Towing Caravans with LED Road Lights

k9sam replied on 18/10/2019 17:44

Posted on 18/10/2019 17:44

I am in the process of buying a new Swift Caravan. Swift say "certain vehicles may require a secondary fuse box when towing caravans fitted with LED road lighting"
I tow with a 15 Plate Discovery 4 HSE and need to know whether my car is compatible or I need to fit the secondary fuse box referred to by Swift. As I will not be able to test my car on the new caravan for at least two months due to it not being built yet can anyone please advise as to whether my car would be alright? If not where to buy and how to fit the fuse box?
Many Thanks.

Vulcan replied on 18/10/2019 18:59

Posted on 18/10/2019 18:59

Can't you try in on another new swift at the dealers.

Land Rover usually provide specific details regarding trailer bulb loads in the owners handbook towing section.

biggsy replied on 19/10/2019 10:44

Posted on 19/10/2019 10:44

I've recently bought anew swift it has led lights I took my car to the caravan dealers and pluged it into a new swift all was ok but I've got a Honda crv .good idea to try on another van as Vulcan suggested

k9sam replied on 19/10/2019 15:10

Posted on 19/10/2019 15:10

Just been to a local Swift Caravan dealer and connected car to an equivalent caravan. All lights worked as advertised with no indication of any problems with either the car or caravan. 👍👍👍

Matthews1963 replied on 15/11/2019 21:53

Posted on 15/11/2019 21:53

I took delivery of a new swift caravan last weekend. My towbar supplier dealt with the led lights he told me he just fits a different relay. We have now towed over 200 miles since collecting the van and all led road lights worked fine.

Hakinbush replied on 17/11/2019 15:40

Posted on 17/11/2019 15:40

Picked up my new Swift Vogue, Wednesday, now havn't got my audible beep beep in my freelander 2 when indicaters are selected, but they all work fine, the very nice chap at the dealers said it was because of the LED lighting on the Swift..

MollysMummy replied on 17/11/2019 15:43

Posted on 17/11/2019 15:40 by Hakinbush

Picked up my new Swift Vogue, Wednesday, now havn't got my audible beep beep in my freelander 2 when indicaters are selected, but they all work fine, the very nice chap at the dealers said it was because of the LED lighting on the Swift..

Posted on 17/11/2019 15:43

probably not pulling enough current for the car too 'see' the trailer's indicators ..... an audible beep would drive me daft so no beep would be a plus point smile

Vulcan replied on 17/11/2019 21:27

Posted on 17/11/2019 15:40 by Hakinbush

Picked up my new Swift Vogue, Wednesday, now havn't got my audible beep beep in my freelander 2 when indicaters are selected, but they all work fine, the very nice chap at the dealers said it was because of the LED lighting on the Swift..

Posted on 17/11/2019 21:27

Freelander 2 has a visual trailer indicator warning on the instrument panel (trailer icon).

MollysMummy replied on 17/11/2019 21:30

Posted on 17/11/2019 17:03 by cyberyacht

When I towed, I found the beep reassuring that the indicators were still working.

Posted on 17/11/2019 21:30

but my Merc & the one before it & the Vauxhall before that only told you that an indicator did NOT work rather than the beep to tell each time that is IS working .... just like your car does solo by double rate flashing the remaining lamps.