Thoughts on towing with Volvo XC40




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    Default Thoughts on towing with Volvo XC40

    Morning all

    looking into geting the volvo xc40. However not sure about towing. We have a sprite splash caravan. What are your thoughts?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on towing with Volvo XC40

    I would start with cooling,. Especially the gearbox. Add an oil cooler for the gearbox and play it safe.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on towing with Volvo XC40

    You did not mention which model XC40.

    The diesel is strong enough and rated to tow up to 2100kg although legally you are limited to around 1650kg. The Splash's gross weight is 1330kg and well within the limits. The XC40 also comes with a host of towing aids like self levelling and trailer assist to make it easier and safer.

    Best is to get a demo and to test it with your caravan.

    The only problem might be the effect the Splash's length has on the shortish wheelbase of the XC40.
    Last edited by Tom13; 2018/07/30 at 06:08 AM.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on towing with Volvo XC40

    Manual or Auto box?

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