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Old 03-06-2016, 04:24 PM   #91
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Now you missing Easter camping.....lol. That's the first time we always go out.

We're lucky to have the TT at home and leave it always plugged in. I just check the liquid level twice during the winter season. Good battery maintenance is important as they will be longer in service.

Most vehicles have constant power on the Batt.+ pole towards the trailer connector. Best way is to isolate the TV battery from the TT batteries as to not have a surprise. Battery isolators (from the alternator power) or a simple relays between the feed wire to your 7 prong plug will work.

It is important to have the Batt.+ prong working as you might needed for you Power Jack. Be sure the power jack is covered because none of them are really waterproof and moister can get easy in the switches.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #92
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There might be a fuse blown in your TV what is easy to check. As I mentioned get one of those 7 prong trailer plug testers (they are less than 10 buckaroos) It just plugs in and you can test all the circuits. Easy to use also when being on the road.

Don't let things discourage you; we all have been newbies, the only thing I never have been a woman....lol
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Thank you!!! I still have a LOT to learn. I have made so many boo boos in the few short months I have owned it. Came from a pop up. I hook up and tow on my own with my 2 kids because my husband works a lot. Getting those weight bars on and off is the biggest challenge. I feel like the tv is going to break because i have to jack it up so high just to get the bars loose enough to get off. Oh and forget it if the ground is not level. Yikes.....I cannot even hook them up if the ground isnt level. Didn't realize it was that difficult.

I never want to have to hand crank that power lift again, that was awful. lol
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Also....is it ok if I unplug the trickle at night when we go to bed then back in when we get up? I worry about something bad happening....my son sleeps down there in the basement.
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yeah that is fine I would disconnect cables to it while unplugged too though ... just my pet peeve
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Do you have a garage to put the battery in to do the charging.
It vents off hydrogen gas while charging.
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good thought klassic I am missing the obvious lol
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By the time this is over she will be able to teach her hubby a thing or two
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yeah those WDH bars can hurt you badly if you are in the way. Always have a good grip on the handle. May be someone can cut you a 3/4" pipe a bit longer than standard, that makes the leverage easier. When it is not level or when you are not straight in-line with the TT, just tow a bit ahead so every thing is level and in-line. just make life easy for yourself. I tow for 50 years and like to do things the easy way. When I buy a RV it usual takes me a couple of weeks work to get things right the way I want it.
At least you take the challenge to go out camping with your kids, those memories they will never forget. Our youngest daughter with grandchildren still want to come along. Ah well 3 more weeks.......
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good thought klassic I am missing the obvious lol
I was missing it until she said her son sleeps in the basement.
I'm sure the concentration of hydrogen gas wouldn't be enough to spark a fire, but I personally wouldn't do it in the house.
I am, though, doing it right now in the garage with a pair of Trojans and I can smell the gas.
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