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Towing a XC70 on a trailer using a XC70 as a tow car.

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Old Dec 18th, 2018, 10:51   #1
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Default Towing a XC70 on a trailer using a XC70 as a tow car.

I have a 2001 v70xc 2.4t. I want to collect a 2006 xc70 and am considering hiring a trailer to collect.

My question is would it be legally ok to tow, based on the weights?
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I have a 2001 v70xc 2.4t. I want to collect a 2006 xc70 and am considering hiring a trailer to collect.

My question is would it be legally ok to tow, based on the weights?
4 wheel trailers are likely to be 850 kg before you even put a 1700 kg car on it .
However it was fun towing volvos on 4 wheel trailers behind a 264 V6 in the 70's :-)
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Short answer then... no?
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Short answer then... no?
well the car would need to be capable of towing a 2.5 ton load so probably not !
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Ideally the cars kerbside weight should be more than the combined weight of the trailer and load and if you have not towed before then there is a recommendation that this is reduced to 85%. There is also whether your licence allows you to tow such a heavy trailer. If you passed the test after 01/01/1997 then you need to have passed the B+E test.

Check your vehicles plate which should give you max load for the vehicle and any towing limits.

If in doubt you probably need to hire a Disco as well as the trailer or get someone to deliver the new car to you.
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Not worries on the licence front.... although I missed out by 11 months, the old man has towed caravans for years.

I suspected that would be the issue.
I shall look into other options.
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