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Author Topic: Towing weight  (Read 3710 times)

Offline pabinlove

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Towing weight
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:02:44 PM »
Hi peeps I've tried making use if the info on here but not sinking in. Can anybody tell me what the 85% towing weight wood be for my galaxy.
Will a 1725kg mgw caravan be ok or is that too much.

Offline niall

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Re: Towing weight
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 05:45:17 PM »
This site will tell you:- http://www.towcar.eu

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Offline pabinlove

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Re: Towing weight
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 08:25:54 PM »
Cheers for the link. One more question do I need a do I need a bypass relay? I intend on fitting twin electrics so any advice would be good many thanks Paul.

Offline Mirez

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Re: Towing weight
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 01:03:15 PM »
You should ALWAYS use a bypass relay on modern cars, else you are asking the onboard computers to handle the extra wattage of all the trailers lighting.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
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With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
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Re: Towing weight
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 03:33:37 PM »
Hi Paul
While I didn't fit twin electrics to the car I did fit  bypass relays...ie. 4 relays...1 for each indicator, 1 for lights and 1 for brake light. I made it myself  so its not difficult. I believe Towsure sell the kits for bypass electrics. Google it or look here, I'm sure somebody has posted a diagram for wiring the relays yourself.
Enjoy...
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