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Old 23 September 2015, 15:49   #1
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Hi everyone. What do you use to tow your RIB? Anyone use Volvo's?

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Old 23 September 2015, 16:46   #2
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Yep v70 2.4 petrol, xc70 2.4 petrol, s80 D5, and now XC90 T6/LPG.

Still would only tow the larger rib with the wife's range rover.

I've driven over 500,000 miles in Volvo's, great cruising cars, ok tow cars and id probably say any with the D5 engine will be ok for most smaller ribs. I think the xc70 was best but that one had self levelling suspension, and was great for all the kit.

What are you trying to tow?
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Old 23 September 2015, 16:49   #3
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Never used a v50, you need to check the official towing weight, but I suspect you would be ok given the small rig. There are quite a few towing/caravan websites that enable you to check your cars capability.

Looking at your photo I'm guessing its well under 750kg. I'd me more concerned on whether the trailer was suitable, than the tow car. Make sure you check out the regulations regarding lighting, etc, as I can't see in the photo how your handling lighting. Looks like you are also missing the safety chain off your hitch.

Suggest you also check whether the boot of a v50 is big enough for all your kit, as its quite compact, and I doubt long enough to store an outboard if you needed to, but I'm only guessing.
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Looking at your photo I'm guessing its well under 750kg. I'd me more concerned on whether the trailer was suitable, than the tow car. Make sure you check out the regulations regarding lighting, etc, as I can't see in the photo how your handling lighting. Looks like you are also missing the safety chain off your hitch.
And you need mud guards on the wheels.
No brakes so must be =<750kg.
BUT V50 aren't all 750kg unbraked...
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Driven a V50 1.6 TDI DRIVe Lux but never towed with it. The V50 is a damn fine looking car (can't understand why Volvo stopped making 'em) and with heated leather seats arguably one of the most comfortable cars I've driven. If you can get one with a factory fitted sunroof, then snap it up.

The 2.0 lump should be great. It has 134bhp on tap and can haul up to 700kg unbraked. As with all cars, go easy on the nose weight on the trailer if you're fully loaded up or you'll need new rear coil springs in a season or two.
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Proper mudguards are a must given the proximity to the tubes.
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Just about any medium sized family car will tow that.
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[QUOTE=ShinyShoe;695137]And you need mud guards on the wheels.

No brakes so must be =
And proper lights etc just in case someone uses jamjar bottoms and runs up your ar!!
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