Ph1lTurner replied on 20/08/2019 22:38
Posted on 20/08/2019 22:38
I have a Bailey Ranger 540/6 (2008) and is towed by a 2002 Volvo V70 2.5 automatic. It towed lovely.
Well I was coming back over the weekend from my hols at Abbey Wood (lovely site by the way) and along the A303 I had a sudden rev and the message "Transmission service required". Had a word with my garage and from Longleat area I carefully nursed the Volvo home 2 1/2 hours. Went in and had fluids, etc. changed and it isn't clicking into 3rd gear. They said just use for a week to see if it begins to work and the message "Transmission service required" has come up again.
Really beginning to look like I need to get a new tow car.
Our other car is a 2006 Ford Focus Ghia 1.8 TDCi. This site gives it a "possible" towing rating match while the tow car info site is a bit more favourable although I would need to purchase and install a tow bar for the car.
Would you think this is a good match or better to get something more specific? Just wouldn't know where to start. Diesel or Petrol? Any brand better than others (I did like my Volvo V70 although for general use it was a bit big). We don't have a lot of money so age I think would be around 2010.
Any thoughts appreciated.