As the name suggests, an Electric Tarp Kit for Dump Trailer is meant to help protect your dump trailer from severe weather.alities such
eliminate the need for you to shelter your trailer in a safe place during a storm. These kits include tarp panels that are designed to be rigged up as a roof for your truck or van as well as safety blankets to cover up exposed metal.
Both systems work in tandem to protect your vehicle from the elements and prevent damage to property and/or person(s) when a storm surge hits. This is why both companies charge an additional $20 for their systems compared to just having a tarp!
Paragraph ending here and thereing off here! If you are interested in trying either of these systems out, go ahead and do so! They can help save you from having to spend money on sheltering your vehicle or truck.
Uses for an electric tarp kit
The benefits of having an electric tarp kit are endless. Having one can make a big difference in the uses for your tarp kit!
Some of the most common uses for your tarp kit are under awning, as shelter from the wind, and under a sheet to protect from rain. both of these applications require an electric tarp kit.
Using a heavy-duty blue wire in lieu of a standard black wire helps identify bystanders nearby, as they can see the blue wire inside the white plastic casing. This is important when you need help quickly in an emergency.
In case of emergency escape route or reverse collapse scenario, having some escape route is helpful. Relying only on escape routes with just stairs or horizontal surfaces are potentially dangerous.
Having some protection from hail and snow with your kits is also helpful.
Three types of kits
There are three main types of tarp kits available: off-the-rack, DIY, and custom. Off-the-rack tarp kits are typically made by companies that offer them as products.
Depending on which kit you choose, it will come with instructions for making your own off-the-rack kit. Some companies even sell their kits through their website, which is built directly into the site and requires no expansion.
Some manufacturers even create their kits to match the color of the dump trailer they are installed on, making them very exclusive. The matching cover can be ordered separately too!
The different covers for electric tarp kits may or may not have a power source included. If there is no electricity included, then there are no worries about overheating! There are also no worries about the covering falling apart if a battery does die out, which would create a large open space to cover up.
Considerations for purchasing a kit
When it comes to choosing a tarp kit, there are several important considerations. You should look at the size of the dump trailer you plan to use it on, the load capacity of the trailer your tarp needs to be hung on, and the size of your tent.
A more compact tarp may require a smaller sized tent or trucker style shelter. A heavy-duty tarp may require a heavier-duty dump trailer or larger motorcycle tent.
The thickness of the material you choose can also matter when it comes to temperature regulation. If you prefer warm weather fabrics, then go with thicker ones! Heat retention is a factor when it comes to whether or not a person wants to be in their wet clothing for long periods of time.
Lastly, some tarp kits do not provide enough protection against precipitation and/or wind.
Making your own electric tarp kit
If you are looking to make your own electric tarp kit, there are a few important details to consider. You will need a dump trailer and an electrician’s kit. The electrician’s kit may also come in handy if you are planning on using your trailer for other things.
The dump trailer you use should be sturdy and durable. It should not break down quickly like a power strip or electronics charger, because you will be switching out the tarp every time.
When making your own electric tarp kit, it is a good idea to start with the basement or an unused room. This way, you have plenty of space to move things around and expand the area that is used for tarp coverings.
Materials needed for making your own kit
You will need the following materials to make your own electric tarp kit:
› A piece of heavy wire
« heavy wire » should be at least 15 feet in length, thin metal or plastic sheeting, and a terminal strip.
You can buy some of these materials at most electrical stores, or online.
This article will talk about using clear vinyl, but any material that can be woven into a tube will work. An example of this is plastic film used on food storage containers. You can buy these in blue, white, and brown colors to match your garbage trailer.
Rechargeable batteries work in similar ways to regular ones. You will need to make sure they are charged and brand new to use with your kit. Old rechargeable batteries may not work with today’s kits due to them being weak or worn out.
Wiring the system
After you have connected the circuit, you are ready to code! Now that your battery is charging, you can start wiring the system.
1. Connect a 14-18 volt car or home charger to the negative wire of your battery. This will help maintain a full charge on the system.
2. Connect a 12-volt car or home charger to the positive wire of your battery. This will help maintain a full charge on an unbalanced electrical system.
Determining where to place the battery pack
When building your electric tarp kit, you will need to decide where the battery pack should be. Theoretically, your batter pack can be anywhere from underneath the tarp to on top, but in reality it should be on the bottom.
This depends on what conditions you are going to use your tarp in. If you intend on using your tarp in cold weather, a bottom-weighted battery pack is best!
As mentioned before, this kit comes with two types of batteries: an 18-20Volt and a 12-18Volt. In order to use these power sources, they must be matched and installed together.
Determining the length of the cord(s) and placement of outlet(s)
When creating your rollout map, be sure to determine the length of the circuit’s power cord(s), placement of the outlet(s) and how to recharge the battery.
If your circuit needs a recharging solution, determine if a regular (not USB) or USB wall charger is required. If a portable charger is required, make sure it can be charged via a wall adapter or that it has an appropriate converter to charge your battery.
If your rollout map requires an extension cord, make sure it is made of sturdy material to withstand the high amp draw of your light kit. Make sure that it is able to handle the pressure and voltage required to create a complete circuit!
Continuing with our topic of determining the length of the cord(s), in some cases you will need an extension cord.