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Old 07-09-2016, 07:23 PM   #1
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Disconnect TT from truck?

Is it required to disconnect the trailer from the truck when camping? I think so (so it can be leveled) but my husband isn't sure. We haven't taken our new TT out yet. Thanks!
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Disconnect TT from truck?

I typically do not disconnect our TT from our truck when traveling if only spending one night and we don't need or want to go anywhere that evening. If I need to raise the front of the trailer to get level I just run the electric tongue jack up, truck and all. Of course if it's way off level too high then I would disconnect from the truck. For example, my wife and I are traveling home to Florida after a trip out West and are spending the night in a campground. I hooked up to the 30 amp so we can run our A/C in the 92 dg heat, but I stayed connected to the truck and did not hook up to water, sewer and did not even run the stabilizing jacks down. We did run out the slide. Nothing that I am aware of says you have to do it any certain way. It's pretty much whatever fits your situation or preference.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
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I have never been in any campground that required that you disconnect !
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When the site is long enough and fairly level, I don't unhook but do unplug the 7-pin.
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If I'm camping, I'm where I've been headed, I disconnect and level. Leveling the trailer so the refrigerator is level helps the fridge work at it's most efficient on propane.

If I'm overnighting in a parking lot somewhere and then getting up and getting going again the next morning, I stay hitched up, but I try to park so that my head, when I'm sleeping, is level with the rest of me or just slightly higher than my toes. That's just my preference.
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When I had a TT I leveled side to side using boards before disconnecting. If the site was fairly level and it was just for overnight I would not disconnect I would use the electric tongue jack to level fore and aft. If it was for longer then I would disconnect. Then drop the stabilizers with an battery powered drill. Then open the slide.
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Is it required to disconnect the trailer from the truck when camping? I think so (so it can be leveled) but my husband isn't sure. We haven't taken our new TT out yet. Thanks!
When I don't disconnect I relax the spring bars and unplug the 7-pin connector.
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Is it required to disconnect the trailer from the truck when camping? I think so (so it can be leveled) but my husband isn't sure. We haven't taken our new TT out yet. Thanks!
Not required.
For actual camping most people unhook. I do because we often go places in the truck.
When traveling we often sleep in rest stops along the way. In this situation I do not unhitch, but I do ensure my head is higher than my feet while sleeping.
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My preference is to unload the springbars and unload the truck suspension.

If I can achieve that while hitched with the tongue jack then great. If not then I unhitch.

Always disconnect 7 pin to avoid draining the TV batt.
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My preference is to unload the springbars and unload the truck suspension.

If I can achieve that while hitched with the tongue jack then great. If not then I unhitch.

Always disconnect 7 pin to avoid draining the TV batt.
ORIGINAL POSTER seeing your new to the forum (11 post) the TV batt refers to the battery on the Tow Vehicle. If you knew that already excuse my post.
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I have never been in any campground that required that you disconnect !

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As said, if you are traveling, just for your comfort. Any other questions we here for you !
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Always disconnect 7 pin to avoid draining the TV batt.
I always forget that part because I drive a Ford.
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