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Trailer wiring on the fly!

So anyone who has used a trailer has probably had trailer wiring issues, always away from home. And getting that ticket for no lights is no fun, ask me, I've had a few. So at some point on my latest trip the trailer wiring popped out of it's socket and got dragged for 200 miles. So here I am hundreds of miles from home, it's snowing and I need to drive at night. What to do? I got to Wal-Mart and buy two of those light switch lights that are supposed to go in closets, zip tie them to the trailer and wrap them in red tape! Macgyver would be so proud. I got the load loaded and headed home.

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. . . I got the load . . .

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You should have trimmed the excess zip tie material, bub - attention to detail is everything!

PS - nice fix, bro!
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You should have trimmed the excess zip tie material, bub - attention to detail is everything!

PS - nice fix, bro!
I didn't have my knife with me, it's in an airport trash can, can't take them on planes, and I just landed a day before this trip.
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Good job Adam.
Love the door flames on that red one.
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I think any of us who have done a lot of trailering probably have had to a similar emergency repair like this at some point. In my case I’d trusted a friend to hook up my trailer at VIR before towing home 1,000 miles to Chicago. Typical end-of-track-weekend rush. 2 hours into my tow, as it got dark I realized I had no running lights along the top and bottom front of the trailer. Said friend hadn’t pushed the plug into the receptacle on my truck complete and it had fallen out. Fortunately my plug was usable but several of the wires has been completely abbraided through. Found a Walmart, bought wire and electrical tape, and got it back together. Oh, and it was snowing by then too in the West Virginia mountains. Learned my lesson.
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I didn't have my knife with me, it's in an airport trash can, can't take them on planes, and I just landed a day before this trip.
That's what your teefs are for!
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That's what your teefs are for!
I'm sure you could tell us stories of chewing your way out of restraints, zip ties, etc.

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I'm sure you could tell us stories of chewing your way out of restraints, zip ties, etc.

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