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Towing Solutions

STOP When You Need To

We will have you pulling up quickly and safely. We can install Electric Brake Controllers and Brake Away Units.

Safe Towing

Accelerate will ensure your brake lights, reverse lights, indicators, ESC & Brake Controller work when you need them.

Power It Up

We can set up your car to keep your fridge cold and batteries charged in your caravan or trailer while you are driving.

Have Eyes All Around

For us, it’s safety first. Add cameras to your caravan to ensure you can see everywhere when driving & parking.

Typically a towing package would include the following:

  • Electric Brake Controller: As the name implies, a brake controller is an electrical device that engages and regulates a trailer’s electric brakes. Essentially, a brake controller consists of two parts: the core component that applies the brakes to the trailer and an interface that is located in the driver’s reach inside the cab. The Redarc Towpro V3 is our brake controller of choice and we do hundreds of these installations every year.
  • Anderson Plugs: On the wiring diagram for your caravan or camper, it will typically let you know if you need any Anderson Plugs fitted to the rear of your vehicle. There are different types of Anderson Plugs as well as different size cabling that is required for different applications. Some towing set ups require you to install both a Red and Grey Anderson. Red Anderson Plugs are typically for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Units. Grey Andersons are typically for battery charging, fridges or a DCDC charger. They can also be used for after market accessories such as a Black Jack Trailer Jack.
  • Ignition Triggered Isolators: These are typically recommended by your caravan or camper’s manufacturer and they are for vehicle protection. Installing an ignition triggered isolator. 
  • 12 Pin or 7 Pin: This is all dependent on the towing application and cost to install this will vary depending on how many circuits need to be run.

Optional Extras:

  • Dual Battery System (Portable Battery Box, Under Bonnet or Behind the Seat): Setting up a dual battery system in your vehicle can be overwhelming. Let us take the guess work out of this for you and we can provide you with a dual battery solution to help power your fridge or other applications.
  • Safety Dave Monitor & Camera: This is installed into the vehicle and caravan and will help you with your vision when backing up and towing. You can choose between a dash mounted monitor or a rearview mirror monitor.
  • Black Jack Trailer Jack: Installing a Black Jack takes away all the hard work of using a standard Trailer Jack. These are electronic and are fitted to the front drawbar of your caravan or camper.
  • Savvy Level: “It is an all-in-one levelling solution for Caravans, Campers, Motorhomes or 4WDs. It comprises a small precision electronic device placed in your Caravan, Camper, Motorhome or 4WD communicating, via Bluetooth, to a mobile app on your phone that is operated from your tow vehicle or Motorhome. The result of this communication not only displays advanced levelling information, it computes a full levelling solution providing a hassle-free, quick, smooth and effortless levelling experience.”
  • UHF Antenna: The most popular UHF Pack that we sell is the GME 4WD Pack which includes a shorty antenna and radio. This is typically installed onto a loop on your bulbar or nudge bar. We can also install this onto a custom vehicle specific mounting bracket as well.
  • Spotlights or Lightbar: There are many different brands of Lightbars and Spotlights on the market. We find the most popular two brands are Drivetech or Stedi. 

Electric Brake Controllers

When you are towing a caravan or trailer, safety should always be your main priority!

In Australia, trailers (including caravans) with a GTM exceeding 750 kgs must have electronic brakes.

If you have a caravan or trailer with electric brakes, the caravan brakes will not work unless you have an electronic brake controller in your towing vehicle. Power is fed from the vehicles stoplights into the controller, then back to the caravan through the trailer plug. This allows the caravan brakes to come on automatically when you apply the vehicle brakes.

We install and recommend Redarc and Elecbrakes branded brake controllers. Prices will vary depending on which controller you would like, and the vehicle you are installing it into.

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12 pin trailer plug

Trailer Plugs

A 7 pin trailer plug connects the following in your vehicle to your caravan;

– Left Hand Indicator
– Right Hand Indicator
– Return to Earth
– Brake Lights
– Tail Lights
– Reverse Lights
– Electric Brake Controller

Upgrade to a 12 pin trailer plug, and have 5 additional pins to connect things like; fridge ignition feed, breakaway battery monitor, ESC or heavy earth return. We generally request a wiring diagram from your trailer or caravan manufacturer to ensure pins on the tow vehicle match the trailer.

We recommend putting a 12 pin flat on your vehicle as it will plug into a 7 pin flat or 12 pin flat on a trailer.

If you want to charge the batteries in your caravan when you drive, an anderson plug is a great option and what we use for most fitouts. However, our team of experts can custom design and build a solution that best fits your needs and budget.

Anderson Plugs

An anderson plug is a specialised socket we use at the end of our charge circuits. The higher amp rating of the anderson plugs allows for faster charging via larger cables, often 6 or 8 B&S. The plug itself is quite durable and robust, which allows for a more secure connection, making it ideal for exposed areas such as tow bars and ute trays.

Common uses for anderson plugs:

– Charging caravan or camper trailer batteries while driving
– Connecting electronic stability control in caravan to your towing vehicle
– Connecting solar panels to your vehicle or caravan charging system
– Alternative to cigarette sockets for powering 12 volt accessories such as a fridge or air compressor

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