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  1. 2013 Trailer Hitch - Wiring Questions, and summary of forum info too

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Hi there, I've spent the last few hours reading the numerous excellent threads about trailer hitches for the Gen 1 (and Gen 2, but mine's a 2013). I really appreciate everyone's contributions: so much useful information! This post has a question, but is also to help consolidate the info for...
  2. My car insurance will pay $50 per tow -- is that enough?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My Volt is past the GM-provided 5-year coverage for roadside assistance. My USAA car insurance will pay "up to $ 50 per disablement" for Towing & Labor. Is that enough? Does it make a difference (in terms of cost) that the Volt has to travel on top of a truck? How do other Volt owners handle...
  3. New to Forum - looking for info on towing Volt with Master Tow Dolly

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    New to the forum. Love my 13 Volt - now with over 87,000 miles. Looking to the forum for info on dolly towing with Master tow dolly. Saw thread by Volt Gambler written back in 2014 - would like more info on the board ramps. Having trouble picturing the setup. Am ordering the shorted air dam...
  4. deer accident

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I smucked a deer this morning with my 2013 volt. Did a good job on my front end. Is there anything I need to be aware of as far as towing the car or what I should watch out for at the bodyshop? I was able to drive the car a mile into town, but i was loosing some kind of fluid, so I figure I...
  5. Volt pulling a U_Haul trailer 4x8

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, Just wanted to share some info on pulling a trailer with a Volt. I searched for info before making my trip and found very little, so maybe this will help others who wonder about the Volt and pulling trailers. I drove from El Paso, Texas to Houston Texas last weekend - 15 long hours mostly...
  6. One big puddle.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    So.. about 2 weeks ago, here in Salem OR - in typical NW fashion.. it was raining. I stopped into Buffalo Wild Wings to get my wife some boneless wings as requested for dinner (she is pregnant so she gets anything she wants). On pulling away from the restaurant, I drove through a puddle. It...
  7. Car Wash Actually Charges the Volt

    Propulsion Systems - Chevy Volt
    Very interesting -- took the car to get washed today and the place was one of those old fashioned car washes where the car gets pulled along a track. -- I noticed that while the car was moving in neutral (at 1 mph...) the display said it was in regen charging. Is this why the owners manual...
  8. Well Now I've Seen Everything!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    So I'm cruising on I-5 in my extremely powerful but gas-guzzling Chevy Silverado at about 73 MPH when what do I see but a Veridian Joule Volt coming up on me at about 75-77 MPH. I'm first of all impressed that the Volt is cruising this fast as in the month I've had mine, I am still into...
  9. Air Dam - Again.... Tow Dolly?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was assured by my dealer that the Volt could be towed behind our motorhome on a Dolly front wheels up. OK, but the air dam just simply does not allow loading the car on a dolly without major interferance and most likely damaging things, not to mention the dolly tie-down clamps will not...
  10. HOW TO: Trailer wiring harness

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Hello everyone! Figured I'd finally get around to doing the trailer harness write up. This is a super easy install, and I had a couple small issues, and I figured out the solution so everything works 100%. The main problem was the main brake light wire, the wire used for the brakes. I tried to...
  11. Trailer towing with pics!

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    As some of you may recall I installed a Torklift Eco Stealth Hitch (1.25"). Well I found a nice trailer on Craigslist locally (5'x8') and I figured I would update you all with some pics as well as EV and MPG figures. On to the pics! As you can see the trip today was 91.3 miles with...
  12. how to tow a stuck Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    We had our first big snow storm with the Volt and the the volt didn't like our very steep & long driveway (as we feared) despite studded winter tires. We brought the tractor down to tow it up but I couldn't find any spot under the front of the car that looks appropriate to attach the chain. The...
  13. Chevy Volt Tow Truck Guide

    Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    Given that you may need a tow at some point, here is the instruction sheet (PDF) for the tow truck driver. In case you want to make sure they do things correctly, print a copy and keep in your glove box with your User Manual,and/or on your phone. Thanks, Mcgsp!