Coupling To The Tow Vehicle more information, questions and warranty issues, refer to the Surge Brake Actuator manual provided with your trailer. THE TOW VEHICLE, HITCH AND PINTLE MUST HAVE A RATED TOWING CAPACITY EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THE TRAILER Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE PINTLE BE OF THE SAME SIZE AS THE COUPLER. The pintle size and load rating (capacity) are marked on the pintle; ring capacity is marked on the ring. 22.214.171.124 Before Coupling The Trailer To The Tow Vehicle Be sure the size and rating of pintle match the size and rating of the ring. Hitch ring and pintles are marked with their size and rating. ! WARNING Coupler-to-hitch mismatch can result in uncoupling, leading to death or serious injury. Be sure the LOAD RATING of the pintle is equal or greater than the load rating of the ring. Be sure the SIZE of the pintle matches the size of the ring. Wipe the pintle clean and inspect it visually and by feel for flat spots, cracks 60 and pits. ! WARNING A worn, cracked or corroded pintle can fail while towing, and may result in death or serious injury. Before coupling trailer, inspect the pintle for wear, corrosion and cracks. Replace worn or damaged pintle. Rock the pintle to make sure it is tight to the hitch, and visually check that the pintle fasteners are solid against the hitch frame. Wipe the inside and outside of the ring clean and inspect it visually for cracks and deformations; feel the inside of the ring for worn spots and pits. Be sure the ring is tight to the tongue of the trailer. All ring fasteners must be visibly solid against the trailer frame.
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