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Old 09-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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I would leave the TT plugged in and let your battery charge up overnight and try again.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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Sounds like maybe you may have a converter and/or battery issue. The converter may be overheating and shutting itself down until it cools off and works again. Have you tried any other 12v electronics when this happens?

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #13
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I replaced the battery and still having the same issues. Slide out and stabilizer motors not working. I have not tried any other 12V electronics yet. All of my lights still work.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by frankm

Terry your reasoning is very logical and if taught to do it this way I wouldn't have any issues following it. The process I follow, and according to the tech that did our PDI, is based on the idea to give the slide-out (and its very delicate in/out mechanism) a stable platform to do its job. With the trailer firmly on the ground, the slide-out mechanism won't be (as) stressed. With out the stabs down you can picture the trailer leaning curbside as the slide-out extends and putting lifting pressure on the rails.

I did a Google search looking for manufacturers' recommendation on this and the only thing I found was CrossRoadsRV (RV Tow Tips, How to tow RV, RV Towing, RV Tow Guide, Guide RV Towing) which states:

I see how this will be another one of which came first: Chicken or egg.
Ok, what you are saying, is that you should not have the trailer level to allow for rain water runoff? On a house that has a flat roof, really flat and level? I think not, so I would also have to say the tops of campers are not all flat and level, so I would tend to not believe anything from that site. I agree whole heartedly with Terry

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