Kia Sportage: Weight of the trailer - If you do decide to pull a trailer - Trailer towing - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Weight of the trailer

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Trailer towing / If you do decide to pull a trailer / Weight of the trailer

What is the maximum safe weight of a trailer? It should never weigh more than the maximum trailer weight with trailer brakes. But even that can be too heavy.

It depends on how you plan to use your trailer. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how often your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. The ideal trailer weight can also depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle.

If you do decide to pull a trailer
Here are some important points if you decide to pull a trailer: Consider using a sway control. You can ask a hitch dealer about sway control. Do not do any towing with your car during its first ...

Weight of the trailer tongue
The tongue load of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total gross vehicle weight (GVW) of your vehicle. This weight includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any ...

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Tie-down hook (for flatbed towing)
WARNING - Front tiedown hooks Do not use the tie-down hooks under the front of the vehicle for towing purposes. These hooks are designed ONLY for transport tie-down. If the tie-down hooks are ...

Passive Occupant Detection System (PODS): Repair procedures
Removal 1. Disconnect the battery negative cable, and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. 2. Remove the front passenger seat assembly. (Refer to the Body group- Seat) 3. ...

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