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Old 07-21-2015, 08:01 PM   #1
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Newbie Stopping Overnight Question

When stopping for the night at a park with pull through sites, can you put jacks down and slides out with toad attached? It is amazing how little we know. The RV dealer did a good job on the walk through. We were so ignorant we didn't know what we didn't know. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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We never unhook if we are just stopping. Make sure your coach and toad are in the parking area and not sticking out. Just make sure that the lot is not extremely unlevel, which if you a in a RV park it wouldn't be.

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:07 PM   #3
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I have done that several times.

Although my policy now is to disconnect the toad and drive it a couple miles so the transmission gets lubricated.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:10 PM   #4
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Shouldn't be a problem. We've done it for many years with no troubles although I do disconnect the wiring to the toad since it has a hot charge line to the towed. But that might not be true now with the Magna as the dealer wired the line in from the front electrical compartment. They might have gone through a solenoid so that line is hot only when the ignition is on. I guess I need to check that too.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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We never unhook for just an overnight stop. Slides & jacks are okay!

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Old 07-22-2015, 05:40 AM   #7
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:15 PM   #8
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Just remember if you have to drive up on blocks to level, then you may have to drive backwards to get back off of the blocks. Back-up with toad is a no no, so if you are just going to use the levelers, no blocks, then go for it, if blocks, then consider un-hooking prior to driving onto blocks to level. Just my $1.89 worth (2 cents adjusted for inflation)
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Welcome and we all had to learn. There is a wealth of great information on this site so visit it regularly for some great information.

I use to stop at RV parks only, but with limited time with vacation and leaving early and late, I found it easier to pull into a Wal Mart or equivalent RV friendly site along the highway, usually no jacks or slides which allowed early departure without waking everyone up. I usually could get 3-4 hours of windshield time before the others woke up.

I also know from reading on here that people in RV parks do NOT like you pulling in late or leaving early (which I understand) so it serves the purpose of not disturbing your neighbors. Good luck and be safe! Remember to take things slow, when you make a mistake doing things slow, they tend to not be a serious of mistakes!

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