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Old 07-08-2014, 09:51 PM
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... Does the manual mention profiles?
Mmm....the manual. Don't believe I've read that yet.

I'm running daddy daycare at the moment, when the Mrs gets home I will have a look at the manual.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:30 AM
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:36 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Thanks mate. I'm assuming your P3 carries the "A" suffix given it's from an Australian supplier? Not that I can make out what the difference is with the "A" version...

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:15 AM
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Thanks mate. I'm assuming your P3 carries the "A" suffix given it's from an Australian supplier? Not that I can make out what the difference is with the "A" version...

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Couldn't find an "A" anywhere just 90195. The box and manual are written in 5 different languages so wouldn't think Australian specific.
I notice that the manual shown on the Caravans Plus website does not have anything about storable settings.
As John47 said, check with the seller before you purchase, will be on the side of box as previously pictured.
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Personally I think the profiles have little value for the average vanner. If one was constantly switching between 2 or 3 rigs then yes they would be good but otherwise just a PITA. Nevertheless it is an added feature that won't hurt Tekonsha's sales at all.
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Re: The Towing thread

I have two trailers with brakes, although one is currently an override system... until it needs work, and then that gear is outta there.

The appeal for me is being able to set a bitumen profile and a dirt road profile.

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Re: The Towing thread

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Personally I think the profiles have little value for the average vanner. If one was constantly switching between 2 or 3 rigs then yes they would be good but otherwise just a PITA. Nevertheless it is an added feature that won't hurt Tekonsha's sales at all.
Towing a race car it would be handy. One profile for when you are going to the track with heaps of fuel. One for the trip home and also one for when the trailer is empty.

That said I usually just use the boost settings which seems to work ok.
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Re: The Towing thread

It bothers me when I'm following a large trailer and the tow vehicle doesn't have proper tow mirrors.
If you can't see the driver he can't see you either.

I have read every post in this thread but has somebody already suggested a "load levelling" hitch system? It will help keep the trailer any tow vehicle level and reduce fish tailing.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:05 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

The problem with load levelling systems is they can't be left on when off-road. I'm aiming to get the balance right so I can maintain a ball weight the car can handle unassisted... however I understand that this isn't possible as the van's weight heads past 2.5T or so.

As far as sway control goes, our new purchase has Al-Ko ESC... and the car apparently assists with trailer stability too. In technology I'll trust!

All this said, I'm sure that the Hayman Reece weight distribution has received airtime here, as it's a proven system that seems to be the "go to" solution when levelling is required.

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Re: The Towing thread

Ooops... my bad. Please replace 2.5T above with 2.2T. My recollection of the Jeep WDH threshold failed me.
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Re: The Towing thread

My apologies I didn't realize we were talking about off-road trailer.

Aren't pintle style hitches more suited to off-road trailers?
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Re: The Towing thread

Probably tractors and farm trailers these days

Nothing was specified, so I just regurgitated my thoughts. On road... no problem with trailer articulation.

I'll have to rethink my plan. I don't know why I was thinking the WDH requirement kicked in at 250kg. Internet isn't being my friend tonight. It's a pity my guaranteed correct data source isn't parked in the driveway to go and check
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