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Old 05-14-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Traveling several weekends in a row

My driveway is sloped and awkward so hooking up can be a chore. Usually when I unhook my 19' Scamp I chock the wheels, unhook the truck, put jack stands under the back and use the front legs to take weight off the tires. Then I unhook the battery because I have a gas leak detector that is wired in.

For the next several weeks, I have weekend trips planned each weekend. Do I really need to do more than chock and cover the wheels between trips?
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:53 AM   #2
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No, I don't think you need to do all that at all. I think the main thing will be to tend to the refrigerator so you keep it either cold or aired out.

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Old 05-14-2017, 09:56 AM   #3
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Imagine being on a trip lasting several weeks. Trailer weight would be on those tires continually. I wouldn't worry about it. +1 on the frig.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:24 AM   #4
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disconnect ??

I know what you mean about the gas/CO detector going off while parked for some's a PIA...

Detectors seem to vary widely as to sensivity....mine is super sentive...just turning on the oven (across the aisle) can set if off.

I installed a toggle switch two inches off the floor in an out of traffic spot that can switch the detector on or off. Stored, summer or winter my trailer is always plugged in, charger on. In the winter a thermostat controlled catalytic heater keeps the inside at 45F...the detector used to go off now and then in the winter (CO)...usually at 4 or 5 AM !!! enough of THAT !

I have newer, beefier springs on my trailer...the only thing I do in the winter or summer is park so the tires are sitting on wood (not on the grass)
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:24 AM   #5
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I agree with Thrifty and Civil. No problem sitting for relatively short periods. My tailer sat most of the winter and I simply left the fridge running on 120. Being plugged in also keeps the batteries happy and will handle small battery loads, like your detector. I like it when mine is ready to hook onto and go with minimal effort.

Tires will flat spot if left long enough, but it might take a year with reduced pressure before you'd notice it. Besides, the harder you make it to go on a trip, the less likely you'll go.
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