- I was given an old utility trailer. It's a little higher
than ideal for a boat, but not so high as the top of the car.
It's way too short. As is, the aft 7 ' of the 16' boat will
hang out in the wind.
The tongue is round tube instead of square and only one foot
beyond the triangle, so just u-bolting on a longer beam or
slipping a round one over the end w/ bolts through all are
out. Called a trailer guy- he wants $100 for a welding. Add
lights and a tire, it is definitely not smart to get too
deep into this old thing.
To use as is, I think the boat could be tied down firmly and
not become a hazard. I tried to check the rules at the
Oregon Dept. of Transportation for how much overhang's
allowed, without success. Will I spoil my vacation doing
this? Any other comments, please?
- Thanks for this, Chuck.
I expected a four wire, flat harness that went front to back ( hey, let's make our first
million again ), but this'll work, especially your alternative scheme.
Chuck Leinweber wrote:
> I think that is standard. Ground each of the bulbs to the frame of the trailer, then ground the (usually) white wire that goes into the flat plug to the frame also. Alternately, you can run additional wires from each light back to the white wire. You will have to do this if you have a wooden trailer, or if the lights are on a dismountable bar.