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Towing Elddis with V70 D5

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Old Mar 28th, 2019, 21:58   #1
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Hi all, this is my first post and looking for advice.

I own an Elddis Crusader caravan weighing in at 1640kg. Currently I have a Mondeo 2.0 which I've been told the kerb weight is 103% and not safe.

I'm looking at getting a Volvo V70 2.4 D5 SE Lux diesel auto. Will this be a good tow car for the Elddis?


My other option is the AWD version or an XC70 AWD.


Does anyone else tow a heavy van with the V70?


Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Old Mar 28th, 2019, 23:14   #2
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If the Mondeo is 103% then it is definitely illegal and will probably invalidate your insurance.

The XC70 has a kerb weight of 1800 kg or more depending on the spec.

At 1800kg it is a 91% match to your caravan, more than the recommended 85% but should be Ok.

Only true way to get the actual kerb weight is to weigh the car.
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