Glad hand seals sticking together.

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  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Truth be told, they feel like some sort of softer rubber than they used to be.
     
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    Almost Never dropping your trailer has some advantages……….
     
  4. Flat Earth Trucker

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    New gladhand seals are lightly coated in some sort of talcum powder. Corn starch might also work.
     
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    If your company deals with sending your trailer across the border to Mexico, you should carry an ample supply of glad hand seals.
     
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  7. John E.

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    I use regular grease on my glad hand rubbers. There is usually some grease on my Trailer flange, so I rub some on my rubbers and also put some in my light cord socket. Works well for me.
     
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    Well, I tried @rbrtwbstr ’s suggestion of putting the seals in backwards this morning. That did help the connections not leak, but as of this afternoon it didn’t solve the sticking problem.
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    It looks like I’ll need a plan “B”, so tomorrow I’ll try a dab of fresh fifth wheel grease on the mating surfaces.
     
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    I would check the air itself. Air isn’t always clean
     
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