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deltabravo

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If you turn off the breakers when you leave you will come back to dead batteries because the DC charging system is on one of those breakers.

Food in the fridge will go bad., unless you unload it before leaving.

If someone doesn't want AC power on in their rig when they lave, pull the shore power cord out of the park pedestal.


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kellem wrote:

we leave trailer plugged up


What in tarnation?!?

I though this was an electrical discussion, not plumbing.

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No need to turn anything off. I don't even turn off the water when I leave. At a permanent spot you will want the power to run the fridge and keep the battery charged if the power does go out. If you don't need any of that then just turn off tenpower at the pedestal. The cheap charges they put in can overcharge and boil he battery.


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Never thought about turning the breakers off, ever.


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deltabravo wrote:

kellem wrote:

we leave trailer plugged up


What in tarnation?!?

I though this was an electrical discussion, not plumbing.

I thought more along the lines of needing a laxative. It is the Pharmacist in me.


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pianotuna wrote:

In theory, if the power is on and mice happen to chew through the wiring it would be possible for a short to occur and a fire might happen.


I would rather the power be on so at least I electrocute the little bugger that chewed the wiring. If the trailer is gonna burn down, better it happen when I'm not there, and not the first night I'm back and the power is back on...


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Bobbo wrote:

deltabravo wrote:

kellem wrote:

we leave trailer plugged up


What in tarnation?!?

I though this was an electrical discussion, not plumbing.

I thought more along the lines of needing a laxative. It is the Pharmacist in me.


Rough crowd here so let's rephrase so I don't feel compelled to change my diet.
The wife and I prefer to keep our trailer plugged into an electrical outlet year around and have suffered no consequences by doing so.

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