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When Steph was assembling the Harbor Freight Haul-Master utility trailer she was doing great UNTIL, the lighting would not work! Even with all the troubleshooting she tried, still, NOTHING.
She almost called it quits, but decided to confer with her friend, Stephen, who has the same trailer, to see if he could offer some advice.
Well....you'll see what happens.
Take a look at how Steph wired this trailer. She's never done anything like this before, but reading and watching YouTube videos on the process gave her the confidence to try.
I must say, I was very IMPRESSED with all the tools, techniques, and supplies she used. Even if wiring a trailer is NOT in your future, these techniques and supplies can be used in other wiring projects.
I would say, that you should just watch the video as my written "tutorial" is not going to be nearly as comprehensive and detailed as what Steph has put into the video. I'll try my best, though!
The grounding issue that caused the lights not to work initially had to do with the placement of this grounding wire. It was supposed to be on the back of the taillight bracket. It would not make a good connection in that position so the work-a-round was to drill a hole in the frame and attach the ground wire to it.
I will never be wiring up a trailer, but this was so interesting to watch. I especially liked seeing all the speciality connectors and the various means of cable (wire) management. Those things can certainly translate into other areas of DIY.
Good job Steph, your Pappou would have been so proud of you!
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