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Old 12-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #57
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Exactly! It's all about the details!
I totally disagree with that statement. If it was all about the details, you'd have an electrical engineer on staff, or at least hire one to take care of all the electrical details including specifying the switches instead of asking about them on a public forum. On a forum like this you have no idea who is answering or their qualifications. To me I would suspect the entire wiring of your trailer.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:48 AM   #58
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Yer a pip, Byron, you cute lil' ol' serious electrician, you!

A bit of perspective from Camp Cynic:

I think it likely that what's going on here is less about seeking technical advice, and more about making us feel like we're "part of the process". A proven marketing approach, if results for a certain (unnamed) mfr. are any indicator...

The only other possible explanation for this excruciatingly long discussion of such a minor detail is too awful to contemplate, in my opinion....let's hope that we're not soon faced with "Does anyone know how to put wheels on a trailer?"; perhaps followed by "Brakes- what do they do, anyway?"

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Old 12-15-2013, 05:22 AM   #59
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I'm really glad Robert comes to this forum and asks questions. Besides the knowledge of the whole is far greater than the knowledge of the one or few. We all learn something by sharing information.
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I agree with Donna.
I'd rather have someone build my unit that is detail person and although they may not necessarily be an electrician nor carpenter, not plumber, nor locksmith, they know when something is correct or not. Thus a detail person will certainly ensure that the complete project is correct, not just one piece of it. Today too many people hire "professionals" or subcontractors only to find out the result was not correct. They seem to feel they are too busy to do it or it is cheaper to pay someone else to do it for them. How many times has someone here on the forum found shoddy workmanship from the factory? It happens. Knowledge is power not the ability to find someone to do your work.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:17 AM   #61
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On a forum like this you have no idea who is answering or their qualifications.
Upon assessment of the aforementioned electron flow interruption quandary I have ascertained that application of the third switch principle is the most appropriate solution. Simply follow the included diagram.
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I'm really glad Robert comes to this forum and asks questions.
I can't agree more. Why not brainstorm with the minds of many. It can be someone with no electrical knowledge at all that says something that gets you looking along a certain path, where you may discover the solution you are looking for.

Sure, it is marketing too, but nothing offensive at all. I think it is great when manufacturers actually take the time to listen and involve the customer, the best form of marketing there is.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #63
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Yep, and hiring a $150/hr E.E. to figure out which light switches to use at a start-up operation is a sure fire way to assure that only the very wealthy, who may not be interested anyway, will be able to afford your product.

That way, with just the slighest effort you could add at least $3000 dollars to the cost of the product.

I think that someone suggested that he look at Marine switches and waddayouknow, that appears to be where he found his answer.

FWIW: I have seen the Dorkiest(?) posts provide a lead to the right solution.
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Robert, I'm sure glad you found your switch!
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I'm wonder if any of the commenters so far can see beyond the simple switch issue? Can possible see that it might be an indicator a much bigger problem? To me the switch is non problem, problem, but sure is an indicator of the knowledge of the trailer builder.
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Robert Johan's is one of the least people I would worry about regarding wiring of a trailer. He's certainly completely rebuilt more trailers than the above curmudgeon. Since he owns the Egg Plant, I really, really doubt he takes shortcuts or flys by the seat of his pants, because he is concerned about reputation and liability.

I mean really... be nice!
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I'm wonder if any of the commenters so far can see beyond the simple switch issue? Can possible see that it might be an indicator a much bigger problem? To me the switch is non problem, problem, but sure is an indicator of the knowledge of the trailer builder.
Byron, have you not looked through the Nest website, and seen the products that Robert intends to use, and all the forward thinking innovations incorporated into the product. Obviously lots of thought and knowledge has gone into these products, as many of them are relatively rare on most trailers sold in North America, and many are pretty much leading edge technology for the industry.

I think these commenters you are questioning very clearly see what is going on, a trailer builder trying to do things right.
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Byron, have you not looked through the Nest website, and seen the products that Robert intends to use, and all the forward thinking innovations incorporated into the product. Obviously lots of thought and knowledge has gone into these products, as many of them are relatively rare on most trailers sold in North America, and many are pretty much leading edge technology for the industry.

I think these commenters you are questioning very clearly see what is going on, a trailer builder trying to do things right.
Maybe, Maybe NOT. Look at what happened to Park Liner by not having their trailer properly engineered. They spent a lot of money fixing battery location problems and tire rub problems.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see how problems they have.
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Tell me Byron, do you thing Parkliner has consulted with an electrical engineer, or Lil Snoozy, or EggCamper. All 3 of these companies have managed without the "experts" so it can be done.
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