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Old 06-18-2013, 05:29 AM   #1
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If I hook my trailer up to my tow vehicle overnight, is there anything special I need to do so I don't kill my battery on my truck?

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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Leave the lights off.

I always would hook up the night before a trip. 5 trailers over the years, never had a problem.

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:58 AM   #3
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Just leave the trailer lights unplugged. The electric brake will be on if you leave it plugged and could drain the battery.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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I agree, unplug the cord between the tow & trailer just to be safe. We have done a pit stop overnight on long trip at a campground where we park and sleep.
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