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Message posted by weetam on 11/3/2012 at 8:54am
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I am changing my tow car & the new one has a tow bar fitted but only has single electrics. My caravan has the 13 pin connection how much can I expect to pay to change the the tow bar connection to 13 pin.

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Message posted by vernon87 on 11/3/2012 at 10:31am
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I paid 102 for TopFit Towbars and Towing (www.towbarsandtowing.co.uk) to change my 2X7 pin to a 13 pin, they came to my home and completely rewired the car in about an hour.
There should be someone similar to where you live.

Message posted by weetam on 11/3/2012 at 12:40pm
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Thanks Vernon.

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Should have found this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&clk_rvr_id=323092462298&item=230746927991

 

 



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something like that's no use if the car only has 7 pin electrics

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Message posted by geoff+emmy on 14/3/2012 at 9:44am
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Our local towbar company did ours for 25

Message posted by Dave+Maria on 14/3/2012 at 11:00am
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if your confident enough why dont you do it yourself

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Quote: Originally posted by jennifernn on 14/3/2012
something like that's no use if the car only has 7 pin electrics
Yes it is it still transfers the road wiring to the correct place on the 13 pin socket

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Quote: Originally posted by Sterling 1999 on 12/3/2012

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Wont that only work if caravan has twin electrics, the OP has 13 pin on van, so would need it the other way around, 13pin socket to 2 7 pin plugs.

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You can get a small single adaptor to allow 13pin caravan plug to connect to single 7pin 12n plug on car. This will operate the road lights to allow caravan be towed but not fridge or battery charge of course.

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http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/redirect.asp?redir=http://www.towsure.com/product/Towbar_Electrics_Adaptor_7_Pin_plug_to_13_Pin_Socket

This is what you need.

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What he really needs is the car converted properly to 13pin. Why spend money on a newish car and caravan and not have everything working?

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If cost isn't a factor then yes have the towbar rewired, if it is an issue then the adaptor will do the job, everything will work for a fifth of the cost.

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