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Old 02-25-2015, 01:42 PM   #2881
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So doing research last night watch out what led's you get... Some can't handle over 13v... So if you are on shore power or your generator is running you risk burning them up and maybe causing a fire....


Order the following.
Flat style led's
Flipway jack foot.
Fatmat sound deadening to put around the generator box

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Old 02-25-2015, 03:10 PM   #2882
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Thems is exactly close to the inline splicers I used ,but I used the red ones , smaller gauge wire.


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Probably something like this.

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Old 02-25-2015, 03:25 PM   #2883
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ependydad If you are going to use the in-line splices like shown they are OK for interior work but DON'T use them for exterior work, they corrode FAST!! unless you seal them. Just a hint, been there done that .
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:12 PM   #2884
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I strongly am against those line taps.... I've seen them fail to many times even if used correctly.

If I'm going to tap into a wire I personally either
A. strip the wire where I want to tap in using a razor blade and then solder a wire to it and then wrap in electrical tape
B. Cut the wire attach connectors and make a splitter like this.



I would rather spend the time to do it right the first time rather than having to go back and fix it later... Depending on my work space depend on which way I do it.



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Old 02-25-2015, 04:21 PM   #2885
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I strongly am against those line taps.... I've seen them fail to many times even if used correctly.

If I'm going to tap into a wire I personally either
A. strip the wire where I want to tap in using a razor blade and then solder a wire to it and then wrap in electrical tape
B. Cut the wire attach connectors and make a splitter like this.



I would rather spend the time to do it right the first time rather than having to go back and fix it later... Depending on my work space depend on which way I do it.



Just my .02
I have them on my 86 &84 ford trucks been there for over 10 years used them as long as I can remember and never had one fail
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:48 PM   #2886
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I have them on my 86 &84 ford trucks been there for over 10 years used them as long as I can remember and never had one fail

Lucky IMO. But if it works for you than that's great. I've just had and seen them fail. Most recent example was a buddy bought his truck for someone and they had wired in additional aftermarket gauges the the headlight switch... Well one day the lights starting going off and then didn't work at all.... That wire tap ended up cutting the wire and over a couple years with moving from like bumps it finished it off came apart and no headlights anymore...
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I assume the splices you are talking about are the junk scotch loc that you stick the wire(S) in and clamp them together. They use those things EVERYWHERE on trailers,inside,outside,underneath,you name it. When ever I run across one of those I cut it out and do a soldered lineman's splice with 2 layers of shrink wrap tubing.
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If you use the correct size for the wire gauge your using the work well and last in dry inside areas.
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I assume the splices you are talking about are the junk scotch loc that you stick the wire(S) in and clamp them together. They use those things EVERYWHERE on trailers,inside,outside,underneath,you name it. When ever I run across one of those I cut it out and do a soldered lineman's splice with 2 layers of shrink wrap tubing.

^^^^This!!!
I haven't run across this this with my trailer yet but if I do I'll correct it with the way it should have been done.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:45 PM   #2890
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One of several trailer goodies showed up today.

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