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taxid

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #15 on: Sep 21, 2021, 09:01 AM »
My lights worked flawlessly on the trip other than a weak ground on one of the side lights which I didn't have time to address. All connections are sealed with shrink tubing over crimp connectors this time.

Never did mount the Terrova. Just didn't have time for it and didn't want to mess with it until I got back.
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Fry Flier

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 08, 2021, 07:21 AM »
Install new LED system for $50 or less from Amazon and be done with it.
That is what I did 6-7 years ago with one trailer now all 3 trailers are LED....

Doubles Shooter

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 11, 2021, 07:20 AM »
Yep, LED's are the way to go. Plus adding quality adhesive lined heat shrink tubing on all connections will give you many trouble free seasons.

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 11, 2021, 01:06 PM »
Yep, LED's are the way to go. Plus adding quality adhesive lined heat shrink tubing on all connections will give you many trouble free seasons.

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 11, 2021, 05:44 PM »
Stuck hem on my trailer 15 years ago. Never disconnect them when launching.

Only problems I’ve had were at the connection to the vehicle. The 4 prong …cheap….imported junk doesn’t
last.

So I replace every couple  years.
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Mac Attack

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 11, 2021, 06:40 PM »
Stuck hem on my trailer 15 years ago. Never disconnect them when launching.

Only problems I’ve had were at the connection to the vehicle. The 4 prong …cheap….imported junk doesn’t
last.

So I replace every couple  years.


You have only launched that thing once or twice in the past 15 yrs Bob.

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 12, 2021, 07:43 AM »

You have only launched that thing once or twice in the past 15 yrs Bob.

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Thats the issue I have.  Brand new trailer for the 23 and it just sits at the marina.  I thought id be towing more but over 8'6 wide so I need a permit every trip, what a pain.

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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 13, 2021, 08:20 AM »
Thats the issue I have.  Brand new trailer for the 23 and it just sits at the marina.  I thought id be towing more but over 8'6 wide so I need a permit every trip, what a pain.

How long does it take to get a permit and how much does it cost?
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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #23 on: Oct 13, 2021, 08:21 AM »
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Re: Anybody else hate dealing with boat trailer lights?
« Reply #24 on: Oct 13, 2021, 03:45 PM »
How long does it take to get permit and how much does it cost?

I think its 60 something and online and if I remember correctly you have to grab one for each trip.  NYS is really proactive in checking this.  CT not so much.

 



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