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Old 07-10-2007, 06:57 PM
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Default Opening TM while hitched

Can I open my 3124KS (due for delivery in 2 weeks) while it's hitched to my Sequoia tow vehicle?

One less thing to do if you stop for just an overnight en route.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:12 PM
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I can only relate to our 2720 SL . . . yes, we can open up and use the TM without unhitching from the TV. However, you may not always end up perfectly level. Our last outing was a seven day stay in Milan, OH. I hitched up (but did not set the WDH bars) the TV the evening before our travel day which saves a little time when attempting an early departure.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:05 PM
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We stay connected to our 2005 3124KS if we are just over nighting it. The only aggravation is the TV's camper top door won't open all the way. We just make sure everything we need from the back of the truck is out before we raise the TM.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:40 PM
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As Blueranger said, we stay hitched to our Expedition for overnight stops with no problem, but we can't open the liftgate or liftgate glass when the TM is up. Just takes a little logistics planning!
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:23 AM
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And disconnect the power cord between the tv and TM.
Ohh yeah.... the cord. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:25 PM
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This thread got off topic, which is OK. The remaining posts concerned a battery isolator, and they have been moved to the Electrical forum so that they can be found in the future. The new thread is titled "Battery Isolator".

This thread, concerning opening the liftgate when the TM is set up, will continue as usual.

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Old 07-14-2007, 10:46 PM
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Default Opening 2720 while hitched

We have an '06 2720 and tow with a Ford Explorer ('04). We are able to open the tailgate about 1/2 way while hitched, but certainly open enough to get things in and out of the rear of the Explorer. You are somewhat limited in leveling while hitched, since you can't lower the TM front end while hitched.
For an overnight (or sometimes two), we stay hitched. Otherwise, it seems worth it to unhitch.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:11 AM
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Allen -

We have a similar rig (2720SL behind an 02 Explorer), and have the same results. Once the TM is set up, the Explorer's backglass can open about halfway. We can get a few small things in and out, but a full sized suitcase, for example, is tough. So we try to take out whatever we will need before we open the front shell.

Note that you can lower the front of the TM an inch or two by dropping the springbar latches. You don't have to remove the springbars from their sockets - you don't even have to take the chains off the hooks. So hookup in the morning is still fast. If you need another inch, crank up the rear jacks a bit.

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Old 08-02-2007, 07:59 PM
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Most Toyota SUV's have a power rear window that allow you access while the TM is open. I'm pretty sure his Sequoia has it so he should be ok there. The TM is an amusing excercise in remembering what order to do things. Kinda fun really. All 4Runners, Landcruiser wagons and even the Tundra and new Taco (I think) have a rear power down window.

Without the stab jacks the TM sways a bit like a boat when you walk around inside.

Also consider disconnecting the Bargman if you don't have another way to isolate the TV battery from the TM.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:21 AM
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Even if you stay hitched you can still drop the stabilizer jacks. really easy if you use a hand drill and allen wrench.

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