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Travel trailer battery not charging

Hi, first travel trailer and have went on 2 trips so far and only connected to Off shore power. I have my battery disconnect key on and for some reason my battery will not charge. It’s completely dead. Any suggestions or did I just get a faulty battery?
Ejraste 07/14/21 06:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer floor

That shouldn't happen on a new trailer. I would expect the warranty to cover it. JK Yeah I just wasn’t sure if opening the slide when the camper isn’t level would affect the slide out to open and close properly?? It definitely can cause problems, especially on larger slides. I only open mine when we're level. Yeah my model has one big super slide out. Thanks all for the info
Ejraste 06/25/21 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer floor

That shouldn't happen on a new trailer. I would expect the warranty to cover it. JK Yeah I just wasn’t sure if opening the slide when the camper isn’t level would affect the slide out to open and close properly??
Ejraste 06/25/21 06:39am General RVing Issues
Trailer floor

I have only used my new travel trailer once but I believe getting it ready to camp and opening up the slide out , I somehow pinched the vinyl floor and now there is small crease. Should there be enough room under the slide out to open it and close it even if the camper is slightly unlevel?? I guess I will have to be more careful closing and opening the slide out only when camper is completely level? Also, do I have enough room under the side out to add a new floor over top existing floor??
Ejraste 06/24/21 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: expedition or tahoe for 33' TT

When I owned a Tahoe I chose it over the Expedition to get the rear leaf springs. The Expedition had rear coil springs which makes mods to improve load capacity or leveling much more difficult. What is important is the final gear ratio and usually it is much too tall so as to improve EPA fuel economy numbers during testing. If one had 3.73 gears and the other had 3.21 gears I would go with the former. Weight is only one factor when towing and Ford spells this out quite nicely in their towing guide. The frontal area of a travel has a huge impact on the total load on the engine and drive train for the tow vehicle. I would go with a 1500 or 2500 class pickup with a crew cab over an SUV any day if planning to do serious towing. Thank you for the info. I have a Silverado 1500 as main towing vehicle. We are eventually upgrading my wife’s vehicle so I was just trying to see if any SUV’s out there would be reliable as a secondary tow vehicle.
Ejraste 06/23/21 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: expedition or tahoe for 33' TT

What’s the trailer loaded weight? Length alone doesn’t mean much. No what is the model of the trailer? If you already have the trailer, have you taken it to the CAT scale to get real world weights? It’s a Salem cruise lite 28vbxl. The gvwr of trailer is 7700 lbs. I have not taken it to get weighed but I know I’m not putting more than a 1000 lbs so I’m going to be under 7200lbs.
Ejraste 06/23/21 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: expedition or tahoe for 33' TT

What’s the trailer loaded weight? Length alone doesn’t mean much. Chances are neither have anywhere near enough payload for that large of a trailer plus passengers. But some long TTs are surprisingly light. Real issue is tongue weight eating into payload. Loaded weight of travel trailer around 7000-7200lbs. Payload of both seem to be around 1750lbs or real close. If the payload is 1750, you are likely going to be around 7500-7750 with 1000lb hitch weight. With that much length, you don't want to skimp on hitch weight. What are the models you are looking at? That might give us a better feel for what you are really looking at. what models as far as tow vehicle? I already have the trailer and hitch, but my wife is in the market for new vehicles and if we can pull the trailer with the large suv, that’sa bonus.
Ejraste 06/22/21 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: expedition or tahoe for 33' TT

What’s the trailer loaded weight? Length alone doesn’t mean much. Chances are neither have anywhere near enough payload for that large of a trailer plus passengers. But some long TTs are surprisingly light. Real issue is tongue weight eating into payload. Loaded weight of travel trailer around 7000-7200lbs. Payload of both seem to be around 1750lbs or real close.
Ejraste 06/22/21 10:44am Tow Vehicles
expedition or tahoe for 33' TT

I know that there will be opinions on both sides, but will Expedition/tahoe with max tow packages pull a 33' trailer(6000lbs dry) safely? The expedition max towing capacity is 9300 and tahoe is 8500lbs.
Ejraste 06/22/21 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel trailer necessities

Thank you all for the suggestions. definitely gave me a good head start.
Ejraste 01/14/21 10:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Travel trailer necessities

parking chocks Levelers A good sewer hose and a good support like a slunky Disposable gloves and hand cleaner A clear hose connector to visually see when your tank is empty or running clear Holding tank treatment Just some basics, but there is so much more. Create a good checklist using Excel for yourself and use it for every single trip. Make a menu plan on one side and ingredients list on the other, add things to do at the house before leaving such as stop mail, set light timers, turn off water to all toilets, washing machine, and ice maker, etc. Thanks a lot! Yeah I was trying to see what I can get away with for at least our first trip and go from there. Here's what I came up with also. Pretty much everything you just said, I just dont want to miss anything. Wheel Chocks Leveling blocks Sewer hose with support and clear connector white rv fresh water hose water pressure regulator valve water filter rv extension cord holding tank treatment surge protector? If you can think of anything else, let me know.
Ejraste 01/12/21 08:25am Beginning RVing
Travel trailer necessities

Hello, We purchased out first travel trailer and will begin to use it this summer. I am just gathering a list of everything that is needed. we will not be doing any boondocking, just full hookups at sites. Thanks for any help.
Ejraste 01/12/21 07:57am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Sales Push

I am in the middle of looking for our first TT. We will be using it for smaller weekend trips and probably a long 7- 10 day trip once a year. Our goal is to find a seasonal spot to keep trailer on site and then pull off when we want to explore somewhere for the once a year trip. we definitely want one that has the actual bunk room as I have two small children. I'm currently looking at a 33' 2021 KZ sportsmen listed at 22,995. Is this actually a good price or should I wait around until Fall to see if anything else pops up? To put it in perspective. We bought our 07 Cherokee TT it was 32 feet long and had a super slide and rear quad bunk bedroom as well as our front bedroom. We paid $22k back in 06. I would say with everything added into trailers 14 years that’s a good price! Yeah I just haven't really ever looked for a trailer until recently. So I wasn't sure if I will get this size and style for any cheaper than that?
Ejraste 08/04/20 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Sales Push

I am in the middle of looking for our first TT. We will be using it for smaller weekend trips and probably a long 7- 10 day trip once a year. Our goal is to find a seasonal spot to keep trailer on site and then pull off when we want to explore somewhere for the once a year trip. we definitely want one that has the actual bunk room as I have two small children. I'm currently looking at a 33' 2021 KZ sportsmen listed at 22,995. Is this actually a good price or should I wait around until Fall to see if anything else pops up?
Ejraste 08/04/20 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Payload Rating vs Tongue Weight

from what I understand, it seems that the 500lbs rating is if you just put a ball on the bumper and pull that way. If you have a hitch installed then you would go by that rating. My f150 had the same thing and stated a 500lb tongue weigh rating, but it was for a bumper pull.
Ejraste 08/04/20 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Understanding GVWR

Gosh you folks bring a lot of **** in your campers. Wife and I can camp for a week and starting out loaded with clothing, groceries and "usual" camp stuff the camper weights 700lbs more than when it left the factory. What are you bringing to add 1500-2000 lbs? Yeah, I wondered the same thing. The TT im looking at has CC of 1900 lbs, but i don't see how I'll ever add that much in there. The only way is if you lived there or took long road trips and needed full water tanks and so forth.
Ejraste 08/03/20 12:53pm Towing
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