Now here is a subject quite close to my heart, or more aptly put,'
Something that annoys the sh*t out of me because no-one in this part of the world is able to make proper trailers with a decent set of tail lights.
A large South African trailer manufacturer put some serious thought into these very problems Alan has mentioned and what he came up with was to incorporate the lights into the trailer, superbly galvanised recesses with water-proof rubber boots which the lights are housed in. One simply reverses into the water and you launch your boat..... no mucking about with boards and cables and plugs that corrode to buggery!
Just look at theis picture of what I mean, this is the ONLY way to go. Anyone know any good trailer manufacturers who can build a trailer with this concept as standard!?They can learn a thing or two by checking out these trailers. Simple and practical..