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Old 03-16-2016, 12:40 PM   #11
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Preventative maintenance...I painted electrical "grease" over all my 12volt nuts and threads....Also all the slide adjustments have grease applied over all the threaded rods/bolts . I then applied a piece of neoprene tubing (split down centre) over threaded portion.....then a tie wrap to hold it in place Oh yes,all those electrical wires in the box-----I cut off the connectors and soldered all the joints together....I do not expect trouble down the road.....Takes time but..............

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Old 03-16-2016, 02:33 PM   #12
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I would replace the switch. Might be a way to find another location to keep salt off it.

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Old 03-16-2016, 03:54 PM   #13
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That could be the result of galvanic corrosion and not have anything to do with salt. Galvanic corrosion results when two dissimilar metals are joined and electric current passes through them. Electrical greases may help. The best solution would be for all terminals, lugs, and wiring to be copper.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:23 PM   #14
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Yikes. Did you buy it locally? It must have been outdoors on the lot. That would be quite upsetting to find on a new trailer.

ETA: That's also why we don't buy vehicles from up north
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:07 PM   #15
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Isn't it wonderful how nature and slow witted engineers help you out? I see a lot of this and clean up all items and then spray them with battery post spray protectant for a done deal
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:21 PM   #16
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clean it well and apply dielectric grease (normally used on any automotive electrical connections)any auto parts/electrical store /lowes/home depot should have it

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