06-26-2013, 07:35 PM #1
Does this sound right... Wiring question
The lights on my trailer died, so I brought it to a local trailer shop and the issue was a rotted wire which shorted out the system. The tech replaced the wire that was rotted, but instead of running the wire through the frame (like it is stock) he zip tied the new wire to the bottom of the frame all the way from the tounge of the trailer back to the lights. Is this normal? He said it was but I am worried because its completely exposed to the road, dirt/ rocks, and rain. I know the inside wiring is still exposed to water when the trailer is in the on the boat ramp, but this new wire is worrying me. Thanks.
06-26-2013, 07:42 PM #2
I would not do it that way myself.
06-26-2013, 07:56 PM #3
Me either unless it is in a wire loom or something. But really I don't see how using the old one as a pull wire for the new one wouldn't have worked?
06-26-2013, 09:30 PM #4
Ya I am on the same page as you guys. I'm a little pissed off, he has done nice work before and I am left scratching my head on this one. I will be taking it back this week.
06-26-2013, 09:32 PM #5
I've seen it before.... But I wouldn't do it / recommend it.
06-26-2013, 10:44 PM #6
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If one wire was rotted, are the other wires far behind?
Is it time for replacement of the entire trailer wire harness?
06-27-2013, 06:24 AM #7
Trailer wires can be a bitch ... a new set is only around $12, with out new lites and $30 with the shooting match. Its easy DIY, to run the new wire set by using old one as a pull through. Plus as with your ski you get a new skill set out it and the satifaction of knowing its done right! Good LUck
06-27-2013, 06:43 AM #8
Just grab some new wire, re-run it yourself, takes 15 minutes, solder connections and heat shrink, good for a long time. If you dont have leds then buy a pair.
06-27-2013, 10:20 PM #9
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