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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2017, 12:43:03 PM »
I'm thinking of ways to secure wires between junction boxes and components; loop clamps or gray PVC pipes. I'm leaning toward loop clamps

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 01:13:55 PM »
foam?  was that a mobile home trailer? lol

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 01:18:34 PM »
foam?  was that a mobile home trailer? lol

Lol, I didn't notice that. I used the picture as an example of gray pvc from google image search.

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 02:15:35 PM »
If you have the room, use outdoor weather tight grey boxes and conduit. That will make any replacement wiring easy.

I've got a couple of those black junction boxes on the '48 and they aren't very tight.

Really, nothing will keep out water. Use plenty of dielectric grease.
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »
I can make something water-proof AND nuke-proof but at the same time I don't want to as that'll turn it into a project and require big budget haha.

I think these outdoor weather tight grey boxes and conduits will work well for me as I have TON of room underneath, along with this kit.
https://www.amazon.com/Good-done-Waterproof-Electrical-Connector/dp/B01N4L7T51/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1501704349&sr=8-11&keywords=sealed+2+wire+connector



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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 11:32:29 AM »
did you pay the annual 226$ reg fee or was the plate you had from something else on this guy?

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 11:55:46 AM »
I've been planning to use grey PVC when I redo my lowboy. hadn't decided if I was going to bother with j boxes.

my issues have always been around chafing at transitions or hangers. I was thinking deburred plastic conduit would have a decent chance of not screwing up insulation.
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 12:10:12 PM »
did you pay the annual 226$ reg fee or was the plate you had from something else on this guy?

I'm running PO's plate for now. I'll have my dad to register it in Wisconsin as soon as they get in their new house. The trailer's rated gvwr is 14,500lb. It's $104.50/year for 12,000lb gw, or $246.00(!)/year at 14,000lb gw. My truck is plated for at 12,000lb, so I'm gonna try go with 12,000lb on the trailer to stay under 26k gcwr (and cheaper).

http://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/dmv/vehicles/title-plates/bvs507-c.pdf
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2017, 12:36:38 PM »
I've been planning to use grey PVC when I redo my lowboy. hadn't decided if I was going to bother with j boxes.

my issues have always been around chafing at transitions or hangers. I was thinking deburred plastic conduit would have a decent chance of not screwing up insulation.

the more I think about it, the more I don't want to run ANY conduits. Dirt collecting inside conduits can cause problems (unless somehow perfectly sealed) and make any repairs more difficult.

I am thinking to run wires (preferably jacketed) and use Delphi Packard weather pack connectors at all components (brakes, lights, etc.) all hanging wires (at brakes, lights, etc.) will be sleeved with either wire looms or braided sleeves for additional protection. I'm thinking about wires running down the trailer will be either secured with loop clamps every 12"-18" or weld in a long 1/2" round stock along the trailer on one side and zip tie all wiring to it.

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2017, 12:37:29 PM »
(3) 8 lugs is odd to add to 14.5?

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2017, 12:39:03 PM »
(3) 8 lugs is odd to add to 14.5?

You're not the only one. They're 6k axles, meaning 18,000lb gvwr but the plate on tongue say 14,500lb.


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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2017, 11:30:43 AM »
There's many different weather-pack connectors available. I narrowed it down to Metri-Pack 480 series because they're the only ones I find that's designed to fit 10 gauge wires and good quality (not some China junk). I'm going to run 10ga wires to brakes. I most likely will go 14-16ga wires for lights.

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Re: 34'er Bumper Pull
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2017, 09:19:28 AM »
Look like 10 ga wire for brakes is pushing it for my trailer's length.

3amps per brake time 6 brakes equal 18amps total.

http://www.dexteraxle.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/light-duty-electric-brakes.pdf?sfvrsn=2