Cadillac Escalade: Hitches - Towing Equipment - Towing - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Hitches

The correct hitch equipment helps maintain combination control. Many trailers can be towed with a weight carrying hitch which simply features a coupler latched to the hitch ball, or a tow eye latched to a pintle hook. Other trailers may require a weight distributing hitch that uses spring bars to distribute the trailer tongue weight among the two vehicle and trailer axles. See “Weight of the Trailer Tongue” in Trailer Towing   for rating limits with various hitch types.

If a step-bumper hitch will be used, the bumper could be damaged in sharp turns. Make sure there is ample room when turning to avoid contact between the trailer and the bumper.

Consider using sway controls with any trailer. Ask a trailering professional about sway controls or refer to the trailer manufacturer's recommendations and instructions.

    Weight-Distributing Hitch Adjustment
    A. Body to Ground Distance B. Front of Vehicle When using a weight-distributing hitch, the spring bars should be adjusted so the distance (A) is the same after coupling the trailer to the tow veh ...

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    Services Not Included in Roadside Assistance
    Roadside Assistance does not cover or reimburse services for the following: Events caused by fraud or bad faith by the driver. Vehicle immobilization situations due to a major force or unforesee ...

    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
    This vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. If not, they are available through your dealer. The guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster ...

    Standard display
    ► Press the button on the steering wheel to select the standard display. Standard display 1 Trip odometer 2 Odometer You can select the following functions in the Standard display men ...