wiring on trailer- best way with least connections..brakes on both axles?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowisme, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
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    I understand the brakes each need a wire for 'positive' and each needs to ground with other wire. I'm wondering..do I need 2 junction boxes about mid point and cehter of trailer- one for 4 grounds to go into and one coming out and going to front..then the same with the positive- so I'd only have two wires at tounge when wiring plug? and of course my light wires too. I heard best to keep all wires equal length? is it also better to run ground up front..or could I ground it inside junction box before taking it up to tounge? pic's,pic's please.
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let me draw you up a diagram of how I did my 16' trailer last month...Give me about 20 minutes and I'll show you what I did.
     
  3. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    i ran 2 pwoer wires from the plug, one to each axle. for ground i tied each axle together and then grounded to a crossmember under the trailer.
     
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can't figure out how to draw a nice wiring diagram. Maybe tomorrow when I can get the help of my mechanical engineering roommate.
     
  5. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tim- don't try to hard- appreciate the time trying. Thanks also Clark..gives me something to figure on. Geno
     
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here you go...it's not to scale, but it should help. Any questions just ask. I spent about 10 hours wiring my trailer, so I know it pretty well.

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  7. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks Tim!..appreciate it. I'm going to figure a way to get one big junction box..or couple smaller ones mounted to a cross member somewhere in central area. Thanks much on drawing. That will help alot.
     

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