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Old 31 January 2013, 10:32   #1
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Trailer Lighting Boards.

Most trailer boards seem to be crap, I'm forever wiggling the bulbs to get them to work, hit a bump and its out with the screwdriver and it's wiggle wiggle again, the fittings for the bulbs are crap and not fit for purpose.

Are there any decent ones out there ?????
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Old 31 January 2013, 10:45   #2
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Get a LED Trailer lighting Board. then it can stay on whilst launching Kerny.
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Most trailer boards seem to be crap, I'm forever wiggling the bulbs to get them to work, hit a bump and its out with the screwdriver and it's wiggle wiggle again, the fittings for the bulbs are crap and not fit for purpose.

Are there any decent ones out there ?????
I've searched and searched and think the answer is no

Bought a new one, took it apart, changed all the self tapper fixings for nut and bolt stainless, took the lamps apart and tweaked all the bulb contacts and glued anything and everything in place that looked like it might want to move. No trouble since ... What sort of half-wit manufacturer uses self tappers to hold light units into Pound Shop reject thin wall plastic extrusions

I've looked at led's, but the tinterweb is laced with horror stories of high cost and unreliability. There must be some reliable one's out there though as the back end of artics seem to be littered with them these days.

I looked at waterproof led's too as matt h suggests but they're even more expensive and, in any case, I can't get the boat off the trailer with the lighting board on. Even had a brief look at wireless lighting boards but the price ... yours for just 474 RIBnet bulk buy anyone?
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Get a LED Trailer lighting Board. then it can stay on whilst launching Kerny.

HI Matt, I've looked on ebay and google and all the LED ones seem to be in 4ft 6" I want a 7ft one.
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I've searched and searched and think the answer is no
What sort of half-wit manufacturer uses self tappers to hold light units into Pound Shop reject thin wall plastic extrusions




the price ... yours for just 474 RIBnet bulk buy anyone?
How the heck do they pass the ce markings

just looked at your link stuff that idea.
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ok cant find a 7 ft one so make one up. LED auto lamp are made in OZ. this is the unit I use, lifetime warranty duncable and local supplier from Towing and Trailers ltd they also do them now with number plate clear section.
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Marine Lamps, waterproof Cant see a price though
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Here in the USA it is very rare to see the lights not mounted to the trailer permanently. It is something like one light bar to every hundred trailers.

I agree on the LED submersible, and of course would say permanently mount them Okay so you guys over there like more work and want to remove and install a light bar every time you use your boats.

Do you guys run side marker lights on the trailer? Most every trailer has them here in the USA.
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ABout 25-55 each for a guide. Give towing and trailers ltd a call for the right submersible units
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Here in the USA it is very rare to see the lights not mounted to the trailer permanently. It is something like one light bar to every hundred trailers.

I agree on the LED submersible, and of course would say permanently mount them Okay so you guys over there like more work and want to remove and install a light bar every time you use your boats.

Do you guys run side marker lights on the trailer? Most every trailer has them here in the USA.
Hi Peter, with my trailer set up I have to remove the light board to launch the rib. As for side lights you can add them but it's not a legal requirment for your average rib, although on high sided trailers e.g. caravans then you do. I'm sure someone on here will correct me if I'm wrong
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