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Old 11-08-2020, 09:24 PM   #15
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Like 777 Driver I bought a Plug Dog just like in the picture. It helped but it was still a struggle to remove the plug from my Progressive surge protector. You can wiggle the plug a little side to side but not up and down with the strap.
I then replaced my OEM plug with the rigid Camco plug just like Old-Biscuit's. It was better because it was more rigid so you can wiggle it side to side and up to down. It does prevent the lid on the pedestal box from closing completely to protect the CBs and connections from wind driven rain and snow.
The best solution for me was dielectric grease on the pins of the yellow Camco plug. It didn't take long to learn that anytime you dropped the plug on the ground or dragged it you would be wiping dirt and pine needles off the pins and regreasing them. My fix to keep it clean and greased was to always keep a 50 amp female to a 30 or 15 amp male adapter on the 50 amp plug when it wasn't plugged into the pedestal.
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Like 777 Driver I bought a Plug Dog just like in the picture. It helped but it was still a struggle to remove the plug from my Progressive surge protector. You can wiggle the plug a little side to side but not up and down with the strap.
I then replaced my OEM plug with the rigid Camco plug just like Old-Biscuit's. It was better because it was more rigid so you can wiggle it side to side and up to down. It does prevent the lid on the pedestal box from closing completely to protect the CBs and connections from wind driven rain and snow.
The best solution for me was dielectric grease on the pins of the yellow Camco plug. It didn't take long to learn that anytime you dropped the plug on the ground or dragged it you would be wiping dirt and pine needles off the pins and regreasing them. My fix to keep it clean and greased was to always keep a 50 amp female to a 30 or 15 amp male adapter on the 50 amp plug when it wasn't plugged into the pedestal.
Our plugs have hung from 1000's of CG power pedestals during our 7 yrs FT and other camping trips.
Rain, Snow, Sleet, Ice, Dust Storms, HOT etc
Hasn't affected the plugs at all.....
Little routine cleaning of prongs and a wipe with dielectric grease good to go
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:37 PM   #17
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Dielectric grease is an insolating/non-conductive product. If you have it on the prongs of your electrical plug and drop it, the grease holds any sand and dirt it contacts.
For those reasons I use Dri-Slide.
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I think it all has been stated but I will say again. Tight us much better than loose but if there are no twist or bent terminals I would use a quality anti-corrosion grease or dielectric paste on the blades. If your cord end does not have a handle I would replace it with one similar to the one old biscuit posted.
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In a previous post I stated I use dielectric grease on the plug pins. That was not correct. I use Ox-Gard antioxidant compound.Click image for larger version

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Here is what I use:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Another DeOxit vote. https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-D5S-6-De.../dp/B00006LVEU
I use the nozzle on the can to spray into the campground receptacle at every campground and spray the prongs on my plug about every 3rd time I connect.

I also use it on all of my towing connections.
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I also use an electronic contact cleaner but it doesn't lubricate the pins and sockets so I use a brass wire brush followed by cleaner followed by lubricant for hard to connect/disconnect electrical connections.
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