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Where to buy trailer harness with tinned wire
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posted 06-28-2007 10:31 PM ET (US)
I am going to rip out my existing trailer lights and wiring and completely re-fit with Pipe Lights and a new harness. I would like to purchase a pre-made harness made of marine-grade tinned wire instead of the commonly available non-tinned harnesses. Where can I buy such a harness?
I realize I could build one myself but I'd rather just buy one pre-made and avoid the trouble.
posted 06-28-2007 10:43 PM ET (US)
I've never seen one and I've been watching.
Ancor does make a 16 ga. flat four cable with the right color
If I were to rewire my trailer, I'd have connect everything
posted 06-30-2007 09:41 AM ET (US)
I hear you Chuck, I have searched the internet thoroughly (I think) and have come up with not one supplier who sells a pre-made harness from tinned marine wire. As you mentioned, I took note of the fact that Ancor manufactures 4-wire 16 ga. cables though.
I did find one ebay store (GenuinedealZ) which will custom fabricate harnesses using the Ancor wire. I have sent him the measurements for my trailer and proposed light setup and await his quote.
posted 07-09-2007 10:55 PM ET (US)
It has just hit me, if I am retrofitting with a system that keeps the lights out of the water, is there really any value added to going with a special tinned harness vice a cheap $10 off-the-shelf harness?
Also, to assure a long-term corrosion free ground on the new installation, I presume the lights should be grounded up by the tongue or another part of the trailer which doesn't get wet? Assuming this is the case, a basic 2-light harness is essentially two lengths of quadplex 16ga. wire.
BTW, this harness will only be for two tail lights and no cleanrance lights (they are not required where I live).
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