24’ stock trailer wiring

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by skyhighZJ, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    I just bought a used 24’ stock trailer and I need to re-wire the entire thing from front to rear including new brake box and all. It is tandem axles with brakes on both axles. What do I need and does anyone know of a cut to length kit or if I have to pull stand alone wire it works too. Thanks
     
  2. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Never mind I found what I needed
     
  3. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    Whatever you do, don't use those cheesedick scotchloks for anything. The problem with the wiring "kits" is that the wire and components are bottom barrel china garbage, that being said if you run the wire where it's protected, not going to chafe and short, and use quality (heat shrink) terminals it should be fine. I've personally started using a junction box at the front of the trailer and soow wire to each component. I really like these as well https://www.amazon.com/MICTUNING-He...98779&sr=8-3&keywords=7+pin+trailer+connector
     
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  4. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    For future reference, you can buy spools of Ancor tinned marine-grade wire from Amazon for a decent price. I've bought a lot of wiring stuff from genuine dealz (seriously), but hard to pass up the convenience of Amazon.

    Those junction boxes are my favorite. I pull separate wires to each brake, too. Less voltage drop that way, and less worry about a chafe taking the whole braking system out.
     
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  5. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    This is the route I went, actually this exact one and I bought 50 ft spools of all the appropriate colored wires. The trailer already has conduit underneath and the metal job boxes but it just needs ALL the wires redone. Growing up in the north they have used those weatherproof boxes on trailers for years.
     
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  6. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    Hopefully, you added a couple circuits for LED reverse lights & interior LED worklights?
     
  7. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    It had a circuit wired off the running lights with a separate switch next to the rear gate and has 3 oval, white LED lights. 1 in the tack room and 2 along the wall in the back (fore and aft of the cut gate). I’m going to get under her truck and tie the reverse lights to the center pin and run a line for reverse lights once I figure out where to put them on the trailer.
     
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