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Old Aug 13th, 2020, 10:23   #51
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Default XC70 D5 Awd Auto & Adria Adora Thames

Last van we are purchasing to send us into retirement...The Volvo isn't being changed either. Will run it til' the wheels are square.

Adria van is 8ft wide and 1800kg, no ATC but towing is a dream with the longer draw bar.


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Old Sep 2nd, 2020, 16:47   #52
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Default My Adria towed by my xc60

Haven’t towed it far , just around local to see what’s it like , all o.k
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Old Feb 16th, 2021, 16:22   #53
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Our 2018 V90 Momentum D4 and 2018 Sprite Quattro EB. You usually see an SUV or 4x4 pulling a twin axle but the Sprite twins are very light for their size, ours has an MTPLM of only 1624kgs putting it as an 87% weight match against the V90 kerb/unladen weight. My only gripe is the rear suspension on the V90 is quite soft. The towbar is a Thule swan neck and PF Jones dedicated wiring harness. It's a lovely tow car.

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Old Feb 4th, 2022, 12:17   #54
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Old thread revival but here is our Bailey Pegasus Grande being towed by the XC60
Car and 'van now changed! Low the XC90 as a tow car
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Old Apr 20th, 2022, 11:53   #55
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The only thing I've towed with the XC90 is our 1994 Lunar Planet Saturn caravan which it manages with ease. I've got an A frame which I used with my previous daily driver (2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso). I've towed a few cars with it including my own BMW E36 when I went to collect it from Southport. No pictures, unfortunately.
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Old May 10th, 2022, 22:04   #56
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Here is my new Coachman Laser 575 Xtra and my XC60 SE Lux Nav D5 AWD.
Very happy on how XC60 copes when towing, very composed.
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Old May 10th, 2022, 22:45   #57
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The only thing I've towed with the XC90 is our 1994 Lunar Planet Saturn caravan which it manages with ease. I've got an A frame which I used with my previous daily driver (2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso). I've towed a few cars with it including my own BMW E36 when I went to collect it from Southport. No pictures, unfortunately.
Be careful with the A-frame as unless the towing car is registered with the DVLA as a recovery vehicle - it's treated in law as a trailer and hence unless you are towing Mini Classic - you will be over the 750Kg weight limit above which all wheels on the trailer in contact with the ground must have brakes operated by an overrun coupling.

Most Plod seem to not understand or turn a blind eye to this but I have heard of DVSA pulling vehicles and issue prohibition notices at motorway services etc. An E36 will likely be double the un-braked limit. There is an exception when it is being used to recover a broken down vehicle to a place of safety (but not a spares/repairs purchase to your home...)

The plus side to this would be if you are towing a Mini with an A-frame, it doesn't need tax, MOT or insurance as in that configuration it is not a motor vehicle...
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Here our new V90 R-Design with adaptive suspension with our twin axle Abbey Spectrum
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