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Old 04-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Only rant so far.

2012 30QBSS: Went out tonight to prep for a trip in 2 weeks, slowly de-winterizing it. Battery dead. Oops left something on the other day and no big deal, so I think. Plug in the shore line and nothing. Realized when I winterized I turned off all the breakers. Oh crap. There is no access to breaker panel unless the slide is out. Had to manually crank it out to get to the power box. What a pain in the butt. Never thought of it before but why did FR put it there. I could think of 2-3 other places that are easily accessible so this can be avoided. Now I'm part to blame for turning the breakers off but still. Need a beer now. That is all. Good night.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need checklist in addition to the beer.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #3
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Might have been easier to hook the TV to the camper and used the TV battery power thru the light cord to open the slide with the switch instead of cranking????
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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As mentioned checklists are GREAT but I sometimes forget to check
the checklist (Sometimes I need someone to check the
checker!)

A battery disconnect switch somewhere that is accessible with the slide
in would be a great idea.
And yeah, those guys at FR and most any other brand you'd care to name
too often don't think this stuff through.

Hope this is your only a.s. this season!
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I'm laughing about it now. If I weren't so impatient I could have just pulled the battery and charged it, but with my work schedule I have limited time to work on it. I still think the design could be better but I still love the TT.

And I never thought to use the TV battery. That's a good idea.
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And I never thought to use the TV battery. That's a good idea.
Maybe.
I'm thinking you could blow the battery fuse in your TV.
Those slides use a bunch of juice.

Or it might work
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JeffK, I completely agree that the placement for the panel was a very bad design. I have the same TT and my issue is that the bunk room is a place for my kids (2 and 5) to have their own space. I set up a tv in there and they love to use the small dinette to eat, color, play games etc..Problem is, my 2 year old is always trying to get the panel door open. He actually opened it on the last trip and started throwing breakers. I am worried that he may get shocked. If anyone knows of a mod to put a lock on that panel, please let me know.
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JeffK, I completely agree that the placement for the panel was a very bad design. I have the same TT and my issue is that the bunk room is a place for my kids (2 and 5) to have their own space. I set up a tv in there and they love to use the small dinette to eat, color, play games etc..Problem is, my 2 year old is always trying to get the panel door open. He actually opened it on the last trip and started throwing breakers. I am worried that he may get shocked. If anyone knows of a mod to put a lock on that panel, please let me know.
Good point. My kids are 1 1/2 and 4 so I might be in the same boat as you.
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I want to know how you turned the breakers off if the slide was closed?If I understood right you couldn't get to the breakers with the slide closed.
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I want to know how you turned the breakers off if the slide was closed?If I understood right you couldn't get to the breakers with the slide closed.
I was on battery power when I did it then removed the battery for storage. I was able to open and close the slide off the battery power alone and never realized I turned the breakers off til yesterday.
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