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Old 05-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #11
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My 08 Silverado 1500 did not charge on our first long trip. Checked and there was a relay or fuse that needed to be added in the box under the hood. The manual will tell you which position. If your truck has a trailering package it should have the relay but just because it has a hitch doesn't mean it has the relay, mine didn't. Relay is a few bucks and avail at any auto parts store. My experience is a drive of 150 miles or more should top off a battery that was partially discharged from a couple nites camping.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:35 PM   #12
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Does the battery charge while driving

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My 08 Silverado 1500 did not charge on our first long trip. Checked and there was a relay or fuse that needed to be added in the box under the hood. The manual will tell you which position. If your truck has a trailering package it should have the relay but just because it has a hitch doesn't mean it has the relay, mine didn't. Relay is a few bucks and avail at any auto parts store. My experience is a drive of 150 miles or more should top off a battery that was partially discharged from a couple nites camping.

Correct... Some vehicles have it... Some don't... My ford that has the Trailer upgrade package had the fuse.
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My 08 Silverado 1500 did not charge on our first long trip. Checked and there was a relay or fuse that needed to be added in the box under the hood. The manual will tell you which position. If your truck has a trailering package it should have the relay but just because it has a hitch doesn't mean it has the relay, mine didn't. Relay is a few bucks and avail at any auto parts store. My experience is a drive of 150 miles or more should top off a battery that was partially discharged from a couple nites camping.
Correct. Purchasing a relay won't necessarily help out though. If the TV isn't wired up for a relay in the circuit you can buy as many as you like and it won't make a difference.

The OP needs to check his TV owners manual and find if there is a slot on the power distribution panel for said relay and then confirm that it is properly wired to the socket that the trailer plug into. Most OEM sockets that came from the factory should be all ready to go with nothing more than plugging the relay into the power distribution center.
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