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Love Your RV: Plug saver for the 7-way trailer connector

From the bloggers at Love Your RV.

I just received a product sample from a company called GR Innovations and after looking at it I can’t believe it isn’t standard equipment. It’s a plastic cap that fits over the fifth wheel trailers electrical plug for lights and brakes when not in use.

The 7-way receptacle on my pickup truck has a nice spring loaded cover for the electrical contacts but the female plug on the fifth wheel doesn’t. This leaves the bare metal contacts wide open to the elements like moisture, salt air, insects, dirt, etc. These are the contacts in which electric current to the trailer brakes, signal and running lights flows through. It’s critical to have a solid connection.

There’ve been multiple times during our routine pre-trip lights and brake check where something wasn’t working and every time it was due to a poor connection in the trailers 7-way plug.

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