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Old 01-09-2016, 12:28 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

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I am having trouble with the brakes when towing my Camper. When I start from cold, everything seems to work well, brakes apply and release smoothly. After I have been driving for a while the brakes sometimes do not release for a second or 2, seems to happen more with moderate braking when released after almost stopping. I have had the brakes serviced my a supposed expert who could not find any problems. I have just replaced the brake controller with a Redarc Tow pro, with out any improvement. The brake drums are quite warm when this is happening.

Anyone have a suggestion on where I go from here, or is this something I just have to put up with?

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I know I'm a bit late to this topic, but anyway.....
I have had a Tvan camper since last July, and had a tow-pro fitted at the same time. The Tvan has drum brakes. I had never had electric brakes before, but had exactly the symptoms you describe. Always a bit of a jerk as the trailer brakes released a second or so after the car stopped at lights, for example. I'm sure you've tried this, but I found that backing off the controller setting by Half to one point removed the problem - and the trailer brakes still appeared to be working effectively.
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i've seen a few fitted to WK2s round the traps, and can't recall seeing any that stuck out the side of the vehicle.
I reckon easier to make the sides a fraction wider if you really wanted to cover all the tyre width. Not easy to cut the thing back, and I reckon you are right about the shins - nothing worse than bark off there!
In my experience of many, many dirt roads towing the van it is amazing where stones of 15mm odd size will end up - they seem to ricochet at all angles - and i guess hence the stone stomper!!
Despite an extensive stone guard on our van drawbar the front wall has been pretty well peppered to the full height - put down to giving it character now.
Its going to Ballarat in February and Darwin in June so we'll add a few more…..
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You've got have battle scares but yes, when stones start ricocheting back onto the Jeep it becomes a worry. Our trailer has front stone guards that are angled forward and out to try to deflect the stones away from the car so, so far it hasn't been a problem. Maybe wider mud flaps would be an easier solution for Russell.
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Maybe wider mud flaps would be an easier solution for Russell.
Certainly wider mud flaps would grab most stones almost at source, but the Stone Stomper almost covers the width of the vehicle and hangs down pretty low.
Plus its removable.
I have enough issues with the standard mud flaps when even a little bit off road or in ruts where the sides drag - wider flaps wouldn't stay long on ours. The flaps on our 2012 were starting to look a bit blasted.
Bit of a compromise for sure - hence the scars on the front of our van.

Of course we could stay off unpaved roads……..

Nah, not going to happen….
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I'd go the wider one, the idea is to stop the stones, plus you can shape (bend) the bar (one in the canvas part that is on the tow bar) to suit the back of the jeep
It won't stick out much and the whole idea is to protect your camper/caravan
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Re: The Towing thread

Thanks everyone , and yoga for the idea if bending it. I think I will go the wider one.
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Sorry about the spelling - yoda! It's my spell corrector... (That's my excuse anyway)
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Re: The Towing thread

If anyone has a Stonestomper rock stopper fitted to their wk2, could you post a photo of it? I'm about to fit one, and am interested in any precautions or difficulties.
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If anyone has a Stonestomper rock stopper fitted to their wk2, could you post a photo of it? I'm about to fit one, and am interested in any precautions or difficulties.
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Don't have one (yet) but I seem to remember reading somewhere on t'internet that it's quite close to the exhausts if mounted at standard height but it can be raised a little to avoid this. (not sure if its a kit or adjustable)

google couldn't find this reference, but with other vehicle people had modded exhaust tips or cut a section of the flap that hangs onto the vehicle mounted bar.
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Re: The Towing thread

The installation instructions "strongly recommend" adding downward pointing exhaust tips to prevent damage to the Stonestomper. This seems to be very difficult because of an unusual size and length of the existing tailpipes (CRD). However,when I asked for more details on the problem, Stonestomper told me that they had never seen problems with a Jeep, so leave them original, but raise the bar as much as possible, I think using an extender, as you suggest. This did not come with the product. When I fit it, I'll take a good look and decide, I guess.
I wonder if diesel exhaust temps are different to petrol?
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Actually, I hadn't thought of cutting the flaps. If it looks like a problem, then I think that would be a good alternative.
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