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Old 08-01-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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I am brand new here.
I have a class c that i will be selling, and I need to buy a small light weight camper, one that i can pull behind a volvo can any one make any suggestions
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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First, tell us what you Volvo's owner's manual says about 'trailer towing limits'...
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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First, tell us what you Volvo's owner's manual says about 'trailer towing limits'...
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the max weight without brakes 1540
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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the max weight without brakes 1540
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That must be one of those new fangled front wheel drive Volvo's then! No? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Then it looks like you could tow most of the 13' fiberglass models, although not loaded with a lot of heavy options, but you certainly wouldn't have much reserve.

BTW, they don't weigh 900 lbs... That was a sort of fiction put out by the manufacturers apparently to keep them under 1,000 lbs for some reason.

You will have a lot better towing experience if you add brakes to whatever you get.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:45 PM   #6
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i can pull behind a volvo
Which Volvo do you have?
What does the manual say with brakes?
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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As the manual probably explains, that weight limit has a lot of qualifications surrounding it; you need to follow all of the limits, including a limit on the total of the car, passengers, cargo, and trailer. You might find that you can only tow a 1500 lb trailer (and 1500 lb is a pretty typical 13-foot trailer when loaded) in combination with zero passengers and zero cargo in the car... which isn't likely to useful.

I agree with Frederick: with more specific information, a more useful answer can be provided.
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I am assuming this is a 4 cylinder car???

Basically, you can haul your tent and all your camping gear. Maybe, a teardrop or a Puck but that is basically it.

You need to think of getting a bigger tow vehicle - at least a 6 cylinder with the towing package.
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The rear-wheel drive 740's were rated for 3500 pounds with a 4 cylinder; apparently a tow vehicle of choice in Europe.
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You need to think of getting a bigger tow vehicle - at least a 6 cylinder with the towing package.
Not necessarily. Many Volvos are not 4-cylinders, and none are very small cars. This is why the specific details are important.
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