Protecting the trailer pigtail
Lou wrote in another thread:
noticed that our "pig tail" was dragging on the ground. this is the second one that we have destroyed. am now working on some fix to make sure this does not happen again. any suggestions will be appreciated
I brought his comment to a new thread, so we could all post some replies. Early on, I, too, lost a trailer connector by unknowingly dragging it on the roadway for who knows how many miles.
So, Lou, years ago, I used one of those little plastic zip-strips, zipped to a millimeter larger than the circumference of the connector cap/trailer plug combo ... even showed the folks at the factory who started slipping one loosely over the connected trailer plug so it wouldn't bounce out.
But I've developed a better system, using a little velcro strap ... bought a three pack of them at one of these large home improvement stores. The little straps have a little buckle, as well as opposing velcro on each side.
After I insert the trailer plug, and push down the tow vehicle connector cap, I quickly wrap the little velcro strap around the combo, and velcro it down.
Never had a problem since!