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    Default Is wireless dump trailer remote worthwhile?

    Anyone using a wireless remote on their dump trailer have any pro or con comments?

    It seems most dumps come standard with about a 20' wired remote control that could be operated by standing off to side or maybe brought over the bed through a sliding rear window or back window to operate from the truck. A wireless would seem to be pretty handy, but some experienced users may have a different opinion (?). Or wether they are worth the cost or a wash compared to wired remote.

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    In my opinion its a waste of money. You still have to get put and open/close the doors. Only time I'd like it is f I was spreading gravel on a long drive. But I just dump the load and use the tractor.
    I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore

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    I had a wireless winch on my trailer. Always gave me fits. I have since converted it to wired. I'm sure it uses the same electronic package. I would pass.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Is wireless dump trailer remote worthwhile?

    I had an old 25 foot extention cord with a bad plug that I used to rewire my manual switch. I could stand by the back of the trailer and watch the load or lay the wire on my truck bed and control the dump while moving ahead. I had added a second battery in my box but still had plenty of room to coil the extra wire up to tuck the switch into the closed box.

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