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by Yycvolvo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with P2 Volvo
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Towing with P2 Volvo

If you check my posts on the topic called “Towing with an S60”, I wouldn’t be too worried about towing with an xc70. If you’re looking at the Uhaul trailers, any of them will be fine, with maybe the exception of the tandem axle trailers, and depending on the payload weight you’re putting in there.
by Yycvolvo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

I have electric brakes on my 16 foot flat bed trailer and electric controller on my Ford truck. I think they work fine. I like that you can use the controller in the cab to test the trailer brake operation. I have towed 5000 lb with this combination. volvolugnut I was originally planning on going t...
by Yycvolvo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

abscate wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:10 am In ny it doesn’t matter what tow vehicle you use, above 1500# gross trailer weight you have to have trailer brakes.

I detest the electric ones , surge brakes are so much better
I’ll have to do a trip to princess auto and find out what I can set it up with.
by Yycvolvo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

That says a lot about the car and it’s abilities, that boat must have meant a lot to you to pull it out of Ontario in severe winter conditions on a trailer with no brakes. I can’t help but ask; why wouldn’t you go the safe and legal route and get a trailer with brakes? Or rent a 3/4 ton truck and p...
by Yycvolvo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

Have now checked the engine and transmission mounts, as well as the control arm bushings, lower ball joints, and tie rods for any play. Nothing to report there, although I had replaced the lower transmission mount and upper engine mounts about a year ago, the left lower control arm and outer tie rod...
by Yycvolvo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

One more pic from the morning I left Ontario, because it is my favourite picture of the trip.
by Yycvolvo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

Trailer towing should always follow the 3 S's. Sane, sober and slow. Extra distance behind others. Accelerate, brake and turn slowly. volvolugnut 100% agree, no need to exceed the speed limit with a load like that. Gave tons of distance from others, and the one beer at the end of each day was defin...
by Yycvolvo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

I was wondering the same thing - those galvanized 5x9 uhaul trailers are heavy unloaded . I once towed that exact trailer with a 1,500lb 6x6 Polaris ATV in it, a plow, & a few other odds and ends. It definitely felt like the car (04 XC70) was maxed out, but I was within the limitations (barely). I ...
by Yycvolvo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

Should be an interesting trip, just make sure of a couple things: tongue weight should be 9 to 15 percent of trailer weight so about 300lbs. This will be extremely important with a trailer that heavy. Also trailer brakes will be required for any trailer over 2000lbs or greater than half the tow veh...
by Yycvolvo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Towing with an S60

Here's a couple pictures of the rig. One is near Sudbury, ON, one near Morse, SK (where you can see the addition of a strap on the boat cover, as some of the snaps holding it had broken off), and the other one is pulling in my driveway in Calgary, AB. First stop when I got back was the car wash wher...