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Old 10-24-2002, 12:10 PM   #1
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Trailer plus connection.

Little is ever said about the plug connection & receptable that it plugs into. But there is a very simply tip to keep the contacts clean & a good conection. There is this little tube of electrolite grease that you can smear on the contacts. It will keep the contacts from rusting a give you amuch better connection. So you might want to keep this in mind. This grease can be bought most anywhere, especially in auto parts places, marine shops & hardware stores etc.
A minute of care is worth an hour of repair.
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Old 10-24-2002, 01:10 PM   #2
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Thanks Joe

Joe, thanks for the tip. I have done it for years and have not had any problem
with my plugs or sockets. Like you I am a retired mechanic and do all my own
work. Their is a lot of things that we understand that a lot of people
don't, so I am sure that all the tips we can give helps them even if they
don't do their own work. Have good day.
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Old 10-24-2002, 02:32 PM   #3
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Flat Four Connector

When I first went to install my 7-pin Bargman connector, I already had a Flat-4 on my truck. Hating to cut off a good connector, what I did instead was wire the lights and ground out of the Bargman to a trailer-end Flat-4 plug and "semi-permanently" connected the two Flat-4s together (gotta clean that sucker and put the grease on it).

Now when I have occasion to tow a trailer with Flat-4, all I have to do is open it up and connect. Handy place to troubleshoot light problems, also.

Pete and Rats
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Old 10-24-2002, 05:59 PM   #4
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Yes --- but

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The grease works fine until you drop the trailer connector in the dirt. They ought to make a grease that repells dirt.
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Old 10-25-2002, 08:31 AM   #5
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As for dropping it in the dirt. The grease is on the inside of the socket where the prongs are. Not on the outside. And only a little bit of grease should be used. Never had a problem with dirt.

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