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Old 03-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Do you leave your site plugged in when you aren't there? Due to our work schedules - we are only out at camp 1-2 times a week - should we leave our trailer plugged in to landmine?? What about the house battery?? We recently purchased a 26 ft Hornet - new to travel trailer and want to be sure we hook it up right... words of wisdom welcomed here!!!!!!!

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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If you don't use a power protection device of some kind don't leave it plugged in.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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We leave ours plugged in without protection all the time during the season. I do turn the water heater and water off most every time we leave for the week. We are mostly weekend campers. Our trailer has been on the site 5 seasons now.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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I wish I had the luxury of being plugged in. Can't get a seasonal site with power within 100 miles unless you like campgrounds with a highway 100 feet away.

Which just means our best campgrounds are dry...
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:34 AM   #6
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If your paying for it, I'd stay plugged in. Sometimes leaving things running is easier on them than turning them off and on all the time. My $ .02
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
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Our TT stays at a seasonal site year round. During the camping season, May-Oct, we leave our TT plugged into shore power. If we leave for a couple of days, we always shut off the water.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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We leave ours plugged in for the 6 months that our campground is open. When we leave for the weekend we turn off the water and the water heater, turn up the A/C and bring in the slides and the awning.

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