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What are the best wiring and light kits you have found for your trailers? I am about to order one and want to make sure I get one that will last> Thanks in advance

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honestly,i don't think the universe wants them to last otherwise i wouldn't run over the plug with the jack wheel and crush the pins,back into a tree with the light and break the lense,vibrate them so bad they fall off or have an incandescent bulb pop as soon as i back it into the water,etc. but if you want it to last the season,go with a mid priced led.
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thanks for the reply! haha sounds like the story of my life

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LED is the way to go. I struggled with my incandescent for a season or two with bulbs bursting from being hot and hitting cold river water, and various other issues. Since switching to LED's and properly wiring them I haven't had a problem since. I don't even unplug when unloading/loading the boat.
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I run the ground wire to each light.
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:I run the ground wire to each light.
This!!
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I bought a set of Peterson LEDs on Amazon 5 years ago. Peterson manufacturs a lot if lights for semi trucks and trailers. I should also mention that in use my boat exclusively in salt water and gets dunked at least once a week.
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As mentioned above, LED is the way to go. More expensive, but last much longer.
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I found what appears to be a really nice wire loom for trailers at Harbor Freight in Mountain Home, Ar. I bought all my LED lights at R&P Carriages, online through eBay . I no longer unplug when launching or loading. And they work. IMO LEDs are the way to go.

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BigTerp wrote:
lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:I run the ground wire to each light.
This!!
I do this to every set I install...

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I have LEDs but still unplug the trailer before I back it down the ramp. Just habit at this point.
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LDUBS wrote:I have LEDs but still unplug the trailer before I back it down the ramp. Just habit at this point.
The hard part about that is remembering to plug them back in!

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:
LDUBS wrote:I have LEDs but still unplug the trailer before I back it down the ramp. Just habit at this point.
The hard part about that is remembering to plug them back in!
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LEDs and always put them on my side guide posts. No more dunking them every time I launch. I also have a designated ground fron the frame of my truck to the frame of the trailer. Connect the two grounds with a plug.
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I use LED lights from a semi-truck dealer ( truck-lite or Grote).. you can find all the connectors and what-not there...no need to buy a made in China kit.

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