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Old 11-19-2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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Taking care of 7-way plug

What can I do to keep the 7-way plug in good health?

Should I give it a shot of WD-40 every now and then?

Should I use dielectric grease?
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:51 PM   #2
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I bought a rubber cover that fits over the end of the plug to keep it clean. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I bought a rubber cover that fits over the end of the plug to keep it clean. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought that same cover.

If you hang the umbilical over the back of your tongue jack the cover will be on the bottom, and rain will fill the cover with water. The water will stay in the cover and cause problems. In my case the right turn signal light comes on.

Open the cover, shake off the water, and the light goes out.
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If you hang the umbilical over the back of your tongue jack the cover will be on the bottom, and rain will fill the cover with water. The water will stay in the cover and cause problems. In my case the right turn signal light comes on.
Then don't hang the umbilical over the tongue jack! (Like that old joke, "Doc, it hurts when I do that." "Then don't do that!")

Just use a big Velcro cable tie to fasten the umbilical to the tongue jack, with the plug (and cover) facing up. Then no rain enters the plug with the cover on. Problem solved.
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Then don't hang the umbilical over the tongue jack! (Like that old joke, "Doc, it hurts when I do that." "Then don't do that!")

Just use a big Velcro cable tie to fasten the umbilical to the tongue jack, with the plug (and cover) facing up. Then no rain enters the plug with the cover on. Problem solved.
I no longer “do that”. At least not with the cover on.
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I dangle a bungee cord down inside the propane cover, hook the umbilical cord plug and pull it up into the cover protection and hook the other end of the bungee to hold the cord inside the cover.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:47 PM   #8
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It lives inside with the LP tanks covered with dielectric grease, open end down.

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I use a 7-way plug extension chord.
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Keep a coat of di-electric grease on the metal bits and there is not much else to do!
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I rinse it out with brake cleaner about once a year and put dielectric grease on it afterwards. I just drape it over the frame...no cover.
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I took care of mine by replacing it with something better.

After much procrastination, I finally got around to replacing the RV style connector with a 7 pin round connector that is used in heavy truck service. They are simply a lot better.....
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i clean it with crc electronic cleaner spray before each use. works great and easily found at hd or lowes
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i clean it with crc electronic cleaner spray before each use. works great and easily found at hd or lowes
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Products like WD-40 attract dirt. Bagging or sealing the plug encourage condensation when the temp changes.
I hang mine over where the tongue jack and propane cover meet. With the plug facing down and it's molded, no stuff gets in.
I do like the "Hood" that's available with Husky jacks.

In transit, I pass the cable through the "safety pin" that prevents the coupler from opening. That way the cable is centered, so left and right turns don't tug on it.
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