TV wirng - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft
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Installed the Bargeman 7 prong receptacle on my tow vehicle in Jan of 2006 prior to buying new scamp 16. recently have had problem getting the trailer brakes to work. checked the T.V. receptacle and found it to be so corroded I could not get it apart without actually drilling several retaining screws out. Is there a practical way to alleviate some of this corrosion problem? Really do not relish the thought of changing the plug every year. Any ideas out there? it was mounted under the rear bumper of the truck.

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Old 07-02-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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Trailer: 94 Casita 16 ft
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There's a couple things you could do, but I'd first make sure that I was assembling all of the required parts that keep moisture and crud out, then I'd start the assembly procedure by filling the connector with dielectric grease.

Don't be shy, the grease is non-conductive, and non flammable. Fill all the holes before you insert the wires, and just let the stuff squish right out of there. give everything a liberal coating before you put the cover on, then fill the holes where the trailer connector goes.

Yup, it's messy, and you'll want to pressure wash the outside every now and then to keep the grit out, but it will keep out the water and corrosive gunk.
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