Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Recreational Vehicle Towing

Recreational vehicle towing refers to towing the vehicle behind another vehicle, such as behind a motor home. 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:

  • The towing capacity of the towing vehicle. Be sure to read the tow vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.
  • How far the vehicle will be towed. Some vehicles have restrictions on how far and how long they can tow.
  • The proper towing equipment.

    See your dealer or trailering professional for additional advice and equipment recommendations.

  • If the vehicle is ready to be towed. Just as preparing the vehicle for a long trip, make sure the vehicle is prepared to be towed.

Caution

Use of a shield mounted in front of the vehicle grille could restrict airflow and cause damage to the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. If using a shield, only use one that attaches to the towing vehicle.

    Towing the Vehicle
    Caution Incorrectly towing a disabled vehicle may cause damage. The damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed car carrier or a wheel lift tow truck. ...

    Dinghy Towing (with Automatic Transmission)
    Caution 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 vehicl ...

    Other materials:

    Engine Compartment Fuse Block
    The engine compartment fuse block is on the driver side of the vehicle, near the battery. Caution Spilling liquid on any electrical component on the vehicle may damage it. Always keep the covers on any electrical component. To access the fuses, press the tab at the front of the cover, and ...

    Information Displays
    Driver Information Center (DIC) The DIC displays information about the vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. See Vehicle Messages on page 5-26. All messages appear in the DIC display in the instrument cluster. DIC Operation and Displays The DIC has differ ...

    Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit without Sealant to Inflate a Tire (Not Punctured)
    The kit includes: Sealant Canister Inlet Valve Sealant/Air Hose Base of Sealant Canister Tire Sealant Canister On/Off Button Slot on Top of Compressor Pressure Gauge Pressure Deflation Button Power Plug Air Only Hose If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel ...