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Old 02-06-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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I thought that might get some attention. planning trip to Florida in a couple of weeks. My question is, what is consensus on doing a full setup for just overnight? I will be towing vehicle and don't know if you can level with tow vehicle attached to put out slides. don't want to unload and unhook car for overnight. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:46 PM   #2
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We don’t unhook, but we do level.
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For just an overnighter (we have done a couple of these), you just need to be able to get a spot that is as level as possible to begin with. You can make slight adjustments with the jacks, and as long as you get close, and can live with a bit of tilt in the bed, it's no problem. We did disconnect the power from the truck, and used shore power at the site, but otherwise just got as level as possible and slept. Didn't have any problems.
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I often set up for over nights without unhooking as long as the site is fairly level back to front so the car won't push or pull. The only problem I ever had was when I left the brake buddy on too tight and it activated the tail lights. In bright evening sun I didn't notice the lights and went to bed before it got dark, so the battery ran down over night. So now I level the RV, then set the parking brake on the car and pull the brake buddy back from the pedal, then run the car motor 10-20 minutes to charge up the battery. Never an issue since.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:50 PM   #5
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OP has a motorhome I think and is talking about a tow behind, not a travel trailer and unhooking that. Sounds like a lot of work to sleep. I guess it would all depend on how early you arrive or how late you arrive. I would do the bare minimum and just crash and sleep.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:56 PM   #6
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my thought was to level manually as much as possible. need somewhat of a good night sleep. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:08 PM   #7
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We routinely do not disconnect our tow vehicle for overnight stays and use Auto-Level with no issue as long as the site is reasonably level and your tow bar or dolly allows for some pivot / swivel movement. Heading to Florida in a few weeks also. See you along the way maybe.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:49 PM   #8
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FR3Traveler thanks for advice. What part of Florida are you all headed? Wife and I were going to Destin area but she said to cold now going further south to Orlando. Safe travels.
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We are going to Jacksonville, Winter Haven, FROG Rally in Seffner 21-24 March at LazyDays RV, Sarasota, Tallahassee and finally Pensacola before we head back home. Looking forward to a vacation.
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OP has a motorhome I think and is talking about a tow behind, not a travel trailer and unhooking that. Sounds like a lot of work to sleep. I guess it would all depend on how early you arrive or how late you arrive. I would do the bare minimum and just crash and sleep.
Oh...I reread. You are correct. Ooops. But the level part still holds.
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