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Graham53
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Post by Graham53 »

Hi looking for any experiences of the set up when towing. I have an 87kW e-force advance- dealer fitted tow bar and electrics supposedly ready for towing a caravan. Currently in discussions with them because they have not fitted a 12v supply to the socket. Whilst talking to them, I asked whether the rear gadgets are switched off automatically when a trailer is plugged in - they didn’t know!! There are all sorts of bits and bobs that are fitted - rear emergency brake, parking sensors, powerlift tailgate etc. So I’m wondering if anybody knows, should these be auto cut off or do you have to do it yourself. It seems strange that the kit includes a powerlift module if the standard one remains!! Any words of wisdom would be gratefully received.

Envolt
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Post by Envolt »

Gosh - it would be good to know all this. But I have no clue.
NISSANFAN
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Post by NISSANFAN »

Hi Graham 53 …….had the dealer fit towbar + 13 pin electrics. Just had my first run with caravan today . The only thing I noticed not working was ( blindspot warning) . Presumably cos it would always see caravan !!!
Graham53
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Post by Graham53 »

Do the rear sensors and power tailgate not cause a problem. I note that the handbook tells you to switch these all off - did you? The tailgate shouldn’t be a problem with a ‘van but might with a bike rack.
NISSANFAN
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Post by NISSANFAN »

Tailgate operates fine ( far enough away from van ) same with rear sensors. I can’t be certain as it was first reverse onto pitch and it might have triggered parking sensors in the ( JACKNIFE ) position!!!
D3savage
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Post by D3savage »

Hi Graham - I am considering an Ayria for towing.......my main worry is range....my favorite site is 132 miles away could this car reliably reach this???? I go between March and September....coldest being around 12deg. Caravan is 1430kg single axle - I need the car to be able to average 600 watts per mile is this feasible at 50mph.?????
D3savage
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Post by D3savage »

Hi Graham ...another question.....when connecting caravan does the aux power work to the caravan....for keeping fridge running etc??? I have heard Tesla's don't allow that...
Ian Thompson
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Post by Ian Thompson »

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I just had a Towbar fitted on my Ariya e4orce 87 KWhr by Chester Towbar’s. Cost was about £1000 mainly due to cost of special Towbar original Nissan part that was imported. They did excellent job & managed to keep the “kick open” rear door functional by detaching then repositioning the kick sensors. The Towbar is detachable very easy to take off & put on, it only takes seconds. When removed it looks just like standard you would never know there was Towbar socket there. I had 13 pin with adaptor down to 7 pin for my small Erde 142 trailer. I’ve just done my first trip, 4 persons in the car with luggage in the boot plus trailer full of more luggage & food/drink for 4 days plus outdoor gear. I was pleased to get 3.5 miles per kWh on a 170 mile trip from Liverpool to Filey in Eco mode! Presumably the lower legal speed (60 mph on motorway) compensated for the towing weight. When Towbar is attached I was told the kick open function won’t work plus the reversing sensors disabled of course. Because I don’t have a Caravan I did not have the constant live connection that is used for leisure battery. Chester Towbar’s were excellent the fitting took about 2 hours and the wiring is quite complex so I would recommend them. I asked about towing heavier trailer or Caravan they said range reduction of 1/3 to 1/2 might be expected, whereas for a small trailer like mine only 1/10 which like I said was compensated for by lower speed. So far great experience this car is a great tower!

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Cosmyc
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Post by Cosmyc »

Thanks for sharing this!
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