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Trailer question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ygim, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. ygim

    ygim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I would like to add power to my trailer any suggestions. I'm wanting to some lights, put a compressor, etc...
  2. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    compressor is tricky, you'll prolly have to add a battery and have the wiring to the truck recharge it, like a dump trailers setup.

    my uncle ran 0 gauge wiring to an 1100 watt inverter in his utility body, and sometimes the compressor wont even start if it has head pressure.

    the lights usually work through the aux power thats connected via the trailer wiring harness to the truck.
  3. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    Use a Rv connector (google 7 pole RV Tow Vehicle Socket if you don't know what it is) to pull power from your truck. This will recharge a battery (if you have one) or run 12 volt stuff. I hope your just talking about running a small compressor like that. I have this to run an electric winch and I am going to install electric jacks that this will power too. My Chevrolet plug was already set up for this, but I am not sure what tow plug Fords have.

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