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Llywelyn1984
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« on: February 10, 2016, 05:52:45 PM »

Demountable tow bar wiring.

How does the demountable wiring work, is it a 7n connector?
How do i replace it if i want to buy a new vehicle?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 09:09:47 PM »

My pick-up never had a tow bar so i fitted one and added two of the electrical sockets.

One next to the tow bar for when i pull a trailer and another up nearer to the corner of the flat bed for the electric's on the camping pod to plug into.

As far as i know all of the pods had a fly lead and 12N towing plug fitted to a type of electric box fitted to the side of the seat compartment next to where the fridge fits in and the ports potti sit's
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 11:50:19 PM »

So id need to fit a single (or twin) electrical tow bar point in the corner.
Did you do this yourself?
questions questions!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 09:11:24 AM »

Yes, the wiring on the carry is quite simple and access to the rear lights is easy to connect up for the tob bar socket.

I also fitted a 12S socket to run the fridge and charge the leasure battery (through a smart relay) whilst driving.

There is a fly lead for this on the pod as well
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 08:39:19 PM »

Meant to say when looking for a new pick up make sure its a 1.3 carry (not supercarry 998cc)

There is a lot of confusion with sellers who list them wrong, i think they think the suppercarry is an replacement to the carry when in fact its the other way round.

I know they look different and there would be a big diffeance in the price but i thought i'd just mention it.

Its much te same when they list replacment parts, so double check !
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 01:13:54 PM »

Did you manage to win the bid on the carry pick-up ?
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 06:22:01 PM »

Alas no - sob!
Ill have lots of question when i do get one.
Visa Vie.

Tow bar wiring.
Fixing points.
Raising up the 6mm.

Not sure what else id need to do. I suppose on the old van.
Disconnect earth wire.
Disconnect L. battery to earth.
Disconnect tow bar plug. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2016, 01:08:05 PM »

saw a carry and a pig of a pod on ebay.

It seems quite cheap. so i Thought yiou could buy it swap over your own pod for the "pig of a pod" and then resell the supercarry.

if its the Carry (Later Model) and not the supercarry you plan to bid on on ebay, i would recommend it, as our carry is great.   its got the power to carry the Romahome pod easily and we have done 1000's miles in it sometimes for 8 hours a day !.

Looking at the pod, its been soaked due to a window missing, which i think you may have trouble replacing but you may be able to get a caravan window from a breakers that would fit "all be it" an opening one (we had a later doner pod which had opening windows and we swapped them over with our fixed).

If you do win it, get back to me as we have the seat's and back cushions  (again from the doner pod) that match the pelmet as shown in the listing of the pod on ebay.  These look like New as they were previously covered in a blue material to matched the carpet in the pod.   One back cushion has a mouse hole chewed in the corner but this could be repaired or darned and put to the end where it wouldn't notice.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 12:42:06 PM »

Thanks -
It was much easier than i thought.  Although i dont seem to have a reversing light.
I ended up soldering all the connections.  I tried scotch locks but didnt have much luck. 
I could have used crimp connections, but i didn't have any in the house. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 12:28:50 PM »

in the past i have used scotc locks, then changed them for crimps, then ended up solidering them after water got in !

You did the right thing.
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2016, 05:28:21 PM »

huzzah.

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