Twin 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar?

DMM73 replied on 02/07/2019 23:15

Posted on 02/07/2019 23:15

Just in the process of buying a Bailey Pageant Burgundy Series 6, 2008. Has the older style Twin 7 pin plugs. Having the car tow bar fitted shortly, so should I go for the same twin plugs to match, or go for the more modern 13 pin and buy an adapter? First van bought and looking forward to it, just looking for basic newbie advice, Thanks

Rufs replied on 08/07/2019 17:32

Posted on 08/07/2019 17:32

personally i would go for the 13 pin and buy a suitable adaptor. I have a Erich Jaeger adaptor, they are about £25 but clamp on with a lever type action, have used for a couple of years now no problems. Most modern caravans i believe come with 13 pin so if you ever updated your caravan your car would be compatible

H B Watson replied on 11/07/2019 12:37

Posted on 11/07/2019 12:37

I agree with all of the above, the 13 pin system is far superior, I'm thinking of changing my trailer 7 pin to a 13.

RedKite replied on 11/07/2019 14:08

Posted on 11/07/2019 14:08

Oh agrees with 13 pin he has changed the bigger trailer to 13 pin but not the little trailer and the caravan is now 13 pin far better and saves having two sets of cable and plugs.

Wildwood replied on 14/07/2019 12:11

Posted on 14/07/2019 12:11

It possibly depends on how long you are going to keep the car. If you believe you will change the car before the caravan, have the twin plugs fitted so you do not need an adapter. If the caravan is likely to be changed first, have a 13 pin plug as you will probably need this for the next caravan.

JVB66 replied on 14/07/2019 12:23

Posted on 14/07/2019 12:23

One "problem" i have noticed with tow bars that have a detachable tow hooks it seems the electric sockets are fitted to the towbar which a lot of the time means (for older members!!?)a struggle to insert and turn the plug as it is almost out of site under the tow vehicle, so have a 13pin plug fitted with the adaptor permanently fitted