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Old 03-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #43
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I forgot that I took some pics with my phone. Wow, is that really a snowpile under the hitch? Don't forget this is Georgia. I just love the way they spliced the wires!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:00 PM   #44
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Wire Splicing 101

They weren't worried about owners tearing these trailers apart at all, just like todays RV builders. They were/are only concerned with saving every ounce of excess weight. If they were real electrical tradesmen they would have junction boxes and outlet boxes everywhere the wires connected or an outlet/switch was to be located. These days they have higher standards for inspection on RV building than in the day. Your best bet is to make your project as electrically SAFE as you know how. If you are unsure as to what needs to be done please find a good electrician to make all the connections. Oh yeah, get rid of the old asbestos coated wiring in the trailer. Best thing you will ever do is to upgrade the wiring and old switches/outlets for your own piece of mind. Be safe and.... Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:44 AM   #45
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I have to agree with Ed here. I just replaced all the marker and tail light pigtails to get rid of the asbestos covered wires. They were fraying, and unsafe. My splices were the same in my 53 FC, so your pictures are a familiar sight to me. I am using all new 100v wiring, new outlets, and shallow outlet boxes from Vintage Trailer Supply. All of my lights are being converted to 12 v though, and I am covering all my 12v wiring with black cable protector found at home depot.

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #46
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scary wiring

Ed and Steve, Don't worry its all coming out. I thought it was cool how they did it back in the day.
Steve, did yours have the grommets?
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Ed and Steve, Don't worry its all coming out. I thought it was cool how they did it back in the day.
Steve, did yours have the grommets?
Thanks Lewis

No grommets here. Just as dangerous as yours

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Old 03-07-2009, 07:32 PM   #48
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I found your thread and I am amazed with how much you have accomplished. I definitely want to be there when you take the shell off. I am itching to do another trailer but it just is not in the finances.

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Back at it again!!!!

After a 4 year hiatus I am getting started on this long overdue project. Hey Brian, you still want to help me lift the shell off?
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I'm back and finally making more progress!!!
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