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Hi,<p>I'm travelling 300 miles next Monday with my 1998 V70 GLT towing for the first time. I installed a Class 2 HiddenHitch and hard wiring with a ModuleLite kit. <p>I'm going to get an oil and filter change (Mobil 1) before the trip. The brake fluid is new as are front rotors. I'm going to take a flask of coolant, extra fuses for the trailer wiring, extra oil, wrenches, airpump.<p>This will be the first time towing and it will be a 900lb U-Haul with 1400lbs of floor tile.<p>Any other advice?<p>/dan<p>
 

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Re: Towing for the first time at 120k miles. (drhaller)

I would be more concerned about the transmission than anything else. Not sure the last time the fluid was changed or what condition the fluid is in but that would be something to look into.<p>Make sure the load in the trailer is distributed evenly and you minimize to the extent possible the load shifting while in transit. If the load shifts forward, which has happened to me, then you increase the tongue weight and cause the front of the trailer to drop.
 

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Re: Towing for the first time at 120k miles. (Wayne T5)

Good point Wayne. Thanks for you comments. <p>I just checked my mound of service records and it shows that at 92.5k miles the transmission fluid was replaced at my request and all hoses inspected (at my indy <A HREF="http://www.blk4est.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.blk4est.com</A>/). It was also done somewhere between 0 and 92.k miles too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">.<p>Our load comes in 67 boxes each weighing 21.75lbs and around 12"x12"x6" each. So we should be able to equalize the weight pretty easily.<p>It will be an adventure as we will be going from South Western Ontario to Utica, NY and back. The towing will only be on the return trip so we will have Canadian border hassles as usual <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">.<p>/dan
 

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Re: Towing for the first time at 120k miles. (drhaller)

Was just back East last weekend and drove by Utica. <p>Car covered 1,100 miles and did not miss a beat- my car crossed 121k on the way back. <p>Good luck with your trip.
 
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