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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.

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


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This is the one I use -



You can get one from amazon - just search 7-way plug cover or something like that.
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@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.
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I did a search on the web, ebay, amazon and didn't find anything.
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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.

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

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

NOW you can sleep well at night..............
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This is the one I use -



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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