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Re: The Towing thread

No it wasn't allypally, but it's the one I used in the kluger that was replaced by the Jeep GC. Had no issues in that car and now that relay is in no issues with the 350 plus klm we did today so all good.
How well do these diesels tow! The kluger did well but this thing dose it with ease. Only issue I have is those bloody noisy load leveling shocks! even with load on they are noisy. Have to try and sort that with the dealer, ha!
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:57 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

I tow over 3Tonne without difficulty. Naturally, on hills, you need to back off and drive sensibly, and not try to out do ever Land Cruiser which is ahead of you. When going up large hills, I use the transmission temp monitor to keep an eye on things. never really been an issue.
I have no problem with the suspension.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:38 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Can anyone recommend a good installer in Sydney?? I only plan on towing a few times a year but have been given a list of things that I need for the trailer.

I've only ever towed my 16ft speedboat so this is a whole new world for me.


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The Nevco Ezy Approach Models require your towing vehicle to have a cabin adjustable brake controller, a 7 pin flat plug (or your equivalent alternative) and a separate charging circuit fitted with a 50Amp Anderson clip. We recommend that the charging circuit be minimum 8B&S twin core with a smart solenoid close to the power source. We are able to assist with these if necessary. The Ezy Approach trailer is generally setup for a ball height of 450mm to 500mm. We are able to assist with adjusting the ball height of your towing hitch if necessary


Installation Kit for car charger and controller:

EBRH brake controller and 4 pin male- female plug (use insulated end in car wiring).
BCDC1240LV – 40amp charger (or SBI12)
15 amp fuse holder and 10 amp fuse – 20amp reset C/B also included.
Two large lugs one to suit 1.5mm wires (blue) and the other to suit wire on fuse (yellow).
Associated heat shrink and tape.
50 amp Anderson plug (connect to 8B&S minimum twin core for charging circuit) and two 60 amp fuse holders with 50 amp fuses (can substitute rear one for auto reset 50amp C/B).
4 off large lugs for 8 B&S cable - heat shrink to suit (if using the C/B add two small lugs to suit 8 B&S).
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:51 AM
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Are you planning to tow a large boat or van ?
You would only need a EBC for heavier loads. A 16' boat would generally not require one, unless it was made of lead or concrete
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:06 AM
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I plan on towing a 1550kg car + trailer from Sydney to Goulburn and back 3-4 times a year.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:46 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Cream of the crop the nevco trailers.
I am going to install my brake controller myself. On the falcon I got a mobile guy who installed the controller whilst the car was at work.
I think most people just use the yellow pages/google for a local auto electrician.
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Re: The Towing thread

hi guys,

Im new to this trailer thing having always a 2 door car. this is my first SUV, What is the best way to tackle this towbar thing.

what would be the best / cheap tow bar for me? I only need the tow bar,

for 1 the mrs would start driving the car, 2 we would start renting our own place and will be moving a lot.

would i need a electric brake controller? or the electrical thing included is more than enough?

i tried to read on what i need, and as to where to get it. im getting confused between that hayman reese one and the OEM one that isnt really mopar anyway?

sorry to be a complete noob. If anyone has a 2nd hand one they want to sell ill be happy to grab it if your in melbourne of course.

oh sorry, Another thing. would i be able to DIY it? im a little capable with tools.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:25 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

If you want a long range fuel tank choose the Mopar / Best Bars towbar, otherwise go for the best price.

You don't need an electric brake controller for small to medium sized trailers. I get the impression you're not planning on towing a large one?

I would be more comfortable if you'd said something a little more than "a little capable" if you were thinking to install the towbar yourself. If you think you can manage some awkward bumper clips and cutting the bumper, you should be fine.

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Re: The Towing thread

As Steve mentioned you won't need a brake controller unless you are towing a heavy trailer that is fitted with brakes. As for fitting the bar yourself, I fitted my Mopar tow bar myself. Was not hugely difficult, the Mopar instructions were pretty good. The part that was a pain in the arse was the electrical. Thanks to some good instructions Steve supplied me it is do able. I made the job harder by splicing each wire and soldering the trailer plug wire in. Would have been much easier to just use the wire tap connectors that are available from SuperCheap.

If you do it yourself expect it to be a full day job if by yourself, and be prepared to either fix or replace some clips that may break while trying to get the damn bumper off.

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Re: The Towing thread

Hi all, sorry if this has been asked and answered before, but I am having a tow bar fitted ( mopar) to my 2014 grand cherokee buy the dealership here in Brisbane and it comes with a wire harness and 7 pin plug.
Can it be wired for a 12 pin plug to match my van 12 pin? Or would have to change my vans wiring to a 7 pin plug?
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Re: The Towing thread

Shaggy your trailer has more than likely been wired 12 pin as it requires an alternator / B+ feed to recharge onboard batteries. You really need to match the trailer... doing so just requires wire and labour, however the installers are not psychic and will require your direction.

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I hope this question is not too obvious or answered elsewhere. Take delivery of a Summit next week. How many Kms should I do before towing a caravan? Should the car have an oil change before towing?
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