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Old 05-12-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Is it a problem to spend the nite in a 13ft. Scamp hitched up to the tow vehicle without causing damage? Lazily yours Jim and Sue

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Old 05-12-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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I don't see it as a problem, lots of people who overnight at WalMart's, etc. don't unhitch. It's one of the benefits of towing as nearly trailer level as possible. Now if it's not level... I'm mean really off and you've got an older refrigerator... the refer may not like it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Is it a problem to spend the nite in a 13ft. Scamp hitched up to the tow vehicle without causing damage? Lazily yours Jim and Sue
Thanks Donna for your input, we will feel more comfortable now not unhitching in a downpour.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
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Thanks Donna for your input, we will feel more comfortable now not unhitching in a downpour.

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When stopping for one night I never unhitch, I just stick the stabilisers on the corners of the trailer and snuggle in.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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If we're on a long trip, and only staying in a particular place overnight, I don't unhitch either.

I do level up the trailer with the "Lego" blocks and Tongue Jack for refrigerator operation, though.
...and put out the rear stabilizers as well.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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I would put down the tongue jack (or wheel) to take the extra weight off my vehicle hitch, but then that might depend on how large your tow vehicle is.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:30 PM   #7
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We just pull in, hope the Scamp is level (well, sorta) brew coffee and then go to sleep.... Larry
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I would put down the tongue jack (or wheel) [b]to take the extra weight off my vehicle hitch...
I have overnighted in some spots that were so sloped down towards the front, that in order to level the trailer for the fridge, I have actually lifted the back of the car up to 6 inches with the tongue jack. During those occasions, I also place stabilizing jacks under the car's hitch receiver.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:04 PM   #9
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Is it a problem to spend the nite in a 13ft. Scamp hitched up to the tow vehicle without causing damage? Lazily yours Jim and Sue
....hope you're only overnighting there!! Last prognostagation I saw (at least for the Winterpeg area) wuz few scatter s s s s snow showers. Got lotsa propane???
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:21 PM   #10
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I don't unhitch unless I have to. Mine sits perfectly level attached.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:09 AM   #11
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One of the main reasons we BOUGHT the trailer was so that we wouldn't have to hassle with setup when we fly in and out of camps on long road trips. (We previously camped exclusively via tent - or under the stars.) Now, the only time we unhitch the trailer is if we plan to use the TV to runaround while we stay camped for a few days. Otherwise, we keep it hitched.

I must also confess that I feel more secure hitched than sitting solitary, as if the TV were an anchor that might keep the trailer from rolling downhill in the night. (OH SURE...wheel chocks will do that too....or WILL they? I trust my parking brake more than wheel chocks - doubling up gives me a better night's sleep.)
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When I was full timing, I've gone a month at a time without unhitching.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:11 PM   #13
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Larry, you can drink coffee before bed time? I would be wake all night worrying about if the trailer was level or not?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:53 PM   #14
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Larry, you can drink coffee before bed time? I would be wake all night worrying about if the trailer was level or not?
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