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Replacing Trailer Wiring
|Author||Topic: Replacing Trailer Wiring|
posted 06-29-2006 01:24 PM ET (US)
I will be replacing the over-25-year-old boat trailer lights and wiring on my boat trailer with LED's, Ancor-brand wire and loom. In the hope of doing it smart and easier the first time, I am very open to your suggestions for "messenger" lines and their tie-in to the new wires and loom to pull new wires and loom thru trailer to the lights areas.
I am leaning towards 20 - 30 lb test fishing line with fly angling knots as small as I can make them and electrical tape over the fishing line to wire meeting area as a back-up. The loom would get a fish hook and electrical tape to join it up with the messenger line.
You'all who have been there and done that please advise better ideas.
posted 06-29-2006 05:04 PM ET (US)
If the old wires are still in the frame of the trailer, use electrical tape to attach the new wire to the old and pull the new through. That is how I have re-wired trailers.
posted 06-30-2006 08:39 AM ET (US)
What is "the loom"?
posted 06-30-2006 11:10 PM ET (US)
Tape in shape of bullet to old wires and pull through. Leave plenty of service loop - I usually cut them too short. I also globbed on liquid electrical tape to connections which was kinda fun and seems to work. Recommended by CW member.
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