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Old 07-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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We have a Rockwood popup now but were thinking of going to a hybrid for a month trip out west. We have found out we won't be able to camp in Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons with tent ends (bears). On our last camping trip we were beside a large Trailmanor and a light bulb went off in our heads. Easy towing, less wind resistance, easy setup for overnight stops without hooking up electric and water.
We will be on the go for most of the trip, just stopping at night getting something fast and greasy for supper and on our way in the morning although I'm sure we'll have 2-3 day permanent stays in NP campgrounds. My wife says I'm lazy for asking this question but hey if you don't know you don't know.
What is the height of the lower edge 2720 front campartment from ground level. the reason I ask is I have a 09 Silverado with just a cover over the bed and was wondering if the front will flip up over the bed without unhooking the hitch (8 foot bed), thanks for replies.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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I do not know exact height, close to 4 ft though. The front bed does not extend beyond the hitch ball/coupler. I can open my TM without unhitching the tow vehicle.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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Ditto to the previous post. There is no clearance issue with the TV when connected to the TM. You discovered the TM the same way we did. We were in out popup when we saw someone in the campground folding their TM up before leaving. Darnedest thing I have ever seen. We had one a month later!
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #4
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Same here,
started with a popup, one of them was a rockwood also, tryed a hybrid, a reg tt, now on our third tm, we are just over the mountain if you need to look at one,
looking to buy one?:d
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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On several occasions we have opened the TM and remained connected to the TV. That is especially true when spending one night at a given location during our travel to AZ and back. Here are a few photos that may help to answer your question Hiram488:

http://www.trailmanorowners.com/foru...php?albumid=28

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, the TM just keeps looking better all the time. Staying hitched fits right in with our "shoot from the hip" overnight stays, thanks again.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:54 AM   #7
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I'm sure someone here will either correct me or agree. I would disconnect the trailer plug from the tow vehicle overnight. I believe you can run the TV battery down by using the 12v system on the TM, specifically the refridgerator if it's set to 12v mode.
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I'm sure someone here will either correct me or agree. I would disconnect the trailer plug from the tow vehicle overnight. I believe you can run the TV battery down by using the 12v system on the TM, specifically the refridgerator if it's set to 12v mode.
Depends upon how the TV is wired. Many have a relay that disconnects the trailer from the battery when the key is removed and/or the engine is stopped.
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Look under "Charging Question" comment 2. I gave a short explanation to see if your TV power is disconnected from TM when engine turned off. Not all are and this will deplete the TV battery, especially if fridge is on DC.

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We have left the TM connected for an overnight stop a few times. It works fine. We have a 2010 F150 with a bed cover.

We also leave it connected the first night if we pull into an RV park late at night. We try to be considerate of the people around us and this way we avoid a lot of the noise of setting up.

On ours, a 3023, there are only a few inches of room between the TM and the end of the truck when the front of the trailer is up. Therefore we move to the side as we are raising it.

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