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Old 05-19-2015, 11:47 AM   #11
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I agree leave everything unhooked. Especially electric if you do not have a surge protector yet.

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:56 AM   #12
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Your biggest RISK ?? Someone will break in and steal? OR SOMEONE WILL STEAL THE UNIT. Harder to steal the whole thing if the slides are out and looks more like someone lives there than like an abandoned trailer. Hook it up mostly, but not turn anything on.

Now my question. I have been wondering, since I went all LED if anyone has seen a good "on at dusk, off at daylight", porch light. While I would be hesitant to leave the water on I am similarly wondering if leaving the shore power on is a good idea. My power cord is permanently attached in a compartment, but how frequently are external screw-on power cords stolen?

Definitely LOCK IT UP. We put two on the hitch and one scissor chock between tires with a LOCK on it. My DW requires it to be locked when parked in out back yard. Trusting soul huh?!

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Old 05-20-2015, 06:29 AM   #13
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there are a lot of time we will take ours out on thursaday night to get a better spot set it up hook up electric so frig runs just turn off water head back home if we need to work the next day cuts about another 15 miles off the trip to work the next morning at 5am never had any problems
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:20 AM   #14
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Definitely do not connect the water if you are not going to be around. I had a new hybrid I took to the local KOA for a shakedown run. I set up, hooked up and then left. After I left the water feed to the the toilet popped off. I had water running out from under the trailer door, creating a nice waterfall on the steps, when I came back! All covered under warranty but a mess I didn't need....
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:54 AM   #15
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Y'all are the best! I hope that someday we will be helping others start their on-the-road lives
Going to get surge protector and hitch lock before we leave dealership. I will check weather before final decision about slides, but everything will be off when we leave it. Thanks!!!
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:11 PM   #16
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If this is indeed your first trip out with this trailer I would leave slides in and water/power disconnected. You'll want to know the slides are waterproof and the plumbing doesn't have any leaks before leaving it for any length of time. The same probably goes for the power....and propane

If you've stayed in the trailer before when it rained I'd say slides out is ok but I'd still leave the water/power/propane disconnected or at least off in case something develops while you're away.

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BTW Great idea going up early and getting things ready for the weekend.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:49 PM   #17
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We do this on a lot of holiday camps. Call me stupid or lucky, but I've always completely set it up turn on the fridge set the a/c and roll out, have never had a problem)! The way I see it, is if some one wants to steal your camper or something in it and they want it bad enough they are going to get it (that is why I have full coverage insurance). Another thing is, if equipment in the rv is going to fail while it sits there over night, it could fail while your out hiking just the same during the weekend.

I'll be doing exactly this tomorrow after work. I am setting up 3 camp sites tomorrow and wont see it again till Friday evening.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:07 AM   #18
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We did it! Got the TT from the dealer, drove to park, (we have never towed before) DH did a fine job. Unhooked, made friends with neighbors, opened slides and loaded TT before closing it and disconnecting everything. We are back at work today and anticipating the weekend Thanks again for all the good advice.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:17 PM   #19
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Get to the campground on Thursday. Call in sick on Friday. Problem solved.

All kidding aside, I'd put the slides out, disconnect the water, and lock the door and tongue.
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