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I need to rewire the brakes on my travel trailer. What type connectors should I use for splicing the wires together? They need to be reliable and hold up well. Also, I'll be doing it over in storage where I don't have power so soldering is not an option. Thanks.

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Posted: 04/02/19 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old postDid you see responses to this question on your other post?

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enblethen wrote:

Did you see responses to this question on your other post?

I only saw one response, so I thought it would be better to post this specific question as a new thread. I didn't want the question to sort of get lost in the other thread.

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nothing beats solder and then shrink tube. but for a temp repair butt splices will do ,crimp them good.

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Posted: 04/02/19 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used heat shrink butt splices.... perfect for brake wiring connections.
Google it, or Home Depot, Lowe's.


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Posted: 04/02/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some magnets have a coated steel wire that doesn't like soldering very good.

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Posted: 04/02/19 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I prefer these crimp connectors and heat shrink tubing.


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Soldering is an option if you can bring a generator or inverter. I’ve used the inverter in the bed of our Tacoma to solder something in a tractor in a field before.

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crimping or soldering if done correctly is far better than things like scotchlok connectors. A good crimp is better than a poor solder and vice versa.

For crimped connectors done correctly and reliably you need a quality crimper, which the majority of big box store $10 crimpers are NOT.

For soldering, make a good mechanical connection, then solder.

In either case finish with heat shrink with a glue liner to give a water tight seal.


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I have a butane soldering iron that works very well. You might want to try one of those.


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