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Old 07 October 2018, 06:25   #1
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Anybody thinking of re-wiring their trailer over the winter, this maybe of interest

https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/7-cor...-21a-15mm.html
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Maybe this is of interest too? How anyone can bear flakey 7pin electrics is beyond me so the first job on my new (used) trailer was to convert to 13pin and I can't get over the quality of this plug with gold plated pins for just £4 (inc delivery) from a UK seller.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-Pin-To.../232886674254?

I wrapped a few turns of self-amalgamating tape around the thinner 7pin cable to ensure the gland still has a watertight seal.
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While you are on with the electrics, these are good and save having to test the fuse. These glow if they blow https://ebay.us/6NA2rX
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It's not the wiring I'm worried about, it's the bayonet filament bulbs and lightboard connections. I've yet to haul the lightboard out and not have a bulb out issue. LED is the future.
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It's not the wiring I'm worried about, it's the bayonet filament bulbs and lightboard connections. I've yet to haul the lightboard out and not have a bulb out issue. LED is the future.


Yup, sealed LED is the way to go.
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Disagree. I have gone back to old school as to many led bulbs kept blowing. On one journey up west I finished with two working.
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Disagree. I have gone back to old school as to many led bulbs kept blowing. On one journey up west I finished with two working.


There’s LEDs & LEDs Billy. My trailer came with them built in. 3 seasons on & still going strong. They’ve probably done about 15k miles, been submerged at every launch & recovery, & are maintenance free. Conventional trailer boards were a constant battle to the point I considered them as being disposable.
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Maybe this is of interest too? How anyone can bear flakey 7pin electrics is beyond me so the first job on my new (used) trailer was to convert to 13pin and I can't get over the quality of this plug with gold plated pins for just £4 (inc delivery) from a UK seller.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-Pin-To.../232886674254?

I wrapped a few turns of self-amalgamating tape around the thinner 7pin cable to ensure the gland still has a watertight seal.


Have a look at his eBay business information and you will see he is not actually a UK seller
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There’s LEDs & LEDs Billy. My trailer came with them built in. 3 seasons on & still going strong. They’ve probably done about 15k miles, been submerged at every launch & recovery, & are maintenance free. Conventional trailer boards were a constant battle to the point I considered them as being disposable.


Great that’s what I would have expected. Mine also came as new built trailer but alas did not perform like yours over two years. As I don’t trailer as much as your self I went back to the dark side!!
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I'm in middle of fitting submersible led lights now, spent hours making sure the "ip68" lights are actually waterproof along with all connections.

I won't be doing this again, too much time/hassle and I must be damn close to 350 quid now, I'm not done either. the clusters alone are nearly 100 quid plus the rubber side markers (yet to come across a decent set, got 3 sets here), licence plate lights, curly cable, normal cable, junction box, new trailer poles (need galvanized)

Led lights on a trailer board is probably best compromise.
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