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Old 12-23-2015, 08:40 PM   #31
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I am not sure if my power shuts off from the TV or not, but I have woken up to a dead battery (in the TT) a few times during my colder camping days from running the heat. I would not want to wake up to a dead trailer AND a dead TV battery.. Takes 3 seconds to unplug and replug. Cheap protection.
On my Silverado, the power does NOT shut off. I installed a relay with a switch in the cab so I can turn it on and off. I'd bet your's is the same as mine.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:55 PM   #32
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We always stop at full hookup campgrounds for overnite stays and just set the emergency brake, lower the front jacks to more or less stabilize, hook up water, elec & sewer. Never unhook umbilical cord or unhitch.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:01 PM   #33
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Never unhitch for one nighters. Find some place decently level and shut it down. Sometimes I run the gear down but that's rare. It's very common not to unhitch if you're in travel mode...
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1999 Dodge has a relay that dis-engages when key off. Don't need the practice of un-hitchen for 1 night
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:04 PM   #35
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On my Silverado, the power does NOT shut off. I installed a relay with a switch in the cab so I can turn it on and off. I'd bet your's is the same as mine.
If it ever stops raining tomorrow morning I'll check it out. Thanks.

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Last winter we went 4 days before unhooking it while we over nighted in motels. Left the fridge on and heat on low. Just parked on level parking lots.
Overnighted in motels?????

You were pulling your bed??????
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:22 PM   #37
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Never understood that... I have a 20k bed behind me.. Never understood full hook ups for overnight stays either, unless it was a really extended trip where it was time to dump and top off.

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Old 12-23-2015, 09:29 PM   #38
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Truck stops - leave hooked up ready to roll. We can access full kitchen, bath & bed with all slides in. Will extend dinette slide 10" - 12" for dining.

Campgrounds - this varies but for just an overnight I will definitely stayed hooked up, front landing gear down to relieve pressure on truck, no rear jacks.

Lots of variables when traveling so you never know what you'll need to do.
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Never understood that... I have a 20k bed behind me.. Never understood full hook ups for overnight stays either, unless it was a really extended trip where it was time to dump and top off.

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It depends on the spot. If the trailer can be leveled without unhitching then we leave it hitched.
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