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Old November 20th, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Trailer Harness Mount

So the last time I took the D90 out I smashed my harness mount. In an attempt to avoid that in the future...I want to mount it elsewhere...anyone have any good ideas.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Not sure. But tell us about that air spring.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Up and behind the rear crossmember. You may need to extend the trailer wires.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Air bags in the rear springs, single inflation valve. Provided a firmer ride when hauling. The bags are tied together and I think I have a slow leak in the tubing that needs sorting before the next expedition.
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Can you show a pic of your Xmember/rear area? The stock plug is (kinda) protected by the step bumper. What plug are you using? Euro-style (round with 7 pins) or US-flat (4 pins)? [hard to see when it's all squished! ]
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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Can you show a pic of your Xmember/rear area? The stock plug is (kinda) protected by the step bumper. What plug are you using? Euro-style (round with 7 pins) or US-flat (4 pins)? [hard to see when it's all squished! ]
Standard configuration...cross member with a tire carrier bumper. Euro plug...I'll get some more photos up later today. It's already replaced...looking for other mounting ideas. I'm sure someone else has crushed their's.
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When I had my 97 I smashed my trailer plug twice. I'm a slow learner so........ The third time I mounted it left of the fuel tank, up into the tub so the plug face was pointed straight down. I would have had to rip the tub off to damage the plug after that. My trailer had pretty long wires but if yours doesn't you could make an extension cord for it.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 10:56 AM
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Get the forum class three hitch that drops below the crossmember, that will protect the four way quite well.
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Can't help on yours but I love the where mine is with the Td5 rear X member.

Having owned and operated Rover products for some 30 years it is good to see at least one mod broke free of we have always done it that way.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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When I had my 97 I smashed my trailer plug twice. I'm a slow learner so........ The third time I mounted it left of the fuel tank, up into the tub so the plug face was pointed straight down. I would have had to rip the tub off to damage the plug after that. My trailer had pretty long wires but if yours doesn't you could make an extension cord for it.
Yeah that's what I was thinking also. I have considerable length so reaching the underside wouldn't be a problem. I was also considering something fancier like mounting to the tub like an receptacle wall mount thingy...where the red circle is. That would eliminate all damage...the interference would be six in one hand...
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Old November 20th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Can't help on yours but I love the where mine is with the Td5 rear X member.

Having owned and operated Rover products for some 30 years it is good to see at least one mod broke free of we have always done it that way.
That is nice.
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My suggestion was the "no new hole" method. As you well know some people go into convulsions if you make any un reversible changes to the truck. Your idea won't get clogged up with mud or dirt.
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Don't have one on my D90, but on my Disco I drilled a hole on the bumper and used a Cole Hersee socket.
You could do the same in the rear cross member.
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...e_12075-01.jpg
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:05 AM
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My suggestion was the "no new hole" method. As you well know some people go into convulsions if you make any un reversible changes to the truck. Your idea won't get clogged up with mud or dirt.
Yeah I'm adverse to new holes in the body especially! No plans to sell, it would most likely get passed down.

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Don't have one on my D90, but on my Disco I drilled a hole on the bumper and used a Cole Hersee socket.
You could do the same in the rear cross member.
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...e_12075-01.jpg
That's similar to what I was thinking. but on the body.
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One thing to think about with it mounted on the body is how the cable will droop/stretch between a full right turn vs full left turn.
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