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Old 07-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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How to wire rear of Sabre for towing boat trailer.

Any one out there figured out how to wire trailer lights to the rear receiver on their Sabre yet? I have the 2011 31RETS with a receiver at the rear that I would like to wire so I could haul my small boat. I cant find any access to a wiring harness, so will probably have to pull the signal lights and piggyback on them. Anyone else have a better idea ? Any help at all would be appreciated.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Any one out there figured out how to wire trailer lights to the rear receiver on their Sabre yet? I have the 2011 31RETS with a receiver at the rear that I would like to wire so I could haul my small boat. I cant find any access to a wiring harness, so will probably have to pull the signal lights and piggyback on them. Anyone else have a better idea ? Any help at all would be appreciated.
Very very few of us allow the spare tire to be on the rear bumper let alone a hitch for a boat.
If you want to do this the only way is to tie into rear light.
Otherwise you have to pull down the underbody covering.
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Thanks, but just so you are aware. the 31 RETS Sabre has a 2 inch hitch receiver built into the frame at the rear of the trailer, not the bumper. Many of us trailer our boats behind our 5ths, legally in most states and provinces, up to a certain overall length, usually 65 or 70 feet. I just needed to know if anyone on here had spliced into any wiring harness on their trailer.
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Thanks, but just so you are aware. the 31 RETS Sabre has a 2 inch hitch receiver built into the frame at the rear of the trailer, not the bumper. Many of us trailer our boats behind our 5ths, legally in most states and provinces, up to a certain overall length, usually 65 or 70 feet. I just needed to know if anyone on here had spliced into any wiring harness on their trailer.
Just out of curiosity did they list a tow/weight rating?
Be good to know if there up-ing there ratings.
I have a bike/beer cooler rack on the back of mine with a weight rating of 450lbs.
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The load rating for the 31 RETS-6 is over 3000 lbs, but the more significant rating is the GCWR for the truck, which is around 22000 lb. With a 7000lb truck, a 10000 lb trailer, and a 1700 lb boat and trailer, I'm below GCWR, although many 2500 6.7 Dodge Ram owners believe the GCWR is higher than listed. Tongue weight of boat trailer is around 100lbs.
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Just out of curiosity did they list a tow/weight rating?
Be good to know if there up-ing there ratings.
I have a bike/beer cooler rack on the back of mine with a weight rating of 450lbs.
Yea my beer rack is listed at 450 lbs also, but the DW keeps insisting on putting bikes all over it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:22 PM   #7
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Yea my beer rack is listed at 450 lbs also, but the DW keeps insisting on putting bikes all over it.
Why they do that?
Mine thank god are old enough to not care about bikes anymore.
So its mostly a beer rack!
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