Hyundai i-30: Trailer towing / If you decide to pull a trailer?

Hyundai i30 (PD) 2018-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Trailer towing / If you 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 trailer towbar dealer about sway control.
  • Do not do any towing with your vehicle during its first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) in order to allow the engine to properly break in. Failure to heed this caution may result in serious engine or transmission damage.
  • When towing a trailer, be sure to consult a HYUNDAI authorised repairer for further information on additional requirements such as a towing kit, etc.
  • Always drive your vehicle at a moderate speed (less than 60 mph (100 km/h)) or posted towing speed limit.
  • On a long uphill grade, do not exceed 45 mph (70 km/h) or the posted towing speed limit, whichever is lower.
  • Carefully observe the weight and load limits provided in the following pages.

Trailer weight

Hyundai i30. If you decide to pull a 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.

Tongue load

Hyundai i30. If you decide to pull a trailer?

The tongue load is an important weight to measure because it affects the total Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of your vehicle. The trailer tongue should weigh a maximum of 10% of the total loaded trailer weight, within the limits of the maximum trailer tongue load permissible.

After you've loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper. If they aren’t, you may be able to correct them simply by moving some items around in the trailer.

WARNING

Take the following precautions:

  • Never load a trailer with more weight in the rear than in the front. The front should be loaded with approximately 60% of the total trailer load; the rear should be loaded with approximately 40% of the total trailer load.
  • Never exceed the maximum weight limits of the trailer or trailer towing equipment. Improper loading can result in damage to your vehicle and/or personal injury. Check weights and loading at a commercial scale or highway patrol office equipped with scales.

Information

With increasing altitude the engine performance decreases. From 1,000 m above sea level and for every 1,000 m thereafter 10% of vehicle/trailer weight (trailer weighter + gross vehicle weight) must be deducted.

Reference weight and distance when towing a trailer

Hyundai i30. If you decide to pull a trailer?

M/T : Manual transmission
A/T : Automatic transmission
DCT : Dual clutch transmission

    Trailer towing

    If you are considering to tow with your vehicle, you should first your country's legal requirements. As laws vary the requirements for towing trailers, cars, or other types of vehicles or apparatus may differ...

    Trailer towing equipment

    Towbars Information The mounting hole for towbars are located on both sides of the underbody behind the rear tyres. It's important to have the correct towbar equipment...

    Other information:

    Hyundai i30 (PD) 2018-2021 Owner's Manual: Wiper blades


    Blade inspection Contamination of either the windscreen or the wiper blades with foreign matter can reduce the effectiveness of the windscreen wipers. Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes...

    Hyundai i30 (PD) 2018-2021 Owner's Manual: Using the Tyre Mobility Kit


    CAUTION Detach the speed restriction label (1) from the sealant bottle (2), and place it in a highly visible place inside the vehicle such as on the steering wheel to remind the driver not to drive too fast. 1. Shake the sealant bottle (2)...

    Categories

    Panorama sunroof

    If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the sunroof control lever located on the overhead console.

    Hyundai i30. Panorama sunroof

    The ignition switch must be in the ON position before you can open or close the sunroof.

    The sunroof can be operated for approximately 30 seconds after the ignition key is removed or turned to the ACC or LOCK(or OFF) position. However, if the front door is opened, the sunroof cannot be operated even within 30 seconds.

    read more

     
    Copyright © 2021 www.hi30.net