I have finally slapped enough Snoopy Band-Aids on the trailer wiring and tires that it is time to replace.
This time I am hoping to do it right or better than factory.
I have what I believe to be a mid to late 90's shorelander trailer with two amber lights at the trailer tongue, an amber and red on each fender, 4-pin plug in and of course taillights.
My goal is to install all new wiring and LED lights all around.
What I have learned....
There is not a kit that I could find that includes it all in one pack. You need to piece it together with the correct sizes and budget.
Yes I could have went to multiple websites and saved a buck or two here and there but I opted for www.etrailer.com. There website is very easy to get around, they have the sizes of the lights listed and they have great videos/pictures. To help out the next guy with a shorelander I am posting my parts list below.
One thing that I did was us a jacketed 4 wire for my wire run. I did not cut into that jacket anywhere on any run. I am not grounding anything directly to the trailer. It will all be run up to the plug-in. I ran a separate jacketed 2-wire from each marker light and used waterproof connectors to join them at the taillights.(extension cord works well) I used a waterproof junction box with cord grips (menards) in the front were each 4-wire run came together. Shorelander provided a convenient spot to tuck it into at that junction. I also went to a 7 pin connector instead of the 4 pin.
Said and done I think I have a hair over $200 into it. With hopes it lasts!!!!
HM48502 Hopkins 7-Way RV Style Trailer Connector with Nite-Glow - Trailer End 1 $9.29
STL57RB LED Trailer Tail Light - 7 Function - Submersible - 23 Diodes - Rectangle - Red Lens - Driver 1 $31.95
STL56RB LED Trailer Tail Light - 6 Function - Submersible - 18 Diodes - Rectangle - Red Lens - Passenger 1 $24.19
AL91AB Thinline LED Clearance and Side Marker Light - Submersible - 3 Diodes - Rectangle - Amber 5 $24.95
AL91RB Thinline LED Clearance and Side Marker Light - Submersible - 3 Diodes - Rectangle - Red 3 $15.57
A91CB Mounting Bracket for Optronics 90 Series or 91 Series Trailer Lights - Self-Grounding - Chrome 8 $12.08
MCL93RB Sealed, 3-Light Truck, Trailer Identification LED Light Bar, Black Base, 50" Lead, 9 Diode -Red 1 $21.69
Tires: The trailer was equipped with ST215/75/r14. You don't have to spend much time on the interweb to find out that there all foreign and people hate them all.... I am trying and Omni that my local tire shop recommended. I will report back with how it goes. The are about $85 a tire.
What I did do is while I had the tires off is pack the bearings. Come on peeps just do it and save the hassle. Second thing was that I painted my rims. My son spent the time and took them down to metal, primed the rim and shot a cool dark grey on them. Looks sharp!
Let me know if you have any questions about what I did!
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