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All you need to know about towbars for Volvo 800 Series
Volvo first introduced the 800 Series into their range in 1992. The Volvo 800 Series is available as a Estate, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Volvo 800 Series, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Volvo 800 Series below.
Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) Towbars
The Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) was first released in 1992. To determine which variant of Volvo 800 Series you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.
Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) Nose Weight
Estate(All other variants) models made between 1992 and 1997 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.
What does nose weight mean?
Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.
Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) Electric Kits
Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate(All other variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.
Electric kits for Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants)
We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate(All other variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.
Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate(All other variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.
Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.
Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) Software Update
We will alert you as to whether your Estate(All other variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.
Does my vehicle need a software update?
Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate(All other variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.
Software updates can take place at your local Volvo dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.
Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) Bumper Cuts
Estate(All other variants) models made between 1992 and 1997 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.
Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?
Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.
Volvo 800 Series Estate(All other variants) Towing Capacity
Estate(All other variants) models made between 1992 and 1997 have a towing capacity of 1600 kg to 1600 kg.
Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.
What is towing capacity?
Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate(All other variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate(All other variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.
To find specific details for your Volvo 800 Series, select your vehicle below.