Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 4,827
Do you disconnect when setup at the CG?

The reason I ask, in 15 years of camping in a tent, then a popup and now a trailer I have always done and seen people just disconnect their trainers and get setup at their site. While in SC this past week it seemed that half of the trailers were just parked as they were and never disconnected (WD on level jacks down but not the A frame jack and still hooked to TV).

I at first thought the folks were just spending the night since the CG was off 95 while they completed their journeys. But most stayed the same amount of time we had been there. Just seemed odd to me... Maybe not, maybe I am the odd on. The only time I stay connected is when I am spending the night at a rest stop or such for a night and even then I at least drop the front foot to take the load off my truck.

Again, maybe it is not weird... I just thought it was.
-Pat
__________________

__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon-EOW 11/22/2017
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
If you need your TV for other things, disconnect. If you plan on staying put, and have a fairly level site, there should be no need to disconnect. I would disconnect the umbilical cord before plugging into electricity.....just in case there might be a surge or something.
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
The reason I ask, in 15 years of camping in a tent, then a popup and now a trailer I have always done and seen people just disconnect their trainers and get setup at their site. While in SC this past week it seemed that half of the trailers were just parked as they were and never disconnected (WD on level jacks down but not the A frame jack and still hooked to TV).

I at first thought the folks were just spending the night since the CG was off 95 while they completed their journeys. But most stayed the same amount of time we had been there. Just seemed odd to me... Maybe not, maybe I am the odd on. The only time I stay connected is when I am spending the night at a rest stop or such for a night and even then I at least drop the front foot to take the load off my truck.

Again, maybe it is not weird... I just thought it was.
-Pat
They are just lazy, you are doing it the way most do. Disconnect.
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: imperial ne
Posts: 138
I disconnect too. If I need to go someplace id rather hop in my pickup and know im unhooked or forget and hop in and still be attached. when I unhook I always double check to make sure I have everything unhooked before taking off
__________________
nducker23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:05 PM   #5
Camper Less Camping
 
Cajun Po-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW
Posts: 3,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by gljurczyk View Post
They are just lazy, you are doing it the way most do. Disconnect.
X2
__________________
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
Cajun Po-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:10 PM   #6
Resident Masshole
 
force's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southeastern MA
Posts: 433
I've only managed 1 occasion where I was level enough to stay connected (parked on a dead-end street). I still disconnected though...it was just too long a walk to get around the front of the truck every time
__________________
Tom F.
2013 GMC 2500HD SLT Crew Cab
2013 Rockwood Roo 23SS
Nights camped in 2014: 8
Nights camped in 2013: 30
force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:13 PM   #7
NELA
 
Weezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by gljurczyk View Post
They are just lazy, you are doing it the way most do. Disconnect.
Or maybe they have a physical limitation that makes it difficult for them to unhitch and rehitch without help?
__________________

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014: 30
Weezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
2014 XLR 27HFS
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 332
Quote:
Originally Posted by nducker23 View Post
I disconnect too. If I need to go someplace id rather hop in my pickup and know im unhooked or forget and hop in and still be attached. when I unhook I always double check to make sure I have everything unhooked before taking off

I agree with nducker23. Unless you anticipate the need for a quick get away, you should unhook.
__________________
Dave & Audrey
dave961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,616
I almost always disconnect because it allows me freedom to get out of the campground if I wish to.

Some will disconnect and others will stay hitched up. Do what works best for you.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 361
I disconnect even if it's only for overnight. What if trailer caught fire? Campground needed evacuated? Illness or injury of a family member?
__________________

__________________
2012 F350 Lariat CC SRW 6.7L Powerstroke
pwrstroke2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 PM.