Originally Posted by honda03842
I read through the posted UK Towing sites reading the user reviews for Volvos. I did not detect the level of towing concern I read on our site. People did mention towing at 60 and 70 mph with trailers a lot larger than a 13 footer.
I'm not sure who's got it right, us or them. They certainly have the diesel part right.
As you know I towed at 200 lbs for the last 8 years.
For sure Norm. In many cases they work out good over there for what they have. I believe it has more to do with the nature of their tow vehicle and trailer design than the connection. Those smaller nimble TV have many of the attributes that work so well as TV compared to the large bulky vehicles many use over here.
I know your rig performed well for many years on the ball. We had the same trouble free experience towing out big Coleman pop up all over the country with the Nissan van. Note on the ball with no sway control or trailer brakes
Norm... RE Diesels.... Agree. The other day we test drove an 09 Mercedes M class Blutec. The drive train was amazingly smooth and with over 400TQ it really took off. The typical butt wiggling SUV ride was there. Thinking we will just keep the ol G35 for now.