Well its been a long time since I have updated my own thread so I figured I better add a little more to it.
I have been slowly building a trailer when I have time. I recently bought my first place and have had my hands full so not a lot has been accomplished since then but I am now on my last big push to get the trailer done.
I am doing a few "extensive things" with the wiring that most people will never notice but you other trailer builders out there might appreciate it. Using some relays, capacitors, and diodes I was able to make a single pole led bulb work as running lights but also have a blinker priority circuit that will allow it to function as a mid turn bulb as well. I wanted to use a trucklite 3/4" button light that we use at work on our semi trailers. I also am doing dual tail lights in the back the insides will strictly be brake lights only with the outer two will be brake lights with a blinker over ride so if that side has a blinker on it will have priority and blink like normal. When not blinking it will function as a break light as normal. I also have it so that my left turn, right turn and brake signals are separated so that I can get things to work exactly as I wanted.
They took some thinking, but I had just enough electrical engineering theory in college that allowed me to figure it out. I am also proud to say that I tested it out this weekend after making a full blown wiring harness that I can just put in place after it is painted, and everything worked 100% and was timed right to exactly match the 1/4 sec on 1/4 sec off cycle that a thermal flasher (blinkers) have. I forgot to get a picture of it but I will take a picture of the wiring harness soon and update the thread.
Here are a few pics that I do have of the build. The build moved along quickly and I forgot to get any pictures before this point.
Rear of the trailer it looks like things may be cockeyed on the trailer but they are level and square except for the back up lights that are meant to be angled down to light up the ground better for backing purposes.
Custom axles all welded up and ready to go two 3500lb axles with a dexter ex flex equalizers in place as well as never fail bushings so I don't have to worry about the bushings failing.
Front of trailer will the "extensive wiring" will end up so if I ever need to repair it, I will have easy access. Also shows the 7,000lb bulldog coupler.
A few action shots as well.
Set the trailer down on the ground for the first time to take it out for a short tow to make sure it wanted to track straight and ride nice. I didn't have any issues so its back on the saw horses to get all the welding slag off before paint.
I am hoping here in the next couple weeks to get the trailer painted, wiring in and the cooker set on and ready to travel. Come hell or high water it will be road worthy come Memorial weekend for a big cook out I have planed.