Originally Posted by redbarron55
Did you get your Volvo setup with lights
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JD, we're still working on this. Drawbar was installed last Friday. I had planned to take it in to trailer service on Monday to sort out the connections and inspect a few things, but we didn't have time to get the brake controller in and that's one of the big wiring issues.
So it was installed yesterday, and we'll either tow it in tomorrow or on Monday for its service. Volvo Steve put in the controller and wired back *to* the drawbar, but left the connection to trailer guys. None of us wanted THEM digging back into any of the electrical
stuff, so now they shouldn't have to.
Steve had ordered the European trailer side plug, which he was going to install for me, but we decided that would not work, because we would sometimes be towing with something else. But he is certain this plug can be used to build an adapter, if trailer people have any problems.
So we've got several adapters, and now I'm pretty certain that one from E-trailer is a complete wash. One way or another we should be able to get something to work.
BTW, that draw bar is *gorgeous.* It is also BEEFY, and bigger than what is required to tow 3500 pounds -- I think it is a class 3. Steve said he'd installed dozens of these, and had never received one this big. But we were on a schedule with a deadline, so that's the one we took. I'll have to get a bigger receiver, but am hoping that's the only ramification from this larger draw bar.
DH Ron says it's heavy enough to tow a 4-horse trailer. Of course we won't, but if we ever ease up to a 17, we won't be over-stressing anything. Keep your fingers crossed, I was scheduled to drive out of here a week from yesterday, so preps are coming down to the wire!