Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-02-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
NA

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,000
Images: 1
Question Is It Safe??

Would like to do some inside work on the 03 Classic, the batteries are

out for the winter. Can we safely plug into shore power. The bat. cables are

well insulated.
__________________

__________________
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 05:00 PM   #2
Desert Fox
 
1985 31' Sovereign
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 250
Smile Hi Banna,

Do you have a 12v turn off swich? Maybe you have a breaker that powers your battery charger. If you kill the battery chargers you schould be O.K.as long as you do not need any 12v. You will only have 115v in your trailer. You will have
to use drop cords for light.
Regards from Russell in sunny Tucson Az.
__________________

__________________
RUSSELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
NA

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,000
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by RUSSELL
Do you have a 12v turn off swich? Maybe you have a breaker that powers your battery charger. If you kill the battery chargers you schould be O.K.as long as you do not need any 12v. You will only have 115v in your trailer. You will have
to use drop cords for light.
Regards from Russell in sunny Tucson Az.
Not sure on the 12v switch and all I need live are the shore power

outlets.

THANKS from snowy Buffalo
__________________
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #4
Moderator
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,280
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
I can't find the thread right off. I've read that you shouldn't do this without the battery load inline. Let's see what further responses you get.

.................................................. .......................................

Pardon me, but your thread title matches one of the most diabolical dentist scenes Hollywood ever filmed. I would know. But I rather suspect you aren't trying to channel Marathon Man (1976).

Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?... Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman You're talking to me?
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman Is what safe?
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman I don't know what you mean. I can't tell you something's safe or not, unless I know specifically what you're talking about.
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman Tell me what the "it" refers to.
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it.
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman No. It's not safe, it's... very dangerous, be careful.
.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 06:22 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
vswingfield's Avatar
 
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,725
Images: 32
Rivet Is it Safe?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CanoeStream
.................................................. .......................................

Pardon me, but your thread title matches one of the most diabolical dentist scenes Hollywood ever filmed. I would know. But I rather suspect you aren't trying to channel Marathon Man (1976).

Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?... Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman You're talking to me?
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman Is what safe?
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman I don't know what you mean. I can't tell you something's safe or not, unless I know specifically what you're talking about.
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman Tell me what the "it" refers to.
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it.
Laurence Olivier: Is it safe?
Dustin Hoffman No. It's not safe, it's... very dangerous, be careful.
.
My first thought, exactly.

(It really wasn’t safe)

Back to topic. Consider a cheapie from Wally World. Great exchange policy if it does go bad.
__________________
Vaughan
vswingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,788
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Bob

Last winter I removed the good battery, but wanted to work on the trailer. I went to a battery recycler and for 10 bucks got a cheappie battery. Since I wasn't dependant on it for actual power it was fine. I did have some concerns about having a battery that would cause it's own set of problems but the folks at the battery shop showed me it tested out fine, it was just an old one that someone traded in for new.

Worked for me. And it turned out to be a pretty decent battery. I gave it to a neighbor who needed a battery for his enclosed utility trailer inside lighting and he's still using it.

Barry
__________________

__________________
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello and safe travels to all. MuddyPaws Member Introductions 5 08-12-2007 08:23 PM
Are you safe in your Airstream?? Silvertwinkie Our Community 42 03-28-2007 01:52 PM
steer safe str8strm Classic Motorhomes 8 06-12-2006 05:40 PM
Even our classifieds are not safe RichardT Our Community 7 11-14-2004 01:00 PM
How Safe is 53flyingcloud Off Topic Forum 18 07-31-2003 03:11 PM




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Airstream News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Airstream news in your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]