Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Wayne Sieber

Trailer Light Plugs

Recommended Posts

Wayne Sieber    0
Wayne Sieber

Does anyone else have trouble with trailer light plugs corroding? It seems like everytime I check my lights that the plug (on the truck and the trailer) need to be scraped and cleaned to get a good connection. Does anyone have any tricks they use to keep them clean?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stmichael    0
stmichael

I use white lithium grease. Just apply it every now and then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sutty    0
Sutty

I bought a cleaner spray and the grease stuff. Seems to work pretty well if you clean them real well before you apply the grease.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobT    104
BobT

Lithium greese is a good choice but will attract dirt so when not connected to a trailer, it's a good idea to use a cover on the vehicle connector so it stays clean.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeremy airjer W    21
Jeremy airjer W

I have never replaced a plug due to corrosion on my own stuff. A little dab of di-electric grease (or any grease) will due the trick. Yes it does attract dirt but it can be wiped off to find shiny terminals underneath!! I apply a little on every harness I replace at the shop also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobT    104
BobT

I suggested the cap on the vehicle side because that is the female which is not as easy to wipe out. Only the dc common on the vehicle is male.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bigdog    0
bigdog

Use either a cap over the plug or cut the wires off a mating connector and plug that in to keep things clean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeremy airjer W    21
Jeremy airjer W

7 way - males on the truck side.

A little brake cleaner will take car of the dirt (minimal and likely will not affect the plug anyways) that has accumulated on the grease in your 4 flats. Reaply to your shiny terminals and your good for another season!

Good idea Bigdog!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Phred52    1
Phred52

FEETDOWN, Clean your contacts(male and female)REAL good and coat them with Di-electric grease (available at any auto or farm store). It "conducts" electricity and protects against corrosion. I coat all my trailer plugs with the stuff in Fall and have yet to have a failure. Phred52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whoaru99    0
Whoaru99

I don't believe that dielectric grease conducts electricity, but it does help seal the connections to keep moisture out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeremy airjer W    21
Jeremy airjer W

That is correct. Di-electric does not conduct electricity. Its main function is a moisture block with limited lubrication properties. It also works great on those fuel pump module seals that gm uses. If you have ever replaced one you'll know what I am talking about. A little grease on that seal and the pump pratically falls into place.

Its also great for most other electrical connection that you want to keep corrosion free. I also use it in the spark plug boots to keep the towers on the coils/caps from corroding. it also makes the boots easier to install on the spark plugs.

You can find all kinds of uses for this stuff. A must have in any garage!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wayne Sieber    0
Wayne Sieber

Guys - Thanks for all this information! My days of scraping clean the plugs everytime I get the trailer out looks to be over!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this