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Old 03-20-2017, 05:24 PM   #11
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Last year my cable dragged on the ground and shorted out. I cut out bad section and spliced back together with waterproof connectors. Very easy to do just take your time.

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:55 PM   #12
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I've seen several cables where someone 'thought' that someone else had vandalized the 7 wire cable but as mentioned earlier, it was actually cut by being pinched on some part of the trailer or hitch area.

Make sure once you fix the cord that it is routed correctly in the event of a sharp turning situation.

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:04 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by pdqparalegal1 View Post
I have had two partially cut cables. Not vandalism---I turned to sharp. Replacements re found at Tractor Supply or most other farm, trailer, Harbor Freight type places. Open your junctiion box and take good pictures. One wire at a time.
Last Summer I was trying to back into a spot at Half Moon Bay, CA. The angle was backward for the one way traffic lane. The sharp angle cut my cord same as yours. Also blew several fuses on the truck and the circuit breaker on the trailer. I used crimp type butt splices as a temporary fix and later sealed the repair with epoxy. Looks terrible but still works. I may not buy the new cord.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:34 PM   #14
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Personally I would solder all the ends before I put it in the box AND DO NOT use connectors,,,,Solder and tape all connections!!!!!!Much better and safer......

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