Trailer wiring/ repair mechanic in Indiana?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by eggy, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any fellow Hoosier know of a good place to take a couple of trailers for some wiring/light repairs? Preferably Indianapolis or south of... Thanks for the recommendations.
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  2. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Take mine to U-Haul.
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    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I usually go to walmart or somewhere where a sale is and get a kit... 1-2 seasons is all i get with an open utility before something breaks, like a light..

    I have large staples i nailed under my trailer into the wood, now i cut the old and fish the new through
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  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    LED lights last much longer.
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  6. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is 1-2 seasons more than I get. The last time I changed a set of lights I broke one before I got it hooked to the truck. The side of the housing is still missing a big chunk.
    They are just more expensive targets for stuff to break.
  7. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
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    Weld or bolt these on by the wheel well, or at the end of the trailer.


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  8. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. Hoosier_Fan

    Hoosier_Fan LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    If you're still looking for someone, I've heard Alexander's Rv and trailer down here in Bloomington is a good place to go. I've never had them work on anything of mine though.
  10. Rockbridge Lawn Care LLC

    Rockbridge Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    go to home depot get yourself a red, black and green spool of 16gage wires (or you can use 3x14 gage standard home wire.. you'll have 6 lines all together 3 for each light) along with some 1/2" PVC pipe and elbows and do it yourself for $35, and get the wire out of the elements and secured with 1/2" size u-brackets. then just mount to the under side of the trailer and run the wires through the pvc, tie in the grounds & running lights, add the left and right blinker power wires to the harness and your set

    that 22 gage crap our trailer came with is a waste. I had so many wire shorts you'd swear the four ways were on. I have LED on my wish list..but the standard bulb lights do work; VERY IMPORTANT TO have the lights mounted on a rubber or isolation base.

    our state law on trailers under 7K lbs (single axles for all intensive purposes) requires the blinkers to be behind the axle and 2" x 1" red and white reflective tape along the trailer base prior and leading up to the axle and the tag must be illuminated.
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