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Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor



 
 
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Old October 21st 04, 06:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

A friend with a BMW needs to tow a trailer but has been quoted over £1000
for a towbar complete, allegedly because of the complications caused by the
reverse alarm sensors. I cannot believe this, but how are reverse alarm
sensors disabled when towing? I've tried all the usual towbar sites without
finding the answer.
Thank you in advance.
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de Ian Gillis
Site Web http://iangillis.chez.tiscali.fr


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Old October 21st 04, 07:59 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

Hello Ian,

On some vehicles, it is very easy to just switch them off! However, I have
a relay which disables the reversing sensor system when a trailer is
attached. If you need details, call us on 01246 236378 or 202543 during
normal office hours.

Regards....

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Towbars & Trailers
Chesterfield
Specialists in Towing Equipment
NTTA Council Member
http://www.towitall.co.uk
QSA accredited for Towbars and Trailers



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A friend with a BMW needs to tow a trailer but has been quoted over £1000
for a towbar complete, allegedly because of the complications caused by

the
reverse alarm sensors. I cannot believe this, but how are reverse alarm
sensors disabled when towing? I've tried all the usual towbar sites

without
finding the answer.
Thank you in advance.
--
de Ian Gillis
Site Web http://iangillis.chez.tiscali.fr




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Old October 21st 04, 07:59 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

Hello Ian,

On some vehicles, it is very easy to just switch them off! However, I have
a relay which disables the reversing sensor system when a trailer is
attached. If you need details, call us on 01246 236378 or 202543 during
normal office hours.

Regards....

--
Tony M
Towbars & Trailers
Chesterfield
Specialists in Towing Equipment
NTTA Council Member
http://www.towitall.co.uk
QSA accredited for Towbars and Trailers



"·´¯`·.¸¸.·((((º" wrote in message
...
A friend with a BMW needs to tow a trailer but has been quoted over £1000
for a towbar complete, allegedly because of the complications caused by

the
reverse alarm sensors. I cannot believe this, but how are reverse alarm
sensors disabled when towing? I've tried all the usual towbar sites

without
finding the answer.
Thank you in advance.
--
de Ian Gillis
Site Web http://iangillis.chez.tiscali.fr




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Old October 22nd 04, 10:56 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

simply take a firm hold of the connecting wires and pull firmly and steadily
until they break off. ;-)


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Old October 22nd 04, 10:56 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

simply take a firm hold of the connecting wires and pull firmly and steadily
until they break off. ;-)


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Old October 24th 04, 02:43 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Monde
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

I have a reverse sensor on my Mondeo and it only bleeps when you are near an
object and moving. Consequently the presence of the caravan and towbar ,
which are not moving towards the sensors, does not affect the reverse
sensor. It still works if someone moves near the rear of the car when in
reverse and hooked up.

Monde
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simply take a firm hold of the connecting wires and pull firmly and

steadily
until they break off. ;-)




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Old October 24th 04, 02:43 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Towbar & Reverse Alarm Sensor

I have a reverse sensor on my Mondeo and it only bleeps when you are near an
object and moving. Consequently the presence of the caravan and towbar ,
which are not moving towards the sensors, does not affect the reverse
sensor. It still works if someone moves near the rear of the car when in
reverse and hooked up.

Monde
"Martin Edwards" wrote in message
...
simply take a firm hold of the connecting wires and pull firmly and

steadily
until they break off. ;-)




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Old October 26th 04, 03:48 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Uno Hoo!
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"Monde" wrote in message
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I have a reverse sensor on my Mondeo and it only bleeps when you are near
an
object and moving. Consequently the presence of the caravan and towbar ,
which are not moving towards the sensors, does not affect the reverse
sensor. It still works if someone moves near the rear of the car when in
reverse and hooked up.


That's interesting - because the parking sensors on my Rover 75 sound
continuously when I'm reversing with my trailer or caravan hooked up.

Kev


 



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