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Old 02-26-2017, 11:46 AM
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Good looking trailer. Are you running wires inside tubing, hose or pipe for your lights?
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:21 PM
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Good looking trailer. Are you running wires inside tubing, hose or pipe for your lights?
Hi Chris, pretty sure I'm going to run my wires in a pipe between weather proof boxes
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:40 PM
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I have been using old garden hose. Especially the ones that leak.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:42 AM
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insatiable urge to build an irrigation pipe trailer, although I have absolutely no need for one
My next major project it to build a simple, non complex, double ended two axle trailer for hauling about 30 joints of drill pipe at a time.

It pains me to pass up 20' to 30' joints of oil field pipe due to being too long without cutting it in length for transport.

Running wiring in piping with tie in boxes at the ends is good. Personally and I agree with Chris. All of mine use used water hose from front to back and side to side, branching off for side markers etc.

I've found a nice heavy rubber type electrical tape that actually melts a bit to adhere to what it's wrapped on. Completely sealing off any branches from the main line or at the ends. I've never had to go back and redo wiring on any of the trailers, some over 35 years now since wired. I do have to replace light assy's at times, but never wiring.

The last trailer that was painted was blasted with the wiring runs in the hose left fastened to the frame loosely to allow blasting around them to the frame. makes good masking as far as I'm concerned. lol
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:57 AM
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My next major project it to build a simple, non complex, double ended two axle trailer for hauling about 30 joints of drill pipe at a time.

It pains me to pass up 20' to 30' joints of oil field pipe due to being too long without cutting it in length for transport.

Running wiring in piping with tie in boxes at the ends is good. Personally and I agree with Chris. All of mine use used water hose from front to back and side to side, branching off for side markers etc.

I've found a nice heavy rubber type electrical tape that actually melts a bit to adhere to what it's wrapped on. Completely sealing off any branches from the main line or at the ends. I've never had to go back and redo wiring on any of the trailers, some over 35 years now since wired. I do have to replace light assy's at times, but never wiring.

The last trailer that was painted was blasted with the wiring runs in the hose left fastened to the frame loosely to allow blasting around them to the frame. makes good masking as far as I'm concerned. lol
LW, My Dad and I been running wires in pipe for years some are welded to a small bracket hanging down or some are bolted on with a half clamp but always in sch 40 1/2" pipe.
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Nice looking Build. Curious, why a straight tong and not a V?
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Nice looking Build. Curious, why a straight tong and not a V?
Only a 2000 lbs capacity trailer. Just wanted a small trailer to haul my garden tiller, plywood and 2x4 every now and than.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:57 AM
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Today I got my Sch 40 Elbows in 1" and 1/2" pipe. I will be welding these at the front corners of the trailer to make the pipe rails continuous.
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My next major project it to build a simple, non complex, double ended two axle trailer for hauling about 30 joints of drill pipe at a time.

It pains me to pass up 20' to 30' joints of oil field pipe due to being too long without cutting it in length for transport.

Running wiring in piping with tie in boxes at the ends is good. Personally and I agree with Chris. All of mine use used water hose from front to back and side to side, branching off for side markers etc.

I've found a nice heavy rubber type electrical tape that actually melts a bit to adhere to what it's wrapped on. Completely sealing off any branches from the main line or at the ends. I've never had to go back and redo wiring on any of the trailers, some over 35 years now since wired. I do have to replace light assy's at times, but never wiring.

The last trailer that was painted was blasted with the wiring runs in the hose left fastened to the frame loosely to allow blasting around them to the frame. makes good masking as far as I'm concerned. lol
That is really saying something in a place where 7 out of 10 trailers, even the nearly new ones are running around with either no lights or a least one light out, or maybe it just seemed like it when I was down there.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:18 PM
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Back working on my trailer. Time to start welding all the rails together.
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