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Old 10-17-2007, 07:02 AM   #26 (permalink)
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looks good I like it a lot
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:56 AM   #27 (permalink)
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That trailer looks really slick, I like it. Do you think you'll load the truck going foward now that it's a gooseneck?
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I actually load it forward with the bumper pull, too. I just keep it backwards like that while I'm doing the SAS and suspension work on it, because I can back the trailer into the driveway and winch it off with the front end facing the garage. It gets moved in and out of the driveway as I work on it.
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I finished up a bunch of tidbits.

I got a framework and expanded metal welded in between the tongue, and the battery box mounted.



I mounted the ammo can for the winch controls.



I started the wiring panel.



The switch on the far right is for a trailer flasher I'm wiring up. It'll run off the car battery if for some reason the trailer has to be left on the road (either because of towrig or trailer breaking). I'm using two diodes to keep the flasher relays from feeding each other, I don't know if it's necessary, but it won't hurt. *shrug*

The switch second from the right is for charging from the pickup alternator. I have a fusible link, and a diode before the switch. The diode should take care of putting extra draw on the pickup wiring, but I put the fusible link in just in case something happens, it's cheap insurance, right?

The switch under the light runs the light above it, and four small clear led light setups I'm mounting on the trailer for night time loading/unloading. I've done it in the dark for years and hate it.

The space between the switches (where the hole is drilled) is for a small led voltmeter to keep an eye on the battery.

The space on the far left is for a 350 amp marine battery disconnect.

I'm waiting on the battery switch and volt meter currently.

The panel is easily removable with the 4 prong plug, although two battery cables will have to be removed from the switch, not a good way to make that easier.

Everything except for the alternator switch will be switched through the battery switch, if it's off, nothing other than charging the battery will work.
Can I get a wiring diagram and parts list?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:26 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Can I get a wiring diagram and parts list?
For what part? I can help, but as to a complete diagram...I just pull this shit out of my ass and do it. Parts...were here and there.

I do need to get some updated pictures up.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Switch box

Would like to build me one. I not sure how to wire it up or what parts to use. I just bought the trailer it has a 8000lbs winch. I want to wire it up so my truck will charge the winch battery up. If give me some helpful info it would nice.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:23 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Give me a few days to do a diagram and get some pictures. I'm not even sure how I did it, I just went wire by wire at the time.
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Give me a few days to do a diagram and get some pictures. I'm not even sure how I did it, I just went wire by wire at the time.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:59 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Haven't forgot about the diagram, in the mean time, here's a few more pics.

Spare tire holder:

Stabilizers for loading.

Reflective tape:

No-skid tape on top of fenders (darn near split my sack open when it was raining a few times):

Tongue setup:

EZ Jack:


Electrical setup (rolled up wires are for loading lights, and hazard light setup, yet to be done):
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:58 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Damn man.. you trailer is more custom then most rigs on the trails

looks good

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Old 04-04-2008, 10:35 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I like the way you have your receiver setup for the winch. I'm looking for a way to do mine, but I have a drop leg jack in the way. JC
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Nice work....

The only constructive criticism I would make is that the spare tire holder (strap over tire) will loosen if the spare were to loose air and that spare could flop around some....Just a thought.

Otherwise, looks good!
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:42 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I like the way you have your receiver setup for the winch. I'm looking for a way to do mine, but I have a drop leg jack in the way. JC
It might look a little funny, but you could always mount the winch to one side or another. I can't see how it being a few inches off center would make that much of a difference. Now, if you don't have enough room to mount it infront of it, then that would stop you.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:50 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Well, all of my Waytek order finally got here. I got all the cables soldered up tonight, wired in the volt gauge, etc.





I need to get a diode and fusible link for the charging wire, and two diodes and an electronic flasher for the trailer hazards, then it will be done.
Is that volt meter one of the ebay specials? Does it use an alternate power source for the voltmeter or does it pull power from the battery it's monitoring? Does it have a built in power regulator or are you using a separate power regulator?

In the near future I'm going to be replacing the old "battery boiler" converter in my camper with a new Iota Engineering smart charger. My camper currently doesn't have anything to monitor battery condition, so I'm going to be adding a volt meter. I just bought one of these off ebay:
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Is that volt meter one of the ebay specials? Does it use an alternate power source for the voltmeter or does it pull power from the battery it's monitoring? Does it have a built in power regulator or are you using a separate power regulator?

In the near future I'm going to be replacing the old "battery boiler" converter in my camper with a new Iota Engineering smart charger. My camper currently doesn't have anything to monitor battery condition, so I'm going to be adding a volt meter. I just bought one of these of ebay:
It has it's own source. Just a positive and a negative from the battery. It's the main reason I picked that panel.
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It has it's own source. Just a positive and a negative from the battery. It's the main reason I picked that panel.
When you say it has it's own source, do you mean it's powered by a separate battery, or the battery it's monitoring? Where did you get that panel?
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When you say it has it's own source, do you mean it's powered by a separate battery, or the battery it's monitoring? Where did you get that panel?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Green-LED-Volt-M...742.m153.l1262
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doing some of these to my trailer ASAP!
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I thought he was finally going to post the wiring diagram...
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I thought he was finally going to post the wiring diagram...
Typical internet thread is typical.
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