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Old 08-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #11
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dirttracker18,

That sounds like a great idea, can you post some pictures so we can all see how iit looks?
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:25 PM   #12
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My trailer came with a plug holder mounted on the tongue that faces the plug down and keeps it out of the weather.
I also put dielectric silicone in/on my plug occasionally to keep the corrosion down. Just the humidity will cause the terminals to corrode enough to scale over and not contact properly.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:41 PM   #13
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My trailer came with a plug holder mounted on the tongue that faces the plug down and keeps it out of the weather.
I also put dielectric silicone in/on my plug occasionally to keep the corrosion down. Just the humidity will cause the terminals to corrode enough to scale over and not contact properly.
Just be careful with dielectric compounds. They are an insulator. don't let it build up too much on the contacts.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:28 PM   #14
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My trailer came with a plug holder mounted on the tongue that faces the plug down and keeps it out of the weather.
Could you post a picture? I would love to see how it looks.

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #15
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dirttracker18,

That sounds like a great idea, can you post some pictures so we can all see how iit looks?
Thanks for the compliment. It is not my idea. I borrowed it from this site (don't remember who?) and am building on it.

Perhaps after I clean it up a little. I am parked at the family cottage for the rest of the summer and this is a little project I put together in my spare time at the lake. Not really pretty yet just a test set up.

I have a couple more ideas but need to find some parts first. I will post a thread when it is done.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #16
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Here's mine, mounted the connector under the generator rack and connected the parking lamps on the trailer. Thanks Dirttracker ! And my wife says I need to throw my "junk" away.... I knew the 7 pin plug would come in handy someday.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:16 PM   #17
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Nice and clean instal there. Did you put a switch on it or just a plug and play operation?

I'll let you in on my next trick to this. I want to put the whole assembly in a box with a swith and have it on a photo cell so I can leave the switch on and it will just come on when it gets dark. When I leave the trailer somewhere I can just flip the switch and it will not come on.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #18
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Nice and clean install there. Did you put a switch on it or just a plug and play operation?

I'll let you in on my next trick to this. I want to put the whole assembly in a box with a switch and have it on a photo cell so I can leave the switch on and it will just come on when it gets dark. When I leave the trailer somewhere I can just flip the switch and it will not come on.
If you drop the camper, just put a 12 VDC photo cell sensor on the Bargman pins for the running lights and the ground lug. At dark the parking lights will come on using the on-board battery and off at dawn.

You can also use an old style (LARGE CAN) flasher as the spade pins fit nicely between the ground lug and the running lights. Instant flashing running lights! The smaller can type needs short wires to reach the running lights lug.

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Nice and clean instal there. Did you put a switch on it or just a plug and play operation?

I'll let you in on my next trick to this. I want to put the whole assembly in a box with a swith and have it on a photo cell so I can leave the switch on and it will just come on when it gets dark. When I leave the trailer somewhere I can just flip the switch and it will not come on.
I did not switch it. I really did not need a place to store the plug, I store the trailer indoors. The parking light mod was the reason I made the mod. I will probably switch it later in the winter. I want to have the switch mounted inside with a photo sensor.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #20
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when i had a tt i slide it under the propane tank cover .
now that i have a 5er i tuck it into the pin box sight un seen .
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