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Old 07-28-2004, 04:30 PM
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Hello, i've been thinking about buying a Volvo. Right now i've got a Ford F150 because i need to towa trailer on occasion. But with the cost of gas going skyhigh, i've been thinking about getting something smaller. The truck is much more car than i need, other than when i pulling the trailer. I've heard that volvos get pretty good gas mileage and are capable of towing. Does anybody have experience with this? How much can they tow? I need it to be able to pull a motorcycle or two.</P>

Old 08-27-2004, 01:17 AM
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I understand that the Volvo 850 wagon can tow up to 3300 lbs. with a tonge weight of 200 lbs. You may want to run that by a Volvo dealer.
Old 11-05-2018, 01:28 AM
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Default Volvos for towing

With factory Volvo hitch a Volvo can 2 motorcycles on a trailer depending on size of bikes might need brakes on trailer. But yes it possible. Most volvos can tow 2000 lbs with out brakes on trailer & 3300,-3500 lbs with brakes on trailer. Check with your Volvo dealer to see specs for your specific Volvo.
Old 11-11-2018, 02:33 AM
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If you're towing with these things make sure you replace transmission fluid every 10-25,000 miles. I used to tow 20 canoes at a time on a rack with my 03 v70. However, The aisin transmissions will die out on earlier models especially with strain of towing without fluid changes or flushes regularly. Something I learned the hard way. Good luck.
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