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Old 10-21-2015, 06:32 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

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Anyway if your a grey nomad in a van why would you care if you have to wait a day or two.
True enough, although I'm not a grey nomad, yet.

The van will be our first, so whatever trips that we take initially, will be short ones, say, down to the Island. Cowes has a couple of nice caravan parks, I understand.
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This is what I will be towing, have yet to try out the Jeep. 23' center console that weighs between 5300-5800 lbs. depending on how I have it loaded.

You are towing both a 4wd and boat? Wow. That will be a major load.
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You are towing both a 4wd and boat? Wow. That will be a major load.
Ha, no. That's the Infiniti that the Jeep is replacing.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:48 AM
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Mirrors?

What's a good set for towing?
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Re: The Towing thread

Milenco Aero or Grand Aero
Brunsgaard

I have Milenco Aeros and they are pretty good overall, but at around 100km/h or on corrugations they start to get pretty fuzzy due to the Jeep's mirror moving under the load. They are easy to fit and remove, and don't look too bad.

I'd suspect that Brunsgaard have similar problems as they are also reliant on the car mirror.

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Re: The Towing thread

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What's a good set for towing?

Milenco aero 2 with the long arms. Perfect. Mount them on the bottom of the jeep's mirror where the plastic is flatter and stronger - allowing better grip. 1000's of kms of successful travel. Quick to put on and take off.


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Thanks guys.

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Re: The Towing thread

Agree with the Milenco's. We have just completed a 20,000km trip with them on and found them excellent.
You can fit them on the top or bottom of your mirror. The down side of fitting them on the bottom is that you can't fold the mirrors in as the bracket hits on the door.
When fitting them on the top I put a bit of non slip material on the mirror first, this stopped any sliding because of the angle. Found it handy when in a car park with the mirrors on to be able to fold them in.


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Another vote for the Milenco's.
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Re: The Towing thread

Can anyone recommend a trailer module for my trailer which has LED lights? on occasion when towing my rear tail light will go out and the trailer lights dont work.. assuming I need a module to resolve this?

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Can anyone recommend a trailer module for my trailer which has LED lights? on occasion when towing my rear tail light will go out and the trailer lights dont work.. assuming I need a module to resolve this?

Cheers!
I had an intermittent problem with one brake light not working. Turns out it was the 7-pin flat plug and socket that were to blame. They are fairly flimsy for off-road work. Give yours a clean and see how it goes. Also the pins are split so they can be widened by forcing a blade into them. Anyway, I've just bought a 7-pin metal large round plug & socket set that I'll install shortly. It makes the plastic 7-pin flat look like a toy.
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