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Post #1  Post subject: Trailer wiring
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:36 pm 
When any of y'all have re-wired a trailer particularly a boat trailer, how do you run the wires down the trailer? Do you just zip tie the wires to the frame or what? I had thought about running the wires through 1/4" PVC pipe to keep the wires as water proof as possible but I'm not sure if it's practical.


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Post #2  Post subject: Re: Trailer wiring
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:50 pm 
If the old wire is inside the frame of the trailer I'd try taping the new wire to the old and pulling it through.

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Post #3  Post subject: Re: Trailer wiring
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:13 pm 
It isn't. It just hangs along the outside of the boxed frame. Almost drags the ground.


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Post #4  Post subject: Re: Trailer wiring
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:53 pm 
PVC isn't necessary. You can either buy small metal clips that will clip the wires to any flat surfaces on frames or you can use zip ties wherever they'll work. Even black vinyl tape will hold the wires for a few years. I've personally never worried about the waterproofing part of the wires on a boat trailer.

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Post #5  Post subject: Re: Trailer wiring
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:18 pm 
Just unplug lights before you back it in water. So there is no power source to lights.

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Post #6  Post subject: Re: Trailer wiring
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:37 am 
Thanks. Sometimes I want to overdo things.


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