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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2017, 09:38
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Did you take any photo's?
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2017, 10:48
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Why pictures you only have 6 bolts

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post #33 of 39 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2017, 12:23
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Because pictures tell a thousand words Swinton

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post #34 of 39 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2017, 21:16
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Why pictures you only have 6 bolts
Depends which bar you buy. The Westfalia i fitted had 18 in total 😰

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The witter bar has 8 bolts..

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post #36 of 39 (permalink) Old 26th April 2017, 20:15 Thread Starter
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No afraid not, might take some when I run the live lead to the battery, won't be for a few weeks yet though.

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post #37 of 39 (permalink) Old 23rd June 2019, 20:02
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Ok so Im gonna buy and fit a tow bar myself to my antara. Now for just towing a small trailer / trailer tent do I need a bypass relay? Im not going to be charging any batteries or running anything off it so I guess a 7 pin plug is fine. But on the advert it says I may need the relay?

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post #38 of 39 (permalink) Old 10th July 2019, 02:48
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Hi If your not charging a battery or running a fridge I cannot see why you would need a split charge relay, however a bypass relay may still be necessary, trying to remember what is on my car. My car has a universal wiring kit fitted but I think does have a bypass relay. The plug under the boot floor hasn't been used. On most modern cars with Hi Tech wiring systems the car monitors the load through its electrical system, if you plug your caravan wiring directly into this system then the increased load may cause a fault code and cause issues with things working. The bypass relay, which I think is 7 way, draws a very small load off the cars electrical circuits which should be indistinguishable to the car and takes its main feed from the battery which is remote from the cars intelligence. They are cheap enough and you should be able to fit one yourself assuming your reasonable competent at wiring. Regards
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post #39 of 39 (permalink) Old 12th July 2019, 07:09
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Just an addendum to my note above, whilst that is how my car is wired, personally if wiring my self I would purchase the specific kit for the car which plugs into the purpose made plug under the boot floor.
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