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Old 06-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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So in a few weeks we take our TT on our first trip. A few questions spring to mind as we are going to be stopping over for one night in two different places on our way to the final destination.

So a few questions spring to mind:

1. Is is okay to leave the WDH hooked up to the trailer overnight? I assume just take the weight off and disconnect the battery wire, am I right?

2. If I am connected to the TV with the hitch am I okay to plug in to the campsite?

3. If only for one night do I have to worry about not being 100% level if fridge, etc. is switched on?

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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I turtled over a couple times on my recent 9 week trip.
I left WDH connected, unplugged from TV and plugged into shore power.
If I was level within 1 inch, I didn't use blocks. Otherwise I threw down a lynx block to get close.

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So in a few weeks we take our TT on our first trip. A few questions spring to mind as we are going to be stopping over for one night in two different places on our way to the final destination.

So a few questions spring to mind:

3. If only for one night do I have to worry about not being 100% level if fridge, etc. is switched on?

Thanks.
You need to make sure the camper is nearly spot on level, front to rear, if you are going to run the fridge/freezer. I use a a round bubble level sitting on the floor of the freezer to check for level.

You may get away with running the fridge with the camper unlevel for a season maybe but it WILL ruin the unit eventually. Hardly worth the $1200.00 or so for a new fridge.

Happy camping.....
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We often leave the TT connected on overnight stays. Lynx blocks for side to side and you can use the tongue jack to lift the front a few inches if needed. If you are plugged in to 110V, you can get away with forgetting to disconnect the TV without draining the battery but we always try to do that.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #5
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These frigs are designed to be used when you are not 100% level. If I recall correctly they can handle being tipped up to about 5 degrees for extended times. Personally that is why to much of an angle for me to sleep on, so at that point I would put a block under the wheel(s) to be more comfortable anyways, and then the frig is happy too.
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