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Driving your vehicle
Driving with a trailer
Stay at least twice as far behind the Hold the bottom of the steering wheel
vehicle ahead as you would when with one hand.Then, to move the trail-
driving your vehicle without a trailer. er to the left, just move your hand to
This can help you avoid situations the left.To move the trailer to the right,
that require heavy braking and sud- move your hand to the right. Always
back up slowly and, if possible, have
someone guide you.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. Before setting
out for the open road, you must get to
know your trailer. Acquaint yourself
with the feel of handling and braking
with the added weight of the trailer.
And always keep in mind that the
vehicle you are driving is now a good
deal longer and not nearly so respon-
sive as your vehicle is by itself.
You’ll need more passing distance
up ahead when you’re towing a trail- When you’re turning with a trailer,
er. And, because of the increased make wider turns than normal. Do
vehicle length, you’ll need to go this so your trailer won’t strike soft
much farther beyond the passed shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
vehicle before you can return to your or other objects near the edge of the
lane. Due to the added load to the road. Avoid jerky or sudden maneu-
engine when going uphill the vehicle vers. Signal well in advance before
may also take longer to pass than it turning or lane changes.
would on flat ground.
Before you start, check the trailer
hitch and platform, safety chains,
electrical connector(s), lights, tires
and mirror adjustment. If the trailer
has electric brakes, start your vehicle
and trailer moving and then apply the
trailer brake controller by hand to be
sure the brakes are working.This lets
you check your electrical connection
at the same time.
During your trip, check occasionally
to be sure that the load is secure,
and that the lights and any trailer
brakes are still working.
|Categories||Hyundai Manuals, Hyundai Santa Fe Manuals|
|Document Type||Owners Manual|
|Product Brand||Hyundai, Santa Fe|
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