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Old 05-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #11
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It's not a whole lot difference leaving a load in the truck bed. I took 1,500 pounds of yard waste to the dump 5 days after we loaded it into the truck. My pin weight is about 2,300 so it wasn't as much- but same idea.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:51 AM   #12
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If it were me, I would set the landing gear down and remove some/most of the weight from the truck. No reason to leave that load on the truck overnight if you don't have to.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #13
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The other thing you have to consider is the fridge level, if you remain hooked up to the truck?
This is why I run the landing gear down when I am hooked up for a short overnight stay and an early (before quiet hours) launch. Last thing I want is the fridge to stop working due to coolant pooling in the coils.

I also disconnect the umbilical cord from the truck.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:29 PM   #14
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If the campsite is level and we want to get an early start we don't unhook, put down any stabilizers or connect water; just plug in the power.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:32 PM   #15
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If the campsite is level and we want to get an early start we don't unhook, put down any stabilizers or connect water; just plug in the power.
My camper is not level when we are connected to the truck on a level surface; it is slightly nose down.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:12 AM   #16
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My camper is not level when we are connected to the truck on a level surface; it is slightly nose down.
I think I'm the same, though I haven't measured to confirm. But- when we overnighted for an easy getaway the next day, we did drop the landing gear and between the squat in the truck and play in the hitch, we were able to level front to back and stay hitched. Saved us a little time in the morning.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:16 AM   #17
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I thought that absolutely level was not needed in the current generation refers.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:02 AM   #18
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I know I don't worry about it- but I've been wrong before. :-)
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #19
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To be level without unhitching I have placed boards, underneath truck tires to correct for nose down, underneath trailer tires for nose high, and under one side or the other for side to side! After leveling stabs down to minimize rocking. I kept telling my brother he needed to be more level, didn't believe me until fridge had to be replaced, older trailer, quite expensive!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #20
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Level seems to still be very important as we have a friend that their frig stopped working sitting "on" & not level.........

Just remember if you put the landing gear down to put it up before leaving...... If level should be no big deal leaving hooked up.... Shouldn't hurt a 3500 to be left hooked up .....
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