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'04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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'04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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Looking to pick up a trailer hitch for a 2004 XC70. Anybody know if one that fits a regular V70 will also fit an XC70?

Of course I meant compatibility across P2 wagons, not between/among P80 and P2.
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Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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Make sure you get the range of years right. The mounting points on our 04 V70 AWD & 04 XC70 are the same, not surprisingly. They were also the same on our 06 XC70. I know some of the manufacturers say their hitches fit some P2 wagons but not others so watch for that. I’m not sure if that’s because of variance in bumper cover or what, but the 4 bolts & their holes for mounting the towbar are the same.

I’d just pull up the manufacturers site & verify fitment before you pick one up second hand.
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Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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I have a 01 v70xc with a curt hitch and instructions said 01-07 I also have a 02 v70xc with the factory hitch that I am parting out but it takes a round hitch into the receiver which I have on me if interested
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Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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Instead of being a square receiver (2" or 1.25") you're saying the Volvo one is round like a piece of pipe? News to me.

I wonder what the benefit is? Is the ball on this hitch swappable?
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Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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No, the ball is not swappable. It is a Volvo only hitch. I used to have one. I forget the name of the manufacturer, but it is lockable and shaped like the letter "J" (I guess really more of an "L"). It also weighs a ton.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
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Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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Yes it weighs a lot and locks I like the curt hitch better but the Volvo one is less visible you pay shipping and it's yours
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Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

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Brink is the manufacturer's name for the OEM Volvo hitch.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
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