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Old 06-22-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Cool Prepping for our first dry weekend. Race weekend.

Next weekend we are heading out to Watkins Glen International for the race weekend and our first fully dry weekend.

Power. We tested our new Champion generator this weekend and it started the AC without any issue which will keeps my wife happy. I still have to sort out a fuel container and securing it on site but it's not a major issue. Battery, well it was flat dead when I went to get the trailer, but after getting home and hooking up to the house it seemed to take a charge. Turns out we left one of the lights on onside the kids bunk. I'll test the battery again before we leave.

Can I assume if I leave the truck connected and running I can put the awning and slide out and it will still pull that power from the truck?

Water: Our dealer told me to never leave water in the tank so I always drain the low points when we leave but I plan to put in 20-30 gal at home and then top it up when I get to the track.

Propane: tanks are full from our last trip so that should keep the fridge happy.

I swapped every light to LED so we should be safe for a night without killing the battery even with a fan or two on if it's hot. I guess you can't run the generator after 11pm so I plan on cranking the AC for an hour or two before bed.

Gray & Black: I plan to dump on the hwy rest stop or at a rv park close to home.

I washed and waxed the trailer again today so it's bright and glowing and ready for a super fun weekend.

Fingers crossed everything goes fine. . Can anyone think of something I missed?
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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If you only have one battery, my suggestion would be to go sparingly on the current.

I'm not just sure it will pull all the power from the truck to do what you talked about, but, the truck should be still putting a charge into the camper battery during that procedure.

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Old 06-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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You can leave water in your tank. We always kept our fresh water tank at least 1/3-2/3 full. We sanitize it yearly. You should be fine to fill it at home unless you are worried about weight. Enjoy your qerke.d, I know DH wants desperately to go to one of the races (and we are less than two hrs from Charlotte).
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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Yes, just the one factory battery. I see no need to change as we will be at powered sites most of the time, and I guess we have the generator for those that don't have power.
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All the power used should come from the trailer batteries when you extend the slide and awning, but the truck will keep it charged as long as you have it connected. I may make Watkins Glen next year. I'd love to watch the Tudor series there. I'll be watching them at VIR in a couple of months. I'm also seriously considering the Rolex 24 in January.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:13 PM   #6
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You can leave water in your tank. We always kept our fresh water tank at least 1/3-2/3 full. We sanitize it yearly. You should be fine to fill it at home unless you are worried about weight. Enjoy your qerke.d, I know DH wants desperately to go to one of the races (and we are less than two hrs from Charlotte).

What is "qerke.d", suppose to mean?
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All the power used should come from the trailer batteries when you extend the slide and awning, but the truck will keep it charged as long as you have it connected. I may make Watkins Glen next year. I'd love to watch the Tudor series there. I'll be watching them at VIR in a couple of months. I'm also seriously considering the Rolex 24 in January.
I've been going to Mosport in Ontario for 15+ years but this year we wanted a change. I've been to the Rolex twice but never with my trailer, it's just too far to haul for one weekend. Petite LeMans is a favourite as well.
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What is "qerke.d", suppose to mean?
I think that was supposed to be "weekend"
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What is "qerke.d", suppose to mean?
Stupid kindle, gets me every time I forget to proofread. It's supposed to be weekend.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:30 AM   #10
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If you are worried about battery ...bring a spare from a boat(yours or friends) and you can just jump them together. But for 1 weekend , you will be fine . I can go 4 days on 1 battery.
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