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Old 11-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

I ran wires the same as Yoda.
If you use the pressure vent, the wire will hold the flap partly open, therefore inviting dust into the cabin.
Basically the wires can run out of the side hole in the battery compartment (to under scuff plate, down the driver's side panels, and into the boot space. From there drop it through one of the plastic plugholes, and silicon around it.
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Rather than run the cable (6B&S) through the cabin (and the hassle of stripping out trims), I chose an alternative route. I used a 25mm metal hole saw to cut a hole in the back of the battery box, rustproofed it, painted it, then cut a hole in a blank grommet to run the wire. Looks factory.

I use a CTEK D250s in my camper, so didn't need to fit an isolator. I fitted a 50a CB inside the battery box, and encased the wires in convoluted tubing, then ran it over the fuel tank and through various openings in the "chassis" to keep it up. I allowed for reasonable movement, but tied the cable off at semi regular intervals.

There's plenty of room for me to run an additional cable for my fridge if needed.
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Re: The Towing thread

Thanks for the replies. I thought about plugs in tyre well would be a easy way.
I was going to look inside the battery compartment for a grommet (or install one) as the 3 lots of battery cables will be bulky and under the car might be the way to go.
I have attached a picture of the cable going through the vent.

Like others the clamp screws holding the air tank in position weren't tight.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:48 AM
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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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I did the same.
Yeah they like to use those vents. They ran the reversing sensor wires through one of my vents. I fixed it. I drilled a hole nearby and put a blind rubber grommet in it then fed the wires through an undersized hole in the grommet.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:21 AM
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Hi All. I just had my Tekonsha P3 installed into the media cubby today and an Anderson plug fitted to the rear of the car. Very happy as I pick up my camper on Saturday. Great deal and very good work completed by Adventure Auto Electronics. I'll post photos later.

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I have full access to all media functions and can close the door. We had a bracket made for the anderson plug so there is no issues with just attaching it to the body.
I notice you have yours on the RHS of the cubby which makes sense in that it is closer to the driver. But do you find it restricts access to the power socket?
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I notice you have yours on the RHS of the cubby which makes sense in that it is closer to the driver. But do you find it restricts access to the power socket?
Snuke, I have mine on the same side and have full access to all ports.
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I told dealer to mount it on left side for better access to that socket.
Got a call saying the bracket I gave with controller is no good and they need the steel one.
Can't find it, so I think I will go with my old plan of cutting out some EVA foam to hold it in place.
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I told dealer to mount it on left side for better access to that socket.
Got a call saying the bracket I gave with controller is no good and they need the steel one.
Can't find it, so I think I will go with my old plan of cutting out some EVA foam to hold it in place.
I just jammed mime up there with a piece of foam between that and the Ridge as I also could not find the other brackets. Works fine for me but then my camper is only a little over the unbraked limit anyway.
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Ours is never that heavy either and have never had to use brake booster level before. Don't expect to ever either, so not really to concerned.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:37 PM
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I need some towing mirrors for my 2014 GC.

Bought some from Repco which were no good.

In doing some research my shortlist is either the Milenco Aero 2 or the Brunsgaard 4 point.

I have seen the ORA Italia but they have a single strap around the mirror which is the same as the Repco ones.

I don't want ones that have a strap against the door or those suction/magnetic arms.

Any other suggestions??
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Re: The Towing thread

I've got the Brunsgaards. Bit fiddly putting them together (Allen key city) but once set up very easy to put on and take off. Solid as a rock while towing and no damage at all to the GC mirrors. The Brunsgaard mirrors themselves are on the small side but do the job for me. I'd recommend them.
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Just got confirmation my off road caravan will be built in February next year as they close for Xmas. With two spare wheels on van as part of deal I war going to have one for van and one for JGC. I have been looking on eBay no luck. Any suggestions where I can get a wheel. Thanks
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