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Old 04-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Preventing corroded electrical plugs

Does anyone have any tips for helping prevent those metal tabs in the electrical plugs that connect the tow vehicle to the trailer from getting dirty and corroded?

I was thinking of wrapping a plastic sandwich bag around them and tying them with a rubber band, but there must be a better way to do this.

Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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I let mine hang down so it won't accumalate water. You can spray it with something like Corrosion-X but I never do.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any tips for helping prevent those metal tabs in the electrical plugs that connect the tow vehicle to the trailer from getting dirty and corroded?

I was thinking of wrapping a plastic sandwich bag around them and tying them with a rubber band, but there must be a better way to do this.

Thanks.
I use a Plug Guard 7 way:

http://www.amazon.com/Mobilemart-Plu.../dp/B0007IN3M2

Works great. Highly recommend. Been using mine for many years.
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Thanks guys.

And what about the plug on the truck? That's the one that caused me problems this year. Can I stuff something inside the plastic flap door to keep dust, dirt and moisture from getting in?
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Maybe a spray and some plastic wrap cover. Cling free, close cap, trim.
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I've not had problems with the truck plug and have never done anything special for it.
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For cleaning electrical contacts, and providing a certain level of protection against corrosion, I use DeoxIT.
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.188/.f
The DeoxIT-D is the stuff. Spray it on to flush off the dirt, the chemical does the rest. A physical cover when not connected will minimize water splashes.
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I just make sure the trailer plug is pointing down so water won't enter it. I have never had a problem with the plug on my truck.
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I always spray WD-40 into my 7-way connector and plug everytime I use them. Seems to work out pretty good for me.

The only reason I use the WD-40 is it is there and works on everything else I spray it on...

I will spray a couple of good squirts into the 7-way receptacle and then hook up and wiggle the plug around pretty good a couple of times.
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