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I've received several reports from other users that install went just fine and was pretty painless. I'm glad fsparv devised a solution for the hurdle he ran into, as his install seems to be the exception more than the rule... It should be just an hour long project or so... may be two???

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Yes I agree, once you subtract the problem I had (which I can easily imagine is the exception not the rule) and the fact I had to lug my tools to the garage I use for winter storage, I probably spent about 2 hrs on it.

I want to stress that I'm not upset about this. It was actually a fun problem to solve . I posted the results so others can deal with it faster if it comes up again.
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I thought I'd pass on that HF has the 'Heavy Duty' 12" wheel trailer at $150 ($50 off), or at least they did a few days ago. If I were going to buy a tow rig, I'd get that one and down-rate its 860 pound capacity to 500 or so. I wish I could get this set-up, but that's not in the cards right now.

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how to wire the lights

How have those who actually did this wire up the lights on the trailer to their Elise? Seems as if there may be a need for a converter ?
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I had my fab guy do it, but it's not too much work. Just have to know what wires to splice.

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If you have LED lights on your car I *highly* suggest you use those low-current input boxes designed for just that.

They take power feed direct from the battery and only use the car's lights as a low current switching input.

I have one of these on my MINI Cooper S (battery in trunk, too) and it was a breeze to install. The car doesn't know it's there as it feels no extra load on the OEM light circuits.

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I thought I'd pass on that HF has the 'Heavy Duty' 12" wheel trailer at $150 ($50 off), or at least they did a few days ago. If I were going to buy a tow rig, I'd get that one and down-rate its 860 pound capacity to 500 or so. I wish I could get this set-up, but that's not in the cards right now.
I keep hearing people say $150 trailer, but the HF web site says $200 for 8" wheels and $250 for 12" wheels, could someone please link the $150 one?
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Hmmm... maybe prices went up? You looking at the little 4x4 trailer, right? Also, HF has promo sales all the time. It may be that we all caught the trailer on sale? That was many a moon ago, so I can't recall...

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I keep hearing people say $150 trailer, but the HF web site says $200 for 8" wheels and $250 for 12" wheels, could someone please link the $150 one?
Get the local flyer, that is where they announce the sales. Around here, the $150 price is good through 3/23.
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Get the local flyer, that is where they announce the sales. Around here, the $150 price is good through 3/23.
Is it definitely for the 12" version? That would be $100 off of the normal price.
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12 inches? I find that 8 inches gets done everything I need it to... Even when going faster than I should...



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Is it definitely for the 12" version? That would be $100 off of the normal price.
No, that is for the base model with 8" wheels. There was another for $200 which I believe was 12" wheels.
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Get the local flyer, that is where they announce the sales. Around here, the $150 price is good through 3/23.
Yup I can confirm that's the deal. They have 3 locations in MA that are conveniently located nowhere near me . I drove to one anyway, and though it probably burned $5-10 in gas, it was indeed $50 off (until 3/23) and of course no shipping charge either, so prob about $100 saved. South Attleboro had 2 of the 8" variety and at least one of the 12" variety (assembled as display) I got one of the 8's... just FYI just in case any1 else who bought this is in RI/MA...
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I finally got the bar on last week. It went very easy and was surprised at getting the bolts in the the nutty bar as easily as I did.

I took the trailer out for test drive. No problems until I stopped and locked the car. As soon as I pushed the button, the alarm system went off. Pushing the button did nothing. I finally got in by pulling the door button but could not reset the system. I ended up sending the car to the dealer. They were able to get things reset after unplugging the imobilser and the alarm. Does anyone think this is because of an additional load from the trailer lights or just a coincidence? I don't dare to lock the car with the trailer plugged in again.

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I finally got the bar on last week. It went very easy and was surprised at getting the bolts in the the nutty bar as easily as I did.

I took the trailer out for test drive. No problems until I stopped and locked the car. As soon as I pushed the button, the alarm system went off. Pushing the button did nothing. I finally got in by pulling the door button but could not reset the system. I ended up sending the car to the dealer. They were able to get things reset after unplugging the imobilser and the alarm. Does anyone think this is because of an additional load from the trailer lights or just a coincidence? I don't dare to lock the car with the trailer plugged in again.
No telling with that cobra alarm. That Cobra alarm is the absolute biggest piece of junk, not that anyone asked.
I couldn't wait to get rid of mine. You can buy a $99.00 alarm that functions better. That Cobra is JUNK! Who ever heard of an alarm that locks you out of your car when your key fob battery goes dead? JUNK! Not to mention 10 other bad features. Total garbage.

Anyway, good job installing the hitch. Shawn tow's 250 miles round trip at 80MPH. It works great. unlike the Cobra junk.


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I towed to my first event this past sunday. ~70 miles each way, doing a lot of 80mph driving with the little harbor freight trailer with big wheels, worked like a charm. So much easier than hauling the car on a trailer.

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I am having trouble figuring out how to get the lights wired properly. My 2005 Elise has the brakes and turn signal lights on different bulbs while the trailer wants them on the same element in the bulb. I don't see how to reconcile this without additional lights or some sort of a circuit/relay that will input both the brake and turn signal.

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I am having trouble figuring out how to get the lights wired properly. My 2005 Elise has the brakes and turn signal lights on different bulbs while the trailer wants them on the same element in the bulb. I don't see how to reconcile this without additional lights or some sort of a circuit/relay that will input both the brake and turn signal.

Any suggestions?
You need a Modulite.

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Thanks for the response. That's exactly what I found at a local travel trailer dealer this afternoon. I installed it the evening and it works great.

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