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Old 01-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Seasonal site first year!

Hello, I am doing a seasonal site this year for the first time! I am very excited about it, but I have some concerns regarding the safety and security of my trailer. I am aware that I probably need a surge protector, but have no idea what to look for. The site has 30 amp, which is all I need. Also, as far as parking it for this amount of time do I need to take any weight off the tires? Or am I ok just leaving it as is? I just put new tires on it last year, and I plan to cover the tires after I am all set up. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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When we had a trailer on a season site, we had the tires on landing pads.
You will also need to check from time to time as the trailer may settle. A surge
protector is a good idea. The other thing we had was an electronic device to discourage rodents from staying in the trailer.
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The other thing we had was an electronic device to discourage rodents from staying in the trailer.
Didn't Consumer Reports test those and concluded they don't work?
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Didn't Consumer Reports test those and concluded they don't work?
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Seasonal site

I usually just put 2 x 10's underneath and back onto those. Good idea for rodents, may look into that. As far as surge protectors, I know there are a lot of them out there, just don't know how to choose one!
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Progressive Industries for your surge protector
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11 years ago, the wife bought one of the electrical plugin devices to ward off bugs from the house. We found out that we had an expensive nitelight.
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Progressive Industries for your surge protector
mine saved me over $3500. My neighbor, no protection, spent that much
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I have two seasonal sites and have the tires sitting on boards. One camper was installed in March 2007 and the other was installed this past spring. I have not used a surge protector, but the campground has clean electrical service. I have stuffed all of the possible access points for rodents with steel wool. Let me know if you have any questions about seasonal camping tips and tricks!
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I have two seasonal sites and have the tires sitting on boards. One camper was installed in March 2007 and the other was installed this past spring. I have not used a surge protector, but the campground has clean electrical service. I have stuffed all of the possible access points for rodents with steel wool. Let me know if you have any questions about seasonal camping tips and tricks!
The park I was in has clean power. Lightning hit a transformer. Progressive Industries saved the day.
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If you are parked on a concrete pad, then putting something under the tires is recommended. I use 2x10's as well. Some have suggested that if you are parked for months at a time, that you might not be remiss in occasionally moving your vehicle a small amount to prevent the formation of flat spots.
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IMHO, a hybrid TT is not a good choice for a seasonal site.
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IMHO, a hybrid TT is not a good choice for a seasonal site.
Why is that?
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