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Old 10-13-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Hi All, Delaware Dave here. I will be picking up my new Roo 23WS as soon as the dealer calls me. The wife and I will be traveling out to Indiana to pick it up. I plan to boondock coming home. (two nights) I had two 6volt batteries installed. Here is the question, "If I stop for the night and leave the truck hitched and connected to the trailer, will the heater in the trailer begin to run down the truck battery if the batteries on board begin to get low?"
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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Depends what type of Truck you have! Some have to disconnect the power cord to protect the truck batt! Youroo!!
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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Depends on the truck.
But you should be fine for two nights with the 6v batteries.

But you should test how much charge is getting through the 7 Pin cord.
Most tow vehicles will only provide a trickle charge.
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Two quick replies; thanks.
The truck is a 2007 Nissan Frontier.
Didn't know the kind of truck made a difference. It has a factory installed 6-pin connector.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:43 PM   #5
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I guess it is actually a 7 pin. It is round anyway.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:52 PM   #6
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Depends on the truck because some of the brands, Ford I think, do not install the fuse so your battery can trickle charge. I don't know about the Nissan. Someone else out there?
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Some trucks will only send power through the plug when the ignition is on.
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Safest thing to do is just unplug it when you stop for the night. It only takes a few seconds and there's no guessing.
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Battery Question

I know it is quick and easy to pull the plug, but worried about batteries on trailer getting too low. Thought if I stayed hooked up I could keep the trailer batteries from getting too low. Thought I would buy a jump battery for emergencies if my truck battery should get too low.
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Two quick replies; thanks.
The truck is a 2007 Nissan Frontier.
Didn't know the kind of truck made a difference. It has a factory installed 6-pin connector.
Dave, what's the Frontier's hitch capacity and payload capacity?

Owning a 23SS, which would be lighter than the 23WS, I would never tow mine with a v-6 midsize truck.
But I live out West and have lots of mountains to deal with.
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