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RE: Help for Unreliable combo brake turn signal light on trailer

Thanks for all the responses! I simply replaced both fixtures with cheap LEDs from Amazon. All seems to be working properly now :)
vsssurplus 09/04/21 05:52pm Tech Issues
Help for Unreliable combo brake turn signal light on trailer

Hi, Ghost in the machine! I have this really annoying issue with one of my brake lights/turn signals. It is on sometimes and off others. If it's off, I can tap the back of it with a screwdriver a few times and it starts working again. It's driving me crazy. I'm not even sure how to remove it. I don't see any screws on either the inside or outside of the trailer. It's oval and set in a rubber gasket. Any advise would be welcome.
vsssurplus 09/01/21 12:26am Tech Issues
RE: Need help hanging e-track in trailer

actually, if you can give up the width, and need to hold significant weight or pullout, the idea of screwing boards (2x4) or strips of good 3/4 plywood (won't split or crack) to the wall studs, top to bottom, then attaching the E track to a thicker material (more screw threads) may be the best bet. I got 1x4 boards to mount the etrack to. I made the mistake of getting too long self-tapping bolts, which ended up going through the skin of the trailer. Had to Dremel off the ends. The problem is that the "self-tapping" end of the screw was too long - almost 3/4". I tried using 2" self tapping initially, but since the tapping part was so long, it wasn't getting much hold on the beam. I believe that the beams are steel, because they were a ***** to drill though with the bolts, but I'm gonna bring a strong magnet and check. I've only put up one board so far. Once I put two holes in the trailer, I didn't want to risk putting in more. I'm on the fence whether to put some silicone caulk over the cutoff screw ends or actually removing them and attempting some kind of repair. This is a 8 year old cargo trailer, so I'm not trying to win any cosmetics awards. I was thinking of Rivnuts, but I'm not sure what the structure is of what I'm screwing into. Rivnuts require some hollow space. I simply don't know if I have it.
vsssurplus 08/30/21 09:28pm Tech Issues
Need help hanging e-track in trailer

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vsssurplus 08/28/21 07:35pm Towing
Need help hanging e-track in trailer

Hi, I'm new here. I have a 10 foot cargo trailer. It's one with a thin aluminum exterior and very thin panel walls. Every couple of feet, it's got these aluminum (steel?) beams. I want to install etrack on the walls: two 8' tracks on each side - so I can place cargo nets to hold merchandise securely. To distribute the load, I was thinking of screwing in wood 2x4 beams. The problem is that the wood on the walls is very thin. I don't even know what's between the wood and the outer skin. It could be air for all I know. That leaves, I think, screwing into the beams. Am I right? If I do that, how exactly do I do it? I can't get on the other side of those beams. They are right up against the trailer walls. I don't want to just screw in blindly. Anyone have ideas on how to do this? What kind of screws or fasteners would I use since I can't get to the other side to install a nut.
vsssurplus 08/28/21 07:35pm Tech Issues
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