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Old 11-27-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Indoor Storage Secured, Can I Stay Hooked Up?

Hi All~
Decided it was well with the monthly rent in Northern California to get an indoor storage space for my 2016 23' FCFB. The size of the unit is 38' x 15' and I would like to store the Airstream along with our 2017 F 150 TV, which will just fit in this space. I have an Equalizer hitch and my thinking is to remove the sway bars and lift the trailer just enough to take the weight off the ball so we will have an easy hook up for the next trip.
Would it be preferable to just raise the hitch with the jack and take the weight off the tongue or proceed with a complete unhook?
We now enjoy the Airstream at least 10 nights a month year round so the TV will stay fully charged and ready to go

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Old 11-27-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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I have a 2016 F150 with a 23 Serenity FB I just unhook the bars and raise the trailer to take the weight off the truck and leave it if I am not using the truck for awhile.


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Old 11-27-2017, 08:20 PM   #3
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Spin the bars off the brackets and lift the load so it does not bear on the TV suspension. Block the tongue in the raised position with a jack stand to insure the tongue jack does not settle.

Suggest you disconnect the house batteries to keep parasitic load from killing the cells.

Please, share your internal storage location. There are not many out there and folks are always looking for a place to safely store their rig.

Good luck with your experience. Pat
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:53 AM   #4
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Id drop the umbilical cord.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:53 AM   #5
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Our Test drive units are connected about 300 days a year and we have been doing that for 40 years, we never have any issues with it.

So I would say just leave it connected. Just remember to add grease once in a while.

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Old 11-28-2017, 08:27 AM   #6
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If you use the AS 10 nights a month, your batteries will be fine.
I'd leave it hooked up, because if it's level on the ball, the tongue jack won't be changing the suspension much. I'd drop the WD bars, and disconnect the umbilical.
My biggest problem in unhitching is making the coupler let go of the ball.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:02 AM   #7
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Just curious if you have actually positioned your AS and TV in the space to see if it fits. I have a 45'x18' and it just barely fits in. I have a 23'FB and a Toyota Tundra CrewMax. When hooked up, we measure right at 45' total length.

Granted, the CrewMax is long, but the AS is almost 24'. If your space is 38', that only leaves about 14' to park the TV.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:12 AM   #8
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Leave it all hooked up.
I do.

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