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Old 05-28-2015, 10:51 AM   #11
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As a permanent camper we only spend weekends at our trailer. Power stays on, water is off. Awning in, slides stay out. Propane stays on to keep fridge cold in case of power outage. This is what most of the other permanents do as well.

Not sure about the lock on the pedestal though. Unless you're worried someone will steal the power cord? In my experience, it's propane tanks that seem to disappear more often than anything else.

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Old 05-28-2015, 11:07 AM   #12
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🔺🔺 same thing we do too !!

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Old 05-28-2015, 11:58 AM   #13
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Don't leave your water on when you leave for more than a while....I speak from experience since I've had two water leaks erupt that would have destroyed our RV. We ALWAYS shut it down if we leave for at least a couple hours. It's worth the effort. Shut the propane off. Leave the electricity on and set the AC to 80 or something so it'll keep the RV from mildewing. We leave the slides out....but it's an absolute must to not turn your back on the awnings. I've seen a couple RV owners cry who left their awnings out.....and it happens very fast. We're full timers and have been RV'ing for more than 10 years and I've learned a thing or two.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:26 AM   #14
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I've left my trailer while Halloween camping over a weeks period. I've left the power plugged in to keep the fridge cool and one celiling fan on while leaving another ceiling vent open allowing for circulation. July can be harsh on a trailer without air circulation. Water off.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:46 AM   #15
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Most cg's require you to unplug while sitting there for short term camping (two consecutive weekends, monthly, etc). Unless you're on your own meter, but that's usually the seasonal guys. That's those weekend specials or spring and fall camping in my area do it. re you paying for weekdays you're not there?
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:54 AM   #16
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Water off. Slides out. Electric on with post locked to protect my surge protector.
Awning locked up and area clear of chairs and anything easily blown away by wind or carried off easily.

We leave AC on if in warm weather or warm climate just turn it high like 80 degrees. Keeps the chocolate from melting and mildew at bay.



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