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Posted: 09/06/21 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought the female part of the 7 pin connector and mounted it on top of my A-frame and plug it in there when not using, keep the pins in the receiver dielectricized to keep water out. Lot better than hanging it in the mud. Doesn't oxidize either. Always seemed to migrate down that far before mounting a receiver on the tongue.


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I tried this and it wrecked my 7 pin plug, on two trailers


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Video is 4 minutes too long to show the issue.

The "failure" isn't from the cover.

The "failure" came from the fact that the plug was left dangling upside down with that cover on. In a nutshell "user error".

Here is a snap shot of the video as to why the user used it incorrectly..

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Anyone with any smarts would realize that a "cover" or cap like this will allow water to seep past the sides and fill up the cap, it can't provide a 100% water tight seal. Even if it did provide a water tight seal, it would only be good for 100% molded plugs (not all trailers are equipped with molded plugs).

A "cap" on anything sits at the highest point to allow water, liquids, moisture to roll (shed off) down the sides.

Think of it like putting a hat on your head to shed the rain..

That device to be properly used needs the plug to be stored in a UPRIGHT position (the opposite direction of what is in the snapshot above), not left dangling to the ground.

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I just hang mine so the open end points down. Water can stack up in a cup, but will not run up hill if it is not forced. Di-Electric grease solves the issue of humidity.

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Nother case of the disappearing author.....


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Simply solution, I put a 5 gallon bucket over my trailer jack. It keeps water out of my jack (especially important in the winter when water gets in and freezes, then you blow a fuse trying to retract the jack) and UV light off the plastic. I hang the 7 pin cord from the bucket handle, so its covered by the bucket. I then attach my safety chains to the handle to keep it weighted down in the wind.

Kills several birds with one stone. But I agree with other advice; clean your pins and put di-electric grease to help keep water out and corrosion down.


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spoon059 wrote:

Simply solution, I put a 5 gallon bucket over my trailer jack.


Me too. Best $5 you can spend on your trailer!

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