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Old 03-17-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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taking travel trailer out of winter storage

I'm getting ready to get my TT out of storage from the caves. I'm sure the battery will be dead cause theres nowhere to plug in a charger. So when I plug the cord into my truck, will I be able to use the electric jack to raise the TT? This TT was new to me last year so I've never had to deal with this issue before. Cant wait to get my mom out there camping. We're having a garage sale to raise a little more money to go more often. She's so excited. Appreciate anyones thoughts.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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The TV may supply power, but would be very slow I'd think. Just make sure you have the manual crank if needed. Good luck!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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I'm getting ready to get my TT out of storage from the caves. I'm sure the battery will be dead cause theres nowhere to plug in a charger. So when I plug the cord into my truck, will I be able to use the electric jack to raise the TT? This TT was new to me last year so I've never had to deal with this issue before. Cant wait to get my mom out there camping. We're having a garage sale to raise a little more money to go more often. She's so excited. Appreciate anyones thoughts.
If its completely dead it may take a little awhile to get enough charge to raise jack.
Did you disconnect battery when you stored it ?
If not its most certainly dead as there are parasitic draws in your camper that will drain it in a few weeks.
Leaving a battery dead or completely discharged is very very harmful to the life of the battery.
Ps if it gets below freezing a discharged battery can an will freeze and burst.
I see you said caves so maybe this isn't the case.


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Old 03-18-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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why didn't you install a battery disconnect switch, if you knew you had no shore power source?
i have one and my battery is still near full after 4 months.
it could be dead enought that it won't come back.
and if it is, hooking it to your truck to recharge enough to use the electric jack, may take hours.

you're better off taking a backup battery, just in case.
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You might want to stop by a auto parts store and pick up a battery charger/jumper device. In the future bringing the battery home for the winter and trickle charging would serve you better.
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