To unplug or not....trailer from truck? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-30-2008, 01:23 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lake Country
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
To unplug or not....trailer from truck?

We have a 2004 F350 6L diesel and a 2007 Komfort travel trailer. When we travel and need to spend a night along the way, I typically leave the truck and trailer hooked up, setup the stablizer jacks and spend the night.

In addition, I do not disconnect the trailer power cord from the truck and todate have never had a problem. I only leave the cord attached on these overnight stays, never on stays of two nights or more.

Recently, a couple of fellow travelers said that I should never leave the trailer plugged into the truck overnight, as it could potentially damage my truck battery.

Is this an issue with Ford trucks? Am I damaging my truck battery by leaving the trailer power cord plugged into the truck overnight?

Thanks,
-- JP
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-30-2008, 01:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 430
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine is a 2006 but the trailer power gets shut off when I turn the key off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-30-2008, 08:55 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: on the road full time
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my 99 and 00 both only had power when the key was on. you're fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors