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snowrider

trailer wiring cut - how to repair

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snowrider

Picked up our boat up today. So psyched to get it from storage

that I didn't check the brake, indicater lights etc. but all seemed to drive normal.

About two hours into our drive home I tried backing up out of a gas station and the

trailer locked up. Five out of seven trailer wires were severed at the pivot point of the

trailer arm. Did my best to strip the wires and used some light fixture connectors to

patch it together so everything worked to get home.

What is the best repair for this? Since the trailer is close to or underwater when launching

I was thinking the waterproof, heat shrinkable butt connectors would be the

best repair short of replacing the entire wiring. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot.

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dhcomp

Heat shrink butt connectors will do it. I'd zip tie them at either ends to try and keep any stress off teh connectors too.

Even if it gets wet, regular butt connectors will probably last a long time........so waterproof ones should be good.

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wienrdog

Other option is to solder & heat shrink. The heat shrink butt connectors should do a good job. That's what my bilge pump is connected with, so they should do well on the relatively infrequent dunking of the trailer.

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