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  • Re: Breakaway Brakes

    dsfdogs said:
    Thank you @SAM and @ScottG. I'm trying hard to understand. I re-read your posts from another thread about this very question and I must have misunderstood.
    If I said or implied that it was in error. If you could point me to the post(s) in question I'd appreciate it so I can correct or clarify my remarks regarding this important safety issue.

    I have commented (including earlier in this thread) that my particular configuration retains power to the breakaway brakes when the disconnect is off. That is because my disconnect is installed at the converter rather than the battery. Borrowing SAM's approach from above, it would be like removing the "converter" wire from the post (as opposed to removing the "battery" wire).

    While the distinction my not seem immediately obvious, it's a point worth belaboring as it makes a critical difference in how battery power is distributed. The important thing is to cultivate an understanding of how your own equipment works. Not all campers (not even all T@Bs) are configured the same way.

    It's a lot to swallow, especially if you are new to towing/electrical/plumbing/carpentry/auto repair/RVs/camping/whatever. You are on the right track by reading, asking questions, and not necessarily believing everything you read or hear! 

  • Re: Breakaway Brakes

    @dsfdogs, SAM is correct with regard to the breakaway brake wiring on the 320.

    Everything is connected to the battery via a junction box under the front of the trailer. If your cut-off switch is installed at the battery (as is standard on 2016 and later T@Bs) it will disconnect the battery from the converter, the tow vehicle, and the breakaway brakes.

    The only way to circumvent this would be to have the breakaway brakes connected directly to the battery via a separate, dedicated line. I'm not sure if this is the case with the 400, but I would assume not unless proven otherwise!

  • Re: Propane tanks

    I'm curious about the whole "filled correctly" thing. I weigh my tanks on a medical type scale so I have a pretty good idea of what's in them.

    When I purchased my tank with a float gauge from U-Haul, they filled it on site. The gauge read full and my scale indicated 19lbs of propane in the tank.

    When I recently had the completely empty tank refilled at my local hardware store, the attendant stopped at 3.9 gallons. The gauge was halfway down the green, and my scale indicated only 15.5lbs had been added to the tank. Similar things have happened before with other tanks. I pay by the gallon, so I'm not complaining about being ripped off, but I would like to come home with a full tank.

    Anybody know what's going on here? I have no experience actually filling tanks so I'm not sure how they judge when to stop.
  • Re: checklist for freezing cold weather for our new T@B?

    Poke around in the "Users Manuals..." category. Depending upon how much info you want, there are at least three how-to documents in there spanning the range from basic user's manual through masters's dissertation! 
  • Re: What accessory/item do you regret buying?

    db_cooper said:
    Finn12 said: I'll
    Two things for me.  First, I removed the T@G style 2-way frig in the back of my 2017 CS-S before the first trip. Too much of an energy hog for my small Group 24 battery.  I invested in a Yeti cooler instead.  Much more practical for this weekend camper.   I use the extra space for dry food storage.   Second, I bought a Weber Q1200 grill.   Great grill but takes up a lot of room in my tow vehicle and you gotta carry extra propane tanks.   I find I can cook everything on stove or over the fire so far.   I guess I'm more of a minimalist when it comes to setup.
    Same here with the Weber Q, took up too much room and unless you cover it, it can smell up your TV. Would be better if your TV is a truck.  It's now become our home grill hooked to a regular propane tank, love the way it cooks and there's only 2 of us.
    The Q is awkwardly shaped, but it does come in a smaller version (BabyQ/Q100/Q1000). I agree with point about the truck--my Q100 fits nicely in the bed tucked between two bicycles.

    The Q does drink a lot of propane, but I bought an adapter that allows me to hook it permanently to the T@B's tank while in camp.

    Not arguing with you, just offering alternatives to those following the thread. I'm a minimalist, too, but wouldn't give up my Q!