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Old November 22nd, 2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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wiring trouble

wiring up a 6 way rv style big round plug connector. Is there a trick to doing this so I don't have to put a new connector on every season? I'm on my 3rd connector in 2 years!
This is the connector on the truck side. the d@mn things keep corroding and shorting out. The last one I replaced I even filled the stupid thing with di-electric grease and it still corroded out. GGGRRRR........
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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Try mounting it in a different spot..
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Old November 24th, 2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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two things;

1. on the stuff that hangs out in the elements i usually fill it with epoxy. i take the plug end and stick it face down in a hunk of plastilina, (oil based sculptors clay) then fill the backside with epoxy till it fills up. they go for years that way no prob. the downside is if something gives inside the housing, you have to chuck the whole thing and start over.

2. they make a marine version, if i remember the brand ill post it. (forgot) its not one youd recognize normally, and it isnt cheap, but it forces you to make you connections further up the line so there out of the scum, ie. what muddinguy said.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #4
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Swap to the 7 pin- it is much more durable
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Old November 26th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #5
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Wasnt there someone on here who had that black gel you use to encase circuit boards in ??? dip the wiring in that shit... or use the expoxy idea.. just something to totally seal it away...
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Old November 26th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #6
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I have had the same plug on my van for 5 years with no trouble...it's the damn trailer side plugs that keep falling out and then getting drug off on the pavement that I have trouble with. This year I started duck taping them in to keep them from coming out.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #7
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I have had the same plug on my van for 5 years with no trouble...it's the damn trailer side plugs that keep falling out and then getting drug off on the pavement that I have trouble with. This year I started duck taping them in to keep them from coming out.
or swap to a 7 pin they have that locking tab that keeps the plug in place...
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Old November 27th, 2006, 04:44 AM   #8
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2. they make a marine version, if i remember the brand ill post it. (forgot) its not one youd recognize normally, and it isnt cheap, but it forces you to make you connections further up the line so there out of the scum, ie. what muddinguy said.
I'll have to look for one of these.

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Swap to the 7 pin- it is much more durable
the bigger round one or the smaller round one?
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Old November 27th, 2006, 04:58 AM   #9
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the bigger about 1 1/2" in dia.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #10
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the bigger about 1 1/2" in dia.
yup, thats the one I'm having trouble with. it looks like i'm getting electrolosis between the wires and the plug terminals. ??? I keep getting this blueish white powder inside the plug. kinda like the crud on a battery terminal.???
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:05 AM   #11
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here ya go -


its called STA-DRY. its a seven pin. heres the company link -

http://www.phillipsind.com
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Old December 4th, 2006, 10:00 AM   #12
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here ya go -


its called STA-DRY. its a seven pin. heres the company link -

http://www.phillipsind.com
Looks preatty much like every other 7 pin plug out there ??
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Old December 4th, 2006, 12:22 PM   #13
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Muddinguy; Looks preatty much like every other 7 pin plug out there ??

yea its the same idea, its just that its sealed on both ends and theres an O ring on the male. one version screws together like a garden hose, the other just pushes in.

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