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Old 03-25-2005, 07:35 PM
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Well, every spring I check the lights and wiring on the trailer and once again this spring I had a problem. So I ended up replacing my wiring hook up running off from the truck, and replaced my lights (not the wiring) on the trailer. Works great now. I just wish I didn't have to go through this every spring.

Anybody have some suggestions on what to do to keep me from doing this every spring?
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:43 PM
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I take my wire harness off the truck every winter keeps it from corrodeing.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:47 PM
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I got the marine trailer light to haven't replaced a bulb in 3 years.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:51 PM
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I switched the tail lights over to a sealed beam, they are mounted in silicone to absorb shock and they are sealed to keep moisture out, works good , and I have heard alot good about LED's, but they are $$$$$
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:11 PM
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I take my wire harness off the truck every winter keeps it from corrodeing.
never thought of that before. Would save me $26 each time
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:27 PM
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Put dielectric grease on your plugins, liquid tape or heatshrink tube on all the connections. I just ordered a new 18 footer and spec. it with all sealed beam l.e.d.s, cost 150 extra. I hope the will last.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:32 PM
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thanks for the info wanabe, I already grease the heck out of them with the dielectric
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:22 PM
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I agree it is an annual ritual, trailer lights. My time is usually longer than two hours. I just replaced the trailer plug on Tuesday, and replaced connects near the lights. My connection to my pickup is a simple flat 4-way, and they don't last very long either. In the last case, one of the three male pins on the trailer side was pushed into the connecter enough it wasn't making good contact with the female connector on the pickup side.

My bulbs only last a couple of months, but the fixtures are cheap. Thanks for the tip on diaelectric grease. That sounds like an excellent idea.

Trailer lights -- so frustrating!!!!
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:26 PM
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Tiedman, I do the same thing every year. Wind up replacing just about the whole wiring system, takes about 2 hours.
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:26 PM
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I have at least 12 trailers that I use and the lights are always a pain. I have most of them rubber mounted and sealed beams and yesterday when I hooked up to one of the 16' and the left blinker doesn't work. My boys hooked up to a 10' and everything but the brake lights work. I really hate lights. I have a set of the magnetic ones to use if I have to.
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