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Old 03-25-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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Electrical contact cleaner

So I was at my local U-haul store, having my propane tanks topped off in anticipation of our annual Florida Spring Break (Easter) camping trip, when the guy filling the tanks said, "Hey, you want me to spray some electrical contact cleaner on your Suburban's trailer plug?"

Sure, I said, have at it. He grabbed a can and liberally sprayed the connector (for free).

When I stopped by the trailer to reinstall the propane tanks, I plugged the trailer and Suburban together, and double checked that my connections were working.

Still a couple of weeks away from the Florida trip, but hey, the early bird gets the worm. Besides that, you should double check your electric connections well before any planned trips, because life being what it is (as Kitty recently found out), it's no fun finding out your brake lights aren't working when you are minutes from departing.

Now ... and please don't tell the U-haul guy this ... I have a can of electrical contact cleaner in the Suburban, but hey, since he offered to give me a free shot or two ... who says there's no such thing as a free lunch!
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Old 03-25-2003, 10:52 AM   #2
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If you've got a small retail business, HIRE THAT GUY!

"Spray your can on many connectors, and the profit from your gas sales will return to you abundantly."
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"Give away the razor, sell the blades"...A good shot of de-ox will work wonders with a small tapered wire brush, followed with a shot of a good "Audiophile" brand like Caig. You can get it from and good high end supply place.
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Old 03-25-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
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And after cleaning, followup with a dielectric grease to seal the connections and keep them from re-oxidizing (be sure to move the connections a bit when you make them to ensure the metals "grind" thru the grease to make contact -- the DG is actually a surface insulator.

Pete and Rats
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