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Old 10-23-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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How do you boys and girls protect your 7 pin connector when storing outside? I looked around for some type of water proof cap for it, but I can't find anything. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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I spary some contact cleaner on mine from time to time while it just sits (once a month). I also hang it through the frame so that the open face points down. I then always spray both the truck contacts and the umbilical before first use with contact cleaner.

I have had trailers for many years and have never had an issue with a plug. If you go to the beach or live where there is alot of salt air then I would do regular more intensive cleaning of the brass contacts.


EDIT: I have seen people place a plastic bag over the plug and tape the end to protect it but with condensation issues I woud think you will only make matters worse.
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I got mine from Roger Williams Airstream 800-378-5883 ask for David.
It mounts on the frame and the plug is held in as if pluged into TV.

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I got mine from Roger Williams Airstream 800-378-5883 ask for David.
It mounts on the frame and the plug is held in as if pluged into TV.

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Pictures in the morning, weather permitting, rain forcast.
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How about a large trash bag over the Jack? You pull it all the way down onto the jack and you tuck the 7 Pin line, electric emergency brake release line inside the bag. When bag wears out you just replace it. It protects the rubber on the 7 pin line as well as the jack from the elements.

That's my 2 cents worth.

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I went looking - the internet is a good thing.....


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My 7 pin disconnects at the trailer as well as the TV. It is stored inside the trailer.
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My 7 pin disconnects at the trailer as well as the TV. It is stored inside the trailer.
I always liked that setup and for this topic - the removable 7-pin cord with a cap socket would solve all the storage/damage/sun/dog/etc. issues.

Maybe a retrofit item?
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How do you boys and girls protect your 7 pin connector when storing outside? I looked around for some type of water proof cap for it, but I can't find anything. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I mounted R&H Specialties "Plug Guard" on the side of my 2007 25' Safari's battery box and store my 7 pin connector out of the weather. I picked mine up from a local RV dealer. If you do an online search for Plug Guard you will find folks that sell it.








Clean, efficient and secure protection from the elements for the male plug of your trailer™ wiring harness, while the trailer is not in use.
Mount Plug-Guard™ near the hitch of the trailer and simply pull back the spring loaded hinged cover on the female opening of Plug-Guard™ and insert the male plug. There is no electrical connection.














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The Play Guard is what I have. It works great and is easy too install and use.

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Thanks guys. Appreciate the inputs.
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