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Old 11-05-2013, 11:54 PM
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Looks fantastic.
Have you got Mopar of HR tow arm on car?
I will be interested to here how it goes
I have the Mopar tow pack. I still need to do some work on the WDH, as the one I have does not appear to suit. Should work it out in the next week or so.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:08 AM
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I have the Mopar tow pack. I still need to do some work on the WDH, as the one I have does not appear to suit. Should work it out in the next week or so.
The bolt and lock nut keep coming loose and have partially stripped the threat in the tow arm.
The HR WDH when put socket I could only use the last hole which created a moment on the bolt and lock nut.
I have since got another HR WDH arm that goes in the mopar socket and was able to use the middle hole. This should reduce the load on the bolt and lock nut when going over rough roads causing the arm to try to go up and down and loosening the bolt. Yet to try it
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:26 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

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Here is how I fitted my plugs. I had a bar welded to the left side, to match the one on the right. I also cut out a bigger opening .

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Where do you attach the breakaway cable.

The two holes in the tow bar are barely big enough to fit a shackle in and I can't see any other holes near by.

Jeep stuffed my tow bar by cutting off one of the safety chain holes to fit in a large 7 pin round plug and when they fix it, I want to make sure it is fixed properly such that all the cables from the van can be attached somewhere.
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Re: The Towing thread

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Where do you attach the breakaway cable.

The two holes in the tow bar are barely big enough to fit a shackle in and I can't see any other holes near by.

Jeep stuffed my tow bar by cutting off one of the safety chain holes to fit in a large 7 pin round plug and when they fix it, I want to make sure it is fixed properly such that all the cables from the van can be attached somewhere.
I fit my breakaway cable around the stabilizer rod, at the rear recovery hook, using a small shackle
It should not be connected anywhere on the towbar
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:11 AM
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Anyone fitted a breakaway battery monitor to their MY14 GC? Picking up a new van next Mon and dealer has told me I have to have one fitted? They want to charge $250 to fit it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:44 AM
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I didn't bother to fit one. Got through rego without it.
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Anyone fitted a breakaway battery monitor to their MY14 GC? Picking up a new van next Mon and dealer has told me I have to have one fitted? They want to charge $250 to fit it.
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Not required Qld
Yep another great advantage of living in NSW, the nanny state.

So if I'm driving along and my battery monitor suddenly shows a low voltage, do I just pull over and get call a tow truck?
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Re: The Towing thread

The real question here is "why would your breakaway battery fail"? It is charged from your caravan battery, and if you are smart, also from your car. It is common sense to regularly check it, and that does not need to be as regular as weekly. I would say before a trip should be suffice.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:41 AM
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The real question here is "why would your breakaway battery fail"? It is charged from your caravan battery, and if you are smart, also from your car. It is common sense to regularly check it, and that does not need to be as regular as weekly. I would say before a trip should be suffice.
I completely agree with you Allypally.

If somehow my caravan comes off the back of my car and kills someone at least they can inspect my car and see that I had a monitor. I'll get a pat on the back.

If I don't I'm gonna need a good lawyer.
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Re: The Towing thread

I have removed all the covers in the back of the Jeep in preparation to install the brake controller and some wiring for battery systems for the caravan. The dual battery cable for the van are two 25sq mm cables which is big plus a couple of smaller twin cables.

The question I am asking is anyone who has run cables from the battery to the under the rear of the Jeep is which way did you go from the rear of the Jeep to underneath to the towbar.

When the dealer ran the trailer connector they ran the cable through a vent in the back mudguard that relieves pressure from inside when a door is closed , but stops dust getting inside due to a rubber flap. Now with cable going through it dust will come inside. This will also need to re routed.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:31 PM
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I have removed all the covers in the back of the Jeep in preparation to install the brake controller and some wiring for battery systems for the caravan. The dual battery cable for the van are two 25sq mm cables which is big plus a couple of smaller twin cables. The question I am asking is anyone who has run cables from the battery to the under the rear of the Jeep is which way did you go from the rear of the Jeep to underneath to the towbar. When the dealer ran the trailer connector they ran the cable through a vent in the back mudguard that relieves pressure from inside when a door is closed , but stops dust getting inside due to a rubber flap. Now with cable going through it dust will come inside. This will also need to re routed. Warren
Warren, there are plastic bungs in the floor under the spare tyre, the trailer plug wire is ment to run through one of these, it is also where I routed my power cable to charge the camper trailer, with lots of sikaflex to seal it up
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