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Old 07-19-2019, 01:49 PM   #26
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Usually 740 max trailer weight is 1500kg and 900 1600kg but the hitch might limit it lower. Most later models(around 96->) have 1800kg from the factory.

Volvo has sold a reinforcement kit to up the trailer weight of the older models to 1800kg. It's really simple and OE-type is still available from Skandix for example. Found that 1900kg mentioned is valid in Germany?
http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts...hitch/1015479/
Yes it is Germany only. 1900 kg only for B230FT and manual, according my German owners manual.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:36 PM   #27
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Clicked on this hoping for a "your mom" joke and wasn't disappointed.

I had a 750t with a hitch that dam near broke my shin bone the first time I walked around it,removing that was the first thing I did to the car, but never towed anything with a Volvo. A guy in my town regularly amazed me by towing a sailboat with his 240 wagon that as almost 3 times as long as the car! Saw him every weekend, no idea what boats weigh though.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:07 PM   #28
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Boats do not weigh much. What do you do with your Volvo if you do not have a tow bar? Also known as a reversing sensor
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:00 AM   #29
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Boats do not weigh much. What do you do with your Volvo if you do not have a tow bar? Also known as a reversing sensor
Drive it to places I have to go to? I like going fast, which can't happen if you are hauling around a bunch of junk, also I generally don't have to move large objects around. I borrow my brothers truck once a year or so for those tasks.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:36 AM   #30
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I haul wood with mine all the time, being able to tow with a 240 is the main reason I came over to TB , the 114hp was not cutting it. I don't haul huge or super heavy loads, but I do haul loads like this all the time.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:53 AM   #31
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Boats do not weigh much. What do you do with your Volvo if you do not have a tow bar? Also known as a reversing sensor
This is an odd statement. Are you thinking of cute little boats towed over flat British roads by charming estate cars? Our 21' Sea Ray is ~4k lbs dry, not including the trailer. A Volvo literally could not tow it up the hill turning out of my driveway, forget getting it up into the mountains to the lake.

and now picturing a Volvo being dragged backwards down the boat launch into the water
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:40 AM   #32
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Pulled our dodge stretch van that has no reverse or 3rd gear 2 blocks down the street. Gotta be at least 4000-4500 pounds and a pain on the m47 clutch
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:55 AM   #33
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I have a 7x10 trailer I routinely pull with my na 745 5 spd. Its slow but gets the job done. I have pulled 3k with it but I wouldn't try any highway driving like that. It just doesn't have the power and it SUCKS gas when doing that.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:37 PM   #34
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This is an odd statement. Are you thinking of cute little boats towed over flat British roads by charming estate cars? Our 21' Sea Ray is ~4k lbs dry, not including the trailer. A Volvo literally could not tow it up the hill turning out of my driveway, forget getting it up into the mountains to the lake.

and now picturing a Volvo being dragged backwards down the boat launch into the water
I suppose we are really lucky to have our nice flat roads like this

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