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Old 03-25-2016, 07:17 AM   #31
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Hitched with or without bars...

Originally Posted by Teamfour View Post
I leave my bars connected but use the tongue jack to take a little weight off and perhaps level the TT a bit.
My opinion regarding the bars is that is depends on how far off level the trailer is. If it's close, I'd leave the bars in place. If it's significantly off, I'd disengage the bars but leave them hanging there ready to put back in the morning; the connection will have a little more leeway to shift with the tongue jack.

Overall, I agree that it isn't necessary to disconnect unless things are too far off level.

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:21 AM   #32
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Which witch?

Originally Posted by Jakie-Boy View Post
My wife and I agree with all comments so far. We have often stayed overnight without unhitching the TT from the TV, as long as the site is level enough to allow all appliances to operate properly. At sites with electrical service, we don't even bother to disconnect the cable from TT to TV. While camping in Kansas one night a few years ago, an extremely violent thunder storm blew into our area, and my wife swears it stayed directly over our campsite for three hours. She was terrified. The trailer was rocking and rolling pretty good in the wind gusts. The lightning and thunder flashed and boomed for hours, driving our two Chihuahuas deeper and deeper under the bed sheets! My wife kept looking out the window, and swears she saw the Wicked Witch of the West fly by!! Having grown up on the East Coast, I was accustomed to such storms and actually slept through most of it.

In the morning, my wife was still bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, and asked me how I could have slept through such a storm. I explained that, since the trailer was still hitched to the truck, even a tornado could not have sent us skyward. She believed mde!!
Are ya sure that wasn't the Witch of the East?...;-)
I hope you didn't actually believe that about a tornado not sending you skyward!

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:31 AM   #33
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We always stop at cg with at least water and elect and never unhook the trailer or the umbilical cord. Even if I don't hook up to shore power, I don't unplug the truck to trailer cord.We don't use anything but the 12 v lights for a few minutes. See no need to unhook cord from truck with 3 batteries. (1-truck, 2 trailer)
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:50 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Yep, for overnights- we don't unhitch. We even rarely put down stabilizers or landing gear. I do disconnect from the truck because I know it'll pull from those batteries. (Except that cold night in Tucson where that was a saving grace! Made it to morning because I could draw from the truck battery.)
X2 I try to find a level spot.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:28 AM   #35
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I don't unhook for overnight if the site is reasonably level. I do run the landing gear down to stabilize and level the trailer. Ford owners don't have unplug. There is a relay that cuts the power to the trailer if the engine is not running.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:43 AM   #36
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Is it necessary to unhitch?

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