Originally Posted by spock123
You are right about that. Think about about it when you wire up battery's together how big the cable has to be, a small wire it's just a trickle charge
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I don't know about your tow vehicles but I have always been able to charge my battery and run the slides in and out with my Ram when I had my 318SAB Cougar. Every once in a while I would forget to unhook the battery when we put the unit in storage. The parasitic losses from the camper would drain the camper battery; so the legs would not extend or retract. I would plug in the umbilical cord from the truck and work the legs and charge the battery overtime; as we drove the camper home from the storage lot.
I also relied on the truck's alternator to supplement the electrical needs when not hooked up to shore power when extending or retracting the slides. If I didn't do this the amperage from the camper battery was insufficient to power the slides.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67