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Old 07-24-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Dunc
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Towing a 850

We are moving and I need to tow my 850 to our new home.

Is there anything that would hurt the car by using a dolly for the 2 front
wheels and letting the rear two follow along?

Any tips?

Thanks

Dunc


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Old 07-25-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: Towing a 850

Should be fine even for an automatic as the driven wheels will not be in
contact with the road.

All the best, Peter.

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Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"Dunc" <Dunc.F@CenturyTel.Net> wrote in message
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> We are moving and I need to tow my 850 to our new home.
>
> Is there anything that would hurt the car by using a dolly for the 2 front
> wheels and letting the rear two follow along?
>
> Any tips?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dunc
>



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Old 07-26-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Towing a 850

Dunc wrote:
>
> We are moving and I need to tow my 850 to our new home.
>
> Is there anything that would hurt the car by using a dolly for the 2 front
> wheels and letting the rear two follow along?
>
> Any tips?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dunc


Assuming you don't have the AWD version, then that's no problem. If
yours is AWD, then you absolutely need to raise all 4 wheels.

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Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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Old 07-26-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Towing a 850

Good point Mike.

All the best, Peter.

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"Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
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> Dunc wrote:
>>
>> We are moving and I need to tow my 850 to our new home.
>>
>> Is there anything that would hurt the car by using a dolly for the 2
>> front
>> wheels and letting the rear two follow along?
>>
>> Any tips?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Dunc

>
> Assuming you don't have the AWD version, then that's no problem. If
> yours is AWD, then you absolutely need to raise all 4 wheels.
>
> --
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
>
> Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
> (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)



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Old 07-26-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Towing a 850


"Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
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> Dunc wrote:
> >
> > We are moving and I need to tow my 850 to our new home.
> >
> > Is there anything that would hurt the car by using a dolly for the 2

front
> > wheels and letting the rear two follow along?
> >
> > Any tips?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Dunc

>
> Assuming you don't have the AWD version, then that's no problem. If
> yours is AWD, then you absolutely need to raise all 4 wheels.
>



They made an AWD 850?


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Old 07-26-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
Bev A. Kupf
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Re: Towing a 850

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 02:12:16 GMT,
James Sweet (jamessweet@hotmail.com) wrote:
>> Assuming you don't have the AWD version, then that's no problem. If
>> yours is AWD, then you absolutely need to raise all 4 wheels.
>>

>
>
> They made an AWD 850?


In 1997 for the NA market. I don't know about other markets. I've
ever only seen one - in Toronto.

Beverly
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:01   #7 (permalink)
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> They made an AWD 850?

850 R AWD certainly in the UK market
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Towing a 850

"Bev A. Kupf" wrote:
>
> On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 02:12:16 GMT,
> James Sweet (jamessweet@hotmail.com) wrote:
> >> Assuming you don't have the AWD version, then that's no problem. If
> >> yours is AWD, then you absolutely need to raise all 4 wheels.
> >>

> >
> >
> > They made an AWD 850?

>
> In 1997 for the NA market. I don't know about other markets. I've
> ever only seen one - in Toronto.
>
> Beverly
> --
> Many a smale maketh a grate -- Geoffrey Chaucer


The 850 AWDs were only sold in Canada, not in the US, only in the short
model year 1997, only with the light pressure turbo, and only with
manual transmission. And of course, they were sold in most of the rest
of the world as well.

--
Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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