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Old 08-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Tongue Cover

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We just purchased a 31bhpr TT and it's stored in an outside storage lot. How do you cover the entire tongue and specifically, how do you cover the pigtail connector coming from the trailer. Right now I just hang it down so the rain does not mess up the connector.

Oh, jacks down or up when storing between trips a month apart.

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Old 08-17-2015, 08:58 PM   #2
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Tongue Cover

Hi All,

We just purchased a 31bhpr TT and it's stored in an outside storage lot. How do you cover the entire tongue and specifically, how do you cover the pigtail connector coming from the trailer. Right now I just hang it down so the rain does not mess up the connector.

Oh, jacks down or up when storing between trips a month apart.

Thanks,

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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A tarp and a ziploc bag come to mind...
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:11 AM   #4
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DO NOT cover pigtail with a plastic bag ! I did and ended up with a bag of condensation water and rusted pig tail points. As to jacks and storage- I always put them down whenever parked.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:05 AM   #5
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No need to cover as Vallance suggested. Wrap the tail on the jack post and tuck it with the tail facing down and you're fine. One and a while make sure to put paint on the chips u find to keep the rust at bay over time.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:09 AM   #6
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to add to that.....I put dielectric grease on the connections of the plug. That will also keep moisture off the connections.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:41 AM   #7
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My electric jack has a hook in the back where the plug sits in then I have a black storage bag that slides over the whole jack head also like others said dielectric grease should be applied Click image for larger version

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Old 08-18-2015, 07:13 AM   #8
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I wrap the cord and hang it facing down and I put the stabilizer jacks down on our TT.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:14 AM   #9
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Tongue cover and plug storage

Go to etrailer, they gave 6 pin and 7 pin plug holder that attaches to your tongue jack via tape or screws..they are 6.99 each. We have a power jack that plugs into truck so needed 2 holders. Keeps plug face down and clean.....ed
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Go to etrailer, they gave 6 pin and 7 pin plug holder that attaches to your tongue jack via tape or screws..they are 6.99 each. We have a power jack that plugs into truck so needed 2 holders. Keeps plug face down and clean.....ed
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:22 PM   #11
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I lurked on a lot of forums before I made my recent purchase, so I can't claim this as my idea,
I bought a small plastic trash can and added a u-bolt on the inside of each side plus a clip that holds broom or mop handles on one side. Put the trash can upside down over the jack motor, clip the safety chains to the u-bolts to help hold it down, and clip the pigtail to the broom handle clip. Works for me. (Sorry, no pics.)
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I lurked on a lot of forums before I made my recent purchase, so I can't claim this as my idea,
I bought a small plastic trash can and added a u-bolt on the inside of each side plus a clip that holds broom or mop handles on one side. Put the trash can upside down over the jack motor, clip the safety chains to the u-bolts to help hold it down, and clip the pigtail to the broom handle clip. Works for me. (Sorry, no pics.)
I like this. Weekend project.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:03 PM   #13
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Puts some electrical grease on the contacts and leave it hanging face down.
Nothing else needed.
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In my many years in the hardware bis. i have seen soooooo many people cover things with plastic too ( they think ) protect it. Most of the time they are creating the worst enviroment possible, when moisture is trapped inside the plastic/tarp and cannot escape = rust/corrosion heaven !!!!
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