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    Is this OK...or is it bad?

    Goob morning,

    My wife and I are planning a 2 week trip up to New Hampshire in about 5 weeks with our new Key Largo.
    We are leaving from central Florida so we plan on spending the first travel night in N. Carolina and the second in Pa. On the first day, we plan on getting to N.C. about 4 or 5PM and leaving in the morning about 6AM.

    What I would like to do is leave the unit hooked up to my truck and just hook up my electrical and water. Is that OK to do? We realize that there will be a little bouncing and don't see a problem.

    Thank you
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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    Have done it plenty of times, no problems. I do disconnect the electrical from the truck, don't know if it is an issue, but figured at least that way nothing could feed back into the trucks system. Just hang the electrical cord over the side of the truck bed as a reminder in the morning to reconnect prior to taking off.
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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    Thank you Scotty.
    Good idea to disconnect the electrical from the truck.

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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    If you don't have a place to stay in NC yet, RVacations RV park in Selma is good overnight stay location. In Selma, close to the exit, and easy in and out. Pull thrus so its fast come and go. If you're wanting to go a little further north, Carolina Crossroads is good, but a little more expensive and a little firther off the road. Just a couple of suggestions. Have a great trip.

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    We've done the "don't unhook overnight stay" many times. Didn't know to unhook truck power tho, thanks for the tip!

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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    Same here, we've pulled in several times and don't unhook, we do still level the RV, chock wheels, and unhook the truck electrical same idea as Scotty, not sure if needed but don't want to take a chance on any feedback.
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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    Thank you for all your replies.

    Thank you for the campground tips boatto5er... my wife made reservations at thr Selma campground about 3 weeks ago. We stopped by to just take a look at it about 8 months ago. Nice, neat, clean and as you say, easy to get into and out.

    Thanks again
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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    I always unhooked the cable from the truck. An old timer once told me About a dead house battery will continue to pull power from the truck battery in order to draw a charge. It has been our practice for some time now
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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    If our coach is level ,we have enough room and we don't need the truck we leave it connected for the night.
    Never thought about disconnecting the power but nothing happened.All I know is
    you can't operate your RV from your truck batteries (that is what I have been told).
    If you leave it connected you won't have to worry about your trailer dropping for the first
    5 minutes of your next day.

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    Re: Is this OK...or is it bad?

    @Birchwood... You "CAN" operate your RV from your truck (12 volt stuff). I have done it several times. And yes you can drain your truck battery if you use the R.V. long enough without either hooking up to shore power or starting your truck engine to recharge.
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