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Old 10-01-2015, 10:50 PM   #57
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Oh... Inspect wiring while you are that deep.
Replacing all the wiring. Sealing entire shell from the inside with Trempro and all the rivets front he outside with the Captain Tulleys crack cure. It will be dry as a bone for a long time.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:17 PM   #58
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If you're going to be replacing wiring, get a ratcheting crimper, it creates MUCH better crimps than the little dimpler incorporated into all in one wire cutter stripper crimper tools.
Here's one I just bought way to far into the process, wish I had bought it long ago, and well worth the money for the comfort.
Titan 11477 Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper - - Amazon.com

If you're replacing 120v try to use stranded, you can find it on line for decent price. Again a little extra cost for comfort that it wont break like solid might.
One thing I wish I did is create a terminal station or something like it for all the rear light wiring to join, one wire in(for each function) and then nice and clean lines out from there. I'd have put it somewhere where it would be easily accessible from the interior so if there was an issue it would be easy to fix down the road without removing interior skins, etc...
Just passing on one of my wish I had's.
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I like that crimper!i plan to use the stranded wire everywhere. Great tip on the trailer lighting. I'm going to do that!
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Use BlueSea components (marine grade stuff) and leave a "little" slack in case you need to redo any connections. Better than pulling wall off to fix.

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I found 5/8" marine ply about an hour away. Picking that up tomorrow! $67



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Old 10-02-2015, 03:28 PM   #62
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If you're going to be replacing wiring, get a ratcheting crimper, it creates MUCH better crimps than the little dimpler incorporated into all in one wire cutter stripper crimper tools.
Here's one I just bought way to far into the process, wish I had bought it long ago, and well worth the money for the comfort.
Titan 11477 Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper - - Amazon.com

If you're replacing 120v try to use stranded, you can find it on line for decent price. Again a little extra cost for comfort that it wont break like solid might.
One thing I wish I did is create a terminal station or something like it for all the rear light wiring to join, one wire in(for each function) and then nice and clean lines out from there. I'd have put it somewhere where it would be easily accessible from the interior so if there was an issue it would be easy to fix down the road without removing interior skins, etc...
Just passing on one of my wish I had's.
Any recommendations for online shops to get the wire?
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Try here:
Marine Wire - Marine Grade Wire Made in the USA UL1426 BC5-W2 Tinned Copper Boat Cables
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Even amazon is a good source.
Amazon.com : Ancor 131110 Marine Grade Electrical Triplex Tinned Boat Cable (Flat, 10-Gauge, 100-Feet) : Boating Wire : Sports & Outdoors

Tinned marine is nice but not necessarily necessary in a trailer. For most 12v I used stranded THHN from HD or LWS.
Wish I had left a little more slack in my lines.
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Thanks guys. My plan is to cool and additional 1-2' at each recpitcal.
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Just make sure you keep track of where you put it so you don't drill into it later. Lots of pictures before you close up the walls helps.
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Put a yardstick or tape measure in the picture so you can see measurements in the photo. It helps.


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4 or 5 good strong buddies an a case of beer will lift the shell enough to roll out the frame...
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4 or 5 good strong buddies an a case of beer will lift the shell enough to roll out the frame...
Yep you'd be surprised at how strong those cases of beer can be. Sometimes 2-3 cases of beer and you'll find half the strong guys just watching.
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Hahaha. Nice. Well I've downgraded my plan to me and one guy lifting and the wife sliding a ceiling brace in to hold it a few hours while we put the floor in. I'm not completely removing the shell. I'm leaving it attached at the hold down plate and pivoting off that. It's gonna work out exactly as I need it.

Frame and interior is now all clean and I'm painting the frame.
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