Originally Posted by imjustdave
You never get dirt in them? Or do you never keep a trailer or truck long enough
2006 dodge had a crappy setup for the plug, and the trailer is long enough to hit the ground.
I view the thread as IF I need to clean it what are some good ideas and or bad ideas not a OMG need to add this to the list of things like oil changes. I'm on 13 years with my pickup and over the years have slopped in some dialectric in there. and hosed it out best I could, when needed.
I think a lot of people overlook the fact that the TV receptacle has a little flap that does a fair job of keeping it dry and crud free but the Plug on the trailer pigtail spends a great part of it's life just hanging out in the weather. SOME people will take the time and trouble to protect it by putting it in a Zip Lock bag and securing it one the cable with rubber bands or "whatever".
I try to remember and put my plug up inside the Propane tank cover to keep it out of the weather but I often forget.
For those that do nothing, the occurrence of a problem is not a matter of "IF", just "WHEN". Who knows, maybe those who've never had a problem trade their TT's in frequent enough that they get a new plug before the old one has built up enough corrosion, etc. Same with their Tow Vehicles.
Me? I try to maintain all these things so I can get max life out of my equipment. TV is 15 years old and the Trailer I sold when I bough my 2018 was 22 years old. A lot of years of good use after the last payment was made on both.