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Old 09-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default New LED lights and rewired the Trailer

While I am waiting on the Seals.... I installed New LED lights and rewired the Trailer last night. I went to Wal-Mart and got the Blazer LED Low Profile Submersible Trailer Light Kit. Good Kit except the Wire harness was about 3' short, so I went to the auto parts store and bought 25' of trailer wires. Spliced it on the New harness up by the Plug. I wanted as few Splices exposed to the Water as possible. I also put shrink wrap over the splices to keep the water out of the connections. The rest of the installation went without a hitch (lol). LED's are BRIGHT. Total cost was $65.00 and about 2 hours of work. Oh I put new Side markers on as well.

So far I've got about $600 bucks invested in this trailer. Maybe I am abet overly cautious with this trailer but with the Boat/Trailer weight so close the Towing capacity of my truck I want everything working top notch. I think once I get all done I'm going to the local scale and see how much it weighs. I figure about 5800Lbs. I'll let everyone know when I get it done.


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I'll be very interested in seeing how much it weighs. I believe it's going to be over 6K - perhaps quite a bit more.

Do you have brakes on both axles, Todd? I need to do a brake job on my trailer too.

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I'll second that question. I need to do mine as well. That would be brakes on both axles, all brake lines and surge coupler.

Also, do yourself a favor and throw out those old butt splices and shrink wrap and get yourself some of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BVZB8E/

You can get them in red (22-18ga), blue (16-14ga) and yellow (12-10ga). I have been using these for the last 6-8 years and I love them. Just crimp them on as normal and then put a torch on it to shrink it. When done correctly a bit of goop starts to ooze out at the wire forming a bead, that is when you know it is good.

I have never had one of these corrode and I have used them on trailers, boats and cars.

LOVE THEM!!
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I only have brakes on the front axle.

Here's the number for Dave's boat trailer sales 432 crain hwy NE. Glen Burnie MD. 410-761-6460.

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Not sure I'll get to weigh it this weekend but when I do I'll post it so everyone will have an idea... seems to come up on the forms quite a bit.

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Awesome, but think I'll wait till spring. I'm in the eng rebuild phase now.

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I'll second that question. I need to do mine as well. That would be brakes on both axles, all brake lines and surge coupler.

Also, do yourself a favor and throw out those old butt splices and shrink wrap and get yourself some of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BVZB8E/

You can get them in red (22-18ga), blue (16-14ga) and yellow (12-10ga). I have been using these for the last 6-8 years and I love them. Just crimp them on as normal and then put a torch on it to shrink it. When done correctly a bit of goop starts to ooze out at the wire forming a bead, that is when you know it is good.

I have never had one of these corrode and I have used them on trailers, boats and cars.

LOVE THEM!!
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Put the grease seals in the hubs last night.. the trailer is now completely done new brakes new lights new wires. next is to get it weighed this morning.

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Just the trailer, or the boat and the trailer?

If both, don't forget to throw all the engine bits you've removed back into the bilge! For accuracy, of course.

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Boat and trailer weigh 6380lbs. A lot more than I thought...

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Hmmm, not quite as much as I thought it would Todd. Does that include the cylinder heads, intake and exhaust manifolds, and risers that you removed? Is there any gas in the tank?

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