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Old 05-20-2019, 11:19 PM
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Well don't discount the HF LEd light kit its the same shit they sell at a whole lot of trailer places just a different brand on them and can be bought with HD wire kit or with cheap wire kit at least HF throws in a cheap wire kit works good enough for light trailers and stock trailers...
Wiring trailers around here is my bread and butter work...
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:04 AM
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What wire do you guys use and what do you do for junctions at the marker lights and so on? The trailer is over 80" wide 21' wide and needs markers front and back and fender marker lights
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:02 AM
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What wire do you guys use and what do you do for junctions at the marker lights and so on? The trailer is over 80" wide 21' wide and needs markers front and back and fender marker lights
For The Marker Lights, I will run a Jump from the Park light wire. there are the different way people do it some by running just jumps from park light wire the amber running lights in the front of the mail cable and in the rear for the red runners. and will depend on which type of wire being used or provided firth a light kit.

In the pic is the type of wire I use for trailers from 16' up... providing the customer wants to not be having issues down the road... or on any trailer used in farm and ranch/hunting leases brushy badlands.

I will run down one side of the frame attaching it securely in HE trailers It still gest run through conduit pretty much in the same manner.

Then bring my connections over to the other side of the trailer to each light and brakes...

I will wire a trailer accordingly to the use and the abuse it sees.
trailers owners who usually seem to brake lights on a regular basis I have gone to these for making the taillight light connections... it is self-explanatory for them in a need to have a replacement on a trip where they can't get it back to me a sort of copy and paste idea

Connector I have kits that go up to 12 pins if needed but use them on alot of eletrical wiring install options
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-20-30-40...087d%7Ciid%3A1

Heavy use connectors
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IP67-Waterp...087d%7Ciid%3A1

And where a junction box is needed on occassion I will use these types

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3Way-Plasti...oAAOSwIhhctvTK

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-...EAAOSwIw9cdgiP

Here is the wire I will typicaly use on 16' and larger trailers the 7 wire.
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I'll have to look for a couple of spools i have here as well I use for wireing it is a low voltage 20 strand incased wire used in oilfield application for lighting and such.
I use it for trilers as well sometimes cliants ask whats alll the other wires for well I asked that question to the telle man why have all those wires when you only use three well his reply is now my reply "Their just in case" just extra wires "in the case" incase one fails... switch out to another...

But I really use it more for rewiring lawn equipment, cycles, offroad built buggies, ATV?UTV's etc.
Really nice stuff to have especialy when its free. or at least till it runs out as those wastful sources are long gone now...

I have one friend who I am constantly rewiring his trailers... Because one he loans them out "Bad Idea" borrowers never take care of your shit... and hes quite rough on them as well.

But ill dig some up and get a pic or tow have some with multipal strands and some with 10, 12, and 16 strands.

BTW, FWIW. If anyone does use these type of connectors I linked to and I figure some areleady do in some form or another by allpication needs but here is a very inexpencive tool that will make using them and building your own harnesses or automotive eletrical repairs so much easier and help keep the work cleaner looking to boot...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/26-Pcs-Wire...cc1439684c4492
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:05 AM
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Digr.
Here is a diagram I like to use for the running of the trailer wires typically standard for 7 pin/wire... If that is what you were wondering about wiring.
I see a lot of people split the harness and run down both sides of the trailer or down through the center, But those seem the be the ones that fail a lot more often... as it makes it easier to have a wire grabbed or pulled off by brush or road debris... Not to mention you have to be all over the trailer and under it to diagnose a failed light or wire spreading it all out like that

So by keeping the main to one side or the other is IMO much better

https://mechanicalelements.com/wp-co...ing-tandem.png
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:04 PM
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Last gooseneck I re-habbed, I took 1/2" black pipe, and tack welded it in the
upper inside corner of the 6" channel frame.
At the first axle, I left a gap of 2" for the wires to comes out, the rest continued on, to the next axle, and then onto the back.
At the corners, I did the same thing, leave a 2"-3" gap.
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Well its blasted and painted and its still here, I finished the wiring today plus I had to make a door over the tray it had and a box to hold the battery because he decided to go with electric brakes.
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and a box to hold the battery because he decided to go with electric brakes.
Oh good, the famous fainting gastric green is back! Though delicately concealed, I see.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:12 PM
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LOL I am on my last can
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Finally got the jack, the outfit sent the wrong one but when I asked what I should do with the one I have and they said "merry Christmas"

1&2 setup

3 ready to tack

4 done

5 free jack
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You are might fancy, Ted.
Looks really good.
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