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Old 01-09-2016, 07:21 PM   #1
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Shore Power

Am I correct that if I am connected to shore power, I should not have the tt connected to the tug lights recepticle.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:26 PM   #2
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I've never had a problem in over 38 yes.
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It'll just charge the tv battery
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It'll just charge the tv battery
Depends on the vehicle. Most recent factory wired trailer connectors have a disconnect relay that removes the 12VDC connection between the trailer and TV when the ignition is turned off.
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I disconnect mine. I don't see any need to risk the tow vehicle's electrical system by having it connected to the trailer's converter. While it is true that most trucks have a disconnect relay, what happens if someone forgets about it and starts it up, or worse drives away in the truck without unplugging it.
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I always unplug mine. For no particular reason!
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Depends on the vehicle. Most recent factory wired trailer connectors have a disconnect relay that removes the 12VDC connection between the trailer and TV when the ignition is turned off.
Not GM 12 volt pin is always hot.
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Not GM 12 volt pin is always hot.
that would be a convoluted way to charge your truck battery.
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I can confirm that my Chevy is always hot as well.
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My standard set-up/tear-down routine is thus:
set up
- level trailer side/side, unhitch/park truck
- level fore/aft (electric jack), extend slide
- hook up shore power/water

tear down.
- retract slide
- hitch up / plug in truck
- disconnect shore services

I guess this goes back to my dry-camping days when the trailer battery was pretty much dead by the end of the trip, the slide and tongue jack would be too much of a draw and I needed a running truck to get enough juice.
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