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trailer towing 1 year 6 months ago #506

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I'm curious if anyone has any advice on towing a u-haul trailer with the 06 XC90 ? I have a AWD 2.5 T with Geartronic of course.
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Re: trailer towing 1 year 6 months ago #508

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ElrayoX wrote:
I'm curious if anyone has any advice on towing a u-haul trailer with the 06 XC90 ? I have a AWD 2.5 T with Geartronic of course.

First, a few dumb questions...

Does the XC90 have a hitch? What Class? Dealer-installed?

U-haul trailer - how big? Electric brakes? What type of cargo?

Have you ever driven any vehicle towing a trailer?

Thanks.

George Dill
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Re: trailer towing 1 year 6 months ago #510

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A 6x12 cargo trailer. class 3 hitch. I installed it myself and yes I have been towing trailers for 45 years. I have a commercial license. My concern is the car and it's capabilities. I'm aware of the maximum loading capacity and the car should handle it. One of my concerns is the transmission. Should I use the manual setting and keep it out of 5th? I'm driving from central Wyoming through Colorado to San Antonio. Lot's of mountain driving I've never towed with this vehicle so the concern. Thanks for the help George.
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Re: trailer towing 1 year 6 months ago #522

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ElrayoX wrote:
I'm curious if anyone has any advice on towing a u-haul trailer with the 06 XC90 ? I have a AWD 2.5 T with Geartronic of course.

The owner's manual for AWD XC90 (2007) shows "Trailer towing not recommended" and for FWD shows "1400lb load with 400lb hitch load".

Assuming you are already in San Antonio, Texas, and that the XC90 made the trip ok make plans to head for Dallas on November 10, 2012, for the really big Volvo Meet at Park Place Volvo.

George Dill

More XC90 towing info...

volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-xc90-9/towing-xc90-48053/
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