New Volvo Owner w/tow bar question

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Canada
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2016 XC90 T6 Momentum
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Hi everyone. We have just bought an XC90 T6 Momentum, pretty much all available options including trailer package.

Would love to hear from anyone as to using a hitch ball with a 3 1/4" drop? We need to use one with a Euro horse trailer (non electric brakes). The hitch receiver on the X990 has the lock pin about 1 1/2" in from the outer face. A standard Reese bar and ball has the lock hole about 3" from the rear. Seems like the inserted position of the bar leaves a really short length when using the factory lock pin postion. The factory bar from Volvo has no drop and I can not find any actual drawing specs on it. Has anyone used a North American draw bar with a drop and is it strong enough with such a short insertion length or did you drill another hole in the bar to allow a deeper insertion into the receiver???
 


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