Utility Trailer Upgrades

Upgrade taillights, tow balls and connections, tie-downs and more

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Safety glasses
  • Soldering iron
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • Heat gun

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Heat-shrinkable tubes
  • Rosin-core solder
  • Liquid electrical tape
  • LED taillights
  • Adjustable ball mount
  • E-track tie down
  • Quick coupler
  • 4-in. PVC with end caps and cleanout
  • 1 1/2 – in. PVC with end caps
  • Metal straps
  • J-hooks
  • Winch
  • 2 x 8
  • Aluminum ramp kit
  • Hitching rings
  • D-rings
  • Spare tire carrier
  • LED tap light
  • Cargo net
  • Coupler lock
  • Boot lock