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Old 03-23-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Is it necessary to unhitch?

I was wondering if you absolutely need to unhitch your TT at the campground for the night if you are leaving early the next morning? It would save a little time. I didn't know if it would put any unwanted strain on TV. I have the stabilizer jacks that would still keep it somewhat stable. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:27 PM   #2
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It is not necessary to unhitch for an over night stop. I would unplug the TT from the TV. You could also drop the front jack to take some weight off the TV.
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It is not necessary to unhitch for an over night stop. I would unplug the TT from the TV. You could also drop the front jack to take some weight off the TV.

X2 make sure the trailer is level front to back to keep the fridge running.


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I agree ^^^^^^. I always put down the front jack to level and take some weight off the TV. Also put the stabilizer jacks down too.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:49 PM   #6
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As long as it is more or less level I leave it hooked.

Run the rear jacks down and push the slides out boom done dinner on the grill.
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I was wondering if you absolutely need to unhitch your TT at the campground for the night if you are leaving early the next morning? It would save a little time. I didn't know if it would put any unwanted strain on TV. I have the stabilizer jacks that would still keep it somewhat stable. Thanks.
I see you have a Surveyor TT,you did not list which model# but No need to unhook and if you need to deploy slides for Use you should use your Stab jacks and run your Tongue jack down to support also! Youroo!!
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:14 PM   #8
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It is not necessary to unhitch for an over night stop. I would unplug the TT from the TV. You could also drop the front jack to take some weight off the TV.
X2 or X3. Don't need to unhitch for overnigh, but do unplug from your truck so as not to drain the battery.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:52 PM   #9
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I agree with all of the above but would add what might be obvious: especially in short campsites, be sure your rig isn't sticking out into the roadway.
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I left my TT connected to my truck for an entire weekend. We knew we weren't going anywhere, so no real need to disconnect it. I made sure the TT was leveled front to back and side to side, unplugged the power from the TV, lowered the front jack and, just relaxed all weekend.
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