Getting closer to a 5th wheel unit. And was wondering if yours has a single 12 volt battery? Or a pair of them? Reason asking this if you had to unhook for some reason and was not plugged in, with the auto leveling jacks and Hydrolic front jacks would a single batter handle this both getting it off the truck? Then back of after you had something done to the truck?
Or would hooking the pigtail up allow you to use the trucks battery's also?
Right now looking at a Heartland_Landmark_GRAND_CANYON or the Heartland Landmark KEY LARGO.
1987 Ford F800 7.8 with a RT6610 trans 4.56 rear.
2004 Duramax/allison Trans C/C 4x4
2012 Landmark Key Largo
2008 Lund 1825 Pro Guide Tiller, With a Evinrude 90 HP E-Tec
If you expect to be using the 5ver in a CG with power then a single 12V battery will be fine. If you expect to be camping without power, most national parks for example. Then you would probably want more. Either another 12V or many recommend 2 6V golf cart batteries. Even with a generator a couple batteries would let you go longer without running the genset.
Glendale Titanium 29E34TS fifth wheel
2012 Ford F-350 4WD Lariat 6.7L
PullRite OE Series Super5th 18K
It does not really matter how you dot but cram as many amp hours into the battery tray as possible. Get the battery dimension specs. It will be close no matter which configuration. The choices will be 2 6V cart batterys in series, 2 group 24s, 27s maybe room for 31s, a single 4D maybe room for an 8D.
Then there is the choice of type. Wet cell, AGM or Gel cell.
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To answer your question, yes, a good, single, 12v battery will be enough to use your jacks several times if needed. Also if your pigtail is plugged in to TV it will, if wire correctly, charge your trailer battery.
I've been wondering about that, too. I have a less than one year old single battery that operates the front electric jacks and two slideouts for set up and take down. So far, has not failed to operate everything when needed.
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Not to high jack the OP but... I am new to RVing and have only taken mine out about 4 days in Dec. Should I extend my slides before I connect to shore power? I usually level side to side then unhitch the truck, level front to back then connect to shore power and then extend the slides. Does this sound right? Thanks.