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    Vlad - Steve M has a XC70 and was towing his Caterham in a trailer. I think his trailer dimensions were smaller than yours and probably lighter as a result. I remembered it well as it was nice a nice package. I like the new Volvo SUV range. Pity about its lack of a V8 engine...
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    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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    Right Vlad. I have had every mechanical issue with my trailer short of fire, and was close to that once. Just keep those wheel hubs greased. And upgrade to radial tires immediately, and carry 2, not 1, spare tires, and a trailer wheel ramp for tire changes, and ....
    BTW, I have a spare brand new, Prodigy RF proportional trailer mounted brake controller system (model 90250) if you need one. I plugged it in once and it works as advertised. It operates via blue tooth so no wire splicing is needed. Mine has worked flawlessly for 7 years. I had to get an adapter plug so it could read the trailer signal-apparently the trailer's LED lights confused it. That adapter cost $15 maybe.
    My buy-it-now price is $200 including shipping, about $100 off internet price, last time I ckd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    Right Vlad. I have had every mechanical issue with my trailer short of fire, and was close to that once. Just keep those wheel hubs greased. And upgrade to radial tires immediately, and carry 2, not 1, spare tires, and a trailer wheel ramp for tire changes, and ....
    BTW, I have a spare brand new, Prodigy RF proportional trailer mounted brake controller system (model 90250) if you need one. I plugged it in once and it works as advertised. It operates via blue tooth so no wire splicing is needed. Mine has worked flawlessly for 7 years. I had to get an adapter plug so it could read the trailer signal-apparently the trailer's LED lights confused it. That adapter cost $15 maybe.
    My buy-it-now price is $200 including shipping, about $100 off internet price, last time I ckd.
    Hm. I have been waiting on a Black Friday sale for this model Tekonsha 90195 P3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P17NXQ..._t1_B007O5GXOG for sometime where I expect it to be about $100 according to the price history. I'm not familiar with your model at all or whether RF is an avenue I'd rather pursue and what the advantages would be. I do also have LED lights on the trailer as well.
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    If the tow vehicle is relatively light duty, one can always drive...slower. gasp. Look ahead. Good luck.

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    And, if ordering a trailer. it is usually easy to specify the same bolt pattern as the truck/car. That makes it easy to have 2 spare tires.

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    Vlad- just another option for you or anyone else without a tow vehicle. Rent from Enterprise commercial. F 250's set up to tow with unlimited mileage for around $110/day.

    Gave my Touraeg Tdi back to VW couple years ago and have been renting from Enterprise since. Easy to deal with, more room in my driveway and no insurance, registration etc..

    Course I have no way to move my trailer around in the driveway and have to plan ahead when I need a truck. Just another option.

    Looking forwards to the October date. Hopefully no friends with kids getting married that weekend!!!!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by FE07 View Post
    Vlad- just another option for you or anyone else without a tow vehicle. Rent from Enterprise commercial. F 250's set up to tow with unlimited mileage for around $110/day.

    Gave my Touraeg Tdi back to VW couple years ago and have been renting from Enterprise since. Easy to deal with, more room in my driveway and no insurance, registration etc..

    Course I have no way to move my trailer around in the driveway and have to plan ahead when I need a truck. Just another option.

    Looking forwards to the October date. Hopefully no friends with kids getting married that weekend!!!!

    Jim
    Jim, I considered it.

    Unfortunately closest one is over an hour + away. Meaning to pick it up > back home to hook > track > home to unhook> return truck > back home adds about ~5 hours worth of work/driving making it an ineffective option.

    Car has proven to do about ~2000 pounds so far with basic setup on my smaller steel enclosed and 3 bikes in it without brakes on single axle. Aluminum trailer (2000lbs) and Caterham (1500lbs) and other misc shouldn't be much over 4000lbs. I have good confidence it should be able to handle it reasonably well after I'm done with the setup. Again stock rating on the XC70 is 3300, same chassis XC90 is rated for 5000.

    Only wild card is pure physics of a huge/tall/long trailer behind my car. (it has extra tall ceilings too, luckily V nose and slant nose).

    Croc, I couldn't find any references to Steve's XC70 on the forum or any pictures.
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    Nice work Croc and Tom. It's on my calendar - looking forward to it. Oct 2020 gives me more time to get everything sorted on my car .

    We just got a new Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. 1750 lb towing capacity (although the "Adventure Grade" Rav4 has 3500lb towing capacity - not sure what makes the difference). I'm looking into trailers like this:

    https://www.alumaklm.com/utility/sin...dard-equipment

    My car would fit, and it would put me under 1750lb. If I tilt it properly I might even be able to use that ramp for my car.
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