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Old 12-07-2014, 10:47 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

I think it's always important to explain yourself, and often this isn't happening over there. Taking a "those that know" approach will generally offend those with solid practical experience which has proven itself (whether this comprises a debating fallacy or not). It's not right to shout others down... if you need to draw a picture for them, get your pen out.

OK, I admit that there's more in that thread than loading concerns... however much of the additional information lacks closure with backing / support. For example:
- do many friction stabilisers indeed have little effect when a critical event occurs? This seems very important... if true then they could easily create a false sense of security.
- can a "loaded up" WDH actually end up having a negative effect by releasing energy in an unwanted way when a vehicle starts to get significantly pushed around by the trailer? I'm sure I read this being suggested, and had hoped for much more regarding it as I'm trying to establish a safe rig without using a WDH.
- is ESC able to act as a "catch all" for critical sway or not? There really needs to be more testing in a variety of conditions. I have the Alko version, but I'd probably prefer the Dexter / Tucson to be honest.

Stuff that did reach a consensus was to:
- minimise hitch overhang (the distance from the rear axle to the ball)
- Fit stiff sidewall tyres (LTs mentioned, though low profile didn't get a run)
- and of course the key item being to centralise your caravan weight loading, keeping commonly added heavy items off the back bumper, and even the drawbar where possible.

It's important to remember that the practical application of physics theory can often produce an outcome not commensurate with the expected results... usually due to unaccounted interactions which affected the purity of the applied theory itself. I love to gain a solid grounding of theory, but I also like to remain somewhat open minded until I see it applied practically. Furthermore, in life, when someone doesn't understand what you said, you should not simply repeat it word for word, nor say it louder or state the person is incapable of understanding the content. Unfortunately, the subject forumites who claim highest authority frequently do not seem to manage this!

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Old 12-08-2014, 04:26 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Was talking to Santa the other day at the mall, and I raised the subject of his sleigh and the way the reindeer had been hooked up. In particular that big one at the front with the big red nose.
Well, discussion was going along fine, until I asked what hitch he used, and whether he had ESC and WDH installed. I told him I was particularly concerned with the way he had the presents loaded in a pile right at the rear of the sleigh. He quickly responded by showing his enormous girth, which he said was centred close to the rear hooves of the rear reindeer, and that counterbalanced the load. I asked was the height of the many stacked presents an issue with stability, and did he suffer from yaw while zooming low over rooftops. He replied with the usual Ho Ho Ho statement, which I took to mean that he either stuttered, or he was calling me a derogatory name.
I also mentioned my surprise with his "drinking" while on the job. Again, he pointed out that while last year visiting my chimney, there was only empty beer bottles laying around to be found. I told him I was not driving a sleigh that night, so not a issue. He did then point out the real meaning of Christmas, and that Christmas would not be Christmas if he was not Merry.
We did have a jovial discussion concerning the location of the sleigh's skids. I told him that I thought they may not have adequate suspension for Australian conditions, and that the way they angled up at the front might be a hazard to little kids.
Now he tells me that he has laid off the reindeer, and bought a Jeep for deliveries. What a tosser! Everyone knows that a Jeep does not have flight control.
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or he was calling me a derogatory name.
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Re: The Towing thread

Oh Lord you made me laugh!!!! 😄😂😄😂😄 "Jolly" good post 😜
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Re: The Towing thread

A Mall Santa………hmmmmmm……..hope you were just standing beside him.

And flight control might just be buried in the software somewhere. There may be a few with it enabled for evaluation.

I'm gonna leave a full bottle out too. It's a single malt that gets saved up.

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Re: The Towing thread

And flight control might just be buried in the software somewhere. There may be a few with it enabled for evaluation.


So that's the contact address (Dear Santa Claus C/- North Pole)) for Jeep Technical to resolve the Glitches.
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Re: The Towing thread

I don't know what would occur if at 100ft you had a DPF issue, and went into limp mode. I am certain that if that occurred, not many presents would be delivered to the correct chimney.
Mind you, if a male, and sitting on Santa's knee, limp mode may be the preferred mode.
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Re: The Towing thread

Hi, On Monday I had my HR Hitch fitted by the local ARB centre. My question is after I picked it up and drove it back to work I noticed the keyless entry wasn't working. I have a dogtag clip on my belt with the fob and sometimes I'm too close for it to work and need to lift it up to press the black button. Anyway this morning I get a "Service Keyless System" message on the dash.

Has anyone else had this message?

I'm wondering if there was some spike when they were fitting the hitch or could it be a fuse?

NB: It was fitted for $1k, $600 cheaper than dealer.
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Re: The Towing thread

They've left the receiver module at the tailgate threshold disconnected. If you want to reconnect it yourself, just remove the trim which is along the boot opening, surrounding the lock striker.

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They've left the receiver module at the tailgate threshold disconnected. If you want to reconnect it yourself, just remove the trim which is along the boot opening, surrounding the lock striker.

Cheers,
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I did notice that had been off, the boot rubber had been off and wasn't pushed back on properly. I'm not to happy as I found a broken piece of clip, think from the wheel well tub and the rear tie down lugs are loose


It's going back in tomorrow. I'll also get them to show me where the Blue? wire is for the electric brake connector is located.

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Re: The Towing thread

If you have concerns with the general workmanship, have a close look at the area where the main bumper section meets the wheelarch "flares". The clips here are easily damaged... if not familiar with their unwielding ways.
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They've left the receiver module at the tailgate threshold disconnected. If you want to reconnect it yourself, just remove the trim which is along the boot opening, surrounding the lock striker.

Cheers,
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For me after trying everything else disconnecting the battery cleared the keyless alarm.

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