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NorthportTroller
 Posted: Sep 9 2012, 04:54 PM
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Well I started to loose some lights on the trail. Wnet out today armed with shrink tubing, solder and gun, etc. Fixed connections I thought were bad. Well, some were and are nice and tight and sealed. But the pass side running light feed (brown wire) is corroded and broken inside the frame mid way back where a side marker light taps in. I tried fishing it out but it's just ripping apart. Factory installed crimp on splice connector failed and ruined the wire inside.

So now all I have is brake/turn light on right rear. Orange marker on fender is out, orange marker on front toung pass side is still good.

So this means I have to run a new harness at least on the pass side. I will be running it outside the box frame. And I will run a full lentgh ground to all lights instead of using a frame ground. And solder and seal all connections. smile.gif

So the hunt is on for a split harness 20 foot long with dual ground feeds, one for each side. Or I will have to construct one from scratch.

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 Posted: Sep 9 2012, 05:22 PM
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When I had to rewire the trailer for the grumman I used an old orange coated extension chord....made it easy to fish through.


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 Posted: Sep 9 2012, 05:31 PM
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cheap extention cords with a junction box mounted up on the tong to keep it outta the water and your good to go for a long long time http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif


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 Posted: Sep 9 2012, 05:37 PM
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Good idea. I got a 50 footer in the garage I can use, lol!!!!! http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif

Maybe I will run plastic conduit and boxes also.... http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys%204/wtf.gif

Will not be running the wires inside the frame, I want them external so I can chack the condition of them and alter/repair them as needed. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/waytogo.gif

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 Posted: Sep 9 2012, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE (NorthportTroller @ Sep 9 2012, 05:37 PM)
Good idea. I got a 50 footer in the garage I can use, lol!!!!! http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif

Maybe I will run plastic conduit and boxes also.... http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys%204/wtf.gif

Will not be running the wires inside the frame, I want them external so I can chack the condition of them and alter/repair them as needed. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/waytogo.gif



I got some 1" ridgid conduit and some explosion proof fittings left over from a gas station job, I can swing by with my bender and well hook that bitch up http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif


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 Posted: Sep 9 2012, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (Brownie @ Sep 9 2012, 06:43 PM)



I got some 1" ridgid conduit and some explosion proof fittings left over from a gas station job, I can swing by with my bender and well hook that bitch up http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif


Haha.. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif

I will have to do something next weekend. I wanted to hear some input first from here during the week. Now that I got the soldering thing down I am itching to tackle this and get it behind me. That extension cord idea really got into my head, lol!!! http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx163/bobkyle2/dumb/picard.png

I'll have to get more shrink tubing.... http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys2/3_2_116.gif

Another thing I like about running the wires outside the frame is you don't have the harness plug coming out of the front of the tongue where the trailer ball can smash it when backing up.



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 Posted: Sep 10 2012, 01:01 AM
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You can Trailer harness kit on ebay for a 35foot boat... For like 9 bucks.

Theres a link somewhere on here that i posted when i redid mine.... I had lots of wire left.

If you have trailer brakes i don't think it had the cut-out wire though.


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 Posted: Sep 10 2012, 05:50 PM
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If it were me I'd be using the trailer for a ground like it originally is otherwise you got 2X the wires to go bad. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif


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 Posted: Sep 10 2012, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE (Jay @ Sep 10 2012, 06:50 PM)
If it were me I'd be using the trailer for a ground like it originally is otherwise you got 2X the wires to go bad.  http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/yes.gif


Since I refuse to unplug my harness when backing into the water, I want to keep the ground removed into it's own circuit. Let alone towing in the rain and snow like I do, lol.

Look up "electrolysis"....


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 Posted: Sep 10 2012, 06:15 PM
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I've never unhooked my chit.


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