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tomshep 06-07-2018 07:59 PM

Dust Cap for 7-pin when Unhooked?
 
As I was cleaning my 7-pin flat blade plug on my trailer this past week, I thought how nice it would be if there was some sort of a dust cap that would attach when it is unhooked so dust, spiders, etc wouldn't end up in there.

I did a search on the web, ebay, amazon and didn't find anything.

Anyone know of such a thing?

I know I could always just use a female side but an official Dust Cap would be nice.

Thanks, Tom

SuperCrutyPS 06-07-2018 08:30 PM

Never looked for one, but I like your idea. Have you looked @ any RV websites?

Got Dirt? 06-07-2018 08:50 PM

This is the one I use -

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....WynSWa%2BL.jpg

You can get one from amazon - just search 7-way plug cover or something like that.

SuperCrutyPS 06-07-2018 09:29 PM

@Got Dirt? - thanks for that - I just went and ordered one for my 5th wheel plug. I need to get some contact cleaner and some dielectric grease.

Heavy_GD 06-08-2018 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomshep (Post 16100335)
I did a search on the web, ebay, amazon and didn't find anything.

LMGTFY :taze:

.......

ChrisSki 06-08-2018 05:35 AM

Used to use small plastic cannon plug dustcaps. This site sells them for the carton load, but gives free samples: https://www.caplugs.com/connector-caps. They would be real handy for projects like this if they were available in smaller quantities. Over the years, I've wanted them to do things like cover electrical connectors, small hoses, or even to keep filings or debris out of round areas where tape would not stick.

Got Dirt? 06-08-2018 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperCrutyPS (Post 16100363)
@Got Dirt? - thanks for that - I just went and ordered one for my 5th wheel plug. I need to get some contact cleaner and some dielectric grease.

May I recommend DeoxIT for contact cleaner (amazing stuff) and Permatex dielectric grease (one 3 oz tube will almost last a lifetime).

SuperCrutyPS 06-09-2018 04:49 PM

Got my cap today - Got some CRC contact cleaner and some dielectric grease - Cleaned up the contacts, greased the blades and installed the cap.

https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...p-tethered.jpghttps://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...-installed.jpg

Got Dirt? 06-10-2018 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperCrutyPS (Post 16101225)
Got my cap today - Got some CRC contact cleaner and some dielectric grease - Cleaned up the contacts, greased the blades and installed the cap.

https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...p-tethered.jpghttps://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...-installed.jpg

NOW you can sleep well at night..............:wink:

tomshep 06-10-2018 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Got Dirt? (Post 16100353)
This is the one I use -

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....WynSWa%2BL.jpg

You can get one from amazon - just search 7-way plug cover or something like that.

Perfect!

Just ordered two.

Thanks, Tom


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