control when youpull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is tooheavy, the brakes may not work well or evenat all. You and your passengers could beseriously injured. Pull a trailer only if you havefollowed all the steps in this section. Ask yourdealer for advice and information about towinga trailer with your vehicle.Notice: Pulling a trailer improperly can damageyour vehicle and result in costly repairs that wouldnot be covered by your warranty. Always followthe instructions in this section and check with yourdealer for more information about towing a trailerwith your vehicle.To identify the trailering capacity of your vehicle, youshould read the information in Weight of the Trailer thatappears later in this section.4-36