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Old 05-16-2019, 11:20 AM   #15
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I have pretty much the same set up. There is another reason to disconnect the electrics: The Touareg pulses the trailer lights every now and again to see if there is anything there. With LED lights, you'll find that they mysteriously flash now and again.

I always use the jack to either level or at least stabilize. That also reduces the chances for me to forget to plug the electrical back in.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:53 AM   #16
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Short Answer: No problems leaving it connected.

However, you need to disconnect it during a full moon.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:44 PM   #17
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Leave TV hooked up overnight or disconnect

Or high humidity or darkness.

I use an EZconnector that hooks up magnetically and has a storage point on the Airstream A-frame. I also use “remove before flight” streamers as reminders. They go on hooks on the back of the closet door. Empty hook means I missed something.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:33 AM   #18
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Leave TV hooked up overnight or disconnect

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We often stay hooked up overnight, but always unplug from the tow vehicle.



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+1. I haven’t bothered to look up whether I can leave our FC 27FB plugged in to the Ram overnight or not... anything made by man can fail so I just unplug every time we stop for the night. Just one less thing to worry about.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:59 AM   #19
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We often stay hooked up overnight, but always unplug from the tow vehicle.

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Ditto.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:54 AM   #20
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I'll leave it hooked up if it's in my driveway and I'm not sleeping in it. If I'm sleeping in it anywhere, I disconnect in case of the very very small chance someone somehow steals my vehicle I'm not stuck in the Airstream being pulled around by an idiot.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:03 AM   #21
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Or high humidity or darkness.

I use an EZconnector that hooks up magnetically and has a storage point on the Airstream A-frame. I also use “remove before flight” streamers as reminders. They go on hooks on the back of the closet door. Empty hook means I missed something.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #22
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Forgetting is a quick way to FOD an engine...

It’s an old habit based on years on a ‘bird farm’ and working for Boeing. “Head up and locked” is not the way to go.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:55 AM   #23
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I leave it hitched and lower the tongue jack

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Silly question maybe? We park our 25RBT in the driveway overnight to pack and leave the next day. Any negative reasons to disconnect the TV (a 2014 Touareg diesel) from the AS? We had hitch reinforced at can am in London Canada.
Using load distribution hitch. What do y’all think?
I lower the tongue jack while hitched but I use my two concrete squares and three of the those plastic squares you can buy to put under the wheels to level the trailer. That way I’m not using the batteries as much to get the jack down. I raise the trailer until I see my truck and trailer are even. Then I lower the stabilizers. I don’t like the motion the trailer gives because it gives people imagination. see ya down the road
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Hi

Every setup is a bit different. With our F250, it disconnects from the trailer pretty much as soon as you shut the truck down. No voltage to the 7 pin to worry about. I have a DC/DC converter between the 7 pin and the AS system so no problem with back feeding the 7 pin either.

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We are in the camp of leaving it hitched up is overnighting as well. I also just leave it plugged into the TV. Just lower the stabilizer jacks and hit the hay. Just remember to raise them in the a.m. before pulling out. Nothing ruins your day better than if you forget.
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We are in the camp of leaving it hitched up is overnighting as well. I also just leave it plugged into the TV. Just lower the stabilizer jacks and hit the hay. Just remember to raise them in the a.m. before pulling out. Nothing ruins your day better than if you forget.
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..... which is why we often don't lower them

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Old 06-09-2019, 06:39 AM   #27
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We typically only lower the stabilizers when disconnected from the tow vehicle. The one exception was one horribly cold, rainy, and windy day in Texas. Lowered all the stabilizer jacks to stop some of the wiggling we were getting while waiting out the weather. Even hitched and aimed into the wind there was still some movement. Decided to sit it out instead of being on the road.
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..... which is why we often don't lower them

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Have done it both ways...I disconnect the electrical plug from the F250 for safety...I had one of my 25's where the AS batteries drained down while leaving connected to my F150, so just to be safe now I disconnect. Was not aware the F250 stops all electrical when engine is off?? I know it does in the cab...just wasn't sure about the trailer connection. I have started using duck tape to hold the connection while traveling, so it's a pain to unwrap, disconnect now...I may try leaving it connected if your sure, UB?? I plan to remedy the connection some time this summer...just not sure if the EZ Connect is the way to go?? Any additional suggestions on the F250 plug replacment is appreciated...

As for stabilizers, wife likes them down...so you can guess why we put them down. Just need to make sure you remember they're down...and also to make sure your plug is in.
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