Volvo XC90: Detachable towbar - STARTING AND DRIVINGVolvo XC90: Detachable towbar

(Option/accessory.)

Volvo recommends the use of Volvo towbars that are specially designed for the vehicle.

NOTE

The optional detachable trailer hitch may not be available in all markets or on all models. Consult your Volvo retailer.

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar Ball holder

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar Cotter pin

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar Towbar assembly

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar Locking bolt

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar Safety wire attachment bracket

Installing the ball holder

  1. If necessary, remove the cotter pin from the locking bolt and slide the locking bolt out of the towbar assembly.
  2. Slide the ball holder into the towbar assembly.
  3. Align the hole in the ball holder with the one in the towbar assembly.
  4. Slide the locking bolt through the towbar assembly/ball holder.
  5. Insert the cotter pin in the hole at the end of the locking bolt.

WARNING

Be sure the towbar is securely locked in position before attaching anything to it.

Always attach the trailer's safety wire securely to the towbar's safety wire attachment bracket.

Removing the ball holder

  1. Remove the cotter pin from the locking bolt and slide the locking bolt out of the ball holder/towbar assembly.
  2. Pull the ball holder out of the towbar assembly.

WARNING

Damage may occur on the towbar if it is not used correctly or if incorrect or faulty accessories are used, such as:

  • Overloading of accessory.
  • Use of incorrect or faulty accessory.
  • Accessory used for an incorrect purpose.
  • Use of weight-distributing towing system.
  • Incorrectly positioned ball mount; see geometric limits for the towbar.

Stowing the ball holder

WARNING

When not in use, the detachable ball holder should always be properly stowed in the designated location under the floor of the cargo compartment.

Driving with a trailer

When towing a trailer, the original ball holder or equivalent should be used.

Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar

The ball mount must fall within the geometric limits for the towbar, for both distance Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar and height Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar. Geometric limits are described on a type plate located on the towbar.

Loading the bicycle holder
The greater the distance between the load and the bicycle holder, the greater the load on the hitch and on the vehicle. Keep the following points in mind: Mount the heaviest bicycle closest to the vehicle. ...

Driving with a trailer
There are a number of things to consider when towing a trailer, such as the towbar, the trailer and how the load is distributed in the trailer. Load-carrying capacity is determined by the vehicle's curb ...

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