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Old 09-27-2019, 08:48 AM   #1
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Umbilical cord separation

Does anyone have this issue and a possible solustion? So far all is well with the connection, but if this continues to pull apart and water gets into the plug I could have a problem.

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Old 09-27-2019, 09:16 AM   #2
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Hereís a little gadget to keep it dry - $7.00 at Amazon
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Only real permanent solution is to replace the plug or the whole umbilical cable. Itís basically coming apart.

A new one is not that hard to install.
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Most auto parts stores sell liquid electrical tape which might be all you need. Swab two or more coats on a day or so apart.

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Ours did that within 2 weeks of install... 3 years ago... still fine.. I tuck it under the propane tanks when we are parked.. no issues.. just keep the connections clean and dampen with dielectric on TV too.

You can 'tape' up.. but I found this stuff is miraculous for fixing power cords at stress points.. may try on this later...hmmm

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Old 09-27-2019, 12:16 PM   #6
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Loosen the clamp and shove it back in the shell then tighten the clamp. Also the ends of the wires could be too long. Shorten and put the shell back on. It is a common problem. Mine needs the same treatment.



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Hi

From the picture, it looks like you have a moulded plug on the cord rather than a clamp on. There's not much you can do to pull it apart and fix it. Basic choices:

1) Ignore it until it fails. Since it may fail one wire at a time, this means checking your lights, brakes, charge wire and signals on a regular basis. (we all do that all the time anyway .... right? .... )

2) Replace the 7 pin with a clamp on 7 pin

3) Replace the whole cord with a new one.

Lots of fun !!!

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