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Old 04-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Elec. Stabilizers, jack and slide question

We're going to be taking delivery of a White Hawk with elec. stabilizers and tongue jack. We will be camping in some National Parks without elec. If we are ready to leave and do not have enough juice in the battery to raise them and close the slide, how do we get them up and in? Will plugging the trailer into our TV, with engine running, allow the trailer to draw elec. to operate the slide, stabilizers and jack? I don't want to be be running a generator.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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Yes, as long as the rv battery isn't completely dead and you don't want to do that to the battery because it will shorten the life..I tried running the power jack plugged into my Truck and end up frying the fuse in the fuse box of my truck due to the amperage load when I did not have the battery installed

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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I don't have a slide but my trailer has the elect tounge and stab jacks. I was provided manual cranks for both as a last resort if no power was a available.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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Elec. Stabilizers, jack and slide question

We have a new to us 25RKS. On one if our first trips last fall, we had used a little too much furnace and lights, and by Sunday morning the battery was so low the water pump would hardly give us any pressure. Hooked up to the TV and idled for about 20 minutes. The slideout came back in like the battery was full. Operating the jacks and electric tongue manually with wrenches probably wouldn't be too bad, but I think doing the slideout manually would be a LOT of work.
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