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Old 09-02-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I need to find the name of this type of rubber connector. I have 2 located under the front of my pop-up and need to replace them as they are loose connections in both.

I am just not sure what they are called in order to search for them.

Or, would you suggest other types of connectors that would keep the elements out? As it is, I am sure, subject to lots of water, sand, dust, road debris or little rocks hitting them at highway speed, etc.

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Old 09-02-2019, 06:31 PM   #2
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Iím not sure what its called but a couple of them feeding my trailer brakes on my 2014 FR Surveyor went bad with mud and water gettin in them and shorting out my brakes cost me $720.00 to fix because it took half a day to diagnose.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:58 PM   #3
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Hello all,

I need to find the name of this type of rubber connector. I have 2 located under the front of my pop-up and need to replace them as they are loose connections in both.

I am just not sure what they are called in order to search for them.

Or, would you suggest other types of connectors that would keep the elements out? As it is, I am sure, subject to lots of water, sand, dust, road debris or little rocks hitting them at highway speed, etc.

Thank you
3M Scotchlok Moisture Guard Connector, this will get you close.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:59 PM   #4
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They are a squeeze type self stripping connector. You can try squeezing on them and it might make the connection better, you have to make sure the wires are inserted all the way in. test by tugging on them.
https://www.amazon.com/Wire-Connecto...re%2Caps%2C269
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:11 PM   #5
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MoistureGuard is a misnomer sorry to say. My brakes would not work, tech cut those connectors off and used insulated butt connectors and the brakes worked fine.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:07 PM   #6
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They sell them at Home Depot. But I wouldn't use them. I'm a butt splice guy, too. Better yet - solder and heat shrink.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:32 PM   #7
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They sell them at Home Depot. But I wouldn't use them. I'm a butt splice guy, too. Better yet - solder and heat shrink.
Those will work, but so will these wire nuts. They are filled with silicone that prevents moisture intrusion.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kichler-16-...tor/1000191871

I have used them on my trailer brakes and trailer lights on a boat trailer. Even when the trailer was backed into the water submerging the connections they did not fail or short out.
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I used a yellow crimp splice connector (its all I had in my kit); then taped it up real good with electricians tape. The brakes were working fine when I traded the camper 8 years later.
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They sell them at Home Depot. But I wouldn't use them. I'm a butt splice guy, too. Better yet - solder and heat shrink.
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Those moisture guard connectors are a novice way to connect something together. The ONLY thing going for them is quick. Quick doesn't cut it in the weather.

Splice using solder and heat shrink with sealant/adhesive in it and you'll never ever have to worry about another connection in the weather.
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Those moisture guard connectors are a novice way to connect something together. The ONLY thing going for them is quick. Quick doesn't cut it in the weather.

Splice using solder and heat shrink with sealant/adhesive in it and you'll never ever have to worry about another connection in the weather.
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I use butts, caps, ordinary crimp connectors, then I use "liquid tape" (just bought a bottle at Wally World for $5) or the rubber based insulating liquid on the connections, I have been doing this for years on my trailers and have never had a problem with a connection from water or corrosion. I am getting ready to do this on the brake wires on my 5'er, when I finish replacing an axle. I do use ratchet type crimpers for good connections.
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Those moisture guard connectors are a novice way to connect something together. The ONLY thing going for them is quick. Quick doesn't cut it in the weather.

Splice using solder and heat shrink with sealant/adhesive in it and you'll never ever have to worry about another connection in the weather.
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This is the VERY best connection possible and I use it for anything that I TRULY cannot have fail, or is subject to a lot of vibration. Or if the wires are way to small for any other type of connector.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestion. So I decided to remove those old connectors. I've replaced them with gel filled wirenut, then used stretchy rubber splicing tape to make sure water stays out, then put regular electrical tape over it. Hope it holds.
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Im betting 10 years from now you will have forgotten all about it and it will still be working perfectly.
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That's what I am definitely hoping
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