AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

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Phantom
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AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by Phantom » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:54 am

I am trying to place an order for an Ateca with a factory fit towbar. Has anybody out there tow a caravan with the AKS3004 stabiliser and a factory fit tow bar combination. I've heard that the clearances are a bit tight.
That is the distance between the centre of the ball to the face of the bumper and/or the length of the neck. Feedback and/or dimensions would be greatly appreciated.

Dave
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Flakmunky
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Re: AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by Flakmunky » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:56 pm

No problem here... I'm towing my tin shed home on the 8th, so I'll take a picture when I hook up and post it.
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Re: AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by Mikeg » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:52 pm

I have a factory fitted to my carand there is no problems with the clearance of the tow coupling. There is an issue with the electrics in that Seat do not see it a problem to cut the power to terminal 9 when you start the car. This should be permanent live and causes the caravan ATS stability unit to frequently fault. I will have to get this rewired at my cost to work correctly. If you have an ATS unit on your caravan get the dealer to sort this.


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Re: AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by Phantom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:28 am

Thanks for the response. The Alko ATC system supply on my current car is a permanent supply but does go off when the car is started which has not been a problem with my ATC system and car combo, not a SEAT I hasten to add. I did have a problem when the supply developed a intermittent and repeated supply interruption. This did cause the ATC to show a red light which cleared after being on a hook up pitch for 4 days
Have made a few phone calls It should not be a problem re stop start if it is then disable stop start if the system does no do it automatically when the 13 pin plug is pushed in
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Re: AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by Flakmunky » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:53 pm

No need to rewire, just switch off Start/Stop when you are towing! It's not like it's going to make a huge difference to the MPG when you're towing anyway!
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Phantom
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Re: AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by Phantom » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:59 am

It's not so much about fuel economy. It's more about the AL KO ATC system , not wanting to trip out the ATC after a stop start traffic jam.
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Re: AKS 3004 and factory fit towbar

Post by wiz2003 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:33 pm

I have never had a problem with this...
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