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Old 08-08-2015, 03:04 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

OK, as I said earlier, I plan on running a 45 series tyre on my 20's and was concerned about running them with 16-18psi on the sand, that is why I asked.
My only experience on soft sand was a few years ago up on the Dampier peninsula and I had 65 series BFG AT's on my old Pajero that I ran at around 20psi from memory.

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Old 08-08-2015, 03:09 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Nicjack everyone has an there opinion and I said what I thought and u were the one that came back at me when have my say so forgive me for going on with it. I am happy to respect what the others guys say as long as I have the same respect. The 20's could quite well work, I have 20's but if I had two sets I would be using the 18's. Again my opinion and the OP can make up his own mind.


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Old 08-08-2015, 03:09 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

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Why do you choose to bust my balls when i answer with experience and not others? .
You questioned Hutch's post, not the other way around.
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Re: The Towing thread

Well that escalated quickly!

Anyway, to Matty's question, Fraser is a big place, there are some tracks in some conditions that the 20 will handle no problem. But the reason I'd put 18s with LT construction on would be if I'm going north of Indian head and need to run lower pressures, or if there hasn't been much rain (ie. sand is drier), or if I'm worried about tree roots damaging the 20s on some of the inland tracks.

I'd go with 18s if I was going over, but if all you are doing is getting the ferry from rainbow beach and then driving up the eastern beach and back again, the 20s will do that no problem.

For me, I'd probably just stick to Teewah and Double island point and save the ferry trip.

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Re: The Towing thread

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For me, I'd probably just stick to Teewah and Double island point and save the ferry trip.

Damn that's nice hard sand! Could tow there easily.
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Re: The Towing thread

Often see vans camped at the southern end of Teewah camp zone, getting them through the access point doesn't look too bad, getting up into the dunes where the camp sites are might be a bit tricky, but seems plenty do it.
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Re: The Towing thread

Yep Benno is correct beaches are generally good at low tide, it is the off and on beach access and the inland tracks that get churned up. Fraser is also known for it's tourist buses and when one of them dig a hole it is one big hole.


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Re: The Towing thread

After reading this entire thread over a couple of days. Plenty of great info but I would like to clarify what wiring is in the vehicle MY14 (2013 build)for the brake controller.

I had the NZ (AS approved) bar supplied and fitted when I purchased the vehicle. I have just upgraded to a small pop top caravan that has electric brakes. So I now need to fit elec brake controller have purchased the TEKONSHA P3 from the seller on Ebay mentioned in this thread.

Have checked the wiring on dealer fitted 7 pin plug it has the blue brake wire connected (no reverse wire though). Is the harness where the dealer taped in behind the passenger side rear tail light or the the passenger side rear plastic trim??
Also is there a blue brake wire somewhere under the dash or drivers side kick panel that was meant for the electric brakes???
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After reading this entire thread over a couple of days. Plenty of great info but I would like to clarify what wiring is in the vehicle MY14 (2013 build)for the brake controller.

I had the NZ (AS approved) bar supplied and fitted when I purchased the vehicle. I have just upgraded to a small pop top caravan that has electric brakes. So I now need to fit elec brake controller have purchased the TEKONSHA P3 from the seller on Ebay mentioned in this thread.

Have checked the wiring on dealer fitted 7 pin plug it has the blue brake wire connected (no reverse wire though). Is the harness where the dealer taped in behind the passenger side rear tail light or the the passenger side rear plastic trim??
Also is there a blue brake wire somewhere under the dash or drivers side kick panel that was meant for the electric brakes???
Wire is behind the passenger side plastic trim. The blue wire also ends there, there is no blue wire at the dash.
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Re: The Towing thread

Sure enough pulled all the left side trim out and the dealer had spliced into the wiring at tail light. Seems the dealers differ on the MY14 where they splice into the harness. No wonder I service my own vehicle when you see work like this done by dealers.
Not a great job but at least they were soldered. Removed insulation tape cleaned and applied liquid insulation and then wrapped with self amalgamating tape.

Needed to remove load floor to run 8BS for the anderson plug to van anyway. But did not need to remove the passenger side rear trim.

I think I will run my electric brake wiring right to the 7 pin plug now and pick the brake signal up there as well. Instead of using the spliced wires at tail light. Ran the 4mm twin cable for elec brakes beside the 8BS through the load floor and out of the center plug in the rear floor.
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Well that escalated quickly!

Anyway, to Matty's question, Fraser is a big place, there are some tracks in some conditions that the 20 will handle no problem. But the reason I'd put 18s with LT construction on would be if I'm going north of Indian head and need to run lower pressures, or if there hasn't been much rain (ie. sand is drier), or if I'm worried about tree roots damaging the 20s on some of the inland tracks.

I'd go with 18s if I was going over, but if all you are doing is getting the ferry from rainbow beach and then driving up the eastern beach and back again, the 20s will do that no problem.

For me, I'd probably just stick to Teewah and Double island point and save the ferry trip.
On sand, at a given tire pressure, both 18" and 20" GC wheels should perform about the same. However, I would think that 18s could safely go down to a lower pressure so that would make the 18s safer if very soft sand is expected. However, regarding passenger vs LT tyres, passenger tyres have a distinct advantage on sand. The softer sidewalls handle lower pressures better and the finer tread will float more. When on sand, one wants to float over it. The AT treads on LT tyres need to be handled gently or they will dig a hole and bog the car. Given this is a towing thread, the same goes for the trailer. Having the trailer tyres floating greatly reduces the drag on the tug.
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