Without a proper lighting system in your enclosed snowmobile trailer, you'll have a very difficult time loading your snowmobile after sunset. Luckily, even though most snowmobile trailers don't come with any lights, installing a lighting system in the trailer's interior is a great introductory DIY project.
If you want to maximize the effectiveness of a DIY lighting system installation in your enclosed snowmobile trailer, follow these three tips:
1. Be Careful Not To Put Any Lights Too Far Down The Walls
The worst thing you can do with the lights you buy is set them so far down on the walls of the trailer's interior that they can be crushed by the snowmobile. Even if your enclosed trailer is wide enough to give your snowmobile plenty of clearing space, it only takes one misplaced push to completely wreck all your hard work.
If for some reason you absolutely have to have lights farther down on your trailer's walls, enclose them in strong metal cages that can take any sudden impact from your snowmobile. Otherwise, aim to stick most of your lights in the edges between your trailer interior's ceiling and its walls.
2. Make Sure The Lights Won't Blind You While You're Loading Your Snowmobile
Any lights you install will have to be thick enough to cut through mist and light snow. Otherwise, they'll be useless on many snowmobile treks in the winter.
However, if some of the lights are both very bright and pointed directly at your face while you're pushing your snowmobile into your trailer, you'll almost certainly suffer temporary blindness. Additionally, if you're caught off-balance by the light, you could let your snowmobile go and send it tumbling back down your trailer's ramp and into a waiting snow pile.
To prevent these sorts of problems, it's important to do a test loading with your snowmobile right after you place your lights and see if you need to alter their positions.
3. Replace Any Cracked Boards In The Trailer's Interior Before Your Installation
Since most snowmobile trailers aren't designed with lots of added weight in mind, an interior wall made of thin wooden boards can be a real hazard. This is especially true if you got your trailer used and many of the boards have cracks in them.
Before you even consider installing a full lighting system in your snowmobile trailer, thoroughly inspect all the wooden boards you can find in it. If any of them feel flimsy or have even the slightest crack, don't hesitate to replace them. It just isn't worth taking the risk of both your DIY lighting system and the wooden boards supporting it collapsing.
If you're able to customize your enclosed snowmobile trailer successfully, any snowmobile trip you take will be significantly easier to manage. So even if you're not extremely experienced with DIY projects, the effort involved in figuring out what to do could very well be worth it. To learn more, try contacting a company like Ace Trailer Sales.