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Where do you see the transmission temp?
I know where to fine the water temp but not the transmission temp
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When you are looking at the water temp - hit the downarrow to see the trans temp, and again to see engine hours.
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Re: The Towing thread

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Where do you see the transmission temp?
I know where to fine the water temp but not the transmission temp
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Scroll side ways when in tyre pressure screen and you will see oil and trans temp.

How do you see water temp?
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When you are looking at the water temp - hit the downarrow to see the trans temp, and again to see engine hours.
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Re: The Towing thread

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Any thoughts on mounting a P3 brake controller under the driver's seat?

I've never used one before. This was suggested by my caravan dealer who will do the install.

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Get a Redarc .It's a neat installation on the dash with only a knob protruding.
You can see it visually and it is in a good place to use if you need emergency braking if you get a sway up.
It is a non proportional type but more that adequate .I dont have a problem with it at all.
Have always used Tekonsha and IQ type before .

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Re: The Towing thread

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Get a Redarc .It's a neat installation on the dash with only a knob protruding.
You can see it visually and it is in a good place to use if you need emergency braking if you get a sway up.
It is a non proportional type but more that adequate .I dont have a problem with it at all.
Have always used Tekonsha and IQ type before .

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I have mine mounted in the little cubby box under the a/c controls - really neat. I open the door when I'm towing and close it when I'm not, you can't tell it's there at all and you can still adjust it as required.

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Get a Redarc .It's a neat installation on the dash with only a knob protruding.
You can see it visually and it is in a good place to use if you need emergency braking if you get a sway up.
It is a non proportional type but more that adequate .I dont have a problem with it at all.
Have always used Tekonsha and IQ type before .

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I see that Haymond reece now has a system similar to the redark
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I have mine mounted in the little cubby box under the a/c controls - really neat. I open the door when I'm towing and close it when I'm not, you can't tell it's there at all and you can still adjust it as required.

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That's where I want to mount it, seems more practical.
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Get a Redarc .It's a neat installation on the dash with only a knob protruding.
You can see it visually and it is in a good place to use if you need emergency braking if you get a sway up.
It is a non proportional type but more that adequate .I dont have a problem with it at all.
Have always used Tekonsha and IQ type before .

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Can you post a photo of it?
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Any thoughts on mounting a P3 brake controller under the driver's seat?

I've never used one before. This was suggested by my caravan dealer who will do the install.

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Why not mount it under the spare wheel while they are at it, makes just as much sense. Some dealers never cease to amaze me.
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The problem with non-proportional controllers is that they have a 'one size fits all' setup. You get the same braking force whether smoothly rolling to a stop or emergency braking. I had one years ago and would never again. It's like having a carby vs fuel injection (poor analogy I know). I think I'd prefer mechanical override brakes to non-proportional electric....

Just put your controller in the cubby. That's where mine is, and it works well
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Why not mount it under the spare wheel while they are at it, makes just as much sense. Some dealers never cease to amaze me.
Snuke. you are being silly. Or... better still, mount the controller on the trailer. That will save a lot of wiring.
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Why not mount it under the spare wheel while they are at it, makes just as much sense. Some dealers never cease to amaze me.
Even worse that this was a "caravan dealer"........we've flogged certain CJD dealers on this forum for incompetence, bad workmanship and bad attitudes (and deservedly so), but you would expect a dealer in caravans would know something about a brake controller and where best to install it.
The suggestion to install any controller under the seat is grossly negligent in my opinion and I would run, not walk away from that party - let alone allow them to touch my vehicle.

An electric brake controller is a fundamental component of any towing setup, whether it is proportional or non proportional. It is a requirement for either type that they are able to be manually activated (by a lever on the front for the Tekonsha or a push button for the Redarc non proportional).
I have a Tekonsha P3 mounted in the cubby (again in my opinion the best of the controllers out there and essentially the same price as the Redarc), and it works fine there for my purposes. After the initial setup i now rarely touch it and it just does its job when the van is connected.

Bigskiddy, there are plenty of posts about installing a P3 in the cubby, and the correct way to connect up a controller so as not to conflict with the vehicle electrics - if you need more info or assistance, come back here and ask, there is a great depth of experience available from people who have sucessfully done just what you are looking to do.
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