I need to install a trailer hitch on my new XC70. I need a good one as I use the Volvo to put my 2,800lb boat (3,400lb with trailer) in/out of the water. As it is over the towing capability of the car by 100lb I don't travel around with the boat, I just bring it to the ramp and back once a year (about 2km away only).
I don't want to spend $900 on a Volvo OEM hitch as I can have a decent one for about $300. I was looking at the standard, ready made HiddenHitch/Reese/DrawTite hitch made for the XC70 and they look fine. I had a Reese on my previous 2 Volvos that did the job OK.
What do you guys have? How do they fit and look? Did anyone had a custom one made on your car, I beleive custom hitch are a bit cheaper to install here. I am basically looking for experiences from other V70/XC70 owners and for pictures if you have them. Thanks.
About the electrical for the trailer, has anyone done a DIY electrical install? I used to do it myself many years ago but I fear the electrical systems on our new Volvos are much more complex now. Hitch shop charges $100 for it
Thanks for sharing your experience here.