Towing question for a 2001 V70 XC

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by batman1990, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. batman1990

    batman1990 Guest

    I have been researching the trailer hitch for my 2001 V70. I decieded to
    go with after market hitch (a Draw-Tite) which was significant cheaper
    the the dealer item (< $100). The question I have is about wiring. DO I
    go with a after market wiring kit or do I get the OEM. Does the after
    market kit require cutting and splicing wires. If I go with OEM does
    anyone know how much that will cost?

    Also, I noticed that some 2003 XC come with a class II hitch (it looks
    like it has a 2" post not the 1 1/4). Does that mean that the OEM
    version is stronger? Or can the 2003 XC pull more?
    batman1990, Oct 4, 2003
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  2. I got a U-Haul trailer hitch for my 2001 V70 XC. That is what my dealer
    is recommending. I also got the U-Haul wiring package. It has a 5 wire
    (yellow left, yellow right, brake, tail, ground) to 4 wire converter
    (red left/brake, red right/brake, tail, ground) and just clips on to the
    tail light wires in the back. It doesn't upset the bad lamp indicator.
    Stephen M. Henning, Oct 4, 2003
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  3. Try this place. They are supposed to be good with Volvos. Several of the
    guys (and gals)there drive Volvos.

    Bills Service Station
    3800 Merrick Road
    Seaford NY, 11746

    William McCarthy
    Phone number: 516-785-9188

    Seaford is one town over from Massapequa, so hopefully this is still in
    time to be useful.

    Good Luck
    Buckshot LeFunk, Oct 4, 2003
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