My friends boyfriend (I should probably start calling him by his real name, Mike) came by last weekend to take an initial look over everything. He concluded that I am right, it needs a whole new wiring harness and completely new dc wiring. He has a crimper, he has all the wiring we should need and I only have to go out and buy a couple small things to make the job due-able. He is also planning on putting a 12v circuit braker in so that there is no risk of fire. I am so grateful and already covertly have asked my friend what Mikes favorite kind of cookies are so that I can have a box waiting for him when the job is done. Next weekend is the date and I am so relieved to know that all the electrical
will be safe and road-worthy soon!
Thanks for all the advice. We are going to test the tail lights
and if they need replacing I will put in LED, if not, then I'll just ride with the old ones for now (my costs for this project are getting really high!).
P.S. the borrowed boyfriend mike is currently a contractor but worked for years as a licensed car mechanic when looking at my trailer and talking to me about it he said all the things that I would expect him to say from everything that you guys have said on this forum and the other research I have done. Because he isn't licensed he doesn't come with an insured guarantee, which is the best part of paying a professional, but he is invested in helping me and offered to lend a hand because he said he wants to make sure I am safe, that is enough of a personal guarantee for me.
On another note, now that the weather has consistently been better here in the rainy state of Oregon I've started doing other stuff on the trailer and will be beginning a new thread here in the mods section about all the modifications I am slowly doing. -Lisa