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If you put a sheet of 1” foam insulation on top of the plywood it will protect the vinyl top from chafing.I attached a sheet of 3/8" plywood to the top of the bows on my M101A1, copying the idea from how I received my other M101 trailer. That will keep water from pooling in between the bows.
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Sinking screws to protect the tarp.
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The plywood installed.
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The cover installed over the plywood.
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Guess I did something right because we got light. Some of the trailers I have have the old style ballast resistors and I guess I have some bad ones. Think I will rewire the fixtures for LED and get rid of those ballast resistors. My father would be proud so far.
Wow. And the stink from those things when they "go" will make you gag. Best thing we ever did here in the shop was converting to LEDs. I was on a ladder at least twice a month swapping a ballast. It has been 7 years since the swap and we are finally starting to see some bulb failures... Still better than the old way by a lot.OK one trailer converted to LED so now the other one and this one a little more work. Also one ballast guess no one house trained it and it went in the housing.
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