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Driving your vehicle
It's important to have the correct You should always attach chains If your trailer is equipped with a brak-
hitch equipment. Crosswinds, large between your vehicle and your trail- ing system, make sure it conforms to
trucks going by, and rough roads are er. Cross the safety chains under the federal and/or local regulations and
a few reasons why you’ll need the tongue of the trailer so that the that it is properly installed and oper-
right hitch. Here are some rules to tongue will not drop to the road if it ating correctly.
becomes separated from the hitch.
If your trailer weight exceeds the
Do you have to make any holes in Instructions about safety chains may maximum allowed weight without
the body of your vehicle when you be provided by the hitch manufactur- trailer brakes, then the trailer will also
install a trailer hitch? If you do, then er or by the trailer manufacturer. require its own brakes as well. Be
be sure to seal the holes later Follow the manufacturer’s recom- sure to read and follow the instruc-
when you remove the hitch.
tions for the trailer brakes so you’ll be
chains. Always leave just enough able to install, adjust and maintain
slack so you can turn with your trail- them properly.
If you don’t seal them, deadly car-
bon monoxide (CO) from your
exhaust can get into your vehicle,
as well as dirt and water.
er. And, never allow safety chains to
• Don’t tap into or modify your vehi-
drag on the ground.
cle's brake system.
The bumpers on your vehicle are
not intended for hitches. Do not
attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to them. Use
only a frame-mounted hitch that
does not attach to the bumper.
WARNING - Trailer brakes
Do not use a trailer with its own
brakes unless you are absolute-
ly certain that you have proper-
ly set up the brake system. This
is not a task for amateurs. Use
HYUNDAI trailer hitch accessory is
trailer shop for this work.
|Categories||Hyundai Manuals, Hyundai Santa Fe Manuals|
|Document Type||Owners Manual|
|Product Brand||Hyundai, Santa Fe|
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